Many of us spend a lot of time in "data center land" where we focus on virtualization and storage and IOPs. But fundamentally these data centers exist to provide applications and services to users, who live in "user land." And if you thought data center technology changes fast, just take a look at how fast users expectations change!

How can our data centers keep up with technology that users now expect that didn't even exist a few years ago?

At this unique dinner event featuring industry guru Brian Madden, along with other experts in the field, you'll learn what end users' expectations are today and how to best accommodate them. Specific topics Brian will be covering include:

- How data centers, storage systems, networking, and security need to be built to support end user computing growth
- How you can scale these components from a few test users through pilot to full production
- Why it's not enough to just "build some VDI" when it comes to effectively organizing your data center

Registration is free but seating is limited in order to ensure a valuable networking experience-- apply now to claim your spot!

SECURITY TRACK

**Attendee Bonus: All ISC(2) CISSPs/ SSCPs receive Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits for attending.

As cloud computing becomes the “trend du jour,” your organization is more than likely considering (if it hasn’t already implemented) new cloud technologies to enhance collaboration, support remote mobile access (vis-à-vis the bring your own device movement) and ultimately improve efficiency. This all seems like a great idea, so what’s the problem?

Migration to a cloud infrastructure raises critical concerns that IT pros must address before (and after) adopting any cloud technology.

Join noted author and top security consultant, Kevin Beaver, CISSP, as he explores this growing trend and offers proven tactics for addressing key security concerns when supporting these new technologies and trends.

Register today for this complimentary seminar and join over 40 of your peers as our keynote expert uncovers:

  • Why cloud computing is – and always will be – a different beast to manage.
  • What the common security risks are and how to tackle them effectively.
  • How to confront the challenges created by the BYOD movement,
  • Ways to take cloud security past your legal counsel’s desk.
  • What to ask providers and how to properly determine who owns data in the cloud and on mobile devices.
  • And much more.

Admission is FREE but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, call Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or apply online.

DATA CENTER TRACK

While 2011 was a year for cloud hype, now that IT pros are starting to trust the cloud, 2012 is bringing real-life deployments at organizations worldwide. Rather than the now age-old question, “What IS the cloud, exactly?” – this year is about real tactics for starting to leverage cloud technologies, from deciphering the differences between  7+ new-and-improved application delivery methods to identifying the right cloud flavor and preparing your infrastructure for it.

By taking just one day out of the office you will gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of application delivery, for the client and server sides alike, as well as get actionable tactics to effectively identify and implement the best, holistic solution across your infrastructure.

Return with practical and actionable methods to:

  • Implement automation across your data center infrastructure
  • Identify the optimal application delivery method based on the maturity of your existing infrastructure, from streaming and VM-hosted apps to VDI
  • Optimize your organization’s workspaces to effectively accommodate a new app delivery technology
  • Realistically evaluate all cloud options, from *aaS services to public and true private cloud
  • Uncover which cloud model is the right fit and effectively prepare your environment for the progressive migration
  • Separate the idea of a converged infrastructure from a method for dealing with hardware, and get up-to-speed on the real (read: non-vendor) state of this up-and-coming technology

Admission is FREE but seating is limited. To reserve your seat, call Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or apply online:

Dates and Locations

Denver, CO

Morton's Steakhouse
December 10, 2013

Register today by calling Jen Tobin at (617) 431-9722 or completing our quick online registration form.

Agenda

5:30 PM

Registration and Drinks

5:55 PM

Introduction & Welcome

6:00 PM

Keynote Address with Brian Madden
Building the Data Center to Support the User of Today

7:00 PM

CDW Presentation

7:45 PM Q&A with Speakers

8:00 PM

Seminar Adjourns

Speaker

Brian Madden Bio
Independent Industry Analyst, Blogger & Author

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Giveaways

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TechTarget contact

For questions about your registration or the event agenda please contact:

Jen Tobin
jtobin@techtarget.com
Tel: (617) 431-9722.