Wavelength Podcast Ep. 194: ITRS Group’s Warren on Capacity Planning

CEO of ITRS Group, Guy Warren, joins the podcast to talk about capacity planning and overspending for cloud services.

Wei-Shen Wong, Asia Editor, and Anthony Malakian, Editor-in-Chief of WatersTechnology, record a weekly podcast touching on the biggest stories in financial technology.


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This week, Guy Warren, CEO of ITRS Group, joins Wei-Shen on the podcast. They discuss the importance of capacity planning and some of the capacity issues clients have been facing as a result of higher volatility. He also sheds light on what the future will look like for application development in a crowded market.

3:00 – Off the recent earnings season, Wei-Shen and Tony discuss how the likes of Morgan Stanley, BlackRock, and StateStreet are now portraying themselves more as technology companies.

14:30 – Guy joins the podcast, and gives an overview of ITRS Group and capacity planning as a whole.

18:40 – He talks about the acquisition of Sumerian in 2018 and previous thoughts of building a capacity planning tool.

23:30 – Then, they talk about the capacity challenges firms are facing at this time. He says that most companies are unaware their systems have a throughput limit.

27:30 – Guy explains how capacity thresholds are set, monitored, and at what point ITRS alerts their customers.

30:00 – How are capacity challenges addressed? Guy discusses elastic applications.

33:00 – What does the future look like for application development? What happens with existing applications?

35:30 – He talks about the ITRS capacity planner and how take-up has been as a result of Covid-19. Guy explains how people want to “Try before they buy.”

37:00 – Where have investment firms found their infrastructure inadequate to meet current trading volumes and demands?

40:00 – What are some new features ITRS is working on for the tool? Guy wraps up talking about cloud cost optimization.


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Wei-Shen Wong: + 852 3411 4758;  wei-shen.wong@infopro-digital.com

Anthony Malakian: + 1 646 490 3973; anthony.malakian@infopro-digital.com

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