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A convergence congratulations

Dr. Timur Mirzoev from Georgia Southern University is an esteemed member of the Convergence College Network (CCN), a community of practice here at the National Convergence Technology Center.  Timur is not only our “in house” guru on vmWare who frequently teaches in-depth vmWare professional development tracks at our Working Connections events.  He’s also responsible for developing a robust virtual lab at Georgia Southern that will give community colleges students around the country 24/7 access to IT exercises they might not otherwise have.

Add to this list of accomplishments a series of published papers on the vCloud product that appeared in academic journals last year, both here in the U.S. and also in Ukraine:

  • “Using VMware vCloud Director (VCD) to Extend VMware vSphere Environments” examines how to use vSphere to build a private cloud to enhance virtual machine provisioning via automated operations management using vCloud Director.
  • “Leveraging VMware vCloud Director to Provision Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)” explores the value of using vCloud Director to facilitate the delivery of software-defined data center services as virtual data centers that provide virtualized compute, networking, storage and security.
  • “Leveraging VMware vCloud Director Virtual Applications (vApps) for Operational Expense (OpEx) Efficiency” looks at how to leverage vCloud Director vApps based on a policy-driven approach to provision software-defined resources to improve efficiency in today’s data center.

The co-author of the papers, Ramon Alvarez, is Timur’s research assistant at Georgia Southern.  He’s a graduate student in the Masters of Science in Applied Engineering program with a concentration in Information Technology.  Ramon is also the prime cloud administrator for the Cloud Computing Research Laboratory (CCRL) at Georgia Southern.

Congratulations, Timur and Ramon!

You see all of Timur’s scholarly publications here:




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