Planning for Versatility

Christian Verstrate introduces concepts of combining cloud technologies . . . .

Private, Managed, Burst, Conventional Capacity


Christian Verstraete is the Chief Technologist for Cloud Strategy at HP- with the mission of defining HP’s Enterprise Business-wide functional and reference architecture and working across the CTO organization to coordinate activities around HP-wide Cloud offerings.

CIO’s in this economic are looking for agility and responsiveness – allowing them to grow, flex or shrink as necessary. Christian talks about the process and discipline needed . The distinction between Core and Context functions is a key strategic skill in planning converged capability, tying things together in an open environment and providing the flexibility to move.

Christian discusses the difference between public cloud services and managed cloud services and why the needs of a business might require a combination the two approaches.


His blog is located at


Useful links:

Enterprise Virtual Private Cloud | Private Cloud | Server & Virtualization

Episode SDRN-1233-4

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