Deep Dive Webinar Series Offers Expert Help Assessing Private Cloud

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If your organization is like the majority of businesses, part of your 2017 IT strategy will involve a move toward cloud, whether it’s moving a single legacy application out of your data center,  spinning up a few public cloud servers to test a new application, or committing to a full IT transformation.

But the truth is, that transformation will almost certainly be difficult. Last year, RightScale’s State of the Cloud report found that a lack of resources and expertise was the number one challenges facing organizations seeking to make the transition. And because technology changes so quickly, new IT challenges constantly arise.

But you don’t have to go it alone. Get ready to dive in with Rackspace expertise.

Our latest Deep Dive series, via Google Hangouts, is focused on demystifying cloud transformation. We’re starting with a four part series devoted to helping you understand private cloud options. Experts from around Rackspace will offer up “real talk” about private cloud, its challenges and benefits. We’ll also offer valuable content from technology analysts IDC and others.

Click to check them all out, or hone in on just one:

The future of hosted private cloud

Join us for a discussion of IDC’s new report, “Worldwide Hosted Private Cloud Services Forecast, 2015-2019: New Models for Delivering Infrastructure Services.” Get your free copy of this report — a $4,500 value.

Are containers really virtual machine killers?

Our expert panel debates the place of virtualization alongside the rise of containers. During this session, we’ll share and break down the IDC report, “Friend or Foe: The Intersection of Containers and Virtualization.”

Hosted VMware private cloud: a pragmatic stepping stone to the cloud

Join Rackspace expert Doug Denny as he describes how hosted private clouds serve as a pragmatic first step toward the cloud for overburdened IT organizations. You’ll learn how VMware’s private cloud can dramatically simplify both cloud deployment and management for your organization.

Transforming your business with private cloud

Host Doug Denny and OpenStack Product Marketing Manager Walter Bentley talk through the whitepaper, “Transforming Your Business with Private Cloud.” You’ll learn what workloads make sense to deploy on a private cloud, and how to incorporate private cloud into your IT transformation strategy.

Kristin Waldrop joined Rackspace in April 2012 with nearly 10 years of enterprise-level technology strategy, consulting, and project management experience. Prior to joining Rackspace, Kristin worked at the consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton where she helped shape IT strategies for some of the largest defense agencies in the U.S. In her current role at Rackspace, Kristin is the Product Marketing Manager for Dedicated Servers and Fanatical Support. Connect with her on Twitter @KristinWaldrop.​

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