Full Day Workshop
Practical Guide to Running IBM i in the Cloud
Add this workshop to your agenda to gain a practical understanding of how to run IBM i in the cloud. This day's worth of education will provide you with multiple perspectives from various cloud providers and allow you to get your hands-on the tools themselves.
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Organizations struggle to modernize traditional applications from on-premises to the cloud. A lot of the time this is due to capacity constraints. In this workshop lab, using your own laptop you will gain hands on experience of IBM i on the Skytap cloud and discover how to use the cloud to give you the capacity you need when you need it.
As an attendee you’ll spin up your own IBM i LPARs, link them to your DevOps pipeline and push new code to build and deploy. John Bradshaw (Principal Architect) and Loke Tan(Director of Product Management) from Skytap will work with you to Build a Jenkins CI/CD pipeline for IBM i on the Skytap Platform.
IBM Power Champion Tom Huntington will join for a portion of the day to help prepare you for your IBM i cloud journey. Tom shares expert advice on two important considerations when moving to the cloud: capacity and data migration. Sizing your cloud environment properly involves intimate knowledge of your current and projected performance needs beyond CPW, disk, and memory. Once you know how much capacity you need, you can then focus on getting your data and applications to the cloud. Tom demonstrates how you can migrate your data over time while keeping it in sync with your on-prem data until you are ready to switch over to the cloud.
Dan Magid, CEO of Eradani, and Dave Romo, CTO of Eradani, will walk you through ways you can dramatically accelerate the development of software for your IBM iby taking advantage of the Cloud. They will show you how to Develop using the latest in modern DevOps processes, find and fix bugs at a much faster rate,test more comprehensively and modernize your overall application stack. Using a combination of open source tools, a direct connection to cloud native resources and on-demand environments, Dan and Dave will provide a live demo of IBM i development in the cloud with x86 and IBM i workloads working in tandem.
There is no one-cloud-fits-all option. While the possibilities are endless, the cloud journey can be daunting for enterprises which have unique regulatory and data requirements, extensive IT investments in their on-premise infrastructure, and are currently running anywhere from five to 15 different mission-critical workloads. This is why businesses need to consider a hybrid cloud approach, which helps them to build, deploy and manage applications and data running on-premise, in private clouds and in public clouds.
Attend this session to learn about the significant business benefits for IBM Power Systems on IBM Cloud, which can help address the different challenges organizations face as they expand their IT infrastructure beyond on-premise to meet the demands of the digital economy. We'll discuss details about the offering, common use cases and reference architecture as well as walk through a demo including a look at a large system migration.
Its more than just hardware. Its having the right combination of Hardware, Services, Staff, and offerings to help you migrate your workload to the cloud. Because Cloud means something different to everyone, we offer High Availability Replication, Platform as a Service, Backup to the Cloud, Managed Administration of your environment, and even ability to host customer provided equipment. Come learn about what other things you need to think about when moving your workload to the cloud.
Learn more about the speakers and the workshop here.