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Digital Transformation - The Emergence of Digital Infrastructure Platforms

Digital transformation necessitates a rethink of your physical infrastructure with the addition of a cloud oriented pure digital approach. This dual approach to old versus new models throws up new challenges and competing priorities, how much of the old should you transform vs lift and shift or simply leave where it is countered by creating an agile capability to meet the increasing and diverse demands of users. This webinar walks identifies these challenges and set outs an approach which enables a flexible, responsive and cost efficient approach to an all digital infrastructure future.
Recorded Jun 30 2016 60 mins
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William Fellows, 451 Research & Matthew Finnie, Interoute
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    Key points:

    • Understand initial deployment challenges
    • Handling cluster growth
    • Working to meet increasing pressure on storage and job density
    • Planning for capacity growth and extension to cloud
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