Special Webcast May the Fourth

Bring Balance to Your Enterprise IT Force

How Nutanix Helps Your IT Stormtroopers Finally Hit Their Mark

Today's IT Jedi, more than ever before, have to bring the Force to bear against modern-day Sith: complexity, cost, and cybercriminals. These IT Jedi are tasked with bringing balance to the company through the use of appropriate tools. Among the companies that provide these tools, one is emerging as the Chosen One, capable of keeping companies out of the Darkness and delivering them to the cloud.

This company, Nutanix, has amassed an impressive array of services intended to help them maintain the high ground and win the critical data center battle of good vs. evil. It’s time to gather up your troops and storm the IT organization with services that can hit the mark. During this unique two-hour special online event, you will discover critical human- and droid-driven technologies that will help deliver your organization to the next episode of its history!

Kick-off with ActualTech Media's CEO 12:00-12:15pm:

ActualTech Media's CEO Scott D. Lowe will kick off this special webcast with an overview of the challenges facing the data centers our audience is responsible for and how this event will help.

  • Scott D. Lowe ActualTech Media

Building Your Enterprise Cloud 12:15-12:35pm

Companies large and small are adopting "digital business" in an effort to align business goals with technology that will help them move as fast as possible with the greatest efficiency. These initiatives cannot succeed without drastically re-thinking the infrastructure on which applications run. Join us as Krishnan Badrinarayanan from Nutanix introduces how you can build and run an enterprise cloud that spans public and private clouds, runs and scales applications and services that your business needs, and frees up IT’s time so that they can focus on new business initiatives. +Show More

  • Krishnan Badrinarayanan Nutanix

Grand Prize Draw #1 for Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR Headset Kit 12:35pm

Jedi Headsets

Further your Jedi training with new challenges in Lightsaber battles and Strategic combat.

Unlocking Built-In Virtualization 12:35-12:55pm

The Nutanix journey started by making traditional datacenter infrastructure invisible. Now when considering the public cloud, virtualization is just an assumed feature delivered as part of the complete cloud offering – virtually invisible. In this session, join Mike Wronski from the Nutanix product team to learn more about how the tight integration Nutanix’s AHV virtualization solution with Enterprise Cloud OS components Acropolis and Prism delivers simplified invisible virtualization perfectly suited to run any application at any scale. Mike will review how Nutanix came to have a hypervisor, cover key technology differentiators, and dig into all the reasons why going “all in” with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud and AHV modernizes your datacenter, providing the best operational experience and controlling costs. +Show More

  • Mike Wronski Nutanix

Grand Prize Draw #2: 7,500 Piece Lego Millenium Falcon 12:55pm

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcons

NEW IN BOX Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon. May the force help you with this 7541 piece Lego set.

Securing Your Applications 12:55-1:15pm

Applications complexity continues to increase and has grown beyond a couple of virtual machines. With the addition of containers, multi-tenancy, and connections to public clouds, the complexity of virtualization and network security has grown exponentially. Microsegmentation can be a crucial tool for architecting the modern datacenter. Administrators can leverage it to get granular at the application level in addition to gaining visibility into application interactions that are not possible using a traditional perimeter security model. In this session, join Mike Wronski from the Nutanix product team to learn more about how the concepts and principals of software defined networking (SDN) with microsegmentation can be applied to network and application security. Mike will review the technology behind microsegmentation, highlight common use cases, and dig into the unique implementation that is native to the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS. +Show More

  • Mike Wronski Nutanix

Grand Prize Draw #3 for Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR Headset Kit 1:15pm

Jedi Headsets

Further your Jedi training with new challenges in Lightsaber battles and Strategic combat.

Consolidating File Services 1:15-1:35pm

Businesses are demanding the same simplicity, elasticity and scalability as the public cloud for their file server deployments. Join this session to learn how Nutanix AFS simplifies the deployment and management of file services, and brings the scalability and elasticity of the public cloud without compromising enterprise grade features for your on-premise file server needs. +Show More

  • Shubhika Taneja Nutanix

Grand Prize Draw #4 for Star Wars™: Jedi Challenges AR Headset Kit 1:35pm

Jedi Headsets

Further your Jedi training with new challenges in Lightsaber battles and Strategic combat.

Automating & Orchestrating App Lifecycle Management 1:35-1:55pm

Application development and delivery is growing in complexity, making it challenging for teams to keep up with increasing expectations to move faster. Siloed organizations and processes disrupt one another, resulting in cross-discipline overhead and slowing the ability to deliver business value. Every request is touched by many IT specialists, leading to unplanned delays and miscommunication of requirements, delaying required changes until the few who understand the full system are available. Fully integrated into the Nutanix platform, Calm combines powerful automation with consumer-grade management. Applications can be defined in a single, easy-to-use blueprint, so you can manage applications rather than VMs. Calm orchestrates the provisioning and scaling of applications across multiple environments, making the entire IT infrastructure more agile and application centric. Calm empowers your team with self-service, dramatically streamlining daily operations and eliminating the wait for specialized resources. +Show More

  • Chris Brown Nutanix

Grand Prize Draw #5: 7,500 Piece Lego Millenium Falcon! 1:55pm

Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcons

NEW IN BOX Lego Star Wars Millennium Falcon. May the force help you with this 7541 piece Lego set.