IT Visionaries
IT Visionaries
Oct 24, 2023
How To Solve The Problem of Cloud Adoption
Play • 1 hr 7 min

Moving to the cloud is nothing new — but doing it efficiently is still tough. Brantley Richbourg is the Principal Technical Consultant of Cloud Networking at AHEAD, and it’s his job to help companies navigate their journey to the cloud. On this episode, he describes some of the reasons companies are looking to make the move and the challenges they face along the way. Plus he explains where and how generative AI is playing a role and why innovation might not be the driving force behind customer decision making. 

Tune in to learn:

  • What is Ahead? (1:32)
  • Finally solving the problems with moving to the cloud (5:40)
  • Integrating cloud systems and hybrid clouds (11:30)
  • The role of generative AI (16:35)
  • Why the cloud is not about saving money (30:00)
  • How Ahead is working with clients (36:15)
  • How to win at sales (38:38)
  • The timeline for adopting new infrastructure (44:20)
  • Predicting the next big thing (50:00)



Did you know that less than half of IT leaders feel their network infrastructure is ready to make the best use of emerging technologies?  Zayo, a leading global communications infrastructure provider, empowers some of the world’s most innovative companies to take advantage of next generation technologies with the help of reliable, resilient network infrastructure. Read their research paper, IT Confidential, to gain valuable insights from IT leaders. is a media studio producing content for world-class clients. Learn more at


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