Ready, Set… Optimize Cloud!

Expert tips for designing an optimized cloud strategy 

Getting it right in the cloud has never been more critical to gaining a competitive advantage.  

Regardless of where you are in your cloud journey, acting strategically means thinking about optimization at every stage. From cost control to infrastructure management, container workloads to big data processing, ensuring reliability at the lowest possible cost is critical to designing a winning cloud strategy.  

In this ‘Ready, Set... Optimize Cloud’ community round table, we’ll learn from an array of cloud experts along with Brad Stevens, President of Basketball Operations for the Boston Celtics, who shares how he thinks about optimization to win at the highest level of sports and how that mindset can help guide a winning cloud strategy. 


Brad Stevens

Featured speaker

Known for his use of analytics to optimize the performance of his teams, Stevens moved from his role as the Boston Celtics' head coach to be the new president of basketball operations for the Boston Celtics in June. In eight seasons as the Celtics head coach, Stevens held a record of 354-282 while leading Boston to seven consecutive playoff appearances and three Eastern Conference Finals appearances.

He joined the Celtics after coaching Butler University where he boasted a 166-49 record, four league regular season championships, three league tournament titles and six trips to post-season tournament play. He has the top two single season win totals in Butler and Horizon League history, and he became the only coach in school history to lead a team to the NCAA Division I national championship game which he did twice.

Jeremy Deshotel

Jeremy Deshotel

Featured speaker

Solutions Architect at Spot by NetApp. Jeremy started back in April of 2020. Previously worked in technical sales for Barracuda Networks and Gitlab. Most recently was a Sr. Cloud engineer for an online university. He’s a lover of all clouds (public, private, cumulus, nimbostratus)

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Kim Weller


After a brief stint as a mechanical engineer, Kim has spent over 2 decades helping companies realize their strategies for storage and data management.

In her time as a Solutions Engineer, architect, evangelist, and leader – including 19 years working for NetApp – she’s helped many customers, NetApp teams, and partners leverage technology shifts like SAN, virtualization, and now hybrid cloud to drive business value. She’s enjoyed presenting at industry conferences like VMworld and Grace Hopper - and has delivered sessions and main stage segments at NetApp Insight.

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