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Ep 22 - Laurens Baardman - Re-Architecting vs. Re-Purposing: Choosing the Cloud Migration Strategy That’s Right for You

Apr 27, 2023

Re-Architecting vs. Re-Purposing: Choosing the Cloud Migration Strategy That’s Right for You

Transitioning to the cloud can be as simple as switching to a new hosting provider.

But this approach leaves countless benefits on the table. Instead, you should consider other cloud migration strategies like re-platforming, re-architecting and re-purchasing to get the most out of the process. In this episode, Director of Technology for Xebia Cloud US Laurens Baardman explains the differences between these strategies and their relevant payoffs.

What's in it for you:

  1. The difference between re-platforming and re-architecting as part of cloud transformation
  2. Second-order effects (technical, security & organizational) of re-architecting decisions
  3. Security and observability as enablers of cloud transformation
  4. Why Kubernetes may often not be the best answer to a re-architecting question


About Laurens

Laurens is the technology leader for Xebia Cloud & Data USA. With an extensive background in engineering, cyber security and cloud, Laurens has the hands-on experience and pragmatic approach that is required to solve business problems. Laurens loves to bridge the gap between business and engineering. Enabling the best talent to do their best work delivering value that really advances the clients of Xebia.

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About Xebia

Xebia is a pioneering IT consultancy company. We strive to be the Authority: as a company, in each of our service domains and as professionals. This mission was defined in 2004 and has guided Xebia ever since to become the company it is today: 6,000 people with 19 offices on 4 continents. We realize our mission through our values: People first, customer intimacy, quality without compromise, and sharing knowledge. When teaming up with Xebia, expect in-depth expertise based on an authentic, values-led and high-quality driven way of working that inspires all we do. We sometimes call ourselves “Mainstream Frontrunners’’. And it all starts with hiring the right people.



About the host

Elias is the VP for North America at Checkmk. He comes from a strategy consulting background, but has been an entrepreneur for the better part of the last 10 years. In his spare time, he likes to do triathlon.

Get in touch with Elias via LinkedIn or email: 



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