Evangelist Citrix Cloud Platforms Group, Citrix Systems, Inc
Tim Mackey is a corporate evangelist for XenServer and CloudPlatform within the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and focused on server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2006, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.
Many vendors and IT organizations have been busy building private and hybrid clouds using enterprise virtualization as the foundation. Some have been very successful while others found them lacking and want something built with an architecture more like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Google Compute Engine. Certain workloads and applications (such as databases and other resource-intensive applications) require advanced levels of performance, privacy and control that may be better suited to bare metal physical servers. The options have exploded and there are good reasons and strong feelings on all sides of this issue. Come and learn how to think about your requirements and application portfolio and your infrastructure options in a way that will help you understand the pros and cons of each and how to assess which is/are right for the job. Hear about different successful enterprise scenarios for different types of clouds, as well as application profiling, workload sizing, performance comparisons, implementation issues and more.