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All you need to know, what it means and why it matters

Cloud computing is a general concept that incorporates software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and other recent well-known technology trends in which the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users.

This channel features presentations by thought leaders who cover the key topic areas in this increasingly important field.

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How an Enterprise saved millions by re-evaluating cloud providers Ilyas Iyoob - Director of Advanced Analytics and Lani Dame - Sr. Product Marketing Manager Sometimes one cloud isn’t enough. In a recent study by IDC, more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016. In this webinar we will walk you through a case study on a large enterprise customer who optimized their cloud strategy for performance, capabilities, and costs by using a multi-cloud approach. The results were outstanding - $1.5 million in annual savings from examining only 15 apps out of 500 app portfolio. Join Ilyas Iyoob, Director of Advanced Analytics and Lani Dame, Sr. Product Marketing Manager as they walk through this customer success. Read more >
Apr 23 2015
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  • Sometimes one cloud isn’t enough. In a recent study by IDC, more than 65% of enterprise IT organizations will commit to hybrid cloud technologies before 2016. In this webinar we will walk you through a case study on a large enterprise customer who optimized their cloud strategy for performance, capabilities, and costs by using a multi-cloud approach. The results were outstanding - $1.5 million in annual savings from examining only 15 apps out of 500 app portfolio. Join Ilyas Iyoob, Director of Advanced Analytics and Lani Dame, Sr. Product Marketing Manager as they walk through this customer success.
  • Myth: Cloud data does not need to be backed up.

    Reality: A survey in 2013 revealed that 40% of businesses running cloud applications reported data loss.

    As a result, many companies are considering adopting cloud-to-cloud backup solutions – but how do you choose the right cloud-to-cloud backup solution? In this BrightTALK exclusive webinar, you’ll learn exactly what features to consider when evaluating a cloud-to-cloud backup solution.
  • Part 2 of 2: Join Dave Simpson, 451 Research Sr. Storage Analyst, and Sean Derrington, Exablox Sr. Director of Product Management in a follow-up session about:
    1) Data protection trends and pain points
    2) How virtualization changes the game
    3) Array-based snapshots and replication for data protection
    4) Backup targets shift
    5) Cloud-based backup and recovery
    6) Why object-based storage?

    Did you miss Part 1: The Future of Enterprise Storage with Simon Robinson, VP of Storage at 451 Research? https://www.brighttalk.com/r/R5t
  • As the look and feel of the cloud evolves, matures and hedges toward main stream adoption, the Solution Architects, Developers and Infrastructure Engineers are facing the challenge of determining what technologies they will recommend their companies consume. Often trying to answer questions like "Should I go with something that requires vendor licensing?" or "Should I look to Open Source technologies, such as OpenStack?" Then, if they do decide that OpenStack solves for their needs, how best do they layout its pros and cons to their senior leadership team.

    This session will focus on a providing a broad picture that attendees can draw when talking about OpenStack. Enabling them to be able to address the types of questions that someone on their leadership team may pose.

    Please join us for this interactive session.
  • Tech blogs are overflowing with examples of password hacks, data destruction, and data leakage. It’s time for a new approach. Imation’s recently-announced Secure Data Movement Architecture (SDMA) will safeguard your organization’s most valuable data against tampering, leakage, or loss - throughout its entire lifecycle including when it’s in the cloud or mobile devices, or anywhere in between. Join us as we give you a sneak peek into our new concept for painless data protection, and the rapidly evolving types of threats its meant to address.
  • Implementing a communication system for a growing business is no easy task. Between the time of design and implementation, a magnitude of factors may arise that require on-the-fly changes to the process. In this short video, hear about “zero-down implementation” that allows for flexibility in deploying a reliable system that is able to support the growing needs of the business. Learn more about:

    - Assembling an experienced team
    - Planning and designing phase
    - Deployment and training
  • It is no secret that we live in a 24/7 world that demands information be always available, always accurate and always secure. In order to meet these demands a comprehensive risk management program must be in place. At the forefront of these efforts are the preventive measures that try to reduce the probability of a disruptive incident occurring. But as has been all too often the case, these protective actions may not be enough. Whether it be the force of nature, the actions of terrorists, the fragility of infrastructures or so many other disruptive events will and do happen.

    Left with the reality that we must prepare for interruptions to occur, the job of the Business Continuity Professional is to minimize the resulting impacts. Creating environments that will provide connectivity, processing and data integrating, more and more organizations are looking toward the clouds. Whether it be to ensure that data can be shared or looking for full automated recovery cloud computing has a possible answer. This presentation will discuss what the cloud is, how it can make organizations more resilient and some of the issues pertaining to its usage.
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains datacenter resources. Not just storage of that data, but protecting it, providing for disaster recovery, and making that data available in remote offices for collaboration all wreak havoc on staff and budgets. It’s time for a new approach to NAS that takes advantage of the cloud, while still providing local access and performance in the datacenter.

    Learn about this new generation of NAS that solves the challenges of file data storage, protection and access across the enterprise, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever.
  • Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?

    Panelists:
    Ranga Rajagopalan, Director of Product Management; Symantec
    Mark Campbell, CMO & CTO; Unitrends
    Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist; Veeam
    Joshua Stenhouse, Technology Evangelist; Zerto

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