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  • HPC Trends in the Trenches Update HPC Trends in the Trenches Update Chris Dagdigian, BioTeam Recorded: Sep 8 2016 63 mins
    Chris Dagdigian, co-founder and CTO of BioTeam, Inc., delivers a candid assessment of the best, the worthwhile, and the most overhyped information technologies (IT) for life sciences. He’ll cover what has changed (or not) in the last year regarding infrastructure, storage, computing, and networks. This presentation, designed for those responsible for information management and support in research institutes, will help you understand what technologies will help you build and support data intensive science.

    This webinar is sponsored by Avere Systems and is being presented in cooperation with AIRI (airi.org).

    We'll also highlight exciting content to be unveiled at the 2nd Annual Converged IT Summit coming to San Diego in October. You won't want to miss it!
  • Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services William Fearnley, IDC Financial Insights & Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Recorded: Aug 24 2016 59 mins
    Within the financial services industry, middle office analytics and simulations continue to grow in volume and complexity. Massive compute and storage demands cause strain on IT resources. While new technologies promise speed and scalability, evaluating this unique middle office environment requires a look at compliance, risk, and pricing analytics to determine potential gains and losses. In this webinar, IDC – Financial Insights Research Director, Bill Fearnley, looks at current middle office IT workflows supporting analytics, backtesting and financial modeling and evaluates a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support growing demands.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    · Hear an IDC Analyst’s view on the current financial services IT environment
    · Learn of common challenges and approaches to combat growing strain on compute and storage infrastructure
    · Join in a discussion about the viability of enabling cloud services to expand compute and storage capacity
    · Gain guidance on how large hedge funds and investment banks are overcoming inherent cloud challenges like latency, data accessibility, and cost management
  • Cloud Power: Data Acces and Orchestration Cloud Power: Data Acces and Orchestration Mike Requa (Cycle Computing), Scott Jeschonek (Avere) Recorded: Aug 23 2016 29 mins
    As cloud computing becomes more widely used, the complexity of managing workloads can become more complex. Sometimes this requires the use of more than one cloud service provider. Instead of trying to manage all of these different providers, cloud orchestration offers a more time and cost-effective solution. By keeping data management under control with workflow automation, organizations can instead focus on larger objectives.

    This demo video provides an overview of an easy cloud orchestration solution, integrating Avere's high-performance vFXT Edge filers into the CycleCloud orchestration technology offered by Cycle Computing.
  • Transparent Footprints: Optimizing HPC Workloads with Colocated Infrastructure Transparent Footprints: Optimizing HPC Workloads with Colocated Infrastructure Rui Gomes (RVX), Leigh Huntridge (Avere), and Jorge Balcells (Verne Global) Recorded: Aug 3 2016 55 mins
    Facing build or lease options for their rendering farm and storage, RVX, a growing special effects studio in Iceland, needed to factor high-performance demand and environmental impact into their cost analysis. As they weighed their options, a plan formed with the help of two providers.

    Rui Gomes, chief technology officer at RVX had challenging projects ahead that demanded seamless access to storage resources to render films like 'Everest'. Their needs were quickly outpacing their capacity in their in-house data centre and moving to a cloud service was not an option due to the content needed to remain in a controlled environment. He faced the decision to grow what he owned or look at colocation options that could handle his high performance computing (HPC) needs for complex rendering workflows. In the end, he was able to design a solution that allowed him to check all of the boxes — scalable, accessible and fast with a bonus of an environmentally-friendly footprint. Next steps: deliver powerful, exciting virtual reality (VR) experiences using the same infrastructure.

    In this webinar, Gomes and his selected partners walk through his evaluation process, talk about outcomes, and discuss new opportunities. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    - How Gomes compared options, prioritized objectives, and evaluated costs
    - About new opportunities in virtual reality using the same infrastructure
    - How distance of the co-located infrastructure became a non-issue even with high performance demands
    - Important factors in choosing a colocation partner when considering calculated cost benefit and enterprise environmental impact
  • Modernizing the Government Data Center Modernizing the Government Data Center Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Recorded: Jun 23 2016 50 mins
    Join Avere Systems and Carahsoft for a complimentary webcast to learn how to modernize government data centers to gain performance for users, access both compute and storage capacity in the cloud, and protect existing infrastructure investments and IT resources.

    Hear how flexibility is key to extending resources and meeting the needs of constituents and partners to deliver government services quickly and thoroughly. The right tools can be implemented quickly and easily without steep learning curves or additional human resources.

    In this webcast, you’ll learn:
    - Why flexibility is important to the modern federal data center
    - How to get immediate performance gains from your existing infrastructure
    - How to be ready to add cloud compute and storage resources to meet growing demands
    - How to protect existing resources and minimize resource strain while gaining modern flexibility
  • Cloud Computing for Batch Operations in Financial Services Cloud Computing for Batch Operations in Financial Services Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Recorded: Jun 9 2016 5 mins
    Discover how to best use cloud bursting for batch operations. This video also covers topics like: data gravity, when to use cloud bursting, and using cloud cache in batch processing workflows.
  • Using Cloud Computing for Faster Discovery Using Cloud Computing for Faster Discovery Mike Nalls (NIA), Jonathan Bingham (Google), Greg Mazzu (Avere), Doug Sainato (Onix) Recorded: Jun 1 2016 47 mins
    How the NIA took Parkinson's Research to the Cloud

    Join life science and genomic industry leaders -- the Statistical Genetics Group Lead for the National Institute on Aging and the co-founder of Google Genomics -- and learn how researchers use the cloud to securely store, process, explore and share biological datasets. Presenters will describe the process of building a workflow to support a recent study that processed nearly 200 TB of data for 6,500 exomes in just 3.5 weeks, compared to months on local infrastructure.

    During this webinar you will:

    - Hear firsthand how the National Institute of Aging used Google Genomics to aggregate and process local datasets gathered from constituents across the globe to support Parkinson’s research, and created a high-quality dataset that is securely accessible and will power a number of future studies into biological underpinnings of the disease.

    - Learn how to leverage the cloud to gather global research datasets, overcome compute availability resource limitations, and maintain strict data access controls for large scale projects.

    - Learn how Google Genomics is helping scientists in cancer genomics, autism, and large patient cohort analyses

    - Be introduced to cloud bursting with secure datasets and learn how to gain performance and flexibility in workflows accessing GATK or Galaxy clusters

    - Understand the value an authorized Google partner can bring in terms of facilitating project onboarding, setup, procurement, billing, reporting and support.
  • Accelerating Financial Simulations and Risk Models Accelerating Financial Simulations and Risk Models Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Recorded: May 18 2016 7 mins
    Learn how you can eliminate bottlenecks when running financial models, risk analyses, and portfolio balancing applications. Improve your storage performance and increase your analysis potential with the power of a caching layer.
  • Active Archive: Build Accessible, Responsive Archives with Cloud Scale Economics Active Archive: Build Accessible, Responsive Archives with Cloud Scale Economics Brian Bashaw, Technical Lead - HGST & Jeff Tabor, Sr. Director - Avere Systems Recorded: May 4 2016 62 mins
    Creating a digital archive that is both accessible and cost effective may seem like an impossible task. While public and private clouds may offer cost-effective scalable storage that is perfect for protecting assets, planning for responsive accessibility, and flexibility can be challenging. To evaluate these hybrid storage models, you must understand object storage and options for file access.

    In this webinar, you’ll discover:
    •The fundamentals of cloud archives including terminology and core technology
    •Why hybrid clouds are a smart option for petabyte-scale archives and how to describe the overall use and economic value to others
    •What digital data is appropriate for cloud archiving
    •How transition from a legacy storage environment to a public/private hybrid cloud model
    •How to enable the active archive to monetize digital assets

    For these valuable archives, moving to cloud storage is a big decision, but one that can come with big rewards, like cost efficiency, scalability, and accessibility. These industry experts will provide education, use case examples, and most importantly, answer your questions.
  • Deliver Best-in-Class HPC Cloud Solutions Without Losing Your Mind Deliver Best-in-Class HPC Cloud Solutions Without Losing Your Mind Rick Friedman, VP, Cycle Computing & Scott Jeschonek, Director, Avere Systems Recorded: Apr 13 2016 61 mins
    While cloud computing offers virtually unlimited capacity, harnessing that capacity in an efficient, cost effective fashion can be cumbersome and difficult at the workload level. At the organizational level, it can quickly become chaos.

    You must make choices around cloud deployment, and these choices could have a long-lasting impact on your organization. It is important to understand your options and avoid incomplete, complicated, locked-in scenarios. Data management and placement challenges make having the ability to automate workflows and processes across multiple clouds a requirement.

    In this webinar, you will:

    • Learn how to leverage cloud services as part of an overall computation approach
    • Understand data management in a cloud-based world
    • Hear what options you have to orchestrate HPC in the cloud
    • Learn how cloud orchestration works to automate and align computing with specific goals and objectives
    • See an example of an orchestrated HPC workload using on-premises data

    From computational research to financial back testing, and research simulations to IoT processing frameworks, decisions made now will not only impact future manageability, but also your sanity.

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