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Taking Advantage of the Modern Public Cloud Architecture


Zeus Kerravala  (Principal Analyst, ZK Research)

Date: Wednesday, March 10

Time: 2:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Track: Conference Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Over the years, enterprises have shifted their reliance on the cloud for communications from hosted services in a data center to a SaaS model that today blends application services from multiple cloud providers with their own cloud infrastructure for a multicloud, hybrid approach. And now, they’re ready to take the next big evolutionary step, with a distributed model that includes edge locations — whatever those might be — as part of the cloud architecture. Distributed clouds will have a profound impact on communications, as the features everyone uses will be disaggregated away from a single location and run as an edge cloud service only when needed. For example, video analytics is best done close to the user, making this an ideal edge computing service and therefore a likely component of a distributed cloud.

In this session, a leading cloud expert will examine the importance of the distributed cloud model and what enterprises need to know for the future.

  • Discover how the paradigm has evolved into a distributed cloud model
  • What IT decision-makers should need to know about this new distributed, multi-cloud environment
  • Understand why the edge of the network will be a crucial aspect for the future of cloud