Data Center Management

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The data center management community focuses on the holistic management and optimization of the data center. From technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing to data center design, colocation, energy efficiency and monitoring, the BrightTALK data center management community provides the most up-to-date and engaging content from industry experts to better your infrastructure and operations. Engage with a community of your peers and industry experts by asking questions, rating presentations and participating in polls during webinars, all while you gain insight that will help you transform your infrastructure into a next generation data center.

Webinars and videos

  • 397% de ROI , c‘est ce que vous offre l’architecture Fluid Data de Dell. C’est prouvé mais comment est-ce possible ?
  • Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks, will present an end-to-end open source technology stack for SDN R&D, spanning switch hardware, software and SDN controllers. He will touch on the Open Compute Projects' switch design, Open Network Linux, Project Indigo, Project Floodlight and others. He will also discuss how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.
  • Join Mark Collier, COO of the OpenStack Foundation, Troy Toman, Cloud Architect at Rackspace and Das Kamhout, IT Principal Engineer at Intel, to discuss updates on Icehouse, the latest OpenStack software release, available on Thursday, April 17. OpenStack Icehouse is the ninth release of the open source software for building public, private, and hybrid clouds. Mark will also review the next OpenStack Summit agenda taking place in Atlanta, Georgia May 12-16, 2014 at the Georgia World Conference Center.

    This webinar will cover:
    - The latest features and trends from OpenStack Icehouse
    - Updated growth metrics from the OpenStack community
    - Opportunities to learn more at the OpenStack Summit in Atlanta May 12-16, 2014
  • Automation is a powerful tool. It strips time and cost out of processes, minimizes errors, and frees up skilled staff to focus on higher value activities. Most IT teams have already capitalized in some part on automation, and most IT professionals can see the potential in extending automation across the enterprise. But how do you embed automation in the company IT DNA? Where do you start in the journey from script automation towards enterprise-wide process automation?

    In this session you will learn how you can scale automation to an enterprise-level through the adoption of a Center of Excellence. Our proven approach creates a cohesive framework for automation and breaks through silos, so your organization benefits from economies of scale and the advantages that automation brings.
  • In today's multi-cloud world, do you find yourself thinking, "I really need an open source private cloud that is completely compatible with leading public clouds, i.e. AWS, GCE."

    This webinar explores the anatomy of an OpenStack-powered private cloud built with hybrid computing and DevOps in mind. Join Cloudscaling’s CEO Randy Bias and Scalr CEO Sebastian Stadil as they discuss the design considerations of a hybrid cloud environment that both IT and developers will love. Mark Williams, Redapt’s CTO (former VP of zCloud Infrastructure Operations) will also share real-world experience from implementing one of the first large-scale hybrid cloud infrastructures.

    Register today and gain insight into:
    - Building OpenStack-powered private clouds
    - Private and public cloud interoperability
    - Managing your hybrid cloud with an eye to the future
    - Lessons from the field; what works and what doesn't
  • The IT industry is currently undergoing one of the most radical disruptions in its history, as traditional data centers are being replaced with cloud computing environments. New workloads such as mobile computing, social networking, and big data analytics are driving the need for a more dynamic, agile approach to enterprise computing. It is most prevalent in the networks within and between modern data centers.

    This presentation will discuss a new approach to application-aware data networking based on open industry standards (the Open Datacenter Interoperable Network, ODIN). In particular, we focus on recent approaches to SDN and NFV which deliver real value in next generation data networks. We will also discuss case studies which demonstrate the value of emerging cloud based, software defined environments.
  • Scientists at CERN deployed PowerEdge C class servers to increase computing power and process data from the CMS experiment at the world-famous Large Hadron Collider (LHC) as they searched for the Higgs boson.
  • "Technology underpins everything at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Dell plays an integral part, providing an end-to-end solution comprising all of the laptops, desktops, servers, storage and services we need"
    Brian Nourse, Chief Information Officer, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, United Kingdom
  • Big Data projects do not always require new storage. In fact, the best Big Data projects can leverage existing storage solutions. This presentation will look at how you can make your existing storage work for Big Data.
  • Deploying and managing network security at remote locations can be time consuming and expensive. McAfee Next Generation Firewalls give your organization a simple solution for centrally deploying, managing and updating remote locations. No technical skills are required to install at remote locations, freeing your skilled staff to focus on more important security management.

    Join us for an in-depth look at how plug-and-play deployment and remote management can reduce manual effort, reduce costs, and improve your network service. Steve Smith, Senior Technical Manager at McAfee, will review how the McAfee NGFW can be installed and up and running in a matter of minutes using our cloud-based installation server. He will also review how the McAfee NGFW Security Management Center gives you remote management and enterprise-wide situational awareness.
  • Join backup and recovery experts to find out how to build your backup and recovery requirements checklist. By the end of this session, you’ll learn how you can:

    -Cut storage requirements by up to 80%
    -Save on storage costs and performance hits to your network.
    -Leverage near-instant recovery technology for protected virtual machines or servers.
    -Automate application-aware backups and testing for data corruption.
  • The Operations Bridge is “the” solution for IT Operations to effectively address the challenges they face when it comes to managing the new style of IT: complex composite applications, virtualized environments, cloud-based services, big data, and a variety of management solutions from different vendors. In this session, you will learn how the HP Operations Bridge solution allows you to take up those challenges and consolidate all your existing IT monitoring solutions, providing a unique solution to maximize efficiency and improve runtime and performance of your IT services.
  • This Analyst Briefing will cover key findings from Frost & Sullivan’s suite of video technology research for 2013, as well as the Digital Media research team’s impressions and conclusions from the 2014 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show, taking place April 5-10, 2014 in Las Vegas.

    Reasons to Attend:

    •Understand key technical trends in content delivery and monetization, and their impact on video encoding/transcoding offerings
    •Gain insight into worldwide market growth opportunities
    •Receive highlights related to the competitive landscape
    •Identify customer perceptions and requirements when choosing vendors and solutions
  • Openstack has been gaining momentum in the IaaS space for some time now. It is a great example of Open Source collaboration and many contributors (more than 15,000!) coming together to make new technology.

    Often, large vendors and the organisations that represent them are seen as incompatible with the Open Source model, particularly in the storage arena. Big Tin is not required.

    In this presentation Glyn Bowden will show what SNIA can offer the Open Source community, the importance of standards and where SNIA are already contributing.
  • As most IT Pros are aware, as of April 8th, 2014, Microsoft will stop releasing security patches for Windows XP. Unfortunately, most folks will not be able to migrate all Windows XP machines by that deadline. How will you limit the security risks posed by these now vulnerable assets? Join us for this webinar outlining practical strategies to help you cover your assets.
    In this session we'll cover:
    The primary attack vectors you need to consider
    Immediate actions you can take to limit the exposure of your XP assets
    Warning signs to watch out for that could signal an attack
    How to closely monitor your vulnerable assets with AlienVault USM
  • In case you did not know it, your SMB is a prime target for cybercriminals. Unfortunately, networks are routinely infiltrated by cybercriminals through blended attacks that exploit unknown vulnerabilities and steal valuable data. Compounding the problem, traditional security solutions were not designed to stop any of the five stages of an advanced targeted attack.

    Learn how new multi-vector virtual execution technology is able to protect your business against today’s blended attacks in this FireEye and Spiceworks webinar.
  • In this 1-hour webcast, Cray customer Mississippi State University will share best practices in maximizing datacenter energy efficiency and explain why they chose the Cray® CS300-LC™ cluster solution based on Intel® Xeon® processors and Xeon Phi™ coprocessors. Topics will include architecture and facility considerations such as site selection, risk factors and issues impacting TCO. Attendees will learn about key benefits of the CS300-LC’s innovative design—which uses warm water heat exchangers instead of chillers to efficiently cool the system and maximize performance—as well as remote monitoring and cooling system management.

    A Q&A session will be held following speaker presentations. Sign up today and join the conversation!

    Join the webcast to learn about:
    1. Key factors to consider when choosing a cluster architecture with liquid cooling
    2. Achieving significant power savings, reliability and performance scalability with managed cooling control.
    3. Optimizing power efficiency and system performance using Intel® Xeon® processors and Xeon Phi™ coprocessors

    About Cray
    Cray is a global supercomputing leader with a comprehensive portfolio of compute, storage and Big Data analytics solutions. Cray’s expertise enables fast application results and real-time discovery in technical and scientific computing.

    About Mississippi State University
    The High Performance Computing Collaboratory at Mississippi State University is a coalition dedicated to advancing computational science and engineering using high performance computing. Mississippi State consistently ranks among the nation's fastest academic computing sites on the TOP500 list.
  • Take a rule book, throw it away and write a better one.
    In typically disruptive fashion, Dell are Redefining the Economics of Enterprise Storage and you can benefit.

    In this webinar Paul Harrison, UK Storage Sales Director for Dell, will discuss Dell’s storage design philosophy and how our modern storage architectures are helping customers around the world to be more flexible and agile as well as breaking the traditional cycles of rip and replace.
    With our key design tenets around ease of use, full virtualisation, intelligent tiering, high scalability, elimination of forklift upgrades and innovative perpetual licencing models, Dell’s storage solutions are delivering real world benefits to thousands of users around the world and was the platform of choice for the Commonwealth Games, Glasgow2014.

    Join us and learn how Dell’s storage strategy differs from that of others and how it can help you to:
    •Acquire, deploy, and grow Storage on demand
    •Adapt more seamlessly to changing business needs
    •Intelligently manage data assuring business continuity
    •Reliably automate more processes, releasing time to focus on more strategic tasks
    •Strike the perfect balance between performance, capacity and price all while delivering a rich feature set.
  • The C-Suite in every organization is obsessed with the buzz around Big Data and according to industry pundits almost 9 out of 10 organizations today have included this growing trend in their IT plans for 2014. But we all know that when it comes to execution and extracting true business value out of Big Data, only a fraction of the companies are successful. Believe it or not, infrastructure platforms play a key role in demonstrating the power of performance to deliver blazing speed analytics and makes all the difference if you can get a query answered in 3 seconds vs. 3 hours!

    Welcome to the new style of IT and a paradigm shift towards converged infrastructure or as IDC states it as the “3rd platform”, where you are no longer bound by the limitations of your traditional datacenter. Instead of plumbing or retrofitting your existing landscape you now have proven alternatives to augment your legacy environment with leading innovative platforms that are purpose built, seamlessly integrated and can be deployed in days vs. months. Learn from the best practices of some of our customers who have embarked on this journey already and paved the way for handling Big Data!
  • Not every enterprise can adopt or even needs Netflix-style DevOps. Most enterprises have existing applications deployed on-premise on VMware and other infrastructure but recognize the benefits of the public cloud. This webinar will provide a practical guide for enterprises looking to build a real DevOps culture without requiring a re-architecture of their application or their infrastructure. As a result, enterprises will be able to get capacity on-demand for their dev/test environments, spin up multi-tier applications with one click and enable developer self-service.
  • Google BigQuery is an analytics service offered in the cloud as a part of Google Cloud Platform portfolio. In this webinar we will explore how customers are using BigQuery to jumpstart their BigData Analytics initiatives. We'll also provide details on how you can get started with BigQuery.
  • In this session, long time industry experts Torrey Jones will discuss and demonstrate a Best Practices approach to Service Catalog utilizing HP’s newest SaaS Offering, Service Anywhere. As part of this discussion and demonstration, Torrey will cover how automation can help drive user satisfaction, and positively impact users adoption of a Service Catalog.
  • Autonomic Software significantly expands the capabilities of McAfee ePO. Autonomic’s three suites are all integrated into ePO with no need for separate console, databases, and reports. They are “As McAfee As McAfee”!

    Autonomic Patch Manager, EndPoint Manager and Power Manager suites provide improved security, and managing of end points, at virtually no charge when incorporating Power Manager.

    Join McAfee and its 2013 MVP Partner of the Year to learn how the integrated solution provides:
    • Increases Scalability – Delivery of patches to both large organizations and small-to-mid-sized organizations
    • Reduces Costs - Using Power & Patch Management Suites
    • Simplifies Complexity - Maintains a secure environment with minimal human intervention using EndPoint Suite
    • Easily Customizable Solutions – For unique requirements
  • SQL is a powerful language that you will learn to use to a greater extent in this talk! Join us to explore some of the less well-known features of SQL and see how they can help in some practical situations. We will also look at some common mistakes and misconceptions and discuss ways of avoiding them. Among the topics:
    - tricks with date and time values
    - use of common table expression and recursive queries
    - use of data change tables
    - use of nested tables
    - use of the MERGE statement
    - and more.

    Nick Ivanov is presenting this talk based on his consulting experience with many customers to maximize use of IBM DB2 and other products; move applications to DB2; and tune database and query performance.
  • Cloudera's Director of Data Science Josh Wills and Senior Manager, Solutions Marketing Sandy Lii explain how advanced analytics with an enterprise data hub will allow you to use all of your data, do more with your data, and deliver insights sooner. This breaks-down the barriers caused by increasingly high data storage and/or processing costs, silo-ed data sources, complex management and security, and lack of analytics agility.
  • The multi-award winning PowerEdge VRTX now has even more amazing features packed into the extremely compact and amazingly quiet chassis.

    The Dell PowerEdge VRTX brings order to chaos, redefines IT operations and allows you to deploy performance anywhere.
    PowerEdge VRTX is a powerful, scalable, easy to manage solutions platform, optimized specifically for office environments. Clear up the complexity of disparate hardware, multiple management tools, and hardware sprawl with an optimized platform that integrates server nodes, storage, networking and management into a compact 5U chassis.

    Although initially designed with the express goal to deliver on the specialized needs of remote office/branch office (ROBO) environments the PowerEdge VRTX has found itself being deployed in a huge range of locations and solutions due to its power and flexibility.

    •Office-optimized dimensions, acoustics, and security
    •Virtualization-ready
    •Scalable, integrated shared storage to harness data explosion
    •Simplified systems management
    •Simplified networking to fit small business budgets
    •Highly available and easy to service
    •Flexible installation with both rack and standalone options.

    Join us to hear how VRTX and its new features could help you radically rethinking your organisations IT solutions. Get ready to be amazed by how powerful simplicity can be.
  • Forty-four states, DC and four territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This means that school districts across the country are planning for 100% online assessments during the 2014-2015 school year. One of the most important conditions needed for being able to administer online assessments is network infrastructure readiness.
    Attend this 30-minute webinar and join Gavin Lee, Senior K-12 Business Development Manager at Juniper Networks, to discuss the critical network must-haves that all school districts should consider when looking to deploy a robust and supportable network. You will also receive practical guidance on how to get the most out of your network infrastructure and how to best prepare for the CCCSS assessments:
    • Consortia network infrastructure
    • Wired and wireless network capabilities
    • Robust network security
    • Network support readiness
    • Juniper Networks network infrastructure readiness resources
  • McAfee is unique among secure web gateway solution providers with its hybrid delivery model, which provides the flexibility to deploy a web gateway on-premises, in the cloud, or in combination. In this session, McAfee will discuss details of the hybrid web protection deployment model and the various elements that comprise it, along with provide guidance on to choose the deployment scenario that best addresses your organization’s specific business needs.
  • How many logs files do you have?
    • Ever use them?
    • Wonder what they might contain?
    • Are they lying around unexploited, cropped or deleted to save space?
    • Do you ever try to exploit all the log data your systems produce?
    • Do you have home grown tools to manage them, only to find it’s a nightmare to keep these tools up-to-date?

    HP OLi (Operations Log Intelligence) is here to help. Based on industry leading log file management technology from ArcSight, now operations data in log files can be collected, centralized, archived and searched. The intuitive, visually-compelling dashboards provide easy, fast and powerful access to ALL your log files.

    In this webinar we'll discuss the advantages of centralizing log file management like this, and show you a quick demonstration of this new and exciting product from HP Software.
  • The future of work sees changes to how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. However, technology still remains the central nervous system of organizations and things like enables flexible work, collaboration, communication, and BYOD. In short, IT helps organizations be competitive. But how is IT changing in the context of new work behaviors and expectations, a multi-generational workforce, the cloud, globalization, and many of the other trends that are shaping the world of work? Join us in this session as a panel of experts debates and explores how IT is changing and what the future of IT looks like.
  • Everyday consumers assume that when making a purchase, online or in-store, their card data is handed off to a trusted source, with security in place to protect them. However protecting these transactions and the retail payment ecosystem has become increasingly complex, with recent data breaches of large retailers testament to the vulnerabilities.

    In addition, compliance with PCI DSS fails to address some of these vulnerabilities resulting in potential exploitation with disastrous consequences. To address these security gaps the scope of security needs extending from the merchant, acquirer, switch and bank or card issuers to include the manufacturers of payment terminals at the point of sale and developers of payment application software.

    Join your fellow professionals to understand how by using Point-to-Point Encryption, card data is encrypted from the earliest possible moment of its capture, and ensures that data remains in an encrypted state consistently until it arrives at the payment gateway.

    Then understand why many merchants are considering P2PE not only to secure vulnerabilities, but also because it can effectively remove some of the merchant’s own security infrastructures from the scope of compliance with regulations such as PCI DSS. Lastly understand why encryption is only as secure as the encryption keys as when cryptography is used to protect valued data, the risk is transferred from the data to the keys.
  • Extend the reach of your Service Desk to your Mobile Support Teams.

    Join us for the fifth in our six part FrontRange UK Webcast Series "Change is in your Hands" hosted by UK Solutions Consultant Peter Coote.

    We know that service desk technicians can’t always be tied to a desk.
    As needs arise, they may be travelling, working remotely or moving around your building completing assignments and solving problems for customers, often with reduced access to the service desk.
    With FrontRange™ HEAT Mobile Field Service there’s no reason for your technicians to go off the grid when they’re on a service call.
    HEAT Mobile Field Service turns a handheld smart-phone into a mobile service desk client, allowing technicians to take the office with them wherever they go.

    Register today to hear how HEAT Mobile Field Service can:
    •Empower your technicians
    •Lower service costs
    •Improve response times

    Missed our LIVE webcast?
    Catch up with the rest of the series and more on the FrontRange BrightTALK Channel.
  • 85% of enterprises permit BYOD, but only 25-30% of them actually have policies and technology to manage these devices. What is your business doing to ensure that the content on that device stays secure, regardless of what device your employees are using? If you are considering moving to a BYOD strategy or are in the midst of doing so, join this webinar to learn how to develop and execute a BYOD plan in your company. We'll talk about major challenges from creating a BYOD strategy and best practices from ensuring that the content on your device stays secure with Box.
  • This webinar will discuss some of the latest deployments, trends, pricing and advances in the CDN market for commercial CDNs and telco/carrier CDN buildouts.

    Why you should Attend:
    - Learn the latest data on the size of the content delivery market for video.
    - Find out growth forecasts for both revenue and traffic volumes.
    - Hear about the market drivers and trends that will determine the future of the CDN market.
  • Join us for this live webinar where we will walk through a real-world example in which FireEye Managed Defense analysts utilized the FireEye Platform’s MVX virtual machine technology and endpoint response capabilities to identify, alert, and remediate an active Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) attack.

    In this case study we will cover:

    • How the attacker executed a “smash-and-grab” attack aimed at stealing intellectual property.
    • How FireEye detected the attack as it was beginning and re-secured the network and prevented sensitive data from leaving the client’s networks.
    • Best practices for investigating and responding to similar attacks.
  • Deploy your own cloud based business fully supported by the industry leaders - Dell, OnApp and Peer1
  • As additional details on the Target breach - and other retail attacks - leak out, we see that Point of Sale (POS) malware continues to be a significant threat. There are several attack methodologies at play and many forms of new malware, including Dexter, Project Hook, Alina, BlackPoS/Kartoxa, JackPoS, VSkimmer and others. All continue to compromise organizations large and small. In this webinar, Curt Wilson, Senior Research Analyst for Arbor's Security Engineering and Response Team (ASERT) will explore a newly discovered POS attacker’s toolkit, as well as the structure and behavior of typical POS malware and key indicators of compromise.

    Additionally, this talk will review a survey of observed POS infrastructure vulnerabilities that include well-known and lesser- known POS threats that continue to evolve. Attendees should leave with an expanded sense of the threat surface that retailers – including ecommerce organizations – must face. The session will wrap up with an overview of best practices for protecting, detecting, and addressing these evolving threats.

    Attend this webinar to learn about:

    • The various types of POS malware threats and the implications of experiencing an attack

    • The tools and processes that retail IT infrastructure teams need to have in place to protect their organizations from attacks

    • Best practices for dealing with a POS attack; actionable “now what” steps for organizations who have been compromised by POS malware
  • Today, data drives discovery. And discoveries create are key to creating sustained advantages. The better your critical workflows are able to create and access data – the better you’ll be able to discover new, innovative solutions to important problems, or to create entirely new products. More than ever before, data intensive applications need the sustained performance and virtually unlimited scalability that only parallel storage software delivers.

    Designed for maximum performance and scale, storage solutions powered by Lustre software deliver the performance at scale to meet today’s storage requirements. As the most widely used parallel storage system for HPC, Lustre-powered storage is the ideal storage foundation.

    But scalable performance storage by itself only solves half the problem. Today’s users expect storage solutions that deliver sustained performance, scale upward to near limitless capacities, and are simple to install and manage. Intel(r) Enterprise Edition for Lustre* software combines the straight line speed and scale of Lustre with the bottom line need for lowered management complexity and cost.

    As the recognized leaders in the development and support of the Lustre file system, Intel has the expertise to make storage solutions for data intensive applications faster, smarter and easier.
  • Businesses in the Financial Services sector are some of the most obvious targets for cyber-attacks. After all, “that’s where the money is.”

    And recent technological advances have brought about the dark side of innovation – the ability of criminals to stealthily attack users and businesses in new ways. Hence, financial institutions around the world are even more at risk to breaches and cyber-attacks than ever before. Are financial institutions in Asia Pacific ready for these threats? What are the areas that financial services should look into for continuous threat protection?

    Bryce Boland will touch on these issues in this webcast; bringing insights from his experience as a former Security CTO in the financial sector.

    Topics that will be covered are:

    1.The Dark Side of Innovation
    2.Recent FSI breaches
    3.Enterprise Threat Report on FSI
    4.FSI Supply Chain Risks
    5.Managing Advanced Threats
    6.Questions & Answers

    This webinar is for both business and IT professionals, interested to have a better understanding of the current state of cyber risks in the financial sector, and how to manage these risks.
  • Frictionless access to information makes everyone think they can do this at home. But, in fact, deploying OpenStack on optimized hardware hardware presents a hatful of challenges that your infrastructure team might not have thought about.

    In this session, we'll look at a range of challenges that can stop your project before it makes it to deployment. The session is divided into two topics that we’ll dive into:

    (a) Introduction to scalability techniques: clouds from a hardware perspective.
    Building a large cloud is more than just throwing hardware into a hall and lighting it up. Network, storage, compute and scaling strategies must be designed in from the beginning. In the current state of the art of OpenStack, some decisions are easy to unwind later on and some are impossible. This portion of the presentation will focus on describing the steps you need to execute to build a successful cloud and which decisions you can push off to later.

    (b) The second section of the session will focus on strategies to simplify the optimized hardware experience. If you’re assembling racks on onsite, you need a plan to deal with everything from cabling and airflow to the NIC firmware and drivers. Each of these details can delay your project and run up costs. We’ll also look at the trend toward scalable rack-level units that are factory integrated and tested.

    Attendees will also learn about some of the simple things that are obvious with enterprise hardware but can be challenging in any optimized hardware environment. Examples include power on/off, power monitoring, system health/event monitoring, remote console access.

    You'll leave this session armed with practical knowledge about running OpenStack on Open Compute and other optimized hardware hardware.
  • This is part 1 of our 2-part series on Big Data Visibility with Network Packet Brokers (NPBs).

    Even as network data has exploded in volume, velocity and variety, network monitoring solutions have been behind the curve in adopting new technologies and approaches to cost-effectively scale and accommodate a widening virtualization trend. Customers are demanding greater freedom in how applications are deployed and are moving to a consolidated, shared model of data using big data frameworks, such as Hadoop, which enable large-scale processing and retrieval for multiple stakeholders.

    Join Andrew R. Harding, VP of Product Line Management at VSS Monitoring, as he discusses:
    - Big data and its implications for network monitoring and forensics
    - Why network monitoring solutions are lagging from a virtualization standpoint and why this is a problem for network owners
    - How certain traditional network monitoring functions will eventually be offloaded to adjacent technologies
    - How Network Packet Brokers can accelerate the adoption of virtualized probes, “open” storage, and big data technologies within network management / monitoring
    • How a Big Data Visibility architecture can enable network data to become part of the “big data store,” allowing it to integrate with the rest of enterprise data
  • Your network security team must know and manage what is happening on your network at all times. Running back and forth to different devices doesn’t work even if you can log in remotely. It takes too much time and is not coordinated. You have to rely on a centralized management system.

    Join Steve Smith, Senior Technical Marketing Manager, as he shows you how the McAfee NGFW acts as the core of your network security, centralizing the monitor, managing and reporting across diverse virtual, physical and third-party devices. He will show you how a single console view can give your team real-time visualization of network operations, improving response time for recognition and remediation of incidents and threats.
  • See the big picture in Big Data. A customer service call can transform an internal process. Understanding Tweets and Likes can lead to improved product design. Previously unconnected data can reveal patterns and relationships so you can jump on more opportunities. The moment to tap the full potential of Big Data is now.

    HP HAVEn is a Big Data platform that analyzes 100% of the data relevant to your organization. HAVEn delivers the analytics services & engines to exploit data from any source, and the services and solutions to reshape your IT infrastructure to realize the value of your data.

    Attend this webinar to learn about HP’s Big Data platform and hear how HAVEn users are now able to know their customers better, to design better products, and to run their operations more efficiently.

    When you have 100% of your data informing every decision, anything else is just an educated guess.
  • High availability has traditionally required virtualization and a SAN. Then came virtual storage appliances (VSAs) which were managed like a physical SAN but ran as a virtual machine. Now comes hypervisor convergence, the latest trend that eliminates the entire concept of a SAN, both physical or virtual. Is this hype? Or can this latest technology save you time and money? Let Scale Computing show you how HC3 can radically change your environment for the better.

    HC3 represents the cutting edge of infrastructure innovation: A highly available platform with the scalability of the cloud and the security of your own servers, coupled with a radical reduction in both upfront costs and TCO. No more VMware. No more SAN. No more headaches.
  • Save time, money and trouble in your fiber optic networks

    In today’s competitive marketplace, where customer loyalty and retention is at risk, service providers need to maintain a high level of service and network reliability on a tighter budget.
    In addition to negotiating the best prices on fiber/cable, infrastructure, transmission and test equipment on a day-to-day basis, solving network weaknesses is yet another way to reduce operation costs.

    Join EXFO for a 40-minute webinar exploring the differences between a poor-quality network as compared to a solid and efficient network―and most importantly, how to optimize your own network efficiency.

    Check out the list below for a sampling of the topics that will be discussed during this webinar.

    • Fiber-optic Achilles’ heel: poor connections
    • A stressed network is not a good network: learn how to detect macrobends before they kill services
    • No plug and pray: qualify your fiber for high-speed upgradability
    • Fiber break—it happens, but how quickly can you react?
    • The quest for margin: optimize your OSNR for a few extra dBs that will make a difference
  • Today in order to remain competitive, there is a tremendous demand on lines of business to be able to analyze more aspects of business data and do this very quickly. There is a control shift to the business analyst so they can analyze what they need to, NOW!

    Big Data requirements are also emerging, even as everyone is being asked to accomplish more with less. Join us to learn how the combination of DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration and Cognos BI 10.2 can help bring sanity to satisfying these ever increasing demands.

    We will provide an overview and technical deep dive of DB2 10.5 with BLU Acceleration, Cognos BI 10.2 and Dynamic Cubes. Join experts from the DB2 and the Cognos BI teams who will also explain how these two offerings fit together and the benefits they have provided to clients already. See the value that DB2 with BLU Acceleration can bring to Cognos BI, and ask these experts your questions, so you can understand how this solution helps solve business challenges.
  • Join us for a 30 minute webcast on May 1st, 2014 and learn how Isilon Scale-Out NAS offers a full solution to protect and manage your big data environment.