Navigating the Microsoft Compute & Cloud Ecosystem:  WTH Should You Care?

Navigating the Microsoft Compute & Cloud Ecosystem: WTH Should You Care?

Sponsored by: Rackspace

Date: Wednesday, June 14, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour

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Join Microsoft Chief Technology Officer at Rackspace, Jeff DeVerter as he provides an overview of the complex and rapidly changing Microsoft cloud portfolio, including Hyper V, Microsoft Cloud Platform, Azure and the soon-to-be released Azure Stack.  Jeff will discuss how these technologies are converging into the emergence of a true Hybrid Enterprise cloud.  We will discuss key differences and considerations to be aware of when assessing Microsoft cloud solutions, including common drivers for each and how to best approach finding the right cloud solution for your business.

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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.

Duan van der Westhuizen leads Product and Engineering for the Microsoft Cloud portfolio at Rackspace, which includes Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Private Clouds. Duan holds several Microsoft Certifications (MCSE, MCDBA, MCSD), and has spent more than 20 years in IT and in a wide range of avenues including systems engineering, database development and design, web development, business intelligence, product management and product marketing. He has worked in various global locations including Africa, North America and the United Kingdom, where he started in 2006 at the Rackspace office in London.