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Build the foundation for your own Cloud environment. Next TechnoLab session, Thursday, September 26, in Montreal

Taking place on September 26, 2019, from 8:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., at the CONTINUUM™ Innovation Center, our next TechnoLab workshop will be focused on integrating VMware Cloud solutions and Dell’s VxRAIL Hyperconverged platform. Come see the concrete benefits this solution provides by simplifying operation management while accelerating the deployment of your very own Cloud foundation.



Prepare now for the Hybrid Cloud era

When we launched our most recent series of TechnoLab events, in January, which focused on the deployment of Cloud infrastructures, we had some doubt as to the interest level the events would generate in Quebec. In part, due to the “timing” and to the different “drivers” for Cloud adoption, which varied from one company to another. After performing three sessions packed with solution architects, Cloud strategists, and their IT management, we definitively confirmed that a lot of companies and their teams were thinking about their future infrastructure and services.


Some of the questions that came up were:

  • What is the current company position with respect to the Cloud?
  • Which services and applications do you plan on putting in the Cloud?
  • Do you have at this stage in the process, a clear plan, strategy, technological standards, management platform?
  • Should you invest into the modernization of your infrastructure?
  • How do the real costs of operating internal services compare to having them in the Cloud?


After having conducted the sessions, we’ve drawn numerous observations:

  • There is a general interest to understand how companies can start benefiting from the public Cloud (IaaS, PaaS)
  • The appeal of agility for users and development teams is seen through the simplicity of service activation in the public Cloud.
  • There are, however, concerns related to security, the control of services and how this will alter IT responsibilities within this new context.
  • This is the most common roadblock with respect to application modernization for companies wishing to fully take advantage of the public Cloud.
  • The enormous opportunity of standardizing and automating internal IT departments
  • The high costs of different services currently being offered in the public Cloud


There’s a general observation that IT teams will continue to operate in Hybrid environments over the next few years. For companies that are considering their options faced with updating their infrastructure, performing a full migration to the public Cloud is rarely possible. We should, however, seriously consider how an evolution towards the Cloud, towards software-based managed services and the evolution of architectures towards a Hyper-Converged approach, simplifies, automates and enables your company to roll out the required foundation for the Hybrid Cloud.


Learn about the huge adoption of VMware technology vSAN and the trend towards Hyper-Converged systems.

On September 26, 2019, we’ll be presenting our TechnoLab workshop on integrating VMware Cloud solutions and Dell’s Hyper-Converged platform VxRAIL. Numerous industry experts see VMware’s and Dell’s offer as a method of accelerating the Hybrid Cloud foundation’s deployment.
Notably, because the solution, which is based on VMware’s proven and widespread software approach, uses the same standards as the primary Cloud providers (ex. AWS), it enhances interoperability and the eventual migration of your private Cloud services towards the public Cloud, or vice versa.


Taking advantage of having our experts onsite in addition to our VMware and Dell members, we’re preparing multiple interesting demonstrations to enable you to experience the simplicity, the integration and the automation capacity provided by combining the vSAN and VxRAIL solutions.


Video introduction (in french)


Key elements covered 

  • The new reality of the Hybrid Cloud
  • The operation of the vSAN solution
  • Service management through software-based VMware
  • The advantages of the Hyper-Converged architecture approach
  • The Dell EMC VxRAIL platform and its benefits
  • The benefits of combining both solutions
  • The ease of Cloud foundation deployment in your own environment


Session Details

Date: Thursday, September 26

Time: 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Place: CONTINUUM™ Innovation Center – 5929 Trans-Canada Highway W., Suite 150, Montreal (Saint-Laurent), H4T 1Z6

Details: Approximately 20 (free) seats available

Audience:  Those responsible for architecture, Cloud Strategy, and IT Management 

The workshop includes a component presented in the morning, enabling a review of key concepts behind the VMware Cloud solutions, vSAN and Dell VxRAIL. We’re also reviewing case studies to evaluate the benefits of the solution.
In the second portion, you’ll be presented with demonstrations focused on providing a vSAN and Dell VxRAIL integrated solution experience along with seeing their more innovative feature sets.


To register

If you’re interested in this topic or if you’ve missed any of our prior workshops, be sure to join us!

To register, please communicate directly with us using the following contact information:

Michelle Guiadem, Marketing Assistant

PCD Solutions

Tel. 514-744-1322 x.260

Email: mguiadem@pcdsolutions.com


The CONTINUUM™ Innovation Centre – A Canadian first

One visit will convince you. Based locally in Montreal, the Innovation Center enables you to sharpen your IT practices in the context of Hybrid Cloud migration.

  • A center, which is dedicated to Cloud solution education and innovation
  • A gathering of the leading specialists in the industry
  • Most up-to-date technological infrastructure
  • Integrated with the primary public Cloud providers
  • Proven ability to demonstrate VMware SDDC Cloud solutions
    (SDDC: Software-Defined Data Center)
  • Up to date with the market trends and the first large-scale Cloud projects completed in Quebec.