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Luke Whittaker, Tokio Marine Kiln – Inserting the ITAM brain into managing public cloud

Managing Public Cloud

Thank you to Luke Whittaker, License and Configuration Analyst at Tokio Marine Kiln for sharing his views on managing public cloud.

I recorded the video below at our Wisdom UK conference at Twickenham Rugby Stadium in early June 2019.

Luke describes the shift to a dual-cloud environment, movement away from on-premise servers and requirement to tag and label instances to manage cost.

Luke said,

“We need to cover all our bases in terms of usage and purpose. Putting a bit of “IT Asset Brain” into the cloud infrastructure team, so when we look back we can why it was set up, the project requirement and whether it was Test, BAU and so on.

We can then make those more strategic decisions in the future. Know what to scale up, know what to scale down, know whether we are growing or shrinking and fully take advantage of the elastic capability the cloud offers”

Read more on cloud management from The ITAM Review here:

Managing workloads that have been shifted to public cloud suppliers such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure presents new challenges for IT Asset Managers. What are your biggest challenges? Please let me know in the comments.

About Martin Thompson

Martin is owner and founder of The ITAM Review, an online resource for worldwide ITAM professionals. The ITAM Review is best known for its weekly newsletter of all the latest industry updates, LISA training platform, Excellence Awards and conferences in UK, USA and Australia.

Martin is also the founder of ITAM Forum, a not-for-profit trade body for the ITAM industry created to raise the profile of the profession and bring an organisational certification to market. On a voluntary basis Martin is a contributor to ISO WG21 which develops the ITAM International Standard ISO/IEC 19770.

He is also the author of the book "Practical ITAM - The essential guide for IT Asset Managers", a book that describes how to get started and make a difference in the field of IT Asset Management. In addition, Martin developed the PITAM training course and certification.

Prior to founding the ITAM Review in 2008 Martin worked for Centennial Software (Ivanti), Silicon Graphics, CA Technologies and Computer 2000 (Tech Data).

When not working, Martin likes to Ski, Hike, Motorbike and spend time with his young family.

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