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Vice President of Product Marketing, Service Assurance, CA
As Vice President of Product Marketing for CA Technologies, Patrick Ancipink ensures that the customer is used as the design point to build an integrated Service Assurance portfolio that links applications, transactions and services with the underlying infrastructure. Patrick leverages more than 15 years of product management and strategic marketing experience in enterprise systems and network management to help CA Technologies strike the balance between deep technical domain expertise and service-oriented IT management.
Patrick joined CA Technologies in 2009 with the acquisition of NetQoS, where he was the Director of Product Marketing and helped the company grow from niche vendor to category leader in application aware network performance management.
Previously, Patrick held positions ranging from product to brand to campaign management at AlterPoint (acquired by Versata), BMC Software, and IBM Tivoli Software. The early stages of his technology career coincided with the evolution from character-based proprietary systems to the earliest graphical user interfaces for client/server IT management and the emergence of the World Wide Web. Patrick has a BA in American Studies from Yale University.
Physical servers now support multiple Virtual Machines (VMs) that can be provisioned and moved between servers in a matter of minutes. There is just one huge problem – today the supporting network and management infrastructure is still largely static and physical. So while it is possible to move a VM between data centers in a matter of minutes, it can take days or weeks to get the supporting infrastructure in place. The panelists on this session will discuss solutions to this problem including new standards like IF-MAP, automation of functionality such as IP address management and the deployment of a new class of management product – the orchestration engine.
The role of network management has fundamentally changed. It is no longer just about the availability of networks. In now includes managing the performance of networks and applications. In addition, the continued deployment of new functionality, such as mobility and the virtualization of just about every component of IT, is making the task of network management significantly more challenging. Thankfully there has been a lot of investment in network management and the panelists in this fast paced, PowerPoint-free session will discuss some of the most promising of the emerging network management technologies.