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InnoTech OKC 2022 – Going Beyond “Lift and Shift” - Getting the Most Out of the Cloud

Datavail Presentation

Cloud is at an inflection point today, with 75% of enterprises now in the cloud in some form, whether they’re rehosting, replatforming, or rearchitecting their systems. As companies increasingly migrate to the cloud, they want more than just simple cost savings.

What was once the main reason for cloud migrations – moving away from heavy CAPEX investments in hardware and infrastructure, toward more predictable and flexible OPEX, is only the beginning.

To take full advantage of the cloud and benefit from all that it offers, organizations need to go beyond just “lift and shift” migrations.

In this presentation, we cover different cloud migration approaches and describe how organizations can migrate to the cloud in a way that not only minimizes costs but unlocks new capabilities.

You’ll learn:

  • The desired business outcomes from cloud migration
  • The technical drivers of cloud migration
  • Cloud modernization essentials
  • The application portfolio rationalization approach for cloud migrations
  • Modernization use cases and case studies
  • Establishing a cloud center of excellence

About the Presenter

Michael Agarwal is Director & Global Practice Leader for Cloud and NoSQL Databases and Site Reliability Engineering at Datavail. He has 20+ years of experience in IT, including more than eight years in cloud.

He has skills and experience in both AWS and Azure, including two AWS certifications. Early in his career he was a software developer, database administrator/DBA manager, and API developer.

Michael later transitioned into more strategic roles of Enterprise Architect at Hertz where he led the initial cloud adoption and Chief Information Officer at Prevention Genetics LLC where he led IT strategy. Prior to joining Datavail, Michael was a consultant with Amazon Web Services where he led client engagements and solution architecture.


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