On July 23, Global CIO Forum and GEC Media Group in association with Microland Group successfully hosted a virtual session on “not Square Pegs in Round Holes- Cloud Ops Done Right”. The event focussed on how modern IT Infrastructure comes with its set of unique deployment challenges. Building the right Infrastructure Management model is critical in the journey to digital transformation.
The event was moderated by Mark Riddy, Vice-President, Customer success EMEA, Microland.
The virtual summit on “not Square Pegs in Round Holes- Cloud Ops Done Right” highlighted the key aspects such as modern Infrastructure and its management challenges, know how industry leaders are overcoming these challenges, what it takes to build a modern infrastructure management model, mistakes to avoid while using modern management models, and learn how Microland and its customer implemented a modern management model.
Karthikeyan Krishnan, Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microland
Speaking at the event, Karthikeyan Krishnan, Senior Vice President – Europe, Middle East and Africa, Microland talked about how to start your journey towards doing CloudOps right and said, “In our research we have found that it is super critical to the right cloud ops approach before you start moving the workload to cloud. For instance, the way how security is implemented, how cost is controlled, the governance required for cloud is completely different from how the legacy infrastructure in your colo or in your own data sector is managed. Hence, the approach to how you manage your cloud are called as cloud ops once the workloads are moved to the cloud is super critical.”
Yugal Joshi, Vice President, Information Technology Services at Everest Group
Yugal Joshi, Vice President, Information Technology Services at Everest Group also shared his opinion on how cloud is integral to serving enterprises’ digital initiatives and said, “The pandemic could not really damp the spirit of almost many enterprises in terms of their willingness to increase speed to market and we saw 58 percent of enterprises that we worked with accelerated their Agile and DevOps adoption.”
By taking the event forward, panellist Benil George, Associate Vice President – Microlabs at Microland Limited and Sunil Sarat, SVP, Cloud and Data Center at Microland also talked about how the ongoing Digital transformation has pushed enterprises to adopt modern, cloud native applications which leverage micro services architecture models enabled by cloud native services, containers, and server-less infrastructure, along with virtual machines in a multi-cloud environment. This has led to a sweeping change in the definition, design, deployment, and management of the underlying infrastructure that runs these digital applications.
However, traditional management models and tools are not efficient to manage the complexity, scale, and dynamism of these modern environments and this has led to adoption concepts, tooling and practices such as GitOps, IaC and SRE which throw up completely different challenges for IT leaders.