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Virtualization / Consolidation Strategies - Implementation Strategies

Strategies to help the business and IT benefit from virtualization  strategies through effective management, security, and recovery techniques.

October 22, 2009

9:00am-5:00pm

7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded

   

Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O'Hare) Illinois

Overview

Virtualization proves to have many benefits for the enterprise.  IT managers can consolidate their physical infrastructures, preserve their investments in current operating systems and applications, and capitalize on hardware investments. As virtual environments grow, there can be benefits to capacity management and business continuity strategies.  However, there are pitfalls to watch out for including security challenges that will present themselves.

What You Will Learn

In this one day conference attendees will learn:

  • What is the value to the business? 
  • Is Cloud Virtualization ready?
  • How should we staff to support virtualization?
  • What processes should we use to be more successful with our virtualization endeavors?
  • How do we handle security risks?
  • How do we recover?

Conference Program

8:00am - 9:00am - Registration and Continental Breakfast

Krueger

9:00am-10:00am

Virtualization Architecture: How to Deliver Business Outcomes Through Specific Business Metrics

Don Krueger, Consultant, GlassHouse Technologies, Inc.

Virtualization has gained widespread adoption due to decreased overall IT costs to the organization.  At the same time CIOs and IT leaders are looking for the real business value of broad virtualization adoption across multiple IT silos.

In this session attendees will learn how to leverage specific metrics to evaluate how widescale their virtualization adoption should be.

Metrics that will be covered include:

  • Ratios: server to admin and VM to admin KPIs
  • Business Process Impact
  • Increased availability
  • Faster time to market

10:00am -10:30am - Refreshment Break

Ledyard

10:30am-11:30am

Cloud Based Virtualization: When and Where it Makes Sense

Eric Ledyard, Chief Technology Officer, AHEAD

Cloud computing can provide great value to the enterprise.  Many organizations are using some form of cloud computing in their infrastructure.  What type of cloud computing that is right for your organization depends on a number of factors.

In this session attendees will learn:

  • How cloud computing fits in to the wider IT and organizational vision
  •  How to ask the right questions for your organization
  • What type of cloud computing is right for your organization
  • About benefits of moving CapEx to OpEx

Sumar

11:30am-12:30pm

Deployment: How to Incorporate Processes into a Virtualization Deployment

Annur Sumar, Sr. Infrastructure Architect, Duff & Phelps, LLC

With any significant IT change or deployment, having effective processes are essential to ultimate success.  What processes are essential and how do you get everyone to follow the path? 

In this session attendees will learn: 

  • What processes should be followed and put in place for an effective deployment
  • How to find and train the right people
  • How to prevent VM sprawl
  • At what point to implement tools in the process
  • How to estimate your storage needs

12:30pm - 1:30pm Luncheon

Maislin

1:30pm-2:30pm

Unique Threats: How to Handle the Unique Security Risks Posed by Virtualization

David Maislin, Senior Director, Technical Services and Strategy, Sendmail, Inc.

According to industry analysts, there has been rapid adoption of different types of virtualization across all industries.  Due to this, server images are floating around on disks and whipping around networks, virtual server memory pages are also free to move around the network.  All of this combined with new architectures and systems creates many known and unforeseen risks.  Are you putting your organization at risk?

In this session attendees will learn strategies and processes to work through the security challenges that are posed by virtualization implementations.

2:30pm - 3:00pm - Refreshment Break

Peebles

3:00pm-4:00pm

Best Practices for Recovering Your Virtual Environment

Mike Peebles, Product Marketing Manager, Hewlett-Packard

This session explores and outlines how to apply and manage an effective backup strategy in a virtual server environment that not only effectively protects virtual machines but also the enterprise applications running inside the virtual machine.

 

In this session you will learn:

  • How they can build and deploy an effective backup solution in their virtual environment while achieving
  • Improved RPO (Recovery Point Objective) and RTO (Recovery Time Objective) of backups
  • Significantly lower backup windows
  • Achieve efficient data mobility

Susina

Schmidt

Carlberg

McKeown

Shi

4:00pm-5:00pm

Handling the Challenges: How to Create a Virtualization Computing Team

Moderator:
Steve Susina, Director of Marketing, Laurus Technologies

Panelists will include:

Nick Schmidt, Senior Manager, Information Systems, CDW
Steven Carlberg, Principal Network Administrator, University HealthSystem Consortium
Rob McKeown, ZFS North America VMware Team Lead, Distributed Systems Architect, Zurich North America
Joshua Shi, 
Security Architect, TransUnion
and other virtualization professionals from enterprise IT departments sharing experiences and lessons learned


Virtualization has caused a unique shift in the way organizations think about enterprise computing as well as how to support the challenges from a resource perspective.  A debate arises that asks ‘Who has responsibility’ for this’ versus ‘Who should have responsibility?  A strategy that is gaining acceptance is creating a virtualization computing team.

 

In this session attendees will learn how to create an effective cross-IT silo team that responsibilities and ownership for the success of the architecture and management.


Conference price: $249 per person.


Each attendee 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)², Inc.

Exhibits

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.