Cloud computing’s numerous draws and benefits were highlighted at this year’s Cloud World Forum (CWF), but what level of commitment and investment are needed to fully benefit from them? HP Helion Managed Cloud, an established ‘pay for what you use’ system was being showcased by HP, which allows individuals to rent enterprise grade virtual private cloud servers for as long as needed, that can be simply returned when not in use. This flexible system looks set to appeal to businesses who need to focus upon operational expenditure rather than capital expenditure, making the cloud a far more flexible prospect, perfect for those with big ambitions.
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The rush to get onto the cloud has left many adopters of the technology under informed as to the potential that it holds for both public and private entities. At the Cloud World Forum (CWF) 2014 in London, we were able to get a more complete picture of how much the cloud can offer. HP’s Neil Waller has been showcasing the company’s cloud computing roadmaps, which draw out the many different avenues of cloud-computing facilities that can be utilised. These have been extremely well received, with dedicated client workshops being planned to fully run through with individuals what the cloud can offer them.
At technology expos, it’s always a pleasure when there are some genuine surprises thrown into the usual expected releases. At this year’s Cloud World Forum (CWF), there was a great deal of interest around the HP system of managing Agile applications – consumers are using these in more and more projects, but are unsure of how to successfully control them. At the HP exhibition stand at this year’s event, we were able to see highlighted the different ways that HP can offer support to even the most ambitious Agile projects.
With a free distribution of the new Helion Openstack Community software package, HP has gathered a huge amount of interest at the 2014 Cloud World Forum (CWF) in London. For customers wanting to move towards updated cloud solutions and infrastructure, this investment in and providing of Openstack technology has shown HP to be a key player in the field. All eyes are now on HP Helion packages, to see what additional features will be included in the commercial releases. Boris Devouge has been fielding questions throughout CWF this year.
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Review of Cloud World Forum Africa 2014
The 3rd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa drew to a close after two days of stimulating discussion, interactive sessions and break-out workshops which drilled down in to how the migration to the Cloud has impacted businesses across the region, as well as the wider themes that are impacting the digital landscape in Africa for 2014 and beyond.
The 2014 edition saw an even wider variety of speakers and topics from the region with insightful sessions from
Amazon Web Services, Facebook, Folup, Vodacom, ODCA, City of Cape Town, Ovum, DAV, Rand Water and more!
A huge two thirds of the audience were made up of enterprise and operator attendees, proving that the Cloud World Forum Africa is the meeting place for those responsible for ICT and Cloud across a wide variety of industries.
Don’t worry if you missed out, the Cloud World Forum Africa returns again in 2015 – a definite must-attend event for all of those involved with all things Cloud!
If you couldn’t make it this year, click here to download the 2014 post event report, and see why youcannot afford to miss the event next year!
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The speed networking sessions were as always one of the key highlights of the event and provided great opportunities for introductions with potential partners and business leads and lots of stimulating discussions!
The end of Day One saw attendees enjoy more networking as part of the hosted drinks reception and the Cloud World Series team were delighted to award Huawei with the awards for the Best Business Application Cloud Platform. During the event, Huawei showcased its FusionCube solution to demonstrate the evolution and reconstruction of the telecom industry in the cloud era, and to share insights on how cloud technology and network virtualisation will provide the biggest opportunities and challenges for operators going forward.
Industry Leaders | 70% Operator and Enterprise Attendees!
Broadband Gurus * Carfordable and Brandcity.co.za * Chair, Manageability & Services Workgroup, Open Data Center Alliance * City of Cape Town * CXO Advisor * DAV Professional Placement Group * Deutsche Telekom Group/T-Systems * Dimension Data * Facebook * Folup Inc * FTTH Council Africa * HP * Huawei * ITNewsAfrica * ITWeb * Jenny Internet * Manager Applied Research Unit, Joburg Centre for Software Engineering @ Wits University * MEF * Nigerian Information Communication Technology Agency, Edo State Government *
Ovum * Rand Water * Standard Bank * Telstra
“Informa brought all stakeholders (telco, enterprises, service providers) to this forum and lots of knowledge was shared among stakeholders.
Speakers and the content presented was excellent. Event organisers have done a wonderful job. Well done Informa team!”
Paritosh Babla, Head of Division, Vodacom, Tanzania
“Knowledge and experience shared at the conference will provide adequate guidance to make decisions about right cloud technology for both telco and its domain. Thank you Informa!”
Abiodun Aransi, MTN Nigeria
“It is a very good platform to meet the right customers in telco and enterprises. Aleksandra and the team are very kind and helpful to arrange many meetings for us. Thank you all!”
Peter Cao, Board Director of ESA Region, Huawei
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Tech Giants Drive the Agenda at Cloud World Forum
London, 21 May 2014 – Technology giants, Intel, Oracle, HP, Dell, Google and Microsoft are among the industry elite converging in London next month for the sixth annual Cloud World Forum event. The conference and exhibition provides the perfect platform to explore the transformation of the IT industry by Cloud computing.
Day One of the Future Cloud track will see Kerry Bailey, SVP HP Cloud, HP, look at what is grounded for the enterprise after eight years of Cloud, followed by Jason Zander, the Corporate Vice President of the Microsoft Azure team at Microsoft, who will discuss the impact of the Cloud first, mobile first transformation of IT. Joining the line-up is Bob Evans, SVP, Oracle, who will discuss the top ten myths about Cloud computing and Robert Crooke, Corporate VP and General Manager of the NVM Solutions Group at Intel, who will assess the future of storage enabling transformational change in Cloud computing. Media is invited to join a technical workshop during the event on storage solutions at the Intel booth.
Intel’s General Manager of Software Defined Infrastructure, Jonathan Donaldson, will speak on Day Two about re-imagining the data centre for a services led world, followed by a masterclass on the next steps in monetising the Cloud from Barak Regev, Head of EMEA Cloud Platform at Google. Google Enterprise will also be hosting a free theatre with hands-on labs and enterprise case studies.
“The ability to innovate will determine Europe’s economic status. Cloud speeds innovation, gives organisations flexibility to tap spare capacity with limited waste and rapidly assemble new market opportunities,” said Xavier Poisson-Gouyou Beauchamps, EMEA Vice-President for Cloud, Hewlett-Packard. “Cloud adoption will continue to grow until it becomes the standard for businesses and individuals. HP is investing more than $1 billion in new Cloud services and portfolio under its newly branded HP Helion cloud portfolio, which enables organisations to build, manage and consume workloads in hybrid IT environments, with a choice of SLA as needed by Enterprise grade Cloud solutions.”
Dell will take part in the Transforming Cloud track on Day One with a look at adding value as a Cloud integrator from Nick Hyner, Director Cloud Services EMEA.
Mr Hyner said: “CXO’s need to act as Chief Innovation Officers, reacting quickly to business problems to provide applications on the right platforms for contrasting business needs. Dell believes these enterprise drivers direct the future of IT service delivery increasingly towards a value added integrator model enabled by Cloud.”
Microsoft has a strong presence in the Strategic track, Chaired by Rob Fraser, Microsoft’s UK Cloud CTO. Mark Russinovich, Microsoft’s renowned Technical Fellow, will lead a Firestarter session examining Cloud and scale, providing insights into how Microsoft is building its platform for a Cloud future, and there will be a Microsoft Client Brainstorming Panel exploring the lessons learned and key strategies in moving to the Cloud.
“Microsoft’s commitment to help businesses succeed in a mobile-first, cloud-first world is underlined by the need to understand the future that Cloud is defining for companies of all sizes from startups to the largest enterprises. We’re proud to be key partners of Cloud World Forum as it’s a vital platform to connect with businesses and help them drive competitive advantage from cloud adoption” said Rob Fraser, Chief Technology Officer, Cloud, Microsoft UK.
Ewan Dalton, an Internet of Things specialist at Microsoft, will give a session providing a guide to the “Internet of Things” as part of the Transforming Cloud track and Rob Craft, Senior Director, Cloud Strategy, Microsoft, will deliver a masterclass on the Open Cloud.
“While Cloud computing has made huge strides in the past year toward becoming a mainstream business tool, lots of half-truths, mistruths, and good old-fashioned falsehoods are still swirling around with regard to the Cloud’s place in the enterprise,” said Bob Evans, Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation. “Seeing past these myths is critical to making the right decisions about whether, when, and how to adopt Cloud-based solutions. That’s why I’ll be talking about them – the top 10 Cloud computing myths that we’d like to dispel.”
Oracle and Microsoft UK will also take part in the event’s co-located Big Data World Congress agenda, a one-stop-shop for harvesting the power of infinite data. Microsoft’s Dave Coplin will present “The Rise of the Humans”, his vision for the impact of big data & machine intelligence on our lives.
The technology giants have been at the forefront of the evolution of Cloud and will also be showcasing their latest innovations on the show floor, joining over 250 companies as part of the event’s world-class exhibition.
The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. Boasting an impressive agenda with more than 300 speakers participating from 74 countries, the event is EMEA’s largest and most comprehensive Cloud event.
For more information, to plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, please visit www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.
The OpenStack Foundation announced the launch of Marketplace this week, an online catalogue of OpenStack-based products and services to help navigate the growing OpenStack ecosystem. Jonathan Bryce, executive director of the OpenStack Foundation said the catalogue will help clear up much confusion users encounter along the path to adoption.
The OpenStack Marketplace was announced at the OpenStack Foundation Summit in Atlanta, Georgia this week, and extends the organisation’s previous efforts to launch a training-focused digital marketplace.
It will include public cloud services, distributions and appliances, consulting and system integration and drivers on offer from a range of contributing vendors; each piece of technology listed on the marketplace will have to conform to a strict set of characteristics in order to ensure a minimum level of compatibility and quality of use.
Dell, Canonical, HP, The Linux Foundation, SUSE, Red Hat, IBM, Mirantis and Rackspace are among the vendors and organisations with solutions listed in the marketplace at launch.
Bryce also used the Summit to beat the drums of coopetition, a defining characteristic of the OpenStack effort.
“OpenStack is kindof like a farmer’s market in a way,” Bryce said. “You can buy things in different formats: you can get ingredients to make your meals, pre-made meals, you’re going to make a choice between those options. But at some level those vendors that participate have a common goal… that’s really what we see in OpenStack.”
“Our companies compete but they also collaborate to build the best technologies for the benefit of the whole industry,” he said.
Ultimately, the OpenStack Foundation (and participating vendors) hopes marketplace will help clear up confusion that often surrounds the open source platform. With a range of new features and sub-projects constantly being launched and integrated into emerging releases it has been difficult – even, at times, for vendors – to get a clear sense of OpenStack’s identity (more specifically, what it does and does not do).
London, 19 May 2014
The landscape in which enterprises implement and run their operations and applications has seen a huge shift, as a large number of businesses continue to migrate to the cloud. This trend is now being followed by the healthcare sector, where an increasing number of health services have adopted the cloud in a bid to improve care services, reduce costs and improve revenue cycle control. Subsequently this year’s Cloud World Forum conference and exhibition will look at the cloud trends and issues affecting the enterprise and healthcare sectors.
According to research by MarketsandMarkets , they found in 2013 that 20.5% of the healthcare industry adopted cloud services, with a predicted $5.4 billion to be spent on cloud computing in the sector by 2017. This is still far behind the private sector businesses, which, according to IHS , will spend around $174.2 billion on cloud this year alone.
Cloud World Forum includes a top line-up of speakers across the agenda from both the enterprise and healthcare sectors. Day One will see John Mclean, CTO Europe, IBM, provide a presentation on cloud as a growth engine for business along the Future Cloud track. He will offer insights into how IBM help companies effectively design, deliver, and consume cloud services to transform their business.
John Mclean, CTO Europe, IBM, said: “Companies that are effectively applying disruptive technologies like cloud computing are out-manoeuvring their competitors, delivering new products and services to the market more quickly, driving new economics, and transforming entire industries and business models in the process. IBM has helped thousands of its customers to realize the benefits of adopting the cloud. Cloud World Forum is a great platform for us to share our experiences.”
On Day Two, a panel discussion will look at the cloud characteristics enterprise end-users focus on when deciding a provider. The panel will consist of, Darragh Kennedy, Online Platform Manager, Lonely Planet, Michael Bischoff, CIO, Betfair, and Mario Mueller, CTO, BMW. They will discuss performance, the uptime and availability of cloud services, the importance of interface and design, and explore the application programme interface.
Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, will talk about the trust’s plans to transform its past information technology plays to enable the Trust to be successful, talking about the challenges and opportunities of cloud deployment, on Day Two.
This year’s event will once again see the leading Cloud vendors gather to exhibit their latest solutions on the show floor, including: Microsoft, Google, Telstra Global and HP. The Forum also features an exclusive C-level keynote Future Cloud theatre with CIOs and CTOs from leading end-users, such as: Coca Cola, UEFA, BBC, BMW, Marks & Spencer, UBS, CERN and Lufthansa.
The Cloud World Forum will take place on 17-18 June 2014, at the Olympia National, London, UK. As EMEA’s largest and most comprehensive Cloud event it boasts an impressive agenda, with more than 240 speakers participating from 74 countries.
For more information, to plan your visit, to view the full event programme, or to register for the event, please visit http://www.cloudwf.com or call +44 (0)207 017 5506. Alternatively, keep up to date with the event on Twitter @CloudWSeries or using #CloudWF.
Cloud World Forum
17-18 June 2014
Olympia National Hall, London, UK
GET READY for the world’s most comprehensive, end-user-led agenda of All things Cloud!
Joining us from around the world, CxO leaders of enterprises, public sector agencies, international organisations, solution providers and online giants are delivering presentations in 11 FREE theatres and our flagship ‘Future Cloud’ keynote theatre.
This year, we’re also presenting a uniquely-tailored interactive, engaging delegate experience in our theatres: speakers will be delivering content in exciting new formats including firestarter sessions, hands-on labs, masterclasses, storytelling experiences, champion case studies and debate sessions.
A sampler of our 300+ international Cloud Expert Speakers:
– Francisco Garcia Moran, CTO, European Commission
– Daniel Marion, Head of IT, UEFA
– Onyeka Nchege, CIO, Coca Cola
– John Finch, CIO, Bank of England
– Thomas Mayer, COO, Lotus F1
– Charles Ewen, CIO, Met Office
– Mario Mueller, CTO, BMW
– Kerry Bailey, SVP HP Cloud, HP
– Laszlo Kollar, Executive Director- Global Cloud, Morgan Stanley
– James Thomas, CTO, NHS UCLH
– Roland Schuetz, CIO, Lufthansa
– Coorey Voo, Group CTO, UBS
– Jim Reavis, CEO & Co-Founder, Cloud Security Alliance
– Bob Evans, CCO & SVP, Oracle Corp.
– Guillaume Roques, Head of Developer Relations EMEA, Salesforce.com
– Joanna Smith, CIO, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
– Jeannot Mullere, VP, Head of Global Infrastructure Architecture, DHL
– Graham Hobson, CTO, Photobox
– John McLean, CTO Europe, IBM
– Barak Regev, Head of EMEA Cloud Platform, Google
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To get you ready for CWF, in conjunction with event sponsor Microsoft, we’ve launched a special podcast series, all focused on the cloud. The series kicks off with Steve Tassell taking on the big questions: How do cloud computing and big data come together to form a powerful new platform for enterprises? Where are companies struggling when it comes to bringing these platforms online? And how can they be used to break down internal silos while boosting collaboration across the wider business? It’s ready for download now, so get listening.
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