Wavelength Podcast Ep. 223: IBM’s Likhit Wagle on Cloud Adoption

IBM’s general manager of global banking joins to talk about challenges and opportunities surrounding public cloud adoption and containerization.

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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For the last podcast of 2020 here at WatersTechnology, Wei-Shen speaks with Likhit Wagle, general manager of global banking at IBM, about how financial firms are approaching cloud and containerization technologies.

5:00 Likhit joins the podcast and opens by explaining how banks should approach their cloud strategies.

13:00 He then discusses IBM Cloud for Financial Services and how banks are currently migrating to the public cloud.

16:00 Next, they look at the challenges associated with a cloud architecture versus on-prem.

23:00 Then he examines optimal ways for firms to keep on top of their cloud expenditure.

30:00 From there, Likhit delves into the challenges and costs associated with sunsetting an application.

34:00 He follows that with a look at how IBM Cloud for Financial Services structures contracts around flexibility.

38:30 While a believer in containerization, he analyzes what firms should be aware of when using these services?

46:00 Likhit wraps up the conversation by talking about his hopes for 2021.

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