Welcome to this Ask the Expert event following the October 28th Redefine Hybrid Cloud Launch!
To deliver the right services to enable modern business, IT must leverage private cloud because it is trusted, controlled and reliable, and public cloud because it’s simple, low cost and flexible. But, getting the best of both worlds has been difficult in the past - with EMC, Hybrid Cloud just got simplified.
With EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, IT can rapidly deliver the services the business needs, so the business can deliver what customers want.
If your IT organization is striving to deliver services that support the changing needs of your customers, drive innovation and competitive advantage for the business, then ask our experts about the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud October 28th - November 12th!
Our EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud experts are here to answers all of your questions.
Please post any of the questions you may have no matter how simple or complex they may be. We will do our best to get you the best possible answer in a timely manner. We look forward to hearing from you!
Here are your Subject Matter Experts:
Director of Technical Marketing
Jim supports EMC's Hybrid Cloud and End User Computing Solutions. Jim is currently developing technical content for the EMC sales teams, partners, and customers to showcase the value of EMC solutions. Prior to this role, Jim was on the Solutions Marketing & Enablement team working with engineering, sales, and marketing teams to publicize and demonstrate the value of EMC solutions for VMware and virtualized applications. His expertise include; Server Virtualization, Desktop Virtualization, Application Virtualization, VDI, Server Based Computing. Connect with Jim on Twitter.
Product Marketing Manager
Daanish is the Manager of the Cloud and End User Computer Solutions team. He has an in depth expertise of the Hybrid Cloud solutions and is responsible for telling, proving and scaling the solutions’ stories and providing informative material to educate the industry on what EMC has to offer. Before moving to cloud, Daanish was a Principal Solutions Marketing manager for the VSPEX team. His expertise include; Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, PaaS, IaaS, Virtualization. Connect with Daanish on Twitter.
Technical Marketing Manager
James has been working with EMC storage solutions in 24x7 enterprise environments since 1999, and with VMware virtualization products since 2004. He has been with EMC for 3+ years, and is working with an awesome team facing awesome challenges. James is currently the manager of the Everything VMware at EMC community, and always looking for ideas and feedback to help improve user experience and drive community engagement. His expertise include; EMC Cloud Solutions, vCloud suite, vSphere 5.x, Isilon, vSphere 4.x, IT Infrastructure and Operations, Everything VMware at EMCConnect with James on Twitter.
Principal Technical Marketing Manager
Tyler is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager focused on cloud solutions from EMC Global Solutions Marketing. Previously he worked for 4 years as a vSpecialist and was the technical lead on the implementation team for the Build a Hybrid Cloud Live Booth at EMC World 2014. Before joining EMC, he worked for 5 years at an infrastructure integrator and cloud service provider, and also as a Network and Storage Engineer for a global industrial services company. Connect with Tyler on Twitter.
Group Technical Marketing Manager
Mohamed is a Principal Technical Marketing Manager on the Hybrid Cloud team. Here, he is working on enabling Hybrid Cloud Solutions looking at IT cloud supply chain from Governance, Automation, Orchestration, Operation, Metering, Security/Risk, Analytics with a focus on IaaS/PaaS. Mohamed is knowledgeable on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Hybrid Cloud Orchestration. Mohamed’s area’s of expertise include: Innovation, Hybrid Cloud, Cloud Platforms, Cloud Management Platforms, Cloud Security, Service Virtualization, Enterprise Data Center Design and Architecture, Security, IP Networking, Cloud Computing and Storage Intersection, Enterprise Architecture.
Director of the Cloud and Virtual Data Center service line
Newman has 20 years of experience with storage, open systems, program management and more recently cloud computing, including many years working on large enterprise deployments. Edward heads a team of consulting professionals who help clients across the globe define and implement their cloud and data center strategies. Edward’s interests are wide-ranging, from opera to extremely in-depth technical subjects. His IT vision is equally broad, spanning the entire enterprise IT space. Edward’s clients in diverse industries including IT, insurance, financial services, manufacturing and defense appreciate the insight Ted brings to the table. Connect with Tyler on Twitter.
This Event will take place from October 28th - November 12th, 2014.
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Welcome everyone, this ATE session has began. Our experts are now ready to answer any question you post on this thread. Enjoy!
This discussion is now open for questions and comments. we look forward to a lively and interesting conversation about this announcement.
Hi Everyone -
Several customers that I have spoken with in the past have asked questions about migrating workloads to our public cloud offering, or vCloud Air. Can you please speak to us about how this EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud has simplified that process? How long does this process typically take depending on the size of a workload? How does the process work? In the future, how can we move data from the public to private cloud within this solution?
Good question! In the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud solution, we have specifically automated, validated, and documented workload mobility to vCloud Air. Specifically, the Federation SDDC Edition of the solution leverages vCloud Connector today to migrate workloads between private and public vCloud Air Network providers. The vCloud Air migration is an offline migration that takes place by an administrator. The VM, containing the data, would be migrated using the vCloud Connector. In addition, vRealize Automation, which is part of the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud, Federation SDDC Edition, can migrate workloads to any vCloud Service Provider environment as well as AWS.
Thank you for holding this forum, quite helpful.
I had one question that gets asked often from various EMC customers. How do we launch Apps quickly for the developer community? Also, can we add backup SLAs while deploying instances?
Another question - which Public Cloud service providers do we currently support? Do we chargeback/ showback functionality for those environments?
With EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud launching Enterprise Apps like Oracle Database, SQL Server or SharePoint is simple. Using the service catalog user can easily launch any of those by entering required information in just few key fields.
As part of that infrastructure and apps delivered as-a-service, users can select from the templates any changes required in Compute, Storage or Backup requirements (speaking to your backup SLA question).
Launching Next-Gen App is now easier with our integration with Pivotal CloudFoundry. This saves time through self-service and automation so that the developers can focus on developing Apps instead of worrying about back end requirements. It is also a role-defined functionality which means a user can only select options that have been deemed fit by IT Admin.
With respect to public cloud service providers - EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud,Federation SDDC Edition will work with VMware vCloud Air, vCloud Powered Service providers along with 10 EMC Cloud Service Provider partners. Amazon (EC2) is also supported endpoint for the solution.
This is an interesting podcast interview with Jeremy Burton that is worth a listen. Jeremy talks about EMC's current plans to deliver hybrid cloud storage systems and EMC's future plans to provide the infrastructure underpinning the next generation of big data and internet-of-things applications :http://bit.ly/1wrMsOs
This ATE events has ended. We would like to thank all those who participated in this discussion, but special thanks to our experts who took their time from their busy schedule to answers our user's questions.