Richmond Feb 11 Seminar on Cloud/SDN, Security, Storage, Wireless/BYOD
Program Description: This comprehensive and tightly-focused morning seminar, ending by noon with an iPad and HP Tablet raffle, covers the increasingly related topics of security/compliance, wireless/byod, storage, SDN/virtualization, and private/public cloud. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from HP, Microsoft, Shoretel and other leading firms listed below - scroll down to see the full agenda - who deliver concise, technical and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past… Show more attendees to maximize learning. CISSP's and other individuals can receive 4 CPE credit hours for attending. As one Wal-Mart attendee states, "Of all the seminars I attend, your format is by far the best. Brief informative talks from vendors, followed by one-on-one time at their booth to find out more. I am out of the office for less than a day yet I have access to all the different solutions. This year I will follow up with two vendors." As another IT Director commented, “Thanks for hosting a very informative meeting with vendors that tied in well… it was an integrated picture of technologies that work together to create a complete infrastructure solution for the workplace.” Listen to Angelbeat CEO's Ron Gerber podcast to hear why you should attend. Watch Angelbeat on Youtube to see clips from past events and hear other attendee testimonials. Meals including a full hot breakfast, Wi-Fi and parking are provided at no charge. You can win an iPad, HP Slate 7 Tablet, Gift Cards and other prizes at the end. Join your peers from Genworth, Capital One, DuPont, General Dynamics, Hamilton Beach, James River Insurance, Markel, Wellpoint, Virginia Credit Union, Southern States Cooperative, Chesterfield County, City of Newport News, City of Richmond, Christian Broadcasting, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, Sentara College, Virginia Housing Development Authority and many more leading organizations who are confirmed attendees. 7:30 - 8:40: Full Hot Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations 8:40 - 9:00: Security/Compliance: Securing Unstructured Data, The Next Evolution of eDiscovery and Data Loss Prevention with Varonis The importance of securing and managing sensitive & confidential data was vividly reinforced by the recent NSA/Snowden and Wikileak incidents. Organizations must protect the rapidly growing volume of unstructured and semi structured data—documents, spreadsheets, presentations, media files and other business data - that can be stored in file servers, NAS devices, SharePoint, virtual data centers, cloud-based storage platforms, etc. This is taking ediscovery and data loss prevention (DLP) to the next level. Attendees will learn about solutions to this important issue from Varonis, the foremost innovator and provider of access, governance, and retention solutions for human-generated data, the fastest-growing and most sensitive class of digital information. Based on patented technology and a highly accurate analytics engine, Varonis solutions give organizations total visibility and control over their data, ensuring that only the right users have access to the right data at all times from all devices, all use is monitored, and abuse is flagged. Varonis makes digital collaboration secure, effortless and efficient so that people can create and share content easily, and organizations can extract more value from their content while being confident that it is protected and managed efficiently. 9:00 - 9:40: BYOD/Wireless, Mobile Device Management, Cloud-based VoIP/Video/Unified Communications Platforms, with AT&T, Liveops, Shoretel, Ruckus Wireless, IPC During the last year, Apple sold 150 million iPhones and 70 million iPads, while Google and its partners sold over 200 million Android-powered devices. These devices are often employee-owned and are rapidly making their way to the workplace - the Bring-your-own-Device (BYOD) revolution - creating a new set of security and management challenges for IT departments. Experts will share best practices on supporting tablet, laptop, smartphone and other devices on your network, which often run different operating systems and rely upon different security protocols. For instance, how can sensitive corporate data be segmented/separated/encrypted from personal information when using the same device? How can you integrate a Mobile Device Management (MDM) solution with existing end point/anti-virus security products? Should you create specialized apps for your employees and/or customers, or do smartphone browsers have sufficient functionality? Every tablet and smartphone shares a common feature - they can only connect to the Internet via wireless, which greatly increases the importance of a comprehensive wi-fi infrastructure and strategy. With unlicensed wireless device growth measured in the billions of units, combined with a growing role for machine-to-machine mobile communications (the "Internet of Things") and more wireless-based mission-critical applications, it is essential that IT professionals eliminate rf interference, ensure end user wi-fi performance and understand the next generation of standards including 802.11n and 802.11ac, which enables multi-station WLAN throughput of 1 gigabits per second. Network and security personnel will learn how to combine existing a/b/g access points with higher-speed solutions now available, plus create an integrated Wi-Fi/cellular wireless strategy that maximizes mobile worker productivity, in a secure and cost-effective manner. With a robust and secure wireless infrastructure now in the place, the final section focuses on cloud-based or hosted applications. The growing importance of unified communication applications in today's always-on, always-connected world is widely accepted by all IT professionals. Understand the evolution of telephone systems - from premise-based PBX or VoIP installations to hosted or cloud-based delivery platforms - and see what changes are recommended within your own organization, based on workforce demographics. See how you can provide your employees with a common unified communications and video platform, with the same user interface across all desktop, smartphone, laptop and tablet devices. See how Shoretel's docking station seamlessly converts your iPad/tablet into an enterprise-class communications/telephone system, untethering your mobile workers from their desktop phone. Learn how to combine Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social networking applications with email, instant messaging, voice mail, call center and traditional telephone communications, further increasing the productivity of your workforce and enhancing customer service. 9:40 - 10:00: HP : Software Defined Networks (SDN) HP Software-Defined Networking (SDN) provides an end-to-end solution to automate the network from data center to campus and branch. The world is moving faster than ever. Transactions must be processed at lightning speed. Mountains of data must be transformed into insights. Customers want exceptional service. Employees want access to information and applications from any device. Delivering on those expectations requires data centers that are more powerful, agile, and automated than ever before, and a campus environment that responds to a dynamic and changing workforce. Server and storage architectures have modernized to keep pace with the unyielding expectations of an always-on world, but the underlying network has not. The data center network itself, while certainly bigger and faster, has largely been built the same way for two decades. Evolution of campus networks has been slow, despite the mobility revolution. Whether in the data center or on the campus, when legacy networks are pushed to the limit, they become fragile, difficult to manage, vulnerable, and expensive to operate. Manual configuration and operation simply won’t scale to the demands of today’s applications, users, and business requirements. Businesses whose networks are at this breaking point risk missing the next wave of opportunity. This session provides an overview of the HP Virtual Application Networks (VAN) SDN Controller and how HP is fostering the development of a vibrant SDN ecosystem to help enterprises, cloud providers, and developers unleash new levels of automation and efficiency in data center and campus networks. 10:00 - 10:20: Primary Storage and Flash Technology with Tegile Tegile is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price for virtualization, file services and database applications. Its hybrid arrays are significantly faster than legacy arrays and significantly less expensive than all solid-state disk-based arrays. Featuring both NAS and SAN connectivity, these virtual data storage systems are easy-to-use, fully redundant, and highly scalable, plus come with built-in snapshot, replication, near-instant recovery, and virtualization management features. Break, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations 11:00 - 12:00 Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud & Infrastructure Services, Windows 8.1 Cloud computing in its broadest sense is the usage of external IT resources. Microsoft will provide an overview of cloud computing options/strategies, plus discuss their Azure and Hyper-V cloud/virtualization platforms: - Distinction between private cloud and virtualized/in-house data center - Benefits of moving some, most, if not all storage & server hardware to a co-location/hosting facility, e.g. perhaps only backup files and tapes are stored/located offsite? - Tradeoff between purchasing public cloud services (operating expenses) versus expanding internal IT infrastructure (capital spending) - Benefits of transferring some, most, if not all software applications to a cloud service provider, e.g. using a public cloud provider to handle peak/high-volume customer web demand only? - Recommendations for an integrated or hybrid public cloud/private cloud/virtualized data center infrastructure, covering both internal/employee & external/customer-facing applications - Strategies for securing, patching and updating virtual and cloud environments, while ensuring compliance with corporate standards - Cloud computing definitions and framework: IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service), SaaS (Software-as-a-Service), to name a few acronyms/options that will be defined. Windows Azure is a cloud solution platform with a set of capabilities enabling IT to define, deploy, and manage workloads. This presentation provides an opportunity to witness the capabilities in action by demoing the deployment of an application architecture in a self-service manner in minutes with Windows Azure. Microsoft will also preview Windows 8.1, which now includes a start button and other widely-requested features that were not part of the initial product launch. End of Event, Raffle Prize Drawings for great prizes including an iPad, HP Slate 7 Tablet, Gift Cards and other items. FAQs What are Angelbeat's privacy and optin/optout policies Each attendee acknowledges/understands that financial support from Angelbeat sponsors allows him/her to attend this event at no cost, and that the sponsors will be given your contact information 2 days after the event for follow-up email and telephone communications. 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