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Operations: Silver Bullet
December 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Four Reasons why internal-infrastructure teams need software-defined solutions
- User’s don’t trust the current system
- New technological innovations remain unutilized
- IT services appear expensive compared to cloud options
- Inconvenience is at an all-time high
Join Cisco, Cohesity, and Leverage IS to learn how software-defined solutions can reduce capital and operating costs by 50 percent, provide 30 percent gains in performance and cut the length of outages by half.
9 a.m. – Breakfast
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Presentation and Q&A
3 p.m. – Games, Drinks, and Appetizers
The Cloud Expectation
Cloud solutions have created the impression of a superior operating model. Product owners, engineers, and business customers appreciate the high availability, flexible capacity arrangements, transparent cost structures, and rapid incident response that large public-cloud providers offer. Moreover, customers know they can count on cloud providers to provide the latest technology.
The Traditional IT Weakness
Expectations of cloud performance and resiliency have put the relative weaknesses of internal-infrastructure operations on sharp display. Product teams and external customers aren’t able to see the true cost of what they’re paying. Capacity is fixed, and the ordering cycle is so long that product teams often have to predict needs for one or more quarters in the future, increasing the risk of errors.
The IT Silver Bullet
Internal-infrastructure teams have several natural advantages. Not only do they have deeper knowledge of the company and its customers, but they can also deliver superior TCO in a number of use cases. Many have paid down the cost of their assets, in full or in part, and they own proprietary customer data. They also have the ability to tailor software and hardware solutions to customer needs.