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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.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Dennis Hoffman, Senior Vice President, Service Providers, EMC
Dennis Hoffman is responsible for EMC's service provider strategy and related initiatives. A 25-year veteran of the high-tech industry, Hoffman's previous responsibilities include the overall performance of EMC's Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) company with Cisco and VMware; the strategy development, execution, and financial performance of RSA's Data Security Business Unit; and strategic planning, strategic partnerships, and business development for the RSA Division as a whole.
Frank Hauck, President, VCE
Frank Hauck is responsible for global operations and customer experience for VCE. Prior to joining VCE, Hauck was EMC's Executive Vice President, Customer Experience, reporting to EMC Chairman and CEO Joe Tucci. Hauck has led EMC's Solutions, Technology Alliances, Customer Quality, and Total Customer Experience organizations, as well as Worldwide Manufacturing, Global Supply Chain Operations, Advanced Development, Partner Engineering, Business Operations, and Common Hardware Products including Iomega.

Toronto

Date

October 24, 2012

Time

8:00 am
5:00 pm

Cost

FREE

Location

Allstream Centre
100 Princes' Blvd. Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON  M6K 3C3 
416 263 3000
Canada

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EMC Forums Agenda - Toronto

 
Welcome - Mike Sharun & Keynotes: Dennis Hoffman, EMC and Frank Hauck, VCE
View Dennis Hoffman's presentation
View Frank Hauck's presentation
TRACK 1: TRACK 2: TRACK 3: TRACK 4: TRACK 5:
Building an Efficient and Flexible Virtual Infrastructure
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Transforming Storage: An EMC Overview
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Virtualizing Mission Critical Apps
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Transforming Backup and Recovery
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Big Data Transforms Business
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VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path to Your Cloud
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Brocade FC and IP Networking for the Virtual Enterprise Sponsor: Brocade
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Delivering Higher Performance and Availability in an Oracle Environment
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Strategies for Backup and Recovery of Oracle, SAP and Sybase
View presentation
Introduction to Greenplum Database and Greenplum HD
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VSPEX: Choice Without Complexity
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FLASH 1st - The Storage Strategy for the Next Decade
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3 Paths to the Cloud
Sponsor: Cisco
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The Software Defined Datacenter Sponsor: VMware
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Increase your Business Agility by Delivering IT as a Service Sponsor: ONX
View presentation
EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage is Ready to Transform Business
View presentation
Accelerating Storage Transformation: VMAX and VPLEX
View presentation
Transform SAP Leveraging Cloud & Big Data
View presentation
Backup Built for Your Virtual Environment
View presentation
SAS: The Infrastructure of Tomorrow, Today – Integrating EMC GP and SAS to enable Big Data Analytics
View presentation

Abstracts

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.

VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path To Your Cloud

VCE accelerates cloud computing by delivering the world’s most advanced converged infrastructure. Vblock Systems are optimized to run mission critical applications in private and hybrid cloud environments. These factory-integrated, standardized system s and one-call support dramatically reduce the IT workload and free resources for more strategic tasks. Join us to learn how Vblock Systems can improve agility and lower TCO.

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.

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.

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, enabling VPLEX based Cloud architectures with Brocade Networking, and an overview of the EMC – Brocade VSPEX solution stacks. We will discuss how to deploy large SAN Fabrics using multiple directors without sacrificing server and storage ports; You will learn about the new SAN capabilities that will improve Metro connectivity over DWDM or dark fiber, become familiar with how VMware Metro vMotion enables Business Continuity and Business Agility.

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 further explore new FLASH deployment models like host based PCIe FLASH and all FLASH arrays. This session also discusses 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.

Accelerating Storage Transformation: VMAX & VPLEX

CIOs are increasingly embracing the Hybrid Cloud as the opportunity to run their businesses smarter and more efficiently. To help them meet the many challenges they’ll face in moving to the Cloud, EMC is defining and delivering products and technologies to enable this transformative journey. Come see EMC’s pace-setting products—VMAX, VPLEX, and RecoverPoint—and how they work together to accelerate transformation to the Hybrid Cloud.

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.

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.

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

Transform SAP Leveraging Cloud & 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 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.

Transforming Backup and Recovery

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.

Strategies for Backup and Recovery of Oracle, SAP and Sybase

One of the strengths of EMC backup solutions is integration with applications and databases for efficient backup and fast recovery. Learn how EMC backup solutions will transform backup of your Oracle, Sybase and SAP environments.

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.

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.

Big Data Transforms Business: Intro to Big Data Analytics

Big Data provides new insights that enables organizations to transform their business. Because of its petabyte scale, multi-source and real-time characteristics, Big Data requires a new infrastructure approach. Attend this session and learn what's required to architect a Big Data infrastructure. We will discuss the storage and analytics technologies, including scale-out, HDFS, Greenplum and Hadoop. We will also describe data science and real-world case studies that showcase how Big Data helped organizations transition into a predictive enterprise.

Introduction to Greenplum Database and Greenplum HD

The Greenplum Database delivers industry leading performance for structured Big Data Analytics while Greenplum HD enables enterprise Hadoop analysis and processing of unstructured data. Attend this session and learn about how the unified interaction of Greenplum Database and HD enables co-processing of all your data leading to faster insights.

Increase your business agility by delivering IT as a Service Sponsor: ONX

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.

SAS: The Infrastructure of Tomorrow, Today – Integrating EMC GP and 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.

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