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  • Legacy Modernisation: Overcoming the Transformation Barriers
    Legacy Modernisation: Overcoming the Transformation Barriers Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant, Ensono, Kevin Stoodley, CTO, IBM Z Series, & Alex Hilton, CEO, CIF Recorded: Jun 27 2018 58 mins
    A recent survey conducted by Ensono, in partnership with the Cloud Industry Forum, showed that 89% of respondents believed that legacy technology was a barrier to effective digital transformation. Given that many organisations operate a complex technology landscape often with elements in different locations, and with core components that are regarded as ‘legacy but critical’, there needs to be a clear and simple approach to overcoming these obstacles.

    Breaking down the barriers requires effective change in people, process and technology to attain a viable level velocity that will enable transformation without being held back by perceptions of legacy issues.

    Examining these issues, this webinar will provide insight and thought provoking approaches for organisations seeking to transform their operations against this backdrop.
  • FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER
    FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER J Metz, Cisco; Saqib Jang, Chelsio; Rob Davis, Mellanox; Tim Lustig, Mellanox Recorded: Jun 21 2018 62 mins
    The “Great Storage Debates” webcast series continues, this time on FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER. Like past “Great Storage Debates,” the goal of this presentation is not to have a winner emerge, but rather provide vendor-neutral education on the capabilities and use cases of these technologies so that attendees can become more informed and make educated decisions.

    One of the features of modern data centers is the ubiquitous use of Ethernet. Although many data centers run multiple separate networks (Ethernet and Fibre Channel (FC)), these parallel infrastructures require separate switches, network adapters, management utilities and staff, which may not be cost effective.

    Multiple options for Ethernet-based SANs enable network convergence, including FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) which allows FC protocols over Ethernet and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) for transport of SCSI commands over TCP/IP-Ethernet networks. There are also new Ethernet technologies that reduce the amount of CPU overhead in transferring data from server to client by using Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), which is leveraged by iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) to avoid unnecessary data copying.

    That leads to several questions about FCoE, iSCSI and iSER:

    •If we can run various network storage protocols over Ethernet, what
    differentiates them?
    •What are the advantages and disadvantages of FCoE, iSCSI and iSER?
    •How are they structured?
    •What software and hardware do they require?
    •How are they implemented, configured and managed?
    •Do they perform differently?
    •What do you need to do to take advantage of them in the data center?
    •What are the best use cases for each?

    Join our SNIA experts as they answer all these questions and more on the next Great Storage Debate.

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog from our presenters http://bit.ly/2NyJKUM
  • FICON 101
    FICON 101 Patty Driever, IBM; Howard Johnson, Broadcom; J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Jun 19 2018 62 mins
    FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) is an upper-level protocol supported by mainframe servers and attached enterprise-class storage controllers that utilize Fibre Channel as the underlying transport. Mainframes are built to provide a robust and resilient IT infrastructure, and FICON is a key element of their ability to meet the increasing demands placed on reliable and efficient access to data. What are some of the key objectives and benefits of the FICON protocol? And what are the characteristics that make FICON relevant in today’s data centers for mission-critical workloads?

    Join us in this live FCIA webcast where you’ll learn:

    • Basic mainframe I/O terminology
    • The characteristics of mainframe I/O and FICON architecture
    • Key features and benefits of FICON
  • UCC Series [Ep. 5]: Conference Room of the Future
    UCC Series [Ep. 5]: Conference Room of the Future Robin Gareiss, President & Founder, Nemertes Research Recorded: May 30 2018 58 mins
    At most organizations, conference rooms are less than perfect--and that affects the productivity of any meeting. Inconsistency is the cornerstone of meeting room space, whether it's the power outlet locations, wired or wireless connectivity, brand of digital whiteboard, or video conferencing capabilities. That's why many companies are investing in "Conference Room of the Future" initiatives.

    Nemertes recently conducted research among 600+ global organizations, and this webinar will focus on best practices.

    It will address the following:
    • What technologies are crucial to effective meetings?
    • Who should run the meeting-room overhauls for the most success --IT or facilities?
    • What are the differences between smaller, huddle rooms and large conference rooms, in terms of user expectations?
    • How do advanced technologies, such as artificial intelligence and Internet of Things, play a role in meeting rooms?
    • What should IT leaders look for in management and monitoring tools?

    We look forward to sharing this information with you and answering your questions!
  • Cloud Migration: How to Weather The Data Storm
    Cloud Migration: How to Weather The Data Storm James Hodge, AVP Field Technology, EMEA, and Paul Davies, Senior EMEA Alliances Sales Engineer, Splunk Recorded: May 10 2018 12 mins
    Join this 10 minute live Q&A with Splunk cloud migration experts as they discuss how organisations are cutting through the fog to gain visibility into their cloud environments for monitoring usage, security, compliance and keeping control of costs.

    High visibility, low pressure.
  • Next-Generation Cloud Monitoring for AWS Workloads
    Next-Generation Cloud Monitoring for AWS Workloads Simon Ratcliffe, Andrew Bird, James Hodge and Benjamin Andrew Recorded: May 10 2018 37 mins
    Join this live panel discussion with experts from Splunk and AWS Marketplace to learn the latest trends and best practices for better cloud monitoring.

    Tune into this interactive Q&A session to hear from Cloud and Storage experts on:

    - How to ensure adherence to security and compliance standards
    - How to manage AWS costs
    - The benefits of analytics and visibility for your AWS workloads
    - Why moving mission-critical workloads to AWS improves agility
    - The latest updates from Splunk and AWS Marketplace on industry trends

    This session will be broadcast LIVE straight from the AWS Summit in London.

    Moderator: Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant, Ensono & Cloud Industry Forum Chair
    Panelists: James Hodge, AVP Field Technology, Splunk, Andrew Bird, Chief Digital Officer, Oryzus Consulting, and Benjamin Andrew, Global Lead - Security & Network Infrastructure, AWS Marketplace
  • The Future of Cloud Applications in a Hybrid World
    The Future of Cloud Applications in a Hybrid World Anthony Heaton, Chris Priest, Martin Warren, and Chris Harvey Recorded: May 10 2018 41 mins
    Join this live panel discussion with experts from NetApp to learn the latest trends, technologies and future predictions for hybrid cloud infrastructures.

    Tune into this interactive Q&A session to hear from Cloud, MSP and Infrastructure experts on:

    - The future of data services for hybrid cloud platforms
    - How to modernize your IT architecture
    - Why a one-size-fits-all-approach doesn't work for hybrid cloud platforms
    - Where managed hosting and managed services fit into your cloud strategy
    - The latest trends in multi-cloud and what it means for enterprise applications

    Moderator: Anthony Heaton, Director of Growth Sales, BrightTALK
    Panelists: Martin Warren, Cloud Solutions Marketing Manager, NetApp, Chris Priest, Senior Consultant, Amido and Chris Harvey, Lead Architect, Scality
  • UCC Series [Ep.3]: Why are Collaboration Tools Vital to Top-Notch CX?
    UCC Series [Ep.3]: Why are Collaboration Tools Vital to Top-Notch CX? Robin Gareiss, President & Founder, Nemertes Research Recorded: May 9 2018 60 mins
    Without a solid collaboration strategy, organizations are very unlikely to succeed at digital transformation initiatives, particularly those that involve improved customer experience. The "customer" may be internal or external to the company.

    This webinar reviews key data and real-world scenarios that show why collaboration tools enable customer experience improvements.

    We will address the following:

    • What measurable benefits do collaboration tools bring to CX?
    • How can IT and business teams use CX initiatives to help secure budget for collaboration projects?
    • What does management need to change--immediately--to help propel better collaboration and improved CX?
    • How do collaboration initiatives integrate with CX in the contact center?
    • How can you benefit from emerging AI integrations in both collaboration and contact-center tools?

    We look forward to sharing this information with you!
  • UCC Series [Ep.2]: How to Implement Team Collaboration Tools in the Workplace
    UCC Series [Ep.2]: How to Implement Team Collaboration Tools in the Workplace Irwin Lazar, VP & Service Director, Nemertes Research Recorded: May 8 2018 60 mins
    Team collaboration apps like Slack, Spark, Glip, and Microsoft Teams are taking the enterprise market by storm. Given the more than 20 apps now on the market, where do IT leaders begin?

    In this webinar series, we'll provide insight and guidance based on Nemertes' 2018 Unified Communications and Collaboration Research Study, answering the following questions:

    • What is the state of team collaboration adoption?
    • What are the drivers and business cases?
    • How do customers rate their vendors?
    • Will team collaboration replace or augment existing UC apps?
    • What are the pros and cons of a single vendor versus multi-vendor approach?
    • How do I integrate team collaboration into business apps and workflows?
    • How do I address security, governance, and compliance?
    • How are vendors differentiating themselves?
    • What are the on-premises alternatives if cloud is not an option?

    Attendees will gain the information they need to make better decisions as they build and deploy their own team collaboration strategy.

    We look forward to sharing this information with you!

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