IT Infrastructure / Operations Management (Data Center) Strategies
Strategies to help IT best align operations and infrastructure management to business needs.
May 15, 2018
7 CPE / 0.7 CEU / CISSP / 7 PDU Credits Awarded
Conference location: Donald E. Stephens Convention Center Rosemont (O’Hare) Illinois
IT departments are facing greater pressure make better use of their existing resources to help move the business forward. In this one day conference attendees will learn how to make sure their Infrastructure and Operations organizations are operating optimally.
What You Will Learn
In this one day conference attendees will learn:
8:00am – 9:00am: Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00am-10:00am: Architecture, Infrastructure & Agility To Support Digital Business Initiatives
To succeed in the digital era, I&O leaders must start rethinking the technology architecture, processes and people required for next-generation workloads, including IoT.
Areas that will be covered include:
10:00am -10:30am: Refreshment Break
10:30am-11:30am: Financial Governance: How to Better Manage Your IT Spend on Infrastructure & Operations
As businesses continue to adopt the technology key to increased productivity and revenue growth, costs creep up when no one is managing subscriptions or IT spend. So how do you give your team what they need to do their jobs, without spending thousands of dollars on things they don’t need? That’s where FinOps comes in – finding and eliminating waste, leveraging the cloud to reduce costs, designing for cost reduction, and implementing governance policies and rules.
The following topics will be covered:
11:30am-12:30pm: Strategy For Evolving The Infrastructure Operations Role In The World Of Cloud
Modernization is required in the areas of server, storage, network, facilities, virtualization and consolidation, while mobile strategies and the growth of data are putting new pressures on the IT infrastructure.
Many of us still have legacy environments and budget constraints. The promise of the Software Defined Data Center, or Programmable Data Center, is in the press almost daily. Yet, we have to manage our own journey to modernize our data centers in alignment with our business objectives and budgets, despite the hype and promise of the early market solutions.
Let’s explore options to successfully plan for this journey to modernize our data centers in concert with our business priorities and IT budget realities.
12:30pm – 1:30pm Luncheon
1:30pm-2:30pm: 21st Century Data Center- Cloud to Edge Computing: What Should Your Strategy Be?
Since 2008, there has been this veil of mystery around cloud. With mystery came doubt and assumptions. The reality is cloud is nothing more than compute, storage, and network in someone else’s data center. Too often when new terms or buzzwords are thrown about, there is a race of early adopters who grab on to the vision, or attempt to deploy the strategy, while the rest of us sit back to watch and learn. Cloud is one of those terms, ideas, concepts, solutions. The problem is, when talking about the “next generation” data center or the 21st century data center, it is important to take a holistic view of this project or initiative. Believe it or not, this session is not about reasons why you should abandon ship and send everything to the cloud, quite the contrary. We will look at trends in the market, technologies being adopted, and how your peers are leveraging both an on premise and off premise architecture. Today IT must be more agile, and the solutions it offers need to be efficient with built in resiliency or redundancy in order to avoid the spread of shadow IT, one of the threats the business faces on a daily basis.
In this session you will learn:
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Refreshment Break
3:00pm-4:00pm: How to Develop a DevOps Culture in I&O
DevOps is all the buzz in IT. Some organizations have fully embraced while others are still figuring out. Either way how can you build a DevOps culture inside IT?
DevOps is about the close collaboration and coordination between IT operations and development, and how they can improve the products and services that they produce by thinking differently about how they work together, using a new mentality.
DevOps is also about communication and how to understand the respective roles and challenges of operations and development.
What you will learn:
4:00pm-5:00pm: Creating Balance: IT Operations & Cost Optimization Strategies
Panelists will include:
Chris LeBeau, Global IT Director, Advanced Technology Services and other executives from IT departments
Organizations are constantly looking to improve the cost-efficiency of IT; yet in the age of digital business, cost optimization takes on new dimensions. How do you design a cost optimization program that supports the goals of the business?
In this session, attendees will learn from seasoned IT executives as to how they are designing business focused cost-optimization programs.
Areas of discussion will include:
Conference Price: $289.00 per person
Each attendee will receive a certificate awarding 7 CPE credits for CISSP continuing education, in addition to 0.7 CEUs and 7 PDUs. CISSP is a registered certification mark of (ISC)², Inc.
As is always the case at CAMP IT Conferences events, the talks will not include product presentations. During the continental breakfast, coffee breaks, and the luncheon break you will have the opportunity to informally meet representatives from the following sponsoring companies, who have solutions in the area of the conference.