AppSphere Day One general sessions ended with a panel of cloud experts led in discussion by Jonah Kowall, research vice president – IT operations at Gartner, with questions prepared by Jonah and also submitted by the audience. The course of the discussion indicated that — like so many things in this time of transformation and generational shift — there’s still a lot of confusion and uncertainty about the vague but huge concept of “the cloud,” and at the same time, great opportunity.
Some misconceptions dispelled, guiding principles, and best practices offered by the panel:
The hour-long discussion took a number of paths: the challenges and opportunities of SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS; containers in general and Docker in particular; OpenStack; and others. The discussion ended with a five-year crystal ball look and not much agreement on which aspects of cloud will become commoditized and what services or layers will be the differentiators. But there was no disagreement that the cloud is where we’re moving, and that it will power amazing possibilities for business, and great benefits for consumers.
The esteemed panel of cloud experts included:
Mark Quigley, Vice President, Strategy, SoftLayer, an IBM Company
Krishnan Subramanian, Director, OpenShift Strategy, Red Hat
Matt Stine, Platform Engineer, Cloud Foundry, Pivotal
Vibhor Kapoor, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft Azure
Allan Naim, Global Product Lead, Google Compute Engine, Google
Stay up to date with AppDynamics AppSphere on Twitter using the hashtag #AppSphere14