Session #1 (Jim Moyle and Andrew Wood about “Nirvana Phone”
Using a single device for every computing and communication with a hypervisor. A nice discussion about having a primary computing device for everything. The basic idea behind is that you have a single, portable small form factor device with multiple OS on it and a lot of connectivity and add on stuff, like plugin in into a netbook device, a large screen device, etc.
Session #2 (Simon Frost about the Consumerazation of IT)
BYOC, today employees are excpected to be more flexible, IT has to support that. So where are the pain points?
- Data Loss Prevention
- Malware / Virus outbrakes
- IT has to support “unknown” devices which may be in a horrible state
- Tablets & Smartphones are hard to manage, because they aren’t designed for beeing managed
Whynot providing enterprise app stores to gain flexibility for users while staying within bounds of IT / Security?
Session # 3 (Shawn Bass about “Making Sense of Desktop Virtualization”)
What is Desktop virtualization about? what do companies try to achieve by implementing desktop virtualization?
- Hardware abstraction
- Loosley coupled OS, Applications, Data, Settings
- Faster Provisioning
- Rapid Desktop DR
- Effectively manage branch infrastructure
- Optimize OS Migrations
- Reducing costs for application delivery, shorten time to market
- Support work from hom initatives
Again a lightening fast speaking Shawn Bass with great content.
Session #4 VMware Ireland about..
Agility, Costs, Security Concerns, Consumerisation of IT. A pretty cool walk around covering products and initiatives from VMware
Session #5 Aidan Finn about Microsoft Private Clond Computing
SCVMM 2012 (new from the ground)
- Manage 3rd party hypervisors (vSphere, Xenserver)
- Bare metal Hyper-V deployment, Patch management
- Dynamic Optimzation (like VMware has its DRS)
- Power Optimization
- PRO (Integrate with SCOM to respond on application-level performance monitor
- A Web portal to integrate public cloud (Azzure) with private cloud (SCVMM)
Last session of today (I’ve visited) was Profile Migrator Demo from Helge Klein. A pretty cool tool which helps admins out of the common “where are my settings” hell while doing client migrations.