Trevor A. Bunker, Chief Technology Architect and Worldwide Head of Presales, CA Technologies, talked to Prashant L. Rao at Express Computer about the consumerization of IT, Cloud computing, desktop virtualization, converged infrastructure and more. Read the full interview here.
What’s your take on the Consumerization of IT?
Our customers are struggling to deal with mobility. With users wanting to work from home and demanding iPad apps as well as easy installation and upgrades, CIOs have to figure out how they can secure data and manage identities on these devices. We are helping secure and protect data on mobile devices using Arcot (multi factor authentication without tokens). Our largest BFSI customers that offer e-wallets are looking at software-based solutions.
Is converged infrastructure shaping up to be a big play for you?
VCE continues to be a big alliance for us. Another dozen solutions have been certified since we spoke last time. The strategy remains the same, which is to offer the most flexible choice. We also added support for Flexpod from NetApp and Cisco. We see more and more customers looking at converged infrastructure as a way to accelerate their path to the Cloud.
There’s a real benefit to converged stacks, particularly in the case of the private Cloud—VMware, IBM and Oracle among others have taken some of the complexity out of it. The challenge for organizations is that they no longer have separate administrators for networking, storage etc.
How is the private Cloud evolving?
A lot of companies are looking at the private Cloud. There isn’t a one-size fits all when it comes to Cloud computing. Not all environments should be on the same Cloud. Customers are categorizing apps by criticality—basic apps like e-mail and file & print etc. are being converged. On the other hand, companies are deploying dedicated Clouds for critical apps like SAP/Oracle.
Read Express Computer's full interview with Trevor A. Bunker here.