This tightly-focused breakfast workshop focuses exclusively on cloud/virtualization/storage. It is designed for CIOs, IT Directors, Data Center/NOC Directors, SAN/Backup/DR Administrators, IT Infrastructure Directors, Enterprise Architects, etc. to learn about the latest offerings in this space from industry leaders VMware, Microsoft, HP, AT&T and COPT. Descriptions of each company and the speaking order/agenda is shown below.
Join your peers from Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Citi, CIT Group, American Express, New York Life, Alliance Bernstein, UBS, Prudential, Metlife, Bank Hapoalim, Bank of Tokyo, NYSE, Time Warner Cable, Conde Nast, ABC Carpet, Veronis Suhler, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Con Edison, Bunge, NJ Transit, City of New York, Columbia University and many more leading employers who are confirmed attendees.
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7:30 - 8:40: Breakfast, Registration, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
8:40 - 9:05: Microsoft: Azure Cloud and Infrastructure/Platform-as-a-Service
Cloud computing in its broadest sense is the usage of external IT resources. Microsoft and its partner Dyntek will provide an overview of cloud computing options/strategies, and its Hyper-V and Azure cloud/virtualization platforms:
- Distinction between private cloud and virtualized/in-house data center
- Benefits of moving some, most, if not all storage & server hardware to a co-location/hosting facility, e.g. perhaps only backup files and tapes are stored/located offsite?
- Benefits of transferring some, most, if not all software applications to a cloud service provider, e.g. using a cloud provider to handle peak/high-volume customer web demand only?
- Recommendations for an integrated or hybrid public cloud/private cloud/virtualized data center infrastructure, covering both internal/employee & external/customer-facing applications
- Strategies for securing, patching and updating virtual and cloud environments, while ensuring compliance with corporate standards
- Cloud computing definitions and framework: IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), to name a few acronyms/options that will be defined
- Financial tradeoffs between internal data center/infrastructure expansion (capital spending) and deployment of external cloud resources (operating spending)
9:05 - 9:25: HP: Software Defined Networks (SDN)
HP Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provides an end-to-end solution to automate the network from data center to campus and branch.
The world is moving faster than ever. Transactions must be processed at lightning speed. Mountains of data must be transformed into insights. Customers want exceptional service. Employees want access to information and applications from any device. Delivering on those expectations requires data centers that are more powerful, agile, and automated than ever before, and a campus environment that responds to a dynamic and changing workforce.
Server and storage architectures have modernized to keep pace with the unyielding expectations of an always-on world, but the underlying network has not. The data center network itself, while certainly bigger and faster, has largely been built the same way for two decades. Evolution of campus networks has been slow, despite the mobility revolution. Whether in the data center or on the campus, when legacy networks are pushed to the limit, they become fragile, difficult to manage, vulnerable, and expensive to operate. Manual configuration and operation simply won’t scale to the demands of today’s applications, users, and business requirements. Businesses whose networks are at this breaking point risk missing the next wave of opportunity.
This session provides an overview of the HP Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller and how HP is fostering the development of a vibrant SDN ecosystem to help enterprises, cloud providers, and developers unleash new levels of automation and efficiency in data center and campus networks.
9:25 - 9:50: VMware: Private/Public Hybrid Cloud, Software Defined Data Center
VMware will discuss their vCloud® Hybrid Service™ (vCHS) , an exciting hybrid cloud offering. vCHS is a VMware owned and operated external cloud offering that uses the same software stack as our customers and thus provides unmatched operational efficiencies that reduce operational complexity, risk and TCO. In essence, it is infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or capacity on demand recognized in an OpEx model that will enable firms to easily and confidently execute your Hybrid Cloud strategy.
Along with inherent data center compatibility and agility benefits, vCloud Hybrid Service offers:
- Seamless networking, burstable traffic and security (use your same IP and MAC addresses, FW, LB, NAT and VXLAN).
- Common management and orchestration platform (automation and provisioning) that spans on-premise and off-premise.
- No changes to new or legacy applications - move workloads to and from our external cloud without having to make any changes to the VM, vApp, network configurations or security policies.
- VMware world class support
They will also cover their expanded strategic offerings. Virtualization has brought tremendous benefits in the server space and is expanding value to the storage, network, end user and management areas. The Software Defined Data Center ("SDDC") creates flexibility and agility using software that cannot be imagined with only hardware. This content will ignite ideas for your organization and actions you can implement today.
9:50 - 10:10: Hosted/Cloud-Based Phone/Video/Unified Communications Platform with AT&T, Shoretel, HP, IPC
The growing importance of unified communications in today's always-on, always-connected world, is widely accepted by all IT professionals. Learn how to combine Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social networking applications with email, instant messaging, voice mail, call center and traditional telephone communications, thereby increasing the productivity of your workforce and enhancing customer service. Understand the evolution of telephone systems - from premise-based PBX or VoIP installations to hosted or cloud-based delivery platforms - and see what changes are recommended within your own organization, based on workforce demographics. See how you can provide your employees with a common unified communications platform, supporting desktop, smartphone, laptop and tablet devices, delivered from the cloud. IPC will demonstrate Shoretel's iPad docking station that seamlessly converts your tablet into an enterprise-class, cloud-powered telephone system.
10:10 - 10:30: Storage/Infrastructure/Cloud Strategy: Onsite vs Co-Location/Hosted Solutions: Insights from COPT
One of the biggest challenges facing organizations of all sizes is evaluating/comparing an expansion of its internal data center/storage/infrastructure versus deploying external hosted/co-location/cloud-based resources. From a financial viewpoint, there is a tradeoff between large, up-front capital versus on-going, re-ocurring operational spending. Capex vs Opex.
COPT (Corporate Office Properties Trust, NYSE:OFC) is an office real estate investment trust (REIT) that focuses primarily on serving the specialized requirements of U.S. Government agencies and defense contractors, most of whom are engaged in defense information technology and national security-related activities. The Company generally acquires, develops, manages and leases office and data center properties. Mark Gilbert, their top technology strategist, will outline growth and industry trends in storage, plus provide a valuable framework to help you understand this internal/capex versus external/opex decision-making process.
End of Event, Product Demonstrations, Raffle Drawings for Great Prizes
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Before starting Angelbeat, Ron Gerber founded and managed Gerber & Company (“GC”), a specialized event firm holding sponsor-funded training in non-IT fields. GC held seminars for government inspectors on new building codes that were supported by construction firms, for example.
Ron Gerber served as an M&A/restructuring consultant to $4 billion Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), leading to a spin-off of its Authentec biometric fingerprint unit (purchased by Apple in 2012), Terion wireless two-way dispatch system for fleet management, and Intersil semiconductor operations specializing in Wi-Fi 802.11 chipsets. For $2 billion Systemax (NYSE:SYX), Gerber negotiated and implemented their ISP partnership with MSN, auction alliance with Amazon and on-line financial services tie with USABancShares.com.
From 1992 to 1996, Mr. Gerber worked for Honeywell, holding senior management positions including Vice President of Marketing, Vendor Relationships and Purchasing for its $1.2 billion ADI distribution subsidiary and Vice President, Business Development for its Ademco security manufacturing subsidiary. He launched their website, coordinated biometric initiatives such as incorporating voice recognition technology in alarm equipment, expanded sales of wireless alarm systems using low-cost, high-reliability and low-data-content transceivers, created new marketing programs for its Alarmnet wireless/cellular alarm monitoring network, developed an OEM spread spectrum product for high-reliability, low cost and low data content applications, advised its Cylink affiliate on new markets for its encryption technology and divestiture of its high data content wireless transmission business unit and structured an innovative home networking joint venture with Microsoft, Comcast and PG&E.
From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Gerber worked for the AVX Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:AVX). Gerber was in charge of and led a successful turnaround of its $400M Surface Mount Manufacturing Division, reversing a (10%) loss to 9% profitability in just two years while growing sales by 30%. Key customers included the world’s leading telecommunication firms such as Lucent, Nortel, IBM, Motorola, etc. Many of its products were used for military and NASA/satellite applications. He has also worked for Accenture.
Mr. Gerber received a B.S. in Engineering from Princeton University, summa cum laude, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard Business School Club of New York and previously served as President of both the Harvard Business School Club of New York and the Harvard Business School Club of Dallas.
Ron Gerber can be reached at email@example.com or 516-277-2057 . He is married to Andrea and they have four children, Lamarcus, Harry, Amanda and Sydney, plus their dog Scout, an Australian Shepherd. The Gerber’s reside in Long Island, New York.