Shorter Response Times and Increased Efficiency with Simplified Private Cloud Deployments

Shorter Response Times and Increased Efficiency with Simplified Private Cloud Deployments


Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Jed Scaramella
Research Manager, Enterprise Servers
Jed Scaramella
Jed Scaramella is a research manager for IDC's Enterprise Servers and Datacenter Trends. In this role he examines server systems deployed within the datacenter, with an additional focus on convergence and server virtualization. Mr. Scaramella is also responsible for a number of forecasts and studies on the worldwide server market, vendor strategies, as well as the continued adoption of cloud computing. Prior to joining IDC, Mr. Scaramella worked in the marketing field at Holland Mark Advertising in Boston, Massachusetts. In this role, he was responsible for the development of marketing communication plans; detailing the strategy and tactics necessary for client positioning. He generated analyses to identify industry trends and enhance his clients' understanding of the competitive environment. Mr. Scaramella hold an M.B.A. from Babson College and Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

Cloud computing is increasingly promoted as a solution to improve IT service levels and has been hailed for its ability to shift expense from capital to operational budgets – promising a new economic paradigm for IT organizations. In the next 5 years IDC estimates spending for private cloud–enabling IT infrastructure hardware and software will increase at a CAGR of 17.6%*. But for many organizations deploying a cloud infrastructure is a daunting challenge. 

This webinar will:

  • Identify the changing landscape of IT and business organization necessitating a need for a more optimized IT environment.
  • Examine the current challenges taxing IT resources and how cloud computing can create an agile IT infrastructure
  • Help understand how cloud computing can improve datacenter operational efficiency  and speed time to launch applications
  • Discuss options to simplify cloud deployments and improve service levels with x86 cloud solutions from IBM.

As the industry continues to shift, challenges and opportunities abound new technologies and strategies are necessary. Technologies such as cloud architectures are rapidly turning physical compute resources into a highly liquid asset.


* IDC, Worldwide Private Cloud IT Infrastructure, 2012 - 2017 Forecast, IDC Document #240624, April 2013

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