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Virtual and Cloud Mobility: Twitter Chat

By Kyle Hilgendorf | July 21, 2011 | 0 Comments


Chris Wolf and I will be participating in the first ever Catalyst Twitter Chat at the Gartner Catalyst conference next week in San Diego.  I am thrilled to be part of this event and the topic is extremely popular right now.  For those that know Chris he has some of the best technical depth of anyone around in virtualization.  I will be bringing my background on cloud service providers and capabilities to conduct virtual to cloud migrations.  In fact, my first Gartner IT1 research paper centers around this very topic.  IT1 clients can access “Moving Applications to the Cloud: Finding Your Right Path” now.

If you will be at Catalyst next week, please stop by and participate face to face with us.  If you are not at Catalyst or prefer to interact virtually, please engage with us via Twitter and submit questions per the guidelines below. We’re looking forward to a great week!

Analyst Chat invitation

@Gartner_inc will be hosting an “Analyst Chat” via Twitter during Gartner’s Catalyst Conference.

When: Wednesday, July 27th at 5:30pm PT.
Where: Aqua 302
Join Chris Wolf (@cswolf) and Kyle Hilgendorf (@kylehilgendorf) to discuss VM and Cloud Mobility – What You Should Worry About. This discussion will cover:
•    Important considerations: Converting the VM is the easy part!
•    Architectural and product pitfalls that directly impact mobility options
•    What options do current cloud providers and server virtualization vendors offer?
•    What independent software options exist?
•    How will this market mature and how long will it take?

Migrating VMs to and from the public cloud is not for the faint of heart. Yet organizations have compelling arguments for VM to cloud (IaaS) mobility. A market is emerging around cloud brokers and orchestrators, but it is very immature. What are the key aspects when considering moving VMs to or from IaaS cloud providers, or even between your own private data centers?  Why isn’t it as simple as converting the VM file format?
To participate and track the conversation, Twitter users should key into #CAT11. We would encourage you to share comments, insights, and questions to help further discuss VM and cloud mobility. This chat will be open to all, look forward to seeing you on Twitter.


•    Use #CAT11 to tap into the discussion.
•    New question/topic every 10 minutes
•    DM questions to @Gartner_inc without hashtag

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