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About UPTIME 2020

Modern IT environments are increasingly complex. Running fully on-premises or in private cloud, public cloud, or some hybrid of those, it’s an understatement to say that there are challenges. Configuration drift, lack of transparency, and reactive troubleshooting are just a few areas that require new ways of thinking and new approaches to IT evolution.

UPTIME 2020 showcases LIVE the expertise and experience of veteran IT professionals, with real-world examples related to systems architecture, virtualization, security, hybrid cloud, and more.

Session Videos
Exhibitors

Sessions Schedule

Track B | Central European Time (UTC+01:00)

  • 09:00 AM - 09:45 AM
  • 09:55 AM - 10:55 AM
  • 11:05 AM - 11:50 AM
  • 12:05 PM - 13:00 PM
  • 13:10 PM - 14:10 PM
  • 14:20 PM - 15:05 PM
  • 15:15 PM - 16:00 PM
  • 16:10 PM - 16:55 PM

UPTIME 2020 Session Videos

Next Evolution of Azure VMware Solution

Shannon Kuehn | Microsoft
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Shannon will provide an overview of Microsoft’s next evolution of Azure VMware Solution (AVS). The new AVS solution is a first party service offered on bare metal servers in Azure. The new offering allows customers to seamlessly extend or completely migrate existing on-premises VMware workloads to Azure without the cost, effort, or risk of re-architecting applications or retooling operations.


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Manage and govern your hybrid servers using Azure Arc

Thomas Maurer | Microsoft
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Thomas Maurer shows you how you can manage and govern your Windows and Linux machines hosted outside of Azure on your corporate network or other cloud provider, similarly to how you manage native Azure virtual machines. When a hybrid machine is connected to Azure, it becomes a connected machine and is treated as a resource in Azure. Azure Arc provides you with the familiar cloud-native Azure management experience, like RBAC, Tags, Azure Policy, Security Center, Log Analytics and more.

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Finding My Way - Who am I & what can I offer

Katherine Skilling | VMware
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As technical people, we spend a lot of time working on our technical skills and knowledge, whether it is playing with the latest technology in our lab or studying for certifications. How much time do we invest in our personal skills, and do we really understand how important they are for our career and personal development? In this session, the speaker will share their story of personal discovery and development from the past 2 years as they attempted to understand who they are as an individual, and the contribution they could make to their team and company. The session will highlight the importance of understanding your own strengths, and the powerful results that can be achieved by making small changes to our mindset over time.

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Stable Systems, Stable Service: Keeping Critical NHS Services Delivering in Crisis

Jonathan Pratt | Excell Group
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In this customer story we'll be discussing a real life use case for an organisation that had IT staff sinking beneath the waves just trying to keep things up and running. Worse than that, this was critical healthcare: public wellbeing was at stake! Senior Systems Engineer at Runecast, Kev Johnson & Cloud Services Engineer at Excell Group, Jonathan Pratt discuss the pain points that were being experienced at DHU Healthcare. We'll cover how they came across Runecast Analyzer, how their proof of concept showed immediate time to value, and how it has enabled a small, overstretched IT team to handle their environment even during a COVID-19 furlough.

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If Cloud is someone else's computer, how do I pick the right one?

Dan Frith | Digital Sense
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Everyone is moving workloads to the cloud nowadays. But the cloud means different things to different people. This session will cover some of the considerations you should be making when looking to migrate workloads to the cloud.

Moving applications around is hard enough at the best of times, and something you'll want to get right the first time.

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Does compliance mean security? Two sides of the same coin

Raff Poltronieri | Netalia
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In a cloud environment, data are subject to several procedures, both in the field of security and of compliance. The common factor is the risk management: in the security case, it's a technical approach. In the compliance case, instead, it's a matter of regulations and laws, both looking to the same direction: protect the data and prevent discrepancies. A practical example for any of them: patch management for security, and GDPR for compliance.

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“Work From Anywhere” Employee experience monitoring

Berry Haveman | Liquidware
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Deploying Work from Anywhere strategies inside organizations can be very challenging. Companies can choose from several approaches. They can supply corporate-owned fat clients. They may opt to provide zero or thin clients. Or they may need to rely on their workers’ personal devices. Workspaces can be in on-premises datacenters or in the cloud. Join Liquidware’s session to learn how StratusphereUX deliver all the metrics you need to ensure users have an excellent user experience!

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Leveraging Artificial Intelligence to derive full stack root cause analysis

Sunny Dua | VMware
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While on one hand IT infrastructures are getting standardized with the invention of platforms like HCI, on the other hand with the invention of Kubernetes applications are becoming a black box for IT infrastructure teams. This creates complexity when it comes to troubleshooting the unknown-unknown. During this session, I will discuss the concept of relationship based root cause analysis that can help find root cause within minutes by using simple yet affective AI algorithms. This patent pending technology is helping hundreds of customers to reduce both MTTR and MTTI. It’s time that more enterprises get to use such tech and make life easier and businesses happier.

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Automating IT Operations
in VMware environments using leading open source technology

Talor Holloway | Advent One
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Advent One Managed Services use Runecast Analyzer to uplift our clients' VMware security posture and deliver certainty when keeping environments up to date. To compliment this, Advent One use open source automation for a number of use cases, such as provisioning, patching, configuration management and push button site fail-over. Talor will explain how Advent One have experienced huge efficiency gains in our IT operations.

How to build scalable SaaS video platform on AWS

Jan Sevcik | SNADNEE
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SNADNEE specializes in building web apps running on Amazon Web Services, and one of our recent projects was an on-demand video & live broadcasting SaaS platform. In this session, I will show you how we saved hundreds of development hours using AWS and didn't have to create a server infrastructure for converting 4K videos.

Furthermore, I'll share how we extended live broadcasting from one to four channels in just three days and how you can use all that in your business too.

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Enhancing Managed Service Efficiency

Luke Mulcahy | FLEXdata
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Using Runecast Analyzer, FLEXdata has significantly enhanced the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of delivering Managed Infrastructure Services, while providing higher levels of service to our clients. Join me to find out how.

Runecast Analyzer Latest Updates

Kev Johnson | Runecast
Session details

We're pretty sure that 2020 has been an eventful year for everybody, and this time of year is great for looking back, gaining perspective on everything that's passed, and setting out your stall for the coming year. In this session, Runecast Senior Systems Engineer will do just that - Team Runecast have been keeping busy, shipping many updates to their product in the last 12 months, and he'll show you how you can leverage new capabilities like ISO27001, NSX-T, Kubernetes and more.

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How to automate PCI DSS compliance auditing, reporting and remediation across your Hybrid Cloud

Stan Markov | Runecast
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If you organization handles credit card data, you were probably tasked with ensuring continuous PCI DSS compliance for your Hybrid Cloud. This could not only be time-taking, but also a risky process. PCI DSS security controls and requirements don’t easily map to exact security technical capabilities of VMware and AWS. In this session we will demo how Runecast Analyzer helps you automate the PCI DSS auditing of your VMware and AWS environments from a single dashboard. We will test the out-of-the-box reports you can send to auditors, as well as the automated remediation of PCI DSS gaps.

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So, what are we going to do now?


Steve Salisbury | Runecast
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Securing your datacenter is of paramount importance, but what happens when you don’t have to comply with any specific standards? Do you just use the VMware guides and hope it will be enough or is there something else you can do to ensure your environment is ultimately safe?

Join me for an overview about how to secure your VMware environment to your own satisfaction by cherry picking your security wants and needs and creating your own compliance standards!

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Is your hardware really up to date?

Wade Carlsen | Runecast
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Prevent the troubleshooting “needle in a haystack” scenario! Complex IT issues can often be hidden and buried within the hardware stack. Let Runecast analyze your hardware, firmware and drivers to ensure proper configuration and compatibility.

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Save Your Spot for 2021 Edition

UPTIME 2020 Exhibitors

Runecast Solutions Ltd., headquartered in London, UK, with offices worldwide, is a leading provider of actionable predictive intelligence for the Hybrid Cloud.

Its patented, award-winning Runecast Analyzer software, regularly lauded by virtualization experts, provides real-time, automated configuration and security compliance analysis for companies of all sizes. IDG Connect named Runecast one of “20 Red-Hot, Pre-IPO Companies to Watch in the 2019 B2B Tech” space, and in 2020 Runecast was named a Gartner Cool Vendor and won Computing Magazine's Digital Technology Leaders Award for Best Place to Work in Digital (SMEs). For more information visit www.runecast.com.

Liquidware is a leader in adaptive workspace management solutions for Windows desktops.

The company’s products encompass all facets of management to ensure the ultimate user experience across all workspaces – physical, virtual, DaaS or in the cloud. Enterprises across the globe utilize Liquidware solutions to dramatically decrease time spent managing desktops, while delivering increased security, flexibility and scalability.  Supported platforms include Microsoft physical, WVD (Windows Virtual Desktop), and RDS desktops, Citrix Desktops, VMware Horizon View, Amazon WorkSpaces, and Nutanix Xi Frame. Liquidware products are available through a global network of partners. For more information, visit www.liquidware.com or follow on Twitter.

FLEXdata Solutions Pty Ltd. is an Australian System Integration company, helping organisations assess, plan, build, integrate, optimize and support their mission-critical enterprise environments.

With a team of expert consultants and engineering staff covering multiple disciplines and advanced technologies, FLEXdata Solutions works closely with our clients to drive IT operational efficiencies, maximize the value of their information assets, secure networks/applications/data and improve overall productivity and customer satisfaction. For more information visit https://www.flexdata.com.au/.

Advent One is an Australian Managed Service Provider that delivers secure platforms by innovatively deploying the world’s leading technologies to help industry-leading organisations to thrive in an ever changing world.

Our expertise lies in integrating a multitude of platforms, technologies and environments and simplifying how they all work together. We are recognised for solving intricate dilemmas, not only by making technologies work with each other but through building foundations that our customers can grow upon in an effective and secure way. We specialise in public; private; multi; and hybrid cloud solutions, infrastructure services, managed services and cyber security.Advent One work alongside industry leading organisations to deliver successful outcomes to our clients. We are an IBM Platinum Business Partner, a RedHat Advanced Partner and work with NetApp, Alsid, Lenovo, Palo Alto and AttackIQ, to name a few. For more information visit https://www.adventone.com/

Highlights from our previous Virtual Conference 2020

John Arrasjid (VCDX #1):
Risk Management in the Age of Quarantine

Risk management and mitigation in the age of quarantine. Find what you can do for yourself, your company and your community.

Johan van Amersfoort & Niels Hagoort:
Fighting Cancer with VMware Technology

Details about GPU architecture and elaborate on how VMware vSphere ESXi supports the usage of GPUs

Rudi Martinsen:
Monitor your VCSA through REST APIs

Learn how you can quickly put together your own monitoring solution for your vCenter Server appliances built with open-source tools like InfluxDB and Grafana.

See all video presentations from our previous Virtual Conference!

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