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How to Get the Private Cloud Right

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    - What are the risks of multi-cloud workloads
    - How to manage the multi-cloud workloads using PaaS
    - Optimize costs — selecting the correct service

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    Jani Iivari is an Azure Lead at Siili Solutions Plc. Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert and Data Engineer Associate.

    Ever ready, constantly expanding skills by reading and learning. Lately also included writing as a method of learning. Cloud platform has given us endless opportunities to develop new digital services, we have barely scratched the surface of possibilities and I’m happy to part of the journey.
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