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  • Fifteen Minute Friday: Tips for The Weekend - Stop the Unstructured Data Madness
    Fifteen Minute Friday: Tips for The Weekend - Stop the Unstructured Data Madness
    Storage Switzerland and Igneous Recorded: Jan 11 2019 17 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and Igneous for another Fifteen Minute Friday: Storage Tips for the Weekend. Most organizations are not satisfied with their ability to backup, recovery and correctly retain unstructured data. The combination of unprecedented growth and increased scrutiny caused by regulations like GDPR and CCPA is pushing organizations to the brink. It's time to stop the madness!

    By joining this short webinar, you’ll learn tips to overcome:
    - The Unstructured Data Backup Challenge
    - The Archive Challenge
    - The Data Privacy / Data Retention Challenge

    Attendees to the webinar will also receive a copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “How to Evolve from Unstructured Data Protection to Unstructured Data Management.”
  • Consumption Based Data Management Providing Peace of Mind
    Consumption Based Data Management Providing Peace of Mind
    Storage Switzerland, Veeam, HPE Recorded: Dec 17 2018 59 mins
    Consumption based IT is a curated set of IT solutions that focus on business outcomes. As the name implies it is purchased on a pay-as-you-go model. The goal of consumption based IT is to simplify establishing IT infrastructure that incorporates both the on-premises data center and the cloud to support a wide variety of workloads including traditional transactional databases, big data analytics, containers and many others.

    A key aspect of consumption based IT is how the data created by these workloads will be protected. In fact, the right consumption based IT solution should curate end-to-end backup directly into the solution.

    In our live webinar join Storage Switzerland, Veeam, and HPE to learn about consumption based IT, what to look for in a consumption based solution, how data protection can protect the solution and how data protection can be offered as a consumption based solution protecting both legacy and new architectures.
  • 15 Minute Webinar: Storage Consolidation vs. Storage Sprawl with SolarWinds
    15 Minute Webinar: Storage Consolidation vs. Storage Sprawl with SolarWinds
    Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds Recorded: Dec 14 2018 16 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and SolarWinds for our Friday Flash webinar. In 15 minutes our panel of experts provide you the information you need so you can better deal with storage sprawl in your data center. Storage Switzerland finds that most organizations have five to six different storage systems and three or four different vendors within their storage infrastructure. These diverse storage architectures can be expensive and time consuming if not correctly managed.

    In 15 Minutes learn:
    - What is causing storage sprawl
    - How to stop storage sprawl
    - Is storage consolidation the right objective
    - How to manage a diverse storage infrastructure
  • 15 Minute Webinar: Talking GDPR and CCPA with Aparavi
    15 Minute Webinar: Talking GDPR and CCPA with Aparavi
    Storage Switzerland and Aparavi Recorded: Dec 7 2018 16 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and Aparavi for our live PodCast dealing with data privacy regulations like the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and California’s Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The regulations potentially force organizations of all sizes to rethink how they protect, retain and remove data.

    During the PodCast we cover:
    - The aspects of the GDPR and CCPA regulations that should concern IT
    - The challenges the regulations create for current data protection retention applications
    - How organizations need to change policies and products to address the regulations
    - Answers to live audience questions about data privacy, GDPR, and CCPA

    All attendees to the live event receive a free copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest eBook “GDPR IS FOR EVERYONE - Designing a Data Privacy Infrastructure”.
  • What’s Your 2019 NVMe Strategy?
    What’s Your 2019 NVMe Strategy?
    Storage Switzerland, Western Digital Recorded: Dec 6 2018 47 mins
    The flash optimized NVMe protocol has been on the market for over a year and the technology is available in several forms. NVMe, both storage and networking (NVMe over Fabrics) is more expensive than the typical SAS based solution and not all applications or environments can take advantage of the performance NVMe promises. At the same time there are workloads like artificial intelligence, machine learning and high velocity analytics that need all the performance that NVMe can offer and some organizations are buying NVMe solutions just for those workloads.

    Most data centers already have too many storage systems to manage, and adding another silo just for extreme performance workloads may make the problem even worse. IT needs a strategy to not only correctly integrate NVMe into the data center but to do so in a way that doesn’t further fragment the architecture. In fact, with the right strategy, IT can use the NVMe system as a point of storage consolidation.

    In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and Western Digital for an interactive webinar the will help you develop an NVMe strategy that makes the most sense for your organization.
  • Designing Storage Architectures for Data Privacy, Compliance and Governance
    Designing Storage Architectures for Data Privacy, Compliance and Governance
    Storage Switzerland and Hitachi Recorded: Nov 29 2018 59 mins
    Managing data is about more than managing capacity growth; organizations today need to adhere to increasingly strict data privacy, compliance and governance regulations. Privacy regulations like GDPR and California’s Consumer Privacy Act place new expectations on organizations that require them to not only protect data but also organize it so it can be found and deleted on request. Traditional backup and archive are ill-equipped to help organization adhere to these new regulations.

    In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland and Hitachi Vantara for a roundtable discussion on the meaning of these various regulations, the impact of them on traditional storage infrastructures and how to design a storage architecture that can meet today’s regulations as well as tomorrows.
  • 2019 Storage Strategies Series - What’s Your Plan for Object Storage?
    2019 Storage Strategies Series - What’s Your Plan for Object Storage?
    Storage Switzerland, Caringo, Cloudian, Scality Recorded: Nov 28 2018 60 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland, Caringo, Cloudian and Scality, for a live roundtable discussion on Object Storage. Learn what you need to know to develop a strategy for object storage. Our panel of experts will discuss what object storage is, what is better/different about object storage than other types of storage and what are the use cases enterprises should consider.

    Our Object Storage Panel will provide specific details on how to get started with object storage, what use cases pay the most immediate return on the investment and where object storage fits in an organization's overall storage strategy. The panel will also discuss what is coming next in object storage. Each expert will also give a brief overview of their company's object storage solution. We will close out the roundtable by taking questions from our live audience.

    By attending one webinar, you’ll learn everything you need to know about object storage, provide actionable information in developing an object storage strategy and hear from three top vendors about how their products will fit into those plans.
  • Ransomware: Strategies for Protecting Your Weakest Link - Endpoints
    Ransomware: Strategies for Protecting Your Weakest Link - Endpoints
    George Crump, Storage Switzerland and W. Curtis Preston, Druva Recorded: Nov 15 2018 55 mins
    Ransomware, when it infiltrates an organization, causes most of its damage to user endpoints (laptops, tablets, and smartphones). Endpoints typically make up more than 60% of impacted data. The problem is those endpoints are often the most exposed because they are the least likely to be consistently protected. Those endpoints have an increasing amount of unique data on them that is not adequately backed up. Ransomware is just part of the problem, user error and malicious insiders account for a considerable amount of data loss.

    External and internal threats to data combined with the increasing amount of unprotected unique data on endpoints mean that organizations need to reconsider their endpoint data protection strategy. The problem is that in many organizations, endpoint data protection is an ad-hoc process and is not adequately defined by IT. The reason? Most endpoint backup solutions start as consumer solutions and treat the enterprise as an afterthought. IT needs a solution that is designed from the ground up to provide enterprise-class endpoint data protection.

    Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland, and W. Curtis Preston (a.k.a. Mr. Backup), Chief Technical Architect at Druva for a live webinar to learn the latest strategies for protecting your organization from a Ransomware Attack.
  • Application Explosion - Rediscovering the Lost Art of Protection Service Levels
    Application Explosion - Rediscovering the Lost Art of Protection Service Levels
    Storage Switzerland, Micro Focus Recorded: Nov 15 2018 57 mins
    The number of applications in organization’s data centers is growing rapidly. No longer does IT need to worry about a few mission and business critical applications, it needs to worry about dozens. While all these applications are important to the organization, some are more critical than others.

    Establishing service levels greatly improves the organization's ability to meet application recovery expectations. Selecting a service level driven backup application enables IT to manage to those service levels instead of managing jobs. The problem is most backup applications provide little help in enabling IT to maintain service level consistency.

    By attending this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    * Implement service levels like RPO and RTO throughout the data center
    * Establish NEW service levels for copy management and recovered performance
    * Fix the disconnect between service levels and data protection applications
  • The Software Matters in Open Networking
    The Software Matters in Open Networking
    Storage Switzerland and Pluribus Networks Recorded: Nov 13 2018 61 mins
    Open networking offers the ability to break free of vendor lock-in and achieve white box economics. SDN promises automation, reduced OpEx and increased agility. However, the open networking and SDN landscape can be confusing, and migrating away from legacy infrastructure can seem fraught with peril. Is the journey worth it?

    Join Storage Switzerland and Pluribus Networks where we will answer the following questions:
    • What are the benefits of open networking and SDN in the data center?
    • How can I safely migrate to a disaggregated white box architecture when I have incumbent vendors deployed throughout my network?
    • How do I deploy SDN in my data center and do I need a full hardware refresh to do it?

    Register before November 9th and receive an exclusive copy of Storage Switzerland's newest eBook "Virtualizing and Automating the Network - A Guide to White Box Switches, Network Operating Systems and Software-Defined Networking."

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