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Software Defined Infrastructure Summit 2015 Keynote Lineup Helps Vendors and Users Understand the Benefits of Emerging SDI Technology

Inaugural event features speakers from leading SDI software, systems, and hardware providers on December 1-3, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center

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SANTA CLARA, CA – September 29, 2015 – Software Defined Infrastructure Summit 2015 (“SDI”) today announced keynotes from IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Red Hat, and VMware are on tap for the inaugural event scheduled to take place December 1-3 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.

The Summit keynoters will describe new solutions to help data centers meet the challenges of big data, the storage explosion, real-time analysis and business intelligence, mobile access everywhere, and the Internet of Things.

The SDI Summit provides a one-stop resource for learning about SDI technology, and the way it’s impacting IT and Business in enterprises and cloud service organizations around the world. Attendees will hear from keynote speakers Jim Pinkerton, Cloud Architect of Microsoft; Gordon Haff, Cloud Evangelist of Red Hat; Charles Fan, Senior Vice President and GM at VMware; Bernie Spang, Vice President of Software Defined Infrastructure at IBM; and Ed Goldman, CTO of the Enterprise Data Center Group at Intel.

In addition to the SDI keynote line-up, Sam Greenblatt, a former CXO-level executive from Dell and HP, who is now Technologist in Residence at Nexenta Systems Inc., will provide his views on the software-defined infrastructure and how it changes IT and impacts business outcomes.

Key Themes of the SDI Summit

The SDI Summit 2015 conference focuses on the information needs of IT professionals and business managers to understand what SDI technology does, how it works, and how it is related to Capex and Opex costs. Presentations discussed at SDI will provide vital information about data-center infrastructure to IT Managers and Business Managers, as they plan for 2016, and beyond.

SDI Keynotes will highlight three main themes:

  • Software-Defined Storage: SDS combines software and virtualized storage platforms to increase IT flexibility and business agility.
  • Hyperconverged and Converged Hardware Platforms: These platforms combine compute, storage and software to speed IT deployments, and ease ongoing maintenance and management of hardware platforms.
  • SDI-Enabling Software: SDI software and how it is utilized for management, orchestration and automation. Management of servers, storage and devices makes IT operations more efficient, and leverages IT skillsets to work across multiple technology domains within the data center.

About the Software Defined Infrastructure Summit

The SDI Summit is a three-day event, beginning with pre-conference educational sessions on December 1, which covers OpenStack implementations, Ceph open-source storage APIs, and data-center software for management and automation. Two “main tent” conference days follow and will provide a holistic view of the SDI market – and how SDI software and hardware technologies can be used to improve the IT flexibility and business agility of the organizations that deploy it. In addition to the keynotes and the session tracks, SDI Summit will feature an exhibition show floor showcasing the latest in SDI solutions.

For available sponsorships and exhibiting opportunities, please contact Kat Pate, Exhibits and Sponsorship, Kat@SDISummit.com or +1-505-238-3208. For program information, please contact Jean S. Bozman, Program Chair at Jean@SDISummit.com.

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