#TalkCloud preview: Cloud as a Service

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Cloud Computing is often described as a stack, as a response to the broad range of services built on top of one another under the moniker “Cloud”. Cloud computing providers offer their services according to these fundamental models: infrastructure as a service (IaaS), software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS).

Today’s economic situation continues to favor these cloud services, driven by businesses that are reshaping themselves. Cloud services providers are flourishing as they embrace SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS—serving both ISVs migrating to the cloud and enterprises reshaping themselves.

In fact, Industry experts predict that by 2015, there will remain no business computing category that hasn’t moved to the Cloud, with 65 percent or more of all new business application and solution decisions being cloud-based or hybrid.

Join IBM Cloud and industry experts on Facebook for our upcoming #TalkCloud session on Cloud as a Service. The chat will progress over three days, so there’s plenty of opportunity to bring all your questions and insights to these sessions!

RSVP to the event here. We’ve invited a panel of experts to help lead the discussion. Here’s when we will host the sessions:

Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS): Tuesday, March 25

GOPALDr. Gopal Pingali
Distinguished Engineer and Director, Global Specialty Service Area Hub & Cloud Center of Excellence

Gopal is currently the Director for IBM Cloud Center of Excellence and Collaboratory for Service Science. He is the global leader of an organization of technical experts with the mission of driving adoption and enablement of IBM Cloud offerings with clients worldwide. Gopal serves as the Senior Leader for the Research Collaboratory for Service Science, established in association with the Indian School of Business (ISB) at Hyderabad. He has over sixty published papers and won several international best paper awards. Gopal has 40 patents issued and in process and is an IBM
Master Inventor.

Software-as-a-Service (SaaS): Wednesday, March 26

SANCHITSanchit Vir Gogia
Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research

Sanchit is the Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, an independent IT & Telecom Research & Advisory firm. He also serves as the Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group that operates under four brands in emerging markets – Greyhound Research, Greyhound Sculpt, Greyhound Technocrat and Greyhound Neo. Sanchit is a highly recognized and reputed IT analyst, consultant and advisor. He is also the author of the famous blog, As Disruptive As IT Gets that has readership from over a 100 countries.

Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS): Thursday, March 27

Roger Strukhoff photoRoger Strukhoff

Roger Strukhoff
Co-founder of @cloudexpo, Conference Chair @thingsexpo & Executive Director, Tau Institute for Global ICT Research

Roger Strukhoff is Executive Director of the Tau Institute, focused on global ICT research, including the growth of cloud computing. Offices are located in Illinois and Metro Manila, Philippines. He writes for Cloud Computing Journal and Computerworld Philippines. He served for many years as Director of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary International Affairs Directorate.

Here’s how to participate in #TalkCloud:

What:  #TalkCloud is an online conversation series hosted from our IBM
Cloud Facebook page.  All you need for participation is a Facebook profile.
When:  Tuesday to Thursday, March 25-27 at 3 p.m. IST (India time).  The
chat is for an hour on each day.
Where: You can participate in the chat by visiting our Facebook page.
Share your thoughts using #TalkCloud as the hashtag.
Why:  To facilitate additional industry dialogue and provide a forum for
questions, idea sharing, and problem solving.
Who:  Anyone and everyone is welcome to join!

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