During the event you have the opportunity to attend 5 technical breakout sessions from the selection below. Please confirm your options during the registration process. All sessions are subject to changes or modification.

Breakout sessions

There are two types of sessions defined as follows:

 Technical  - These sessions discuss the details of a product, technology or solution’s functionality and capabilities. Material presented include best practices, sizing principles, how to deploy and manage, and may include actual live demonstrations and white boarding.

 Workshops - These sessions are labs or white boarding facilitated by technical experts, often including a design engineer. The content covers implementing practical examples of advanced concepts around product, technology, or solution architectures, infrastructure design, deployment, configuration and management.

Sessions marked with >A are eligible for "Accreditation" within the partner certification program for Channel Partners.

1. Software Defined Solutions (SDS)

Educate attendees on Dell’s software defined solutions that offer you the freedom to choose what works best for your workloads to deliver superior efficiency, reliability and scalability to your data centre. Sessions will focus on leading edge software defined storage solutions powered by Nutanix, Microsoft Storage Spaces and VMware EVO: Rail and vSAN, Dell and VMware NSX based software defined networking, best practices and the practical aspects of designing, deploying and managing workloads on Dell XC-series powered by Nutanix.

SDS1 Software-Defined Storage with Dell XC-Series powered by Nutanix
Design and Deploy workloads for Dell XC-Series powered by Nutanix
Software-Defined Storage powered by Microsoft Storage Spaces
EVO: RAIL and vSAN: Design and Implementation
Software-Defined Networking - NSX Security & Design considerations
Software-Defined Networking

2. Converged Infrastructure (CNI)

Educate attendees on Dell’s converged infrastructure solutions and how they can help you gain increased agility and efficiency in the data centre. Sessions will focus on data center transformation using Dell’s converged infrastructure, best practices and the practical aspects of designing, deploying and managing converged infrastructure solutions.

CNI1 New Generation PowerEdge Server Roadmap
Converged Platforms and Management - FX, VRTX and M1000e
CNI3 From legacy to converged infrastructure - FX architecture by design

3. Redefining Economics of Storage (EST)

Provide instruction on both the core features, advanced functionality, roadmap and practical insights of Dell Storage SC/PS SAN and NAS solutions and Data Protection solutions including flash design white board sessions, application acceleration, performance analysis, backup/recovery, context-based tiering and archiving.

EST1 Dell Next-Generation Storage & Storage Management Roadmap
Exploring the Full Dell Storage SC Feature Set
Exploring the Full Dell Storage PS Feature Set
EST4 Application Acceleration - Flash Design for Dell Storage
EST5 Dell Next-Generation Data Protection, Recovery and Deduplication
EST6 Manage the data path from client to block side with Dell Fluid FS
Application Acceleration using Dell Fluid Cache for DAS/SAN
EST8 Colossal Data - Archiving Petabytes of Data
Analysing and Optimising your Data centre - Dell Performance Analysis Collection Kit

4. HPC, Big Data & Analytics (HPD)

Educate attendees on Dell’s High Performance Computing, Big Data and Analytics solutions and how they can help you achieve a more precise understanding of your customers and improve product quality. Sessions will focus on High Performance Computing design considerations, SAP HANA sizing, Analytics software solutions, best practices and practical insights into using Dell Cloudera Hadoop Solutions.

HPD1 High Performance Computing - design considerations
Driving data insights using Dell Cloudera Hadoop solutions
HPD3 Maximising Analytics with Dell Software Solutions
HPD4 Realising the SAP HANA opportunity with Dell

5. Systems Management  (SMT)

Provide instruction on the comprehensive core capabilities and advanced functionality of the Dell Software Management and Dell OpenManage Systems Management portfolios as well as the infrastructure/workload automation using Dell’s Active System Manager. Sessions will include technical sessions, best practices and practical aspects of deploying Dell`s management tools and plug-ins.

Dell Software Windows Migration and Management Solutions
SMT2 Open Manage Suite, Remote Control and Lifecycle Management
SMT3 Deploying Dell's Management Tools and Plug-ins
SMT4 Exploring the Chassis Management Controller
SMT5 Deployment and Orchestration with Active Systems Manager

6. Cloud Architectures (CLA)

Educate attendees on how to best implement Private Cloud infrastructures with modular data centre block architectures, Dell OpenStack reference architectures or traditional Dell SAN infrastructure.

Cloud building - from traditional SAN to modular block architectures
CLA2 Cloud architecture built on OpenStack

7. Networking (NWG)

Educate attendees on principle Dell Networking technologies, architectures and best-practices for data centre, campus and mobile environments, with an emphasis on convergence, BYOD, firewalls, unified threat management & network functions virtualisation.

Dell SonicWALL Next-Generation Network Security
From Data Centre to Campus - Networking Roadmap
NWG3 An introduction to Network Functions Virtualisation

8. Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

Educate attendees on how to best implement Cloud Client Computing and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure architectures in data centres with industry leading Dell software defined solutions or traditional Dell storage infrastructures.

VDI1 VDI with Dell XC-Series powered by Nutanix
Virtualisation from the Desktop to the Cloud using Dell Wyse infrastructure
VDI architectures using traditional Dell storage infrastructure