Plenary keynote: Thriving in a changing computing environment: A strategic view

Ron Batra, Technology and Innovation Strategist , Equinix

Recent years have seen Cloud Native Computing and its set of technologies as a catalyst for accelerating agility, efficiency and scale.  Big Data, Social Media and IoT are producing massive quantities of data, changing traffic patterns and consumption models. In addition, the distributed nature of Cloud Architecture revises the approach for mission-critical resiliency and redundancy.  This time in history is very significant for the data center community – to adapt and convert these trends into opportunity.  This session discusses key trends from a strategic perspective. This session also shares some real-life stories on readiness for unpredictable catastrophes, such as recent hurricanes – and how situations can push the boundaries of man, machine and ingenuity to ensure uptime and business continuity.

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