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What to look for at ITWeb Cloud, Data Centre and DevOps Summit

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Cloud, data centres and DevOps are all critical components of the digital economy, and are reshaping the way businesses operate and perform. 

ITWeb Cloud, Data Centre & DevOps 2020

Register for this free, inaugural one-day event, to be held on 11 February at The Forum in Bryanston. Themed: "Setting future innovation in motion", the event will provide the opportunity to network with peers, listen to industry experts and learn how to gain maximum benefit from cloud, data centre and DevOps investments.

ITWeb’s Cloud, Data Centre & DevOps Summit 2020 has been developed specifically for data centre and IT infrastructure professionals and decision-makers, strategists, engineers, architects and consultants, critical facilities and construction managers, network and communications specialists and business continuity managers.

Everyone who’s anyone in this industry will be represented at this one-day event on 11 February at The Forum, in Bryanston – a gathering of decision-maker end-users from across industry in southern Africa and the key solution providers in the data centre, cloud and DevOps space.

VMware, Dimension Data and IBM speak about their involvement and what delegates can look forward to learning at the event.

Dave Funnell, cloud provider manager, VMware

“VMware is pleased to be involved in the summit; we have become the glue for this hybrid multi-cloud world and viewed as the Switzerland, if you like, of cloud providers – to allow organisations to accelerate the development of new applications and how to migrate their data centres to the cloud.

“So I think it’s really powerful for us to be there and to assist our potential clients and existing clients in how they move along this journey.

“From what I see, most clients do have a strategy to move to the cloud, they need to be more agile in their software and how they bring applications to market, with a faster time to market.

“So this sort of conference allows them to be presented with various options from leading vendors in the cloud and DevOps space.”

Grant Morgan, MEA GM: Cloud, Dimension Data

“Dimension Data is very excited to be involved in ITWeb’s Cloud, Data Centre and DevOps Summit as a platinum sponsor. It’s a big move for our clients to get into cloud, there are shrinking data centres, and clearly they want to be involved in DevOps.”

Morgan says Dimension Data will demonstrate to delegates “how we operationalise this move to cloud” – and not just that. Once you are in the cloud, how do you operate it in this modern way that requires a bit of DevOps and a bit of ITIL disciplines, to come together in this hybrid environment that we now sit with.

“This is a fantastic learning opportunity and a fantastic networking opportunity to understand who the players are in the industry, who has got real street credibility and experience. And hopefully, to guide your cloud strategy going forward.”

Rishi Nirghin, systems executive, IBM South Africa

“IBM is a track sponsor at the ITWeb Cloud, Data Centre and DevOps Summit 2020. In addition, IBM and ITWeb will be hosting a C-suite roundtable on 12 February, focusing on building strategies for a digital transformation.

“At IBM systems, we understand that technology advances are changing how we do business, and at the event, IBM and ITWeb will get to unpack with the delegates how we can help clients on this journey to build an IT infrastructure that future-proves them for the technology trends and market demands.

“I encourage you to meet my team and I, on 11 February, at the ITWeb Cloud, Data Centre and DevOps Summit, where we can help clients on this hybrid cloud journey and help them redefine their strategies that address the market concerns.”

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