GeekFest 2010 preview and background

Tommorrow on 11/10/2010 Nexus will host an event called GeekFest.  The event is designed by geeks for geeks.  We hope to host a variety of multi-vendor panels, a showcase of startups, roadmaps for moving beyond vmworld, over the shoulder installs/deep dives on ThinApp in the VDI Showcase, and a kick ass gamenight.  Here’s the flow of the day:

Morning Sessions: “Storage”

8:00 AM | Check in Session #1

8:30 AM | Welcome Introductions for Session #1 (Keith)

8:40 AM | Industry Trends and Perspectives (Greg)

9:00 AM | Storage Panel #1 – EMC, NetApp, Dell, Xiotech (Greg EMCEE)

                                Topics; Data Footprint Reduction, Multiprotocol, VM Integration, Data Protection & HA, Cloud

10:00 AM | Break (Bathroom, Vendor Questions, VDI Showcase, Vendor Cubes) (Greg EMCEE)

10:15 AM | Storage Panel #2 – CommVault, EMC BRS, Veeam (Greg EMCEE)

                                Topics; Backup/Restore vs. BC vs. DR, DPM, VM Protection, Cloud, Dedupe/Tapeless

11:15 AM | Panel Q & A (Greg, Keith)

Lunch Session: “Option B – Emerging Technologies”

11:30 AM | Session #1 Close and Session #2 Check in

12:00 PM | Welcome Introductions & Perspectives Session #2 (Greg & Keith)

12:15 PM | Presentations by; Actifio, StorSimple, Veeam, Akorri, Teradici, Checkpoint (Greg EMCEE)

1:30 PM | Q & A (Greg & Keith)

Afternoon Sessions: “Beyond VMworld”

2:00 PM | Session #2 Close and Session #3 Check in

2:30 PM | Welcome Introductions & Perspectives Session #3 (Greg & Keith)

2:40 PM | Presentation; “Beyond VMworld – A Roadmap for your Journey” (Greg & Keith)

3:30 PM | ThinApp/VDI Deep Dive and Hands on Install (Jerrid & Keith)

4:30 PM | Session #3 Close

Game Night!

5:00 PM | Game Night Check in

I hope this event helps geeks get some great knowledge, have a great time, and learn about how Nexus can help you.

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