Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Portland March 8th
Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Arkansas March 22nd
Upcoming Event: INTERFACE Charlotte March 29th

Artificial Intelligence for an Autonomous Data Center

  Presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

Are you tired of fighting fires, spending countless time troubleshooting infrastructure, and having to deal with problems that come out of nowhere? What if artificial intelligence (AI) can watch over your infrastructure and predict and prevent problems before your business is impacted? If that sounds good to you, then this is an educational session you can’t afford to miss.

Artificial Intelligence for an Autonomous Data Center

  Presented by Hewlett Packard Enterprise 

Are you tired of fighting fires, spending countless time troubleshooting infrastructure, and having to deal with problems that come out of nowhere? What if artificial intelligence (AI) can watch over your infrastructure and predict and prevent problems before your business is impacted? If that sounds good to you, then this is an educational session you can’t afford to miss.

Evolving Infrastructure Teams with DevOps Methodologies

  Presented by F5 Networks

We started as a small, grassroots team that wanted to transform the way we delivered solutions to our customers. Today, we are redefining how solutions and products are developed, and adopting DevOps methodologies across our company. Along the way our guiding principles have been to enable collaboration, to always fail-fast and fail-forward and to continuously integrate, deploy, deliver and improve. Learn from our journey in enabling modern infrastructure teams by teaching, adopting and practicing DevOps Methodologies.

Roadmap to IT Success in 2018

  Presented by Xiologix

While technology seems to change at warp speed around us, traditional datacenters of all sizes continue to be plagued by many of the same issues, including skyrocketing costs, inefficiency in the datacenter, increased complexity, data growth and data-access explosions, cybersecurity concerns and so many others. Many organizations find the thought of innovation and attempts to modernize the data center to be paralyzing, leaving progress in the slow lane if not stopped altogether.

The Roadmap to IT Success in 2018 will address the largest elements of an optimized next generation data center, while identifying actionable steps towards that destination.

Fight Insider Threats While Getting GDPR Compliant

  Presented by Varonis

BadRabbit, NotPetya, and WannaCry all spread laterally via SMB exploits once they’re inside your network. It only takes one compromised user. Then they encrypt, escalate, and spread. Fast. Insiders with oversubscribed access represent a massive security risk, especially now that General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes law in a short few months. We’ll examine the anatomy of insider threats and a data security policy to help companies meet compliance and protect their data.

Internet 3.0: Networking of Only Trusted Identities

  Presented by Tempered Networks

While Networking 1.0 was about networking all PCs and giving users access to the Internet, the current era of Networking 2.0 has been focused on networking everything. These things are being networked and attempts are being made to secure them with no provable identity. Instead, we’re creating complex networking and security policies based on an IP address as identity. This creates exponential attack vectors and makes networking much more complex, costly, and fragile, introducing risk for our mission critical infrastructure. To dramatically reduce the business risks that impact most organizations today, a new identity networking paradigm is required to fix the underlying flaw in IP: a flaw that afflicts all networking and security products. Only through provable device identity can we begin to unify networking and security, overcoming the risk, complexity, and cost of today’s networks. Lowering CapEx and OpEx through radical policy simplification and segmentation, with no disruption to existing infrastructure, is now possible. With Networking 3.0, organizations can securely connect, cloak, segment, move, failover, and disconnect any connected ‘thing’ instantly – anytime, anywhere, without worry.

Next Generation Networking: The Future is NOW

  Presented by Xiologix & Ruckus

Avoid costly surprises by deploying the right technology. In the last two years, some major milestones in IP communications standards have been reached and several more are being released and adopted in the coming year. In this session, we will cover the recent changes, how to leverage these changes, and what to plan for in the near future. Specific topics include:

  • MultiGigabit Ethernet (IEEE 802.3bz)
  • Current and Next-Gen WiFi (IEEE 802.11ac Wave 2 and the emergence of 802.11ax)
  • Next-Gen PoE (PoE, PoE+, and the emerging PoH standard)
  • The impact of new standards on structured cabling
  • OpenG and the impact on LTE DAS systems
  • The latest scary security vulnerabilities and the emergence of WPA

Integrated Approach to Security Audits

  Moderated by INTERFACE-Sacramento Advisory Council

We are a panel of auditors/SMEs in the areas of operational audit, fraud, compliance, IT and security. As we face an environment of unprecedented volatility, highly digitized and interconnectivity there is significant dependence on information technology for maintaining critical data and infrastructure, there is also an increased regulatory atmosphere.