Preparing Your Infrastructure for Cloud Automation and Orchestration

Erik Vesneski, Cloud Business Development - Technical Solutions Architect, WWT
A vendor neutral approach to automating and orchestrating Cloud environments from bare metal to cross domain processes. This presentation will cover a technology focused business aligned Cloud platform that delivers on improved provisioning, operational changes and necessary changes an organization should be aware of for automation and orchestration within their IT environment.
Aug 16 2012
43 mins
Preparing Your Infrastructure for Cloud Automation and Orchestration
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