Thursday, April 3, 12:00pm ET

In this presentation you’ll get a jump start into understanding private cloud. You’ll learn about what a private cloud is and how it can benefit your business. First, you’ll get an overview of the features that the cloud brings to your organization and then you’ll see how private cloud is different from the public cloud. Next you’ll see how a private cloud builds on virtualization to bring flexibility, availability and automation to your datacenter. Finally, you’ll learn about how System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Server 2012 R2 work together to build a private cloud.

The value of virtualized and cloud computing architectures has come into clear focus in today’s businesses. The preference of these businesses in deploying private cloud solutions is to use converged infrastructure solutions that reduce the deployment risks and minimize the time to solution. Join this webcast to discover the value of Cisco and Netapp’s FlexPod Datacenter with Microsoft Private Cloud solution validated through Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture program. This solution combines compute, storage, network, security and management into single fabric architecture. You will learn the added benefits obtained by deploying private cloud solutions on Windows Server 2012 R2 and System Center 2012 R2. In addition, you will find out about the value of Cisco Unified Management open design that integrates seamlessly with Microsoft System Center and NetApp storage and data management solutions.

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Presenters

Michael Otey, senior technical director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Pro, is president of TECA, a software-development and consulting company in Portland, Oregon. Michael has covered the topic of virtualization extensively for Windows IT Pro, having written several features articles showing how to take advantage of virtualization in the enterprise as well as reviewing all of the major virtualization products.

Claude Lorenson is a Senior Product Manager in the Server Appliance team part of the Cloud OS Marketing group at Microsoft. Lorenson’ s current function is around the development of the IHVs and OEMs partner eco-system to drive integration of the Cloud and Enterprise products with new, innovative hardware solutions. Lorenson holds a Ph.D. in Solid State Physics from The Ohio State University and a Technology Management MBA from the University of Washington.

Glenn Sizemore is a Reference Architect in the Infrastructure Cloud Engineering team at NetApp, where he specializes in Cloud and Automation. Since joining NetApp, Glenn has delivered a variety of Microsoft based solutions ranging from general best practice guidance to co-authoring the FlexPod DataCenter with Microsoft Private Cloud Fast Track reference architecture.

Mike Mankovsky is a Cisco Unified Computing System architect, focusing on Microsoft solutions with extensive experience in Microsoft Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center, storage systems, networking, and Microsoft Exchange Server. Mike has over 19 years of professional experience in Microsoft focused information systems technology.