This My Architecture Live Series @ AWS Sydney Summit : Versent’s Migration Factory

Josh Lopez Partner, Cloud Adoption at Versent

Josh Lopez

Partner Cloud Adoption, Versent

May 17, 2019

Versent was asked to take part in the “This Is My Architecture” series at the 2019 AWS Sydney Summit. The series focuses on unique architectures that solve real-world customer problems. I was lucky enough to be chosen to talk about Versent’s Migration Factory, which removes the heavy lifting away from moving servers from on-premises to AWS. In a first for AWS, the series was streamed live on Twitch from AWS Summit.

I was pretty nervous at the thought of being filmed live in front of an audience. This Is My Architecture Series is normally filmed in a studio with the potential to have as many re-takes to get it juuuuust right. But once I arrived on set, my nerves disappeared and was replaced with the heaving energy from the AWS Summit Live team. The place was buzzing – lights camera, action right in the middle of the Exhibition Hall.

Exhibition Hall at AWS Summit Live
Live from the Exhibition Hall at AWS Summit

With the help of some impressive hand drawn icons for the blackboard, made by the AWS Solution Architecture team, we were counted down by the production team 5,4,3,2,1 and Robb Carr (Solution Architect, AWS) and I were away!

J Lo and Robb Carr on set

With the cameras rolling, I explained Versent’s Migration Factory which we’ve built over the last three years. With the help of our incredibly talented engineers, the migration factory removes the heavy lifting away from moving servers from on-premises to AWS. Thanks to our bespoke solution, our migration team no longer has to manually migrate a server, which would normally take up to four hours, but has now been reduced to just 10 minutes without any manual intervention at all.

and that’s a wrap!

It was a lot of fun to be part of the “This Is My Architecture” series. I encourage anyone who has an AWS architecture to showcase to contact your AWS rep to be considered for the series.

A huge shout out to the “This Is My Architecture” team for making the experience so enjoyable and thank you to the Versent family for all the support while the cameras were rolling.

You can find the link to the “This Is My Architecture” streamed on Twitch here.

Josh is an AWS Partner Network (APN) ambassador and actively helps customers move workloads effectively and more securely to AWS while making use of the very latest enhancements to the AWS platform. He has been a Distinguished Engineer with Versent for over a year in the cloud migration team. When he is not working, he loves travelling and keeping ridiculously fit.


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