Varrow Madness – Session Breakdown by Theme

In case you’re not aware, Varrow Madness is almost here — lots of details at the main site (go look if you haven’t already). To the best of my knowledge, this is the largest technology conference in the Carolinas. While Varrow as a company isn’t a vExpert or EMC Elect, to me this conference lets people see why we have so many of each…it’s who we are as a company.

http://madness.varrow.com

Along with the keynotes, vendor booths, and basketball games on TV, there are a LOT of sessions (that’s the point after all, right?) — almost 40 actually. On the main site they’re organized by time slot (so you can decide which one for each time slot) but Matt Kushner (Varrow Account Representative) put together a very helpful breakdown by theme. I wanted to give him credit but post here given it was quite interesting to see it organized by theme.

IT Transformation

  • VMware EVO:Rail – Technical Deep Dive and Demo – Kevin Tuffner, Varrow
  • Cloud Panel – IT Transformation from an Application Owner’s Perspective – Miguel Viera & Aaron Dawson, Varrow
  • Accelerating Your Cloud with Converged Infrastructure – Trey Layton, VCE
  • Sun Setting the Silos (Around Data/ Content Management in Healthcare) – Jeremy Hyman & Stephen Willis, RezHealth
  • Future Proof Your Cloud by Orchestrating App Workloads with CloudPlatform – Derek Cassesse, Citrix & Jason Heinrich, Varrow
  • IT Transformation Explained – A Journey to the Cloud – Brandon Hyde & Aaron Dawson, Varrow
  • Open Stack 101 – Scott Lowe, VMware

Mobility

  • Speed to Care: Securely Improving Clinician Sat. with Instant-On Awareness – John Gobron, Aventura
  • EUC Layering – Comparing & Contrasting the Options – Earl Gay, Varrow
  • AirWatch by VMware Enterprise Mobility Management – Jeff Pool, VMware
  • What Can Smokejumpers Teach Us About Successful Desktop and Application Delivery? – Jason Heinrich, Varrow
  • Future Proof Your Cloud by Orchestrating App Workloads with CloudPlatform – Derek Cassesse, Citrix & Jason Heinrich, Varrow
  • Security Teams Need More Firepower – Carlos Bonet, RSA
  • APPDNA: Alleviating Application Migration Pains, Automate the Application Virtualization Process – Art Harris & Sarath Velagaleti, Varrow
  • Future of Endpoint Security – Marty Kaise, Kaspersky
  • Citrix Workspace Suite – Apps, Desktops, Data, And Services In One Solution – Geremy Myers, Citrix
  • Mobility Panel – Thomas Brown, Earl Gay, Phillip Jones, and Jim Ryland (Varrow Engineers)
  • Bit9 – Leveraging Endpoint Protection to enhance Visibility into Your Hybrid Cloud – Bit9

Security

  • Cisco Next Generation Firewall and BYOD – Sourcefire Integration and Identity Services Engine (ISE) – Neil Humphrey, Cisco
  • Transforming Network Security for the Software Defined Datacenter – Jefri Hillon, Palo Alto & Jason Nash, Varrow
  • VMware NSX – Deep Dive – Scott Lowe, VMware & Jason Nash, Varrow
  • Security Panel (Round Table Discussion about what IT Departments are facing today) –
  • Security Teams Need More Firepower – Carlos Bonet, RSA
  • Future of Endpoint Security – Marty Kaise, Kaspersky
  • The Good, The Bad, and the Compromised: A Complete Lifecycle Approach to Advanced Threat Protection – Kevin Flynn, Blue Coat
  • Security vSphere Hardening – Mike Foley, VMware

Network

  • Intelligent WAN – Visibility and Control – Andy Gossett, Varrow
  • VMware NSX (Securing your Network) – Scott Lowe, VMware & Jason Nash, Varrow
  • Redefining Data Center Networking with Cisco ACI – Jon Onisick, Cisco & Samir Rabbi, Varrow
  • Cisco Next Generation Firewall and BYOD – Sourcefire Integration and Identity Services Engine (ISE) – Neil Humphrey, Cisco
  • UCS Director and IntraCloud

Storage

  • VPLEX Unmasked – Functionality, Use Cases, and What it Can Do for You – Joe Kelly & Joel Cason, Varrow
  • EMC XtremIO’s Amazing All-Flash Technology and Capabilities Explained – Josh Goldstein, EMC
  • Backup & Recovery – How Varrow Can Help Make your Critical Environment Backups and DR Planning Easy – Josh Williams & Paul Lozada, Varrow
  • VSAN 2.0 – Deep Dive – Rawlinson Rivera, VMware
  • I Want my DFTM: FVP, Memory, and Unmatched Application Performance – Tom Queen, PernixData

Business Intelligence

  • Leveraging an Open Architecture for the Big Data Opportunity – Mark Greenlaw, EMC
  • Are You Afraid of the Dark (Data)? Here’s how to Conquer Your Fears and Make Sense of all the Data you Have Racked Up Over Time – David Siles, DataGravity & Josh Coen, Varrow
  • CA Technologies Session

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