Windows IT Pro
Digital Transformation: Keep Up and Break Through

Thursday, March 2, 2017 11:00am ET

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Experience the Magic that Windows Server 2016 and ReFS Provide to YOUR Next Backup Repository
Presented by: Clint Wyckoff

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Advanced integration with Microsoft’s ReFS 3.1 enables fast clone technology and the ability to create and transform synthetic full backup files up to 10x faster . There’s no need to physically move data blocks, thus dramatically reducing load on backup storage. This spaceless full backup technology makes raw disk storage rival the capacity efficiencies of a deduplication appliance.

In our live session and demo, Microsoft MVP Clint Wyckoff talked about:
  • ReFS vs NTFS
  • Why your next backup repository should include ReFS 3.0.
  • How to improve storage efficiency with spaceless full backup technology
  • How to avoid data loss and corruption with data integrity streams
12:00 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. Networking Break
12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. Understanding the New Possibilities and Potential with Hyper-V
Presented by: Michael Otey

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Come to this session to learn about all that’s new with Hyper V from Penton Contributing Editor Michael Otey. He will deliver an overview of the state of virtualization today before drilling deep into how Hyper-V stacks up against VMware vSphere in terms of scalability and features. And he’ll leave you equipped with a deep dive into all of the new features in Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V. You’ll see how you can modernize your infrastructure with Hyper-V containers and Nest Virtualization as well as how you can secure and protect your virtual infrastructure with Shielded VMs and the Host Guardian Service. He will also cover the differences between Windows 10 Hyper-V and Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V and more.
1:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Networking Break
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Hack Hyper-V: How to Protect Your Microsoft Private Cloud
Presented by: Symon Perriman

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Hear the tips and tricks to protect Hyper-V datacenters of all sizes by fixing numerous security holes that you are already exposed to, but never even knew about. Join virtualization expert Symon Perriman (former Microsoft worldwide virtualization lead) to learn the best practices for protection and compliance for Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) and Microsoft Azure Pack (WAP).
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. How to Build a Private Cloud with Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V and Azure
Presented by: Robert "Barkz" Barker

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A private cloud enables companies to virtualize infrastructure, consolidate applications, automate processes, and provide self-service IT infrastructure, but is typically built with larger enterprises in mind. The cost of physical infrastructure and the engineering know-how to build a private cloud are usually the top hurdles to overcome.

Learn how to deploy a cost-effective, easily scalable and agile private cloud solution based on Microsoft Windows Server, Hyper-V, System Center, Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM), SCVMM Orchestrator, SMI-S and PowerShell with a FlashStack Mini converged infrastructure from Pure Storage. You'll also learn how to extend your datacenter with public cloud resources by leveraging Azure ExpressRoute.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Zerto Virtual Replication: A New Approach to Disaster Recovery
Presented by: Harry Smith

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Zerto Virtual Replication, the industry’s first hypervisor-based replication solution and it supports VMware vSphere, Microsoft Hyper-V as well as Azure and AWS. It is different from any other disaster recovery (DR) Technology because it not only has the fastest and most efficient replication and orchestration on the market today, it also is the foundational building blocks for private or hybrid cloud data protection. It provides the workload mobility and granularity needed in today’s infrastructures, without compromising on performance, simplicity of operation, scalability, reporting or flexibility. In this presentation we will review the architecture and key components of Zerto Virtual Replication and how it can dramatically simplify your data and application mobility as well as your disaster recovery plans.
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Getting to 2016 Hyper-V as Painlessly as Possible
Presented by: John Savill

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In this session, Hyper-V expert John Savill will help you understand WHY you want to get to 2016. You will learn about walking down the path to successfully transition from where you are today to the 2016 promised land with minimal pain and stress.

Keep up with the latest developments in this web seminar where Savill will also talk about:
  • Upgrading clusters, hosts and VMs
  • How to use new deployment modes and management approaches
3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Networking Break
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Advanced Hyper-V Features
Presented by: Orin Thomas

Hyper-V includes many advanced features that most administrators ignore because they are just interested in getting VMs running. These include functionality such as replication, live migration, encrypted VMs, nested virtualization and advanced features including dynamic memory and virtual processor allocation. In this session you will learn about configuring and managing:
  • Hyper-V Replica
  • Shared nothing Live migration
  • Shielded VM fabrics
  • Nested virtualization
  • Shared VHDX guest clusters
  • Advanced VM configuration

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