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Sunday, April 19 • 8:30am - 4:00pm
WORKSHOP: Practical Guide to Running IBM i in the Cloud

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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.

There will also be presentation and discussion time from providers of other cloud solutions.

Add this workshop to your agenda to gain a practical understanding of how to run IBM i in the cloud.

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Tom Huntington

EVP of Technical Solutions, HelpSystems
Tom Huntington is Executive Vice President of Technical Solutions at HelpSystems, and a 29-plus-year veteran of the company. He works with business alliances, acquisitions and large customer relationships and ensures that the HelpSystems software works with other major software and... Read More →
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Loke Tan

Director, Product Management, Skytap
Started my career as a developer on an IBM System 38 writing COBOL & RPG applications for Diner's Club. Have spent many years building .NET and mobile applications. Most recently wrote and released a VR game on Steam. Professionally worked on bringing IBM i to the cloud on Skytap... Read More →
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John Bradshaw

Principal Architect - EMEA, Skytap
I am the Principal Architect for Skytap in EMEA, and I'm responsible for helping customers get their datacentre sticky workloads out and into the cloud!I've held previous roles at AWS, Dropbox, Sopra Steria, and HP working in across delivery and architecture.

Sunday April 19, 2020 8:30am - 4:00pm
Fairlie 266 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30303

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