Automating Virtual Lab Infrastructure and IT Service Delivery with Microsoft and Surgient
Microsoft and Surgient virtualization and automation platforms provide enterprise IT organizations with a comprehensive solution for optimizing virtual lab infrastructure and automating the virtual machine lifecycle to drive accelerated, high-quality testing and delivery of IT services. This webcast will explore how test, QA, and IT operations professionals can use Microsoft virtualization products in conjunction with the Surgient Virtual Automation Platform to reduce capital and operating expenses with dynamic capacity management and increase business productivity with self-service resource administration.
Specifically, you will learn how Surgient and Microsoft can help you:
- Efficiently manage virtual lab infrastructure and provide self-service resources to global employees, customers, and partners, while reducing capital and operating costs and increasing user productivity.
- Easily manage the complete virtual machine lifecycle (request > reservation >provisioning >operation > archiving > decommissioning) and prevent VM sprawl with policy-driven automation and an integrated approval system.
- Streamline stage management of IT Service configurations, easily transition IT Services between stages, and automate production cloning to speed IT Service testing and delivery to production.
Surgient Sr. Manager, Product & Channel Marketing
Nicole McGarry is Surgient's Sr. Manager of Product and Channel Marketing and is responsible for driving strategic marketing direction and execution for the Surgient solution portfolio. She brings to Surgient more than 9 years of experience in Technical Product Marketing, Sales & Operations Management, and Applications Engineering, both in the US and abroad. Nicole's academic background includes a Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University.Vipul Shah
Senior Product Manager, Microsoft
Vipul Shah works in the virtualization marketing team responsible for defining and marketing the portfolio of the offerings built on the Microsoft virtualization platform. Vipul's focus areas include product marketing of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and engagement with ISV solution partners to develop and market solutions built on Microsoft virtualization products and technologies. Prior to his current role, Vipul was on the SQL Server Marketing, Partners Team where he was responsible for strategic initiatives with the Microsoft Global ISV portfolio. Prior to Microsoft, Vipul was Sr. Software Development Manager at Oracle where he was responsible for leading a team of software developers to develop systems management and diagnostic tools for Oracle database. Vipul has an MBA from the University of California at Berkeley, and BS in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, India.
- Microsoft and Surgient
- May 11, 2009