Comparing Cloud Platforms

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Status Go Podcast: Episode 1

“Of all of the leaders out there in all of our industries a full 85% don’t get beyond the self authoring stage.” – Ron West

Episode 38: Comparing Cloud Platforms

You know migrating to the cloud is imminent, but how are you choosing which cloud?  Our guest on this episode, Kevin Barker, InterVision’s Senior Technical Director, stresses that looking at cloud migration from a business perspective should be the priority; the nature and the beast of an organizations applications, what their infrastructure is like and overall, where they are in the cloud development lifecycle.   Additionally, “It’s really important that people go into looking at cloud adoption with their eyes wide open and recognize that no platform is going to be 100% and no platform is going to be a panacea.”   Listen now as Kevin sits down with Alicia Gaba, InterVision’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, to dissect the pros and cons of each platform, giving you criteria for which to make the best decision for your business or department.

Time Stamped Table of Contents

1:12 Kevin’s background

2:03 The industry landscape

4:17 Reasons behind Googles drastic increase in market share

6:01 Use cases for each cloud platform

7:58 Niche players

10:29 Private cloud

15:11 Solutions from hardware vendors

17:46 How to choose

22:24 Action Items

With over 35 years in IT Kevin Barker, Senior Technical Director, has led numerous multi-million dollar integration projects for companies such as Hilton Hotels, WellPoint, Health Networks and Monsanto.

Kevin has a keen ability for presenting complex technical concepts and solutions in a understandable and practical manner, assisting his clients in linking solutions to business objectives.  Kevin’s experience spans operations, applications and infrastructure and he excels at all levels of project management: design, implementation, deployment and support.

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