I have a couple of upcoming presentations on the BrightTALK web site. The presentations are free to attend are available online (registration is required). Also, feel free to take a look at my previous BrightTALK presentations.
Designing Cloud Architectures with Hyper-V
August 8th, 2013 at 11:00am Pacific
Many of the technical aspects of cloud-based solutions are a natural progression for those environments that want to expand upon their virtualization deployments. This webinar will provide technical details and best practices for deploying new features in the Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0 platforms. Topics will include reducing storage costs, implementing high-availability and disaster recovery, and improving automation to reduce data center costs and increase efficiency.
Streamlining IT Operations with Windows Azure
October 8th, 2013 at 3:00pm Pacific
While few would call the use of cloud-based technologies a "quiet revolution", Microsoft’s Windows Azure platform has expanded into a wide range of different services that can be leveraged to reduce costs and increase IT efficiency. The challenge for IT professionals is to arrange the pieces of the puzzle into an optimal arrangement for many different types of workloads. This presentation will focus on practical advice for using SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS approaches to building private, public, and hybrid clouds. It will include examples of applications and workloads that could benefit from the use of cloud technology, and the benefits and drawbacks each approach.