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 Deep Dive Day SessionDetails

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7:30 - 8:30AM Pre-opening, Networking, CoffeeUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Breakfast and Networking
Registration   Beat the traffic and arrive in time for a continental breakfast and some great networking time. Meet your peers. Better yet, meet the sponsors before they get busy later in the day. We have a great set of sponsors from across the industry with technical experts on hand to show you their products and answer your deep technical questions.  Don't forget to get your "Bingo" card stamped by each Sponsor to enter for the grand prize! 
8:30 - 8:45 Opening SessionUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Opening Session and Keynote Address
Tim Mangan   Virtualization User Group - Boston President, Tim Mangan, will welcome you and explain how the day will work.

Our keynote address, will immediately follow as part of this opening session.
8:45 - 9:45 Keynote Use SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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"The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market"
Brian Madden   Grab a seat early us as Brian Madden discusses what is happening today in the Desktop Virtualization space! In "The Current State of the Desktop Virtualization Market", Brian will take us beyond the hype and speak about what real enterprises are actually doing. In his role as a professional blogger (really? You can make money doing that?) for the self named BrianMadden.Com, a Tech Target Company, Brian travels the world speaking with both leading edge vendors and with companies that are implementing these technologies. With all of the choices on how to provision desktops and applications, what are people doing and why? Brian talks about these questions, but not just from an IT perspective, also from the view of end users.
Brian Madden Independent Industry Analyst and Blogger. He is known throughout the world as an opinionated, super technical, fiercely independent desktop virtualization expert. He's also written several books and thousands of articles about desktop and application virtualization. His blog site, www.BrianMadden.com, receives millions of visitors per year and is a leading source for conversation, debate and discourse about the application and desktop virtualization industry. He also recently launched ConsumerizeIT.com to address the emerging trend around the consumerization of IT. In addition, Brian is the creator of BriForum, the premier independent application delivery technical conference. You can follow him on twitter @brianmadden
10AM - 10:50: Breakout 1NUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Top Ten things every IT person needs to know about VDI
Jerry Shea   With the excitement and promise of desktop virtualization, many organizations are trying to quickly implement a VDI-type solution to realize the expected benefits. Planning and design are critical before jumping into the project, technical criteria, organizational aspects, and business needs must all be evaluated. This presentation will review the top 10 items that should be considered when implementing a desktop virtualization solution.
Jerry Shea has worked in the IT industry for over 30 years, and has been working with Citrix products since 1996 filling such roles as Citrix Administrator, Engineer, Architect and consultant. Joining Citrix at the beginning of 2007 Jerry is currently a Senior Virtualization Engineer delivering the vision of Application Delivery Clouds. Prior to working for Citrix Jerry worked for Compaq and then HP where he was responsible for developing collateral on integrating Citrix and HP products. Jerry has run the New England Citrix User Group for over 11 years, and is still running that group as president.
10 - 10:50 Breakout 1AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Virtualization 101: Introduction to Virtualization.
Dan Stolts   One of our most popular sessions for first time attendees in past years, this session is a general introduction to the various virtualization technologies covered in this conference. The conference program is filled with deep technical detail, so this is the place to start if you are relatively new to virtualization. Former VirtG President Dan Stolts (ItProGuru) will bring you up to speed and map out the broad areas that we are covering.
Board Chairman, and former President of Virtualiztion Boston. Dan joined Microsoft as an IT Pro Evangelist in 2008. Prior to that, Dan was Owner and President of Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc., a technology consulting and hosting firm based out of Lakeville, MA. Dan still owns the company but has others take care of day to day tasks within the company. Dan also holds important positions as a volunteer leader for the Boston User Groups, Boston Area Windows Server User Group, and others. Dan is a highly motivated and dedicated self-starter with over 20 years (1984) experience in the technology industry. He holds many certifications including MCITP, MCT, MCSE as well as Technical Specialist certs in many technologies (Windows, Exchange, Etc.). Dan loves to help people.
10 - 10:50 Breakout 1AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Virtualization 201: The Technological Underpinnings of Virtualization
Tim Mangan   While the Virtualizaiton 101 session operates at a higher level, this session is more of a technology dive for people that understand the concepts of virtualizaiton but need a deeper understanding of the terminologies and technologies. Many things are build upon key building blocks. In grade school it is the "three Rs". In football, it is blocking and tackling. In hockey it is skating and checking. In soccer it is dribbling, dribling, and, well, more dribbling. Virtualization also has its key building blocks that every Pro in "IT Pro" must learn to understand not only how these technologies work, but to understand what your vendor said really means. In this session, VirtG President Tim Mangan will take you through the key building blocks on which all of the virtualization technologies discussed at the conference today are built upon. Understand terms like layering and isolation; hooking (not the hockey kind), and redirection; emulation, and virtualization; spoofing, and caching; and streaming. You will learn how different vendors use these terms to differentiate themselves, enlighten you, or, just to confuse the market while sounding cool.
President of Virtualization Boston. Tim Mangan holds the title of "Kahuna" at TMurgent Technologies LLP. Prior to launching TMurgent, Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consurtium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim speaks at many conferences and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional for Terminal Services" in 2007 and MVP for Application Virtualization in 2008-2012. He also was awarded the "Citrix Technolgy Professional" designation in 2010 and beyond. His twitter handle is @TimothyMangan. Check out his blogs: < href="http://www.brianmadden.com/Blogs/TimMangan">http://www.brianmadden.com/Blogs/TimMangan and http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog
10 - 10:50 Breakout 1BUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Confessions of an End User: My Year of Planning for VDI
What does it take to really implement VDI? In this session Brian he will discuss his year of evaluating, selecting, and planning for a VDI implementation. Come and learn what it really takes to implement VDI, and some of the challenges he had to confront - both technical and not.
 
Brian Smith is an IT VP at a major regional bank.
11 - 11:50 Breakout 2NUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Multivendor Coexistence in a Virtual World
Gaylord Friend   As VMWare, Hyper-V, and others duke it out, don’t get caught in the middle! Learn about some of the critical aspects of managing disparate virtual infrastructures. As you move towards a coexistence model, learn how to gain visibility into both worlds and also simple and efficient ways to protect both environments. Let’s step back and take an overall look at your virtual world as a whole.
Gaylord Friend is a Sr. Systems Engineer at Veeam. With 26 years of IT experience (20 in the Northeast) in a variety of disciplines including networking, storage, data protection and disaster recovery. Currently working at Veeam as a Sr. Systems Engineer specializing in data protection and management for virtual infrastructures
11 - 11:50 Breakout 2AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Introduction to Hyper-V
Clyde Johnson   This presentation will give a quick history on Hyper-V and discusses the architecture of the current release. It then goes into detail on Hyper-V R2. It will include Live Migration, Cluster Shared Volumes, Virtual Machine Queue, SLAT, Core Parking and Native VHD. If time permits it will dip into the new Hyper-V version (V3) as well.
Clyde Johnson is the President of the Boston Area Windows Server User Group.
11 - 11:50 Breakout 2AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Build Your Own VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V lab at Home, using Commodity Hardware.
Paul Braren   In this session, Paul Braren will give an overview of how he creates a virtualization test lab using commodity hardware. For an IT Pro, having a low cost, low power consumption virtualization platform for a home lab is a dream. Paul will show how he has created such a platform, called vZilla. The session will cover equipment, configuration, and a demo highlighting key capabilities.
A member of Virtualization Boston, Paul Braren works for IBM by day. In his personal blog site tinkertry.com Paul discusses his trials building an optimal, affordable test platform using virtualization.
11 - 11:50 Breakout 2BUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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The Top Ten Things about The Cloud for IT Administrators To Know
Dan Stolts   To successfully face the IT challenges of today and tomorrow, we know we need to take advantage of the latest and greatest tools for systems and cloud management. However with so much fluff it is hard to decipher what is important. Come to this session to find out what is really important. Learn the Top 10 things every IT Administrator should know about Cloud. In this fast paced and noth’n but the facts format you will learn where to spend your time learning and what tools you should have in your cloud management tool belt. After this session, you will have a better idea of how you should spend your most precious resource, your time.
Board Chairman, and former President of Virtualiztion Boston. Dan joined Microsoft as an IT Pro Evangelist in 2008. Prior to that, Dan was Owner and President of Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc., a technology consulting and hosting firm based out of Lakeville, MA. Dan still owns the company but has others take care of day to day tasks within the company. Dan also holds important positions as a volunteer leader for the Boston User Groups, Boston Area Windows Server User Group, and others. Dan is a highly motivated and dedicated self-starter with over 20 years (1984) experience in the technology industry. He holds many certifications including MCITP, MCT, MCSE as well as Technical Specialist certs in many technologies (Windows, Exchange, Etc.). Dan loves to help people.
12 - 12:50 Breakout 3NUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Don't Let Storage EAT your Virtualization ROI!
Chip Brodhun   Industry analysts have published that 40% to 60% of customer IT budgets are consumed by storage today – to make matters worse, traditional storage architectures can reduce virtualization initiative ROI by 50% or more. The session will include an overview of the storage industry as it stands today, and what you – the consumers – can do to preserve and protect your hard-won virtualization ROI in the future. This will be demonstrated by a real world case study where traditional vendors, delivering legacy storage architectures, ATE fully half of an enterprise virtual infrastructure ROI.
Chip brings over 20 years of experience within the IT, virtualization, and storage industries. As the Director of Cloud Services and Solutions for Ethernet SAN leader Coraid, Chip is tasked with accelerating customer success as they adopt, deploy, and operate virtualization and cloud computing environments. Prior to Coraid, Chip served on active duty in the United States Marine Corps as the technical director for Enterprise Standards and Technologies within Product Group 10 at Marine Corps Systems Command. In this role, Chip was responsible for the identification, evaluation, and introduction of advanced and emerging standards, technologies, and processes to the USMC. Specifically, the Marine Corps Enterprise Virtualization initiative – approximately 2300 ESX hosts, nearly 7000 virtual machines deployed, and almost 20,000 hours of deployment engineering and training services delivered across 167 sites globally – set a number of benchmarks for highly distributed, enterprise-scale, virtualization roll-outs. Chip holds a Master’s of Science in Information Technology Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, and retired from active service with the USMC in 2010.
12 - 12:50 Breakout 3AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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App-Centric Virtualization for Enterprise Apps on the Move
Greg O'Connor   Enterprise applications and workloads can move to and from the datacenter and any public or private cloud(s) as easily as from an app store. Extend virtualization to production apps without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in. Join AppZero CEO Greg O’Connor as he takes a practical, use-case view of hypervisor-agnostic application virtualization.
O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue. At Sonic, Greg O'Connor evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). O'Connor earned a B.S. in Computer Science at Purdue University.
12 - 12:50 Breakout 3AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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The Virtual Desktop, Up Close and Personal
Gerry Feldman   This very vendor independent session will discuss the several virtualization options to PC users, whether your preference is a Windows, Mac, or Linux desktop. We'll talk about the various desktop virtualization products (free and commercial)that are available. We will also compare the use of virtualization as a viable alternative to dual booting.
A portion of the session will feature my Acer Aspire One netbook with a demo a virtual desktop running via Virtual Box. Finally, we will also look at using Virtual Network Computing (VNC), including how we are using VNC at my work to access our Linux Vms, especially as an alternative to expensive X servers, such as Exceed.

Jerry Feldman is a Software Engineer at Algorithmics, an IBM Company.  He also runs the Boston Linux and Unix User Group (one of the sponsors for this awesome event).
12 - 12:50 Breakout 3BUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Virtualizing Exchange Server 2010
Lee Banjamin   Exchange is THE mission critical application in most organizations, and virtualization is the buzz-word of the century. Understanding architecture, availability, and supportability is vital to your successful implementation. The question is not whether you can virtualize Exchange Server 2010, but how to do it correctly, and in what circumstances it makes sense.

In this session we will look at the drivers towards virtualizing your messaging environment, considerations for the various Exchange roles, architectural changes from 2003 to 2010, and scenarios to leverage virtualization. We will talk about which hypervisors are supported, and what that means to you.
With over 20 years experience in the messaging industry, Lee Benjamin is an expert on Microsoft Exchange and related technologies. Since retiring from Microsoft in 1997, he has been a highly sought after consultant for enterprise and medium-sized organizations and software firms. He currently specializes in Exchange 2010 architecture, migration and upgrade advice, and product strategy/positioning for ISV's. He also evaluates and does product testing and training. Lee is chairman of the largest Exchange user group in the world ExchangeServerBoston, and actively engaged with other groups and organizations including GITCA (formerly Culminis) BostonUserGroups, WindowsBoston, and Virtg. For his involvement with the IT professional user group community, he is recognized as a Most Valuable Professional by Microsoft. Lee is a regular speaker at industry conferences such as TechEd, Exchange Connections, TechTarget Seminars, and online webinars on topics such as data protection, compliance and eDiscovery, messaging security, mobile access, and unified communications.
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Lunch Program
  Grab your lunch and join us in the Normandy room for our lunch session. We ask our sponsors who are also speakers to keep the Marketing to a minimum in the technical sessions. So this is their big opportunity to quickly tell you about themselves. Without our sponsors an event like this would never happen, so please chew your premium sandwitch with your mouth closed so your fellow attendees can hear!
2:10 - 3:00 Breakout 4NUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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The Secret to Choosing a Successful Virtual Desktop Model
Danny Allan   There has a been a tremendous amount of confusion in the market over what constitutes a virtual desktop. Amongst all the cloud and virtualization noise, one thing has become abundantly clear: there is no one size fits all virtual desktop model. With underlying operating systems spanning Windows Server shared, Windows Server dedicated, Windows 7 and Linux; and desktop types that include persistent, non-persistent, static and dynamic; and the variety of delivery options – onsite deployment, desktops as a service (DaaS), or remotely managed services. Is it any wonder users are confused as to what they should consider when weighing virtual desktop strategy options? Clearly defining your use case needs and understanding your virtual desktop strategy options are critical for a successful virtual desktop deployment strategy. Before you make any decisions about your virtual desktop implementation, join Desktone’s CTO, Danny Allan for this session to hear the pros and cons, benefits and risks of the multiple desktop models, types and mappings on the market today.
Danny Allan, CTO for Desktone, Inc., is responsible for developing Desktone’s technical and service delivery strategy. Allan educates IT organizations and solution providers on how to design and deploy hosted virtual desktops and is responsible for the service delivery operations. He joins Desktone from IBM where, as Director of Security Research and a member of the Security Architecture Board, he co-authored the IBM Secure Engineering Framework and helped define the software security strategy. Earlier, Allan held several senior customer facing and technical strategy positions with Watchfire. With 10+ years of technology and security experience, Allan has published several whitepapers and articles, participates in industry working groups, and has spoken at more than 60 industry conferences. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University.
2:10 - 3:00 Breakout 4AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Successfully Planning your iSCSI Storage Area Network (SAN)
Joseph Preston   Many IT Professionals purchase and implement storage solutions without entirely understanding their environment and its subsequent needs. This approach will luckily work for a small percentage of IT Professionals and their organizations, however, many find out too late that their lack of planning prior to implementation has caused detrimental performance degradation. With the major shift from P-to-V, IT Professionals, for-the-most-part are aware of concerns about over-committing hardware resources, overhead for failover clustering, single points of failure, etc. However, when it comes to the storage aspect they are mainly concerned about storage capacity in a very static sense, i.e. disk space. The definition of Capacity is: the ability to receive or contain. Many IT Professionals ignore “the ability to receive” portion of the definition, which at the end of the day can be the most important aspect in regards to your data being available. This is not, in any way, meant to be a malignant comment toward my fellow IT Professionals. It is simply a bi-product of declining IT budgets and the “cost-effective/more-for-less” approach toward IT that many of us are required to endure.
Throughout his 15 years in IT, Joseph Preston has held positions ranging from a field service representative dealing with the “Dreaded Y2K Disaster” to the Information Technology and Operations Director for a Multi-National Digital Media firm. Managing corporate infrastructures, 24/7 Datacenter Operations, and integrating disparate technologies and platforms through acquisitions has given Joseph a unique perspective of the IT industry in its entirety. Some major accomplishments over the past 5 years have been: integrating custom messaging and CDN platforms through 7 national and international acquisitions, consolidating 4 24/7 Datacenter environments while maintaining 99% uptime SLA’s, and performing approximately 400 P2V conversions in High Availability environments. As the current Manager of US Engineering and Support at StarWind Software, Joseph Preston works with pre and post-sale clients to plan, configure, and optimize their storage and virtualization infrastructure. With the rapidly increasing demands for disk consumption and the high cost associated with redundant storage, many companies are starting to look beyond the traditional Hardware Appliance storage vendors for solutions. As more organizations are starting to realize they can build their own cost-effective SAN solutions, Joseph is using his industry experience to help guide fellow IT Professionals toward building cost-effective, highly efficient, and stable storage networks.
2:10 - 3:00 Breakout 4AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Apps on the desk, on the Server, and in the Cloud
  Many organizations skipped Windows Vista and addressed their entire application inventory for the first time in a long while when moving to Windows 7. Forward looking companies are considering the future; both virtual desktops and the cloud and preparing their application portfolios for these more dynamic environments.
In this session, the Godfather of Microsoft App-V, TMurgent's Tim Mangan, will focus on using Application Virtualization as a way to isolate user applications from the operating system and each other. This includes two kinds of applications.
  • End user applications, which might run on desktops, in VDI sessions, or Remote Desktop Servers.
  • Middle tier applications, typically hosted on a back end server remote from users and accessed via a client or web browser.
Microsoft App-V simplifies packaging and distribution of end user applications for dynamic environments. Microsoft Server App-V allows you isolate those middle tier applications from the OS for fast deployment for peak loading in the cloud. Once prepped for delivery, these applications may be easily deployed whenever and where-ever you need them in the future.

Considered to be the world's leading expert in Microsoft App-V, Tim Mangan holds the title of "Kahuna" at TMurgent Technologies LLP. Prior to launching TMurgent, Tim was with many software and/or hardware companies including Softricity, Sync Research, Tylink, Avanti Communications, Memotec, Teleglobe, Infinet, and ComputerVision. Somewhere in between he also did consulting work for the WAN side of a major US bank. At one point he was the President of the Frame Relay Forum, an international consortium of Communication Carriers, Vendors, and Users. Tim speaks at many conferences and has been awarded by Microsoft as a "Most Valuable Professional for Terminal Services" in 2007 and MVP for Application Virtualization in 2008-2012. He also was awarded the "Citrix Technology Professional" designation in 2010 and beyond. He is also President of Virtualization Boston User Group.

Check out his blogs:
http://www.brianmadden.com/Blogs/TimMangan
http://www.tmurgent.com/TmBlog
or follow him @TimothyMangan

2:10 - 3:00 Breakout 4BUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Hyper-V Scripts and Snips from the Field
  A compilation of practical scripts used to ease administration of Hyper-V. One major reason for the increased adoption rate of Hyper-V within organizations is the scripting capabilities. In this session, Rob will demonstrate creating customized PowerShell scripts for troubleshooting and automating in your Hyper-V and SCVMM environments.
Below is a sampling of scripts from his admin toolbox which may be shown:
  • Setting properties in Mass
  • Integration Services installs
  • Finding VMs with Snapshots
  • Finding VMs with Unmerged VHD files
  • Finding VMs with ISOs mounted (and dismounting)
  • Live Migration (based on host, volume, various other attributes)
  • Get-VM name from VM ID
  • Getting Integration Components version of VMs on a particular host or by various VM attributes
  • Finding misconfigured VMs with Emulated network cards
  • Setting Active Directory Users and Groups as VM Owners (SCVMM)
  • Finding VM from MAC address (Identifies MAC Address conflicts that sometimes happens with VMs)
  • Add Possible Owner to CSV Volume
Rob McShinsky has been working in technology for over 13 years focusing on server management and systems architecture design and is currently employed as a Sr. Systems Engineer at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He is also a regular contributor and member of the Server Virtualization Advisory Board at SearchServerVirtualization. His most notable skills are in the area of server virtualization since 2004 where Rob has been a development architect working closely with Microsoft as an early adopter and ongoing participant in TAP/RDP programs of Microsoft Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). In addition, he is a Microsoft MVP (Virtual Machine), blogs at VirtuallyAware.com, tweets at Twitter.com/VirtuallyAware (@VirtuallyAware) and speaks at various technical events about experiences, giving tips on virtualization and management solutions.
3:10 - 4:00 Breakout 5NUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Paul Thurrott on Windows 8
Paul Thurrott   Microsoft should be releasing the "Consumer Preview" of Windows 8 in late February. Paul Thurrott will talk about this exciting new release and what Microsoft has in store for your desktop.
We are thrilled to have Paul Thurrott back for another Virtualization Deep Dive Day. Best known for his "SuperSite for Windows" website (www.winsupersite.com) and Windows Weekly Podcasts, Paul is usually informed about a lot of Microsoft stuff we aren't supposed to know about. His Twitter feed is @thurrott.
3:10 - 4:00 Breakout 5AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Why reacting to events cannot guarantee Application Quality of Service

Oved Lourie   Virtualization is a great enabling technology. Today we are asking it to do much more than simply monitor and alert – today we measure its success in terms of Application Quality of Service (QoS) and expect it to scale to the largest of environments. Because of these requirements, it’s no longer acceptable to simply ‘react’ to an event – we must ‘prevent’ them from happening. It’s no longer acceptable to simply ‘load-shed’ (commonly mislabeled ‘load-balancing’) - we must in the absence of any specific problem or event take, in a holistic fashion, those steps necessary to assure Application QoS even when there aren’t enough resources to go through a traditional ‘balancing’ activity.
This presentation will look at those specific cases where traditional ‘resource scheduling’ fails to meet our new criteria and looks at some of the strategies that can be used to build resiliency into the environment and maintain the all important Application QoS. Participants will gain a better understanding of the exact mechanisms commonly used in the industry to try to address these issues and see an implementation of these preventative strategies in real-time with VMTurbo.
3:10 - 4:00 Breakout 5AUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Leveraging Cloud Architectures in the Enterprise
Tim Mackey   Cloud computing is a hot topic and front of mind for many enterprises today. This session will provide real-world perspectives on how successful IaaS style cloud operators have accomplished their objectives using cloud architectures, and how you can leverage these lessons within your enterprise or as a managed service. We will cover cloud as a stepping stone from traditional server virtualization through to very large scale cloud infrastructures and detail how deployment and architectural differences can make all the difference when talking about “the cloud”.
While these lessons will be drawn from the Citrix customer base, there will be no direct presentation of Citrix cloud solutions.

Tim Mackey is a corporate evangelist for XenServer and CloudStack within the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group and oversees the server virtualization and cloud orchestration technical competencies. He joined Citrix through the Reflectent acquisition in 2004, and served as architect and developer for Citrix EdgeSight; an end user experience performance monitoring solution. In 2007, Mr. Mackey became technical product manager for the EdgeSight product line and then in 2009 product manager for the Citrix Essentials self-service virtualization components. Prior to Citrix, Mr. Mackey was an architect and developer at EventZero, and helped to design the first self check-out systems for retailers at Optimal Robotics.
3:10 - 4:00 Breakout 5BUse SHIFT+ENTER to open the menu (new window).
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Inside System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) 2012
Dan Stolts   An inside and detailed look at the newest version of System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM 2012). SCVMM 2012 (now in RC) can manage hypervisors and VMs from different Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix, plus fabric resources and security.
Board Chairman, and former President of Virtualiztion Boston. Dan joined Microsoft as an IT Pro Evangelist in 2008. Prior to that, Dan was Owner and President of Bay State Integrated Technology, Inc., a technology consulting and hosting firm based out of Lakeville, MA. Dan still owns the company but has others take care of day to day tasks within the company. Dan also holds important positions as a volunteer leader for the Boston User Groups, Boston Area Windows Server User Group, and others. Dan is a highly motivated and dedicated self-starter with over 20 years (1984) experience in the technology industry. He holds many certifications including MCITP, MCT, MCSE as well as Technical Specialist certs in many technologies (Windows, Exchange, Etc.). Dan loves to help people.
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Closing Session and Raffle.
Join us in the big room for the closing session. Be sure to visit the sponsors and enter their raffles, as well as to turn in your Deep Dive Day evaluation to enter yourself into the VirtG raffle. We have a lot of prizes to give away, but you must be present to win!