Kyle Hilgendorf and I will be hosting a Twitter Town Hall at next week’s Gartner Catalyst Conference. Attendees at the conference will be able to participate in the open Q&A and white boarding session. In addition, we’re looking for folks to submit questions via Twitter as well. The topic is a good one – we’re talking about VM and cloud mobility. We spent a lot of time this year with early internal/private cloud adopters and learned a lot about problems end user organizations have with mobility. We’ll be sharing those finding not only in our Catalyst sessions, but in the Twitter town hall as well. I hope to see you there (physically or virtually).
Here are the details…
Analyst Chat invitation
@Gartner_inc will be hosting an “Analyst Chat” via Twitter during Gartner’s Catalyst Conference.
When: Wednesday, July 27th at 5:30pm PT.
Where: Aqua 302
· Important considerations: Converting the VM is the easy part!
· Architectural and product pitfalls that directly impact mobility options
· What options do current cloud providers and server virtualization vendors offer?
· What independent software options exist?
· How will this market mature and how long will it take?
Migrating VMs to and from the public cloud is not for the faint of heart. Yet organizations have compelling arguments for VM to cloud (IaaS) mobility. A market is emerging around cloud brokers and orchestrators, but it is very immature. What are the key aspects when considering moving VMs to or from IaaS cloud providers, or even between your own private data centers? Why isn’t it as simple as converting the VM file format?
To participate and track the conversation, Twitter users should key into #CAT11. We would encourage you to share comments, insights, and questions to help further discuss VM and cloud mobility. This chat will be open to all, look forward to seeing you on Twitter.
· Use #CAT11 to tap into the discussion.
· New question/topic every 10 minutes
· DM questions to @Gartner_inc without hashtag