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.
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
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.
Learn how a VMware and Netapp integrated BC/DR solution from Red8 can provide your
business with maximum up time while protecting it's data from any scenario.
Attend this webcast and learn how to:
•Deploy virtual disaster recovery plans with VMware Site Recovery Manager
•Integrate Storage Replication tools from VMware and NetApp with your BC/DR plans
•Perform Data Center or Application Migrations with VMware and NetApp solutions
Introducing the EMC Data Protection & Availability Division (DPAD) Portfolio. Formerly named Backup and Recovery Solutions (BRS), the DPAD Family is built around the goals of ensuring recoverability, improving overall efficiency and increasing agility.
The blue print for customers to drive their data protection transformation with the three needed steps to move to the future.
•Consolidated storage built for protection – storage of last resort
•Integration to optimize performance and allow new user interfaces of choice
•Overarching management services to add value and the oversight the business needs
It’s a unique differentiator for EMC… a game changer!
CTO - Rob Peglar - EMC/Isilon and Dave Carpenter IIS
The worlds of Big Data and Enterprise IT are converging, creating new challenges and opportunities for businesses across all industry segments. This session will explore how scale-out storage architecture can help you manage data more effectively and accelerate your business transformation, leveraging the opportunity provided by Big Data and its analysis.
Big Data storage needs a highly automated, scale-out architecture. Add capacity up to 20 petabytes—without adding people. Boost storage utilization and performance, while simplifying management and protecting your data. Achieve this all with EMC storage technology.
VMware vCenter™ Operations Management Suite™ provides automated operations management using patented analytics and an integrated approach to performance, capacity and configuration
management. vCenter Operations Management Suite enables IT organizations to get better visibility and actionable intelligence to proactively ensure service levels, optimum resource usage and
configuration compliance in dynamic virtual and cloud environments.
Eric Skelton - Dell / Seth Bertram - Dell & Dave Carpenter
The Dell difference
IT organizations evaluating converged infrastructure
solutions today are stuck choosing from undesirable
closed, complex, incomplete and/or expensive options.
Dell fills a gap in the market for advanced data center
infrastructure platforms that are simple, flexible and
Dell’s framework is compatible with existing data center
architectures while allowing flexibility for the future, and
doesn’t lock our customers into a proprietary model like
some offerings. Some competitive solutions are built to
operate in a single way, may not support customer needs
over time and require complex integration with existing
VDI is a significant feature of the Dell Active Infrastructure. VDI and VDS (Virtualization Desktop Services) will be EXPLAINED! Join us for this informative WEBINAR.
VSPEX is a set of complete virtualization solutions, proven by EMC and delivered to you by your trusted reseller. Designed for flexibility and validated to ensure interoperability and fast deployment, VSPEX gives you the power to choose the technology in your solution while removing the complexity and risk that typically comes with designing, integrating and deploying a best-of-breed solution. With VSPEX, private cloud computing is more accessible than ever.
Monumental data growth presents opportunities for enhanced services but can also strain data center resources. NetApp’s agile data infrastructure optimizes data management at scale and enables immediate response to organizational opportunities. In this webcast, learn more about how clustered Data ONTAP, the #1 storage operating system and other NetApp technologies can help you get there.
Randy Parker - Atlantis Computing and Sharon Branchen - Dell Wyse
Join Insight Integrated Systems, Atlantis Computing and Dell Wyse as we review recent announcements from VMworld and explore the true value and opportunity for your organization in VDI Technology! Two "Best in Class" companies will be featured during this webinar; Atlantis Computing with their ILIO Diskless VDI Solution and Dell Wyse with their latest Solutions in the market today.
During this webinar you will also learn about:
Improved security and reliability, along with an exceptional user experience and extremely low energy consumption
Management simplicity that allows IT resources to focus on stategic projects, instead of constant desktop maintenance
Support for any of the leading virtualization vendors such as VMware
Data Center Fabrics promise a more efficient approach to networking, with greater simplicity, agility and performance. But what is a fabric and how do you know if the technology is right for you?
Its open, elegantly simple architecture lets you dynamically connect servers, networks, and storage. You create networks and connections entirely in software to enable secure, isolated services that support your business processes and priorities. During this webinar we will discuss:
- What is a data center fabric?
- What problems do they solve?
- How do they work?
- Are they disruptive to implement?
With the Xsigo Data Center Fabric, all traffic types, including Ethernet and Fibre Channel, traverse a converged infrastructure, resulting in a dramatically simpler, more efficient, wire-once environment and the industry's most flexible connectivity.
Join us for an exclusive Spectra partner webinar featuring veteran industry analyst Fred Moore. Fred will be our special guest as he discusses the future of tape and the storage industry. Highlights include significant improvements in tape technology, tape vs. disk in today’s market and perception vs. reality in the debate between tape and disk.
We are excited to offer this educational opportunity to our partners at no cost. We also encourage you to invite your customers and prospects to this webinar to help them make informed decisions when considering a backup solution. When you register today you will receive a complimentary copy of Fred's latest white paper entitled The Future of Tape, we hope you can join us!
Eric Walters - FireScope / David Carpenter - Insight Integrated Systems
FireScope is the leader in aligning customers' technology performance to their business and customer experiences through highly innovative, on-demand solutions. FireScope's suite of products includes three primary enterprise offerings: FireScope Stratis™ – The only Cloud-Era enterprise management solution; FireScope Unify™ Business Service Management (BSM) - your dashboard for enterprise IT strategy; FireScope Orchestrate™ Configuration Management Database (CMDB) - your playbook for IT Operations.
We recognize that businesses invest in technology for a reason; growing revenue, improving efficiency throughout the business and enhancing customer satisfaction. Therefore, we continually immerse ourselves in our customers' business to drive purposeful innovation that solves the real problems our customers face as their business and technology evolves.
Doug Smith-NetApp, Tom Weisenberger-IIS, Rob Cotter-IIS
Private clouds are about IT flexibility, efficiency, and cost savings. Maximize the benefits by building your private cloud with advanced storage and data management technologies from NetApp and Insight Integrated Systems.
BONUS: Join this webinar to also learn about 2 cloud leading technologies. Panzura! enabling dynamic, file sharing and global project collaboration and Nirvanix! External enterprise cloud storage.
Traditional backup technologies are failing. Rising data growth rates and increased server virtualization have overwhelmed conventional solutions. How can you make sure your data is properly protected?
Join us on this live webinar to learn how NetApp and Syncsort deliver a simple, integrated and proven data protection solution that dramatically changes the way you do backup and recovery.
With NetApp Syncsort Backup, you can
•Backup applications in only minutes per day
•Eliminate the need for point solutions
•Restore any size data volume in minutes
•Consolidate your data protection and DR to a single solution, no matter what primary storage you are using
Vimal Kaneria - Isilon Systems Dave Carpenter - IIS
By attending this webinar you’ll learn the Big Data applications and IT advantages of deploying a scale-out NAS architecture. You’ll learn how to eliminate painful data migrations in the future, how to utilize more of the storage capacity you’re paying for, and how to always run at optimal performance without moving data or load balancing, and reduce Operational costs with time consuming performance tuning. You’ll also learn how to buy only what you need today and avoid overbuying based on future growth projections.
While 51% of enterprise IT organizations are experimenting with cloud through specific projects or low-risk business applications, our latest research shows that 39% of companies are getting started with IT infrastructure transformation initiatives including implementing service catalogs or establishing reference architectures. No matter which entry point you choose, it's important to track results and give your management team visibility into how cloud computing is making a difference to your organization.
Daniel Eickhoff, Francisco Gillett & Dave Carpenter
Insight Integrated Systems & Paragon Software Group invites you to join us in learning how we have been providing cost effective solutions for hard drive management, storage management and data protection since the company's inception in 1994. Known internationally for our innovative Partition Manager, we provide proven, full featured solutions for storage lifecycle management. Paragon enables midrange & enterprise companies to effectively and efficiently manage, deploy and protect server and desktop storage resources.
Join this webinar today and learn how the solutions that IIS offers have grown by partnering with Paragon Software.
Xsigo - Bruce Fingles / Insight Integrated Systems - Dave Carpenter
Join this webcast to learn about new technologies that connect virtual machines in your cloud infrastructure to networks and storage with more flexability and with higher bandwidth than ever before.
Imagine 10X to 30X more performance in your I/O-intensive apps, 19X faster vMotion, 12X faster database queries, and backups done in minutes, not hours.
Attend this webcast to learn how to:
- Manage VM connectivity without the pain of traditional network management
- Dramatically increase data throughput in your virtualized environments
- Establish isolated connections across the data center in seconds
Eliminate the pain of legacy network management and get up to 40X more throughput. Attend this webcast to learn about exciting new solutions from Insight Integrated Systems and Xsigo.
The average enterprise uses 70% of its IT budget to maintain its physical infrastructure. As the industry's leading virtualization software, VMware vSphere™ can cut overall IT costs by up to 70%—allowing more resources to be allocated toward innovation and improving business operations.
In addition to having a low total cost of ownership, VMware vSphere also simplifies operations, delivers improved performance and ensures high availability of services. VMware is fundamentally changing how enterprises manage, deploy and deliver IT.
Maximize your current resources
Consolidating your servers allows you to combine infrastructure resources and break the traditional model of only having one application per server.
Increase availability of hardware and applications
Securely back up and migrate entire virtual environments without interruptions in service. This improves business continuity by eliminating planned downtime and immediately recovering from unplanned issues.
Improve operational flexibility and responsiveness
Dynamically scale to respond to unpredictable market changes and user demands. The ability to provision servers faster allows administrators to spend more time focusing on business needs.
Take the first step on the path to cloud computing
Virtualizing your infrastructure is the beginning of the journey to the cloud. Cloud computing provides additional cost savings and results in a zero-touch infrastructure with full automation across the board.
Cole Sandau - The Optera Group / Dave Carpenter - IIS
ATTEND ALL 8 - 30 MINUTE WEBINARS AND YOU COULD WIN $1000.00
RealCloud defines a core set of capabilities that your organization needs to take advantage of cloud. By understanding these capabilities and your current environment you can define a rational cloud strategy.
- RealCloud creates a map for implementing cloud
- Allows you to focus on the right projects
- Thinks beyond just technology to people and process to enable the organization
RealCloud progresses through fives stages. Traditional IT begins the journey and builds toward cloud as virtualization is implemented. A stage approach starts with the reality of today and moves toward cloud.
Why the 5 stages are important:
Change does not happen overnight. A progressive approach to change is manageable and enables key investments over time.
- Foundations in today’s realities allow for better planning of next steps
- Roadmap to the future allows for better planning of current projects
- Maturity builds over time
- Incremental value is generated with each project
In this final webinar we will expolore the results and reporting deliverables provided to individuals and organziations who take 20 minutes from thier schedules to participate in this FREE survey.
The Storage Management channel from Insight Integrated Systems delivering insights, strategies and best practices to secure and optimize your IT assets. We will cover topics which include: archiving & compliance, business continuity, eDiscovery, encryption, virtualization and WAN optimization. These presentations will help IT professionals identify the right products and services to add to their end-to-end solutions as they adapt to ever-increasing needs for flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.