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Cloud Virtualization Planning
and Best Practices
Larry Bolhuis

Tuesday February 21st 2017

Larry Bolhuis

Casey's Restaurant and Bar
415 E. North Avenue (IL-64), East of I-355
Lombard IL

5:00 Registration
6:00 Dinner
7:00 Presentation

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Transitioning from a traditional IBM Power deployment to a secure internally hosted private cloud should be front of mind. Learn how to manage the fear of change.

Explore the best practices, design and planning considerations for your IBM virtualization strategy. Hear real-world experience of deploying a variety of cloud enabled solutions and the costs/benefits with your private cloud. Session covers uptime, HA, Data Center considerations, Network, security business benefits.

Cloud enabling your IBM i solution should be front of mind.

Learning Objectives:
   - Learn the benefits of IBM i virtualization
   - Justifying IBM i in your Private Cloud

System Administrators and IT Managers with growing infrastructures.

Note: this is almost a keynote style presentation. It has many colorful graphs and charts and is very high level, unlike many of my technical pitches. It was written by Richard Dolewski and myself as the intro to a virtualization track for FALL 2016 COMMON.

Larry Bolhuis

Larry has grown up with computers since his father became a CE in 1967. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Calvin College in 1982 and soon after began working on IBM midrange equipment with the S/34 and S/36. Larry began working on the AS/400 at its introduction in 1988.

After spending many years as a developer Larry began working on communications, networking, and systems management tasks. Years of working with SNA, SDLC, SNADS, APPC, APPN followed by Token Ring, Ethernet, and TCP/IP taught strong communications troubleshooting skills. In addition to networking on the IBM side Larry learned the infrastructure components of the network including switches, routers, and firewalls, working chiefly with Cisco equipment.

In 15 years as an IBM Business partner Larry worked with IBMs systems from design through implementation and migration. He has worked on the smallest and largest and everything in between. He has been involved in many Beta and other early release programs with IBM. Larry has held more than 30 IBM certifications on the AS/400, iSeries, System i and Power Systems, including IBM Certified Advanced Technical Expert and is a contributing author to many IBM Certification tests.

Larry is a frequent and award winning speaker at users groups around North America covering Systems design and management, networking and connectivity, work management, PTF, and Hardware Management Console topics. He has been a long time volunteer and speaker with COMMON and has been awarded Gold, Silver and Bronze medals and also its highest Honor, the Distinguished Service Award.

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Dinner Meeting Cancellation Policy
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Dinner Meeting Directions

The event will be held at Casey's Restaurant and Bar at 415 E. North Avenue (IL-64), East of I-355 in Lombard, IL

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