Simplifying Desktop Virtualization - Really!

Date: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM PT / 12:00 PM ET
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"We are impressed with the speed, ease-of-use and affordability. The cost savings are phenomenal — it was 1/6th the cost of the alternatives."
- Steve Armstrong, Sr. Analyst, Parker SSD Drives, a division of Parker Hannifin Corporation

Many IT decision makers are pondering over key questions like,
  1. Are you spending too much time reacting to user PC issues?
  2. Do you want to centralize and improve PC management, but only have a PC budget?
  3. Do you want to standardize PC operations?
  4. Are you concerned you may not have the required skillsets to move to VDI?
  5. Do you need to support non-PC/mobile devices?
  6. Are you interested in a Virtual Desktop Solution, but feel the current offerings are too complex to manage?
While it is known that desktop virtualization offers increased data security, efficiency and reduced desktop management costs, the upfront investment and complexity can be high. Until now!

Join Citrix and Dell to explore the technologies, use-cases and best practices that make desktop virtualization ridiculously easy, while delivering a quick return on investment (ROI).

You will learn how to:
  • Radically simplify desktop virtualization – deploying VDI is as easy as 1-2-3
  • Deliver the mobility and flexibility end-users crave – with minimal costs
  • Scale by simply adding more capacity – with nothing to re-architect or reconfigure
Simple to Install, Simple to Use, Simple to Manage, and Simple to Scale.

Travis Brown, Travis Brown Senior Solutions Manager, Dell Inc.
Travis Brown is a Senior Product Manager at Dell, specializing in desktop virtualization. He has been in the virtualization delivery space for 8 years. Travis spends a lot of time talking to customers about specific client virtualization projects. This includes Dell’s Executive briefing center, one to one conversation, and at road shows. He has led the marketing team in North America and EMEA geographies. Travis has a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Texas A&M University and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Texas at Dallas.

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Krishna Subramanian, Vice President, Marketing & Business Development, Citrix Systems
Krishna Subramanian is vice president of marketing and business development for Citrix VDI-in-a-box. She joined Citrix through the acquisition of Kaviza, the industry leader in easy affordable desktop virtualization. At Kaviza, she served as chief operating officer, marketing, sales and alliances. Prior to Kaviza, Krishna led mergers and acquisitions for the Sun Microsystems Cloud Computing business that delivered over a half-billion dollars of incremental revenue. Before Sun, Krishna was the CEO and co-founder of Kovair, a software-as-a-service CRM company that grew to become a Computerworld Top 100 Emerging Company. Subramanian holds a Master’s degree in computer science from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She brings over 20 years of industry experience to Citrix in enterprise software, virtualization and cloud computing.

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Richard Fichera, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
Richard is a member of Forrester's infrastructure and operations research team and has coverage responsibilities for servers and data center architecture and transformation. Among the core technologies he focuses on are blade and modular servers, converged infrastructure, virtualization and management of virtual data center resources, enterprise cloud infrastructure, and techniques for data center transformation.

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What are your organization’s key pain points driving Desktop Virtualization? (select all that apply) required
  Improved Data Security
  Increased End User Flexibility-Anytime, Anywhere, Any device
  Ease of IT Manageability
  Move to a cheapest possible End Point
  Direction from Upper Management
  Other Reasons
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