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  • 2017 Trends in Services 2017 Trends in Services Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President - Services Jan 18 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The next wave of cloud computing is coming, and it is going to take the shape of serving distinct enterprise needs in an on-demand fashion. It is normal for enterprise IT departments to provision or procure IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services now. That in turn means that a larger galaxy of business needs and operational complexities will be tackled as the next way to monetize cloud infrastructure. The trickle of specialized providers doing boutique services such as disaster recovery as a service, compliance as a service and database as a service could well become a flood.

    Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President for Services as she uncovers what service providers will need to change in order to gain a competitive advantage in 2017, and what the sources of demand for multi-tenant datacenters will be in the coming year.
  • What’s Next In Securing Identities? Key Identity & Access Management Trends What’s Next In Securing Identities? Key Identity & Access Management Trends Danna Bethlehem Jan 18 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Over the past year, we have seen data breaches shift towards identity-based breaches, targeting personal information of either employees or consumers. The access to the information is used to craft and construct highly organized attacks on enterprises and is a growing contributor to identity theft. The problem is compounded by the convergence of personal and work place identities, ultimately creating major security challenges for companies.

    Our 2016 Authentication and Access Management survey found 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. During the webinar, we’ll be discussing this and other trends in the strong authentication and access management market, including:

    -The status of the two-factor authentication market and what we can expect in the years to come
    -The enterprise risk issues of using social media credentials to access to corporate resources
    -The role the cloud is playing in the enterprise especially as it relates to single sign on and application management and access
    -The ongoing challenges enterprises cite as barriers to mass adoption of a mobile workforce
  • Risks Posed By Legacy Authentication Risks Posed By Legacy Authentication Garrett Bekker of 451 Research & Martin Gontovnikas of Auth0 Jan 18 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Username and password are not enough. So why do most companies still use them?

    There’s a Technology Basics White Paper first published in 2002 entitled “Username and Password – A Dying Security Model.” This paper documents the HIGH risk level associated with legacy authentication (using username and password) and predicted that secure access methods using Biometrics, Single Sign On (SSO), One Time Password Tokens and Multi-Factor Authentication would quickly replace the use of traditional passwords. Fast forward to a decade and a half later and the majority of companies are still using username and password authentication. We all agree that legacy authentication is not good enough, so why do most companies still use them?

    For many, the path to modern authentication seems difficult and expensive, while others worry about the impact on user experience. Join us for a webinar where we will explore this paradox and discuss practices for making secure, modern authentication fast and easy for developers and simple and frictionless for users.
  • Solving IoT & BYOD Challenges: The Answers are in your Network Solving IoT & BYOD Challenges: The Answers are in your Network Shaun Henderson & Peter Connolly, ExtraHop Networks Jan 18 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Whether they are ready for it or not, IT Operations teams have the Internet of Things, including BYOD devices such as smart watches, added to their list of responsibilities. With employees bringing in potentially compromised devices, it's time for enterprise IT to understand their environment and not just tick the compliance box. On the other hand, IoT poses an opportunity for IT organizations to add significant value to the business by providing real-time operational intelligence. A new monitoring approach called wire data analytics analyzes communications on the network to extract valuable IoT security, performance, and even operations data—and requires no agents! Tune in for a technical deep-dive into the network impact of IoT, how to make the most of your data from connected devices, and how to mitigate potential security and threat risks involved.
  • Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Sushant Rao, Sr. Director Product & Solutions Marketing, DataCore Software Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.

    Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.

    Now, with hyperconverged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.

    Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
  • Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Dave Wright - Vice President & General Manager, NetApp SolidFire and Tim Stammers - Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The tables have been stacked against storage buyers for decades, but a change is coming. Forget the endless refresh treadmill of monolithic storage systems, and licensing models that are not just inflexible, but also force you to pay again and again for the same technology. Join this webinar to learn how to liberate your storage budget, and pay for storage the way that suits your business rather than the vendors, with 451 Research senior analyst Tim Stammers, and NetApp SolidFire’s Vice President & General Manager, Dave Wright.
  • 2017 Trends in Infrastructure 2017 Trends in Infrastructure Al Sadowski, Research Vice President - Infrastructure Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises and service provider customers have more storage, networking, and cloud technology choices at their disposal than ever before, and aggressive technology adopters will gain a performance and agility edge over their rivals in 2017. All Flash Arrays, Object Storage and Disaster Recovery to Cloud/Disaster Recovery as a Service are key technologies transforming the storage landscape. These new innovations account for a relatively small amount of storage revenue today, but will gradually displace traditional disk based storage systems, ultimately opening up opportunities for new innovators. The pace of change in networking technology provides the speed, capacity and agility demanded by cloud, IoT, social media, content delivery and the fabric that makes digital transformation possible.

    Join Al Sadowski, Research Vice President for Infrastructure, as he dives into what’s accelerating the virtualization of network applications and how traditional vendors will need to transform their “innovation supply chain” to produce product equivalents to highly scalable cloud infrastructure.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless,Robert Azzi-Argyle Griffin Grp Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
    Robert Azzi, Executive Managing Partner. Argyle Griffin Group (Moderator)
  • Patching Clients and Servers using Configuration Manager Current Branch Patching Clients and Servers using Configuration Manager Current Branch Kent Agerlund, Microsoft MVP, Coretech Jan 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Dealing with server management is often very different from managing client devices in the enterprise. In this session we will demonstrate some of the tools and solutions we use to successfully manage servers in the enterprise. We will also discuss how you can integrate Flexera Software's Corporate Software Inspector into your enterprise client management strategy.
  • Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate, NetApp Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage is more capable than where we read and write data.

    In this session we’ll discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.
  • New Containerization Capabilities for HPE Universal Discovery and CMDB New Containerization Capabilities for HPE Universal Discovery and CMDB Jon Furner, Results Positive and Ron Bocken, HPE Jan 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Looking to reduce deployment costs and increase time to value? Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear about the new container capabilities of HPE Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB solutions. In this webinar, you will receive an overview from Results Positive on how you can utilize the HPE Configuration Management System with new capabilities to discover containers and configuration items in your data center and simplify solution deployment time from days to minutes. Additionally, HPE will provide an overview of the HPE IT Operations Management Suite framework and how containers can be used to benefit overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Key takeaways from attending this webinar include:
    • How you can utilize new HPE UD/UCMDB Container capabilities
    • Common use cases for containerization with HPE UD/UCMDB
    • Understand the business benefits of containerization
    • Become aware of HPE ITOM Suite Framework

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the new containerization capabilities available for HPE UD/UCMDB.
  • Are Hybrid Clouds in Tune with Future Business Growth? Are Hybrid Clouds in Tune with Future Business Growth? Agatha Poon 451 Research, Rajesh Awasthi Tata Communications Jan 24 2017 6:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Advancements in infrastructure and platform technologies with growing availability of innovative business models has inclined the focus on user-centric service delivery mechanisms by redefining the very nature of IT strategy within a business organization. Companies that wish to pave the way for a successful digital transformation journey must shed conventional thinking and embrace towards an agile approach to IT operations and have a reliable and intelligent Ecosystem. So, to start with, we ask ourselves How and What should we look for in a partner?
  • 2017 Trends in Cloud 2017 Trends in Cloud William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President - Cloud Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Digital transformation is a business imperative, not an option. Cloud is powering this change: It provides the new style of IT that supports the information, process and platform transformations required to link technology and information assets with marketing and customer experience to deliver new or enhanced digital processes.

    Join William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President for Cloud, as he discusses what’s coming this year in cloud, and how the industry’s major battleground in 2017 will be how, from where and at what price cloud transformation services are delivered to customers.
  • Datacenters and Storage Models of the Future Datacenters and Storage Models of the Future Randy Kerns Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every new or recycled idea that comes along is going to be the ‘only way things are done in the future' according to some. This narrow view has been offered in the area of storing and managing information since modern computing began. The reality is much more messy. Different approaches for handling information are used and in reality, the processing and management of information use mostly unrelated solutions. This BrightTalk session will look at evolving datacenters and how information is handled including the storage technologies employed. There will be different approaches that will be discussed as part of the presentation.
  • Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Chair, SNIA Scalable Storage Mgt Technical Work Group, Principal, Storage Management Architect, Broadcom Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Created by SNIA’s Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group (SSM TWG), SNIA Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. This session will present an overview of SNIA Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.1 released in January 2017.
  • 5 traps to avoid and 5 ways to succeed with Big Data 5 traps to avoid and 5 ways to succeed with Big Data Hal Lavendar, Chief Architect, Cognizant, Thomas Dinsmore, BI & Big Data Expert, Josh Klahr, VP Product Management, AtScale Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    When it comes to Big Data Analytics, do you know if you are on the right track to succeed in 2017?

    Is Hadoop where you should place your bet? Is Big Data in the Cloud a viable choice? Can you leverage your traditional Big Data investment, and dip your toe in modern Data Lakes too? How are peer and competitor enterprises thinking about BI on Big Data?

    Come learn 5 traps to avoid and 5 best practices to adopt, that leading enterprises use for their Big Data strategy that drive real, measurable business value.

    In this session you’ll hear from Hal Levander, Chief Architectect of Cognizant Technologies, Thomas Dinsmore, Big Data Analytics expert and author of ‘Disruptive Analytics: Charting Your Strategy for Next-Generation Business Analytics, along with Josh Klahr, VP of Product, as they share real world approaches and achievements from innovative enterprises across the globe.

    Join this session to learn…

    - Why leading enterprises are choosing Cloud for Big Data in 2017
    - What 75% of enterprises plan to drive value out of their Big Data
    - How you can deliver business user access along with security and governance controls
  • Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute Michael Basilyan, Google Cloud Platform; Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems; Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing Jan 24 2017 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Google Cloud Platform, Avere Systems, and Cycle Computing experts will share best practices for advancing solutions to big challenges faced by enterprises with growing compute and storage needs. In this “best practices” webinar, you’ll hear how these companies are working to improve results that drive businesses forward through scalability, performance, and ease of management.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    - How enterprises are using Google Cloud Platform to gain compute and storage capacity on-demand
    - Best practices for efficient use of cloud compute and storage resources
    - Overcoming the need for file systems within a hybrid cloud environment
    - Understand how to eliminate latency between cloud and data center architectures
    - Learn how to best manage simulation, analytics, and big data workloads in dynamic environments
    - Look at market dynamics drawing companies to new storage models over the next several years

    In just 60-minutes, you’ll be presented with a foundation to build infrastructure to support ongoing demand growth and have ample opportunity to ask direct questions to presenters.
  • “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.” “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.” Peter McCallum Jan 24 2017 9:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    More so than ever before, businesses are requiring IT to become less about infrastructure and more about availability and mobility of data. Yesterday’s IT shops were defined by the technology they chose to use rather than capabilities they could deliver to the business and its workforce. End users have become more savvy and less willing to accept limitations of traditional, static services. Technology has to adapt to timing, location and value of data on a global basis without restrictions. Based on these trends, FreeStor grew from roots in static infrastructure to now support the widest interoperability across storage platforms, protocols, hypervisors, clouds, and applications in the industry. See how FreeStor is helping to drive the goal of “infrastructure anywhere” for seamless delivery of data anywhere users need to be.
  • Future Perfect... Data Center Future Perfect... Data Center Ed Haletky, Tom Howarth and Steve Beaver, TVP Strategy Jan 25 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What does the future datacenter look like? Is it racks and racks of computers? Is it heavily automated? Is it just a shim to the larger world of the cloud? Join this dynamic panel discussion where we will delve into the future of the datacenter with experts from The Virtualization Practice (TVP Strategy).

    We will discuss where we are going, how the hybrid cloud fits in and the ultimate vision of the datacenter. It all starts with the journey...
  • Are Hybrid Clouds in tune with future business growth? Are Hybrid Clouds in tune with future business growth? Agatha Poon 451 Research, TJ Akhtar Tata Communications Jan 25 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Advancements in infrastructure and platform technologies with growing availability of innovative business models has inclined the focus on user-centric service delivery mechanisms by redefining the very nature of IT strategy within a business organization. Companies that wish to pave the way for a successful digital transformation journey must shed conventional thinking and embrace towards an agile approach to IT operations and have a reliable and intelligent Ecosystem. So, to start with, we ask ourselves How and What should we look for in a partner?
  • Enterprise Applications and Persistent Storage with Docker Containers Enterprise Applications and Persistent Storage with Docker Containers Andrew Sullivan, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp Jan 25 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Docker® containers have emerged to provide the agility that development teams need while delivering the stability and reliability required by IT operations. Developers can bring existing applications into the Docker ecosystem while building new applications using microservice design principles. IT-operations teams can benefit from reduced complexity and faster deployment of containerized applications.

    Typically, Docker containers do not retain data after being restarted or retired. A container’s ephemeral nature presents challenges for containerizing many common Enterprise applications, from databases to home-grown tools, where data must be retained or when a container must share its data across multiple Docker hosts. Docker and NetApp solve these issues and more with the NetApp® Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP).

    The nDVP adds persistent storage capabilities to Docker containers, which gives developers the ability to enable data persistence in applications that use Docker container technology along with enterprise storage features such as transparent scalability, high availability, encryption, data deduplication, and seamless replication.
  • Applied Analytics: Creating a Successful Analytical Solution Applied Analytics: Creating a Successful Analytical Solution Dr. Kyle H. Ambert, PhD, Lead Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Solutions Group, Intel Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Applied analytics requires scientists to be aware of both the intricacies of the statistical tools at their disposal as well as the domain-specific idiosyncrasies of their data in order to create a successful analytical solution. This webinar will discuss examples of characteristics of data that enable and disallow certain data science techniques.
  • Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Data Centers are continuing to evolve and will remain at the core of digital infrastructure. Today’s global information economy depends on data centers like never before. Whether a data center is on premise, colocated or in the cloud, they are responsible for the entire online infrastructure of a company, and the data centers are crucial to business critical infrastructure. For more than 20 years, Uptime Institute has served as an independent advisory body to all stakeholders in the industry responsible for the performance and availability of IT systems. We’ve helped the world’s leading data center organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities, compute systems, and operations, while balancing costs, resources, performance, and efficiency in an ever changing technology landscape. Uptime has assisted hundreds of enterprises and service providers to ensure their data centers are ready to meet their business needs. Join us as we share our experiences and learnings for a hybrid IT world.

    Topics include:
    - The value of simplicity in data center design and construction for IT and facility operations
    - Concurrent maintainability as a “must have” as "live work or deferred maintenance" is no longer acceptable
    - Tier Certification as a risk management tool for project owners and data center services buyers
  • How to Manage, Orchestrate and Analyze Copy Data How to Manage, Orchestrate and Analyze Copy Data Alex Infanzon, Application Solutions Manager, Pure Storage; Prashant Jagannathan, Technical Manager, Catalogic Jan 25 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Oracle database sprawl comes with significant cost and complexity. The complexity is the result of proliferation of database copies created for a range of uses including disaster recovery, provisioning of development and testing infrastructure, quality assurance (QA), DevOps in private or hybrid clouds to name a few.

    Join this webinar to learn how Catalogic Software’s® ECX™ Copy Data Management platform deployed in conjunction with the Pure Storage® FlashArray™, allows organizations to manage, orchestrate and analyze Copy Data. The solution provides full lifecycle management of your Copy Data through automated workflows that allow you to streamline the creation, management and use of Oracle database copies.