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Data Center Management

  • 3 Ways to Achieve Workload Portability 3 Ways to Achieve Workload Portability Nigel Tozer, Solutions Marketing Director EMEA Recorded: Dec 9 2016 27 mins
    If you’re concerned about the challenges of vendor lock-in, and how it impacts your organisation’s ability to adopt new technologies, join this webinar in which Nigel Tozer, Commvault Solutions Marketing Director, will reveal ‘3 Ways to Achieve Workload Portability’ for application, virtual and big data workloads.

    This webinar is an expanded version of the speaker session delivered by Nigel at the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Summit in London on 29 November 2016.
  • The End of Proprietary Software The End of Proprietary Software Merav Yuravlivker, Co-founder and CEO, Data Society Recorded: Dec 8 2016 49 mins
    Is it worth it for companies to spend millions of dollars a year on software that can't keep up with constantly evolving open source software? What are the advantages and disadvantages to keeping enterprise licenses and how secure is open source software really?

    Join Data Society CEO, Merav Yuravlivker, as she goes over the software trends in the data science space and where big companies are headed in 2017 and beyond.

    About the speaker: Merav Yuravlivker is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Data Society. She has over 10 years of experience in instructional design, training, and teaching. Merav has helped bring new insights to businesses and move their organizations forward through implementing data analytics strategies and training. Merav manages all product development and instructional design for Data Society and heads all consulting projects related to the education sector. She is passionate about increasing data science knowledge from the executive level to the analyst level.
  • Coalfire and vArmour: PCI Compliance with Software-Based Segmentation Coalfire and vArmour: PCI Compliance with Software-Based Segmentation David Anderson, Director of Technology Marketing at vArmour, and Chris Krueger, Principal, Cloud & Virtualization at Coalfire Recorded: Dec 8 2016 60 mins
    Join PCI Qualified Security Assessor Coalfire and vArmour to learn how application-layer network visibility, software-based segmentation, and micro-segmentation can help organizations adhere to PCI DSS 3.2 requirements in data center and cloud environments.

    We’ll dive into:
    -vArmour Distributed Security System architecture and capabilities
    -Coalfire evaluation criteria and findings
    -PCI requirements addressable by vArmour DSS
  • Hyperconverged Secondary Storage and Data Protection Hyperconverged Secondary Storage and Data Protection Gaetan Castelein, Head of Product Marketing, Cohesity. Recorded: Dec 8 2016 47 mins
    The value of hyperconverged infrastructure is well understood for running primary workloads. Cohesity is extending the benefits of HCI with a platform designed to eliminate secondary storage silos by converging all secondary data and associated data management on one unified solution – including backups, files, objects, test/dev copies, and analytics data.

    With Cohesity, enterprises can:

    - Simplify their storage and data protection infrastructure by converging storage silos
    - Improve service levels by reducing backup RTOs and RPOs
    - Build a hybrid cloud data fabric with native cloud integration
    - Gain visibility into their dark data with in-place analytics
    - Accelerate test/dev with copy data management
    - Reduce secondary storage TCO by 80% or more

    Join us in this session to learn about the Cohesity solution and its benefits in your environment.
  • Data Center Optical Fiber Standards and Technology Update Data Center Optical Fiber Standards and Technology Update John Kamino, OFS Recorded: Dec 8 2016 61 mins
    The webinar will cover the latest adopted application and cabling standards including draft proposals in front of IEEE and Fibre Channel, the latest progress on 50/100/200 Gigabit Ethernet and 64/256 GFC, and recent and in-process updates of both TIA and ISO/IEC cabling standards.
  • Malware Detection: How to Spot Infections Early with AlienVault USM Malware Detection: How to Spot Infections Early with AlienVault USM Don Shin & Brian Bledsoe Recorded: Dec 8 2016 63 mins
    While malware has been a thorn in the side of IT pros for years, some of the recent variants observed by the AlienVault Labs security research team, like Mirai, have turned our own Internet of Things (IoT) devices into weapons against us. Join us for a live demo to learn about the most common types of malware, and how you can detect infections quickly with AlienVault USM.
    In this demo, we'll cover:
    Common types of malware (viruses, worms, Trojans/RATs, rootkits, and more)
    How new variants propagate while evading preventative security measures
    Signature versus anomaly detection (and why both are important)
    What to do when you detect malware activity on your network
    How USM can help identify malware infections so you can take action quickly
  • Aligning Security With Your Business Processes – a Technical Perspective Aligning Security With Your Business Processes – a Technical Perspective Joe DiPietro, SE Director at AlgoSec Recorded: Dec 8 2016 46 mins
    In this era of digital transformation, globalization, and relentless cyber-attacks, security can no longer remain a technology issue that simply focuses on defending networks and data. It must become a strategic, business driver that transforms the next generation datacenter to both protect and power the agile enterprise. Security teams are therefore now looking to implement intelligent automation that injects business context into their security management.

    Join Joe DiPietro, SE Director at AlgoSec on Thursday, December 8 at 11am EST for a technical webinar, where he will discuss a business-driven approach to security policy management – from automatically discovering application connectivity requirements, through ongoing change management and proactive risk analysis, to secure decommissioning – that will help make your organizations more agile, more secure and more compliant.

    During the webinar, Joe will explain how to:
    * Get holistic visibly of security risk and compliance across the enterprise network
    * How to reduce risk and avoid application outages
    * Tie cyber threats to business processes
    * Enhance and automate security processes with business context, including impact analysis and risk approval
    * Accelerate and ensure secure business transformation to the cloud
  • Converged Operations: Maximize the potential of Hyper-Converged Architecture Converged Operations: Maximize the potential of Hyper-Converged Architecture Eitan Segal, Global Architect, Dell EMC Recorded: Dec 8 2016 48 mins
    Hyper converged infrastructure is starting to become the new norm in the IT space as customers are seeking for a solution which will help them solve the three main challenges; cost reduction, providing agility to the business and simplify datacenter operations.

    As we all know, technology alone cannot provide the full solution to the problem, that is why a new mode of operations is the key to maximize the full potential of a technology like; Hyper Converge.

    In our session, we will discuss:
    1. The new mode of operations?
    2. What are the main benefits while adopting new team structures and new processes
    3. Where to start
  • Beyond Next-Gen – Best Practices for Future-Ready Endpoint Security Beyond Next-Gen – Best Practices for Future-Ready Endpoint Security Doug Cahill, ESG; Ty Smallwood & Robert Jones, Navicent Health; Wendy Moore, Trend Micro Recorded: Dec 8 2016 59 mins
    Eliminating security gaps and providing maximum protection against today’s and tomorrow’s threats requires a new approach. Join Enterprise Security Group’s Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, as he discusses a strategic approach to endpoint security that will transcend generations and keep pace with the shifting threat landscape and broadening attack surface area. You will also hear from real practitioners from Navicent Health—Ty Smallwood, Information Services Security Officer, and Robert Jones, IT Security Systems Analyst, outline how their organization leverages Trend Micro™ XGen™ endpoint security to effectively protect against the real-world threats they face.
  • How to Build a Hybrid Cloud with AWS and VMware vSphere How to Build a Hybrid Cloud with AWS and VMware vSphere Brian Cha, Solutions Architect, SoftNAS Recorded: Dec 7 2016 50 mins
    Gartner predicts hybrid clouds will be the most common cloud architecture by 2020. With AWS and VMware vSphere, companies have the ability to create a hybrid cloud architecture with ease. But what is the optimal storage architecture for a hybrid cloud? What’s the best way to build it? How do you guarantee your data will be highly-available and protected?

    This webinar will answer those questions. Specifically, we will cover:

    -Hybrid cloud architecture with AWS and vSphere
    -Use Cases: backup, disaster recovery and more
    -Demo: Learn how to replicate storage across vSphere and AWS
    -Common management interface across on-premises vSphere and AWS deployments

    **The first 100 attendees to register during the live webinar will receive a FREE $100 Amazon Web Services credit!**


    Presenters:
    Brian Cha, Solutions Architect, SoftNAS
  • BroadView Instrumentation Enabled Closed Control Loop In CORD BroadView Instrumentation Enabled Closed Control Loop In CORD Tom Tofigh, Architect, AT&T; Bhaskar Chinni, Principal PLM, Broadcom Recorded: Dec 7 2016 62 mins
    “Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD)” is a new design of a telco central office that replaces closed and proprietary hardware with software running on commodity servers, switches, and access devices. Analytics-CORD is an environment that provides tools for applications to program or actuate target probe primitives such as Broadcom based network switches. 

    BroadView Instrumentation is a software suite that enables advanced network analytics in a platform agnostic manner. BroadView Instrumentation provides deep observability of switches and network fabric in A-CORD environment. 

    In this webinar, we will discuss CORD architecture, A-CORD framework and how BroadView Agent integrated w/ A-CORD enables closed feedback loop in service provider networks. We will further discuss how BroadView Agent supports A-CORD use cases such as network level packet trace profile, end-to-end latency computation for real-time traffic, micro-burst detection and scalable monitoring of network fabric to prevent congestion.
  • Deep Learning – Neural Network Architectures & Algorithms Deep Learning – Neural Network Architectures & Algorithms Anthony Ndirango, Staff Data Scientist. Deep Learning Solutions at Intel Recorded: Dec 7 2016 40 mins
    Deep neural networks have been used successfully in domains like speech recognition, computer vision, and natural language processing. Deploying a successful deep-learning solution requires high-performance computational power to efficiently process vast amounts of data. This webinar will share insights on the effectiveness of different neural network architectures and algorithms.
  • Turn Your Data Center into Your Very Own Public Cloud Turn Your Data Center into Your Very Own Public Cloud Sanjay Jagad, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Cohodata; Suzy Visvanathan, Director, Product Management, Cohodata Recorded: Dec 7 2016 56 mins
    Companies are actively looking to transform their highly virtualized data center into a dynamic on-premise private cloud that offers the same benefits as the public cloud. Today’s dedicated infrastructure offerings fail to address the growing demands and higher service levels needed for today’s applications. They lack the advanced capabilities like elastic scale, flexibility, management automation, and usage-based tracking to deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS) for their tenants. A modern dynamic data center necessitates the need for a modern software-defined infrastructure. An infrastructure that can be dynamically provisioned across a pool of compute, network and storage resources, thus reducing and eliminating the planning and complexity associated with application sizing, provides much more flexibility and allows for future proofing and investment protection.
    For companies considering whether or not to use the public cloud versus staying with or building their own data center, there are three primary factors affecting their decision: business needs, data security and total cost of operations (CAPEX/OPEX).
  • Containers: Best Practices and Data Management Services Containers: Best Practices and Data Management Services Keith Hudgins, Tech Alliances, Docker, Andrew Sullivan, Tech Marketing Engineer, NetApp, Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA-CSI Recorded: Dec 7 2016 57 mins
    Now that you have become acquainted with basic container technologies and the associated storage challenges in supporting applications running within containers in production; let’s take a deeper dive into what differentiates this technology from what you are used to with virtual machines. Containers can both complement virtual machines and also replace them as they promise the ability to scale exponentially higher. They can easily be ported from one physical server to another or to one platform—such as on-premise—to another—such as public cloud providers like Amazon AWS. In this Webcast, we’ll explore “container best practices” that discuss how to address the various challenges around networking, security and logging. We’ll also look at what types of applications more easily lend themselves to a microservice architecture versus which applications may require additional investment to refactor/re-architect to take advantage of microservices.
  • 2017 Vulnerability Trends - What To Look Out For 2017 Vulnerability Trends - What To Look Out For Kasper Lindgaard, Director of Secunia Research at Flexera Software Recorded: Dec 7 2016 37 mins
    Year after year some of the trends for vulnerabilities remain unchanged while others arise or shift. In this webinar, Kasper Lindgaard, Director of Secunia Research at Flexera Software will discuss some of the most relevant topics in the year so far, as observed by his team of vulnerability research experts. Take-aways from this session:

    - Vulnerabilities on niche software are also making headlines
    - The ever growing risk of embedded applications
    - Why you should not neglect less common applications
  • From the intelligence driven datacenter to an intelligence driven business From the intelligence driven datacenter to an intelligence driven business Matt Davies, Head of Marketing EMEA, Splunk, & Sebastian Darrington, EMEA Director, Big Data & Analytics Solutions, Dell EMC Recorded: Dec 7 2016 49 mins
    Leveraging Big Data and Analytics to create actionable insights.

    Splunk & Dell EMC will share insights into the challenges & opportunities customers are seeing in the market – with the ‘needs to’; reduce costs and improve efficiency within IT (operational analytics), improve Compliance (security analytics) & implement Shadow IT due to the business not receiving the right service from IT. CIO Priority is keeping the lights on and so on…

    Dell EMC & Splunk combined strengths are helping numerous organizations to ‘leverage Big Data and Analytics to create actionable insights’.
  • Understanding Storage Performance for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Understanding Storage Performance for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Luke Pruen, Director of Technical Services at StorMagic Recorded: Dec 7 2016 21 mins
    Hyperconverged infrastructure is now being broadly adopted, yet many organizations are blindly deploying these new shiny toys without clear line of sight to an optimal storage configuration.

    In this webinar, Luke Pruen, Technical Services Director at StorMagic presents real-world data from a large variety customers removing the fog of how best to configure for the perfect balance of cost, efficiency and performance.

    Learn more about StorMagic SvSAN on our website: http://stormagic.com/svsan/
  • Getting More Out of vRealize Orchestrator: Introduction to vRealize Orchestrator Getting More Out of vRealize Orchestrator: Introduction to vRealize Orchestrator David D'Entremont Cloud Management Specialist Systems Engineer, VMware Recorded: Dec 6 2016 63 mins
    In this session, VMware Cloud Specialists will demonstrate how to quickly install and configure VMware vRealize Orchestrator, explain its basic features and capabilities, and show you how to create and run automated, configurable processes. Other topics will include:

    - Backing up the appliance
    - Managing workflows
    - Understanding policies and packages

    Join us to learn how to more effectively utilize VMware vRealize solutions to quickly get the most value from your VMware investment.
  • Philips Wellcentive Cuts Hadoop Troubleshooting from Months to Hours Philips Wellcentive Cuts Hadoop Troubleshooting from Months to Hours Geovanie Marquez, Hadoop Architect at Philips Wellcentive Recorded: Dec 6 2016 48 mins
    Philips Wellcentive, a SaaS health management and data analytics company, relies on a nightly Mapreduce job to process and analyze data for their entire patient population; from birth to current day. It looks at their entire patient population to assess a number of different characteristics and powers the analytics that physician organizations need to deliver better services. When this job began to fail repeatedly, the Hadoop team spent months trying to identify the root cause using existing monitoring tools, but were unable to come up with an explanation for the job failures and slowdowns.

    Join our webinar to hear more about why existing Hadoop monitoring tools were insufficient to diagnose the root cause of Philips Wellcentive’s problems and how Pepperdata helped them to significantly improve their Big Data operations. The webinar will cover the different approaches that Philips Wellcentive took to rectify their missed SLAs, and how Pepperdata ultimately helped them quickly troubleshoot their performance problems and ensure their jobs complete on time.
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Haluk Ulubay, Sr. Director of Marketing, DataCore Software Recorded: Dec 6 2016 42 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.
  • Silver Peak 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions Silver Peak 2017 Crystal Ball Predictions David Hughes, Founder and CEO Recorded: Dec 6 2016 39 mins
    Join David Hughes, Founder and CEO of Silver Peak, for the annual Crystal Ball 2017 Predictions Webinar. David will share his predictions for 2017 along with insights on emerging trends that will shape the future of the networking industry.

    Attend this webinar and learn about:
    • Emerging trends that will shift your approach to networking
    • Revolutionary technologies that will enable WANs to autonomously connect users to applications
    • How end-user requirements are shaping the way SD-WANs are delivered
    • Creating a smart 2017 WAN strategy for your organization

    Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from one of the leading experts in networking who has been at the forefront of the wide area network (WAN) industry for more than a decade. Register Today!
  • Maximize Microsoft Storage Performance on All-Flash NVMe Next-Gen Infrastructure Maximize Microsoft Storage Performance on All-Flash NVMe Next-Gen Infrastructure Supermicro; Subodh Bhargava, Program Manager of Storage Spaces, Microsoft; Vivek SarathyStorage Solution Architect, Intel Recorded: Dec 6 2016 59 mins
    How can All-Flash NVMe systems address your storage challenges? Get the latest details on the emerging All-Flash products and technologies from Supermicro and Intel. See the configurations and performance details for leading software defined storage solutions from Microsoft on All-Flash NVMe accelerated platform. Learn how to work with Supermicro and Intel on a custom assessment or proof of concept of All-Flash NVMe Next Generation systems. Accelerate your transition to a higher performance, more efficient and cost effective next generation storage architecture today.
  • Consolidating & Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Consolidating & Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Dion Harris Recorded: Dec 6 2016 39 mins
    Databases are continuing to grow rapidly, creating scalability and performance challenges and escalating costs. Learn how Dell EMC all-flash storage standardizes your databases and applications on a modern, consolidated platform, manages copy data efficiently and accelerates your time to market.
  • The Transformative trends of modern EA The Transformative trends of modern EA Andrew Bird, Consulting CTO & EA Visionay Recorded: Dec 6 2016 46 mins
    Technology companies are taking over. The thinking, design and language are now different. This presentation will focus on the trends of modern EA from the context of survival in a real sense. It is no longer about aligning Technology with the business, Technology is the business.
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    BIO: Andrew Bird wants to live in a world where business and IT work as one, and he’s on a mission to bring the two seamlessly together. Visionary enterprise architect. Strategic leader. He’s different. He simplifies. He brings order. He tells clients not just the ‘what’, but the ‘how’. He finds the business within a business. Microsoft’s Regional Director for the Silicon Valley, Juval Lowy, extols his “unique combination of leadership, business acumen and interpersonal skills.” His engagements - 100+ projects, totalling over a £billion so far … prove the point. When he isn’t using his ‘past life’ experience as CTO, CIO and Head of Architecture to advise governments, multi-nationals, defence contractors, arts and media organisations, healthcare groups and financial institutions, Andrew is committed to ending the drought of good software architects. Having been mentored by some of the best in the business, he’s now sharing his knowledge with the next generation of software engineers.
  • Carry an Umbrella and It Won’t Rain – Patching to Protect against the Bad Things Carry an Umbrella and It Won’t Rain – Patching to Protect against the Bad Things Rob Ayoub, IDC Research Director Dec 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Organizations struggle to prioritize and implement the vast number of patches being introduced by software vendors. Testing and implementing takes time and most organizations simply apply a blanket set of patches for well-known software. However, attacks like ransomware are multi-vector and target a wide range of vulnerable software. While many of these vulnerabilities have patches, most organizations are not applying the most critical patches across their infrastructure, leaving them open to these very effective attacks.
    In this webinar, IDC Research Director Rob Ayoub and Flexera Software will discuss the need for a more targeted approach to patching – an approach that considers the exploitability of vulnerabilities and other factors beyond a CVE score.
  • Using Deep Packet Inspection, Semantic Awareness to Implement Zero Trust to IoT Using Deep Packet Inspection, Semantic Awareness to Implement Zero Trust to IoT Alexander Müller, Product Manager DPI, Rohde & Schwarz Cybersecurity ipoque Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a wealth of information that will enable us to collect, understand and process data in real-time. This new form of M2M interaction will be partially enabled through SDN/NFV. Networks in Telecoms and other enterprises will now become connected to legacy hardware through IoT ready Telematics platforms. Securing this new technology is imperative in maintaining and protecting the network. In this webinar we will discuss how to make the network ready for IoT and explore the relation between IoT and SDN/NFV:
    • Introduction to IoT
    • The impact of SDN on IoT
    • Securing brownfield IoT deployments (e.g. Industrial Control Systems (ICS) & Telematics platforms)
    • Where and when protection is required in the network
    • Using DPI to understand communicated data
  • 451 Group and Gemalto Present "The Keys to Multi-Cloud Security" 451 Group and Gemalto Present "The Keys to Multi-Cloud Security" John Ray, Senior Product Strategist and EricHanselman, Chief Analyst at 451 Group Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The cloud isn’t consumed by enterprises in just one way. Enterprises have varying internal capabilities and infrastructure means using different deployment models, on or off-premises, private and public clouds, hosted clouds through via multiple cloud vendors, which lends to a complex environment. Today, enterprises run roughly 41% of applications in the cloud, but workloads in cloud environments are expected to increase to 60% over the next two years. Organizations with multiple cloud platforms is becoming a fact of life, but creates challenges for businesses needing to secure them.

    Understanding the risks of each cloud platform is crucial to defining and implementing strong, dynamic data protection policies with comprehensive key management across all cloud-enabled environments. When encryption is used, the risk is transferred from the data itself to the cryptographic key. This is why it is essential that organizations control their own key infrastructure. Diving deeper into the topic, Eric Hanselman from 451 Group and John Ray from Gemalto will discuss the three key considerations to a successful multi-cloud security strategy: interoperability, control and compliance.

    Join our webinar “The Keys to Multi-Cloud Security” on Tuesday, December 13th 2016 and learn about:
    • Recent findings on enterprise cloud usage from 451 Group
    • How to analyze the security risks of your cloud platforms
    • Security practices for different cloud platforms and business processes
    • Future-proofing your Cloud security and data protection compliance
    • How security can work in the multi-cloud universe
    • Implementing a key management system that you own
  • Smart Planning and Design for the Evolving Data Center Landscape Smart Planning and Design for the Evolving Data Center Landscape McKenzie Hughes and Carrie Goetz, The Siemon Company Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    This webinar will cover latest trends, the shift to hybrid IT/cloud and colocation, the value of modular designs with preconfigured cabinets, growing vertically instead of horizontally, 40/100G migration (and future 400G) and the importance of low-loss fiber connectivity in backbone switch to switch links.
  • Splunk: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize Splunk: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize Chris Brown, Technical Solutions Manager, Nutanix Dec 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is your Splunk deployment or upgrade going to be hosted on bare metal, a virtualized platform, or the cloud? The cloud has often been chosen for agility and flexibility, but on-prem deployments are experiencing a resurgence. Data security concerns and the desire to bring the analysis engine as close to the data source as possible are key influencers in the on-prem trend. In these cases, bare metal deployments are commonly chosen due to cost or complexity of hypervisors, however with bare metal Splunk loses out on all the quality of life improvements users have come to expect with virtualization.

    This webinar explores the benefits of virtualizing Splunk on the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform, taking the complexity out of managing virtualized infrastructure for Splunk, allowing Splunk experts to spend more time extracting insight from data. Nutanix allows Splunk to take full advantage of server virtualization without the limitations of other solutions and combines this with the agility and flexibility of public clouds. By ensuring data is accessed locally by all Splunk indexers, Nutanix eliminates the “I/O Blender” effect that can plague conventional, bare metal infrastructure.

    Register to see how to architect the best environment for Splunk with deployments that can scale to handle increasing data ingest rates and ever-increasing expectations for high performance. Learn useful tips on how to fully leverage the Nutanix distributed storage fabric, with details on data tiering, EC-X erasure coding, disk balancing, and more. We’ll also show how Splunk on Nutanix ensures:
    • The ability to ingest GBs of data per day
    • Quick search capabilities for mission critical applications
    • Ability to support growth in data ingest rates
    • Ease of deployment and management
    • Self-contained deployments for data security and privacy
  • Who You Gonna Call? Arm the Service Desk to Ghost-Bust Issues Before They Occur Who You Gonna Call? Arm the Service Desk to Ghost-Bust Issues Before They Occur Chris Marsh, 451 Research; Chris Dunn, Easy Vista; & Bruce Aboudara, Scalable Software Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Service Desk is at the frontlines of a changing landscape in IT. IT is now, more than ever, required to provide 100% uptime of their services, and provide them to users anytime and anywhere – thanks in large part to the growth in new consumer apps and services accessed through mobile devices.

    To support this demand the service desk must be aware of and prepared for several key trends:

    •Mobile. More and more, users are accessing their services through their mobile devices. Powerful trends are shaping the mobile world that will impact the Service Desk. We in the service desk must adapt, but what does that mean?

    •Service Availability. Users expect their services to always be up – just like they experience with their other mobile apps and should there be an issue, they expect it to be resolved immediately. What can the Service Desk to make this dream a reality?

    •New Technologies. Prompted by this need for always-on, mobile-available services, infrastructure teams are looking toward newer technologies such as public clouds, software defined networking (SDN), and hyperconverged architectures. How does this impact the Service Desk?

    Join, Chris Marsh, lead mobility analyst at 451 research, Chris Dunn, Global Director of Product marketing for EasyVista, and Bruce Aboudara SVP at Scalable Software as they discuss the key trends the service desk need to know about as well as actions the service desk can take to capitalize on those trends.
  • Getting More Out of VMware: NSX and the vRealize Cloud Management Platform Getting More Out of VMware: NSX and the vRealize Cloud Management Platform VMware Dec 13 2016 8:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    During this session, VMware cloud specialists will explore the important inter-relationships between NSX and the vRealize Cloud Management Platform. We will demonstrate how to automate, manage, monitor, and govern NSX using simple, out-of-the-box integrations and management packs. Topics will include:

    · Automating the dynamic creation of NSX-routed and NAT networks with vRealize Automation
    · Automating security policies with vRealize Automation using NSX security groups and tags
    · Using vRealize Automation’s converged blueprint designer to add networking and security functionality
    · Best practices for blueprint creation with NSX and vRealize Automation
    · Monitoring NSX with the vRealize Operations management pack
    · Analyzing NSX log data through the NSX content pack for vRealize Log Insight
  • Beyond Next-Gen – Best Practices for Future-Ready Endpoint Security Beyond Next-Gen – Best Practices for Future-Ready Endpoint Security Doug Cahill, ESG; Ty Smallwood & Robert Jones, Navicent Health; Wendy Moore, Trend Micro Dec 14 2016 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Eliminating security gaps and providing maximum protection against today’s and tomorrow’s threats requires a new approach. Join Enterprise Security Group’s Doug Cahill, Senior Analyst, as he discusses a strategic approach to endpoint security that will transcend generations and keep pace with the shifting threat landscape and broadening attack surface area. You will also hear from real practitioners from Navicent Health—Ty Smallwood, Information Services Security Officer, and Robert Jones, IT Security Systems Analyst, outline how their organization leverages Trend Micro™ XGen™ endpoint security to effectively protect against the real-world threats they face.
  • Getting Started with Micro-segmentation Getting Started with Micro-segmentation Julie Starr, Security Strategist, Networking & Security, VMware Dec 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    You’ve chosen NSX, but what’s the best way to get started? Watch as Julie Starr, VMware Security Strategist, discusses micro-segmentation and how it can accelerate your NSX distributed firewall implementation.

    What you’ll learn:
    • How the three components that define micro-segmentation — access control, network isolation, advanced security services — can create a powerful basis for your NSX distributed firewall deployment
    • The best approach to employ micro-segmentation in your NSX deployment
  • Streamlining Media Supply Chains with Object-Based Content Delivery Streamlining Media Supply Chains with Object-Based Content Delivery Greg Holick, Quantum & Erik Åhlin, Vidispine Dec 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Vidispine and Quantum will show you how easy it is to create a best of breed Hybrid Cloud Content Management solution.

    Learn how you can use your large video files on-premise and user interface collaboration, for your workflows and sharing in the cloud.

    Presented by Vidispine | Quantum
  • 5G, IoT and Autonomy 5G, IoT and Autonomy George Karayannis, Chris Clayton and Limor Schfman Dec 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Internet of Things will redefine services offered in such industry sectors as eHealth, smart communities, retail, transportation and energy.  To provide the levels of service required, infrastructure networks will be suffused with levels of complexity beyond any deployed and operated to date. 

    The concept known as “5G” is still being defined.  It will include legacy systems such as 3G, expand the development of 4G LTE, incorporate newly developed technologies such as holographic beamforming and virtualization, and include other types of networks such as WPLANs, satellite, and fiber.  Interoperability of the networks, seamless integration of applications and the transfer of data across the networks and systems will require autonomous and artificial intelligence to ensure seamless, secure and ensured delivery. 
     
    Chris Clayton, Head of Solution Design & Delivery for Beyond Limits, and George Karayannis, Vice President of CityNOW for Panasonic, will take us on a deep dive on how the integration of networks and autonomous artificial intelligence capabilities will enable trusted IoT connectivity demands within Smart Cities.
  • Intel and Affirmed Networks: The Journey towards Cloud Native Network Functions Intel and Affirmed Networks: The Journey towards Cloud Native Network Functions Petar Torre, Intel; Ron Parker, Afirmed Networks Dec 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    We’ll explain root causes for challenges observed by communication service providers (CommSPs) in software architectures while on-boarding typical virtual network functions (VNFs).

    CommSPs are seeking more “Cloud Native” architectures including:
    1. Granular software releases and simplified software upgrades,
    2. Increased scalability
    3. Increased resiliency

    Affirmed Networks will give examples of how proper “Cloud Native Ready” architecture supports increased scaling, resiliency and software agility.
  • Do's and Don'ts of BI on Hadoop Do's and Don'ts of BI on Hadoop David Mariani, CEO of AtScale Dec 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Trying to make Hadoop work with your BI tools (Tableau, Excel, Qlik, MicroStrategy, Pentaho...etc?). Join this interactive webinar and find out how to make it work!

    In this webinar, you will learn:

    - The Pitfalls of Big Data: What matters and what's a distraction OLAP on Hadoop: The best architectural options (ROLAP, MOLAP, in-memory)
    - Data Warehouse Design: the benefits of schema on demand vs. schema on load

    About the Speaker: Dave Mariani, CEO, AtScale

    Dave Mariani ran Yahoo! data pipelines and analytics teams at the time Hadoop was born. After Yahoo!, he went on to run engineering at Klout, where he managed a 200+ node cluster and Hive Data Warehouse of over one trillion rows. He now leads AtScale Inc, helping Fortune 100 customers run their BI on Big data.
  • Object Storage for Developers, Part 3 Object Storage for Developers, Part 3 Ryan Meek, Product Manager Dec 14 2016 5:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join former developer and current Product Manager Ryan Meek for an informative webcast where he will take a deep dive into advanced object storage. Ryan will review protocols, metadata and data protection, with a focus on performance and high availability at petabyte scale. With live Q&A throughout, this webcast is geared towards application developers, software and storage architects.
  • Chef on Chef: Extreme Dogfooding Chef on Chef: Extreme Dogfooding Seth Chisamore, Principal Engineer & Seth Thomas, Technical Evangelist Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It's hard enough for a company to run its own services reliably - there are entire volumes of work written on how to do it. When you’re a vendor to other groups in your own company, you add even more complexity when you dogfood software; the practice of testing and using the same software you ship to customers. At Chef, we decided to dogfood our own products along with several new technology components simultaneously. It was an educational experience!

    In this webinar, Chef Principal Engineer Seth Chisamore shares how his team learned to dogfood software for the Package Router project, which is a service used to distribute every product Chef Software Inc ships. Our software was still under development and the team used dogfooding not just as quality control but as a way to demonstrate their confidence in its stability. He'll talk about lessons learned and how the team leveraged several Chef products--including Habitat, InSpec, and Chef Automate--in tandem with a new technology stack to make sure our software is always ready to release to customers.

    Join us to learn:

    - The value of including automated tests as part of a build pipeline
    - How we use our own open-source and commercial products at Chef to serve up our software to the world
    - How to leverage new technologies safely and at velocity

    Who should attend:

    - Release engineers
    - DevOps engineers
    - Systems architects
  • Big data replication to Amazon S3 Big data replication to Amazon S3 Paul Scott-Murphy, VP Product Management Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Paul Scott-Murphy, WANdisco VP of Product Management will explain the benefits of moving to the cloud and review the AWS tools available for cloud migration and hybrid cloud deployments.
  • Considering AWS Redshift for Your Cloud-Based Analytics? Think Again Considering AWS Redshift for Your Cloud-Based Analytics? Think Again Jake Dolezal, Practice Leader, Analytics, McKnight Consulting Group and Sanjay Baronia, Product marketing Manage, HPE Vertica Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Two distinct trends are converging! Cloud is proving immensely useful in providing elastic, measurable, on-demand and self-service resources to organizations of all sizes. The uptake in 2016 has been phenomenal, continuing the biggest transformation that technology professionals will experience in their careers. Also, data-driven organizations are relying even more than before on analytical databases to load, store, and analyze volumes of data at high speed to derive timely insights.

    A benchmark study was conducted to assess query performance and concurrency impact of HPE Vertica and AWS RedShift running in the Cloud. The benchmark (expanding upon UC Berkeley’s Big Data Benchmark) simulated scenarios to answer fundamental business questions that every enterprise might encounter and ask.

    In this webinar, we will discuss the results and key takeaways of the benchmark. We will also uncover, how to achieve high-performance and scalable analytics in the cloud and augment current, on-premises platforms—in a cost-effective manner.
  • Flip the Switch to Containers Flip the Switch to Containers Martin Buhr, Google and Ashok Rajagopalan, Datera Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Google and Datera to learn how you can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as Containers become the new paradigm using Datera Elastic Fabric Storage System and Kubernetes for Container Orchestration. Register for a chance to win an Apple Watch 2.

    Containers are rapidly maturing. As container adoption continues to grow beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads such as MySQL, Kafka, Cassandra, and Couchbase, the need for persistent storage is foundational. To make business workloads adoption grow on container platforms, it is imperative to simplify persistent storage provisioning and consumption.

    In this webinar, Google Product Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Google Cloud Platform Martin Buhr joins Datera’s Head of Product Ashok Rajagopalan to discuss:

    - how stateful applications can be automated to scale
    - new storage solutions and deployment models that provide agility, and
    - flexibility - the benefits of deploying and using persistent storage

    Register today to gain key insights from our industry experts!
  • AWS re:Invent 2016 Wrap Up: Top Trends You Need to Know AWS re:Invent 2016 Wrap Up: Top Trends You Need to Know Todd Mace, Tech Evangelist, DataCore Software; Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software Dec 15 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Did you attend AWS re:Invent 2016? If so, then let us summarize the key takeaways and top trends we observed at the show and compare notes with you.

    Missed the event? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Join us as we cover the top trends and highlights of the news and interesting tidbits from re:Invent. It’s the next best thing to being there!
  • Datacenter Trends in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore Datacenter Trends in Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore Dan Thompson, Senior Analyst and Teddy Miller, Associate Analyst Dec 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The multi-tenant datacenter market in Asia is expected to grow at a 15% CAGR from 2015-2020, and is the fastest-growing region after Latin America. 451 Research has been touring datacenters in Asia over the past two months in order to update our MTDC Market reports. In this webinar, we will discuss our findings on the key players and trends in the top markets of Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. We will also preview our research plans for 2017, including the new Asian markets we expect to cover.
  • The Realities of Testing High Speed Fiber “Engineered Links” in the Field The Realities of Testing High Speed Fiber “Engineered Links” in the Field Robert Reid, Panduit Dec 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    This webinar will focus on the pitfalls associated with tight field test specification of pre-terminated fiber systems for high speed channels in the context of the real capability of portable testers.
    Best practices are discussed (proper test limit specification) such that field test costs will be minimized.

    Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC
  • Latin America: How can your company capitalize on the new way to work? Latin America: How can your company capitalize on the new way to work? Maiara Munhoz, Senior Industry Analyst, Frost & Sullivan and Luiz Carlos Faray De Aquino, B2B IT Director Dec 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Remote work, telework, home office, virtual work or telecommute—call it what you want, but the fact is this new way of working is already widespread in countries such as the United States. Why and how is this spreading worldwide, including the Latin American region? The growing usage of mobile and social networking is changing employee expectations of how, when and where they consume, contribute and share information.  
  • The Future of Optical Ethernet The Future of Optical Ethernet Rakesh Sambaraju, Applications Engineer - Fiber Optics Dec 15 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This presentation discusses the current state of Optical Ethernet Technologies for LAN applications and presents the options and implications on networking and cabling infrastructure. The second part of the presentation discusses the future of optical Ethernet and the technologies that will enable higher speeds. From this webinar, you will learn:
    -Networking trends and who is generating all that data
    -The current state of Ethernet technology
    -Enabling technologies and implications

    PLUS earn one CEC for attending.
  • The Path to the Future: Converged & Hyper-Converged Infrastructure The Path to the Future: Converged & Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Eric Sheppard, IDC; Bob Wambach, Dell EMC; Stan Gibson, IDC Dec 15 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Digital technologies are revolutionizing entire industries, disrupting existing business models and accelerating the speed of business. Converged and hyper-converged infrastructure represent rapidly growing market trends underpinning today's business and IT transformation initiatives.

    Learn how converged and hyper-converged infrastructure drive business agility while allowing IT organizations to operate within the confines of existing budget and in-house skills and expertise limitations, and see how other customers have strengthened and grown their businesses through Dell EMC converged offerings.

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