Making IT Agile Across Physical, Virtual and Cloud - The Right Operating System Matters

Thursday, January 20, 2011


As companies plan their strategy for the Cloud, they need to transition traditional IT functions into a more integrated and cross functional environment. A wide range of key technologies is needed to build clouds, while preserving flexibility and future growth. An open source development model brings to customers more development resources and support than any single vendor can. The operating system along with virtualization does matter as you plan your on-ramp to the cloud.

Topics included in this webinar include:
  • The role of Linux in the Cloud
  • How common Certified Environments enhance flexibility
  • Virtualization for multi-tenancy creates new demands
  • How a consistent operating environment can provide security, administration and control


Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.

Judith Hurwitz
, President and CEO, Hurwitz & Associates, Inc.
Judith S. Hurwitz is President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., a strategy consulting and research firm focused on distributed computing technologies. A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, Judith advocates for a pragmatic adoption of an architectural and business approach to the emerging market for cloud computing, service orientation, and service management.



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