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Transforming your IT with Virtualization and Hyperconverged Infrastructure

Transforming your IT with Virtualization and Hyperconverged Infrastructure Virtual Trade Show
Thursday, April 26, 2018 11:00am ET

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Hyperconverged Infrastructure: What You Need to Know for a Successful VDI Deployment
Presented by: Theresa Miller

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As organizations are evaluating their storage architecture for virtualization deployments they are learning that traditional storage is not the best option for their business user's needs. Organizations are making the move to hyperconverged (HCI) infrastructure for their virtualization deployments. In this session, we'll provide a holistic view of how VDI on HCI can support the success of your organization's virtualization needs. Specifically, we'll cover:
  • The business value of VDI
  • Storage considerations for VDI and why hyperconverged infrastructure should be researched
  • Business continuity with HCI
  • VDI architecture the right way
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Hyper-V Management Doesn't Have to be Hard
Presented by: Robert Corradini and Ryan Oistacher

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Are you a VMware vCenter veteran who is now tasked with managing a Hyper-V environment in your datacenter? Fret not. We've got you covered. Join Microsoft MVP and VMware expert Robert Corradini for 60 minutes of Hyper-V tips, tricks and insights. He'll review best practices for Hyper-V VM lifecycle management, performance monitoring, backup and more. Attendees will learn how to quickly and easily apply their vCenter skills to Hyper-V.

In this session you will learn how to:
  • Simplify and centralize Hyper-V Management across hosts
  • Manage Hyper-V as easily as you manage VMware ESXi with vCenter
  • Reduce VM costs without impacting performance
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Modern data protection for modern infrastructures
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One of the fundamental tools that is enabling and driving the digital transformation is convergence. Converged and hyper-converged infrastructures eliminate a great deal of management and fine tuning, which frees up those resources to focus on higher-value projects. However, even despite updating infrastructures, effective data backup and protection is still a significant problem that consistently tops IT priority lists. Legacy backup approaches just can't cut it anymore.

When adopting a modern infrastructure as part of your digital transformation, it is imperative to adopt modern data protection that is ideally suited for these updated solutions. And at Veeam™, data protection is 24.7.365 Availability.

Join us for this keynote session to learn more about how Veeam provides:
  • Rapid recovery of what you want, the way you want it
  • Convergence-agnostic integration with leading storage and hyper-converged system vendors
  • Recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for ALL application and data
  • And more!
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hyper-V Virtualization Advanced Topics Deep Dive
Presented by: Michael Otey

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In this session, Michael Otey Senior Contributing Editor for ITPro Today will present a deep dive into Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. First, you'll see a brief overview of the newest features in Hyper-V and how it stacks up against the latest version of VMware's vSphere 6.5.

Next, we'll dive into the more advanced features where you'll see how to use CPU weights and dynamic memory as well as using PowerShell Direct for easier and more efficient management. You'll see how to use Hyper-V Containers for secure application isolation as well as how to use Shielded VMs to secure your local and Azure VMs. Setting up host NIC Teaming and SR-IOV networking are covered. Then you'll see how to configure and use shared storage, SMB and shared nothing live migration.

Finally, you'll learn how to setup and use Hyper-V Replica for VM disaster recovery both locally and in the cloud.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. What is Hyperconvergence and Why Should You Care?
Presented by: John Savill

The long-standing idea of how virtualization is hosted is changing. Having compute nodes connected to separate storage appliances is being reevaluated, and instead converging the fabric into one solution is gaining traction. But what exactly does this mean and what is required? In this session, we will explore
  • What hyperconverged really means
  • The benefits of a hyperconverged virtualization solution
  • Utilizing features in Windows Server 2016 to help create a solution
At the end of the session, attendees will be armed with the knowledge to evaluate if hyperconverged is right for their requirements and how to proceed.
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break/Event Close

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