IDC recently projected a 24.4% increase in worldwide public cloud services and infrastructure over 2016. Gartner predicts an increase of 36.8% for public cloud infrastructure. No matter which forecast you believe, the message is clear – public cloud is growing.
Yet, in our daily experience with clients, we find that many still have misperceptions about the cloud and many questions. As a result, they often lack a well-devised cloud migration strategy.
To help mitigate these concerns and offer guidance, we’ve developed a series of webinars. During these “Tech Talk” sessions, GTRI’s cloud experts will share what they have learned from helping hundreds of clients plan, strategize, validate and optimize their cloud migrations.
In the first webinar on April 6, Andrew Tennant, Practice Director of Hybrid IT & Cloud at GTRI, will discuss Lessons Learned From Cloud Migrations. Specifically, he will share how to assess readiness for a cloud migration, reduce migration costs, and select vendors that will ensure a smooth migration. Participants will hear firsthand about the strategies and tactics behind an optimized cloud deployment.
Andrew will also lead a webinar on April 27, where attendees will learn the 10 Questions To Ask During A Cloud Workshop. A successful cloud migration typically starts with a vendor-led “Cloud Workshop” – essentially a readiness assessment that documents the current state and strategizes the future state, including a cloud migration plan that protects your data and systems and meets ROI goals. Andrew will discuss what questions you should ask the vendor during the workshop, and what the vendor should bring to the table.
Both webinars will include time for Q&A. All participants will also be entered to win a free, on-site Cloud Workshop from Andrew’s team.
We hope you can join us for these special events, and other Tech Talk webinars that will be announced soon.