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Data Center Management

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  • From Disaster to Recovery: What Hurricane Harvey Means for your Data Center
    From Disaster to Recovery: What Hurricane Harvey Means for your Data Center George Crump & Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland, Christopher Brown & Scott Killian, Uptime Institute Recorded: Sep 6 2017 60 mins
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that swept Southern Texas last week, colocation facilities and companies with data centers in the region (and elsewhere) are faced with the stark reality that a strong data center and disaster recovery plan is vital.

    Every disaster recovery plan has two major parts. One is preparation, the other is recovery. Join Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst W. Curtis Preston (a.k.a. Mr. Backup) along with Uptime Institute’s CTO Christopher Brown and VP of Efficient IT Programs Scott Killian for a live round table discussion moderated by Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump, as we help you design a recovery strategy for a Hurricane Harvey-sized disaster.

    In this session you will learn:

    1. How you should be preparing for a return while at the disaster site
    2. What are the first three steps to take when your primary data center is ready
    3. How you should de-stage your DR site when your primary is operational

    Join us live on Wednesday September 6th at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
  • Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe)
    Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Curt Beckmann, Brocade, Craig Carlson, Cavium, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Aug 29 2017 59 mins
    As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for it’s official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.

    When we did our first webinar on FC-NVMe [link], we got lots of questions about more details, more technical aspects, and more thorough explanations. So here we are!

    This presentation is going to be a more thorough analysis of the bits and bytes of FC-NVMe, where you will learn:

    •What are the key differences and similarities between NVMe and SCSI Fibre Channel structures
    •What are the main architectural differences between NVMe and SCSI deployments
    •Impact on Queue Depth
    •How to cross-connect legacy and future flash arrays with FC-NVMe

    Please join us on August 29th for this advanced, deep dive on FC-NVMe.
  • The Blurring of Boundaries in a Software-Defined Data Center
    The Blurring of Boundaries in a Software-Defined Data Center JR Rivers, Co-Founder & CTO, Cumulus Networks Recorded: Aug 17 2017 34 mins
    The software-defined data center has been a heavily touted concept over the past few years, and heralded by some as the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. Having a data center that is governed by software, rather than dictated by hardware, can lead to more fully automated and intelligent operations. Having infrastructure elements such as networking, storage and security conceived of as a services is, indeed, an attractive concept to many.

    In this webinar we will be joined by JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks, to talk about how he (and Cumulus) define the concept of a software-defined data center. He will present how the definition of a software-defined data center has evolved since its inception, and how tools like VXLAN, EVPN, Ansible and more can help organizations further their journey to a “software-defined” state and simplify network operations.
  • The Future of the Data Center Colocation Market: Trends & Growth Drivers
    The Future of the Data Center Colocation Market: Trends & Growth Drivers Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centers, Structure Research Recorded: Aug 17 2017 36 mins
    Join Jabez Tan, Keynote speaker at Data Centre World Hong Kong and Cloud Expo Asia, as he takes an in-depth look at the primary metrics that tell the story of the Hong Kong colocation market.

    We track the market’s size and growth trajectory and provide a five-year CAGR projection, along with a detailed analysis of the underlying supply and demand dynamics. Our proprietary methodology takes this analysis to a number of levels.

    First, colocation supply is measured from both a space and power perspective.
    Second, all market metrics – including space, power and revenue – are classified and then measured as either retail or wholesale colocation.
    Third, we size the market – again, from both a retail and colocation perspective – on an aggregated and sub-regional basis.

    This webinar is an excellent resource for any service provider, investor or end user (service provider or enterprise) that is looking to understand and project the data centre market in Hong Kong or find a service provider.
  • [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era
    [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era Arturo Suarez, Canonical; Idjiwa Adjido, Extrahop; Johna Till Johnson, Nemeretes; Haidee McMahon, Intel; Bob Crooks Recorded: Aug 17 2017 60 mins
    The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.

    Among topics discussed will be:
    - Present and future impact of Software Defined technologies on IT (challenges and opportunities)
    - How Software-Defined is enabling the digital transformation
    - Best practices and recommendation on adopting software-defined technologies with the future in mind.

    This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
  • The Software Defined Journey to Multivendor Cloud
    The Software Defined Journey to Multivendor Cloud Omar Alassil, Global Solution Owner SDN NFV & Data Centre, NOKIA Recorded: Aug 17 2017 48 mins
    The journey towards a cloud native environment comes with its benefits but at the same time it has a lot of challenges. The main of which is how to put together different vendors who are not used to work with each other in one environment and make that work as a complete ecosystem. This session explores the questions and challenges that this journey brings and focus on the role of software and automation in it to make it as fast and as smooth as possible.

    About the presenter:

    Omar is the SDN solution owner for Cloud and Data Centers at Nokia. Omar has a broad experience in SDN and NFV technologies having worked on cutting edge projects for some of the biggest companies in the word. With a BSc in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Business Management he combines both very strong technical background with an excellent business awareness. Omar has two publications and two patents related to orchestrating telecom networks and modelling of network protocols.
  • Software Defined… as a service
    Software Defined… as a service Glyn Bowden, Chief Technologist & Deepak Ramchandani Vensi, Software Defined & Cloud, lead Solution Consultant, HPE Recorded: Aug 17 2017 49 mins
    Software defined and X as a Service are terms often used by organizations pushing “the next big thing”. Just like Cloud and DevOps before them, these are real movements and real principles that businesses and IT teams are embracing to deliver the services their own customer base have grown to expect. However, what does reality look like from what was proposed?

    In this talk we look at what Software defined and “as a Service” mean to our customers, both independently and together as a consumption model for IT. We examine the benefits that could be realized as well as the challenges and shifts in behavior and policy that will be required to be successful.
    How are you delivering “Software Defined Services” and what does it mean for your business, developers and in turn impact your customers? Join us as we summarize the journeys our customers are going on and what it means to them.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Software Defined Data Centre Era
    Challenges and Opportunities in the Software Defined Data Centre Era Arturo Suarez, Product Strategist, Canonical Recorded: Aug 15 2017 48 mins
    With the irruption of Open Source and Software-Defined components in the Data Centre, there has been a shift of cost from licensing and appliances - in the traditional IT - to operations. The challenge in this new era, where all the components evolve faster than adoption, learning curves and skill development, resides in keeping the operations efficient while adding innovation, with its inherent complexity.

    During this webinar we will go through best practices to navigate that transition and set up your operations teams to the future while keeping cost contained and services competitive.
  • Modernizing your SAP HANA Environment with All Flash Storage
    Modernizing your SAP HANA Environment with All Flash Storage Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Stephen Carpenter, HPE Storage; Hasmig Samurkashian, HPE Storage Recorded: Jun 20 2017 59 mins
    As businesses become increasingly dependent on SAP HANA for real-time decisions, the demands of the infrastructure continue to grow. A more efficient and modern infrastructure is required to meet the demands of these global always on real-time environments. Storage plays a crucial role in maintaining high service levels and guarding against costly downtime. The right storage for SAP HANA is all flash.
    Join us as Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst and Consultant from Taneja Group describes why all flash is the best choice for HANA. Jeff will also provide a comparison of the leading all flash solutions in the market and illustrate where 3PAR All Flash leads the competition in critical storage efficiency metrics. Stephen Carpenter, Master Technologist from HPE’s Storage Business Unit, will share some key insights that distinguishes 3PAR StoreServ architecturally for HANA workloads. Additionally, Hasmig Samurkashian, Product Manager from the HPE Storage team will share actual customer deployment examples.

    Presenters:
    Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
    Stephen Carpenter, Master Technologist, Advanced Technology Center, HPE Storage
    Hasmig Samurkashian, WW Solutions Product Manager, HPE Storage
  • Fibre Channel Fundamentals
    Fibre Channel Fundamentals Rupin Mohan, HPE, Earl Apellanes, Brocade Recorded: Jun 15 2017 52 mins
    Fibre Channel (FC) is the storage networking protocol for enterprise data centers, with over 11 million ports deployed. Fibre Channel is purpose-built –and engineered to meet the demands for enterprise data centers that require rock solid reliability, high performance and scalability. It can even transport new storage protocols like NVMe natively.

    Flexible and resilient, Fibre Channel frames can be encapsulated in both an IP packet (FCIP) as well as a Layer 2 frame (FCoE) and provide unparalleled performance for storage systems. Even so, many people don’t actually understand how it works. This live webcast will help you understand the basics so that you can make informed decisions yourself.

    In this “Foundations” webcast, we’ll answer key questions, such as:
    - What is Fibre Channel?
    - What makes Fibre Channel so reliable?
    - How is Fibre Channel different from other storage protocols?
    - What are the best practices for designing Fibre Channel solutions?
    - And more

    If you’re not familiar with Fibre Channel and want to learn more, or if you are interested in learning about how Fibre Channel is purpose-built for storage and future proofed for next-gen NVMe storage arrays, join us at this live event. Our experts will be available to answer your specific questions on the spot.

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