How to Optimize Your Cloud in the Era of Infrastructure as Code Recorded Presentation with Forrester Research

Forrester Research

Speed, agility, and efficiency—that’s what every company wants from cloud. It’s all about going faster, changing direction faster, and doing it with less risk and cost. However, there are still lots of challenges to tackle—especially as DevOps teams operationalize the new paradigm of infrastructure as code.

Dave Bartoletti

Dave BartolettiVP, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Andrew Hillier

Andrew HillierCTO, Densify

Join Forrester analyst Dave Bartoletti and Densify CTO Andrew Hillier for as they explore the next frontier of infrastructure as code and how it empowers cloud optimization in an automated fashion.

They discuss:

  • The challenges that DevOps and CloudOps face every day and how to tackle them
  • The common pitfalls of using hard-coded infrastructure as code templates (e.g. Terraform) while provisioning cloud resources
  • How to eliminate risk and achieve efficiency in your cloud environment while maintaining the lowest possible cost
  • How to automate the process of optimizing your cloud instances and containers

About The Speakers

Dave Bartoletti has been an analyst for more than eight years, following a long career in software product management, marketing, and business development. He advises Forrester clients on public cloud computing infrastructure and development platforms, cloud cost management and optimization, software container technologies, and modern cloud service delivery techniques. He is a frequent keynote speaker at premier client, vendor, and industry executive cloud computing events, and his research and opinions have been cited in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Bloomberg News, USA Today, Network World, and Forbes, along with many other industry publications.


Andrew Hillier has 20+ years of experience in the creation and implementation of mission-critical software for the world's largest financial institutions and utilities. A co-founder of Densify, he leads product strategy and defines the overall technology roadmap for the company. Prior to Densify, Hillier pioneered a state of the art systems management solution which was acquired by Sun Microsystems and served as the foundation of their flagship systems management product, Sun Management Center.

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