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This session will be an overview of the open source software that can be used to deploy and manage a cloud computing environment. This discussion will include information on storage, networking(e.g. OpenDaylight) and compute virtualization (Xen, KVM, LXC) and the orchestration(Apache CloudStack, OpenStack) of the three to build their own cloud services.
Over the last few years cloud computing has gained publicity and attention across enterprise IT as a clear path to cost efficiency and greater agility. Clouds offer access to resource models that were difficult or impossible to obtain in the past, including auto- and self-provisioning, elastic scaling, and cost-effective disaster solutions and use of Big Data. However, cloud computing is becoming a complex topic, now including complex hybrid and multi-cloud solutions. This includes mixing and matching virtualization technology in support of public and private cloud deployments. You can leverage virtualization as either as a component of a cloud, or as a way to bring more efficiency to the data center as stand-alone technology. Topics Include: Cloud Implementation Big Data technology Security, management, and governance issues Emerging Architectures New Cloud and Virtualization technologies
IBM once famously claimed, “No One Ever Gets Fired for Buying IBM”. But what do ambitious CIOs do to not just avoid being fired but actually earn a seat at the Board Table? Why do some CIOs thrive famously even when IT budgets get slashed and yesterday’s technologies become innovation barriers? What risks do they embrace? How do they become BFFs with CEOs, CFOs, COOs, Sales VPs and CMOs? In this session, we will cover how CIOs get ahead by influencing the most core element of any board discussion – customers. Specifically, how new systems of engagements are creating new opportunities for CIOs to be in the driver’s seat of what the board deeply cares for. At this session we will share case studies and framework to build a seamless customer engagement model that radiate outward from a strong IT presence – A model that enables a deeply relevant, highly engaging and revenue generating conversation between the business and their customers. Nothing less than the future of business is at stake!
As marketing is getting more and more complex, data intensive and technology driven, it is important for CIOs to understand the new marketing era we live in. The pressure for CIOs to earn a seat at the strategic table was greatly enhanced by Gartner's report in 2012 that pointed to the CMO as the champion of the technology budget in the near future. Specifically, CIOs can partner with marketing leaders to optimize the use of technology to increase execution velocity and scale departmental efficiency. A collaborative relationship between the CIO and CMO is a must in today's evolving IT landscape, as they drive towards ensuring a customer-driven approach that benefits the entire business.
Historically IT and “The Business” have been considered separate parts of the organization at times working in tandem and at times in conflict with each other. History, however, proves not to be a reliable predictor of the present and future- in today’s digital age, IT undergirds all business, drives business outcomes, and has approached a singularity with the business. In this sense, the divide between IT and the Business is a false one; this track aims to discuss the convergence points and to place IT in the forefront of key trends in the world of business today. The large trends on all of our minds- cloud computing, Big Data, BYOD, and Mobile are all hot topics in both the technology and the business arenas. As these trends amplify and connect, the IT Professional and the IT Decision maker are both under enormous pressure to cater to the needs of both the empowered user but also to the security, compliance and privacy needs of the overall business. The Business of IT Track is meant to provide attendees with both frameworks for how to optimize these trends but also to practically meet the tech-driven business needs of the company. We’ve assembled some of the most dynamic IT thinkers and practitioners to both educate and provoke in this Brave New World of technology-driven business. Topics Include: The Mobile Advantage Internet of Things IT Business Value Marketing of IT – make the CMO your new best friend The Aspirational IT Pro: Getting to CEO Bridges the disconnect between IT and Business Functions Enables IT to play a dynamic and proactive role in the running of the Business Liberates IT from sequestration/silo Connects IT with clear revenue and profit goals Provides clear strategy on optimizing users' changing consumption patterns Delivers solid career advice to aspirational IT Professionals
DevOps, when done right, usually goes unnoticed. It’s only when something breaks that all eyes turn to IT. If your boss only sees you when the app is down, however, that’s not really doing your career any favors. In this session we’ll talk about how to prove your value to the organization by looking at the positive side: that is, how much money you’ve saved your company. We’ll take a look at how you can use tools like Chef, Puppet, Sensu and Logstash to quantify your value to your company. After this session, you’ll be able to walk into a meeting with your boss ready to talk about your value to the company (and to ask for a raise).
The IT application ecosystem is going through dramatic transformations with the use of cloud computing and mobility. Users expect ever increasing and improving application functionality and are intolerant of disruptions to availability. IT leaders and practitioners have the unique opportunity to dramatically improve their ability to influence and enhance business activities and help their organizations meet their goals and objectives through effective application development, deployment, and management. If they succeed they will be the heroes of the organization; if they fail, end users and business units will go around IT to get what they need. The Interop Las Vegas 2014 Application track will bring together some of the industry’s best and brightest thought leaders, practitioners, and vendors to provide their ideas and experiences on successfully addressing the challenges of application governance, deployment, management, and monitoring. They will also discuss a number of other key concepts, considerations, and technologies that are essential to providing high quality and secure applications. Sessions in the track will cover a broad range of application-oriented topics from both a business and technology perspective. Session topics include migrating applications to the cloud, case studies of application management, and leveraging applications to enhance the services IT provides to the business. Topics Include: Ensuring real-time performance on IP networks Build or Buy Applications Machine Code Application Performance Management
Many organizations are developing their own mobile and internal applications as well as using off-the-shelf software. They need an app distribution method that’s easy to access and always available. This session will discuss the need for an Enterprise App Store. This store should include mobile applications and cloud-enabled enterprise applications, including PaaS and SaaS. We’ll discuss key concepts and considerations for developing, deploying, and maintaining an internal enterprise app store. The speaker will also share use cases and case studies to demonstrate leading practices.
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to be as transformative to business and society as the Industrial Revolution. It’s a technology trend that cannot be ignored. By the end of this decade, according to some estimates*, more than 200 billion "things" will be connected to the Internet, pumping their data across the network and into data centers. The need to handle, store, analyze, and report this data will profoundly affect IT structures and practices. This vendor-agnostic, technology-focused summit will bring together industry leaders to provide insights into the impact of the IoT and discuss the challenges and opportunities for the IT community. Key Takeaways: Attendees will discover: · The transformative potential the Internet of Things holds for commerce and society. · The challenges facing the network in dealing with billions of connected devices. · The standards (and their lack) for communications protocols, apps, and data sharing. · The need to enhance security and data privacy in the network. · The use of data analytics to extract actionable information from IoT data. · Where we are today on the road to IoT, and what the next few years will bring. Who Should Attend: This summit is well suited to strategic planners and network engineers seeking to understand the IoT trend and how it will provide business opportunities as well as affect network services over the course of the decade.
Join Enterprise Connect on March 17-20 and take part in the comprehensive SIP Trunking track, dedicated to offering practical guidance for those looking to adopt SIP Trunks. Save $200 off conference passes with code MPIWK.
The transition to IP communications systems has created challenges for enterprise personnel tasked with ensuring that Communications remains reliable, resilient, secure, and high-quality. Join Enterprise Connect this spring in Orlando for a full conference track dedicated to managing and securing converged networks. Save $200 with discount code MPIWK.
Enterprise Connect's Social Apps & Networks track will help you understand the options available for enterprise-grade social networking and how to capture productivity gains that will make your enterprise social network a critical resource.
Deployment of faster, better, more engaging technology in your contact center can result in more satisfied customers who spend more with your enterprise. Join us for Enterprise Connect in Orlando this spring, and dive in to a comprehensive Contact Center track focused on leveraging Mobile, Video, and Proactive Engagement technologies for the Contact Center.
Unified Communications has become the default term for next-generation, IP-enabled enterprise communications, and at Enterprise Connect, the UC track embraces everything from interoperability to choices and strategies when it comes to strategic vendors. Save $200 off conference passes with code MPIWK.
Learn strategies for managing your video systems ? and their underlying networks ? so as to provide the best video experience at the most reasonable cost to your enterprise?while also making sure video doesn't compromise the performance of other business critical applications on your network.
Hear industry experts explore WebRTC's myths, realities, promise and pitfalls. Join us on March 17th at Enterprise Connect in Orlando for a full day of programming focused on WebRTC and learn how it can help you achieve your organizational goals.
Learn how to leverage the Cloud for maximum benefit in your Communications & Collaboration future. Join Enterprise Connect in Orlando from March 17-20, with a track fully dedicated to exploring the full range of Cloud Communications options, from range of options ? from virtualization in on-prem datacenters, to Hosted PBX services, to more complex hybrid public-private cloud models for service delivery to your end users
IT leaders are expected to break down silos between different technology teams, get end users to understand and embrace policies, and forge productive relationships with their counterparts on the business side of the organization. This is harder than it sounds, because while people can behave rationally, they can also be governed by emotions such as frustration and fear of change. They can be driven by ego, a bad attitude, or simple ignorance. They can cause conflict that can disrupt professional relationships, drag down a team or even poison an entire department. Unfortunately for technical-minded leaders, there’s no Python script to program company-wide collaboration and harmony and get everyone to sing Kumbaya. We have to learn how to build healthy relationships with employees, drive engagement, and understand how to resolve conflicts using practical, effective strategies. In this workshop, participants will get a deep-dive on what motivates us as human beings and how our emotional wiring can quickly override our best intentions. You’ll learn assertive communication and conflict resolution strategies that will help re-engage the staff and encourage organizational change. You’ll see that peaceful doesn’t have to mean passive and that conflict isn’t always a negative for an organization. This is a participatory workshop utilizing collaboration techniques from Joe Weston’s Respectful Confrontation method. “We have to face the fact that either all of us are going to die together or we are going to learn to live together, and if we are to live together we have to talk.” Eleanor Roosevelt Who Should Attend: IT managers who need to motivate technical staff and create an engaging, productive work environment; engineers and administrators that need to work across IT silos; IT professionals that interact with internal business units and end users. Key Takeaways: Attendees will Understand our emotional wiring and how it can trigger both positive and negative responses Learn real-world strategies to resolve conflicts Discover how to motivate and engage co-workers Recogize that “peaceful” and “respectful” conflict resolution doesn’t equate to passivity Find positive outcomes in conflicts
One of the great advantages of being at Interop is the InteropNet. Having direct access to one of the world’s largest traveling networks offers us the opportunity to explore a number of network troubleshooting techniques on a live production network. In this class, we will explore the following topics: 1. Network instrumentation. One of the first steps in troubleshooting is having the right equipment in the right place. 2. Problem Isolation. It is a big network and there is not time to look at everything. The key to getting the root of the problem is to quickly isolate the fault domain and begin troubleshooting there. 3. Applying a systematic approach to troubleshooting problems. To resolve problems quickly, we must take a structured approach. After resolving the problem, it is critical that we look at what worked and what didn’t work and modify the approach for future problems. 4. Applying and validating the fix. Once the problem has been identified and a fix formulated, it is important to validate thatthe fix that was applied really fixed the problem. Who should attend: Network Analysts Network Engineers Desktop Support Wireless Engineers
Over the last two years, the hottest topics in networking have been Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Virtualization (NV). There is, however, considerable confusion amongst enterprise IT organizations relative to these topics. There are many sources of that confusion, including the sheer number of vendors who have solutions that solve different problems using different solution architectures and technologies, all of whom claim to be offering SDN and/or NV solutions. This beginner to intermediate level, enterprise-focused workshop will cut through that confusion by presenting a top down approach to SDN and NV that starts by identifying the problems and opportunities that SDN and NV may be able to address. The workshop will also describe the primary characteristics of SDN and NV solutions and will identify a set of questions that IT organizations should use when interacting with providers of NV and SDN solutions. The relationship between SDN and network function virtualization (NFV) will be analyzed as will how all of these approaches do or do not help IT organizations respond to the key problems and opportunities facing enterprise IT organizations. Included in the workshop will be a moderated debate amongst some leading-edge vendors as well as an analysis of the approach to SDN and NV that is being taken by a dozen key vendors. The workshop will conclude with a session in which the audience gets to ask questions of organization that have already begun to adopt SDN and/or NV.
The concept of “if” has been replaced with “when and how bad” when it comes to the reality of cyber attacks and business disruptions for many organizations. Defending the business while ensuring it continues to thrive is a delicate balance that risk and security professionals must embrace, while at the same time is often their greatest challenge. Successful organizations and business leaders identify, assess, embrace, and manage risks to ensure they are prepared to minimize their impacts if they are realized. This same philosophy and approach should be true for risk and security activities and the professionals who enable them as well. This workshop will explore a risk based and pragmatic approach to defending information infrastructure and data assets. Both proactive capabilities to manage risk and reactive capabilities to minimize realized risks will be explored. Topics will include information risk profiles, threat and vulnerability analysis, vulnerability management, and business resiliency capabilities (Command and Control, Incident Response, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery). Interactive discussions, examples, and cross industry case studies will be presented throughout the workshop to provide examples of discussion points as well as identify and explore current and evolving industry-leading practices.
The mobile development landscape is littered with solutions that allow organizations to create cross-platform mobile experiences. However, how do you ensure that the approach you choose is consistent with your overall digital strategy and keeps you from having to reinvent the wheel for each new experience? In addition, how do you ensure that the applications that you create will meet the needs of the users you are creating it for? These are the challenges that most all organizations are facing today. In this workshop, we will walk through the litany of options that are available, see examples of these technologies in action, and examine case studies for application strategies that have been successful. This will include a review of native, hybrid, and other cross-platform application technical solutions. In addition, you will be able to see working versions of each of these application strategies to determine which one meets your overall business goals. We also will walk through the development process to try and determine how to successfully deliver an application using these strategies that your users will find intuitive. We will examine solutions that allow you to closely monitor the development process as well as integrate user feedback into the development process.
Can you afford to deploy new applications in days or weeks when your competitors can do it in minutes? Are your developers satisfied with the time it takes to move a new application from development through QA and CA to production? Are you able to deploy new releases daily? Are you happy that your development teams prefer public cloud services over internal IT? If you've answered NO to at least one of these questions, it's high time to put the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) near the top of your priority list. Not surprisingly, vendors know all your pain points and bombard you with buzzwords. They are also quick to tell you how their shiny new gadgets solve all your woes. We all know that marketing hype is more often about buying a road map than a deployable solution, but you can protect your enterprise from vaporware by understanding the technologies available on the SDDC/SDN landscape. This workshop will unravel the mysteries of software-defined storage, software defined networking (SDN), overlay virtual networks, and network function virtualization (NFV) and help you select the optimal design and product mix for your new data center.
Jumpstart Your Cloud Computing Knowledge Base Amazon Web Services (AWS) is by far the pacesetter in the cloud computing industry. Every IT organization and practitioner will need to understand the power and potential of this platform as it transforms the operations of IT around the world. If you want – or are under pressure -- to begin using AWS, this workshop is for you. Both fundamental and advanced AWS services are discussed during the workshop, ensuring that you gain a complete overview of AWS. The workshop is presented in a highly interactive fashion to allow for questions and discussion.
Federated cloud infrastructures are the future of application deployments. This is good news for IT because hybrid systems provide high availability, promote mobility, and can simplify disaster recovery and continuity of operations. However, federated architectures also create thorny orchestration and management challenges, as data and applications are dispersed across private and (eventually several) public clouds. For many, this is already a reality. For everyone else, getting there is a three-step process. The first step is to get your applications running in a federated environment. Next, you need to understand the tools and techniques that are available for monitoring and managing a hybrid architecture. Finally, drill into performance management, including synthetic transaction monitoring, to ensure that your federated architecture can meet user demands. If you thought finger pointing among internal teams was bad, just wait until diagnosing a slow-down requires wrangling with cloud service providers.