Virtualisation and Cloud Services
Colin Butcher, CEng, FBCS, CITP, XDelta Limited
This session will provide an overview of the principles that apply to virtualisation and cloud services when designing and implementing virtualised systems and infrastructures. There are a wide range of issues to be considered, especially those affecting performance, scalability and availability. The context within which your business operates will help to determine to what extent and in which areas virtualisation and cloud services may be applicable. Virtualisation and cloud services can provide a useful solution to a wide range of problems, especially when combined with blade server technology.
Topics to be covered include:
- Virtualisation in practice (processing, data networking, storage subsystems)
- Cloud services in practice (provision of infrastructure, platform and software)
- Performance and scalability
- Availability and manageability
Colin is an international consulting engineer who specialises in the design and implementation of mission-critical and disaster-tolerant systems. He has been responsible for the architectural design, implementation and management of several major projects, including satellite control, air traffic monitoring, finance data and healthcare infrastructures. Colin was a finalist in the 2008 and the 2003 BCS IT Professional Awards for "IT Consultant of the Year".
Talk given 14 April 2014