IT at Web Speed: How Cloud Computing can help your Business
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server provides access to Ubuntu Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) platform based on OpenStack.
Join this webinar to hear Mark Baker from the Ubuntu Server and Cloud team discuss the role Ubuntu Cloud plays in modernizing today’s IT infrastructure and enablin
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Server provides access to Ubuntu Cloud, an Infrastructure as a Service (IAAS) platform based on OpenStack.
Join this webinar to hear Mark Baker from the Ubuntu Server and Cloud team discuss the role Ubuntu Cloud plays in modernizing today’s IT infrastructure and enabling organizations to achieve agility.
You will hear about:
-The role of Ubuntu Cloud in a supported production environment
-Management of the entire IT lifecycle using Landscape
-How companies similar to yours organized the talent and skills required to modernize IT with Ubuntu Cloud
If you have any interest at all in cloud computing, you won’t want to miss this webinar!
RecordedJun 28 201257 mins
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The Briefing Room with Dez Blanchfield and HPE Big Data
When you know better, you do better. That's a perfect mantra for the data-driven enterprise. Understanding what's happening anywhere in your company's purview opens doors to innovation, excellence and profit. Today, a confluence of next-generation technologies enables this kind of synergy. Analytics can be done anywhere, with data sets that are increasingly accessible and valuable.
Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield explain the sea change taking place now in the world of enterprise analytics. He'll demonstrate how open-source technologies like Apache Kafka can be combined with proven analytical databases to create a new world of possibilities. He'll briefed by Ben Vandiver of HPE Big Data, who will showcase his company's time-tested Vertica platform for deep analytics.
In retail, understanding which products will be hits or misses requires constant data collection and sharing among suppliers, retail stores, the wholesale business, and dotcoms. But even with open collaboration and cooperation, how can retailers collect varying data sources from each link in the omnichannel chain, run high-performance analytics, and visualize those results to truly understand buyer behavior?
Join Sky I.T. Group, leaders in multi-source point-of-sale data collection, validation and analytics, as they share how their SKYPAD solution enables retailers and wholesalers to gain rapid insight into consumer sales trends. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qlik will also share how their underlying technologies -- the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform and QlikView data visualization – power the SKYPAD solution to capture more business and deliver these dramatic improvements over SKY I.T. Group’s former database platform:
•70% reduction in time to load various forms of data
•90% reduction in disk storage
•50 to 500 times faster query and report execution
•Zero system downtime or "batch windows" needed
•Significant reduction in total cost of ownership
•Fast implementation that leverages existing database knowledge
Does your storage system scale as you grow?
Should you go with scale-up or scale-out architecture?
Which hybrid scale-out NAS is right for you?
Netapp, EMC Isilon, Panasas, Lustre - which one is the best fit for you?
In this on-demand webinar, Panasas's Andre Franklin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager presents on:
- Scale and Scalability
- Scale-up vs. Scale-out
- Measuring Scalability
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 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.
CapSpecialty is upping its game to become the preferred provider of specialty insurance products using MicroStrategy Analytics and Snowflake Cloud Data Warehousing.
CapSpecialty’s investment to overhaul its data pipeline and management systems has delivered fast and measurable results. The stage has been set for CapSpecialty executives to view dashboards that display real-time profitability and KPIs. Insurance analysts and underwriters have self-service access to 10 years’ worth of governed data, allowing them to analyze customer trends and view product performance by category, geography, and agent. CapSpecialty is witnessing measurable business results from the engines that power their BI environment: MicroStrategy enterprise analytics platform firmly integrated with Snowflake’s cloud-based elastic data warehouse.
Attend this webcast to learn how CapSpecialty has combined enterprise analytics with an elastic cloud-based data warehouse, a solution that serves as the cornerstone of their agile, metrics-focused culture.
The IT industry has made tremendous progress innovating up and down the computing stack to enable and take advantage of non-volatile memory (NVM). But questions still remain on where NVM plays in the memory stack, how it will evolve in the CPU architecture, and where operating systems will need to be enhanced. Join the SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group to learn about the latest developments in NVDIMM, understand how the SNIA NVM Programming Model can be applied in NVM development work, and find your NVM answers!
As IT managers roll out new applications or upgrade existing systems, it's important that they have a keen understanding of the latest advancements in storage technology so they can recommend the best approach.
In this session, you’ll learn about the latest storage architectures (flash caching, server-side PCIe flash, hybrid, and all-flash) and the pros and cons for each. We’ll also discuss how a well-designed infrastructure can drive IT efficiencies and deliver high availability while meeting your performance SLAs.
In this presentation, learn how you can accelerate the optimization of physical infrastructure, engage vertical system manufactures, distributed customer computing power, create robust networking, and do all of the above in a secure and simple way with the help of Intel® hardware, security software from Clavister, and virtualization.
In today's age of connected devices and 24-hour operations, Data Analytics is a big deal. Every business--big or small--is working on setting up the right infrastructure and software for their data so that the right insights can be gained in a timely manner. Businesses who are able to master this requirement are reaping significant advantages, including an edge over theircompetitors.
Imagine if Google or Amazon went a year or two without updating their cloud or adding new features. OpenStack private clouds must interoperate and compete with public clouds at an economic and technological capabilities level. That means updating to the latest version of OpenStack as smoothly and quickly as possible. Fortunately, Ubuntu OpenStack is designed with exactly that in mind.
In this “don’t wait!” update, we review the key new features in OpenStack Mitaka. We’ll discuss why they’re important and what they do for your OpenStack cloud; updates like Live Migration, rolling upgrades, and Neutron role-based QoS, to name a few. We also talk about some of the tools that have helped make Ubuntu the platform for the vast majority of OpenStack installations.
- The latest OpenStack has the stability improvements of all previous versions, there’s no need to wait to upgrade
- OpenStack Mitaka has scalability, resiliency and manageability improvements throughout all the core projects
- Ubuntu OpenStack and Canonical’s tools reduce time to initial deployment
- Upgrading to OpenStack Mitaka is a standardized process if you’re using MaaS and Juju
- Core features of Ubuntu have been updated or added to better support OpenStack Mitaka clouds, like LXD and ZFS
Come hear Mark Baker, Canonical’s OpenStack product and strategy lead, explain what’s new in OpenStack Mitaka, why those features are important, and how Canonical is delivering tools to make them easy to consume, and easily upgradeable. A commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Canonical found that ease of expansion and upgradeability is the most important must-have for a cloud platform. Ubuntu OpenStack ensures you never get left behind the cloud curve.
John Meadows, VP of Business Development for Talligent and Arturo Suarez, Product Strategy for Canonical
Do you have or want to have a modern, agile, perhaps self-service, cloud infrastructure?
Are you struggling with or considering how many disparate workloads are deployed?
How will you gain useful insight into who's using which resources, and how do you appropriately charge users, departments, the customers of IT, for the resources they consume?
Even in a flat or no charge back model, the ability to analyse and, more importantly, predict consumption, is vital to managing and growing any sort of modern IT infrastructure.
With the rapid implementation and usage growth of modern clouds, it is vital that proper environmental analytics are gathered. Join Canonical and Talligent to learn how to measure and analyse business-critical consumption and cost data from a single to multi or hybrid cloud infrastructure. We'll discuss cloud computing in the context of BootStack, a managed OpenStack offering based on Ubuntu. Talligent's OpenBook software demonstrates how and why to perform cloud measurement, billing and potentially charge back.
John Meadows, VP of Business Development for Talligent, has an engineering background. He has worked on cost model development for software, provided direct input on virtualisation management systems for both software and hardware, and understands the importance of the intersection of operations, consulting, competitive analysis, and market alignment.
Arturo Suarez, Product Strategy for Canonical, has a background as a business analyst and IT director. He was a founding member of Stackops, an IaaS solution based on OpenStack. Arturo has experience building platforms for growing companies that need modern cloud and agile infrastructure and understands the balance between DIY and leveraging hosted solutions.
This session will demonstrate and discuss how to upgrade a running Ubuntu OpenStack cloud from Kilo to Liberty with little or no disruption to running workloads. Lots of real-world experience has made this possible, come and see how it's done!
James Page Technical Architect, Ubuntu OpenStack Team
Watch a live demonstration of running real workloads on OpenStack in containers and in KVM to compare performance. See how to deploy pure-container OpenStack for yourself. This presentation covers the pure-container hypervisor, LXD, and its integration with OpenStack Nova, enabling you to run an entire cloud with container-only guests for maximum performance.
Big data solutions involve many technologies working together. Whether it’s collection, analysis, or action, all of those components must be configured, their relationships defined, and deployed. In today’s dynamic data environment, the deployment is bound to change, need to be updated, or replicated. You need an infrastructure and tool set that keep your focus on the data. Flexibility in big data infrastructure automation, and examples of use cases are discussed in detail in this webinar.
Stefan Johannson, Canonical/Ubuntu; Graziano Obertelli, AppScale; Gabriel Samfira, Cloudbase
Join us to explore how charming your software for Juju will launch your software business into the cloud, fast. Using real world examples, we’ll show you how forward thinking businesses are leveraging Juju and Charms to stay competitive in a rapidly changing marketplace. Don't miss the opportunity to hear about other software developers who are benefitting from the power of Juju.
Gabriel Samfira, Developer, Cloudbase Solutions,
Cloudbase Solutions is dedicated to interoperability and cloud computing. Their involvement in the OpenStack community and the development of the Hyper-V compute driver are a natural result of their experience on multiple environment, ranging from Microsoft infrastructures to Linux and BSD.
Gabriel has lead the development of charms for SMB, Windows 2012, Exchange, Sharepoint and SQL Server at Cloudbase.
Graziano Obertelli, Vice President of Engineering, AppScale Systems, Inc.
Graziano’s interest in cloud computing started with research in fault tolerant distributed systems at UCSD. Graziano co-founded Eucalyptus Systems in 2009. In 2014, Graziano left Eucalyptus to lead engineering and operations at AppScale. Graziano brings tremendous experience in management, software processes, quality assurance, system administration, customer support, and open source communities.
Victor Estival (Canonical), Arturo Suarez (Canonical) and Johnny Wang (Quanta)
Designing your cloud with the right hardware is a critical decision you need to make when adopting OpenStack. It’s essential that you get it right or your cloud project could go up in smoke!
In this webinar, we will explore some of the different design options for your OpenStack cloud and what hardware decisions you must make to be successful.
Using real-world case studies, our expert team will explain how running Ubuntu’s reference architecture for OpenStack, on standardized open hardware, reduces the margin of error in the earliest stages of your cloud initiative.
Join Victor Estival (Cloud Architect at Canonical), Arturo Suarez (Product Manager from Canonical) and Johnny Wang (Sales Director from Quanta Cloud Technology) on May 26th, 2015 at 5pm BST to discover how you can design and size your enterprise OpenStack cloud for success.
Discover the latest Server, Cloud and Container technologies released in Ubuntu 15.04
Ubuntu 15.04 was released April 23rd and contains a host of new features to support scale out applications with containers and OpenStack.
- Adds LXD, a new hypervisor with incredible density and speed
- First release of snappy Ubuntu Core for cloud container hosts and smart devices
- OpenStack “Kilo” - Ubuntu leads with choice of SDNs, easy install and management
- Updated developer tools for cloud and IoT
Join Ubuntu Product Managers Dustin Kirkland and Mark Baker on May 7, 2015 5:00pm (BST) to see about what’s new in 15.04 and how you can get working with OpenStack.
Explore the limits of OpenStack scale, performance and resilience. With Ubuntu as the platform of choice for the largest, most complex, most performance-critical and most secure OpenStack superusers, Canonical has been called on to stretch the limits of OpenStack in all sorts of extreme environments.
Join Canonical’s James Page and Mark Baker for a tour of the outer limits of current OpenStack capabilities.
By attending this webinar you will learn:
- How to build a highly resilient network and infrastructure in your OpenStack cloud
- How to maximise performance using OpenStack
- How to scale OpenStack using Juju
James works for Canonical as a technical lead in the Ubuntu Server and OpenStack team. He has more than 15 years experience in deploying Open Source technologies in Enterprise environments and has been involved in OpenStack since its first release into Ubuntu in 2010, focussing on deployment tooling and QA, with a specific interest in virtualized storage and networking solutions.
Mark Baker is the Ubuntu Server & Cloud Product Manager at Canonical where he has spent the last 4 years helping drive the platform for next generation application delivery. Prior to Canonical, Mark worked at MySQL and Red Hat where he enjoyed disrupting large billion dollar incumbent technology companies. With OpenStack, Cloud Foundry and Ubuntu, Mark continues to have fun following this same path.
Arturo Suarez, BootStack Product Manager, Canonical and Magnus Hult, CEO, Atomia
Join us on 17th February at 5pm GMT/ 12pm EDT for a joint presentation from Atomia and Canonical to hear about challenges of deploying OpenStack for public clouds, pitfalls to avoid, and how to make sure your cloud is truly production-grade.
This webinar will walk you through how a fully managed cloud platform built on OpenStack is the fastest means of making your cloud vision a reality. We'll also take a look at the tools you'll need to help you configure and manage your new OpenStack hosting business.
You should attend this webinar if:
- you are a hosting organisation thinking of offering cloud services in addition to your ongoing portfolio
- you are concerned about the costs and complexity of setting up a cloud platform, the difficulty in operating it to production level, and the length of time required to configure a reliable provisioning and billing system
- you just don’t have the resources, the time or the skills to build your own OpenStack public cloud
Jonathan LaCour, Vice President of Cloud at DreamHost and Mark Baker, Ubuntu server and cloud product manager at Canonical
Join us on 1st October at 5pm GMT/ 12pm EDT for a joint presentation from Dreamhost and Canonical to hear about:
- The challenges of building an OpenStack public cloud
- How DreamHost and Canonical worked together to deliver high quality Ubuntu images for DreamCompute
- DreamHost's participation in the Ubuntu Certified Public Cloud program
Delivering the presentation content are Jonathan LaCour Vice President of Software Development at DreamHost ad Mark Baker Ubuntu server and cloud product manager.
In this webinar we will discuss Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, released April 17th
2014. Mark Baker, Server Product manager will run through some of the
new features for Server and Cloud computing in Ubuntu 14.04 as well as
how and where you can get to it. For Ubuntu server or OpenStack users
this is not to be missed!
Dave Russell, Global Sales Engineering Manager, Canonical & Ramiro Salas, Global Technology Specialist for OpenStack, VMware
In this webinar, Dave Russell, Head of Sales Engineering from Canonical, and Ramiro Salas, Global Technology Specialist for OpenStack, VMware will walk you through some of our “war stories” from customer engagements getting both Ubuntu OpenStack and VMware infrastructure to work together, and highlight some of the things you need to be aware of before starting such a project.
Topics for discussion include:
Options for deploying OpenStack and VMware technologies
- Basics of OpenStack
- Basics of VMware
- Benefits to organisations integrating both technologies
- Possible scenarios for OpenStack and VMware integration
Stories from real deployments
- Customer challenges
- Chosen solutions and rationale
- Challenges encountered
- Results, lessons learned, and future outlook
The pitfalls: Things to be aware of prior to embarking on an OpenStack+VMware project
Juju Charm Championship, is a competition in which developers, ISVs and operators can reap big rewards for getting creative with Juju charms.
In this webinar Juju Champions Jorge Castro and Mark Mims will explain what Juju is, how you can enter the competition and the best ways to maximise your chances of winning the great prizes such as $10,000!
The webinar will cover:
- Introduction to Juju
- The Charm Championship - rules, regs and categories
- Getting started building your environment
- Submitting your entries
- Achieving awesomeness
So register today to find out how you can win with Juju.
Four of the world's largest telcos are currently implementing a cloud on Ubuntu and OpenStack with support from Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu. In an upcoming webinar, Mark Baker, Ubuntu Cloud Product Manager, will share some of the best practices and "war stories" learned from those implement actions.
- How do you build the right cloud infrastructure to support your SaaS public cloud?
- Challenges with implementing OpenStack clouds and how to overcome them
- Scale-out: how to do it quickly and efficiently
- How to redu ce time to production and time to market of your cloud offering
- Best practi ces in the design, architecture, implementation, tooling, and on-going supp ort of OpenStack cloud IaaS
- Building a carrier-grade public cloud template that yo u can replicate across multiple sites with minimal additional effort
Join us to find out the answers to these questions and more.
En la mayoría de las pequeñas y medianas empresas, AD conforma el núcleo de los sistemas informáticos y, como tal, supone la dependencia de un único fabricante, menos flexibilidad y costes más altos. Participe en este webinario en directo para aprender cómo Zentyal, un servidor para pymes basado en Ubuntu y oficialmente soportado por Canonical, ofrece un sustituto de fácil uso a Windows Server gracias a su integración con Samba 4.0.
Este webinario tendrá lugar el día 2 de mayo a las 17:00 (CET), a cargo de Darryl Weaver, Ingeniero de Ventas en Canonical y Mateo Burillo, Coordinador de Formación en Zentyal. Se habrá realizado una sesión en inglés dos horas antes. Durante el seminario podrá aprender sobre las nuevas características de Samba 4.0 y ver un escenario típico de migración para una organización que desea migrar de Microsoft Active Directory a Zentyal. También conocerá las opciones de soporte disponibles y las ventajas que ofrecen los partners de Ubuntu-Zentyal a los clientes interesados en la migración a esta alternativa de software libre.
Durante la sesión se explicará:
* Cuáles son las principales diferencias entre Samba 3.0 y Samba 4.0
* Cómo se realiza un escenario típico de migración, qué limitaciones existen y cómo realizar la posterior gestión
* Qué opciones de soporte están disponibles
* Además, podrá realizar preguntas directamente al personal de Canonical y Zentyal
Este webinario es ideal para:
* Pequeñas y medianas empresas interesadas en migrar de Active Directory a Samba 4.0
* Revendedores de Microsoft que están buscando alternativas que les ayuden a seguir ofreciendo soluciones a sus clientes pequeños y medianos
* Cualquier proveedor local de servicios TIC o proveedor de servicios gestionados, que en la actualidad ofrece a las pymes servicios integrales de infraestructura TIC y está interesado en hacer crecer su negocio
In most of the small and medium businesses, Active Directory (AD) is the core of the IT systems and as such, it means vendor lock-in, less flexibility and higher costs. Join this live webinar to learn how Zentyal, an Ubuntu-based server for small and medium businesses and officially supported by Canonical, offers an easy-to-use replacement to Windows Server thanks to its Samba 4.0 integration.
During this webinar, you will learn about the new features of Samba 4.0 and see a typical migration scenario for an organisation seeking to migrate from Microsoft Active Directory to Zentyal.
You will also find out about the support arrangements available for organisations seeking to take route and how the Ubuntu-Zentyal partners benefit customers that wish to migrate to this open source alternative.
This webinar is ideal for:
* Small and medium businesses interested in migrating from Active Directory to Samba 4.0,
* Microsoft resellers who are looking for alternatives to help them continue to offer solutions to small and medium customers,
* Any local IT service provider or managed service provider, which currently offers SMBs IT infrastructure services and is interested in growing its business.
Jim Foy, HP and Lee Bonham, Marketing Manager at Canonical
Ubuntu is one of the fastest growing open-source operating systems for scale-out servers that enable the latest wave of web, cloud and big data applications. Ubuntu features in the HP Moonshot System that changes the way enterprises design, deploy and manage servers.
HP and Canonical, the firm behind Ubuntu, have partnered so that the Ubuntu Advantage support package is now available for resale by HP through SLMS. This gives HP SLMS an additional revenue opportunity in the rapidly growing new market for scale out computing.
Join Jim Foy with Lee Bonham from Canonical to learn more about this opportunity.