Experts Discuss Ensuring Performance, Flexibility, and Security in the Cloud

As the demand for digital transformation continues to accelerate, the majority of new projects and initiatives rolling out of enterprise IT departments today involve the use of cloud solutions and services.

For many organizations, cloud is increasingly becoming a central component of corporate data strategies and driving discussions not only around brands, features and migration strategies, but core IT issues like performance, flexibility, and security.

 It's no secret that many IT leaders look to the cloud as an opportunity to reduce infrastructure costs and improve their scalability and agility. At the same time, there are a variety of factors that impact the success of deployments and the benefits achieved.

DBTA held a webinar featuring Matthew Groves, senior product marketing manager, Couchbase; Sudhir Balasubramanian, senior staff solution architect and global Oracle field practice lead, VMware; and Allen Vailliencourt, sales engineer, Teleport, who discussed emerging best practices to ensuring performance, flexibility, and security in the cloud.

Last year triggered a major shift in online activity, Groves explained. Because of the pandemic, most people were moved from shopping for goods and services in person to online. According to 451 Research, this made organizations refocus priorities with 83% planning to modernize or update existing mission critical applications.

DBaaS benefits include cost savings, staff productivity, operational resilience, and business agility, Groves said.

Couchbase Cloud serves as a fully managed NoSQL database-as-a-service platform and can help organizations with their digital transformations. It’s the fastest way to develop, launch and scale applications, according to Groves.

As customers move to the cloud, they are looking for ways to get the best of both worlds without buying new hardware, refactoring or replatforming and leveraging existing investments, skillsets, and tools, Balasubramanian said.

VMware Cloud on AWS is a jointly engineered cloud service. Users can migrate single instance Oracle workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, he explained.

Vailliencourt recommends taking advantage of cloud native technologies. Companies should consider using cloud-based database services that can scale and process large amounts of data on a pay-as-you-use model. The DBaaS model is one way to take advantage of the cloud.

An archived on-demand replay of this webinar is available here.