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Data Center Management

  • This week on White Space, we look back at the news from DCD Converged conference in London. We’ve also brought back a special guest - Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO and purveyor of unusual rack arrangements.

    We discuss various ways to reuse server heat and discover that Coca Cola is apparently using Internet of Things to develop new flavors of the sugary drink.

    Peter looks at the reasons behind the Telecity outage in the UK - but this outage has nothing on the recent data center fire in Azerbaijan, that left almost the entire country without access to the Internet.

    Also mentioned are the news about CA Technologies getting out of the DCIM business, the reinvention of liquid cooling company Iceotope and the fact that the US government has just discovered another 2000 data centers it didn’t know it had.
  • Wireless is now the expected medium of choice for network users. Delivering it successfully can be a challenge especially with multiple different approaches and architectures available. What is right for your organisation? Cloud? Controller? How is it all secured?

    This session will discuss 3 main Wi-Fi architecture types, their different advantages, the wired edge, and how to secure it all. Importantly, we will finish with what to consider when making the right choice for your needs.
  • IT organizations face rising challenges to protect more data and applications in the face of growing data security threats as they deploy encryption on vastly larger scales and across cloud and hybrid environments. By moving past silo-constrained encryption and deploying encryption as an IT service centrally, uniformly, and at scale across the enterprise, your organization can benefit from unmatched coverage— whether you are securing databases, applications, file servers, and storage in the traditional data center, virtualized environments, and the cloud, and as the data moves between these different environments. When complemented by centralized key management, your organization can apply data protection where it needs it, when it needs it, and how it needs it—according to the unique needs of your business. Join us on November 25th to learn how to unshare your data, while sharing the IT services that keep your data secure, efficiently and effectively in the cloud and across your entire infrastructure.
  • This tutorial covers technologies introduced by popular papers about Google File System and BigTable, Amazon Dynamo or Apache Hadoop. In addition, Parallel, Scale-out, Distributed and P2P approaches with Lustre, PVFS and pNFS with several proprietary ones are presented as well.

    This tutorial adds also some key features essential at large scale to help understand and differentiate industry vendor's offerings.
  • This webinar will help you understand if s your fiber network infrastructure up to the 40/100G migration.
  • Although we shall witness many strides in cybersecurity in 2016, there will still be a narrow margin between these and the threats we’re foreseeing. Advancements in existing technologies—both for crimeware and for everyday use—will bring forth new attack scenarios. It’s best for the security industry as well as the public, to be forewarned to avoid future abuse or any monetary or even lethal consequences.
  • The virtualization wave is beginning to stall as companies confront application performance problems that can no longer be addressed effectively, even in the short term, by the expensive deployment of silicon storage, brute force caching, or complex log structuring schemes. Simply put, hypervisor-based computing has hit the performance wall established decades ago when the industry shifted from multi-processor parallel computing to unicore/serial bus server computing.

    Join industry analyst Jon Toigo and DataCore in this presentation where you will learn how your business can benefit from our Adaptive Parallel I/O software by:

    - Harnessing the untapped power of today's multi-core processing systems and efficient CPU memory to create a new class of storage servers and hyper-converged systems
    - Enabling order of magnitude improvements in I/O throughput
    - Reducing the cost per I/O significantly
    - Increasing the number of virtual machines that an individual server can host without application performance slowdowns
  • As NVM Express becomes the de facto interface standard for Enterprise and Client PCIe-based storage, the NVMe specification is evolving to take on the challenge of maintaining low latency to storage media while scaling out to meet the needs of modern data centers and applications. This talk will explore the coming NVMe Over Fabrics specification, and how it enables NVMe to be used across RDMA fabrics (e.g., Ethernet or InfiniBand™ with RDMA, Fibre Channel, etc.) and connect to other NVMe storage devices. Who should attend: engineering and marketing people interested in learning about how NVMe Over Fabrics works and the new types of system architectures enabled by this protocol.
  • SD-WAN has captured the attention of analysts, press and enterprises worldwide. Promising unrivaled performance, flexibility, visibility and control, this market disruptor will dramatically revolutionize traditional WANs. Is this obtainable, while saving infrastructure costs of up to 90%?
    Hear from Ethan Banks, industry expert and co-founder of Packet Pushers, as he discusses why SD-WANs have moved beyond hype and are taking the industry by storm.
    On this live webinar you will learn:
    •What is an SD-WAN and its benefits
    •Key feature requirements for SD-WANs
    •How to adopt this technology without disturbing the network
    •Ways an SD-WAN can reduce or eliminate your dependency on MPLS
    •Other market observations from this leading industry expert
  • Modern enterprise archiving is no longer about the long-term storage of data you’re required to keep and serves limited utility to the business. New cloud architectures are transforming what once was simply a means to protect corporate data to a more valuable information resource that helps address corporate compliance and litigation support needs.

    Join analysts from Blue Hill Research for this live event and learn how progressive organizations are gaining greater value from their archive of user data, converging data availability, archiving and governance to increasingly meet their wider corporate needs. During this webinar, the panel will review real life use cases and discuss:

    • The risks of decentralized and dispersed enterprise data
    • How unifying data availability and governance is bringing increased utility to organizations
    • Key considerations for designing a modern enterprise archive strategy

    Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the full Blue Hill Research white paper on the subject.

    David Houlihan researches enterprise risk management, compliance and policy management, and legal technology. He is an experienced advisor in legal and technology fields with a unique understanding of complex information environments and business legal needs. As an attorney, he has held roles in the United States Attorney’s Office and more.
    For more: http://bluehillresearch.com/author/david-houlihan/

    James Haight focuses on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies, including exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications.
    For more: http://bluehillresearch.com/author/james-haight/
  • When we talk about “Storage” in the context of data centers, it can mean different things to different people. Someone who is developing applications will have a very different perspective than, say, someone who is responsible for managing that data on some form of media. Moreover, someone who is responsible for transporting data from one place to another has their own view that is related to, and yet different from, the previous two.
    Add in virtualization and layers of abstraction, from file systems to storage protocols, and things can get very confusing very quickly. Pretty soon people don’t even know the right questions to ask!
    How do applications and workloads get the information? What happens when you need more of it? Or faster access to it? Or move it far away? This webinar will take a step back and look at “storage” with a “big picture” approach, looking at the whole piece and attempt to fill in some of the blanks for you. We’ll be talking about:
    - Applications and RAM
    - Servers and Disks
    - Networks and Storage Types
    - Storage and Distances
    - Tools of the Trade/Offs
    The goal of the webinar is not to make specific recommendations, but equip the viewer with information that helps them ask the relevant questions, as well as get a keener insight to the consequences of storage choices.
  • Many organizations are struggling to combine effective information management with analytics to identify the best data opportunities and convert them into measureable business value. With Business Data Lake solutions, you are able to provide a fully engineered, enterprise-grade data lake tuned to the strategic priorities of your business that can help you realize the value of data analytics in as little as one week. Generate new insights and scale-out rapidly and securely.
  • How to Support ITSM Processes with Mobile Applications

    To access information just in time and whenever needed greatly enhances productivity and agility. Therefore, mobile devices such as tablets or smartphones offer a huge range of useful features to accelerate daily work processes. From the control of work orders to automated data collection, numerous options emerge as to how direct access to IT services or asset data can be provided just-in-time and therefore support work processes efficiently.

    In this webcast, Horst Haag will show how mobile devices and applications, such as FNT Command Mobile, can become an indispensable companion for your Service Asset and Configuration Management.
  • Gewinnbringender Einsatz von mobilen Applikationen in ITSM-Prozessen

    Informationen genau dann zur Verfügung zu stellen wenn sie benötigt werden schafft Produktivität und Agilität. Mobile Endgeräte wie Tablets oder Smartphones bringen eine Menge an Eigenschaften die sinnvoll in den tägliche Arbeit von IT Mitarbeitern integrierbar sind. Von der Steuerung von Arbeitsaufträgen bis hin zur automatischen Informationserfassung ergeben sich zahlreiche Möglichkeiten Daten zu IT-Services/Assets ohne Umwege im Arbeitsprozess just-in-time bereitzustellen oder zu verarbeiten.

    Dieser Webcast zeigt Möglichkeiten auf wie sie ihr mobiles Endgerät u.a. mit Hilfe der FNT Command Mobile App zu einen unverzichtbaren Begleiter im Service Asset und Configuration Management Alltag machen.
  • Although we shall witness many strides in cybersecurity in 2016, there will still be a narrow margin between these and the threats we’re foreseeing. Advancements in existing technologies—both for crimeware and for everyday use—will bring forth new attack scenarios. It’s best for the security industry as well as the public, to be forewarned to avoid future abuse or any monetary or even lethal consequences.
  • Join this session to find out more about what's new with the Horizon portfolio of desktop and application virtualization solutions--including Horizon 6, Horizon Air and Horizon Flex and how these products tie into the software defined datacenter-understand how other customers are taking advantage of these technologies and map out a plan for when to deliver these services through a cloud provider and when to manage these on premises.
  • Come join us as we learn how to tackle and manage big data application performance. First, Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett will present his take on how enterprise IT is now being challenged to support big data applications in real production environments. He'll discuss why too many enterprises haven't been as successful as they should in taking advantage of their big data opportunities - in many cases losing out to competitors. He'll explore what agile IT/devops really needs to do to not only effectively host, but deliver top-notch, consistent big data performance with the smallest infrastructure cost.
    Then Sean Suchter, co-founder and CEO at Pepperdata will present their compelling approach to solving big data cluster performance challenges. He'll demonstrate how Pepperdata's dynamic run-time optimizations can guarantee consistent performance SLA's in a shared multi-tenant Hadoop cluster. Because Pepperdata delivers detailed visibility into Hadoop cluster activity , the software becomes invaluable for cluster troubleshooting, reporting/chargeback, capacity planning, and other management and optimization requirements. With Pepperdata, IT can now effectively, efficiently, and reliably support all the business-empowering big data applications of an organization. This webcast will be 45 minutes with time reserved for Q+A.
  • Governments across the globe are proposing and enacting strong data privacy and data protection regulations by mandating frameworks that include noteworthy changes like defining a data breach to include data destruction, adding the right to be forgotten, mandating the practice of breach notifications, and many other new elements. The implications of this and other proposed legislation on how the cloud can be utilized for storing data are significant. Join this live Webcast to hear:

    •EU “directives” vs. “regulation”
    •General data protection regulation summary
    •How personal data has been redefined
    •Substantial financial penalties for non-compliance
    •Impact on data protection in the cloud
    •How to prepare now for impending changes
  • Pharmaceutical companies play an ever increasing role in the treatment and prevention of illnesses. Many leading Pharma companies depend on third-party organizations, like the Almac Group, to help conduct testing, research and trials to improve the overall drug development process.

    Almac is a global leader in contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, and recently deployed scriptless test automation to improve its core business application testing in support of its overall business agility goals.

    This session will focus on how Almac and TurnKey Solutions partnered to successfully shorten test cycles and improve test outcomes - supporting more rapid deployment cycles for core applications and end-to-end business critical processes.

    Shauna Quinn, Software Test Manager for Almac, will share recent results and 4 lessons learned in Almac’s implementation of scriptless test automation, including:

    How to build a better alternative to manual testing methods, which for Almac, previously took 20 people and 12 weeks to run
    How to streamline operations and shrink testing cycles from multiple weeks to only 3-4 days
    How automation helped to quickly and easily validate core business systems using a comprehensive regression suite
    How this intuitive software provided a solid testing strategy moving forward
  • Today’s customers expect fast, personalized service. But how do you meet customer expectations when you’re clicking through multiple screens to find the correct information, manually combining reports and managing a distributed workforce? Cloud integration can help. Register for our webinar to learn which integration tools you should be leveraging to take your customer experience to new heights and give your business a competitive edge.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:
    - The difference between patchwork and seamless integrations
    - Tips to wow customers and streamline your customer service processes
    - Ways to gain a holistic view of your daily operations
    - How to create consistency between your different locations and departments
  • Backup is not the most fashionable of functions within the datacentre but it is one that every organisation faces. Nevertheless many firms, particularly at the mid and larger end of the scale, find it challenging to sustain high performance, service quality and control costs.

    The emergence of cloud infrastructure offerings such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Private cloud has only increased the appeal of abandoning the traditional labour-intensive, multi-vendor approach in favour of a service-led utility model.

    This raises the question – are you better off continuing with an in-house solution under your control or deploying a cloud service?

    The webinar will explore 5 challenges that need to be addressed by Enterprise customers looking to take advantage of the opportunity Cloud presents.

    You will learn about:

    * The impact on restore
    * Handling bandwidth constraints
    * Delivering to Service levels in the cloud
    * Assessing security and compliance commitments
    * The true costs and the impact of change
  • Il Garante per la protezione dati personali ha adottato a Luglio 2015 le nuove Linee Guida sul Dossier Sanitario, che includono anche nuove prescrizioni subito attuative, indirizzate a tutte le strutture sanitarie in materia di protezione dei dati

    Che cos’è il dossier Sanitario? È l’inevitabile strumento di gestione elettronica utilizzato da ospedali, aziende sanitarie, case di cura sia pubbliche che private, riguardo le informazioni sulla salute di un paziente per documentarne la storia clinica ed offrirgli un migliore processo di cura presso una singola struttura sanitaria, da non confondere con il Fascicolo Sanitario Elettronico, la cui gestione è obbligo di legge per le Regioni e le Province Autonome, per gli scopi istituzionalmente definiti in ambito Servizio Sanitario nazionale/regionale

    Il webinar organizzato da Gemalto fa il punto della situazione sulle misure di sicurezza previste per il Dossier Sanitario, le nuove prescrizioni in materia di Data Breach e di diritto del paziente di conoscere gli accessi che sono stati eseguiti sul proprio dossier e relativi impatti in termini di misure tecniche/organizzative, il tutto in ottica di confronto con quanto previsto dalla legge vigente per il Fascicolo Sanitario Elettronico