Hybrid is considered by many to be the future of cloud. Companies are intrigued by the possibility of a cloud that adapts to the needs of a business, instead of the other way around. But while many companies will sit on the sidelines of hybrid cloud adoption, others will take practical steps today, leveraging private PaaS options.

In addition to supporting reduced development and deployment times, Private PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) can be an effective enablement layer for hybrid clouds. This webinar offers practical steps for implementing a private cloud which can burst to public when needed or support applications on both a private and public infrastructure - a single private PaaS makes it possible and practical. Stop worrying about future capacity and plan your infrastructure around where you want your company to be, instead of where you are today.

This webcast discusses:

  • What are public, private, and hybrid clouds
  • Drivers for hybrid cloud
  • How Private PaaS enables hybrid
  • What to consider when implementing cloud infrastructure
  • How enterprises can migrate to hybrid


Jo Maitland, Principal Research Director, GigaOM

Jo Maitland is Research Director for the Infrastructure/Cloud channel at GigaOM Pro. Jo has been a technology journalist and analyst for 15+ years specializing in enterprise IT trends, specifically infrastructure virtualization, storage and cloud computing. At Forrester Research and The 451 Group, Jo covered cloud-based storage and archiving and the challenges of long term digital preservation. At TechTarget Jo was Executive Editor of several websites covering virtualization and cloud computing. She managed a team of reporters and editors and wrote news, features and columns for those sites which became leading information resources under her guidance. Jo has spoken at several major industry events including NetWorld + Interop and VMworld on virtualization and cloud computing trends. She has a BA (Hons) in Journalism from the University of Creative Arts in the UK. In her spare time Jo enjoys adventures in new places, extreme sports, writing screenplays and watching movies.

Bart Copeland, President & CEO, ActiveState Software

As President & CEO of ActiveState Software, Bart Copeland brings more than twenty years of management, finance, and technology business experience to his role. With a passion for technologies that help people lead more productive and enjoyable lives, Bart is currently focused on Stackato, ActiveState’s private platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering.

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