Cloud Clarity five focuses on the application revolution

Tuesday 10th November 2015 •
Billy Law-Bregan, Communications Officer

Understanding the difference between AWS, Azure, AzurePack, OpenStack and Private Cloud is vital to correctly support your business critical applications. Choosing between a public IaaS (AWS, Azure) or private cloud (OpenStack, AzurePack) can make or break a business, but it can be a tough decision to make.

At the recent Node4 Cloud Clarity forum, held on the 27th October 2015 at the Gherkin in London, our experts discussed the reasons why applications are today’s drivers of business growth and the modern DevOp environments that function to support this.

cc5blog7The sessions highlighted the fact that teams are under pressure to enter new markets with restrictive timescales and this is leading to new working relationships, where IT needs to empower developers.  Discussions also covered:

  • The Application Revolution
  • Azure and Azure Pack – The ideal Mix for Microsoft based solutions?
  • AWS – The best place for your apps?
  • OpenStack – AWS for your own kit?

Node4 has deployed multiple application solutions on a variety of platforms. Our experts are ideally placed to give independent advice on choosing the best platform to support customers’ applications, and that’s exactly what we provided at our Cloud Clarity event.

Guest speaker Steve Pavett, CEO of Liveposter, brought to life the challenge of creating the right infrastructure and application blend, with a real world example of how Node4 helped deploy the right technology platform to support an automated digital marketing campaign for Liveposter client, Johnny Walker.

Commenting on the event, Steve Denby, Head of Sales South, Node4 highlighted the increasing popularity of Node4’s Cloud Clarity events, saying: “As each event passes, we continue to see increased understanding of how the Cloud can benefit the enterprise, particularly as leaders come to appreciate the true value of their data and the applications that can enable success.”Steve Pavett said of Node4: “I highly recommend Node4 to any company that doesn’t have the capacity or desire to manage its own cloud infrastructure and is looking for a technology partner that understands their business, and combines capacity with a personal touch that the big players cannot match.”

Node4’s Cloud Clarity events take place every three months, providing a forum to find out more about the evolution of the cloud and the applications and services it can support. Visit our events page to find out more about forthcoming events –


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