Atlanta

OCTOBER 11, 2017

This event is over. Please email solve@rackspace.com if you have any questions.

 

Put your cloud acumen to the test during a half-day Rackspace::Solve Workshop in Atlanta on October 11th, 2017. 

Rackspace and industry-leading experts will host an afternoon of technical deep-dives on AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, VMware, and Cloud Security. This is the perfect opportunity to elevate your skills, transform your business objectives, and put the cloud to work for you.

Registration is free, but spots fill up quickly! We ask that you register for your primary workshop track online. You will have the flexibility to move in-between tracks on-site. 

“MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS I COULDN’T ATTEND ALL THE TRACKS.”

RACKSPACE::SOLVE WORKSHOP ATTENDEE FROM LEO BURNETT

WHY ATTEND?

At the Rackspace::Solve Atlanta Workshop, attendees will:

Learn from the world’s leading cloud experts.
Network with technical peers from the Atlanta area facing similar IT challenges as you.
Dig into use-cases, reference architectures, and best practices to elevate your cloud skills.
Enjoy a joint networking reception after the workshop and receive 1×1 cloud advice.

AGENDA

12:30 PM - 01:00 PM
Check-in
Receive your name badge and locate your workshop room.
01:00 PM - 01:15 PM
Welcome and Introductions
Spend some time getting to know your workshop speakers and IT peers.
01:15 PM - 05:00 PM
Track Specific Content - See Below
Each track will have a break from 2:45-3:00 PM along with a roundtable discussion from 4:00-5:00 PM.
05:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Networking Reception
Workshop attendees will come together for a joint networking reception with all of the speakers and industry experts.

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Migrations to AWS
Join us to learn about migrating applications to AWS, and how to overcome some of the common challenges of migrating to the cloud. Learn about the methodologies and processes involved in migrating applications to AWS, and how you can leverage the AWS tools and services available to you to facilitate a successful migration.
Rackspace — Jerry Hargrove, Sr. Solution Architect
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Architect on AWS
Learn about some of the key best practices for architecting and designing your applications on the AWS Cloud. This session will cover topics like how to design your AWS environment to ensure high availability, scalability and fault tolerance. We will also discuss how to choose the right EC2 instance, building AMIs and how to protect your application's secrets.
Rackspace — Jerry Hargrove, Sr. Solution Architect
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Security on AWS
Learn about how moving to the cloud requires you to think about security differently than in traditional IT environments. We will discuss how to use AWS network constructs to improve your security posture, and how Rackspace can help you address some of the common issues found in cloud security and security management.
Rackspace — Eric Johnson, AWS Evangelist
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Operations on AWS
Join us to gain a better understanding of how to implement best practices for DevOps on AWS. During this session we will discuss what DevOps is, and how to implement it into your AWS workflows. We will discuss the native AWS tools available to you to implement DevOps workflows, and walk through several examples of DevOps workflows.
Rackspace — Eric Johnson, AWS Evangelist
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Roundtable Discussions

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Software Defined Storage with VMware vSAN
Learn how VMware vSAN is changing the way enterprises deploy and manage the storage that powers their private clouds. Rackspace VMware experts discuss the economics and management of VMware vSAN and how it compares with traditional enterprise storage solutions.
Rackspace — Luke Huckaba, Principal ArchitectRackspace — Ken Lamoreaux, Principal Architect
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Software Defined Networking with VMware NSX
Rackspace VMware experts walk you through the capabilities of VMware’s software-defined networking solution, and highlight how NSX is radically changing how enterprises deploy and manage networks within their private clouds.
Rackspace — Luke Huckaba, Principal ArchitectRackspace — Ken Lamoreaux, Principal Architect
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
DR with VMware Site Recovery Manager
Rackspace VMware experts walk you through a disaster recovery scenario solved using VMware Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and vSphere replication, which includes a detailed discussion about configuring vSphere replication and SRM recovery plan to achieve your goals and a demonstration of SRM at work.
Rackspace — Luke Huckaba, Principal ArchitectRackspace — Ken Lamoreaux, Principal Architect
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
What's New in VMware vSphere 6.5
VMware vSphere® 6.5 is the next-generation infrastructure for next-generation applications. With vSphere 6.5, customers can now run, manage, connect, and secure their applications in a common operating environment, across clouds and devices. This talk will discuss the new and enhanced features in vSphere 6.5 across various areas of technology.
Rackspace — Luke Huckaba, Principal ArchitectRackspace — Tim Schroeder, Manager - Product Engineering
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Roundtable Discussions

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Choosing the Right Azure Features
There are several options for hosting workloads in Azure. We'll examine IaaS, PaaS, containers, serverless computing, and other features to help you identify the best solution. Along the way, we'll talk about how to determine which features make the most sense.
Rackspace — Kent Kingery, Cloud Practitioner and Evangelist
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Securing Workloads in Azure
The Azure platform has a full set of security features to protect your cloud-enabled workloads from the perimeter to your core infrastructure. We'll look at the different constructs of Azure security and network services versus traditional point solutions, and learn how to deploy them to meet the security needs of your application.
Rackspace — Kent Kingery, Cloud Practitioner and Evangelist
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Streamlining Operations with Azure Automation
Automation is a key element of the cloud journey. We'll utilize Azure's automation and templating capabilities to deploy your workloads and improve your day-to-day operations. We'll discuss why automation is important, the tools and techniques that leverage Azure's built-in features, and how automating your deployment chain allows you to focus on innovation.
Rackspace — Kent Kingery, Cloud Practitioner and Evangelist
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Utilizing Azure Stack
Some workloads need to stay in a premise environment, and Azure Stack is a powerful way to create an Azure region in a non-Microsoft data center. Building on the foundation we set while migrating to the Azure public cloud, we'll investigate how to deploy the same workloads to Azure Stack.
Rackspace — Kent Kingery, Cloud Practitioner and Evangelist

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Trends and Predictions: Cyber Threats in the Cloud
As more businesses move to multi-cloud infrastructures, so too do the adversaries. Some predictions speculate 2017 could see major cloud provider attacks in an effort to take out multiple organizations with a single blow. Understanding these trends and threats can help an organization better prepare for what lies ahead.
Rackspace — Justin Ibarra, Security Analyst
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
Cyber Hunting Through the Attacker Lifecycle
Cyber Hunting is the move away from reactive detection and response, through the operationalization of threat intelligence and the understanding of how attackers move through targeted environments and progress through the Attack Lifecycle. In this session learn from a real-life Cyber Hunter, who will explain hunting methodologies, the necessary skills and expertise, and what makes this approach effective.
Rackspace — Travis Mercier, Sr. Manager — Cyber Security
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Behavioral Analysis and Implications on Threat Focus
The real power in threat detection and hunting is moving beyond the reliance on Indicators of Compromise (IOCs) and focusing on behavior analysis or Indicators of Attack (IOA). Understanding attacker motivations, methodologies, and tendencies gives the responder a significant advantage in staying ahead of the adversary. Learn from a cyber security expert on how behavioral analysis of attackers is moving threat detection to a new level.
Rackspace — Travis Mercier, Sr. Manager — Cyber Security
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
Incident Investigation Methodology
There are many incident response methodologies in use which have been tested and vetted over time. While there are arguments around which is the best methodology, one thing is clear – none of them should be executed with a cookie cutter approach. Regardless of the particular chosen methodology for the circumstance, they should be tailored to be most effective and efficient based on many factors. This is no different for a Security Operations Center (SOC) within an MSSP handling multiple disparate cloud environments.
Rackspace — Justin Ibarra, Security Analyst

01:15 PM - 02:00 PM
Google Cloud Platform Managed Databases: What to Store and Where to Store It
Learn about Google Cloud Platform database solutions that adapt to your needs - whether you are building mobile applications, hosting commercial software, managing data pipelines or storing backups. Google Cloud Platform managed databases can handle everything from scalable object storage for unstructured data to relational MySQL to NoSQL solutions that integrate with big data tools like Hadoop and Spark.
Google — Brian Vinson, Customer EngineerRackspace — Chris Godfrey, Manager - Operations for Managed Google Cloud Platform
02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
The Good, the Bad and the Optimistic When it Comes to Cloud Security
See how Google Cloud Platform helps keep your data secure, featuring a layered, end-to-end security model built from the ground up that is ISO, PCI-DSS, and HIPAA compliant. Designed with the same technology that powers Google Maps, Gmail, YouTube, and Android, Google Cloud Platform provides everything you need to securely build and scale your cloud workloads.
Google — Jesse Kielhorn, Technical Cloud EvangelistRackspace — Chris Godfrey, Manager - Operations for Managed Google Cloud Platform
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Getting Started with Machine Learning
You've heard all the great things that machine learning has enabled us to do: image recognition, song production, cancer prediction, and the list doesn't stop there. But how does one get started with machine learning? What's the easiest, fastest way to get your hands dirty with writing some machine learning code? Come to this session to learn more.
Google — Andrew Levine, Customer EngineerRackspace — Chris Godfrey, Manager - Operations for Managed Google Cloud Platform
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
To Container or Not to Container - Is There Really a Question?
Come learn how to expand your use of containers and enable your dev teams to move quickly, operate at global scale, and deploy software efficiently - whether in the public cloud or private data centers. We will discuss how to choose the ideal deployment strategy and reduce vendor lock-in.
Google — Trevor Hykes, Customer EngineerRackspace — Chris Godfrey, Manager - Operations for Managed Google Cloud Platform
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Roundtable Discussions

HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA

265 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

IMPORTANT DETAILS

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