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The Cloudcast (.net) #83 - Accelerating the Hybrid Cloud Options (32:41)
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Date: April 19, 2013
By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely
Description: Brian talks with
Rajeev Chawla (CEO @ CloudVelocity) about the evolution and challenges
of Hybrid Cloud, working across multiple clouds, and how start-ups are
innovating in a highly competitive cloud market.
Before we get started, a couple housecleaning things to get through:
Aaron’s still in Portland for OpenStack Summit. Look for shows from there soon
Check out The Mobilecast, our new shows focused on all things mobile, hosted by Brian Katz
Cloud is a concept that’s been around for a number of years, with many
businesses wanting to bring together the best of Public and Private
cloud services. But Hybrid Cloud hasn’t gained as much adoption as
expected, and tonight we’re pleased to have Rajeev Chawla (CEO @ CloudVelocity
) to talk about the evolution of Hybrid Cloud.
– Before we start talking about this topic, tell us about yourself.
This isn’t your first start-up (sold several). Tell us about why this
market segment interested you.
Topic 2 –
The concept of Hybrid Cloud has consistently been at the topic of CIO
wish-lists for the last 3-4 years, but it hasn’t evolved very quickly.
Where do you see Hybrid Cloud today, what’s well understood and where
are the big challenges?
Topic 3 – What does CloudVelocity do that’s unique, in terms of enabling Hybrid Cloud?
How does it interact with applications?
How does it interact with Cloud services?
How does it interact between a private data center and the cloud (encrypt & move data, authentication services, etc.)?
Do you see most customers moving workloads in both directions, or mostly private > public?
– What are you seeing as the short coming, either with technology or
organization change, that are preventing successful Hybrid Clouds today?
– Hybrid Cloud, if executed properly, introduces a number of changes to
both IT organizations and the organizations that traditional assisted
IT (VARs, SIs, Cloud Providers, etc.). With the customers you work with,
how are you seeing that value-chain shift, and who are you seeing
driving the transition to Hybrid Cloud?
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