This focused morning seminar covers hyperconverged data center/network infrastructure, storage/backup/disaster recovery and wireless/mobility. Three top IT issues. Scroll down to see the full agenda and click on links to see company information and speakers' biographies, who deliver concise, technical, educational and complementary talks. There are subject matter experts presenting from Nutanix, Quest/Concergent and Brocade/Ruckus.
Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past attendees to maximize learning; click here to download presentation guidelines that are followed by all participants, which makes the program so worthwhile for IT Directors, Security Analysts, Enterprise Architects, Network & System Administrators, Data Center/Storage/Infrastructure Managers, CISO/CIO's, etc.
As one Walmart 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."
Join your peers from Koch, Cargill, Bombardier, Spirit AeroSystems, Lario Oil & Gas, University of Kansas Medical Center, Sedgwick County, McPherson County, City of Wichita, City of Newton, West Wichita Family Physicians, Derby Schools and many more organizations who are confirmed attendees.
Every attendee receives a hot breakfast, free parking, complimentary Wi-Fi, plus 2 CPE credit hours towards your CISSP or other certification. There are drawings for gift cards and other prizes at the end.
8:00 - 9:00: Registration Begins, Hot Breakfast Served, Exhibit Area Open with Product Demonstrations, Time for Peer Networking/Interaction
9:00 - 9:25: From Traditional to Next-Generation: Demystifying Hyperconvergence and Enterprise Clouds with Nutanix
As enterprises look beyond traditional IT workloads including cloud-native applications and DevOps, they should consider how technologies such as software-defined infrastructure and cloud can drive real-world benefits.
During this informative session featuring Scott Ryden of Nutanix, learn how IT can move away from traditional environments to hyperconverged infrastructure and onward to Enterprise Clouds. These new platforms can handle all your challenging applications and business needs, with clear agility, productivity and availability/security benefits. At the end of this session, you'll:
- Aquire proven strategies for delivering frictionless IT services while retaining the precise control your business needs
- Understand new capabilities that tear down IT silos and unify the technology stack
- Learn best practices in virtualization, application design and cloud technologies
9:25 - 9:50: Disaster Recovery Strategies, The Cost of Doing Nothing, with Concergent IT and Quest
Data archiving, backup and disaster recovery may not be glamorous technologies and they may have no easily quantifiable impact on profit margin, but that’s not the whole story.
When the chips are down and disaster strikes, the right tools can make the difference between the business carrying on regardless or going under. The Cost of Doing Nothing explains why thinking beyond traditional cost/benefit analyses is especially important for planning and cost justifying a disaster recovery solution adequate for a modern data center. Despite the potential for serious harm to the business, over half of the companies surveyed for this presentation did not have a strategic backup and recovery plan in place.
In this session Concergent IT and its partner Quest Software will help you understand this critically important problem, covering compliance concerns, quantifying risk, and thinking outside the cost benefit box.
9:50 - 10:15: Wi-Fi Network Architecture, End User Performance Requirements, Wireless/Mobile Security with Ruckus Wireless, now part of Brocade
By the end of 2013 there were more mobile devices than people on earth, and by 2020 it is predicted that 30 Billion devices will be connected to the internet. This is not surprising, given that every tablet, laptop and smartphone can only connect to the Internet via wireless, and the rapid adoption of Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) programs by organizations of all sizes.
This massive influx of devices has introduced a new era in the world of Wi-Fi. IT professionals are facing enormous challenges, balancing capacity, flexibility, financial and QoS requirements, while simultaneously evaluating new technologies like 802.11ac. Plus there is increased demand for machine-to-machine mobile communications, seamless management of wired & wireless network connections, and enhanced security to prevent Internet-of-Things (IoT) attacks (wifi-enabled thermostats and cameras were the source of the mid-October DDoS attack).
Fortunately Brett Mason from Brocade/Ruckus will help you understand these issues and offer practical solutions. They will demonstrate cloud-based management sytems that control remote access points, help you understand how different antennae designs can improve coverage, and why access points from different vendors, even if they operate under the same 802.11 standard, nonetheless have vastly different performance.
End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for gift cards and other great items!
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