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vForum 2015: A hybrid cloud strategy is the way forward, says panel

Hafizah Osman | Oct. 22, 2015
Having a unified hybrid Cloud strategy should be at the forefront of any technology leader’s mind, according to a panel of speakers that were voicing their views at vForum 2015 in Sydney.

Makin agreed with Skingsley and said people transformation is vital as roles in technology are changing and nothing in this field is constant.

“I see innovative businesses building an IT ecosystem that is driving a customer centric approach and with that, how the business is growing and transforming. We need to focus on what’s going to help businesses,” he stated.

Sujith added on to this. According to him, agility is key for any successful business in the modern day and every IT organisation has a huge role to play in making their businesses agile and successful.

“The traditional way of providing IT outcomes might not be the right way to do things today. Cloud has a major role to play in it. IT can continue to apply same skillsets they’ve harnessed over the years but for a benchmark that is now ready to be consumed.

Telstra Cloud end-to-end lead architect, Andrew Brydon, claimed the key to all this is innovation. There’s lot of opportunity within every business to use new ways of development in an agile way and take to market. He also said businesses should look at their application architectures and come up with strategy of how and what they can do to better it.

“The key is to take an agile approach to this. It also comes down to people as well, so if you’re not already doing so, train people in new approaches and support them in what’s going to be an exciting journey,” Brydon said.

Makin suggested business should not be afraid to adopt disruptive technologies to get ahead.

“Look to disrupt and become a challenger. Never consider that you are in a position to stop learning. In change, everybody has to go along with it and we have to continue to learn. Today is the fastest pace of change we’re experiencing in IT and you need to step up now,” Skingsley added.

Some of VMware’s executives also took to stage to talk about new and improved technologies that the company will be rolling out in the coming months. Some of these new developments include its EVO SDDC manager, Cross Cloud vMotion, and NSX 6.2, that the company launched at VMworld 2015.


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