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  • Long-Distance Fibre Channel
    Long-Distance Fibre Channel Mark Allen, Storage Networking Senior Manager, Cisco, J Metz, FCIA Board, Cisco Recorded: Oct 10 2017 57 mins
    As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), more questions arise that relate to how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    •How does Fibre Channel work over distances?
    •What are some of the limitations of distance?
    •What happens when you are using FC-NVMe?
    •What special equipment do you need?

    Come spend time with FCIA and speaker Mark Allen, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager for Cisco, to learn how to understand and plan for distance solutions using Fibre Channel.
  • Introducing the Network Operations Management Suite from HPE/Micro Focus
    Introducing the Network Operations Management Suite from HPE/Micro Focus Joe Reves, Brian Kaplan, Jon Kies Recorded: Sep 19 2017 57 mins
    Network engineering and operations teams face a complex, moving target. But unfortunately, they’re typically armed with only a disparate collection of management tools - with little or no integration. Network teams deal with equipment outages, slowdowns, security breaches, inability to reach resources, access denials, and other issues that can be caused by anything from a bad connection to devious hackers.

    To address these challenges, we are now offering the 5th suite in the ITOM portfolio – Network Operations Management (NOM). Combining the functionality of Network Node Manager i (NNMi) and Network Automation (NA) and additional suite functionality such as reporting, NOM represents our path forward to managing web-scale networks with their evolving mix of physical, virtual, and software-defined networks.
    Join this webinar to get an in-depth understanding about Network Operations Management including:
    •Enhanced workflows designed to drive productivity and reduce
    •Ongoing capability and content enhancements for both the suite and standalone products
    •New licensing models to enable upgrades at an average of half the cost of a la carte purchases
  • APM SIG Meeting - What is new with HPE APM on-premises
    APM SIG Meeting - What is new with HPE APM on-premises Rocky Pisto, Dan Iuster, Liron Lichterman Recorded: Sep 6 2017 63 mins
    In this presentation we discuss how HPE APM is evolving to keep up with the latest advances in technology and some of the new capabilities that will become available in the next release. You will learn about:

    • Platform - the new, clean and uncluttered HTML5-based interface design and the new Application Health displaying per application availability, performance and underlying infrastructure status in an easy to understand dashboard
    • APM Mobile app - the new mobile app that displays the status of your business applications and enables drill down to RUM and BPM reports
    • BPM - the integration with Mobile Center and support for AWS device farm and emulators
    • RUM - VXLan traffic monitoring, the multi-instance probe for better resource utilization and capacity improvements and the new Docker monitoring capabilities
    • Diagnostics - the new UI and the integration between the on-premises and SaaS solutions
    • SiteScope - the integration with AWS and Azure for hybrid service assurance, the new public APIs, and Kubernetes monitoring capabilities

    We will conclude the presentation with a short demo of some of the features of the product, and provide you ample opportunities to ask questions and become fully informed about the products and their future strategy and roadmap.
  • [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.
  • Who Stole My Software-Defined Network?
    Who Stole My Software-Defined Network? Chuck Black, Author, Senior SDN Instructor, Training & Development Recorded: Aug 16 2017 64 mins
    Software-defined networking has previously had a relatively narrow definition, but in the past few years, SDN has expanded and morphed towards including multiple different technologies. Protocols such as NETCONF, BGP, PCEP, and even the CLI are being used in "SDN" solutions. Even automation and orchestration are being presented as a form of SDN. Where has SDN been, where is it now, and where it is going? These are questions that this presentation will answer.

    Chuck Black is author of the book "SDN: A Comprehensive Approach", and has been active in creating networking products for over 35 years, acquiring many patents and scars in the process. He is currently engaged in teaching vendors and customers alike about software-defined networking.
  • Software-Defined Agile Infrastructures: How the Future of SDN is Evolving
    Software-Defined Agile Infrastructures: How the Future of SDN is Evolving Todd Krautkremer, Cradlepoint, Bill Nelson, Lenovo & Chad Hintz, Cisco Recorded: Aug 16 2017 63 mins
    According to Aryaka's 2017 State of the WAN report, 50% of WAN traffic is now in the cloud. The cloud era of networking has officially arrived, and engineers better get comfortable with the software. It's here to stay.

    SD-WANs are now more business-critical than ever. Given the rise and momentum of BYOD and more and more connected IoT devices storing data in the cloud, WAN traffic is growing more than 200% YoY. Companies can't afford not to adopt these technologies and risk falling behind the curve without a mobile infrastructure.

    Join Todd Krautkremer, SVP of Strategy & Corporate Development, Cradlepoint, William Nelson, Principal Networking and SDE Architect at Lenovo, and Chad Hintz, Principal Systems Engineer, Cisco for a true technical deep dive and look at advanced SDN. Tune into this dynamic panel discussion for insight into key trends in software-defined networking, what it means for the cloud and IoT, and what the evolution of secure, agile infrastructures will look like in a software-defined world.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage: Programming & Networking Had a Baby
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage: Programming & Networking Had a Baby Rob Peglar, Symbolic IO, J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox Recorded: Jul 6 2017 59 mins
    In this, the sixth entry in the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” popular webcast series we look into some of the nitties and the gritties of storage details that are often assumed.

    When looking at data from the lens of an application, host, or operating system, it’s easy to forget that there are several layers of abstraction underneath before the actual placement of data occurs. In this webcast we are going to scratch beyond the first layer to understand some of the basic taxonomies of these layers.

    In this webcast we will show you more about the following:

    •Storage APIs and POSIX
    •Block, File, and Object storage
    •Byte Addressable and Logical Block Addressing
    •Log Structures and Journaling Systems

    It’s an ambitious project, but these terms and concepts are at the heart of where compute, networking and storage intersect. Having a good grasp of these concepts ties in with which type of storage networking to use, and how data is actually stored behind the scenes.

    Join us on July 6th for this session. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Check out the Q&A blog: http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=636
  • Transitioning IoT Infrastructure: From Networks of People to Networks of Things
    Transitioning IoT Infrastructure: From Networks of People to Networks of Things Christian Renaud, Research Director, Internet of Things, 451 Research Recorded: Jun 15 2017 33 mins
    Networks are changing. With the vast expansion of IoT, we're experiencing the transition of enterprise and operator infrastructure from networks of people to networks of people, places and things.

    Join Christian Renaud, Research Director, IoT at 451 Research, as he looks at the impacts of the growing number of instrumented environments and objects on enterprise and carrier networks, capacities, signaling protocols, and emerging opportunities for value creation beyond simple connectivity.

    This webinar will cover:
    - Possible bottlenecks and roadblocks on the path to the Internet of Things
    - What leading organizations are doing today to prepare for the coming influx of new types of devices
  • 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.
  • The Future of Agile Network Architectures & IoT Connectivity
    The Future of Agile Network Architectures & IoT Connectivity Ahmed Banafa, Ryan Allphin, and Brenda Boehm Recorded: Jun 15 2017 59 mins
    The Internet of Things is upon us. Vast amounts of big data are quickly approaching and network traffic, latency and bandwidth are at higher demands than ever. Storing, transmitting, and analyzing this data from IoT devices will require a secure and agile network architecture. Network failover and network security will be of the utmost importance.

    How will these changes in demand and technologies have an impact on new standards and protocols? Will network communications between devices and the cloud be safe? Tune into this dynamic panel discussion with leading IoT and network experts for the state of IoT networks.

    Panelists:
    Ahmed Banafa, SJSU Faculty Member and LinkedIn IoT Influencer
    Ryan Allphin, CTO, Cradlepoint
    Brenda Boehm, Chief Strategy Officer & Board Advisor, IoT Smart Solutions, TIA

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