Talk: Considering the Cloud, key things to know in advance
Cloud gets a considerable amount of I.T. press coverage these days but the reality is that many organizations are early in their cloud journey. Possibly having tested the waters with some experimentation or having migrated some early mover workloads and data. While others are just considering, planning, and looking at what opportunity and value the cloud might bring.
However, cloud does not mean "running your workloads and storing your data in another vendor's data centre". It does provide that, but also a lot more. And while it provides considerable benefits, it also introduces unique challenges - some of which may surprise you. Further, the cloud offerings, data storage, data migration options, and data analysis services can differ even between the major market leaders.
Regardless of whether you're interested in new possibilities of "cloud data lakes", new cloud "data pipelines", and "cloud native services" or more "traditional enterprise workloads", this talk (applicable to audiences of any background) helps bring awareness of cloud opportunities, challenges, key differences between the major vendors, and other key things to know. Including what issues IT leaders and decision makers need to be considerate of - and what new tools and technologies technical team members need to ramp-up on. Learn some common pitfalls and strategies for success from an unbiased and non-influenced perspective based on actual hands-on experience.
Bio: Simon Pane
Simon Pane has worked as an I.T. consultant for over 25 years supporting customers in Calgary and around the world. With a deep technical background in relational database systems and a recent focus on cloud migrations. Simon is an Oracle ACE, holds numerous database and cloud specific industry certifications, and is a member of several formal industry and community Advisory Boards. Simon is a regular presenter on database, security, and cloud topics at various in-person and remote events around the world.
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