Twitter Chat with Analyst Charles King – Simplifying Cloud Infrastructure

According to an IBM GBS IBV study 90% of companies plan to implement cloud by 2015, and most of them will be faced with the challenge of making this transition gracefully and expeditiously.

Concerns can  range from the amount of time the transition may take, to the price tag, and of course the perceived complexity of the  IT implementation.  But cloud delivery doesn’t have to be problematic – during our next #IBMPureChat we will be discussing how you can seamlessly implement a cloud infrastructure and address customer pain points in making such a transition.

The Twitter Chat will be moderated by Moderator Charles King (@Pund_IT), Pund-IT’s President and Principal Analyst and it will take place from the IBM Pulse Conference floor on March 6, 2013 at 1pm ET.

Below please find a sample of questions we will address, as well as a list of our panelists along with their bios. We will be continuing to announce additional panelists throughout the week!

  1. How are clients getting started with adopting cloud infrastructure?
  1. If I start with an integrated system do I have to throw away my current infrastructure to implement cloud?
  1. What industries stand to benefit the most from Cloud infrastructure?
  1. What is the difference between Private and Public cloud? And which one do I need?
  1. Why aren’t some companies making the move to cloud? Why shouldn’t that stand in there way?
  1. Scaling is a big concern for some companies – how can cloud help?
  1. How can cloud improve operational efficiency?
  1. How do you measure and see efficiency improvements once cloud is implemented?
  1. When do we need to look at disaster recovery from cloud perspective and how does it differ?

Our panel will include:

Charles King (@pund_IT) – Pund-IT’s president and principal analyst, focuses on business technology evolution and interpreting the effects these changes will have on vendors, their customers, and the greater IT marketplace.

Barry Baker (@bakerbar): Leads offering management for the new IBM PureSystems family of integrated systems with prior leadership roles in product management and product development. A computer engineer by training with 10 years of experience developing software for high scale, high performance transaction processing offerings used by some of IBM’s largest customers.

Marco Rengan ( @cloudwithmarco): Worldwide Solutions Offering Manager, IBM PureFlex System with more than 18 years at IBM in development engineering, architecture and marketing and has been developing tailored cloud offerings that fit a range of business needs.

James Tompkins (@harriedtourist ): Solutions Architect at Sirius Computer Solutions with over 20 years of cross-platform experience that covers x86 virtualization, storage, server and backup/recovery solution design. Current responsibilities include the IBM PureFlex platform and helping customers leverage it with respect to VDI, cloud and virtualization initiatives.

How to Join the Twitter chat
It’s easy to join the conversation using Twitter – simply follow and use the hashtag #IBMPureChat  on the day of the event to participate.

Reply or re-tweet questions or comments with any panelists, the moderator or fellow participants.

Alternatively, you can follow the Twitter conversation using Tweet

If you’re interested in addressing any specific questions during the chat, let me know in advance, and I’ll see if I can line up some guest panelists to help answer them.

See a list of past and future PureSystems Twitter and video chats.

See current conversation using the #IBMPureChat tag below.


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Katie is the social business manager for IBM PureSystems and maintains the IBM PureSystems social channels. She also moderates the #ExpertSysChat Twitter chat. Katie currently resides in Chicago and invites you to follow her on Twitter @Ktfarrer.