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A solution architect's view on cloud and its challenges

Part of the On Cloud Podcast series

Different cloud roles have unique perspectives on cloud and its challenges. From a solution architect's point of view, the challenges lie in meeting customer expectations, and the future of cloud is very bright.

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A different perspective: The view of a solution architect on cloud and its future

Cloud, and its ecosystem, can look different depending on your perspective. Those in the C-suite often have a different view than those on the front line. In this episode, David Linthicum talks with Google Cloud Solution Architect Sonakshi Pandey about her perspective on a solution architect’s role, what different business leaders desire from cloud, challenges enterprises face with cloud and analytics, and the future of cloud. They also discuss her leadership role in Women Who Code.


I love the role of solution architect...the ability to have somebody who's able to make the creative innovations around linking specific technologies to how they're going to solve business problems.

Sonakshi Pandey is a solution architect currently focused on the data analytics stack at Google Cloud. She helps solve big data problems for enterprise customers. Sonakshi is also a leader at Women Who Code and a leading advocate for women of color in cloud and IT.


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The future of cloud: Tough challenges but great possibilities

It's not too much to say cloud has changed the way the world works. However, challenges such as data issues, economic concerns, and cloud complexity still remain–and are imperative for companies to solve. 

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Cloud, in context

Cloud is more than technology. It’s about making cloud work for your business. Our hosts, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis, deliver their unique perspectives around the technology, business, and culture of cloud to help you achieve your cloud goals. Topics range from an enterprise-level, strategic look at cloud to practical information on the people, processes, and technology that can make cloud work better for your organization.

David is a top cloud influencer and author of 13 books plus thousands of articles on cloud. Mike is the author of two books, including the recently published Accelerating Cloud Adoption, and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. They know cloud. Listen to the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the information you need to achieve your possible with cloud.

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