Feeds

5000 desktops and a virtualisation project

Real world tales from a Reg reader

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Webcast If you’ve got ‘Virtualise Desktops’ on your to-do list for 2010, you might want to hold your horses a minute, because we’ve got something that might make that project a little more pleasant.

On 18 Feb at 11am GMT we’ve got the project leads from a 5,000 strong desktop virtualisation project joining us in our studio.

They come from Lancashire Constabulary and to say they know what it takes to tackle a project like this would be some understatement. They’ve been there, completed a successful beta program, and are rolling out the project as we speak.

The boys in blue will be joined by our usual panel of experts, Tony Lock from Freeform Dynamics and Neil Sanderson from Microsoft. As ever, the entire affair will be fronted by Reg host, the inimitable Tim Phillips. Together, the panel will run through all kinds of aspects of a desktop virtualisation project – both the theoretical and the real practicalities courtesy of Lancashire Constabulary’s experience – so you know exactly what to do when you’re embarking on such a venture.

This will include:

- Considering virtualisation, and how a beta program can shed some serious findings on the plans for a broader roll-out.

- Engaging with the business, including managing the costs and resources, and making sure you find the right solution for your organisation.

- Managing risks, how Lancashire Constabulary identified and managed the risks of this project.

- The operational considerations, explaining how they got the network managers up to speed, and got their storage management tuned to perfection.

Top tips from the experts: These guys are rolling out the project as we speak and can talk with considerable aplomb about the challenges they've encountered so far.

If you fancy it, and we suspect you do, you can sign up right here.

If you can’t make it on the day, just register today and we’ll send you the recorded version of the event to watch at your leisure.

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10
A third of them are doing it in VMs, but early feedback focuses on frippery
Sign off my IT project or I’ll PHONE your MUM
Honestly, it’s a piece of piss
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
Torvalds CONFESSES: 'I'm pretty good at alienating devs'
Admits to 'a metric ****load' of mistakes during work with Linux collaborators
Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function
Content aggregation, meet the workplace ... oh
Do Moan! MONSTER 6-day EMAIL OUTAGE hits Domain Monster
Customers freaked out by frightful service
Ploppr: The #VultureTRENDING App of the Now
This organic crowd sourced viro- social fertiliser just got REAL
Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown
.london, .hamburg and .公司 - that's .com in Chinese - storm the web server charts
NetWare sales revive in China thanks to that man Snowden
If it ain't Microsoft, it's in fashion behind the Great Firewall
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.