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Upcoming Webcasts

phoenixNAP Webcast: Architecture as a Critical Element of a Security Strategy for 2019

phoenixNAP Webcast: Architecture as a Critical Element of a Security Strategy for 2019

Topic: Building a secure architecture is a foundation of an efficient security strategy. Organizations need to ensure they have technologies in place to early detect anomalies, receive alerts on new external threats, and mitigate attacks efficiently. In this webinar, phoenixNAP’s Director of Product Management, Security Services, Anthony Dezilva, will cover the critical elements of a security strategy and best practices for building a battle-ready architecture. He will also discuss how phoenixNAP has used the latest technologies by VMware to build the world's most secure cloud platform, Data Security Cloud.

The technologies include:
- VMware NSX as a way to enhance the networking and security capabilities accessible to clients, as well as to apply Access Control Lists (ACLs) through micro-segmentation
- vCloud Director to enable customers to have greater control and visibility into their multi-site deployments

 

All live attendees who opt-in to share their information with the Sponsor will be entered into a drawing to win an $100 Amazon Gift Card. 

Speaker: Anthony Dezilva, Director of Product Management, Security Services, PhoenixNap
Anthony Dezilva is the Director of Product Management, Security Services for phoenixNAP with responsibility for the company’s Security Services and Data Security portfolio. He is responsible for defining technologies and designing solutions to deliver phoenixNAP’s vision as a full-service, global information technology services provider.
A 26 year veteran of the IT industry, Anthony specializes in intellectual property asset protection, organizational survival and sustainability, and prevention of and recovery from catastrophic events. Anthony’s key areas of expertise include virtualization/cloud technologies, application development, cyber security operations, and business development leadership. Anthony earned his BSc in Cyber Security from The University of Phoenix, an MBA from Thunderbird, and is currently pursuing a PhD. in organizational psychology at Grand Canyon University.

 

Tuesday, January 22, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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Tintri Webcast: Storage vMotion is Great - But How Can We Make it Better?

Tintri Webcast: Storage vMotion is Great - But How Can We Make it Better?

Topic: Over 15 years has passed since the release of vCenter 1.0 and the introduction of vMotion, which forever changed the way we run our IT infrastructure. In this session we will take a closer look at Storage vMotion, understand how it is orchestrated and discuss best-practices related to migration operations. We will also explore a new Tintri innovation that allows virtual machines to migrate between storage arrays at a fraction of the time, and with zero impact to our infrastructure.


All live attendees who opt-in to share their information with the Sponsor will be entered into a drawing to win an $100 Amazon Gift Card.

Speakers: 

Rob Girard, Tintri

Tomer Hagay, Tintri

 

Wednesday, January 23, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CST)

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Datrium Webcast: Did You Know That 2019 is the Year of VDI...Again?

Datrium Webcast: Did You Know That 2019 is the Year of VDI...Again?

Topic: For many organizations, VMware Horizon environments are rapidly becoming multi-site deployments, enabling highly-available digital workspaces and offering desktops closer to end users. As deployments grow over time, so do the operational challenges. Not only do VDI admins continue to demand higher and higher performance for their virtual desktops, but they also demand ways to reduce the management headache of their ever-growing VMware Horizon environments. Join VDI industry experts, Andre Leibovici and Simon Long and find out why Datrium boldly claims to be the Ultimate solution for your VDI environment.

All live attendees who opt-in to share their information with the Sponsor will be entered into a drawing to win an $100 Amazon Gift Card. 

Speakers: 

Andrew Leibovici, Field CTO and Vice President of Solutions and Alliances, Datrium Inc.
Andre Leibovici is a leading expert in the current area of virtualization, mobility and End User Computing and maintains an award winning and world recognized blog, myvirtualcloud.net. Andre was previously Senior Director of Technical Alliances. Andre worked at Nutanix as a Sr. Director for Alliances Engineering and Vertical Alliances, at VMware as a Sr. Staff Architect in the CTO Office and at EMC. Andre’s expertise is backed by 25+ years’ industry experience in IT and managing teams for large organizations.


Simon Long, Sr. Solutions Architect, Datrium Inc.
Simon Long is a Sr. Solutions Architect at Datrium Inc. In his role, he creates technical solutions and architecture guidance for current and future Datrium customers. Previous to Datrium, Simon was working for VMware for close to eight years, in which he had multiple roles ranging from an enterprise level consultant to the lead architect and service owner for VMware's Internal Horizon deployments. In a career spanning 17+ years, Simon has worked in a wide range of IT environments ranging from Cloud Service providers and software vendors to start-ups.

 

Wednesday, January 30, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

 

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Tricerat Webcast: Enhance and Extend VMware Horizon while Reducing Total Operating Costs

Tricerat Webcast: Enhance and Extend VMware Horizon while Reducing Total Operating Costs

Topic: Enhance and extend your enterprise print management capabilities in VMware Horizon, while achieving higher efficiency and a quick ROI for your organization. Tricerat + VMware will help you reduce challenges in your IT environment and free up administrator time to focus on higher-level tasks. During this webcast, experts from Tricerat and VMware will discuss best practices for managing a Horizon environment, while streamlining the management of printing, scanning, and users. By reducing challenges created by diverging platforms and enhancing printing capabilities and efficiencies, Tricerat and VMware create an elevated experience for both IT admins and end users in VMware Horizon environments. We will discuss real use cases and scenarios to ensure you get the most of your enterprise print management, regardless of industry or complexity.

Highlights:
1. Admins will take away VMware Horizon best practices
2. Learn how to increase end user satisfaction while simultaneously cutting costs in your VMware environment
3. Key takeaways from real business use cases from companies with hybrid environments that use VMware Horizon
4. Learn how to speed up logon times, eliminate GPOs and scripting, and make printing more reliable with Tricerat + VMware


All live attendees who opt-in to share their information with the Sponsor will be entered into a drawing to win an $100 AMEX Gift Card.
 

Speakers: 

Andrew Parlette, CTO, Tricerat Inc.
Chris Svehla, Sales Engineer, Tricerat Inc.

Andrew has been with Tricerat since 1999. Andrew started out as a software developer, and moved his way up the ranks to his current role as CTO. Throughout his roles at the company, Andrew remains focused on the creation of outstanding software solutions and delivering excellent service to our customers. As CTO, Andrew is the guiding force behind Tricerat’s technical capabilities, directing teams of software developers, testers, and support technicians in order to stay on top of the changing world of virtualization and end user computing markets. 

Chris attended the United States Air Force Academy where he majored in Aerospace Engineering.  Chris has been with Tricerat since 2016, starting in technical support where he lead the team in closed cases and NPS score.  He took that technical knowledge and outstanding customer service over to his current role as a Solutions Engineer, helping new and existing customers integrate Tricerat solutions into their environments. Chris has become the company expert in all thing VMware, including EUC in Horizon View environments.  Working closely with marketing and development, Chris helps to guide the direction and implementation of new features to Tricerat products, as well as help to bring clarity and technical accuracy to customers, whether talking to them during a live demonstration, or at events throughout the country.

Tuesday, February 5, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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VMware Webcast Series: Comprehensive Security with vSphere Platinum Part 1 of 3: Securing Active Directory with vSphere Platinum

VMware Webcast Series: Comprehensive Security with vSphere Platinum Part 1 of 3: Securing Active Directory with vSphere Platinum

Topic: This session will extend Microsoft's best practices for securing Active Directory with security & reliability features present in vSphere 6.7 and vSphere Platinum, such as virtual TPM, VM Encryption, Generation ID support, and application-centric security monitoring.


Speakers: 

Mike Foley, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Bob Plankers, Technical Marketing Architect, VMware


Mike Foleys principal goal is to help IT and VMware administrators build more-secure platforms that meet or exceed the operational challenges of IT while still standing up to the scrutiny of security teams. He is the author of whitepapers on hypervisor security and virtual machine encryption, the vSphere Security Configuration (formerly “Hardening”) Guide. He is also a popular speaker at industry conferences such as VMword, RSA Conference and others. Previously, Mike was on the evangelist team at RSA, where he concentrated on virtualization and cloud security and also served as a member of the product architect team. Mike contributes to the VMware vSphere and security blogs and has spoken on the topic of virtualization security at EMCworld, RSA Conference, and VMworld, as well as at other VMware events.

Bob Plankers is a Technical Marketing Architect at VMware, focused on vSphere security and compliance. Prior to VMware he spent 23 years in IT operations. He’s worn many hats, from support to developer to system engineer to team leader, and understands the challenges we all face trying to make IT simpler, secure, and more reliable. Bob is a speaker, writer, and blogger, both for VMware and on his own blog at lonesysadmin.net.

 

Tuesday, February 5, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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VMware Webcast Series: Comprehensive Security with vSphere Platinum (Part 2 of 3): vSphere Security Today

VMware Webcast Series: Comprehensive Security with vSphere Platinum (Part 2 of 3): vSphere Security Today

Topic: This session will update you on the current security features of vSphere 6.7 and “vSphere Platinum”, the new bundle of vSphere and VMware AppDefense. vSphere 6.7 builds upon features such as SecureBoot support in 6.5 with new support for TPM 2.0, virtual TPM and support for Windows 10/2016 Virtualization Based Security features such as Credential Guard.


Speakers:

Mike Foley, Staff Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
Bob Plankers, Technical Marketing Architect, VMware


Mike Foleys principal goal is to help IT and VMware administrators build more-secure platforms that meet or exceed the operational challenges of IT while still standing up to the scrutiny of security teams. He is the author of whitepapers on hypervisor security and virtual machine encryption, the vSphere Security Configuration (formerly “Hardening”) Guide. He is also a popular speaker at industry conferences such as VMword, RSA Conference and others. Previously, Mike was on the evangelist team at RSA, where he concentrated on virtualization and cloud security and also served as a member of the product architect team. Mike contributes to the VMware vSphere and security blogs and has spoken on the topic of virtualization security at EMCworld, RSA Conference, and VMworld, as well as at other VMware events.

Bob Plankers is a Technical Marketing Architect at VMware, focused on vSphere security and compliance. Prior to VMware he spent 23 years in IT operations. He’s worn many hats, from support to developer to system engineer to team leader, and understands the challenges we all face trying to make IT simpler, secure, and more reliable. Bob is a speaker, writer, and blogger, both for VMware and on his own blog at lonesysadmin.net.

 

Tuesday, February 12, 2018
12:00-1:00 PM (CT)

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