Storage for VDI: 1000s of Desktops for the Price of One
Implementing Virtual Desktop Infrastructures promise to change the way end users are provisioned operating systems and applications. With NetApp's FlexClone technology customers have the ability to deploy 1000s of desktops within seconds while reducing the storage requirements by 95%. Come see how NetApp and VMware team up to provide solutions in VDI that are unmatched in the industry.
Technical Overview Session
Networking; Storage / Backup; VMware Infrastructure; Virtualization Platform / Hypervisor
Eric Forgette( NetApp ), Tommy Walker( VMware, Inc. ), Mike Slisinger( NetApp )
Eric Forgette works for NetApp as a Technical Marketing Engineer. He has extensive experience in architecting, deploying and managing open systems infrastructures. His primary focus has been on increasing
Tommy Walker has worked in Information Technology for the past 15 years. After graduating from The Citadel with a degree in Computer Science he went on to work for several consulting organizations. The Computer Group and IKON Office Solutions gave him his start and experience with Operating Systems, Networking, Security and Storage. With two partners he founded eGroup, a consulting organization based in Charleston, SC. After three years he was approached by Citrix Systems and joined them as a Systems Engineer for North and South Carolina. He held this position for three years before joining VMware in early 2004 where he is currently employed. In his career Tommy has helped companies both large and small implement and deploy business-ready technology. As an engineer for VMware he is an evangelist for Virtualization and the many benefits it brings to the Intel server world; Desktop Virtualization, Server Consolidation, Server Containment and Business Continuity, to name a few.
Mike Slisinger is the co-author of 4 White Papers on integrating VMware with NetApp storage. Mike has over 9 years experience with NetApp products. Previously a consultant with NetApp Professional Services, Mike is currently a Technical Marketing Engineer for NetApp focused on server virtualization technologies.
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