Avoiding Data Center Disasters: What you need to know
As a data center professional you spend a lot of time and energy ensuring that the data center facility is protected and operating at its most efficient in a 7x24x365 environment.
You participate in the testing of back ups, ensuring that your storage replication is adequate, and being operational at all times and under all situations. But the response of the data center professional in the first 15 minutes following an event can drastically change the impact to the data center and ultimately the continuity of the operations of the organization.
Attend this webinar and learn how you can protect your data center and gain an advantage through careful consideration and common sense.
RecordedNov 19 200945 mins
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Past infrastructures provided compute, storage and network enabling static enterprise deployments which changed every few years. This talk will analyze the consequences of a world where production SAP and Spark clusters including data can be provisioned in minutes with the push of a button.
What does it mean for the IT architecture of an enterprise? How to stay in control in a super agile world?
John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, James Coomer, DDN, Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair
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!
Are you looking for a solution that will allow you to move fast and innovate quickly?
In our session, we will explain how you can implement a flexible and modular architecture that will meet the performance and efficiency requirements of traditional and cloud-native applications. How you can start with a small deployment, and then flexibly scale out to support dynamic workloads and evolving business needs.
From a recent IDC study; we will share with you the business value outcomes of using a Hyper Converged system along with the expected return of investment (ROI)
Marc Staimer, Senior Anlayst, Dragon Slayer Consulting
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.
J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Knight, NetApp
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.
Load balancers occupy an important position (in the path of application traffic) on the enterprise network. Yet, traditional application delivery controllers (ADCs) are unable to provide meaningful application insights to drive business decisions. Avi Networks’ software-defined architecture for load balancing separates the control plane (management layer) from the data plane (load balancers) to generate continuous insights about applications.
In this 30 minute presentation from Avi Networks, learn how you can get rich analytics and actionable insights into end user experience, application performance, resource utilization, security, and anomalous behavior. See how you can benefit from:
• A “Network DVR” to record and replay traffic events to pinpoint app issues
• At-a-glance view of all virtual services throughout the system
• Real-time visibility into DDoS attacks, SSL versions and ciphers used in transactions
• Health scores that give you immediate feedback on application performance
Colin Whittaker, Informed Risk Decisions; Yo Delmar, MetricStream; Chris McClean, Forrester; Sanjay Agrawal, CIMCON Software
Cybersecurity has jumped to the top of companies’ risk agenda after a number of high profile data breaches, and other hacks. In an increasingly digitized world, where data resides in the cloud, on mobiles and Internet of Things enabling multitude of connected devices, the threat vectors are multiplying, threatening the firms’ operations and future financial stability.
Organizations with the ability to view cybersecurity breaches as a risk, with associated probabilities and impacts, can strike the right balance between resilience and protection. By bringing together leadership and capabilities across fraud, IT, cybersecurity and operational risk, organizations can connect the dots and manage their GRC program more effectively. Organizations need to employ a proactive approach to review their existing risk management processes, roles and responsibilities with respect to cybersecurity to re-align them into an overall ERM strategy with boardroom backing.
Attend this panel webinar, as we discuss these issues and address ways to develop an evolving GRC program to cope with the growing threat landscape.
Are you a storage admins running business-critical workloads on vSphere? Replacing a traditional storage environment with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions can give you a simpler, more efficient way to manage resources—and eliminate the guesswork that often leads to overprovisioning.
Learn what HCI can do to alleviate some pressure. We’ll discuss how VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 powers HCI with a new operational model for shared storage, including features that complement high-end SANS.
By offloading just one virtualized workload from SAN to Virtual SAN, you can save more expensive SAN or NAS for higher value workloads.
Topics in the webcast include:
-The advantages of VM-centric, policy-based storage
- Avoiding frequent storage requests for transient workloads
- Simplifying capacity planning by scaling compute and storage in tandem
- Focusing on optimizing production workloads
Easy to learn, and with the broadest set of consumption models, see how Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage powers radically simple HCI solutions that solve critical problems for storage admins.
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.
We hope you may find some new ideas to implement with your team. The field of Performance Engineering is changing rapidly over the last few years due to technology and perception of the field by the business areas. The presentation today will cover several areas that have proven successful in this new era of engineering.
Ethernet technology had been a proven standard for over 30 years and there are many networked storage solutions based on Ethernet. While storage devices are evolving rapidly with new standards and specifications, Ethernet is moving towards higher speeds as well: 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 50Gbps and 100Gbps….making it time to re-introduce Ethernet Networked Storage.
This live Webcast will start by providing a solid foundation on Ethernet networked storage and move to the latest advancements, challenges, use cases and benefits. You’ll hear:
•The evolution of storage devices - spinning media to NVM
•New standards: NVMe and NVMe over Fabric
•A retrospect of traditional networked storage including SAN and NAS
•How new storage devices and new standards would impact Ethernet networked storage
•Ethernet based software-defined storage and the hyper-converged model
•A look ahead at new Ethernet technologies optimized for networked storage in the future
Register today for this live Webcast where our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Cloud storage has transformed the storage industry, however interoperability challenges that were overlooked during the initial stages of growth are now emerging as front and center issues. Join this Webcast to learn the major challenges that businesses leveraging services from multiple cloud providers or moving from one cloud provider to another face.
The SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface standard (CDMI) addresses these challenges by offering data interoperability between clouds. SNIA and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have partnered to create a SNIA CDMI Conformance Test Program to help cloud storage providers achieve CDMI conformance.
As interoperability becomes critical, end user companies should include the CDMI standard in their RFPs and demand conformance to CDMI from vendors.
Join us on July 19th to learn:
•Critical challenges that the cloud storage industry is facing
•Issues in a multi-cloud provider environment
•Addressing cloud storage interoperability challenges
•How the CDMI standard works
•Benefits of CDMI conformance testing
•Benefits for end user companies
Steve Woo, Co-founder and VP of Products, VeloCloud
Most enterprises deploy both private MPLS and public broadband Internet to some or all of their branch offices. The right SD-WAN solution will dramatically improve the utilization, performance and ease of management of the these hybrid deployments.
Join this webinar for a detailed understanding of the architectural details of Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN for hybrid WAN deployments. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of how hybrid deployments can be designed, implemented and maintained for a secure, optimal and high quality wide area network.
MuleSoft expert and Principal Solution Architect Brett Roeder provides an overview of the broad set of capabilities available out of the box with Anypoint Platform that will enable business agility and create better experiences for your customers. These capabilities uniquely enable reuse, self-service, composability, governance and security. Infused throughout Brett’s demo are best practices for designing, building,and managing both APIs and integrations to deliver projects 3x faster.
Sarvesh Jagannivas, VP Product & Industry Marketing, MuleSoft
Chief architects and CIOs know that API-led connectivity drives business and IT agility. MuleSoft surveyed tech leaders among its customers and discovered not only the value of IT agility, but dramatic, measurable business outcomes for organizations that adopted our approach to integration. This webinar will provide a practical approach to understanding the value of API-led connectivity within your company.
Ian Bromehead, HPE, Harald Burose, HPE, Luke Bradley Vodofone
83% of recently surveyed companies agree that end-to-end visibility is critical to operating a hybrid cloud.
94% state that a single integrated solution is needed to monitor Hybrid IT environments.
But how do you monitor private and public cloud services? How do you make sure you're delivering appropriately? What if you're paying far too much for services you consume? Does monitoring providers give access to any use? With the new HPE Operations Bridge Suite, we'll show you how you can address these issues, and with the help of our customer Vodofone Group, you'll learn what benefits you can extract through adopting it
Mike Wood, VP of Marketing, VeloCloud & Ron Longo, Head of WW Operations, VeloCloud
Since the dawn of time nearly every being has striven for independence. IT professional tirelessly work to get to the same goal of creating solutions which result in greater independence from how technology was used in the past.
Join this webinar to learn how Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN delivers independence from underlying transport, freedom to host applications anywhere, liberty for how services are delivered and choices on how far you extend your wide area network. You'll leave with a better understanding of how to gain your independence from the boundaries of the legacy networks of the past decade.
best practices for achieving enterprise IT efficiency
The Enterprise Architecture channel presents the next generation of enterprise IT: recognizing the strategic importance of the data center to make companies more nimble and competitive. These presentations will help demanding IT professionals achieve flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.
Ce webinaire présentera les bénéfices pour les organisation de s’aligner sur la norme ISO 22301 et de la certification à la norme ainsi que les bénéfices pour les individus de connaître la ISO 22301. Le webinaire présentera également la formation offerte par le BCI pour améliorer sa connaissance de cette norme et comment avoir une approche étapiste en vue de certifier une organisation en utilisant l’outil d’auto-évaluation. Ces formation et outil ont été développés par ICOR, le International Consortium for Organizational Resilience.
Marie-Hélène Primeau est formatrice pour le BCI et enseigne les cours ISO 22301 Lead Auditor. Sa firme, Premier Continuum, a aussi intégré l’outil d’auto-évaluation ISO 22301, développé par ICOR, dans son logiciel de continuité ParaSolution et le distribue sous licence.
Les SOC D’aujourd’hui se détournent de leur métier de base en devenant des centres de gestion d’alertes. Nous vous présenterons comment l’apport de la cyberveille peut permettre aux équipes de passer d’un mode réactif qui gère des alertes à un modèle proactif axé sur la chasse aux indicateurs et aux groupes d’assaillants présents sur vos environnements IT.
Did you attend VMworld 2016? If so, then let us summarize the top trends we observed at the show and compare notes with you.
Missed the event? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Join us as we cover the top trends and highlights of the news and interesting tidbits from VMworld. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Software Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the most hyped terms in the industry. It is supposed to break vendor lock-in, allowing the use hardware from any vendor. Yet most data centers buy their storage hardware and storage software from a single vendor. Why? Mostly because software defined storage is answering the questions that IT professionals aren't asking. Join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump as he discusses the three lies of SDS:
1. Software Defined Storage breaks vendor lock-in (no it doesn't)
2. Hardware doesn't matter with Software Defined Storage (yes it does)
3. There is a TRUE Software Defined Storage solution (no, there isn't)
This webinar will present the benefits of aligning to the ISO 22301 standard and of the certification to the Standard for an organization as well as the benefits for individuals to be knowledgeable on the ISO 22301. It will also present the training course offered by the BCI to improve knowledge of this Standard and a staged approach to certification with the self-assessment tool. The training and tool were developed by ICOR, the International Consortium for Organizational Resilience.
Marie-Hélène Primeau is a BCI instructor and teaches the ISO 22301 Lead Auditor Course. Her organization, Premier Continuum, has also integrated ICOR ISO 22301 Self-Assessment Tool in its BCM Software ParaSolution and distributes it under license.
Technology has become so integrated into our lives that messaging has become a habitual action. Unfortunately, this lack of mindfulness allows attackers to circumvent even the strongest cybersecurity technologies and defenses, through phishing emails and malicious hyperlinks.
In an organisation, people are often the weakest link in the chain of cyber-security. Even the most conscientious employee may fall victim to a well-crafted phishing email, which can appear legitimate to untrained eyes.
Join our upcoming webinar and learn about:
-Why individuals fall victim to cyber-attacks
-How to measure each employee’s susceptibility
-How to identify individuals/departments most at risk
-How smarter, individualised training helps
Turn your weakest links into your strongest defenders against cyber-attacks today.
When it comes to Cloud Risk Management, there are a lot of moving parts. From traditional outsourcing, to managed services, to cloud computing, it can get confusing trying to communicate these changes and risks to the Board. In this webinar, you will learn the difference between these key players, how IT security plays a role as cloud communication demands continue to increase, and how to build and consolidate your CSP and Corporate Risk Profile for your organization.
This session covers everything from end-to-end encryption, storage, virtualization, and more! Join us to start putting together your action plan today.
There is no denying that AWS is the dominant public cloud provider today. Does creating differentiation give other IaaS vendors, hosters, and private cloud and colocation providers a chance to compete tomorrow? This analyst-only panel will connect the dots between customer requirements and best execution venues, as well as highlight where service providers should compete or cooperate with the hyperscale providers, by exploring:
- Is there room for more hyperscale providers?
- How important are open source solutions going forward?
- Differentiation through vertical, workload and technology specializations.
- Cloud migration and portfolio management services
FreeStor is the most comprehensive and truly agnostic software-defined storage management platform on the market today. Delivering end to end management, features include Intelligent Abstraction, Intelligent Predictive Analytics, Intelligent Action and Intelligent Pricing.
Join this session to stay on top of the latest software-defined storage and cloud storage trends and features, including:
New Data Analytics and Reporting
Secure Multi Tenancy
Linux 7 Support
When it comes to managing your data center, choosing a cloud storage option and optimizing your data analytics, the waters can get muddy. Save your seat to help sort through the clutter!