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Jason Campagna, Cloud Practice Director
Join Jason Campagna as he discusses various product and solution announcements made during the VMworld keynotes this week, and how WWT is working with VMware to provide a comprehensive software-defined datacenter approach with our Cloud-in-a-Box methodology.   Jason is WWT’s Cloud Practice Director, working with a team of top tier solutions architects in the largest enterprise, service provider, and federal marketplaces.   Jason has been a long term member of the Citrix and VMware Partner Technical Advisory Boards, and an author of several whitepapers for organizations such as VMware and Microsoft including the original Stateless VMware whitepaper design.
Aug 28 2012
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Live from VMworld - an independent look at this week's announcements
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  • The application economy has fundamentally changed the relationship between the enterprise and its customers. The trends of this new business world—the cloud, mobile and social—mean that software is now the predominant choice for consumers to experience companies and their brands. Have you ever considered how you differentiate your products and applications for success in this fast paced application economy?

    In this webinar, Andy Jordan discusses innovative ways to deliver intuitive, engaging products and applications in this fast moving, highly competitive environment. He will explore how organizations are selecting the right products, applications and prioritizing feature requests while staying in alignment with business strategies. You will also learn about:

    •Efficient and effective resource investment – how to get the most return from your people in the fast paced modern environment
    •The need to focus on net benefits, not project constraints
    •The need for clear, consistent top down guidance
    •The need to effectively respond to (and predict) shifting strategic needs

    Don’t miss this thought provoking webinar that’s guaranteed to make you rethink how to deliver the products and features that will deliver real results.

    This event qualifies for 1 Project Management Institute Professional Development Unit (PDU) credit.
  • Enterprises around the world have embraced OpenStack as their cloud management platform because of its ability to simply and effectively manage shared infrastructure. To quickly realize OpenStack's benefits, rapid deployment of a production cloud that delivers mixed workload capabilities on a solid and dependable foundation is critical.

    Join this webinar to learn how agile infrastructure for OpenStack enables you to quickly stand up a dynamic self-service cloud infrastructure so you can easily take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of OpenStack.

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how Agile Infrastructure:

    - Extends the core values of cloud: scale, guaranteed performance, automation, high availability and efficiency
    - Ensures you deploy OpenStack using a process that's repeatable and error free
    - Allows you to run production and test/dev workloads on one storage platform
    - Provides higher utilization, better performance and more operational efficiency than legacy solutions
  • Enterprises around the world have embraced OpenStack as their cloud management platform because of its ability to simply and effectively manage shared infrastructure. To quickly realize OpenStack's benefits, rapid deployment of a production cloud that delivers mixed workload capabilities on a solid and dependable foundation is critical.

    Join this webinar to learn how agile infrastructure for OpenStack enables you to quickly stand up a dynamic self-service cloud infrastructure so you can easily take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of OpenStack.

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how Agile Infrastructure:

    - Extends the core values of cloud: scale, guaranteed performance, automation, high availability and efficiency
    - Ensures you deploy OpenStack using a process that's repeatable and error free
    - Allows you to run production and test/dev workloads on one storage platform
    - Provides higher utilization, better performance and more operational efficiency than legacy solutions
  • Enterprises around the world have embraced OpenStack as their cloud management platform because of its ability to simply and effectively manage shared infrastructure. To quickly realize OpenStack's benefits, rapid deployment of a production cloud that delivers mixed workload capabilities on a solid and dependable foundation is critical.

    Join this webinar to learn how agile infrastructure for OpenStack enables you to quickly stand up a dynamic self-service cloud infrastructure so you can easily take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of OpenStack.

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how Agile Infrastructure:

    - Extends the core values of cloud: scale, guaranteed performance, automation, high availability and efficiency
    - Ensures you deploy OpenStack using a process that's repeatable and error free
    - Allows you to run production and test/dev workloads on one storage platform
    - Provides higher utilization, better performance and more operational efficiency than legacy solutions
  • Enterprises around the world have embraced OpenStack as their cloud management platform because of its ability to simply and effectively manage shared infrastructure. To quickly realize OpenStack's benefits, rapid deployment of a production cloud that delivers mixed workload capabilities on a solid and dependable foundation is critical.

    Join this webinar to learn how agile infrastructure for OpenStack enables you to quickly stand up a dynamic self-service cloud infrastructure so you can easily take advantage of the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of OpenStack.

    Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how Agile Infrastructure:

    - Extends the core values of cloud: scale, guaranteed performance, automation, high availability and efficiency
    - Ensures you deploy OpenStack using a process that's repeatable and error free
    - Allows you to run production and test/dev workloads on one storage platform
    - Provides higher utilization, better performance and more operational efficiency than legacy solutions
  • Security incident disclosures and vulnerability warnings are being released at an alarming rate, posing a major challenge for Security & Risk (S&R) Professionals. Additionally, firms that adopt virtualized and public cloud infrastructure like AWS are quickly finding that their traditional vulnerability management solutions and processes were not designed for these dynamic, elastic, and API-services centric architectures. An April, 2015 Forrester Research, Inc. report entitled “Market Overview: Vulnerability Management” stated that the vulnerability management technology space has evolved and will help " S&R Pros repair their strained or broken processes and move past low-impact checkbox scanning to proactive, risk-based assessments."

    Join guest speakers Rick Holland, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, Tim Prendergast, CEO and Co-founder, Evident.io, and Theodore Kim, Senior Director, SaaS Operations at Jobvite, to learn about:
    * The state of vulnerability management and why Forrester recently said "security and risk pros can't keep up with the tsunami of vulnerabilities."
    * How public cloud infrastructure like AWS adds to vulnerability complexity and has created the the need for new cloud native solutions
    * How Jobvite has implemented an effective security configuration and vulnerability management process for AWS
  • Cybersecurity is a top concern for IT professionals. Gartner expert Lawrence Orans leads an important discussion of the current cybersecurity landscape. He analyzes recent cybersecurity events, emerging threats, and how new technologies are affecting the security calculus.
  • In 2015, the 3rd Platform will account for one third of global ICT spending and 100% of spending growth," said Frank Gens, Senior Vice President and Chief Analyst at IDC. "The industry is now entering the most critical period yet in the 3rd Platform era: the 'Innovation Stage.' Over the next several years, we expect to see an explosion of innovation and value creation on top of the 3rd Platform's foundation. This stage will be driven by a new wave of core technologies – Innovation Accelerators – that radically extend the 3rd Platform's capabilities and applications across all industries."
    In this webinar, you'll learn about the 3rd platform and it's implications for Storage systems. In particular, you'll hear about Smart Data Storage systems which provide the low cost scaling, geo-distribution and multi-tenancy which the 3rd platform requires.
  • The pace of innovation in Health and Life Sciences is accelerating, and overweight legacy systems slow down even the best organizations. Large Enterprises are at risk of disruption unless they can fuel their innovation engine. For Eli Lilly, making advances in global health means never slowing down and always innovating.

    In this webinar, hear from Richard Grogut, Director of IT, Emerging Technologies at Eli Lilly on how they utilize the Salesforce1 platform to build apps faster than they had ever imagined, align IT more closely with the business, and innovate to “power the business”. Steve Pratt, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, will also explain why the gap between IT and the rest of business continues to grow, and how visionary leadership can revolutionize the role of IT.
  • The pace of innovation in Health and Life Sciences is accelerating, and overweight legacy systems slow down even the best organizations. Large Enterprises are at risk of disruption unless they can fuel their innovation engine. For Eli Lilly, making advances in global health means never slowing down and always innovating.

    In this webinar, hear from Richard Grogut, Director of IT, Emerging Technologies at Eli Lilly on how they utilize the Salesforce1 platform to build apps faster than they had ever imagined, align IT more closely with the business, and innovate to “power the business”. Steve Pratt, Principal, Deloitte Consulting, will also explain why the gap between IT and the rest of business continues to grow, and how visionary leadership can revolutionize the role of IT.
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  • IMPACT: Virtualization’s Effect on the Network Recorded: Feb 14 2013 36 mins
    Jon Duren, Systems Engineering Manager, WWT, Inc.
    As the adoption of virtualized clouds changes the landscape of our data centers, many organizations are beginning to take a fresh look at the way they approach networking.

    In this webinar we will address some of the challenges that face networking teams today as they interact with the new virtual world, such as:

    - There’s more to networking than just hooking things up
    - Where Network Services Reside
    - Ownership of Services
    - Advanced Cloud Networking : Where is my Layer-2?
    - How does this play into orchestration and automation
    - A Pragmatic Approach to Cloud
    - The Next Generation Network Engineer
  • Five Pillars of VDI Success Recorded: Nov 15 2012 35 mins
    Scott Miller, National Technical Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology, Inc.
    According to industry researchers nearly 75 percent of the organizations who have deployed a virtual desktop environment have stalled their deployment before completion leaving frustrated employees in departments ranging from IT, to the business units, to the executive suite. It isn’t a lack of good intentions causing these deployments to fail, but rather a lack of understanding of the holistic approach needed to successfully deploy a virtual desktop environment. Join WWT’s Dave Kinsman, National Technical Solutions Architect, as he discusses the 5 Pillars to VDI success.
  • Architecture, Sizing and Deployment Considerations for a Citrix Desktop Enviro Recorded: Nov 13 2012 47 mins
    John Nguyen, National Technical Solutions Architect, World Wide Technology
    Join WWT's Dr. John Nguyen as he discusses the arcitectural best practices, sizing and deployment considerations for environments leveraging Citrix in their virtual desktop installations.
  • WWT is Master Certified in Security and Unified Communications Recorded: Oct 24 2012 5 mins
    Jim Kavanaugh, Don Seiler and Ladi Adefala
    Jim Kavanaugh, Don Seiler and Ladi Adefala talk about what it means to our customers that WWT is Cisco Master certified in Security and Unified Communications.
  • Live from VMworld - an independent look at this week's announcements Recorded: Aug 28 2012 30 mins
    Jason Campagna, Cloud Practice Director
    Join Jason Campagna as he discusses various product and solution announcements made during the VMworld keynotes this week, and how WWT is working with VMware to provide a comprehensive software-defined datacenter approach with our Cloud-in-a-Box methodology.   Jason is WWT’s Cloud Practice Director, working with a team of top tier solutions architects in the largest enterprise, service provider, and federal marketplaces.   Jason has been a long term member of the Citrix and VMware Partner Technical Advisory Boards, and an author of several whitepapers for organizations such as VMware and Microsoft including the original Stateless VMware whitepaper design.
  • Cisco Labs @ Geek Day 2012 Recorded: Mar 30 2012 3 mins
    Jeff Stiles, Federal Partner Account Manager for WWT
    At this year’s Geek Day, Cisco is sponsoring 6 technical labs: VXI, UCS, Security Gateway/Secure Mobility, Prime for Enterprise, WAAS and Cisco’s Intelligent Automation for Cloud (CIAC). Please come by to discuss these solutions with the Cisco team.
  • Utility Metered Cloud Recorded: Mar 30 2012 3 mins
    6fusion
    There is a fundamental shift taking place in the way technology resources are delivered and supported. Virtualization and consolidation have forever changed the face of computing and server utilization by promising resource efficiency and reducing the hardware footprint. Meanwhile, technology-as-a-service and cloud based delivery models are emerging as the computing trend of the future, where users pay service providers only for exactly the amount of technology they use in a pay-as-you-go utility model, instead of buying and managing sprawling environments of software, hardware, and support services.
    6fusion is an innovative Utility Metered Cloud company that has emerged in this new era of utility computing with a refreshing vision for the future, cutting-edge technologies and a unique commercial business model.
  • FireScope: Unify for the NetApp Cloud Recorded: Mar 29 2012 5 mins
    FireScope
    FireScope: Unify for the NetApp Cloud
  • Software Security Goes Mobile Recorded: Mar 8 2012 42 mins
    Jacob West - Director of Software Security Research, HP
    Mobile devices and the risk posed by vulnerabilities in the software that runs them are proliferating. This talk scrutinizes challenges faced in securing mobile apps and contrasts them with legacy software security initiatives. We discuss how outsourcing confounds security efforts, how the mobile app lifecycle can make risk a hot potato, and a variety of other challenges organizations face as users demand ever increasing mobile capabilities.
  • Bridging the gap of virtualization and physical infrastructure Recorded: Mar 1 2012 28 mins
    Phil Fischer, APC by Schneider Electric Data Center Business Development Manager
    Bridging the gap of virtualization and physical infrastructure - integrating APC by Schneider Electric's Data Center Infrastructure Management with Microsoft & VMware

    This interactive presentation introduces the virtual integration between APC by Schneider Electric's data center infrastructure management solution StruxureWare Central, and systems for managing virtualized environments. StruxureWare Central allows end to end data center infrastructure management software for monitoring and control of power, cooling, security and energy usage from the building through IT systems. In he latest release of StrxureWare Central, virtual machine management and physical infrastructure management are now talking to each other so as to maximize the benefit of virtualization by answering the questions:

    Which VMs are on a host server with compromised physical health?
    Power
    Cooling

    Where should I move a VM, or add a new one?
    What is the best "healthy" host server?
    How do I find this place?
    How do my VMs migrate?
    When a physical event occurs, who/what will move the VMs?
    Is this an automated or a manual process?
    Effect on business process?
    In a physical event, what business process(es) could be
    impacted?
  • Taking Advantage of Open Cloud Computing Recorded: Jan 25 2012 60 mins
    Jason Waxman, Intel, General Manager, Cloud Infrastructure Group & James Staten,Forrester, Vice President & Principal Analyst
    Join Intel Cloud Infrastructure Group GM Jason Waxman and Forrester VP and Principle Analyst James Staten discuss the trends, key players, opportunities and how to specifically take advantage of an open cloud computing approach to address key challenges today. They will explore how to build upon IP that others are sharing, advances in open source cloud, open standards development, the Open Compute Project, and much more followed by a question and answer session!
  • Our Pragmatic Approach to IT Transformation Recorded: Dec 13 2011 37 mins
    Jason Campagna, Cloud Practice Director
    WWT's pragmatic approach toward IT Transformation that not only considers the technology involved but the people and processes that must be considered as well to enable your organization to continue to evolve toward cloud.
  • BYOD + Enterprise Security = Opportunity Recorded: Dec 13 2011 46 mins
    Derek Brink and Jeff Carpenter
    Research Highlights
  • Cloud Adoption - The Pragmatic Approach Recorded: Dec 6 2011 24 mins
    Scott Miller, Director of Cloud and Virtualization, World Wide Technology, Inc.
    One size doesn't fit all. Scott Miller helps organizations understand how to determine where they are today in cloud adoption and how far they should go to achieve the most beneficial attributes of a cloud for their organization.
  • The Optimized Desktop Vision Recorded: Dec 1 2011 57 mins
    Scott Webb, National Technical Solutions Architect
    How can an organization migrate from 25 years of desktop and application management habits to the more optimized virtual environment available today? Scott Webb talks about why organizations should think about a broader vision of "VDI" that can encompass application, user, and desktop virtualization.
  • Context Aware Desktops: The Key to Secure User Experience Recorded: Nov 10 2011 60 mins
    Rachel Chalmers, Research Director, The 451 Group; Jeff Wettlaufer, Sr. Director of Global Product Marketing, RES Software
    The boundaries between work and life have blurred and users expect consistent access to corporate services from wherever they are, on any device and at any time. This is driving IT to look at new technologies to better support the business, users and their own organizations. The result is often a combination of multiple devices and a mix of delivery platforms, and it creates a growing challenge for IT to deliver and support a consistent and secure user experience.

    Join guest analyst Rachel Chalmers of The 451 Group in an interactive session led by Jeff Wettlaufer, RES Software Sr. Global Director of Product Marketing. They will discuss desktop trends faced by IT and solutions available to address these new demands and enable context aware hybrid desktops and automated service portfolios. Rachel will provide findings and recommendations based on the latest 451 research surrounding desktop virtualization technologies.

    Attendees will learn:

    * How IT can better navigate today's hybrid desktop environments by introducing centrally controlled and flexible workspaces to provide users consistency across devices and delivery platforms.

    * The importance of understanding context beyond user name and enabling their workspace to react to that context with dynamic services.

    * The benefits of simplified and centralized automation portfolios to help implement, administer and support new desktop technologies.

    * How workspace and automation management solutions can improve future OS migrations and infrastructure changes with minimal disruption to users.
  • Introducing Geek Day Recorded: Oct 19 2011 41 mins
    Scott Miller, Geek Day Founder
    Founded 7 years ago as a regional event offering hands-on functioning demos and breakouts on virtualization technology, this event has expanded to be a national show featuring collaboration, wireless, mobility, security, datacenter and virtualization technologies. All with fully functioning, hands-on demos. Attend to learn why this free event should be on your list of to-do's for 2012.
  • CITEIS – A Cisco on Cisco Private Cloud Case Study Recorded: Oct 11 2011 47 mins
    Ken Schroeder, Cisco IT
    Join us to learn about Cisco’s CITEIS – Cisco IT Elastic Infrastructure Services – project. Find out firsthand how Cisco deployed an agile, cost effective, flexible and secure private cloud using Cisco Intelligent Automation, Cisco UCS, and VMware technologies. Gain insights from Cisco IT for the planning and development of your own private cloud.
  • The Security Onion - A Layered Approach To Security Recorded: Sep 15 2011 48 mins
    Brian Honan, Principal Consultant
    Despite investing heavily in their security defenses many organizations are still finding their systems regularly compromised. The problem these organizations face is they are focusing too much on the defensive controls at their network perimeter in the false belief that this makes it difficult for their systems to be compromised. However, time and time again we see that once the perimeter controls fail attackers have easy access to the organization's sensitive assets.

    This presentation will provide attendees with a practical guide on how to secure their corporate assets by implementing a multi-layered approach to security incorporating the key cornerstones of people, process and technology. With this multi-layered approach should one security layer fail the other layers can compensate and continue to secure key organizational assets.

    Today's threat landscape and attacks are constantly evolving and it is essential that organizations ensure their security controls evolve to counter these threats. The attendee will be shown how to take a risk based approach to develop multiple security layers to deal with the current threat landscape and how to ensure each layer can compensate for another should there be a compromise.

    Relying on one layer of security at the perimeter is no longer an option, developing adaptive security controls at various layers is essential to securing systems in today's environment.
  • Interoperability Challenges for Virtualization Management Recorded: Sep 8 2011 55 mins
    Winston Bumpus, DMTF; Scott DesBles, Dell; Steffen Grarup, VMware; John Parchem, Microsoft; Shishir Pardikar, Citrix
    This session will look at the needs of customers for interoperable virtualization management standards. Virtualization which is an important cloud computing enabling technology, is driving customer requirements for management standards to improve their agility while reducing their TCO. The goal of virtualization management standards is to improve IT consumer agility and define a set of architectural semantics that unify the interoperable management of workloads and resources between enterprises of all sizes and cloud computing infrastructures.
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