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Data Center Management

  • Would you like to cut complexity across all phases of app development and deployment?

    Join us for this straightforward discussion on how CA Application Lifecycle Conductor reduces risk through a single source-of-truth. CA Application Lifecycle Conductor automates and manages the software development lifecycles that span mobile-to-mainframe environments — from the initial service desk ticket to the deployment of the application in production.

    Join Rose Sakach, Sr. Principal Product Manager, and Vaughn Marshall, Director, Product Management as they outline CA Application Lifecycle Conductor’s many benefits. Discover how you can:

    • Create one view and traceability for the application development lifecycle
    • Identify the potential time savings for project managers, release managers and compliance managers
    • Determine which customer segments would benefit the most from adopting CA ALC

    Are you ready to simplify application lifecycle management—from mobile to mainframe?
    Register now.
  • With the average company experiencing unplanned downtime 13 times a year, the costs associated with continuing to invest in a legacy backup solution can be extensive. For this reason, more customers are switching to Veeam® and Quantum than ever before. Update to a modern data center and achieve Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ with Veeam coupled with Quantum’s tiered storage that increases performance, reduces bandwidth requirements and executes a best practices for data protection.
  • After a record-setting year in 2015, where will the tech M&A market go in 2016? What trends that pushed M&A spending to its highest level since the Internet Bubble burst will continue to drive deals and which ones will wind down? What other sectors are likely to see the most activity this year? And most importantly, what valuations will be handed out in deals over the coming year? Drawing on data and views from across 451 Research, the Tech M&A Outlook webinar maps many of the major developments in the IT landscape (IoT, Big Data, cloud computing) to how those influence corporate acquisition strategies. Join us for a look ahead to what we expect for tech M&A in 2016.
  • Overhead power distribution in your data center offers many attractive possibilities, but is not without its challenges.

    Join Starline's Director of Marketing, Mark Swift; CPI’s Senior Data Center Consultant, Steve Bornfield; and University of Florida's Joe Keena for an exploration of the options and some of the pitfalls, supported by real-life examples from the field.
  • The Chef DevOps Journey Assessment or Dojo is a tool that is used to assess both the current and desired state of your organization's DevOps progress. The goal of the exercise is to expose opportunities for continuous improvement by defining a baseline of where you are on your journey and the desired state you’re trying to get to. After we compile the results, patterns will emerge and be used to visualize goals and generate custom guidelines towards success.

    In this webinar, Justin Redd, Customer Engineering Lead, and Thomas Enochs, VP Customer Success, will explain:

    - Why we created the Dojo and how it can help your organization accelerate DevOps adoption
    - What the DevOps Journey Assessment is and how it’s conducted
    - Who in your organization should attend the Dojo exercise
    - How to get it
  • Peter is investigating DevOps, Bill looks at security while Max is stuck on the infrastructure level
  • Healthcare privacy and data protection regulations are among the most stringent of any industry. Join this Webcast to learn how healthcare organizations can securely share health data across different cloud services. Hear experts explore how Encrypted Objects and Delegated Access Control Extensions to the Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard permits objects to freely and securely move between clouds and clients with enhanced security and auditability.
    You’ll learn:
    •Protecting health data from alteration or disclosure
    •How Cloud Encrypted Objects work
    •How Delegated Access Control works
    •CDMI for Electronic Medical Records (EMR) applications
    •Healthcare use cases for implementing securely sharing data in the cloud
  • The goal of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) is to lower the operational costs of supporting an organization’s desktops and laptops. A VDI project should make it easier for IT to support users, keep the organization safe from viruses and better protect its data assets. The key to a successful VDI project is user adoption. But while many organizations consider using an All-Flash Array (AFA) to deliver the performance that will lead to user adoption, the problem is AFAs drive up the cost per desktop, increase the vulnerability of the architecture and encourage additional storage silos.

    Join Storage Switzerland and Cloudistics for an informative webinar that will provide an alternative approach that meets user’s performance expectations while leveraging existing – and often already paid for – storage hardware and does not introduce new silos of storage.
  • Hear ad-tech leader Sharethrough talk about delivering self-service access to powerful analytics using Snowflake and Looker. Sharethrough Director of Analytics, Joseph Bates will join Snowflake VP of Product and Marketing, Jon Bock and Looker Alliances Analyst, Erin Franz, to chat about the benefits of combining Snowflake’s cloud data warehouse with Looker’s data analytics platform.

    You’ll hear how Sharethrough, a software company that powers in-feed, native ads for premium publishers & brand marketers, has been able to crunch data 300x faster even while giving more users access to analytics on their data.

    In this webinar you’ll learn about the power of combining Snowflake’s elastic architecture and ability to bring together diverse data with Looker’s capabilities that allow users to join and model that data to see the full picture of their business.

    Among the benefits you’ll hear about:

    - In-database scale and performance: how Looker’s direct database interface takes advantage of Snowflake’s power and flexibility

    - Real-time insights: why bringing together diverse data without data movement enables results that are always up to date

    - Integrated access to diverse data: how Looker can take direct advantage of Snowflake’s native support for both structured and semi-structured data (like JSON), even making joins across diverse data possible

    - Self-service access: how Snowflake and Looker make all of your data available to data users in a consistent, user-friendly way without the burden of infrastructure, tuning, and manual optimization
  • Learn about Quantum’s exciting new high-performance workflow storage system - Xcellis!

    Xcellis Workflow Storage is the latest innovation in the continuing development of Quantum StorNext appliances. It is a high-performance storage family engineered to optimize workflows, streamline operations and empower organizations. Quantum Xcellis Storage Systems solves the world’s hardest data management problems in media & entertainment, video surveillance, life sciences, geospatial and government.

    Benefits of Xcellis…
    • Enhance workflows, boost efficiency, and improve productivity.
    • Scale capacity and performance in parallel or independently.
    • Combine SAN performance and NAS connectivity and promote collaboration and support workflows.

    Xcellis is for companies that depend on rapid, reliable access to content to deliver the products, services, and intelligence that drives their business.

    For more information visit: www.quantum.com/Xcellis
  • In this webinar, we will discuss:
    • the joint effort between AT&T, Broadcom and ONF to support ON.Lab’s Central Office Re-architected as Datacenter (CORD) Project
    • the specific use case of a SDN based leaf-spine fabric built with bare-metal OCP hardware (using Broadcom switching silicon) and open source switch software, built on top of Broadcom provided SDN reference software, Open Flow Data Plane Abstraction (OF-DPA).

    The goal of the joint effort is to provide a pure SDN-based fabric implementing the following:
    • standard L2 switching within racks,
    • L3 forwarding across racks using MPLS labels between leaf and spine switches, with support for QinQ and IP multicast.
    • The entire fabric will be controlled by an ONOS controller cluster. Broadcom’s OF-DPA 2.0 software will be used to program the OpenFlow rules in all the white box switches
  • Join Simon Robinson, Research Director, Voice of the Enterprise: Storage for an interactive webinar highlighting his analysis of customer behaviors and perceptions as derived from our latest survey of over 700 enterprise IT buyers in the Q4 2015 Voice of the Enterprise: Storage study.

    During the webinar, you will learn:
    • Where are storage budgets headed in 2016?
    • What are the key customer pain points and objectives for storage in 2016?
    • How will storage spending be impacted by the transition to cloud?
    • Which storage technologies are customers looking to adopt in 2016?
    • Which storage vendors do users regard as most strategic today and in the future?
  • Corporations increasingly rely on their enterprise services bus (ESB) as the communication center to link multiple IT systems, applications and data. Unfortunately, when something goes wrong in the ESB it can have a cascading affect, impacting critical applications. Determining the root cause of the problem is a challenge for most IT organizations, since ESBs serve as a ‘black box’, offering little insight into the issue.

    Now, you can assess and resolve performance issues for applications that communicate across your ESB, before they affect your users. Join Richard Nikula, Vice President, Product Development and Support at Nastel, to learn how Nastel AutoPilot for CA Cross-Enterprise APM lets you analyze application behavior in real-time in production, test and development environments.
  • Learn how to protect your business against localized disaster, eliminate capital expense, and answer the cloud mandate with Quantum’s newest cloud offering – Q-Cloud Protect for AWS. This webinar will explain what this new offering is, and how it enables you to leverage the public cloud for disaster recovery with a solution that plugs into your existing backup environment.
  • As we enter 2016, hyper-converged infrastructure appliances are gaining steam as a means to achieve agile IT resource allocation in software-defined data centers. However, many planners are discovering that fast-deploy server/storage appliances often fall short in terms of hosted VM performance. Perceived application performance is the make-or-break of modern IT service strategy and faster is definitely better. The challenges to achieving stellar application performance in virtualized hyper-converged infrastructure are many, but I/O latency is ultimately the first and often the most important hurdle to overcome. Most solutions offered by storage and hypervisor software vendors fall short of tackling the latency challenge, since doing so really requires more than just memory caching, log structuring or I/O pipelining. What is needed is parallel I/O processing.

    In this webinar, you will learn how to:

    - Obtain up to 300x reduction in latency and up to 15x improvement in data throughput – even with commodity server and storage gear
    - Harness the untapped power of multi-core processors to create a parallel engine for processing I/O
    - Reduce your infrastructure costs while learning more about a hyper-converged solution that achieved $0.08 per SPC-1 IOPS™

    The results have been documented in a just-published report from the Storage Performance Council that should be required reading for any IT planner.

    Join us as industry analyst, Jon Toigo walks through the benchmark results to describe the best performing and lowest cost solution for achieving application performance in the market today.
  • It’s 2016. If you were born after 1980, you probably don’t remember a time without the Internet and the Web. You reach for your smartphone as your go-to device to answer questions, order pizza, find the score of a football game, and check the address of your child’s next soccer game.

    It should come as no surprise, that you reach for your smart phone or use your browser at work to search for an answer when you have a technical issue. The bottom line is that more and more business users are bypassing the service desk and the self-service portal because they believe they can get answers quicker on the web.

    Could this be the beginning of the end for IT Self Service as we know it? Join George Spalding, EVP, Pink Elephant and Jim Blayney, Sr. Product Marketing Mgr. CA Technologies, as they tackle the thorny and divisive issue of whether it’s actually more productive for users to get their own solutions from the web.
  • DevOps addresses inefficiencies that result from keeping operations and development in separate silos. By connecting development and operations, enterprise IT departments can begin to break down the walls.

    DevOps defines a set of roles and responsibilities focused on reducing risk in IT deployments and projects. The result is maximized automation, elimination of human error, increased consistency, and reduced time spent on the outages, as well as error detection and prevention brought about by unstable environments.

    In this webinar, ODCA president, Gunnar Menzel, will share perspectives on the DevOps concept, focusing on key challenges it can help resolve and the benefits it can provide.
  • Random numbers and the entropy they contain is the foundation of secure cryptography. Yet, providing sufficient random numbers and entropy with assurances that it cannot be known, monitored, controlled or manipulated by others has proven to be remarkably difficult. How do you know if your random numbers are truly random, and how can you insure that your security system is secure?
  • Join EXFO’s Data Center team for an overview of the challenges inherent to 40G/100G and the ultimate 400G fiber-optic network migration, and to gain insight into industry best practices for physical-layer and service-layer testing and monitoring.

    This webinar covers the following topics:
    •How to anticipate and address the challenges inherent to multifiber push-on (MPO)-based fiber-optic network infrastructures
    •How to assess the performance of a future-proof permanent link for a future high-speed line rate
    •The importance of connector insertion loss (IL) and return loss (RL) inside the data center
    •How to plan a trouble-free data center interconnect (DCI)
  • What is a WAF (web application firewall) and how can it help defend your AWS workloads? In this webinar, you’ll learn how to get started with the new AWS WAF service and where it fits in your security strategy. You’ll see how AWS WAF works with Trend Micro’s Deep Security to provide a strong, layered defense for your web applications.
  • NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) over Fabrics is of tremendous interest among storage vendors, flash manufacturers, and cloud and Web 2.0 customers, Because it offers efficient remote and shared access to a new generation of flash and other non-volatile memory storage, it requires fast, low latency networks, and the first version of the specification is expected to take advantage of RDMA (Remote Direct Memory Access) support in the transport protocol.

    Many customers and vendors are now familiar with the advantages and concepts of NVMe over Fabrics but are not familiar with the specific protocols that support it. This live webcast will explore and compare the Ethernet RDMA protocols and transports that support NVMe over Fabrics and the infrastructure needed to use them. You’ll hear:

    •Why NVMe Over Fabrics requires a low-latency network
    •How the NVMe protocol is mapped to the network transport
    •How RDMA-capable protocols work
    •Comparing available Ethernet RDMA transports: iWARP and RoCE
    •Infrastructure required to support RDMA over Ethernet
    •Congestion management methods