Virtual Boardroom

How Do You Make the Most of Public Cloud?

September 21, 2021  |  3:00pm BST  |  Ireland

September 21, 2021

3:00pm BST


In association with

Many businesses in Ireland saw the pandemic as an opportunity to accelerate their transformation plans and prepare their organisations for a more flexible working environment. Companies that want to get the most from the public cloud should be looking at strategies to overcome the main challenges it presents. This virtual boardroom will therefore look at the key question of “How can companies make the most of public cloud?”.

At the start of 2021, it was suggested that more than 97% of businesses now use at least one public cloud instance, with over 78% using a mix of public and private cloud services.

This move though has brought many issues to the fore. Firstly, many IT leaders are having to handle larger than anticipated bills – not a conversation you want to be having too often with your board. In addition, the big platform providers such as AWS, Azure and Google provide services with a wide range of functionality but getting the most out of those platforms effectively can be a challenge.

Join Sungard Availability Services, alongside Senior IT decision makers at this 90-minute virtual boardroom session as we look at some of the other key talking points as businesses continue their cloud journey.

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

Boardroom Speakers.

Dave Williams

Dave Williams

Specialist - Cloud Solutions Europe, Sungard Availability Services

Noel O’Grady

Noel O’Grady

Director - Sales Ireland, Sungard Availability Services

Why Attend.

Key discussion points during this interactive virtual boardroom will include:

  • Overcoming bill shock and how to manage your environments cost effectively
  • Choosing the right cloud for your applications
  • Addressing skills gaps within your IT staff when managing public cloud environments
  • Making the most of the flexibility within public cloud

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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