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Data Center Management

  • Next-generation Infrastructure Consolidation: Going Beyond Server Virtualization Next-generation Infrastructure Consolidation: Going Beyond Server Virtualization David Floyer, Chief Technology Officer, Wikibon; Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software Recorded: Aug 23 2016 48 mins
    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, companies are looking to take the next step to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reducing the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.

    This is where DataCore’s Parallel I/O technology comes in. By processing I/Os in parallel leveraging multi-core, multi-processor systems, Parallel I/O delivers industry leading I/O response times as well as price/performance. The net benefit is that fewer storage nodes can provide much better performance, allowing you to reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
  • Connectivity Matters: Understanding EMC's Networking Portfolio Connectivity Matters: Understanding EMC's Networking Portfolio Dee Wassell and Doug Fierro Recorded: Aug 23 2016 25 mins
    By attending this webinar, you will learn about EMC’s industry-leading Storage Networking offering for the Modern Data Center and why connectivity matters in an all flash storage environment.
  • Not All SD-WANs Are Equal. Performance Matters! Not All SD-WANs Are Equal. Performance Matters! Zeus Kerravala is founder and principal analyst with ZK Research & Chris Rogers, Director of Cloud Solutions at Silver Peak Recorded: Aug 23 2016 41 mins
    The use of broadband Internet connections in SD-WAN environment has many benefits, however for any enterprise, performance and reliability cannot be compromised. An SD-WAN solution must include all the functionality needed to meet these essential requirements that deliver outstanding performance and Quality of Service by:

    •Actually improving the quality of the bandwidth you already have, instead of routing around it
    •Enabling centralized control and administration of network-wide policies
    •Providing detailed visibility into real-time and historical application and network trends
    •Allowing for the modular deployment of WAN optimization to insure performance when you need it, where you need it
    This all adds up to an enterprise-grade, performance-centric offering that allows your SD-WAN to rapidly connect users to the applications they need. Deployment times are reduced significantly and enterprises enjoy enhanced performance, visibility and control over the entire network.
  • From B to C – What’s Happening in OPNFV From B to C – What’s Happening in OPNFV Frank Schapfel, Intel SDN and NFV telecom marketing manager; Tapio Tallgren, Nokia Recorded: Aug 23 2016 52 mins
    OPNFV is an open community project developing solutions for transforming to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Learn the progress the vendor and service provider communities are making to accelerate the transformation.
  • How to migrate and manage security policies in a segmented data center How to migrate and manage security policies in a segmented data center Professor Avishai Wool, AlgoSec CTO Recorded: Aug 23 2016 53 mins
    Network segmentation is an effective strategy for protecting access to key data assets, and impeding the lateral movement of threats and cyber criminals inside your data center. With network virtualization, such as VMware NSX, now a reality it's now far easier and quicker to set up granular security policies for east-west traffic within the data center. Yet the added granularity of securities policies creates significant complexity.
    Presented by renowned industry expert Professor Avishai Wool, this technical webinar will provide strategies and best practices to help organizations migrate and manage security policies efficiently within a micro-segmented data center.
    During the webinar Professor Wool will cover how to:
    · Identify and securely migrate legacy applications to a micro-segmented data center
    · Effectively define and enforce security policies for East-West traffic
    · Manage the micro-segmented data center alongside traditional on-premise security devices
    ·Identify risk and manage compliance in a micro-segmented data center
    · Use network segmentation to reduce the scope of regulatory audits
    · Identify and avoid common network segmentation mistakes
  • Traditional Storage vs. HCI: The Storage Admin’s Perspective Traditional Storage vs. HCI: The Storage Admin’s Perspective Jase McCarty, Technical Marketing Architect VMware Recorded: Aug 23 2016 38 mins
    Are you a storage admins running business-critical workloads on vSphere? Replacing a traditional storage environment with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions can give you a simpler, more efficient way to manage resources—and eliminate the guesswork that often leads to overprovisioning.

    Learn what HCI can do to alleviate some pressure. We’ll discuss how VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 powers HCI with a new operational model for shared storage, including features that complement high-end SANS.

    By offloading just one virtualized workload from SAN to Virtual SAN, you can save more expensive SAN or NAS for higher value workloads.

    Topics in the webcast include:

    -The advantages of VM-centric, policy-based storage
    - Avoiding frequent storage requests for transient workloads
    - Simplifying capacity planning by scaling compute and storage in tandem
    - Focusing on optimizing production workloads

    Easy to learn, and with the broadest set of consumption models, see how Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage powers radically simple HCI solutions that solve critical problems for storage admins.
  • State of the CIO 2016 State of the CIO 2016 Adam Dennison, CIO Magazine Recorded: Aug 19 2016 57 mins
    In this webinar, Adam Dennison, SVP/Publisher, reviews insights from the new State of the CIO 2016 survey, and discusses top trends in investments, innovation and operational efficiencies that CIOs are prioritizing for the year.
  • Best Practices for Application Virtualization Best Practices for Application Virtualization Steven Thomas, Microsoft Recorded: Aug 19 2016 57 mins
    Join Steven Thomas, Senior Consultant at Microsoft, specializing in Desktop and Application Virtualization as he talks with Flexera Software about best practices and developments with App V, as well as the future of application virtualization.
  • 12 Reasons to Upgrade to AdminStudio 12 Reasons to Upgrade to AdminStudio Tim Davis and Mike O'Connor, Flexera Software Recorded: Aug 19 2016 57 mins
    Join Tim Davis and Mike O'Connor as they share the top 12 reasons why customers have upgraded to the latest version of AdminStudio Suite and the benefits they are realizing to date.
  • Universal Enterprise App Store: The Best of Both Worlds Universal Enterprise App Store: The Best of Both Worlds Tim Davis and Jason Snook, Flexera Software Recorded: Aug 19 2016 60 mins
    In this one hour webinar, we'll introduce the latest product enhancements to App Portal, including the new App Broker for ServiceNow that provides automation and governance over the software request process.
  • 10 Steps to Simplify Your Windows 10 Migration 10 Steps to Simplify Your Windows 10 Migration Mike O'Connor, Flexera Software Recorded: Aug 19 2016 61 mins
    Watch this webinar to learn 10 tips and tricks to simplify your Windows 10 migration including reducing the number of applications to migrate, knowing which applications have compatibility issues, and empowering users to migrate when they are ready.
  • Tech Talk: Tales from VMworld - How Vvols Rock Your World Tech Talk: Tales from VMworld - How Vvols Rock Your World Ethan Stokes Recorded: Aug 19 2016 45 mins
    What does VVOL mean for you? What are the benefits? How does Unity implement it?
  • Arcserve's Triple Play Arcserve's Triple Play Kervin Myrtil, Chris Rockholt, & Gary Sussman Recorded: Aug 18 2016 49 mins
    Cloud, Virtual Physical – The Arcserve Triple Play
    If yours is like most environments today, you have a mix of hardware, software, virtual platforms, as well as cloud platforms supporting different applications with diverse needs.
    As your IT environment has evolved to support cloud, virtual, and legacy, how has your data protection infrastructure kept pace with the changing needs and functionality of today’s data center? And as more and more data is generated, processed, stored and preserved for longer periods of time, what are the additional threat risks you need to protect your data and applications against?
    This webcast looks at the industry trends, issues, and challenges you face as your environment quickly evolves, and helps you determine the best protection strategy and implementation for your environment: The Triple Play.
  • Is your fiber migration plan breaking your budget? Is your fiber migration plan breaking your budget? Mike Connaughton, Market Segment Manager, Data Center Recorded: Aug 18 2016 50 mins
    Technology is ever-changing and you need to prepare your data center for faster data rates. Berk-Tek can help you make your migration to future data rates easier and as cost effective as possible. Attend this webinar to learn how.

    Topics to be discussed include:
    -The difference between OM3, OM4 and Berk-Tek’s GIGAlite-10XB
    -A recommended migration plan using Berk-Tek Leviton Technologies
    -Why enhanced transceivers leverage the multimode fiber cable investment
    -How you can reduce your migration plan costs
  • Improving Operations & Risk Management with Enterprise Systems & Infrastructure Improving Operations & Risk Management with Enterprise Systems & Infrastructure David Cuthbertson, CEO Square Mile Systems, CEO AssetGen Limited, & BICSI UK Committee Member Recorded: Aug 18 2016 49 mins
    When you have 1000s of servers shared by multiple applications it gets complex - so complex no individual can understand how it all works and no spreadsheet can cope with the scale and dependencies. Mapping technical and service dependencies between servers, applications, data, networks, batch processes and users also becomes more difficult as the infrastructure size increases – so David Cuthbertson will cover techniques that make the complex simpler to understand. He’ll cover how improved management methods and support systems reduce the disruption and risks to enterprise customers and users.
  • Data Center Management - Why It's Time to Automate Data Center Management - Why It's Time to Automate Andrè Grossmann (R&M), Claudia Lehmann (FNT) Recorded: Aug 18 2016 28 mins
    “Internet of computers” + “Internet of things” + “Industry 4.0” = “Internet of Everything.” That means huge growth in the volume of data that has to be transmitted, processed, and stored. To accommodate this growth, automated data center management systems are essential for provisioning and management of a large number of assets and connections. All activities and changes must be logged for later reference and auditing. Unauthorized changes should automatically generate alarms, thus enabling rapid fault location and correction. To optimize data center infrastructure operation and for precise capacity planning, the system needs to provide tailored reports and analysis. The combination of R&MinteliPhy expertise and FNT technology delivers unique transparency and control in the data center.
  • Data Center Management - Warum gerade jetzt Automatisierung im RZ wichtig ist Data Center Management - Warum gerade jetzt Automatisierung im RZ wichtig ist André Grossmann (R&M), Claudia Lehmann (FNT) Recorded: Aug 18 2016 29 mins
    “Internet of computers” + “Internet of Things” + „Industry 4.0” = “Internet of Everything”. Damit einher geht ein starkes Wachstum des Datenvolumens, das übertragen, verarbeitet und gespeichert werden muss. Automatisierte Datencenter – Managementsysteme sind dabei unentbehrlich für die Bereitstellung und Verwaltung der grossen Anzahl benötigter Assets und Verbindungen im Rechenzentrum. Alle Aktivitäten und Änderungen müssen zur späteren Nachverfolgung und Auditierung aufgezeichnet werden. Automatisch generierte Alarme bei unautorisierten Modifikationen an der Infrastruktur sind essentiell zur raschen Fehlerlokalisierung und –behebung. Auf Bedürfnisse zugeschnittene Berichte und Analysen unterstützen die laufende Optimierung der Rechenzentrums-Infrastruktur und ermöglichen präzise Kapazitätsplanung. R&MinteliPhy zusammen mit der FNT - Technologie gewährleisten auf einzigartige Weise Transparenz und Kontrolle über das Rechenzentrum.
  • Managing Media in a ‘Multi-Multi’ Broadcast World Managing Media in a ‘Multi-Multi’ Broadcast World Moderator: Mary Yurkovic - Digital Strategies Inc. Recorded: Aug 17 2016 62 mins
    As broadcast station groups grow larger through consolidation and acquisition, they’re looking for ways to avoid duplicating content and effort while control costs. And it’s not just dealing with the complexity of multi-site operations, it’s multi-source, multi-format content created for multi-platform delivery.

    By creating “hubs” for content, processes and distribution, station groups can deliver the same content to multiple owned-and-operated stations for multiple platforms, while at the same time tailoring or differentiating the content so that it fits the local audiences or regional market they need to target.

    Attend this webinar and learn how to:
    • Intelligently manage media assets brought into your organization from multiple sources
    • Resolve collaboration issues for content development, processing and approvals
    • Automatically process and prepare content for multiple distribution platforms
    • Optimize storage to streamline processes and meet scalability and cost requirements

    Speakers:
    Eivind Sandstrand - Arvato
    Amy Lounsbury - Diversified
    Josh Hatter - Diversified
    Karl Paulsen - Diversified
    Dave Frederick - Quantum
  • Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Aug 17 2016 62 mins
    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.
  • Bringing Flash into the Datacenter for Bandwidth-Intensive Applications Bringing Flash into the Datacenter for Bandwidth-Intensive Applications Roark Hilomen, SanDisk Engineering Fellow and Rob Commins, Tegile VP of Marketing Recorded: Aug 17 2016 30 mins
    Traditionally spinning hard disk has been used for cost sensitive applications. Now with the introduction of big data and unstructured applications, such as web 2.0 and video surveillance, it’s difficult to sustain high bandwidth and performance at scale.

    Over the past few years, Flash has been used to augment spinning disk for low latency, high performance applications, but density and economics have not allowed it to be deployed throughout the datacenter.

    What if you were able to introduce a multi-tiered flash architecture with the primary tier being performance-optimized and the secondary tier being bandwidth-optimized, all at their highest economical level?

    Join Roark Hilomen, SanDisk Engineering Fellow and Rob Commins, Tegile VP of Marketing, to learn how to achieve high performance and bandwidth for these next-gen application workloads in a multi-tiered flash architecture.
  • Automating the Delivery of Production Ready Infrastructure With VMware vRealize Automating the Delivery of Production Ready Infrastructure With VMware vRealize David Jasso, Dir. of Product Marketing | Jeffrey Stephens, Sr. Manager Infra Engineering | Thomas Jackson, Infra Architect Recorded: Aug 17 2016 28 mins
    You’ve already virtualized much of your physical infrastructure – making these resources available, dynamic, and low-cost. But how do you manage hundreds and thousands of virtual devices to turn your Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) into a true hybrid cloud, and deliver both infrastructure and applications as services to your business?

    Provisioning apps and underlying infrastructure on day 1 with agility, security, scalability and consistency requires enterprise-class automation. After the delivery, managing the infrastructure on day 2 with deep operational visibility, proactive resource and capacity management, and transparent cost control, requires intelligent management tools. This is what the Cloud Management Platform (CMP) does.

    During this webcast, you will learn how Rent-A-Center, a rapidly growing retail company, used VMware’s enterprise-class CMP to:

    Automate IT and Infrastructure as a Service (ITaaS) allowing IT teams to fully automate their delivery and ongoing management of shared service infrastructure.

    Ease performance, and capacity management of IT services, and turn a heterogeneous environment into a hybrid cloud.

    Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
  • SDS Is The Way To Go For Modern Storage SDS Is The Way To Go For Modern Storage Farid Yavari, VP Technology and Peter McCallum, VP Datacenter Solutions Recorded: Aug 17 2016 59 mins
    It’s time to let your storage infrastructure work for you, not the other way around. Lower the cost of storage hardware, modernize existing infrastructure and take less time to manage and monitor one of your company's most valuable assets: data.
    1. Age is GOOD in software
    2. Decoupling controller software from the controller is GOOD
    3. The same challenges in deploying and maintaining software also exist in HW deployments… so why not use the same methods (i.e. devops!)
    4. Drive down storage costs with an integrated, predictive and proactive approach to analytics for an “always-on” storage infrastructure that supports business growth and stability
  • Exemplary Customer Service Starts with the Right Ingredients Exemplary Customer Service Starts with the Right Ingredients Dave Atherton, Head of Customer Services at AO.com; David Wilson, Head of IT at AO.com Recorded: Aug 17 2016 4 mins
    AO.com, the award winning UK online retailer which specialises in household appliances, was clear on the right ingredients, but it needed the right technology to deliver them to its customers. The first step on this journey was deciding who to buy the technology from, and there started the relationship with Interactive Intelligence.

    With the implementation of the Interactive Intelligence Customer Interaction Center (CIC) AO.com know exactly at which part of the journey a customer is and can interact with them accordingly. AO.com can now detect if a customer is ringing on the day of their delivery. If they are, there is a 90 percent chance they want to find out what time their new washing machine or oven will be arriving. To save the customer spending time waiting to speak to an operator, AO.com automatically tells the customer what their delivery time is. This result is a 50 percent drop out at this point as this information is exactly what customers wanted to find out.
    David Atherton, Head of Customer Service at AO.com commented “It is a great service, as the customer gets the information they need without having to ask and it works for us as it leaves the agents free to deal with customers who do need to speak to somebody. It is a self-service programme to empower the customer to have access to as much info as they can without having to wait unnecessarily.”

    The right ingredients are foundational to a high-quality customer experience. Define your objectives, clearly communicate them, take into account the entire customer journey, plan for the future, then revise the plan as needed based on results.

    The measurements help ensure you meet your objective, the ingredients are essential to success.
  • IP EXPO Europe 2016: IoT Predictions IP EXPO Europe 2016: IoT Predictions Philip Carnelley, Research Director at IDC; Rob Bamforth, Principal Analyst at Quocirca; Mark Burgess, Independent Researcher Recorded: Aug 17 2016 3 mins
    With a record number of visitors at this year’s IP EXPO Europe, there was quite a hubbub of activity spread across the six IT events at the Excel, London.
    EM360° caught up with a few key speakers and analysts from research firms IDC and Quocirca at the event and captured their views on how they see things emerging for the Internet of Things – a hot topic in the room.
    Featuring Rob Bamforth, Prinicpal Analyst at Quocirca; Philip Carnelley, Research Director at IDC; and Mark Burgess, founder of CFEngine and independent infrastructure analyst, who closed Day 1 with his keynote ‘Thinking in Promises for an Internet of Things’.
  • A Functional IT Framework A Functional IT Framework Seth Robinson, Sr. Director Technology Analysis, CompTIA Recorded: Aug 16 2016 49 mins
    The IT landscape has become very complex, but at a foundational level IT operations still revolve around four primary areas: Infrastructure, Development, Security, and Data. This webinar will cover three different aspects of CompTIA’s new IT framework:

    -Description of the four domains and the way they interact to produce high-value business systems.

    -Overview of how these four domains change with the introduction of new trends like cloud computing, mobility, Internet of Things, or virtual reality

    -Examination of the different skills and career paths within the framework.

    Everyone providing IT services—from CIO to team lead to staff engineer to solution provider—can use this framework to understand the way that the four pillars of IT can be used to build business systems and create user experience for digital organizations.
  • Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services William Fearnley, IDC Financial Insights & Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Aug 24 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Within the financial services industry, middle office analytics and simulations continue to grow in volume and complexity. Massive compute and storage demands cause strain on IT resources. While new technologies promise speed and scalability, evaluating this unique middle office environment requires a look at compliance, risk, and pricing analytics to determine potential gains and losses. In this webinar, IDC – Financial Insights Research Director, Bill Fearnley, looks at current middle office IT workflows supporting analytics, backtesting and financial modeling and evaluates a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support growing demands.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    · Hear an IDC Analyst’s view on the current financial services IT environment
    · Learn of common challenges and approaches to combat growing strain on compute and storage infrastructure
    · Join in a discussion about the viability of enabling cloud services to expand compute and storage capacity
    · Gain guidance on how large hedge funds and investment banks are overcoming inherent cloud challenges like latency, data accessibility, and cost management
  • Graphene: The Next Super Material for the Communications Industry? Graphene: The Next Super Material for the Communications Industry? Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA Aug 24 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There has been a great deal of interest in Graphene. Some would call it hype. But with its flexibility and heat conduction properties, this atom-thin layer of carbon, which has been touted as the strongest material ever measured, has enormous product and market potential for the ICT industry.

    Because graphene is conductive at nano-scale layers, it can be used for lightweight, flexible yet durable display screens, electric circuits and solar cells. It is also currently being made into inks and 3D printable materials. Imagine what this can mean for the design of communications devices, or circuitry, or batteries. Imagine the impact on wearables, the design and development of IoT sensors, or large scale retail store windows. Graphene holds a great deal of promise.
    Despite the potential graphene promises, it has taken longer than expected to transform research and development into commercialized product.

    This webcast will explore both the tremendous potential harbored in those structured carbon atoms and the business reality. The focus will be on the use of the material for the ICT industry. We will also look at other use cases that may be the first steps on graphene’s path to commercial application.

    Panelists:
    - Dr. Stephen Hodge, Research Associate at the Cambridge Graphene Centre, Engineering Department, University of Cambridge
    - Anthony Schiavo, Research Associate, Advanced Materials Team, Lux Research, Inc.
    - Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA (Moderator)
  • Next Generation Data Centers – Are you ready for scale? Next Generation Data Centers – Are you ready for scale? Qing Xu, Technology and Applications Manager, Belden; Stephen Worn, CTO, DatacenterDynamics Aug 24 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This presentation will provide a general overview of the data center trends and the ecosystem that comprises of “hyperscale DC”, “MTDC”, and “enterprise DC”.
  • State of Open Source Report State of Open Source Report Adam Bacia, Senior Product Marketing Manager and John Boyle, Community Manager Aug 24 2016 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for a webinar to share the results of the 2016 State of Open Source Software Report. We’ll share insights from IT professionals on the adoption of Open Source software, how open source is being used in monitoring and what’s important to consider when evaluating an open source solution.
  • Not All SD-WANs Are Equal. Performance Matters! (EMEA Version) Not All SD-WANs Are Equal. Performance Matters! (EMEA Version) Zeus Kerravala is founder and principal analyst with ZK Research & Chris Rogers, Director of Cloud Solutions at Silver Peak Aug 25 2016 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    The use of broadband Internet connections in SD-WAN environment has many benefits, however for any enterprise, performance and reliability cannot be compromised. An SD-WAN solution must include all the functionality needed to meet these essential requirements that deliver outstanding performance and Quality of Service by:

    •Actually improving the quality of the bandwidth you already have, instead of routing around it
    •Enabling centralized control and administration of network-wide policies
    •Providing detailed visibility into real-time and historical application and network trends
    •Allowing for the modular deployment of WAN optimization to insure performance when you need it, where you need it
    This all adds up to an enterprise-grade, performance-centric offering that allows your SD-WAN to rapidly connect users to the applications they need. Deployment times are reduced significantly and enterprises enjoy enhanced performance, visibility and control over the entire network.
  • The Evolution of File The Evolution of File Glen Olsen Product Manager Aug 25 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Over a decade ago, API-accessible key/value-based storage was introduced as a service by Amazon and as software by Caringo. Amazon’s service-based approach matured quickly, while the general storage market slowly adopted the API approach. The on-premise market demanded a traditional file interface, leading to various “gateway” products. However, for the majority of use cases, the logical file gateway architecture is flawed. Is it time for file to evolve with object? This webinar examines the past decade in file interface gateways and the needs of the market versus what is available.
  • Telco Cloud: Exploring the Tools and Technologies Powering the Ecosystem Telco Cloud: Exploring the Tools and Technologies Powering the Ecosystem Steve Adams, Strategy Director, Network Platforms Group, Intel Corporation Aug 25 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Telco Cloud represents an enormous opportunity for communications service providers to transform their business practices. By bringing together the best of telco and cloud tools and technologies, communications service providers can deploy network functions anywhere to provide the best user experience without sacrificing service reliability. In this webinar, we will highlight the technical problems and challenges and offer a variety of solutions for the audience to address performance, availability, security, and manageability and automation as they consider their options for transforming their networks in a Telco Cloud environment.
  • Micro-Segmentation Series: Automate Security Workflows with VMware NSX Micro-Segmentation Series: Automate Security Workflows with VMware NSX Joshua Soto, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Networking & Security Aug 25 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    What Don’t You Know About Micro-Segmentation?

    Join us for the third and final webcast in our series on micro-segmentation, how it protects networks, and how it works with perimeter firewalls. We’ll also discuss its advantages beyond protection in automating security workflows and more.

    In this webcast series, we’ve explored the security benefits of micro-segmentation with NSX, notably how it protects data centers inside the perimeter firewall. But did you know that with micro-segmentation, IT can also automate security workflows such as provisioning, moves/adds/changes, threat response, and security policy management? Join us as we discuss:

    • How to improve accuracy and gain better overall security in the data center
    • Security policy approaches with network virtualization
    • How to automate security workflows to gain greater agility

    Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
  • Layer 1: Challenging the Limits of Fiber Optic Cabling & Connectivity Layer 1: Challenging the Limits of Fiber Optic Cabling & Connectivity Mike Connaughton, Berk-Tek Aug 25 2016 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Data communication speeds are constantly increasing to keep up with the demand in bandwidth. Ethernet speeds of 100 Gb/s are being deployed and 400 Gb/s or more are being considered. As the speeds increase, the reach of multimode fiber gets shorter. One way to mitigate the shrinking distance is to the use the highest bandwidth fiber. What if we tell you that the transceivers can help mitigate as well?

    Topics to be discussed include:
    - Characteristics of cable, connectivity, and transceivers and how they can maximize network reach and flexibility
    - Current trends in Ethernet and Fibre Channel and what is coming in the near future.

    *Viewers will receive 1 BICSI CEC
  • The GRC Evolution of Digital Enterprises with Convergence of ERM & Cybersecurity The GRC Evolution of Digital Enterprises with Convergence of ERM & Cybersecurity Colin Whittaker, Informed Risk Decisions; Yo Delmar, MetricStream; Chris McClean, Forrester; Sanjay Agrawal, CIMCON Software Aug 25 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    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.
  • The Role of FPGAs in SparK Accelerators The Role of FPGAs in SparK Accelerators Shreyas Shah, Principal Data center Architect, Xilinx Aug 29 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In the cloud computing era, data growth is exponential. Every day billions of photos are shared and large amount of new data created in multiple formats. Within this cloud of data, the relevant data with real monetary value is small. To extract the valuable data, big data analytics frame works like SparK is used. This can run on top of a variety of file systems and data bases. To accelerate the SparK by 10-1000x, customers are creating solutions like log file accelerators, storage layer accelerators, MLLIB (One of the SparK library) accelerators, and SQL accelerators etc.

    FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are the ideal fit for these type of accelerators where the workloads are constantly changing. For example, they can accelerate different algorithms on different data based on end users and the time of the day, but keep the same hardware.

    This webinar will describe the role of FPGAs in SparK accelerators and give SparK accelerator use cases.
  • High Performance vADCs & OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure by 6WIND and Radware High Performance vADCs & OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure by 6WIND and Radware Frank Jimenez, Product Marketing Manager, 6WIND, and Frank Yue, Director Solution Marketing, Radware Aug 30 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Experts from 6WIND & Radware prove that it is possible to attain and sustain virtualized performance above and beyond industry expectations for NFV using an OpenStack environment. By combining 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™ and Radware Alteon® NG VA, network operators can migrate to high performance vADCs while eliminating PCI passthrough and SR-IOV. The end result is a cost effective move to an NFV architecture without compromising the performance or impacting the virtualization environment that their customers expect.
  • The Cost Shift Model for Video Storage and Data Management The Cost Shift Model for Video Storage and Data Management Brian Morsch, VP of Sales, Surveillance & Security – Americas and Andy Brinck, VP of Channel Sales – Americas Aug 30 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    If you are a security integrator then this webinar is for you!

    Challenges created by more cameras, higher resolutions, and increasingly complex analytics are creating an influx in data, and managing this infrastructure takes an intelligent, scalable storage platform.

    Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 AM PST for The Cost Shift Model
    for Video Storage and Data Management to learn how Quantum is taking a different approach to revolutionize storage solutions within the surveillance and security industry.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    - How a multi-tier storage approach is shifting the budget spent in the surveillance market
    - How to extend your customers’ surveillance budget
    - How you can offer a scalable storage solution without compromising video quality, retention time, or camera streams

    Quantum can help you design and implement a scalable storage foundation that will enable you to differentiate your offerings in the market.
    Register for this webinar today!
  • Consolidating and Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Consolidating and Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Yoav Eilat Aug 31 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Databases are continuing to grow rapidly, creating scalability and performance challenges and escalating costs. Learn how EMC all-flash storage solves your database and application challenges on a modern, consolidated platform.
  • Big Data Innovation – From Experiment to Production Big Data Innovation – From Experiment to Production Matt Aslett - 451 Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics with Aali Masood, Senior Director, Oracle Sep 1 2016 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Big Data projects offer the promise of generating value from previously ignored or under-exploited data. Many enterprises are looking to take advantage of new data sources and combine that with the wealth of information they already hold about their customers, their business, even their competitors to develop new innovative applications and services, such as:

    · combining data from devices, sensors, customers, and analyze that in real time to react better and faster (example, location-based services)
    · pursue new opportunities in an adjacent markets – for example selling predictive maintenance services to the buyers of your products
    · accelerate time to market – for example identifying the most valuable customers and launching special programs to boost loyalty

    Innovation from Big Data is driven by experimentation to uncover new markets or data-driven products and services, as well as trying out new business processes, searching for new insights, and testing new hypotheses.

    However, a well-planned integration strategy is essential to putting this innovation to work in production business environments. The innovation may take advantage of new platforms, but to be taken into production it must work smoothly with existing systems and processes. No matter where the innovation came from, enterprises still need to access data, and figure out how to make it scale. This will involve not only the technology team, but business and strategic leaders as well.

    Join Oracle and 451 Research for a webinar exploring how to take advantage of big data opportunities by coordinating innovation and production. It covers how to manage rapid development in an environment with minimal control—together with the ability to migrate innovation into a production environment to support real-world needs that are constantly changing.
  • How Software Eats Hardware in the Datacenter: Reducing Cost and Complexity How Software Eats Hardware in the Datacenter: Reducing Cost and Complexity Andy Ryan, Cloud Solutions Architect at vArmour Sep 1 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    INTRO:

    As organizations move to virtual data centers and multi-cloud environments in a dangerous threat climate, they are faced with new security challenges they must overcome. But, they must do this without exponentially increasing the manpower, products, or resources they need, so they still get the most of their valuable security budgets. These challenges include:

    -Improving visibility inside data centers and cloud
    -Reducing the attack surface
    -Maintaining regulatory compliance standards.

    WHAT'S IN THIS WEBINAR:

    vArmour will explore trends in data center security that include the rise of software to replace firewalls inside the data center, segmentation and micro-segmentation as security techniques, and shifting ideas about how software defined networking that:

    -Eliminate under-utilized zones and choke points
    -Avoid costly hardware refresh cycles and on-going maintenance
    -Reduce the time and complexity to process security changes
    -Lower the time it takes to see and stop threats
    -Reduce the time and complexity to process security changes
    -Lower the time it takes to see and stop threats
    -Increase speed of secure application delivery

    ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:

    Andy Ryan, Cloud Solutions Architect at vArmour
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyr
  • Arcserve's Battle Royale Arcserve's Battle Royale Gary Sussman, Kervin Myrtil, Chris Rockholt Sep 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There is a lot of talk about who's the best in the business. But what do the numbers say? Join us as we take a look in the world of data back up and disaster recovery to see how Arcserve stands up against the competition.
  • Manage any device, anywhere from a single console with HEAT LANrev Manage any device, anywhere from a single console with HEAT LANrev Margreet Fortune Sep 6 2016 9:45 am UTC 60 mins
    HEAT LANrev was Highly Commended in the recent Computing Vendor Excellence Awards in London - Mobile Management category.
    With the fragmentation of technology platforms and proliferation of mobile devices organisations today need a unified management approach for smart connected devices. Join this session to learn how HEAT LANrev can provide end to end multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.
  • Best Practices for Running Virtualized Workloads in All-Flash Data Centers Best Practices for Running Virtualized Workloads in All-Flash Data Centers Mike Cooney Sep 6 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This session explores the reasons for one of the quickest revolutions that the storage industry has seen in the last 20 years, and how XtremIO can enable breakthrough capabilities for your server virtualization and private cloud deployments. We through specific use case issues and how to overcome them. With lots of real-world tips and tricks, you can consolidate your most demanding virtualization workloads successfully and gracefully.
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Mike Fazio, Product Marketing Manager, DataCore Software Sep 6 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo.

    We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.

    DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.

    Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.
  • Influencers Panel Series: Key Use Cases for Network Virtualization: How and Why? Influencers Panel Series: Key Use Cases for Network Virtualization: How and Why? Aram Avetisyan, IBM | Rene Van Den Bedem, RoundTower Technologies | Maqsood Siddiqui, VMware | Joshua Soto, VMware Sep 7 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    In this two-part series, a panel of top influencers will share their experiences with network virtualization and VMware NSX, how it is being used by organizations as they move toward a fully software-defined data center, and what its deployment requires. You’ll hear valuable advice and use cases for transforming your data center into one that’s more agile, secure and scalable.

    Join us for an open panel of NSX top influencers in a no-slide webcast conversation. They’ll explore how enterprises are using NSX for multiple use cases not previously possible with traditional data center infrastructure. Get insights from their first-hand experiences and IT outcomes that are resulting in unparalleled speed, agility, and security – with orders of magnitude better economics, flexibility, and choice.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts as they share their valuable insights into:

    - How NSX is being deployed in a variety of customer scenarios
    - Key use cases of NSX
    - Getting started with NSX

    Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Knight, NetApp Sep 7 2016 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    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 start 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.
  • How hyper converged infrastructures transform databases How hyper converged infrastructures transform databases Augie Gonzalez, Storage Virtualisation Specialist Sep 8 2016 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    HyperConverge like a Pro - part 2

    Regardless of your industry, databases form the core of your profitability. Whether online transaction processing systems, Big Data analytics systems, or reporting systems, databases manage your most important information – the kind of data that directly supports decisions and provides immediate feedback on business actions and results. The performance of databases has a direct bearing on the profitability of your organization, so smart IT planners are always looking for ways to improve the performance of databases and the apps that use them.

    Join Augie Gonzalez, Subject Matter Expert, DataCore to see if hyper covergence holds an answer to reducing latency and driving performance in database operations. But be careful, not all hyper converged solutions show dramatic improvements across the I/O path.