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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.
  • Companies invest a lot into systems that monitor and manage IT environments or customer service levels. But none of these systems can display their full potential if you do not add intelligent notifications and mobile response. Communicating that something is going on is as important as detecting it.
    Being on call is difficult enough. 24/7 IT operations require 24/7 responsiveness. You need to respond ASAP regardless of your week-end plans. Wouldn't it be great if you could do whatever you wanted from wherever you are? If you are an IT Admin, on-call engineer, IT Manager, Business Continuity Manager or need to stay up-to-date on everything that is going on - this is the perfect session for you.

    Derdack brings you an innovative & intelligent companion that introduces a new level of on-call incident handling. Your IT users will enjoy shorter down times and your team better KPIs.

    Join us on a journey through your on-call day, enjoy an interactive, real-time and mobile experience and learn about:

    How seamlessly Enterprise Alert integrates with your HPOM, HPSM, HPNNM or HPOO
    How to automate your on-call incident notifications and mobile response
    How our all-new Enterprise Alert mobile app works
    How to reliably receive alerts on the go, incident details and history analysis
    How to collaborate with peers and inform users on incident impacts
    How to execute IT jobs and IT automation runbooks
    How Enterprise Alert is working in typical use cases and scenarios and is running with our existing customer base today
  • Chris Tsilipounidakis gives you an overview of the Tegile IntelliFlash dashboard and user interface. Explore the various widgets, learn how to gain additional insight into storage performance and capacity, and see how you can simplify storage administration with a Tegile Intelligent Flash Storage Array.
  • The human brain makes it look easy. What our eyes see, we decode immediately and effortlessly. But is it that simple? In truth, how we process images is staggeringly complex. Inspired in part by our remarkable neurons, deep learning is a fast-growing area in machine learning research that shows promising breakthroughs in speech, text and image recognition. It’s based on endowing a neural network with many hidden layers, enabling a computer to learn tasks, organize information and find patterns on its own.

    Recently, SAS took on a classical problem in machine learning research, the MNIST database, a data set containing thousands of handwritten digit images. Learn how we did – and what it reveals about the future of deep learning.
  • EMC XtremIO™ is an all-flash scale-out enterprise storage array that provides substantial improvements to I/O performance. ViPR SRM simplifies monitoring of XtremIO in SAN environments by collecting key indicators for performance and capacity from virtual guests to provide the insight to optimize storage investments and improve SLA’s. Watch this webcast to learn how you can gain improved visibility and insights to your XtremIO and multi-vendor storage infrastructure to maximize your ROI with:

    -Performance troubleshooting and analysis
    -Capacity planning, reporting and chargeback
    -Configuration compliance validation and alerting
  • The ability of software to recognize patterns in usage, data or other inputs to improve a user’s experience & productivity is an expected attribute of modern software. In this webinar, Will Davis and Tye Rattenbury discuss how Trifacta is building intelligent software that incorporates learning to make the process of wrangling data more intuitive and efficient.
  • Do you spend days on data science projects, only to struggle building them into presentations that management can understand? Do you spend more time exploring and understanding your data, before even beginning to write one line of a model? Do you have a hard time working through other departments to get to your data in the first place?

    Tableau is a visual reporting application that connects directly to R. It’s designed for you, the domain expert who understands the data. Its drag-and-drop interface allows you effortlessly connect to libraries and packages, import saved models, or write new ones directly into calculations, visualizing them in seconds.

    This webinar will show you how to:
    - Effortlessly connect your R scripts to a wide variety of data files and databases
    - Build interactive slideshows and presentations of your data in minutes
    - Use dashboards as a front end for R code, allowing viewers to intuitively interact with R models

    Join us to see how you can use drag and drop data visualization alongside R to speed up your data science projects and get them in front of more eyes, leading to smarter, data-driven business decisions.
  • We do not want Big Data! We want the right data to answer the right questions!

    Data is changing our world. Predictions using massive data not only have improved many products. At the same time, they have, in some industries, disrupted business models and created new ones.

    What does an organization need to do to generate a new competitive advantage out of data? The answer might be surprising. “Change the state of mind.”

    Companies often do not need big data. They essentially want small and actionable advice. Some predictions will need big data to surface relevant information, but not all. The key to success for many companies, however, is to enable “data­driven” decision making. Lutz will discuss the steps he has used in starting and developing his own company (later sold to WPP), as well as how he leads LinkedIn’s data science team.

    A) Change the state of mind!
    Enable everyone in the company to ask “data driven” questions. Lutz will show how this is the hardest part of the on­going exercise, but why most businesses actually can achieve this with their current strategic abilities. Using examples we will learn what is the best way to formulate the “Ask”.

    B) What data?
    Data can be a source of disruption & innovation. Business models change because new data sources and enhanced computational power allows new services or improve old services. But which data to use? Domain knowledge is often more important than having “Big Data". Lutz will introduce a framework on how to think about data.

    C) How to build a Data Team?
    How can organizations build up data capabilities within your team. Contrary to the common discussion that a data scientist are not ‘hard to find’. Lutz will explain how every company can create a data science organization by just mixing the right skillets.
  • Persistent memory solutions deliver the endurance and performance of DRAM coupled with the non-volatility of Flash. This webinar will update you on the latest solutions for enterprise server and storage designs, and provide insights into future persistent memory advances. A specific focus will be NVDIMM solutions, with examples from the member companies of the SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group.
  • Ever wish you could get inside your QSA’s head before your next PCI audit?
    Join QSA Adam Gaydosh of Anitian, and Nimmy Reichenberg, VP of Strategy at AlgoSec to get the inside scoop on what QSAs are looking for when they audit you. Aimed at security and networking professionals, this webinar will provide insider tips and tricks to help you prepare for and pass your audit – wherever your credit card data is stored – and remain continuously compliant even if you’re breached.

    Don’t miss the chance to hear about the pitfalls your colleagues have already faced, and how to make the audit experience less stressful, including:
    - Less is more: demystifying the scope of a PCI audit
    - What’s in and what’s out: Segmenting your network for compliance
    - Best practices for configuring your security infrastructure
    - PCI in the public cloud – it’s not an oxymoron
  • Willbros, a leading infrastructure contractor serving the oil and gas industry, leverages Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Trend Micro Deep Security to quickly design and deploy agile, secure cloud solutions to protect their vital data. Moving to AWS allows organizations to leave their infrastructure behind and start fresh – architecting for flexibility and scalability. However, bottlenecks are created when traditional on-premises security approaches and tools are used. Learn how Willbros unleashed innovation in the energy industry by taking a greenfield approach to security in AWS. Attend this practical webinar by AWS, Trend Micro and Willbros to learn how you can design a flexible, agile architecture that meets compliance requirements and protects your most valuable asset – your data. Jason Cradit from Willbros will share their experience on how they achieved building robust and secure pipeline management systems in the cloud.

    In this webinar you’ll learn how to:
    - Architect a secure application using a combination of AWS services, Trend Micro services, and configurations
    - Understand how host-based protection improves application security, as well as agility and flexibility
    - How to protect workloads from attack, without hampering performance
  • With an ever-changing IT landscape and growing business demands, it’s time to expect more from your enterprise software. Dell Software delivers integrated, end-to-end solutions that simplify IT management while mitigating risks and accelerating results. Thanks to Dell Software, your workday is more efficient, and ends when it should – giving you the time to do the things you love.
  • Join us on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:00 AM PDT / 2:00 PM EDT for an original webinar that reveals how In-Memory Computing technology will play a critical role in the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) phenomenon. Jason Stamper, Data Platforms & Analytics Analyst for 451 Research and Nikita Ivanov, co-founder and CTO at GridGain Systems and Ilya Sterin, Senior Director of Engineering at ChronoTrack will approach the topic from the expert perspectives of the analyst, technology provider and solution implementer respectively.
  • After reviewing the diverging data protection legislation in the EU member states, the European Commission (EC) decided that this situation would impede the free flow of data within the EU zone. The EC response was to undertake an effort to "harmonize" the data protection regulations and it started the process by proposing a new data protection framework. This proposal includes some significant changes like defining a data breach to include data destruction, adding the right to be forgotten, adopting the U.S. practice of breach notifications, and many other new elements. Another major change is a shift from a directive to a rule, which means the protections are the same for all 27 countries and includes significant financial penalties for infractions. This tutorial explores the new EU data protection legislation and highlights the elements that could have significant impacts on data handling practices.

    Learning Objectives:
    -This tutorial will highlight the major changes to the previous data protection directive
    -Participants will understand the differences between these key terms
    -Participants will learn the nature of the Reforms as well as the specific proposed change
  • Data center security is being reshaped by virtualisation, consolidation, and promising new technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN).
    The adoption of the SDDC brings new challenges such as inspecting East-West traffic without the need to compromise on all the benefits of today's physical appliances.
  • Infrastructure teams often struggle with determining the root cause of a performance problem when looking at complex cloud environments. Virtualization complicates this further since physical resources are shared by many virtualized applications leading to difficulties in determining the offender of the performance issue.

    EMC ViPR SRM provides comprehensive end-to-end monitoring, reporting, and analysis for heterogeneous storage and virtualized environments. Watch this webcast to learn how administrators can have a single pane of glass with simple correlation of all components of the infrastructure with ViPR SRM. ViPR SRM monitors the environment proactively to warn administrators of potential problems before they cause an outage.
  • With companies adopting SaaS applications more rapidly than ever before, the risk of cloud data loss has also risen. As many as 40% of companies that use cloud based applications have reported data loss since 2013, according to reports from the Aberdeen group and Symantec – but until cloud data disasters hit home, businesses tend not to prioritize cloud data backup.

    In this BrightTALK-exclusive webinar, you’ll learn about the biggest cloud data losses of the year, and how to make sure they don’t happen in your organization.
  • We are only seven months away from one of the most popular shopping seasons, kicking off with Black Friday and Cyber Monday. These events have become popular worldwide and online sales continue to grow aggressively year after year. Having both an eCommerce and mobile strategy are key to a business’ success now and in years to come. But this is not enough.

    Users today require high quality mobile and web apps. Testing for user experience, functionality, security and performance are mandatory for success. With a storm of user transactionslooming forBlack Friday and the holiday season, you need to be proactive and performance test your sites and apps before they crumble under massive user demand.

    As a developer, how can you tune your web and mobile applications to support the holiday season?

    In this webinar, we will be introducing HP StormRunner Load version 1.4, the simplest, smartest, and most scalable solution to your performance testing needs, now integrated with HP Network Virtualization.

    In this webinar, we will show step by step how to:

    Quickly create bursting tests and find performance issues
    Generate test from different regions leveraging load generators in the cloud
    Understand the impact the network can have on performance and how to solve for it
    You will have the opportunity to execute your own test as we go through the demo.
  • This webinar will describe the challenges faced by cloud and web service providers when attempting to monitor, manage, and troubleshoot across large data centers and networks, whether fully owned or hosted. It will describe the benefits of using a unified visibility plane as the solution to address these challenges, in a cost-effective and streamlined manner, whether it is for security, performance, and/or troubleshooting purposes.
  • Join GridGain co-founder and Apache Ignite™ (incubating) PPMC Member Dmitriy Setrakyan, Thursday, May 21 at 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM EDT for another deep-dive webinar: "Comparing and Benchmarking Data Grids: Apache Ignite™ (incubating) vs. Hazelcast".

    In this 50-minute webinar specifically designed for software developers and architects, Dmitriy will cover some major differences between Apache Ignite™ (incubating) and Hazelcast Data Grid technologies. Dmitriy will also focus on the benchmarks built using the Yardstick Benchmarking Framework to evaluate the performance of Apache Ignite™ (incubating) and Hazelcast deployed within Docker Containers on Amazon EC2 cloud. He will cover transactional cache operations, as well as cache queries using SQL. Dmitriy will finish by answering any questions you may have at the end.
  • This webinar will go through 10 proven ways to assure your business can be resilient to any sort of downtime event including disaster recovery as a service, instant recovery, recovery assurance, archiving, and other best practices.
  • Watch this EMC Tech Talk recorded on Thursday, May 21st!

    Are you looking to design an in-house infrastructure that delivers the flexibility, and scalability of today’s cloud based IaaS solutions to your end-users while also satisfying the demands of today’s high-performance applications? Would you like to learn about a technology that can help you leverage commodity servers and storage devices to deliver a software defined converged infrastructure solution that can scale to cost-effectively meet your most demanding performance requirements?

    By watching you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more as ESG introduces the challenges, technologies and trends associated with delivering scale-out solutions.

    Watch this Tech Talk to:
    - Get a ScaleIO Overview
    -Learn about the lab validation findings with ESG