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Friday, September 18 • 9:00am - 4:00pm
FULL DAY WORKSHOP: Practical Guide to Running IBM i in the Cloud

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Add this workshop to your agenda to gain a practical understanding of how to run IBM i in the cloud. This day's worth of education will provide you with multiple perspectives from various cloud providers and allow you to get your hands-on the tools themselves.

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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.

Dan Magid, CEO of Eradani, and Dave Romo, CTO of Eradani, will walk you through ways you can dramatically accelerate the development of software for your IBM iby taking advantage of the Cloud. They will show you how to Develop using the latest in modern DevOps processes, find and fix bugs at a much faster rate,test more comprehensively and modernize your overall application stack. Using a combination of open source tools, a direct connection to cloud native resources and on-demand environments, Dan and Dave will provide a live demo of IBM i development in the cloud with x86 and IBM i workloads working in tandem.

iTech Solutions
Its more than just hardware.  Its having the right combination of Hardware, Services, Staff, and offerings to help you migrate your workload to the cloud.  Because Cloud means something different to everyone, we offer High Availability Replication, Platform as a Service, Backup to the Cloud, Managed Administration of your environment, and even ability to host customer provided equipment. Come learn about what other things you need to think about when moving your workload to the cloud.

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Pete Massiello

IBM i Advisor, iTech Solutions: A Service Express Company
Pete Massiello has been working with the AS/400, iSeries, IBM i since 1989, focusing on systems management and technical support. He has held numerous technical positions through out his career. He is the President of iTech Solutions Group, an IBM Premier Business Partner delivering... Read More →
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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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Daniel Magid

Eradani extends modernization by transforming the people, tooling, and development languages used in IBM i businesses. Eradani "Connect" serves as a Enterprise Integration Hub for IBM i organizations, providing developers and operators exception volume, performance, and security when... 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.
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David Romo

Dave comes to Eradani from Rocket Software where he was the Chief Architect of the DevOps and Cloud product lines. He delivered the first commercial Node.js and Angular applications on the IBM i. More than a decade ago, Dave also became the first to use Git running natively on IBM... Read More →

Friday September 18, 2020 9:00am - 4:00pm CDT
Application Development Room 1