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Meeting Notices: To the Cloud

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To the Cloud 




6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eastern Time

One Cambridge Center,
Cambridge, MA

Use entrance near the Microsoft sign on the South end of the building. Elevator to 2nd floor, then sign in and guard will direct you to 4th floor.

Paid parking available nearby; MIT lots are free after 5PM, Bldg E-51 (2 Amherst St) for example.
Directions to E-51 Parking
Better yet, take the "T".

Thursday April 10th
Road To the Cloud!

Photo: Graur Codrin

The best education in Virtualization each month!

Thanks to our sponsors:



And Thanks to our Prize Sponsors:



Make sure to RSVP on the VirtG Meetup site so we know how much food to order and we can use the attendance list to speed up registration at the Microsoft Security Desk

6:00-6:45 Networking, Introductions, Pizza


Jeanne Morain, Sr Strategist, Apollo Group

Road to Cloud: IT Virtualization Leading All The Way To Cloud Computing

Jeanne MorainWhere are you in your journey to the Cloud? Whether you are new to virtualization, looking to virtualize your IT infrastructure or trying to connect the dots from virtualization to cloud...this informational session will walk you through the different stages from virtualization to cloud computing. Industry expert, Jeanne Morain, will be presenting lessons learned from working with 30+ customers on their migration from virtualization to the cloud.

Speaker Bio:

Jeanne Morain is a virtualization and cloud expert, consultant and author. Previously, she held various executive roles in marketing, strategic alliance, and product management at companies such as Apollo Group, Flexera Software, VMware and MBC Software. Jeanne has more than 17 years of experience in systems management, virtualization and cloud computing, implementing solutions for millions of users across Fortune 2000 companies. She has won numerous awards for her work in business service management (BSM), SaaS, dynamic data center, and virtualization and is a contributing author and co-author of books on BSM, virtualization, and cloud computing. She is a noted industry speaker at such events as VMworld, InterOp, CloudSlam, and SoftSummit. Jeanne blogs at or follow her on Twitter: @JeanneMorain



Adam Rhum, Avnet Business Development Manager

Overview of HP CS Solutions

A brief overview of HP ConvergedSystem virtualization and cloud solutions with Adam Rhum, Avnet Business Development Manager.

Learn about our HP cloud & virtualization demos as well as informal IT infrastructure assessments, and have the opportunity to register for these. 



Special Prizes:


In addition to our usual prizes from traditional sponsors Avnet has some special prizes to offer:

  • Registered attendees will receive a complimentary copy of one of Jeanne Morain’s books Visible OPS Private Cloud: From virtualization to private cloud in 4 practical steps OR iSpeak Cloud.
  • Attend and Win! You will also have a chance to win an HP SlateBook 10 PC*.

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