IBM Connect is only a few weeks away and Collaboration Services is proud to bring to you the next speaker in our blog series.
David Strachan is a solution Architect for Social and Web experience software for IBM® Software Collaboration Services. He resides in Edinburgh, Scotland in Great Britain. David worked for IBM® from 1998 - 2004, then worked outside the company with two IBM business partners, and then returned to work for IBM® in 2011. He focuses on Web Experience architecture, bringing together content management, social and portal to deliver exceptional web experiences, and has led large Portal, WCM and Connections deployments at a range of customers. Outside of work, much of David's time is taken up with his two small children. Before the children came along, David was a keen sailor and maybe, when his children are a little older, he'll be able to take them with him on future boating excursions. You can connect with David on his LinkedIn profile
or his Twitter handle @circularlizard
This is David's first time speaking at IBMConnect/Lotusphere after faithfully submitting abstracts every year for five years. David has also spoken at the Exceptional Web Experience Conference in Europe for several years on various technical topics related to WebSphere® Portal & IBM® Web Content Manager. David shares in this blog what attendees can expect in this IBM Connect/Lotusphere session with co-speaker David Eyerman.
Track 06: Infrastructure
ID207 Happily Cohabiting: Achieving a Multi-Tenant Web Experience Platform
It has never been easier to implement compelling production level web experiences that match the requirements of your internal and external audiences. Attend this session to understand the latest in delivery initiatives, including IBM WebSphere Portal NOW, Content Template Catalog and Industry Template assets that pair technology expertise with industry thought leadership to offer best-practice guidance optimized for the particular business you are in. Understand these program components to learn how you can assemble business ready web pages, with content components and templates, integrated social services and presence awareness, to rapidly deliver production level web experiences. See how these software template and deployment models enable you to start simple, solve requirements, and then broaden to other areas as your enterprise business needs evolve.
In your organization, are lines of business competing to have "their" portal or dedicated infrastructure? Many organizations are deploying dedicated environments to support each line of business Portal. This increases the cost of running WebSphere Portal & IBM Web Content Manager and reduces their ability to deliver exceptional, user focused web experiences.
In this presentation, four patterns will be presented all drawn from real customer engagements for achieving a multi-tenant web experience architecture. The session will cover each pattern and their hardware and software configurations. The session will cover how to operate, govern, and maintain the systems. If you are considering operating multiple portals, then come to this session!
What Audience will learn:
- Available techniques and options for provide a shared portal platform to host a multi-tenant web experience platform
- How to choose between the available techniques based on your requirements
- Technical governance and management of a shared web experience platform
With all the action going on at IBM Connect, why should attendees go to your session?
The session is really for people who have (or who want to have) Portal & WCM deployments that span multiple lines of business without needing to deploy and maintain dedicated servers for each one. That can get pretty expensive and we're increasingly seeing customers looking to consolidate their portal deployments onto a single infrastructure that servers many websites. David Eyerman and I have worked at some of these customers over the past 24 months and the session looks at some of the patterns we've seen in terms of delivering multi-tenant infrastructure on Portal & WCM.
So it's about reducing costs and increasing responsiveness - every time you have to set up a new set of servers, that's time you're not spending building the website you really want. If your portal infrastructure is set up right, though, you can just create new sites on it and get right on with the real reason you bought the product, which is delivering great web experiences for your customers and employees.