NIC artificial edition: Pre-conference "Building a Datacenter or Private Cloud" + NIC (3 day ticket 6-8 February 2019)

Make even more out of your NIC 19 experience by attending this pre-conference session on Wednesday 6 February: "Building a Datacenter or Private Cloud" - w/ Mikael Nyström and Markus Lassfolk. Limited amounts of tickets available for the pre-conference.

This 3 day ticket includes the Pre-conference and the NIC 2 day event.

Pre-conference: "Building a Datacenter or Private Cloud"- with Mikael Nyström and Markus Lassfolk

If you need an on-premise datacenter, for either your own data or as a service provider, it should be constructed in a cost-effective way, and it should be as automated as possible. It also needs to support various scenarios as well as provide support for various workloads. If that is what you need then this training is for you. In this packed one-day pre-conference you will learn from experts that builds 10-15 datacenters every year how to do it yourself.

Class outline:

Planning for datacenter and Private Cloud

  • Architectural concepts and design
  • Fabric and Workload Architecture
  • Hardware requirements and best practices
  • Design of Compute, Network, Storage and Management
  • Scalability of Compute, Network, Storage and Management

Windows Server

  • Hyper-V
  • Storage spaces direct
  • Hyper-Converged
  • Scale-out file servers
  • Failover clusters
  • Active Directory and OU design
  • Automation with group policies


  • Creating reference images for deployment
  • Deploying physical and virtual servers

Virtual Machine Manager

  • Configuring networks (switches, connectors, uplinks)
  • Configuring VMM
  • Automatic Patch Management
  • Creating templates for VMs
  • Creating a private cloud

Data Protection

  • Configuring Protection for files, SQL, Active Directory
  • Configuring protection for VMs
  • Configuring protection for live migration


  • Configuring Operations Manager (SCOM)
  • Configuring Performance and Resource Optimization (PRO)
  • Using SCOM to monitor servers and services


  • Configuring Orchestrator
  • Configuring and using Service Management Automation (SMA)
  • Creating runbooks for automation

Self-service Web Portals

  • Configuring Windows Azure Pack
  • Creating self-service offering
  • Introduction to Microsoft Azure Stack


  • Windows Admin Center
  • PowerShell 

Who should attend this pre-conference?

IT-pros and administrators that wants to build a modern datacenter for an enterprise or hosting environment. 
Level: 300 (Advanced)


Mikael Nystrøm is a Microsoft MVP and Principal Technical Architect at TrueSec, with an extremely broad field of competence. He has worked with all kinds of infrastructure tasks, in all kinds of environments, enterprise to small business. He is currently building Private Cloud solutions based on Hyper-V, System Center and Windows Azure pack as well as building deployment solutions for client OS as well as Server OS. Mikael is a very popular instructor and is often used by Microsoft for partner trainings as well as to speak at major conferences such as TechEd, MMS, etc. Lately Mikael has been deeply engaged in the development of Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016/2019 as part of TAP.


Markus Lassfolk is a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and working at TrueSec as a Principal Technical Architect, with a big focus on building private and hybrid clouds in your datacenter or using public clouds, all based on Microsoft Infrastructure and technology. 
As a leading profile and expert in IT security, he is also a hugely popular instructor and speaker at different events. 


NIC 2 day event:

Nordic Infrastructure Conference (NIC) has positioned itself as the premium event for IT Pros and IT Decision Makers. The NIC conference is dedicated to driving technical IT best practice across IT Professionals and IT-Decision Makers who want to learn from the best speakers in the world.

NIC Artificial Edition, will make sure you have the knowledge to make decisions for the Future – today! The conference will show you how AI and ML is, and will be more, integrated in the Cloud services.

Top international speakers!

Key Note speaker is Dr. Werner Vogels, CTO at

Dr. Werner Vogels, Chief Technology Officer at, is responsible for driving the company's customer centric technology vision. As one of the forces behind Amazon's approach to cloud computing, he is passionate about helping young businesses reach global scale, and transforming enterprises into fast-moving digital organizations.

Top international speakers!

NIC presents a list of top international speakers, such as Chris Jackson, Johan Arwidmark, John Craddock, Paula Januszkiewicz, Sami Laiho, Andy Malone, Mikael Nystrøm, Alex de Jong, and more....

See full list of speakers and talks (new update will come in December)


Attending NIC you will have full access to all tracks/sessions:

 #1 Artificial Platform

Learn how to leverage the different Clouds built-in functionality when it comes to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data, Cloud Analytics and IoT capabilities. This track will cover how these features are used today and will be used tomorrow. 
Enhance your security levels, improve your business processes and get more value from your data.

#2 Cloud Platform
Development in the Cloud is rapid and new functionality is released frequently. It can be hard to detect what is important and how to address it. Get up to date, learn how to utilize existing features and plan for the ones to come.

#3 Cloud Productivity
In a Mobile First World, this track will cover how to use the cloud to collaborate effectively and securely, how to implement new features as well as effectively benefit from existing investments.

#4 Management & Automation
Automation has become crucial in a Cloud or Hybrid environment, whether it's related to onboarding of users or a task to set up VMs in a uniform way. Learn what tasks should be automated and how to manage them.

#5 Server & Client
Are you using your productivity software optimally? Be maximum effective within your organization as well as when collaborating with others outside. Learn how to use Analytics to get Business Insights from Big Data and Machine Learning.

#6 Security
We've once again dedicated a track to the Security-topic that will cover everything from Cloud and Hybrid security, device-security to penetration testing and hacker attacks and detecting/preventing hacker attacks.

#7 CxO – Artificial Future
How can we use the power of the Cloud and AI to enhance, or create new, business? How can we learn, and act, in a different way as we face enormous amounts of data? How can data be a motivation to drive innovation? Learn from the industry leading vendors and experts.

#8 Partner
Our valued partners present their technology & products in a dedicated track

What more is included in the price?

The NIC 2 day standard ticket also includes refreshments, expo and other social activities for the NIC Conference on Thursday 7 February and Friday 8 February.

What can you expect from NIC Artificial Edition?

  • High academic level
  • The newest technology
  • Global speakers and experts
  • Q&A sessions
  • Pre-conferences with in-depth sessions
  • NEW tracks covering technology from Microsoft, Amazon, IBM, VMware, Citrix & others 
  • NIC party on Thursday evening with Valentourettes


NIC offers special rate at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel which is located next door to Oslo Spektrum where NIC takes place. Read more about the Hotel offer here