Monday Dec 5, Lunchtime Speaking Session: 11:45 pm – 12:15 pm, Octavius 12
Title: "Watson and your Data Center "Abstract:Analytics have been used by CEO’s to improve business performance. What if analytics-based services could be applied to improving your IT performance? Addressing unpredictable demands from business, technology and compute models are challenges we face. Learn how to leverage Watson-like analytic approaches to provide flexible, cost-effective data center solutions. Analytics can be used to better align IT to the business needs, optimize server, storage and network utilization and improve data center design.Speaker Name: Steven Sams, VP, Site and Facilities Services, IBM
Other IBM Speaking sessions at the conference include:
Monday Dec 5, Solution Provider Session: 2:45 pm – 3:45 pm, Augustus 5
Title: "University of Rochester Medical Center Cracks the Code on Data Growth"Medical Imaging is changing the dynamics of data storage with over 20% annual growth and no end in sight. The challenge for The University of Rochester Medical Center was to keep up with their data growth while containing costs. Rick Haverty will discuss how his team built a storage strategy that transformed their environment to bring savings right to their bottom line without sacrificing the speed, criticality and performance requirements of their imaging and EMR systems.Speaker: Rick Haverty,: Director of Infrastructure, University of Rochester Medical CenterSpeaker: Tony Pearson ,IBM Master Inventor and Senior IT Management ConsultantTuesday, Dec 6, Speaking Session: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm
CIOs and Storage -- Strategies and Solutions
In 2010 and 2011, IBM storage consultants conducted a series of analyses on enterprise storage environments around the world. These efforts uncovered interesting trends in storage management strategies, shared challenges, as well as design trends that yielded positive results in controlling costs and improving usage efficiency in storage environments. Come learn about what challenges CIOs face with regard to storage management, and IBM's blueprint for taking the next steps towards a smart storage infrastructure.
Speaker Name: Barry Becker, Manager, Global SO Programs, Global Technology Services, IBMWednesday, Dec 7, Solution Provider Session: 9 am - 10 am, Augustus 1
Cloud computing – What's Real vs. VirtualAre you fighting a battle of growing resource management costs and shrinking budgets and being asked to move to the cloud? Drive more virtualization than ever before using best practices from virtualizing over 130,000 images in our own data centers. Learn which three advances in technology and software will help you to achieve a significant breakthrough in IT effectiveness, resiliency and security. All while positioning your company to be able to move faster into the cloud.Speaker Name: Chris Molloy, Distinguished Engineer, Global Technology Services IBMWednesday, Dec 7, Lunchtime Speaking Session: 12 pm – 12:30 pm, Octavius 12
Wes Ganeko, System x Sales Executive, North America, IBM
If you're interested in learning more, stop by IBM Booth MM at the Gartner Data Center Conference. Exhbit hours are the following:Solution Exchange Hours:Monday, Dec 5:
6:15PM – 8:15PMTuesday, Dec 6:
11:45AM – 1:45PM
6:30PM – 8:30PMWednesday, Dec 7:
11:45AM – 1:45PM
Look for the IBM Portable Mobile Data Center, the big trailer on the show floor. And take the opportunity to ask IBM Experts at the show your questions about how to increase the efficiency of your data center, and optimize your hardware for greater savings. Make sure to stop by, your session with an IBM Expert is complimentary. Take a tour of the IBM Portable Modular Data Center; a turnkey data center built for any environment for remote, temporary, mobile and raised floor expansion solutions.