Extend Beyond Virtualization to the Cloud: Getting Started


July 13, 2011

Recorded


If your IT organization is like most, you probably have some level of virtualization in place today that you're thinking about moving to the cloud. How should you get started? This webinar will discuss the benefits of moving beyond virtualization to gain the full benefits of cloud computing -- and how to avoid missteps along the way. We'll explore:
  • How the cloud builds on but moves beyond virtualization
  • The shift to "IT as a Service" that underpins cloud computing
  • Organizational, governance, and technology best practices for cloud adoption

Virtualization and cloud computing are sometimes discussed interchangeably. But gaining the full benefits of cloud computing requires approaches and processes that often aren't in place where ad hoc virtualization is the norm. Join us and learn how to make a smooth transition.


Speaker:
Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy Marketing and Evangelism Manager, Red Hat
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon spent his time advising clients on product and marketing strategies as well as writing hundreds of research notes. He has been frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.


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