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.
10 in Tech hosts Carlos Casanova and Shane Carlson sat down with Michael Ludwig from Blazent at Knowledge17 where they discussed discovery, the CMDB and data quality. Getting the CMBD right is critical to success in a ServiceNow implementation. Listen to this episode to find out how Blazent deals with data quality and the CMDB.
The Cloud Economy represents a drastic change in how enterprises perform computing but it's not totally unprecedented. Running simultaneously in parallel with the advent of the Cloud First mentality, is the Gig Economy.
In the Gig Economy people don't have to buy, lease or rent cars. They can use an Uber or Lyft. They don't habitually reserve a hotel room on a trip. They can use AirBnB. What lessons can cloud leaders learn from the Gig Economy that apply to the Cloud Economy and what pitfalls can we avoid?
Cloud Professor Todd Bernhard will address these lessons in our next webinar, Back to School: Cloud Economy and Lessons from AirBnB, Uber and the Gig Economy. During this live webcast we’ll discuss:
- Financial savings promised by the new economic model
- New challenges presented
- How to mitigate against such challenges
Looking to solve the puzzling visibility gap across the virtual and physical network? Trying to find the elusive answer to ensuring health and availability while also enhancing security and compliance? Need to deliver faster time to value?
See how you can quickly and easily design and deploy micro-segmentation across the network with an intuitive and easy-to-use UI with natural language search. Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. And get troubleshooting and operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployments. This session will provide you an overview of vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) product and capabilities.
Migrating your infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud requires extensive monitoring to ensure your IT operations don't suffer along the way. For many organizations, garnering this insight can be difficult -- if not impossible. Join Blue Medora's Mike Langdon to learn key best practices to monitor your infrastructure during migration, helping you simplify the process and ensure optimal performance from migration to decommissioning.
Performance is often a key factor in choosing big data platforms. Over the past few years, Apache Spark has seen rapid adoption by enterprises, making it the de facto data processing engine for its performance and ease of use.
Since starting the Spark project, our team at Databricks has been focusing on accelerating innovation by building the most performant and optimized Unified Analytics Platform for the cloud. Join Reynold Xin, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Databricks as he discusses the results of our benchmark (using TPC-DS industry standard requirements) comparing the Databricks Runtime (which includes Apache Spark and our DBIO accelerator module) with vanilla open source Spark in the cloud and how these performance gains can have a meaningful impact on your TCO for managing Spark.
This webinar covers:
Differences between open source Spark and Databricks Runtime.
Details on the benchmark including hardware configuration, dataset, etc.
Summary of the benchmark results which reveal performance gains by up to 5x over open source Spark and other big data engines.
A live demo comparing processing speeds of Databricks Runtime vs. open source Spark.
Special Announcement: We will also announce an experimental feature as part of the webinar that aims at drastically speeding up your workloads even more. Be the first to see this feature in action. Register today!
Given the sheer pace of innovation and ever-increasing competition in today’s marketplace, organizations are leaning on the CIO more than ever before to lead a lean, agile enterprise. For IT teams, this has translated into delivering faster, at greater scale, and more efficiently.
These same demands have also catalyzed a demand for new applications that are delivered both more nimbly and more quickly. This places further stress on the IT Operations team, as they are now tasked with providing a scalable, on-demand infrastructure that can service both developers and the business.
As these expectations converge, IT leaders can no longer focus solely on a management strategy – they must also consider, “What is our automation strategy?” Red Hat and Intel are bring together senior IT executives from across industries for this webinar: Driving Change in IT Ops through Automation. Join us for a brief presentation that will explore how automation can help transform IT operations for the next generation of IT management, followed by a panel of senior IT executives as they discuss the challenges and best practices related to these topics and more.
Analytics risks can keep you up at night. What if…
· We make a big investment and don’t break even?
· Management doesn’t trust the results?
· Analysts cross data privacy boundaries?
What a dilemma! You see the perils, yet you want the rewards that analytics can bring. The appropriate process enables you to dramatically reduce risks and maximize returns on your data and analytics investment.
In this presentation, you will learn:
· What causes most analytics failures
· How you can diminish risk and maximize returns through strong analytics process
· Why you (yes, you!) have a pivotal opportunity to establish high standards for analytics process right now
The recent ransomware outbreaks have destabilized business operations around the world.
The most recent ransomware scare came from what appeared to be a new variant of the Petya ransomware. Leveraging exploits and techniques similar to WannaCry, along with other advanced techniques, to cause damage by sabotaging systems, this latest attack clearly demonstrates how damaging malware can and likely will continue to be to organizations.
How can you proactively prepare for such threats?
Watch this webinar to learn how to apply a broader analytics-driven approach to do the fundamentals better, and minimize the risk that your organization will be affected.
This session will include live demonstrations, and will cover best practices in the following areas:
• Security fundamentals – the importance of consistent blocking/tackling and security hygiene
• Posture assessment – establishing end-to-end visibility of potential ransomware activity
• Investigation, hunting and remediation – IR techniques to verify alerts and hypotheses, and prioritize based on risk
• Threat intelligence – identifying C2, file hashes and other ransomware IoCs
• Automation and orchestration – integrating a layered security architecture to drive to faster decisions
• Leveraging machine learning to detect ransomware patterns and adapt threat models for the latest mutations
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Camilla Dahlen, Head of ISV, Cloud, Platform Partnerships at SAP and Tobias Bloch, VP Sales, North America at Accenture discuss the benefits of SAP’s ISV Partner Program, including the strength and seamlessness of go-to-market opportunities. Accenture is partnering with SAP to bring the power of SAP Cloud Platform to their customers.
PwC helps organizations and individuals create the value they're looking for. PwC leverages GRC technology to help clients manage risk with analytics. Elizabeth McNichol, Partner Risk and Compliance, PwC and Camilla Dahlen, Head of ISV, Cloud, Platform Partnerships at SAP discuss the benefits of SAP’s ISV Partner Program and SAP’s portfolio to manage large data sets.
Creating a seamless connected environment that supports smart community citizen services, streamlines operations, supports economic development is already a challenge for community officials. There are many different needs and directions to begin the conversion to an “intelligent” environment. Communities are also planning and building not just for current needs, but also for future connectivity infrastructure that will be used by autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, connected homes, AR/VR, eRetail, eHealthcare, smartgrid and more.
This webcast will discuss such questions as:
> What issues are city officials prioritizing for resolution through smart community applications?
> How are communities planning for and deploying small cell infrastructure?
> Which departments are involved in communications infrastructure?
> How can suppliers navigate the multiple departments involved in decision making?
> What business models are cities negotiating with their technology product partners?
> What are some of the lessons learned from cities that you can translate into your own business offering?
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
Peter Marx, former CTO, City of Los Angeles, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital
10 in Tech hosts Shane Carlson and Kirstie Magowan talked with Brian Uhelski from Accorio at Knowledge17. Brian talked about setting vision and strategy and how important this is to a successful ServiceNow implementation. Do one thing and do it really well. Brian stressed the importance of being involved in the community as this helps customers to make the right decisions.
Are you prepared to deal with attacks against your network or applications?
Join us for an interactive panel discussion and challenge our experts with the questions that keep you up at night.
During this panel, you will learn:
•How to bolster your defenses and ensure mitigation consistency through a Managed Service model
•How to protect your applications and your organization
•What questions you should be asking as you develop your plan
Featured F5 Speakers:
•Jonathan George – Senior Product Marketing Manager
•Scott Altman – Director, Business Development Silverline
•David Remington – Security Solution Architect
•Martin Brewer – Senior Manager, Product Management
•Jonathan Binick – Manager, Security Operations Center
Join our solution architects as they illustrate the rules for an easier cloud migration as well as rules that you should break.
In this webcast you will learn:
- Advantages of moving your applications to the cloud vs re-architecting them entirely
- Key factors to consider and rules to follow for a successful migration of enterprise apps
- Specific use cases on how to maintain control and visibility without sacrificing security, availability, or performance of your apps
We are living in an application-centric world. They have become pervasive in our personal and business lives. And for many—applications ARE the business. Because your organization relies on apps to drive customer engagement, employee productivity, and revenue, they need to perform without fail. Today, there are a wide variety of application services designed to enhance security, improve performance, and ensure reliability, but what is the right strategy for your business?
Utilizing data from our State of Application Delivery report, we’ll discuss:
- The most critical security services to reduce risk in multi-cloud deployments
- If IoT will introduce new application service requirements
- How organizations are using programmability to achieve OpEx reductions
Open source, containers and microservices, and a myriad of DevOps tools reduce the time and friction to deploy code. Oftentimes, security becomes a limiting factor in bringing new innovations to market.
To build secure applications without slowing development cycles requires a new approach to security: Shift-Left Security. This means moving security to left in the development process and into the purview of developers by integrating it into existing workflows.
Join us for this to learn:
- 6 reasons development should own security
- Best practices to employing Shift-Left security
- How to deploy secure apps at DevOps speed
ServiceNow’s Britt Champeau, chatted with Kirstie Magowan and Shane Carlson from 10 in Tech about champion enablement. She helps organizations spread the value of ServiceNow to the enterprise. Britt concentrates on the ‘soft side’ of a ServiceNow implementations. She emphasizes the value of organisational change management.
The software-defined data center has been a heavily touted concept over the past few years, and heralded by some as the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. Having a data center that is governed by software, rather than dictated by hardware, can lead to more fully automated and intelligent operations. Having infrastructure elements such as networking, storage and security conceived of as a services is, indeed, an attractive concept to many.
In this webinar we will be joined by JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks, to talk about how he (and Cumulus) define the concept of a software-defined data center. He will present how the definition of a software-defined data center has evolved since its inception, and how tools like VXLAN, EVPN, Ansible and more can help organizations further their journey to a “software-defined” state and simplify network operations.
While flash storage benefits performance of VMware environments in many ways, flash capacity can be strained by Virtual Machine (VM) sprawl in development, test or even production deployments. Unlike traditional archiving, which takes VMs offline, object and/or cloud storage can alleviate capacity strain with a scalable, elastic online storage tier for idle or inactive VMs. With CloudArray auto-tiering for VMware, we introduce a new option for administrators that seamlessly automates the task of migrating VMs between local flash and cloud storage based on storage utilization attributes. CloudArray features such as compression and deduplication provide optimized cloud capacity usage and cost.
Upgrading your IT operations -- even with the industry's leading virtualization platform -- is an unpredictable process. During this webcast, our technical experts will share common do's and don'ts for an easier virtualization upgrade execution for your DevOps and IT teams.
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Moving to the cloud is supposed to cost less. In reality, many organizations overspend on the cloud, paying for unused or under-utilized resources. CloudCheckr offers reports and tools that help administrators see, at a glance, where they are wasting money.
Additionally, CloudCheckr makes recommendations based on analytics to better utilize resource, upgrade or downgrade instances and more. The results are that customers typically report saving 30% on their cloud spend.
In this webinar, users will experience the CloudCheckr app in a live demo, with focus on:
Organizations are rapidly embracing multi-cloud architectures that span software-defined data centers (private clouds) and public cloud environments. To help organizations protect their cloud-based applications and data from cyberattacks, PAN-OS® 8.0 expands the VM-Series with new models and optimized performance, making it the broadest, most powerful line of virtualized firewall appliances on the market.
New scalability and resiliency features for Microsoft® Azure® and Amazon® Web Services enable organizations to build secure cloud-centric architectures. Workflow automation features for VMware® NSX® and KVM with OpenStack® help streamline VM-Series deployments.
The cloud promises to enable organisations to be more flexible, agile and responsive to the needs of their business and the demands of customer and partners. As physical infrastructure has become invisible to end-users, the role of service providers and channel partners has changed. Faced with public and private options, many firms are taking a XaaS approach, embracing the best of both private and public worlds - implementing hybrid architectures to deliver on-demand access to compute resources, capacity, and services, while also providing greater levels of control, security, and visibility of data and applications. In this webinar, Rory Duncan, Research Director with 451 Research will outline the opportunities for Service Providers and channel partners delivering cloud services, examining topics such as support, managed services, data protection and data sovereignty for facilitating cloud consumption.
The explosion of cloud-based applications in the enterprise is making IT and security professionals rethink their cloud identity management strategy. By default, every cloud user creates an average of 17 cloud identities. But catering to 17 different user stores per employee or partner is simply not scalable from an administration perspective. And as if IT’s time is not precious enough, password resets account for 20% of helpdesk tickets. This adds to the compliance and security risks associated with cloud-based applications, which by default require only weak static passwords and offer no central point of management across disparate cloud-based services.
Join Stephen Allen, Gemalto Product Manager for Authentication and Access Management, and learn how deploying an Identity Provider enables:
•Cloud Single Sign-On for easy access to cloud apps
•Regulatory compliance with standards such as PCI DSS
•Reduced identity lifecycle overheads
•Centralized management of cloud access policies
•Increased security with step-up authentication
Although vSAN provides a means for customers to have block-based storage, many customers still have a requirement for native file services. Join this session to learn about NetApp’s complimentary software solution, which provides file services for a vSAN deployment.
It’s well known that web application attacks are the leading cause of breaches, according to Verizon’s 2017 Data Breach Investigations Report, but have you ever wondered how adversaries conduct their attacks and what methods they use to successfully compromise their web application targets?
Register for this eye-opening webinar presented by Stephen Coty, Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic, who will discuss the realities of web application attacks and:
• The global perspective of the current state of web application vulnerabilities
• Understand how reconnaissance is used by attacks to discover and pinpoint systems to compromise
• Attack methodologies and how vulnerable web apps can be leveraged by attackers to gain privileged access
• Remediation strategies to help defend against web apps attacks
CoreOS Tectonic is an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform that provides automated operations, enables portability across private and public cloud providers, and is always upstream open source Kubernetes.
Fraud detection is a classic adversarial analytics challenge: As soon as an automated system successfully learns to stop one scheme, fraudsters move on to attack another way. Each scheme requires looking for different signals (i.e. features) to catch; is relatively rare (one in millions for finance or e-commerce); and may take months to investigate a single case (in healthcare or tax, for example) – making quality training data scarce.
This talk will cover a code walk-through, the key lessons learned while building such real-world software systems over the past few years. We'll look for fraud signals in public email datasets, using IPython and popular open-source libraries (scikit-learn, statsmodel, nltk, etc.) for data science and Apache Spark as the compute engine for scalable parallel processing.
David will iteratively build a machine-learned hybrid model – combining features from different data sources and algorithmic approaches, to catch diverse aspects of suspect behavior:
- Natural language processing: finding keywords in relevant context within unstructured text
- Statistical NLP: sentiment analysis via supervised machine learning
- Time series analysis: understanding daily/weekly cycles and changes in habitual behavior
- Graph analysis: finding actions outside the usual or expected network of people
- Heuristic rules: finding suspect actions based on past schemes or external datasets
- Topic modeling: highlighting use of keywords outside an expected context
- Anomaly detection: Fully unsupervised ranking of unusual behavior
Apache Spark is used to run these models at scale – in batch mode for model training and with Spark Streaming for production use. We’ll discuss the data model, computation, and feedback workflows, as well as some tools and libraries built on top of the open-source components to enable faster experimentation, optimization, and productization of the models.
Healthcare organizations today are struggling with manual audit and reporting of patient data access records. The process is time-consuming, and although it helps meeting compliance needs, it is ineffective in identifying real-threats. Securonix Patient Data Analytics solution offers a machine learning based solution to help organizations automatically establish a baseline for normal patient and employee activities and identify malicious patterns. The tool reduces manual effort, helps identify real threats, and assists with compliance reporting.
We will cover:
- Applying identity context and behavior analytics to EMR audit logs
- Visualization, search and dashboard capabilities for investigation and reporting
- Real world customer case studies highlighting improved threat detection and audit efficiency
- Demo of the Securonix Patient data solution
NVMe is an industry standard protocol designed specifically for memory-based storage like flash drives. It unleashes flash arrays from the chains of SCSI that hold it back. Register for our live webinar and learn what NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics are, what the advantage of NVMe is over traditional SCSI protocols and how to go beyond the NVMe basics to fully tap into the potential of memory-based storage.
Intelligent application technology allows you to build apps with powerful algorithms, across platforms, with just a few lines of code. The answer lies in your application's architecture.
Join Pradeep Menon, Microsoft Data Solution Architect, and Karthik Rajasekharan, Microsoft Azure Product Marketing Director to learn:
- The different reference architectures and how to integrate these services into your applications immediately.
- A hands-on approach to implementing Cognitive Services on Azure
- About the next generation of application development and deployment
There has been a flood of publicity around big data, data processing, and the role of predictive analytics in businesses of the future.
As business operators how do we get access to these valuable business insights, even when there is not a data analyst around to walk us through their results?
- Should your software emulate a data scientist?
- Learn about the power of data visualizations.
- Learn about creating value from disperse data sets.
Many organizations are implementing or assessing Skype for Business. Adoption of the technology is critical to success and delivering ROI, but how can this be measured and improved? This webinar will show how.
Security teams are tasked with minimizing risk and safeguarding the business while dealing with increasingly complex threats. In addition, they must have the flexibility to monitor across diverse infrastructure. Cloud-based SIEM enables security teams to spend precious time and energy on mitigating security risks rather than on deploying and managing infrastructure.
Join this webinar to hear from George Do, CISO at Equinix, about how cloud-based SIEM, with Splunk Enterprise Security running on Splunk Cloud, delivers instant access to advanced security analytics, valuable context and detailed insights.
You will also learn how Splunk Enterprise Security running on Splunk Cloud can:
•Enable you to improve threat identification and risk mitigation
•Reduce remediation cycle times
•Demonstrate regulatory compliance
•Scale your SIEM deployment while reducing TCO by 50 percent compared to legacy solutions
If your Akamai cloud-based platform is no longer meeting your company’s need for security and application delivery, consider a switch to Imperva Incapsula.
The Incapsula cloud service helps you deliver applications securely and efficiently. With a single interface that integrates content delivery, website security, DDoS protection, and load balancing, you can accelerate the delivery of your web content and protect your site from external threats.
Here's just some of what you'll learn during this webinar:
•The differences in functionality between the two platforms
•Operational advantages and cost savings from a switch to Incapsula
•How to plan and execute a successful migration from Akamai to Incapsula
And just for attending this live webinar, you’ll get a free migration guide to help you transition easily from Akamai to Incapsula.
With PCI compliance, a robust engine with customizable security rule setting, 24/7 support, and significant cost savings, why wouldn’t you consider a switch to Incapsula? Find out if the Incapsula cloud security platform is right for you.
Many organizations are good at making management plans and then executing against those plans. The problem is organizations are now spending more time trying to understand the future, while at the same time the future is becoming less knowable.Organizations must adapt to growing uncertainty with innovation, not retreat, using the right combination of cloud technologies and agile operations.
In this webinar, experts from Google and Red Hat discuss how to:
- Implement hybrid cloud solutions more effectively
- Launch new initiatives with less risk
- Collectively use open source to create a more agile environment.
More data outside of the data center is staying on endpoints and in the cloud than ever before. That means the risks to that data are also at an all time high. Plus regulations encompassing end-user data are also increasing, challenging IT to manage data when they have less control than ever. IT needs more than an endpoint protection plan, it needs an end-user data strategy.
In this webinar, learn how to evolve from an endpoint data protection plan to a comprehensive end-user data strategy.
Learn how to appropriately model your future state environment for both instance and cluster-based cloud hosting. Learn how outliers and dependencies make major impacts on capacity and costing your future environment. Look at groupings, clusters, and dependencies to ensure all workloads move together to avoid ingress/egress charges for large IO resources.
Please join us, on August 24th, at 10:30 AM PT, for a Webinar on how to confidently secure Docker on AWS.
Docker adoption has surged, up 40% over the past year, taking the lead for DevOps tools on AWS. With this transformation, enterprises are looking for ways to confidently introduce Docker into their Cloud environment. Join us as Cavirin experts guide you through:
> Securing EC2 Container Services, as well as Docker images, brought in from different registries
> Integrating CloudTrail and CloudFormation
> Today's best Docker security practices on AWS
> The latest on Kubernetes
Attend the AWS Docker Webinar and a chance to win Snapchat Spectacles.
During this session a VMware Cloud Specialist Engineer will show you how to install and configure vRealize Operations (vROps) to quickly make it functional within your environment. We will begin with a brief review of the vRealize Operations Architecture and its different server configuration options.
This session will also cover:
-Sizing considerations and guidelines for pre-installation planning
-Installation wizard walk through including setup options and their effect on the environment
-Connection options of vROps to a vCenter(s) and the process of discovering and collecting data
-Steps to verify the system is collecting data once installation is complete
To wrap things up we will review the user environment and how to start using vROps to proactively manage your environment.
Secure Increasingly Encrypted Traffic and Enable Cloud Adoption
The increasing use of encrypted traffic and rapid consumption of cloud-based applications, coupled with ever-increasing data center consolidation, are driving new processing power, performance and capacity requirements.
We will discuss how high-performance hardware appliances help deliver next-generation security capabilities anywhere in the network, including data center cores and enterprise perimeters, as well as branch and remote offices.