Datacenter Track Presentations

9:40 – 10:30  AM

Datacenter Track:   Using Windows Azure Pack to Bring the Cloud On-Premises

Windows Azure Pack provides businesses with the ability to setup their own on-premise web-hosting cloud infrastructure, which opens the door to building enterprise-class line-of-business web applications that seamlessly integrate with the corporate environment.

10:40 – 11:30 AM

Datacenter Track:   Extending Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
Sponsored by Savision

This session covers how Operations Manager as a platform has been extended with System Center Advisor to provide Operational Intelligence about customers’ environments by capturing their operational/machine data into a big data store in Azure. Come see how easy it is to collect logs, explore them in real-time and visualize the results. On top of that come learn about the built-in add-ons that deliver intelligence for Capacity Planning, System Updates and Malware Protection.

1:00 – 1:50 PM

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

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

2:00 – 2:50 PM

Datacenter Track: 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 hands-on session on zero-touch migration from VMware to Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V. A session no VMware admin should miss!

3:00 – 3:50 PM

Datacenter Track: Taking Your Environment to the Next Level with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager
If you are an Operations Manager administrator or want to be, this is the session you have been looking for. This is not a history lesson on Operations Manager but rather a “lessons learned in the field” presentation that will allow you to take Operations Manager to the next level. Topics include maintenance, integration, dashboards, and what is new above and beyond System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager.

4:00 – 4:50 PM

Datacenter Track: Violin Memory, Storage at the Speed of Memory
Sponsored by Violin Memory

Today, we’ve seen speed and capacity improvements in CPU, Memory and Networking and until very recently storage. Flash has revolutionized storage and Violin Memory has been at the forefront of this revolution. Violin Memory products allow your Servers, Infrastructure (SAN, NFS, Direct), Virtualization, Cloud, DataBases, HA and development environments to perform 3x-10x faster with a fraction of the DataCenter footprint your current spinning media and SSDs require. Additionally, with the collaboration of Microsoft and Violin Memory, a new product has been introduced, the Windows Flash Array which runs the Windows 2012 Storage Server OS directly on the storage appliance in a 2 node-cluster. With these products Violin Memory can satisfy all the diverse storage requirements of a modern DataCenter and across the entire Microsoft Stack and doing so at the Speed of Memory

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