The cloud holds the promise of bottomless capacity, available instantly. Recently, Capital One has been shifting a significant portion of its workload to the public cloud. Kevin McLaughlin explores what capacity management looks like in the cloud, which old concepts still apply, which should be retired, and what new metrics become important in the process. Kevin also covers the importance of performance management and outlines what needs to be monitored as workloads transition to the cloud and what to monitor once a workload is fully in the cloud, as well as considerations for ensuring the legacy environment maintains sufficient capacity during the transition.
Kevin McLaughlin has 15 years of experience in financial services technology, primarily in roles related to capacity and performance management. Kevin spent eight years on the business side of banking, where he held various analytic roles including management of Capital One’s statistical model governance process. He currently serves as the director of Capital One’s technology capacity management team and still serves as a model risk officer for the bank’s analytic models. Kevin has a BS in ag economics from Virginia Tech and an MBA with a concentration in MIS from George Mason University.
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