Data Center Management

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The data center management community focuses on the holistic management and optimization of the data center. From technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing to data center design, colocation, energy efficiency and monitoring, the BrightTALK data center management community provides the most up-to-date and engaging content from industry experts to better your infrastructure and operations. Engage with a community of your peers and industry experts by asking questions, rating presentations and participating in polls during webinars, all while you gain insight that will help you transform your infrastructure into a next generation data center.
  • As if you didn’t know, today’s data center is undergoing a revolution, in large part due to two new advances: software-defined storage and hyper-convergence. Combined, the two advances offer simplicity of deployment and greater flexibility, as well as new operational efficiencies, reducing the need for IT staff specialization and creating time for bigger projects. Learn the hidden secret behind an HP hyper-converged data center, and discover how these two technologies make it possible for you to set up a virtualized server environment that can handle the hyper-growth that today’s business world imposes. And that’s just a small slice of what you’ll learn in this webinar.
  • COMLINE has updated and improved its datacenter to the next generation, based on HP Cloud Service Automation and HP Operation Orchestration. COMLINE has built a secure and highly automated hybrid cloud architecture to deliver IT services to SMEs throughout Germany from an advanced data centre. Return on investment has been achieved in less than one year along with 80% company productivity gain.
  • As more organizations virtualize their mission-critical workloads, they often experience high latency and unpredictable performance. Virtualization can also complicate the storage administration process. Flash storage has the potential to address these challenges, but each vendor has its own approach. One approach may work for some but not others. Which one will work for your organization? Join Chris Tsilipounidakis as he examines the different flash-based storage architectures available today and how they may or may not meet your performance and capacity needs.
  • Businesses of all sizes are creating incredible amounts of irreplaceable data and depend on the availability of their systems to keep their business up and running. There are no exceptions.

    Perhaps, this is why Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is growing 50% year-over-year and on pace to become a $12 billion market by 2020. DRaaS is especially appealing to midsize organizations that lack the budgets and in-house expertise to maintain recovery operations on their own.

    Discover how emerging DRaaS solutions are challenging traditional DR methods by delivering affordable, simple, and secure methods to failover business apps within 15 minutes.

    At this webcast you will:

    -Understand the trade-offs of current DR methods
    -Learn about Disaster Recovery as a Service
    -Discover the five questions you have to ask potential DRaaS solution providers
  • The application lifecycle is accelerating. And now you have multiple datacenter and cloud environments to manage. Traditional management tools just don’t fit a rapidly evolving landscape of applications, clouds and users. Like it or not, the cloud is hybrid. How are you going to manage your hybrid cloud world?

    Guest speaker, Forrester Research, Inc.’s Dave Bartoletti will reveal:
    •Typical hybrid cloud management challenges
    •Essential cloud management capabilities
    •Picking the right tools for application lifecycle success

    David Cope will also share how CliQr customers benefit from application-defined cloud management.
  • Network-dense, interconnection-oriented facilities are not easy to replicate and are typically able to charge higher prices for colocation, as well as charge for cross-connects and, in some cases, access to public Internet exchange platforms and cloud platforms. Mobility, the Internet of Things, SaaS, IaaS and content delivery all depend on network performance. This presentation will look at the following issues:

    - How will Open-IX and the launch of European-model exchanges impact the interconnection market?
    - What are the networking and datacenter technologies that can disrupt this market?
    - What are the advantages of Direct Connect services?
  • Hospitals and other healthcare providers face the daunting challenge of managing information. As patient records, diagnostic information, and even the operating theater increasingly rely on networked electronics, the amount of data that must be created, transmitted, managed, and stored has grown dramatically. The number of devices connected and powered via the healthcare facility’s network infrastructure is also growing. Concerns with how heat rise can degrade network performance from the next generation of Power over Ethernet (PoE) is also top of mind for network administrators in healthcare. In addition, the patient experience is more important than ever, and things like a fast WiFi connection can translate to significantly improve customer experience. In this Berk-Tek webcast, you will learn how you can protect the future health of your network infrastructure

    Topics to be discussed include:
    - The IP Market Drivers
    - New Technology on the Way (PoE, Wireless, 2.5G and 5G)
    - Brief Review of the Healthcare’s TIA-1179 Cabling Standard
    - Planning for Success
    - Conclusions and Recommendations
  • This session will appeal to Data Center Managers, Development Managers, and those that are seeking a fundamental understanding of the future of virtualization and next generation software defined data centers both on-premise and in clouds. The session delves into the emergence of containers as the next generation of virtualization to run multiple applications without a hypervisor and as the light weight platform that will extend to software defined data centers (SDDC). Their rapid adoption by both startups and major IT vendors is a testament to their “Build and Configure once , run anywhere” portability between On-Premise DCs to Clouds.,
    The session is targeted to bring a clear understanding of this key technology to developers as well as systems admins and cloud service providers
  • We know that DevOps principles and patterns have been pioneered by the “unicorns,” the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Twitter and so forth, doing tens, hundreds or even thousands of deployments per day, while preserving world-class availability, reliability and security. However, unique challenges exist when DevOps transformations are undertaken in large, complex organizations.

    The unique challenges include legacy applications, lack of automated testing, tightly coupled architectures, operating in regulated industries, powerful change management approval boards, security and compliance requirements, low trust bureaucratic cultures, and so on.

    However, large, complex organizations are successfully transforming using DevOps, such as GE, Macy’s, Ticketmaster/LiveNation, Barclay’s, Nordstorm, Target, Raytheon.

    In this webinar, Damon Edwards, Gary Gruver, John Willis, and Gene Kim will share their experiences and lessons learned about the unique challenges and solutions of implementing DevOps in large, complex organizations. They will also include lessons learned from the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014 and goals for the conference this year.

    Panelists Include:
    -- Gene Kim, CTO, Tripwire;
    -- Damon Edwards, Managing Partner, DTO Solutions, Inc;
    -- Gary Gruver, author and experience technologist in Continuous Delivery and DevOps;
    -- John Willis, author and evangelist at Docker, Inc.
  • As communications service providers begin to transition network functions to the cloud to bring new and exciting real time communications services to market quickly and more efficiently, they are looking to key vendor ecosystems to help accelerate the deployments with integrated and differentiated network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) solutions that use open approaches.

    This webinar demonstrates the power of solutions from vendor ecosystems and highlights the integration of differentiated network infrastructure products from leading vendors bringing unique, end-to-end Carrier Grade NFV solutions to market for service providers.
  • Low-code platforms have become a critical factor in helping AD&D organizations rapidly deliver applications to win, serve and retain customers.

    With these platforms, enterprises are routinely delivering apps much faster than conventional methods. But can these platforms truly scale across the full modern app lifecycle? What are the top use cases for deploying a low-code platform?

    Join John Rymer of Forrester Research for an engaging discussion about the innovative ways organizations are utilizing low-code platforms across the app lifecycle. Hear from IT executives with Autoliv, Estafeta and NES Financial as they talk candidly about how low-code platforms have driven growth and competitive advantage in their organizations.
  • Speed. Quality. Innovation. That is what you are tasked with day in and day out... delivering superior user experiences that excite and engage your customers. But every benefit of beating your competition to market disappears if the app fails to perform in production. With development now happening in sprints, testing can no longer be sequential. Quality must be a focal point at every stage in the SDLC.

    In this session, learn how to “shift quality left” to make QA more than just a single step in the SDLC. By automating the creation of test and virtual services, and enabling access to realistic test data and scenarios early in the SDLC is key, you can drive a pervasive, continuous quality process integrated earlier throughout the development process.
  • Ensure your data protection strategy is ready for the new world order of data protection, and meets the nine Rs of backup and recovery: Rebuild, Reduce risk, Restart, Restore, Resume, Roll back, Roll forward, Run your business, and in general, Recover information. IT expert Greg Schulz explains how to make that happen in this webcast.

    Everything isn’t the same when it comes to IT data centers, applications, data, organization size and data recovery needs, but there is one constant: The need for critical application recovery. Learn about industry trends, as well as common IT organization threats, risks, challenges and requirements. In addition, Dell data protection experts Kay Benaroch and Robert Amatruda will show additional ways to ensure reliability, data recovery and overall resiliency. Join us and discover:

    •Why data recovery applies to everyday scenarios as well as headline news events
    •How your organization can’t go forward if you can’t go back in time (recovery)
    •Ways the Dell data protection toolbox adapts to your environment
    •Methods to ensure business continuity through data protection appliances
  • In today’s application economy, companies like TIAA CREF are focused on getting applications to market faster, without sacrificing quality—continuing to provide great customer experiences. This requires retooling how you deliver applications, including focusing on smaller batches of work, automating test and deployment, and reducing ‘release drama’ along the way. This session highlights how TIAA CREF was able to automate the delivery pipeline, testing and infrastructure configuration to significantly improve their application delivery process, application quality and team collaboration.
  • Many have hypothesized about the security impact of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) for enterprises, but for the first time, we have actual data on the potential security risks introduced by these devices—and the results may surprise you!
    Andrew Hay, Director of Security Research at OpenDNS, conducted a multi-month study on the prevalence of IoT devices in enterprise networks. In this webcast, Andrew will walk through the key findings, including:
    The prevalence of IoT devices—even in the most regulated industries—and which devices are most commonly found
    Where IoT hosting infrastructure is located on the internet
    Vulnerabilities found in IoT hosting infrastructure
    Implications to consider for your security program
    How to gain IoT visibility in your enterprise network
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  • Traditional cybersecurity approaches aren’t effective in the world of IoT with the vast disparity in device capabilities, resource constraints and architectural designs. This diversity has created an environment where attacking the IoT infrastructure of an organization will become more common place. This presentation will discuss what can be done in the near term to help protect against attacks on the varying device types and their ecosystems.
  • In the Age of the Customer, applications are the face of your business and it is more important than ever to address performance and availability issues early in the software development lifecycle - before they get a chance to impact end users. Using Application Performance Management (APM) in pre-production is a best practice for creating and delivering applications that perform well and provide a great user experience.

    In this session, Forrester Research guest speaker Milan Hanson discusses trends and directions for usage of APM in pre-production. And he relays results from the recent Forrester Consulting TEI Study for CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) illustrating the value in both pre-production and production.

    To gain a better understanding of the best practices you should consider from the following topics, Milan will dive into:
    • The importance of addressing performance issues in pre-production
    • Trends and directions for the usage of APM in pre-production
    • The value of CA APM according to the Forrester Consulting TEI Study
  • With cloud computing now becoming a mainstream technology for most companies, new opportunities have emerged for cloud and hosting providers that extend beyond their traditional infrastructure-focused businesses. The most interesting changes in cloud infrastructure, applications and services are yet to come.

    A key characteristic of Cloud 2.0 is that 70% of the opportunity is beyond infrastructure hosting, with application, managed and security services demand growing from enterprises. To capture this providers must continue to evolve their offerings to meet the increasingly complex demands of customers who are now in the driver's seat. These customers need not only infrastructure, but also wrap-around services and support that they have come to expect from their corporate IT departments.

    During this data-driven discussion you will learn:

    - What Cloud 2.0 means for your business
    - Cloud adoption trends
    - How to innovate without risk
    - Who are the primary decision makers
    - How customers choose a service provider and what requirements are important to them
    - Where customers allocate their budgets
  • DevOps methods enable teams to ship software more quickly and frequently but that advantage is negated unless the reliability and sustainability practices of operations teams are included throughout planning and execution. Too many organizations that rapidly ‘sheep dip’ development teams in Agile practices that focus at the team level ignore the implications that arise at production scale. Join this exclusive webinar with Dan North of DNA who will discuss how enterprise IT teams can enable collaboration without coercion. Attendees will learn how optimizations can be leveraged across both dev and ops teams so that the constraints that arise in stovepiped approaches are avoided.
  • As network performance becomes more business-critical, visibility and improved control over quality is vital. The network is the CSPs most important asset, but staying on top of performance is a challenge. While customers become more aware and demanding, networks become more complex and fluid. Creanord EchoVault enables unparalleled visibility to the service sold and provides the most scalable performance and SLA management solution for almost any installed equipment and a path to future SDN/NFV networks with the increased demands for timeliness and flexibility.