With change breeding opportunities, enterprises are constantly getting the urge to develop new revenue streams and products using data.
The explosion of data has triggered significant challenges, including getting the right talent to do the required job efficiently. Using a “do-with” approach, Caylent Inc. enables organizations to empower their personnel and processes for enhanced data insights and monetization, according to Valerie Henderson (pictured, right), chief revenue officer of Caylent.
“The whole model from a service’s perspective is not a ‘do-for’ model; it is a ‘do-with’ model,” Henderson stated. “Any time we go into a customer, it’s like, where are they on the curve? The way our model works is, we’re doing it with them, and if we’re not there, they’re going to be able to carry it forward and continue to do more.”
Henderson and Stephen Garden (pictured, left), executive chairman of Caylent, spoke with theCUBE industry analysts John Furrier and Lisa Martin at the AWS Summit New York event, during an exclusive broadcast on theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio. They discussed how Caylent enables enterprises to leverage Amazon Web Services Inc. for enhanced data insights and monetization. (* Disclosure below.)
Data sharing as a stepping stone toward more innovation
Significant innovations are triggered in the cloud through data sharing based on enhanced collaboration. Therefore, AWS makes this possible, given that even Snowflake has built a data cloud on top of it, according to Garden.
“I think the other trend that we’re seeing in data more recently is that customers need to share their information with other partners,” he stated. “AWS is just the perfect platform to be able to do that, enable that sharing. So, I think that’s a new angle that we’re seeing, which is really bringing together way more innovation.”
Since data keeps growing exponentially, it has become more relevant in the modern world. As a result, data has created new opportunities that ought to be leveraged, Garden added.
“There was a stat four or five years ago about … we’re taking more photographs in a single year now than all of mankind leading up to that date,” he pointed out. “I think just the sheer quantities and the way people are managing it now presents a much bigger opportunity to be able to take and form decisions on the back of that.”
The Caylent-AWS partnership helps solve DevOps problems, including getting data from the applications. Furthermore, DevOps retooling becomes possible, which triggers more growth, according to Henderson.
“A customer of ours, Allergan, which is an incredible organization, really had a large effort to modernize,” she explained. “They actually have a data lab within their company called Allergan Data Labs, and they leveraged us to truly just modernize this containerization effort. From my perspective, what we’re seeing is also a need to be thoughtful about DevOps retooling and tooling because talent wants to work with the best toolset.”
Founded in 2015 as a container management product, Caylent has advanced to a cloud-native consultancy. Therefore, the collaboration with AWS has made this a reality, according to Garden.
“Our roots are very deeply centered around cloud-native,” he stated. “We were actually just awarded AWS Premier Partner a couple of weeks ago. Our goal is really to work with customers that are looking to innovate, evolve and use AWS.”
The modern cloud era necessitates thinking about business outcomes and data points. As a result, automation becomes fundamental, according to Garden.
“I think it is around automation … a fundamental principle of the cloud, is that consistency in that repeatability,” he noted. “So when you can simplify services down to a point, click, deploy, I think you’re in a much better position to be able to move quickly and then not have to worry about anything under the hood and just focus on the business outcomes.”
Here’s the complete video interview, part of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the AWS Summit New York event:
(* Disclosure: Caylent Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Caylent nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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