Conferences that solve current IT challenges
Consolidation Strategies - Implementation and Management
Strategies to help the business and IT benefit from virtualization
strategies through effective management, security, and recovery
April 21, 2009
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois
industry analysts have found that three out of four IT departments
have implemented or are planning to implement virtualization.
An additional analyst survey found that of those that are currently
using virtualization, 45 percent of new server deployments within
the new year will be virtualized.
of IT infrastructure and applications promises the following
Desktop Virtualization (VDI) can significantly decrease
maintenance and support costs
Consolidation of servers and storage can
achieve significant cost savings
Equipment can be maintained with less effect on the
availability/functionality of applications
a logical, rather than physical, view of consolidation of
computing and data, allowing IT to replicate or relocate
workloads from one virtual environment to another
Business needs can be prioritized
Service levels can be improved
But what is
it, how does it work and what are the real benefits and pitfalls to
watch out for?
This conference is designed for: Enterprise
IT professionals who are trying to understand how virtualization can
help their organization as well as individuals who are learning how
to refine their current virtualization implementation.
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
Understanding the different
definitions of virtualization and
what they mean to your organization
What are the real versus promised
How to leverage virtualization for
the extended enterprise
How to understand the different
approaches to server, storage and
application and desktop (VDI)
How to implement an assessment of
How to put your plan in action
How to avoid pitfalls in planning
8:00am - 9:00am -
Registration and Continental Breakfast
to Leverage Virtualization/Cloud Computing as a
Business and Technology Strategy for 2009
Principal Consultant, Hitachi Data Systems
Director of Product Strategy and Planning, Hitachi Data Systems
In the current turbulent economic environment,
how technology is used becomes even more
important. Companies are faced with the
following business challenges:
In this session attendees will learn where and when the following
types of virtualization make sense as well as tangible business
Focus will also be placed on Cloud
10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break
Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – When and
Where it Makes Sense and How to Effectively
James "Scot" Curry, Systems Engineer,
VDI or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure has
generated great interest in the industry because
it provides many of the benefits of traditional
desktops as well as some added new benefits.
But does it make sense for everyone?
In this session attendees will learn:
When does VDI make sense?
VDI advantages over local desktops
and Server Based Computing (SBC)
Local desktop advantages over VDI
SBC advantages over VDI
A framework for desktop planning
that fits your organization
How to effectively implement VDI
assuming it make sense for your
How to Make Storage and Server Virtualization
Kent Christensen, Virtualization Practice
virtualization drives an organization’s need for increased storage
efficiency and I/O performance. This results in virtual
storage pools that can deliver disks to more application servers
which are deployed as needed.
But how do you
make this work and what techniques should you use?
session, attendees will learn the interplay between storage and
server virtualization and how to design a plan that makes efficient
use of each.
12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon
From the Desktop to the Datacenter – Best
Practices for Securing/Recovering Your Entire
Steve Susina, Director of Marketing, Laurus
has gained massive acceptance through most elements of the IT
infrastructure. But the more elements that become virtualized
the more potential exists for security challenges.
In this session
attendees will be provided with a security and recovery framework
that covers desktops, servers and storage.
learn strategies for plugging potential security holes and revising
their backup and recovery procedures with solid tactics that work.
2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break
Virtual Performance: How to Identify and Resolve
Critical Gaps that Affect Efficiency and
Stability of Your Virtual Environment
Rob Wilson, Service Director - Virtualization
The key drivers
for virtualized systems are performance and availability management.
In a recent study by industry analysts, most respondents concluded
that reducing downtime and business continuity improvements are
their main reasons for deploying virtualization.
But what areas
should you measure to help resolve gaps in efficiency, stability and
In this session
attendees will be provided with a plan that includes five areas to
Insight into the complete topology
of each IT service
Monitoring your physical
Monitoring your virtual
Monitoring operational services
Measuring performance of physical
and virtual components from the data
center and from end-user experiences
Attendees will also learn how to avoid pitfalls by understanding the
hidden costs in measuring your environment.
Taking it to the Bank: How Organizations Have
Implemented Virtualization to Save Money &
Increase Business Efficiencies
David Klauser, Director, Transcendent, LLC
Joshua Shi, Security Architect,
Annur Sumar, Senior Infrastructure
Engineer, DUFF & PHELPS, LLC
Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager,
Information Technology, CDW and
other enterprise IT professionals
In this session, attendees will learn from a
panel of seasoned virtualization implementers,
from enterprise IT departments, on strategies
and tactics that they have used. They will also
share their experiences on how they avoided
Conference price: $249 per person.
will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP
continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP
is a registered certification mark of (ISC)˛, Inc.
As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include
product presentations. During the continental breakfast,
coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity
to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring
companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.