There needs to be a shift in the way organisations approach storage.
All too often, the decision to acquire storage infrastructure comes after the choice of servers and applications is made. This project-based approach can mean that organisations are forced into implementing multiple storage platforms to match different server and application requirements. The consequences can be severe:
1. Your capital outlay is multiplied
2. You are forced to purchase more licences
3. Your operating costs are higher and risks are much greater
4. You discover hidden charges
5. Your only option is to rip-and-replace
We cannot continue approaching storage as an after-thought or simply based on a preferred vendor or technology. Put simply, we have to start putting storage first, building a flexible, scalable foundation for your servers and applications that does not need to be torn down when your requirements change.
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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.
Manny Segarra, Agile Coach at HOSTING, will dive into a discussion on the benefits that values have on company culture. During the webinar, Manny will hit on a few key benefits of incorporating more accountability and respect into your everyday office practices, including:
-Building a stronger work culture, not just a stronger environment
-Creating a more agile team
Worried that storage infrastructure can’t support petabyte growth or next-generation workloads? Do you want to move more workloads to the cloud to help reduce costs and enable new opportunities for your business? If so, this webinar is for you!
Red Hat Ceph storage is a massively scalable (we’re talking petabytes and beyond), software-defined storage solution that delivers unified storage (block, file, object) for your cloud environment. However, the challenge with PB scale, is maintaining high-performance and data center efficiency. That’s where Red Hat and SanDisk come to play!
Red Hat and SanDisk have partnered to deliver a Ceph-tested, Red Hat approved, and SanDisk flash-accelerated solution that delivers extreme performance, boundless scale, efficiency, and resiliency for Ceph and OpenStack environments. In this webinar Brent Compton of Red Hat and Venkat Kolli of SanDisk will discuss:
•Challenges faced within cloud environments
•Benefits of Red Hat Ceph for file, block and object storage
•Benefits of Running Ceph on the InfiniFlash™ System
•Configuration and use-cases
Don't let limitations stop you, and imagine the impossible today. To petabytes and beyond!
Salesforce customers are transforming their businesses with Service Wave. Join us for a special webinar introducing Service Wave. Hear how customers are using Service Wave, learn best practices, view a live demo and participate in an interactive Q&A.
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)
Container-based applications are driving changes in the IT tool chain up and down the stack. In addition to a container orchestration platform, these applications need a full stack of services including load balancing, service proxies, visibility/monitoring, service discovery, and security.
This webinar jointly presented by Avi Networks and Mesosphere, will uncover the strategies for delivering application services and best practices for building, deploying, and managing large Mesos clusters with thousands of nodes.
You will learn:
• How to simplify orchestrating microservices applications
• How to discover services automatically
• Gain visibility to application components and their interactions
• Ways to scale applications seamlessly
• Achieve security through micro-segmentation, SSL, and L4-L7 policies
With all the technology and process improvements over the past 20 years, and with almost every IT organization wanting to increase ITSM maturity, you would think that maturity levels would have increased; but that is not the case. This webcast will discuss how to increase ITSM maturity in eight different areas including user experience, process automation, and incident, problem, change, configuration, request and knowledge management, and more.
This first webinar is intended for business decision makers, to learn how SAP Business One can enable you to transform your distributor channels by standardizing their processes and their integration with SAP Business Suite, using SAP Business One.
From Main Street banking to Wall Street investing, the financial services industry is being disrupted by digital, social, and mobile innovation. Join Nucleus Research, Salesforce and Informatica as they discuss the most disruptive trends in the financial services industry and how financial institutions are leveraging these trends to gain a competitive advantage.
In this webinar, we will discuss:
·How market forces and changing demographics present new opportunities and risks for financial institutions
·Who’s adopting new technologies to mitigate risks and exploit new markets
·How different types of data sources are being leveraged as a strategic asset by a new generation of wealth managers
Most people know that a board portal is an intuitive, efficient and, above all, secure way of distributing and viewing confidential board and committee meeting materials. But did you know that board portals can help you with more than just document distribution? A sophisticated tool should enhance your board member's experience and improve overall collaboration- leading to better business decisions.
Join our free 30 minute webinar “More than Digital Board Papers” to learn how features such as archiving, note-sharing, electronic voting and questionnaires can help your board take the next step towards secure digital collaboration.