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 st
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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Health management in the data center has four main pillars. Monitoring, Analytics, Diagnostics and Remediation.
In this session we will cover these main pillars and why they are important. We will unveil how you can use embedded sensors in the silicon available through standardized interfaces on your servers to help IT professionals start to add these pillars to their environment and begin to leverage them to help with MTTR reduction to outage avoidance. In the case of actual server issues, we will explain the ways to access those machines remotely and fix them with Intel Virtual Gateway.
Highlights of the Four Main Pillars:
•Monitoring: automated server health monitoring, failure alerting, health dashboard, and more.
•Analytics: root cause with health details, failure device report severity indication, and health history.
•Diagnostics: Remote vKVM access, integrated in-band access, component level health details.
•Remediation: remote power on/off and remote vMedia
Chef Compliance lets you express your compliance rules as code. You can easily run those rules as tests whenever you want. You get immediate feedback on whether your servers are configured as they should be.
Chef Compliance scans your servers to see if they are configured in accordance with your rules and generates a report that identifies the issues it found. You can then use Chef to remediate those problems.
In this webinar, Joe Gardiner will demonstrate how Chef Compliance works by scanning a default installation of RHEL 7.0 on the public cloud to see if it is CIS compliant. After the scan identifies the problem areas, Joe will use Chef to bring the server in line with the CIS benchmarks.
You’ll also learn about an offer from Chef to help you perform a scan of your infrastructure and get you started on the road to compliance.
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•Jeszcze szybszy backup systemów plików
•Wsparcie dla OpenStack
If you’re like 58% of organizations out there, you're still in the process of migrating off Windows Server 2003...almost a year after it went End of Support. Regardless of the end of support environment you’re dealing with, vulnerabilities will still keep coming...and so will the attacks looking to take advantage of them, including high profile varieties like Ransomware. The good news is that there are effective ways to deal with end of support platforms while you transition. In this session you will learn about:
• The latest in vulnerabilities, including those affecting EOS platforms like Windows Server 2003
• Best practices for protecting EOS platforms from attacks, including Ransomware
• How Trend Micro’s proven security can help
Take a deep dive into the features of Proofpoint's industry-leading Data Loss Prevention and Encryption granting control over the information that leaves your organization through emails, social media and web file sharing, protecting it from exposure at all times.
Join us as we answer the following questions
How can I track and understand where sensitive data resides?
How can my organization set policies that identify and categorize data to prevent sensitive data from leaving the organization?
How can my organization maintain compliance when it comes to sensitive data?
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
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).
Jonathan Murray, CIO, New York Times and Ross Mason, Founder & VP, Product Strategy, MuleSoft
As the pace of business change speeds up, the C-suite becoming more and more focused on digital transformation. According to research from Gartner, in 2016 CEOs’ top priority is transforming their organizations, as half of them believe that their industries will be unrecognizable in five years.
What is your organization’s strategy for digital transformation? Join former Warner Music CTO and New York Times CIO Jonathan Murray - the man who coined the term “composable enterprise - and MuleSoft founder and VP of Product Strategy Ross Mason as they explore the roadmap for enhanced business agility.
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.
With the rapid growth of mobile devices, cloud-based applications, credit card purchases, and the Internet of Things in the distributed enterprise, maintaining network security is more difficult, and more important, than ever before.
Data breaches come in all shapes and sizes, and with increasing prevalence. From passwords to phishing, educating a company’s staff early and often is one of the most effective ways to mitigate cyber security risks.
To help protect customers and companies, Join Cradlepoint’s Chief Security Officer for this webinar to review and discuss some of the best practices for mitigating network security risks.
Organizations looking to move some or all of their workloads to the cloud will at some point look for a way to provide those applications with basic file services. In this live webinar Storage Switzerland and SoftNAS will lead an in-depth discussion of why organizations need cloud based file services and an analysis of the various file services solutions. In this webinar you will learn:
* Why Cloud Based File Services
* What the Use Cases for Cloud File Services are
* What Cloud File Services Solutions are Available
* The Pros and Cons of the Various Cloud File Services Solutions
There are many permutations of technologies, interconnects and application level approaches in play with solid state storage today. It is becoming increasingly difficult to reason clearly about which problems are best solved by various permutations of these. In this webcast Doug Voigt, chair of the SNIA NVM Programming model will outline key architectural principals that may allow us to think about the application of networked solid state technologies more systematically.
Alex Shteynberg Technology Architect; David Hansford Technology Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Your workforce is using 3+ devices, is working from many locations, uses both business apps and a plethora of personal apps, and all while expecting to access their data easily and securely. How do you implement a solution that empowers your workforce while protecting your Corporate assets and resources? Discover Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) - a comprehensive cloud solution designed specifically to address the challenges of a mobile workforce.
Join this webcast to learn:
What components make up EMS
How to get up and running with EMS
How to provide secure access to corporate data
Protect everything—across devices, operating systems and applications
Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist and Analyst, Evaluator Group
The movement away from electro-mechanical devices for primary storage to solid state technology continues. Flash technology has been immensely successful and continues to advance with greater density and less cost. It is also driving changes in the interfaces and protocols for storage from disk-based to memory-based. Additional solid state technology is entering the market and will create a hierarchy of different performance and cost storage. This presentation will discuss some of these changes and their potential impacts.
Joseph Yoklavich, National Sales Director for Energy
Attend this webinar to find out why USG&E, Engie and other energy companies choose OutSystems for application development and integration. You’ll see:
•How to build a mobile application visually in minutes
•How easy continuous change can be with Integrated App Feedback
•How simple and fast integration with existing back-office systems and data can be
Fred Knight, Standards Technologist, NetApp, Andy Banta, Storage Janitor, SolidFire/NetApp, David Fair, Chair, SNIA-ESF
iSCSI is an Internet Protocol standard for transferring SCSI commands across an Ethernet network, enabling hosts to link to storage devices wherever they may be. In this Webcast, we will discuss the evolution of iSCSI including iSER, which is iSCSI technology that takes advantage of various RDMA fabric technologies to enhance performance. Register now to hear:
•A brief history of iSCSI
•How iSCSI works
•IETF refinements to the specification
•Enhancing iSCSI performance with iSER
The Webcast will be live, so please bring your questions for our experts.
Tyler Cooper Technology Architect; Albert Wolchesky Senior Technology Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Why choose between your datacenter and the cloud? A hybrid cloud solution gives you both.
You have already invested in server products that are on premises. You believe that Cloud is the future and the power of the Cloud can open up countless opportunities for people to do more and achieve more. But how can you leverage the Cloud given your current infrastructure?
Join this webcast to learn Hybrid Cloud options as well as how to extract value from your existing investments by:
- Expanding your options without adding complexity
- Easily moving workloads from your datacenter
- Building hybrid applications that leverage both on-premises and cloud resources
- Taking advantage of storage, backup, and recovery options with increased efficiency and reduced cost.
Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Brian Biles, Datrium; Patrick Osborne, HPE; Kevin Fernandez, Nutanix
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the newest trends in storage: Disaggregation of traditional storage functions. A major trend within IT is to leverage server and server-side resources to the maximum extent possible. Hyper-scale architectures have led to the commoditization of servers and flash technology is now ubiquitous and is often times most affordable as a server-side component. Underutilized compute resources exist in many datacenters as the growth in CPU power has outpaced other infrastructure elements. One current hot trend— software-defined-storage—advocates collocating all storage functions to the server side but also relies on local, directly attached storage to create a shared pool of storage. That limits the server’s flexibility in terms of form factor and compute scalability.
Now some vendors are exploring a new, optimally balanced approach. New forms of storage are emerging that first smartly modularize storage functions, and then intelligently host components in different layers of the infrastructure. With the help of a lively panel of experts we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approach to intelligently distributing storage functions can bring about better customer business outcomes.
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Brian Biles, Founder & CEO, Datrium
Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, HPE
Kevin Fernandez, Director of World Wide Technical Marketing, Nutanix
We are entering rapidly changing times in the storage arena leading to major transformations of traditional SAN based storage environments.
This webinar will discuss three tactics you can deploy to define an appropriate service framework for the delivery of storage services within your business and allow you to effectively evaluate the technology offerings and operational models now available.
Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software
Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.
Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.
Now, with hyper-converged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.
Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
As traditional enterprises look to experiment with emerging Docker use cases, the need to connect containers to persistent data or even just to share data between Docker containers becomes more obvious. However, this expansion has proven to be a challenge for infrastructure that relies on monolithic storage arrays. As a result, enterprises are looking to software-defined storage as a more attractive choice because of its flexibility, programmability and ability to provide well-managed, persistent storage. In this talk, you’ll get:
• What Docker is and is not, as well as container-specific storage challenges
• Why you need container-specific storage policies, SLAs, and classes of service (CoS)
• How to leverage software-defined storage solutions for Docker and containers
• When to use hyperconverged or hyperscale architectures for your Docker initiatives
Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Product Management & Marketing and Dante Orsini, SVP of Business Development
Whether your nemesis is a malicious attack, a hurricane or (more likely) human error, have you collected all the tools you need to triumph and save the day?
There are a host of technologies available to those prepping for potential business disruptions: backups on-premise, backups in the cloud, on-premise failovers, Disaster Recovery as a Service, and, of course, delivering an offering of cable and silicon to your mainframe every Tuesday at noon.
Obviously, you don’t need all of these options – but which do you need? And why would you choose one over the other? Join this webinar to learn:
- What has changed since your tried-and-true backup plan was hatched in 2010
- How to evaluate on-premise vs. cloud-based options
- How to marry different technologies to create a complete solution
- What to consider when selecting a technology or cloud partner
With 10 years of experience leading the DRaaS and Backup market around the world, we’ve seen a lot of technologies come and go – and have some strong opinions and solid guidance for our customers on how best to evaluate options.
Dr. Jens Specht, VP Products and Services, Signalhorn
Most telcos are in the process of migrating their customers to an all-IP environment. An approach enabling multiple services via a single connection, and thus creates a more efficient network and new services.
However a single connection failing creates problems of its own. In today’s world an hour off-line can cost a significant amount of money, even for a small business. In our webinar we want to evaluate the risk without dramatizing it and review potential scenarios to mitigate the threat.
Enabling you to have a meaningful, fact based discussion internally or with your customer.
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