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Public cloud has been an accelerant of digital transformation. The next wave of transformation demands a mindset shift – from viewing cloud not as a destination, but as an experience that must be brought to all applications and data. This creates new challenges, but with them new opportunities.
Join Rohit Dixit, SVP and General Manager of Advisory & Professional Services at Hewlett Packard Enterprise as we explore what’s next for cloud-fueled transformation.
We had a power-packed lineup of sessions on the cloud track, and for our ending keynote, we welcome, Rohit, Dixit B and Grant adgate. VP, Global partner program at equinix to discuss the topic the next chapter of cloud. Welcome, Rohit, and Greg. Thank you. My name is Greg adgate vice president of global partner programs for equinix. Excited to be here today. Equinix operates global data center interconnection infrastructure around the world. We have the unique position in the digital economy of supporting digital leaders by interconnecting, their
foundational a structure that powers their success. As mentioned in the setup, I'll be talkin with Rohit Dixit SVP and general manager of advisory and Professional Services at hpe and will be discussing key themes in the cloud conversation, including the importance of delivering, the quality of experience that must be brought by applications and data In This Cloud world. Rub it. It's nice to speak with you. What have been your main takeaways from the event so far. Yeah, thank you very much Greg. Yeah, I know. It's been great right to see the community come together, and just the amazing
breadth of innovation and high-quality top leadership, that brings very interesting to listen to in a lot to learn from. It is a couple of things there that seemed to really stand out. One, is that the cloud has emerged as a major way in which technology is June and an Innovative similar to the emergence of major industry and several models many years ago. It creates a fundamental shift in the way our customers and consume technology at which brings with it, its own challenges, and opportunities as well. Of course,
we need to make sure that we don't fixate on a friend and that we open the aperture of the discussion. And think about the interplay of the trends and what they mean? For the end-to-end, it landscape. Cuz I think then we get a broader picture off of the challenges and and in a match, complete picture from the opportunities that represent. Yeah, I agreed based upon our position will be supporting and user organizations and digital service providers. We were seeing accelerate adoption of digital Solutions across the board in some cases to extend
advantage and other cases for survival. We see adoption expanding from public cloud and initial geography for a specific workload to a much broader adoption of various options. That meet business requirements in a distributed architecture. What are you saying when you engage with clients, brother? If we see very similar themes, Grandview, what one thing as I said in the beginning is very clear, is that the customers are seeing a lot of value in how the cloud is accelerating the transmission, but at the same time that broad perspective, they're also looking at challenge, is
Indira gravity and on the regulations and that they have to meet in security. And all of these things are leading to the cost of a customer actually demanding that cloud like experience everywhere. What do I mean by Cloud, light experience of the fuel management headaches simple to use tools that can be applied by or leverage by many of the personas in any Enterprise environment? And then of course, economics. Yeah, just called like experience was available on the public.
But of course as a service offerings that the large Enterprises technology providers are now going to providing they're offering in a conjunction model as well. Where you pay for, only what you use and it sort of gives you the best of both worlds architectural control, higher, security, better latency, but you used to get that felt like, it may seem like you're stressed out about the edge. Mariachis sort of like the other hidden story behind all of this. That I think it's going to be a very
major component in always think about i t a conjunction going forward office, branch office, Factory to Tetra of compute and conduction, right? We're pushing a lot of computer out away from the data centers to a point where I think I read somewhere that, you know, 70% of data in the future. We'll never see a day that it's going to be created. It's going to get analyzed and going to get back to the phone on a ditch. And now when you think about what that
does is it creates this multi-cloud very hybrid. Where does the choice of many men are states that you can operate a 19-4 structure of which again is very powerful tool for Monday prices to have. And now Of course, is how do you transition from where you are to where you need to be? That's a great validation that you're seeing from your advisor Services business unit. We actually don't have that at equinix. We are also seeing that most customers have settled on hybrid multi Cloud as their architecture of choice. This architecture allows them to deploy in the right geographies
meeting the right performance of the plant compliance parameters with maximum flexibility. So we can we see that too. How is hpe seeing this play out when you give advisory services. Yeah, they know, I completely agree with you. We have agreed that the direction is hybrid m m. Young multi Cloud hybrid. Agency is a lack of clarity or Surety as to where to start, right, where to start and then and then how do you get from where you are today? But again, you know you if you if you think about it from a CIO shoe sound like a broader frame, you know, if you have the cloud like experience
everywhere or sixty 70% of the actual actually since they own breath for the first thing that you have to figure out what is that was, all of these multiple choices of the platform. What is the what we called? The right mix of your work? Loads of the data off your app and when they should recite and it's one point again, because that is a right mix that is very unique for you as a customer because y'all requirements of latency your requirements for security at cetera. All of these things for the fact that
someone is, you know, how do you just figure that out? And then, once you figure out what the Right, Mix is, how do you restock, their? How do you replant on your application? When you were close to run in this new right mix that you just decide? And then in that right out is everything in proper, right? How do I operate? How does data flow and you need Clarity? And obviously you need something like that. But you know, I've been divorced environments obviously create challenges in terms of, how do you manage that? Can you get to a place where you can get a single-pane-of-glass
where you can see the entire environment on a piano class in Northern Harrier operating a how to manage it, how to optimize it and improving it. And I'm getting the most out of your investment that you may be on the technology is the requirements of the skills that you need to, not just get that place, but also live in that space. You're right. I'm glad you brought that up the technology off and grabs everyone's attention. But the people processing tool side of things is often overlooked that the mix of edgecore and multi. Cloud means that delivering Wella software speed
is about more than just Tech. Can you elaborate on some of the operational and organizational model changes needed to be successful in this increasingly complex environment? any Cloud adoption in any major factor in success and probably the most underrated transformation has to change the way the business operates right now because without that from our engagement in our advisory practice, Did we have a, we have a shot of methodology that looks at the cloud, majority of our customers, and
immaturity, and their ability to turn off the hybrid cloud. And what we find is that offers eight domains, that the customer should be. So looking at immaturity on the customer is usually fairly strong and well ahead. Now, on the, on the technology side on a tag for the parts that they are unprepared on others, know that some of the things we talked about that, cuz then we looked at the operations and people, the people aspect skills and culture are really where you don't. We find that most of our customers either. Have not paid enough attention
or are way behind on the stove. Obviously means adopting, you know, new approaches active officer Hopps and retraining your people or changing the skill, mix of the of the business altogether. And, of course, you know, using automation block to make all the things that you can. But the transformation itself requires a change, not just yours, but also in your end user because they're able to understand the changes that you're putting in place pain, management of change rapper that you put around that really it ends up being some of the
most critical factors. And like I said, perhaps the most underrated the most, the least understood and please. Those are fantastic insights. The ultimate outcome. We're aiming to drive is for a consistent experience while using a seamless blend of public and private resources to enable agility and control the skill and process challenges, you highlighted as something that equinix. He's at a high level from our vantage point in working with end users and partners. Since we chiefly Supply data center, interconnection elements are Partners deliver those skills
and tools. And without the skills and tools most project will stall. Our partners deliver significant. Significant value in closing those gaps for clients that we support together. The big idea is that each organization should identify the right strategic, mix of public-private and on Prime resources. I mix. I can change over time but that gives them the ability to address different organizational Mission needs. As we come to the end, would you like to summarize? Some tips for everyone? Yeah, absolutely Greg. I think there's
probably five things that if you're either a customer or you're a CIO or a no. For now, are you now just thinking about this important topic? The first one is that as you as you start to think about this transmission, you must start with a stock based view of where your current state. Is that, what kind of apps do you run? What is the requirements? What is there gravity in your what is the Aventine movement in my life? That you must have a very clear
idea of where you are right now. Based off of that, you can then with all the requirements of your business. You can design what that instead, right? Mix needs to be about my interaction. Customers is that they start to design that end State without a very clear, understanding of where they are right now, and what their requirements are in the instant that they need to get to. And I'm, by the way, if you're an entrepreneur or later, there's a lot of opportunities naughtiest inside of migration without stuff, but also in helping a customer,
understand where the current states are, what the current state is in terms of how, how do you realize their assets and then get on using automation using using. You don't like that that make them understand their arms get better and then helping them designed that future a state that they need to get. Once you've decided that instead you want to get to that in state instead that interoperability interdependency of the dataflow. And that I think I meant that I talked about is
probably the most complex, technological aspect of this great opportunities and Building Services around that if you are. But if you're if you're still going to that Journey, that interoperability that happened. Tanglement, I think she probably saw the largest technological Heart lyrics. But as we discussed before, right now that the technology aspect is important, but really it's not going to solve your problem. And I've seen many many a project succeeds technologically but not by the Ry. You looking for, because of that ecosystem,
of skills and partners that that that got anybody surrounds them with, they don't match the direction that you're going in, then you would get to the end of your transformation, but you will not get the benefit of it, because you will not be able to drive the r life. And then you'll just not just the transformation within your ecosystem of ID providers and a partner system that's wrong. But a lot of focus on you and use it right this time to change. Do they understand what they need to do for adoption. Please understand the benefits that comes out of that would be
started. And then finally change is constant. You're right next to me will not be the right mix tomorrow. You're an environmentalist change your requirements with change and the ecosystem around, you will keep your eye on Bach by the way, on, on the edge cuz I think that's one of the things that's going to disrupt. Everything comes over, the way, it has managed with computers. And you know where value is derived from that entire computer. Bethesda as the edge Progressive and as you are progressing,
your leverage of the age, you will have to revisit your right mix again. And and there again lot of opportunity in terms of how do you say, I am learning to understand how the current environment operate it making recommendations on how to feature environment should operate and look at the tweets that are required to get you from point A to point B and its contribution from where you are and making sure that you understand the interoperability into dependency that I can explain 2.3 is making
sure that you know, even as you focus on the technology side that management to change internally. Your IQ system is going to be very critical and finding the right partners. Focus also on the end-user and the management of change of the end-user. And then it's just when you think you're done. I get ready to start to do it again because it's by the time that Johnny's complete, you know, they will be changes. After that would be my five. Big takeaways from everything. I've learned so far not just through this conversation, but I called the customer and trash.
Thank you. That's a great summary of the learnings and advise any closing words of inspiration for us all. Today. I've also been in the technology industry for a long time. I think this is probably one of the most exciting times. The amount of assets that are available at the disposal of any innovator or anybody trying to be very interesting, things by the exciting place to be right now, and I'm very much looking forward to going on that Journey with
this community of your all this other great leaders that we have here to talk to you, to ship that they've provided. I I really look forward to learning from them and make this journey with them and then just in closing. I just like to say that, I know this community has a lot of family and friends back, crawl, back in India, and I might be sincerest. Hope that all of them are doing well. And everybody is, it is healthy. Thank you very much. Once again, for giving us trouble, giving me the opportunity to speak at this event and get that. Let me have it back to the house.
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