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EMC Forum 2013

Lead Your Transformation

Learn how EMC cloud solutions transform IT and business. Attend a complimentary EMC Forum and explore how Cloud transforms IT, Big Data transforms Business, and Trust transforms Cloud.

Chicago – October 23, 2013

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Why Attend EMC Forum?

From business trends and cloud directions to real-world use cases and interactive discussions, EMC Forum is definitely worthwhile. Connect with peers, learn from experts, and get solution demos. Hundreds of your colleagues attend; you should, too!

Keynote speaker, Jon Peirce

Jon Peirce is the SVP of IT and is responsible for driving strategic programs across EMC IT, accelerating its transformation to an IT-as-a-Service provider/ broker through technology, process and organizational innovation and evolution.

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EMC Forum 2013
Lead Your Transformation

Get ready for EMC Forum 2013 – the one-day technology conference that helps you lead your company’s IT and business transformation.

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Event Date & Location

Date: October 23, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Westin O'Hare
Address: 6100 N. River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: (847) 698-6000

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EMC Forums Agenda - Chicago

 
8:00 AM Registration, Partner Pavillion and EMC Demo Center
9:00 AM Welcome and Keynote
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10:00 AM Break, Partner Pavillion and EMC Demo Center
10:30 AM Lead Your Cloud Transformation
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Next Generation EMC: Lead Your Storage Transformation
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Change The Game With EMC Backup and Archive
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Trust: the Leading Edge of Cloud and Big Data
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Big Data Transforms Business
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11:30 AM Break, Partner Pavillion and EMC Demo Center
11:45 AM Three Paths To The Cloud: Choice Without Complexity
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Transformation: Virtualizing Your Business Critical Applications
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Hardened Hadoop: Powerful Insights from Unstructured Data
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Transforming Disaster Recovery With Continuous Availability
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Isilon Scale-Out NAS for Enterprise Big Data and Hadoop
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12:45 PM Lunch, Partner Pavillion and EMC Demo Center
1:45 PM Get To The Data Center of the Future Sponsor Session: VMware
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VCE Vblock Systems: The Leading Converged Infrastructure Sponsor Session: VCE
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Transforming the Data Center. Sponsor Session: Cisco
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Transformation is Underway. Is your network ready? Sponsor Session: Brocade
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Next Generation Unified Storage: VNX Re-defines Midrange Price/Performance
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2:45 PM Break, Partner Pavillion and EMC Demo Center
3:15 PM EMC VSPEX: Proven Infrastructure That Is Simple, Efficient, And Flexible
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Transform End User Computing With EMC and VMware Cloud Solutions
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Bring Big Data to Your Security Team
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Redefine the Possible with Flash Technology
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ViPR Software Defined Storage
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4:15 PM Raffle & Reception

Keynote

Sessions

10:30am

Lead Your Cloud Transformation

A typical IT department spends an unsustainable 70% of its budget on maintenance, with little room for innovation. IT has reached a tipping point, but toward what? The Software-Defined Data Center. Join us for an inside look at this next generation of IT architecture, and the transformative steps necessary to deliver ITaaS.

Next Generation EMC: Lead Your Storage Transformation

EMC is building the future of storage solutions for cloud, virtualization, files, and applications. Join us for an inside look at EMC’s comprehensive storage portfolio, including our next generation VMAX, VNX, and Isilon platforms, Software-Defined Storage, and the Xtrem family of flash technologies that are driving the next generation of cloud computing.

Change The Game With EMC Backup and Archive

The game is changing. Backup and archive are no longer just defensive tactics; they are offensive strategies that accelerate business. You need the right game plan to meet today’s requirements and evolve for what’s next. This session will map EMC’s backup and archive strategy and explain how products like Avamar, Data Domain, NetWorker, and Mozy will keep you ahead of the game.

Trust: the Leading Edge of Cloud and Big Data

Learn how to increase trust in Cloud Infrastructure and Big Data with leading edge innovations in three areas: continuous availability and backup, advanced security and active governance. Avoid disaster by reducing critical single points of failure. Halt the latest advanced threats with new intelligence-based security analytics. Reduce audit pain and avoid fines by streamlining GRC.

Big Data Transforms Business

Big Data transforms business, but how? Learn how to get started with Big Data in this big picture session covering both business and technology aspects of the industry’s hottest trend. Included are tips on prioritizing use cases that align with your business and an overview of Isilon scale-out storage, Greenplum analytics, and data science.



 

11:45am

Three Paths To The Cloud: Choice Without Complexity*

You can fight data center cost and complexity with virtualization and the cloud, but what’s the best approach for you? Learn about choice without complexity through best-of-breed EMC components, EMC VSPEX reference architectures that combine compute, network, storage, virtualization, and data protection, or with converged infrastructures in VCE Vblock Systems.

Transformation: Virtualizing Your Business Critical Applications

To virtualize Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and other business critical applications requires infrastructure design and deployment that maximizes performance and efficiency of application owners and storage administrators. This session will review EMC best practices and use cases for virtualizating business critical applications, with lessons from customers and EMC’s global IT organization.

Hardened Hadoop: Powerful Insights from Unstructured Data

Pivotal HD is an enterprise-hardened Hadoop distribution that analytics teams can easily deploy and develop to operate Hadoop clusters and Big Data applications, featuring advanced SQL query services that make Hadoop more stable and usable. This session reviews the features that make Pivotal HD the most innovative Hadoop distribution on the market.

Transforming Disaster Recovery With Continuous Availability

Continuous Availability is no longer a cost, time, and skills-prohibitive proposition for your IT department. In this session, you’ll learn how you can leverage off-the-shelf technology, such as EMC VPLEX, to transform your disaster recovery program, elevate application service levels, lower risk and costs, and simplify your environment.

EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS for Enterprise Big Data and Hadoop

Learn how Pivotal HD, Isilon Scale-Out NAS, and EMC services help you quickly and easily deploy a powerful, worry-free Hadoop-based analytics engine. Designed for those looking to dive into Hadoop and those who want greater confidence to grow a Hadoop deployment for full-scale production, this session shows you how to get it done.



 

1:45pm

Get To The Data Center of the Future Sponsor Session: VMware

Recent market studies confirm that adoption of a software-defined data center can reduce business downtime by 40% while also reducing provisioning time by 50%. Join us to learn some of the key capabilities of SDDC that include networking and storage, and get insight to how EMC and VMware are working together in Management solutions. We will also discuss how a hybrid cloud computing model provides choice without sacrificing security and control. Regardless of where you are in the journey to delivering IT as a Service, this VMware session will provide you the information to take the next step.

VCE Vblock Systems: The Leading Converged Infrastructure

VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure, helps you climb faster to the cloud. Vblock Systems combine leading technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware in a single, integrated, pre-configured converged infrastructure with seamless support. Learn about Vblock systems and proven solutions for cloud computing, virtual desktops, and virtualized mission critical applications.

Transforming the Data Center Sponsor Session: Cisco

Attend this presentation to learn the advantages of Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Fabric, and Cisco Unified Management. The Cisco Unified Data Center can change the economics of the data center by unifying networking, compute, storage, virtualization, and management into a single platform. The results are operational simplicity and business agility, which are essential for virtualization, cloud computing, and deploying IT-as-a-Service. Find out why infrastructure matters and how Cisco and EMC solutions can decrease costs, enhance scalability, and improve performance.

Transformation is Underway. Is your network ready? Sponsor Session: Brocade

This session introduces breakthrough Gen 5 Fibre Channel technologies that can help you unleash the potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next-generation EMC Flash storage. We will introduce innovative diagnostic, monitoring and management capabilities with Fabric Vision that: Maximizes application availability; Drives down operational costs; and Provides unprecedented visibility across the storage network. Learn how Brocade and EMC are working together to help you realize the full benefit from your storage investments.

Next Generation Unified Storage: VNX Re-defines Midrange Price/Performance

Learn about the world’s top-performing storage, data protection, and cloud solution for midrange environments. EMC VNX Unified Storage accelerates the transformation and protection of virtualized and cloud data centers through deep integration of solutions, applications, management, and storage in high-speed protection storage architectures, delivering the industry’s best price/performance.



 

3:15pm

EMC VSPEX: Proven Infrastructure That Is Simple, Efficient, And Flexible

EMC VSPEX—a complete cloud solution, proven by EMC and delivered by partners—lets you choose the technology in your infrastructure without the need to design, integrate, and deploy individual components. Learn from EMC and our channel partners how VSPEX makes it easy to deploy private clouds, virtual desktops, and virtualized mission critical applications.

Transform End User Computing With EMC And VMware Cloud Solutions

Migration to Windows 7 and 8 leads many customers to deploy virtual desktop environments. EMC technology, solutions, and consulting services have helped customers reduce cost and risk for millions of these user migrations. Learn how EMC VNX, FAST, EMC VSPEX, and VCE Vblock System solutions can help you transform the way you deploy virtualized infrastructure and applications.

Battling Cyber Crime with Cyber Intelligence

Big Data security analytics and Cyber Intelligence have become essential tools to combat cyber attacks. This session presents real-world examples from RSA Cyber Crime Intelligence and the RSA eFraudNetwork cloud to show the threats that enterprises face and how the combination of security analytics and cyber intelligence can detect and combat cyber crime.

Flash.Next: Zero To One Million IOPs In A Flash

EMC’s Xtrem family of flash products delivers unprecedented performance for the most demanding applications. This session demonstrates the real-world benefits of EMC XtremIO in virtual desktop environments, Oracle RAC, and other application environments. You’ll learn how XtremSW Cache accelerates read performance of mission critical applications while protecting your data.

Software-Defined Storage: The Big Picture

EMC’s integrated storage management tools for Software-Defined Storage maximize investments in both EMC and multi-vendor storage environments. Learn the latest technology and best practices for managing Software-Defined Storage, with a demonstration of EMC’s management suites to increase availability, visibility, and health across servers, switches, and storage in physical and virtual environments.



 

Sponsors

Diamond

Cisco

Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. As an innovator in the communications and information technology industry, Cisco and our valued partners sell Cisco hardware, software, and services to businesses of all sizes, governments, service providers, and consumers. Learn more at www.cisco.com

www.cisco.com

VMware

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 www.vmware.com.

www.vmware.com

Platinum

Brocade

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.

www.brocade.com

Gold

Intel

Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies and products to advance how people work and live. Intel® processors, SSDs and Software provide the capabilities needed to address today’s IT challenges, enabling the energy-efficient performance, data protection and scalability to address the explosion of data and emergent usage models.

www.intel.com

Americas Forum Series Sponsor

VCE

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.

www.vce.com

Silver

Ahead

Ahead

AHEAD helps clients move to an optimized IT service delivery model by accelerating their transformation from a builder of components to a broker of services. With our deep expertise in today’s compelling technologies and our THINK | LOOK | PLAN | MOVE framework, we ensure clients can keep pace with business demands.

www.thinkahead.com

CDW

CDW

CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions for businesses of all sizes. CDW features dedicated account managers who help customers choose the right technology products and services to meet their needs. The company’s solution architects offer expertise in designing customized solutions, while its advanced technology engineers assist customers with the implementation and long-term management of those solutions.

www.cdw.com

Forsythe

Forsythe

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.

www.forsythe.com

HGST

HGST

HGST, a Western Digital company, develops advanced hard disk drives, enterprise-class solid state drives, and external storage solutions used to store the world’s most valued data. Founded by the pioneers of hard drives, HGST provides high-value storage for a range of market segments, including Enterprise, Mobile, CE and Personal Storage.

www.hgst.com

mozy

Mozy

Mozy is the world's most trusted provider of cloud backup and access, with more than six million customers, including 100,000 business customers and more than 90 petabytes of information stored at its data centers around the globe. Mozy, owned by EMC since 2007, is included in the BRS solution portfolio.

www.mozy.com

Panzura

Panzura allows enterprises to achieve all the benefits of cloud storage in a secure platform while maintaining traditional NAS features and performance and providing global user interconnectivity and centralized storage. The Panzura Global Cloud Storage System integrates with existing infrastructures without changes and with the leading cloud storage platforms.

www.panzura.com

Sigma Solutions

Sigma Solutions is the integrator of choice for companies needing a technology partner that transitions from the strategy of the executive suite to the operations of the datacenter. We offer a mix of business acumen and technical expertise to align your IT operations and management functions with your organizational objectives.

www.sigmasol.com

Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments. The award-winning VirtualWisdom® platform drives improved performance and availability against infrastructures supporting critical applications, while lowering costs. VirtualWisdom provides real-time performance, health and utilization metrics, and delivers end-to-end visibility across the entire systems stack.

www.virtualinstruments.com

Windstream

Windstream Hosted Solutions

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.

www.windstreambusiness.com/

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