Workload Migration: Best Practices for Transformation

Webinar: How state, local government and education are moving from one infrastructure to another — or to the cloud — without disrupting mission critical operations.

Editor’s Note: This webinar was originally webcast on March 1, 2016 and released publicly 90 days after the event.

State agency and higher education CIOs are under intense pressure to modernize their legacy IT systems.  Whether that requires moving from one infrastructure to another, or moving to or from the cloud, the chief challenge remains: How to migrate data and applications without disrupting critical operations, ensure improved performance and avoid pricing and other traps that often accompany virtualizing in the cloud.

Learn what’s made the difference in overcoming the impediments to workload migrations from IT leaders who’ve lived through big data and application moves. Topics include:

  • Preparing workloads for cloud on-boarding – and off-boarding
  • Tools for simplifying the consolidation and migration of apps and supporting services
  • Forecasting workloads, and planning for associated testing, training, and other costs

This webinar was brought to you by Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Intel.

Speakers (biographies current as of webcast date):

Doug Foster, Deputy CIO, Purdue University

Douglas R. Foster is the Associate Vice President for Application Services and Deputy CIO for Information Technology at Purdue University. He leads 150 IT professionals in application delivery and system support across a wide range of business applications including Finance, Human Resources, Enrollment, University Development, Housing and Food Services and Physical Facilities. In addition to the application services role he also serves as the University Deputy CIO.

John Merryman, Vice President, RiverMeadow Software

In his current role as Vice President for RiverMeadow Software, John Merryman manages global cloud service provider relationships and strategic programs for SaaS based workload automation. Prior to RiverMeadow, he ventured to Australia in 2010 to establish a regional consultancy as the first regional start-up for an expanding global consulting company. He executed a successful market entry, and led the business through consecutive years of profitable growth and enterprise client development.

Previously in the U.S. market, John quickly advanced through consulting roles to ultimately build and manage a consulting practice for a global services company. Through consulting leadership and practice, he is a proven principal consultant, with expertise in enterprise infrastructure, cloud/data centre migration, and cloud strategy/financial analysis.

Greg Herbold , Director – U.S. Public Sector Programs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Greg Herbold is Director of U.S. Programs for State and Local Government and Education (SLED) for Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He has spent years creating solutions that HPE and its partners leverage to help schools and governments modernize their IT, build their foundation for mobility and big data, and accelerate their journey to the cloud. He is a frequent industry speaker on technology in government, STEM education, and the IT challenges and opportunities brought about by state education standards, high stakes testing, and the digital classroom. In 2015 he received a StateScoop 50 award for Industry Leadership of the Year.

As the leader of US SLED programs, he oversees strategy and planning, marketing, sales programs, channel partner development, contracts, and industry relations. Previously, he served as Market General Manager leading HP’s cross-functional engagements with SLED customers in a four-state territory covering VA, NC, SC, and TN. Prior to SLED, he was a Global Accounts Manager in the Service Provider and Manufacturing industries.

Wyatt Kash, VP – Content Strategy, Scoop News Group

Wyatt Kash is an accomplished business media executive and award-winning editor and journalist who has been following government IT trends for the past decade in senior leadership roles at InformationWeek Government, AOL Government, Government Computer News and Defense Systems. He joined Scoop News Group in June 2014, as Vice President of Content Strategy, where he heads up the company’s content strategy and editorial product development.

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