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The shift in the modern business now revolves around a new IT concept - the digital transformation. It's a process that's taken "analog" organizations into the cloud and digital age. Today, companies are leveraging the power of their data center and combining the power of cloud to achieve next-generation business solutions. But what does that really mean? And, how can organizations actually implement a journey into this Hybrid IT space?

Here's the good news - the path to cloud and digitization begins by enabling a Hybrid IT model and creating a business which can support it. For example, platforms like AzureStack are designed to help organizations extend their data center platform into a cloud ecosystem. But, you must also understand how your data center can help enable this type of extension.

This helps organizations become a part of the digital economy by responding faster to market demands. Furthermore, when you combine data center and AzureStack platforms - you create a more agile infrastructure, supporting new types of user use-cases.

In this webinar, we'll clearly define the cloud and digital transformation process; and show you how a Hybrid IT model enables a path into the digital landscape. Furthermore, we'll discuss how to connect powerful data center ecosystems with cloud-ready platforms like AzureStack. Specifically, we'll cover:

  • Defining "Digitization" and the modern market.
  • Understanding hybrid cloud, digital users, and the workplace.
  • Leveraging data center technologies and extending into cloud - AzureStack.
  • The technologies which make Hybrid IT and digitization possible: Cloud, Data Center, Automation!
  • How to align hybrid cloud, your data center, and modern use-cases
  • Best practices when embarking on a digital transformation journey

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Speakers:

Bill Kleyman is an enthusiastic technologist with experience in data center design, management, and deployment. His architecture work includes large virtualization and cloud deployments as well as business network design and implementation. As Chief Technology Officer at MTM Technologies, he interacts with enterprise organizations and helps align IT strategies with direct business goals. He also publishes freelance whitepapers, articles, podcasts, and blogs around data center, cloud, security, and infrastructure management topics.

John McAbel is a Senior Product Manager for Cisco Systems, Inc. where he currently manages the Microsoft solution offerings on the Cisco Unified Computing System. His responsibilities cover a wide range of areas, including charting solution roadmaps with Microsoft, determining benchmark and proof point focus, providing sales and customer education, and currently focusing on driving the Cisco Integrated Solution for Microsoft Azure Stack Offering. Prior to joining Cisco, Mr. McAbel held a similar position with IBM for their System x server product line (now Lenovo), and prior to that managed the operating system product requirements for Sequent Computer Systems, Inc. He holds a MBA from the University of Oregon and a BS in Business from Oregon State University.