10 Essential Steps to Hybrid Multicloud IT

In this special Tech Barometer podcast compilation, Nutanix CIO Wendy M. Pfeiffer shares lessons learned from leading a significant shift to next-generation cloud technologies.

By Ken Kaplan

By Ken Kaplan July 22, 2021

Enterprise IT professionals must navigate tiny twists and turns to keep their businesses running, but increasingly they need to make significant changes to face the future. Shifting to public cloud services, building a private cloud and making all of those systems work together in a hybrid multicloud operation is probably one of the biggest challenges IT leaders face today. These challenges can be expensive and time consuming without a little help from those who have already trail blazed a journey to cloud.

When she joined Nutanix as CIO in 2017, Wendy M. Pfeiffer set her sights on getting the enterprise software company to drink its own champagne. She was determined to run the company’s IT using technology it makes and sells around the world. 


How a Billion-Dollar Business Moved to Hybrid, Multi-Cloud IT

Her team set out to fuse hybrid multicloud capabilities, including hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI), with automation powered by machine learning and artificial intelligence. After the transformation was completed, she told the story in an ebook called Charting the Course to Cloud.

In this special full-length Tech Barometer podcast segment, Pfeiffer shares the 10 main lessons she learned leading her IT team’s journey to build a hybrid multicloud IT operation.

Ken Kaplan is Editor in Chief for The Forecast by Nutanix. Find him on Twitter @kenekaplan.

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