Cloud Computing & Virtualisation for Public Sector & Enterprise

Today we are at an event at The Britannia Hotel, Canary Wharf, London..

Registration, Networking and Refreshments

Refreshments served in the Exhibition Area


Conference Chair’s Opening Remarks

Warwick Ashford , chief reporter, Computer Weekly


Reconciling information governance and market reality with cloud adoption, the keys to achieving best value without compromising service delivery

This session will examine the myths and realities around information governance and the various cloud models in the

ICT market, exploring potential future business models which will integrate cloud services as part of wider service delivery.

Value for money (and not necessarily the cheapest option) is a major driver for cloud adoption, but what can this look like for public services and how can it be used to improve transparency and access to services? This session will also look at the opportunities and threats in these 3 areas.

David Wilde Chief Information Officer Essex County Council


Hard-core CIO, not just public sector and was looking at large scale cloud for Westminster Council

Big emphasis

Not our data, it’s the residents, we just look after it – think like that changes a lot


Strategy is a 12-page document with 4 pictures covering:

End user computing – data,voice,video, reduced cost per user per annum, file storage, security connectivity & support

Information Governance – Freedom of Information Act, Data Protection, etc.

Collaboration – Social Networking, SharePoint

IT Skills & Capacity – Training, Capacity & Capability

Customer Centric Services – Self Service, Cloud services,


Data protection at the application level rather than organisation..



UK Cloud Adoption, the future of hybrid computing

Cloud may be seen as over hyped marketing for many peoples taste, but to set the record straight the notion is no longer about IF IT as a Service will grow, it is all about

HOW. In this session we will explore empirical evidence of UK trends in adoption and the impact on the management of IT and the likely outlook over the next 12 months.

Andy Burton Chair, Cloud Industry Forum and CEO Fasthosts


Formed in 2009

Cloud CSAT >95% in UK & US

Diversity – Hybrid is most common, some on prem, some iaas, laas, etc.

2012 predictions, growth >20%, public sector growth higher as playing catch-up

#1 concern is data security, privacy & sovereignty



The Future of Cloud for Further and Higher Education

To help universities and colleges improve their efficiency and value for money,

HEFCEs University Modernisation Fund has invested £12.5 million in a Shared Services and the Cloud programme. Managed by

JISC, this programme allows HE institutions across the UK to share IT infrastructure and, thanks to cloud computing, to run services and software on demand, and therefore create cost savings.

The Janet Brokerage funded through this programme has been set up to aggregate demand across the research and education sectors for cloud and data centre products. Their aim is to drive efficiency and to provide advice ensuring customers understand their options and can make informed buying choices. This talk outlines some of the approaches and challenges in achieving this aim.

Rob Bristow, Programme Manager, JISC & Shan Rahulan, JANET Brokerage, Brokerage Manager


On the face cloud can appear 1.5-2x more expensive, however other IT costs e.g. delivery are often absorbed and not seen by the organisation bringing the gap down


JANET now has a 100GB core network acts as a access broker for customers and suppliers – not too sure how this links to Cloud services..?


Building the Brownfield Cloud

Only the lucky few will get to build private cloud services with a greenfield infrastructure. The rest of the world will need to get there with a brownfield build.

How do you move a non- or part-virtualized datacentre infrastructure toward the promise of a highly-automated, secure and resilient private cloud?

Luke Mahon, customer evangelist for Dell Cloud solutions in

EMEA, provides insights into how server/storage/fabric infrastructure can be managed as a converged entity to offer a stateless platform for building self-service, self-regulating and highly-automated private cloud.

Luke Mahon, Dell EMEA Cloud and Management Evangelist


Greenfield is great, but Brownfield is reality for Private Cloud

How to run your own data centre like it is a Public Cloud – easy to manage, easy to use

Dell vStart solutions – pre-configured, pre-engineered, ready to go rapid

3 levels – vStart 50,100, 200

Coming – vStart for Private Cloud – self-service hosted virtualisation on a lease basis

OpenManage integration with System Center 2012

Dell Advanced Infrastructure Manager (AIM)

For VMware – management plug-in for vCenter

AIM allows workload mobility across Hyper-V & VMware


Question and Answer Session


Morning Refreshment Break and Networking


Seminar Stream 1


Networking Lunch

Served in the Exhibition Area


Dell – Hybrid is the market, very few will go completely public cloud, will be a mix of private cloud & public


Seminar Stream 2


Great speaker!

Schneider Electric – cloud is just a stepping stone to the next big thing, look at the past to see the future..


What is Cloud Computing? It is virtualisation!


Who owns it? IT or the business?  Ultimately the business


Business Value



———————— Demand

———————— Supply

Virtual Machines



Data Centre Infrastructure       Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM)




Cloud pushes the supply / demand line upwards


Each kW used in a Data Center costs £10-15K to build and £1K PA to run (Schneider Electric, May 2012)


Virtualisation on its own may reduce energy costs, but PUE can increase as the supporting infrastructure is not optimised


45 racks @ 10kW need over 13,000 BOE (Barrels of Oil Equivalent) before optimisation, on better smarter infrastructure this can be halved and more!


Working in isolation can result in very wrong observations, and conclusions – story of the blind men and the elephant


Harkeeret Singh


Don’t do the project in isolation

Fight VM sprawl

Right size your physical infrastructure as you grow or shrink your demand (the hard part)


Soeren Juul Schroeder (


PUE distorted by inefficient server hardware


40-60% of energy lost just turning it on before the server does anything!


Reversal of purchase vs operating cost in TCO of a server compared to early 90’s


Power consumption of UK DC’s set to overtake current energy production by 2020, worst case 2015 – research needed



Chair’s Afternoon Address

Warwick Ashford , chief reporter, Computer Weekly


Next steps in measuring data centre efficiency


PUE metric was a great start in describing data centre efficiency for the mechanical and electrical infrastructure in the data centre but there are no generally accepted metrics for the IT equipment or software layers. This has focussed the industry on extracting ever smaller savings from the mechanical and electrical infrastructure at the expense of many other, potentially greater savings. For example, one key issue is not how much power is consumed while delivering peak business output but how much of that power is consumed when not producing that output and when the data centre is idle. This session looks at the relationship between delivered useful work and data centre energy consumption, proposing a simple new metric to drive actions in the next generation of energy efficiency in Cloud architectures.

Kate Craig-Wood FBCS


Cloud/Virtualisation/Shared Services

With ever decreasing budgets and an expectation for IT to deliver more with less, this session takes a look at how private clouds can enable Recovery as a Service as part of a shared services strategy. With case study examples I will discuss how a combination of replication and private cloud can allow you to deliver disaster recovery services that are independent of the hardware, storage or virtualisation platforms in use within your organisation.

Andy Ebbs solution architect, Vision Solutions


Question and Answer Session


Refreshment break served in the Exhibition Area


Real world e-health cloud applications

Architectures, front end technologies, service aggregation, virtualisation, the role of private/public clouds in e-health, national/international developments, e-health clouds and the internet of things,

DACAR, Cloud4Health,

MUNICH, governance models, Policy management.

Prof. Christoph Thuemmler, PhD Professor of E-Health, Edinburgh Napier University



Information assurance in the Cloud

Alan Calder looks at the use of standards, audits and independent certifications to help customers satisfy themselves that information and continuity risks in Cloud services are under satisfactory control

Alan Calder CEO


Building The Business Case for Cloud

The fast emerging cloud services business arena is creating numerous new opportunities for both IT users and IT players beyond the traditional Enterprise IT ecosystem. In response,

SNIAs Cloud Storage Initiative (

CSI) has created the Cloud Data Management Interface (

CDMI). Designed to enable interoperable cloud storage and data management, the

CDMI specification is addressing a total cloud storage solution helping users avoid the chaos of proprietary advances and partial solution

APIs that would erode the integrity of the cloud model. This presentation will cover popular use cases for cloud including storage clouds and enterprise or application specific clouds. Multi-tenancy, private, and hybrid clouds are of interest to IT professionals, and this tutorial explores various cloud options and scenarios, along with options and recommendations for building your business case.

Learning Objectives

• Understand your options for cloud and how to create a cloud business case

• Gain an understanding of how popular cloud use cases are architected and implemented

• Understand what essential elements to include in an

RFP/RFI, based on the cloud use case and the business case

Glyn Bowden Enterprise Infrastructure Architect at NetApp


The need for Cloud ?

In 2003 the human race produced 5 Exabyte’s of information, last year that was done in 2-days, it is believed




Question and Answer Session


Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair


DRAW – *Latest Apple IPad 3, Delegate badges will be numbered and prize must be collected once drawn.*


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