Architecture as code: The key to cloud success

The first step to cloud success is embracing "architecture as code," enabling IT to operate with speed, consistency and repeatability
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Snehal Antani serves as the chief technology officer at Splunk. Antani directs the long-term vision for technology across Splunk's expanding cloud, mobile, on-premise and hybrid offerings. He is also the driver behind Splunk's burgeoning Internet of Things and Business Analytics efforts. Antani is a commercially driven CTO with experience delivering increased value to customers and executing faster than competitors through technology innovation.

Prior to joining Splunk, Antani served as chief information officer for multiple divisions at GE Capital. As CIO of North America Distribution Finance, he leveraged technology to drive business model innovation for the inventory finance and equipment leasing businesses. He also served as the chief architect for GE Capital Americas. As chief architect, he led IT and cultural transformation and accelerated the use of cloud, DevOps and continuous insights.

Earlier in his career, Antani served in IT strategy and technology roles at IBM as the emerging technologies lead architect and private cloud strategist. As part of IBM's Software Group, he held positions in product development, field services, product management and the emerging technologies team. Antani drove the product strategy for private cloud and platform-as-a-service and developed enterprise technologies for data processing and systems optimization. His work resulted in 10 granted patents and afforded him global leadership experience with international assignments in mature and growing markets.

Antani holds a B.S. from Purdue University and an M.S. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Snehal Antani and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.