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  • Escaping Hidden Software Defined Storage Gotchas while Exploiting its Benefits Escaping Hidden Software Defined Storage Gotchas while Exploiting its Benefits Marc Staimer, Senior Anlayst, Dragon Slayer Consulting Recorded: Sep 22 2016 42 mins
    Attendees will learn what software defined storage (SDS) is and is not, as well as the different SDS variations. There will be an in-depth discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of each SDS variation including, but not limited to:

    • Hypervisor based SDS
    • Virtual storage appliances (VSA) SDS
    • Storage controller based SDS
    • Scale-out object/file/block storage SDS

    The common hidden gotchas for all of these will be revealed along with pragmatic practical ways to avoid them - while optimizing the benefits received from SDS regardless of SDS variation or vendor.

    We will also be hosting a 15 minute break out session at the end of the webinar via GoToMeeting. Instructions on how to attend this will be provided.

    About Marc Staimer:

    Marc is the founder and senior analyst of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, OR.

    The consulting practice of 16 years has focused in the areas of strategic planning, product development, and market development.

    With over 34 years of marketing, sales and business experience in infrastructure, storage, server, software, databases, and virtualization, he’s considered one of the industry’s leading experts.
  • Software-Defined Storage Features in Windows Server 2016 Software-Defined Storage Features in Windows Server 2016 Anil Desai, Independent IT Consultant, Author Recorded: Sep 20 2016 58 mins
    Meeting storage-related requirements has been a long-standing challenge for IT organizations, and added workload requirements from cloud- and software-defined architectures can add quickly to the burden. Common goals are to implement solutions that provide high-availability and high performance, with low capital and operational costs. The Windows Server 2016 platform includes a tremendous list of improved and new features that are available "out-of-the-box". That makes the biggest barrier understanding how, when and why you should implement these features.

    This presentation will cover a wide array of different features in the Windows Server platform, including Storage Spaces and Storage Spaces Direct; SMB 3.x improvements; storage tiering; Storage QoS; Storage Replica; data de-duplication; and many others. When compared to the costs and administrative complexity of traditional SANs, these tools can provide ready solutions for environments of all sizes and types. The focus will be on technical details about the features and capabilities of the Windows Server platform, and how organizations can make best use of them.

    Join Anil Desai, independent consultant with over 20 years of experience in architecting, implementing, and managing IT software and datacenter solutions. He has worked extensively with IT management, development, and database technology. Anil holds many technical certifications and is a twelve-time Microsoft MVP Award recipient (currently Cloud/Datacenter Management).

    Anil is the author of over 20 technical books focusing on the Windows Server platform, virtualization, databases, and IT management best practices. He is also a frequent contributor to IT publications and conferences.
  • Software Defined Storage: Overcoming the Hardware Challenge Software Defined Storage: Overcoming the Hardware Challenge Petros Koutoupis, Senior Software Developer at IBM Cloud Object Storage, Creator & Maintainer of the RapidDisk Project Recorded: Sep 20 2016 36 mins
    While Software Defined Storage (SDS) solutions promise us the world, they have recently begun to showcase their shortcomings, almost all of which seem to focus on the hardware. Not all commodity hardware is created equal. Not all SDS solutions are equipped to handle these variations. This lack of knowledge ends up becoming problematic and in many cases will impact overall functionality to even performance.

    Join us to discuss these shortcomings and how to not only resolve but also prevent them from both a hardware and software standpoint.
  • Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Enabling Software-Defined Data Centers Software-Defined Data Infrastructures Enabling Software-Defined Data Centers Greg Schulz, Founder/Sr. Advisory Analyst, Server StorageIO Recorded: Sep 20 2016 47 mins
    Data Infrastructures exist to support applications and their underlying resource needs. Software-Defined Infrastructures (SDI) are what enable Software-Defined Data Centers, and at the heart of a SDI is storage that is software-defined. This spans cloud, virtual and physical storage and is at the focal point of today. Join us in this session to discuss trends, technologies, tools, techniques and services around SDI and SDDC- today, tomorrow, and in the years to come.
  • Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Summit Sneak Peak Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Summit Sneak Peak BrightTALK Recorded: Sep 13 2016 2 mins
    Check out this sneak preview of what's to come in our Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Summit! Join us live on BrightTALK December 6-8, 2016 to hear from leading industry experts on HCI, Network Management, and more!
  • BrightTALK Summit Sneak Peak: Storage and Virtualization & Next-Gen Data Centers BrightTALK Summit Sneak Peak: Storage and Virtualization & Next-Gen Data Centers BrightTALK Recorded: Sep 13 2016 2 mins
    View this sneak preview of what's to come in our October Summits on BrightTALK! Storage and Virtualization and Next-Gen Data Centers live on the BrightTALK platform October 18-20, 2016.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Knight, NetApp Recorded: Sep 7 2016 56 mins
    Welcome to this first part of the webcast series, where we’re going to take an irreverent, yet still informative look, at the parts of a storage solution in Data Center architectures. We’re going to start with the very basics – The Naming of the Parts. We’ll break down the entire storage picture and identify the places where most of the confusion falls. Join us in this first webcast – Part Chartreuse – where we’ll learn:

    •What an initiator is
    •What a target is
    •What a storage controller is
    •What a RAID is, and what a RAID controller is
    •What a Volume Manager is
    •What a Storage Stack is

    With these fundamental parts, we’ll be able to place them into a context so that you can understand how all these pieces fit together to form a Data Center storage environment.

    Oh, and why are the parts named after colors, instead of numbered? Because there is no order to these webcasts. Each is a standalone seminar on understanding some of the elements of storage systems that can help you learn about technology without admitting that you were faking it the whole time! If you are looking for a starting point – the absolute beginning place – start with this one. We’ll be using these terms in all the other presentations.
  • What Your Object Storage Vendor Isn't Telling You About NFS Support What Your Object Storage Vendor Isn't Telling You About NFS Support George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Aug 23 2016 61 mins
    NFS has been the “go to” file system for large data stores but there is a new offering on the horizon...Object Storage. To help ease the transition, many Object Storage vendors have provided a gateway that allows their systems to look like NFS servers. The problem is that most of these implementations are very limiting and often create more problems than they fix. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Caringo will discuss why object storage systems are the heir apparent to NFS servers and how to make that transition without the typical roadblocks that NFS gateways create.
  • What are Real World Storage Workloads and Why Do I Care? What are Real World Storage Workloads and Why Do I Care? Eden Kim, CEO Calypso Systems Recorded: Aug 18 2016 57 mins
    A discussion and examination of Real World Storage Workloads and how different workloads affect Storage and SSD performance. Using free IO capture applets from www.TestMyWorkload.com, see what IO Captures look like and identify the key real world workload metrics.

    An example 2,000 outlet retail store web portal 24 hour workload is examined using advanced data analytic tools. Overall 24 hour cumulative workloads and specific process segments are used to test 3 different SSDs to observe their relative performance. See how much performance and endurance different SSDs provide and how to select the best SSD for your application and use case.

    IO Captures can be done easily and quickly on any laptop, desktop, server or data center. Join a community dedicated to the capture, analysis and accumulation of user workloads for the benefit of the storage industry.
  • Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Aug 17 2016 62 mins
    Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash system can support all workloads. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. Join Storage Switzerland and IBM for this live interactive webinar where we bust another flash myth and help you select the right flash for the right workload for the right reasons.

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