Infrastructure as a Super-Power:
    Planning for Tomorrow's Data Growth, Faster Performance & Cloud Environments Today
    Thursday, September 24, 2015
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Training
    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Reception

    Sports Authority Field at Mile High
    1701 Bryant Street
    Denver, CO 80204

    Looking to stay on top of your career and latest industry trends and techniques while staying close to home? The IOUG Master Class Series is coming to Denver to help you do just that. IOUG, RMOUG and EMC invite you to participate in this one day class which includes complimentary registration, lunch and networking. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn and make connections with those in your area!

    This Oracle Solutions Day is designed to be an interactive workshop of solutions and strategies providing users the opportunity to leverage all Flash Arrays and Hybrid Cloud with true Application Portability for Database and Application Infrastructure. Meet with experts and leave with real world solutions.

    Attendees will walk away from this day with the ability to:

    • Understand the best way to utilize existing physical data environments and where to move to the cloud
    • Quickly address workload bottlenecks, consistency issues and sluggish performance through the right storage options
    • Make recommendations and environmental changes that will allow for increased scalability, improved performance, and lower cost of service for their data centers.


    IOUG, RMOUG and EMC Master Class: Infrastructure as a Super-Power: Planning for Tomorrow's Data Growth, Faster Performance & Cloud Environments Today

    9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Registration + Continental Breakfast

    9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. - Welcome + Introductions

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. - 
     Hybrid Cloning - The Journey to the Cloud

    Speaker: Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman, Consulting Member Of Technical Staff, Strategic Customer Program, Oracle

    Going to the cloud can be a scary journey for any DBA, but find out how to do it safely and securely using a single pane of glass approach. Kellyn Pot'Vin will discuss some of the latest design enhancements to public clouds that make them even a better choice for today's IT environments. Kellyn will demonstrate how easy it is to take an on-premise database and clone it to the cloud, along with supplement security, data masking, storage savings and high availability between your company's choice in cloud provider and on-premise environments. The impressive technology underneath the covers will convince you and your company that the move to the cloud is well worth it and the years of yesterday are long gone.

    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Redefining Oracle Database Infrastructure with All Flash Arrays

    Speaker: Graham Thornton, Oracle Solutions Architect, EMC Corporation 

    Until now, storage has always been a major bottleneck for DBA and App admins in meeting their SLAs and delivering critical agility with copy services across Dev/Test and analytics & reporting. All-flash Arrays (AFAs) take away all risk and complexity in areas like performance tuning and capacity planning by delivering the scale-out architecture, consistent performance, data reduction, thin provisioning, and management simplicity you need to totally transform your IT strategy. Learn how DBAs can now provision storage with just three clicks, easily consolidate workloads, and fully protect and recover mission-critical data in the data center.  

    12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Lunch

    1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Simplified Provisioning of Oracle Databases in a Snap!

    Speaker: Brian Yeomans, Senior Systems Engineer, EMC Corporation 

    Once Oracle databases are deployed in production, IT is required to copy instances for functions like reporting, analytics, and test & development. Traditional storage systems cannot deliver all these copies from a single platform with consistent performance & data reduction. All-Flash Arrays simplify the time to provision new Oracle production database environments for the business enabling DBAs to simply request capacity and go. Combined with data reduction and space-efficient copies, the scale-out architecture helps to keep up with data growth across consolidated workloads.  In this session, you will learn how to create easy, on-demand memory-based snapshots and VM clones that have no impact on production SLAs, with the same performance as production, and space-efficient for only new unique data.

    2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Deploying Oracle Database “As-a-Service” in the Cloud 

    Speaker: Curtis Breville, Business Applications Consultant, EMC Corporation 

    Moving Oracle databases to a cloud platform is making more and more sense for many enterprises. Databases are growing rapidly, and enterprises find they are spending too much time and budget maintaining their existing physical environments. They are turning to highly virtualized cloud environments to improve efficiencies and reduce costs. For many organizations, the question is not whether to move Oracle to the cloud, but how to do so most effectively and efficiently. Having the right cloud-enabled infrastructure in place can make the transition to the cloud easier and more flexible and provide greater availability for those critical Oracle databases and applications.  

    3:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Questions + Wrap-Up

    3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Reception    


    About RMOUG

    The Rocky Mountain Oracle Users Group (RMOUG)  is the regional Oracle user group of the Denver area.  Started as a Special Interested Group in 1984, RMOUG has grown to be one of the largest user groups in the United States.

    RMOUG provides many opportunities to the members to broaden their technical knowledge; these offerings include an annual Training Days conference, educational workshops, newsletter, web site, and on-line technical forums.

    RMOUG members include professional analysts, project managers, database administrators, developers, and designers who work with information systems technology products and services to produce high-quality business solutions.

    Learn More About RMOUG

    Meet Our Speakers

    Kellyn Pot'Vin-Gorman


     Kellyn Pot’Vin-Gorman is a member of the Oak Table Network and was an Oracle ACE Director until joining Oracle as the Consulting Member for the Strategic Customer Program, a specialized group of Enterprise Manager Specialists. Kellyn is known for her extensive work with Enterprise Manager 12c, its command line interface, environment optimization tuning, automation and architecture design. Her blog, and social media activity under her handle, DBAKevlar is well respected for her insight and content. She is the lead author on a number of technical books, hosts webinars for numerous technical groups, including All Things Oracle and has presented at Oracle Open World, HotSos, Collaborate, KSCOPE, along with other US and European conferences. Kellyn is a strong advocate for Women in Technology, (WIT) citing education on topics regarding stereotypes and presenting opportunities early as the path to overcoming challenges.

    Graham Thornton

    gt.jpgGraham Thornton is EMC’s Oracle Solution Architect for the Commercial West Division. Prior to joining EMC, Graham headed up a Global Managed Services practice for Rolta TUSC, concentrating on the delivery of IT services from delivery centers around the world using ITIL compliant methods and practices. Graham comes to us with over twenty years in the IT industry, having worked with the Oracle database systems since version 5, as well as Oracle software products such as E-Business Suite, Oracle Web Server, Oracle Application Server and Rdb. At TUSC he co-wrote two Oracle technical books which were best-selling titles in the Oracle space. Graham’s background gives him a deep understanding of both the business and technical challenges facing customers in IT today, and how EMC’s diverse portfolio of products and services can address those challenges.

    Brian Yeomans

    Brian.jpgBrian Yeomans has been with EMC for 5 years.  He is a Senior Systems Engineer,  Oracle Specialist and Oracle Resident Contractor.  He works from the Oracle Solution Center in Reston Virginia.  At the Oracle Solution Center, Brian develops, implements, and showcases EMC/Oracle Solutions.  Before EMC Brian worked 11 years as a Systems Administrator and Storage Engineer at  Earthlink an Internet service provider.



    Curtis Breville

    Curtis HS 2015.jpgCurtis is in his 25th year in IT and 23rd working with databases. He was an Oracle DBA with New York Life before becoming a Sr. Oracle DBA Consultant with Deloitte. While at Deloitte, he received his DBA Masters and was a certified Oracle instructor, teaching advanced SQL and troubleshooting classes. After time spent in management as well as an industry analyst, Curtis came to EMC in 2010 as a database specialist. He has his bachelors degree in Computer Information Systems, his masters degree in Management, and is currently working on his doctorate degree in organizational leadership in IT. Curtis lives in Denver, CO with his wife and three daughters. 





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