Navigating the New VMware: Rethinking the Data Center – Alternatives to VMware


In the face of VMware’s recent changes to licensing, pricing structure, and product offerings, understanding the implications for your virtualization landscape is crucial. These changes will impact your budget and overall strategy. To help you navigate these changes, we’ve designed a three-part webinar series that will provide comprehensive insights into the world of VMware and its alternatives.

Webinar 1: Answers to Your VMware Questions
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Webinar 2: Rethinking the Data Center - Alternatives to VMware
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We are at an inflection point. Changes to the VMware model are helping us rethink the data center. In this webinar we will explore Hyperconverged Infrastructure (Azure Stack HCI and Nutanix), talk about lifecycle management, emphasize how to protect servers with EDR and vulnerability management using Defender for Servers, and also look at ways to modernize workloads. Mike Gauthier will describe what Azure Stack HCI is and how it works well with Arc and Defender. Jeff Veith will show us the different options we have with Nutanix and how they can all work together.

Webinar 3: Training - Hyperconverged Infrastructure Technologies (Azure Stack HCI and Nutanix)
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Jeff Veith - HBS Engineering Services Manager - Enterprise

Jeff has been a part of the IT industry since 1994, starting as a PC support /AS400 hardware support tech and progressing to his current role as a Senior Consulting Engineer. With a wealth of certifications including VCP, MCSA 2016, MCSE, NCP, and NCSE, he specializes in installing and supporting systems from Nutanix, Compellent, Nimble & EMC SANs, and Microsoft Solutions (AD, Exchange, Lync/Skype for Business).

His expertise extends to conducting network upgrades, working with hyper-converged platforms, VMWare, and Cloud Solutions. Jeff has a proven track record in designing, installing, auditing, and supporting DNS, Exchange 2013/2016, VMware 5.5/6.0/6.5, and Active Directory 2016. He has also managed projects for the implementation of new software and upgrades of existing systems.

Michael Gauthier - HBS Cloud Architect Team Manager 

Michael, a dual CCIE #13527, has been consulting at HBS for 20 years, serving academic, commercial, and government clients across the Midwest. Currently, he leads the HBS Cloud Architecture Team, helping clients maximize the value from cloud services and HBS service offerings.

With a passion for creating and optimizing technology plans and operations to support organizational goals, Michael is experienced in helping organizations focus and align their technology investments to enable innovation and drive early benefits realization. He is responsible at Heartland for aligning the solution offering to customer needs. His deep technical expertise and certification span multiple areas of infrastructure and operations. Michael is a seasoned speaker at industry events, sharing his knowledge and insights, making him an integral part of our upcoming webinars.