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Migrating Off AWS: How to Move Production from AWS to Enterprise Data Centers Running OpenStack and Kubernetes

Running resource-intensive workloads with high-volume traffic can be very expensive, especially while using managed services like RDS. Public Clouds abstract management of networking and high availability from end-users but incompatible and expensive resource types drive the need for some organizations to migrate off of the public clouds.

On the other hand, privately managed IT environments provide high flexibility, better resource utilization, and high performance but require deep design, architectural and operational commitments.

Earlier this month, I had the honor to deliver a talk at the 2018 OpenInfra Tech Day (which also celebrated the OpenStack 8th Birthday!). I shared the key considerations for establishing a highly available private cloud with auto-scaling, DR and monitoring — so you can benefit from an AWS-like cloud experience in your own data centers.

The most important factor driving a migration off AWS is still cost saving. During my talk, I discussed our journey at Platform9 – and the journey of some of our customers – to move away from public clouds. I provided best practices and tips for how we saved 80% of our operational costs within a few months.

Check out the recording of my talk below, to learn best practices and tips to allow you to move away from the public cloud without sacrificing developers’ or Operations’ experience – so you can create an AWS-grade private cloud, leveraging your existing infrastructure, that is running both VMs and Kubernetes workloads.  
Download the slides here.

Cody Hill
Cody Hill works as a Cloud Architect at Platform9. You can follow him on Twitter @EyeOnTheCloud.

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