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 24, 2012
Time8:00 am – 5:00 pm
100 Princes' Blvd. Exhibition Place
Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
416 263 3000
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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
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|Building an Efficient and Flexible Virtual Infrastructure
|Transforming Storage: An EMC Overview
|Virtualizing Mission Critical Apps
|Transforming Backup and Recovery
|Big Data Transforms Business
|VCE Vblock: The Simplest and Fastest Path to Your Cloud
|Brocade FC and IP Networking for the Virtual Enterprise Sponsor: Brocade
|Delivering Higher Performance and Availability in an Oracle Environment
|Strategies for Backup and Recovery of Oracle, SAP and Sybase
|Introduction to Greenplum Database and Greenplum HD
|VSPEX: Choice Without Complexity
|FLASH 1st - The Storage Strategy for the Next Decade
|3 Paths to the Cloud
|The Software Defined Datacenter Sponsor: VMware
|Increase your Business Agility by Delivering IT as a Service Sponsor: ONX
|EMC Isilon Scale-out Storage is Ready to Transform Business
|Accelerating Storage Transformation: VMAX and VPLEX
|Transform SAP Leveraging Cloud & Big Data
|Backup Built for Your Virtual Environment
|SAS: The Infrastructure of Tomorrow, Today – Integrating EMC GP and 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Atos is an international information technology services company with annual revenues of EUR 8.7 billion and 78,500 employees in 42 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers hi-tech transactional services, consulting, systems integration and managed services. Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future, and is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic Games.
Bell is Canada's leading provider of information and communications technology (ICT) solutions. With a business sophistication that is unrivalled in the industry, Bell designs, builds and operates the critical infrastructures that power many of the largest networked organizations, in Canada and around the globe.
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.
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.
F5 Networks, the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, ensures the secure, reliable, and fast delivery of applications. F5 solutions work closely with EMC solutions to unify application security, allow users to seamlessly scale VBlock to deploy more applications, and improve mobility for live migrations with VPLEX and VMware.
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:
Scalar Decisions is an IT solutions integrator headquartered in Toronto with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Ottawa and SWO. Scalar is the Canadian leader in designing, deploying and managing innovative solutions focused on data center automation and cloud enablement. In 2010 and 2011, Scalar was included on the PROFIT list of the fastest-growing companies in Canada. For further details, visit www.scalar.ca or follow Scalar on Twitter, @scalardecisions.
As one of North America's leading providers of technology solutions and services, Softchoice helps businesses and organizations of all sizes to select, acquire and manage their software and hardware technology resources. Softchoice offers a full range of capabilities, including face-to-face consultations and IT asset management services designed to help customers save time, money and risk in IT procurement. Softchoice currently has more than 950 employees operating from more than 40 branch offices located in major cities across the U.S. and Canada.
TeraMach is a technology solution provider that serves Public Sector and Enterprise clients across Canada. We share a common goal with each of these clients: their success. No matter how you measure success, everything we do at TeraMach is dedicated to helping you achieve it.
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.