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Sr. Business Strategist, VMware
Russel Wilkinson is a 6+ year veteran of VMware, Inc. and has been directly involved with customers' virtualization of Fortune 10 websites and multi-thousand seat desktop deployments. Initially brought on as a Sr. Systems Engineer, Russel spent 2 1/2 years working with customers in Michigan & Indiana driving customer adoption of ESX/Virtual Center and was quickly promoted to Staff SE. Russel was one of the initial members of the Global Accounts team as a Solutions Consultant where he worked with General Motors, Chrysler, & Ford to standardize on "virtualize first" approaches for server deployments. He has spent the last two years working as a Desktop Specialist Systems Engineer as a key member of the team aiding in customer adoption of VMware based desktop solutions including VMware View and ThinApp.
Desktop and application virtualization hold the promise of solving many of the desktop management problems that have been plaguing IT since PCs first began to multiply in corporations in the early 1980s. How can these various technologies help reduce desktop and application management nightmares? Where should they fit into an overall desktop management strategy? What benefits can be gained and what pitfalls can be avoided? What is involved in evaluating, planning and implementing them? How should desktop management change to best leverage these technologies? How do SBC/hosted applications, VDI/hosted virtual desktops, client hypervisors, application virtualization and user virtualization fit together? Learn best practices for implementing various desktop and application virtualization technologies and how you might incorporate these types of solutions into your desktop and application management strategy.