KEYNOTE SESSIONS

Access on demand sessions from ZertoCon's inspirational speakers about the future of IT, addressing your challenges and incorporating best practices for your business.

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Welcome to the Inaugural ZertoCON

Ziv Kedem, Zerto CEO

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“End-to-End” IT Resilience:
Can We Get There from Here?

John Morency, Gartner

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What’s Coming Next for Zerto?

Oded Kedem and Rob Strechay, Zerto

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Expectations for DR Have Changed. What Does it Take to Implement DR in the Cloud?

David Grimes, NaviSite

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Operational Excellence Derived from Multiple Platform Synergies

Story Musgraves, NASA

SESSIONS ON DEMAND

Couldn't make it to the Inaugural ZertoCON? Access on-demand recordings and presentations by click items in the agenda below.

Ziv Kedem

Opening Keynote: Welcome to the Inaugural ZertoCON

To kick-off the Inaugural ZertoCON conference, our CEO Ziv Kedem looks back at the evolution of Zerto, discusses our growth and plans for development, and shares our vision for a world of uninterrupted technology for businesses and people.

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45mins

Ziv Kedem

Breakout Sessions

Recovering from Cryptolocker in minutes
Ransomware is now one of the biggest threats to your data. Nobody wants to be in a position of being locked out of all of your data and facing the prospect of having to pay a ransom or accept the impact of data loss and downtime by restoring from backups. In this session you will learn how to protect your environment and ensure that if the worst does happen, you can recover the data from seconds before it was encrypted to minimize the impact to the business by re-winding to a point in time before the ransomware infection existed.

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Compliant IT for Healthcare
Healthcare data is the most heavily regulated information in the world with requirements for protection, security, availability and recovery. Join IT Professionals to hear about IT Healthcare challenges and use their learnings to help you better your own IT Strategy. Speakers include Bob Lanning, Senior Systems Engineer Premier, Inc., Duane Dumont, VP of IT, NxStage Medical, Jim Graham, CIO of a large group of Home Health Agency in Massachusetts, and Justin Steiman, CMO, GE Healthcare IT.

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AWS 101 for Vmware Admins
The first step to the cloud is having an understanding of the architecture. In this session, you will learn about Amazon Web Services, its architecture and what you need to know to start using it today. It will be explained in the context of VMware terminology that you already understand, enabling you to easily master the latest cloud platforms.

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45mins

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Wanted: Compliance and Security for DRaaS
Enterprise infrastructure, complete with critical systems, piles of data and some interesting network configuration seeks cloud target that mirrors the best in on-premise security. Must include all the normal security technologies – as well as reporting to facilitate the inevitable audit. Vendors who will not submit to a full third-party audit need not apply. Extra consideration will be given to clouds that ease the process of management and reporting. Sound like your DRaaS cloud requirements? You’re not alone. Learn how to query cloud providers to ensure that your target meets your requirements before and after a failover. Iland is a secure cloud provider and a leader in DRaaS, with 10 years of experience in the market. Let us answer your questions – all your questions on DRaaS, compliance, security and the morning after failover.

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The Pathway to DRaaS is not Always Black and White
With enterprise IT organizations recognizing the very real operational and economic advantages of Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), this contemporary counterpart to traditional disaster recovery is quickly becoming a standard component of a complete business continuity solution. However, uninformed suppositions about DRaaS or common misconceptions and myths about the cloud can lead you to costly mistakes. In this presentation, Recovery Point will distill the key issues to provide a guide for companies that are evaluating the use of cloud-based DRaaS.

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Storage for What's Next
Achieving business continuity is a given in today’s always-on economy, irrespective of company size. But what do businesses need to ensure that the storage infrastructure can tackle today’s data deluge and support tomorrow’s technology innovations. Come hear Eyal David, vice president of business development for Kaminario to discuss the challenges faced by companies today and ways we can help customers go from now to next. Also, learn how Kaminario and Zerto can help businesses stay connected during unplanned outages and deliver predictable storage solutions for today’s unpredictable world of modern business -- on-demand and without disruptions.

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45mins

John Morency

Gartner Keynote: “End-to-End” IT Resilience: Can We Get There from Here?

Increases in hybrid data center deployment, greater workload mobility and bi-modal IT operations are rapidly impacting data center management priorities. John Morency, Research Vice President at Gartner will discuss the digital business and technology shifts that are driving the end-to-end IT resilience business case, along with service provider evolution from near term disaster recovery-as-a service delivery to longer term resilience-as-a-service enablement.

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45mins

John Morency

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Building Scalable DR for vSphere 6 - what you need to know
Learn about the latest vSphere 6 features, how they can be used for disaster recovery and all you need to know about building a scalable solution capable of protecting thousands of VMs. In this session you will learn how to leverage the new features in VMware vSphere 6, their requirements and the key considerations you need to know in order to design and build at scale.

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What do CIOs Care About?
The Chief Information Officer is playing a larger role in today's business. IT is no longer a back of the building or support organization. In fact, IT can be a competitive differentiator for many organizations. Attend this panel to hear from executives on what keeps them up at night, and how IT is key piece of the business strategy at their respective companies. Speakers include Steven Huster, VP of Shared Services, Tencate, Udi Mokady, CyberArk.

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What is the Right Cloud for DR? DIY, Managed or Public
You have more options than ever to move and protect your data. So where is the best place to put your data? How do you correctly choose and measure performance success to validate your choice? In this session we investigate the options that are now available and how to use them. You will leave the session equipped with the information and steps you need to take to begin leveraging the right clouds and how you are going to do it.

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45mins

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Automate everything! How to build Dev Ops platforms with Zerto APIs and PowerShell
DevOps is the latest movement in IT to increase automation and agility that you don’t want to miss. To fully implement a DevOps culture in your environment you need to automate the entire life-cycle of your VMs, including disaster recovery. In this session you will learn about DevOps, why you should be using it on a daily basis, the benefits to your CV and see real-world examples of utilizing Zerto APIs and PowerShell to automate disaster recovery.


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Financial IT Panel
The financial services industry has many internal and external regulations including Sarbanes-Oxley, SEC and others have requirements for security, protection and disaster recovery. Join this session of seasoned IT professionals in the financial services industry to learn how the challenges the face in protecting their environments, how they overcame them and insight into the future IT strategy. Speakers Include Alec Polnarev, Senior VP, IT at Harvard Management Company, Ernesto DiGiambattista, CEO at Cybric, Jacques Benkoski, Partner USVP.

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Fast Track to AWS - Lessons Learned Going to the Cloud
Join Shannon Snowden Senior Technical Architect from Zerto and Jayme Williams, Network Engineer from TenCate as they discuss the real life journey from the enterprise cloud to public cloud. TenCate has revised their entire IT strategy to a "Cloud First" approach. Jayme will provide valuable insights by detailing the steps necessary to get your environment connected to AWS and Zerto replicating and orchestrating. They will also outline best practices, tips and tricks and things to look out for so you can be fully prepared for your journey to AWS.

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Oded Kedem & Rob Strechay

Keynote: What’s coming Next From Zerto?

Join Oded Kedem, CTO and Rob Strechay, VP, Products to hear about our strategy and vision for Zerto in 2016 and beyond.

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45mins

Oded Kedem & Rob Strechay

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Maintaining Consistency without Snapshots? Protecting and Recovering multi-tier Applications
Discover the truth behind the magic of how Zerto Virtual Replication is able to maintain consistency across multiple disks, VMs and multi-tier applications without ever using a snapshot! In this deep-dive session you will learn all about how the unique architecture of Zerto Virtual Replication is constantly protecting data, with transactional consistency, without ever impacting the performance of protected VMs.

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Azure 101 for VMware Admins
The first step to the cloud is having an understanding of the architecture. In this session, you will learn about Azure, its architecture and what you need to know to start using it today. It will be explained in the context of VMware terminology that you already understand, enabling you to easily master the latest cloud platforms.

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Creating the Always On, Always Available Data Center
Your digital business ecosystem consists of customers, partners, suppliers, and employees. Each expects your services to be available 24x365 in a seamless fashion. But running an always-on, always-available data center and IT services can quickly become very complex and very expensive. In this session, Forrester's VP and Research Director, Stephanie Balaouras, outlines three steps that technology professionals can take to support the always-on, always-available enterprise, including calculating the cost of downtime, measuring availability effectively, and matching business needs to the appropriate technologies.

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Stress-Free Backup Storage

By combining complementary solutions of continuous data replication and deduplication of long-term storage, customers now have a cost-efficient, offsite, disk-based backup solution that employs data deduplication for long-term retention of offsite business continuity/disaster recovery (BC/DR) VMs with a small storage footprint. During this session, you’ll learn how ExaGrid’s disk-based backup storage with unique Landing Zone extends the benefits of Zerto’s offsite backup solution for organizations that need fast and cost-effective data protection and recovery even as they reduce long-term storage costs. Discover how ExaGrid’s data deduplication enables Zerto offsite backups to be stored cost efficiently for longer-term retention resulting in the fastest possible restores in the event of a disaster as well as the ability to roll back to older versions. In addition to storing Zerto backups, ExaGrid can sit behind the nightly backup application at the primary site and provide protection for all backups – virtual and physical. Attend this presentation and learn how you can benefit from the end-to-end data protection strategy that the ExaGrid and Zerto partnership provides.


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Customer Experiences with Hyperconverged and Zerto

Hyperconverged infrastructures are increasing in popularity for environments such as VDI, BC/DR, Server Virtualization, and Remote and Branch Offices (ROBO) - due to simpler deployments and better economics. Hyperconverged is an ideal platform for deploying Zerto-based BC/DR solutions for a variety of virtualized environments including VDI, Cloud, and other virtualized applications. In this session, you will learn best practices of hyperconverged and Zerto for VDI deployments and why more and more companies are turning to hyperconverged infrastructures and Zerto to reduce the cost and complexity of deployment and ensuring simple, effective BC/DR operations.

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Software Defined DRaaS Enables a Viable Onramp to Hybrid IT Data Protection

Embracing Hybrid IT means organizations must also embrace the hybrid complexities that accompany it. DRaaS is commonly highlighted as one of the first steps to successfully implementing the cloud. However, the intricacies involved are unnaturally slowing organizations down as they look to protect varying types of workloads, with differing RPO/RTO objectives, while also exploring how public cloud platforms such as AWS and Azure can provide added benefits. Enter Software Defined DRaaS. Featuring real-life examples, this presentation will illustrate how this managed resilience approach enables businesses to adopt Hybrid IT while simultaneously maintaining existing technology investments and adopting new innovative ones.

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David Grimes of NaviSite

NaviSite Keynote: Expectations for DR Have Changed. In 2016 What Does it Take to Implement DR Solutions in the Cloud?

In 2010 implementing a Disaster Recovery program for an organization meant – a big CAPEX and OPEX spend that, simply would almost never pay-off, even if there was a need for a fail-over. In 2016, the cloud has unleashed a level of flexibility and cost-model where a DR program can be implemented that is both automated and cost-effective, regardless if it is ever used or not. Auditors, bankers and insurance professionals now call the shots and many industries have self-regulating mechanisms that insist on a not just a DR strategy, but a 1:1 relationship between production and DR sites. Five years ago, customers would be happy to have core systems available in a few days – today, its minutes. I will share the stage with a partner of ours that implements Zerto based cloud DR solutions to cost effectively meet their client’s requirements. We’ll look at the environments from multiple points to uncover a common blueprint for success in 2016.

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45mins

David Grimes of NaviSite

Story Musgrave

Story Musgrave Keynote: Operational Excellence Derived from Multiple Platform Synergies

In this Keynote, Story will share his journey of living a lifetime of over-achievement. He has 7 graduate degrees in math, computers, chemistry, medicine, physiology, literature and psychology. He has been awarded 20 honorary doctorates. He was a part-time trauma surgeon during his 30 year astronaut career.

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45mins

Story Musgrave

Breakout Sessions

Multi-target Replication! Traditional BC/DR is Dead
Discover the future of replication and disaster recovery with the ability to replicate simultaneously to multiple target sites. A whole new world of possibilities becomes a reality once you have abstracted replication from the underlying storage and hypervisor technologies to enable replication from anything to anything! This unmissable session will guide you through how multi-target replication works and how it will change the way you think about BC/DR.

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Replicating Successful Career Models in IT - John Troyer
John Troyer hosts this compelling session on something that is important to us all - career growth and staying relevant in the ever changing world of IT.

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Forrester Partner-Enablement: Solution Selling Resiliency
For Partners Only: Solution Selling Resiliency. Unfortunately today, too many business, and even some IT leaders, see investment in DR capabilities as an expensive insurance policy for rare, catastrophic events. In reality, the most common causes of downtime, even the most disruptive outages, are the result of all too frequent and incredibly mundane events from data corruption and human error. And in today's 24X7 world, service disruptions, of any kind - even planned, are unacceptable. It's not about DR, it's about resiliency. In this session, Forrester's VP and Research Director, Stephanie Balaouras, outlines how to change the conversation from DR to resiliency, educate customers on the universe of resiliency technologies, and how to best position Zerto as a breakthrough technology.

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Partner Roadmap Session NDA Only
This session is for partners registered as part of the Zerto Alliance Partner Program (ZAP) or the Zerto Cloud Ecosystem (ZCE). Rob Strechay, VP, Products will go into a detailed review of the Zerto Virtual Replication roadmap and how Zerto will enable you to contain to lead with the most innovate DR solution in the market.

Supporting and Troubleshooting Hypervisor-Based Replication with Best Practices
Do you support or plan on supporting a virtual environment running Zerto Virtual Replication? If so, you need to attend this session where you will learn tips, tricks, best practices and troubleshooting steps from seasoned Zerto professional service consultants and engineers. Support professionals, pre-sales consultants and anyone interested in the technology will benefit from this session.

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Forrester - Total Economic Impact of Disasters
What kind of ROI do customers realize from using Zerto? Forrester Consulting interviewed Zerto customers and calculated an ROI of Zerto based on their experiences. Join Dean Davison and Stephanie Balaouras to review the financial benefits of using Zerto as a next-generation tool for business continuity.

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45mins