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The hybrid cloud conundrum

Part of the Architecting the Cloud podcast series

As companies assess their cloud options, it is important to understand the tradeoffs of cloud lock-in while optimizing for agility and experience.

Open source cloud technologies can help avoid the lock-in problem while adding advantages

As organizations look to shift from an infrastructure-and data-centric world to cloud-centric architecture, it’s all to easy to get caught up in a conundrum: you want access to all the good things about cloud, but you’re still locked into the limitations of your infrastructure. In this podcast, Mike Kavis and Sirish Raghuram, co-founder & CEO of Platform9, discuss how IT operations can be more successful with their cloud modernization initiatives and easily adopt and manage VMs, Kubernetes, and serverless at scale. The secret? Don’t reinvent what’s available—use open source tools that already exist to realize a much faster integration experience and quicker time to value, as well as a more consistent experience across the cloud or on prem environment.

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

Invest in the right kind of hybrid cloud technologies, and ultimately you can provide better choices and help people make better decisions.

Sirish Raghuram believes that open-source represents the future of enterprise hybrid clouds; he is the founder of Platform9, a company focused on delivering a SaaS-managed hybrid cloud solution that turns existing infrastructure into a cloud. The company helps drive digital transformation by helping its customers to manage VMs, containers, and serverless functions on any infrastructure. Prior to founding Platform9, Sirish was an early engineer at VMware who went on to technical and management roles. His work at VMware led to several products, features, and patents.

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