• Date:Friday, Mar 18
  • Location:Rue de l'aéroport 8
  • Duration:10:00 - 17:00
  • Attendance:In Person
  • Fee:No Charge
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Welcome to our second UCS Community Event! This time we have a lot to tell. Cisco is taking the Converged Infrastructure market to the next level. Big announcements will be made.

As Gartner says, the Future of the Datacenter is "Software Defined" and is crucial to the long-term evolution of an agile digital business. The time to act is now! Get an update on Cisco's Network Automation with Cisco ACI.

By 2020, however, Gartner predicts the programmatic capabilities of an SDDC will be considered a requirement for 75 percent of Global 2000 enterprises that seek to implement a DevOps approach and a hybrid cloud model.

Yet, before IT can move to a Hybrid Cloud model, more rigorous management disciplines must be put in place in your own datacenter. Greater visibility is required with an audit trail for approvals and accurate data on costs and usage. IT managers must also determine who pays for what, and how to forecast demand for future capacity planning or budgeting. Cisco's Consulting partner METSI will give you more insights in how you can start the Hybrid Cloud journey with automation, orchestration and service catalog to build a true IT as a Service Model. METSI will share some best practices how they take a customer's to his Hybrid Cloud Journey.

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The following is the preliminary agenda for the UCS Community Event and is subject to change. Check back often for the latest program updates.

Friday, March 18

10:00 – 10:15

Introduction by Hugues De Pra

10:15 – 11:00

The Future of Converged Infrastructure

Tomas Van Beek / Peter Ruttens

11:00 – 11:30

Datacenter Roadmap

Tomas Van Beek / Peter Ruttens

11:30 – 12:30

How to speed up your infrastructure with Software Defined Networking

Jan Van den Broeck

12:30 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Get your Fast IT right – How to start with Automation & Orchestration to build a true IT as a Service platform


14:30 – 14:45

Q&A & Closing

14:45 – 15:00


15:00 – 17:00

Networking , fun & drink

Windermere Ballroom, Innovation Corridor

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The UCS Community Event will take place at Rue de l'aéroport 8 Grâce-Hollogne, Belgium


Program Sponsors

  • Intel
  • metsi technologies

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