Most users start their journey to containers by moving stateless applications. As they realize the benefits, they soon realize that moving stateful applications is the next step to maximizing their investment and undergoing digital transformation. This session will discuss the benefits of moving stateful applications into containers and why cloud native, software-defined storage is essential in this journey. StorageOS CEO Chris Brandon will present alongside Simtech Consulting Founding Partner, René Simoons as he discusses Simtech’s requirement for persistent storage to deliver its managed database-as-a-service (DBaaS).
Chris Brandon – CEO StorageOS
Bio: Chris Brandon is an industry expert in storage, end-user computing, enterprise architecture, high availability, and virtualization helping companies transform their businesses and infrastructures to reduce cost, improve time to market, and innovate. Chris led the technical teams at Xsigo System and GreenBytes, both acquired by Oracle, as well as leading storage consulting teams at EMC and BT.
René Simoons – Founding Partner Simtech Consulting
Bio: René Simoons is an expert in large scale and enterprise IT application infrastructure and architecture. René has delivered complete datacenters, cloud implementations and cutting edge solutions to support enterprise companies with their IT and business transformations. As the founder of Simtech Cloud Consulting, an Amsterdam based company providing container and database cloud building blocks, René actively consults on product innovation and strategy.