Virtualising business critical applications
The fast track to enterprise agility and efficiency for today's cloud environments
Virtualising business critical applications is essential for organisations that want to boost enterprise agility and drive down IT infrastructure and operational costs.
Visionary IT organisations have already moved beyond infrastructure consolidation and are now focussing on virtualisation to deliver high availability and better service levels on core applications.
This approach is allowing leading IT shops to prepare for self-service provisioning, faster applications roll out and full control of their cloud initiatives.
Sign up for this ComputerworldUK webcast in association with VMware/Dell to find out why you should be virtualising core business applications. Learn from the successful server and storage virtualisation projects at the London Borough of Hillingdon, one of UK’s most progressive public sector IT organisations, and find out why new server and server manage technologies offer you unprecedented opportunities for cost-effective productivity gains.
What you will get from this webcast
- Discover how virtualisation can allow your business to develop greater agility and flexibility for competitive advantage.
- Hear expert opinion to help you assess the benefits for your business, including reduced IT infrastructure costs.
- Discuss with your peers how far they have gone towards virtualising business critical applications.
- Learn about the tools and services which exist to help you successfully facilitate the process of virtualising business critical apps.
- Take the opportunity to ask questions and learn from others concerns and successes with this interactive webcast.
Mike Simons, Editor, ComputerworldUK
Mike is the Editor of ComputerWorldUK, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com since 1999. He was News editor at the launch of ComputerWeekly.com in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and ComputerWeekly.com operation from 2003. Mike helped Computer Weekly secure the Periodical Publishers Association awards as either "magazine of the year" or "campaigning magazine of the year" for four years out of five. Mike joined IDG as launch editor of ComputerworldUK and has recently also taken over responsibility as editor of sister site Techworld. Mike also sits on the SAP Global Quality Awards judging panel.
Hugh Jenkins, Enterprise Program Manager, Dell EMEA
Hugh Jenkins is the Program Manager for Dell Enterprise Solutions, working in the EMEA Public Sector organisation.
Joining Dell in February 2005, Hugh is responsible for development of key programs, including Next Generation Datacentre and Intelligent Data Management, for Dell Public Sector business across EMEA. Hugh has considerable experience working in the field of virtualisation with Dell Server and Storage product lines, alongside key partners such as VMware.
In his career with Dell, Hugh has also held positions in UK Enterprise Management and Dell's EMEA Centre of Competence, managing the PowerEdge server line of business.
Prior to joining Dell, Hugh has held numerous product and marketing management positions with Compaq and Hewlett Packard in both the UK and the U.S.
Christoph Dobroschke, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, EMEA
Christoph Dobroschke is Sr. Product Marketing Manager at VMware EMEA. He provides analytical insight and strategic business guidance to the EMEA management teams. In his role Christoph analyses VMwares business together with current market trends and identifies the technologies, strategies and markets that have the opportunity to shape the company's future success.
Prior to joining VMware Christoph was working for AMD in product marketing, product management and technical roles where he actively drove the success of AMD's Opteron processor in EMEA. He has worked for over 10 years in the IT industry. Christoph graduated from the University of Paderborn in Germany and holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
Andrew Buss, Service Director, Freeform Dynamics
As a Service Director, Andrew is a member of the Freeform Dynamics management team, and is responsible for managing the company's services portfolio for both end user and vendor organisations. As an active analyst, Andrew covers end-user client computing and access and infrastructure communications technologies.
Andrew is particularly interested in the convergence of computing, comms, security and management. Convergence remains a challenge for many IT suppliers, often hampering the delivery of holistic solutions. Andrew looks to bridge the gaps between technologies and develop solutions that bring IT vendors, their channel and customers into alignment.
Andrew has been an industry analyst since 2001. Prior to joining Freeform Dynamics he held a variety of senior positions within Canalys, developing services across both client (notebooks, desktops & tablets; smartphones, PDAs & navigation) and infrastructure (server & datacenter; IP routing, switching & wireless; security). Prior to this Andrew worked as a consultant in IT Service Level management working in diverse industries including government, healthcare, financial services, manufacturing and publishing.
Roger Bearpark, Assistant Head ICT, London Borough of Hillingdon
Assistant Head of ICT responsible for operational delivery of ICT services within Hillingdon including the programme for Greener Computing which is a key component of the innovation and transformational change being undertaken that underpins much of the Councils' current Business Improvement Delivery programme and helps ensure that we are "Putting our residents first".
With more than thirty years working in the ICT industry encompassing an eclectic mix of roles and responsibilities in both Public and Private sector. Having worked with ICT in an eclectic range of environments involving hardware, software, service delivery and much more in between. All underpinned by a desire to challenge the accepted norm and look for alternative solutions that can add value and increase effectiveness of ICT whilst remembering that nothing is worth doing for the sake of the technology alone.
As a geographic area Hillingdon is currently enjoying unprecedented commercial investment but it also suffers from significant deprivation within certain parts of the Borough. Hillingdon is multi-cultural and reflects the residency of Heathrow within its Boundaries.