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OH, IL, WI, IN, MI Operations Center Technical Roadshow - April 20th to April 29th - Don't miss it!

Ever wish you could talk face-to-face with more technical people about Operations Center and Network Management Center products? Don’t really have the time or budget to travel very far to do so?  Well, here is a great opportunity to meet and talk with technical experts on products like Operations Manager and NNMi – right in your background.


Vivit will be hosting a series of six (6) one-day sessions, where there will be a nice mix between presentations and Q&A sessions around these products.  The sessions will be held in the following states on the following days:


- (Columbus) Ohio – April 20, 2010


- (Orrville) Ohio – April 21, 2010


- (Dearborn) Michigan – April 22, 2010


- Wisconsin – April 27, 2010


- (Chicago) Illinois – April 28, 2010


 - (Fishers) Indiana – April 29, 2010


Feel free to contact me if you have any further questions about this roadshow at asksonja@hp.com.

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Virtualization strategy to conquer virtualization sprawl

Dana GardnerDana Gardner, president and principal analyst at Interarbor Solutions and a leading ZDNet blogger interviewed three HP executives about managing virtualization sprawl, using CMDBs to track virtualization resources, and using outsourcing to optimize implementation costs. His post is on “Rethinking virtualization: Why enterprises need a sustainable virtualization strategy over hodge-podge approaches.”


The discussion covers virtualization management and how an unchecked migration to virtualized servers leads to unrealized expectations. One best practice is starting with a virtualization strategy that plans for scale out that includes how to manage business services that reside on a moving platform. Another is looking closely at the connections between the physical and virtual servers and making sure all the networks support changes in traffic patterns.


Shay MowlemOne comment from my colleague Shay Mowlem, strategic marketing lead for HP Software & Solutions, includes:
Many companies today have recognized that consolidating their infrastructure through virtualization can reduce power consumption and space utilization, and can really maximize the value of the infrastructure that they’ve already purchased... But, as companies have tried to apply virtualization to their Tier 2 and Tier 1 mission-critical systems, they're discovering a whole new set of issues that, without effective management, really run counter to the cost benefits.”


There is also a podcast and transcript on Dana’s BriefingsDirect page.


For HP Operations Center, Peter Spielvogel.


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