EMC Forum 2012 – Transform: IT + Business + Yourself
Get ready for EMC Forum 2012: the one-day conference that aims to transform the way you see the future of business, IT – and yourself.
- Learn why cloud computing and virtualization are key to mastering the new IT realities.
- Find out how you can unlock the value in Big Data for your business.
- Discover the knowledge, skills and support that will transform you to meet the challenges ahead.
EMC Forum is a unique opportunity to connect and network with your peers in the region. You'll hear local and international insights from high caliber keynote speakers and presenters, and case studies featuring the latest integrated solutions from EMC and our partners. To complete the package, a hand-picked selection of our partners will be exhibiting their products, and EMC will be showcasing solutions at our Demo Center.
Don't miss this essential event. Register now to join EMC and our partners at EMC Forum 2012.
October 16, 2012
Time8:00 am – 5:00 pm
LocationDonald E. Stephens Convention Center
555 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
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|Host Welcome & Keynote Presentation – Sanjay Mirchandani, EMC
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|Building an Efficient and Flexible Virtual Infrastructure
|Transforming Storage: An EMC Overview
|Virtualizing Mission Critical Apps
|Transforming Backup and Recovery Sponsor: CDW
|Disruptive Data Science - How Data Science and Big Data are Transforming Business, IT and People
|Increase your business agility by delivering IT as a Service
|Brocade FC and IP Networking for the Virtual Enterprise
|Transform SAP Leveraging Cloud and Big Data
|Backup Built for Your Virtual Environment
|EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage is Ready to Transform Business
|The Software Defined Datacenter
|Transforming Midrange Storage: VNX and VNXe
|3 Paths to the Cloud
|VSPEX: Choice Without Complexity
|Active, Active Datacenters. How do I Get There?
|VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path to Your Cloud<
|Flash 1st - The Storage Strategy for the Next Decade
|Delivering higher performance and availability in an Oracle Environment
|Long term Retention of Backup and Archive Data
|SAS: The Infrastructure of Tomorrow, Today - Integrating EMC Greenplum & SAS to enable Big Data Analytics
Building an Efficient and Flexible Virtual Infrastructure
Cloud computing transforms IT, delivering dramatically higher IT efficiency and agility. An automated private cloud is the first step – creating a dynamic pool of compute, network and storage resources Virtualization is the foundation to this dynamic pool leading up to a private cloud. Choosing the right infrastructure that is scalable, flexible and efficient is critical to a successful virtualization environment.
Increase your business agility by delivering IT as a Service
Many organizations have highly virtualized IT infrastructure but have yet to re-architect processes to deliver IT-as-a-Service. This session discusses the required changes to move to service-based delivery and consumption model for IT: service catalogs, automation, provisioning, reporting, management and more. See how EMC IT was able to get transform itself to achieve exceptional efficiency and time to service metrics.
The Software Defined Datacenter Sponsor: VMware
Organizations are embracing cloud computing, from basic virtualization to private cloud to a public-hybrid cloud. The software-defined datacenter is the foundation for cloud computing, and tenants have their own virtual datacenter with an isolated collection of the compute, storage, networking, and security resources they are used to. Learn how VMware vCloud Suite supports this vision; we will also discuss the VMware Cloud Management Solution, and our product integration with EMC.
VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path To Your Cloud
VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's simplest and fastest path to the Cloud. Pre-engineered and pre-built, so that there’s nothing for customers to integrate and assemble, Vblock dramatically reduces the cost of IT while minimizing time to market for customers. Turn your IT organization into a driver of business value by implementing the Vblock platform. Join us and learn how.
Transforming Storage: An EMC Overview
EMC offers the broadest portfolio of purpose built storage platforms. Learn how EMC’s latest storage family enhancements can help you transform your storage infrastructure.
Brocade FC and IP Networking For the Virtual Enterprise Sponsor: Brocade
This Session will review the latest in storage networking protocols for EMC storage platforms. Topics include new architecture for scaling SAN fabrics, new features for enhancing SAN metro connectivity, and powerful new capabilities for enhancing SAN Management. We will also review Ethernet Fabric architectures for FCOE, iSCSI and NAS.
Transforming Midrange Storage: VNX and VNXe
EMC VNXe and VNX have brought customers unprecedented CapEx/OpEx savings, while winning more than a dozen product-of-the-year awards. Learn about upcoming VNX Family enhancements that will transform how unified storage is deployed, managed, and integrated into VMware environments. With just a little Flash, you can transform your enterprise.
Flash 1st - The Storage Strategy for the Next Decade
This session discusses the FLASH 1st storage strategy and how FLASH is the first line of defense of a modern, dynamic storage hierarchy. We will new FLASH deployment models like host based PCIe FLASH and all FLASH arrays. We will discuss a business driven sizing model that enables you to quickly and precisely estimate just how much FLASH, 15K HDD and NL HDD is needed for the optimal FLASH 1st strategy.
Virtualizing Mission Critical Apps
A key phase in the customers journey to the cloud is virtualizing their mission critical apps to get even higher efficiency and a business agility. Keynote style presentation that highlights the need to virtualize mission critical applications, the challenges and EMC solutions that offer increased efficiencies and performance while virtualizing mission critical applications.
Transform SAP Leveraging Cloud and Big Data
SAP customers are transforming their environment to ensure business agility, lower TCO and simplified SAP landscape management to accelerate SAP deployments. Learn how customers can reduce business risk and ensure scalability with continuous access to their mission-critical information leveraging Cloud and Big Data technologies. Together, VMware and EMC, are taking a leadership role within the SAP community focusing on IT transformation of SAP applications to extract the highest ROI from your SAP investment to simplify and accelerate SAP deployments. Learn how customers are transforming their business by harnessing the power of information to make real time business decisions by implementing architectures that are allowing them to gain control over their SAP Cloud and Big Data environments.
3 Paths to the Cloud Sponsor: Cisco
Cloud computing represents a new model for IT – enabling IT to run as a service. Cisco and EMC are collaborating to offer customers a choice of industry-leading virtual infrastructure architectures that can transform your IT: Build Your Own; Reference architectures through VSPEX; Vblock - Converged infrastructure through joint venture VCE
Delivering Higher Performance and Availability in an Oracle Environment
Many IT Organizations are driving the adoption of cloud computing by consolidating servers and storage onto shared infrastructure. Come to this session to learn how Oracle Databases can be successfully consolidated onto cloud environments while managing system resources to maintain SLAs and increasing performance and availability of your Oracle environment. Topics in this session include resource pooling, virtualization and dynamic provisioning. the business and technical challenges faced; migration procedures; and resulting benefits.
Transforming Backup and Recovery
By transforming your backup, recovery & archive strategy you can manage unrelenting data growth and your virtualization journey. In this session we will detail important market trends and describe how to accelerate your backup and archive transformation.
Backup Built for Your Virtual Environment
Don't let traditional backup become the bottleneck to your virtualization strategy. Learn how EMC's backup and recovery solutions can transformation backup and recovery in your VMware and Hyper-V environments.
VSPEX: Choice Without Complexity
VSPEX is a complete virtualization solution, proven by EMC and packaged and delivered by partners. VSPEX gives you the power to choose the technology in your solution while removing the complexity and risk that typically comes with designing, integrating and deploying a best-of-breed solution. Learn from EMC and our channel partners how VSPEX is making it easier than ever to get to your private cloud.
Long Term Retention of Backup and Archive Data
Discover the benefits of long-term retention of backup and archive data. Data Domain Extended Retention option enables you get the high throughput performance of Data Domain with a cost-effective long-term retention model that enables users to minimize their reliance on tape infrastructure. This session presents an overview of the DD Extended Retention Option and how it helps customers meet their long-term retention requirements.
Disruptive Data Science: How Data Science and Big Data are Transforming Business, IT and People
This session examines the trends of Big Data and Advanced Analytics as well as the technology, services and education needed to thrive in this new field. Attend this session and hear examples of true industry-disruptive analytics-driven transformations and its catalysts. You will also learn the characteristics of high-performing data scientist teams and come away with the strategies for building your own team.
EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage is Ready to Transform Business
A torrent of unstructured data demands innovative ways for enterprises to manage, protect, store and extract value from their endlessly growing information. Come see EMC Isilon’s industry-leading scale-out storage technology and how it enables enterprises to scale their storage environments simply, efficiently, and cost-effectively to meet the most demanding growth curves and business needs.
Active Active Datacenters, How do I Get There? Sponsor: World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology's (WWT) Resilient Active Data Center (RAD) demo is designed to show you how RAD architectures can dramatically decrease or eliminate downtime by using an alternate Active Data Center during outages and upgrades to your primary Data Center by using technology from EMC, Cisco and VMware.
SAS: The Infrastructure of Tomorrow, Today - Integrating EMC Greenplum & SAS to enable Big Data Analytics
Information Technology is in a unique position to enable analytics across their organizations. SAS and EMC Greenplum will share customer insights about leveraging the power of advanced analytics across an enterprise's infrastructure using a combination of grid, in-database, and in-memory processing to address a variety of business issues.
Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate and collaborate. This tradition of leadership continues as Cisco offers the Unified Computing System, a complete portfolio of servers powered by intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors.
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at:
Americas Forum Series Sponsor
Brocade® (Nasdaq: BRCD) networking solutions help organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Innovative Ethernet and storage networking solutions for data center, campus, and service provider networks help reduce complexity and cost while enabling virtualization and cloud computing to increase business agility. To help ensure a complete solution, Brocade partners with world-class IT companies and provides comprehensive education, support, and professional services offerings.
CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions. CDW features dedicated account managers who help our customers achieve their goals by providing them with the advice and technology they need. The company’s solution architects offer expertise, designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist with the implementation and management of those solutions
Intelligent storage is more important than ever, and Intel provides the foundation for industry-leading storage solutions, engineered for energy-efficient performance, reliable data protection, and scalability. Intel is committed to quality and technology innovation, enabling businesses of all sizes to deploy the capabilities needed to manage the explosion of data, improve data center efficiency, and prepare for emerging usage models to solve today's and tomorrow's storage challenges.
VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability.
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading Systems Integrator providing technology products, services, and supply chain solutions to customers around the globe. WWT understands today's advanced technologies, including Unified Communications, Security, Data Center, Wireless Mobility and eCommerce. When properly planned, procured, and deployed, these business solutions reduce costs, increase profitability and ultimately improve a company's ability to effectively serve their customers.
AHEAD is a purpose-built solutions provider. We listen to, understand, and address your needs by applying our unique methodologies with the highest form of technology-The Human Brain-in designing, developing, and implementing value-driven data center strategies. Simply put, we enable you to THINK | LOOK | PLAN | MOVE Ahead.
Emulex provides enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within the data center. The Company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapters, 10GbE NICs, Ethernet-based converged network adapters, are proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT environments.
Forsythe is as an information technology infrastructure integrator. Forsythe helps complex organizations across all industries optimize the cost and manage the risk of their IT while improving performance. Forsythe provides independent technology and business consulting services, technology leasing services, and value-added reseller services for all leading technology product manufacturers.
IDS is a data center technology integrator based in Chicago, IL. Working from a select list of Tier 1 manufacturers, the sales and engineering teams collaborate with each customer through the methodology of assessment, design and implementation to deliver custom solutions for security, storage, virtualization, cloud, networking and managed services.
Mozy is the world's most trusted provider of secure data access and backup for consumers and businesses, with more than three million customers, including 80,000 business customers and more than 90 petabytes of information stored at its multiple data centers around the globe. Mozy was acquired by EMC Corporation in 2007 and operates as part of Decho Corporation, an EMC company. More information can be found at:
OnX Enterprise Solutions is a data center solutions provider with a suite of solutions including the industry’s leading Federated Cloud offering. OnX designs, builds and manages complete data center environments comprised of multi-vendor offerings. For over 28 years, OnX has helped clients achieve exceptional business results that accelerate growth and value.
Precise application performance monitoring makes complex, multi-tier systems transparent so you can quickly resolve today’s problems and make evidence-based plans to meet tomorrow’s performance needs. In addition to providing technical performance dashboards, Precise renders performance information across an entire business transaction, from user to storage, across physical and virtual environments, for all major packaged applications and custom application architectures.
The partnership between Sigma Solutions and EMC brings a seamless integration of products and services to help organizations manage, protect, optimize and leverage information assets. From architecture design and implementation through infrastructure management and support, Sigma Solutions has the EMC experience and expertise to tackle the most pressing data management challenges.
Unisys provides a portfolio of IT services, software, and technology that solves critical problems for clients. We specialize in helping clients secure their operations, increase the efficiency and utilization of their data centers, enhance support to their end users, and modernize their enterprise applications.
Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management for physical, virtual and cloud compute environments. By providing visibility to real-time performance, health and utilization metrics from throughout the open system, VirtualWisdom drives improved performance and availability while lowering the total cost of the infrastructure supporting mission critical applications.
Windstream is a leading provider of advanced network services, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. Through our Windstream Hosted Solutions product suite, Windstream offers a host of EMC enabled advanced solutions including Disaster Recovery, replication and storage solutions.