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12884: Private Cloud for WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Application Hosting

Thursday, February 7, 2013: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Franciscan C, Ballroom Level (San Francisco Hilton)
Speaker: Tracy Smith, MBA, Masters, of, Computer, Science(Nationwide Insurance)
  • Private Cloud for WebSphere Virtual Enterprise Application Hosting (1.3 MB)
  • Nationwide Insurance has been partnering with IBM over the past two years to leverage a number of new technologies and tools in order to built a private cloud service for the hosting of J2EE applications.  The solution has moved through a proof-of-technology, through a demonstration pilot, and is now in production.

    The solution leverages a number of key new technologies:

    • zLinux server virtualization on z196 hosts
    • WVE (WebSphere Virtual Enterprise)
    • IWD (IBM Workload Deployer) appliances
    • RAF (Rational Automation Framework)
    • XC10 (IBM Datapower XC10 Appliance)

    Topics to be included in the presentation:

    • Overview of Solution Architecture
    • Cloud Characteristics
    • Business Value and Business Case
    • Partnership with IBM
    • Roadmap: Proof of Technology, Pilot, Release to Production, Future Plans
    • Necessary Changes:
    •      Simplification of product/service
    •      Key process changes
    •      Organizational design impacts
    •      Cost and recovery changes

    Tracks: Cloud in the Enterprise, IT Services Delivery, Linux Systems Management, Software Architecture, z/VM Systems Programming and zNextGen
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