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Track 1
VMware

Topic: Building an Enterprise Scalable Infrastructure for Business Critical Applications
Time: 11:00 - 11:40 AM

Synopsis:
We will take a look at the landscape of IT resiliency and discuss current challenges with business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR). This session will also provide high-level look at how VMware solutions can be combined to address high availability, disaster recovery, and data protection for comprehensive BCDR coverage of missions-critical applications and services. We will then dig into the technical details. Features and products in this discussion include Site Recovery Manager, vSphere Replication, vSphere Data Protection, vSphere High Availability and vSphere Fault Tolerance. We will cover how these interoperate, caveats to be aware of when using these solutions together, and best practices.

Trend Micro

Topic: The Self-Defending Data Centre
Time: 11:40 - 12:10 PM

Synopsis:
Cyber security has dominated the news headlines in 2013 with several high-profile website and network attacks affecting government agencies and business corporations reported so far. Organisations planning for virtualization and cloud computing projects must therefore recognise that these new technologies present new cyber threats to your mission-critical data centers. Furthermore, the network perimeter is becoming increasingly porous with the growth of consumerisation and BYOD while organised hackers are able to penetrate through it with zero day and targeted attacks now. What are the strategies and solutions for government and business organisations to overcome these new threats?

The speaker will address these key issues in this presentation:

  • The state of virtualisation and cloud computing security in this country
  • New security risks introduced by virtualisation and cloud computing
  • The Security Onion and the Last Line of Defence
  • What is the Self-Defending Data Centre?
  • How to empower your virtual servers, desktops and software-defined data centers to defend themselves
VMware

Topic: The Top 5 Considerations for Virtualizing Your Business Critical Applications
Time: 12:10 - 12:45 PM

Synopsis:
Running mission critical applications such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server on VMware vSphere offers many options for availability and disaster recovery utilizing the best features from both VMware and the applications and databases. We will share the top 5 key considerations in virtualizing your business critical applications, as well as covering the high availability options, including VMware HA, Application HA, vMotion, DRS, SRM, SQL Server failover clustering, and database mirroring.

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Time: 12:45 - 1:15 PM

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Dell | Intel

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Time: 2:15 - 2:45 PM

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VMware

Topic: Building the Management Stack for Your Software Defined Data Center
Time: 2:45 - 3:20 PM

Synopsis:
As organizations continue to adopt virtualization as the common platform for today’s enterprise applications and tomorrow’s next generation solutions, it becomes imperative for you to have management and automation technologies integrated at the core to help you continue your growth and continually innovate with the services you can offer your organization.

Join us in this session as we jump in to VMware’s management and automation strategy for the enterprise, utilizing technologies from vCenter Operations Manager, vCloud Automation Center and other tools such as vCenter Orchestrator.

VMware

Topic: Practical Real World Reporting with vCenter Operations
Time: 3:20 - 3:55 PM

Synopsis:
Gathered from across VMware customers, we will share 10 key performance and capacity reports/views that will help you support your operational processes to interact/share operational data with other team members: Operations Team, Storage Team, Line of Business, Application/VM owners, Upper Management, Capacity Planning Teams, Cloud Operations Teams, Provisioning teams etc. These will help you assess & report on datacenter wide operations: performance, capacity utilization, risk, right sizing & optimization. You will be able to leverage these to understand historical peak usage patterns for effective sizing, troubleshooting & adhoc reporting for day to day operations. You will also see a live demo and understand how to leverage some of these reports weekly, monthly and quarterly without the headaches of manually gathering data and graphing reports in excel!

VMware

Topic: A Step by Step Guide to Automating the Software-Defined Data Center
Time: 4:20 - 4:55 PM

Synopsis:
Data center automation can be a pretty intimidating task. What should I automate? What product should I use? This session will provide the approach data center automation based on specific criteria. VMware vCloud Automation Center (vCAC) allows for heterogeneous clouds to be stitched together into one simple end user experience that allows customers to provision and manage their own machines within the confines that a cloud administrator sets. The session will focus on helping administrators learn how to implement concepts of leases in all of their cloud infrastructure in order to minimize VM sprawl, utilizing standalone hardware as an extension of their cloud, using the public cloud vendors when they are in times of high utilization to minimize the need for buying new hardware, and distributing the provisioning process to automation.

VMware

Topic: Bringing Network Virtualization to VMware Environments with NSX
Time: 4:55 - 5:30 PM

Synopsis:
This session covers trends in data center design, such as the move towards standards based physical fabrics and increased compute density and consolidation.

You will understand how the NSX platform brings agility to networking by providing independence from the physical infrastructure. Attendees will learn how network traffic is handled in various scenarios and what automation capabilities are offered in the NSX platform. Take a deep look into the evolution, use cases and features of NSX platform including Non-Multicast VXLAN, massively scalable NSX controller, distributed packet forwarding capabilities and logical to physical networking. This session will focus on NSX infrastructure for VMware environments. See how the platform is built with full HA, multiple vCenters and understand what's needed to build your own!

Track 2
VMware

Topic: IT Transformation For A New Era of Multi-Device, Virtual Workspace
Time: 11:00 - 11:40 AM

Synopsis:
This session discusses the industry, VMware’s vision and directions for the future and the myriad of industry developments informing it. Multiple devices, “XaaS” platforms, mobile, Bring Your Own Device, Cloud computing, and next generation applications are combining to a profound effect on user expectations and IT. Learn about VMware’s latest offerings and technical innovations for this world – the Horizon Suite of products including Horizon Workspace, Horizon View and Horizon Mirage. At the same time, every organisation knows they need a roadmap that describes the transformation of their end-user computing environment, but few know how to build this. We will describe VMware's unique approach to building strategic EUC plans and outline what you need to do to build the roadmap for your organisation.

EMC

Topic: BYOD Strategy: EMC Perspective of Delivering and Building a Responsive and Scalable Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
Time: 11:40 - 12:10 PM

Synopsis:
The goal forward to the next generation in End user computing using Virtual Desktops has been a bumpy road. The promise of delivering a new and secure desktop environment where users can work anywhere on any device has proved to be a difficult one to achieve for most organizations. Centered around this is the demanding performance requirements from the infrastructure to deliver a virtual desktop environment that can provide users with the performance and responsiveness , without compromising on the high availability of the virtualized desktop. Learn how EMC solutions can address these performance demands in a VDI environments and take it to the next level.

VMware

Topic: Reimagining VDI: Exploring New Capabilities with VMware Horizon View
Time: 12:10 - 12:45 PM

Synopsis:
Enterprises are under pressure to improve business agility and workforce productivity with declining IT budgets. To meet the demands of an increasingly mobile and dispersed workforce IT organizations are evolving and delivering new capabilities to connect and collaborate. Virtual workspaces deliver ubiquitous access to applications and data with increased security, availability and continuous compliance.

We will first review the new enhancements in Horizon View, including scalability, clients, Support for Rich Media, Unified Communications, and 3D Graphics. Second, we will discuss storage solutions, including the vSAN technology preview, particularly useful in enhancing the performance of VDI while drastically reducing the infrastructure cost.

Hitachi Data Systems

Topic: Transform your Data Center to a Private Cloud with Convergence and Automation
Time: 12:45 - 1:15 PM

Synopsis:
With the need to accelerate business agility while managing the exponential growth in data, there is an ever greater urgency to discover how you can efficiently deploy workloads faster. Attend this session and you will learn how to transform your existing data center to private and hybrid clouds by deploying converged and automated solutions with self-service capabilities. And you will definitely achieve higher operational efficiency, increased utilization of assets, as well as maximize your IT budget by freeing up administrative resources.

Cisco | Intel

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Time: 2:15 - 2:45 PM

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VMware

Topic: Horizon Mirage: A New Approach to Managing Your Physical Desktop Infrastructure
Time: 2:45 - 3:20 PM

Synopsis:
VMware Horizon Mirage provides centralized image management for Windows desktops with enhanced levels of control, zero-touch maintenance and backup. Mirage is a unique cornerstone technology for endpoint management & recovery. It differentiates itself from rest of the pack of its competitors by how it manages the involved data in various stages of rest, motion and use. Here rest refers to how it stores the data, motion refers to how it transfers the data & use refers to how it deploys/extracts the data from endpoints. Mirage is strongly dependent on storage and network deduplication to deliver its critical features & functionality used by thousands of endpoints without hitting much on storage and network. We will demystify storage and network deduplication architecture and it’s usage in right sizing the mirage solution.

VMware

Topic: Tackling the Mobile Worker Productivity Challenge with Horizon Workspace: The VMware 15,000 Employee Experience
Time: 3:20 - 3:55 PM

Synopsis:
Not so long ago, employees conducted all their work from a single desktop or laptop. This PC-centric model of IT was predictable and easy to control, but it is now obsolete. IT's new reality is a diversity of devices, operating systems and applications, as well as employees who justifiably demand that IT deliver user- and mobile-friendly services that help them be more productive.

In this session, we will share how VMware Horizon Workspace 1.5 uniquely solves these challenges. Horizon Workspace delivers an easy way to access apps and files on any device, while enabling IT tocentrally deliver, manage and secure these assets. For the end-user, the result is true mobility: anytime, anywhere access to everything they need to work productively. For IT, the result is greater security, manageability and control. We will then share the VMware story of rolling out Workspace to over 15,000 employees, the challenges, design and architecture and best practices for you to start thinking about your own deployment.

VMware

Topic: Deep Dive into vSphere Log Management with vCenter Log Insight
Time: 4:20 - 4:55 PM

Synopsis:
Every application and device, whether computer, network, or storage; physical or virtual; Windows or Linux, generates log messages. Messages from any single application or device contain useful information including auditing, statistics, and errors. When messages from multiple applications and/or devices are aggregated, a large amount of knowledge can be obtained if the information can be parsed and displayed properly.

This session will focus on vCenter Log Insight, a new log aggregation, correlation, alerting, and reporting tool by VMware. We will be going under the covers to expose some of the more advanced features that are available in the product and leverage real environments to demonstrate the immediate value this product has to offer. You will leave the session with a better understanding of how to construct complex queries, the cost associated with the available search methods, and how to build powerful content packs for your own applications or for applications on which you rely. This session is ultimately about going beyond the basics of installation and configuration of vCenter Log Insight and learning how to leverage the product to solve real-world problems.

VMware

Topic: VMware Virtual SAN
Time: 4:55 - 5:30 PM

Synopsis:
VMware Virtual SAN clusters internal server disks to provide simple scalable shared storage with cloud agility and efficiency at up to 50% lower TCO. By pooling servers’ internal disks and managing them directly in vCenter, storage management and provisioning for virtual machines is dramatically simplified. VMware Virtual SAN is architected with built-in resiliency and dynamic scalability while delivering the performance demanded by virtualized environments. Capital and operational expenses for shared storage infrastructure are significantly reduced by eliminating the need for dedicated hardware and complex management workflows.