Virtualization as a path to an optimized, modern datacenter

  • 2018年 1月 10日
  • Webinar

Virtualization will remain an integral part of the modern datacenter for the next several years. According to the Uptime Institute, up to 65% of workloads are still on-premise. While virtualized workloads may give way to the cloud and other emerging technologies, it still puts virtualization in focus as a technology that needs to be modernized.

Join this webinar to learn about:

  • Virtualization today.
  • New architectures based on open source hypervisors, management, and automation solutions.
  • How to lead your organization to these more modern architectures.


Date: 1-10-2018

Time: 11:00 am ET

Duration: 60 minutes


Part two of the three part webinar series titled The CIO's alternative to building a software-defined datacenter.

Part one: Access and advocacy: The foundation for innovation

Part three: Storage and its role in the software-defined datacenter

Gunnar Hellekson, director of product management, Red Hat

Gunnar Hellekson is the Director of Product Management for Red Hat’s Linux, Virtualization, and Atomic container product lines. Before that, he was Chief Strategist for Red Hat’s US Public Sector group.  He is a founder of Open Source for America, one of Federal Computer Week’s Fed 100 for 2010, and was voted one of the FedScoop 50 for industry leadership. He was a founder of the Military Open Source working group, a member of the SIIA Software Division Board, the Board of Directors for the Public Sector Innovation Group, the Open Technology Fund Advisory Council, New America’s California Civic Innovation Project Advisory Council, and the CivicCommons Board of Advisors. He perks up when people talk about commoditization and the industrial mobilization of World War II. He is also co-host of the Dave and Gunnar Show.

Prior to joining Red Hat, he worked as a developer, systems administrator, and IT director for a number of Internet businesses. He has also been a business and IT consultant to not-for-profit organizations in New York City. During that time, he spearheaded the reform of safety regulations for New York State’s electrical utilities through the Jodie Lane Project.


Rex Backman, product marketing manager, Virtualization, Red Hat

Rex Backman has delivered enterprise technology solutions in various assignments ranging from R&D manager to solution marketing manager at HP, Microsoft, Cisco, and Red Hat. His experience areas include management software, big data and analytics, datacenter architectures, and virtualization. Rex is a frequent blogger and has spoken at industry events all over the world.