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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.
  • 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.
  • FREESTOR™
    Software-Defined Storage
    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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    We’ll discuss:

    -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
  • 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.
  • 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:
    • Restaurant/Hospitality
    • Healthcare
    • Manufacturing
  • 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.