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Show #391 | 10/22/2014 (36 minutes)
Running a Private Cloud with Alan Sugano

Richard talks to Alan Sugano about his experience building out a private cloud for his customers. The conversation starts out focused on why you would want to build a private cloud, especially for someone else to use - Alan talks about his customers not wanting to go to the public cloud, but also not wanting to upgrade their own hardware. Once committed, Alan got to do the fun part (for a hardware geek) of building a private cloud - finding a great data center provider. From there he implemented VMWare's vCloud Director with some expensive hardware and difficult 10Gb networking to get up and running. From there things getting really challenging - what does it take to run a cloud properly? It's more complex than you think!

Alan Sugano Alan Sugano attended California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and graduated with a double major in Management Information Systems (MIS) and Management Systems Analysis (MSA). After graduation, he worked at Coopers & Lybrand (now Price Waterhouse Coopers) for several years in their Microcomputer Advisory Services Group (MAS) as a consultant. Alan is now the President of ADS Consulting Group, Inc. (ADS). Founded in 1991, ADS specializes in Networking, Server Virtualization, Workstation Virtualization, Application Virtualization, Security, Exchange, Custom Programming, Web Development, SharePoint and SQL Server Development. Alan has given talks on Virtualization, Storage, Network Audits/Security, Troubleshooting, Server Selection, Network Documentation, Network Management, Network Design and Topologies, SQL Databases, and Disaster Recovery. He speaks twice a year at the WinConnections Conferences (http://www.winconnections.com/default.asp) sponsored by Windows IT Pro Magazine. Alan is a Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro and has articles published in the magazine several times a year. He wrote a book titled the Real-World Network Troubleshooting Manual, which is a practical guide to network troubleshooting. Alan has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) in Connected System Developer from 2004 to 2008. For more information on Alan refer to http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=alan+sugano.

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