Symmetry to Host IBM i Focused Cloud University Webcast Series

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Cloud University to feature IBM i cloud computing technology and strategy development. Sessions cover cloud disaster recovery and high availability, Software as a Service (SaaS) enablement, and security and performance issues in an IBM i based cloud with a keynote presented by Ari Kugler, IBM director of business development for the IBM i.

As one of the first members of IBM's cloud Specialty, Symmetry is uniquely positioned to offer expert advice to organizations interested in establishing and IBM i cloud strategy

Symmetry Corporation, an IBM Advanced Partner and member of the IBM Cloud Specialty will host the Fall 2011 session of Cloud University, a free webinar series for organizations establishing a cloud strategy for the IBM i platform, on Thursday, November 10th from 1-4pm Central Time. The keynote session will be delivered by Ari Kugler, IBM director of business development for the IBM i platform.

"As one of the first members of IBM’s Cloud Specialty, Symmetry is uniquely positioned to offer expert advice to organizations interested in establishing an IBM i cloud strategy,” said Symmetry president Dan Wilhelms. “We are very pleased to be able to share case study examples of IBM i based cloud solutions with the community and to have Ari Kugler onboard to discuss IBM’s own iSeries cloud strategy.

Cloud University offers IT staff and executives the opportunity to hear from industry leaders, cloud customers, and expert solution architects from the comfort and convenience of their desks. Each session is designed to address key cloud technology issues and features case studies along with an open Q&A forum.

Sessions at Cloud University will include:

Keynote: IBM i and the Cloud - Q&A with IBM’s Ari Kugler
Time: Thursday November 10, 1:00pm - 1:45pm CT
Presenter: Ari Kugler, IBM

Session 2:

Cloud Based HA/DR - Changing the Game Plan
Time: Thursday November 10, 2:00pm - 2:45pm CT
Presenters: Dan Wilhelms, Symmetry and Andy Quaas, Symmetry

Session 3:

RVI SaaS Case Study: Ensuring Security, Performance and Availability in an IBM i Based Cloud
Time: Thursday November 10, 3:00pm - 3:45pm CT
Presenters: Monty Chicola, RVI and Andy Quaas, Symmetry

Registration details, session overviews and presenter biographies can be found on the Symmetry website at http://www.sym-corp.com/as400.

Symmetry’s i IN THE SKY cloud hosting solutions provide ERP hosting, cloud DR solutions and Software as a Service (SaaS) enablement to customers on the IBM i platform. Symmetry specializes in providing SAP-centric cloud hosting solutions that are architected to enterprise level standards to meet the rigorous performance, security and availability demands of an SAP ERP system.

About Symmetry Corporation
Founded in 1996, Symmetry Corporation, an SAP partner and SAP-certified provider of cloud and hosting services, delivers technical managed services, security administration and project consulting for customers in the U.S. and around the world. With a proven methodology for delivering technical managed services in support of SAP applications, Symmetry delivers flexible, high-quality solutions that help reduce the total cost of ownership and enable high-performing, secure, stable environments. Symmetry is an IBM Advanced Partner and member of the IBM Cloud Specialty. This year, Symmetry celebrates 15 years of excellence in the industry. For more information, go to http://www.sym-corp.com/as400 .

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