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  • Companies that are serious about moving to on-demand, service-led delivery recognise that they need to change from horizontally organised IT to vertically aligned IT. This has a huge impact on the day-to-day role of domain architects and enables them to move from a tactical to a strategic role. For example, instead of executing repetitive low-level provisioning tasks they now define policies and resource pools and manage service classes so that infrastructure can be consumed on-demand from a cloud management portal. In order to support this transition we need new management tools that can accelerate time to market and eliminate the operational handoffs between domain architects for hypervisor, server, network and storage layers.
    Join this discussion with the Hitachi Private Cloud team who can share how Hitachi can guide you through this transition as you adapt your role and remain relevant in the world of cloud.
  • Most organisations are investigating moving some internally hosted services to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Colt, Sungard, Century Link, to increase agility and reduce complexity. The key to this for all service providers is data centre automation. OpenStack is a Cloud Operating System that can help you quickly build and automate your own Cloud Infrastructure and gain the benefits of automation and agility it brings.

    There are many choices to make when building your OpenStack environment. Andy will introduce OpenStack, then review in detail the storage choices that need to be made. He will look at how SolidFire Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack simplifies and dramatically reduces OpenStack project deployment times.
  • Measuring performance of Solid State requires different approaches, tools and methodologies to accurately model characteristics of the data sets, access patterns, and data streams. The SNIA Solid State Storage System (S4) TWG was created for the purpose of addressing the unique performance behavior of solid state storage systems. Join Leah and Peter as they provide the guidelines that are vendor agnostic and will support all major solid state storage system technologies.
  • Start delivering on your key datacenter initiatives with peak efficiency, agility, and lower costs. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the transformative technologies that are putting datacenters on the fast track to fitness.

    Join the panel discussion and learn:
    - How Empire Life lowered their infrastructure costs by 60% and reduced their datacenter footprint by 16:1
    - The questions you should be asking to assess your environment’s current fitness level
    - How technologies like server virtualization, hyperconverged architectures, and hybrid cloud strategy can help
  • There is a great deal of information available about solid state storage but what is important for IT professionals to know when making decisions?
    In this presentation, we will explain:
    •What is important for IT with solid state storage
    •Where has solid state been exploited most effectively so far
    •Likely deployment options for IT
    •Future developments for IT usage
    •Economic justifications for solid state in IT
  • Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?

    Panelists:
    Ranga Rajagopalan, Director of Product Management; Symantec
    Mark Campbell, CMO & CTO; Unitrends
    Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist; Veeam
    Joshua Stenhouse, Technology Evangelist; Zerto
  • The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains datacenter resources. Not just storage of that data, but protecting it, providing for disaster recovery, and making that data available in remote offices for collaboration all wreak havoc on staff and budgets. It’s time for a new approach to NAS that takes advantage of the cloud, while still providing local access and performance in the datacenter.

    Learn about this new generation of NAS that solves the challenges of file data storage, protection and access across the enterprise, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever.
  • Today, storage efficiency features like deduplication and compression are table stakes for delivering compelling economics for Enterprise customers. The next level of value comes from the data management capabilities, implemented correctly, and based on matching architectural platforms. This talk will highlight how Solid-State Storage Systems can go beyond Storage Efficiency to deliver better storage economics than possible with spinning disks.
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • Migration to solid state Tier 1 storage can be straightforward and simple with some upfront planning. Considerations for workload demands both today and into the future including performance and availability requirements, growth expectations and budget play a role in planning your move to solid state storage. This session describes what you should think about when you evaluate and size flash-based storage solutions to ensure the best migration experience and the best ROI.
  • A pre-selection proof of concept or on-site vendor comparison can be a valuable tool as part of the solid state selection process. However, it is critical to all parties involved that the POC is setup and run correctly and efficiently. In this session, you will learn:
    •POC process - How to avoid alienating your CIO or your vendors
    •POC Technologies - Choosing the tools, technologies and tests to utilize
    •POC Evaluation - Communicating valid and meaningful conclusions from your POC
  • Changing IT needs and complex infrastructures require flexible and dynamic solutions to help you transition your environment. The release of Symantec™ Backup Exec 15 is the perfect time for you to review your backup and recovery infrastructure to meet these changing demands. Whether you are an existing Backup Exec customer or not, now is the time to upgrade to a reliable choice; the leading-edge offering for virtual, physical and cloud platforms.

    Join us to understand how Backup Exec 15 provides the flexibility to protect confidently whatever your platform, technology or application need. Delivering the power to protect your information faster, restore what you need when you need it and the ease the time and burden of “doing backup.