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Concurrency, Inc. Infrastructure Architects Nathan Lasnoski and Annur Sumar to Present at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014

Topics include approaches to service management that redefine the role of IT in an organization, as well as best practices for continual availability in the datacenter.
  • <strong>Annur Sumar</strong>
  • <strong>Nathan Lasnowski</strong>

Both Nate and Annur epitomize the depth of knowledge that makes TechEd an important event each year.

    MILWAUKEE, WI, May 06, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Concurrency, Inc. infrastructure architects Nathan Lasnoski and Annur Sumar will present sessions this year at Microsoft's TechEd North America conference taking place May 12-15 in Houston, Texas. Lasnoski and Sumar have guided some of the world's largest implementations of Microsoft System Center for enterprise clients. Both are multiple-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals (MVPs).

Lasnoski, Concurrency's infrastructure and platform practice director/architect, is presenting two programs:
- "ITIL Crash Course for IT Pros: Building to Operate"; and
- "Transform Fortune 100 IT Organizations Using IT Service Management with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and Office 365."

Sumar, an infrastructure architect and regional team lead, is presenting on:
- "Microsoft System Center 2012 R2: Continual Availability in the Datacenter."

Concurrency founder and president James Savage said, "We're pleased that Concurrency's experiences with large-scale System Center deployments can help spur more awareness of just how revolutionary this platform is. Both Nate and Annur epitomize the depth of knowledge that makes TechEd an important event each year."

For those attending TechEd North America 2014, following are specific details about the three programs:

DCIM-B224 ITIL Crash Course for IT Pros: Building to Operate
Monday, May 12 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker(s): Nathan Lasnoski
Track: Datacenter and Infrastructure Management
Session Type: Breakout
Topic: Information Technology Infrastructure Library
Planning a Service Management project and barely know how to spell ITIL? Come to the ITIL Crash Course for IT professionals so you can engage in re-discovering how to deliver on IT better. Find out how to determine what to deliver to your customers, how to set expectations, and how to operate successfully. This crash course will help you interact with the business and successfully map process to technology.

DCIM-B370 Transform Fortune 100 IT Organizations Using IT Service Management with Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 and Office 365
Thursday, May 15 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
Speaker(s): Nathan Lasnoski
Track: Datacenter and Infrastructure Management
Session Type: Breakout
Topic: Information Technology Infrastructure Library
Learn about a global deployment of IT Service Management for over 200,000 users and 30,000 servers, transforming the business for the cloud using System Center, Office 365, and Microsoft Business Intelligence. We walk through the approach, lessons learned, and the techniques for success. Get a glimpse of a Service Manager deployment processing millions of requests per year. These business and technology techniques will help you to plan your deployment, build the right technical framework, and deploy in a way which leads better IT visibility, process improvement, and automation. This session shows you how ITIL concepts will translate into a real-life implementation with stunning results

DCIM-B416 Microsoft System Center 2012 R2: Continual Availability in the Datacenter
Wednesday, May 14 1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Speaker(s): Annur Sumar, Symon Perriman
Track: Datacenter and Infrastructure Management
Session Type: Breakout
Topic: Microsoft System Center
Keep your services online by using System Center 2012 R2 high-availability features to dynamically and automatically manage your highly-virtualized datacenter. Attend this session and learn how System Center can leverage such technologies as service templates, clustering, load balancing, infrastructure monitoring, bare-metal deployment, VMware management, application performance monitoring, crash recovery automation, and service continuity through Microsoft Azure. This session explores many new features in Virtual Machine Manager (VMM), Data Protection Manager, Operations Manager and Orchestrator.

Founded in 1989, Concurrency, Inc. architects and integrates across all Microsoft enterprise platforms: SharePoint, System Center, Lync, Exchange, and Dynamics CRM, both on-premises and in the cloud. Concurrency specializes in helping clients with their transition to the cloud, specifically Office 365 and Azure.

As a consulting organization, Concurrency helps clients realize more value from their technology investments and increase business productivity by delivering creative solutions that consider people, process, and technology needs. Microsoft has recognized Concurrency with multiple partner-of-the-year awards, including 2012 Microsoft Content Management Partner of the Year, 2012 Microsoft Central Region Partner of the Year, and 2012 & 2011 Microsoft Midwest Area Partner of the Year.


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