Cloud computing and desktop virtualization: A Q&A with Mark Minasi

Listen to Mark Minasi, the popular author, speaker and Windows expert give his views on cloud computing, desktop virtualization and their impact on desktop management.

Listen to Mark Minasi, the popular author, speaker and Windows expert give his views on cloud computing, desktop virtualization and their impact on desktop management. Minasi tackles some myths about each, looks at the costs and mulls the cultural impact of these game changing technologies.

Part 1: Cloud computing and the IT shop

Just how much do IT shops need to be thinking about cloud computing in 2009? What does it mean, really, and are there really any advantages? Mark Minasi, author and speaker, discusses just how this technology is different from what we've seen before and how it might alter IT management in the future.

Cloud computing and the IT shop: A Q&A with Mark Minasi

Duration: 7:47

0:27 Do IT shops need to start thinking about cloud computing?

3:38 Advantages of cloud computing services like Amazon and google.

Part 2: Where do cloud computing and VDI intersect?

When moving to virtual desktops you need to make sure you have planned your network infrastructure. One fallout of this era is that companies like Microsoft will likely provide new models for making applications work in virtual environments. Learn more about these models in this podcast with Mark Minasi.

Where do cloud computing and VDI intersect: A Q&A with Mark Minasi

Duration: 11:52

0:35 Where does desktop virtualization intersect with cloud computing? How this will change IT management.

Part 3: The cultural impact of virtualization and cloud computing

There are plenty of misassumptions about desktop virtualization. Check first to see if it's really going to save you money, or if it's actually going to save time and effort in managing desktops. This podcast will also explore how these new technologies will impact the enterprise given the changing operational models, concepts, roles and tasks.

The cultural impact of virtualization and cloud computing: A Q&A with Mark Minasi

Duration: 7:17

0:26 Common missassumptions about desktop virtualization.

5:29 The cultural impact on the enterprise with the adoption of these new technologies.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Mark Minasi Mark Minasi
Mark Minasi is a best selling author, speaker and all-around alpha-geek. A true Windows guru, he has written several books on Microsoft technology, including Mastering Windows Server 2003 Upgrade Edition for SP1 and R2 and Administering Windows Vista Security: The Big Surprises.
This was first published in May 2009

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