Wednesday, June 06, 2012
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
Virtualization, cloud and mobility are changing the expectations around data center performance, efficiency and functions. Users want access to information and applications, whenever and wherever they want it. And management wants the data center to provide it — without raising costs.
That's why organizations are constantly seeking greater efficiency from data center operations. Convergence offers a new approach to lowering operational costs while increasing responsiveness and simplifying management.
Join us for this in-depth exploration of what convergence really means and how to achieve it. You'll learn:
- Why the different demands new application and service delivery models require a higher degree of orchestration and automation in the underlying infrastructure
- How converged solutions answer this need by bringing together key IT elements, including computing, storage, networking and management
- Why convergence leads to fewer maintenance tasks, fewer devices to support and less overall complexity
- How to use convergence as an IT enabler
- The importance of open and flexible solutions to people, processes and technology
Register today to secure your place in this interactive discussion of new data center trend.
Anthony Dina, Center Strategist, Dell Inc.
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With fourteen years in the IT industry, Anthony Dina serves as a Data Center Strategist for Next Generation Computing Solutions within Dell, Inc. He works with customers on how they transform infrastructure into a more resilient and responsive service. He also partners with the development teams to set solution directions, since Dell drives through the lens of the customer. While at Dell, he has held other roles such as a director of strategy and director of solutions marketing which took him deep into virtualization, cloud computing and green IT. His time at the competition, allowed him to ramp the blades business to number one, launched the first Opteron server and championed virtual IO solutions that is the pivot point for converged infrastructure. He has earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of St. Thomas and a Masters of Fine Art from Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Michael Gray, Director, Data Center Strategists, Dell | Worldwide Server GTM Team
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Michael Gray is the Director of Dell's Worldwide Server Go-to-market team for converged infrastructure solutions. He leads a team of data center strategists who deliver drive innovation and leadership across Dell and the industry.
A fourteen year Dell veteran, Michael has served in a variety of technical, marketing and sales management roles. Prior to his current position he managed Dell's business globally at Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Before he came to Dell he was an IT Director in K-12 education.
Rachel Chalmers, Research Director, Infrastructure Management, Desktone
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Rachel runs the Infrastructure Computing for the Enterprise (ICE) practice and oversees all research on enterprise infrastructure software, from hypervisors, operating systems and file systems through provisioning and automation layers to application development, performance monitoring and lifecycle management. She is also a contributor to the CloudScape practice and a frequent and sought-after speaker on virtualization and cloud topics.
Rachel has led the infrastructure software practice for 451 Research since its debut in April 2000. She pioneered coverage on SOA, distributed application management, utility computing and open source software. Today she focuses on datacenter automation and server, desktop and application virtualization.
Rachel began covering the technology sector in 1995, when she helped launch Computer Week, later PC Week Australia, for Australian Provincial Newspapers. She also worked as Deputy Editor of the award-winning Managing Information Systems (MIS) Magazine for the Strategic
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