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Cloud computing has exploded over the past few years, delivering a previously unimagined level of workplace mobility and flexibility. The cloud computing community on BrightTALK is made up of thousands of engaged professionals learning from the latest cloud computing research and resources. Join the community to expand your cloud computing knowledge and have your questions answered in live sessions with industry experts and vendor representatives.

Webinars and videos

  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer. This week tune in and learn how your employees can hold multi-point HD video meetings around the world, anytime and anywhere with RingCentral Meetings.
  • 397% de ROI , c‘est ce que vous offre l’architecture Fluid Data de Dell. C’est prouvé mais comment est-ce possible ?
  • Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks, will present an end-to-end open source technology stack for SDN R&D, spanning switch hardware, software and SDN controllers. He will touch on the Open Compute Projects' switch design, Open Network Linux, Project Indigo, Project Floodlight and others. He will also discuss how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.
  • Join Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, Troy Toman, Cloud Architect at Rackspace and Das Kamhout, IT Principal Engineer at Intel, to discuss updates on Icehouse, the latest OpenStack software release, available on Thursday, April 17. OpenStack Icehouse is the ninth release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds. Mark will also review the next OpenStack Summit agenda taking place in Atlanta, Georgia May 12-16, 2014 at the Georgia World Conference Center.

    This webinar will cover:
    - The latest features and trends from OpenStack Icehouse
    - Updated growth metrics from the OpenStack community
    - Opportunities to learn more at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta May 12-16, 2014
  • Join salesforce.com customer kCura as they describe the value of having a communities platform to create frictionless service experiences with law firms, government agencies, and litigation service providers. Learn how a self-service community experience enables customers to help each other and themselves, letting service teams focus on the big issues. All of these benefits ultimately translate into a frictionless and unified experience for all their customers!

    George Orr is the VP of Client Services for kCura. He leads strategic and implementation initiatives designed to enhance the online experience of customers.
  • In today's multi-cloud world, do you find yourself thinking, "I really need an open source private cloud that is completely compatible with leading public clouds, i.e. AWS, GCE."

    This webinar explores the anatomy of an OpenStack-powered private cloud built with hybrid computing and DevOps in mind. Join Cloudscaling’s CEO Randy Bias and Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil as they discuss the design considerations of a hybrid cloud environment that both IT and developers will love. Mark Williams, Redapt’s CTO (former VP of zCloud Infrastructure Operations) will also share real-world experience from implementing one of the first large-scale hybrid cloud infrastructures.

    Register today and gain insight into:
    - Building OpenStack-powered private clouds
    - Private and public cloud interoperability
    - Managing your hybrid cloud with an eye to the future
    - Lessons from the field; what works and what doesn't
  • Automation is a powerful tool. It strips time and cost out of processes, minimizes errors, and frees up skilled staff to focus on higher value activities. Most IT teams have already capitalized in some part on automation, and most IT professionals can see the potential in extending automation across the enterprise. But how do you embed automation in the company IT DNA? Where do you start in the journey from script automation towards enterprise-wide process automation?

    In this session you will learn how you can scale automation to an enterprise-level through the adoption of a Center of Excellence. Our proven approach creates a cohesive framework for automation and breaks through silos, so your organization benefits from economies of scale and the advantages that automation brings.
  • Everyone knows that there are risks associated with moving enterprise data to a Cloud and everyone knows the huge potential that the analytics of Big Data can bring especially when using the Cloud, but what happens when these two converge.

    The presentation will discuss some of the security and privacy challenges associated with Big Data in the Cloud and will present a number of key initiatives that the ODCA have done to support enterprises that wish to take this step.
  • Tras crear un prototipo inicial de su aplicación para una vista previa limitada ya es hora de que el equipo pase a consolidar la arquitectura haciéndola más robusta y tolerante a los fallos antes de lanzarla oficialmente al público final.

    En este capítulo se tratan conceptos de la infraestructura de AWS tales como regiones y zonas de disponibilidad; además, se explica cómo utilizar tales características para incrementar la tolerancia de la aplicación a los fallos.

    Servicios y características tratados
    •Conceptos clave sobre infraestructura (regiones y zonas de disponibilidad)
    •Equilibro de carga elástico (Elastic Load Balancing)
    •Amazon RDS

    Demostración
    •Creación de una AMI basada en una instancia en ejecución
    •Creación y configuración de un equilibrador de carga elástico
    •Zonas de disponibilidad múltiples con Amazon RDS
    •Alarmas con Amazon CloudWatch
  • The IT industry is currently undergoing one of the most radical disruptions in its history, as traditional data centers are being replaced with cloud computing environments. New workloads such as mobile computing, social networking, and big data analytics are driving the need for a more dynamic, agile approach to enterprise computing. It is most prevalent in the networks within and between modern data centers.

    This presentation will discuss a new approach to application-aware data networking based on open industry standards (the Open Datacenter Interoperable Network, ODIN). In particular, we focus on recent approaches to SDN and NFV which deliver real value in next generation data networks. We will also discuss case studies which demonstrate the value of emerging cloud based, software defined environments.
  • Una vez expandida con éxito la capacidad del centro de datos a Amazon Web Services para los entornos de desarrollo y prueba, el equipo de IT se enfrenta a un nuevo reto en cuanto a la capacidad, es decir, cómo almacenar la cada vez mayor cantidad de datos generados por las aplicaciones empresariales y mantener los costes a la baja. Además, también se enfrentan al reto de mantener copias de seguridad de esos datos de manera adecuada.

    Este capítulo aborda ambas cuestiones con servicios como Amazon S3 y Amazon Glacier.

    Demostración:

    •AWS Storage Gateway
    •Datos de Amazon S3 a Amazon Glacier

    Servicios y características tratados:
    •Amazon S3
    •Amazon Glacier
    •AWS Storage Gateway
    •AWS Import / Export
  • Locala Community Partnerships improves services by extending patient facing time by 5% and increasing virtual visits by 20% with a Dell private cloud solution.
  • Join us for this short monthly webinar, in which we will provide you with the latest updates and insights into the constantly evolving online threat landscape. Using information sources such as the Symantec Global Intelligence Network, we will help you understand how you can continue to protect your company and your infrastructure.

    The goal is simple: to make the Internet safer to transact business – for you, your customers and everyone else with whom you interact online.
  • From Agile Methodologies through test-driven development and continuous integration, and powered by the game-changing cultural shift of DevOps, IT organizations everywhere have been dramatically accelerating their delivery of business value. The final step in this race is continuous delivery—from requirements to running systems along a roadway of software— at the breakneck speed of innovation.

    Joshua McKenty, one of the fathers of OpenStack and a member of both the OpenStack and Cloud Foundry governance boards, will provide an insider's take on the challenges, successes, failures and controversies of this decade's most profound revolution. Expect to come away with an understanding of:

    - Where IaaS and PaaS really fit in the software-defined data center
    - How the silos come down
    - The changes required for security, disaster recovery and SLA management to survive in this brave new world
    - The role of open source frameworks in the modern world
    - Real-world case studies: Who's winning at continuous deployment, and how are they doing it?
  • Join Tommy and Blain as they explore the entry point for provisioning open source servers on Microsoft’s Public Cloud services – Windows Azure. The same platform that runs on Hyper-V 2012 R2 with established performance with major workloads like Xbox Live, Bing, and Office 365. Check out Oracle on Windows or Linux, and WordPress sites all configurable within the Microsoft Datacenters. They’ll show you the VM DEPOT which is used for publishing Open Source packages as well as the VM Gallery for spinning up new virtual machines from templates(ours or yours!).
  • The Operations Bridge is “the” solution for IT Operations to effectively address the challenges they face when it comes to managing the new style of IT: complex composite applications, virtualized environments, cloud-based services, big data, and a variety of management solutions from different vendors. In this session, you will learn how the HP Operations Bridge solution allows you to take up those challenges and consolidate all your existing IT monitoring solutions, providing a unique solution to maximize efficiency and improve runtime and performance of your IT services.
  • Now that NIST has published Version 1.0 of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the long awaited CSF, what are the implications for companies? How can the CSF help your business improve its defenses? Cameron camp investigates.
  • Deploying and managing network security at remote locations can be time consuming and expensive. McAfee Next Generation Firewalls give your organization a simple solution for centrally deploying, managing and updating remote locations. No technical skills are required to install at remote locations, freeing your skilled staff to focus on more important security management.

    Join us for an in-depth look at how plug-and-play deployment and remote management can reduce manual effort, reduce costs, and improve your network service. Steve Smith, Senior Technical Manager at McAfee, will review how the McAfee NGFW can be installed and up and running in a matter of minutes using our cloud-based installation server. He will also review how the McAfee NGFW Security Management Center gives you remote management and enterprise-wide situational awareness.
  • Enterprises are realizing that the opportunity of data analytics is maximum when the data is fresh and represents the "current reality" of operations or customer experience. The business value of data dramatically falls with its age.

    As IT and line-of-business executives begin to operationalize Hadoop and MPP based batch Big Data analytics, it's time to prepare for the next wave of innovation in data processing.

    Join this webinar on analytics over real-time streaming data.

    You will learn about:
    •How business value is preserved and enhanced using Real-time Streaming Analytics with numerous use-cases in different industry verticals
    •Technical considerations for IT leaders and implementation teams looking to integrate Real-time Streaming Analytics into enterprise architecture roadmap
    •Recommendations for making Real-time Streaming Analytics – real – in your enterprise
    •Impetus StreamAnalytix – an enterprise ready platform for Real-time Streaming Analytics
  • To some, open source cloud computing and storage are inclusive, yet to others they can be exclusive of each other used for separate purposes. Likewise, some open source and cloud technologies, solutions and services are marketed as business enablers, yet are there technology concerns to be considered? On the other hand, the focus can be on the technology as an enabler, yet does it address business needs and concerns or become a barrier. The key to leveraging open source and cloud technologies is realizing what to use when, where, why and how, not to mention in new ways vs. simply as a replacement for doing things how they have been done in the past.

    Key themes:
    · What is your focus and why are you interested in Open Source and Cloud solutions
    · Software Defined Marketing vs. Software Defined Management and enablement
    · Balancing costs of for fee vs. for free (time, money, staffing, on-going support)
    · How to leverage hard products (hardware, software, valueware, services) to create your soft product (services)
    · Using various tools, technologies and solutions in hybrid ways
    · What are the major open source and cloud (computing and storage) solutions, technologies and services
    · Who is doing what and how you can leverage those activities
  • The foundation of success for any company is an outstanding customer experience, but we all know the journey toward creating an amazing service culture is a challenging one. While a great culture doesn’t happen overnight, it IS attainable (really!) with the right approach. Join Joel Daly, HOSTING’s COO, as he discusses HOSTING’s journey: the obstacles, the companies we admire, and the process we undertook to reach excellent service.
  • Questo è il primo episodio di una serie di webinar che illustreranno le diverse modalità in cui AWS viene utilizzato dai team di sviluppo agili. Tutti gli episodi faranno riferimento a una startup impegnata nell'apertura di una nuova area di business, illustrando i vantaggi offerti dall'utilizzo di AWS. La startup puo' essere una nuova realtà o un centro di innovazione all'interno di una azienda esistente, ad esempio per seguire il lancio di un nuovo prodotto.

    In questo episodio vengono descritti i principali vantaggi di AWS per le startup e i team IT agili, soffermandosi su come il team abbia sviluppato rapidamente un prototipo funzionante utilizzando i diversi servizi offerti dalla piattaforma.
  • Openstack has been gaining momentum in the IaaS space for some time now. It is a great example of Open Source collaboration and many contributors (more than 15,000!) coming together to make new technology.

    Often, large vendors and the organisations that represent them are seen as incompatible with the Open Source model, particularly in the storage arena. Big Tin is not required.

    In this presentation Glyn Bowden will show what SNIA can offer the Open Source community, the importance of standards and where SNIA are already contributing.
  • Trend Micro sponsored an extensive security survey of businesses in North America and Europe. Conducted by Cyber-Edge Group, LLC, a premier research and marketing firm, the survey examines the current and planned deployment countermeasures for establishing effective cyber defenses. This webinar will reveal the significant findings from the survey and accompanying report and is intended to provide IT security decision makers with a better understanding of how their perceptions, concerns, priorities – and most importantly – current defensive postures stack up against those of other IT security professionals and organizations. Key highlights from the report include:
    • One in four security professionals doubt whether their organization has invested adequately in cyber threat defenses.
    • Over 60% of respondents were affected by a successful cyber-attack in 2013, but less than 40% expect to fall victim again in 2014.
    • Mobile devices (smartphones and tablets) are perceived as IT security’s “weakest link”, followed by laptops and social media applications.
    • One in four organizations lack the tools necessary to properly investigate the root cause and material impact of network security breaches.

    Join Mark Bouchard, Vice President with Cyber-Edge Group and Jon Clay, Director of Global Threat Research with Trend Micro, for this webinar to learn more about the state of cyber threat defenses among today’s businesses and gain a better understanding of what you can do to improve your defenses going forward.
  • Forty-four states, DC and four territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This means that school districts across the country are planning for 100% online assessments during the 2014-2015 school year. One of the most important conditions needed for being able to administer online assessments is network infrastructure readiness.
    Attend this 30-minute webinar and join Gavin Lee, Senior K-12 Business Development Manager at Juniper Networks, to discuss the critical network must-haves that all school districts should consider when looking to deploy a robust and supportable network. You will also receive practical guidance on how to get the most out of your network infrastructure and how to best prepare for the CCCSS assessments:
    • Consortia network infrastructure
    • Wired and wireless network capabilities
    • Robust network security
    • Network support readiness
    • Juniper Networks network infrastructure readiness resources
  • Mobile workers are increasingly demanding access to mission-critical data and apps from personal smart phones, tablets and laptops. However, co-mingling of personal and business data and apps on mobile devices creates risk of business data loss and introduction of malware. What are the risks and what technologies can businesses deploy to enable productivity while protecting from these threats ?

    •Learn about the risks introduced when personal and business data and apps co-mingle on mobile devices
    •Learn about available technologies and technology trends to address these risks.

    Join Dell to understand the risks introduced when personal and business data co-mingle on mobile devices and technologies to consider to protect corporate data.
  • McAfee is unique among secure web gateway solution providers with its hybrid delivery model, which provides the flexibility to deploy a web gateway on-premises, in the cloud, or in combination. In this session, McAfee will discuss details of the hybrid web protection deployment model and the various elements that comprise it, along with provide guidance on to choose the deployment scenario that best addresses your organization’s specific business needs.
  • Dopo avere ampliato con successo la capacità del data center con Amazon Web Services per gli ambienti di sviluppo e testing, il team IT deve affrontare un nuovo problema di capacità: come archiviare i crescenti volumi di dati generati dalle applicazioni aziendali senza aumentare i costi? Inoltre, come è possibile assicurare un backup appropriato di questi dati?

    In questo episodio, verranno risolti entrambi i problemi grazie ad Amazon S3 e Amazon Glacier.

    Funzionalità e servizi illustrati
    •Amazon S3
    •Amazon Glacier
    •AWS Storage Gateway
    •AWS Import / Export

    Demo
    •Panoramica di AWS Storage Gateway
    •Trasferimento dei dati di Amazon S3 in Amazon Glacier
  • Dopo avere creato un prototipo iniziale funzionante dell'applicazione per la limited preview, è il momento per il team di consolidare l'architettura, rendendola più robusta e fault-tolerant. Poi potranno passare al lancio della versione finale.

    In questo episodio vengono descritti concetti relativi all’infrastruttura di AWS come le Region e le Availability Zone, illustrando come utilizzare queste funzionalità per migliorare la fault-tolerance di un'applicazione.

    Funzionalità e servizi illustrati
    •Principali concetti relativi all'infrastruttura (Region, Availability Zone)
    •Elastic Load Balancer
    •Amazon RDS

    Demo
    •Creazione di un AMI partendo da un'istanza in esecuzione
    •Creazione e configurazione di un Elastic Load Balancer
    •Amazon RDS Multi-Availability Zone
    •Avvisi di Amazon CloudWatch
  • Traditionally catalog syndication has been a tedious, time consuming and error prone manual process that disrupted suppliers’ abilities to effectively update catalogs or item information with their customers. As product lead times shorten, and cycle frequencies increase, syndication is becoming tougher and more critical to manage As a result it can become more expensive to build and maintain, due to the market demands for more dynamic repositories. Continuing existing catalog syndication can be an inefficient model, but one that can easily be changed without risking the benefits of your existing on-prem Item management solution. The benefits are easy to find, and the ROI easy to recognize.



    Hugh Collins, Senior Client Executive at Liaison technologies, will discuss these benefits through case studies and use cases. Whether it be product catalog syndication for retail, or industries such as manufacturing or hospitality, there are benefits that exist across the board.
  • Organizations of all sizes face a number of industry and regulatory compliance mandates. Whether its PCI DSS, SOX, HIPPA or FISMA, these regulations are changing to accommodate the ever-growing threat to sensitive data.

    Join Dave Shackleford, IT security consultant and founder of Voodoo Security, as he breaks down these updated requirements and how to remain current while securing your business.

    Attend this webcast and learn:
    - Best practices for protecting data in today’s complex security landscape

    - Latest updates to compliance mandates pertaining to data encryption

    - What these updates mean to your security teams.
  • Salesforce is rapidly being used for many cloud-first initiatives – from accelerating sales and marketing performance, to developing custom apps to solve a variety of business needs. Due to its wide-ranging use across the enterprise, CIOs are becoming very involved in designing the entire implementation and integration strategy for Salesforce within their organizations.

    Join this fireside chat between Derald Sue, CIO of InsideTrack, a recognized IDG Computerworld’s 2014 Premier 100 IT Leaders, and Eric Johnson, CIO of Informatica and learn:

    •How InsideTrack achieved a 100% return on its Informatica Cloud investment in just one month

    •How InsideTrack generates valuable strategic insights from millions of rows of data each day from disparate sources

    •How InsideTrack eliminated costly and time-consuming manual coding and realized a 6X return on integration development productivity

    Presented by:
    Eric Johnson, CIO, Informatica
    Derald Sue, CIO, InsideTrack
    Moderated by:
    Ashwin Viswanath, Informatica Cloud
  • The future of work sees changes to how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. However, technology still remains the central nervous system of organizations and things like enables flexible work, collaboration, communication, and BYOD. In short, IT helps organizations be competitive. But how is IT changing in the context of new work behaviors and expectations, a multi-generational workforce, the cloud, globalization, and many of the other trends that are shaping the world of work? Join us in this session as a panel of experts debates and explores how IT is changing and what the future of IT looks like.
  • Join us to hear from product expert Rob Singh to learn more about Mocana Atlas Certificate Enrollment
  • Malware today is very different from just a few years ago. Traditional AV technology is no longer able to consistently and fully remediate or defend against today’s most advanced threats. New and emerging threats such as ransomware, social engineering driven attacks and micro variant financial threats are just some examples of difficult to remediate infections. This presentation will take a look at the malware landscape and explain why these tactics are so effective against traditional AV technology. We will examine three specific families of infections and highlight their tactics to evade detection and what issues occur with remediation. Lastly, we will talk about Webroot’s innovation and how our SecureAnywhere AV solution is capable of defending against, and remediating today’s most advanced threats.
  • As more and more software product companies are looking to migrate their traditional on-premise software to a Software as a Service (SaaS) offering they are discovering it takes longer than first expected and comes with many challenges.

    Platform as a Service (PaaS) provides a great way to create highly scalable applications. PaaS accelerates application development, testing, deployment and maintenance of your SaaS application.

    Join Mark Eisenberg, a thought leader in cloud and mobile, and Motifworks’ Nitin Agarwal to learn how to accelerate your migration to SaaS using PaaS. This webinar will feature a review of the Windows Azure PaaS platform and Motifworks SaaS development framework to further reduce your time-to-market.

    Attendees will learn:
    * The benefits of Platform as a Service over Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
    * How PaaS accelerates development and delivery of SaaS
    * Azure Cloud Services (PaaS) overview
    * Best practices for great cloud application on Azure PaaS
  • Learn why benchmarking your current network and server virtualization infrastructure is vital to your organizations long-term Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) success. Benchmarking will yield your IT organization the knowledge needed for solid planning, effective execution and post-migration performance validation.
  • Many organisations first make use of AWS as a development and test environment. The flexible and pay as you go nature of AWS makes it perfect for compute environments that need to be spun up quickly and disposed of when not needed, and placing this power at the fingertips of developers means you can make step changes in productivity as you progress applications through the dev/test cycle.

    In this webinar, we'll introduce some key mechanisms that will help you use AWS as a flexible deployment environment and faster development-deployment-testing-release cycles, talk about customers who are using AWS for development and test, and provide some tips and tricks to help you be more agile and manage your AWS infrastructure and keep it cost effective.

    Reasons to attend:

    • Understand why AWS is such a great place for running high churn development and test environments
    • Learn about deploying applications to AWS as part of your development cycle
    • Discover mechanisms for templating environments so you can recreate carbon copies each time you deploy a new application version
    • Hear about customers and the benefits they have felt since moving to a cloud model for performing their dev & test

    Who should attend?

    • Developers, operations, engineers and IT managers who want to learn how migrating dev & test to the cloud makes a perfect first step on a journey into the cloud.
  • Extend the reach of your Service Desk to your Mobile Support Teams.

    Join us for the fifth in our six part FrontRange UK Webcast Series "Change is in your Hands" hosted by UK Solutions Consultant Peter Coote.

    We know that service desk technicians can’t always be tied to a desk.
    As needs arise, they may be travelling, working remotely or moving around your building completing assignments and solving problems for customers, often with reduced access to the service desk.
    With FrontRange™ HEAT Mobile Field Service there’s no reason for your technicians to go off the grid when they’re on a service call.
    HEAT Mobile Field Service turns a handheld smart-phone into a mobile service desk client, allowing technicians to take the office with them wherever they go.

    Register today to hear how HEAT Mobile Field Service can:
    •Empower your technicians
    •Lower service costs
    •Improve response times

    Missed our LIVE webcast?
    Catch up with the rest of the series and more on the FrontRange BrightTALK Channel.
  • Everyday consumers assume that when making a purchase, online or in-store, their card data is handed off to a trusted source, with security in place to protect them. However protecting these transactions and the retail payment ecosystem has become increasingly complex, with recent data breaches of large retailers testament to the vulnerabilities.

    In addition, compliance with PCI DSS fails to address some of these vulnerabilities resulting in potential exploitation with disastrous consequences. To address these security gaps the scope of security needs extending from the merchant, acquirer, switch and bank or card issuers to include the manufacturers of payment terminals at the point of sale and developers of payment application software.

    Join your fellow professionals to understand how by using Point-to-Point Encryption, card data is encrypted from the earliest possible moment of its capture, and ensures that data remains in an encrypted state consistently until it arrives at the payment gateway.

    Then understand why many merchants are considering P2PE not only to secure vulnerabilities, but also because it can effectively remove some of the merchant’s own security infrastructures from the scope of compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS. Lastly understand why encryption is only as secure as the encryption keys as when cryptography is used to protect valued data, the risk is transferred from the data to the keys.
  • 85% of enterprises permit BYOD, but only 25-30% of them actually have policies and technology to manage these devices. What is your business doing to ensure that the content on that device stays secure, regardless of what device your employees are using? If you are considering moving to a BYOD strategy or are in the midst of doing so, join this webinar to learn how to develop and execute a BYOD plan in your company. We'll talk about major challenges from creating a BYOD strategy and best practices from ensuring that the content on your device stays secure with Box.
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    The Inside Story of the Discovery, the Timeline and Solutions to Protect Your Organization. Finally, All of Your Questions Answered.