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Software Defined Infrastructure Summit

Software Defined Infrastructure Summit 2015 will highlight how SDI software technology is transforming data centers worldwide, bringing a new approach to efficiently managing workloads running on hundreds, or thousands, of servers and storage devices housed within a data center, or reaching across a network. The SDI Summit is ideal for product developers (hardware and software); IT managers considering SDI technologies, and software practitioners in enterprise and cloud service data centers.

SDI and the Era of Cloud and Big Data

In the era of Cloud Computing and Big Data, efficient management in these large data centers is vital to providing real-time responsiveness to applications – and the end-users accessing them. Without speed in the data center, applications slow, and end-users won’t experience response times supporting real-time and near-real-time applications.

Enterprise data centers and cloud service provider data centers are using SDI to evolve their existing infrastructure – and to automate many management and security procedures that formerly were entirely managed by hands-on administration. This software-led automation allows workloads to scale up as workloads peak, and as end-user demands grow.

In the SDI world, as the software is changing, the hardware is changing, too – with a wider use of converged and hyperconverged hardware. That means that compute, storage and software are being tightly integrated, as never before, to reduce delays associated with one-off configurations that inevitably lead to operational issues at peak processing times.

"SDI – and the change it brings to the data center – will have big impact for IT organizations and the businesses they support," said Jean Bozman, Director Infrastructure Research at Neuralytix and SDI Summit Program Chair. "The SDI Summit acknowledges this change by delivering two types of tracks: business tracks focused on management and business processes, and technical tracks focused on detailed technical information for IT professionals."

Business leaders from a variety of industries will speak to the changes they’re seeing from SDI-led projects – and the positive impact they're on operational costs (OPEX).

IT professionals will be able to attend technical sessions about how SDI is introduced into the data center – often through multi-phased projects - and how that leads to follow-on changes in hardware and software environments.

The SDI Summit 2015 program will focus on three distinct areas of server design: SDI-enabling Software, Software-Defined Storage, SDI's Impact on Computing Platforms and Hyperconvergence.

Keynotes and plenary sessions will speak to the overall scope of SDI-led changes in technology, and business transformation that resulted from those technical changes.

Key topics will include:

Summit Hours

Day/Date Registration Conference Exhibits
Tuesday, Dec 1st 8:00am–6:00pm 8:30am–7:30pm Setup - all day
Wednesday, Dec 2nd 8:00am–7:00pm 8:30am–7:30pm Noon–2:00pm
Thursday, Dec 3rd 8:00am–5:00pm 8:30am–5:00pm Noon–2:00pm


Summit Location

Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Pkwy.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
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