Wednesday, June 20, 2012
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET
- Anthony Dina, Data Center Strategist, Next Generation Computing Solutions, Dell, Inc.
- Michael Gray, Director, Data Center Strategies, Dell, Inc.
Data center convergence offers a new approach to meeting the demands of changing application and service delivery models — including virtualization and cloud — while providing the efficiency an organization seeks. The choices IT departments make when building infrastructure to support their business initiatives can have a dramatic effect on the overall efficiency and future flexibility of the entire data center.
Join us for this interactive discussion of how to choose components that will help reduce complexity, meet current needs and provide a bridge to future capabilities.
- How to reduce the complexity of the data center by collapsing the entire infrastructure into an addressable pool of resources
- How integrated management makes the entire environment easier to administer
- Ways to gain greater efficiency through industry leading infrastructure density and consolidated power and cooling
Register today to secure your place in the detailed review of what to look for in converged infrastructure components.
Anthony Dina, Data Center Strategist, Next Generation Computing Solutions, 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 Strategies, Dell, Inc.
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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
Richard Fichera, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
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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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