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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is potentially one of the best use cases for cloud resources. DR sites owned by the organization are expensive to set up and maintain as well as challenging to get to when a disaster strikes. DRaaS resolves these issues by creating an on-demand DR site where the cloud delivers IT resources as they are needed. IT planners though, may overlook some aspects of DRaaS solutions, especially when using the large public cloud providers.
In this webinar join Storage Switzerland, Veeam and KeepItSafe where we leverage a panel of backup and recovery veterans to identify common oversights seen in organizations’ DRaaS strategies and how to address them.
Storage Switzerland and IgneousRecorded: Jan 11 201917 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.”
Storage Switzerland, Veeam, HPERecorded: Dec 17 201859 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.
Storage Switzerland and SolarWindsRecorded: Dec 14 201816 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
Storage Switzerland and AparaviRecorded: Dec 7 201816 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”.
Storage Switzerland, Western DigitalRecorded: Dec 6 201847 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.
Storage Switzerland and HitachiRecorded: Nov 29 201859 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.
Storage Switzerland, Caringo, Cloudian, ScalityRecorded: Nov 28 201860 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.
George Crump, Storage Switzerland and W. Curtis Preston, DruvaRecorded: Nov 15 201855 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.
Storage Switzerland, Micro FocusRecorded: Nov 15 201857 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
Storage Switzerland and Pluribus NetworksRecorded: Nov 13 201861 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."