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Data Center Breakout Sessions

Simplify your Life with Automation & Optimization


Veeam Availability Suite: Availability for the Always-On EnterpriseTM


Active Directory Optimization &
Group Policy Audit

Garrett Raymond, Annese 


Gordon Henwood, Veeam


Mena Gawargi, SPS

This session will offer a glimpse into two specific technologies like Cisco UCS Director and Riverbed SteelFusion, and how they are being used to automate guest deployment. We will focus the discussion on centralizing main campus infrastructure, meeting audit requirements, while maintaining a small budget.

Oct. 17  |  12:00 PM


This session will explore the Veeam® Availability Suite™ which delivers something fundamentally different—Availability for the Always-On Enterprise. By leveraging IT investments in server virtualization, modern storage, and the cloud, organizations are meeting today’s service-level objectives, and enabling recovery of any IT service and related applications and data within seconds. Come learn how.


Oct. 17  |  1:15 PM


In this session, we’ll discuss why you need a Group Policy Audit and, often times, why you might need Group Policy Remediation. We’ll demonstrate the effect of Group Policy Objects (GPOs) on the end-user experience and the accumulation of these policies in (up to) 17 years of GPOs. Additionally, we will demonstrate the process of GPO auditing and remediation with an overview of the tools used. We will also share a best practices recipe for designing AD for efficient administration and streamlined GPO processing.


Oct. 18 |  2:00 PM



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How Open Stack is Transforming the Data Center


New Ways to Increase Your IT Agility:  VMware’s Software Defined Data Center



Blake Maras, Annese


Brandon Gruttadauria, Ingram Micro



Join us for a high-level overview of what Open Stack is and how it is transforming the data center. We will discuss how Open Stack can specifically benefit your data center or hybrid cloud. We will cover the standards defined by the Open Stack Organization and discuss how this solution is currently impacting the industry. This session will explore the different services, hardware, and software available to deploy Open Stack as well as highlight some of the key components that are included in the Controller Node, Compute Nodes, Block, and Storage Nodes. At the end of this breakout, you'll walk away with best practices for deploying Open Stack in your organization. 


Oct. 18  |  10:15 AM


Join us for an update on VMware, during this session we’ll be highlighting some of the newest solutions: vSAN virtualized Storage, NSX virtualized networking and Hybrid Cloud partnerships. We’ll share how each solution can simplify IT management, lower your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), and increase agility and availability.

Oct. 18 |  11:30 AM



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