The Automation Games: Why Your Cloud Vendors are Holding You Back

The Automation Games: Why Your Cloud Vendors are Holding You Back


Available On Demand
Duration 60min
Wendy Schuchart
Wendy Schuchart
Joe Emison
Chief Technology Officer
Joe Emison
Joe began his career by winning the 1996 Weird Software Contest with the Mutant Chicken Races and creating the first Windows-based iPod application. Over the past ten years, Joe transitioned from development to systems design and data analysis, creating the first BuildFax engines in 2003, the original architecture in 2007, and designing the Pragmatic Extract-Transform-and-Load (PETL) architecture that has made the current national footprint possible. In addition to running technology and product at BuildFax, Joe also regularly contributes articles to InformationWeek on the cloud and startups. Joe graduated with degrees in English and Mathematics from Williams College and has a law degree from Yale Law School.

Too many enterprises embrace cloud computing just to avoid having to allocate virtual machines manually, and then they call it a day.  Once the server is the launched, it still requires human intervention to install and configure software and get the machine running properly -- and then more human intervention every time the operating system or software needs an upgrade. Sometimes the site even needs to go down to apply a new service patch.  What is this—1995? 

Vendors want you to believe they're going to save you but they're the biggest problem -- their technology still lives in the data-center virtualization world of the past decade, and they're just trying to stay afloat -- they're not interested in helping companies implement good cloud automation strategies.  This webinar will walk through what is possible today in cloud automation, and outline how you can get there, with or without your vendors.

You will learn:

  • The three levels of cloud automation, from virtualization to orchestration;
  • The tools that you can use to orchestrate your cloud; and
  • Questions you can ask your vendors to assess their ability to help you.
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