iLink Systems presents a free webinar on Azure

Presenter: Piyush Prakash Group Manager, iLink Systems,Inc. He has over ten years of experience working on an array of strategic planning, technology assessment, internet infrastructure, software architecture, development and implementation projects. He has managed large teams, developed and delivered enterprise solutions, and played key role in developing iLink’s iCloud offering that enables organizations to decide, plan and implement their migration to cloud . His experience spans several industries including HealthCare, Finance, Entertainment, Chemical and Information Technology.

Agenda for the webinar will be:
• Introduction to Cloud Computing
• Explain SaaS (Software as a Service), PaaS (Platform as a Service) and IAS (Infrastructure as a Service) models, and other key aspects of cloud computing
• Present key concepts and motivation behind Azure – Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform
• Windows Azure Value in Comparison to alternatives
• A glimpse into iLink’s iCloud Methodology  – a streamlined approach to decide, plan and implement your migration to cloud
• Demo a sample application built on Azure

Shawn Murray serves as the Americas Director of Cloud Computing for Microsoft Corporation. He is responsible for executing on Microsoft’s Software "Plus" Services strategy. This approach includes hosting enterprise applications using Microsoft Online Services and creating new applications for the cloud using Microsoft’s development platform called Windows Azure. For over 16 years, Shawn has advised and assisted enterprise customers with Microsoft technologies and solutions. Shawn joined Microsoft in 1998, where he was the Program Manager responsible for Worldwide Technical Readiness for the Windows 2000 launch. Shawn has spent the last decade working on infrastructure and collaboration technologies, which are now moving into the cloud. Prior to Microsoft, Shawn was the Regional Technology Director for a national certified training company where he taught classes and consulted on numerous topics including networking, e-mail, and internet development. Shawn holds a degree in Political Science from North Carolina State University.

On asking why one should attend this webinar, Piyush said “Cloud computing is fast becoming an industry buzz words. This webinar focuses on the key elements of cloud computing by giving an overview of cloud computing, highlighting the main concepts behind Azure – Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform, and providing guidance on how to take the next steps and other considerations when moving your applications to the cloud”

What: Azure: Microsoft’s Cloud Computing Platform and why you should care

Who: Piyush Prakash, Group Manager, iLink Systems,Inc
Shawn Murray, Americas Director of Cloud Computing ( @ ) Microsoft Corporation
When: Thursday, Nov 5th, 2009 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM PDT


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