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What it means, why it matters, how you get there. Sponsored by NetApp.

Like cloud computing, cloud storage can provide massive economies of scale. You get more IT capacity for less money because the infrastructure is being shared across multiple clients or business units. Additionally, sharing resources enables agility, which translates into faster time to market.

If you are an enterprise, cloud computing sounds great in theory, but you are probably thinking “how do I get started?”

In this channel, we will feature industry thought leaders as well as NetApp speakers to explore moving enterprises to the cloud. Hint: It’s not a sprint, it’s a journey.

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Benefits of Clustered Data ONTAP to VMware vSphere David Yu, NetApp Sr. Solutions Marketing Mgr, Nick Howell, NetApp Virtualization Solutions Architect Learn the benefits of NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP for VMware vSphere. Clustered Data ONTAP, the #1 branded storage operating system, provides powerful capabilities such as non-disruptive operations with zero downtime for upgrades, best-in-class data protection, and maximum storage efficiency. Through strong integration with VMware, these capabilities can be leveraged to deliver benefits and IT agility in VMware environments. Read more >
Jul 30 2013
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  • Learn the benefits of NetApp’s clustered Data ONTAP for VMware vSphere. Clustered Data ONTAP, the #1 branded storage operating system, provides powerful capabilities such as non-disruptive operations with zero downtime for upgrades, best-in-class data protection, and maximum storage efficiency. Through strong integration with VMware, these capabilities can be leveraged to deliver benefits and IT agility in VMware environments.
  • IT organizations are rapidly adopting converged Infrastructure in their next generation data centers. Learn how FlexPod, an industry-leading converged infrastructure from NetApp and Cisco is driving ROI rates up to 120% for our customers through accelerated business, lower costs, simplified IT and reduced risks.
  • Learn how you can make the most of your Microsoft Private Cloud environment from NetApp, Microsoft’s Private Cloud Partner of the Year. Deep dive into NetApp’s native Windows Server 2012, PowerShell, and System Center integration to provide monitoring, management, self-service, and automation. Learn about NetApp’s unique ability to rapidly transition workloads in-between hypervisors and beyond. Attendees of this session will have the chance to win a Microsoft Surface Pro
  • NetApp Director of Cloud Computing, Vaughn Stewart discusses how to build a dynamic virtualized data center using VMware vCloud Suite on FlexPod to increase efficiencies, enable flexibility and reduce risk.
  • Accelerating your path to the Cloud with FlexPod,” NetApp Director of Cloud Computing, Vaughn Stewart and Cisco architect, Keith Barto engage in an interactive discuss on NetApp and Cisco’s flagship solution, the FlexPod converged infrastructure platform. The discussion evolves around FlexPod’s key benefits of flexibility, data center efficiencies and reduced risk, and highlights customer references.
  • Enterprise perception of cloud computing has gone from vendor hype to IT priority. A common first step for many enterprises is to develop a private cloud. However, hybrid cloud computing promises to increase business flexibility and to further reduce cost. Join us as we explore what is a hybrid cloud, why hybrid cloud, how to get started, key considerations, and common use cases.

    Jared Wray Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Tier 3
    As founder and CTO, Jared is architect of Tier 3’s Enterprise Cloud Platform. Wray founded Tier 3 in 2006 to address the emerging need for enterprise on-demand services and today oversees the development, support and operations of its enterprise-class cloud solution and is responsible for the company’s intellectual property strategy and new product development. Leveraging the tenets of virtualization automation, Wray designed the Tier 3 enterprise cloud to be an agile, self-optimizing platform for customers’ mission-critical, production applications. Wray relies on his extensive experience directly managing or consulting on scaling large Web infrastructures for companies such as Corbis Corporation, Ascentium, and Microsoft. A serial entrepreneur, Wray previously founded Dual, an interactive development firm with clients such as Microsoft and Nintendo.
  • Only a year old, the OpenStack project has already garnered tremendous momentum with more than 110 member companies. Originally founded by Rackspace Hosting and NASA, OpenStack has grown to be a global community of software developers all collaborating on a standard open-source cloud operating system that provides virtually unlimited scalability for developing cloud solutions. This webinar will discuss the basics of OpenStack, why it is significant for “cloud building,” and how you can get started with OpenStack in your enterprise.

    John Engates is the chief technology officer at Rackspace Hosting and has been with the company for over 10 years. John frequently speaks with customers, at conferences, and to the press and analyst community on the topic of cloud computing and Rackspace’s role in the future of IT. John is an avid cyclist, camera buff, gadget geek and especially enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters at home in San Antonio.
  • Big Data has exploded onto the stage in the last 12 months and there’s a lot of hype and confusion about what it is. Big Data is about doing things differently and enabling breakthroughs by getting to information faster. In this session we will discuss the Big Data ABCs - Analytics, Bandwidth, Content and cover its relationship to Hadoop, object repositories and scalable file systems.

    Richard is Director, Product Marketing at NetApp where he is responsible for the OnCommand Management Software and Big Data solutions.
    Previously Richard served as Vice President of Marketing and Strategy for KnowNow, a start-up delivering enterprise syndication technologies. Richard also served as Vice President of Products at AvantGo, a leading provider of mobile enterprise software, where he was responsible for determining product direction and strategy, as well as, overseeing engineering and product management. Prior to AvantGo, Richard served as Vice President of Engineering and Product Management for BEA Systems where he led efforts in developing the BEA WebLogic Portal. Richard has also held various executive management positions at SCO and Digital Equipment Corporation where he was instrumental in the creation of the X Window and Motif standards. Richard holds an M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Vermont and a B.A. in Sociology from Alfred University.
  • Cloud computing is experiencing strong, sustained growth across enterprises large and small. Proven benefits like flexibility, cost reduction and rapid provisioning of new applications and services are among the drivers. This webinar will address the questions of: “Where do I start?” and “What’s the right approach for my organization: private, public, or hybrid?” Vaughn Stewart will share data from a recent cloud adoption survey, provide best practices for defining a successful cloud strategy, and give a preview of how other enterprises are moving to the cloud.

    Vaughn Stewart is a Director for Cloud Computing and ‘The Virtualization Evangelist’ at NetApp. He has worked with hundreds of customers in designing their virtual data centers and is the coauthor of several technical papers on deploying VMware technologies on NetApp systems. He publishes the blog, The Virtual Storage Guy; has a patent pending; and has held industry certifications on solutions offered by Microsoft, Cisco, Sun Microsystems, IBM, and NetApp. VMware has recognized him a vExpert in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
  • “Cloud” has become the number one priority for so many businesses, yet the complexity of combining server virtualization with storage virtualization, automation, self-service catalogs and other enabling technologies has become a huge barrier for the IT teams who have to deliver. The good news is that some vendors have recognized this issue and have partnered to deliver integrated solutions offering the flexibility and cost benefits of cloud on top of familiar infrastructure products. This webinar demonstrates how to implement and automate cloud storage services.

    Azmir Mohamed is Sr. Director, Product Management at Abiquo and is responsible for driving their product roadmap activities. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in the areas of server, networking and virtualization. Previously, he held product management and marketing roles at VMware and Cisco. Azmir has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.

    Michael Harding works in Product Marketing at NetApp. He has led Product Management and marketing efforts at Brocade, VERITAS/Symantec, Solid Data Systems, Qlusters, Commtouch Software, Critical Path and EDS/HP. Michael earned a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.

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