Virtual Boardroom

Challenges of Hybrid Cloud Adoption

September 21, 2021  |  3:00pm ET  |  USA

In association with

Today, the move to the cloud isn’t seen as an “if”, but rather a “when” and the complexity of managing this move can be daunting for many organizations. Over the past year many businesses have accelerated their transformation plans, but this has brought with it its own challenges; what is suitable for Public Cloud? Is Private Cloud the best option? What can be done with applications that cannot be moved to the cloud? What are your options if you have moved to the cloud and it is not working for you? There are many questions that IT professionals today need to answer before moving forward with future plans to facilitate a smooth transition and corporate acceptance.

Join Sungard and senior IT decision-makers during this 90-minute interactive virtual boardroom where we will discuss the challenges faced when adopting and managing Hybrid or Multi-Cloud Infrastructures. We will look at how you can become agile whilst remaining secure and how you can maintain momentum. Alongside this, we will also focus on how moving to the cloud should be part of a wider business strategy and not just centered on IT.

*Places to this event are limited and subject to an internal approval process

Boardroom Speaker.

Servaas Verbiest

Servaas Verbiest

Lead Cloud Evangelist - North America, Sungard Availability Services

As the Lead Cloud Evangelist for North America, Servaas Verbiest assists businesses and organizations in realizing the full potential of cloud computing by thinking strategically, deploying rapidly, and acting as an ambassador for the cloud ecosystem. Servaas propagates the doctrine of cloud computing by helping community members make informed decisions regarding cloud integration based on industry trends, developments in cloud technologies, peer examples, industry best practices, and the “art of the possible”. All of this is done by acting as a spokesperson, mediator, and translator between a company and its technical staff.

In his over six-year tenure with Sungard AS, Servaas has served in a number of roles, including Senior Strategic Account Executive and Cloud Solutions Manager. Servaas has also held roles with Skyforce, Inc., Dynamic Solutions Worldwide, and BCM Security Services.

Why Attend.

Key discussion points during this virtual boardroom will include:

  • How do you select the right platform for the right workloads?

  • How do you manage your costs?

  • How do you build security and connectivity into your cloud strategy?

  • How do you build resilience into your cloud strategy?

Solution Partner.

Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) helps businesses transform their IT environments, ensuring they are resilient and recoverable. We leverage our experience across a broad range of IT landscapes to align the right workloads with the right infrastructures—whether hybrid cloud, legacy or something in-between. 

As a result, our customers can streamline and manage complexity, minimize risk and adapt to change, while capitalizing on the opportunities that digital transformation offers. 

With 40 years of disaster recovery experience, we know how to keep mission-critical operations highly available for our customers. It is why more than 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies rely on us for resilient and recoverable IT.

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