Agenda / By Role Journeys


  • Data & Analytics
  • Software Development
  • Security and Identity
  • Infrastructure and Operations
Data & Analytics
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Modern Data and Analytics Architecture for Digital Transformation

Jason Lewis, Research Director, Gartner

Digital business demands a modern data and analytics platform capable of supporting all aspects of data from acquisition, transformation, storage, analysis and delivery. Advanced analytics is the path to competitive advantage. Organizations with a modern data and analytics architecture can derive insights from information to surpass their competition and achieve market dominance.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Building the Logical Data Warehouse via Your Warehouse, Virtualization and Lake

Henry Cook, Research Director, Gartner

The concept of the logical data warehouse (LDW) is now well established. The LDW is an extension to the idea of a data warehouse, but now multiple types of development are possible; classic data warehouse, data virtualization and building data lakes.This session shows that these approaches are not alternatives but complementary parts of a greater whole. Building an LDW balances all three methods.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

How to Innovate With Blockchain: An Architectural Perspective of Algorithmic Trust Control

Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner

Blockchain facilitates the decentralization of business processes and data using algorithmic trust controls. Decentralization is not an all-or-nothing objective but it is a balanced approach that requires trade-off. This session provides insight on how to create distributed trust across process participants to drive seamless collaboration and transparency at higher efficiency using an innovative architecture.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

How to Devise an Effective Office 365 Data Strategy

Guy Creese, Research VP, Gartner

Office 365's data architecture is byzantine. Accordingly, companies often can't figure out where their data is stored or if they're protecting it correctly. This presentation will highlight the surprises of Office 365 data, e.g., the 60+ places it's stored and when the data can't be backed up, and then give step-by-step advice on how to devise and document your company's Office 365 data policy.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Defying Data Gravity: Migrating Enterprise Databases and Data to the Cloud

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner

As enterprises migrate their on-premises systems to the cloud, they need to know which databases to migrate, and how to run a successful database migration project. This session offers guidance for migrating your enterprise databases and data, and helps you select the right tools and techniques for successful cloud migrations.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Assessing Cloud-Based Big Data Services: Amazon EMR vs. Microsoft Azure HDInsight

Jason Lewis, Research Director, Gartner

Cloud-based big data services offer impressive capabilities like rapid provisioning, massive scalability and simplified management. This research helps technical professionals evaluate and choose between the leading cloud-based, managed Hadoop frameworks: Amazon EMR and Microsoft Azure HDInsight.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Implementing iPaaS for Data Integration

Thornton Jared Craig, Research Director, Gartner

Due to increasing volumes and velocity of data, many organizations are struggling to meet data integration demands. iPaaS offers a hybrid cloud or on-premises approach to solve any data integration challenge. Enhanced vendor offerings provide robust integration solutions that can also help tackle data management questions. iPaaS is a natural solution to the growing problem of data integration.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

Comparing Cloud Data Warehouse Databases Azure SQL DW and AWS Redshift

Henry Cook, Research Director, Gartner

Overview and comparison of two of the main data warehouse database systems in the cloud. Data warehousing in the cloud is now a practical proposition and the two leading cloud providers both have offerings in this space, but they differ in important respects. This session will provide an overview of these products and compare and contrast them.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

TechDemo: Building Blockchains for Irrefutable Transactions Across Business Boundaries

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner

Distributed transactions that span organizational and system boundaries are not feasible with RDBMSs. Blockchain technology can execute transactions involving widespread participants like buyers, sellers and intermediaries (such as banks, auditors or notaries) whose business activities are recorded in ledgers. This session demonstrates how a blockchain platform can provide the infrastructure for these distributed transactions.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Database DevOps: How to Make Your Databases as Agile as Your Applications

Lyn Robison, Research VP, Gartner

Enterprise databases have never been truly Agile. Yet, to achieve continuous delivery in the enterprise, development teams must apply agile methods to databases. This session demonstrates how application and data developers can work together to achieve continuous delivery with applications that use enterprise databases.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Don't Dive Into the Big Data Lake Without Your Ducks in a Row

Sanjeev Mohan, Research Director, Gartner

Stringent new regulations, such as GDPR are coming into practice with hefty penalties for sharing data without proper authorization. Organizations have a propensity to dump vast amounts of data into Data Lakes. Data governance is a relatively new and rapidly maturing field in the Big Data space with exciting new developments. It is the key to organizations providing high quality, reliable and secure advanced analytics.

Software Development
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Choosing a Cloud Platform for Your Microservices Architecture

Gary Olliffe, Research VP, Gartner

Digital business demands continue to drive microservices adoption and experiments can quickly become critical system components. Your outer architecture for MSA defines the "exoskeleton" that keeps your microservices secure, performant and flexible — it keeps them alive! In this session, we'll explore the capabilities you need to help your teams deliver a thriving microservices architecture, why that platform needs to be cloud native and how you choose the right tooling.
Key Issues:
- How do use cloud platforms to an outer architecture suitable for hosting microservices?
- How does my outer architecture affect my choice of dev. tooling and vice versa?
- How do I engineer robustness, maintainability and portability into my outer architecture?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Keys for DevOps Success

Bill Holz, Research Director, Gartner

DevOps is all the rage — but what does DevOps really mean? Organizations all around the globe are scrambling to adopt DevOps without understanding what the term means and what adoption really requires. This presentation will help you to better understand:
• What DevOps is, and what it is not.
• The keys critical to DevOps success.
• How to build your DevOps practice into your SDLC.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

TechDemo: When You Should Use Serverless Computing (And When You Should Not)

Traverse Clayton, Research Director, Gartner

Serverless computing offerings share common attributes including running small units of logic, pay when your function is run and lack of infrastructure control. Do not use serverless as a platform for building full-blown applications, but as a tool for solving specific challenges in your application architecture. Technology professionals need to consider the trade-offs of using serverless computing.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Agile Development and Software Architecture: Friend or Foe?

Kirk Knoernschild, Research VP, Gartner

Current approaches to software architecture are broken and cannot meet the business demands of the future. Yet, agile methods fail to adequately explain how to increase architectural agility. More so than ever before, speeding software delivery and increasing software quality require more than process improvement. Increasing software development agility also requires us to adopt more modern architectural paradigms and lighter weight infrastructure.
Key issues:
• What's the role of software architecture in an agile development project?
• What's the relationship between architecture, agility and infrastructure, and how does it impact software delivery?
• What's needed to increase architectural agility?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Become an Agile Superhero: Skills and Practices to Succeed

Bill Holz, Research Director, Gartner

You've adopted agile. Great! You are doing scrum. Awesome! However, the team is failing to consistently deliver high-quality working software at the end of each sprint. This session will provide a set of skills and practices that every agile team needs to implement to enable the regular and consistent delivery of high-quality software.
Key issues:
• How can I improve the consistency of delivery of my scrum teams?
• What can I do to improve the overall quality of the applications developed using scrum?
• How can I improve communication and collaboration between the business and development?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

State of the Web: The Critical Trends in Architecture, Platforms and Frameworks in 2017

Danny Brian, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

The noise around the "framework of the month" is deafening. Increased demands of agility and scalability require new approaches to application architecture and tooling. Hundreds of vendors offer new platforms that promise developer productivity. HTML5 and JavaScript features offer extreme leverage of both code and skills to solve problems for any endpoint device or server environment. How can architects and developers make sense of this turbulent landscape? This session gives a rundown of the trends you cannot afford to ignore in web platforms, frameworks and architecture.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Using APIs to Build Bots for Voice and Chat

Gary Olliffe, Research VP, Gartner

With tools and services streamlining the delivery process, delivering conversational user experiences for your customers, colleagues and partners is within your grasp. In this session, we'll show you how to build a chatbot and integrate it with collaboration platforms and virtual assistants. (Tech Demo)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

App Intelligence on Demand With Microsoft Cognitive Services

Darin Stewart, Research VP, Gartner

Introduction to Microsoft Cognitive Services, and how to use them to add machine intelligence to applications

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

Clash of the Application PaaS Titans: AWS vs. Azure Bake Off

Traverse Clayton, Research Director, Gartner

Select the aPaaS that best suits your digital business needs. See how AWS and Azure stack up to deliver aPaaS capabilities. Both platforms will be evaluated across planning, developing, deploying and operating. What are the key criteria to consider when evaluating an aPaaS provider? What are the main strengths and weaknesses of these vendors for aPaaS?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM

The Future of EA in the Era of Digital Business

Betsy Burton, VP Distinguished Analyst, Gartner

Our businesses are powered by technology and technology is all about enabling business. Business outcome-driven EA is critical to help organizations respond to growth opportunities, as well as enable business operations. This session will explore what traditional EA practices we should keep and how, and what new practices EA practitioners must adopt to be effective in the future.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

TechDemo: Does Cloud Application Development Require Cloud Tooling? Assessing the AWS Development Tools

Sean Kenefick, Research VP, Gartner

In order to drive cloud consumption, Amazon provides the AWS user with development tools like source control and continuous integration. Are these tools ready for prime time? What important functionality is missing? And will your team actually be more productive by using Amazon-native development tools rather than those provided by traditional vendors?

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

When and How to Architect Portable and Multicloud Applications

Eric Knipp, Managing VP, Gartner

You're ready to build public cloud applications, but you don't want to be tied to a single cloud service provider. Whether you're interested in keeping your options open in the future, or in a multiprovider strategy today, this session tells you how to architect portable cloud applications.
The following key issues will be discussed:
• Why does portability matter?
• How do I architect for portability and multicloud?
• How do I avoid common pitfalls that impede portability and multicloud success?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Crossfire: Native Mobile or Web: The Finale

Kirk Knoernschild, Research VP, Gartner
Danny Brian, VP & Gartner Fellow, Gartner

Danny and Kirk have been arguing for years about the virtues of native mobile app development versus web and hybrid development. It's time to put the debate to rest! In fact, it might be time to stop talking about mobile-specific development altogether, if only the two could agree on that point.

In this session, Danny and Kirk tackle some key developments and misconceptions about the state of mobile app development in the enterprise.
• What technologies are seeing success, and which are creating undue burdens on IT?
• How is mobile different from other target platforms? How is it not different?
• Has the golden age of the mobile app passed, and will digital voice assistants replace visual UIs anytime soon?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 1:55 PM - 2:40 PM

TechDemo: Choosing and Using Salesforce Sales Cloud PaaS and Integration Technologies

Chris Fletcher, Research Director, Gartner
Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner
Kyle Davis, Research Director, Gartner

Salesforce supports native and third-party tools for integrating and extending their Sales Cloud product. Choosing between options is challenging, and picking the wrong tool can be costly in terms of project, time and financial resources. Join us to learn:
• What alternatives are available for Salesforce development and integration?
• How do you choose the optimal alternative?
• Does app dev. and integration maturity drive a particular approach?

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

Evolving Your Test Processes in the Age of the Internet of Things

Sean Kenefick, Research VP, Gartner

The Internet of Things is poised to take over our world, but validating the applications that use these devices requires a new testing paradigm: These devices typically live in isolation, provide high outputs of data and have limited interfaces. This session details the testing challenges and what best practices you need to have in place to ensure that your IoT devices and applications are reliable and secure.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Comparing Streaming Ingestion and Analytics Frameworks

Soyeb Barot, Research Director, Gartner

Data velocity from sources like IoT, social media, and real-time BI is forcing organizations to ingest and process data in near real time. Traditional ETL and data-loading methods cannot meet the demands for these massive streams of data. Real-time streaming is becoming the new normal in data pipelines. What methods and frameworks exist to help organizations deal with streaming ingestion?

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Evaluating the Use of DevOps Toolsets for Infrastructure Automation

Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner

The "agile" in infrastructure agility requires I&O to play both development and operations roles in DevOps. Will the same toolchain support configuration management, continuous integration and automated testing of infrastructure? This research examines automation through the DevOps toolchain lens. It further explores how completing the pipeline allows us to reach the agile nirvana of continuous deployment.

Security and Identity
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Build Your Mobile Security Strategy

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

Mobile attacks are becoming more advanced. Is it time to add more defense to your mobile infrastructure or just wall it off? BYOD versus COPE strategies are still highly debated. In this session, we will discuss the current mobile threat landscape, the latest mobile OS versions and the mobile security products in particular MTD (mobile threat defense) to build a next-generation mobile security strategy.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Critical Security Capabilities of Office 365

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

There have been many new security features released for Microsoft Office 365 in the last 12 months. Come learn about the new critical features and third-party solutions that you should implement to protect your Office 365 tenant. In this session, we discuss strengths and weaknesses of Office 365 security features, roadmaps, new acquisitions and the Microsoft and third-party security controls needed to secure Office 365.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

VDI or DaaS? Making the Right Virtual Desktop Decision

Mark Lockwood, Research Director, Gartner

Cloud-based desktops are quickly approaching feature parity with on-premises VDI, and promise management and simplicity benefits. Is now the right time to move to DaaS? This session will explore benefits, drawbacks and provide a cost comparison for both types of virtual desktop.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Cloud-Based Multifactor Authentication Services Deliver Fast Time to Value for User Authentication

Paul Rabinovich, Research Director, Gartner

Multifactor authentication (MFA) is now mainstream, and many organizations are looking for secure, user-friendly and easy-to-integrate implementation options. A new crop of cloud-based MFA services provides support for common authentication uses cases, both within the enterprise and in hybrid access scenarios. In this session we will discuss cloud-based MFA that can balance trust, user experience and cost.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

The Evolution of Endpoint Protection Platforms and Their Effectiveness Against Advanced Attacks

Mario de Boer, Research VP, Gartner

New attacks on endpoints evade detection by common endpoint protection technologies. Endpoint protection platforms are further challenged by new, so-called next-gen. solutions that claim to achieve better protection efficacy. This session assesses the latest developments in endpoint protection and compares innovations by incumbent solutions to new entrants in the market.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Securing the Internet of Things: An Architectural and Risk-Driven Approach

Erik T. Heidt, Research VP, Gartner

IoT solutions are complex and heterogeneous with many components and multiple versions of each component. This reality is born from IoT power to create value thought integration of diverse systems. It also creates significant security risks. Here, we will present an architectural view of IoT that will enable security and risk analysis efforts to be structured and effective.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Talking About an Evolution: AWS, Azure and Identity

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

AWS and Azure are the only two IaaS providers that are "up and right" in the Gartner Magic Quadrant. But they have very different capabilities from an identity perspective. In this breakout, we will compare and assess their identity capabilities, including integration with enterprise identity components. We will also provide best practices for access control, authentication and user management — and identify the sweet spots of each IaaS.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

Revamping Your Application Security Program for Agility and DevOps

Michael Isbitski, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations recognize that application security is necessary but struggle on identifying the core components, prioritizing the work, and accommodating accelerated development process and schedules. This session examines the critical pieces of an application security program, identifying opportunities to integrate and automate the processes within an SDLC and CI/CD build pipeline.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

TechDemo: What Good Looks Like: Office 365, Azure AD, Identity and the Hybrid Cloud

Mark Diodati, Research VP, Gartner

Most organizations are moving to Office 365. But getting its identity aspects right can be challenging due to all of the moving parts. We will configure an actual Office 365 environment using the best practices gleaned from client deployments. If you want to know what good looks like for managing users, licenses, access control, authentication and on-premises preparation — this breakout is for you.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 11:10 AM - 11:55 AM

Protect the Keys to the Kingdom! Secure Privileged Access in an IaaS Environment

Lori Robinson, Research VP, Gartner

Managing privileged access is an essential security control in a Infrastructure-as-a Service (IaaS) environment where there is a concentration of risk. This session will highlight the risks associated with privileged access and discuss how privileged access management (PAM) technologies can help control, manage and monitor administrative privileges in cloud based infrastructure delivery models.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Protecting Your SaaS Applications With Cloud Access Security Brokers

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

This session will discuss CASB architecture, deployments and best practices. How will this fit into your current cloud security strategies and integrate with your existing on-premises defense in depth? We will also be comparing the top CASB vendors and how their products protect your most critical SaaS solutions.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Building Your Cloud Identity Governance and Administration Infrastructure as a Service

Homan Farahmand, Research Director, Gartner

The future of delivering modern identity governance and administration (IGA) services will be in the cloud. This session discuss how to refactor current IGA architecture to govern and manage access to cloud and on-premises applications, using cloud solutions for enhanced agility.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Evolve Your Identity Architecture to Be More Modern and Agile

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

The world of digital business is placing increasing demands on identity and access management infrastructure. Technical professionals need to evolve old architectural control points to a newer set of best practices for modern identity architecture that is much more intelligent and agile.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 5:25 PM - 6:10 PM

Mobile OS Security Features for BYOD and COPE

Patrick Hevesi, Research Director, Gartner

Come learn how the top OSes compare from a security perspective and what minimum versions your enterprise standardizes on. In this session, we will compare security features of Android, iOS, Windows Mobile, Windows, macOS and Chrome from both the consumer side as well as the corporate managed infrastructure. We will also discuss mobile hardware devices with additional security controls in place.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

IaaS Security: Assessment, Monitoring and Compliance, Oh My!

Eric Maiwald, Managing VP, Gartner

Moving workloads from the data center to the cloud often raises security concerns. However, leading cloud providers often have stronger security foundations than many data centers. A variety of built-in and add-on security capabilities that mirror important controls — albeit in slightly different forms — are also available. This session covers the details (with examples) you need to know for implementing a strong security in cloud environments.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Mature Your Malware Protection Architecture by Taking an Attacker's View

Mario de Boer, Research VP, Gartner

Malware protection requires a careful balance between different technologies across networks and endpoints. Different technologies protect against different types of attacks and apply to different attack phases. This session introduces a maturity model for malware protection, and works through common attack scenarios to assess the effectiveness of malware protection technologies.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

How to Manage Cloud-Native Application Vulnerabilities at Scale

Michael Isbitski, Research Director, Gartner

Organizations seeking to automate application security testing as part of CI/CD face a challenge of aggregating and managing large volumes of vulnerabilities. This session will cover challenges as well as recommendations in using multiple security toolsets, integrating into the SDLC tool chain, correlating vulnerabilities, prioritizing remediation and tracking meaningful metrics.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Leverage Machine Learning to Enable Smarter Adaptive Access Management

Mary Ruddy, Research VP, Gartner

Machine learning is not just a tool for smarter offline analysis. Machine learning can now support real-time automated data-driven actions. Organizations are starting to use machine learning tools and techniques to provide intelligent adaptive access management to meet the usability and security demands of modern digital business.

Infrastructure and Operations
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 11:25 AM - 12:10 PM

Dos and Don'ts of Running Stateful Applications in Containers

Anna Belak, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

Containers are great for stateless applications at scale, but what about apps that need to persist data? This presentation will focus on the types of stateful applications that are suitable for containerization and what technical professionals should keep in mind as they embark on the journey of deploying Docker with persistent storage.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 2:30 PM - 3:15 PM

TechDemo: Seven Docker and Container Myths We Need to Bust

Richard Watson, Research VP, Gartner

Docker revolutionizes software delivery. Docker makes you fitter. Docker makes you happier. Docker makes you coffee. There's a lot of claims made for Docker, and mythology has built up around it. For example, Docker is just for Linux, or containers are less secure than VMs. This session will examine seven of these myths, confirming some and busting others, so that you can walk away with answers to:
• How do I overcome objections to using Docker in your enterprise?
• How do I ensure gung-ho developers have done their due diligence on end-to-end governance for containers?

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 4:25 PM - 5:10 PM

Getting to Zero — Shutting Down Every Square Foot of Data Center Space You Own

Douglas Toombs, Research VP, Gartner

Thanks to the advent of cloud computing, organizations are starting to ponder whether or not they can shut down entire data centers. While most organizations won't be 100% "in the cloud," the reality is that many workloads can be moved off-premises. This session will walk attendees through Gartner's framework for assessing existing applications against cloud, hosting and colocation solutions in order to determine the best execution venue(s) for a given workload.

Monday, August 21, 2017 / 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM

Preparing Your Compute Infrastructure for Deploying Container-Based Workloads

Tony Iams, Managing VP, Gartner

This session will review the internals of Docker container platforms from the perspective of I&O professionals, highlighting the differences between container runtimes such as runC and rkt, selecting an optimal container host environment based on different operating systems and public cloud services, and selecting registry platforms for storing catalogs of container images.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 9:10 AM - 9:55 AM

Hyperconverged, SDDC, and the Future of the Agile Data Center

Paul Delory, Research Director, Gartner

Hyperconverged integrated systems (HCIS) may be the hottest trend in the enterprise data center, but they have yet to realize their true potential: a control plane for the software-defined data center (SDDC) and the hybrid cloud. Incumbent vendors are evolving from appliances to platforms, even as some of the biggest names in tech enter the market. Join us as we map the road from HCIS to SDDC.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 2:10 PM - 2:55 PM

The State of Private Cloud 2017

Alan D Waite, Research Director, Gartner

Are private clouds already obsolete? Is everything moving to the public cloud? What do you do with workloads that must be isolated on dedicated infrastructure due to reasons of security, performance, financial models, compatibility, life cycle control or skill sets? This session presents a detailed view of the types of workloads that must remain “private” and the different approaches to support them.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 / 4:05 PM - 4:50 PM

Docker Containers in the Windows World

Anna Belak, Sr Research Analyst, Gartner

Containers are taking the Linux world by storm, but Microsoft's active participation in this space has brewed up some interesting offerings. Join this session to gain an understanding of Windows containers and the effect these recent developments will have to the Windows ecosystem and you.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 9:30 AM - 10:15 AM

Managing Containers in Production Requires a Platform — Enter CaaS!

Simon Richard, Research Director, Gartner

IT professionals struggle with integrating open-source systems to manage the container ecosystem on-premises and in the cloud. Container as a Service (CaaS) assists I&O to operationalize the Docker container life cycle. This paper explores the components required in a CaaS and their interaction.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 / 3:35 PM - 4:20 PM

The Secrets of a Successful Public Cloud Management Strategy

Marco Meinardi, Research Director, Gartner

What do you need to manage in the public cloud IaaS and PaaS? How can you develop a management strategy? What tools are available on the market? Should you use the AWS Console, the Azure portal or introduce a CMP or a CSB? And how can you select the best strategy and the right tools for your organization's management requirements? This session will illustrate what you need to know and do to manage public cloud at scale.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 8:15 AM - 9:00 AM

Evaluating the Use of DevOps Toolsets for Infrastructure Automation

Gregg Siegfried, Research Director, Gartner

The "agile" in infrastructure agility requires I&O to play both development and operations roles in DevOps. Will the same toolchain support configuration management, continuous integration and automated testing of infrastructure? This research examines automation through the DevOps toolchain lens. It further explores how completing the pipeline allows us to reach the agile nirvana of continuous deployment.

Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 9:55 AM - 10:40 AM

Server Automation in the Real World

Paul Delory, Research Director, Gartner

You know server automation is necessary. But do you know how to improve yours? Or even where to begin? This talk takes a close look at real-world server automation problems and solutions. Join us for a map of the server automation landscape; a deep dive into continuous configuration automation tools such as Puppet, Chef, Ansible and SaltStack, and concrete, actionable advice for practitioners.

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Gartner Catalyst Conference 2017
Location
Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, 1 Market Pl,San Diego,CA92101
Starting on
2017-08-21
Ending on
2017-08-24