Virtualization: Public, Private and Hybrid
Sunday, August 20, 2017
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Chief Technology Officer, StarNet Solutions
Lou Melograna started in WAN technology back in the early 1990s. Since then he has worked with every major vendor in the field and has been involved in thousands of installations, troubleshoots and consulting jobs. He started StarNet Solutions 15 years ago to provide customers with a superb experience with a company that puts their customers' needs first. Our goal is to truly provide the best possible solution with the best customer service possible with open communication.
- What is Virtualization? (Server, desktop and applications)
- What does it include?
- What are the differences between public, private and hybrid?
- What are the requirements of each?
- What are the benefits of Virtualization?
- When should you virtualize?
- Is there a time not to virtualize?
- The best place to host? How to determine where.
- Cost Savings
- Server maintenance reduction
- Scalability and easy to grow with
- Ability to work from any device anywhere
- Streamlining the workplace with virtualized servers, desktops and applications
- Security aspects/concerns
- Data protection and uptime
- Business continuity
- Simplified upgrades
- Simplified migrations to the cloud
- Time savings/technical resources reduction
- Ease of Administration
- Hardware savings
- Patch maintenance reduction/release
- User licensing
- Technical Support
- Discuss typical network strategies and design
- Discuss requirements in technical depth for servers, desktops, applications with proper design
- Discuss various compatibilities and OS supported
- Discuss option for Single Sign On and technical requirements/design
- Prerequisites: What you REALLY need to know
- Hardware requirement - shared storage vs. local storage, SANs vs. NAS, transport technologies for speed, performance, IOPs requirements
- Software requirements
- How to plan a deployment
- What a deployment entails/What to expect from a technical perspective and user perspective
- Deployment times (how long does it take)
- WAN considerations
- User experience
- Final cleanup and deployment
3. OPEN FORUM FOR QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
There is no cost to attend, but registration is only available to GMIS MEETS conference attendees.