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Cloud: where we are, where we're going, and how to get there

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

Cloud is a great place to be, and its future can be even better. How? Start by reducing cloud complexity, automating what you can, and balancing governance with autonomous, empowered DevOps teams.

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The current state of cloud is great, but it can be better. Here's how.

Cloud adoption is rising, and companies are seeing tangible benefits. But what does the future hold? In this episode, David Linthicum and Mike Kavis discuss key issues with the current state of cloud, how cloud strategy and operations can be improved, and what it will take to forge an even brighter future for cloud. Their take: focus on reducing cloud complexity, but also automate what you can and balance effective governance with DevOps team autonomy.

That's the dilemma each company has, is what do we control? How much do we control and how much do we allow autonomy so we have that happy tradeoff where we provide safe environments but people can still deliver at speed?

David Linthicum is the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP. He is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets.

Mike Kavis is the chief cloud architect in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s cloud practice. He is responsible for helping clients drive digital transformation. Mike brings crucial insights on how to address the cultural and technical challenges of digital transformation.


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Mitigating the multicloud complexity risk

Multicloud is a fact of life for most organizations, but it's also incredibly complex. There are key strategies that can help reduce that complexity and deliver more business value.

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To reduce cloud complexity, slow down to speed up

It may seem counterintuitive, but to reduce cloud complexity, it's sometimes necessary to slow down to speed up. Planning and balancing standards with flexibility before you migrate can save time and resources.

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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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