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Meet leading industry experts for hybrid IT infrastructure management

Over 9 hours of valuable discussion about hybrid cloud management, vulnerability management, security compliance, disaster recovery and more.

Uptime 2021 | Opening Keynote by Stan Markov

Stanimir Markov | CEO | Runecast

Join Runecast's CEO and Co-Founder Stan Markov for his Opening Keynote to officially kick off UPTIME 2021 virtual conference! This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

UPTIME 2021 Session Videos

Business Innovations

In IT Together | Uptime 2021

Matthew Heldstab | Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System // VMUG Board of Directors

What is the VMware User Group (VMUG) and what can you get out of joining? You may have heard of this global community, but maybe no one has asked you to join yet. This jam-packed session explores the many facets of the expansive community of VMware enthusiasts. You will find programs and education that will advance your career and allow you to connect and build relationships with global VMware users. Hear from Matthew Heldstab on how you can get involved. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

Disaster Recovery, Backup and/or Business Continuity? Different services for different purposes

Raff Poltronieri | Cloud Solutions Architect | Netalia

Availability is one of the main criteria that companies use to satisfy internal and external customer needs. There are different ways to reach it, with different RPOs as well as different implications. Sometimes different solutions are put together in the same category or confused with one another. There's no single "one size fits all" solution, the answer depends on the quality of the solution and the need of the business. Likewise the solutions can be combined, they do not necessarily replace each other. In this session we’ll take a look at which solutions to use based on several different use cases. Raffaello Poltronieri is a Cloud Solutions Architect at Netalia, an Italian Cloud Service Provider focused on data security and compliance. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

Identifying and avoiding burnout | Uptime 2021

Trevor Pott | Solutions Architect | Juniper Networks

The technologist's guide to depression, burnout, and the end of the world. Feel like you're buried under 10,000 angry bees? Do you feel like everyone is somehow handling the apocalypse better than you are? You're not alone! Looking at our industry's attrition numbers, the traditional approaches to employee wellness clearly aren't working. In this session we'll examine the importance of personal meaning in our work, and how we can help those we mentor. No Yoga, mediation, mindfulness or so forth, I promise! Trevor Pott is a hands-on technologist, with experience ranging from systems administration to technology marketing. He is the rare individual who can understand and operate almost any technology, but is also able to communicate the how, what, and why of a product to just about anyone. He uses this unique blend of experiences and talents to help technology vendors fine-tune their message to both business and technical buyers. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Business Innovations

Eliminate blind spots with a globally scalable network protection | Uptime 2021

Robert Šefr | Co-Founder & CTO | Whalebone

How to protect your network perimeter if it moves all the time with hundreds and thousands of employees on the go? All the moving parts eventually rely on DNS resolution – it puts everything together and makes it work properly. On top of that, it is a great place to prevent unwanted activity and threats within the network or at Home Office. Robert Šefr believes that cybersecurity is a human right, not a privilege. That’s why he came up with the idea to develop a security solution available to broad masses with the best possible user experience. After four years of operation, Whalebone already protects millions of users.Having graduated from IT & Security, Robert joined McAfee VAD Comguard as a junior IT security consultant and climbed up to being the Comguard CTO. At this point, he’s the co-founder and CTO of Whalebone. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

How Prianto Distribution partners add value to their customers with Runecast | Uptime 2021

Jens Strass | Business Development Manager // Ryan Ward | Runecast Product Manager | Prianto

See how Prianto uses Runecast to add value to their customers. Runecast has many different applications and benefits: vSphere upgrades, security, compliance, time saved over multiple operations and in this session Prianto will discuss how they use their role as a Runecast Partner and knowledge distributor to benefit their customers. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Business Innovations

The Real Cost of Cloud: Lessons from A. Horowitz's "The Cost of Cloud, a Trillion Dollar Paradox"

Jeffrey Kusters | CTO | ITQ

In May, an article was released on Andreessen Horowitz | Software Is Eating the World, Silicon Valley's most prominent tech investors. Cloud offers many benefits but the costs of cloud can be very high when you start scaling. "You're crazy if you don't start in the cloud; you're crazy if you stay on it." In this session, Jeffrey Kusters (CTO, ITQ) discusses the takeaways from the article, reflects on them, and shows how you can break through this paradox with a cloud-smart strategy and the added value of VMware Cloud. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

Security compliance and vulnerability management with Runecast | Uptime 2021

Ionut Radu | Co-Founder & Technical Partnerships Manager | Runecast

The benefits of a company to maintain well-protected infrastructure, in terms of security and vulnerability, are reflected both in avoiding the financial impact caused by a potential security breach and especially in maintaining an unaltered reputation. Ionut Radu is Co-Founder & Technical Partnerships Manager at Runecast. Before Runecast he spent over eight years at IBM, with his last two as a VMware engineer, designing and implementing virtual infrastructures and disaster recovery solutions. Ionut has been recognized as a vExpert for the past several years and holds several industry-level certifications, including VCAP-DCV. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

How to implement proactive management for a virtual environment | Uptime 2021

Andrea Mauro | IT Architect | VCDX | vExpert | CTO | Assyrus Srl

Compliance management is a crucial task in every environment. Not just for regulatory concerns, but for any business that wants to apply their internal compliance rules and match with best practices, reference architectures, compatibility matrixes, security rules and more. Using periodic and static health checks is no longer enough - a dynamic and proactive approach is needed. Runecast Solutions can help you and your business move into a more accurate and effective approach. Andrea Mauro has worked in IT since 1996 and holds several technical certifications (VCP-*, VCAP-*, VCIX-NV, VCDX-DCV, MCITP, MCSA, MCSE, NPP, CCA). This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Business Innovations

How HCI is revolutionizing the datacenter today and tomorrow! | Uptime 2021

Duncan Epping | Chief Technologist Cloud Infrastructure | VMware

Another year has passed and a lot has changed in this fast paced industry! Not just for you, but also for HCI and VMware vSAN in particular. In this session Duncan will discuss, and demonstrate ,what HCI, and vSAN specifically, can provide you! Duncan Epping is VMware’s Senior Director and Chief Technologist in EMEA for the Cloud Infrastructure Business Group with a primary focus on hyper-converged infrastructure, disaster recovery, and vSphere. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Tech Tutorial

Using OpenSCAP to secure Linux once Runecast has secured your Hybrid Cloud | Uptime 2021

Talor Holloway | Advent One

Runecast does an excellent job at ensuring that your platforms are secure and adopting best practices spanning AWS, Azure, VMware, and Kubernetes. For clients running critical Linux workloads, how do you know that your OS is hardened to an appropriate security baseline? What security baselines are available and how do I choose the right one? How do you remediate the gaps? How do you know the remediation worked?Talor from Advent One will take you through what OpenSCAP is, and demonstrate how to easily apply security baselines to systems running on platforms secured by Runecast. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Business Innovations

Beginning in Tech: The Advice I wish I'd been given | Uptime 2021

Ignacio Gonzales | Systems Administrator | vExpert

In this session, we will discuss some soft skills that are useful in the development of your professional career. Whether you are starting your IT journey, or you have some years. Maybe these tips are useful to you. Ignacio Gonzales is a huge fan of technology in all of it's forms and has almost 8 years of experience working in IT. At the beginning of 2021 he was recognized with the vExpert award. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

Ransomware Readiness & Recovery: Rubrik 2021 | Uptime 2021

Kev Johnson | Technical Marketing Architect | Rubrik

In the year 2021, it seems that it would soon be more accurate to talk about those who have been hacked and those who just don’t know about it yet. Organizations need to plan for how they would recover from a cyber attack, and not just focus on how they can minimise the risks of it being successful.Join this session with Technical Marketing Architect Kev Johnson, where he’ll walk you through some things that you can do to ensure that you can recover from just such an attack. There may be some low quality jokes, but there’s only one way to find out! This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

Shining the L1M3light on virtualization —best practices for insightful IT infrastructure monitoring

Bill Fitzpatrick | CEO & Chairman | Loop1 // Stanimir Markov | CEO | Runecast

Does virtualization make monitoring software obsolete? If you have all these great features, do you still need to monitor your IT infrastructure? The simple answer is yes. Join this CEO chat between Stan Markov, CEO & Co-Founder of Runecast, and Loop1 CEO & Chairman, Bill Fitzpatrick, as they share insights into best practices for insightful IT infrastructure monitoring and shine the light on virtualization. Discover how the alignment of teams, tools, and processes, across seven technology silos, can provide end-to-end visibility and deliver real-time insights to drive business outcomes and plan for what’s next. Download a copy of the Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model (L1M3)—and assess the current maturity of IT Operations Management within your organization. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Best Practices & Proactiveness

How to Structure Remote Team Management for Consistent Results | Uptime 2021

Alexey Semeney | CEO | DevTeam.Space

During this presentation, Alexey Semeney from DevTeam.Space will share best practices and specific steps applied at his own organization and in over 150 other businesses across the globe. His presentation will be focused on how to structure communication, what tools to use and how to use them to achieve the best long-term development team performance. He will also share how this approach can be transferred to system administration and other departments. Alexey is the Founder and CEO of DevTeam.Space, an AI-powered community of expert dev teams. He is an expert in software product development, hiring, team and project management, as well as inbound marketing. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Business Innovations

Leveraging Runecast as a Service | Uptime 2021

Steve Salisbury | Solution Engineer | Runecast

Staying on top of customer environments can be challenging at the best of times. Join Steve Salisbury to find out how you can use the full features of Runecast Analyzer with your customers or separate out specific features as services.MSPs who provide on-site remediation services also gain the ability to understand what the issues are and what will need to be done before they step foot on the customers premises.Find out how to stay on top of customer configurations, but do it from the comfort of your office, with the ability to provide full reporting for all aspects of configuration and compliance. Steve Salisbury has an IT background spanning eLearning production, programming, and software and hardware consultancy. On migrating to the Czech Republic, he taught computing at Prague College and moved on to work for HPE and CA Technologies before finding his new home at Runecast. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Tech Tutorial

Runecast Configuration Vault and Remediation | Uptime 2021

Constantin Ivanov | Head of R&D // Aylin Sali | Co-Founder & CTO | Runecast

This session will look at practical examples of how to use the Configuration Vault and Remediation features in Runecast Analyzer. You can use Config Vault, one of Runecast Analyzer’s newest features, to see how your environment changes and produce detailed reports of your infrastructure. Use the Remediation tool to resolve issues in your environment in a simple and flexible way, giving you control over which environments receive which fixes. Come and see the feature that people are calling "RVTools on steroids". This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

Business Innovations

FinTech solutions-technologies and opportunities | Uptime 2021

Mohamed Adel | Infrastructure Section Head | The Egyptian Credit Bureau (I-Score)

Each one of us already deals with FinTech every day. From buying goods with your iPhone to handling complex financial data at work. This enormous growth of the technology that we've been witnessing recently, triggered major changes in every aspect of our life. In this session, I will talk about the promising technologies as well as the opportunities of FinTech. Mohamed Adel is a former Nuclear Engineer, Technology/Digital Transformation/FinTech evangelist and Virtualization/data protection & HCI influencer. This session was first streamed live at Uptime 2021 virtual conference powered by Runecast.

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UPTIME 2021 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 IT experts, provides real-time, automated configuration and security compliance analysis for AWS, Azure, Kubernetes and VMware. In 2020, Runecast was named a Gartner Cool Vendor and won Computing Magazine awards for Best Place to Work in Digital and Cloud Security Product of the Year.

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Loop1 is a leading global IT Operations Management (ITOM) company specializing in the SolarWinds ITOM product offerings

Loop1 offers the most comprehensive training and professional services for SolarWinds clients across the globe. Loop1 helps organizations get more from their IT tools through L1M3—the Loop1 Monitoring Maturity Model ‘LIME’. Their model provides a scorecard and roadmap to help clients plan, deploy and measure their digital transformation projects. Headquartered in Austin, TX, United States, with offices in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Sri Lanka, and Singapore, the group has more than 100 employees across four continents, clients in more than 60 countries, and 25+ SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP) engineers, holding 130+ individual certifications.

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Advent One is a multi-disciplinary Hybrid and Multi Cloud Solution Provider.

Advent One prides themselves on solving complex business & technology challenges for our customers so they can achieve innovation and accelerate digital transformation. They help our customers stay ahead of security threats, optimise their spend in the cloud, manage legacy systems while transitioning to cloud, manage growing data and access skilled resources. With deep expertise in automation, Advent One leverages technology to accelerate outcomes so their customers can reap the benefits and maximise their investment quickly and effectively.

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VMware User Group (VMUG)

Officially launched in August of 2010, the VMware User Group (VMUG) isan independent, global, customer-led organization, created to maximize members’ use of VMware and partner solutions through knowledge sharing, training, collaboration, and events.

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DevTeam.Space is a vetted community of expert development teams supported by an AI-powered agile process.

Companies like Disney, Airbus, NEC, and startups rely on us to build great online products. We can help you too, by enabling you to hire and effortlessly manage expert developers.

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Prianto GmbH was founded in 2009 in Germany by William Geens and Oliver Roth as a starting point.

Prianto is positioned in the distribution market as a pure play software distributor. Over the last years, Prianto has grown into a group of companies covering the IT markets in Europe and Canada. Today, they are a leading software distributor with a focussed vendor portfolio.It is our mission to be a trusted partner for resellers, system integrators and Managed Service Providers and to market innovative software solutions that make digital infrastructures and corporate workplaces more efficient.Since 2011, Prianto has also been present in the UK, Austria and Switzerland, followed by the BeNeLux countries in 2012, Poland in 2014 and France in 2016. Branches were opened in 2017 in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and the Adriatics. Since 2019 Prianto is also in Canada.

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