Cloud Platform Track

Empowering Enterprise Mobility
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates – Rich Lilly

How people work has changed significantly. New form factors, apps, and working practices all play a role in the shift towards enterprise mobility. Enterprise Mobility from Microsoft provides a complete solution that encompasses user, device, and data management. Microsoft’s people-centric approach builds on existing investments and skills and offers a credible one-vendor solution to customers looking to rationalize their environment. They have strong capabilities to manage user identity, devices, and data protection-all to address three constant requirements: empowering users, protecting data, and controlling costs and resources.

Windows Server 2003 End of Support – What are you doing to prepare?
Sponsored by AppZero

Windows Server 2003 End of Extended Support is 6 months away – migrate your applications from Server 2003 to 2012 quickly and cost effectively.

Effortless Migration from VMware to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V
Sponsored by Vision Solutions

So you’ve deployed Hyper-V 2012 R2 and want to move your virtual machines over, but how do you do that without interrupting service delivery? Do you know what steps to take? And how do you safely roll back if problems occur? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Join us for this session on migration from VMware to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. A session no VMware admin should miss!

What’s New in Azure 2014
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates – Rich Lilly

In this session we will review and demo some of the new Azure infrastructure features recently released. This topic is focused more for datacenter/infrastructure admins looking to leverage Azure for test/dev/prod and DR.

Flash Storage and Modern Solutions Architecture
Sponsored by Violin Memory

For years CPUs, RAM and networking have continued to improve in performance while storage remained mostly the same resulting in architectural misalignments and complicated or expensive solutions.  With the introduction of flash storage, solutions architects are now able to take a fresh look at their infrastructure, solutions and datacenters.  Flash storage enables dramatic cost savings and environmental reductions while vastly accelerating applications.  But not all flash solutions are the same.  Come learn about flash storage technology, deployment options, how flash storage affects applications, modern solutions architecture and how flash storage can modernize your datacenter.

Reducing Your Storage Costs with StorSimple
Sponsored by Project Leadership Associates – Rich Lilly

With the complexity and growth of storage in enterprise datacenters, the need for simplified storage infrastructure and management while reducing costs is essential. Join this session to learn how StorSimple can enable the use of Microsoft Azure Cloud Storage for enterprise workloads, delivering the benefits of cloud economics, and a simplified storage architecture by automatically tiering large amounts of data to the Azure cloud.