As power density is rapidly increasing in today’s data center, provisioning the right amount of power to the rack without under sizing or over provisioning the power chain has become a real design challenge.
Managing the current and future power needs of the data center requires Cap-Ex to deploy a flexible power infrastructure: safely handling peak power demands, balancing critical loads and easily scaling to meet growing power needs.
In this webinar you will learn:
> How to create Long term power flexibility and improved availability for your operation
> How to increase energy efficiency and improve SLAs through a comprehensive set of best practices.
As automation lightens the load on IT operations personnel, and the DevOps cultural shift brings dev and ops together, some ops people are worried about their jobs.
Furthermore, as DevOps takes hold, other roles in the organization are set to transform. DevOps potentially reworks project management methodologies, so what about the project managers? DevOps flattens organizations, so should middle managers be worried?
In this webinar, industry analyst and president of Intellyx Jason Bloomberg will set the stage with some broad observations about the organizational impact DevOps is having across enterprises.
Next, Pauly Comtois, VP of DevOps at Hearst Business Media will join Jason for a thought-provoking, in-depth discussion of how DevOps impacts individual's roles within the organization, with some first-person stories of Hearst Business Media’s DevOps transformation.
You will learn:
- Potential starting points to mapping your own DevOps transformation
- What non-technical groups and roles need to be part of any DevOps initiative – and methods for effective inclusion
- New organizational approaches to structure and collaboration that empower instead of threaten
- How to better manage business changes with DevOps strategies
The cloud is here to stay. However, that also means more and more companies are realizing that they’ve built two separate IT teams and are struggling to deliver quality services without a unified view. A true hybrid monitoring solution is the answer to this common problem.
Join Jay Lyman, Analyst at 451 Research, and Kent Erickson, Alliance Strategist at Zenoss, as they discuss what is shaping hybrid IT, where it's going, and what to do about it.
No matter how well designed and built your data center infrastructure may be, ultimately it is the day-to-day operations activities and management decisions where the success of your mission stands or falls. In fact, the leading cause of downtime is human error. To mitigate risks, achieve your business goals, and meet uptime requirements, it is critical to unify operating behaviors with the functionality of your infrastructure. These panelists will discuss how they have achieved M&O excellence across their global portfolios leveraging the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval.
The pursuit of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) benefits leads, too often, in a procurement and implementation process take too long, the software costs too much and the tools often under-deliver. Often, organizations fail to define business requirements for DCIM and evaluate options in a holistic and consistent framework. This webinar can help provide insight into why those outcomes occur and how to avoid.
Enterprises and Service Providers are driving down cost, increasing automation, supporting cloud applications and delivering high quality of experience over ordinary broadband networks using a Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN). But not all SD-WAN is created equal.
Join this webinar to learn more about the differences in SD-WAN architectures and how Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN with x86-based hardware drives down the cost of wide area networking, increases the automation of deployments and reliably supports cloud-based applications.
As organizations move into 2nd and 3rd generations of virtualization with VMware, they often experience high latency and unpredictable performance. The traditional disk-based storage they're depending on for their VMware environment is not keeping up. Flash is transforming datacenter cost, performance and capacity to address these challenges.
Join Chris Tsilipounidakis as he examines the benefits of transforming to an All-Flash virtualized datacenter to support virtualized workloads.
Kevin Knieriem, VP, Innovation Solutions, SAP, Inc. and Ray Blanchard, Sr. Director, Strategic ISV Alliances, VMware
Join SAP and VMware for this live webinar to learn how you can increase IT agility, simplify management and lower total cost of ownership when you virtualize your SAP HANA ® environment with VMware. We will discuss the new deployment options that are now available, enabling you to run your SAP HANA onsite, offsite or both – without compromise. Also, you will learn best practices for configuring and deploying SAP HANA in a virtual shared storage environment and how you can create, manage and automate new SAP HANA-based capacity on demand, enabling seamless workload mobility for your data center.
During this live webinar, we will discuss:
- Market trends and how SAP customers are transforming they way they run their workloads and data centers
- The new deployment choices for your virtualized SAP HANA environment, on vCloud Suite or newly announced vCloud® Hybrid Service™, and the benefits you can achieve from each option
- Best practices for configuring and deploying SAP HANA on VMware cloud infrastructure
- Getting started: how VMware and SAP together are helping SAP customers assess, create and adopt virtualization strategies for their SAP HANA environments
- Answers to your questions during live Q&A
Register today to learn how you can benefit from virtualizing your SAP HANA environment with VMware and transform your business.
About the presenters:
Kevin Knieriem, Vice President, Innovation Solutions, SAP, Inc.
Dominic Uliano, Virtualization and Cloud Management Practice Lead, North America, SAP, America, Inc.
Ray Blanchard, Sr. Director, Strategic ISV Alliances, VMware, Inc.
Bob Goldsand, Global Alliance Partner Architect, VMware, Inc.
Flexpod is a unified architecture solution that integrates best-in-class compute, storage and network components to deliver a pre-tested, validated, cloud-ready solution that supports SAP on VMware virtualization. In this webinar, NetApp, VMware and our joint customer, FMC Technologies, will introduce how FlexPod can accelerate deployment times up to 40% with automated provisioning in a flexible and scalable environment, simplify management using an application integrated approach for backup and recovery, and reduce risk with a pre-validated design and deployment architecture for virtualized SAP environments.
You’re ready to virtualize your organization’s SAP systems but are concerned about the impact of virtualization changes across your organization. What are the risks? What is the best way to get started?
In this session, we’ll discuss the joint VMware and SAP service and training offerings available to assist your entire organization in a successful SAP migration. Available IP material will be provided as well as delivery guidance and best practices for virtualizing SAP on VMware.
Dick Csaplar – Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group
Much has been written about the benefits of virtualization. However, do these benefits apply to very large, mission critical applications such as SAP?
In November 2011, Aberdeen surveyed 100 enterprises that are using SAP to find out if they have virtualized their SAP deployment, how they did it and what benefits they received. Join us as Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for Aberdeen, shares the results of this survey and provides insights as to how enterprises are successfully virtualizing their SAP landscapes.
Although the benefits of virtualization are well established, some companies have stopped short of virtualizing their business-critical applications. Uncover the truth about how you can virtualize business-critical applications and achieve benefits such as faster migration to new hardware and faster application upgrades.
Attend this webcast to learn about:
•New capabilities in VMware vSphere® 5 to virtualize business-critical applications
•Customer case studies of companies that have virtualized Oracle and SQL
•New capabilities providing simplified disaster recovery, efficient automated operations and app security
Ray Blanchard – Sr. Director, ISV Alliances VMware; Mark Thorpe - Director, Ecosystems and Channels, SAP
SAP and VMware recently announced a strategic collaboration to develop tools and services that make it easier for you to virtualize and run SAP systems in next-generation cloud infrastructures with increasing levels of automation. Join us to learn more about the key announcements including:
• The creation of a fully virtualized SAP stack from database to applications
• New consulting and global support options to help you evaluate, design, implement, and optimize your virtualized SAP landscapes
• Extended support programs allowing you to better monitor and manage their SAP systems running on VMware
• Creation of a fully virtualized SAP "black box" to accelerate SAP deployments, help automate upgrades and reduce lifetime TCO
Learn how you can leverage this strategic partnership to accelerate your SAP virtualization journey.
Join as VMware shares cross-industry best practices for monitoring the SAP application stack while providing 5 nine’s of availability with built-in Fault Tolerance and full SAP Disaster Recovery plans.
In this session, we explore how to maximize your already-virtualized SAP landscape to proactively ensure virtual/cloud infrastructure performance, provide continuous compliance with operational and regulatory requirements, and optimize resource utilization and cost.
We will also review the best methods for integrating SAPGui into your virtualized environment for seamless and conflict-free execution on end-point devices
Finally we will share how SAP has leveraged a self-service portal to manage and deploy their own SAP install of 25k VM's.
Your Cloud. Complete Flexibility. Non-Stop Reliability.
This VMware-led webinar series will enable SAP application and infrastructure owners to understand:
1. The benefits of virtualizing SAP for both applications and infrastructure owners
2. Howto get started virtualizing SAP
3. Which partners can assist in virtualizing SAP
4. How to maximize a fully virtualized SAP landscape.