You don’t just decide to build a converged infrastructure on a whim. It’s a strategic move that requires a holistic understanding of your current infrastructure, a clear view into future goals and a solid plan. But developing all of these things during the course of managing day-to-day IT infrastructure activities can be a challenge.
At HP Discover 2012, you can get all the exposure you need to converged infrastructure—as well as the technologists behind it—in one place, within the space of a few days. Choose from hundreds of demos, information sessions and hands-on labs, ranging from beginner to advanced, to learn all you can about conceiving, building and managing your converged infrastructure.
Here are just a few of the converged-infrastructure focused sessions available:
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Blueprints for convergence: a step-by-step path to converged infrastructure
Session ID: TB2032
In this session, we will focus on the journey toward infrastructure convergence. You will learn how consolidation, standardization, virtualization, optimization and automation will accelerate IT for better business results. We will also share concrete customer examples, including ROI for various converged infrastructure projects.
Converged Infrastructure roundtable 1: implementing a self-service catalog
Session ID: RT2781
This session will highlight the challenges, best practices and learnings associated with the implementation of an HP CloudSystem Matrix service catalog.
Converged Infrastructure roundtable 2: integrating a converged infrastructure
Session ID: RT2782
Get insights from the experts on how to integrate a VirtualSystem or CloudSystem with your existing IT infrastructure.
Converged Infrastructure roundtable 3: changing governance and budgeting processes
Session ID: RT2783
This session will cover best practices and insights regarding changing governance and budgeting processes when moving toward a converged infrastructure.
Driving IT strategy through converged infrastructure and data center fabrics
Session ID: BB2303
Come learn how leading-edge firms are successfully planning and capitalizing on converged infrastructure and data center fabrics, from both a technical and business standpoint.
Building a converged infrastructure strategy for the data center
Session ID: TB2091
This presentation will show you how to build a strategy and leverage Converged Infrastructure Maturity Model (CIMM) for a step-by-step roadmap that can help you transition to a converged infrastructure that takes into account not only the technology, but also the people and process elements.
Converged Storage: the #1 choice for virtualization and maximum ROI
Session ID: BB2074
Learn about today’s ever-changing and unpredictable storage challenges for virtualization and how HP is simplifying and enhancing storage for the convergence era.
Storage in a converged infrastructure for big data and cloud
Session ID: TB2710
This session will explore the convergence between HP servers and storage in response to big data in traditional IT environment as well as in private and public clouds. Participants will learn scenarios in which traditional arrays, utility storage, NAS, storage appliances and server-based storage can be deployed in combination with advanced thin provisioning storage technologies, tiered storage and virtual partitions. Basic understanding of storage technology is recommended.
Search for additional converged infrastructure sessions using the session catalog.