Cloud + Data Centers: The IT Platform for Internet Applications and Businesses

Business and IT are no longer separate silos. Today, your application is your business – and software development is the glue that holds it together. But how can you develop your business and the applications that support it at the same time? How far can you push one before the other breaks?

Modern applications provide and consume different services with different needs. As a result, there is no single “right” platform for application development and production. For some applications, the quick provisioning and auto-scaling of the public cloud may provide an ideal prototyping or dev / test environment, though actual production may happen on in-house servers. For others, competitive or privacy concerns may dictate exactly the opposite strategy.

To extract maximum value from their infrastructure, developers must move beyond their current binary thinking regarding the public cloud and begin leveraging a “Cloud+” strategy that includes private clouds and data centers. The result will be a higher performing and more cost effective IT platform for your applications and your business.

This webinar brings together IT, cloud, and data center experts to discuss the key application functions that drive platform decisions and what application developers should look for in their computing infrastructure. Join Gigaom Research and our sponsor RagingWire Data Centers for “Cloud + Data Centers: The IT Platform for Internet Applications and Businesses,” an exclusive free analyst roundtable webinar on Thursday, June 12, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. PT.

Key topics of discussion

  • What are the key application features driving your business?
  • Which levels of infrastructure are appropriate for different application components?
  • Does building or running applications on commodity clouds also commoditize your business?
  • Where does your cloud live and does it matter?
  • Is IT constraining, enabling, or accelerating your business strategy?

Who should attend

  • CIOs and CTOs
  • Application Architects and Developers
  • IT decision-makers
  • Data Center and Cloud Service Providers