SIOS Cloud Availability Symposium 2022 – Sessions

Take a look at this year’s sessions and see why you need to attend this year’s conference

SIOS Cloud Availability Symposium will include sessions by experts at cloud providers including AWS, Google, Microsoft and across SQL Server, SAP and Oracle environments.

Panel discussion with top cloud, Datacenter and SQL Server experts: Melody Zacharias, Allan Hirt, Joey D’Antoni, Mike Walsh and Dave Bermingham, as they cover best practices, frequently asked questions, and common mistakes in maintaining and optimizing performance in High Availability environments. Whether essential applications are running in Physical, Virtual, Cloud or Hybrid cloud – managing complex, applications can be complicated, expensive and sometimes a frustrating effort. There are many factors that can impact application performance, but there are strategies to minimize downtime issues that disrupt day-to-day operations.
Panelists: Melody Zacharias, Sr. Microsoft Solutions Mgr., Microsoft MVP; Allan Hirt, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management and Data Platform MVP & VMware vExpert; Joey D’Antoni, Microsoft Data Platform MVP; Mike Walsh, SQL Server Consultant and Microsoft MVP, and Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP.

What happens in a disaster? Do you know what to do?

This session walks through recent disasters to guide you through different potential pitfalls – and strategies to avoid the same challenges. Walk away from this session with a DR plan and a checklist to ensure your business operations run as expected in the event of an outage.
Speaker: Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP, Dir. of Customer Success, SIOS Technology

Chances are if a business has SAP ERP systems, their availability is essential to business operations. They cannot risk unplanned downtime and planned maintenance needs to be seamless. Moving SAP workloads to the Azure cloud can help – and there are a few options for protecting SAP applications and HANA and SAP S/4HANA databases on Azure. This session will guide you through options for protecting SAP applications and HANA and SAP S/4HANA databases on Azure and discuss best practices for HA and disaster recovery of SAP and SAP S/4HANA.
Speaker: Evren Buyruk, Sr. Cloud Solution Architect for SAP & Rajeev Menon, Principal Architect for SAP; Microsoft Azure

Do you know the benefits of running your SAP workloads on AWS. AWS offers low-cost infrastructure, scalability, with freedom from on-premises system maintenance – Modernize your SAP environments without the fear of poor performance or downtime. This session will cover best practices for running SAP on AWS, and a demonstration of HA/DR solutions certified by SAP.
Speaker: Sreenath Middhi, Sr. Partner Solutions Architect, SAP on AWS

SAP ERP systems run multiple essential business operations from production lines to sales, distribution, finance and much more. Naturally, the dependency on uptime in today’s emerging digital world is becoming greater. How does an organization go about developing, designing and implementing highly available SAP solutions? Join Bobby Jagdev, as he guides attendees through a typical day of solution design with customers. From shaping requirements, to solution design, product selection and finally helping to structure end-to-end architectures. In this session, Bobby will also touch on how the future of data centers will evolve, and how pivotal High Availability may become for data center solutions of the future.
Speaker: Bobby Jagdev, independent SAP Technical Lead and Architect

Moving SAP workloads to the cloud can help improve availability – but is it enough to meet your SLAs? Will it add complexity? Learn how to understand your cloud availability SLAs, options for maintaining SAP availability in the cloud, and how to ensure best practices for HA and disaster recovery of SAP and SAP HANA.
Speakers: Jason Huff, SIOS Linux Product Owner & Harry Aujla, SIOS EMEA Pre-Sales Technical Director

Availability is one of the core tenets for any SQL Server deployment – the business needs to stay up and running. This session will cover how achieving that goal for hybrid and cloud-only deployments of SQL Server is both similar to as well as different from purely on-premises (physical or virtual) configurations. You’ll also get top tips, tricks, dos, and don’ts for successfully deploying and administering Always On Availability Groups, Failover Cluster Instances, and more to be an availability hero when you are not just deploying on-premises solutions anymore.
Speaker: Allan Hirt, SQLHA, LLC founder, consultant, trainer, author and dual Microsoft MVP

Did you know there are several factors impacting your workload performance, cost and availability? There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to running your SQL Server workloads in the cloud, and you may not need to upgrade. Join this session to learn about strategies to stretch your IT budget dollars while optimizing your database performance on AWS.
Speaker: Tom Staab, Senior Partner Solutions Architect at Amazon Web Services