Below is a schedule of in booth presentations (subject to change)

 

 

Presenter's Name

Presentation Title

Abstract

Wednesday, May 8

Wednesday Show Hours: 10:30a - 6:00p

10:45a

Mik Lernout

Application modernization: reducing cost, enabling agility and developing understanding

Legacy applications are a key driver in increasing operational costs and can limit the ability for IT enable new business initiatives. Dell Application Modernization services help you move legacy applications to the cloud. The result – you’ll reduce costs, enhance business agility and adopt technologies such as mobile and big data.

11:15a

Nikul Sheth or

LAN & SAN Convergence with Dell Networking S5000

Maximize efficiency in your data center network while advancing your critical networking initiatives. Dell delivers a welcome alternative to oversized, expensive network platforms, putting within reach of data centers of all sizes the flexible, simple, future-proof technology needed to drive innovations enabled by LAN/SAN convergence. Learn how first-of-its-kind technology from Dell can help you simplify migration from 1 to 10GbE and FC to FCoE—with only a single RU space requirement—as well as how our flat, fast next generation architectures can help you meet today’s needs while building a scalable foundation for tomorrow’s growth in virtualized data centers and private clouds.

 

Saleem Muhammad

 

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

11:45p

Preethy Padmanabhan

Simple, Cost Effective, high performing solutions for virtualization

WSM starter kit provides a cost-effective, Plug n Play, high performance desktop and application virtualization solution with 3 virtual desktops, expandable up to 12 for a Proof of Concept (PoC).

 

 

 

Benefits - Quick Proof of Concept (PoC) with minimal time, effort investment…less than an hour, Self contained at low cost

12:15p

Michael Elliott

Hybrid Clouds in the Data Center - The End State

RAFFLE - Speaker

 

 

12:45p

Michael Foreman

Foglight NMS

Today’s network infrastructure is becoming more and more complex, while demands on the Network Administrator to ensure network availability and performance are higher than ever. Foglight NMS helps you visualize, analyze and optimize your entire network infrastructure easily. You can easily discover, map, and monitor network components in disparate locations across the globe. Ensure your network’s performance and availability with actionable insights that help detect, diagnose and resolve potential issues anywhere in the stack.

1:15p

Kamesh Pemmaraju

SDN and OpenStack: Shaping the Future of Cloud Networking Innovation

Software Defined Networking (SDN) is a hotbed of activity with companies tackling the largely unsolved problem of large-scale network virtualization in cloud deployments. OpenStack Quantum provides the foundational interfaces to bring SDN technologies to OpenStack environments. The goal is to free applications from being aware of specific networking details while reducing operational costs for managing the switching fabric in cloud and mobile computing.

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

1:45p

Rafael Zamora introducing Dr. Shen, Cloudmosa

Accelerating the Web Experience

Dell customer, CloudMosa, faced a challenge when they needed a scalable, highly efficient computing infrastructure to provide cloud-based processing power for its Puffin mobile web browser. After collaborating on options available, CloudMosa founder, Dr. Shioupyn Shen, worked with Dell to deploy Dell™ PowerEdge™ C5220 microservers, equipped with Samsung memory and storage, in a colocation data center.

2:15p

Suresh Katukam

Dell Mobility Solutions

As smartphone and tablet ownership and usage grow, individuals are bringing personal devices into the workplace. Users are demanding seamless application experience on their own devices. Dell is announcing two key new products – 7200 controller and ClearPasss olution – that address BYOD challenges and provide seamless application experience for all users.

RAFFLE - Speaker

 

 

2:45p

Ken Drachnik

BYOD is Becoming A Reality - Are You Ready?

Mobile device proliferation poses new challenges–enforcing security policies, maintaining accurate inventory and ensuring controlled access to corporate applications and content. The Dell KACE K3000 Mobile Management Appliance offers management of iOS and Android-based devices, either stand alone or as an extension of existing systems management with the K1000 Appliance.

3:15p

Dmitriy Ayrapetov

Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls – No tradeoff required

Dell™ SonicWALL™ Next-Generation Firewalls don’t force your customers into a trade-off so they can be secure and productive without compromising network performance. We use the same architecture found in our flagship SuperMassive Series, developed for the most demanding carriers and enterprises, in virtually every Dell SonicWALL firewall while also delivering our acclaimed ease of use and high value.

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

3:45p

Kamesh Pemmaraju

OpenStack Wicked Easy Ceph Block Storage & OpenStack Deployment with Crowbar

Hear how OpenStack users address storage deployment challenges with important considerations when selecting a cloud storage system.

 

 

 

• Overview of the Inktank Ceph architecture with unique features and benefits for a transformational open source storage solution fully integrated into OpenStack providing scalable storage using commodity servers

 

 

 

• Overview of Dell Crowbar and how it can automate and simplify Ceph/OpenStack deployments

 

 

 

• Best practices with Ceph and OpenStack for a cloud that is tightly integrated and cost-optimized

4:15p

Kevin Burchett

Removing the complexity of keeping your DATA protected.

The evolving landscape of BYOD is creating a new security equilibrium. This new equilibrium is giving rise to a new mandate: to protect end user data across its entire lifecycle. Organizations need to be vigilant about how data travels from PC to mobile devices and to the cloud, and implement an adaptable platform to secure data at each endpoint - all while complying with state, federal and international laws around data protection. Come learn how Dell Data Protection | Encryption can deliver connected security that relies on context-aware and predictive intelligence that works with your enterprise.

RAFFLE - Speaker

 

 

4:45p

Art Fewell or Mahesh Natarajan

Transform your Data Center with efficient Fabric solutions

Dell’s innovative fabric solutions can reduce costs by up to 59% and consume up to 77% less power than competing approaches, providing you a cost-effective, high-performance modern network architecture that takes advantage of today’s technology and offers an easily scalable path for future growth. In addition, find out how you can reduce fabric deployment time by up to 86% with unique, first-of-its kind software from Dell that automates the tasks associated with planning, designing, building and monitoring fabrics. The first 25 attendees will receive a FREE evaluation copy of Active Fabric Manager.

5:15p

Dan O'Farrrell

Powerful, Secure Desktops from the Cloud

Dell Cloud Client Computing end-to-end desktop virtualization story with a slight bit of emphasis on WSM since that’s what we’ll be demonstrating at our pod

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, May 9

Thursday Show Hours: 10:30a - 6:00p

10:45a

Preethy Padmanabhan

Simple, Cost Effective, high performing solutions for virtualization

WSM starter kit provides a cost-effective, Plug n Play, high performance desktop and application virtualization solution with 3 virtual desktops, expandable up to 12 for a Proof of Concept (PoC).

 

 

 

Benefits - Quick Proof of Concept (PoC) with minimal time, effort investment…less than an hour, Self contained at low cost

11:15a

Art Fewell or Mahesh Natarajan

Transform your Data Center with Active Fabric

Dell’s innovative fabric solutions can reduce costs by up to 59% and consume up to 77% less power than competing approaches, providing you a cost-effective, high-performance modern network architecture that takes advantage of today’s technology and offers an easily scalable path for future growth. In addition, find out how you can reduce fabric deployment time by up to 86% with unique, first-of-its kind software from Dell that automates the tasks associated with planning, designing, building and monitoring fabrics. The first 25 attendees will receive a FREE evaluation copy of Active Fabric Manager.

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

11:45p

Suresh Katukam

Dell Mobility Solutions

As smartphone and tablet ownership and usage grow, individuals are bringing personal devices into the workplace. Users are demanding seamless application experience on their own devices. Dell is announcing two key new products – 7200 controller and ClearPasss olution – that address BYOD challenges and provide seamless application experience for all users.

12:15p

Brandon Draeger

Hadoop for OpenStack Log Analysis

Let’s discuss Hadoop for OpenStack log analysis! Hadoop can support operational monitoring, troubleshooting, and capacity planning in a consistent and open way. We’ll share the work we’ve started, and lead an interactive discussion of different approaches already in play. Our goal is to collaborate on the best patterns for different deployment environments.

RAFFLE - Speaker

 

 

1:15p

Kevin Burchett

Removing the complexity of keeping your DATA protected.

The evolving landscape of BYOD is creating a new security equilibrium. This new equilibrium is giving rise to a new mandate: to protect end user data across its entire lifecycle. Organizations need to be vigilant about how data travels from PC to mobile devices and to the cloud, and implement an adaptable platform to secure data at each endpoint - all while complying with state, federal and international laws around data protection. Come learn how Dell Data Protection | Encryption can deliver connected security that relies on context-aware and predictive intelligence that works with your enterprise.

1:45p

Nikul Sheth or

LAN & SAN Convergence with Dell Networking S5000

Maximize efficiency in your data center network while advancing your critical networking initiatives. Dell delivers a welcome alternative to oversized, expensive network platforms, putting within reach of data centers of all sizes the flexible, simple, future-proof technology needed to drive innovations enabled by LAN/SAN convergence. Learn how first-of-its-kind technology from Dell can help you simplify migration from 1 to 10GbE and FC to FCoE—with only a single RU space requirement—as well as how our flat, fast next generation architectures can help you meet today’s needs while building a scalable foundation for tomorrow’s growth in virtualized data centers and private clouds.

 

Saleem Muhammad

 

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

2:15p

Joseph George and Brandon Draeger

IT Operations needs an Industrial Revolution

TITLE: IT Operations needs an Industrial RevolutionNew applications and cloud deployment models have led to operators being responsible for more infrastructure. “Manual production” in IT operations is no longer sustainable. Introducing the Crowbar Project, an effort to build a complete, easy to use operational platform where physical nodes go from bare-metal to a production cluster within hours. Applications include Hadoop and OpenStack.

2:45p

Ken Drachnik

Security Threats are Changing Every Day. Are Your Endpoints Secure?

So many devices, operating systems and remote locations. So little time. With the Dell KACE K1000 Management Appliance you can protect all your endpoints from a single console—streamlining patching, configuration and compliance, and well, your life.

RAFFLE - Speaker

 

 

3:15p

Dmitriy Ayrapetov

Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Firewalls – No tradeoff required

Dell™ SonicWALL™ Next-Generation Firewalls don’t force your customers into a trade-off so they can be secure and productive without compromising network performance. We use the same architecture found in our flagship SuperMassive Series, developed for the most demanding carriers and enterprises, in virtually every Dell SonicWALL firewall while also delivering our acclaimed ease of use and high value.

3:45p

Kamesh Pemmaraju

Lower Cost of Content Delivery Using OpenStack Clouds

Businesses are increasing challenged to deliver high volume, highly variable and static and streaming content to end users. Dell will highlight the key Content Delivery Network (CDN) use cases, customer requirements, and a complete end-to-end OpenStack-based CDN solution to addresses those challenges.

 

 

 

Leveraging OpenStack benefits include:

 

 

 

• Reducing licensing costs at large scale

 

 

 

• Rapid scalability

 

 

 

• Dev-Ops automation for configuration management

 

 

 

• Rapid delivery of new content

RAFFLE - Phone

 

 

4:15p

Kishore Gagrani

Accelerate Application Performance with Dell’s Fluid Cache

This presentation describes how Dell Fluid Cache, a server-side caching solution, allows to create a large-scale, low latency cache by pooling the Dell Express Flash PCIe SSDs within a server and improve the application performance significantly in a DAS environment. It shows how Fluid Cache can easily be added and configured on top of an existing DAS solution.

4:45p

Dan O'Farrrell

Powerful, Secure Desktops from the Cloud

Dell Cloud Client Computing end-to-end desktop virtualization story with a slight bit of emphasis on WSM since that’s what we’ll be demonstrating at our pod

5:15p

Michael Foreman

Foglight NMS

Today’s network infrastructure is becoming more and more complex, while demands on the Network Administrator to ensure network availability and performance are higher than ever. Foglight NMS helps you visualize, analyze and optimize your entire network infrastructure easily. You can easily discover, map, and monitor network components in disparate locations across the globe. Ensure your network’s performance and availability with actionable insights that help detect, diagnose and resolve potential issues anywhere in the stack.

5:45p

GRAND PRIZE SWEEPSTAKES