Architecting and Building Private Clouds by Leveraging Systems Thinking

MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series

Deep Bhattacharjee, SDM ’07

Ratnadeep (Deep) Bhattacharjee, Head of Product Management, ZeroStack; and SDM alumnus

Date: February 22, 2016

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About the Presentation

Cost, performance, and regulatory restrictions frequently prevent companies from moving to a public cloud. Many want to build their own clouds; however, the norms for designing and operating public clouds cannot always be applied to private ones. Consequently, the challenge of creating a successful private cloud can be daunting.

In this webinar, SDM alumnus Ratnadeep Bhattacharjee, head of product management at ZeroStack, will describe how systems thinking can be used to design an alternative architecture that can deliver an optimal private cloud experience. He will discuss:

  • the evolution of software systems in general;
  • the sea change that public cloud services like Amazon Web Services has brought about regarding how enterprises design, manage, and deliver IT services to users; and
  • how understanding the above can help IT professionals avoid pitfalls in building a private cloud.

Attendees will learn about:

  • attributes of a general cloud-based system and how to measure its business value;
  • specific factors involved in developing and deploying a private cloud;
  • how to evaluate private cloud technology as an IT management system; and
  • the benefits a private cloud can offer, such as reduced maintenance, improved performance, and more.

A Q&A will follow the presentation. We invite you to join us!


About the Speaker

SDM alumnus Deep Bhattacharjee is the head of product management at ZeroStack. He previously worked at VMware as the group product manager responsible for re-architecting the company’s core management platform. He also served as head of cloud product management at Canonical and, earlier in his career, in various roles during 10 years at Sun Microsystems. He holds an MS in engineering and management from MIT and an MS in computer science from Pennsylvania State University.

About the Series

The MIT SDM Systems Thinking Webinar Series, sponsored by the System Design & Management (SDM) program, features research conducted by SDM faculty, alumni, students, and industry partners. The series is designed to disseminate information on how to employ systems thinking to address engineering, management, and socio-political components of complex challenges. Recordings and slides from prior SDM webinars can be accessed here.