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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.
  • Most organisations are investigating moving some internally hosted services to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Colt, Sungard, Century Link, to increase agility and reduce complexity. The key to this for all service providers is data centre automation. OpenStack is a Cloud Operating System that can help you quickly build and automate your own Cloud Infrastructure and gain the benefits of automation and agility it brings.

    There are many choices to make when building your OpenStack environment. Andy will introduce OpenStack, then review in detail the storage choices that need to be made. He will look at how SolidFire Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack simplifies and dramatically reduces OpenStack project deployment times.
  • Start delivering on your key datacenter initiatives with peak efficiency, agility, and lower costs. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the transformative technologies that are putting datacenters on the fast track to fitness.

    Join the panel discussion and learn:
    - How Empire Life lowered their infrastructure costs by 60% and reduced their datacenter footprint by 16:1
    - The questions you should be asking to assess your environment’s current fitness level
    - How technologies like server virtualization, hyperconverged architectures, and hybrid cloud strategy can help
  • Learn how Retailers can create Loyalty and Happy Customers through one technology platform. Hear directly from one of our successful customers.
  • Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?

    Panelists:
    Ranga Rajagopalan, Director of Product Management; Symantec
    Mark Campbell, CMO & CTO; Unitrends
    Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist; Veeam
    Joshua Stenhouse, Technology Evangelist; Zerto
  • Cloud services is the IT industry's fastest growing sector. Despite this, misconceptions about cloud-based software and solutions—such as Box, Google Apps, and Microsoft Office 365—are common. Register today to join us for an engaging discussion on why you need to be involved in one of the most game-changing technologies shaping the future of business.

    What you’ll learn in the webinar:
    • How cloud services are dramatically influencing the technology sector
    • How you can monetize and drive long-term value using cloud services
    • Best practices so you can set yourself up for success selling cloud services
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains datacenter resources. Not just storage of that data, but protecting it, providing for disaster recovery, and making that data available in remote offices for collaboration all wreak havoc on staff and budgets. It’s time for a new approach to NAS that takes advantage of the cloud, while still providing local access and performance in the datacenter.

    Learn about this new generation of NAS that solves the challenges of file data storage, protection and access across the enterprise, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever.
  • Now anyone can build apps, fast, with just a few clicks. Morgan Stanley leverages Salesforce to rapidly build and deploy business applications that help them service and retain thousands of employees. Join us on this webinar to discover Salesforce’s lightning-fast app-building tools and services for both developers and business users.
  • To win in today’s complex, noisy selling environment, you need marketing and sales to rally around the same goal: engaging customers. While it seems simple, more often than not these teams aren’t playing by the same rules. Join us as we dive into how you can referee the following common marketing and sales scuffles:

    - Countless dead-end calls: your sales reps complain that all the leads sent over by marketing are a waste of their time
    - Operating in the dark: marketing doesn’t know what happens to their leads, and sales doesn’t know where to start their conversations — how can either expect to deliver a personalized customer experience?
    - Reps gone rogue: your marketing team is concerned about the content of messages that sales is sending to prospects

    Tune in on April 21st, as Bob Kelly, Founder & Chairman - Sales Management Association, and Katie Doyle, Product Marketing Director - Pardot, walk through how to address these scenarios and eliminate common roadblocks on the path to becoming a sales and marketing super team.
  • It is no secret that we live in a 24/7 world that demands information be always available, always accurate and always secure. In order to meet these demands a comprehensive risk management program must be in place. At the forefront of these efforts are the preventive measures that try to reduce the probability of a disruptive incident occurring. But as has been all too often the case, these protective actions may not be enough. Whether it be the force of nature, the actions of terrorists, the fragility of infrastructures or so many other disruptive events will and do happen.

    Left with the reality that we must prepare for interruptions to occur, the job of the Business Continuity Professional is to minimize the resulting impacts. Creating environments that will provide connectivity, processing and data integrating, more and more organizations are looking toward the clouds. Whether it be to ensure that data can be shared or looking for full automated recovery cloud computing has a possible answer. This presentation will discuss what the cloud is, how it can make organizations more resilient and some of the issues pertaining to its usage.
  • Changing IT needs and complex infrastructures require flexible and dynamic solutions to help you transition your environment. The release of Symantec™ Backup Exec 15 is the perfect time for you to review your backup and recovery infrastructure to meet these changing demands. Whether you are an existing Backup Exec customer or not, now is the time to upgrade to a reliable choice; the leading-edge offering for virtual, physical and cloud platforms.

    Join us to understand how Backup Exec 15 provides the flexibility to protect confidently whatever your platform, technology or application need. Delivering the power to protect your information faster, restore what you need when you need it and the ease the time and burden of “doing backup.
  • Whether you are evaluating your move to the public cloud or have started the journey and are already hosting DevTest or production workloads, security and compliance should be high on your list of priorities.

    Applications hosted in the public cloud are your responsibility, and not AWS. The biggest challenge you have is that web applications are also the most targeted from cyber attacks, and you need to ensure that you have a solid security foundation to be able to continuously monitor and protect your workloads from compromise.

    Join James Brown, Director of Cloud Computing & Security Architecture, Alert Logic for this live webinar which will cover:
    • The shared security model: what security you are responsible for to protect your content, applications, systems and networks v AWS
    • Overview of the OWASP Top 10 most critical web application security risks (such as SQL injections)
    • Best practices for how to protect your environment from the latest threats

    This webinar is essential for anyone who wants to understand how to build a plan for security and compliance in the cloud.
  • Implementing a communication system for a growing business is no easy task. Between the time of design and implementation, a magnitude of factors may arise that require on-the-fly changes to the process. In this short video, hear about “zero-down implementation” that allows for flexibility in deploying a reliable system that is able to support the growing needs of the business. Learn more about:

    - Assembling an experienced team
    - Planning and designing phase
    - Deployment and training
  • Having the right customer data is central to your CRM success. Finding the right accounts and contacts, enriching their information, and keeping them up to date can make or break your sales. Successful companies know their customers and prospects better, connect to them faster, and make better data-driven decisions when they have the right data at the right moment. Salesforce Data.com brings the best B2B customer data into the #1 CRM so you get more insights, more sales opportunities, and cleaner data—all right where your team works, helping boost your sales productivity.

    Join us to see how Salesforce Data.com customers see increased CRM adoption, shorter sales cycles, and faster growth.
  • Is your business prepared for a disaster? Join ESET and industry expert, StorageCraft, for a research overview presentation of modern business disasters. We'll look at the difference between back up and recovery and discuss best practice for building a recovery plan. Mike Kunz, VP of Sales with StorageCraft, will also look at specific solutions to quickly get your business up and running when disaster strikes.
  • We’ll show you how rock legend Neil Young, and thousands of music lovers worldwide, kickstarted a high-resolution revolution using Salesforce Community Cloud. You’ll learn:

    - Who Pono is, and how Community Cloud helped them launch with one of the most successful kickstarter campaigns in history
    - How Pono built their community, and why community isn’t just supporting e-commerce, it’s driving it.
    - What keeps fans coming back, and how Pono created a customized solution that allows music lovers to connect on a personal level.

    Hear from our featured speaker Randy Leasure, Vice president of Business Development and Content Marketing at Pono, talk about Salesforce Community Cloud is helping Pono change the way people connect with music — and e-commerce.
  • Information is the lifeblood of any business. If the data required to operate and maintain market presence becomes inaccessible, compromised, or worse – unrecoverable, the business impact could be devastating. Learn about the existing and emerging risks to your critical data infrastructure and business operations. What mitigation strategies are available and what considerations do you need to assess? How does the changing landscape for consumption of IT such as cloud, on-premise, and hybrid solutions effect survivability and securitization of your prized assets?