Microsoft Virtualization Discussions

Webcast with ESG on Microsoft Private Cloud, Tuesday Sept 30th

Getting the most out of a private cloud for your business
Sponsored by: NetApp

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 @ 12:00pm ET

Businesses are bolstering their virtualized IT infrastructure with cloud technology to provide increased management, self-provisioning and automation to increase organizational agility and efficiency. Microsoft and NetApp have collaborated to provide private cloud solutions that accelerate customer on-premises cloud infrastructure. Join ESG Senior Analyst, Mark Bowker as well as leading private cloud experts from Microsoft and NetApp, in a webcast discussion about private cloud business trends and technical considerations for deployment.

Senior Analyst Mark Bowker joined ESG in 2006, and he focuses on all things related to virtualization and cloud computing. Mark researches various cloud and virtualization technologies and evaluates the impact that the solutions have (or will have) on IT strategy and the broader marketplace. His other research areas include data center management, application workload deployment in next-generation data centers, and the external influences that drive the adoption of data center technologies.
Glenn Sizemore is a Reference Architect in the Infrastructure Cloud Engineering team at NetApp, where he specializes in Cloud and Automation. Since joining NetApp, Glenn has delivered a variety of Microsoft based solutions ranging from general best practice guidance to co-authoring the FlexPod DataCenter with Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture. Glenn is a veteran and popular speaker at industry conferences such as Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft TechEd, and VMworld.

Michael Schulz is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager in the Converged Systems team in the Worldwide Cloud and Enterprise group at Microsoft, looking among other things after the Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture program. Prior to joining Microsoft, Michael held various positions at IBM and HP/ Compaq while working on different technologies ranging from DB2 over Linux all the way to the Windows platform.