Virtualization's Role In Federal Information Technology Reform

Date: Now Available On Demand  |  Duration: 1 hour
Hosted by:
David Perera,
Executive Editor,
FierceMarkets Government Group

Virtualization holds a key role in the government's effort to consolidate data centers. While increased server utilization profits greatly from increased virtualization, not every application is suitable for operating in a virtualized environment.

Join FierceGovernmentIT as we discuss the current status of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, lessons learned in closing down data centers and porting applications to virtualized environments.


Robert L. Otto, Former CIO and CTO of USPS
Robert Otto leads the IT Advisory Services practice at Agilex Technologies. He is one of the most distinguished and highly recognized CIO leaders in government and industry. Mr. Otto comes to Agilex Technologies after 38 years of federal service, including 27 years at the United States Postal Service, where he retired as chief information officer and chief technology officer for the $75B organization. In this capacity, he worked tirelessly to consolidate, modernize, standardize and automate systems throughout USPS, which allowed the agency to reduce spending by over $750M.

Jad El-Zein, CIM Solutions Architect, VMware
Jad El-Zein is a Cloud Infrastructure Management (CIM) Solutions Architect representing VMware's Federal Solution Engineering & Technology Team (SET). As the lead architect of the CIM SET team, Jad focuses on driving adoption of VMware's vCloud Solutions while addressing the unique mission-sensitive needs and objectives of the Federal marketplace.
Jad has over 16 years of experience in the IT industry, including an 11-year tenure with Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, and has spent much of the last 6 years focusing on datacenter optimization and emerging cloud technologies.