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Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation identifies the top emerging trends that are impacting infrastructure and operations leaders over the next 12 to 18 months. Recommendations are provided that reveal how best to respond to those trends in order to help lead innovation and achieve optimal results.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud world

Padraig Byrne, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are rapidly adopting multicloud, containers and microservices. Yet, they struggle to migrate their existing monitoring infrastructure to ephemeral architectures, leaving frustrated end users and large gaps in visibility. In this talk, we will cover how to use modern monitoring and observability tools and methodologies to better understand our applications.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Cloud Networking: How to Get to the Cloud

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

With workloads increasingly being distributed, connecting to the cloud is becoming more challenging to ensure performance, simplicity and controlling costs. In this session, we will review different architectures in order to connect to the cloud. We also discuss how to map approaches to various use cases.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Rise of Frontline Workers

Leif-Olof Wallin, VP Analyst, Gartner

As routine tasks are increasingly automated through robots, AI/machine learning and virtual customer agents, the future of the frontline worker will look very different in the 5 to 10 year time frame. We will take a look at new concepts like corporate funded implants, AR in contact lenses as well as more established technologies for workforce augmentation, social distancing and contact tracing.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Infrastructure for Anywhere Operations

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In the postpandemic world, customers, employees and partners will expect to operate seamlessly from any location and any device. IT Leaders need to adopt an anywhere-operations mindset when architecting their infrastructure for this new world.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Three-Tier, Hyperconvergence, or Distributed Cloud — What to Use When

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation will expose three infrastructure choices and important factors that influence the choice among them. Three-tier includes SAN/NAS implementations and converged infrastructure. Hyperconverged includes both appliances like Dell VxRail and HPE Simplivity as well as software-based solutions like Nutanix and VMware vSAN. Distributed cloud encompasses solutions like AWS Outposts, Google Anthos and Microsoft Azure Stack Hub. Personas will be utilized to illustrate what drives the optimal choices among these differing solutions.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Cloud Networking Strategies

Andrew Lerner, VP Analyst, Gartner

This session describes modern strategies for building cloud-friendly networks . This includes guidance for connecting to the cloud, multicloud, and within public and private cloud data centers.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Consumption-Based Infrastructure for Innovation - Hype, Hope and Reality

Tony Harvey, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders need deliver innovation in their on-premises infrastructure. Cloud-style consumption-based pricing models hold out the promise to enable I&O leaders to focus more on delivering new capabilities rather than infrastructure maintenance, but what do they really deliver and how can you make use of them most effectively? This session will answer and provide an overview of the major players.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Leadership Vision for 2022: Infrastructure and Operations

Nathan Hill, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

I&O leaders have to be active contributors to their organization's digital success. They must deliver growth by helping scale digital initiatives throughout their enterprise whilst ensuring a resilient and adaptive infrastructure platform designed to support Anywhere Operations. This presentation will help in your I&O planning for 2022 and beyond.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Public Cloud Migration Study Findings – Challenges, Changes and Techniques to Improve ROI

Ross Winser, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session we examine results from a Gartner study where public cloud migration strategies were explored. We explore findings related to migration strategy challenges, changes, and options that respondents believe hold the greatest potential to improve migration ROI. This study involved 400 respondents based in the U.S. and U.K.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy: How to Deliver Data Services Anywhere

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hybrid cloud integration remains one of the top trending topics for the last three years. Here we will guide you through most important use cases, technologies and show you how to build hybrid cloud storage strategies for delivering your storage anywhere.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: Lift-and-Shift is Not Bad: When Rehosting to Public Cloud Makes Sense

Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In a perfect world, every cloud migration would rebuild the application into a cloud-native format, but we don't live in a perfect world. With finite time, skill sets, and resources, lift-and-shift (or rehost) migrations rise as a practical solution to real-world limitations. In this session, Angelina Troy will answer your questions regarding cloud migrations for applications that may not be revised, rearchitected, or rebuilt.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

A Unified Theory for Workload Placement Across Cloud, Data Center, and Edge

Bob Gill, VP Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure is no longer locked down in on-premises data centers, but distributed across platforms and service providers. Infrastructure is everywhere! This session will look at the continuum from core and cloud to the edge, and offer a framework to determine optimal workload placement.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

The Cloud Journey: From Strategy to Transformation

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Not all cloud journeys are the same but there are similarities. A business-driven strategy coupled with a pragmatic adoption/migration plan are critical. But knowing where you are and where you are headed is critical to success. Journeys range from infrastructure replacement to digital transformation, with many others in between. This session brings all the ingredients together to enable the right journey for you.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Returning to Work Requires Expanded Workplace Scheduling Requirements

Tim Zimmerman, VP Analyst, Gartner

Historically, workplace scheduling only pertained to scheduling a desk or conference room. Welcome to post-COVID and the expanded requirements from understanding workplace attributes, validating, creating waitlists, defining departmental neighborhoods, and generating cleaning reports. This presentation provides a strategy that outlines the new challenges digital workplace leaders will face and the cross-functional requirements that need to be addressed within the enterprise.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

How to Select the Right Cloud Management Tooling

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

With more workloads being deployed in the cloud, there is an increasing need to manage and operate different aspects of the deployment. This session will not only discuss the role of third-party tools but also how such tools can complement native tooling. A framework will be presented to add decision-makers to this endeavor. A set of representative vendors will be discussed.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

The Future of End-User Computing — User Experiences and Automation in a Digital Workplace

Stuart Downes, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

UEM, DaaS, Modern Management, Analytics, Automation, Immersive technologies! Making sense of the future of end-user computing can be difficult. As tools advance and the insights from analytics increases, how can I&O leaders translate information into action, action into automation, and still deliver compelling user experiences.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Drilling Down on the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

In this session, we will go into more detail about the Magic Quadrant and Critical Capabilities for WAN Edge Infrastructure. We will give more insights into the conclusions, market trends and vendor capabilities resulting from the research. We will also share areas for attendees to focus on when making buying decisions.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Key Considerations for Your Cloud Native Operations Strategy

Sid Nag, VP Analyst, Gartner

The move to cloud-native applications requires a different approach to cloud operations. CIOs and IT leaders must move beyond legacy operations outsourcing approaches, tools and services to support cloud-native adoption including embracing ITOps, AIOps, PlatformOps and SecOps processes and tools.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

How to Cut the Cost of Your Digital Infrastructure by Sourcing in 90 Days

Mark Ray, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cutting the cost of infrastructure management is now a matter of automation, not people. Learn how to evaluate the market price for your infrastructure, achieve best-in-class performances, increase customer satisfaction, and leverage providers’ investments in automation. All done in a 90-day outsourcing deal.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Working Backward: How to Apply the Techniques of the Cloud Providers to Fuel Your Infrastructure-Led Innovation

David Wright, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

The public cloud providers are masters at delivering innovative infrastructure at scale. Tune into this session to learn the tricks and techniques used by leading providers that any I&O leader can use to help drive their own infrastructure innovation.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Analyst: How to Follow Enterprise Network Best Practices in a Work From Home World

Jonathan Forest, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Large-scale Work From Home is here to stay for many enterprises. Effective WFH initiatives demand more than employees connecting via VPN through the home cable modem. In this session, I&O and SPVM leaders responsible for deploying and sourcing/procuring for WFH will learn the best practices to cost-effectively optimize the user experience and improve security for remote workers.

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Securing Cloud-Native Applications Built on Containers and Kubernetes

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud-native applications are not inherently unsecure, but are being deployed insecurely, driven by developers and with a need for agility in service development and deployment. Security and risk management leaders must address container and Kubernetes security issues around vulnerabilities, visibility, compromise and compliance.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

Cloud Native and Multicloud: Buzzwords or Key Principles for Your Cloud Strategy?

David Smith, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

New concepts such as cloud native and multicloud are increasingly showing up as principles in organizations’ cloud strategies. They can be instrumental in unlocking the power of cloud but they can also further confuse IT leaders. We examine their role in formulating pragmatic cloud strategies.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:45 PM EST

Contract Negotiation Clinic: Four Steps to Negotiate and Optimize Outsourced Infrastructure Services Costs

Tobi Bet, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Infrastructure services can consume IT budgets if organizations don’t focus on cost and productivity. This session will talk about steps key steps including:
1. How to reduce labor costs while preserving the service?
2. How to preserve the level of services while reducing the labor required?
3. How to reduce service requirements, but achieve the same outcomes?
4. How to collaborate to optimize costs

Please Note: based on availability and eligibility you may sign-up for this session via Conference Navigator after you register for this conference.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

The Top Trends Impacting Infrastructure and Operations

Jeffrey Hewitt, VP Analyst, Gartner

This presentation identifies the top emerging trends that are impacting infrastructure and operations leaders over the next 12 to 18 months. Recommendations are provided that reveal how best to respond to those trends in order to help lead innovation and achieve optimal results.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Monitoring and Observability in a Hybrid Cloud world

Padraig Byrne, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are rapidly adopting multicloud, containers and microservices. Yet, they struggle to migrate their existing monitoring infrastructure to ephemeral architectures, leaving frustrated end users and large gaps in visibility. In this talk, we will cover how to use modern monitoring and observability tools and methodologies to better understand our applications.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM EST

Ask the Expert: How to Enhance Reliability and Resilience Using SRE and Chaos Engineering Practices

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Venkat Rayapudi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Gartner clients frequently enquire about best practices to implement site reliability engineering (SRE) and Chaos Engineering. This Ask-the-expert session will provide context-specific answers to questions spanning principles, practices, and tools to implement SRE and chaos engineering.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

State of Containers: 2021 Through 2024

Dennis Smith, VP Analyst, Gartner

Containers continue to be a hot but not fully understood topic. This session with discussing the current state of container technologies, including the technologies involved, use cases, deployment challenges, and participating vendors. It will also discuss where the market is headed over the next 3 years.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM EST

The Blurred Line Between Cloud, Data Center and Edge: What Is Distributed Cloud?

Angelina Troy, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Cloud providers have become increasingly interested in penetrating the customer's data center and edge environments. These technologies, collectively referred to as the distributed cloud, enable customers to have local cloud capability while the provider handles operations, governance, maintenance and updates. In this session, Angelina Troy explains this pattern, its ramifications, and where the market stands today.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Three Steps to Reduce the Impact of Incidents

Mark Cleary, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Incidents represent a cost to the organization and provide little value beyond indicating trends. This session will help I&O leaders explore ways of either eliminating incidents or improving the mean time to resolve them through a combination of good practice, data analytics and automation.

Monday, December 06, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Technical Insights: Running Through the Clouds — Advancing Your Organization's Public Cloud Maturity

Douglas Toombs, VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud computing has been disrupting traditional IT strategies for over a decade. Many organizations have now reached the point where they feel reasonably confident in their base cloud abilities and seek to advance and evolve their usage further. Come to this session to learn about Gartner’s Public Cloud Maturity Model and gain maturity insights across four distinct technical domains — governance, infrastructure and operations, application development and architecture, and security.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM EST

Building Hybrid Cloud Storage Strategy: How to Deliver Data Services Anywhere

Julia Palmer, VP Analyst, Gartner

Hybrid cloud integration remains one of the top trending topics for the last three years. Here we will guide you through most important use cases, technologies and show you how to build hybrid cloud storage strategies for delivering your storage anywhere.

Tuesday, December 07, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Technical Insights: Preparing for the Inevitable: Building Your Ransomware Defense Structure

Stanton Cole, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Ransomware attacks continue to increase globally and the criminals responsible for those attacks have become increasingly sophisticated in their methods. In this session, we will examine the life cycle of a ransomware attack and discuss the defense techniques your organization should use to protect themselves against this threat.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Best Practices for Securing Cloud-Native Applications Built on Containers and Kubernetes

Neil MacDonald, Distinguished VP Analyst, Gartner

Cloud-native applications are not inherently unsecure, but are being deployed insecurely, driven by developers and with a need for agility in service development and deployment. Security and risk management leaders must address container and Kubernetes security issues around vulnerabilities, visibility, compromise and compliance.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Enhance Your SRE Success With Chaos Engineering

Hassan Ennaciri, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Apply chaos engineering techniques to assess and improve your SRE maturity. This session will focus on how chaos engineering can be applied to help SREs to enhance complex system reliability and resilience to scale digital business.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM EST

Practical IT Resilience: What You Need to Know and How to Get Started

Ron Blair, VP Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are embarking upon IT Resilience initiatives. But most get derailed from the get-go because perspectives differ as to what the term actually means, much less where to start. This session helps IT Leaders understand "what they need to know” before beginning and practical areas to focus upon for improving IT Resilience.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Inside the Monitoring Reference Model

Gregg Siegfried, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

This session will explore modern monitoring using the GTP monitoring reference model as a map through which to view vendors, products, capabilities, standards and practices. Learn how to apply this model to your own monitoring initiatives, get an updated product perspective and gain insight via the Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP) perspective on monitoring and observability.

Wednesday, December 08, 2021 / 03:45 PM - 04:15 PM EST

Technical Insights: Inspecting the Dimensions of SRE Role and Its Challenges

Venkat Rayapudi, Sr Director Analyst, Gartner

Organizations are exploring new operating models like SRE as a way to balance reliability and change velocity with modern microservices and multicloud-based architectures. Topics covered in this session include:
1) SRE vs. traditional operations operating model
2) SRE vs. DevOps
4) Dimensions of SRE: monitoring, performance engineering, incident management, change management, SLO management, automation
4) SRE challenges "below the waterline"

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