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Data Center Management

  • In the traditional world of EDW, ETL pipelines are a troublesome bottleneck when preparing data for use in the data warehouse. ETL pipelines are notoriously expensive and brittle, so as companies move to Hadoop they look forward to getting rid of the ETL infrastructure.

    But is it that simple? Some companies are finding that in order to move data between clusters for backup or aggregation purposes, they are building systems that look an awful lot like ETL.
  • Join us for a live webinar featuring Dr. Jim Metzler, Distinguished Research Fellow at Ashton Metzler & Associates, as he discusses the future of the WAN and why now is the time to rethink the architecture in order to evolve/accelerate your business.

    Why take the traditional approach to branch office expansion by relying on providers that can’t meet the urgency of your business needs? A new era has come where complexity, cost, flexibility and time-to-market are no longer a hurdle. Welcome to the world of the Software-Defined WAN.

    Join this webinar featuring Jim Metzler, industry specialist to discover:
    •Why it’s time to re-architect your WAN
    •How today’s WAN infrastructure is failing IT
    •New market dynamics that the traditional WAN cannot support
    •A step-by-step approach to evolving your WAN with minimal disruption
  • For the Data Scientist, Data Science is complex; for the average business user it is a mystical art form that promises a lot, but often under delivers against expectation. For many established companies the result of this has been a lack of investment in an area that is, for others, quickly becoming an area of competitive advantage.



    Helping the business understand the value of Big Data and Analytics, whilst also helping translate their business requirements and expectations, is a critical foundational step of the Data Analytics Lifecycle that can lead to greater investment from the business and greater profit for the organization. By way of customer examples, this presentation discusses the importance of engaging the business early and the importance of being able to tell an engaging story about the ‘Art of the Possible’.
  • New video! Manage your vSphere environment with a powerful solution that leverages the cloud, always-on analytics, and data science to optimize visibility, insight and control. Five minutes to activate, and you can increase utilization, boost performance, diagnose, troubleshoot and fix issues—even proactively—ten times faster. Eliminate capacity shortfalls and drill down to root causes, hazards and more.
  • Join us for a live Big Data Analytics customer case study webcast featuring Dana Gardner, a leading IT industry analyst at Interarbor Solutions, as he interviews Procera Networks executive, Cam Cullen.

    Learn how Procera Networks dealt with massive data volume challenges to provide network performance benefits to its global users, powered by HPE Vertica. HPE Vertica is the industry’s first comprehensive, scalable, open, and secure platform for Big Data Analytics.
  • Financial advisors espouse that proper asset allocation during times of market volatility can help us sleep better. There is a parallel in the IT world. With volatility driven by technology advancement, virtual & cloud environments, and consumer demand for the newest applications and hardware, a good night’s sleep for an Asset Manager requires properly managed and optimally allocated hardware and software assets in a constantly changing environment.

    This session explores this intimidating world, common pitfalls, prescriptive actions and what the latest technology can do to make sure your assets, licenses and infrastructure are optimally aligned to drive wealth in IT…and let the Asset Manager sleep well without the fear of negative audit findings and exorbitant fines.
  • A movement is underway. Businesses are awakening to a new era of the digital enterprise, requiring companies to find new ways of delivering their services built for the digital era. Success in this new era requires a digital industrialization strategy in which datacenters become the core asset of the business enabling a transformation from an infrastructure that is tightly coupled with the business to a modern infrastructure that enables any business.

    Digital industrialization is a continuous cycle that organizations can use to turn IT infrastructure from a cost into an asset by standardizing on one set of technologies and economics across facilities, hardware, software, and operations; consolidating datacenters; abstracting functionality; automating operations and governing it all to ensure security, integrity, and compliance.

    This presentation will go through why digital industrialization is needed, what the benefits are and how the Ericsson Cloud portfolio facilitates it.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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?
  • 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.