"Microsoft is hosting a "private cloud" event later this month. The virtual event, Transforming IT With Microsoft Private Cloud, is slated for Tuesday, Jan.17, and is open to the public.
By "private cloud," Microsoft means datacenter infrastructure built around its Server and Tools software products, which include Windows Server, SQL Server and Windows Azure. Of course, Windows Azure is Microsoft's platform-as-a-service offering, typically thought of as a "public cloud" because of its multitenant approach of using shared infrastructure for multiple customers. However, Windows Azure is also available under a dedicated subscription plan for some Microsoft customers.
The virtual event, which requires registration, will feature speakers such as Satya Nadella, president of Microsoft's Server and Tools Business, Brad Anderson, corporate vice president at Microsoft's Management and Security Division, Jacky Wright, vice president for Microsoft's IT Strategic Services, and Rand Morimoto, CEO at Convergent Computing.
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Tuesday, January 17th
8:30 AM PST | 16:30 UTC
Hear from other senior IT professionals about how cloud computing can help you gain maximum competitive advantage with minimal risk.
Learn about Microsoft cloud offerings, including private, public, and hybrid cloud models.
Experience Microsoft private cloud solutions through the Microsoft Technology Center.
The definition, business value, and technology benefits of the “the cloud” have been hotly debated in recent months. Most agree that cloud computing can accelerate innovation, reduce costs, and increase business agility in the market. In 2012, cloud computing will transition from hype and discussion, to part of every enterprise’s reality, and IT is uniquely positioned to lead this transformation and help business reap the benefits of cloud computing.
Join us for a virtual event designed to help you explore your cloud options. It’s your chance to interact with Microsoft experts and with IT leaders like yourself, who have been putting cloud technology to work in their own organizations. You’ll be among the first to hear the latest private cloud news from Microsoft.
Free and virtual, so hard to beat if your interested in Private Cloud's. I'm betting we're going to be hearing allot about "Private Cloud" this year, with the coming Windows Server 8 and constant Windows Azure improvements (and how the two are meeting in the middle)...