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Demystifying the Software-Defined Datacenter – Join the Google+ Hangout!

Looking for new ways to transform and empower your organization’s IT department? The concept of the software-defined datacenter (SDDC) promises to abstract the datacenter from its underlying hardware – thereby enabling your IT department to connect and configure computing resources in new, powerful ways.

But what does this mean for you? Join VMware’s Google+ Hangout this Thursday, February 28th at 10am PT, as our panel of experts discusses the obstacles, drawbacks and opportunities companies and users may face as they make the leap above virtualization and cloud to a software-defined data center.

Other topics we’ll be covering during the chat include:

  • How to build the foundation for SDDC
  • Common obstacles to avoid
  • Strategies for realizing the full benefits of cloud
  • Predictions for how SDDC will evolve and impact IT in the future

For IT professionals preparing to redefine the way IT delivers services, this Google+ Hangout will help illustrate how the SDDC delivers greater agility, speed and innovation while positioning IT as an innovative business unit.

A Google+ account is necessary to post questions to the panel; however, you can still watch the live video stream without one. Click here to sign up for an account.

More on our panel of experts…


JJ Digeronimo is a tech executive, entrepreneur and author. She is currently a strategic initiator in Cloud Computing and Software-Defined Data Centers. She is a multifaceted talent with a passion for technology that enables her to quickly align business obstacles to solutions that encompass skilled people, quality technology and redefined processes.

The panel of experts will include:

Jeff Byrne is a Senior Analyst and Consultant, Taneja Group and recently served as VP of Marketing and Corporate Strategy at VMware. He currently provides consulting to a variety of virtualization, cloud storage and providers in areas such as strategy development, competitive assessments, and go-to-market initiatives.

Michael Leeper is the Director of Global Technology at Columbia Sportswear, one of the customers we featured last year in our “Another VMware Cloud” campaign.

Angelo Luciani is a Network Specialist at The Canadian Depository for Securities Limited and vExpert, involved in the entire IT value chain of discovery, design and delivery. He possesses a strong and successful background working with stakeholders to develop virtual architecture frameworks that aligns strategy, processes and IT assets with business goals.

Mark Sarago is a Business Solution Strategist in Accelerate Advisory Services at VMware. Mark has more than 30 years of IT experience. He provides collaborative services to global customers to help them define and communicate their IT strategy with strong alignment to business goals and measures.

We hope to see you there! Be sure to register for the Google+ Hangout, and follow @vCloud and @VMwareSP for future updates!


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