Join Me at Interop in Las Vegas 2015

This will be my first year to attend Interop in Las Vegas, and I wanted to invite you to the two sessions that I’ll be presenting as an independent. For those new to this event, the high level overview is:

Interop Conference sessions help you find solutions to your current IT headaches and plan for future development. Three days of sessions (Wednesday-Friday) highlight the latest advancements in networking, virtualization, cloud, mobility, data centers, and more. Two days of workshops precede the conference (Monday-Tuesday)

If you’d like to save 25% off your conference pass, use the code SPEAKERVIP. Send your boss this justification toolkit to help seal the deal. Oh, and I’ll make sure to bring Wahl Network stickers for your laptop. 😉

Here’s the details on my sessions:

A No-Nonsense Approach to Hyperconvergence

The market is flooded with a large number of buzz words around how to build an IT stack. From reference architectures to various levels of building block-style convergence, it seems that everywhere you turn there’s a new, shiny, and often better way to stand up infrastructure. But, is it really worth deviating from traditional architecture designs that provide the “business as usual” requirements? This session will focus on why the converged technology stacks are worth digging deeper in to, how teams are integrating them with their existing systems, and what sort of culture and skill-set shifts this trend pushes.

How to Integrate DR Services Into a Virtual Environment

Historically, disaster recovery efforts focused on building tomes of run books that are out of date the moment they are created. The advent of virtualization made this process exponentially more difficult; servers are now rapidly brought online, consume shared disk volumes with one another, and can move around the data center. Is it even possible to protect such a constantly shifting and changing environment? This session will focus on how to properly abstract resources for easier DR efforts, build DR services into your VM creation workflows, and create successful DR tests.