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Wednesday, February 12 • 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ProductWorld PRO WORKSHOP: Product Development and the Cloud - from Foes to Friends LIMITED

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The move to the cloud is impacting IT teams at every level. According to a study from RightScale, as of 2019 “84 percent of enterprises have a multi-cloud strategy,” and for good reason. Moving to the cloud has multiple benefits, including cost savings, scalability and flexibility. Product teams are under pressure to make use of cloud technologies in order to keep up with the competition and stay ahead of the innovation curve. But, moving an existing on-prem application to the cloud or even multiple clouds can be a challenge and burden to development teams and budgets. When an organization already has a significant investment in non-cloud technologies, it needs to find a way to leverage that investment and move forward in this new cloud-based world.

In this session, we will discuss the multi-cloud trend, what it means for product development, as well as common challenges with moving to the cloud. Attendees will learn four best practices for combating these challenges, including:

Lift and Shift
Containerization
Rebuilding Apps
Low Code

Each of these approaches is valid for certain business contexts and choosing the right one for you will depend on your goals and current business situation. It may be that lift and shift makes the most sense as a way to deliver a cloud experience to customers who themselves have a significant investment in legacy IT and need a solution that helps them transition. Or it may be that a complete rebuild as a SaaS platform is what is called for to best serve your industry or customers.

Using real-world examples from first-hand experience, Jonathan will share how to implement these best practices so you can start moving to the cloud with ease!

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Jonathan Fries

Vice President Of Development, Exadel
I am a generalist always looking for new challenges and new ways to push myself. I enjoy writing, coding, leadership, sales, system design, and technology strategy.I have had many opportunities in my career. I'm thankful for those opportunities and I am thankful for those who gave... Read More →


Wednesday February 12, 2020 2:00pm - 2:50pm
ProductWorld Main Stage (Junior Ballroom)