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Managed Services/Networks Breakout Session [clear filter]
Tuesday, April 21


VMware: vRealize Operations: Managing the Software Defined Data Center

The Software Defined Data Center is now a reality, and traditional tools and processes of managing this new landscape is taxing on both IT and Business Professionals alike. 

VMware’s vRealize Suite offers a single-pane-of-glass view into both virtual and physical environments, and provides critical insight into the health and efficiency of your data center’s compute, storage and networking resources.  This session will break down our vRealize offerings, and which licensing model addresses your management needs.


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Gregg Bielawski

Field Technical Consultant at Ingram Micro, VMware
As a field technical consultant, Gregg focuses on VMware solutions in the Central US. He assists partners to grow their virtualization practices with emerging technologies like End User Computing, Software Defined Data Center and Cloud solutions. Over his 8 years in the industry... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:00am - 9:40am
Managed Services/Networks (Willow West)


Microsoft: Extending your On-Premise Network to Azure with Site-to-Site VPN

The benefits of the public cloud are numerous, yet one roadblock that is commonly run into is establishing connectivity to workloads once they’ve been migrated to the public cloud.

It’s one thing to connect to a web app across the public internet, but some applications either don’t play nicely that way, or you don’t want them to send traffic across the public internet. One economical way around this issue is with the Site to Site VPN capabilities that are baked into Microsoft Azure.

This demo-heavy session will cover the use cases, architecture, and configuration of a site to site VPN from your on-premise network, to workloads hosted in Azure.


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Andy Syrewicze

Senior Cloud Services Engineer/Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP), Trivalent Group
Andy has spent the last 12+ years providing technology solutions across several industry verticals including, education, fortune 500 manufacturing, healthcare and professional services. Andy’s skills include VMware, Linux, and Network Security, but his focus over the last 8 years... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 9:50am - 10:30am
Managed Services/Networks (Willow West)


AT&T: Mobility
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John Lauria

Strategic Account Manager, AT&T

Tuesday April 21, 2015 10:40am - 11:20am
Managed Services/Networks (Willow West)


123.Net: Building and Managing Multi-Location Networks

This presentation will cover blending multiple service types into a seamless network, strategies for implementing MPLS and Quality of service, tips for traffic analysis and managing network utilization, options for a cloud overlay, and creating a network location failover plan.


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Bryon Hurd

Channel Sales, 123.Net
Byron Hurd has been an information technology professional since 1982.  His career has spanned positions in Sales, Sales Management, Operations, Business Ownership, Software Design and Software Programming.  Byron helped build out the fiber optic network at West Michigan Internet... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 11:30am - 12:10pm
Managed Services/Networks (Willow West)


Veeam: Get out of the Backup Game

In this session, Veeam will discuss how Veeam Partners can help customers get out of the backup game and offload backup services to a trusted advisor. Data protection is not always a topic that many customers enjoy but it is all a necessity when it comes to the integrity of the customers’ business information. Data needs to be protected and having the proper tools for the job can help enable businesses to perform optimally with reduced setbacks.

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Andy Barhorst

Systems Engineer, Veeam Software
Andy Barhorst is a System Engineer for Veeam Software where he works with partners and end users providing expertise in the virtualization and data protection arena. Andy has worked in several different roles within the IT industry while virtualization has been his primary focus... Read More →

Tuesday April 21, 2015 1:45pm - 2:25pm
Managed Services/Networks (Willow West)