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InformationWeek Conference Cloud Connect

Virtualization & Data Center Architecture Track

Software is taking over the data center, resulting in drastically different architectures that offer greater speed and flexibility. At the same time, cloud services offer the ability to offload workloads to providers with bigger and better facilities. Taking advantage of these technologies, IT pros have an unprecedented opportunity to reevaluate the way they design, build, and operate their data centers. This track presents independent experts who can help IT pros understand, operationalize and manage virtualization and cloud and extend their benefits across the enterprise. It will also examine the upsides and downsides of technologies like containers and hyperconvergence and how they can be implemented to support their data center's business needs.

Track Chair

James Bowling

Cloud Infrastructure Architect

James Bowling is a Cloud Infrastructure Architect with over 17 years experience in the IT industry. James has worked in enterprise infrastructure and currently works in the VAR space for GDT in Dallas, Texas. He is the Principal Consultant for the Data Center Practice at GDT, where his current role involves architecting and implementation of large scale virtualized infrastructures. Lately, his main focus has been cloud automation and orchestration. James has received awards for his data center designs and forward thinking architectures. He has extensive experience with designing, deploying, and maintaining virtualized infrastructures while utilizing different types of technology to achieve flexible and fluid infrastructures. He has also presented worldwide at various technology conferences and pushes the envelope when it comes to community involvement. James is a VCAP5-DCA, VCAP5-DCD, VCP5-DCV, VCP5-IaaS, VCP-Cloud, EMCCA, VMware vExpert (x6), Cisco Champion-Data Center (x2), EMC Elect, PernixPro, and co-leader of the Dallas-Fort Worth VMware User Group. Find James on Twitter: @vSential.

How to Register

The following passes will get you access to the Interop program:

  • 5-Day Pass (Monday-Friday: 2 days of summits/workshops & 3 days of conference sessions)
  • 3-Day Pass (Conference sessions Wednesday-Friday)
  • 2-Day Pass (Summits & Workshops Monday & Tuesday)