Dallas

JUNE 25, 2015

Rackspace::Solve Dallas took place on June 25, 2015. Browse this site for an upcoming Solve event near you!

Rackspace::Solve is a series of FREE conferences where you hear directly from today’s tech and business visionaries about how to solve tough IT challenges. You get an inside look into their IT strategy and the real-world solutions that are helping them scale their business, manage big data, and navigate digital trends.

Deep-dive breakouts cover cloud security, ecommerce, and cloud office tools and more, enabling you to walk away with proven ways to solve your biggest IT challenges.

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PRAVEEN MINUMULA :: KATALYST TECHNOLOGIES

EVENT SESSION VIDEOS

SOLUTIONS PAVILION

Before sessions start and during breaks, attendees can get one-on-one advice from Rackspace specialists and our partners in the following technology areas:

OpenStack
Public, Private & Hybrid Cloud
Fanatical Support for Amazon Web Services
Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure
Digital/Ecommerce
Data Services
Cloud Office

…As well as advice from our partner sponsors.

AGENDA

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Registration | Lunch | Solutions Pavilion Open
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
SPECIAL LUNCH SESSION
Data Lifecycle Management: An Analytics based Approach to Building Cloud-Scale Applications
More and more large enterprises are moving complex and often sensitive workloads into Cloud environments to gain deployment efficiencies and cost savings. The current trend clearly represents a maturing Cloud market that now offers enough of the necessary security and monitoring tools to satisfy enterprise requirements. Re-architecting existing or building new enterprise class applications represents massive opportunities with respect to data and analytics. Enterprises can begin taking advantage of modern development techniques to integrate high velocity, high volume data, and turn it into actionable insights. However, more data with new deployment and development paradigms presents new and often complex challenges. Data ingest processes can change dramatically depending on workload types, as well as business stakeholder driven requirements that are incompatible with the ingest and operational structures. Achieving optimal technical and business outcomes is a delicate balancing act. Join Rackspace at our SOLVE Dallas event to learn how you can leverage our expertise to make the right architecture choices to ensure a smooth and secure transition from enterprise data centers to the public or hybrid cloud. You will hear from industry leading data, analytics, and BI providers on how to solve for both technical and business workflows with their technology managed by Rackspace.

LANCE SPECK – SVP, Actian Analytics

JAMIE WATT – VP of Sales and Marketing, Coherent Path

KEENAN RISE – Vice President, Alliances, Looker

KIYOTO TAMURA – Developer Marketing, Treasure Data

WIQAR CHAUDRY – Chief Technologist, Partner Alliances, Rackspace

12:35 PM - 12:55 PM
Welcome to the Managed Cloud

TODD CIONE – Chief Revenue Officer, Rackspace

12:55 PM - 01:15 PM
Building a Lean, Mean, Ecommerce Machine on Managed Cloud
SARA KENTON – Director of Ecommerce, YETI
01:15 PM - 01:35 PM
It’s All in the Marketplace! Proxibid Looks to the Managed Cloud to Meet Ever Increasing Growth Needs
Join Chance Irvine of Proxibid as he describes the company’s transformation from being managed locally by a small team in Omaha, to scaling up to a global platform serving over 200 countries, to now being an exclusive partner with eBay for running online live events for commercial industrial, heavy construction and collector cars. Proxibid uses MarketGuard™, their proprietary, bank-level risk mitigation tool to protect the marketplace from fraudulent buyers. With progressive features like integrated payment solutions and one-click processing there is a lot at stake, meaning the site must perform well at all costs, especially during events where celebrity mentions in social media can spike traffic over 8 times its normal rate in a matter of seconds. Rackspace and Proxibid have deep team integration to ensure their site delivers the best experience for their customers.
CHANCE IRVINE – Director of IT Operations and Infrastructure, Proxibid
01:35 PM - 01:50 PM
Break
01:50 PM - 02:10 PM
All Cloud Platforms Are Not Equal
Join this session to hear from an industry leader with deep expertise in transforming the way customers build, deliver and consume IT resources. Learn how VMware’s cloud solutions combined with Rackspace Fanatical Support deliver tangible value through reduced costs and concierge IT. Together we help customers of all sizes reduce complexity, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice as they transition to IT as a service.
COREY HUTCHISON – VP, Enterprise Select Sales – West, VMware
02:10 PM - 02:30 PM
From Startup to Success with Managed MongoDB
The Meter Feeder app eliminates the pain of finding and paying for parking. The founding team are developers who needed an app host that could provide a managed Cloud server infrastructure and MongoDB solution. With the Rackspace Managed Cloud and ObjectRocket, the Meter Feeder team can focus on building their business and refining their app – leaving server and database management to the experts at Rackspace.
JAMES GIBBS – Co-Founder & CEO, Meter FeederDANIEL LOPRETTO – Co-Founder & CTO, Meter Feeder
02:35 PM - 03:20 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 1
Intelligent Data-at-Rest Encryption: Keys to Cloud Security and Compliance with Rackspace
In order to successfully leverage the benefits of cloud resources while meeting cloud security and compliance requirements, IT and business leaders should ask themselves the following questions:
  • How is it possible to meet cloud security and compliance requirements?
  • Can your organizations maintain control of sensitive data within the Rackspace offering?
  • Will the use of this cloud service increase an organization’s exposure to data security breaches?
  • How will this cloud service reduce your risk profile as it relates to customer information and intellectual property?
  • Is it possible for Rackspace employees see or access your business data or provide access under subpoena to government agencies?
  • Join Vormetric as they discuss:
    • Data encryption and key management fit into a broader security framework.
    • Common myths of data encryption (the realities may surprise you).
    • How we restrict access only to those who have appropriate user credentials and privilege.
    • Flexible deployment models with Rackspace as well broader enterprise public, private or hybrid clouds environments.
CJ RADFORD – VP, Cloud, Vormetric
Deploying and Scaling Ecommerce Apps with Rackspace DevOps Automation
In this workshop, Rackspace Digital and DevOps experts will:
  • Introduce new Managed Cloud solution for Magento Ecommerce sites
  • Discuss the major pitfalls/barriers to DevOps and how to overcome these challenges
  • Demonstrate various real-world scenarios, including how to deploy the Magento Ecommerce platform, use the Rackspace DevOps UI, view New Relic data via the Control Panel, make changes using a Chef workflow, and push code to Magento Demonstrate app scaling on demand
CALEB GROOM – Director, Support & Operations, Rackspace

ERIC BRINKMAN – Product Manager, Rackspace

MATT SHOVER – Senior Manager, RackConnect, Rackspace

Using the Right Tool for the Job: How to Build, Connect, and Secure a Hybrid Cloud
The Hybrid Cloud has evolved to include public clouds, private clouds, dedicated offerings, and more. With all of these platform and infrastructure choices, you can now choose the best fit for your workloads — allowing you to optimize for things like cost, scale, reliability, and time to provision. Join this breakout to learn:
  • What are the components of a Hybrid Cloud?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of each component and which is the best fit for my application?
  • How do I build a Hybrid Cloud?
  • How can the Hybrid Cloud bring security to Public Cloud?
  • How do small businesses and enterprises build and use Hybrid Clouds?
03:25 PM - 04:10 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 2
The New Normal: Managing the Constant Stream of New Vulnerabilities
It’s 3AM. Do you know what your servers are doing? In this age of increased attacks and highly publicized vulnerabilities, deploying your infrastructure in a secure way is mission critical. In this session, Aaron Hackney from Rackspace will reveal security strategies to focus your spending and reduce your risk. Attendees will leave the session with the knowledge of how to:
  • Build a solid, efficient information security feedback loop focused on detection
  • Handle incidents and drive value from root cause analysis
  • Drive security changes through people, process and technology
  • Weigh trade-offs between security and user experience
AARON HACKNEY – Principal Architect, Rackspace
The Big Data Journey: Where Do I Start?
Many IT professionals are being tasked by leadership to find out “how we should be doing big data.” When the already over-extended IT professional starts to look at the big data ecosystem, they can quickly find themselves overwhelmed by the advice, articles, and options with little direction on where to start. This class will provide a framework to help your team gather the information required to determine the best path forward.

MELISSA PLUNKETT – Solution Architect, Rackspace

JUSTIN SHEPHERD – Distinguished Architect, Rackspace

How Rackspace Makes OpenStack® Production-Ready
As companies explore how they can leverage OpenStack to advance their business, they often ask if OpenStack is really “production-ready.” Through co-founding OpenStack, running one of the world’s largest OpenStack clouds, and managing OpenStack private cloud for enterprises, we know what it takes to make OpenStack production-ready. In this session, Justin Shepherd, a Rackspace Distinguished Architect, will discuss what it means to be “production-ready” and how we designed Rackspace Private Cloud powered by OpenStack to run production workloads.
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM
BREAKOUT SESSION 3
Make Your Data Work For You, with Rackspace and Commvault
Organizations that can successfully use their data as a strategic asset are driving better outcomes for themselves and their customers. However, IT professionals are often left addressing data challenges with ever-increasing storage and staff resources. Commvault and Rackspace can help get your data working for you, rather than the other way around. The Rackspace Managed Backup solution powered by Commvault delivers secure, reliable data protection at tremendous scale, from deployment to ongoing monitoring and full service restores – learn how to leverage this solution to start thinking of your data not as a challenge to overcome, but as your next strategic asset.

JIM ANTHONY – VP, WW Systems Engineering, Cloud Solutions Group, Commvault

Mobility Concerns for Productivity and Collaboration Solutions in Today’s Workforce
Join Seburn Wilson as he walks through some of the most common mobility challenges that an organization faces as they are planning for and implementing new tools for Collaboration. With each addition of new tools and features there seems to be an even greater push to make anything available on any device. In this session we will be looking specifically at the latest set of features that is available within Office 365 to help ensure the perfect balance between device security and available anywhere solutions.
SEBURN WILSON – Senior Manager, Product, Rackspace

JEFFREY ALI – Enterprise Systems Engineer, EMC

The Best of Both Worlds Backed by Rackspace and EMC
As businesses embrace cloud computing, IT must evaluate each cloud model. Private cloud is trusted, controlled, and reliable. Public cloud is simple, low cost, and flexible. Integrating the best of both has proven difficult in the past, but with Rackspace and EMC Hybrid Cloud just got simplified. EMC invites you to join our session to learn how the hybrid cloud option successfully unites the advantages of private and public clouds, giving you the best of both worlds.
05:15 PM - 06:30 PM
Reception

THE JOULE DALLAS

1530 Main Street
Dallas, Texas 75201

DRIVING:

Taxi, Uber and, Lyft are available.

PARKING:

Valet $12 short term or $27 overnight. Self parking is not available.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

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AIRPORTS:

Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) ~25 min.
Love Field Aiport ~ 15 min.
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