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Expert Panel Discussion: Why Hybrid Cloud? (GMT Timezone)

Webinar Speaker: Evan Levy, TDWI Faculty Member and Consultant

Date: Friday, November 19, 2021

Time: 10:00 a.m. GMT

Cloud adoption has become an important discussion topic within most organizations. The idea of moving to the cloud is an attractive option for delivering technology flexibility and scale while improving costs. While moving to the cloud has some significant benefits, many organizations have learned that migrating all their systems isn't practical. Some obstacles that can reduce cloud benefits include data location sensitive, resource/processing control and legal compliance requirements.

Over the past several years the trade-offs and benefits of a hybrid cloud In fact, many companies have evolved to a hybrid strategy to match their specific analytics and data needs to the strengths of individual components of a hybrid cloud. A combination of an on premise data center and a cloud environment have become clearer.
The inevitable challenge is setting up the environment –whether it be database, system, or application –to allow their migration and movement without requiring a wholescale redesign. There are key considerations to ensure that data deployment and analytics within a hybrid cloud environment is reliable and scalable.

Join our expert panel where we will discuss the challenges of deploying analytics and data into the cloud along with the power of a hybrid cloud. Experts from Actian and Google will discuss the power of the hybrid cloud along with their recommendations for migration and deployment success. We’ll also review how their customers have benefited by leveraging the strengths of their premise and cloud investments with a hybrid cloud.

You will learn:

  • The challenges in building new systems – and migrating existing systems –to the cloud
  • The key considerations for a cloud migration when you must support legacy and new systems
  • The strengths and benefits of deploying a hybrid cloud
  • How leading customers have approached deploying analytics and database systems to a hybrid cloud

Guest Speaker

Simon Brown

Simon Brown leads the smart analytics business with GSI partners for Google Cloud and is responsible for working with these partners to create offerings and solutions that highlight the power of GCP. Prior to Google, Simon led the data and AI business with advisory partners for Microsoft. He was previously in Microsoft’s cloud engineering customer advisory team, and before that spent over a decade in financial services organizations. Simon has over 20 years of experience in the information technology industry, specializing in data and analytics, and engages to understand customer use cases to craft solutions that deliver true customer value for sustainable partnerships.

Evan Levy

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