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rPath Tackles the “Last Mile” of IT Process Automation

Jean-Pierre Garbani, VP and principal analyst, Forrester Research; Erik Troan, founder and CTO, rPath

In today's challenging economic climate, the most pressing IT mandate is cost reduction and finding ways to “do more with less.” Central to this is dealing with the explosion of application deployment and systems management complexity, which has brought today's manual processes to the brink.

In the two-part, End-to-End Agility webinar series sponsored by rPath, key innovators and practitioners in application delivery offer a close look at how agility can be extended across the complete application lifecycle, with a specific emphasis on agility in downstream phases. Part 1 of the webinar series—now available for on-demand viewing—explores how agility can be effectively applied to iterative development and testing. Detailed below, Part 2 will explore how agility can be extended to deployment, maintenance, and other production phases.

Tackling the “Last Mile” of IT Process Automation
Hosted by rPath and presented with Forrester Research, Novell and BlueLock, this webinar offers insights from industry experts on emerging approaches to automating “the last mile” of IT processes, specifically as it relates to system configuration, deployment and maintenance across traditional, virtual and cloud-based execution environments. The result is lower cost, lower risk application delivery, and dramatically improved enterprise agility and business responsiveness.

What: Webinar — “Tackling the ‘Last Mile’ of IT Process Automation”

Who: Jean-Pierre Garbani, VP and principal analyst, Forrester Research; Erik Troan, founder and CTO, rPath; Sabine Soellheim, SUSE Appliance Program, Novell; and Pat O'Day, CTO, BlueLock

When: Thursday, April 30, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time (11:00 a.m. Pacific time)

How: Register for this free event at http://w.on24.com/r.htm?e=142321&s=1&k=0125EDC6C6101EE855DB137DE21D17D4&partnerref=rPath1.

CIOs, IT execs and managers, risk and compliance execs, and other attendees will learn:

  • The business case and ROI for automated application delivery
  • The transition from an infrastructure to an application-centric approach to systems management and what this means for virtualization and cloud
  • How to create seamless, automated transitions between all of the phases in application delivery to reduce costs and achieve true enterprise agility
  • The role of the cloud as a “fabric” for application deployment

In addition, all registrants will receive complementary access to the Cutter Consortium essay, “Rethinking Application Delivery in the Age of Complexity,” by Erik Troan.

For more information on rPath, please visit http://www.rpath.com. For additional perspectives, please visit and subscribe to rPath RSS blog feeds at http://blogs.rpath.com/wpmu/, and follow rPath on Twitter at @rpath.

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