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EMC Forum 2013

Lead Your Transformation

Learn how EMC cloud solutions transform IT and business. Attend a complimentary EMC Forum and explore how Cloud transforms IT, Big Data transforms Business, and Trust transforms Cloud.

Toronto – September 17, 2013

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Why Attend EMC Forum?

From business trends and cloud directions to real-world use cases and interactive discussions, EMC Forum is definitely worthwhile. Connect with peers, learn from experts, and get solution demos. Hundreds of your colleagues attend; you should, too!

Keynote speaker, Vic Bhagat

Vic Bhagat is Executive Vice President, Corporate Services and Chief Information Officer at EMC Corporation. With revenues of $21.7 billion in 2012 and more than 60,000 people worldwide, EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT-as-a-Service.

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Keynote speaker, Frank Hauck

Frank Hauck is President of VCE. Hauck and VCE are working to deliver next generation converged infraestructure to transform the economics, agility and profitability of enterprises and service providers as they transition to cloud-enabled business models. VCE is a joint venture between Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel

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EMC Forum 2013
Lead Your Transformation

Get ready for EMC Forum 2013 – the one-day technology conference that helps you lead your company’s IT and business transformation.

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Event Date & Location

Date: September 17, 2013 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Venue: Allstream Centre
Address: 105 Princes' Blvd. Exhibition Place – Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
Phone: 416 263 3000

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Allstream Centre

EMC Forums Agenda - Toronto

8:00-9:00 AM Registration, Partner Exhibits and EMC Demo Center
9:00-10:30 AM Welcome by Mike Sharun, Country Manager, EMC
Keynote: Vic Bhagat, EVP, CIO EMC

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Keynote: Frank Hauck, President, VCE

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10:30-11:00 AM Break, Partner Exhibits and EMC Demo Center
11:00-12:00 PM Lead Your Cloud Transformation

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Flash.Next: Zero To One Million IOPs In A Flash

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Change The Game With EMC Backup and Archive

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Next Generation EMC: Lead Your Storage Transformation

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Big Data Transforms Business

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12:00-1:00 PM Lunch, Partner Exhibits and EMC Demo Center
1:00-2:00 PM VCE Vblock Systems: The Leading Converged Infrastructure: Sponsor Session VCE

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Get To The Data Center of the Future: Sponsor Session Vmware

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Transformation is Underway. Is your network ready? Sponsor Session Brocade

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Transforming the Data Center: Sponsor Session Cisco

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Transformation: Virtualizing Your Business Critical Applications

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2:00-2:15 PM Break, Partner Exhibits and EMC Demo Center
2:15-3:15 PM Three Paths To The Cloud: Chouce Without Complexity

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Evolving To A Software-Defined Data Center

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New Strategies For Backup & Recovery of Oracle and SAP

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Next Generation Unified Storage: VNX Re-defines Midrange Price/Performance

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Isilon Scale-Out NAS for Enterprise Big Data and Hadoop

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3:15-3:45 PM Break, Partner Exhibits and EMC Demo Center
3:45-4:45 PM Virtual Private Clouds:The Role of Service Providers

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EMC VSPEX: Proven Infrastructure That Is Simple, Efficient, And Flexible

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Faster App Backup & Recovery, Less Management DBAs & Backup Admin

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Transforming Disaster Recovery With Continuous Availability

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Trust: the Leading Edge of Cloud and Big Data

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4:45-5:30 PM Raffle & Reception



11:00 am

Lead Your Cloud Transformation

A typical IT department spends an unsustainable 70% of its budget on maintenance, with little room for innovation. IT has reached a tipping point, but toward what? The Software-Defined Data Center. Join us for an inside look at this next generation of IT architecture, and the transformative steps necessary to deliver ITaaS.

Flash.Next: Zero To One Million IOPs In A Flash

EMC’s Xtrem family of flash products delivers unprecedented performance for the most demanding applications. This session demonstrates the real-world benefits of EMC XtremIO in virtual desktop environments, Oracle RAC, and other application environments. You’ll learn how XtremSW Cache accelerates read performance of mission critical applications while protecting your data.

Change the Game with EMC Backup and Archive

The game is changing. Backup and archive are no longer just defensive tactics; they are offensive strategies that accelerate business. You need the right game plan to meet today’s requirements and evolve for what’s next. This session will map EMC’s backup and archive strategy and explain how products like Avamar, Data Domain, NetWorker, and Mozy will keep you ahead of the game.

Next Generation EMC: Lead Your Storage Transformation

EMC is building the future of storage solutions for cloud, virtualization, files, and applications. Join us for an inside look at EMC’s comprehensive storage portfolio, including our next generation VMAX, VNX, and Isilon platforms, Software-Defined Storage, and the Xtrem family of flash technologies that are driving the next generation of cloud computing.

Big Data Transforms Business

Big Data transforms business, but how? Learn how to get started with Big Data in this big picture session covering both business and technology aspects of the industry’s hottest trend. Included are tips on prioritizing use cases that align with your business and an overview of Isilon scale-out storage, Greenplum analytics, and data science.


1:00 am

VCE Vblock Systems: The Leading Converged Infrastructure Sponsor Session: VCE

VCE, the leader in converged infrastructure, helps you climb faster to the cloud. Vblock Systems combine leading technologies from Cisco, EMC, and VMware in a single, integrated, pre-configured converged infrastructure with seamless support. Learn about Vblock systems and proven solutions for cloud computing, virtual desktops, and virtualized mission critical applications.

Get To The Data Center of the Future Sponsor Session: VMware

Recent market studies confirm that adoption of a software-defined data center can reduce business downtime by 40% while also reducing provisioning time by 50%. Join us to learn some of the key capabilities of SDDC that include networking and storage, and get insight to how EMC and VMware are working together in Management solutions. We will also discuss how a hybrid cloud computing model provides choice without sacrificing security and control. Regardless of where you are in the journey to delivering IT as a Service, this VMware session will provide you the information to take the next step.

Transformation is Underway. Is your network ready? Sponsor Session Brocade

This session introduces breakthrough Gen 5 Fibre Channel technologies that can help you unleash the potential of high-density server virtualization, cloud architectures, and next-generation EMC Flash storage. We will introduce innovative diagnostic, monitoring and management capabilities with Fabric Vision that: Maximizes application availability; Drives down operational costs; and Provides unprecedented visibility across the storage network. Learn how Brocade and EMC are working together to help you realize the full benefit from your storage investments.

Transforming the Data Center Sponsor Session: Cisco

Attend this presentation to learn the advantages of Cisco UCS, Cisco Unified Fabric, and Cisco Unified Management. The Cisco Unified Data Center can change the economics of the data center by unifying networking, compute, storage, virtualization, and management into a single platform. The results are operational simplicity and business agility, which are essential for virtualization, cloud computing, and deploying IT-as-a-Service. Find out why infrastructure matters and how Cisco and EMC solutions can decrease costs, enhance scalability, and improve performance.

Transformation: Virtualizing Your Business Critical Applications

To virtualize Oracle, Microsoft, SAP, and other business critical applications requires infrastructure design and deployment that maximizes performance and efficiency of application owners and storage administrators. This session will review EMC best practices and use cases for virtualizating business critical applications, with lessons from customers and EMC’s global IT organization.



Three Paths To The Cloud: Choice Without Complexity

You can fight data center cost and complexity with virtualization and the cloud, but what’s the best approach for you? Learn about choice without complexity through best-of-breed EMC components, EMC VSPEX reference architectures that combine compute, network, storage, virtualization, and data protection, or with converged infrastructures in VCE Vblock Systems.

Evolving To A Software-Defined Data Center

The Software-Defined Data Center uses a unified architecture to deliver IT services with unprecedented automation, flexibility, and efficiency. This session will highlight the disruptive technologies in the next generation data center—Software-Defined Storage, flash, non-stop operations, operations management, security, big data analytics—and showcase how EMC’s evolving portfolio helps customers transform their businesses.

New Strategies for Backup and Recovery of Oracle and SAP

A key strength of EMC backup solutions is integration with applications and databases for fast, efficient and reliable backup and recovery. Learn how EMC solutions transform backup of Oracle, Sybase and SAP environments, including how it enables unique backup flexibility for DBAs while delivering control and savings for the business.

Next Generation Unified Storage: VNX Re-defines Midrange Price/Performance

Learn about the world’s top-performing storage, data protection, and cloud solution for midrange environments. EMC VNX Unified Storage accelerates the transformation and protection of virtualized and cloud data centers through deep integration of solutions, applications, management, and storage in high-speed protection storage architectures, delivering the industry’s best price/performance.

Isilon Scale-Out NAS for Enterprise Big Data and Hadoop

Learn how Isilon Scale-Out NAS, Pivotal HD and EMC services help you quickly and easily deploy a powerful, worry-free Hadoop-based analytics engine. Designed for those looking to dive into Hadoop and those who want greater confidence to grow a Hadoop deployment for full-scale production, this session shows you how to get it done.



Virtual Private Clouds: The Role Of Service Providers

A hybrid cloud combines IT’s strength in the private cloud with a service provider’s advantage in a public cloud, giving IT control as an enterprise-wide services broker. Learn how customers can most efficiently and effectively leverage the hybrid cloud through EMC’s existing and future cloud technologies and our ecosystem of service provider partners.

EMC VSPEX: Proven Infrastructure That Is Simple, Efficient, And Flexible

EMC VSPEX—a complete cloud solution, proven by EMC and delivered by partners—lets you choose the technology in your infrastructure without the need to design, integrate, and deploy individual components. Learn from EMC and our channel partners how VSPEX makes it easy to deploy private clouds, virtual desktops, and virtualized mission critical applications.

Faster Application Backup And Recovery, Less Management For DBAs And Backup Administrators

Many IT organizations want to deploy deduplication and compression along with native database and backup management tools for applications such as Oracle, Microsoft and SAP. Learn how to use backup appliances to accelerate and optimize database and application backup and recovery, while gaining the flexibility to centralize backup and recovery management through DBAs, backup administrators, or both.

Transforming Disaster Recovery with Continuous Availability

Continuous Availability is no longer a cost, time, and skills-prohibitive proposition for your IT department. In this session, you’ll learn how you can leverage off-the-shelf technology, such as EMC VPLEX, to transform your disaster recovery program, elevate application service levels, lower risk and costs, and simplify your environment.

Trust: the Leading Edge of Cloud and Big Data

Learn how to increase trust in Cloud Infrastructure and Big Data with leading edge innovations in three areas: continuous availability and backup, advanced security and active governance. Avoid disaster by reducing critical single points of failure. Halt the latest advanced threats with new intelligence-based security analytics. Reduce audit pain and avoid fines by streamlining GRC.





Cisco is the worldwide leader in networking that transforms how people connect, communicate, and collaborate. As an innovator in the communications and information technology industry, Cisco and our valued partners sell Cisco hardware, software, and services to businesses of all sizes, governments, service providers, and consumers. Learn more at


VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at



Brocade® (Nasdaq: BRCD) networking solutions help organizations transition smoothly to a world where applications and information reside anywhere. Innovative Ethernet and storage networking solutions for data center, campus, and service provider networks help reduce complexity and cost while enabling virtualization and cloud computing to increase business agility. To help ensure a complete solution, Brocade partners with world-class IT companies and provides comprehensive education, support, and professional services offerings.



Intel, the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies and products to advance how people work and live. Intel® processors, SSDs and Software provide the capabilities needed to address today’s IT challenges, enabling the energy-efficient performance, data protection and scalability to address the explosion of data and emergent usage models.

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VCE, the Virtual Computing Environment Company formed by Cisco and EMC with investments from VMware and Intel, accelerates the adoption of converged infrastructure and cloud-based computing models that dramatically reduce the cost of IT while improving time to market for customers. VCE, through the Vblock platform, delivers the industry's first completely integrated IT offering with end-to-end vendor accountability.



Bell is Canada's leading provider of information and communications technology solutions. With a business sophistication that is unrivalled in the industry, Bell designs, builds and operates the critical infrastructures that power many of the largest networked organizations, in Canada and around the globe.

CDW Canada

CDW is a leading provider of technology solutions. CDW features dedicated account managers who help our customers achieve their goals by providing them with the advice and technology they need. The company’s solution architects offer expertise, designing customized solutions, while its engineers assist with the implementation and management of those solutions.



Mozy is the world's most trusted provider of cloud backup and access, with more than six million customers, including 100,000 business customers and more than 90 petabytes of information stored at its data centers around the globe. Mozy, owned by EMC since 2007, is included in the BRS solution portfolio.


OnX Enterprise Solutions is a global enterprise data center solutions provider that designs, builds and manages complete data center environments comprised of today’s best technology offerings. We are focused in four core areas – Cloud & Managed Services, Technology Solutions & Professional Services, Digital Application Services, and Hardware & Software Solutions.


Panzura allows enterprises to achieve all the benefits of cloud storage in a secure platform while maintaining traditional NAS features and performance and providing global user interconnectivity and centralized storage. The Panzura Global Cloud Storage System integrates with existing infrastructures without changes and with the leading cloud storage platforms.

Scalar Decisions

Scalar is an IT solutions integrator headquartered in Toronto with offices in Vancouver, Calgary, London, and Ottawa. Our technical portfolio is focused on core infrastructure, security, performance, and control. Founded in 2004, our key differentiator is our technical talent, and we partner with leading-edge manufacturers to deliver the best solutions to our customers.


Softchoice combines the efficiency and reliability of a national IT supplier with the personal touch and technical expertise of a local solutions provider. Softchoice’s holistic approach to technology includes solution design, implementation and management services, as well as access to one of the most cost-effective technology distribution networks in North America.

Soroc Technology

Founded in 1981, Soroc Technology Inc. is a North American technology solutions and services provider that helps companies plan, architect, deploy and support their IT infrastructure. Soroc can support clients throughout the entire IT infrastructure lifecycle, or at any individual stage including planning, procurement, deployment, support services, and environmental disposition.


TeraMach is a technology solution provider that serves business and government clients across Canada, with offices in Ottawa and Toronto. We share a common goal with each of these clients: their success. No matter how you measure it, we are dedicated to helping you achieve it.

Virtual Instruments

Virtual Instruments is the leader in Infrastructure Performance Management (IPM) for physical, virtual, and cloud computing environments. The award-winning VirtualWisdom® platform drives improved performance and availability against infrastructures supporting critical applications, while lowering costs. VirtualWisdom provides real-time performance, health and utilization metrics, and delivers end-to-end visibility across the entire systems stack.


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