For many of us, 8am on a Wednesday is an unusual time to be entering the Establishment, but as we exited the elevator on the third floor, there was no mistake we were there to participate in a hearty discussion on hybrid cloud.

After a brief introduction by Matthew Purcell from iQ3 we had Chris Gordon from VMware give us an insight into the Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC). Yes, another acronym for us techies to learn, but nonetheless one that will be used more often as we move into a hybrid cloud environment. We’ll start to expect the same features from our “on-premise” data centre as we do from our public cloud provider.

The theme of the morning, was focusing on how to get the most out of your current setup. We heard lots of discussion around creating seamless hybrid cloud environments through using products such as VMware’s NSX and vRealize, in conjunction with iQ3’s public cloud services.

Our final speaker for the morning was Spencer Lail from Brocade, who took us on a technical journey through the Software Defined Data Centre. He spoke about Brocade’s intelligent software defined networking products and how they enable us to run a full Software Defined Data Centre.

Many of us know Brocade from their SAN switching and Fibre Channel products, however, Spencer brought to light the original intention of use, of the Brocade product range, was designed to integrate perfectly with a VMware environment and provide a feature rich networking platform for our Data Centre.

The event saw to plenty of tech talk, fresh brews of coffee, a delicious bacon and egg breakfast, topped off with some great networking.

As the event came to a close and we were ushered out of the room, there were still a number of enthusiastic discussions going on. If there were any topics that piqued your interest or questions left unanswered, please get in touch with your iQ3 account manager and we’ll be happy to shout another round of coffee!\

Again, a big thank you to all who attended, we hope you found the information relevant and helpful. We’ll be sure to see you at our next event.

Kind Regards,

iQ3 Sales Team