April 5 at 1:00 PM CDT

Achieving Business Agility with the Application-Centric Data Center

Whether you like it or not, your datacenter is changing. The traditional model of clients at the data center’s edge with servers at the core, along with applications that remain static for months or years is dead or dying. Today’s application-centric data center leverages desktop and application virtualization within the data center itself, rapidly deploying and updating hundreds or thousands of applications.

So, how do you meet the business need and get to an application-centric data center?

In this interactive webinar, join regular Spiceworks presenter Nick Cavalancia, along with Ravi Balakrishnan, Senior Marketing Manager from Cisco, and Michael Leonard, Principal Product Marketing Manager from Citrix, as they discuss:

  • Defining the new data center: The shift to application-centric
  • Aligning apps to the business: Making the jump from static to dynamic
  • More than just rapid deployment: How being application-centric benefits the organization

BONUS: One attendee will win an Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet


Michael Leonard

Principal Product Marketing Manager, Citrix
Since joining Citrix in 2014, Michael has been focused on application delivery networking integration with SDN, cloud and automation systems. He has over 15 years of experience in technology marketing, having worked for a number of vendors in the areas of application performance management, Ethernet switching and routing, as well as SDN and cloud computing. Prior to joining Citrix, Michael held product marketing positions at tech companies including Cisco, Juniper, Redback and Lucent. Previously, he worked in IT, managing computer and networking infrastructure and applications for enterprise organizations. He holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from the University of Utah. Follow him on Twitter: @michaelcleonard

Ravi Balakrishnan

Senior Marketing Manager, Cisco Systems
Ravi is an industry recognized marketing executive with over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Applications, Datacenter and Cloud Networking, Network analytics, Compute and Storage technologies. Ravi worked at SUN, HP, Oracle in past and Cisco (present) and has a wide interest in AI, Machine Learning, Big data and other emerging trends. Ravi has several accomplishments and notable ones in recent times include win the Best of Interop awards for Nexus 9516 and the Cisco APIC in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Ravi also is an industry recognized public speaker and a noted blogger on Cisco Datacenter and Cloud forums.
Ravi holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and a MBA in Marketing

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