Ready or not, enterprise infrastructure is transitioning to the cloud

November 4, 2020 by

At the 2020 NetApp INSIGHT™ Digital conference, Senior IT Director Mike Morris presented on “Transitioning to the Cloud—Future of Enterprise IT Infrastructure.” Mike describes how the cloud has disrupted the traditional enterprise data center. Today enterprise IT consumers, e.g. application teams, have cloud-based, as-a-service options like infrastructure (IaaS), platform (PaaS), and software (SaaS). And they are using them.

Enterprise infrastructure teams that do not transform to provide these services will get bypassed, and will be left to run shrinking, traditional data centers. Inside NetApp, Mike and team have used automation and self-service catalogs to create a hybrid, multicloud platform for the application development and operations​ teams.

They leveraged the data-center installed base, complemented it with public cloud, and married it together with automation and catalogs to create services that our developers desire: things to support next-generation application development like DevOps, microservices, continuous uptime, and Infrastructure as Code.

Listen to this authentic IT use case on how NetApp transitioned to the cloud for its future enterprise IT infrastructure. It will be 33 minutes well spent!

As the Senior Director for Platform, Cloud and Infrastructure, Mike Morris leads NetApp IT’s hybrid cloud and DevOps strategy―orchestrated and managed by an automation ecosystem―to create a holistic environment for cloud-aware enterprise applications. Mike leads the automation, infrastructure, cloud, and service management teams for IT which has culminated as their hybrid, multicloud platform called “CloudOne.”