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  • The Promise of 5G – An Analysis of Mobile Technology and Its Drivers The Promise of 5G – An Analysis of Mobile Technology and Its Drivers Hammad Tariq, Technology and Information Manager, Ericsson Recorded: Dec 2 2016 54 mins
    5G is the next evolutionary step in cellular communication poised to become the de-facto global wireless standard. Besides bolstering gigabit speeds over mobile networks, 5G promises to support technology essential for connectivity of IoT, paving the way for a wider range of services and new disruptive business models. While the world is currently enjoying 4G/LTE mobile broadband services, standardization efforts for 5G have begun. Technology development of 5G is gathering pace with many operators planning for initial 5G trials and even bringing pre-standard 5G networks to life within next one to two years. This presentation will focus on the state of the mobility market, the business need of 5G and some initial use cases.
  • 2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage 2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage Brad Booth, Microsoft, Brad Smith, Mellanox, Vittal Balasubramanian, Dell, Fred Zhang, Intel, John Kim, Mellanox Recorded: Dec 1 2016 60 mins
    When the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) last looked at the Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage in 2015, we anticipated a world of rapid change. The list of advances in 2016 is nothing short of amazing:

    •New adapters, switches, and cables have been launched supporting 25, 50, and 100Gb Ethernet speeds including support from major server vendors and storage startups
    •Multiple vendors have added or updated support for RDMA over Ethernet
    •The growth of NVMe flash and release of the NVMe over Fabrics standard are driving demand for both faster speeds and lower latency in networking
    •The growth of cloud, virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure, object storage, and containers are all increasing the popularity of Ethernet as a storage fabric

    The world of Ethernet in 2017 promises more of the same. Now we revisit the topic with a look ahead at what’s in store for Ethernet in 2017. With all the incredible advances and learning vectors, SNIA ESF is here to help you keep up. Here’s some of the things to keep track of in the upcoming year:
    •Learn what is driving the adoption of faster Ethernet speeds and new Ethernet storage models
    •Understand the different copper and optical cabling choices available at different speeds and distances
    •Debate how other connectivity options will compete against Ethernet for the new cloud and software-defined storage networks
    •And finally look ahead with us at what Ethernet is planning for new connectivity options and faster speeds such as 200 and 400 Gigabit Ethernet

    The momentum is strong with Ethernet, and we’re here to help you keep on top of the lightning-fast changes. Come join us to look at the future of Ethernet for storage and join the SNIA ESF webcast on December 1st register here.
  • IoT Challenges: How to Find the Answers on Your Network IoT Challenges: How to Find the Answers on Your Network Shaun Henderson & Peter Connolly, ExtraHop Networks Recorded: Nov 23 2016 20 mins
    Whether they are ready for it or not, IT Operations teams have the Internet of Things, including BYOD devices such as smart watches, added to their list of responsibilities. With employees bringing in potentially compromised devices, it's time for enterprise IT to understand their environment and not just tick the compliance box. On the other hand, IoT poses an opportunity for IT organizations to add significant value to the business by providing real-time operational intelligence. A new monitoring approach called wire data analytics analyzes communications on the network to extract valuable IoT security, performance, and even operations data—and requires no agents!
  • Performance Engineering Solution Overview Performance Engineering Solution Overview Paul Shovlin Recorded: Nov 22 2016 50 mins
    This unique and fresh webinar will take a look at the process foundation of Performance Engineering and various solution blueprints organizations are using at each step of the process to deliver effective Performance Engineering. We’ll take a look at blueprints from HPE, CA, IBM, Micro Focus, Open Source, etc. We’ll also discuss Agile solutions. You may be surprised to discover how well these solutions may work together and you may already have them in-house. We’ll also show example blueprints some larger organizations are using. We are looking forward to this collaborative webinar. We hope you will join us.
  • Building Enterprise Scale Solutions for Healthcare with Modern Data Architecture Building Enterprise Scale Solutions for Healthcare with Modern Data Architecture Ramu Kalvakuntla, Sr. Principal, Big Data Practice, Clarity Solution Group Recorded: Nov 10 2016 47 mins
    We all are aware of the challenges enterprises are having with growing data and silo’d data stores. Businesses are not able to make reliable decisions with un-trusted data and on top of that, they don’t have access to all data within and outside their enterprise to stay ahead of the competition and make key decisions for their business.

    This session will take a deep dive into current Healthcare challenges businesses are having today, as well as, how to build a Modern Data Architecture using emerging technologies such as Hadoop, Spark, NoSQL datastores, MPP Data stores and scalable and cost effective cloud solutions such as AWS, Azure and BigStep.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Mauve Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Mauve Fred Knight, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Nov 1 2016 51 mins
    In this part of the series, “Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” we’re going to be focusing on the network aspect of storage systems.

    As with any technical field, it’s too easy to dive into the jargon of the pieces and expect people to know exactly what you mean. Unfortunately, some of the terms may have alternative meanings in other areas of technology. In this Webcast, we look at some of those terms specifically and discuss them as they relate to storage networking systems.

    In particular, you’ll find out what we mean when we talk about:

    •Channel versus Busses
    •Control Plane versus Data Plane
    •Fabric versus Network

    For people who are familiar with Data Center Technology, whether it be Compute, Programming, or even Storage itself, some of these concepts may seem intuitive and obvious… until you start talking to people who are really into this stuff. This series of Webcasts will help be your Secret Decoder Ring to unlock the mysteries of what is going on when you hear these conversations.
  • Clustered File Systems: No Limits Clustered File Systems: No Limits John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, James Coomer, DDN, Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair Recorded: Oct 25 2016 64 mins
    Today's storage world would appear to have been divided into three major and mutually exclusive categories: block, file and object storage. Much of the marketing that shapes much of the user demand would appear to suggest that these are three quite distinct animals, and many systems are sold as exclusively either SAN for block, NAS for file or object. And object is often conflated with cloud, a consumption model that can in reality be block, file or object.

    But a fixed taxonomy that divides the storage world this way is very limiting, and can be confusing; for instance, when we talk about cloud. How should providers and users buy and consume their storage? Are there other classifications that might help in providing storage solutions to meet specific or more general application needs?

    This webcast will explore clustered storage solutions that not only provide multiple end users access to shared storage over a network, but allow the storage itself to be distributed and managed over multiple discrete storage systems. In this webcast, we’ll discuss:
    •General principles and specific clustered and distributed systems and the facilities they provide built on the underlying storage
    •Better known file systems like NFS, GPFS and Lustre along with a few of the less well known
    •How object based systems like S3 have blurred the lines between them and traditional file based solutions.

    This webcast should appeal to those interested in exploring some of the different ways of accessing & managing storage, and how that might affect how storage systems are provisioned and consumed. POSIX and other acronyms may be mentioned, but no rocket science beyond a general understanding of the principles of storage will be assumed. Contains no nuts and is suitable for vegans!
  • ESG's 7 Core Criteria for Comparing and Evaluating ITOA Platforms ESG's 7 Core Criteria for Comparing and Evaluating ITOA Platforms Shaun Henderson & Owen Cole, ExtraHop Networks Recorded: Oct 21 2016 25 mins
    As IT environments grow more sophisticated by the day, complexity rises and many CIOs and IT directors lose visibility of their assets and clarity into each asset's performance. The unfortunate result creates IT 'black boxes,' which bring detrimental hazards to enterprise customers when changes are required or things go wrong within interdependent environments. This problem extends beyond the walls of the data center and spans all offices and mobile workers.

    According to ESG analysts' Dan Conde and Nik Rouda - "Modern monitoring must be real-time, at scale, and capable of providing visibility wherever IT assets reside. IT Operations Analytics is at the forefront of this monitoring evolution, but understanding how these often diverse technologies fit together and what benefits they deliver to IT can be complex."

    Join us for a discussion on Conde & Rouda's seven core criteria for enterprise buyers currently evaluating ITOA and monitoring platforms.
  • Discovery in the Cloud: The Future of Configuration Management Discovery in the Cloud: The Future of Configuration Management Doron Orbach, Bill Dyck, Nick Rendall, HPE Recorded: Oct 20 2016 66 mins
    With the constantly evolving IT landscape, migration to a cloud or hybrid-cloud based infrastructure is becoming the new normal for companies around the world. Is your company prepared for the future of configuration management, mapping business services and applications within the cloud environment?

    This webinar will review how configuration management dynamics change in the cloud and how you can best prepare yourself for success in discovery and CMDB practices there:

    Cloud infrastructure trends and implications for configuration management
    Strategies for successful configuration management in the cloud
    HPE CMS real-time event-based cloud discovery capabilities
    Live Q&A with our CMS experts
  • Software Defined Packet Processing in FPGAs with P4 Software Defined Packet Processing in FPGAs with P4 Awanish Verma, Sr. Manager and Architect “SDN/NFV”, Xilinx Inc. Recorded: Sep 22 2016 62 mins
    Programmability with flexibility in the network has gained traction in the market due to a variety of use cases. Customers are looking to differentiate the infrastructure with programmability and the addition/removal of custom packet headers.  The emerging custom protocols and flexible packet processing in edge, access and data center networks has created the demand for defining the packet processing in high level languages.  This requirement is further stressed with SDN and NFV based networks requiring modification of the packet processing logic without knowledge of underlying hardware.

    To this end, the newly emerging language P4 is widely being viewed as the de-facto standard in standards based packet processing.  

    Xilinx is co-chairing the P4 Language Design group, and has developed a compiler to compile programs written in P4 into Xilinx FPGA binary images. This compiler has been demonstrated at the P4 Workshop series held at Stanford University in 2015-16, and at the major SIGCOMM conference this year.   

    Xilinx All programmable FPGAs offer a unique architectural advantages for these requirements, since they offer programmable logic together with programmable interconnect to a large number of DSP units, SRAM blocks, hardened IO interfaces, and 100GE Ethernet MACs and PCIe blocks.  These attributes make it the suitable architecture for the packet processing for today and the future generation of programmable networks.