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.
Research shows that more data resides at the edge than in the data center.
Join us to learn:
-Trends in mobility and mobile worker demands
-Pros and cons of various approaches
-How to meet the needs of today's mobile enterprise
Do Small to Medium Sized Businesses even need archiving, or is it something only for large enterprises? W. Curtis Preston seems to believe pretty strongly that almost any company needs archiving, and he'll explain why in this webinar.
The more business you do, the more data spreads throughout your branch and remote offices, increasing the risk of data loss. IT teams need to be prepared with a proactive disaster recovery (DR) strategy. Today, that means incorporating data deduplication for capacity optimization and faster recovery.
Join us to learn how global deduplication and high availability (HA) streamline and enhance recovery in multiple location infrastructures. This webinar will feature renowned storage expert/blogger W. Curtis Preston and FalconStor's Director of Product Marketing, Mike DiMeglio.
Topics of discussion will include:
-The connection between data deduplication and business continuity
-Choosing the right deduplication solution
-Capacity optimization as the foundation of multi-tier recovery
-How to centrally manage DR and deduplication across your IT infrastructure
-Benefits of global deduplication, including extended data retention, faster local restore, easier archiving, and a smoother transition to cloud-based storage and DR
Learn about the latest trends in high performance, scalable storage for virtualization from independent IT analyst, Stephen Foskett, and hear how Fusion-io technology combined with the award-winning Nutanix converged compute + storage architecture is enabling virtualization without a SAN for greater simplicity with 10x price/performance of traditional server and storage architectures.
Stephen Foskett, Independent IT Analyst and Principal Consultant at Gestalt IT
Tiffany To, Director of Product Marketing, Nutanix
W. Curtis Preston, Truth in IT; Marc Crespi, Exagrid
The spread of high-performance virtualization platforms has leveraged data center infrastructure like never before, but how do you back it all up? How can you quickly recover a virtual environment when disaster strikes? Which backup tools will best meet your needs?
Join this exclusive webcast to hear from W. Curtis Preston, an expert in backup & recovery technology, and hear from Marc Crespi of ExaGrid Systems. Presenters will discuss the latest virtualization platforms and data deduplication techniques, and attendees will learn:
-How to pick tools for backup and recovery in todays virtualized data center.
-How data deduplication impacts the virtualized data center.
-How Continuous data protection (CDP) can help in virtualized environments.
-How to leverage the latest technologies for VM High Availability and rapid VM restore capabilities.
W. Curtis Preston interviews Marc Crespi, VP of Product Management at Exagrid, and asks him some direct questions, including why they architected things the way they did and how they can claim to beat tape on cost.
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