IDC Cloud Enabling a Hybrid Multicloud Ecosystem

DIGITAL Event | June 23, 2021

Overview

In light of the immense challenges that characterized 2020, cloud adoption is no longer merely an option; indeed, it is a necessity that promises tremendous rewards across entire organizations. As the region's enterprises dramatically accelerate their digital transformation journeys, they need to embrace the power of cloud computing and its holy grail – frictionless, hybrid multicloud that provides infrastructure-agnostic views and unified management capabilities across all clouds and even legacy datacenters.

 Highlighted as the key technology in IDC's five stages of enterprise recovery, cloud has emerged as the fastest path and natural choice to enable a resilient digital infrastructure. CIOs across the region are aggressively investing in increasing their cloud leverage, and the effectiveness of their cloud strategies will be a critical factor shaping their competitiveness and growth post recovery.

 This exciting digital event will feature a dynamic agenda hosted by senior IDC analysts, digital transformation pioneers, and hybrid cloud experts. Don't miss this chance to discover the latest developments in the region's hybrid multicloud market, garner critical insights into cloud solutions that work for you, and set your organization on a strategic, digitally driven path towards an impactful hybrid cloud journey.

Agenda

Time Event & Speakers
11:00

Welcome Address

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC
11:05

IDC Keynote: Future of Digital Infrastructure: Cloud Redefines Consumption

Matthew Eastwood

Senior Vice President, Enterprise Infrastructure and Datacenter, IDC

Emerging technologies continue to disrupt the way business is done all around the world. Enterprises looking to compete in today’s marketplace are fast realizing the necessity of a comprehensive digital transformation (DX) blueprint that integrates various 3rd Platform technologies across the entire organization and its eco-system.

Envisioning and building a dynamic, scalable and resilient, cloud-based digital infrastructures that forms the digital foundation to drive the future-of-work, data management, customer experience, and digital innovation is central to the success and sustainability of DX.

 

11:15

Hybrid Data Management Across Multiple Clouds

As public clouds mature from a mere technological novelty to an established business platform in a relatively short period of time, the value of data to an organization’s bottom-line increases. To optimally put data to use, executives need the right tools and techniques for managing data in a safe and effective manner, no matter where that data resides.

 

 

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11:30

Datacenter Optimization Within a Transition to Cloud

More than ever, datacenters must evolve to provide the agility and efficiency that accelerate business growth. Powerful technologies already exist to facilitate rapid service delivery such as cloud, high-performance computing, and big data analytics. These technologies provide huge opportunities for organizations, helping them transform their data center infrastructure to meet the requirements of today’s business while laying the groundwork for a next-generation data center that supports even greater business innovation and efficiency.

 

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11:45

Delivering Enterprise Level Agility in the Cloud Era

Today’s organizations looking to digitally transform are forced to weigh cost controls vs. business agility. Despite corporate decision makers finding a clear link between cloud computing and business agility, the main concern is still cost savings rather than potential benefits. This session will cut through the hype and present the facts about what cloud can really deliver to both IT and the organization as a whole.

 

 

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12:00

Managing Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure

Hybrid cloud management makes efficient use of public cloud hardware resources in data center administration or web hosting. Hybrid cloud management permits IT professionals in complex business organizations to procure the lowest costs on hardware resources through competitive bidding across platforms. Learn more about SDN hybrid cloud management software that enhances data security, guarantees continual uptime, and ensures the continuity of business services.

 

 

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12:15

Future Intelligence: Putting Hyperscale Analytics to Work 

Hyperscale is the ability of an IT system or architecture to scale exponentially and rapidly to respond to demand that is increasingly heavily. With hyperscale datacenters, enterprises can replace individual physical components as opposed to replacing the entire server. This approach gives extreme flexibility in scaling at the physical level, as components can be added modularly. Learn more about how hyperscale datacenters are changing the game from the way hardware components are sourced to the way they are designed.

 

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12:30

Cloud Is the Gateway to All Things DX

In today’s digital world, the benefits of cloud are increasingly being recognized by organizations across the region. Indeed, there is growing consensus that cloud is the springboard for any successful digital transformation journey. Join this session and learn more about the benefits of cloud computing and how it has transformed doing business. Be it flexibility, agility, speed, balance, scale, shared applications and services, business continuity and disaster recovery, cloud architectures have become a key component in organizational survival and gaining a competitive edge.

 

 

 

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12:45

Overcoming App Modernization and Data Integration Issues Across Cloud Silos

According to IDC research, in 2021, enterprise cloud architects will recognize that operational complexity is reaching a breaking point. ITOps, DevOps, and CloudOps teams will struggle to maintain service levels, manage costs, and ensure security and compliance across loosely coupled hybrid and multicloud architectures spanning private clouds, public clouds, hosted clouds, and traditional datacenters and edge systems. This session will provide a useful array of tools and strategies to break down silos and a simpler approach to managing complexity

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13:00

Impact of DX Strategies on Infrastructure

Although DX across organizations bears certain similarities, each is unique based on their exact needs. Executives driving an organization’s DX efforts need to assess their IT investments, management strategies, implementation/integration roadmaps, talent acquisition and retention, and cloud migration/storage options to ensure a DX journey that enhances the organization’s performance on multiple fronts.

 

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13:30

Gold Track Sessions (Parallel Sessions)

Track A: Managing Hybrid Infrastructure

13:30 - 13:35

Start of Session Raffle

13:35 - 13:50

Digital Reinvention: Creating Value by Unlocking the Power of Your Infrastructure

Jonathan Tullett

Senior Research Manager, IT Services
13:50 - 14:05

Next-Generation Enterprise IT – Managing a Hybrid-Cloud Environment

14:05 - 14:20

Infrastructure planning for a Hybrid Multi-cloud Enterprise.

14:20 - 14:25

End of Session Raffle

Track B: Evolving Security Best Practices for Cloud Services

13:30 - 13:35

Start of Session Raffle

13:35 - 13:50

Cloud Security: The Next and Inevitable Frontier

Varun Kukreja

Senior Program Manager, IT Security MEA, IDC Middle East, Africa, & Turkey
13:50 - 14:05

Cloud Migration and Compliance: The Changing Face of Risk

14:05 - 14:15

Managing Performance, Security & Trust of a Cloud Enterprise

14:20 - 14:25

End of Session Raffle

Track C: Maximizing Agility & Minimizing Risk in Deployment and Migration

13:30 - 13:35

Start of Session Raffle

13:35 - 13:50

Impact of Cloud Delivery Models and Applications

Mark Walker

Associate Vice President, South Africa, IDC
13:50 - 14:05

Application Modernization for a Cloud Ready Enterprise

14:05 - 14:15

Enterprise IT Speed of Innovation Driven by Agile Dev-Ops Platforms

14:20 - 14:25

End of Session Raffle

Track D: Future Intelligence: Putting Hyperscale Analytics to Work

13:30 - 13:35

Start of Session Raffle

13:35 - 13:50

Digital Business Demands Data Resiliency and Business Continuity

13:50 - 14:05

Leveraging Cloud Capabilities for AI & ML Decision making

14:05 - 14:15

Enterprise IT Speed of Innovation Driven by Agile Dev-Ops Platforms

14:20 - 14:25

End of Session Raffle

14:25

Networking & Gamification (Visit Partner Booths, Download Resources and Stand a Chance to Top the Scoreboard to win Exciting prizes!)

15:25

Close of Event

General Information

 

Digital Event

Wednesday, June 23, 2020

11:00 AM

 

 Language
English

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

Contact

For More Information, contact: Lizelle Jones - Senior Conference Manager-South Africa
Mobile: +27 73 4043099 | Email: ljones@idc.com

 

Contact Us

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Conference Director, Africa

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