IT Infrastructure and Operations: The Best Webcasts of 2010

 In Uncategorized, Webinars

To summarize our 2010 year in the IT infrastructure and operations community, we have selected the top five webcasts from over the year. These webcasts have been the most engaging with lengthy viewing durations and high peer ratings and audience feedback. The variety of presenters and content that have engaged IT professionals reflects the overall desire for the ability to access a wide mix of thought leadership content from different sources such as analysts, end users, providers, and associations.

The webcasts discuss some of the key industry trends over 2010, such as the cloud, virtualization, security and efficiency and share insightful trend analyses, theories, best practices, and considerations for the IT Industry in both 2010, and looking forward to 2011 and beyond.

TOP FIVE WEBCASTS:

Data Center Futures – What will your 2020 Data Center look like?
Steve O’Donnell, CEO, MEEZA

Accelerating Cloud Adoption via Standards & Collaboration
Mark Carlson, cloud-standards.org; Val Bercovici, SNIA; Winston Bumpus, DMTF; Craig Lee, OGF; Jon Siegel, OMG

Best Practice in Backup & Data Protection in a Virtualized World
Billy Naples, Worldwide Data Protection Manager, HP

How Can an Enterprise Exploit Cloud Computing for Efficiency?
Zen Kishimoto, AltaTerra Research, Mark Thiele, Data Center Pulse, Chris Peters, IT at Intel; Joseph Tobolski, Accenture Technology Labs

Securing Storage in the Cloud
Ian Osborne, Intellect; Guy Bunker, Jericho Forum; Tim Waldron; NetApp; Peter Judge, eWeek

And here are a few promising upcoming webcasts:

Data Centers – Fit for purpose?
Gary Thornton, Technical Director, CNet Training

Virtualization Challenges in 2011: Under Bloggers Scrutiny
Bloggers: Simon Long, Steve Chambers, Richard Garsthagen & Simon Seagrave. Moderator: Gary Thornton

Resourcing Strategy for Virtualized Environments
Julia Dalziel, Hays IT; Simon Gerhardt, Hays IT; Jonathan Pearson, Hays IT