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11:00am - 12:00pm 60 mins
Registration Opens

Location: Level 1, Exhibit Hall 4

12:00pm - 4:00pm 240 mins
The CSP Opportunity
The CSP Opportunity
  • Bill Kleyman - CTO, MTM Technologies

Today’s cloud service providers offer much more than the IT version of pay-per-use utilities: IaaS, hosted private cloud and inexpensive storage. Modern CSPs are part ISP, part MSP and part consultant. They help customers maximize uptime and flexibility, take advantage of new technologies without large capital and manpower investments, and grow IT as the business grows.

Who should attend: CSPs looking to learn what’s new and ISPs, hosts, agents, VARs and MSPs looking to expand into this hot space

12 – 1 p.m. 

Opening Keynote Panel: New Stack City

Grab a bite and listen to top CSPs discuss how and why they chose the platforms on which they run their private and hybrid cloud infrastructures. We’ll discuss Azure Stack, OpenStack and VMware; explore the hybrid cloud versus multicloud discussion; and touch on new hardware options.

1:10 – 2 p.m.

The Next-Gen, Software-Defined Host

You’ve heard the buzz around containers, microservices, software-defined storage and servers, stateless architectures, direct interconnects — this is definitely not your daddy’s infrastructure. In this session, top network engineers will walk through these and other concepts with an eye toward TCO, technical maturity, scalability and other practical considerations critical to CSPs.

2:10 – 3 p.m. 

Protecting Customers Is Job #1

CSPs need to battle ransomware, DDoS attacks and other exploits that can result in downtime and loss of customer trust, not to mention PCI certifications. Besides data center security basics, are you up to speed on secure protocols like SSL, SFTP and HTTPS? What about replication engineered to inoculate against ransomware, support for 2FA and encryption, and new DDoS protection options? In this session, we’ll discuss current best practices for running a secure operation.

3:10 – 4 p.m.

The Business End

Now that you’ve built cloud services, you need to manage, deliver and monetize them. In this session we’ll discuss the anatomy of a cloud service in a practical way: How do you create a billing system and how do you know what to charge for your service? Do you segregate each user instance? How do you build a user portal so that your service is easy to provision and, to the extent possible, user self-managed?

All Access pass required to attend this session.

Location: Level 4, Ballroom 4

5:00pm - 8:00pm 180 mins
Special Events
Women in Channel Networking Event + SDxE Women
  • Keynote Speaker Sandy Carter - VP, Amazon Web Services

The Women in Channel have invited SDxE Women  to join their networking mixer, featuring a keynote by Sandy Carter, VP of Amazon Web Services on "7 Ways to Lead Through Change."

The Women in the Channel Networking Mixer is the perfect way to kick off the Channel Partners Evolution and SDxE events! Join other successful women to discuss key business topics that impact professional women today. Network with old friends and discover new relationships that will help your business grow, your skills improve and your career soar! This comfortable, open forum fosters collaboration, support and inspiration. Come early, bring a friend and be a part of this special event.

Separate registration required.

Location: Level 4, Meeting Room 18b-d