Seminars @

PSEICT uk

Public Sector Enterprise ICT

1 December 2022

London

Seminars @ PSEICT uk

Seminars

Away from the conference hall you have the opportunity to deep dive into a subject which is of most relevance to you. With a wide selection of seminars to choose from, you are certain to find one which feels as though it has been tailor made with you in mind.

Delegates will be able to attend one seminar live at the event. No pre-selection is required – delegates will be able to select which session they attend live and watch the remainder on demand.

Seminar A – Rubrik – Brent Council Prioritises Data Security Amid Global Rise in Ransomware

SEMINAR A

Kevin Ginn, Head of IT Operations at Brent, Lewisham, Southwark Shared ICT Services
Murillo Almeida, Public Sector Account Executive, Rubrik

Hear how the biggest combined authority in London addressed increasing concerns about the security of their data due to the increase in ransomware attacks, and started their journey to look at safer, more secure, and easy-to-manage backup solutions.

Kevin Ginn
Head of IT Operations at the Shared Service covering Brent, Lewisham and Southwark Councils
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Murillo Almeida
Public Sector Account Executive, Rubrik
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Room / Location:
Session 4 @ 13:45

Seminar B – Couchbase – Moving Applications to the Cloud – Is this an Opportunity or Challenge?

SEMINAR B

Sam Redman, Solutions Engineer, Couchbase

This session looks back over this history and then forward to discuss how a data platform based on a modern, single architecture combining relational concepts and skills, with speed, scalability, mobile support and data analytics can form the foundation of a modern cloud-based application and remove the challenges to modernising applications for today’s world.

Since the mid 90’s many applications have been built – and most probably have a few things in common. They’ll be built on relational database management system (RDBMS) and they probably still run on dedicated infrastructure.

If that’s the case, then you’re probably facing some challenges with them – today, as external users become your end users, rather than your internal service staff, an application needs to scale to support those higher workloads – tricky if it’s built on dedicated hardware.

At the same time, those new end users expect to access that app via any device and they want with functionality that rapidly changes to reflect new service availability – again tricky if it’s built on a RDBMS.

The standard answer is to move them to the Cloud – but that’s not as easy as saying it. A shift in platform, whilst needing to deploy new capability is something which should be performed using a tried and tested solution which is easy to manage and build future capabilities upon.

Fundamentally, an application consists of three main layers – the application layer, where the application logic lives (and the bit that your users see) and then the data & infrastructure layers.

Generally, if you want to modernise your application, you can often reuse the logic, and update interfaces – the look and feel – relatively easily. Equally, if you then install it on a cloud platform, the constraints around scalability and performance can be addressed – but only if your data layer can cope. And that bit is tricky – there have been many initiatives to address this over the last ten years, but many resulted in the addition of functions as point solutions, acting as sticking plasters and simply complicating the architecture, adding integration costs and increasing security exposures.

Sam Redman
Solutions Engineer, Couchbase
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Room / Location:
Session 4 @ 13:45

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