You are Cordially
Invited to the next
Dallas & Fort
CIOs & IT
Management Roundtable Luncheon
This event is for qualified industry IT Management Professionals
~ CIOs, VPs of IT, Director and Managers of IT
Underwritten by Kaminario
WHAT: CIO's & IT Management
(Complimentary / Free for
May 10, 2016
TIME: 11:30am ~ 1:00pm (Check In and
Networking starts at 11:00am)
WHERE: Perry's Steakhouse - 32000 McKinney Ave
#100, Dallas, TX 75201
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Founder & CTO
Virtual Tech Gurus
CIO Update: New Trends in IT
Cloud, Automation (DevOps), Hyper-converge and Flash
Guru Moorthi, Founder & CTO
of Virtual Tech Gurus
Named one of Dallas’s Fastest Growing Companies and an Inc
In 2009 Guru started Virtual Tech Gurus to develop solution
and services that addressed the growing need for storage and
virtualization professionals. By 2011 Virtual Tech Gurus had
grown to support numerous EMC accounts teams nationally,
providing advanced consulting and residency services.
Prior to joining Virtual Tech Gurus, Guru had a successful
15 year career in technology culminating with a multi-year
EMC Residency at PepsiCo, where he helped develop the
active/active data center strategy for Pepsi, Gatorade and
Tropicana. Acknowledged by EMC as a leading contributor for
his technical leadership, Guru's experience with multiple
Fortune 500 companies including GE, Target and ATT have each
helped to develop an acute sensitivity to solving business
requirements and developing rich customer relationships.
Guru Moorthi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical
Engineering. In his spare time, he enjoys playing Tennis and
spending time with his wife and two daughters in Dallas TX.
Kaminario North America
"CIO Update: Road Map to Next
Generation Data Centers"
Creating a Flash
Transformation: The pace and intensity of doing business in the 21st
century, fueled by rapid technological and social change in the
always resource-constrained context of practical reality, create a
widening gap between the expectations of businesses’ customers and
owners, and IT operations’ ability to deliver to those expectations.
The combination of flash storage and software-defined storage
architecture enables users to efficiently and easily scale their
business without compromise.
session, Marty Sanders will lead the discussion on how to break the
rules of legacy storage with a new class of all flash array
solutions for the modern data center, at a cost below that of disk
or hybrid storage.
Marty Sanders is the CTO for North America
of Kaminario. He has 26 years of experience in the storage and
networking industries. He is responsible for working with partners
and customers to drive the future of storage requirements to align
with the constant changing of the industry. Prior to joining
Kaminario in July of 2015 he was most recently with Dell as part of
the Compellent acquisition, and was instrumental in leading and
growing the company to where it was at the time of acquisition.
Marty is a seasoned technical leader, and a visionary in the storage
business. In his prior role as Vice President of Technology and
Services, Marty Sanders was responsible for leading storage
architects, product management, professional services, training,
technical solutions experts and Copilot support services. Sanders
joined Dell Compellent in 2002 and has held the positions of Vice
President of Technology and Services and Director of Business
Development within the company. In his previous roles he formed the
Compellent Customer Council (C3), an end-user focus group that today
continues to provide input on product design and development.
THIS COMPLIMENTARY LUNCHEON ONLY FOR QUALIFIED ATTENDEES.
11:00 am ~ 11:45 am Check-In & IT Management
11:45 am ~ 11:55 am Welcome
11:55 am ~ 12:05 pm Industry Update
12:05 pm ~ 12:40 pm Featured Speaker
12:40 pm ~ 1:00 pm IT Management Roundtable Discussion
1:00 pm ~ Closing and Networking
Flash Storage Strategies for the Next Generation Data Center
It’s a brave new world out there. And enterprises are adding
new applications and driving new business models every day.
These applications are built around social, mobile, big data
analytics, the IoT’s, cloud, and traditional line of
business apps. And tend to be hosted on virtual
infrastructure. And tend to stress the infrastructure. Which
begs the questions, “Infrastructure is half my budget. How
do I know if we’re spending it well? How do I know if we’re
meeting business needs and are we as efficient as we can
These applications exhibit very different profiles placing
different and more demands on your budget by causing poor
application performance, costly infrastructure sprawl, and
unnecessary complexity. Due to these new application
performance requirements and the new cost metrics of flash
media, customers are deploying the next evolution in
enterprise storage now.
Join Kaminario as we present the value propositions of the
three types of AFA architectures and why all AFA’s are not
the same. Learn how new and unique adaptive and selective
functions combine with unparalleled performance to enable
operational excellence and efficiencies. We’ll discuss how
utilization of your key asset categories and business
process speeds improve to produce huge TCO savings quickly
and what you need to know to evaluate the relevance to your
Kaminario, the leading
all-flash storage company, is redefining the future of
modern data centers. Its unique solution enables
organizations to succeed in today’s on-demand world and
prepares them to seamlessly handle tomorrow’s innovations.
Only the Kaminario K2 all-flash array delivers the agility,
scalability, performance and economics a data center
requires to deal with today’s cloud-first, dynamic world and
provide real-time data access — anywhere, anytime. Hundreds
of customers rely on Kaminario K2 to power their mission
critical applications and safeguard their digital ecosystem.
Kaminario is headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts with
offices located across the US and Worldwide.
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