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Hyperconvergence: Beyond the Buzz

13th December 2016, London

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Venue 1 Lombard Street


In today’s disruptive landscape, businesses are finding themselves playing constant catch up with the need to streamline operations, improve agility and mitigate risk.

Of course, doing so requires the infrastructure to build upon first – and that’s where data centre architecture comes into its own. Get it right and reap the rewards of advanced services and efficiencies that enable future innovation. Get it wrong, and watch as your data possibilities fall by the wayside, followed closely by your IT’s organisational goals.

And yet, in talk of Hyperconverged infrastructure, industry definitions remain varied and conflated. With that in mind, this evening will bring together some of London’s best in the business to explore precisely what Hyperconvergence in the data centre means to them – benchmark on next steps being taken by those leading the way – and offer a practical blue-print for evaluating and implementing a hyperconverged infrastructure for 2017 and beyond.


6:00 – 6:30 pm – Welcome Reception & Cocktails
6:30 – 6:40 pm – Introduction from Master of Ceremonies
6:40 – 7:00 pm – Keynote Speaker – Making Magic with Hyperconvergence at Merlin
7:00 – 9:00 pm – Three-course dinner complemented with table discussion points
9:00 – 9:30 pm – Wrap up & closing remarks from SimpliVity

Discussion Topics

  • What does hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) mean to the data centre challenges being faced today?
  • Where does HCI sit with a cloud strategy?
  • Cost versus value: What leads the charge?

Keynote Speaker


Sean Channon, Global Infrastructure Architect, Merlin Entertainment

Sean is a seasoned IT professional with a wealth of experience working with leading industry technologies, evaluating emerging technologies, and shaping innovative solutions that address business needs. As the Global Infrastructure Architect at Merlin Entertainments PLC, a leading family entertainment company operating 110 attractions in 23 countries across 4 continents, Sean has a focus on the design and delivery of server and storage infrastructure solutions. Innovation and cost-efficiency are always at the fore of his delivery.

Making Magic with Hyperconvergence at Merlin

With over 100 family entertainment sites around the world such as LEGOLAND, Madame Tussauds, and others, simple but powerful IT is needed to keep operations running smoothly as well as enable the business to continue growing. Having a diverse technology stack deployed globally added complexity to daily operations and silos of server and storage made expansion difficult.

Hear how Merlin simplified their operations by introducing a standardised hyperconvergence platform on SimpliVity, that slashed roll out times, and enabled efficient centralised management of a global infrastructure.

About SimpliVity

SimpliVity provides the most complete hyperconverged infrastructure solution, powering the world’s most efficient and resilient data centers. Unlike traditional infrastructure that’s complex and costly to manage, SimpliVity dramatically simplifies IT by combining all infrastructure and advanced data services for virtualized workloads—including guaranteed data efficiency, built-in data protection, and VM-centric mobility—onto the customer’s choice of server. SimpliVity delivers 3x cost savings versus traditional architectures, and up to 49% cost savings versus public cloud. A market and customer satisfaction leader, SimpliVity services midmarket and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide. With SimpliVity, expand your possibilities, not your data center.

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