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Getting Control Over Application Demand in Enterprise Cloud

At 14th Cloud Expo, CiRBA CTO Andrew Hillier to discuss how to properly model inbound workload requirements

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The world's largest and most successful private cloud operations are revolutionizing their approach to demand management. These organizations have recognized that while self-service portals are a component in the overall cloud architecture, these tools do not enable demand management. In fact, in many cases the portals and end-user interfaces don't actually capture anything to do with demand, but instead force the user to enter the capacity "supply" requirements that they think will meet their demands. This is very different. Large enterprises have recognized the need to look beyond immediate requests to also model the "pipeline" of new demands that will be coming down the road. It is only by capturing new immediate requirements, an understanding of the pipeline and what is running in environments that organizations can possibly hope to accurately model demand and properly allocate compute, storage and network resources.

In his session at 14th Cloud Expo, Andrew Hillier, Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA, will discuss these topics and cover important factors such as:

  • Why self-service is not the same as demand management
  • How to properly model inbound workload requirements
  • Understanding spare capacity and hosting environment capabilities across compute, storage and network
  • Why the fulfillment of cloud requests must factor in these capabilities and requirements
  • How to provide LOB visibility and enable capacity reclamation

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Speaker Bio:
Andrew Hillier is Co-Founder & CTO of CiRBA. He has twenty years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of CiRBA, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company.

Prior to CiRBA, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and now serves as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center. He has also led the development of solutions for major financial institutions, including fixed income, equity, futures & options and interest rate derivatives trading systems, as well as in the fields of covert military surveillance, advanced traffic and train control, and the robotic inspection and repair of nuclear reactors.

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