How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud April 29, 2011
Discussion <ul><li>Real-World Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud-based Training Solution </li><...
Real-World Scenario <ul><li>5-day on-site instructor-led SharePoint developer boot camp </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul>...
The Challenge <ul><li>It is difficult, time-consuming and expensive to provide IT training environments on-demand </li></u...
The Solution: CloudShare ProPlus <ul><li>Instructors set up training environment in just a couple of hours </li></ul><ul><...
Benefits
HOW SHAREPOINT TRAINING IN THE CLOUD WORKS
Specific Features <ul><li>Complete cloud platform for IT training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preinstalled, fully licensed templ...
Summary <ul><li>Cloud-based training can replace or supplement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site instructor led training </li...
Useful Resources <ul><li>CloudShare ProPlus 14-day free trial  http://www.cloudshare.com/proplus   </li></ul><ul><li>Multi...
Contact Information <ul><li>CloudShare </li></ul><ul><li>Guillaume Vives, VP, Operations </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address]...
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  • ThreeWill complete thought on how used CloudShare solution; Guillaume tell bigger story about what CloudShare is / summary
  • ThreeWill tell story down to scalability; pass to Guillaume to tell about scalability; ThreeWill will discuss the remainder
  • Tom: Demo CloudShare ProPlus (create an environment; edit environments; work in the environment; take a snapshot; invite customers and colleagues) Tom needs the following set up: 1 CSP+ acct with SP2010 + snapshot+ invitation to a customer sent AND Accepted. Invited customer acct accepted with SMS authentication done beforehand 1 CSP account upgrade to CSP+ but with no environment built on it
  • Easy 3-step set-up and point-and-click functionality No installs or recoding Features Up to 6 VMs with preinstalled OSs and apps Ability to increase and edit RAM and disk space Drag-and-drop files from your desktop Unlimited # of environment clones you can make and send to peers or prospects to access and use; they can “take ownership” On-demand environment snapshots and reverting Upload your own VMs based on our templates All-inclusive: VMs, apps, networking, storage, backup, CPU usage
  • ThreeWill will provide summary Guillaume – additional use cases by our customers: dev, QA, demos and IT Consultants developing environments and sharing with customers
  • ThreeWill’s next boot camp is week of May 16 th – 25% for webinar attendees – use discount code “webinar” http://sharepoint-boot-camp-may-2011.eventbrite.com/?discount=webinar
  • How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud

    1. 1. How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud April 29, 2011
    2. 2. Discussion <ul><li>Real-World Scenario </li></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><li>Cloud-based Training Solution </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits </li></ul><ul><li>Live Walkthrough </li></ul><ul><li>Q&A </li></ul>
    3. 3. Real-World Scenario <ul><li>5-day on-site instructor-led SharePoint developer boot camp </li></ul><ul><li>Goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Get developers up and running with SharePoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Go beyond usual canned lab exercises </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have trainees get hands-on with a project featuring real-word experiences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide opportunity to use the training environment following course completion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Most importantly, reduce time and cost of lab set-up and tear-down </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. The Challenge <ul><li>It is difficult, time-consuming and expensive to provide IT training environments on-demand </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Physical lab set-up and tear down </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shipping machines and training staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Older laptops with limited RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scaling courses and number of students </li></ul></ul>Weeks Days Days
    5. 5. The Solution: CloudShare ProPlus <ul><li>Instructors set up training environment in just a couple of hours </li></ul><ul><li>Students received instant access to independent copies of the environment using only a Web browser </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No lab set-up or tear-down, physical servers, recoding, VMware on laptops or maintenance required </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. Benefits
    7. 7. HOW SHAREPOINT TRAINING IN THE CLOUD WORKS
    8. 8. Specific Features <ul><li>Complete cloud platform for IT training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Preinstalled, fully licensed templates, including many SharePoint templates and multi-machine farms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to upload and install other software packages as needed for training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to increase and edit RAM and disk, up to 10 GB and 300 GB each </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drag-and-drop files from your desktop </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unlimited # of environment clones to share with trainees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-demand environment snapshots and reverting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>VMs, applications, networking, storage, backup and CPU usage included </li></ul></ul>
    9. 9. Summary <ul><li>Cloud-based training can replace or supplement: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site instructor led training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training conducted at customer locations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual, self-paced training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Significant time, cost and competitive advantages to using the cloud for IT training </li></ul><ul><li>Additional use cases </li></ul>
    10. 10. Useful Resources <ul><li>CloudShare ProPlus 14-day free trial http://www.cloudshare.com/proplus </li></ul><ul><li>Multi-machine SharePoint farm permalinks : http://www.cloudshare.com/permalinks </li></ul><ul><li>ThreeWill training information http ://www.threewill.com/training </li></ul><ul><li>Next boot camp: week of May 16 http://sharepoint-boot-camp-june-2011.eventbrite.com/?discount=webinar </li></ul><ul><li>25% discount for webinar attendees with promo code “webinar” </li></ul>
    11. 11. Contact Information <ul><li>CloudShare </li></ul><ul><li>Guillaume Vives, VP, Operations </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>ThreeWill </li></ul><ul><li>Danny Ryan, Co-Founder, VP, Business </li></ul><ul><li>Development </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>John Underwood, Technical Evangelist </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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