Registration & breakfast
Thinking Beyond Application Performance Monitoring (1)
Brian Heffernan (Splunk)
Digital Infrastructure Planning for the Cloud (2)
Amy Spellmann (The Uptime Institute)
Big Data Analytics at EMC (3)
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Panel discussion: Performance and Capacity Challenges in a Virtualized World (4)
John Sopka (EMC), Kevin Luey (TJX), Larry Sokol (Fidelity Investments)
Why Are Mainframes Still Being Used? (5)
Steve Guendert (Brocade)
What's Happening in the Web Performance Working Group of the W3C (6)
Philipe Le Hegaret (W3C)
(1) Thinking Beyond Application Performance Monitoring
(2) Digital Infrastructure Planning for the Cloud
Public, private and hybrid cloud architectures are very new to the scene for many financial service companies.. These revolutionary environments are leading the way for versatile, rapidly deployed and optimized infrastructures. Digital Infrastructure encompasses Business Requirements, Technology Infrastructure, and Facilities Infrastructure. This presentation uses a case study from a financial services company to demonstrate how cloud architectures impact the Digital Infrastructure: servers, storage, power, space and the associated CAPEX and OPEX costs. Results of our analysis demonstrate that cloud architectures can be utilized cost effectively to prevent the need for a new data center.
(3) Big Data Analytics at EMC
One of the goals of an Information Technology organization is to deliver services with minimal downtime. How can we predict service outages, and use these predictions to reduce downtime? Dan will describe the steps the IT Command Center at EMC has taken to leverage Big Data Analytics for event prediction.
(4) Panel: Challenges in a Virtualized World
In addition to virtual servers, today we have virtual storage, virtual networks, and virtual desktops. But the performance problems and capacity issues are very real! So, how does performance engineering and capacity management need to adapt for environments incorporating multiple virtual elements that were once physical? Can we continue using the same tools that we used for physical environments, or do we need different tools? Are such tools already available, and what are our members' experiences with them? Does there need to be a change in testing methodology? Have there been cases where the old tools and existing methods yielded incorrect results? This session will provide a forum for members to share their opinions, experiences, and advice on best practices.
(5) Why Are Mainframes Still Being Used?
Many of us are not aware that even today all our bank accounts are being handled on mainframes, as are our retirement accounts, our stock accounts, our insurance claims, our social security, and many other financial transactions. Yet many in our profession think that the mainframe has been dead for a while. Dr. Guendert compares the alternatives with respect to capacity and performance, and explains why large organizations continue to use mainframes.
(6) What's Happening in the Web Performance Working Group of the W3C