Data centre orchestration

Marching to the beat of the business


The hum of the fans, the buzz of the blades and the beat of a data centre processing in harmony. That's not really what orchestration is all about. But the concept of the conductor is close to the mark. Data centre managers today need to get IT marching to the beat of the business and that means finely tuning the solutions and services they offer to get everything in step.

In this on-demand event, we have a few special guests to talk us through the finer points of these challenges. Tim Phillips from The Register is hosting, and he's joined by Tony Lock from Freeform Dynamics, Greg Charman from Microsoft and Graham Rushton from Avanade.

For some people orchestration means getting knee deep in ITIL and COBIT. For others it means identifying and automating the solutions the business relies on. It means fully aligning the processes under their responsibility and it means getting their management tools integrated so they keep everything singing in tune.

Orchestration does of course mean looking at things differently, it's not about provisioning servers or patching or triage. It's about end to end management of the solutions and processes and it can take some getting used to in the real world. But there's little doubt if you get it right it can pay significant dividends.

The panel explore all of these theories and practices and shed some light on how it's done in the real world, thanks to some interesting projects the panel members have been working on. If it sounds like your bag, you can join us for free right here.

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