Session 1: Network management in the age of the dynamic network – Presented by Jim Metzler

The well-managed end-to-end network has changed drastically during the past few years to include such elements as internal clouds, virtual applications and devices, and a rapid increase of UC and rich media traffic. Managing any one of these elements is tough, but dealing with all of them at once can produce chaos on the network. Now is truly the time to introduce robust network management products and practices that can monitor both applications and network status, reduce complexity, and minimize unnecessary troubleshooting. Our expert will discuss how network management can increase your network's ability to overcome the challenges of today's IT landscape and adapt to those of the future.


Session 2: Ensuring application performance on the WAN – Presented by John Bartlett

WAN performance is a challenge for almost every modern business with branch offices, mobile workers, networked partners and clients, or external services such as cloud computing and SaaS. WAN optimization and acceleration technologies have emerged to address traffic issues, but are only part of the equation. Network engineers must be monitoring WAN links and measuring user quality of experience (QoE) to ensure networks and applications are working together to provide the best performance. In this session, our expert will discuss the best practices and products for pinpointing WAN performance problems and strategies for addressing the issues once you've identified them.



Session 3: Key steps to proactive network fault & performance management: Transform your network with HP - Sponsored by HP

Description: Suffering from explosive growth in your physical and virtual infrastructure? Struggling with manual processes and multiple point tools to manage network fault, performance and Network Configuration & Change Management?  Existing disparate network management products stop short of providing a solution.  What’s needed is an intelligent and integrated approach to managing networks.  Join HP for a webcast where you’ll learn how to transform the way you manage your network from costly, manual methods to a fully automated approach.



Session 4: Using network automation to make your network more cost-effective, reliable, and flexible – Presented by Brent Chapman

Many of today's network management and diagnostic tools not only tell when there is a fault on the network or an application failure; they can also be programmed to perform simple tasks or configurations when the need arises. Automation has been slow to catch on in the networking realm, but networking teams must embrace it and let technology take care of low-level, everyday functions so that they can concentrate on big-picture projects and problems that will make a difference to their businesses. In this session, our expert will discuss how you can take advantage of automation for network configuration and change management, network discovery, patching and updating, compliance auditing, and other common events or tasks such as setting up a new user.


Session 5: Network Change: Are You Controlling It or Is It Controlling You? - Sponsored by Infoblox

When there are network performance issues, the first thing that is normally asked is, "what changed and why did it cause a problem?" Normally, this exercise is a very manual, time consuming and painful process of digging through log files for hours or days. Even when there are authorized change windows, there seems to be a lot of unplanned, undocumented, untracked changes. This webcast will cover best practices in automating, analyzing and control network change and configuration to help IT organizations reduce the risk associated with network change and configuration issues.