Track A: Bridging Virtualization and Cloud
How to Succeed with your Private and Hybrid Cloud
2 June, 2014 (11:00 AM - 12:00 PM)
Session Description:- Most CIOs see hybrid cloud as a key enabler to business agility and lower costs. Yet getting there is significantly harder than it sounds because of the transformation required to succeed with private cloud computing. This presentation offers practical advice on succeeding with your hybrid cloud journey and gaining business agility and cost reductions in the process. - Why is private cloud failing to achieve enterprise expectations? - What technologies are critical in achieving hybrid cloud computing?
Where Does the Cloud fit in With Your Data Centre Migration Strategy
2 June, 2014 (1:15 PM - 2:15 PM)
Session Description:- Examining the different options available to IT leaders when looking at sourcing infrastructure for new or existing applications. This presentation looks at the key decisions to be made when approaching new requirements? What are the options available? Where do they fit in? Why should I choose one over the other? What stops me from going one way or another? - How does the cloud fit in with my I&O Strategy - What factors should I consider in adopting cloud computing? - What are the different options in adopting cloud computing?
To the Point: Virtualizing Mission Critical Application and Database Workloads
2 June, 2014 (3:30 PM - 4:00 PM)
Mission Critical Applications and Databases are now being virtualized. The drive to x86 platforms and Unix to Linux Migrations continue. This presentation looks at how to modernize the platform, when to Virtualize the Mission Critical/ERP infrastructure and considerations for HA and DR alternatives. What options are there for virtualizing Mission Critical Applications? What options are there for virtualizing Mission Critical Databases?
Smart Machines and the Automation of DR and Other Operations Processes
3 June, 2014 (8:00 AM - 9:00 AM)
Big data, machine learning, and mobile robotics will change the automation of data centre processes, allowing for tight integration between monitoring, analysis, and response. This presentation will explore the impact of these smart machine technologies on a number of IT processes, focusing on disaster recovery. - How are smart machine technologies impacting the automation of DR and other IT processes? - How are ITOM vendors using these technologies in their solutions? - How must DR teams prepare for the era of smart automation?
I&O Automation: The Foundation for Enabling the Digital Business
3 June, 2014 (10:15 AM - 11:15 AM)
Session Description:- Where there is software, there is automation. However, confusion continues. How do I&O leaders harness the potential of automation? This presentation defines and discusses various forms of automation and the opportunities to gain efficiencies, particularly when enabling a digital business. - What are the challenges automation poses? - What role does automation technology play in the evolution of I&O? - What best practices should organizations adopt to maximize I&O automation?
Improving Business Continuity with Hosted Virtual Desktops
3 June, 2014 (2:00 PM - 3:00 PM)
Centralizing the desktop within the datacenter helps organizations build an effective workplace continuity solution, but what dependencies and limitations does this approach have? - How do virtual desktops help with business continuity? - What are the limitations to consider when using virtual desktops to accelerate recovery in a disaster? - What are the dependencies that need to be considered?