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Data Center Management

  • Know Your Baseline Costs Before Considering Migration Know Your Baseline Costs Before Considering Migration Chris Grossmeier, Director of Product Management Aug 25 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join this webinar to be certain of making the right decisions on moving resources to the cloud. You’ll see how to evaluate which workloads are candidates for cloud migration PLUS measure how efficiently you’re utilizing your own resources.

    The CloudPhysics Cost Calculator for Private Cloud lets you apply basic costing models to determine your actual costs per virtual machine (VM) in terms of power, compute resources, memory, storage, licensing, and more to generate a cost baseline.

    Now you can apply CloudPhysics rightsizing intelligence to your VMs. See your “as is” costs beside your rightsized costs at peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile. Capture savings by reducing workloads to match actual demands and reduce overprovisioning.

    When mapping your VMs to their public cloud instances, apply the same peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile data to reveal cost difference for private versus public cloud.

    Attend this webinar to be sure you’ve optimized decision-making before you move.
  • The GRC Evolution of Digital Enterprises with Convergence of ERM & Cybersecurity The GRC Evolution of Digital Enterprises with Convergence of ERM & Cybersecurity Colin Whittaker, Informed Risk Decisions; Yo Delmar, MetricStream; Chris McClean, Forrester; Sanjay Agrawal, CIMCON Software Aug 25 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cybersecurity has jumped to the top of companies’ risk agenda after a number of high profile data breaches, and other hacks. In an increasingly digitized world, where data resides in the cloud, on mobiles and Internet of Things enabling multitude of connected devices, the threat vectors are multiplying, threatening the firms’ operations and future financial stability.

    Organizations with the ability to view cybersecurity breaches as a risk, with associated probabilities and impacts, can strike the right balance between resilience and protection. By bringing together leadership and capabilities across fraud, IT, cybersecurity and operational risk, organizations can connect the dots and manage their GRC program more effectively. Organizations need to employ a proactive approach to review their existing risk management processes, roles and responsibilities with respect to cybersecurity to re-align them into an overall ERM strategy with boardroom backing.

    Attend this panel webinar, as we discuss these issues and address ways to develop an evolving GRC program to cope with the growing threat landscape.
  • The Role of FPGAs in SparK Accelerators The Role of FPGAs in SparK Accelerators Shreyas Shah, Principal Data center Architect, Xilinx Aug 29 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In the cloud computing era, data growth is exponential. Every day billions of photos are shared and large amount of new data created in multiple formats. Within this cloud of data, the relevant data with real monetary value is small. To extract the valuable data, big data analytics frame works like SparK is used. This can run on top of a variety of file systems and data bases. To accelerate the SparK by 10-1000x, customers are creating solutions like log file accelerators, storage layer accelerators, MLLIB (One of the SparK library) accelerators, and SQL accelerators etc.

    FPGAs (Field Programmable Gate Arrays) are the ideal fit for these type of accelerators where the workloads are constantly changing. For example, they can accelerate different algorithms on different data based on end users and the time of the day, but keep the same hardware.

    This webinar will describe the role of FPGAs in SparK accelerators and give SparK accelerator use cases.
  • High Performance vADCs & OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure by 6WIND and Radware High Performance vADCs & OpenStack Virtual Infrastructure by 6WIND and Radware Frank Jimenez, Product Marketing Manager, 6WIND, and Frank Yue, Director Solution Marketing, Radware Aug 30 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Experts from 6WIND & Radware prove that it is possible to attain and sustain virtualized performance above and beyond industry expectations for NFV using an OpenStack environment. By combining 6WIND Virtual Accelerator™ and Radware Alteon® NG VA, network operators can migrate to high performance vADCs while eliminating PCI passthrough and SR-IOV. The end result is a cost effective move to an NFV architecture without compromising the performance or impacting the virtualization environment that their customers expect.
  • The Cost Shift Model for Video Storage and Data Management The Cost Shift Model for Video Storage and Data Management Brian Morsch, VP of Sales, Surveillance & Security – Americas and Andy Brinck, VP of Channel Sales – Americas Aug 30 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    If you are a security integrator then this webinar is for you!

    Challenges created by more cameras, higher resolutions, and increasingly complex analytics are creating an influx in data, and managing this infrastructure takes an intelligent, scalable storage platform.

    Join us on Tuesday, August 30 at 9:00 AM PST for The Cost Shift Model
    for Video Storage and Data Management to learn how Quantum is taking a different approach to revolutionize storage solutions within the surveillance and security industry.

    Attend this webinar and learn:
    - How a multi-tier storage approach is shifting the budget spent in the surveillance market
    - How to extend your customers’ surveillance budget
    - How you can offer a scalable storage solution without compromising video quality, retention time, or camera streams

    Quantum can help you design and implement a scalable storage foundation that will enable you to differentiate your offerings in the market.
    Register for this webinar today!
  • Consolidating and Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Consolidating and Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Yoav Eilat Aug 31 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Databases are continuing to grow rapidly, creating scalability and performance challenges and escalating costs. Learn how EMC all-flash storage solves your database and application challenges on a modern, consolidated platform.
  • Big Data Innovation – From Experiment to Production Big Data Innovation – From Experiment to Production Matt Aslett - 451 Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics with Aali Masood, Senior Director, Oracle Sep 1 2016 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Big Data projects offer the promise of generating value from previously ignored or under-exploited data. Many enterprises are looking to take advantage of new data sources and combine that with the wealth of information they already hold about their customers, their business, even their competitors to develop new innovative applications and services, such as:

    · combining data from devices, sensors, customers, and analyze that in real time to react better and faster (example, location-based services)
    · pursue new opportunities in an adjacent markets – for example selling predictive maintenance services to the buyers of your products
    · accelerate time to market – for example identifying the most valuable customers and launching special programs to boost loyalty

    Innovation from Big Data is driven by experimentation to uncover new markets or data-driven products and services, as well as trying out new business processes, searching for new insights, and testing new hypotheses.

    However, a well-planned integration strategy is essential to putting this innovation to work in production business environments. The innovation may take advantage of new platforms, but to be taken into production it must work smoothly with existing systems and processes. No matter where the innovation came from, enterprises still need to access data, and figure out how to make it scale. This will involve not only the technology team, but business and strategic leaders as well.

    Join Oracle and 451 Research for a webinar exploring how to take advantage of big data opportunities by coordinating innovation and production. It covers how to manage rapid development in an environment with minimal control—together with the ability to migrate innovation into a production environment to support real-world needs that are constantly changing.
  • How Software Eats Hardware in the Datacenter: Reducing Cost and Complexity How Software Eats Hardware in the Datacenter: Reducing Cost and Complexity Andy Ryan, Cloud Solutions Architect at vArmour Sep 1 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins

    As organizations move to virtual data centers and multi-cloud environments in a dangerous threat climate, they are faced with new security challenges they must overcome. But, they must do this without exponentially increasing the manpower, products, or resources they need, so they still get the most of their valuable security budgets. These challenges include:

    -Improving visibility inside data centers and cloud
    -Reducing the attack surface
    -Maintaining regulatory compliance standards.


    vArmour will explore trends in data center security that include the rise of software to replace firewalls inside the data center, segmentation and micro-segmentation as security techniques, and shifting ideas about how software defined networking that:

    -Eliminate under-utilized zones and choke points
    -Avoid costly hardware refresh cycles and on-going maintenance
    -Lower the time it takes to see and stop threats
    -Reduce the time and complexity to process security changes
    -Increase speed of secure application delivery


    Andy Ryan, Cloud Solutions Architect at vArmour
  • Arcserve's Battle Royale Arcserve's Battle Royale Gary Sussman, Kervin Myrtil, Chris Rockholt Sep 1 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There is a lot of talk about who's the best in the business. But what do the numbers say? Join us as we take a look in the world of data back up and disaster recovery to see how Arcserve stands up against the competition.
  • Manage any device, anywhere from a single console with HEAT LANrev Manage any device, anywhere from a single console with HEAT LANrev Margreet Fortune Sep 6 2016 9:45 am UTC 60 mins
    HEAT LANrev was Highly Commended in the recent Computing Vendor Excellence Awards in London - Mobile Management category.
    With the fragmentation of technology platforms and proliferation of mobile devices organisations today need a unified management approach for smart connected devices. Join this session to learn how HEAT LANrev can provide end to end multi-platform support for Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS and Android.
  • Best Practices for Running Virtualized Workloads in All-Flash Data Centers Best Practices for Running Virtualized Workloads in All-Flash Data Centers Mike Cooney Sep 6 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This session explores the reasons for one of the quickest revolutions that the storage industry has seen in the last 20 years, and how XtremIO can enable breakthrough capabilities for your server virtualization and private cloud deployments. We through specific use case issues and how to overcome them. With lots of real-world tips and tricks, you can consolidate your most demanding virtualization workloads successfully and gracefully.
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Mike Fazio, Product Marketing Manager, DataCore Software Sep 6 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 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.
  • Influencers Panel Series: Key Use Cases for Network Virtualization: How and Why? Influencers Panel Series: Key Use Cases for Network Virtualization: How and Why? Aram Avetisyan, IBM | Rene Van Den Bedem, RoundTower Technologies | Maqsood Siddiqui, VMware | Joshua Soto, VMware Sep 7 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    In this two-part series, a panel of top influencers will share their experiences with network virtualization and VMware NSX, how it is being used by organizations as they move toward a fully software-defined data center, and what its deployment requires. You’ll hear valuable advice and use cases for transforming your data center into one that’s more agile, secure and scalable.

    Join us for an open panel of NSX top influencers in a no-slide webcast conversation. They’ll explore how enterprises are using NSX for multiple use cases not previously possible with traditional data center infrastructure. Get insights from their first-hand experiences and IT outcomes that are resulting in unparalleled speed, agility, and security – with orders of magnitude better economics, flexibility, and choice.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts as they share their valuable insights into:

    - How NSX is being deployed in a variety of customer scenarios
    - Key use cases of NSX
    - Getting started with NSX

    Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Knight, NetApp Sep 7 2016 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Welcome to this first part of the webcast series, where we’re going to take an irreverent, yet still informative look, at the parts of a storage solution in Data Center architectures. We’re going to start with the very basics – The Naming of the Parts. We’ll break down the entire storage picture and identify the places where most of the confusion falls. Join us in this first webcast – Part Chartreuse – where we’ll learn:

    •What an initiator is
    •What a target is
    •What a storage controller is
    •What a RAID is, and what a RAID controller is
    •What a Volume Manager is
    •What a Storage Stack is

    With these fundamental parts, we’ll be able to place them into a context so that you can understand how all these pieces fit together to form a Data Center storage environment.

    Oh, and why are the parts named after colors, instead of numbered? Because there is no order to these webcasts. Each is a standalone seminar on understanding some of the elements of storage systems that can help you learn about technology without admitting that you were faking it the whole time! If you are looking for a starting point – the absolute beginning place – start with this one. We’ll be using these terms in all the other presentations.
  • How hyper converged infrastructures transform databases How hyper converged infrastructures transform databases Augie Gonzalez, Storage Virtualisation Specialist Sep 8 2016 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    HyperConverge like a Pro - part 2

    Regardless of your industry, databases form the core of your profitability. Whether online transaction processing systems, Big Data analytics systems, or reporting systems, databases manage your most important information – the kind of data that directly supports decisions and provides immediate feedback on business actions and results. The performance of databases has a direct bearing on the profitability of your organization, so smart IT planners are always looking for ways to improve the performance of databases and the apps that use them.

    Join Augie Gonzalez, Subject Matter Expert, DataCore to see if hyper covergence holds an answer to reducing latency and driving performance in database operations. But be careful, not all hyper converged solutions show dramatic improvements across the I/O path.
  • Hybrid Security Services Orchestration & Automation Hybrid Security Services Orchestration & Automation Hervé Guesdon, CTO, UBIqube Sep 8 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Virtualization presents tremendous efficiency and service innovation opportunities for the telecom industry.

    However, while most of the attention in the industry has focused on the virtualization of the functions themselves by leading networking hardware vendors, a greater challenge lies ahead for the telco aiming at orchestrating holistically services across these new architectures while still exploiting their legacy installed base.

    The task is rendered even more complex as what used to be a standalone silo in legacy network architectures now has to be weaved into every service delivered and orchestrated by the telco for their clients: Security.

    In this webinar we will focus on the specific challenges that come with orchestrating security as part of the network service (whether virtual or physical), and the associated end customer expectations on the matter (self-management portals, monitoring, big data analysis, remediation etc..).

    We will also discuss the broader adoption of next generation orchestration technologies as they relate to security services and the need for channel empowerment through devops and agility and technology integration easiness, which may lead to a subset of open source communities/solutions in the industry.
  • Migrating Your Big Data Infrastructure to Cloud Migrating Your Big Data Infrastructure to Cloud GigaOM analyst William McKnight with experts from Qubole and WANdisco Sep 8 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    GigaOM analyst William McKnight will be joined by experts from Qubole and WANdisco, who will explain the benefits of moving to the cloud and review the tools available for cloud migration and hybrid cloud deployments.

    Learn what's required to avoid the downtime and business disruption that often accompany cloud migration projects.
  • Software Defined Networking for Real Life Disaster Recovery as a Service Software Defined Networking for Real Life Disaster Recovery as a Service Carl Brooks, 451 Research; Shishir Agrawal, Juniper; John White, Expedient Sep 8 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this webinar, learn how Expedient uses the Juniper Networks vSRX Services Gateway platform in combination with VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager and Zerto Virtual Replication to seamlessly move public networks among data centers and clouds to create push button DRaaS.

    Carl Brooks, Information Technology Analyst – 451 Research

    Shishir Agrawal, Senior Manager, Product Management – Juniper Networks
    John White, Vice President, Product Strategy – Expedient

    Complimentary Document Distribution
    Juniper Case Study: Expedient Keeps Customers’ Networks Safe and Highly Available with vSRX
    451 Market Impact Report: Expedient to offer private cloud in customer facilities.
  • Breaking Through The Data Bottleneck: A Customer Case Study In Agile ETL Breaking Through The Data Bottleneck: A Customer Case Study In Agile ETL Kerry Reitnauer, Director of Solutions Architecture, Fairpoint Communications & Mark Marinelli, CTO, Lavastorm Sep 13 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    As a sequel to our webinar, "Breaking Through Your Data Bottleneck With Agile ETL", we’ll be exploring a case study with our customer Fairpoint Communications. Lavastorm CTO, Mark Marinelli, will be interviewing Kerry Reitnauer, Director of Solutions Architecture, at FairPoint on the challenges faced while making the transition from traditional ETL processes to Lavastorm Agile ETL.

    In this interview, they’ll discuss how Fairpoint came to the conclusion that the waterfall approach to ETL was inefficient, and how they adjusted their mindset to adopt an agile approach. They’ll specifically address how this approach accelerated projects without compromising governance, quality and accuracy.

    In this webinar you will learn:
    • A real life example of how to successfully adopt an Agile ETL approach
    • How to create collaboration across teams with mixed knowledge and technical skills
    • How to align with your business so that it provides continuous value delivery and generates ROI faster
    • How an Agile ETL foundation will allow for a more flexible, responsive data analysis, as business context and systems change
  • DDoS Fossils to Future: A Brief History and What to Expect DDoS Fossils to Future: A Brief History and What to Expect Darren Anstee, Chief Security Technologist, Arbor Networks Sep 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The history of DDoS provides a clear, unambiguous guide as to where things are going - attacks are becoming more expansive, impacting a wider variety of targets, and the durations are longer and more destructive. Response strategies however, have kept pace and can handle the scale. Available in variety of deployment options and informed by vast quantities of intelligence, the right technology can empower you to stay abreast the threats and prevent or mitigate the inevitable attacks. The key is in discovering the optimal match between your architecture and the available solutions.

    Join this session to find out:
    -Learnings from past DDoS threat and attack trends
    -How today’s DDoS poses threat to any organization’s availability
    -What prevention and mitigation approaches are proving most effective
  • Modernizing Business Intelligence on Big Data Modernizing Business Intelligence on Big Data Surya Mukherjee, Senior Analyst at OVUM, Dave Mariani, Founder & CEO, AtScale Sep 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How do you bridge the gap between high expectations of entrenched BI users and the rapidly changing big data landscape? Diverse data types are now mainstream in every organization and analytics are a ubiquitous enterprise priority. Many companies struggle with reconciling the investment of proven BI with the power of modern big data lakes. But the solution is more obvious than you think.

    Join this session to learn from Surya Mukherjee of OVUM as he shares:

    ● Why the BI-Big Data gap is smaller than it seems
    ● How to leverage your SQL / OLAP / BI investments together with big data for immediate value
    ● What to do and what to avoid for success with BI on Big Data (with real-life customer stories)
  • The Ruby Behind Chef The Ruby Behind Chef Franklin Webber, Training Team Lead, Chef Sep 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Chef is built in Ruby - a conscious choice for its great flexibility and developer friendliness. For some people, learning the language can feel difficult because most examples lack your perspective as a Chef practitioner. In this interactive webinar, we invite you to follow along in your favorite editor as we dive through the source code to teach you core Ruby concepts.

    Join us to learn:
    - Fundamental Ruby concepts and how they create the Recipe Domain Specific Language and the tools that power Chef
    - Pry’s ability to navigate and query source code

    Come with the Chef Development Kit installed

    Who should attend:
    Chefs with a basic understanding of writing recipes and cookbooks that want to gain a better understanding of the cookbooks they author and the tools that they employ each day.
  • Self-service BI for SAP and HANA – Dream or Reality? Self-service BI for SAP and HANA – Dream or Reality? Swen Conrad, CEO, Ocean9 Sep 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Gartner predicts that “analytics will be pervasive … for decisions and actions across the business.” Sounds like analytics nirvana with instant access for any analysis you want to do, in other words self-service BI. Is this dream or reality?

    Join this webinar to find out how clouds like AWS or Azure are moving the industry close to this nirvana today through simple assembly of cloud services combined with the appropriate consumption model of these services.

    We will demonstrate how easy it is to provision your high end SAP HANA Database right next to your BI Analytics tier.

    Maybe we are closer to this nirvana than you think?