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Episode 26: Is Infrastructure Still Relevant? – Part 2

In this episode of Stay Sharp with Razorleaf, we delve deeper into the ongoing discussion about the relevance of infrastructure in today’s rapidly evolving digital and manufacturing landscapes. 

We’d like to acknowledge the audio challenges in this episode; despite some technical difficulties on our guest’s end, the insights and stories he shared are invaluable, and we appreciate your understanding and patience.

Join us for our conversation with Michael Craffey, an expert with nearly two decades of experience at Razorleaf, who provides profound insights into how infrastructure underpins enterprise systems in the digital age. 

This episode, titled “Is Infrastructure Still Relevant, Part 2,” builds on our previous discussions, exploring new dimensions and future outlooks of infrastructure in the realm of PLM systems and beyond.

Episode Highlights:

Infrastructure Evolution: Michael opens the discussion by charting the shift in data center paradigms from in-house server rooms to modern cloud services, emphasizing the critical role of choosing the right infrastructure based on specific business requirements and compliance considerations.

Navigating Requirements and Scalability: The episode delves into the essential considerations when planning infrastructure for enterprise systems, including scalability, performance metrics, and the implications of geographical distribution on product usage.

The Human Factor: A significant portion of the episode is dedicated to discussing the impact of infrastructure changes on people within organizations, highlighting the importance of training, support, and adapting to flexible working models enabled by advancements in cloud infrastructure.

Looking Ahead: Speculation about the future direction of infrastructure, including the integration of AI for better scalability predictions and the architectural adaptability needed to support emerging technologies like augmented reality and microservices.

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