Jacksonville Feb 4 Cloud, Virtualization, SDN, Wireless, Security Seminar
Program Description: This comprehensive and tightly-focused 1/2 day seminar (with a full hot lunch) covers the increasingly related topics of wireless/byod, private/public cloud architecture, virtualization/SDN (software defined network) and hosted/cloud-powered unified communications/voice applications. Angelbeat coordinates expert speakers from Avaya, VMware, Microsoft, AT&T, McAfee, Shoretel and other leading firms listed below - scroll down to see the full agenda - who deliver concise, technical… Show more and complementary talks. Content is pre-approved by Angelbeat and past 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 lunch, Wi-Fi and parking are provided at no charge. Join your peers from JEA, CSX, Landstar, Everbank, Lender Processing Services, Diversified Service Options, FIS Global, Bank of America, Florida Capital Bank, Citi, Honeywell, Haskell, Kemper, Convergys, ADT, Worksource, Miller Electric, Regency Centers, River Garden, City of Fernandina Beach, City of Palm Coast, City of Jacksonville, University of North Florida, Trinity Baptist Church, Mayo Clinic, Borland-Grover Clinic, Florida Blue, Florida School Boards Insurance Trust (FSBIT) and many more leading organizations who are confirmed attendees. 7:30 - 8:40: Breakfast, Registration, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking, Product Demonstrations 8:40 - 9:00 Big Data Security, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Solutions that Identify and Help Stop Today's Hackers, with McAfee Every year the threat landscape gets more sophisticated. In the early 2000s, when the world was getting online, attacks were much easier to spot. Executed mostly by Amateurs, the lack of security technology allowed them to be noisy. Unsophisticated detection techniques allowed common attacks to be run off of scripts that were shared within the hacker community. In addition, the business of black market data was in its infancy – leaving the majority of attacks to be untargeted and focused on curiosity and mischief. Over the past 10 years, security technology has become more sophisticated. Intrusion prevention systems now inspect packets and files, endpoint security has moved beyond simple Anti-virus to comprehensive security suites and organizations have learned that looking at security activity is important. As security has grown more sophisticated, so has the business of cybercrime, the attackers and the techniques used to steal data, take down systems, and perform hacktivism. Attackers are now professionals – and the tools they use, such as Zeus, have followed suit. Attacks today are stealthy and targeted with a purpose. No longer can prevention techniques alone serve to protect enterprises. Finding this new “needle in a stack of needles” requires an intelligent use of security data. McAfee will discuss its latest event data collection program, which goes well beyond firewall and IDS events and adds data, application and system relevance, ensuring that organizations can truly gain actionable intelligence. 9:00 - 9:30: BYOD/Wireless, Mobile Device Management, Cloud-based VoIP/Unified Communications Platforms, with AT&T, Liveops, Shoretel, Quorum, 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. 9:30 - 9:50: Video Communication Challenges and Solutions with Avaya This section will provide detailed information on challenges and solutions tied specifically to video solutions in the workplace. Video now has widespread application/usage in organizations of all sizes, not just for teleconferencing to reduce air travel expenses but for many uses tied to customer service and collaboration. To successfully deployment video, you must address several unique challenges. A 1/2 second delay in email traffic goes unnoticed while this latency creates choppy and unacceptable video quality, especially in HD. Avaya experts will share with you best practices and recommendations to seamlessly integrate video into your network architecture and workforce applications. 9:50 - 10:10: User-Centric and Self-Service IT Management with LANDesk LANDesk's systems management platform complements your wi-fi/network infrastructure and provides greater freedom, productivity and choice for the user, together with cost-effective control for IT, to make mobility and BYOD rollouts even more successful across your organization. It no longer matters how many devices your employees use or bring to work. With LANDesk, users have the freedom to choose their preferred smartphone/tablet/laptop and can access the necessary mobile tools and applications to maximize their productivity. Most importantly and strategically, you can configure this "self-service" access to IT services with the appropriate level of control and oversight. IT management will no longer be burdened by tedious and costly requests, freeing up resources and time for more strategic projects. 10:10 - 10:40 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. Break, Product Demonstrations, Exhibit Area Open, Peer Networking 11:30 - 12:00: VMware: Private/Public Hybrid Cloud, Software Defined Data Center and Virtual Desktops/End User Computing VMware and its partner Virtualization Performance will first discuss their vCloud® Hybrid Service™ (vCHS), an exciting hybrid cloud offering. vCHS is a VMware owned and operated external cloud offering that uses the same software stack as our customers and thus provides unmatched operational efficiencies that reduce operational complexity, risk and TCO. In essence, it is infrastructure as a service (IaaS) or capacity on demand recognized in an OpEx model that will enable firms to easily and confidently execute your Hybrid Cloud strategy. (Throughout this session, you will also get insights on securing virtual/cloud environments from Palo Alto Networks.) Along with inherent data center compatibility and agility benefits, vCloud Hybrid Service offers: - Seamless networking, burstable traffic and security (use your same IP and MAC addresses, FW, LB, NAT and VXLAN). - Common management and orchestration platform (automation and provisioning) that spans on-premise and off-premise. - No changes to new or legacy applications - move workloads to and from our external cloud without having to make any changes to the VM, vApp, network configurations or security policies. - VMware world class support Enterprises worldwide have used VMware vSphere® to significantly improve IT efficiency and performance, yet the mobile cloud era presents new challenges. To meet this challenge, IT organizations need to virtualize the rest of the data center so all infrastructure services become as inexpensive and easy to provision and manage as virtual machines. The answer is the software-defined data center (SDDC): the ideal architecture for private, public, and hybrid clouds. Pioneered by VMware and recognized by the industry and analysts alike, SDDC extends the virtualization concepts you know— abstraction, pooling and automation — to all data center resources and services. Components of the SDDC can be implemented together, or in phases: - Compute virtualization, network virtualization and software-defined storage deliver abstraction, pooling and automation of the compute, network, and storage infrastructure services. - Automated management delivers a framework for policy-based management of data center application and services. In a software-defined data center, policy-driven automation enables provisioning and ongoing management of logical compute, storage and network services. The result is unprecedented IT agility and efficiency, with flexibility to support today and tomorrow’s hardware and applications. Benefits include: - Virtualization economics across your data center : Software-defined data center technology helps attain new levels of infrastructure utilization and staff productivity, substantially reducing both capital expenditures and operating costs. - Applications at business speed : Enabling deployment of applications in minutes or even seconds with policy-driven provisioning that dynamically matches resources to continually changing workloads and business demands. - Business-aware IT control : Driving right availability, security and compliance for every application via automated business continuity, policy-based governance and virtualization-aware security and compliance. - Your data center on your terms : The software-defined data center can be leveraged as a private, hybrid or public cloud—in each case, infrastructure is fully abstracted from applications so they can run on multiple hardware stacks, hypervisors and clouds. The final section of this VMware keynote will focus on today's modern, mobile workforce, which demands access that extends mobility and productivity beyond traditional confines. What users now need to be productive is a virtual workspace: a central hub for accessing all of their desktops, business applications, services and files. VMware's Horizon family of products transforms desktops, business applications and data into centrally managed IT services, so IT can deliver a consistent, intuitive end-user experience across multiple devices—anytime, anywhere. 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