San Diego Feb 13 Angelbeat Seminar: Cloud/Virtualization, Storage, Security
Thursday, February 13, 2014 from 7:30 AM to 1:45 PM (PST)
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
This comprehensive and tightly-focused 1/2 day seminar, ending with a full hot lunch, covers the increasingly related topics of security/compliance, wireless/byod/network, storage/cloud/virtualization and big data/infrastructure. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from Google, Microsoft, McAfee, Juniper, VMware and many leading firms listed below - scroll down to see the agenda - who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning. CISSP's and other individuals can receive 4 CPE credit hours for attending. As one Wal-Mart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, “Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well… it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace.”
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Join your peers from Jack in the Box, SAIC, Bank of America, CareFusion, Jazzercise, Cubic, Genstar, Mitchell, LPL Financial, Otay Water, North Island Credit Union, College Loan Corporation, Atkins, Islands Restaurants, CDTA, BD, UPS, Kawasaki, Intuit, Illumina, Symitar, Vical, Veridiam, General Atomics, Luth Research, Synthetic Genomics, City of San Diego, City of El Cajon, San Diego County, Scripps, Naval Medical Center, CalTrans, Bridgepoint Education, San Diego State University, Grossmont-Cuyamaca College, La Jolla County Day and many more leading organizations who are confirmed attendees.
7:30 - 8:40: Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
8:40 - 8:55: Security/Compliance: Securing Unstructured Data, The Next Evolution of eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention with Varonis
The importance of securing and managing sensitive & confidential data was vividly reinforced by the recent NSA/Snowden and Wikileak incidents. Organizations must protect the rapidly growing volume of unstructured and semi structured data—documents, spreadsheets, presentations, media files and other business data - that can be stored in file servers, NAS devices, SharePoint, virtual data centers, cloud-based storage platforms, etc. This is taking ediscovery and data loss prevention (DLP) to the next level.
Attendees will learn about solutions to this important issue from Varonis, the foremost innovator and provider of access, governance, and retention solutions for human-generated data, the fastest-growing and most sensitive class of digital information. Based on patented technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis solutions give organizations total visibility and control over their data, ensuring that only the right users have access to the right data at all times from all devices, all use is monitored, and abuse is flagged.
Varonis makes digital collaboration secure, effortless and efficient so that people can create and share content easily, and organizations can extract more value from their content while being confident that it is protected and managed efficiently.
8:55 - 9:10 Big Data Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Solutions that Identify and Help Stop Today's Hackers, with McAfee
Every year the threat landscape gets more sophisticated. In the early 2000s, when the world was getting online, attacks were much easier to spot. Executed mostly by Amateurs, the lack of security technology allowed them to be noisy. Unsophisticated detection techniques allowed common attacks to be run off of scripts that were shared within the hacker community. In addition, the business of black market data was in its infancy – leaving the majority of attacks to be untargeted and focused on curiosity and mischief. Over the past 10 years, security technology has become more sophisticated. Intrusion prevention systems now inspect packets and files, endpoint security has moved beyond simple Anti-virus to comprehensive security suites and organizations have learned that looking at security activity is important.
As security has grown more sophisticated, so has the business of cybercrime, the attackers and the techniques used to steal data, take down systems, and perform hacktivism. Attackers are now professionals – and the tools they use, such as Zeus, have followed suit. Attacks today are stealthy and targeted with a purpose. No longer can prevention techniques alone serve to protect enterprises. Finding this new “needle in a stack of needles” requires an intelligent use of security data.
McAfee will discuss its latest event data collection program, which goes well beyond firewall and IDS events and adds data, application and system relevance, ensuring that organizations can truly gain actionable intelligence.
9:10 - 9:40: Juniper Networks and VMware Private/Public Hybrid Cloud & Software Defined Data Center Solutions: Integrating Physical and Virtual Worlds
The combination of Juniper Network's Junos Fabric and VMware's cloud/virtualization platforms allows you to manage all services through a single pane of glass, thereby accelerating your journey to the cloud while still allowing for hybrid public/private cloud deployments that leverage existing data center/infrastructure resources. Juniper's network virtualization platform, combined with VMware's server, storage, desktop and security virtualization capabilities, reduce overall data center/network virtualization costs.
VMware's vCloud® Hybrid Service™ (vCHS) is a VMware owned and operated external cloud offering that uses the same software stack as its 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
Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere® to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile cloud era presents new challenges. To meet this challenge, IT organizations need to virtualize the rest of the data center so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines.
The answer is the software-defined data center (SDDC): the ideal architecture for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Pioneered by VMware and recognized by the industry and analysts alike, SDDC extends the virtualization concepts you know— abstraction, pooling and automation — to all data center resources and services. Components of the SDDC can be implemented together, or in phases:
- Compute virtualization, network virtualization and software-defined storage deliver abstraction, pooling and automation of the compute, network, and storage infrastructure services.
- Automated management delivers a framework for policy-based management of data center application and services.
In a software-defined data center, policy-driven automation enables provisioning and ongoing management of logical compute, storage and network services. The result is unprecedented IT agility and efficiency, with flexibility to support today and tomorrow’s hardware and applications. Benefits include:
- Virtualization economics across your data center: Software-defined data center technology helps attain new levels of infrastructure utilization and staff productivity, substantially reducing both capital expenditures and operating costs.
- Applications at business speed: Enabling deployment of applications in minutes or even seconds with policy-driven provisioning that dynamically matches resources to continually changing workloads and business demands.
- Business-aware IT control: Driving right availability, security and compliance for every application via automated business continuity, policy-based governance and virtualization-aware security and compliance.
- Your data center on your terms: The software-defined data center can be leveraged as a private, hybrid or public cloud—in each case, infrastructure is fully abstracted from applications so they can run on multiple hardware stacks, hypervisors and clouds.
9:40 - 10:00: Primary Storage and Flash Technology with Tegile
Tegile is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Its hybrid arrays are significantly faster than legacy arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, these virtual data storage systems are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable, plus come with built-in snapshot, replication, near-instant recovery, and virtualization management features.
10:00 - 10:20 Backup/Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity for VMware and Hyper-V with Veeam
Today's IT requirements have changed and “3C” legacy backup problems—high costs, increased complexity and missing capabilities—are no longer acceptable for any organization. Veeam provides powerful, easy-to-use and affordable solutions that are Built for Virtualization™ and the Cloud—a perfect fit for the modern data center.
Veeam Backup & Replication delivers backup, recovery and replication for VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V. This #1 VM Backup™ solution helps organizations meet RPOs and RTOs, save time, eliminate risks and dramatically reduce capital and operational costs. Veeam's advanced monitoring and reporting capabilities help organizations of all sizes protect virtualization, increase administrator productivity and mitigate daily management risks. Its Management Pack™ (MP) extends enterprise monitoring to VMware through Microsoft.
10:20 - 10:40: User-Driven Virtualization Stratgies and Platforms with Appsense
From Bring Your Own Device, to Bring Your Own App, Bring Your Own Cloud, Bring Your Own Identity......through to Bring Your Own ‘You’, people are now using technology to create their own set of tools to do their job. This is the new IT world - focusing on the user and not the device/hardware - and if leveraged effectively, can have a fundamental and positive impact on business. And not just newbies coming into the workforce.
Appsense's approach to user virtualization is driven by this user-centric thinking. It unlocks the user from their devices, their operating systems and applications. For the first time, IT managers only need to manage a single layer of an individual’s digital existence, instead of an exploding number of devices and applications, with millions of potential user configurations. Its policy templates can manage thousands of users; automatically and intelligently re-configuring for each device, location and application, with massive improvements in security and reliability.
User virtualization means people can now choose the device that suits them, instead of the application choosing the device. That’s why thousands of people at leading, forward-thinking companies rely upon Appsense to free IT staff from the ever-growing burden of user complexity. They’ve liberated their workforce from device-based technology. Their workforce has become the technology.
Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking
11:20 - 11:40: Network/LAN/WAN Analysis with WildPackets
This section focuses on the end user experience, with WildPackets covering Local and Wide Area Network plus Application issues.
- Understand the value of high-performance wide area networks (WAN), a critical issue with today's cloud-based architecture
- Identify the root cause of performance issues (network vs application), then take corrective action through WAN optimization, load balancing, etc., without overspending on bandwidth.
11:40 - 12:05 Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud & Infrastructure Services, Windows 8.1
Cloud computing in its broadest sense is the usage of external IT resources. Microsoft will provide an overview of cloud computing options/strategies, plus discuss their Azure and Hyper-V 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?
- Tradeoff between purchasing public cloud services (operating expenses) versus expanding internal IT infrastructure (capital spending)
- Benefits of transferring some, most, if not all software applications to a cloud service provider, e.g. using a public 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.
Windows Azure is a cloud solution platform with a set of capabilities enabling IT to define, deploy, and manage workloads. This presentation provides an opportunity to witness the capabilities in action by demoing the deployment of an application architecture in a self-service manner in minutes with Windows Azure.
Microsoft will also preview Windows 8.1, which now includes a start button and other widely-requested features that were not part of the initial product launch.
12:05 - 12:35: Google and the Changing Mobile Workforce
The next generation IT workforce will have very different demands - is your organization ready to embrace the requirements of your new hires?
Google Enterprise products help you work the way you live by enhancing Google’s consumer products with the features and controls your business needs to be productive, innovative and successful. With Google’s Enterprise products, your employees can work better together, from anywhere, using tools that you can trust. Join us to hear from Google Enterprise Head of Engineering, Giraldo Hierro, about keeping your information safe, secure and always available when you want it and how to manage mobile devices in the cloud.
Giraldo is a computer science engineer that has had a long relationship with Internet innovation. His 19 year career has been heavily focused on consumer and enterprise internet enablement in North America; spanning projects such as high speed internet access in emerging countries, early social networks, and more recently, Enterprise architecture specialist for companies such as Microsoft. Giraldo has now been at Google for 6 years, where he leads part of the Google Apps Engineering team for North America where they focus on Software as a Service and the mobile workforce.
Full Hot Lunch, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations
End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings
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Ronald J. Gerber is the CEO of Angelbeat, Founder of Gerber & Company, and serves on the Board of Directors and is a former President of the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. To get the latest updates via social media on Gerber and Angelbeat (common hashtag #angelbeat), click here for Twitter, Linkedin, Facebook, Youtube, and Instagram, plus read Gerber's widely-respected blog at angelbeat.tumblr.com.
Angelbeat is the largest technology event company in North America, based on its 87-city geographic coverage, and has held over 1,000 seminars since its founding in 1999. These forums bring together thousands of IT professionals with global technology leaders from Microsoft, Intel, VMware, Citrix, Amazon, Google, HP, Dell, Verizon Wireless, Juniper, Cisco and many others. Content is updated annually and focus on the related areas of security/compliance, cloud/virtualization/sdn, storage/backup/infrastructure/data center, network/wireless/mobility/voip and big data/hadoop/Internet-of-Things. To complement their participation in live programs, IT vendors use Angelbeat's 300K contact database for webinar promotions, email blasts and online/social media campaigns.
Through these activities Ron Gerber has an unmatched level of knowledge, contacts and credibility among both technology vendors and their CTO/CIO customer base. Based on his industry reputation, he was selected to write six supplements on the mobility and security topics for the New York Times. Further details are available at www.angelbeat.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.