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    Modern Infrastructure SeminarOctober 9, 2013
    Washington D.C.

    Get all the data center infrastructure technical advice, peer networking and product information you'd ever need for free.

October 9, 2013/Washington Marriott at Metro Center

About Modern Infrastructure

New for 2013, the Modern Infrastructure seminar - in conjunction with the Modern Infrastructure online magazine - has become a trusted source to help senior IT leaders manage against outdated infrastructures that are ill-equipped to handle modern demands. This seminar brings content locally to IT decision makers to provide a deep-dive format to share learnings of how IT leaders have solved these problems.

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What you get if you apply this week

Advanced Copy of Modern Infrastructure Ezine

If you sign up this week, you'll get an advanced copy of the Modern Infrastructure E-Zine October issue "Brace Yourself: Designing Infrastructure that Withstands the BYOD Onslaught"

"As a manager of IT, I feel the content was extremely relevant. It helps me to think 'big picture.'"Jim Blaha
Director of IT Systems, Grain Millers, Inc.
Attended the Modern Infrastructure Seminar in Minneapolis in August
"The speaker was knowledgeable about the topic and engaging. Not boring!"Sean Meyer
IT Director, United Family Medicine
Attended the Modern Infrastructure Seminar in Minneapolis in August

Who's already committed to attend Modern Infrastructure this year:

Featured Speakers who will share their wisdom

Jonathan Eunice

Principal IT Advisor, Illuminata, Inc.

Jonathan is a recognized authority on networked information technologies.

He's authored hundreds of publications, has spoken to audiences around the world, and has been frequently quoted by trade and technology publications.

Marc Staimer

Founder and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting

Marc Staimer is the founder, senior analyst and CDS at Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, Oregon USA.

The consulting practice of more than 15 years has focused on the areas of strategic planning, product development and market development.

Agenda what? where? when?

Wednesday October 9

8:00-8:55 AM

Registration and Welcome Refreshments

8:55 - 9:00 AM

Opening Remarks

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Advanced Infrastructure Technologies - 'Achieving State of the Art Infrastructure'

What makes one data center state of the art, and another just so-so? Hint: it's about more than simply buying the latest and greatest infrastructure. In this session, attendees will learn the latest thinking on server, network, storage and virtualization platforms, and how to operate those resources for maximum efficiency and flexibility.

10:00-11:00 AM

Solution Presentations


11:00-11:30 AM

Peer Networking and Refreshment Break - Exhibit area is open

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Smart Entry to the Cloud: 'Five Things You Can Do in the Cloud Today'

The cloud feels futuristic, but there are plenty of examples of mature cloud-based workloads that organizations can adopt with confidence today. In this session, attendees will learn about top cloud-based workloads, including but not limited to: email and collaboration, customer relationship management, backup and disaster recovery, web and mobile application delivery, and big data analytics.

12:30-12:45 PM

Q&A with expert

12:45-1:45 PM

Lunch and Afternoon Session - 'The Looming Failure of Modern Infrastructure & How to Make Sure it Doesn't Happen to You'

Unrelenting, accelerating data growth is putting increasing pressure on on today's data centers. A traditional silo'ed approach to managing these infrastructures won't cut it when it comes to keeping up with today's rapidly evolving changing requirements, so what are the other options? This session discusses a more conventional answer to this modern infrastructure problem: moving to cross discipline virtualized infrastructures, operating systems, and applications, with software definition of form and function on commodity hardware. Gain insight into the pros and cons of building the architecture you need with technologies you already have in place, or deploying a converged architecture.

1:45-2:45 PM

Roundtable Discussion

2:45-3:00 PM

Q&A/Prize Raffle/Seminar Adjourns

Venue the place to be!

Washington Marriott at Metro Center
775 12th St NW,
Washington, DC 20001