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Enabling Cloud Computing

Doug Smith-NetApp, Tom Weisenberger-IIS, Rob Cotter-IIS
Private clouds are about IT flexibility, efficiency, and cost savings. Maximize the benefits by building your private cloud with advanced storage and data management technologies from NetApp and Insight Integrated Systems.

BONUS: Join this webinar to also learn about 2 cloud leading technologies. Panzura! enabling dynamic, file sharing and global project collaboration and Nirvanix! External enterprise cloud storage.
May 24 2012
53 mins
Enabling Cloud Computing
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    Webinar Details:

    Maximize your current resources
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    Increase availability of hardware and applications
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    Improve operational flexibility and responsiveness
    Dynamically scale to respond to unpredictable market changes and user demands. The ability to provision servers faster allows administrators to spend more time focusing on business needs.

    Take the first step on the path to cloud computing
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    ATTEND ALL 8 - 30 MINUTE WEBINARS AND YOU COULD WIN $1000.00

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    - RealCloud creates a map for implementing cloud
    - Allows you to focus on the right projects
    - Thinks beyond just technology to people and process to enable the organization

    RealCloud progresses through fives stages. Traditional IT begins the journey and builds toward cloud as virtualization is implemented. A stage approach starts with the reality of today and moves toward cloud.

    Why the 5 stages are important:
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    - Foundations in today’s realities allow for better planning of next steps
    - Roadmap to the future allows for better planning of current projects
    - Maturity builds over time
    - Incremental value is generated with each project

    In this final webinar we will expolore the results and reporting deliverables provided to individuals and organziations who take 20 minutes from thier schedules to participate in this FREE survey.
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