When server virtualization began to move out of the evaluation labs and into production there was a gap in the ability to protect the data that those environments would create. In response several virtualization specific backup applications appeared on the market to fill the gap. These products have advanced from basic data protection to several advanced recovery capabilities The challenge is that they have not fully scaled to meet the demands of the virtual infrastructure. Virtualized Backup needs to address four key challenges so that the enterprise can have confidence to continue their virtual infrastructure rollouts.
#1 – Lack of Protection of Non-Virtualized Servers
In today's world of unprecedented growth in enterprise storage demands, traditional infrastructure provisioning and management methods just aren’t capable of keeping up with the frequent adjustments required within modern enterprises. New industry research sheds light on how software-defined storage gives modern enterprises a competitive edge, offering improved scalability, performance, and ease of use.
Please join us for an upcoming webcast on May 19th, featuring guest speaker Sr. Research Analyst Henry Baltazar with Forrester Consulting who will share insights on the growing need to rethink traditional data storage and on where the data industry is heading. Eric Carter, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Hedvig will share how Hedvig’s new software-defined storage solution can deliver modern storage for any enterprise compute environment.
Attend this webcast featuring industry experts from Forrester Research and Hedvig to discover:
•Why 55% of technology decision makers are expressing interest in or starting to implement software-defined storage
•What workloads IT leaders consider as top candidates to operate with software-defined storage
•Why the need for choice and flexibility are ushering in a new era of data management that brings the simplicity of public clouds to your data center
•How distributed systems technology transforms commodity server infrastructure into a scalable, resilient, self-service storage platform
The velocity of change for today's business has exposed weakness in traditional approaches to IT infrastructure. Forrester estimates that 58% of organizations measure storage provisioning in days, weeks, or even months. That’s simply not fast enough!
Hedvig has re-architected storage using modern, distributed systems capabilities giving you the toolset to successfully deal with the demands of modern business.
Attend this webinar for an introduction to Hedvig and learn:
Why software-defined storage is gaining momentum in the enterprise
How Hedvig is different from other solutions on the market
What Hedvig uniquely offers for DevOps and IT organizations
Learn how data encryption and encryption key management address compliance for healthcare providers and payers. Join Derek Tumulak, VP Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager as they discuss how HIPAA/HITECH regulations impact electronic protected health information (PHI) and best practices to safeguard sensitive patient data.
• HIPAA and HITECH regulatory mandates impact data security for healthcare institutions
• Strong encryption and policy-based access controls provide a separation of duties between data security and system administrators
• Secure key management and policy management ensure consistency in applying policies and encryption keys to both structured and unstructured data
• Rapid implementation is achieved because encryption is transparent to users, applications, databases and storage systems
• The HOSTING and Vormetric cloud solution can satisfy HIPAA and HITECH compliance requirements in the cloud
In this presentation, solution providers learn simple steps to help build and grow their IT security practice. Attendees learn about compliance regulations, cloud integration, how to weave security into each opportunity, adherence to best practices, and re-educating customers.
Migrating your Hadoop cluster between versions or distributions is difficult. It is a critical process that if done incorrectly can lead to the loss of data, system downtime, and disruption of business activities.
In this webinar, learn how you can mitigate the risk in a migration through the development of a comprehensive migration strategy and leveraging tools like those from WANdisco to simplify and automate your migration.
For years, most endpoint security strategies have revolved around endpoint anti-virus, but this approach is clearly unable to keep pace with modern threats. To mitigate their risks, IT organizations need to rethink their current endpoint security strategies and move past these reactive security technologies. In order to set organizations down the right path, we will present Forrester’s five design principles of an effective endpoint security strategy, helping security professionals to place attack surface reduction and tool integration as their central focus points within their own strategies. Ultimately, this will allow organizations to better deal with the influx of new device types and data access requirements while reducing the likelihood of data breaches.
Don’t stay behind. Embrace convergence
Staggering complexity. Relentless growth. Bare metal, Virtual, Private Cloud? Sound like your data center and the daily challenges you face in your backup infrastructure?
Register for this webcast and get straight answers on simplifying enterprise data protection, scaling for growth, and increasing agility. You’ll learn how Veritas NetBackup reduces complexity through comprehensive integration, a converged platform, and efficiencies through automation and self-service operation.
Attend the webcast and learn how to:
•Reduce the increasing complexity of protecting a modern enterprise IT environment
•Scale with the relentless growth of the modern enterprise data center
•Adapt your backup infrastructure to challenge your traditional backup model?
•Ensure you understand how your can modernize your backup with converged backup appliances
Learn how to you can focus your team on activities that drive revenue.
La convergence des infrastructures de sauvegardes personnalisées avec les appliances Veritas NetBackup est la stratégie adaptée à votre entreprise. Il s'agit de la manière la plus efficace de simplifier considérablement votre sauvegarde et votre récupération.
Grâce à une solution rationalisée, votre entreprise peut évoluer vers n'importe quelle taille et n'importe quel type d'environnement (physique, virtuel ou cloud). Grâce à l'amélioration des performances et de l'efficacité, vous économiserez du temps et de l'argent. Vos équipes auront alors le temps de se concentrer sur vos clients et sur les activités génératrices de revenus. Et grâce à cette augmentation de revenus, vous pourrez innover.
Alors, combien pouvez-vous économiser avec Veritas NetBackup, en particulier dans un environnement virtualisé ?
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Die Konvergenz herkömmlicher Backup-Infrastrukturen mit Veritas NetBackup-Appliances ist die richtige Strategie für Ihr Unternehmen. Es ist die effizienteste Methode, um Ihr Backup und Ihre Wiederherstellung deutlich zu vereinfachen.
Mit einer einzigen optimierten Lösung kann Ihr Unternehmen sein Backup für Umgebungen jeder Größe skalieren – ob physisch, virtuell oder cloudbasiert. Leistung und Effizienz werden erhöht und Sie sparen Zeit und Kosten ein. So haben Ihre Teams mehr Zeit, sich auf Ihre Kunden und gewinnbringende Projekte zu konzentrieren. Denn höhere Gewinne bedeuten, dass Sie mehr in Innovation investieren können.
Wie viel Kosten können Sie also mit Veritas NetBackup einsparen, insbesondere in einer virtualisierten Umgebung?
Конвергенция используемых Вами традиционных инфраструктур резервного копирования с устройствами Veritas NetBackup ─ это оптимальная стратегия для Вашего бизнеса. Это самый эффективный способ существенно упростить резервное копирование и восстановление данных.
Одно усовершенствованное решение позволит Вашей компании масштабировать среду любого размера и типа — физическую, виртуальную или облачную. А увеличение производительности и эффективности поможет сэкономить время и деньги. У Ваших сотрудников будет достаточно времени, чтобы сосредоточиться на работе с клиентами и деятельности, которая увеличивает Ваш доход. А увеличение дохода обеспечит Вам больше возможностей для внедрения инновационных решений.
Сколько же денег можно сэкономить с помощью Veritas NetBackup, особенно в виртуализированной среде?
Backup, unless you are focused on it, is hard. Enterprises of all sizes are looking to outsource the problem child to someone that can babysit it. MSPs are in an excellent position to not only assist organizations but grow their businesses. But selecting a cloud backup solution on which to standardize on is a critical process for MSP decision makers. There are unique business and technology considerations to understand before selecting a product. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Asigra will walk MSP executives through those decisions.
1.The Importance of Selecting a Comprehensive Product to Lower TCO
2.The Importance of Starting Fast, both as a business and technically
3.The Importance of Adding Value, to achieve Trusted Advisor status
The live event is on September 16th at 1 pm ET and 10 AM PT. It will be available on-demand to registrants anytime after that. Pre-register today and receive Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “Technical Considerations for adding a Cloud Backup Service to your MSP Portfolio” and our product analysis on Asigra’s latest product “Asigra Converged Data Protection Appliance for Managed Service Providers”.
Up until the past year or two, High-Performance Compute (HPC) environments and the enterprise data center have been separate domains. But now the data-intensive demands of analytics, migrations to cloud infrastructures and ever growing numbers of users looking to store large quantities of data are making the enterprise data center demand high-performance and scalability previously common only in HPC and Web provider environments. Not only are companies implementing HPC specific jobs like Big Data Analytics and geographic data distribution but virtualized and database environments are being challenged to increase density to support more users at lower operational costs. Should the traditional data center look at HPC storage solutions to meet these demands?
Join Storage Switzerland and Data Direct Networks (DDN) to learn five reasons HPC storage is ideal for enterprises. In this webinar we will compare the needs of the enterprise data center to the capabilities of HPC storage to see if HPC is the ideal fit for the enterprise.
Like virtualization before it, container technology will evolve from a DevOps initiative to an enterprise requirement. Docker is leading that evolution as it promises to bring greater efficiency to the data center than we ever thought possible with the virtual machine construct. However, companies implementing Docker in production will realize that persistent data storage is not easy. As a result, the development of Docker to an enterprise class solution drives new requirements on the storage infrastructure:
2. Advanced but Flexible Data Services
3. Multiple Access Methods
4. A Software Foundation
Join Storage Switzerland and Hedvig for our live webinar and learn:
1. What are Docker Containers and Microservices?
2. Why Does Docker Require a New Storage Paradigm?
3. What are the Requirements of a Docker Storage Infrastructure?
Container technologies are capturing the industry headlines right now, but they are seen mainly as a solution for Linux test-dev environments. In reality, container technology can pay big dividends for MS-SQL. Join Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and DH2i’s Carl Berglund for this interactive webinar as we explain how containers work in MS-SQL environments and detail the 3 reasons you should consider containers for your MS-SQL environment:
1. Make any SQL Server instance mobile to any infrastructure
2. Facilitate modernization of infrastructure, OS, &/or application version
3. Get near-zero downtime with simple, flexible management
Leaping to Software Defined Storage? Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions:
1. Is Software Defined Storage Right For You?
2. What are the Hardware Requirements For Software Defined Storage?
3. How do you Transition To Software Defined Storage?
Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Gavin Mclaughlin, VP of Strategy and Communication with X-IO for this instructive webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the answers to the three key questions, you should ask when considering a software-defined storage strategy.
All Attendees to this webinar will receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland's Latest White Paper, "The Hardware Requirements of Software Defined Storage".
Join Storage Switzerland and Accelerite for a live webinar “How To Prepare for the Disasters that Will Actually Happen”. In this webinar we will discuss how these types of man-made disasters differ from natural disasters, why they’re more costly than natural disasters and what steps IT professionals must take, right now, to make sure their businesses can recover from them.
All registrants attending the live webinar will also be entered into a drawing to win an Apple Watch given away after the webinar.
Software Defined Storage (SDS) has fundamentally changed the way storage hardware is purchased by abstracting storage services from the physical hardware. But to reach its full potential SDS needs to go back to school. Join us for this live webinar with George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Andrew Flint, VP of Marketing at ioFABRIC as they discuss why SDS has more to learn to deliver the next level of efficiency in the data center.
In this webinar you will learn:
•How SDS can drive better storage efficiency
•How SDS solutions can become more automated
•Why SDS does NOT need to be hyper-converged
George Crump, Founder of Storage Switzerland and Chris Tsilipounidakis, Product Marketing Manager at Tegile
Flash storage has become the cure-all for the storage I/O blender created by the virtual server and virtual desktop environment. But the rush to flash has created a few myths about how to use flash for virtualization. In this webinar join George Crump, Founder of Storage Switzerland and Chris Tsilipounidakis, Product Marketing Manager at Tegile as they expose the top 4 myths of flash storage for virtualization. Pre-register for this webinar and receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “The Guide To Selecting Flash For Virtual Environments” before it is available anywhere else.
Even though users and application owners are demanding it, the Always-On Data Center seems unrealistic to most IT professionals. Overcoming the cost and complexity of an Always-On environment while delivering consistent results is almost too much to ask. But the reality is that data centers of all sizes can affordably meet this expectation. The Always-On environment requires a holistic approach, counting on a highly virtualized infrastructure, flexible data protection software and purpose built protection storage.
Listen in as experts from Storage Switzerland, Veeam and ExaGrid architect a data availability and protection infrastructure that can meet and even exceed the Always-On expectations of an Always-On organization.
1. The Criticality of Virtualization
2. Availability is more than Backups
3. Disk Backup needs to be production ready
Is Software Defined Storage (SDS) getting hijacked? It seems every vendor, old and new, is claiming that their storage is “software defined”. The original intent was to create software-only solutions that could be deployed on the customer’s choice of servers. But that original intent has evolved, and now hardware vendors are providing what they claim to be software defined storage solutions too. In addition, SDS is being combined with an embedded compute function to create hyper-converged solutions as well.
In this webinar we will discuss the differences in these approaches and you will learn what the four key deliverables of a SDS solution should be so you can decide which makes the most sense for your organization.
For many organizations MS-SQL is the backend to many of their mission critical applications. The environment provides a cost effective foundation for an organization to develop custom designed solutions that drive the business forward. As MS-SQL has risen in importance, the demands on the storage infrastructure have also increased. MS-SQL needs a high performance, well-protected storage system that is also cost effective. To meet these requirements many organizations are now looking at flash storage.
Join experts from Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems as we discuss the various options that storage and MS-SQL administrators have as they begin to look for new ways to meet the MS-SQL challenge.
George Crump, Founder, Storage Switzerland & Ron Bianchini, CEO, Avere Systems
For years vendors have been trying to drive down the cost of flash so that the all-flash data center can become reality. The problem is that even the rapidly declining price of flash storage can’t keep pace with the rapidly declining price of hard disk. As a result data that does not need to be on flash storage has to be stored on something less expensive. But does that less expensive storage need to be another hard disk array or could it be stored in the cloud?
In this webinar join Storage Switzerland’s founder George Crump and Avere Systems CEO, Ron Bianchini for an interactive webinar Using the Cloud to Create an All-Flash Data Center.
In this webinar you will learn:
1. The Challenges to Building an All-Flash Data Center
2. The Challenges to using On-Premise Hybrid Arrays
3. The Cloud Answer
4. The Three Steps to a truly All-Flash Future
A. Identifying Data
B. Designing The Right Infrastructure
C. Implementing That Infrastructure
Register today to learn how you can create an all-flash data center today, and be able to afford it. As always, we will leave plenty of time for an extensive Q&A session, so tune in to get your flash and cloud storage questions answered by our panel of storage experts. All registrants will also be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.
Special Offer: All pre-registrants for this webinar will receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's latest white paper "How Cloud can enable the All-Flash Data Center" emailed after they register.
The top concern for IT planners looking to implement or expand the use of their VDI investment is storage performance. This is because every step that is taken to drive down cost per desktop, or improve the user experience, impacts storage performance and capacity. All-flash arrays address the performance problem with a sledgehammer and for many environments they can be the most cost effective option. But for others, hybrid solutions may make more sense.
Join Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems for a live, interactive webinar as we discuss the various challenges that VDI scale brings to storage and how All-Flash Arrays and Hybrid Arrays can address those challenges.
Snapshots have been a key feature of primary storage infrastructures that IT professionals have relied on for years. But storage systems have traditionally been able to support only a limited number of active snapshots. And snapshots, being pointers and not actual data, are also susceptible to a primary storage system failure. As a result, most IT professionals use snapshots sparingly for protecting data. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Nexenta show you how primary storage can be architected so that snapshots are able to meet almost all of the data protection requirements an organization has.
Data is the new currency of business. To fully protect and exploit this data requires that it be copied to various backend processes like data protection, compliance and data analytics. The problem is that primary data is growing by 35 to 50% per year, the need to copy all this data can exacerbate this problem by 10X! Data centers have to find a way to mitigate this problem but still drive full value from backend processes.
In 2015 IT professionals will be hearing a lot about how copy data management will address this problem. But all copy data solutions are not created equal. Join us for our live webinar “Why 2015 is the Year of Copy Data” to listen to experts from Storage Switzerland and Catalogic to define exactly what copy data is and what IT professionals should expect from these solutions.
Hyper-scale data centers (and many enterprises as well) face relentless pressure to contain costs. One way to lower those costs is to use consumer-grade solid-state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used in these environments. This strategy can lower the initial cost for flash drives, but can have other undesirable consequences that cause real, long-term problems. In these high drive-count infrastructures, deploying the wrong flash can cause a nightmare scenario of:
• Inconsistent Performance of non-enterprise drives
• Poor Reliability of non-enterprise drives
• Replacement of failed drives - adds cost, disruption
• Management of mixed drive environment - can be complex
• High Cost - of abandoning alternative SSDs altogether
Protect yourself and register for our live webinar “Hyper-scale Nightmare: 5 Ways Flash can Cripple your Data Center” featuring Storage Switzerland Founder, George Crump and Shawn Worsell, Director of Product Management at OCZ/Toshiba.
Moving business critical applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, to virtual server and cloud environments, requires high availability and a solid disaster protection plan. The question often asked -- will implementing that protection eliminate the cost savings and configuration flexibility you gain in these environments? This webinar will simplify the confusing array of availability and redundancy features offered in Windows Server Failover Clustering, SQL Server, and leading cloud and virtual server software vendors. Participants will learn how to protect SQL Server and other Windows applications from downtime and disasters, all the while ensuring configuration flexibility and infrastructure efficiency.
George Crump & Tegile System’s Chief Marketing Officer, Narayan Venkat
TLC Flash, 3D NAND, NVM and Hybrid Memory Arrays are the four big changes coming to memory based storage in 2015 that enterprises need to be prepared for. The technologies promise to dramatically reduce the cost of flash storage while at the same time increase the performance of the storage infrastructure. Join Storage Switzerland founder, George Crump and Tegile System’s Chief Marketing Officer, Narayan Venkat for this live webinar event. By attending this webinar you will learn about the future of flash technology, how it will help the data center meet user demands and most important how you should use current flash technology right now.
Join Storage Switzerland's founder and lead analyst, George Crump in for this webinar where he will examine the new capabilities of backup applications and see if they can meet all of an organizations backup and recovery objectives.
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