Windows IT Pro
The Private Cloud: Strategies and Implementation

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 12:00pm ET

The Private Cloud: Strategies and Implementation Virtual Event Agenda
Presented by Microsoft and HP and produced by Windows IT Pro
(All times Eastern)
12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. Keynote: Making the Private Cloud Work for You
Panelists: Michael Otey (Windows IT Pro), Mark Hassall (Microsoft), Jeff Carlat (HP)

For a growing number of enterprises, the journey to cloud computing begins with a private cloud built on Microsoft Windows Server and System Center and HP Converged Infrastructure. A private cloud transforms the way your business delivers and consumes IT services. By creating a layer of abstraction over pooled resources, a private cloud enables true service capability as well as optimally managed application services. In this session Michael Otey from Windows IT Pro will explore Microsoft and HP’s vision for private cloud computing, with panelists Mark Hassall and Jeff Carlat, and help you identify the challenges and benefits of implementing a private cloud and the best approach to make the private cloud work for you.
12:45 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Networking Break
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Cloud Computing FAQ
Speakers: Michael Otey and Rod Trent

Cloud computing has become synonymous with any service delivered through the Internet, whether it’s storage, web site hosting, or virtual desktops. But that doesn’t mean that every organization has embraced cloud computing. To sort through some of the common sticking points related to cloud computing adoption, Windows IT Pro cloud computing experts Michael Otey and Rod Trent address some of the most common FAQs about cloud computing, including:
  • The difference between cloud computing and virtualization
  • What’s the best way to determine the ultimate cloud scenario for my business: Public, private, or hybrid?
  • What are some available resources for estimates costs of different cloud computing scenarios?
  • Economic Value Analysis tool discussion
  • Serverquarium – offers opportunities to see cloud solutions first-hand
  • How can you estimate the cost of deploying a cloud computing implementation—and the resulting cost savings?
  • What are the basic steps involved in building a private cloud?
  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of a hybrid cloud solution?
2:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Assessing the Business & IT Value
of Moving to Private Cloud
Speakers: Vanessa Bucher, Paul Gavin, Paul Horn
Providing technology solutions that meet business needs in a cost effective manner is a cornerstone of IT departments around the world. But assessing the IT and business value of the cloud can be a challenge – particularly if you want to see a private cloud in action and validate firsthand how Microsoft and HP products function together in a modern datacenter environment. In this session you’ll learn from Vanessa Bucher and Paul Gavin about how a Transform the Datacenter Immersion (TDI) workshop can guide you on your journey to the Cloud and how a Microsoft and HP private cloud solution can benefit you today.

TDI puts you in the driver’s seat for a rich, interactive experience that can help you envision what is possible with a modern datacenter, understand why you should evolve to reap the benefits of private cloud, and experience and validate what you have seen by interacting with solutions from Microsoft and HP in real time. And to help you to determine the relative costs and benefits of deploying an HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft, compared with alternative virtualization infrastructure solutions, Paul Horn will also demonstrate a new Economic Validation Tool built for Microsoft and HP by the Enterprise Strategy Group. This tool provides you with a representative picture of the direct and indirect costs and benefits you should consider when evaluating HP Cloud Solution for Microsoft for a virtual computing infrastructure.

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