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The edge-cloud continuum is fueled by flexibility and insight

Part of the For Cloud Professionals podcast series

In a fast-moving cloud environment, companies must be ready to change course quickly to meet an uncertain future. Two keys to success are flexibility to deploy multiple tools to meet specific needs and democratized information to gain critical insights.

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Flexibility and democratized access to information can drive cloud success

The cloud space is changing rapidly, and companies need more flexibility than ever to meet their compute needs, from cloud to edge and back. They also need new information to make decisions about how to deploy and use technology in an ever-evolving future landscape. In this episode of the podcast, David Linthicum and guest, AWS’s Jeff Barr, discuss how AWS is meeting its customers’ needs for new compute and storage technology with flexible options. They also talk about how technology blogs democratize information dissemination, and how that information availability is giving organizations the insight they need to make decisions about an uncertain future. Jeff also shares his predictions and advice about the future of work—giving a salient piece of advice: no matter the circumstances, use all that great technology to constantly keep in touch with actual humans!

Disclaimer: As referenced in this podcast, “Amazon” refers to AWS (Amazon Web Services) and “Google” refers to GCP (Google Cloud Platform).

Beyond the cloud itself, we really try to make sure that whatever the customer's knowledge and skills they've already built that are applicable in the cloud, that they can actually use those to continue on out at the edge.Jeff Barr is chief web services evangelist at Amazon Web Services, where he is focused on furthering awareness among software developers of the opportunity to innovate and build businesses using Amazon Web Services.

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Edge, cloud, or both?

The cloud has revolutionized IT and analytics, but it's not always the best choice. Companies need both cloud and edge long-term.

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What is the role of edge and cloud computing as technology consumption increases?

​Edge computing isn't binary with the cloud. Many organizations will move more apps to the cloud, but they'll also use more edge devices. And, the human factor will be more important than ever.

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Put Cloud in context with the future of business and technology

Because cloud is never just about cloud, a podcast about cloud isn’t either. Our two hosts deliver two unique perspectives to help bring you closer to achieving what matters most—your possible.

For Cloud Professionals, hosted by David Linthicum, provides an enterprise-level, strategic look at key issues impacting clients’ businesses. David, ranked as the #1 cloud influencer in a recent Apollo Research report, has published 13 books on computing, written over 5,000 published articles and performed over 500 conference presentations, making his specialization in the power of cloud simply undeniable.

As a pioneer in cloud computing, Mike Kavis leads Architecting the Cloud, which offers insights from the POV of those who’ve had hands-on experience with cloud technology. Mike’s personal cloud journey includes leading the team that built the world's first high-speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud—a project that ultimately won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge.

With two leaders in your ear, you’ll have the content you need to drive the next conversation around cloud. Check out both talk tracks within the Deloitte On Cloud podcast to get the compelling stories on your schedule to help you understand the topics that are reshaping today’s market.

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