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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.
  • With more than 100 applications in production, a leading bank needed to reduce the time required to deploy and update its apps. By implementing an automation solution from HP, the bank reduced the application time-to-deploy by nearly 8X. Now the bank follows a seamless and standardized approach for deployment.
  • Join us on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 11:00 AM PST/2:00 PM EST for a webinar titled "Hyperscaling Your SaaS Infrastructure" featuring InsideBIGDATA Managing Editor, Daniel Gutierrez and GridGain co-founder and EVP of Engineering, Dmitriy Setrakyan.

    In this 50 minute webinar we'll explore how modern SaaS, PaaS and IaaS systems are achieving unprecedented levels of scale and performance by implementing In-Memory Computing (IMC) technologies. We'll cover which types of services will benefit most from IMC, how IMC compares to alternative technologies, and how to get started evaluating this game-changing technology.

    This webinar is a must-see for technology leaders in the transition to high-speed, low-latency Saas, PaaS or IaaS services. Register Now.
  • Hyper-converged storage is turning out to be the buzz phrase of the storage industry in 2015, one with as many confusing and contradictory definitions as there are vendors. In theory, the combining of server and storage tiers into a single entity should deliver better application performance and lower infrastructure costs. In practice, your mileage will vary.

    Join us for this webinar where industry expert Jon Toigo – chairman and co-founder of the Data Management Institute – will help to identify key criteria for making the right infrastructure decision for your business. Mr. Toigo will offer his key criteria in selecting a hyper-converged infrastructure model and he will survey the offerings of leading vendors to identify the “gotchas,” trade-offs and lock-ins of each option so you find the best fit for your company.
  • Network Managers have a tall order in IT organizations today. Typically, they are tasked with two conflicting business directives:

    1. Deliver optimal end-user experience for networked applications

    2. Reduce the operational cost of the network, or reduce the IT budget

    But the knee jerk approach of “throwing bandwidth at the problem” while potentially improving end user experience, is hardly the answer to cost management and network optimization.

    In this webinar, Chris Greer will discuss the challenges that result from the common approaches utilized today in capacity planning and, outline a new way, comprised of 4 actionable steps to optimizing the bandwidth you may already have.
  • Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) provides a new ecosystem and value chain in mobile networks. The Open-RAN ecosystem enables Mobile Operators to open their Radio Access Network (RAN) edge to authorized third-party applications and services. By transforming proximity, context, agility, rapid response time and speed into value for mobile users, mobile operators, network equipment vendors, and third-party providers can improve the customer experience and monetize mobile broadband. The MEC trend is gaining momentum with the establishment of an ETSI MEC Standardization group led by Intel, Nokia, Huawei and other major players.

    In the Webinar, we will present the MEC architecture within the mobile network and demonstrate a number of use cases
    -Leveraging the Open-RAN ecosystem to bring 3rd party applications like Content Delivery Networks (CDNs) to the Radio Edge;
    -Demonstrating the value of real-time network awareness for optimized content delivery;
    -And presenting advanced RAN-based technologies that further accelerate content delivery
  • As companies explore how they can leverage OpenStack to advance their business, they often ask if OpenStack is really “production-ready.” Through co-founding OpenStack, running one of the world’s largest OpenStack clouds, and managing OpenStack private clouds for enterprises, we know what is takes to make OpenStack production-ready. In this session, Justin Shepard, a Rackspace distinguished architect, will discuss what it means to be "production-ready" and how we designed Rackspace Private Cloud Powered By OpenStack to run production workloads. Register today to join this insightful and informative discussion.
  • In deze webinar zal worden ingegaan op hoe beide oplossingen inspelen op verschillende IT infrastructuur uitdagingen.

    In het datacenter zoekt u efficiëntie en effectiviteit. Die zijn vaak ver te zoeken door slecht op elkaar afgestemde componenten. Een converged data center infrastructure-platform biedt hiervoor al enkele jaren dé geïntegreerde IT-infrastructuur oplossing.

    U heeft echter de term hyper-converged vast wel eens horen langskomen:

    •Maar wat houdt een Hyper-converged oplossing eigenlijk in?
    •Hoe verhouden Hyper-converged en converged zich tot elkaar en waar verschillen ze?
    •Wat kunnen beide oplossingen u opleveren?
    •En in welke situatie is welke oplossing het meest geschikt voor u?

    Enkele uitdagingen die aan bod komen in deze webinar zijn o.a.:
    •Hoe kan ik mijn IT-infrastructuur budget voorspellen voor de komende jaren?
    •Hoe ik snel innoveren en inspelen op vragen vanuit de business zoals het uitrollen en ondersteunen van applicaties?
    •Hoe koppel en beheer ik de losse onderdelen binnen mijn IT-infrastructuur?
    •Hoe kan ik een geleidelijke transitie naar de cloud maken in mijn eigen tempo?

    Volg de webinar en ontdek op basis van 4 verschillen die worden uitgelicht welke oplossing van EMC en Proact het beste kan aansluiten bij uw uitdagingen.
  • DNS security breaches are more common than you think. From hijacking of a DNS record at the registrar to cache poisoning to data exfiltration through DNS, they can cause significant damage in terms of direct revenue loss, theft of sensitive information, and brand damage. Because DNS is rarely monitored closely, malicious actors use it to avoid detection and slip under the radar. Early detection is key to minimizing damage and disrupting the cyber-kill chain at the DNS level. Join this webinar to learn the different breach tactics, the impact a security breach can have, and best practices and mitigation techniques. Keeping your DNS secure means keeping your data secure.
  • Private cloud deployments are going mainstream. The problem is that VM visibility and DNS, DHCP, and IP address management automation are still a huge challenge that can cause delays, manual work, and errors. Those days are over. Watch this webinar and learn how you can be enabled to put your private cloud networking on auto-pilot. See the next generation of network automation for cloud and virtual environments to help simplify your private cloud deployment.
  • The New IP is the next dimension in networking. In this webcast, Simon Williams from Brocade and Clive Atkins from Redcentric discuss how the new IP will put customers in control of their own networks allowing them to evolve their networks on their time, their terms.
  • If you run more then one solution when backing up and recovering your data it can be hard to keep track of which solution does what. Check out how our single solution can fill in all the gaps and make it less complicated to manage multiple solutions at one time.
  • Modern performance tools and techniques can dramatically improve the user experience, reduce developer and ops frustration, lead to better utilization of infrastructure and allow you to smartly ship products to market faster.

    Working with many companies across all industries, we recognize the pitfalls and barriers to adopting DevOps. The Rackspace DevOps Automation team works with various tools every day to counteract these pitfalls. Join Product Manager @EricBrinkman as he shows you the technologies our DevOps Automation team uses, provide insight as to why they were chosen, and walk through a customer experience demo.

    This webinar will include:
    •Deploying Magento through UI and pushing code
    •A look into the control panel
    •Demo of New Relic and Chef
    •Simulation of Rackspace customer experience
  • The arrival of mass-storage services, the emergence of analytics applications and the adoption of Object Storage by the cloud-services industry have provided an impetus for new storage hardware architectures. One such underlying hardware technology is the Ethernet connected hard drive, which is in early stages of availability.

    Join this Webcast to hear Chris DePuy, Vice President of Dell’Oro Group, share findings from interviews with storage-related companies, including those selling hard drives, semiconductors, peripherals and systems. Chris will present some common themes uncovered, including:
    •What system-level architectural changes may be needed to support Ethernet connected drives
    •What capabilities may emerge as a result of the availability of these new drives
    •What part of the value chain spends the time and money to package working solutions
    This Webcast will also present some revenue and unit statistics about the storage systems and hard drive markets and will discuss potential market scenarios that may unfold as a result of the Object storage and Ethernet connected drive trends.
  • Inflexible, constrained, locked in, dependent are all terms we hear used to talk about the IT solutions being used in today’s datacenters. Datacenters are complex with a variety of physical, virtual, and cloud platforms for both computing and storage. Solutions that promise to make a datacenter more manageable, often lock you in to specific platforms or singular processes.

    Join this session with Andy Ebbs to learn about the top 10 technical capabilities needed to ensure that you are able to freely move your workloads to run on the best platform, and protect them wherever they are running.
  • Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how private and hybrid clouds fit into the modern datacenter. This panel includes top luminaries from major private and hybrid cloud providers. Some of the questions we will be asking include: Why use private and hybrid clouds instead of public clouds? Are all workloads suitable for these types of clouds? What are the economic factors that play into these types of clouds? Are they a transitional technology or the new normal?

    Panelists:
    Steve Wilson, VP Cloud Software, Citrix
    Burzin Patel, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft
    Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat
    Mathew Lodge, VP Product Marketing and Management, Cloud Services, VMware
  • So you have been tasked to find a DCIM solution for your organization. There's only about a hundred of them, so that sounds like fun!

    Before you plunge into mind-numbing RFP writing, join Jason Sherman, Director of Sales Engineering at Graphical Networks as he provides valuable tips and tricks of the trade that can save you time and energy.

    We'll go over some of the aspects that may be forgotten in the RFP writing process as well as requirements for a meaningful proof of concept, and other important things to consider when evaluating a DCIM software tool.