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Data Center Management

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  • DevOps addresses inefficiencies that result from keeping operations and development in separate silos. By connecting development and operations, enterprise IT departments can begin to break down the walls.

    DevOps defines a set of roles and responsibilities focused on reducing risk in IT deployments and projects. The result is maximized automation, elimination of human error, increased consistency, and reduced time spent on the outages, as well as error detection and prevention brought about by unstable environments.

    In this webinar, ODCA president, Gunnar Menzel, will share perspectives on the DevOps concept, focusing on key challenges it can help resolve and the benefits it can provide.
  • Moonbot Shoots for the Cloud to Meet Deadlines and Manage Costs

    Threatened by deadlines for Academy award submissions, Moonbot Studios faced a shortage of rendering capacity while working on Taking Flight, its newest animated short film, and other important projects. As a small studio with a matching budget, the team did what it does best—it got creative and solved the problem with what they first called “magic.”

    In this webinar, the Moonbot team will tell its tale of sending its rendering capacity to Google Compute Engine and how they defied networking odds by caching data close to the animators with an Avere vFXT. Hear Moonbot’s pipeline supervisor tell how they turned cloud data center distance into a non-issue, met deadlines, and gained quantitative benefits that sparked energy in this small team of creative aviators.

    In this session, you will learn:
    •What drove the Moonbot Studios to move to the cloud
    •How they moved complex renders to Google Compute Engine, overcoming data access roadblocks
    •Measurable results including speed, economics, flexibility, and creative freedom
    The Moonbot Studios flight to the cloud will be supported by Google Cloud Platform and Avere Systems for a complete overview of how the technologies help bring new ideas to life.

    After a long day, four of the brightest minds in the system gather at the local watering hole. While there, they discuss their experience using the fastest solution in the galaxy and how it compares to other, more sinister, options.

    After the dust settled from the BATTLE OF VENDORS, our heroes stole away with the ultimate weapon, the onQ APPLIANCE, a fully replicated data center-in-a-box with enough power to run entire environments for as long they need.

    In the ever treacherous struggle for DATA CENTER SUPREMACY, these four rebels now have the power to take back control of their data, improve their processes, and restore freedom to their weekends…
  • With the increase in cloud computing and easy-to-use file sharing systems in the workplace, it's become increasingly difficult for IT departments to keep track and maintain a secure environment. When staff needs to access or share data quickly, they no longer need to rely on IT to provide the tools to do so. Why would they go through the red tape of IT procurement, provisioning, testing, and security when they can find a solution themselves in a matter of seconds?

    Join John Peluso, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at AvePoint, as he presents how organisations have decided to call a truce and provide self-service provisioning and management. In this webcast, he will discuss:

    - The dangers of having silos of information that IT and the business are unaware of – disconnected from the centralized servers and storage of the data center or even approved cloud services
    - How all of this information may be absent from aggregated capacity, secured content, usage, and other reporting at higher levels, which can complicate business decisions.
    - What an organisation can do to proactively manage any rogue IT by providing self-service to end users
  • It has been said that Objects are for applications and POSIX is for people. The HPC community as well as many other large scale IT organizations have legacy applications and users that know, use, and depend on a near POSIX environment with real folders, ease of renaming and reshaping trees, and other powerful concepts in POSIX.

    There are several POSIX name spaces that sit on top of cloud style erasure based objects but few if any really provide an extremely scalable solution. MarFS is designed to address this problem by providing a scalable near-POSIX name space over standard object systems, with target scaling out to trillions of POSIX files, hundreds of Gigabytes/sec of data bandwidth, and millions of POSIX metadata operations/sec.
  • Business and IT leaders are understandably reluctant to retire considerable, legacy investment in technology, people, and processes due to security, risk, and regulatory compliance obligations. This creates a hybrid IT deployment model: an on-premise landscape of existing or legacy systems and off-premise cloud deployment of suitable IT capability.

    The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) believes that integration of cloud deployments with enterprise landscapes should consider people, process, technology, and operating models. Doing so encourages faster cloud adoption, leverages existing enterprise investments in IT landscape and helps govern safe cloud adoption through effective risk and compliance management.

    Join this free webinar and download a whitepaper published by ODCA and top member companies.
  • A growing number of enterprises are running applications in the cloud for production needs, while also running the bulk of their applications in physical data centers.

    Managing network security in a hybrid IT environment brings many new challenges, such as:

    - Lack of visibility
    - Difficulty to ensure compliance across multiple vendors
    - Maintaining network connectivity of business critical applications

    Join our webinar to learn how to effectively manage Security Policy across hybrid cloud and physical networks. In this session we will share the key challenges that our customers experience when migrating workloads to the cloud, as well as methods to mitigate these challenges.
  • A recent IDC report indicates that only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for cloud adoption - 32% lack any Cloud strategy whatsoever. The ECMM's intention is to address this market need through a best practice based repeatable framework for planning cloud adoption that drives business transformation maturity.

    By synthesizing together a wide range of industry best practice documents, the ECMM describes how the core building blocks of Cloud services can be identified and assembled to support a strategic business model expansion enabled by new technology innovation
  • Join Mark Rittmayer, Cloud and Data Center Expert, as he explores the integrated Data Centers of the future.
  • Server virtualization has driven a radically more efficient computing paradigm, enabling IT organizations to deploy business-enabling applications like mobility, social media, the Internet of Things, big data and collaboration at lightning speed. In the midst of this proliferation of applications and explosion of data, storage costs, complexity, and risk have increased at an unprecedented rate – until now.

    What if you could have a single storage architecture that enables you to:

    Eliminate the cost and complexity of managing silos of storage
    Facilitate different service levels for different workloads on the fly
    Realize the full benefit of storage consolidation
    Would we have your attention?

    Join us for a live webinar with guest analyst Richard Fichera of Forrester Research on the future of storage consolidation, and learn how the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform can fuel gains in business responsiveness and agility.

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