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AWS re:Invent re:Cap 2020

AWS re:Invent was virtual for the first time ever in 2020 and packed with exciting sessions over 3 weeks! In case you missed the important announcements made about new services and features, Mark McQuade, Practice Manager of Data Science and Engineering at Rackspace Technology, Amir Kashani, VP of Cloud Native Development & IoT Solutions at Rackspace Technology and Aaron Richmond, Manager of Partner SA – Strategic Partners at AWS have curated a re:Invent re:Cap to take you through the key highlights.

Join us for our webinar where we will be highlighting the top announcements and doing a deep dive into a few of the most interesting new services across Serverless and Containers, Compute, IoT, AI & ML, Analytics, Database, Storage, Security and AWS Marketplace.
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  • Automating Production Level ML Operations on AWS Feb 25 2021 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mark McQuade, Practice Manager, Data Science and Engineering & Daniel Quach, Lead Big Data Architect at Rackspace Technology
    Companies are realizing the value of using ML models to drive better outcomes for their businesses. Harnessing the predictive power of their data with ML models to remain competitive is becoming more critical to business operations, yet 60% of ML models never make it to production. This is due to complications often exacerbated by outdated business processes and the fact that it's not a core competency for typical data science teams.

    In this webinar, we will explore these specific challenges and illustrate how familiar cloud services can be stitched together with MLOps Foundations, enabling rapid development, training, scoring and deployment of models across multiple environments with strong governance and security controls to provide a foundation for successful model lifecycle management.

    What we'll cover:
    - Introduction to MLOps Foundations powered by Model Factory
    - The gap between the Data Scientists and ML Operations
    - The distinction between MLOps and DevOps
    - Architecture patterns necessary for elements of effective MLOps
    - How a “model factory” architecture holistically addresses CI/CD for ML

    Demo that will explore:
    - Quick feedback and traceability for model development
    - ML framework agnostic tooling for packaging of models
    - Platform agnostic continuous/rolling deployment
  • Delivering Your Future on SAP Feb 25 2021 5:00 pm UTC 52 mins
    Jeff DeVerter, Jason Gates, Kevin Carroll, Rackspace Technology; Bryon Cheng, Dell Technologies
    Hear from technology leaders from Rackspace Technology and Dell Technologies.

    •Ensuring security, scalability and pay-for-what-you-use flexibility
    •Satisfying your organization’s cloud-first or digital transformation initiatives
    •Streamlining delivery and cutting costs by up to 40% like Coinstar did with SAP on Private Cloud

    Rackspace Technology and Dell Technologies are here to help you leverage technology to solve today’s toughest challenges.
  • AWS re:Invent re:Cap 2020 Recorded: Jan 14 2021 44 mins
    Mark McQuade, Rackspace Technology, Amir Kashani, Rackspace Technology & Aaron Richmond, AWS
    AWS re:Invent was virtual for the first time ever in 2020 and packed with exciting sessions over 3 weeks! In case you missed the important announcements made about new services and features, Mark McQuade, Practice Manager of Data Science and Engineering at Rackspace Technology, Amir Kashani, VP of Cloud Native Development & IoT Solutions at Rackspace Technology and Aaron Richmond, Manager of Partner SA – Strategic Partners at AWS have curated a re:Invent re:Cap to take you through the key highlights.

    Join us for our webinar where we will be highlighting the top announcements and doing a deep dive into a few of the most interesting new services across Serverless and Containers, Compute, IoT, AI & ML, Analytics, Database, Storage, Security and AWS Marketplace.
  • Rackspace Technology Expanded Services for AWS Recorded: Dec 15 2020 30 mins
    Taylor Bird, VP of AWS Products and Services, Rackspace Technology and Emma Pudney, CTO Rackspace Technology APJ
    After a year of reacting to massive change, IT leaders are now looking more strategically at technologies that will drive a change from traditional to cutting edge transformation in 2021.

    We’re pleased to announce that we are extending our AWS offerings around application modernization, machine learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), containers, and serverless computing to Australia and Asia Pacific customers.

    Join us for a 30-minute preview, to hear about how our new offerings help customers like you modernise and innovate to build new revenue streams, increase efficiency and deliver a superior customer experience.

    Presented by Taylor Bird, VP of AWS Products and Services at Rackspace, and Emma Pudney, CTO Rackspace APJ, the session will cover:

    - An overview of Rackspace’s next generation services
    - Leveraging elastic engineering for flexible, on-demand, utilisation of AWS experts
    - Achieving more with emerging tech such as ML, IOT and Cloud Native Development.
  • Harnessing Cloud-Native DevOps for a Truly Modern Business Recorded: Dec 10 2020 61 mins
    David Van Everen (StackRox), John Capello (Nasuni), Stephane Estevez (Splunk), Matt Sollie (Rackspace) + others TBD
    2020 was a pivotal year for cloud-native, which its promises - agility, innovation, adaptability - more mainstream than ever before. But to take advantage of cloud-native and these benefits, a cloud-native DevOps approach is absolutely crucial.

    Join this panel to learn how a cloud-native DevOps approach can transform your business into one where people and technology work together seamlessly, and where your business is truly modernized.

    Topics of discussion will include:
    - Why cloud-native and DevOps go hand in hand
    - What defines cloud-native DevOps
    - The challenges enterprises face incorporating cloud-native DevOps
    - What benefits cloud-native DevOps bring to organizations and in turn, their customers

    Speakers:
    David Van Everen, VP of Marketing, StackRox (Moderator)
    John Capello,VP of Product Strategy, Nasuni
    Stephane Estevez, EMEA Director of Product Marketing, IT Markets, Splunk
    Matt Sollie, Lead Cloud Architect, Rackspace Technology
  • How To Plan a Cloud Migration While Reducing IT Costs Recorded: Dec 10 2020 61 mins
    Moderated by Kapil Sharma , Sales Director
    India's public cloud market stood at Rs 17,000 crore in FY2020 and is expected to grow at about 30 percent CAGR to reach Rs 63,000 crore by FY2025, said in a report by Nasscom .More and more organizations are adopting cloud technologies to gain increased flexibility and agility, to better support modern services and methodologies, and to reduce IT costs. But the journey to the cloud is complex. It features significant technical and business challenges that must be taken into account with any cloud migration strategy.

    To help, AWS and Rackspace Technology offer a structured migration program that provides best practice advice every step of the way – from assessment and planning to migration and cost optimization.

    Join cloud experts from Rackspace Technology for this webinar to discover how best to manage your AWS migration, including how to accelerate and maximize the delivery of its cost benefits.

    Topics covered include:
    · Overcoming common barriers and challenges of cloud migration
    · The pros and cons of image migration versus application-centric migration
    · Understanding the AWS Migration Acceleration Program
    · Building a successful business case for cloud adoption

    Panelist
    Nagesh Subrahmanyam , Partner Solution Architect , AWS
    Mahesh Mohandass , Solution Architect , Rackspace Technology
  • Private Cloud is Dead, Long Live Private Cloud Recorded: Dec 9 2020 31 mins
    Jeff DeVerter, CTO of Products & Services at Rackspace Technology
    It's a common misnomer that computing location is a binary decision. Today's computing landscape is a combination of public, private and even hybrid. In this session, Jeff DeVerter will show that private cloud is still a first-class citizen in this modern computing environment and what it takes for modern IT teams to enable this highly complex yet powerful solution for their workloads.

    In this session you’ll learn about the current use cases for private cloud and how you can make your multicloud environment a source of IT innovation.
  • Solve Strategy Series | How Businesses are using AI and Machine Learning Today Recorded: Dec 9 2020 52 mins
    Jeremy Howard
    Join Jeremy Howard, data scientist and researcher, as he presents a keynote talk on how AI and Machine Learning is being used by businesses today.

    Jeremy will discuss:
    • What are the capabilities and constraints of ML/AI?
    • What are the data, compute, and expertise requirements for ML/AI in practice?
    • What are some examples of successful applications of ML/AI?
    • How can organizations get started with ML/AI?

    Following Jeremy's keynote, he will be joined by an expert panel to discuss his talk and the impacts that AI and Machine Learning can make on businesses.

    Moderator: Jeff DeVerter, CTO, Solutions, Rackspace Technology

    Panelists
    - Kris Skinrak, Global Machine Learning Technical Lead, AWS
    - Peter Coffee, VP or Strategic Research, Salesforce
    - Eric Miller, Sr Director of Technology Strategy, Rackspace Technology
    - Mark McQuade, Practice Manager - Data Science, Rackspace Technology
  • Ask the Experts - News Hour - Delivering your future on SAP Recorded: Dec 1 2020 53 mins
    Jeff DeVerter, Jason Gates, Kevin Carroll, Byron Cheng
    Join us for a live, one-hour Ask the Experts News Hour, “Delivering Your Future on SAP.” You’ll hear from technology leaders from Rackspace Technology and Dell and discover how to:
    •Ensure security, scalability and pay-for-what-you-use flexibility
    •Satisfy your organization’s cloud-first or digital transformation initiatives
    •Streamline delivery and cut costs by up to 40%, like Coinstar did with SAP on private cloud

    Prepare your questions and register now for this online event. Rackspace Technology and Dell are here to help you leverage technology to solve today’s toughest challenges.

    Following this event, Rackspace Technology will donate to global COVID-19 relief efforts.

    Speakers:
    Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technology Officer - Solutions, Rackspace Technology (Moderator)
    Jason Gates, Senior Director, Private Cloud & Colo Sales, Rackspace Technology
    Kevin Carroll, Director, Applicaiton Solution Architecture, Rackspace Technology
    Byron Cheng, Managing Director and GTM Leader, Global Alliances

    Submit questions prior to the event by emailing margaret.nadeau@rackspace.com
  • Securing Your Collaboration Technology On Microsoft Recorded: Dec 1 2020 52 mins
    Moderated by Ivan Chan , Strategic Alliance Manager
    The impact of Covid-19 pandemic will be felt longer after the crisis has passed. Closures of offices for non-essential workers , ensuing work-from-home strategies have certainly been disruptive. Companies were forced to support remote employees with little notice and largely succeeded.

    The pandemic has created the storm in terms of security risks for businesses. The volume of possible attacks surfaces has multiplied as a larger remote workforce means greater entry points for cyber criminals. We are also beginning to see the nature of the threat changing, as attackers exploit uncertainty, unprecedented situations, and rapid IT and organizational change.

    Cybersecurity technology and service providers are shifting priorities to support current needs: business continuity, remote work, and planning for a transition to the next normal.

    Join this Webinar by Rackspace Technology and Microsoft, where a panel of experts will discuss how you and your organization can mitigate these risks.


    Key Takeaways:
    • How to Secure the newly implemented Remote Working?
    • Ensure Business continuity of critical Security Functions.
    • Optimization of your Cloud Security.

    Expert Panel :
    Paul Dols , CEO , QS Solution
    Kapil Sharma ,Sales Director India & Saarc , Rackspace Technology
    Mahender Singh , Solution Architect , Rackspace Technology
  • How to Optimize your Cloud Cost on AWS Recorded: Nov 26 2020 59 mins
    Kulbhushan Chand , Head of Partner Solutions Architect AWS , Mahesh Mohandass Solution Architect Rackspace Technology;
    One of the biggest impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic is the destabilization of global markets. As a result, many organizations have renewed their focus on cost reductions as a vital strategic priority. But there’s another way to manage the peaks and troughs of this market: cost optimization.
    Join us for a special webinar to learn how Rackspace can help you optimize costs on AWS. You’ll learn how we can provide you with a clear picture of your current environment, plus uncover savings by making updates to your cloud strategy.

    We’ll share:
    • Tactics for achieving cost and performance optimization
    • An introduction to Cloud Health & Platform Essentials 

    Register today and learn how to build a secure, high-performing, resilient and efficient infrastructure for your applications.
  • Next Generation SaaS: Building Scalable, Multi-Tenant SaaS Solutions on AWS Recorded: Nov 17 2020 74 mins
    Chris O’Malley, Anubhav Sharma, and Oded Rosenmann
    Whether you’re migrating single-tenant environments or modernizing an existing SaaS solution to obtain the benefits of AWS cloud native solutions, launching, and running a SaaS platform can be complex and costly. Many SaaS platforms are adopting a microservices approach to application development and leveraging automation, scalability and flexibility in order to enhance the customer experience and accelerate innovation. AWS has resources and tools for you at every stage of your product journey – from concept to QA to production.

    Join Chris O’Malley, Sr. Practice Manager, Cloud Native Development at Rackspace Technology, Anubhav Sharma, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect, SaaS Factory at AWS, and Oded Rosenmann, SaaS Business Lead at AWS as they explore the advantages of multi-tenancy and dive deep into a range of migration and modernization approaches on AWS, highlighting the unique challenges, advantages, and demands of each approach.

    What we’ll cover:
    - Business drivers for adopting a cloud native SaaS model
    - Challenges and strategies associated with building next-generation SaaS applications
    - Approaches to transitioning to multi-tenant environments including data segregation & resource management
    - Considerations for billing and metering your environment for optimal tenant usage
    - Architecting for scale and deploying production-ready SaaS using AWS Managed Services
    - Real-world use cases of implementing scalable SaaS platforms on AWS
  • Make $$ by Reselling Microsoft 365: Get Started Fast Recorded: Nov 17 2020 53 mins
    Kirk Averett is the former General Manager of Cloud Office for Rackspace
    Over the past 3 years, Microsoft 365 (formerly Office 365) has eclipsed G Suite from Google as the preferred solution for business email, productivity apps, and collaboration tools. Come to this webinar to learn the 5 things you need to get started reselling Microsoft 365 with Rackspace and to start earning strong monthly recurring revenue. Resellers who are looking to grow their 365 business to the next level will also benefit from solid guidance that will be shared during this webinar.
  • Ask the Experts - News Hour - Manufacturing Recorded: Nov 17 2020 46 mins
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    Join us for a one-hour manufacturing roundtable with technology leaders from Rackspace Technology and Salesforce.

    Manufacturing is experiencing a customer-driven revolution. The so-called “Amazon effect” has significantly raised expectations, with customers now accustomed to instant gratification. But a lack of supply chain collaboration and visibility is stifling the improvements needed to meet this demand.

    Front-office customer relationship management (CRM) solutions offer a way to overcome the closed nature of many legacy production systems and provide that visibility and collaboration. Done right, you can build a closer, seamless and partner-oriented relationship with your customers.

    Our expert panel will discuss how manufacturing organizations can develop greater agility, innovation and customer satisfaction by exposing, sharing and analyzing the data currently locked away throughout the supply chain. Join us to learn how to:

    •Pull real-time customer data from the field via Community Cloud and FSL, to help you quickly adapt to market trends
    •Create a hyper-collaborative global supply chain to flex with demand and minimize work in progress
    •Integrate your front office with your back office — stretching benefits across people, processes, applications, data and infrastructure
    •Improve order-delivery times with Sales & Service Cloud by flowing customer and order data through operations from capture to service delivery.
    •Streamline operations by allowing field technicians to resolve issues with data-driven insight and action made possible through data exposure and distribution through FSL
    •Coordinate and track warranties through complex distribution channels with Community & Service Cloud

    Speakers:
    Anna Kostroun, Senior Director, Marketing, Rackspace Technology (Moderator)
    Adam Plummer, Senior Director Application Sales, Rackspace
    Michael Mock, Chief Technical Architect, Rackspace
    Tony Kratovil, Regional VP, Manufacturing Solution Leader, Salesforce
  • Solve Strategy Series | Cloud – The Enabler of Innovation Recorded: Nov 12 2020 52 mins
    Tolga Tarhan
    As businesses seek to differentiate in a crowded marketplace, they’re looking to leverage techniques like DevOps and Cloud Native, and innovative technologies like AI, machine learning and analytics. But, to maximize the potential of these game-changing approaches, you need the cloud.

    In this roundtable, our panel of tech leaders explores how Cloud is an enabler of innovation.

    Topics covered include:
    · Misconceptions about cloud native
    · The role of people and processes in cloud innovation
    · What the future of serverless and containers hold
  • Ask the Experts - News Hour - Infrastructure Modernization Recorded: Nov 10 2020 39 mins
    Jaret Chiles, Jason Gates, Wesley Mauer, Michael Wind & Himanshu Rao
    Join us for a live, one-hour Ask the Experts News Hour, “Modernizing Your Infrastructure for the New Normal.” Hear from technology leaders from Rackspace Technology and Microsoft and discover how to:

    •Ensure security, scalability and pay-for-what-you-use flexibility
    •Satisfy your organization’s cloud-first or digital transformation initiatives
    •Cut costs by up to 75% with technologies like SAP on Azure

    Rackspace Technology and Microsoft are here to help you leverage technology to solve today’s toughest challenges.

    Submit questions prior to the event by emailing margaret.nadeau@rackspace.com.

    Speakers:
    Jaret Chiles, Senior Director, Strategic Services & Enablement, Rackspace Technology (Moderator)
    Jason Gates, Senior Director, Professional Services Delivery, Rackspace Technology
    Wesley Mauer, Senior Solution Architect, Rackspace Technology
    Michael Wind, Solution Architect, Specialty Domain
    Himanshu Rao, Senior Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft
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    Moderated by Ivan Chan , Strategic Alliance Manager
    According to an IDC Survey Spotlight, demand for cloud computing in India is expected to increase 64% due to the pandemic. Cloud software is projected to rise 56% ensuing new normal of remote working.

    Forward-thinking enterprises are moving their SAP workloads to the Cloud because cloud is proving to be a better environment for mission-critical applications. These organizations are able to find faster routes to innovation by harnessing the power of the Cloud to achieve scalability, flexibility and meet all their compliance needs for their SAP workloads in an automated and secure manner.

    In this webinar we will cover:

    • India business landscape for SAP
    • Benefits of automating SAP deployments in the Cloud
    • How SAP on Azure helps increase performance, agility, and availability of your SAP applications.
    • Securing your SAP workloads with Rackspace SAP Security Assessment

    Panelist :
    Ravi Gangampalli , Cloud Solution Architect - SAP on Azure , Microsoft
    Vinodh Mohan , Senior Solution Architect , Rackspace Technology
    Kapil Sharma , Sales Director -India & Saarc , Rackspace Technology
  • Accelerating Digital Therapeutics Development on AWS Recorded: Nov 5 2020 54 mins
    Matt Puccio, Practice Manager at Rackspace Technology and Todd Neuville, Worldwide Business Development, Life Sciences at AWS
    In our highly connected world, patients now expect pharma companies to provide them with enhanced customer experiences, tools, and services to assist in their patient journey and help them to get better faster. In order to provide better patient care, organizations have been innovating with digital medicine. Enter digital therapeutics.

    Digital therapeutics (DTx) are evidence-based software such as a mobile application, a digitally connected medicine, or a connected patient portal that provides personalized feedback. With the rise of digital therapeutics, many organizations are looking for scalable, cost effective and compliant platforms to support their healthcare initiatives. The AWS Cloud has an expansive global footprint to ensure low-latency for fast applications, while enabling reliable and secure data capture from patient technology.

    Join our webinar to learn how digital therapeutics increasingly influence the way healthcare is delivered and consumed across the world and how AWS can accelerate the development and deployment of applications and connected devices, while complying with medical regulations.

    What we’ll cover:
    - Overview of DTx and its benefits
    - The advantages of using a cloud native approach to support innovation in DTx
    - Key components of DTx: How serverless technology on AWS has broadened the role of DTx in improving patient care
    - Technical and business considerations for developing compliant digital medical solutions
    - How to leverage AWS services such as Amazon DynamoDB and AWS Lambda to build a scalable HIPAA eligible platform
  • Ask the Experts - News Hour - Data Analytics Recorded: Nov 3 2020 33 mins
    Jaret Chiles, Jason Gates, Lara Indrikovs & Ziad Azzi
    Is your business data driven? Are you able to capture critical insights from your data? Does your Datawarehouse help accelerate innovation and decision making? We had the same issues when it came to modern data and analytics.

    Join us for a live, one-hour data and analytics roundtable with technology
    leaders from Rackspace Technology & Google Cloud to see how we addressed this issue.

    Topics Include

    •Hear from Google Cloud and Rackspace Technology experts as they share learnings and best practices for modernizing your Enterprise Data Warehouse. 
    •Discover tools and features that support real-time data insights and accelerate innovation.
    •Learn how Rackspace moved a 2 petabyte enterprise data warehouse and data lake from on-prem to Google Cloud in just 6 months, yielding a 50% increase in their Net Promoter Score (NPS).

    Prepare your questions and register now for this online event. Rackspace Technology and Google Cloud are here to help you leverage their technology to solve today’s toughest challenges. Please send questions directly to Margaret Nadeau, Program Manager: Margaret.nadeau@rackspace.com


    Speakers:
    Jaret Chiles, Senior Director, Strategic Services & Enablement, Rackspace Technology
    Jason Gates, Sr. Director, Private Cloud & Colo Sales, Rackspace technology
    Lara Indrikovs, Director Product Management, Rackspace Technology
    Ziad Azzi, Head of Partner Engineering, Google Cloud
  • Ask the Experts - News Hour - Healthcare Recorded: Oct 28 2020 54 mins
    Jaret Chiles, PV Subba Rao, Phil Stracchino, Greg Hooper & Ian Wheat
    Join us for a live, one-hour healthcare technology roundtable with technology leaders from Rackspace, Pure Storage and Armor. The panel will discuss how healthcare organizations can ensure business continuity by leveraging multicloud solutions for greater data storage and retrieval and cloud scalability.

    Join this session to learn:
    Why maintaining business continuity within every healthcare segment is mission-critical — from providers and pharma, to medical devices and payers.
    Why a multicloud solution is at the center of it all, stretching across people, processes, applications, data and infrastructure.
    How to address security, compliance and privacy across multiple clouds, in the midst of such rapid change.
    How to prepare for business continuity with data-driven insight and action.

    Get your questions answered by our experts during this live session!

    Speakers:
    Jaret Chiles, Senior Director, Strategic Services & Enablement, Rackspace
    PV Subba Rao, Healthcare Vertical Lead, Rackspace
    Phil Stracchino, Principal Architecht, Rackspace
    Greg Hooper, Senior Solutions Engineer, Armor
    Ian Wheat, Technical Sales Strategist, Pure Storage
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