We are kicking off our TechNet event series, Accelerating Your IT Pro Career with Private Cloud, in the US east region.

Check out the table below to REGISTER in a city near you!!!!!

Session Abstracts……

Career Progression: Getting Ready for the Cloud with Hyper-V

The “cloud” is simply the next level of virtualization. For those that do not have virtualization experience you will learn the fundamentals of Hyper-V while giving you a jump start to your virtualization or cloud career. But, we are not staying there long. We will then dive deep into the Microsoft hypervisor-based server virtualization technology. Professional Hyper-V and VMware administrators will learn how their existing virtualization knowledge can be leveraged to quickly move to the next layer of virtualization, private cloud. So have your cup of caffeine and buckle up to take a very fast and eventful ride from where you are now, to where you need to be to advance your career!

IT Pro's Heaven: Private Cloud

The term private cloud is becoming ubiquitous in the IT arena and industry magazines. This session will walk you through the essentials , showing you what the industry trends are in private cloud and how this new addition to your solution arsenal is the next logical step to transition from virtualization into cloud computing. A private cloud represents significant opportunities for IT Pros to modernize and convert what has been deployed, as well as establish a strategic baseline for the next generation computing environment. Knowledge of private clouds is an absolute must for anyone working in IT going forward. This session will get you started on your journey to the cloud success!

From Virtualization to Private Cloud with VMM 2012

System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) 2012, a management solution for the virtualized datacenter, enables a system administrator to manage virtualization hosts, networking, and storage resources. With VMM 2012 you can optimize your existing investments by managing multi-hypervisor environments such as Windows Server 2008 R2 Hyper-V, Citrix XenServer, and VMware vSphere 4.1 in a single pane of glass.

In this session we will demonstrate how a system administrator can use VMM 2012 to create and deploy virtual machines and private clouds. We will see how you can pool and dynamically allocate virtualized datacenter resources enabling self-service infrastructure experience for your business, with flexible role-based delegation and access control. You'll walk away from the session with a clear understanding of how this versatile tool can help you manage you virtual environment and private cloud. System Center skills are not going to be optional in the IT department of the future, now is the time to start learning about them!

Becoming the Next Private Cloud Expert Now

In this session, by building on your understanding of VMM 2012, we will do an architectural review and highlight the requirements, steps, and operations to construct a private cloud from a service standpoint. Key technologies to be employed include:

  • Hyper-V, a core component of the Microsoft private cloud
  • Members of System Center suites to accelerate deployment by enabling you to manage a private cloud environment in an integrated manner
  • System Center App Controller to provide a single console for managing your private cloud with scalability, elasticity, and customization on dedicated resources

By attending this session, you will have all the information and skills needed for constructing a simple, yet realistic private cloud for self-training and evaluation and becoming the next private cloud expert in your company.

You've Got a Cloud: Familiar Tools to Manage It

With a private cloud in place, how do you maintain it? How do you integrate the processes and operations with those on-going routines? Put your hands around the tools that will help you keep your sanity. Learn how to maintain and service a private cloud with enterprise infrastructure. We will review the tools available, many of which you are familiar with, and designed to help you streamline IT operations to better maintain your private cloud with legacy infrastructure without compromising enterprise security and ultimately reduce costs.

Bonus Session and Wrap-Up

This is a bonus session presented by your area IT Pro Evangelist on interesting topics and in some cities with invited guests to present case studies of implementing a private cloud.

 

Register Here!!!

Find a city near you in the table below, click on the Event Info link to REGISTER!!!!

State

City

Date

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FL

Ft. Lauderdale

Dec. 9, 2011

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FL

Tampa

Dec 7, 2011

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GA

Atlanta

Nov. 3, 2011

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MA

Waltham

Dec. 14, 2011

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MA

Cambridge

Dec. 16, 2011

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MD

Chevy Chase

Nov. 29, 2011

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NC

Charlotte

Nov. 15, 2011

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NC

Durham

Nov. 17, 2011

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NJ

Iselin

Oct. 18, 2011

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NY

New York

Oct. 20, 2011

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PA

Malvern

Dec. 1, 2011

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