2012 Speaker List
Hear from IT leaders and industry experts in more than 100 sessions at the leading business technology event.
Director of Advanced Services, Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, Enterprise Data Center Practice, Cisco
Mark McKenzie is a Director of Advanced Services in Cisco’s Enterprise Data Center Practice. The practice is responsible for providing architectural guidance, best practices, and recommendations on how customers can leverage Cisco solutions to bring maximum value to their stakeholders. Cisco’s data center solutions can be leveraged as the strategic foundation for virtualization, unified I/O and data center consolidation and provide a converged infrastructure that enables business applications to run more effectively, efficiently, and with optimal return on investment.
The practice is also responsible for helping Enterprise, Commercial, and public sector customers assess where they are on the journey to Cloud computing and assist them in migrating their infrastructure and applications to take advantage of the benefits of a converged architecture and an automated operations.
Thursday, May 10, 2012, 10:15 AM-11:15 AM
Moving beyond server consolidation to an agile virtual infrastructure to a private cloud is a top priority for most organizations, but not an easy road. Getting there successfully means addressing a variety of management issues -- automating virtual operations and provisioning; managing performance and capacity; troubleshooting across the virtual and physical infrastructure; lifecycle management; and eventually managing across multiple hypervisors. Hear experiences and best practices on how layering the right management capabilities onto your virtual environment will improve your IT operations and transform your environment into a private cloud.
Monday, May 7, 2012, 3:30 PM-4:15 PM
Building private clouds requires a combination of virtualization, optimization, automation, monitoring/management, self-service portals, and service catalogs. In this panel, we'll discuss the building blocks and best practices for successfully building private clouds, and the options IT has today to turn their data centers into on-demand computing resources for their organization.
Monday, May 7, 2012, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Private clouds have come a long way from their humble beginnings in virtualization. Today's enterprise IT professionals can create rich on-premise, automated, self-service, shared computing offerings for their stakeholders. Private clouds begin with foundations like VMware, Xen, Hyper-V and KVM; and now include optimized infrastructure, advanced management, automation and orchestration, and cloud stacks like OpenStack, CloudStack, Nimbula, and Eucalyuptus. And of course, there are also service catalogs, charge-back, and self-service interfaces that let IT get out of the way of delivering to service consumers.