Session Schedule

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Title
Speaker
Room

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  • 11:00 AM
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    12:00 PM
    Keynote: Benefits of Appliances and the Cloud
    Room 1
    In this video keynote address, HP Solution Architect Aaron Levey will discuss ways that organizations like yours can benefit from leveraging appliances and cloud services. With real-world case studies and grounded in solid data, Aaron explains how appliances, combined with cloud services, can help you streamline operations, reduce costs, leverage expertise, and help you to focus on what is important in your business: Core competencies. Aaron points out that the main goal of organizations today is to be as flexible as possible to be able to capitalize on opportunities, and having the ability to leverage a mix of cloud technologies and appliances can get your organization there.
  • 12:00 PM
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    12:15 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1

  • 12:15 PM
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    1:15 PM
    Minimizing Management: Cost Shrinking Through Server Virtualization
    Room 1
    Labor is one of the largest cost components in any data center operation, and one that is becoming increasingly expensive per full-time equivalent staffer. You can drastically reduce labor expense by exploiting the many management accelerators available in the virtualized data center. Provisioning, monitoring, preemptive remediation, and resource administration are all processes that server virtualization can optimize, letting one person do the work of 10 or 20. In this presentation, virtualization expert Mel Beckman shows you the ways to make virtualization pay.
  • 1:15 PM
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    1:30 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1

  • 1:30 PM
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    2:30 PM
    Locking Down Virtual Infrastructure
    Room 1
    Although virtualization improves some server security aspects by isolating workloads from each other, it creates a bevy of new security issues that data center managers must consciously address. Low-level risks, such as BIOS compromise, hypervisor intrusion, and the so-called “blue pill” processor-level attack, are one class of problem, but there are others involving virtualized data center infrastructure, management platform compromise, and human corruption. Information security expert Mel Beckman explains how to mitigate the risks of server virtualization without compromising its utility.
  • 2:30 PM
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    2:45 PM
    NETWORKING BREAK
    Room 1

  • 2:45 PM
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    3:45 PM
    Simplifying Virtualization and Clearing a Path to a Private Cloud
    Room 1
    IDC predicts that 63% of workloads will be virtualized by 2013 and Gartner indicates that 76% of enterprises will be pursuing a private cloud strategy by 2012. This suggests that IT department s have to invest now in new technologies to be successful in the future. Paul Gavin will explain how the work that HP and Microsoft are doing together with HP Smart Bundles with Hyper-V HP VirtualSystems for Microsoft can help you implement virtualization today and provide a path a Microsoft Cloud Fast Track compliant Private Cloud a using set of characterized, proven, sized, and validated, solutions for Microsoft.

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  • 3:45 PM
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    4:45 PM
    Intel Technologies That Are Helping SMBs Grow in 2012
    Room 1
    All businesses are balancing the demands of the new mobilized work force: Giving mobile employees access to back office applications while on the go to boosts productivity, but not without increasing risks. Small and medium businesses face an even more unique set of challenges in terms of budget and IT support. Join us for this interactive 60-minute session to learn how to give users what they need to be productive, while managing the associated access and security challenges cost effectively.

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