Enterprise Cloud Computing 2021

VIRTUALCONFEX

20 May 2021

VIRTUALCONFEX

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Session one – the future of enterprise cloud computing

  • Cloud migration strategy: lessons from the coalface
  • Getting what you want: mastering contracted cloud services
  • Cloud management platform: make the right choice
  • Infrastructure-led positive disruption: cloud centre of excellence
  • How to advance you AI infrastructure
  • Embracing Agile and SecDevOps
  • DevOps and Security: when two tribes come together
09:00
Conference Chair’s Opening Address
09:15
Cloud migration strategy: lessons from the coalface

Enterprise cloud migration strategies are fraught with difficulties. At the same time, digital infrastructures are evolving at a rapid rate, leading to a more complex relationship between assets and devices

It is vital that, even as security teams release control over key functions to facilitate wholesale migration, businesses are able to maintain a robust, reliable, and reactive platform. Of equal importance is the need for business teams to predict, manage and control cost.

We address:

  • How to adopt the cloud the right way
  • Creating a comprehensive enterprise cloud strategy
  • Understanding the how, why, when, and where of workload management
09:35
Getting what you want: mastering contracted cloud services

Whether due to a poorly formulated and executed cloud strategy, inadequately implemented legacy cloud projects, providers who fail to deliver on their promises or the disruption that comes with changing workforce structures and personnel, many organisations suffer from difficult third-party agreements which fall short of expectations.

We address, how best to arrest, resolve and move on from contracting failures.

09:50
Conference Chair’s Opening Address

Cloud practitioners, in collaboration with operations and infrastructure leaders, require a rapidly evolving cloud management platform in order to meet the demands of today’s enterprise environment.

A robust, dynamic, and reliable CMP supports enterprise automation, governance, and life cycle management functions no matter the preferred cloud model.

We address, what you need to consider when selecting a CMP.

10:05
Infrastructure-led positive disruption: cloud centre of excellence

Cloud adoption represents a major IT transformation, a shift in culture and a new way of financing your infrastructure.

It presents new cost and security challenges, requiring governance and control across the organization. It also needs a proactive team to take ownership and direction of the migration process.

We address:

  • What to look for when building your CCoE team
  • How to run through the planning phase of a cloud migration

Examine the challenges and responsibilities of your CCoE

10:20
How to advance your AI infrastructure with the cloud

Advances in hardware, software, and algorithmic optimisation mean that AI opportunities are more accessible and rewarding than previously imagined.

By having the right ecosystem in place, IT leaders can strategically leverage their cloud services to accelerate AI operationalisation across a diverse range of business use cases.

We cover, how to devise, define, and integrate your cloud platform with your AI priorities.

10:35
Questions to the Panel of Speakers
10:50
Refreshment Break Served in the Exhibition Area
11:30
Embracing Agile and SecDevOps

By embracing Agile with SecDevOps, large scale enterprises are better able facilitate the degree of digital transformation required to support multi cloud enablement in a federated IT environment.

We address, the role of Agile in a globally federated IT model, the role of automation in driving radical simplification, SecDevOps as a cloud enabler, and how to orchestrate within your organisation.

11:45
DevOps and Security: when two tribes come together

A single misconfiguration of code can produce an anarchic environment in which anyone can gain access to your cloud and take over a production system.

We will highlight real-world examples of cloud security issues centred on migration projects and operational cloud applications for both public and private sector organisations.

We will address the root causes of the problems encountered, and map out how best to mitigate cloud security risks.

12:00
Questions to the Panel of Speakers and Delegates move to the Seminar Rooms
12:15
Seminar Sessions
13:00
Networking Lunch Served in the Exhibition Area

Session two – the building blocks for implementing, managing, and advancing your cloud architecture and infrastructure

  • Using cloud to drive business agility
  • From legacy lag to successful microservices implementation
  • The future will be distributed
  • Keeping pace with architectural change: make your data do the work
  • How to build your hybrid cloud platform
  • When disaster strikes: recovering your cloud-based workloads
14:00
Conference Chair’s Afternoon Address
14:05
Using cloud to drive business agility

One of the greatest innovations brought about by the digital age is our ability to work anywhere at any time without being limited by our location, ability to communicate or the tools at our disposal.

In the age of COVID, our ability to operate anywhere has become a business imperative.

We address, how to enable the seamless transition to remote operationalisation with a secure, flexible cloud and digital services platform with balance, adaptability, and coordination baked into its core.

14:20
From legacy lag to successful microservices implementation

In this session, we will explore how to successfully the transition from a data centre with monolithic legacy applications to an off-prem cloud hosted collection of microservices.

We will list the reasons why to move, detailing the how, what and when of implementation, as well as map out who you need to make the move and what lessons can be learned and what to look out for or to avoid.

  • Moving to Microservices
  • The why
  • The who
  • The how
  • Lessons Learned
  • Was it worth it?
14.35
The future will be distributed

Enterprise IT has witnessed a significant shift in how it is structured in recent times. Key trends such as AI and IoT have brought about a revolution in the way in which applications and data are increasingly being spread across multiple datacentres.

As workloads begin to move to the edge rather than a traditional cloud, organisations are having to reimagine and restructure their approach to cloud management.

We address:

  • Enterprise wide management of distributed applications and data
  • Comprehensive compute, storage, networking, and security
  • Secure global connectivity across edge sites
  • Application orchestration and multi-layer security for workloads and data
14:50
Questions to the Panel of Speakers
15:00
Afternoon Networking and Refreshments served in the Exhibition Area
15.30
Keeping pace with architectural change: make your data do the work

For many, existing data architectures are failing to keep pace with developments in the cloud. This misalignment leads to data-led cloud initiatives, such as moving data into the cloud for core applications, not moving beyond the piloting stage.

We provide a detailed account of how to avoid vendor lock-in whilst still benefiting from the dynamism, agility, and flexibility that the cloud brings.

15.45
How to build your hybrid cloud platform

It seems every organisation is engaged in the pursuit of digital transformation in some form or another, and for such efforts to positively impact ever element of how they operate. What is needed to support the various initiatives is a dynamic platform capable of delivering on the needs of today’s complex business environment.

By adopting a hybrid cloud, you will advance your digital transformation ambitions no matter the use case.

We address:

  • Operating across the cloud
  • Streamlining data pipelines
  • Move seamlessly between public and private cloud data centres
  • Accommodate differentiated security needs
  • Support deployments to multi clouds
  • The people and cultural changes required
16:00
When disaster strikes: recover your cloud-based workloads

Having a robust and agreed upon disaster recovery plan is vital for business continuity. This is especially true for public cloud-based workloads which are more vulnerable than other models due to traditional tools and processes typically deployed on-prem not being transferable to the public cloud.

We address, how to design and implement a disaster recovery solution for public cloud-based workloads.

16:15
Questions to the Panels of Speakers
16:25
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair
16:30
Conference Closes