2018 Winter Government Regional Summit - Speakers
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Enabling IT Transformation with Hyper-Converged Infrastructure

Session Abstract

Today’s IT organizations are continuously challenged to deliver more for the business while budgets are flat, at best. IT is looking for ways to increase productivity and reducing overall cost. Good news is the industry has delivered on a number of game-changing technologies to enable IT professionals to elevate from costly traditional infrastructure to the cost-effective modern datacenter. In the midst of this transformation is the Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI). Powered by software-defined approach, HCI is the convergence of physical storage onto industry-standard x86 servers, enabling a building block approach with scale-out capabilities.

Aaron Buley - DELL EMC

Aaron is a technical field consultant for VxRail and VxRack covering Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas (based in Dallas, TX). He has over 10 years of experience in technical sales focused on server, storage and virtualization solutions.

Microsoft Azure for Storage

Session Abstract

Government agencies are faced with the overwhelming task of data storage, maintaining a certain level of service delivery, and data protection. In this session, Tom Holmes will discuss the advantages of leveraging the Cloud for storage. The differences between On-premise and Cloud storage will be outlined.

Tom Holmes, Manager - Cloud Solutions

I am excited to be heading the Cloud Solutions department at Tangent. We provide Microsoft Certified services to help organizations move their applications, storage, and infrastructure to the Cloud, leveraging Azure.  By extending infrastructure and/or datacenter to the cloud, organizations can leverage Microsoft’s hyperscale datacenters to scale whenever and wherever needed; increase reliability and uptime with Azure’s 99.9% Financially Backed Uptime Guarantee, and use subscription billing for easy budgeting.  
Tangent also offers the Office 365 portfolio for quick and seamless deployment, and provides training and support for the world's leading productivity and collaboration tools from Microsoft.    I have 10 years of experience working directly with customers to help identify their technology requirements. I conduct Lunch & Learns on Microsoft Cloud Solutions. My presentations at government & education technology events are well received.   
Tangent was founded in 1989, and since its inception has continued its expansion and innovation into technology solutions that help organizations, from small to enterprise level, meet productivity, security, and compliance demands. Tangent is headquartered in Burlingame, CA with service and sales offices located throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. Tangent's solutions include Microsoft Cloud Solutions, Email Archiving, Spam Filtering, and Content Filtering.

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