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What Does the IT Infrastructure of the Future Look Like?


The IT world has come a long way in an incredibly short space of time. Today, we live in a digital economy that is driving unprecedented levels of change. Customers are demanding new real-time services and experiences that can only be delivered via mobile devices and cloud-based technologies. At the same time, businesses are looking to take advantage of new technology and innovation for efficiency gains and competitive advantage.

Needless to say, this is presenting organizations of all types and sizes with unique challenges and exceptional opportunities.

One of the challenging questions that can’t be ignored is: “How do you build a future-proof IT infrastructure with all the flexibility and agility to quickly deliver these new products and services, while also integrating or adapting the IT systems you are already using today?” Let’s face it, few businesses have the luxury of starting from scratch. Most need to leverage the investments made in the past, making the most of a multimodal approach by mixing both new and more traditional business models and enterprise technologies.

Brent Schroeder, SUSE’s Americas CTO, addressed these questions in a recent webinar.

The webinar highlights how open source projects are now at the forefront of the new technologies impacting IT infrastructure decision making. There’s little doubt open source is delivering the lion’s share of innovation today. The importance of building a software-defined infrastructure as the foundation for IT and digital transformation is addressed, as well as modern application delivery platforms for cloud-native development, process improvements, and DevOps.

Spoiler alert: You’ll hear about how Linux, OpenStack, Ceph, Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry can be used to build a software-defined IT infrastructure with consistent platforms from edge to core to cloud, with all the resiliency, flexibility and scalability you need.  The role of open source community veterans, like SUSE, also get a mention. SUSE is focused on making sure all the enterprise adoption requirements are handled correctly. This includes all the critical things like security, stability, integration, long-term maintenance and lifecycle management.

The webinar is less than 12 minutes long. So, if you are tasked with making decisions about the future of your business’ IT infrastructure, spend a coffee break learning more about how you can prepare today for the demands of tomorrow.

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Terri SchlosserTerri recently joined the SUSE team as the Head of Product and Solutions Marketing. Prior to joining, Terri was at Rackspace where she was a Senior Marketing Manager for their OpenStack private cloud solutions, responsible for developing the solutions messaging framework and delivering a comprehensive integrated product marketing program. And before that Terri spent 16 years at IBM primarily within the Tivoli and Power Systems Software teams as a manager and individual contributor in marketing, product management, development, sales enablement and business development. She was even lucky enough to spend 2 years on assignment in the IBM software lab in Krakow Poland. Terri currently lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and 2 boys and loves spending time with her family, traveling and skiing.