Private Cloud Deployment with Microsoft and Novell: Driving Transformational Architecture in the Enterprise

Fabio Da Cunha (Microsoft), Frank Rego (Novell)
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Location: E143/E144
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The evolution of cloud computing promises significant efficiency gains and cost savings over today’s distributed architecture model. Many IT leaders, however, face tough choices about what to deploy to evolve their data center while, at the same time, leveraging existing assets and managing to a flat or often declining budget. Never before has it been more important for vendors to work more closely with their customers to address such challenges. In this session, you will learn about Microsoft and Novell’s ground-breaking partnership to drive customer-centric interoperability, and how the companies’ solutions are enabling a private cloud architecture for heterogeneous environments.

Topics to be covered:

  • An overview of how the companies came together to solve critical customer challenges around virtualization, systems management, and federated identity
  • A background on cloud computing and what IT leaders should think about and look for
  • Market insight and perceptions about cloud computing
  • How the Microsoft-Novell solutions pave the way to private cloud deployment

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Fabio Da Cunha


Fabio Da Cunha is a Senior Manager with Microsoft’s Interoperability Alliances team responsible for sales and technical evangelism for Microsoft’s partnership with Novell. Fabio is a native of Brazil and joined Microsoft two years ago after an extensive career in technical consulting across a breadth of Microsoft and Linux-based technologies for the enterprise.

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Frank Rego


Frank Rego is a Senior Product Manager in Novell’s Open Platform Solutions business unit and is responsible for managing the technical collaboration with Microsoft. Frank joined Novell from Immunix, a startup company that developed the AppArmor security technology for Linux which is now an integrated piece of the SUSE Linux Enterprise platform. Frank has an engineering degree from the University of California at Berkeley, and an MBA from Portland State University.

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