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11646: Architecting Servers in the Modern Distributed Data Center

Thursday, August 9, 2012: 4:30 PM-5:30 PM
Elite 1 (Anaheim Marriott Hotel)
Speaker: Alex Haislip(ScaleXtreme)

With significant investments tied up in legacy, on-premise servers, system administrators are increasingly faced with the challenge of determining when and how to move all or part of their data center to the cloud. As more private and public cloud solutions enter the market, pressure to effectively deploy and manage mixed data centers without jeopardizing data security is undeniable. 

The key challenge that system administrators and IT managers face is how to effectively design, deploy and manage today’s distributed data center, which combines physical on-premise servers, virtual and cloud servers from multiple providers. This session will cover how to effectively design applications and processes to reap the operational and cost benefits of the cloud, particularly for those planning on running Amazon EC2, Rackspace, Savvis, Terremark, public and private clouds. Open infrastructure frameworks such as OpenStack and Citrix CloudStack are powerful server management tools that can help IT professionals design their systems to be optimized for multiple infrastructure-as-a-service vendors, but planning is still a prerequisite.

Through the use of powerful tools to help build and manage servers, IT professionals and sysadmins can provision and control hundreds or thousands of servers without breaking a sweat. Without systems management and automation products you will end up doing manual, low-value repetitive tasks, taking up your valuable time and in many cases, cause costly errors that can jeopardize your deployments.

This presentation will provide background on how enterprises can leverage the latest web based services to manage today’s distributed data centers.

Tracks: Data Center Modernization and Data Center and IT Management
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