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.
Remote office backup presents numerous challenges, including ever-increasing data volumes, network bandwidth constraints, overtaxed IT administrators and complicated, time-consuming backup processes. Compounding all this is a reliance on older technologies that are inefficient and costly. And the more sites your organization has, the challenges multiply.
It's time for businesses to rethink remote office backup; one that meets data and regulatory retention requirements, is easy to deploy and maintain, and is secure and cost effective. Its time to look to the cloud.
Join backup experts Druva to learn how remote office server backup has evolved. Discover how the cloud offers a new, and in most cases, a better approach. In this session you’ll learn:
- How the latest advancements in cloud storage technology scale globally for enterprises of all sizes
- Why advances in cloud security models are addressing stringent global security and data privacy issues, including data residency requirements and more
- How an 'infinite data snapshot model' combined with cost-optimized flexible retention eliminates traditional vendor restrictions.
Hear real-life use cases of how others are leveraging the cloud for remote server backup. Live Q&A will follow to answer your specific questions.
The power to seamlessly migrate, recover, protect, and deduplicate data - on or off the cloud - without tying your business to specific hardware, networks or protocols.
The power to seamlessly migrate, recover, protect, and deduplicate data - on or off the cloud - without tying your business to specific hardware, networks or protocols.
Following our overview session, Andy Ebbs, discusses how you can overcome these challenges with migrations without business disruption. And, as an example, he demonstrates a full server migration from ESX to Hyper V which takes just 5 minutes using Double-Take Move.
Rittal’s presentation focuses on the biggest challenge facing data centre infrastructures: efficient cooling.
The presentation outlines the latest technology for rack, row, and room cooling. The focus is on room cooling with rear door heat exchangers (RHx)
Author and Chief Research Officer Howard Dresner discusses his analysis and findings in this Wisdom of Crowds series study on End User Data Preparation. Learn why Trifacta was given the highest rating amongst 26 vendors in this research study. Joe Hellerstein, co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer will discuss the origins of Trifacta, and why our approach to exploratory data preparation enables organizations to quickly turn raw data into strategic assets.
You can’t afford to lose even 5 minutes of business due to downtime these days. In this webinar, we will discuss several new strategies available in the marketplace to keep your communications platform safe from network outages, natural disasters and even that rogue backhoe operator.
The power of the cloud brings both opportunities and challenges to the enterprise. IT professionals are looking to embrace the power of software, to transform their existing infrastructure into an efficient, optimized, scalable, software-defined data center, that gives them the management control and capability they need to drive their businesses forward. At the same time, they want to build on existing experience and knowledge, whilst pushing forward with new technologies, skills and certifications.
In this webinar, Matt McSpirit will outline the key essentials for future-proofing IT infrastructure and explore the role of the Microsoft Cloud Platform (with technologies like Windows Server, System Center and Azure) in achieving the vision of tomorrow's software-defined data center.
The way Business Users consume services is changing, “Central IT” has an opportunity to increase the value provided to their Business Users. New trends in brokering services are surfacing along with a great diversification in Service Providers across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions, managed and un-managed, that can be leveraged. Come join us in reviewing the steps involved in becoming a Service Provider to your Business through IT-as-a-Service enablement from a Managed Cloud Service Provider perspective.
Data breaches of all sorts, affecting credit card providers, retailers and health care providers, suggest that such breaches will continue and grow as a major risk to all organizations and their IT, security, and compliance departments. At the same time, Big Data solutions are gradually becoming more prevalent, connecting many new sources of data and thus potentially increasing both the vulnerability and the magnitude of a data breach. It is no wonder that Stratecast survey data suggest that one of IT managers’ primary concerns with Big Data is security, yet the advantages of Big Data in enabling revenue creation make it very attractive to the business. This panel discussion will explore the security issues around Big Data.
In particular, the panel will discuss:
•Whether Big Data necessarily increases the risk of a security breach
•How to assess the risks associated with different types of Big Data solutions
•How to avoid data breaches in a Big Data environment
Join us for the first in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars, as we discuss with VMware one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVol is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments.
This moderated session features Juan Novella and Ken Werneburg, VVol experts from VMware, who will discuss VVol technology, the rapidly expanding ecosystem, and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
Juan Novella, Product Marketing Manager – Storage; VMware
Ken Werneburg, Senior Architect - Technical Marketing; VMware
The borders of the data center has become blurred or eliminated with virtualization, cloud solutions, and mobile devices. With increased complexity comes less visibility coupled with heightened user expectations. In this session, we’ll discuss the impacts of the new ‘borderless enterprise’ on network management practices and provide guidance on how to adapt to this new frontier.
If transforming your data center without service interruptions is imperative, join this session to learn about a tested and proven methodology, the DKGm, that will get you there. It has produced to date on time and on budget data center transformations without service interruptions 100% of the time.
Join David-Kenneth Group’s Kristofer Mathisen as he presents the details of the DKGm, including its processes, procedures, tools and technologies for data center transformations.
The business is continually expecting IT to:
1. Accelerate the business
2. Evolve IT into as a service
3. Constantly improve Efficiency
But, even common and simple challenges in the data center take too much time to resolve effectively and IT is often too involved in fighting fires than expanding.
Flash storage can be a solution to this, but traditional and recent flash models have been little more than a "band-aid" for critical applications.
With more need than ever to spend time on innovation, join Adrian Clarke from Pure Storage as he looks at the Next Generation of Flash storage, how it can deliver a better economy and what simple changes can be made in your infrastructure to help you accelerate your business.
Join us on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST for a webinar focused on critical importance of In-Memory Computing in turning Big Data into Fast Data. Featuring Jason Stamper, Data Platforms & Analytics Analyst for 451 Research and Nikita Ivanov, co-founder and CTO at GridGain Systems.
Some organizations are stuck in neutral, spending too much time on implementing predictive analytics. This can keep them from addressing core business challenges.
Instead, the focus should be on predictive modeling and machine learning. So where to start?
This webinar will show you how SAS® can help you:
• Quickly and easily build models to analyze your big data – including neural network, regression, Bayesian network and others.
• Automate model deployment and scoring to gain true business value.
• Increase the productivity of analytic and IT teams.
• Integrate open source tools to your model lifecycle processes.
When customers ask for support of a given API, can a vendor survive if they ignore these requests? A strategy many vendors are taking is to support multiple APIs with a single implementation. Besides the Swift API, many support the S3 defacto and CDMI standard APIs in their implementation. Join this Webcast to learn:
•What is needed for these APIs to co-exist in an implementation?
•Basic operations are nearly identical between APIs, but what about semantics that have multiple different expressions such as metadata?
•Best practices and tips to implementing multiple protocols in your cloud storage solution
Join us on Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 11:00 AM PDT/2:00 PM EDT for the second webinar in the Coding Examples series for Apache Ignite(TM) (incubating), in which GridGain EVP of Engineering, Dmitriy Setrakyan will demonstrate more examples of the capabilities of Apache Ignite. See Part 1 in this series at http://bit.ly/1dyIduP.
Businesses rely more and more on technology that touches their customers directly. This is especially true in remote branch locations like stores or restaurants. Whether it is digital signage for advertising in the product aisle, swiping a customer loyalty card at the gas pump, or simply taking a credit card at check out, when the network connection is down you are losing money and upsetting customers.
Wireless and satellite technologies can provide very high reliability and surprisingly cost effective alternative routing solutions to your terrestrial network. Discover how these solutions could work to your advantage across your remote locations.
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, Red Hat's latest release of its flagship platform, delivers dramatic improvements in reliability, performance, and scalability. See how this release builds upon the improvements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to reliability, performance, and scalability by providing the architect, system administrator, and a developer with additional resources necessary to innovate and manage more efficiently.
Analysts project 6X more growth in cloud than traditional IT, but most of your enterprise customers run less than 1/3 of their apps in the cloud today. What’s it going to take for them to migrate the rest to your platforms? In this webinar, cloud and managed hosting experts share experiences and best practices to help drive new revenue opportunities enabled by flash storage.
-Enterprise application trends and how to drive more applications to your cloud & hosting platforms
-How to differentiate your services for competitive advantage
-Where new profit centers may await and where other service providers are placing application and technology bets for maximum revenue growth
As wireless becomes the primary or even sole access method for more and more people, mobile operators must carry higher volumes of traffic and support more sophisticated network services including 3G/4G/5G cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth etc. Also they must do so in a cost-effective manner where rapidly increasing capacity demands far exceed the growth in budgets. This requires us to lower the cost of hardware, maximize the utilization from hardware and frequency assets, while reducing operational costs by embracing new techniques such as automation. Software Defined Networking (SDN) offers a logically centralized control model with programmability, and a flow-based paradigm that is suited for highly scalable mobile and wireless networks, from access to backhaul and core. This Webinar presents the use cases for OpenFlow based SDN for mobile and wireless networks. The SDN architectures provide an agile and cost-effective communications methods for addressing the above challenges.
Last year, Gartner identified mobile computing as one of the top 10 strategic technology trends for 2015, as mobile devices begin hold a permanent role in day-to-day business operations, whether or not organizations have clearly defined BYOD policies set in place. But how can business and IT decision makers ensure that the mobile takeover actually improves in-office & long-distance collaboration and team productivity instead of becoming a distraction?
Find out the answer to this question and more in this interactive panel session between some of the industry’s leading thought leaders and innovators. Attend live and join the conversation!
The evolution of the distributed enterprise network and its ability to deliver for the brand has dramatically changed since 2000. In the past, telephone line infrastructure like V.90 modems were installed to simply process credit cards and the branch office was confined to local content advertising. Then, wired broadband WAN connectivity such as T1, DSL, Cable, and Metro Ethernet was introduced to the mass market, opening up new applications to reach customers. Additionally, the need for private network communications via wired WAN brought about the introduction of technologies like MPLS and Frame Relay networks. The combination of broadband-wired WAN performance, with private network capabilities, offered the brand the ability to provide more secured bandwidth to locations – but at a premium with a level of reliability that greatly varied depending on geography.
Today, wireless broadband WAN connectivity is pervasive across North America and is the wave of the future. 4G/LTE has outpaced MPLS, Cable, DSL, and other means of traditional wired WAN networking at a fraction of the cost.
Now, the ‘Store of the Future’ is here with cutting-edge technology offering Ethernet LAN connectivity over 4G/LTE wireless broadband. With dual active 4G LTE modems, wired Ethernet WAN connectivity, dual-band/dual-concurrent ac WiFi and enterprise-grade security - all in a consolidated, easy-to-manage platform, delivering a reliable and scalable broadband experience.
The convergence of wired and wireless connectivity into a single platform reduces PCI scope, simplifies network complexity, and lowers the carbon footprint of your network; all while leveraging the cloud for remote management and best-in-breed security solutions.
Join us for this webinar to learn about Ultimate Multi WAN DiversityTM, network cost-savings through cutting-edge technology, and how the ‘Store of the Future’ is here.
Technology can do amazing and complex things, especially in this day and age. But, sometimes modern technology can be applied to solve simple, relatable everyday challenges with fantastic results. Listen in to learn how today's cutting edge IoT & wearables technology can be deployed to drive significant business results including vast improvements in customer service, patient health care, and more. The opportunity is upon us to revolutionize service ethics across many industries in ways unavailable to us before IoT & wearables converged in these simple ways.
Hear use cases in:
FC, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, DCB, traditional LAN, internet/WAN, HPC, clusters, clouds, server virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, and more are all colliding in your data center. Redundancy, resiliency, security, I/O consolidation, network convergence, dynamic application distribution, and thin provisioning with high levels of service are desired at all layers and all data center sizes across a broad spectrum of use cases. You worry about operational separation, buying decisions, investment protection, cost and energy savings, and evolving standards while maintaining very high levels of service and security. Is the technology evolving to a dream come true or a nightmare? If that doesn’t keep you up at night nothing will.
This session from SNIA will untangle, define, and illustrate the main ideas and concepts behind Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence to give context and a solid foundation for discussions with your vendors, as well as for your further reading and investigation. The point of view taken for this presentation is that of the network and transport characteristics in the face of the changes taking place.
Impact Sourcing (IS) is a business process service delivery model that provides quality and cost at parity with traditional Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), but with optimized enhancements. IS employs individuals with limited opportunity for sustainable employment as principal workers in BPO centers to provide high-quality, information-based services to domestic and international public and private-sector clients.
You will learn about:
·A qualified, trained talent pool with skillsets aligned to match client needs
·Lower attrition rates and higher corresponding levels of employee engagement
·Opportunities to fulfil corporate social responsibility and diversity objectives
How do you know which technology is right in todays database world, we will explore the range of technologies from MySQL/Percona/Maria to Xtra Cluster to Mongo to Redis and how you can fit all of these together to form a path way for your data. Not one technology fits everything but together you can use the right tool for the right job, and make the data flow seamlessly between them to range from short session data to longer term reporting data and everything between. We are at the new frontier in database lets work on a new toolset to prepare you for it.
David is currently the Lead DBA for Object Rocket by Rackspace, where he works on sharding, mongo, tool building, very large-scale issues, and high performance mongo architecture. Before that he was the MySQL/NoSQL Architect for Electronic Arts, after working in segments from data centers to high performance advertising with skills ranging from programing to hardware/network design he brings a top down view into troubleshooting and tuning. He enjoys large-scale operational tool building, high performance OS and Database tuning, and extending mongo to improve operations team both large and small.
In the past year, the networking industry has embraced open source as the right path forward for Software-Defined Networking (SDN). OpenDaylight has become the industry’s “de facto standard” open source SDN project, with over 300 developers working across company lines to deliver a common and interoperable SDN and NFV platform that anyone can see, contribute to and use. Here we’ll discuss the different ways users can consume and utilize the OpenDaylight platform--whether straight from the source code, through a distribution or through several commercially available solutions.
As part of the 1.2 version of the HP Helion Development Platform, HP is adding new, end-to-end product functionality for enterprise developers. We will be announcing details on this exciting release at the Cloud Foundry Summit in Santa Clara, May 11-12 2015. Attend this live webinar to learn more about this announcement, plans for Cloud Foundry community contributions, and live demonstrations of product capability. This is an interactive session and we will be taking live questions from the audience.
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.
In this webinar, I will discuss some of the great Application Virtualization tools on the market today. Some tools which empower an organization to create portable application containers, others which allow streaming of applications and also some which provide the increasingly popular method of application layering. I will explain the concepts and benefits to each. I plan to discuss solutions such as App-V, ThinApp, Cameyo, Spoon, AppVolumes, Unidesk and FlexApp. Going into details of what I like and dislike about each, as well their suitability for delivering a solid experience on both Persistent and Non-Persistent virtual desktops. I would like to also discuss some of my favorite combinations of products that I've used to successfully deliver on VDI projects in the past.