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Cloud and Datacenter 2019

Delivering Enterprise Digital Transformation: Multi-Cloud for Agile IT

Nairobi, September 12, 2019
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Overview

Multi Cloud Architecture in Modern Datacenters - Are You Ready for The Cloud Era?

The cloud and datacenter market in Middle East and Africa (MEA) continue to grow as digital transformation (DX) becomes the focus of most organizations in the region. Organizations in the region are positively inclined toward multi-cloud environments, combining private and public cloud. Many organizations and service providers are building private cloud infrastructure and hosting public cloud environments to support their business transformation journey. Infrastructures are rapidly evolving as digital transformation initiatives drive the need for greater IT agility, developer-friendly infrastructure, and industrial robustness at scale. Digital workloads such as Big Data and the Internet of Things are driving new designs for datacenter architectures, as well as demands for ever greater data security.

To stay competitive in today’s software-driven economy, enterprises MUST be cloud-native, to support their digital transformation. It will be a balancing act to move quickly and stay competitive while preparing for the road ahead. By thinking proactively about IT strategies, especially for cloud adoption, applications can be built and positioned for sustainable success.

DON'T MISS THE EVENT

Join IDC and key industry players as they discuss the dynamics of a hybrid computing future of IT where cloud, mobility and software defined datacenters pave the way for enterprises to really use IT as a business enabler. At this event, you will gain strategic insights and tactical advantages that will make your cloud and datacenter choices even more effective going forward.

Reserve your seat and don’t miss this opportunity to network with your peers, meet leading industry vendors and decision makers in cloud trends, architecture and techniques. Learn how to harvest your maximum potential.

Free to attend for end-user IT professionals.

Key Topics

IDC Cloud 2.0: Integrated and Holistically Managed Clouds

 

 

Industries


Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
08:45

Registration & Tea/Coffee

09:25

IDC Welcome Address

Francis Hook
Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa
09:30

Accelerate Innovations with Next Generation Infrastructure.

Francis Hook
Consulting Manager, Telecoms & Networking, Africa

The datacenter market in Middle East and Africa region has evolved substantially in the past decade. Continuous innovation is enabling organizations to use consolidation, convergence, and cloud computing models to lower the cost of IT operations and enhance performance. This presentation looks at the trends, challenges, and market conditions impacting the datacenter and cloud ecosystem and identifies how these technologies help address future innovation roadmaps.

10:05

The digital transformation aspirations of enterprises

The datacenter market continues to evolve in line with shifting business needs and the digital transformation aspirations of enterprises. The new demands placed by digital transformation on the datacenter side require enhanced agility and manageability capabilities. This session will explore the ways enterprises are aspiring to bring datacenter transformation.

 

10:40

Converged Architectures – a New Platform of Choice

To move ahead on their digital transformation journeys, organizations are now looking at newer consolidated systems with centralized management capabilities. Many organizations are turning to converged systems that consolidate server, storage, and networking on a single platform. IDC expects greater adoption of converged systems as customers aim to build digitally native departments to create hybrid cloud solutions to support their DX journey.

 

11:15

Tea / Coffee Break

11:45

Raffle Draw

11:55

Private Cloud Adoption

Private clouds are currently the most popular choice in the region, mostly due to traditional IT mindsets that value the on-premises hosting of assets. The lack of clear data-security regulations in the region is another reason organizations favor private cloud. Over the past few years the amount of infrastructure dedicated to private cloud buildouts has been steadily increasing.

 

12:20

Security Challenges in Current Wave of Digital Transformation

Organizations are relying on emerging technologies such as mobility, social, AI/machine learning and IoT in order to drive their ongoing digital transformation initiatives. The rapid adoption of these technologies has exposed them to much diversified security threats and more importantly these threats target data. Organizations are forced to upgrade their security solutions to counter unknown threats and ensure they comply with global data protection regulations. This session will explore various security challenges around data that organizations should address in their digital transformation roadmap.

 

12:45

Panel Discussion:Effective Organizational Strategy to Manage Multi-cloud Environment

Business are using more than a single cloud solution providers to optimize and distribute their workloads across multiple cloud environments. Managing multiple cloud platforms can be a challenge if organizations does not have a clear strategy in place. This session will discuss the strategic plans that organizations need to explore in order to manage complexity of running multiple clouds

 

13:15

Summary & Close

13:20

Raffle Draw

13:30

Lunch & Networking

General Information

 

Radisson BluHotel

Thursday, September 20th, 2019

8:30 am

Language
English

Registration Fee
Free of Charge : For End Users (not IT +consultant companies)

Contact
For More Information, contact: Deepa Ahuja - +919 818 747089 / dahuja@idc.com

Location

A convenient base for your safari or business trip in Kenya, the new Radisson Blu Hotel Nairobi, Upper Hill stands in the heart of the fast-growing business district. The hotel is just a 20-minute drive from both the airport and Nairobi National Park, a well-known wildlife preserve with herds of zebras, wildebeests, and giraffes.

Contact Us

Deepa Ahuja

Conference Director, Africa

+91 981874 7089

Lydia Botha

Senior Sales Manager

About IDC

55 Years | 1100 Analysts | 110 Countries

International Data Corporation (IDC) is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications, and consumer technology markets. With more than 1,100 analysts worldwide, IDC offers global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends in over 110 countries. IDC's analysis and insight helps IT professionals, business executives, and the investment community to make fact-based technology decisions and to achieve their key business objectives. Founded in 1964, IDC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading media, data and marketing services company. To learn more about IDC, please visit www.idc.com.