Data Centre infrastructure for the cloud

On Demand Webinar

CIOs and technology leaders in 2013 will focus on delivering cost effective, high-quality IT services to the business and on linking IT services spend to business value. That requires virtualisation of your servers and increasingly your storage and network infrastructure.

Watch this on-demand webinar which looks at:

  • Balancing innovation and optimisation in your infrastructure stack
  • The business triggers for moving your large-scale business critical applications to a virtualised environment
  • Developing both private and hybrid cloud technologies
  • How VMware and NetApp have designed a unified architecture that delivers high performance, simplifies management and reduces risk for your business IT

Registration Details:


  • Mike Simons Mike Simons
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    Mike Simons

    Mike Simons

    Editor-in-chief, ComputerworldUK

    Mike is the Editor-in-chief of ComputerworldUK, joining IDG from Reed in 2006, where he worked on Computer Weekly and since 1999. He was editor at the launch of in 2001 and news editor of a combined Computer Weekly and 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 if sister site Techworld. Mike also sits on the SAP Global Quality Awards judging panel.

  • Peter Barnes
    Director, EMEA Product Marketing
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    Peter Barnes

    Director, EMEA Product Marketing, VMware

    As a member of the VMware EMEA product marketing team, Peter’s responsibilities cover the IT Business Management and vFabric Application Management suites. He has been working in IT since 1984 and has been a programmer, pre-sales specialist, consultant and marketeer. Much of his experience has been gained internationally in the areas of GIS, ERP and Business Intelligence and IT Governance. Prior to joining VMware he worked for HP Software+Solutions, Mercury Interactive, Baan and Intergraph. Peter has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Plymouth, England. He also has a master's degree in business administration from Kingston University, England and Haarlem Business School, The Netherlands.

  • Tim Waldron
    Cloud Solutions Marketing Manage
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    Tim Waldron

    Cloud Solutions Marketing Manage, NetApp

    Tim has worked at NetApp since 2000 and currently holds the position Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager.

    Prior to NetApp he worked at KPMG in the Office of the Global CIO on the globalization of KPMG's IT infrastructure then moving to NetApp IT where he championed the use of NetApp's business critical applications on NetApp's solutions and innovations, using it as an internal reference for partners and customers. Tim holds a double Economics and Finance Major from Babson, Wellesley Massachusetts.

  • Tony Lock
    IT Operations Specialist
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    Tony Lock

    IT Operations Specialist

    Tony is an IT operations guru. As an ex-IT manager with an insatiable thirst for knowledge, his extensive vendor briefing agenda makes him one of the most well informed analysts in the industry, particularly on the diversity of solutions and approaches available to tackle key operational requirements.

    To keep everything balanced and grounded, Tony is intimately involved in Freeform Dynamics’ Community Research Programme, through which he stays in close touch with how needs are evolving within the IT and business community around IT service delivery. This includes all aspects of systems infrastructure and management, from desktop, through servers, storage and network, to mainframe, with particular attention paid to alternative delivery models – cloud computing, managed services, IT financing, etc.

    From an advisory perspective, Tony’s comprehensive knowledge of the solution and best practice landscape makes him ideal for those who want help in understanding their options rather than having a canned set of recommendations thrust at them. His focus on core principles and his forthright but open-minded views on technology also make Tony one of the most sought after speakers in the industry for keynotes, roundtables, webinars, and so on.

    Tony has a strong IT practitioner background, having held IT management positions at companies such as BP and BT, and has also worked on the vendor side of equation at Amdahl. He became an industry analyst in 2000, has been with Freeform Dynamics since 2007, and is currently based in Germany, but also spends significant time in London and other locations around the world.

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