The Society of Broadcast Engineers

The Association for Broadcast and Multimedia Technology Professionals

Virtualization: How It Applies to Your Infrastructure

Originally streamed October 29, 2020

Virtualization has been around for years, yet some companies still aren’t utilizing it.  Is it due to the thought of needing IT staff on premise, the potential cost, the fear of the unknown, or something else?  Virtualization products available are now in a very mature phase and ready to be used to help you minimize physical infrastructure. Listen as Erik Sheldon, Sr., systems administrator, Hope Media Group in Houston, TX, describes virtualization and how your can choose what’s right for you in your infrastructure.  He will review what products are available and how to decide the level for your needs. We will discuss these, give some real world examples, and have plenty of time for Q&A to get your questions answered!

Your Instructor

Erik Sheldon, Sr. Systems Administrator, Hope Media Group, Houston, TX

Erik Sheldon, Jr.With more than 20 years IT experience, Erik is currently the senior systems administrator for Hope Media Group (KSBJ/NGEN Radio) in Houston, TX. Previously, he worked at Principal Financial Group and Wells Fargo. Before jumping into IT, he started in a help desk role, then moved into application support/system administration and then to management. He also runs a successful nationwide IT managed services practice for almost five years. Erik holds a BA in business management from William Penn University, and is married and has four children who keep him busy with AAU basketball. He is a big sports fan and loves watching the Chicago Cubs and Kansas City Chiefs.

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Registration and Pricing

This webinar will be approximately 90 minutes long. 

SBE Members: $62

MemberPlus Members FREE

Non-Members: $92

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