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Software-Defined Data Center Straight Talk with Tom Burns & JR Rivers

The data center is flush with change and it’s hard to know where to turn for advice. The myriad vendor positions on technology are confusing and seem self-motivated to lock you into their technology. Meanwhile, your data center is being flooded with more traffic every day.

Getting advice is hard so it’s not every day you get to talk with two of the world’s foremost thinkers in the data center world. With Tom Burns (Vice President and General Manager, Dell Networking and Enterprise Infrastructure) and JR Rivers (Co-founder/CEO of Cumulus Networks) joining me, I will get that special privilege on November 20 when I host a webinar to discuss open networking in the software-defined data center (SDDC).

Yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Another webinar with a bunch of marketing buzzwords. Well, if you know these guys you know that won’t be the case. I’ll moderate the discussion by teeing up a few questions and getting out of their way.

We’re planning to discuss a number of topics that will be sure to provoke some strategic thinking on your part. We’ll discuss:

  • Major data center challenges and how best to address them,
  • The current state of enterprise-ready SDDC technologies and Continue reading