DirectMon: Simplifying Administration of Big Data workflows

Uday Mohan and Alex Tsapp
In this webinar you'll learn how DDN's new DirectMon management software enables a comprehensive "single pane of glass" approach to centralized management and monitoring of DDN storage products.
Aug 6 2012
9 mins
DirectMon: Simplifying Administration of Big Data workflows
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  • 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:
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    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:
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    •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.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
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  • Build, Buy or Rent? How to implement your optimal cloud storage solution. Recorded: Jul 16 2013 57 mins
    For many companies one of the biggest decisions they will make, or have made, when moving to the cloud will be how they implement their cloud storage infrastructure. Issues around ease of access, uptime, security, redundancy, SLA, maintenance, and total cost of ownership drive the decision to one of three options: build, buy, or rent. This webinar will explore these issues and compare them for the three options helping you optimize your plan for your business needs and growth.

    Please join Forrester Research and DataDirect Networks for this educational webinar to learn about the challenges and solution options for implementing storage in the cloud.
  • Drowning in Data and Starving for Information Recorded: Jan 8 2013 45 mins
    The ability to generate and capture various sensor data, communications, and imagery has grown exponentially, and there does not appear to be any change in sight. To effectively extract the maximum benefit from the deluge of data generated today, analysts need to utilize the new generation of analytical tools and human expertise that is rapidly being developed. When properly utilized, these advances are providing today’s analysts with an unprecedented ability to make real-time data-driven decisions as well as improved options to collaborate and share information. However, effective implementation in the era of hyperscale data depends on the ability to manage conventional system technology, and unpredictable volume requirements. An imbalanced analytics system can result in bottlenecks that reduce the value of analytics tools and the enterprise data warehouses (EDW) that power them. As such, it’s critical for organizations to ensure that at either end of the ingest/egest process they build scalable storage and storage processing technology to complement today’s high-speed data warehousing and data analytics technology. This session will detail how new filing system options and cloud infrastructure can improve the performance of analytics applications utilizing actual benchmark tests, and demonstrate new options to collaborate and share information.
  • Using Big Data Tools to Manage the Deluge of ISR Data Recorded: Oct 19 2012 62 mins
    Big Data challenges and what some of the most data intensive agencies are doing to address it. Topics discussed include:

    How agencies are dealing with unprecedented amounts of data creation and performance requirements;

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    How cloud tools and infrastructure enable new opportunities to share, collaborate and accelerate decision making across agencies and geographies;
  • Policy-Based Data Management, Integrated Rule Oriented Data Grid (iRODS) Recorded: Oct 12 2012 58 mins
    Higher education institutions around the world are in the process of digitizing, indexing and adding searchable metadata to their digital collections. As these data sets expand to hundreds of millions of immutable objects and petabytes of data, there is a need to consolidate and automate to maximize the value of this capital expenditure.

    The Integrated Rule-Oriented Data System (iRODS) is a popular open source policy-based data management system (application) that enables data sharing, publication and preservation and is also capable of implementing an automated data analysis pipeline. For each type of data management application, policies or rules can be applied that control the execution of procedures that enforce desired collection properties. By evolving the policies, a collection can migrate through the stages of the data life cycle.

    DataDirect Networks - Storage Fusion Architecture is a highly scalable storage platform capable of hosting iRODS in a tightly coupled solution with a RAID controller and parallel file system providing an appliance like solution that can scale to multiple-petabytes in a single name space.
  • How To Build a Rock Solid Lustre Environment Recorded: Sep 20 2012 62 mins
    For large storage systems, the massively parallel open source file system Lustre provides an incredible level of performance, flexibility and scalability. It’s a tested and proved technology that it is currently used by over 60% of the TOP100 supercomputing sites in the world. More high-end systems are coming online all the time.

    However, in practice, Lustre’s known for being a little “hard to use.”

    Interested in the advantages of this powerful filesystem but concerned about day-to-day administration issues? Looking to evaluate the technology but need answers to better evaluate? This one-hour webinar will cover a wide range of issues, but is intended to be open to your questions. What items should you monitor in a Lustre system daily? How do you configure user quotas? How do you automate failover with heartbeat? How do you restore Lustre from file based backups? What are some good tips for tuning Lustre specifically to your environment?

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    This webinar will be led by Zhiqi Tao, Senior System Engineer at Whamcloud, now owned by Intel, and Dr. James Coomer, DDN’s Senior Technical Advisor for EMEA. Thirty minutes will be spent offering some key tips and trick for Lustre administrators. The session will then be opened up to the audience for 30 minutes for questions.
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  • Fast Data: Are Your Seatbelts Fastened? Recorded: May 3 2012 62 mins
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    Big Data Innovation We're now delivering the features that our competitors only dream of having, including our In-Storage Processing™ and Storage Fusion Fabric™. These solutions not only greatly simplify big data storage environments, but also enable applications to excel.

    Performance The SFA12K is 2.7 times faster than it's next-closest competitor... and oh by the way, that's our own SFA10K-X. The system is up to 800% faster than competing systems.

    Data Center Efficiency The SFA12K can reduce data center requirements and is astonishingly 240% more efficient than competing scale out technology

    Engineered Scalability With a focus on managing large scale systems, technologies such as DDN's SATAssure™, ReACT™ and new Quality of Service serve as validation of the ~1M lines of code we've built into our platform that makes managing large data sets easiest with the SFA
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  • Accelerating Analytics Results for Financial Services Recorded: Jan 27 2012 14 mins
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