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Delivering Business Value with Microservices

Elsevier, one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information, sought to accelerate access to enterprise data by shortening their development cycle, making more cost-effective decisions, and delivering business value faster, while moving away from technology vendor lock-in.

Come hear Elsevier's phased approach to moving from monolithic services to microservices with Red Hat OpenShift, and the business benefits they have seen so far.
Recorded Jan 9 2019 21 mins
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