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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J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco
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 star 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
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.
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.
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.
Hyper-converged systems offer a great deal of promise and yet come with a set of limitations. While they allow enterprises to re-integrate system components into a single enclosure and reduce the physical complexity, floor space and cost of supporting a workload in the data center, they also often will not support existing storage in local SANs or offered by cloud service providers. There are solutions available to address these challenges and allow hyper-converged systems to realize their promise. During this session you will learn:
• What are hyper-converged systems?
• What challenges do they pose?
• What should the ideal solution to those challenges look like?
• About a solution that helps integrate hyper-converged systems with existing SANs
Alex Li, Product Manager, Ahyoung An, Product Marketing Manager, and Damian Sima, Lead Software Engineer, MuleSoft
How are you validating the behavior of your Mule app before you send it to QA? Did you know that there is a testing framework that automates the testing of Mule apps? Join this webinar to learn what you may not know about testing your Mule applications within Anypoint Studio.
Learn how to use MUnit to:
- Test API implementations
- Do other types of unit and integrated testing
- Automatically generate coverage reports
- Integrate testing into your continuous integration process
Derek Granath, VP of Product Marketing, Silver Peak
This new and disruptive technology has taken the industry by storm - delivering the promise of accelerated WAN performance, extended visibility and control as well as a massive cost savings of up to 90%. IDC reports that the SD-WAN market will reach $6 billion by 2020 and independent studies such as the one conducted by Silver Peak and IDG show that 92% of enterprise organizations surveyed will implement an SD-WAN in the next 12 months.
Are you ready to jump on board? Confused about how to take the first steps?
Join us for an overview of this emerging technology that can not only reinvent your network, but significantly impact your business.
Ben Wilson, Senior Director, Product Management, Fortinet
During the past 15 years, access layer solutions have evolved, especially in terms wireless connectivity.
Today's wireless connectivity has multiple approaches, each better meeting the specific requirements of organisations through a choice of different architectures. Whether its a refresh, redeployment, change of application or a brand new site, there are a lot of options.
During this webinar we’ll examine different approaches and how to apply them to different verticals or deployment scenarios. As wireless connectivity continues to evolve, we will also look to the future and see how trends in new hardware can provide cutting edge solutions to meet the potential needs of tomorrow's organisations.
The presentation will end with an overview of Fortinet's Secure Access Architecture and how it can meet today's and tomorrow's wireless requirements.
Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist, HPE, Ben Swartzlander, OpenStack Architect, NetApp, Thomas Rivera, SNIA DPCO Chair
This Webcast will focus on the data protection capabilities of the OpenStack Mitaka release, which includes multiple resiliency features. Join Dr. Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist (HPE), and Ben Swartzlander, Project Team Lead OpenStack Manila (NetApp), as they discuss:
- Storage-related features of Mitaka
- Data protection capabilities – Snapshots and Backup
- Manila share replication
- Live migration
- Rolling upgrades
- HA replication
Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
This Webcast is co-sponsored by two groups within the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA): the Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), and the Data Protection & Capacity Optimization Committee (DPCO).
IT Teams are being overwhelmed by the increasing complexity of the networks they’re required to manage. Not only do they have too much to do, they paradoxically also have too many tools with which to try to do it! Yet there are a number of clear similarities found amongst the IT teams that are most productive and most effective. Ipswitch and Enterprise Management Associates both surveyed IT teams worldwide to find out how the best IT teams were able to cope.
The webinar will present our findings and answer key questions such as:
•What are the emerging challenges facing IT professionals?
•How are these challenges impacting their business and their end-users?
•How do the most productive IT teams address increasingly complex networks?
•Why are additional management tools and outsourced management counterproductive?
Data shows that increasing network complexity doesn’t have to degrade the effectiveness of IT teams or the businesses they support. Join this webinar to find out how the high-performing IT professionals manage this – and learn what not to do as well!
This session will be presented by Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Network Management Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates as well as Mark Towler, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Ipswitch.
Dr. Jim Metzler, Co-Founder & Principal Analyst at Ashton, Metzler & Associates; Todd Krautkremer, SVP, Cradlepoint
In less than a decade, virtualization and cloud technologies have transformed enterprise computing from top (applications) to bottom (storage).
During this time, computing has evolved from a tiered and operationally isolated architecture of front-end, application, database and storage servers — each tier having its own teams, processes, tools, and manual functions — to a tightly integrated, fully automated “stack” that’s orchestrated with a common set of people and tools.
Because of this unification and automation of the computing stack, enterprises can now instantly deploy workloads across private and public clouds with ease. While this evolution has been occurring on the computing side of IT, networks have remained largely unchanged. Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies are about to change that.
Join Cradlepoint and analyst Dr. Jim Metzler in a discussion about SDN and NFV and how they are creating the new networking stack.
Enterprises are seeking to understand the financial benefits of SD-WAN as this new technology continues to grow. Dan Conde, industry analyst at ESG Research, has spent several months researching how software-defined WAN is modernizing wide area networks while delivering substantial cost savings.
Join Dan Conde in this webinar to gain a better understanding of the key elements of SD-WAN that deliver performance, simplicity, and optimal access to on-premises applications and cloud services. Dan will examine the components of SD-WAN and provide a review of the key financial benefits, basic cost savings and the hidden operational benefits that software-defined networking brings to businesses.
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.
Join us for this insightful look into object storage for developers with Caringo Product Manager Ryan Meek. Ryan will take a close look at best-of-breed object storage architectures and discuss best practices for product integration through the HTTP REST API and the upcoming Dart SDK module and Search API.
High Availability doesn’t trump Disaster Recovery and there is nothing simple about creating a recovery capability for your business – unless you have a set of data protection and business continuity services that can be applied intelligently to your workload, managed centrally, and tested non-disruptively. The good news is that developing such a capability, which traditionally required the challenge of selecting among multiple point product solutions then struggling to fit them into a coherent disaster prevention and recovery framework, just got a lot easier.
Join us and learn how DataCore’s Software-Defined and Hyper-Converged Storage platform provides the tools you need and a service management methodology you require to build a fully functional recovery strategy at a cost you can afford.
The industry was surprised when Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC for $67 billion, the largest tech deal ever. Merging two large stagnate companies with very different cultures and high-level of overlap in products can pose significant challenges.
Join this webinar to learn about:
- The acquisition implications and how it’ll affect your long-term storage investment
- The uncertainty on Dell and EMC’s roadmap and which products will continue to be invested in
-Alternate storage solutions that enable you to transform data into insights and value for your organization
ESET’s Sr. Security Researcher, Stephen Cobb, will analyze the current cybersecurity threats trending during the first half of 2016. We’re covering everything from ransomware to regulatory risks and mobile malware to IoT vulnerabilities. Learn about what trends are on the horizon and gain practical advice for managing these risks:
•PCI and two-factor authentication
•PUAs and scamware
•Privacy by design
•General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Most organizations making an investment in NetApp Filers count on the system to store user data and host virtual machine datastores from an environment like VMware. In addition these organizations want their NetApp systems to do more and be the repository for the next wave of unstructured data; data generated by machines. NetApp systems are busting at the seams, so these organizations are trying to decide what to do next.
To help you find out what to do next, join Storage Switzerland and Caringo for our live webinar and learn:
1. What are the modern unstructured data use cases
2. The challenges NetApp faces in addressing its customers’ issues
3. Other solutions; can all-flash or object storage solve these challenges
4. Making the move - how to migrate from NetApp to other systems
5. How to re-purpose, instead of replacing your NetApp
The 2016 BCI Horizon Scan, supported by important studies such as the 2016 Allianz Risk Barometer, the World Economic Forum Global Risks Report and the BCI Supply Chain Resilience Report paint a picture of increasing and ever evolving threats to our organizations and the world we live in.
This webinar explores those threats and trends and provides conclusions and key takeaways that shape how we all, as business continuity professionals, need to adjust our focus and initiatives to prepare and respond to the evolving environment we all live in.
Join Brian Zawada and 20/20 white paper Author John Jackson for a compelling look at how our roles will change in the years ahead.
Global enterprises have quietly funneled enormous amounts of data into Hadoop over the last several years. Hadoop has transformed the way organizations deal with big data. By making vast quantities of rich unstructured and semi-structured data quickly and cheaply accessible, Hadoop has opened up a host of analytic capabilities that were never possible before, to drive business value.
The challenges have revolved around operationalizing Hadoop to enterprise standards, and leveraging cloud-based Hadoop as a service (HaaS) options offering a vast array of analytics applications and processing capacity that would be impossible to deploy and maintain in-house.
This webcast will explain how solutions from IBM and WANdisco address these challenges by supporting:
- Continuous availability with guaranteed data consistency across Hadoop clusters any distance apart, both on-premises and in the cloud.
- Migration to cloud without downtime and hybrid cloud for burst-out processing and offsite disaster recovery.
- Flexibility to eliminate Hadoop distribution vendor lock-in and support migration to cloud without downtime or disruption.
- IBM's BigInsights in the cloud, and BigSQL, which allows you to run standard ANSI compliant SQL against your Hadoop data.
Many enterprise organizations are moving beyond antivirus software, adding new types of controls and monitoring tools to improve incident prevention, detection, and response on their endpoints. Unfortunately, some of these firms are doing so by adding tactical technologies that offering incremental benefits only.
So what’s needed?
A strategic approach that covers the entire ESG endpoint security continuum from threat prevention to incident response. A truly comprehensive solution will also include advanced endpoint security controls that reduce the attack surface and tight integration with network security, SIEM, and threat intelligence to improve threat detection and response processes.
Join ESG senior principal analyst Jon Oltsik, Intel Security, and Bufferzone on a webinar on July 21 at 10am PT/1pm ET to learn more about next-generation endpoint security requirements and strategies.