Even though enterprise cloud adoption continues to grow, IT professionals still have questions about cloud technology. It’s not surprising that there’s debate over the benefits of moving from familiar on-premises infrastructure, apps, and services to private, public, or hybrid-cloud solutions.

You may be wondering:

  • How do I prepare to transition to the cloud?
  • Will my organization need to hire cloud experts to assist?
  • Which workloads can I move to the cloud?
  • How much training will my end users need to start using cloud services?
  • What are the advantages of a hybrid approach?

Where can you get solid, accurate answers to these and many other questions?

Ask the Cloud Experts

One source is the new Ask the Cloud Experts (ACE) monthly meetup series sponsored by Citrix Cloud Success. It’s a different spin on your typical webinar, with most of the time dedicated to live QA on cloud issues. Following a short presentation, Citrix engineers, architects, and other technical experts will share their insights and experience on cloud technologies in response to your questions.

The first ACE meetup is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9. The topic is the Citrix Cloud Connector, a key component that serves as a channel for communication between Citrix Cloud and your resource locations. Learn about Cloud Connector functions, domain requirements, and scalability — then ask your questions and hear from other participants with their own hot issues.

You can pre-submit questions using this form.

Meet Our April ACE Experts

Presenter — James Newton, Senior Consultant, joined Citrix as a member of the Cloud Success team, where he assisted customers in implementing Citrix Cloud environments. Currently, he’s on the Citrix Consulting Services team, working on projects that enable Citrix customers to effectively design and deploy Virtual Apps and Desktops.

Panelist — Mike Havens is an Enterprise Architect with Citrix Consulting Services on the Southeast team. He’s been in IT since 2004 and with Citrix since 2010.

Panelist — Thamara Trejos, a Cloud Success Engineer, has worked on multiple Citrix on-premises and cloud products, including Citrix ADC, Citrix Hypervisor, and, most recently, the Virtual Apps and Desktops, Citrix Analytics, and Access Control cloud services.

Panelist — Rick Feijoo is a Distinguished Engineer at Citrix. Based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he has been with Citrix for 21 years. He has been the architect for various technologies including Citrix XenApp, XenDesktop, Citrix Cloud Platform and is currently the lead architect for Citrix Identity Platform.

Build Your Cloud Confidence

When it comes to a rapidly emerging technology like cloud, the old saying “knowledge is power” is especially relevant. Everyone is learning about cloud solutions and trying to determine the best strategy for their organization. If you want to feel comfortable and confident with cloud, get as much information as you can — as long as it comes from proven experts.

Take advantage of this opportunity to get live answers to your pressing cloud questions from the Citrix Cloud team. Register today for the April ACE meetup here.