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  • Server and Storage I/O Networking Performance Management Server and Storage I/O Networking Performance Management Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Dec 11 2014 46 mins
    How can you make informed decisions without timely insight and awareness into how resources are being used or performing? Without insight and awareness into your server and storage I/O environment, you are flying blind. This webinar looks at the various issues as well as associated tools, techniques, technologies and metrics for gaining insight into your server and storage environment including storage I/O. As part of this discussion, we will also look at metrics that matter, baseline to compare what is normal vs. abnormal along with for planning and forecasting.

    Key themes:
    •Metrics that matter are those that are relevant and have context
    •Where to get metrics, measurements, insight and awareness
    •Where to look for server and storage I/O bottlenecks, problems and opportunities
    •Design for management and resiliency as well as metrics to measure
    •Gaining insight and awareness to monitor how your information factory and its networks are performing
  • Networking Decision Making for Cloud, Virtual and Legacy Environments Networking Decision Making for Cloud, Virtual and Legacy Environments Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Dec 10 2014 46 mins
    How will your servers network and communicate with your storage on a local or remote basis including across virtual and cloud? This industry trends and perspective webinar looks at current and emerging issues, trends and tips for making informed decisions to network with your servers and storage. There are many different options for local and remote, not to mention ways of accessing storage from block, file and object. Which is the best for your environment will depend on your needs, requirements, budget and other considerations. In this session we will look at what are your options as well as tips on what to use when, where, why and how for various environments.

    Key themes:
    •Performance and availability metrics and benchmarks
    •Fast servers need fast storage and I/O connectivity
    •SAN, LAN, MAN, WAN options
    •Cloud and converged server and storage options
    •Industry landscape sampling of who is doing what
    •What to look for and various options
  • Virtual Server and Storage – Converged Decision Making Virtual Server and Storage – Converged Decision Making Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Dec 9 2014 46 mins
    Servers need and storage and storage support servers as part of providing information services across different organizations, application and environments. An industry trend is a shift for some environments from separate compute servers and storage I/O networking capabilities to converged environments including cloud and virtual. This webinar looks at various current and emerging industry trends along with perspectives for making informed decisions pertaining to virtual servers and storage across converged, hyper-converged and traditional deployment scenarios.

    Key themes:
    •What are your different options for supporting various types of server virtualization
    •Industry trends including various hypervisors as well as containers
    •Different types of storage to support various applications needs
    •Software Defined Storage Management to support cloud and virtual environments
    •Who’s doing what as well as decision making criteria
    •How to benchmark or compare apples to apples vs. apples to oranges
  • Data Protection Modernization - Protect, Preserve and Serve you Information Data Protection Modernization - Protect, Preserve and Serve you Information Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Dec 3 2014 46 mins
    You cannot go forward after something happens to your applications if you cannot go back to a point in time where your data was still intact. Likewise, if you cannot go back in time to a good copy or version of your data, how can your organization go forward? Now is the time to start rethinking your strategy and vision of how your business, applications and data should be protected so that you can evolve from how to backup/restore, business continuance (BC) and disaster recovery (DR) have been done in the past. It is time to start using new and old things in new ways which also means rethinking when, where, why ad how data is protected as part of modernizing data protection to enable business resiliency. This means moving beyond simply rethinking how or when to do backups, rather, revisit the business fundamentals and threat risks then aligning the applicable tools, technologies, techniques and best practices.

    Key themes:
    • Revisiting the fundamentals of data protection including how backups, BC and DR are done today
    • Explore how data protection including BC, DR and archiving can be done in the future
    • What level of granularity do you need and require for your business and applications need
    • The 4 3 2 1 rule and how to implement it in a cloud, virtual and traditional environment
    • Why backup won’t die or go away as long as vendors keep talking about it
    • How to shift from Backup/restore, BC and DR to HA and BR leveraging application integrated protection
    • Availability = access + durability
  • Software Defined Storage Decision Making - Navigating Apples and Oranges Software Defined Storage Decision Making - Navigating Apples and Oranges Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Nov 14 2014 45 mins
    There are many different facets of software-defined storage along with software defined storage management. However, which is right for you and your environment? The answer is that it will depend on what you are trying to do or accomplish as well as your view or perception and preference of what is or is not software defined storage.

    This webinar looks at current and emerging industry trends perspectives for software-defined storage spanning cloud, virtual and traditional environments across various applications. A wealth of information and insight into what the industry is doing as well as what IT organizations can do today and in the future for making informed storage decisions.

    Key themes:
    •Industry landscape sampling of who is doing what
    •What to look for and various options
    •Software defined storage decision making
    •What is and is not software defined storage
    •Different options and approaches for software defined
  • Software Defined Data Center: Moving beyond software defined marketing Software Defined Data Center: Moving beyond software defined marketing Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Nov 11 2014 40 mins
    With so many conversations taking place with the theme of software defined including data centers, something that is missing is the discussion about management. What about software defined data center management, or software defined server management, software defined storage management or software defined network management? What about the role of software defining? This means not just the hardware, how about the software to create valueware while enabling Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), IT Service Management (ITSM) along with other related themes? This webinar looks at various data center industry trends spanning from the facilities to the technologies that reside in those habitats along with the role of effective software defined or enabled management. After all, shouldn’t a software defined data center be the place of convergence between hardware, software, valueware and peopleware?

    Key themes:
    - Various aspects of software defined and moving beyond the marketing hype
    - Hybrid and converged environments including cloud, virtual and legacy
    - The need for management, finding and removing complexity vs. adding more layers
    - Management means more than APIs and meta data, it also requires streamlined workflows
    - What about the convergence of people, processes, products, protocols and procedures
  • Cloud Storage Decision Making and Industry Trends Perspectives Cloud Storage Decision Making and Industry Trends Perspectives Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Oct 16 2014 44 mins
    Key to making effective cloud storage decisions involves being informed as to your options, understanding your needs vs. wants. This session looks at the industry landscape of various types for cloud storage from public services to private and hybrid. Other topics that will be covered include different types of cloud storage options from deep cold arching to high performant SSD to database and application centric options. In addition to cloud servers, we will also look at technologies and tools you can deploy into your own environment.

    Key themes:

    • Understanding and navigating your way around the various types of cloud storage options
    • How to address various issues and challenges
    • Public, private and hybrid cloud storage options, considerations, benefits and caveats
    • What you need to integrate cloud storage with your environment
    • Primary storage, secondary, backup, BC/DR and archiving
    • Big data, virtual servers, object storage and other themes will be covered
  • Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Industry Trends and Perspectives Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure Industry Trends and Perspectives Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Oct 15 2014 45 mins
    Clouds are in your future, but the questions when, why, where and how still remain. The cloud comes in many different shapes and sizes, but what does this mean for you and how can it adapt to your unique environment? This session looks at both how you can adapt your environment to use or leverage cloud technology, as well as how clouds can be used to coexist with what you already have.

    Key themes:
    • Review public, private, community, hybrid and government clouds
    • What to use for accessing, deploying and managing clouds
    • Current and emerging technologies from hypervisors to containers
    • Cloud infrastructure decision making considerations
    • Virtual desktop, compute, storage, networking, management and security
    • Portability and interoperability between your private and public cloud environments
  • Converged Storage Industry Perspectives: Enabling informed decision making Converged Storage Industry Perspectives: Enabling informed decision making Greg Schulz, Founder & Sr. Advisory Analyst, StorageIO Recorded: Sep 18 2014 45 mins
    Converged storage means different things to various people, not to mention for some it is a new perhaps revolutionary topic while for others it might invoke a DejaVu moment. This industry trends and perspective session looks at the current landscape pertaining to converged storage and storage convergence including what’s causing the demand, issues and challenges to address, not to mention opportunities. In addition, we look at some various options as well as considerations for converged storage decision making across different environments.

    Key themes:
    • Moving beyond the hype in hyper-convergence
    • Scaling options and consolations for converged storage
    • Various application and environments (big data, cloud and virtual)
    • What are the industry trends driving the need and opportunity for converged storage
    • What are the various approaches including who is doing what with converged storage
    • What to look for and considerations for converged storage decision making
    • Cloud, virtual and software defined storage management and convergence