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Data Center Management

  • Get Street Smart: A Practical Look at Smart City Deployments Get Street Smart: A Practical Look at Smart City Deployments Michael Zeto, Josh Waddell, Steve Brumer Live 60 mins
    Cities around the world are transforming their increasingly congested landscapes into safer, smarter, and more sustainable environments that better serve their residents and visitors alike. These “smart cities”, are enabling a continuous exchange of information between devices, infrastructure, networks and people, creating immense possibilities for the broader Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem and the communications industry.

    Here in the U.S., recent partnerships between the Federal government and private industry are helping to advance smart city solutions and deployments including the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge and the recently announced White House Advanced Wireless Research Initiative. We’re just scratching the surface of the innovations to come.

    But what truly makes a city smart? What applications and solutions are currently being deployed and what more will be developed? What types of critical network infrastructure needs to exist in order to enable a more connected society? What role will fiber, sensors, LPWANs, densified small cells and DAS, massive MIMO, and other solutions play as these networks deploy? How can we protect the data being transmitted around the city? What lessons have been learned thus far and are there business opportunities and models to support expectations of market growth? And how best can local governments and citizens be educated to understand the importance of smart city initiatives and potential return on investment?

    Speakers from AT&T and SAP will delve into these questions and more during the live webcast. We also welcome your questions, so get ready to bring them into the mix.

    Michael Zeto, Director of Smart Cities, AT&T
    Josh Waddell, Global Vice President, IoT Strategy, SAP

    Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors

    Webcast Host:
    Limor Schafman, Director of Content Development, TIA

    This is NOT a BICSI credited webcast.
  • Influencers Panel: The Importance of the Network in a Virtualized World Influencers Panel: The Importance of the Network in a Virtualized World Ron Flax, August Schell | Elver Sena Sosa, Hydra | Caio Oliveira, VMware | Joshua Soto, VMware Live 30 mins
    With the relentless speed of innovation in data center technologies, how do you decide on your next step? Virtualization is being applied to every aspect of the data center, and it’s critical to first understand what makes sense for your business and why.

    Join us for an open panel of NSX top influencers as they engage in a no-slide webcast conversation. They’ll kick off the session with a discussion on network virtualization and how it completes the virtualization infrastructure; how they see the evolution of the data center progressing; and the role of fluid architectures.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts as they share their valuable insights with the IT community.

    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.
  • Service Design Thinking – Überleben im Zeitalter der digitalen Transformation Service Design Thinking – Überleben im Zeitalter der digitalen Transformation Patrick Büch Recorded: Jul 27 2016 28 mins
    Um im Zeitalter der digitalen Transformation überleben zu können ist eine klare Service Orientierung unabdingbar. Im Fokus steht die zu erbringende Leistung bzw. der Nutzen den sie erzeugt. Die sogenannten „Digital Natives des 21. Jahrhunderts“ wie amazon, Tesla oder airbnb nutzen die Mechanismen des digitalen Zeitalters nicht nur um neue Märkte zu erschließen, sondern auch um nachhaltig die Spielregeln traditioneller Märkte zu verändern.

    Wer mithalten möchte, kann nicht mehr dem alt-bewährten Build-to-Order Ansatz folgen. Überleben werden jene Unternehmen, die es schaffen, Services schnell, agil und kostengünstig zu produzieren. Über Jahre gewachsene, hybride IT Landschaften machen die Umsetzung dieser Aufgabe aber nicht leichter.

    Lernen Sie in diesem Webcast, was sich hinter „Service Design Thinking“ verbirgt und welchen Weg es gibt, um diese Herausforderungen erfolgreich zu meistern.
  • 加入英特尔和联想,了解更多关于XClarity能源管理大师 加入英特尔和联想,了解更多关于XClarity能源管理大师 冯志雄 联想高级项目经理 马红雨 英特尔数据中心解决方案高级业务经理 Recorded: Jul 27 2016 58 mins
    联想XClarity TM能源管理大师可以帮助你优化数据中心能源管理。XClarity能源管理大师是针对服务器或服务器组的功耗和温度进行分析和控制的数据中心能源方案。通过分析能耗和温度数据,XClarity能源管理大师可以帮助数据中心管理员对数据中心能源优化目标建立基于策略的控制,从而改善业务连续性和能源效率。让我们一起来看一下该方案如何通过以下方式提升操作效率:
  • 5 SD-WAN Integration Challenges SOLVED 5 SD-WAN Integration Challenges SOLVED Ethan Banks, Co-Founder of Packet Pushers & Rolf Muralt, VP of PM Silver Peak Recorded: Jul 26 2016 65 mins
    SD-WAN can dramatically reduce cost and increases the ability to rapidly bring new services online, connecting users to all types of applications, and speeding up time to market. But the idea of re-architecting the WAN can be daunting and the decision to adopt an SD-WAN solution can be a difficult one.

    Join renowned network expert Ethan Banks, Co-Founder of Packet Pushers, and Rolf Muralt, VP Products Management SD-WAN at Silver Peak, in a webinar that discusses the SD-WAN market, lessons learned, and what features to be on the lookout for as you make your decision. They will discuss issues around technology selection and deployment, including:
    · How a zero-touch, hybrid or SD-WAN can leverage multiple connectivity forms
    · Ways to prioritize and route traffic across different connections
    · Quality of Service (QoS), and how to maintain 100% uptime
    · Best practices for transitioning with minimal impact on budget and resources
    · Real customer examples that demonstrate different deployment stage and benefits
  • Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality Nathan Devoll, SV Consultant, CA Technologies Recorded: Jul 26 2016 54 mins
    Traditional performance testing typically requires that all components of the application are “completed,” integrated and deployed into an appropriate environment. This results in testing not being done until late in the delivery cycle or sometimes skipped entirely. Which can then lead to a less then optimal user experience, expensive rework and potential loss of business.

    Many organizations are adopting service virtualization to overcome the key challenges associated with performance testing. During this session see why and specifically how service virtualization:
    •Enables you to do testing early in the dev cycle by simulating unavailable production systems and missing components
    •Helps you control the inputs (like response times and 3rd party system responses) so you can do more negative and exploratory testing
    •Provisions performance test environments “in a box” for on-demand testing
    •Works with CA APM so that you can monitor an app during a load and performance test and see how the app reacts
  • Application-Defined Data Center: The Next Stop in Datacenter Evolution Application-Defined Data Center: The Next Stop in Datacenter Evolution Jay Lyman, 451 Research and Sushil Kumar, Robin Systems Recorded: Jul 26 2016 56 mins
    Applications - the lifeblood of modern business - can be in a sorry state of affairs given today's forced alignment with server, OS, and storage boundaries. This can not only cause deployment delays and complexity, but it also results in underutilized hardware and inflated operational costs. There is a drive to embrace new technologies and methodologies in the enterprise, but this presents significant challenges. Limited application-awareness at the infrastructure level makes it nearly impossible to deliver on the promised SLAs and the tight coupling of applications and underlying operating software (OS or hypervisors) compromises application portability as well as developer productivity.

    A growing number of enterprises are turning to application containers to support more efficient and effective development and deployment in an application-centric IT paradigm. By abstracting applications from the underlying infrastructure, containers can simplify application deployment, and enable seamless portability across machines and clouds. Containers can also enable significant cost savings by consolidating multiple applications per machine without compromising performance or predictability. Join us to learn more about container adoption in the enterprise and how a container-based server and storage virtualization environment can help take your software-defined datacenter transformation to the next level of an application-defined datacenter.
  • Maximize your Investment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Maximize your Investment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Paul Pindell, F5 - Bryan Pelham, Illumio - Chris Wahl, Rubrik - Brad Peterson, Workspot - Mike Penrod, Nutanix Recorded: Jul 26 2016 50 mins
    Featuring speakers from F5, Illumio, Nutanix, Rubrik, and Workspot. Compare and evaluate 4 leading hyperconverged platform-optimized solutions that expand the capabilities of the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform: F5 application delivery, Illumio adaptive security, Rubrik data protection, and Workspot VDI.

    Learn how:

    • Workspot's cloud-native, infinitely and instantly scalable orchestration architecture (aka VDI 2.0) enables enterprise-class VDI deployment in hours, in which you can use all your existing infrastructure (apps, desktops and data).

    • Rubrik eliminates backup pain with automation, instant recovery, unlimited replication, and data archival at infinite scale -- with zero complexity. 

    • Visualization 2.0 from Illumio shows you a live, interactive map of all of your application traffic across your data centers and clouds, and identifies applications for secure migration to the Nutanix platform.

    • F5 delivers your mission critical applications on an enterprise cloud that uniquely delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow consumption, and operational simplicity of the public cloud without sacrificing the predictability, security, and control of on-premises infrastructure.
  • Learn how an app-centric approach will improve security & operational efficiency Learn how an app-centric approach will improve security & operational efficiency Joe DiPietro, SE Director at AlgoSec Recorded: Jul 26 2016 51 mins
    The constant barrage of application connectivity and security policy change requests, not to mention the relentless battle against cyber-attacks have made the traditional approach to managing security untenable. In order keep your business both agile and secure – across today’s highly complex and diverse enterprise networks – you must focus your security management efforts on what matters most – the applications that power your business.

    Join Joe DiPietro, SE Director at AlgoSec on Tuesday, July 26 at 11am EDT for a technical webinar, where he will discuss an application-centric, lifecycle approach to security policy management – from automatically discovering application connectivity requirements, through ongoing change management and proactive risk analysis, to secure decommissioning – that will help you improve your security maturity and business agility. During the webinar, Joe will explain how to:
    • Understand the security policy management lifecycle and its impact on application availability, security and compliance
    • Auto-discover and map business applications and their connectivity flows – and why it’s important
    • Securely migrate business application connectivity and security devices to a new data center
    •Get a single pane of glass that aligns application connectivity with your security device estate
    • Identify risk and vulnerabilities and prioritize them based on business criticality
  • Virtual Video Intelligence: Video Quality Measurement in an NFV/SDN World Virtual Video Intelligence: Video Quality Measurement in an NFV/SDN World Kurt Michel,Senior Director of Marketing, and Spencer Sellay, Global Solutions Director, IneoQuest Technologies Recorded: Jul 26 2016 49 mins
    Measurement is critical to high quality video viewing experiences – especially in an OTT world. OTT video introduced new challenges for measurement system architecture and deployment, which can now be addressed through virtualized tools. But NFV/SDN architectures offer something more – the ability to scale video delivery infrastructure dynamically in response to quality and viewer demands.
    Join this webcast to hear how IneoQuest and Intel worked together to develop virtualized versions of iQ’s popular end-to-end video quality monitoring tools. You will also learn how these virtualized offerings can be leveraged to monitor video quality across the distribution infrastructure.
    •In the head-end/origin for content quality assurance at the ingest, transcoding, packaging, and publishing points
    •At the network/CDN ingest points
    •Within the network/CDNs
    •Beyond the CDN, across geographically distributed access networks.
  • Fidye Yazılıma HAYIR! Fidye Yazılıma HAYIR! Mehmet Dağdevirentürk, Trend Micro Akdeniz Ülkeleri Kanal Müdürü Recorded: Jul 26 2016 63 mins
    Trend Micro Akdeniz Ülkeleri Kanal Müdürü Mehmet Dağdevirentürk, kendinizi ve firmanızı fidye yazılımlara karşı nasıl koruyacağınızı ve fidye yazılımlarla ilgili son gelişmelerin neler olduğunu sizlerle paylaşıyor. Fidye yazılıma karşı savunmanın sihirli bir formulü yok, ancak en yaygın saldırı yöntemlerini bilmeniz, en iyi korumayı sağlamak için atacağınız öncelikli adımları bilmenizi sağlar. Bu webinarda Trend Micro olarak sizlerle tecrübelerimizi paylaşarak karşılaşabileceğiniz olası risklere karşı planınızı şimdiden oluşturmanız için bir yol haritası sunuyoruz.
  • Using Predictive Analytics to optimize Application operations: Can you dig it? Using Predictive Analytics to optimize Application operations: Can you dig it? Lesley-Anne Wilson, Group Product Rollout & Support Engineer, Digicel Group Recorded: Jul 22 2016 23 mins
    Many studies have been done on the benefits of Predictive Analytics on customer engagement in order to change customer behaviour. However, the side less romanticized is the benefit to IT operations as it is sometimes difficult to turn the focus from direct revenue impacting gain to the more indirect revenue gains that can come from optimization and pro-active issue resolution.

    I will be speaking, from an application operations engineers perspective, on the benefits to the business of using Predictive Analytics to optimize applications.
  • Outerwall Case Study: Get Amazing TCO with All-Flash Storage Outerwall Case Study: Get Amazing TCO with All-Flash Storage Jason Nadeau, Director of Product Marketing, Pure Storage; Rob Kwak, Manager Systems Engineering and Ops, Outerwall Recorded: Jul 22 2016 29 mins
    View this webinar to experience the economic benefits of going-all flash. Falling flash prices combined with new ways to reduce the data actually stored on the flash media, solid state storage can cost significantly less than disk. In this session, Outerwall,the company behind Redbox(r), Coinstar(r), ecoATM(r) and other retail kiosks, discusses storage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) from a customer point of view -- from initial acquisition, maintenance, and generational upgrades.

    Topics covered include:

    – What does a strong TCO-centric business case for storage look like?
    – What are the main components of cost over the ownership lifecycle?
    – What are the underlying technical and business model mechanisms that drive down TCO of all-flash storage?
    – What tools are available to help you customize a business case for your environment and needs?
    – How Outerwall was able to go from 18 racks to 2 and speed its business analytics reports 20X
  • Predictive and Prescriptive Power Discovery from Fast, Wide, Deep Big Data Predictive and Prescriptive Power Discovery from Fast, Wide, Deep Big Data Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist, Booz Allen Hamilton Recorded: Jul 22 2016 45 mins
    I will summarize the stages of analytics maturity that lead an organization from traditional reporting (descriptive analytics: hindsight), through predictive analytics (foresight), and into prescriptive analytics (insight). The benefits of big data (especially high-variety data) will be demonstrated with simple examples that can be applied to significant use cases.

    The goal of data science in this case is to discover predictive power and prescriptive power from your data collections, in order to achieve optimal decisions and outcomes.
  • Deploying Mission Critical Applications on Hadoop, On-premises and in the Cloud Deploying Mission Critical Applications on Hadoop, On-premises and in the Cloud Jim Wankowski, IBM Worldwide Cloud Data Services and James Campigli, Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer of WANd Recorded: Jul 21 2016 63 mins
    Global enterprises have quietly funneled enormous amounts of data into Hadoop over the last several years. Hadoop has transformed the way organizations deal with big data. By making vast quantities of rich unstructured and semi-structured data quickly and cheaply accessible, Hadoop has opened up a host of analytic capabilities that were never possible before, to drive business value.

    The challenges have revolved around operationalizing Hadoop to enterprise standards, and leveraging cloud-based Hadoop as a service (HaaS) options offering a vast array of analytics applications and processing capacity that would be impossible to deploy and maintain in-house.

    This webcast will explain how solutions from IBM and WANdisco address these challenges by supporting:

    - Continuous availability with guaranteed data consistency across Hadoop clusters any distance apart, both on-premises and in the cloud.
    - Migration to cloud without downtime and hybrid cloud for burst-out processing and offsite disaster recovery.
    - Flexibility to eliminate Hadoop distribution vendor lock-in and support migration to cloud without downtime or disruption.
    - IBM's BigInsights in the cloud, and BigSQL, which allows you to run standard ANSI compliant SQL against your Hadoop data.
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Next-Generation Endpoint Security A Comprehensive Approach to Next-Generation Endpoint Security Jon Oltsik, ESG; Grant McDonald, Intel Security; and Eyal Dotan, Bufferzone Recorded: Jul 21 2016 59 mins
    Many enterprise organizations are moving beyond antivirus software, adding new types of controls and monitoring tools to improve incident prevention, detection, and response on their endpoints. Unfortunately, some of these firms are doing so by adding tactical technologies that offering incremental benefits only.
    So what’s needed?
    A strategic approach that covers the entire ESG endpoint security continuum from threat prevention to incident response. A truly comprehensive solution will also include advanced endpoint security controls that reduce the attack surface and tight integration with network security, SIEM, and threat intelligence to improve threat detection and response processes.
    Join ESG senior principal analyst Jon Oltsik, Intel Security, and Bufferzone on a webinar on July 21 at 10am PT/1pm ET to learn more about next-generation endpoint security requirements and strategies.
  • Save More Than 50 Percent on Your Migration to Cloud by Rightsizing Save More Than 50 Percent on Your Migration to Cloud by Rightsizing Chris Schin, Vice President, Products Recorded: Jul 21 2016 28 mins
    Join this webinar to see how the CloudPhysics Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer identifies opportunities to lower your costs of running applications on the public cloud.

    The Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer automatically identifies on-premises virtual machines (VMs) that are over-provisioned with more resources (such as CPU and memory) than they use. This lets you optimize instance matching to the ideal cloud instances. Rightsizing reveals the verifiable cost of running workloads in the cloud. Now you can answer the question, “will we save money by migrating applications to the cloud?”

    This webinar shows how Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer collects resource utilization data from each VM on a fine-grained basis, and then analyzes those data across time to discover the VM’s actual resource needs. Imagine an on-premises VM configured with 8 vCPUs: if the Rightsizer shows that it has never used more than 2 vCPUs, you can Rightsize that VM to a smaller instance in the cloud, saving substantial funds.
  • Reducing Costs and Growing Revenues with Cloud Service Providers Reducing Costs and Growing Revenues with Cloud Service Providers Mike Slisinger, Cloud Solutions Architect, Nutanix & Chris Feltham, Worldwide Cloud Solutions Manager, Intel Recorded: Jul 21 2016 52 mins
    The ever changing Cloud Service Provider marketplace is filled with growing opportunities and increasing competition. Mike Slisinger, Cloud Solutions Architect at Nutanix, and Chris Feltham, Cloud Solution Sales Manager at Intel, will discuss how Nutanix and Intel collaborate on cloud technologies and solutions to help Cloud Service Providers solve infrastructure challenges and simplify operations. We will also discuss how current Nutanix and Intel powered Service Providers are building differentiated services that provide true business value to their customers.

    Attending this webcast should provide Cloud Service Providers with a good understanding of how Intel and Nutanix can help reduce costs of offering cloud services while enabling and growing new revenue streams for business.
  • How to use a Discovery Tool to Supercharge Your ITSM Program How to use a Discovery Tool to Supercharge Your ITSM Program Doron Orbach, Bill Dyck, Nick Rendall Recorded: Jul 20 2016 66 mins
    IT departments are constantly searching for new ways to optimize the speed, quality, and cost of their IT Service Management (ITSM) activities. Surprisingly, one solution that is often overlooked in the optimization process is the increased usage of a discovery tool within a configuration management system (CMS) to be the powerhouse for all ITSM, ITAM, operations analytics, and even network management processes.

    This webinar will take a deep dive into the uses of discovery tools and how they can be greater leveraged into all facets of ITSM, ITAM, operations analytics, and network management processes for increased value creation.

    Discovery Tools: Why they’re more relevant than ever
    ITSM, ITAM, operations analytics, and network management use cases and functions enabled by an integrated Discovery Tool
    Examples of successful integrated Discovery Tool usage across all IT processes
    HPE Universal Discovery Tool and Applications
  • Platform Management Components Intercommunications: Technology Overview” Platform Management Components Intercommunications: Technology Overview” DMTF VP of Technology Hemal Shah Recorded: Jul 20 2016 52 mins
    DMTF’s Platform Management Components Intercommunications (PMCI) Working Group develops standards to address “inside the box” communication and functional interfaces between the components of the platform management subsystem such as management controllers, BIOS, and intelligent management devices. Presented by DMTF’s Senior VP of Technology, Hemal Shah, this webinar will provide an overview of PMCI standards including Management Component Transport Protocol (MCTP), Platform Level Data Model (PLDM) and Network Controller Sideband Interface (NC-SI).
  • Hyperconverged – What is it, What it can do and How the Enterprise is using it Hyperconverged – What is it, What it can do and How the Enterprise is using it Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst, Evaluator Group Recorded: Jul 20 2016 44 mins
    Hyperconverged infrastructures combine compute and storage components into a modular, scale-out platform that typically includes a hypervisor and some comprehensive management software. The technology is usually sold as self-contained appliance modules running on industry-standard server hardware with internal HDDs and SSDs. This capacity is abstracted and pooled into a shared resource for VMs running on each module or ‘node’ in the cluster. Hyperconverged infrastructures are sold as stand-alone appliances or as software that companies or integrators can use to build their own compute environments for private or hybrid clouds, special project infrastructures or departmental/remote office IT systems.

    Learning Objectives
    Understand what hyperconvergence is – and is not
    Understand the capabilities this technology can bring
    Discussion of where this technology is going
    How and where it is being used in the Enterprise
  • How Platform-as-a-Service Clouds Speed up Digital Transformation How Platform-as-a-Service Clouds Speed up Digital Transformation Sebastian Schmidt, Systems Engineer, EMC Recorded: Jul 20 2016 34 mins
    Digital transformation is on the agenda of every company and creates a new focus on agile software development. Join us to learn how platform as a service for software developers and operations (DevOps) transforms the underlying infrastructure cloud. We will cover the IT requirements and the important role of scale-out infrastructure, infrastructure as code and containers for such clouds.
  • The Data Protection Lowdown: Preparing for the Changing Law The Data Protection Lowdown: Preparing for the Changing Law Martin Warren Recorded: Jul 20 2016 61 mins
    From May 2018, the EU rules on data protection are changing, and all companies with more than 250 employees will need to reassess their practices. What’s more, the penalties for non-compliance are changing too—so now’s the time to get prepared.
  • Improving the Performance of Microsoft SQL Server with Parallel I/O Improving the Performance of Microsoft SQL Server with Parallel I/O Alan Porter, Solutions Architect, DataCore Software & Steve Hunsaker, Solutions Architect, DataCore Software Recorded: Jul 19 2016 34 mins
    The virtualization wave is beginning to stall as companies confront application performance problems that can no longer be addressed effectively.

    DataCore’s Parallel I/O breakthrough not only solves the immediate performance problem facing multi-core virtualized environments, but it significantly increases the VM density possible per physical server. In effect, it achieves remarkable cost reductions through maximum utilization of CPUs, memory and storage while fulfilling the promise of virtualization.

    Join us for this webinar where we will take an inside look into DataCore’s Parallel I/O technology and show you what it can do for businesses running Microsoft SQL Server to improve the performance of database-driven applications.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Workstations in the Cloud A Beginner's Guide to Workstations in the Cloud Alex Herrera, Senior Analyst with Jon Peddie Research & Consultant, Randy Groves, CTO, Teradici Recorded: Jul 19 2016 45 mins
    The days of ensuring each designer has their workstation under their desk is becoming less the norm. Many organizations, particularly media and entertainment as well as architecture and engineering are considering leveraging the cloud to provide workstations to solve common IT problems resulting from big data sets, a dispersed and flexible workforce as well as increasing concern for data security.

    Alex Herrera, a senior analyst with Jon Peddie Research, author, and consultant to the world’s leading computer graphics and semiconductor companies will provide guidance on how organizations can develop an IT strategy to deploy and support a secure cloud model, where pay-as-you-go is the norm.

    This session will provide valuable insights including:
    • Pros and cons of hosting workstations in the cloud
    • How to effectively manage workflows
    • Differences between private and public clouds
    • Key considerations for cloud deployments

    Teradici’s CTO will discuss how customers can effectively leverage Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software to securely deliver a seamless end user experience from the cloud.

    Those who attend the webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck.
    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • Feeling Anxiety Over The Dell Acquisition Of EMC? Feeling Anxiety Over The Dell Acquisition Of EMC? Paula Dallabetta, Disk Product Marketing and Stephane Estevez, Backup & DR Product Marketing, Quantum Corporation Jul 27 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The industry was surprised when Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC for $67 billion, the largest tech deal ever. Merging two large stagnate companies with very different cultures and high-level of overlap in products can pose significant challenges.

    Join this webinar to learn about:
    - The acquisition implications and how it’ll affect your long-term storage investment
    - The uncertainty on Dell and EMC’s roadmap and which products will continue to be invested in
    -Alternate storage solutions that enable you to transform data into insights and value for your organization
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Data:  Plan For & Achieve Business Continuity When Bad Things Happen to Good Data: Plan For & Achieve Business Continuity Jon Toigo, Chairman, Data Management Institute Jul 28 2016 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    High Availability doesn’t trump Disaster Recovery and there is nothing simple about creating a recovery capability for your business – unless you have a set of data protection and business continuity services that can be applied intelligently to your workload, managed centrally, and tested non-disruptively. The good news is that developing such a capability, which traditionally required the challenge of selecting among multiple point product solutions then struggling to fit them into a coherent disaster prevention and recovery framework, just got a lot easier.

    Join us and learn how DataCore’s Software-Defined and Hyper-Converged Storage platform provides the tools you need and a service management methodology you require to build a fully functional recovery strategy at a cost you can afford.
  • DPDK 16.07 New Features DPDK 16.07 New Features Tim O’Driscoll, Product Marketing Manager for the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Jul 28 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The DPDK 16.07 release is due to be completed in July and will be available for download from http://dpdk.org. This webinar describes the new features that will be included in this release, including major changes such as:

    Virtio in Containers
    Cryptodev enhancements (software implementation of KASUMI algorithm, bit-level support for SNOW 3G algorithm).
    Live Migration for SRIOV
    Packet Capture Framework
    External Mempool Manager
  • Object Storage for Developers, Part 2 Object Storage for Developers, Part 2 Ryan Meek, Product Manager Jul 28 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join us for this insightful look into object storage for developers with Caringo Product Manager Ryan Meek. Ryan will take a close look at best-of-breed object storage architectures and discuss best practices for product integration through the HTTP REST API and the upcoming Dart SDK module and Search API.
  • Flash Forward: Leave Legacy Performance Behind Flash Forward: Leave Legacy Performance Behind Eric Hanselman, 451 Research Chief Analyst and Prabu Rambadran, Nutanix Director, Product Marketing Jul 28 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises are widely adopting hyperconverged infrastructure to transform the way they deliver IT services. At the same time, with dropping prices and increasing storage density, we’ve reached an inflection point that is transforming decisions around all flash deployments as well. If HCI is the path to the future, shouldn’t your storage decisions reflect that? With emerging technologies such as NVMe and 3D CrossPoint rapidly coming into the market, this session will dig into the new realities for enterprise datacenters and what could possibly be the ideal way to deploy flash.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 + Intel: Expanding the Possibilities of Data Center Networking Ubuntu 16.04 + Intel: Expanding the Possibilities of Data Center Networking Mark Brown, Technical Program Manager, Canonical Aug 2 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mark Brown of Canonical will discuss the newest release of Ubuntu, 16.04 Xenial Xerus, with particular detail on added network capabilities using Intel technology. Through the use of supported technologies like DPDK, OpenVSwitch, and the portfolio of Intel chip technology, Mark will explore the value of Intel enhanced network features as they apply to OpenStack, NFV/SDN, and other open networking solutions.
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Damia Gilner, Field Marketing Manager, DataCore Software Aug 2 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.
  • Transparent Footprints: Optimizing HPC Workloads with Colocated Infrastructure Transparent Footprints: Optimizing HPC Workloads with Colocated Infrastructure Rui Gomes (RVX), Leigh Huntridge (Avere), and Jorge Balcells (Verne Global) Aug 3 2016 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Facing build or lease options for their rendering farm and storage, RVX, a growing special effects studio in Iceland, needed to factor high-performance demand and environmental impact into their cost analysis. As they weighed their options, a plan formed with the help of two providers.

    Rui Gomes, chief technology officer at RVX had challenging projects ahead that demanded seamless access to storage resources to render films like 'Everest'. Their needs were quickly outpacing their capacity in their in-house data centre and moving to a cloud service was not an option due to the content needed to remain in a controlled environment. He faced the decision to grow what he owned or look at colocation options that could handle his high performance computing (HPC) needs for complex rendering workflows. In the end, he was able to design a solution that allowed him to check all of the boxes — scalable, accessible and fast with a bonus of an environmentally-friendly footprint. Next steps: deliver powerful, exciting virtual reality (VR) experiences using the same infrastructure.

    In this webinar, Gomes and his selected partners walk through his evaluation process, talk about outcomes, and discuss new opportunities. In this webinar, you’ll learn:

    - How Gomes compared options, prioritized objectives, and evaluated costs
    - About new opportunities in virtual reality using the same infrastructure
    - How distance of the co-located infrastructure became a non-issue even with high performance demands
    - Important factors in choosing a colocation partner when considering calculated cost benefit and enterprise environmental impact
  • Micro-Segmentation Series: What it Is and What it Isn’t Micro-Segmentation Series: What it Is and What it Isn’t Matt De Vincentis, Senior Product Line Marketing Manager at VMware Aug 3 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    What Don’t You Know About Micro-Segmentation?

    Join us for the first in a three-episode series on micro-segmentation, how it protects networks, and how it works with perimeter firewalls. We’ll also discuss its advantages beyond protection in automating security workflows and more.

    IT managers are challenged with a new breed of data center threats, ones that move within the data center, not just through the perimeter. Firewalls are not enough to contain attacks that move laterally between servers. Micro-segmentation of the network restricts this unauthorized east-west movement, but it can’t be implemented with firewalls. Join us and come away with a better understanding of micro-segmentation and how it works. You’ll learn about:

    • How micro-segmentation secures your data center cost-effectively
    • Three essential elements of micro-segmentation
    • Why micro-segmentation can’t be achieved with legacy technology
  • Re-Introducing Ethernet Networked Storage Re-Introducing Ethernet Networked Storage Rob Davis, Mellanox, Fred Zhang, Intel Aug 4 2016 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Ethernet technology had been a proven standard for over 30 years and there are many networked storage solutions based on Ethernet. While storage devices are evolving rapidly with new standards and specifications, Ethernet is moving towards higher speeds as well: 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 50Gbps and 100Gbps….making it time to re-introduce Ethernet Networked Storage.

    This live Webcast will start by providing a solid foundation on Ethernet networked storage and move to the latest advancements, challenges, use cases and benefits. You’ll hear:

    •The evolution of storage devices - spinning media to NVM
    •New standards: NVMe and NVMe over Fabric
    •A retrospect of traditional networked storage including SAN and NAS
    •How new storage devices and new standards would impact Ethernet networked storage
    •Ethernet based software-defined storage and the hyper-converged model
    •A look ahead at new Ethernet technologies optimized for networked storage in the future

    Register today for this live Webcast where our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
  • Telco Cloud: Driving Service Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry Telco Cloud: Driving Service Transformation in the Telecommunications Industry Ben McCahill, Intel Aug 9 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The move to the cloud is transforming entire industries worldwide. This represents both a threat and an opportunity for Communications Service Providers. The service discovery and delivery model must keep up with the rapidly evolving landscape and demands of today’s disruptive application providers. In this webinar, you will learn how moving to a Telco Cloud infrastructure will significantly improve service models and the key success factors required to flourish in this new environment.
  • Chef Automate: Scale your use of automation Chef Automate: Scale your use of automation Andre Elizondo, Technical Evangelist & Bakh Inamov, Field Solutions Architect Aug 9 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    During this webinar we'll discuss the different components of Chef Automate and talk about how it unifies Chef, Inspec, and Habitat into a comprehensive automation strategy for any company in today's digital world.

    Join us to learn how:
    - Workflow features provide a common pipeline for governance and dependency management.
    - Visibility features give you deep insight into what’s happening in your organization, including serverless chef-client runs and data from multiple Chef servers.
    - Compliance features enable automated compliance assessments in your workflow pipelines.
  • Delivering Data Security with Hadoop and the IoT Delivering Data Security with Hadoop and the IoT Robert D. Schneider, Partner at WiseClouds LLC, Reiner Kappenberger, HPE Security - Data Security Aug 9 2016 10:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is here to stay, and Gartner predicts there will be over 26 billion connected devices by 2020. This is driving an explosion of data which offers tremendous opportunity for organizations to gain business value, and Hadoop has emerged as the key component to make sense of the data and realize the maximum value. On the flip side the surge of new devices has increased potential for hackers to wreak havoc, and Hadoop has been described as the biggest cybercrime bait ever created.

    Data security is a fundamental enabler of the IoT, and if it is not prioritised the business opportunity will be undermined, so protecting company data is more urgent than ever before. The risks are huge and Hadoop comes with few safeguards, leaving it to organizations to add an enterprise security layer. Securing multiple points of vulnerability is a major challenge, although when armed with good information and a few best practices, enterprise security leaders can ensure attackers will glean nothing from their attempts to breach Hadoop.

    In this webinar we will discuss some steps to identify what needs protecting and apply the right techniques to protect it before you put Hadoop into production.
  • The Three Axes of Evaluating Security Analytics Solutions The Three Axes of Evaluating Security Analytics Solutions Dr. Matthew Williamson, Chief Threat Defense Scientist at vArmour Aug 10 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The problem of detecting attackers in today’s enterprises and data centers is harder than ever. Well-funded adversaries with time and patience use techniques that blend in with enterprise activities, making accurate detection difficult. Security analytics promises to address this situation by throwing advanced math at available data sources in the enterprise, with the goal of finding the proverbial threat needle in the data haystack.

    This presentation will enable attendees to evaluate security analytic solutions, cutting through the buzzwords and hype, and providing both a deep understanding of the detection problem and a framework to evaluate solution efficacy, based on three axes: breadth, depth and control.
  • Micro-Segmentation Series: 8 Reasons You Need Micro-segmentation Micro-Segmentation Series: 8 Reasons You Need Micro-segmentation Scott Goodman, Product Marketing Manager Aug 10 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    What Don’t You Know About Micro-Segmentation?

    Join us for the second in a three-episode series on micro-segmentation, how it protects networks, and how it works with perimeter firewalls. We’ll also discuss its advantages beyond protection in automating security workflows and more.

    Micro-segmentation is a hot topic in IT for its ability to stop threats in their tracks. But micro-segmentation brings more to the IT landscape than security. It also helps simplify network traffic flows, enable advanced security capabilities, reduces operating expenses and more! In this webcast, you will learn:

    • 8 functional benefits of micro-segmentation, in addition to security
    • How VMware NSX enables micro-segmentation
    • How global customers are using NSX to revolutionize data center networks
  • IDC Analyst Eric Burgener Discusses Storage Ownership Models IDC Analyst Eric Burgener Discusses Storage Ownership Models Eric Burgener, Research Director, Storage, IDC Research; Jason Nadeau, Director of Marketing, Pure Storage Aug 11 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    View this webinar where a top IDC Research Analyst shares survey data regarding the state of the storage industry. He provides insights on recent trends, including that 80% of survey respondents stated that they plan to use all-flash for primary storage in their data center by 2019.

    Another highlight is the discussion regarding the important benefits of new models for storage ownership. One of these industry leading models is Evergreen Storage. It eliminates the need to rebuy storage during the acquire-run-upgrade lifecycle, providing great value and always-improving performance for your storage investment for 10+ years, while saving time and money.
  • Big Data Storage: Options & Recommendations Big Data Storage: Options & Recommendations TBD Aug 11 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Hadoop clusters are often built around commodity storage, but architects now have a wide selection of Big Data storage choices, including solid-state or spinning disk for clusters and enterprise storage for compatibility layers and connectors.

    In this webinar, our experts will review the storage options available to Hadoop architects and provide recommendations for each use case, an active-active replication option that makes data available across multiple storage systems.
  • Maintaining Organizational Trust in IT: Is Your Data Ready for a Disaster? Maintaining Organizational Trust in IT: Is Your Data Ready for a Disaster? Dan Thompson, 451 Research; John Freimuth, Digital Realty Aug 11 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    For many firms, particularly smaller and medium-sized ones, disaster recovery (DR) systems are seen as necessary but expensive and they are low on the list of priorities. This was certainly true in previous years, when backup/DR involved copying data regularly to a duplicate set of hardware, often in a second datacenter. However, with the growth of cloud and prevalence of colocation, there are ever more options for backup and DR, including DR-as-a-Service options that can be much more cost-effective.

    However, IT decision makers have been primed to proceed with caution when it comes to the transition of services from inside their four walls to a cloud provider’s data center – and for good reason. The dizzying array of services offered today, and the perceived loss of control, weigh heavy on the minds of admins and leadership alike.

    If disaster recovery is important to you, but you’re unsure how to navigate the litany of products and services available today, get started by understanding the basics, and learn about what your peers are doing to solve the real world problems of DR.

    In this webinar we’ll take a look at 3 key considerations when doing DR planning:

    1.How have cloud services changed the possibilities for RTO / RPO objectives?

    2.Why are latency and carrier options important to DR planning?

    3.Why (and how) are other organizations leveraging colocation as part of their overall DR strategy?
  • End-to-End Architecture for NFV Cloud Communications End-to-End Architecture for NFV Cloud Communications Douglas Tait, Director Oracle Communications Solutions Marketing Aug 16 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    As cloud technologies revolutionize the business model of enterprise computing, the telecommunications industry is leveraging the potential of Network Function Virtualization (NFV) as a telco flavor of network cloud computing. Cloud computing in communications opens the market to CSPs or Enterprises to take advantage of communications services without owning the equipment or the network – similar to cloud computing in enterprises where the actual computing is done in a data center not owned by the customer. The full range of NFV benefits can be better realized by adopting a fresh approach to service development, instantiation and configuration that builds on the strengths of this computing model. With the NFV and cloud computing approach, services are built differently and run differently but should be consumed like services based on a legacy, non-NFV platforms. These new differences require a new model of thinking, consideration of the inherent trade-offs when planning solutions or services and an understanding of the design patterns that achieve the best results in the most efficient way. This webcast will cover –
    -Cloud business model for driving NFV services
    -The timeline on how to get to Cloud Communications
    -The VNF Cloud requirements for Communications
  • Modernizing Database Application Data Protection Modernizing Database Application Data Protection Deborah Van Petegem Aug 16 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The rapid shift in data center technologies enables enterprises to optimize existing IT and legacy investments to free up resources for next generation IT that will transform the business. Hear how EMC helps enterprises drive down costs and optimize traditional database workloads through our latest technologies and innovations with our Data Protection Solutions portfolio.
  • A Functional IT Framework A Functional IT Framework Seth Robinson, Sr. Director Technology Analysis, CompTIA Aug 16 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The IT landscape has become very complex, but at a foundational level IT operations still revolve around four primary areas: Infrastructure, Development, Security, and Data. This webinar will cover three different aspects of CompTIA’s new IT framework:

    -Description of the four domains and the way they interact to produce high-value business systems.

    -Overview of how these four domains change with the introduction of new trends like cloud computing, mobility, Internet of Things, or virtual reality

    -Examination of the different skills and career paths within the framework.

    Everyone providing IT services—from CIO to team lead to staff engineer to solution provider—can use this framework to understand the way that the four pillars of IT can be used to build business systems and create user experience for digital organizations.
  • Building High Performance Infrastructures for Databases Building High Performance Infrastructures for Databases Augie Gonzalez, Storage Virtualisation Specialist Aug 17 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.
  • Automating the delivery of production ready infrastructure with VMware vRealize Automating the delivery of production ready infrastructure with VMware vRealize David Jasso, Dir. of Product Marketing | Jeffrey Stephens, Sr. Manager Infra Engineering | Thomas Jackson, Infra Architect Aug 17 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    You’ve already virtualized much of your physical infrastructure – making these resources available, dynamic, and low-cost. But how do you manage hundreds and thousands of virtual devices to turn your Software-defined Data Center (SDDC) into a true hybrid cloud, and deliver both infrastructure and applications as services to your business?

    Provisioning apps and underlying infrastructure on day 1 with agility, security, scalability and consistency requires enterprise-class automation. After the delivery, managing the infrastructure on day 2 with deep operational visibility, proactive resource and capacity management, and transparent cost control, requires intelligent management tools. This is what the Cloud Management Platform (CMP) does.

    During this webcast, you will learn how Rent-A-Center, a rapidly growing retail company, used VMware’s enterprise-class CMP to:

    Automate IT and Infrastructure as a Service (ITaaS) allowing IT teams to fully automate their delivery and ongoing management of shared service infrastructure.

    Ease performance, and capacity management of IT services, and turn a heterogeneous environment into a hybrid cloud.
  • SDS Is The Way To Go For Modern Storage SDS Is The Way To Go For Modern Storage Farid Yavari, VP Technology and Peter McCallum, VP Datacenter Solutions Aug 17 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It’s time to let your storage infrastructure work for you, not the other way around. Lower the cost of storage hardware, modernize existing infrastructure and take less time to manage and monitor one of your company's most valuable assets: data.
    1. Age is GOOD in software
    2. Decoupling controller software from the controller is GOOD
    3. The same challenges in deploying and maintaining software also exist in HW deployments… so why not use the same methods (i.e. devops!)
    4. Drive down storage costs with an integrated, predictive and proactive approach to analytics for an “always-on” storage infrastructure that supports business growth and stability
  • Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing George Crump, Storage Switzerland Aug 17 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash system can support all workloads. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. Join Storage Switzerland and IBM for this live interactive webinar where we bust another flash myth and help you select the right flash for the right workload for the right reasons.