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Starting and Scaling a VDI Pilot


Desktop virtualization is growing in popularity, and more IT pros are searching for effective ways to ensure the success of their desktop virtualization deployments.  But before success can be guaranteed, learn the importance of deploying a desktop virtualization pilot first.

This webcast highlights the key aspects of starting and scaling a successful desktop virtualization pilot. Discover common reasons behind why desktop virtualization pilots fail and gain insight from your peers who have completed a pilot program. Plus, review considerations necessary to scale a pilot into production and learn how to structure a successful pilot.


Rich Nockels Marketing Manager, Intel

Rich, after having graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in Mechanical Engineering in 1989, has spent his career with both Motorola and Intel. In his 13 years at Intel, he has focused primarily on marketing efforts around the business PC segment. These efforts include the creation of marketing messages for Intel's vPro technology and client virtualization strategies, supporting end customer sales engagements, and training field sales teams on the wide variety of Intel's client computing product lines.

Steve Jordahl Senior Sales Xengineer at Citrix Systems, Inc.

stevephotoSteve Jordahl (CCA, MCSD, VCP, EMCIE) has been working with the virtualization of open systems since the early 90’s. During that time, he has held engineering, development and management positions in the aerospace, consulting, ASP, mortgage and storage industries. With respect to server virtualization, he has architected and deployed virtual infrastructure in some of the nation's largest companies.  In late 2007, Steve joined Citrix Systems as they brought new commercial options to the virtualization market with the acquisition of XenSource.  Today, Steve works in the Strategic Alliances group at Citrix, focusing on empowering strategic partners with the XenDesktop, XenServer and XenClient technologies.

Todd Day Solutions Architect, Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions

toddphotoTodd has 14 years’ experience as an Enterprise Architect focused on Data Center Architecture & End User computing. With primary expertise in data center virtualization and consolidation, SAN design, disaster recovery, virtual desktop infrastructure design and integration of IT for service delivery models. Todd has been focused on virtualization solutions and technologies since 2004. Prior to joining Dell in 2009 he was at VMware for 3 years and worked in Financial Services, Manufacturing and Managed Hosting companies prior to VMware. Todd’s current responsibility at Dell is Solution Architect for the Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions within the Product Group.

Dell Wyse
Aug 4, 2011, 13:00 EDT (17:00 GMT)

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