Pulse 2014

The Premier Cloud Conference
February 23 - 26
MGM Grand - Las Vegas, Nevada.



At Pulse 2014 we'll bring you four days of top-notch education with hundreds of sessions that demonstrate how to apply the right tools, technologies, and best practices to help your organization achieve limitless possibilities on the cloud. These sessions will focus on applying the transformative power of cloud computing and securely evolving beyond the data center into the world of smarter assets and optimized IT. When coupled with an analytical approach to improving Visibility, Control, and Automation, the result is an increasingly smarter physical infrastructure supporting today's highly dynamic technology-oriented business models.

The Pulse curriculum is aligned to 6 streams that encompass 20+ tracks which help frame sessions and content throughout the event.

Cloud Enabling Technologies and Dev Ops
See how enterprises can drive rapid business innovation leveraging private and hybrid cloud models and explore best practices on private cloud implementations, the IBM SmartCloud Family and PureSystems. Special focus will be given to Dev Ops across the cloud and on the value of open standards initiatives (OpenStack and TOSCA).

Operations & Network Management
This track will showcase how leading IT organizations have reduced costs and improved control over highly distributed network and systems environments. Hear best practices on integrated approaches for monitoring and provisioning as well as problem prevention and resolution.

Application Performance Management
Explore how organizations are ensuring the availability of critical business processes and applications across cloud, virtualized and hybrid environments and learn the latest trends and technical innovations into the APM as it pertains to the customer experience, application diagnostics, analytics and more.

IT Operations Analytics
Learn how enterprises can extract value from IT operational data to yield predictive insights and how to successfully design, develop and execute an IT Operations big data strategy.

Unified Recovery & Storage Management
This track will focus on range of systems, storage, software and services designed to maximize and protect data, featuring best practices, implementation stories and case studies on unified recovery and storage.

System z Management & Operations
This track will showcase the value of automation, operations, high availability, workload scheduling, monitoring, and Cloud on System z.