Posts Tagged ‘Webinar’


VISI Solutions Architect as Panelist in Webinar

By Meagan Maue | June 28, 2011

Recently, one of VISI’s Solutions Architects, Johnny Hatch, was a panelist for a webinar hosted by FierceTelecom. Cloud Services was the focus of the webinar, as its panel of experts explored questions like:

•What are the compelling service provider cloud services strategies?
•What are the benefits of cloud services to businesses and consumers?
•Cloud service provider consolidation: What is the best strategy to grow your cloud business? Is it best to conduct targeted acquisition of other cloud providers or through organic growth? Or is it a combination of both approaches?
•What is the best strategy to create a profitable cloud-based Disaster Recovery/Continuity of Operations (DR/COOP) product?
•Public vs. Private clouds: What is the best strategy? Does it depend on particular customer’s needs?
•What is the best practice for storing and securing your valuable customer identity data?

To receive a copy of the webinar, please complete the form provided here.


How to Overcome the 3 Biggest PCI Compliance Challenges

By Alan Muther | January 07, 2011

VISI will be teaming up with Alert Logic on January 20, 2011 for a webinar to discuss how to overcome PCI compliance challenges. The webinar begins at 12pm CST and registration is free. “How to Overcome the 3 Biggest PCI Compliance Challenges” webinar will cover the following key points and more:

• Effective and sustainable log management, IDS, and vulnerability management.
• An affordable and easy to implement solution.
• A reduction in the amount of time your team spends on PCI compliance.

This is a webinar you won’t want to miss out on. Register today at

PS – Attendees will be entered for a chance to win a $200 VISA gift card!


EVENT: Why Data Center Tiers Matter- Free Webinar

By Meagan Maue | December 08, 2010

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between data center tiers? Maybe you have thought about how those variations affect your business needs. After being awarded Tier III status, VISI has received many questions about this topic. In an educational webinar, Ray Hagen, VISI Product Manager, and Tom Baehr, Director of Business Development with the Uptime Institute, will be discussing the Tiers program and how it aligns with your security needs. If you are interested in learning more, please visit

When: December 9, 2010 from 12pm-1pm CST
Where: Online
Register: Free. Click here to register


Webinar Recap: VDS Personas

By Alison Kay | January 20, 2010

We appreciate everybody who attended today’s webinar on Virtual Dedicated Servers. If you were unable to make it or would like to share it with your coworkers, you can find it in our webinar archive.

For a quick review of the presentation, you can also download a PDF of the slides.

Other upcoming events include the TwinWest STEM Summit, a free breakfast seminar entitled “Security and Reliability in the Cloud”,  and Business & Economic Outlook 2010. You can view details on these events at our events page.


Webinar Recap: Cloud Storage Revealed

By Alison Kay | December 03, 2009

Thank you to all who attended our webinar on cloud storage. If you missed the webinar or are interested in seeing it again, you have a few options.
1. View the recorded webinar in our webinar archive.
2. Download a PDF of the slides.
3. Read about VISI’s cloud storage solution.

VISI Cloud Storage will be released on December 10th. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to contact our sales team.


VISI Cloud Webinar

By Jason Baker | November 04, 2009

I would like to thank everyone for attending our cloud webinar this afternoon.  Johnny and I were really excited to talk about the new ReliaCloud platform and provide a live demo.  Many of the questions we received during the webinar were insightful and we promise to incorporate your feedback into our product.  You can download a PDF file containing the slides from the presentation today.


SEO Webinar Recap

By Alison Kay | October 09, 2009

Thank you very much to August Ash, Incorporated, a Minneapolis Internet marketing firm, who partnered with us today to help bring you a webinar on search engine optimization. Two of their Internet marketing strategists, Shelley Sanders and Tim Karlberg, shared their expertise on the world of search engine optimization.

For quick access to the presentation, you can download a PDF of the slides.

If you missed the webinar or want to see it again, you can view the video in our webinar archive.


Getting the Most out of Cloud Storage – Webinar Recap

By Alison Kay | September 03, 2009

Thanks to all who attended our webinar on cloud storage presented by Jason Baker. For those of you unable to make it, some of the highlights included Jason’s characteristics of cloud storage, various use cases, cloud storage trends and a description of VISI’s forthcoming cloud storage product. The PowerPoint presentation is now available to download in PDF form. Please feel free to leave a comment regarding your thoughts on the webinar, or topics you’d like to see covered in future webinars.

After performing in-depth testing including acquiring and testing competitive products, VISI has recently announced their using ParaScale’s software to enable our cloud storage service. Their software will allow us to create a flexible cloud storage product with multiple access methods: API, drive mounts and HTTP.

We look forward to your feedback as we finalize cloud storage.  Our cloud storage beta launch will begin later this month with the general availability release in October.

We also still have seats available at our free cloud computing breakfast seminar (Cloud VISION) which will be happening next month at the Metropolitan in Minneapolis. It is not too late to reserve your seat for beta testing or Cloud VISION.


Cloud Storage is (Almost) Here!

By Ray Hagen | August 27, 2009

I am thrilled to be involved with something that will radically change the way storage is purchased and provisioned.   I’ve been working with a team of VISI hosting and network engineers for the last couple months – and I’m really starting to see the results.  We’re getting very close to announcing the availability of our new Cloud Storage product.

What is cloud storage?  Cloud storage allows users the ability to scale their platforms up and down as their needs change.  This allows you to essentially ‘pay-as-you-go’ –  changing the amount of data stored on a day to day basis as needed… or  remaining static.    Cloud storage provides elastic storage for a wide variety of use cases and can be accessed via standard drive mounts, http and API protocols.

Next Wednesday (September 2nd), VISI will host a free webinar on Cloud Storage which will provide you with ample information on this new technology as well as inform you on ways to leverage our cloud storage platform. Our chief technology officer and cloud expert, Jason Baker, will lead the webinar. You can register online to reserve a virtual seat.

We will begin beta testing cloud storage in mid-September.  If you’re interested in volunteering to help us test our new product, it’s not too late to sign up.  We’d love to hear your valuable feedback to help make our launch in October as successful as possible.


Cloud Computing Webinar Recap

By Alison Kay | August 05, 2009

Mr. Jason Baker, CTO for VISI, led our webinar today on the topic of ”What You Need to Know About Cloud Computing”. He gave us an overview of cloud computing, complete with its advantages, disadvantages, use cases, and service types. We would like to thank everyone who attended. If you were unable to attend, you can now download a PDF of the slides.

There are plenty of other cloud learning initiatives that VISI will be hosting within the next few months:

1. Our Cloud VISION 2009 event, a free breakfast seminar at the Metropolitan in Minneapolis, will be held on October 21st. Seating is limited, so sign up quickly.

2. Beta testing for VISI’s cloud products will begin soon. If you are interested in playing a key role in the development of our cloud offerings, you can’t miss this!

3. A webinar on the topic of cloud storage is scheduled for September 2nd. Registration has already begun.


Webinar Mysteries Unleashed

By Alison Kay | July 20, 2009

I had never attended a webinar before July 15. I hadn’t even heard of webinars before a few months ago. And there I was, being trained in on how to organize everything behind the scenes of VISI’s “Cost Comparison of Hosted Exchange and In-House Deployment” webinar before ever attending one. My initial perception was that it would be similar to those “celebrity chats” put on by publicists – a frenzied slew of people typing questions to a designated typist who chooses a mere few to answer, before leaving those who tuned in feeling unfulfilled and desperate for more. As the day grew nearer for my first webinar, I began to pick up bits of information that eventually led me to the conclusion that webinars truly are seminars, just over the internet. I was very impressed with the way Ray Hagen, Product Manager at VISI, expertly prepared for the webinar with a reheasal and PowerPoint, before going on to conduct the webinar in a professional manner one week later. You can read about his presentation and download his PowerPoint here.

Why was I so keenly unaware as to the status of webinars? It’s simple. I had only just started working at VISI in the middle of June shortly after graduating with degrees in both Marketing and Philosophy from Saint Mary’s University in Winona, Minnesota. Never before had I worked for a company or completed a class project that required webinar viewing. My title at VISI is “Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator”, something I have been striving to be for the past four years through my studies. And yes, I will be the one setting up future webinars. If something goes wrong, I am the one to blame. If you have a topic to suggest, I am the one to inform. And I am excited to be that person.

With that in mind, VISI is always looking for fresh, exciting topics to inform you on. We would love to know what you are looking for in future webinars. Are there any technology topics that you would like to learn more about? Think about what you want for your business and how you plan to achieve it. If VISI can help, we will. Post a response to this blog with your ideal webinar topic and we will do our best to fulfill your wish.


Data Center Download

By Ray Hagen | April 10, 2009

I wanted to make sure that everyone knew about the resources mentioned in Wednesday’s webinar, What to Look for in a Data Center.

You can download the slides, request the Buyer’s Guide to Colocation or contact us for the Colocation checklist at or 612.395.9090.

Thanks to everyone that attended.


What to Look for in a Data Center Webinar

By Stephanie Jones | April 07, 2009

In a follow-up to publishing the Colocation Buyer’s Guide, Ray Hagen, product manager at VISI, is presenting a webinar tomorrow on “What to Look for in a Data Center.”  How do you decide whether to host your IT infrastructure yourself or use a colocation provider?  We will review the key features of a data center: power, cooling, security, facility, staffing and provide a cost comparison between using a data center provider or hosting yourself.

The webinar is tomorrow at noon. Reserve your seat here.


Server Replication Webinar Slides

By Johnny Hatch | February 18, 2009

I enjoyed the discussion earlier today for all who attended our webinar on Server Replication, VISI’s new disaster recovery product.

If you missed the presentation or would like to go over the slides again, feel free to download the presentation below. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me or our sales department at 612.395.9090.

Server Replication Webinar Download (PDF)


Partners in Learning

By Stephanie Jones | July 23, 2008

As mentioned previously, in a few short weeks on August 6, VISI is hosting a Web 2.0/Social Media webinar – a subject that is near and dear to my heart. I’m especially excited to announce that we have teamed up with the folks at August Ash Incorporated for this event.

The format will be a panel discussion including the president of August Ash, Erich Hanson, internet marketing strategist, Desarae Veit and program developer, Pete.

Sign up for a lunch time discussion about the buzzwords Web 2.0 and social media.

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