Cloud Computing: Moving from Hype to Reality the Open Source Way

Thursday, July 8, 2010


With many enterprises looking to deploy cloud solutions, there is a growing realization of not only the benefits, but of the challenges that cloud computing must overcome. Even though the technology has matured rapidly over the last 12 months, there is still a lot of uncertainty about the leading technologies, and their interaction and interoperability.

Choosing an open standard, coupled with an open source implementation means that enterprise customers will have choice when it comes to public cloud providers and also the organizations that build and design their internal clouds. In fact, more than 75% of Cloud Computing solutions run on Linux.

Red Hat has developed a combination of products and services to provide everything needed to build and manage clouds today. This webinar will cover the key considerations every organization should make when planning a cloud adoption strategy. The session will also explore how developing a strategic roadmap and ensuring your infrastructure is ready and optimized for cloud can help enterprise and government customers move into a future of cloud computing and business agility.

Malcolm Herbert, Ph.D, Director, Strategy & Solutions
As the director of strategy and solutions, Malcolm Herbert designs and builds open source solutions based on Red Hat products, with a focus on efficient deployment and management. This includes provisioning and development of cloud-based workloads and infrastructure. Throughout his 9 years at Red Hat, Malcolm has been involved with adoption and development of Linux and JBoss within organizations in all sectors, including retail, government and finance, by combining both technical and business knowledge.



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