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Lecture by Andy Zhu from Citrix Systems, Inc.

Date:2011-06-16 Hits:3414

TIME: 15:00-17:00pm, Jun. 21, 2011
PLACE: Room 333, No.5 Building, Yuquan Campus, Zhejiang University

SUBJECT: The Tower and the Cloud

REPORTER: Andy Zhu, Citrix Systems, Inc., Florida, USA


Cloud computing provides ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources with minimal management effort. As a result, businesses are moving applications and infrastructures to the cloud to realize the huge benefits of cloud computing. But what do all these mean for higher educations? Should higher educations adopt cloud computing? In this presentation, the basic definition, important benefits and risks of cloud computing will be covered first, followed by whether and how higher educations should adopt cloud computing. In the end, live demos of private cloud and Desktop-as-a-Service will be demonstrated.

Andy Zhu
Citrix Systems, Inc., Florida, USA
Andy Zhu, a senior engineer of Citrix Systems, Inc. In 1997, Mr. Zhu received M.S. of Computer Engineering from Florida Atlantic University. After graduate, Mr. Zhu spent his career as system administrator for a Florida based financial trading company, in charge of company’s overall IT infrastructure. In late 2001, he joined Citrix Systems, Inc. as a senior engineer. During his tenure with Citrix, Mr. Zhu lead the team of dozen engineers focusing on the scalability of the company’s products in large enterprise environment. Two years ago, Mr. Zhu orchestrated the company’s first private cloud. Build on Citrix XenServer virtualization platform, the private cloud provided a self-service, on-demand and scalable environment for company’s development and test team, saved the company hundreds of thousands of dollars since its inception.
Citrix Systems, Inc.: More than 230,000 organizations worldwide rely on Citrix to help them build simpler and more cost-effective IT environments enabling virtual work styles for users and virtual datacenters for IT. Citrix partners with over 10,000 companies worldwide in more than 100 countries. Founded in 1989, annual revenue in 2010 was $1.87 billion.