In this video, Billy Thompson, Solutions Engineering Manager at Akamai Connected Cloud, dives into the world of cloud computing with a focus on portability. He emphasizes the importance of cloud-native approaches that are also cloud-agnostic, allowing businesses to harness the full potential of the cloud while avoiding vendor lock-in.
Billy talks about the challenges of cloud waste, where organizations struggle to control costs and navigate complex billing systems. He challenges the prevailing narrative that managed services are the only solution and advocates for a more efficient, portable architecture. By using open-source tooling, automation, and version control, he demonstrates how businesses can achieve portability and flexibility in their cloud deployments without increasing complexity.
This video is a must-watch for any tech service provider looking to optimally utilize cloud resources, reduce cloud waste, and future-proof their success in the ever-evolving tech landscape.
– Embrace cloud-native approaches that prioritize portability.
– Challenge the narrative around cloud waste and explore cost-effective alternatives.
– Leverage open-source tooling and automation for efficient cloud management.
– Implement version control for cloud resources to enhance scalability.
– Consider a multi-cloud strategy to improve availability and business continuity.
– Focus on learning technologies and techniques that work across multiple platforms.
– Hold cloud providers accountable for simplifying cloud resource management.
01:55 Platform-native and cloud-agnostic
05:48 Cloud waste
14:37 Why portability is important
15:00 The concept of diversifying cloud providers for flexibility
22:27 Portability isn’t reserved for large engineering teams
24:40 Modern management techniques
26:25 Automation tooling
33:32 Closing thoughts
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