This latest BriefingsDirect podcast uncovers how to quickly harness the technical benefits of cloud computing approaches. We examine how enterprises are increasingly focused on delivery and consumption of cloud-based infrastructure and services. The interest in cloud adoption is being fueled by economics, energy concerns, skills shortages, and complexity. Getting the best paybacks from cloud efforts early and often and by bringing them on-premises, can help prevent missing the rewards of cloud models later by being unprepared or inexperienced now. We expect that the way the clouds are built will be refined for more and more enterprises over time. The early goal is gaining the efficiency, control and business benefits of an everything-as-a-service approach, without the downside and risks. Yet much of what makes the cloud tick is already being used inside of many data centers today. So now, we'll examine how many of the technical underpinnings of cloud are available for organizations to leverage in their in-house data centers -- whether it’s moving to highly scalable servers and storage, deeper use of virtualization technologies, improved management and automation for elastic compute provisioning, or service management and governance expertise. Here to help us better understand how to make the most of cloud technologies are four experts from Hewlett-Packard (HP): Pete Brey, worldwide marketing manager for HP StorageWorks group; Ed Turkel, manager of business development for HP Scalable Computing and Infrastructure; Tim Van Ash, director of software as a service (SaaS) products in the HP Software and Solutions group, and Gary Thome, chief strategist for infrastructure software and blades at HP. The discussion is moderated by BriefingDirect's Dana Gardner, principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions. Read a full transcript of the discussion, or download the transcript. Sponsor: Hewlett-Packard.
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