How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud

How to Scale IT Training and Reduce Costs Using the Cloud






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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”

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