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We are now living in a persistently connected state. Every single day, the systems we interact with produce vast amounts of data and deliver powerful services to users across the world. People, as well as business, are now a part of this 'digital' revolution. IDC estimates that the percentage of data in the datasphere that is processed, stored, or delivered by public cloud data centers will nearly double to 26% from 2016 to 2025. Such clouds will process, store, or deliver not just IT services but also entertainment, grid telemetry, and telecommunications. This means that leading organizations are investing in cloud solutions. As IDC points out, worldwide spending on public cloud services and infrastructure is forecast to reach $160 billion in 2018, an increase of 23.2% over 2017.
To stay competitive and support all of these digital initiatives, organizations will need to know how to leverage cloud, where to remove legacy components, how to impact users, and where new kinds of workloads are impacted in various kinds of applications. And we can’t forget, not everything out there is running Windows. Linux workloads in the cloud offer a lot of flexibility for many different types of use-cases. And, cloud providers, like Azure, offer some really powerful capabilities around hosting Linux servers and workloads.
In this webinar, we'll review the current state of cloud and connectivity, how users are quickly evolving and asking for more apps and resources, and where organizations can leverage the power of Azure to support advanced use-cases like Linux server and application deployment. Specifically, we'll cover:
- Current state of cloud and the data center
- Real-world challenges facing organizations
- Operating in a cloud-ready, digital world
- Capabilities of cloud: A look at Azure and Linux
- Deployment best practices and how to get started
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Bill Kleyman is an enthusiastic technologist with experience in a variety of industries. This includes data center, cloud, virtualization, security, AI, mobility, edge solutions, and much more. His architecture work includes large virtualization and cloud deployments as well as focusing on overcoming emerging business challenges. Bill enjoys writing, blogging, and educating colleagues around everything that is technology. During the day, Bill is the Director of Technology Solutions at EPAM where he works with AI, machine learning, blockchain solutions, DevOps, cloud, and advanced technologies to help engineer the digital future. Bill’s whitepapers, articles, video blogs and podcasts have been published and referenced on WindowsITPro, Data Center Knowledge, InformationWeek, NetworkComputing, TechTarget, DarkReading, Forbes, CBS Interactive, Slashdot, and many others. As an active member of the technology industry, Bill was ranked #16 globally in the Onalytica study which reviewed the top 100 most influential individuals in the cloud landscape; and #4 in a different Onalytica study reviewing the industry’s top Data Security Experts.
Matthew LaBarre is the Principle Product Manager at Rackspace for the Fanatical Support for Azure service. Matthew has worked at Rackspace for the past 11 years during which he has held a wide variety of positions, beginning his time at Rackspace as a Linux Systems Administrator and recently returning back to headquarters from an assignment to build out Rackspace’s Australia and New Zealand businesses. Matthew is a passionate technologist who loves understanding how our customers can leverage Rackspace’s unique model of combining an obsessive focus on customer service with best-in-class technologies.
Kevin Grigsby has been a Support Engineer with Rackspace for 5 years. He has worked on Enterprise Linux support on the dedicated side of the business, and has recently moved to the Azure support team to help develop Linux in a modern and quickly evolving world. He helps Rackspace customers with solutions ranging from lift and shift to completely serverless environments. He currently holds Red Hat Certified System Administrator, Red Hat Certified Engineer, and Red Hat Certified Architect certifications. Kevin is also an avid fan of containers, virtualization technology, and the flexibility that Linux offers.