TechNet Event: Learn how to use Virtualization from the Desktop to the Datacenter
Using products that span the desktop to the data center, you can bring capacities online in real-time, as needed; streamline and provision applications, services and data on-demand; accelerate backup and recovery, and enhance availability so that your users are well protected against system failure and service interruptions. This event will consist out of two tracks one for Data Center Virtualization and one for Desktop Virtualization.
Following technologies will be covered:
Server Virtualization Track:
Storage and Hyper-V: The Choices You Can Make and the Things You Need to Know
Storage and virtualization are two of the hottest technologies in IT right now -- and they're even better together. Microsoft is delivering new products into both spaces. , and Understanding the impacts that storage has on a server virtualization design is key to understanding and successfully building a virtual infrastructure. This session talks about where we are, where we've been, and where we are going. We give you the information you need to know to make the right storage decisions in this new virtual world.
Security Architecture and Best Practices for Hyper-V It is critical to ensure that your virtualization infrastructure is secured and protected against malicious intent. This session will outline the security architecture of Hyper-V and provide guidelines and best practices from a security viewpoint.
Disaster Recovery and Failover Clustering: As Windows Server operating systems become increasingly accepted in the large scale and high-end mission-critical parts of organizations, the requirements for disaster tolerance and business continuance become more and more important. The goal of this session is to cover the considerations on how you can build a complete solution with Windows Server 2008 Failover Clustering to achieve not only High Availability, but also Disaster Recovery.
Microsoft’s Builds the Foundation for your Private Cloud
Learn about Microsoft’s Private Cloud Infrastructure offering and find out how the latest technologies, tools and resources which are enabling the foundation for a private cloud infrastructure. Learn about the two extensible FREE Dynamic Data Center Toolkits; Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters (available now!) that enables hosting partners to offer managed
Client Virtualization Track:
Desktop Virtualization: Providing You with Clear Guidance
This business value session will review the different desktop virtualization solutions available and provide you with the context you need to create a meaningful and actionable plan to leverage Desktop Virtualization technologies to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility. You will learn about VDI, App-V, MED-V, and other virtualization options in the context of selecting the "right tool for the right job" for your business needs.
Desktop Virtualization – The App-V side App-V explained, what it is, how it works, what is the relation to Desktop Virtualization and how can App-V help us to achieve the Optimized Desktop vision. We will discuss deployment options and show an App-V Sequence and Deployment demo.
MED-V Client Hosted Desktop Virtualization Client Hosted Desktop Virtualization – How can MED-V help us to achieve the Optimized Desktop vision. The difference between managed and unmanaged XP mode and we will show a MED-V demo.
Isaac Roybal – Product Manager Virtualization – Microsoft Corp
Isaac Roybal is a Product Manager in Microsoft’s Virtualization Marketing team. His responsibilities cover the Cloud Computing Infrastructure Initiative from a private cloud perspective, Dynamic Datacenter Toolkits for both hosters and enterprises and the Dynamic Datacenter Alliance. Isaac’s career started in Systems and Network Engineering working with Windows Server since NT 3.51. Prior to his current role, Isaac managed Microsoft’s Hyper-V and IIS product marketing efforts. He has been involved in IT for over 13 years (8 with Microsoft), received a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from New Mexico Highlands University and has his MCSE certification in NT 4.0, Windows 2000 and 2003.
Vijay Tewari – Program Manager Virtualization – Microsoft Corp
Vijay Tewari is a Principal Program Manager with the Windows Server Virtualization team at Microsoft. He has over 15 years of experience in the industry and has authored multiple specifications relating to systems management such as WS-Management. He owns the development of the Hyper-V role and the Microsoft Hyper-V Server.
Alexander Rublowsky - Group Manager, Desktop Virtualization for Windows Commercial - Microsoft Corporation
Alexander Rublowsky is responsible for leading Microsoft’s Desktop Virtualization Sales Strategy for Windows Client. Responsibilities include the sales management of Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) and Desktop Virtualization technologies like Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Application Virtualization (App-V) and Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V).
Prior to managing Client Virtualization Sales Strategy, Rublowsky managed the Enterprise Partner Ecosystem for Windows Client including the development of the Application Compatibility Factory and led the Windows Client Deployment Team. Prior to joining Windows Client Rublowsky held Product Management, Product Marketing positions for product with revenue over $2.5 Billion and developed a unique demand based pricing strategy for Hardware Systems. Rublowsky holds a Master Degree from the George Washington University’s GSPM and an undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology.
In my opinion and view of the virtualization landscape, 800 pound Microsoft gorilla is back with rock solid systems and strategy. The fact is that Microsoft has lots to offer in 2012 around literally everything, including but not limited to Hypervisors (<a href="www.dincloud.com/hosted-virtual-servers">hosted virtual servers</a>, Server 8 / Hyper-V, Native InfiniBand, etc.), VDI (Windows 8, <a href="www.dincloud.com/hosted-virtual-desktop">hosted virtual desktops</a>, Remote FX, RDP), Cloud Management (SCVMM), New storage protocols (SMB 2.2 w/CA, NDO & other features), VOIP soft phones (Lync, Skype), Pricing (SPLA, perpetual, it’s ALL good)
So enjoy the show. 2012 is the year of Microsoft.