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Data Center Management

  • Countdown to GDPR - Reduce your Risk
    Countdown to GDPR - Reduce your Risk Darron Gibbard, Managing Director, EMEA North at Qualys & Jonathan Armstrong, Partner at Cordery May 24 2017 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    This is a must-attend webcast for anyone working for an organisation within Europe and responsible for the security of personal data.

    You are probably already thinking about the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the huge potential fines of €20m or 4% of annual worldwide turnover.

    For organisations headquartered across EMEA, GDPR is a key focus for the next 12 months as the 25 May 2018 deadline approaches. Qualys solutions can help your organisation prepare and comply with GDPR.

    During this webcast, Jonathan Armstrong, Compliance and Technology Lawyer, Partner at Cordery, will answer any compliance questions and highlight the key areas to consider. Darron Gibbard, Managing Director, EMEA North at Qualys, will show you how to know and control your data, assets and suppliers.

    You will get practical advice on:

    - What you need to focus on: data, assets, suppliers
    - Who you should involve: key stakeholders and departments
    - How you can automate processes with Qualys Security Assessment Questionnaire

    This webcast will include a live Q&A session.
  • What Makes a Storage Solution TRULY  Software-Defined?
    What Makes a Storage Solution TRULY Software-Defined? Scott Sinclair, Senior Storage Analyst, ESG's Enterprise Strategy Group & Ashok Rajagopalan, Head of Product at Datera May 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It seems like every storage company these days is talking about software-defined storage (SDS)… and for good reason. Software-defined storage provides transformational benefits for companies on a wide scale. For IT organizations, SDS technology enables infrastructure to scale to meet modern data demands, while reducing cost, improving hardware flexibility, speeding deployments, and dramatically simplifying storage infrastructure management.

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    As excitement mounts around SDS, a wide variety of storage industry solutions have begun leveraging the term. Some solutions, however, may not deliver all the expected benefits of SDS despite leveraging the name. The result has generated some confusion that in turn may lead some to delay SDS-based deployments. In response, it is important to understand what SDS technology provides in order for the technology to be effectively leveraged to transform IT infrastructure.

    In this session, we will discuss:

    - What constitutes SDS technology, and more importantly how to identify solutions that may leverage the term but may not meet expectations
    - What benefits your organization should expect from SDS technology
    - What advanced capabilities and features to look for in order to ensure that your organization is able to maximize the benefits of SDS.

    Join Enterprise Strategy Group and Datera to learn how to understand software-defined storage and the transformational benefits it provides.
  • Connected Healthcare: How to Prepare for Future Bandwidth Demand
    Connected Healthcare: How to Prepare for Future Bandwidth Demand Susan Larson, Marketing Communications Manager May 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The healthcare sector is experiencing explosive growth in bandwidth demand. From transmitting MRI images to wearable devices to video consultations, networks must work at higher-than-ever speeds to deliver services that ensure patient safety. It’s clear that this demand will continue to grow exponentially, putting more and more strain on your network infrastructure. Topics to be covered include:

    - How IP convergence is driving explosive growth in bandwidth demand, particularly in the healthcare sector
    - Healthcare requirements and trends that are contributing to ever-increasing need for more bandwidth
    - Cabling best practices that will help you avoid costly mitigation and/or reinstalls in the future
  • Turn Disruption into Differentiation with your Digital Transformation Strategy
    Turn Disruption into Differentiation with your Digital Transformation Strategy Sheryl Kingstone 451 Research, Bill Hurley CMO CenturyLink May 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join 451 Research and CenturyLink May 24th at 1pm ET to discuss how enterprises are choosing and using digitization initiatives for business gain.

    Organizations of all sizes and in every sector are busy redefining their IT priorities for a digital future, identifying the goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management as four key pillars for their digital transformation strategies.

    Digital transformation is playing out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.

    Join 451 Research and Centurylink to learn how some global enterprises are making assured first steps, and hear the following:

    •Understand how companies with more progressive Digital Transformation strategies are prioritizing their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies that are becoming more easily accessible with a lower barrier to entry.

    •Insights and recommendations from a major survey of enterprises worldwide about IT priorities and how to make service provider choices to accelerate digital transformation mandates such as the role of cloud and other IT infrastructure options that are built for availability, speed, and resilience.

    •Identification of key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitization efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organizations.
  • New Quantum Integration with Veeam
    New Quantum Integration with Veeam Eric Bassier May 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Quantum Announces Unique DXi and Scalar Tape Integration with Veeam - DXi systems now integrated with Veeam Data Mover Service, new Scalar iBlade™ enables Veeam tape creation without separate physical server.
  • Segment & Conquer - Segmentation Strategies to Accelerate GDPR Compliance
    Segment & Conquer - Segmentation Strategies to Accelerate GDPR Compliance Erik Luysterborg, EMEA Privacy Leader, Deloitte; Jesse McKenna, Director of Product, vArmour; David Melnick, CEO, Weblife May 25 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With GDPR enforcement beginning May 2018 and fines of 4% of global revenue, it’s time for organizations inside and outside of the EU to build plans for compliance. How will GDPR's broad scope of requirements affect the personal information processed in your data center, and how can you simplify your path to compliance?

    In this webinar, we’ll give you the strategy you need to understand how personal data is flowing across your data center, and how you can implement segmentation to narrow your project scope and get you GDPR compliant faster.

    Join Erik Luysterborg, EMEA Privacy Leader for Deloitte, along with WebLife and vArmour to learn:

    • An Overview Understanding GDPR
    • The key requirements and how they impact security teams at organizations both in and outside the EU
    • Why environmental segmentation is a critical aspect of regulatory compliance and should be part of your GDPR strategy
    • Ways organizations can use segmentation to simplify and accelerate GDPR compliance
  • Supermicro Rack Scale Design: Enabling Large Scale Modern Data Centers
    Supermicro Rack Scale Design: Enabling Large Scale Modern Data Centers Marc Fisher, RSD Solution Sales Manager, Intel & Ray Pang, Director of Technical & Solutions Marketing, Supermicro May 25 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Over the past 20 years, Enterprise IT has evolved from a rigid, buying all IT equipment up-front and provisioning for the next 5 years approach, to the on-demand, agile, scale-out, software defined data centers that the hyperscale companies enjoy today. But if you are not one of those hyperscale companies and need to compete with them, what do you do? Then you will need a solution like Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD).

    Based on Intel® Rack Scale Design software framework, Supermicro RSD is a total solution comprised of Supermicro server/storage/networking hardware and an optimized rack level management software. Designed with the whole rack as the new management unit in mind, Supermicro RSD leverages industry standard Redfish RESTful APIs developed by DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) and provides the agility and efficiency for cloud scale data center operators to perform operations such as resource pooling and composability.

    In this webinar, experts from Intel and Supermicro will discuss motivations behind Intel® Rack Scale Design software foundation and the unique benefits Supermicro RSD brings to cloud service providers, telecoms, and Fortune 500 companies to build their own agile, efficient, software-defined data centers.
  • Improve healthcare workflows with Imprivata’s OneSign® SSO & PCoIP Zero Clients
    Improve healthcare workflows with Imprivata’s OneSign® SSO & PCoIP Zero Clients Matt Erich, Dir. of Pre-Sales, Imprivata & Slaven Boskovic, Systems Analyst, Teradici , May 25 2017 3:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    As healthcare organizations look to improve workflows to enable clinicians to spend more time with patients, IT organizations must find ways to keep patient data secure; while providing convenient access.

    Join us for an informative session on how Imprivata OneSign® Single Sign On and PCoIP Zero Clients have improved clinician productivity and resulted in time savings for IT and medical staff; all while enhancing the security of patient data.

    This open Q&A forum will cover how to:
    •Streamline clinical workflows with No Click Access®
    •Increase security to ensure the protection of electronic patient information
    •Meet healthcare compliance requirements with joint solutions from Imprivata and Teradici
    •Provide a consistent user experience that follows clinicians to the point of care

    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • Ever dream of eliminating your backup licenses?
    Ever dream of eliminating your backup licenses? Marc Keating, Director of Technology & Alliance Strategy; Darren Miller, Manager of Engineering Test & Performance May 25 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Have you been thinking that managing your storage footprint has gotten a little…out of control?
    Maybe you’re running as fast as you can to keep up with the growth of costly, complex data, backing it up and planning for any potential outage, but your traditional data center just can’t get you where you need to go.

    That problem and its solution are the ideas behind our 45-minute, live, interactive webinar.
  • Segment & Conquer - Segmentation Strategies to Accelerate GDPR Compliance
    Segment & Conquer - Segmentation Strategies to Accelerate GDPR Compliance Erik Luysterborg, EMEA Privacy Leader, Deloitte; Jesse McKenna, Director of Product, vArmour; David Melnick, CEO, Weblife May 25 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With GDPR enforcement beginning May 2018 and fines of 4% of global revenue, it’s time for organizations inside and outside of the EU to build plans for compliance. How will GDPR's broad scope of requirements affect the personal information processed in your data center, and how can you simplify your path to compliance?

    In this webinar, we’ll give you the strategy you need to understand how personal data is flowing across your data center, and how you can implement segmentation to narrow your project scope and get you GDPR compliant faster.

    Join Erik Luysterborg, EMEA Privacy Leader for Deloitte, along with WebLife and vArmour to learn:

    • An Overview Understanding GDPR
    • The key requirements and how they impact security teams at organizations both in and outside the EU
    • Why environmental segmentation is a critical aspect of regulatory compliance and should be part of your GDPR strategy
    • Ways organizations can use segmentation to simplify and accelerate GDPR compliance
  • Data Center Network Operations: From Fragile to Agile
    Data Center Network Operations: From Fragile to Agile Wyatt Sullivan May 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Network infrastructure today does not provide the agility and availability to support business goals. As cloud, Internet of Things (IoT) and digital strategies take hold, network engineers need a solution for the data center network to increase their business velocity and close the gap between business demands and network service delivery.

    Join Wyatt Sullivan, Product Manager at Apstra®, on Thursday, May 25 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST as he discusses current and upcoming features in the Apstra Operating System™ that deliver a “command and control system” providing game-changing network service agility, uptime and dramatically improved infrastructure TCO.
  • Recovering your data from a Ransomware Attack
    Recovering your data from a Ransomware Attack Sushant Rao, Senior Director, Product Marketing May 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    When you are hit by a ransomware attack, such as the recent WannaCrypt worm, you don’t have many options. You can pay the ransom, in the hopes that your data will be unencrypted. Or, you can wipe your systems clean, and then recover the data. But, backups are typically done on a daily basis. Depending on when the attack hit, the amount of data that you will lose could be in the hours. Fortunately, there is a better option.

    Continuous Data Protection (CDP) captures every write operation from an application and store it in a second location. This means that you can go back to the last data that was written before the ransomware attacked occurred. This ensure that data loss, if any, is minimal. Join this webinar to learn more about CDP and why it’s your safety net when ransomware hits.
  • The General Data Protection Regulation or “We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know”
    The General Data Protection Regulation or “We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know” Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Security Solutions, Fortinet May 30 2017 9:00 am UTC 45 mins
    The clock is ticking on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect and while there isn’t wide scale panic yet, lots of organizations are either 1) in denial or 2) just coming to grips with its implications.

    The difficulty with GDPR is that the regulation states the “WHAT” but pretty much is silent on the “HOW”. The overwhelming majority of the regulation deals with process, procedure and is it really necessary to collect the data and stresses the rights of the data subject. How to protect the data, in movement and in rest, is left to individual organizations to decide except for the vague mention of “continuous risk assessment” and “state of the art”.

    Another major change from the existing national regulations, which were enacted during the mid to late 1990s, GDPR takes into account the massive change in how technology plays in everyday. To protect the data subject, the punitive aspect of non-compliance is significant with penalties of €20M or 4% of annual turnover, whichever is GREATER.

    So in this confusing and changing environment, where do cyber security technologies come into play?

    This session will focus on the role of the underlying network in any organization’s GDPR compliance efforts and how to take advantage of certain aspects of GDPR to avoid the substantial penalties associated with the regulation.
  • Prevention is futile: A story that will make you WannaCry…
    Prevention is futile: A story that will make you WannaCry… Marcelo Pereira, Product Marketing Manager at Flexera Software May 30 2017 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The WannaCry ransomware attacks a great example how neglecting security patches can have a catastrophic impact for businesses.
    While many discuss whether their anti-virus could have stopped the attack, the plain facts are:
    -This attack uses a vulnerability on a component of Windows and Windows Server that was patched by Microsoft two months ago
    -The vulnerability was part of the recent NSA leak, a highly publicized scandal, and not an obscure vulnerability that no one had heard of before
    -Applying the patch would prevent any successful attack
    Join us for a discussion on the challenges of patch management and how to improve patching processes to avoid falling victim of attacks like WannaCry.
  • Production Spark Series Part 3: Tuning Apache Spark Jobs
    Production Spark Series Part 3: Tuning Apache Spark Jobs Simon King, Engineer, Pepperdata May 30 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A Spark Application that worked well in a development environment or with sample data may not behave as expected when run against a much larger dataset in a production environment. Pepperdata Application Profiler, based on open source Dr Elephant, can help you tune you Spark Application based on current dataset characteristics and cluster execution environment. Application Profiler uses a set of heuristics to provide actionable recommendations to help you quickly tune your applications.

    Occasionally an application will fail (or execute too slowly) due to circumstances outside your control: a busy cluster, another misbehaving YARN application, bad luck, or bad "cluster weather". We'll discuss ways to use Pepperdata's Cluster Analyzer to quickly determine when an application failure may not be your fault and how to diagnose and fix symptoms that you can affect.
  • Citrix Webinar: Hybrid Cloud Basics- Get Control & Visibility for All your Apps
    Citrix Webinar: Hybrid Cloud Basics- Get Control & Visibility for All your Apps Derek Yee, Sr. Product Mktg. Manager, Networking, Citrix & George McGregor, Sr. Director, Product Mktg., Networking, Citrix May 31 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Applications are moving to the hybrid cloud: they are either migrating from the data center or they are being developed as cloud native applications. This webinar explores the challenges of gaining end-to-end visibility and control of your applications in a hybrid cloud environment.

    Join us and learn how to:

    •Identify the key requirements to shift your applications to the hybrid cloud
    •Build an application-centric view across all your delivery infrastructure
    •Automate tasks that save time and eliminate human error
    •Integrate with OpenStack and Kubernetes to achieve true orchestration and automation
  • Hybrid cloud and DevOps: What problems do Ops teams need to solve?
    Hybrid cloud and DevOps: What problems do Ops teams need to solve? Sandeep Parmar, Dir of Consulting Services, J9 Technologies, Inc and Neil Miles, Product Marketing Manager, HPE May 31 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every operations team is on a journey. But is the goal becoming a ‘Digital Enterprise’, or is it ‘Hybrid IT’ or ‘DevOps’? What if it is all three?

    IT operations can no longer afford to solve only one problem at a time.

    This webinar will examine the challenges Ops teams face in meeting interrelated business requirements. We will speak to the automation requirements that are needed to satisfy these challenges. Then we’ll dive into the benefits of using hybrid cloud management together with application delivery automation in moving Ops closer to all these end goals. Ops teams need more powerful tool sets to deliver complex cloud services faster and to be successful in DevOps oriented organizations.

    J9 will share their experiences in working on cloud management projects and HPE will provide an overview of the HPE Hybrid Cloud Management solution suite for unifying hybrid IT management and accelerating application delivery.
  • VMware Backup Automation: Keeping up with VM Data Growth with Avamar
    VMware Backup Automation: Keeping up with VM Data Growth with Avamar Speaker: Daniel Olkowski, Solution Engineer Dell EMC Data Protection Solutions Jun 1 2017 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Today enterprises manage hundreds of virtual machines that need to be protected. With Dell EMC Avamar Dynamic Policies you can easily keep up with the growth of your VMware environments and ensure the appropriate policies are automatically assigned to any VM with certain attributes or tags. Join our live webinar presented by Daniel Olkowski, Solution Engineer Dell EMC Data Protection Solutions to learn how to make your life easier with fully automated VM’s backup.
  • Managing Connectivity With High Density Modular Cabling Systems
    Managing Connectivity With High Density Modular Cabling Systems David Cuthbertson Jun 1 2017 12:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Increasing connectivity densities and use of modular fibre components is great for flexible cabling provision, but presents extra challenges for those having to manage infrastructure connectivity. David’s overview of best practice methods will help avoid both low and high density “spaghetti” and unnecessary disruption in the data centres.
  • Setting Up Profiles in PCoIP Management Console for Ease of Management
    Setting Up Profiles in PCoIP Management Console for Ease of Management Paul Barrett, Systems Specialist, Teradici Jun 1 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Looking for the ins and outs of PCoIP Zero Client profile management with PCoIP Management Console? For ease of PCoIP Zero Client management, the software allows you to create profiles that contain a list of the settings you want to apply to one or more groups of endpoints. Once a profile is configured, you can apply the same criteria to a group or schedule for a future date. During this 30-minute webinar you’ll learn the best ways to create, import and manage profiles.

    The demonstration will cover how to:
    •Configure a profile and apply settings
    •Change a profile association and navigate between profile settings
    •Duplicate, re-name, edit or delete a profile
    •Update firmware only for all endpoints
    •Migrate profile properties from PCoIP Management Console 1.x to 2.x

    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • HDFS on Kubernetes: Lessons Learned
    HDFS on Kubernetes: Lessons Learned Kimoon Kim, Engineer, Pepperdata Jun 1 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There is growing interest in running Spark natively on Kubernetes (see https://github.com/apache-spark-on-k8s/spark). Spark applications often access data in HDFS, and Spark supports HDFS locality by scheduling tasks on nodes that have the task input data on their local disks. When running Spark on Kubernetes, if the HDFS daemons run outside Kubernetes, applications will slow down while accessing the data remotely.

    In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to run HDFS inside Kubernetes to speed up Spark. In particular, we will show:

    - Spark scheduler can still provide HDFS data locality on Kubernetes by discovering the mapping of Kubernetes containers to physical nodes to HDFS datanode daemons.

    - How one can provide Spark with the high availability of the critical HDFS namenode service when running HDFS in Kubernetes.
  • Meet GDPR cyber breach notification deadlines, with time to spare
    Meet GDPR cyber breach notification deadlines, with time to spare William Bent, Product Manager, CSPi Jun 6 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    In this webinar you will learn how CSPi’s Myricom nVoy Solution can dramatically reduce the time from cyber-attack identification to incident response. Without any manual intervention, the nVoy Series packet recorder along with the Event Driven Data Recoding (EDDR) application will not only automatically ingest and isolate alert events associated with critical assets but will also trigger an extraction, from recorded data, of all the conversations involving those critical assets. Given the tightening notification requirements put forth by GDPR and other PII data privacy regulations this immediately available detailed data provides a complete evidentiary record of exactly what happened, to what records and when.
  • Security Policy Management for Financial Institutions
    Security Policy Management for Financial Institutions Asher Benbenisty, Director of Product Management Jun 6 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Financial institutions are constantly seeking to better serve their customers and maintain a competitive edge through new technology innovations and digital transformation initiatives, yet they often fall behind on delivering these new innovations into production.

    Network and security operations teams are often hampered by manual, slow and error-prone security policy change management processes, and the ever-increasing demands of industry regulations. It often takes several days, or even weeks to process a single change across a complex enterprise environment, which often needs hundreds of these changes each month, directly impacting time-to-market.

    Geared towards the specific challenges of financial institutions, this webinar will provide technical best practices for managing network security policy changes while reducing risk and enforcing compliance and will cover:

    •Key industry metrics that compare security environments in and outside the finance industry.
    •The state of network security and management challenges
    •How to overcome security management complexity with automation
    •How to address the ever-increasing demands of the financial industry regulations
  • Unified Network & ICT Management for Telco/MSP, Cloud and IoT Service Assurance
    Unified Network & ICT Management for Telco/MSP, Cloud and IoT Service Assurance Christopher Kalkhof, Business Development at Infosim, Peter Moessbauer, Strategic Alliances Manager at Infosim Jun 6 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Infosim® StableNet® is a unified network-management solution designed to integrate into existing telco or enterprise network environments built on both modern SDN architectures or legacy physical infrastructures. StableNet helps identify and inventory network devices, provides visualizations of network architectures, and enables management, support, and security for network devices.
  • M&A Leaders’ Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster
    M&A Leaders’ Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster Brenon Daly and Rob Townsend Jun 6 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Despite a slow start to 2017, tech M&A activity is expected to accelerate over the course of the year, according to the latest M&A Leaders' Survey from 451 Research and Morrison & Foerster. Slightly more than half of the respondents forecast that deal flow will top last year's level, more than three times the level that indicated that year-over-year activity would decline in 2017. The projection in our just-completed survey represents the most-bullish outlook in two years.