Now that your VMs are in the cloud, the hard stuff starts

Want to rewrite your tech future? Chapter 2 starts here

Webcast Lifting and shifting your virtualized infrastructure to the cloud is no mean achievement. Once you’ve done that, you can sit back, pat yourself on the back … and start planning for the real work.

That’s because the elements of your tech stack that lend themselves to a straightforward lift and shift typically comprise only 20 per cent of your tech estate overall. Moving the rest – the legacy platforms, the mission critical applications, the systems of record – is far more challenging.

Yet, this is where you can realise far greater benefits and effect true transformation. If you make the right decisions from the outset, of course. And one of those decisions, inevitably, will be moving to a hybrid, multicloud architecture.

You can get a deep insight into how to manage this second chapter by catching up with this recent webcast in which our own broadcast lifter and shifter, Tim Phillips, was joined by IBM Public Cloud’s Lee Fredricks and Marco Sebastiani from IBM GTS.

They laid out the reality of what to expect when you’ve handled the straightforward stuff and need to move the rest of your operation to the cloud – or write Chapter 2, to put it another way.

Yes, it’s going to be complicated, but Lee and Marco explain how it is possible to reap the benefits of multi-cloud while retaining key elements of your legacy technology – and the skillsets that go with them. Yes, there will be refactoring, containers, microservices, Kubernetes, and more.

And they outline how you can get a feel for this with free taster sessions with IBM’s own experts through its IBM Garage programme.

The fact is, if you’ve got infrastructure of any substance, it’s not a question of if but when you’re going to adopt hybrid multi-cloud. So, why not do yourself a favour, head to the registration page now and give yourself a head start.

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