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Cloud Insiders

Cloud Insiders brings together industry experts to explore the range of IT transformation issues facing today’s organisations and the technologies designed to help. You can expect a straight-talking show full of thought-provoking insights into trends and jam-packed with ideas to help you make better-informed decisions and future-proof your strategy.
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Jul 27, 2016

Gareth Hogarth and Gregg Robertson from Xtravirt talk security, the risks inherent in software defined data centres and reveal their secret sauce for application hardening.

Join us for a lively discussion on security in the context of the software-defined data centre. Our guests Gareth Hogarth (Senior Consultant) and Gregg Robertson (Lead Consultant) of Xtravirt highlight the trends in users and technology and the risks that result in modern environments. They discuss the value of a high level self-audit and reveal the ingredients that make up their security secret sauce - a soon to be crowd favourite when seasoning any security hardening recipe.

Topics covered include:

  • What role does Security play in the software-defined data centre?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What risks have emerged in recent times?
  • What ingredients make up the security secret sauce?
  • What does the future hold?
Jun 29, 2016

Peter Groucutt of Databarracks and Peter Grant from Xtravirt talk risk, cost of downtime and the rewards inherent in good planning.

Join us for an interesting discussion regarding business continuity and disaster recovery in a web-scaled, cloud-based world. Our guests Peter Groucutt, MD of Databarracks and Peter Grant, CTO of Xtravirt, discuss the types of risk organisations need to be aware of, the value of analysing each and the role cloud-based services play in Disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS). The discussion includes the changing nature of risk, the emergence of cyber crime and how organisations both large and small are engaging with the pressing need for business continuity planning.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Business continuity planning?
  • How does Disaster recovery feature in cloud-based services?
  • How should you be looking at business continuity planning?
  • How are risks facing organisations changing over time?
  • How has the cloud changed continuity planning?
Jun 8, 2016

A lively review of VMware NSX, the security drivers leading to its emergence and how organisations are beginning to implement it.

 

Join us as our guests Matthew Bunce and Andy Hine of Xtravirt, both virtualisation experts, discuss the ins and outs of NSX. The high level discussion covers security concerns driving a rise in microsegmentation, principles of security in a software defined world and what to cover when planning to introduce security into the software layer.

 

Topics covered include:

  • What is NSX?
  • Trends in the adoption of security and NSX
  • What it means to be NSXy
  • The foundations of a micro-segmented approach
  • Future trends in virtualisation security
May 10, 2016

For the inaugural episode of Cloud Insiders we look at exactly what cloud is, who the early adopters have been and where the market is heading.

Join us as our guest Peter Grant, a seasoned veteran in the virtualisation field (and Xtravirt CTO) talks to us about the differences between public, private and hybrid clouds and the pros on cons of companies moving to the cloud.

Topics covered include:
- What is Cloud?
- Trends in the adoption of cloud
- Public vs hybrid cloud
- The suits and the hoodies in IT organisations
- Future trends being seen in the industry

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