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Many IT teams are feeling pressured to accelerate the implementation of enterprise cloud initiatives. Hence the need for a coordinated approach that incorporates principles of governance, service management, business applications and services catalog.


Many IT teams are feeling pressured to accelerate the implementation of enterprise cloud initiatives.


On the one hand, managers are being increasingly courted by service providers who want to show them their latest cloud offerings. Lines of business are requesting faster and more agile IT services, just like they experience when using Cloud and Mobile apps for personal purposes. On the other hand, internal IT departments see the need for greater standardization of their operations and the urgent need to modernize their infrastructure in order to preserve control over quality of service, security and governance.


In both cases, it is difficult to clearly express a common company vision and position in regard to the evolution of the IT approach in this new hybrid cloud reality. It is clear that IT teams must advise, coordinate, and act as a broker of service in response to the need of both internal and external applications and services in order to properly serve the requirements of the organization and its end-users.


Hence the need for a coordinated approach that incorporates principles of governance, security, service management under a business applications and services catalog.



On November 10, PCD Solutions along with its business partners VMware and Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) will host a conference in Montreal at the Bell Center. This conference will focus specifically on the evolution of corporate IT departments and how these departments must, in some way, turn themselves into Proactive Business Partners within their organizations.



Turn Your IT Department into an Proactive Business Partner

Private / public / hybrid cloud… IT departments must now act as service “advisors” and “brokers” for business groups

  • Give your IT department the means to accelerate deployment of your services (applications, infrastructure services, development environments, workstations, etc.).
  • Adapt your practices to manage multi-provider hybrid cloud environments.
  • Deploy your own cloud approach. Gain flexibility and agility while controlling costs and implementing strong governance.
  • Identify your business’s current practices in order to clarify your goals, your possibilities, and your next steps.
  • See how the latest VMware and Hitachi technologies are helping businesses reap the benefits of IT automation and the creation of a service catalog.



Thursday, November 10 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:55 p.m., followed by the Montreal Canadiens game

Bell Centre in the fifth floor meeting room

1909 Avenue des Canadiens-de-Montréal

Format and content specially adapted for an executive level audience as well as those responsible for IT architecture

Special activity: Montreal Canadiens vs. Los Angeles Kings game, with cocktails and appetizers between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.



2:00 p.m. WELCOME
2:30 p.m. Introduction – by Pierre Cayouette, PCD Solutions
2:50 p.m. Transform Your IT Department Into an Active Partner – by Francois Rainville, PCD Solutions
3:10 p.m. Beyond vSphere… Implement the VMware Software-Defined Datacentre Approach: Overview of the most recent solutions from VMware vSphere, vSAN/vVOL, NSX, and vRealize
4:30 p.m. BREAK
4:45 p.m. Laying the Foundations for a Hybrid Cloud – by Juan Berlie, Hitachi
5:15 p.m. Action Demonstration: The Advantages of IT Automation. How to create your own cloud and service catalog – by Marc De Grasse, PCD Solutions
5:35 p.m. Adapt the Deployment Approach to the Needs and Realities of Your Business – by Pierre Cayouette, PCD Solutions
5:55 p.m. Closing Remarks

6:00 p.m. MONTREAL CANADIENS VS. LOS ANGELES KINGS GAME – Cocktails and appetizers. Discussions and networking.



Mr. Francois Rainville, architect of VMware and cloud solutions at PCD Solutions, will be one of the guest speakers. Mr. Juan Berlie from the local Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) team will also be present. This invitation-only event is designed to draw a current picture of the cloud projects and key trends observed in the Quebec market.


This event will also provide an overview of the key findings of our latest CONTINUUM 2016 survey regarding cloud adoption (in all its forms: public, private, hybrid, SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) as well as the evolution of the role IT teams play in this new reality.


The PCD presentation will cover its deployment experience with various VMware-type cloud projects SDDC – Software-Defined Datacentre, in particular with vSphere, vSAN/vVOL, NSX, and vRealize solutions.  Hitachi will show how its UCP – Unified solutions portfolio can help companies accelerate realization of their cloud projects with VMware by choosing the right architecture from the outset and by establishing foundations that can grow with the business.



To learn more about the conference or the various solutions being presented, contact us at: continuum@pcdsolutions.com or send me a question.

Francois Rainville
Solution Architect, Virtualization and Cloud
PCD Solutions