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Today’s approach to cloud computing has a healthy tension between engineering agility and financial optimization. The rapid adoption of containers exemplifies the technical possibilities along with the challenges of accurately attributing those costs to the right application, team, or business unit. In this session, join Casey Doran, Apptio’s head of Cloud Product Management, to learn more about best practices for Kubernetes container cost management along with a view into Apptio’s broader strategy for cloud financial management, including SaaS applications and cloud migration.
Financial services pioneer Capital One has just undergone a massive eight-year technology transformation, including the exit of legacy data centers to go all-in on the public cloud. In this session, Capital One’s senior vice president of cloud and productivity engineering, Chris Nims, shares how the company pioneered new standards, tools, and technologies during its digital transformation and adopted an “open-source first” approach to software development to accelerate innovation for customers. Learn how Capital One is building the bank of the future, and hear lessons from this journey that other legacy enterprises born in the mainframe and distributed computing era can benefit from.
2020 saw an acceleration of cloud-based transformation as organizations were forced to react, pivot, and pivot again in response to the global pandemic. This session, hosted by the Cloudbusting podcast team, dives into 2021 cloud trends and what organizations must do, both technically and culturally, to enhance business continuity and adopt cloud as critical infrastructure. Learn why cloud-native organizations are inherently more adaptable and what your organization must do to realize the promise of the cloud in 2021. Leave this session with insights from real customer stories and the Cloudreach strategists guiding them through modern cloud-driven transformation.
A Cloud Center of Excellence (CCoE) owns functions such as infrastructure automation, operational tools and processes, security tooling and controls, and migration landing zones. It improves the speed at which a business unit can access cloud resources and optimize use patterns. However, centralized CCoEs can sometimes become bottlenecks in large organizations with several lines of business. In this session, you learn about tools and design patterns that can help you ensure high-velocity cloud transformation programs with the governance and agility required for distributed enterprises.
Many organizations struggle to provide a data platform that makes data ready for analytics. Learn how to use Databricks with Delta Lake to make the data in your Amazon S3 data lake more reliable with higher performance so it can support all of your analytics across data science, machine learning, and BI/reporting. See how companies like Comcast have used this approach to reduce costs (Comcast saved $9 million) and improve model deployment time from weeks to minutes.
In recent years, major players in the broadcast industry have migrated many of their media technology operations to AWS. In this session, you learn about the unique characteristics of these solutions and what state-of-the-art, cloud-based broadcasting looks like today. The session also dives deep into the next set of challenges for the industry as it moves to live, professional-quality production in the cloud for news and sports.
In this session, learn how Fractal.AI delivered a platform to help analyze data and make decisions related to COVID-19 progression for the government of Telangana, India, deploying it on AWS in five days. The solution, based on Intel processors, delivered more than 100 dashboards using anonymized government and public datasets with hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 data points. Learn about the build, scale, and impact of this platform on which machine learning models for disease transmission predictions, citizen mobility analytics, situational awareness of disease spread, and hospital care readiness were built. Hear how the team anticipated sustainable recovery scenarios and how healthcare and government came together.
Don’t let your infrastructure limit your imagination—let applications drive your infrastructure. Scale-out applications are primed to take advantage of the scalability of AWS, but they can’t run themselves. Infrastructure and DevOps teams need a remedy for the lost time devoted to provisioning, scaling, and upgrades. Need more than just another dashboard, report, or alert? How about automatically understanding, predicting, and adapting to application needs? Learn how to enable application-driven infrastructure in the cloud to optimize cloud compute and improve storage efficiency across your applications and services on AWS—with up to 90 percent savings.
As the #1 CRM and the most broadly adopted cloud platform, respectively, Salesforce and AWS offer cloud services with strategic integrations based on a foundation of security and simplicity. In this session, explore how Service Cloud Voice with Amazon Connect is transforming customer service, and learn how you can use Private Connect and Amazon AppFlow to securely share data between Salesforce and AWS. Hear the latest updates on Tableau and MuleSoft, and check out joint learning initiatives powered by Trailhead. With innovations in AI, voice, and productivity, and by empowering everyone to skill up for the future, Saleforce and AWS together are your fastest path from idea to impact.
Achieve relevance in the ever-evolving digital world starting with agile delivery and modern engineering. Tackle your toughest technology challenges and get started on making a true digital transformation. Be a disruptor in your industry. In this session, LG CNS talks about its global cloud modernization initiative and how Slalom and AWS helped it work through all the aspects of its business and operational cloud journey. Slalom gives you practical guidance on shifting to a customer-centric digital strategy, keeping pace with change, modernizing organizational skills and capabilities, and leveraging the rise of data as a strategic asset.
Advanced analytics has become the key for many businesses today to create competitive advantage. Operationalizing advanced analytics is no trivial task and requires handling massive volumes of data to serve this need. This session covers how Snowflake can be used for BI as well as advanced analytics for data scientists to build complex machine learning models using Amazon SageMaker services. The leader of Caterpillar Data & Analytics Architecture shares how Caterpillar has managed to use a combination of Amazon S3, SageMaker, and Snowflake to build models based on high-volume semi-structured telematics data.
As companies face unprecedented circumstances, the cloud has proven to be the best path to keep businesses running. VMware helps organizations migrate and modernize applications on premises and on the AWS Cloud with consistent infrastructure and operations supporting both VMs and containers. AWS is VMware’s preferred cloud provider for vSphere workloads. In this session, learn how organizations use VMware solutions to quickly migrate applications to the cloud, manage hybrid cloud environments, provide secure hybrid cloud networking, and enable developers to deliver modern applications using Kubernetes.
The need to improve cybersecurity through cloud services can actually be the foundation for a more holistic, end-to-end digital transformation with the cloud at its core. Hear Mike Towers, CISO of biopharmaceutical company Takeda, and Shaan Mulchandani, Accenture AWS security lead, discuss a security-led approach to AWS adoption that is helping Takeda realize its vision of being the most trusted and data-driven biopharma business in the world. Plus, learn about native security automation (with Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub, Amazon Macie, Amazon Detective, AWS WAF, etc.), scalable hybrid networking with AWS-native/vendor firewalls, and advanced logging and monitoring in AWS Control Tower and other environments.
Companies all over the world are reaping the benefits of serverless and pay-for-what-you-use compute. Few, however, have adopted serverless to the extent DuneIm has. During a replatform of its online sales platform, Dunelm chose to build a completely serverless microservices application. Hear the story of how DuneIm moved to deploying changes over 200 times a month and saw an average speed improvement of 472 percent across its entire platform. In addition, hear how it has decided to organize teams around core business domains, and see how observability is a core component of moving fast with serverless.
As the benefits of the cloud continue to grow, most organizations are migrating away from onsite data centers and embracing a cloud-first strategy. Organizations with traditional hybrid workloads like VMware, SQL, and Oracle and native cloud workloads like Amazon EC2 and Amazon RDS need a predictable and efficient way to scale data protection services up and down as workloads evolve. Join this session to hear how Druva and AWS are helping customers protect applications in hybrid cloud environments, better secure backups from ransomware, lower the TCO, and improve resiliency with orchestrated virtual machine failover/failback and automated disaster recovery testing for cloud applications.
Securing the race to digital transformation, accelerated this year by global health concerns, requires new security skills and a new shared responsibility model to protect online businesses from the most common security risks. In this session, you learn about credential stuffing and other forms of malicious automation attacks, as well as the role that artificial intelligence and machine learning play in defending applications and delivering positive business outcomes. Additionally, you learn the security best practices deployed by leading online brands across key industries like financial services, retail, telecommunications, and travel and hospitality.
Databases are built for fast access, but this makes them resource-intensive. As data grows, you may want to optimize performance (or cost) by migrating old or infrequently used data to inexpensive object storage. But this presents its own challenges: automating the archival process, ensuring data consistency during failures, and either querying two data stores separately or building a query federation system. In this session, learn how MongoDB approached these challenges while building the Online Archive and Federated Query features into MongoDB Atlas, and hear about lessons learned and how you can do the same.
This session, focused on AWS Lambda, examines lessons learned from teams that have gone all-in with serverless and those just building their first microservice. Discover team strategies that can be applied from day one to help minimize roadblocks, and learn how agile methodologies are essential to serverless success. This session also covers a few tools to help end the monolith, including structured logging with Amazon CloudWatch and infrastructure as code using AWS CloudFormation or the AWS CDK. Whether you’re just beginning, or consider yourself an expert, if you’re interested in Lambda, this session is for you.
In the DevOps days, we talked about communication silos, where gated communications between teams didn’t support the desired application velocity. Now that tech-enabled enterprises have discovered how to release code faster, they’ve inadvertently introduced new problems with bugs, vulnerabilities, and stack visibility problems. Faster software development lifecycles (SDLCs) have made supporting and securing applications more difficult. But the good news is that data can bridge the gap. In this session, hear how tech-enabled enterprises are leveraging tool-chain telemetry to break down data silos and create true visibility across the entire SDLC. Learn how the power of code-to-cloud visibility is that it helps teams keep up with release velocity and build better and more secure applications.
There’s always more than one way to solve a problem. That’s a big advantage of AWS, but it can also be overwhelming to deal with. Is Amazon Aurora the right choice? MySQL on Amazon RDS? Create your own on Amazon EC2? These are just some of the decisions that your team is going to have to make. You may make mistakes. Decisions you make now could cause problems down the road. This session explores how teams handle failure and come back stronger, using resources like the AWS Well-Architected Framework, Amazon CloudWatch, and many more tools to help make decisions and build better.
Whether you're all in with cloud-native applications or just getting started on AWS, this session is for you. From containers and Kubernetes to traditional on-premises workloads (and everything in between), this session covers how to best operate and scale a comprehensive backup, restore, and application mobility strategy on AWS. Come learn about Veeam’s industry-leading backup and data management solution for AWS and hybrid cloud environments.
Come learn how to use Verizon 5G Edge, available in many cities today, to deploy applications to the edge of 5G mobile networks. In this session, explore the key architectural advantages of AWS Wavelength and learn practical patterns to measure application performance. Leave this session with the fundamentals to guide you in building your first AWS Wavelength application on Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband network.