I have often got asked by my readers where they can learn more about a new product release I have mentioned or where they can ask questions directly to the vendor. On the other hand, many Virtualizaton & Cloud Computing related vendors ask me on weekly basis if I can share the information of different informative webinars they are delivering about their upcoming releases. I thought it will be a great idea just to broker this and the idea of this page just came up. This page will allow the different Virtualization, Cloud Computing, & Software Defined Networking vendor to share info about their upcoming seminars.

VMware Hands On Labs: While not exactly a webinar this is one of the best ways to try to learn more about VMware new products and latest releases. It allows you to try the same labs VMworld attendees get to see at VMworld. When this first came out I could not believe even VMware is offering it for free, so make sure to try it out and use it while it last at: http://labs.hol.vmware.com

Learn vSphere from Scratch Video Training: While not actually a webinar, If you are new to Virtualization then this free video training I have recorded will be worth trying out. You can check it out at: http://www.virtualizationteam.com/training

Vendors Webinars:

Topic: Top 10 Reasons Enterprises Choose Veeam
Vendor: Veeam
Time: February 18, 2015 @ 11:00am EST 
Presenter:  Rick Vanover,Veeam Product Strategy Specialist, VMware vExpert, VCP, MCP, MCITP
Link: Register Here
Description:  Join Rick Vanover from Veeam for this webinar to see why enterprises choose Veeam:

  • Key metrics: RTO, RPO, OPEX and how availability matters
  • How leveraging existing investments in the data center are key to the best availability
  • What steps companies can take to ensure the highest levels of availability


Topic: How to Optimize Microsoft Hyper-V Failover Cluster and Double Performance
Vendor: StarWind Software
Time: February 10, 11am PT / 2pm ET
Presenters:  Alex Karavanov, Director of Sales Engineering, 5nine Software
Max Kolomyeytsev, Product Manager, StarWind Software

Link: Register Here
Description:  Join Alex Karavanov and Max Kolomyeytsev to learn how to:

– Achieve true Hyper-V cluster high availability with just 2 Hyper-V hosts and zero storage hardware
– Boost Hyper-V cluster performance by configuring automatic dynamic optimization
– Effectively track VMs resources usage
– Save an extra 30% of Hyper-V cluster resources by utilizing agentless antivirus


Topic: Demand-Driven Control for Applications
Vendor: VMTurbo
Time: February 19, 2015 @ 1:30 P.M. EST 
Presenter:  Eva Tuczai (Director of Product Management) & Charles Crouchman (CTO)
Link: Register Here
Description:  Where Run-Time Application Demand Meets Real-Time Infrastructure Supply. Learn how to:

  •  Gain total control of your private cloud (From application demand to storage, compute, and network supply)
  •  Guarantee QoS levels (Auto scale up or out based on real-time application demand)
  •  Relinquish control without losing control (Provide users with self-service to scale without sacrificing application Performance


Topic: Pure Storage & VMTurbo
Vendor: VMTurbo & Pure Storage
Time: February
 25, 2015 @ 1:30 P.M. EST 
Presenter:  Joel McKelvey (Director of Virtualization, VDI, and Cloud Solutions Marketing at Pure Storage) & Vivek Nandavanam (Software Engineer at VMTurbo)
 Register Here
VMTurbo’s Pure Storage Control Module extends control through the virtual datastore and into the volumes of your Pure FlashArray, enabling you to:

  •  Maximize the value of your Pure Storage investment through proper sizing, placement, and configuration decisions both upstream and downstream of your Pure controllers
  •  Manage heterogeneous flash/legacy storage environments by identifyingwhich workloads require flash and when
  • Plan for the future to onboard additional FlashArrays with a priori insight of the all-flash impact on performance and efficiency