BriForum 2014 Boston - Dane Young, Jarian Gibson &Shane Kleinert - Battle of the Private Clouds

Presented by Dane YoungJarian Gibson & Shane Kleinert

The National Institute of Standards and Technologies (NIST) characterizes cloud computing with five basic tenants: on-demand self-service; broad network access; resource pooling; rapid elasticity; and measured service. While many organizations have dipped their toes into the public cloud, few have dared to build a private cloud! Are you ready to step your Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform up a notch? Come check out our session where we take an independent view and review the leading three virtualization vendors and their solutions. These solutions will allow you to build and expand your current virtualization platform based around these five key tenants while maintaining control over your environment. As part of this session we will dive into the following private cloud solutions: Citrix's CloudPlaform, Microsoft's System Center and VMware's vCloud Suite.

In this session we will be covering key topics including but not limited to: architecture, features/functions, product feedback, demos of common workflows, licensing and future direction.

Attendees will learn:

• An independent viewpoint on key features and functionality in the leading three private cloud solutions
• Advantages and disadvantages of each of the three private cloud solutions

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