Episode 20: Is Infrastructure Still Relevant?

Stay Sharp with Razorleaf

Feb 20 2024 • 43 mins

Ep. 20:  Is Infrastructure Still Relevant?

In this fascinating episode of the "Stay Sharp with Razorleaf" podcast, hosts Jen and Jonathan, along with special guest Michael Craffey, delve into the dynamic and evolving world of IT infrastructure in relation to PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) systems. With a focus on the significant shifts driven by cloud technology, this episode explores how the concept of infrastructure has transformed in recent years and what this means for businesses today.

Key Highlights:

  • Introduction to PLM Infrastructure Evolution:
    • Insights into how infrastructure related to PLM systems has shifted over the years.
  • From Data Centers to Cloud Computing:
    • Discussion on the transition from traditional data centers to cloud-based solutions.
  • Impact of economics, risk management, and technological advancements on infrastructure choices.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in Cloud Adoption:
    • Exploring the initial reluctance and eventual acceptance of cloud technology in engineering and manufacturing.
  • Security and Data Protection:
    • How concerns around security and intellectual property have influenced infrastructure decisions.
  • The Role of Software as a Service (SaaS):
    • Understanding the impact of SaaS on PLM and the broader shift towards subscription-based models.
  • Navigating the Hybrid Infrastructure Landscape:
    • The complexities and benefits of combining on-premise and cloud solutions.


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