Top Private Cloud Mistakes to Avoid

Sponsored by: Rackspace

ITPro Today

September 30, 2016

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Top Private Cloud Mistakes to Avoid

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It seems everyone is moving to the cloud today with all the benefits it brings to organizations of all sizes. But what if your application isn’t ready – or even worse, what if you’re over-managing your own datacenter?

Many of the benefits of cloud have been overshadowed by concerns of a lack of security and uptime assurances among Enterprise IT executives. This is a job for a private cloud and ensuring proper management of it can make or break your business!

Before you tread into the waters of trying to manage your own cloud, make sure to attend this webinar, where you will hear private cloud use cases based on real-world examples from noted cloud expert Jeff DeVerter, Chief Technologist for Microsoft Technologies at Rackspace and  Rackspace Principle Engineer. Learn more about how to avoid the common pitfalls and traps organizations commonly experience. Jeff will focus on the benefits of leveraging Rackspace expertise and experience to ensure your applications are “cloud ready,” so you can focus on what you do best - innovation!

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Jeff DeVerter is the Chief Technologist for Microsoft Technology at Rackspace responsible for the roadmap and delivery of Fanatical Support for Microsoft technology both inside and outside of our Datacenters.  Jeff has been with Rackspace for over 7 years and has built several of our service offerings including Dedicated SharePoint, Dedicated Exchange, Dedicated Lync and Microsoft Cloud Platform
Jeff is currently involved in projects that take Rackspace’s award-winning fanatical support to new Microsoft technologies and new locations.

Andre Stephens, Architect and Principal Engineer, Microsoft Technologies

With more than 17 years of experience in Microsoft technologies, , Andre is an architect and Principal Engineer of the Microsoft Private Cloud at Rackspace. Andre has spent the last 9 years at Rackspace specializing in virtualization infrastructure and played an instrumental role in founding the Hyper-V, Cloud Platform, and Azure offerings. He has a deep passion, and takes pleasure in, using the latest technologies to enable most efficient customer experiences.

Sterling Hammer, Architect, Microsoft Technologies

Sterling Hammer is a Product Architect on Rackspace's Microsoft Cloud team. As a Product Architect, his role is to shape the look and feel of the Microsoft Private Cloud at Rackspace including Hyper-V, Cloud Platform, and Azure Stack. As a 7-year veteran of Rackspace Sterling has worked with a variety of technologies in different roles. As a Systems Engineer he helped manage several large hybrid server deployments with technologies such as Microsoft SQL Server and VMware. As a Product Architect, he assisted with the launch of two new Microsoft Product Offerings, Fanatical Support for Hyper-V and Cloud Platform as well as Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure.

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