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Data Center Management

  • How To Document Campus Infrastructure - Hospitals, Offices, Airports, etc.
    How To Document Campus Infrastructure - Hospitals, Offices, Airports, etc. David Cuthbertson Recorded: Apr 26 2017 47 mins
    Multi-building and multi-site IT environments are not simple to document with both legacy and new technology co-existing for many years. Our webinar looks at documentation methods that make multi-building IT infrastructure easier to plan and manage.
  • Modern Infrastructure Assessment
    Modern Infrastructure Assessment Ed Maas Recorded: Apr 25 2017 32 mins
    Find out how a simple and free assessment can lead to IT Transformation. #GetModern
  • Cloud-Scale Efficiency for Comm Service Providers through Rack Scale NFVi
    Cloud-Scale Efficiency for Comm Service Providers through Rack Scale NFVi John Wilson, Director. of Market Development for Intel® Rack Scale & Suzanne Kelliher, DCEngine Radisys Product Line Manager Recorded: Apr 25 2017 59 mins
    Communication Service Providers are undertaking a major transformation from networks interconnected with closed, proprietary hardware network elements, to open architectures based on Software Defined Networks (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Intel® Rack Scale Design (RSD) is a logical architecture for NFV infrastructure (NFVi) requirements that disaggregates compute, storage, and network resources, with the ability to efficiently pool and utilize these resources.

    In this webinar, experts from Radisys and Intel will present the latest developments in applying Intel® RSD to SDN and NFV applications. Webinar participants will learn how the Radisys DCEngine™ hyperscale platforms, an implementation of Intel® RSD and inspired by Open Compute Project (OCP), can deliver the open software flexibility, DevOps deployment efficiencies, with carrier scalability for robust NFV deployments in emerging communication data center applications. The Webinar will include customer deployment examples, including Radisys DCEngine for open source software architectures, Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD) projects, as well as Intel® RSD initiatives in telecom networking applications.
  • Dell EMC, Versa, and Wind River Bring Flexibility, Performance, and Reliability
    Dell EMC, Versa, and Wind River Bring Flexibility, Performance, and Reliability Charlie Ashton, Wind River, Gopi Manapragada, Dell EMC, & Robert McBride, Versa Networks Recorded: Apr 25 2017 58 mins
    Your customers look to you to provide routing, security, and SLA backed network connectivity at a competitive price. How you deploy those services (via central office or on premises) depends on the customer’s needs. Now you can provide those services with the carrier grade reliability your customers depend on, and the flexibility and performance you need to drive new revenue streams while keeping your costs down.

    Dell EMC, Versa, and Wind River have teamed up to create a highly efficient, dynamic and reliable service rich virtual enterprise CPE (vE-CPE) reference platform which also has the benefit of being very cost effective. Join us in this web seminar to learn about:
    - Thick and thin branch deployments, and how to choose which is right for you
    - How ease of use, efficiency, and longevity help to make the vE-CPE solution cost effective
    - How the Titanium Cloud ecosystem leverages open solutions to ensure interoperability and breaks vendor lock-in
  • Video interview: The next stages of digital transformation
    Video interview: The next stages of digital transformation Nigel Williams, IT Evangelist, Commvault & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Recorded: Apr 25 2017 18 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this discussion, Nigel Williams, IT Evangelist at Commvault, described what it means to drive digital transformations in the cloud.

    Among topics discussed:

    - Digital transformation struggles
    - Cloud computing contribution to the digital revolution
    - Top 5 enterprise cloud priorities to help with digital transformation
    - The criteria for a smart cloud strategy
    - Backup/recovery challenges in digital transformation
    - And others

    About the speaker:

    Nigel Williams is an IT Evangelist and responsible for Marketing in EMEA at Commvault. Prior to his current role, he held the same position at OpenText and a variety of senior positions at EMC/Legato and EMC/Documentum. Nigel has over 25 years experience in Information Management and is a keen industry watcher. He holds an Honours Degree in English Literature and also studied Electronic Engineering as part of his entry to the IT industry."
  • How to Avoid Business Outages from Misconfigured Network Devices
    How to Avoid Business Outages from Misconfigured Network Devices Joe DiPietro, SE Director at AlgoSec Recorded: Apr 25 2017 36 mins
    A single change to a network device can have far reaching effects on your business. It can create security holes for cyber criminals, impact your regulatory audit, and even cause costly outages that can bring your business to a standstill – as we have recently seen in the news!

    This technical webinar will walk you through a variety of scenarios that can cause device misconfigurations, including a basic device change, business application connectivity changes, and data center migrations. It will provide both best practices and demonstrate specific techniques to help you understand and avoid misconfigurations and ultimately prevent damage to your business, including how to:

    * Understand and map your enterprise infrastructure topology before you make a change
    * Proactively assess the impact of a change to ensure it does not break connectivity, affect compliance or create a security hole
    * Common mistakes to avoid when making changes to your network security devices
    * How to better understand business requirements from the network security perspective
  • Video Interview: Cyber security predictions for 2018
    Video Interview: Cyber security predictions for 2018 Daniele Catteddu, CTO, Cloud Security Alliance & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 25 2017 22 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this in-depth discussion about the future of cyber security, Daniele Catteddu, CTO of Cloud Security Alliance, analyses the following topics:

    - Changes and trends in the threat landscape
    - Leading prevention technologies against cyber attacks targeting IoT
    - Protecting critical infrastructure with AI and machine learning
    - Yahoo breach lessons
    - The most overlooked area of cyber security
    - Main security challenges in digital transformation

    About the speaker:
    Daniele Catteddu is an information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy evangelist with over 15 of experience. He worked in several senior roles both in the private and public sector. Daniele is member of various national and international security expert groups and committees on cyber-security and privacy, keynote speaker at several conferences and author of numerous studies and papers on Risk Management, Cyber Security and Privacy.

    Currently he is the Chief Technology Officer, at Cloud Security Alliance, where he is responsible to drive, on a global scale, the adoption of the technology strategy roadmap within key CSA lines of business: Research, Membership Services, Standards, Education and Products. He identifies technology trends, global policies and evolving social behavior and their impact on information security and on CSA’s activities.
    Daniele leads the product management for CSA and chairs the Futures Advisory Committee.
  • The ransomware of things, or what to expect from the future of cybersecurity
    The ransomware of things, or what to expect from the future of cybersecurity Rik Ferguson, VP Security Research, TrendMicro & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 25 2017 19 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    Rik Ferguson, VP of Security Research at TrendMicro, joined us for a video interview to discuss the following trending topics:

    - The evolution of attack vectors in the past years
    - Antwerp Seaport shipping container system hack and what can we learn from it
    - What to do when hit by a ransomware attack
    - Cyber security and Brexit
    - Cyber security and the Russian hack of the US election
    - The most overlooked area of cyber security that professionals should concentrate on
    - Leading prevention technologies against ransomware
    - Ransomware of Things
    - Security challenges in digital transformation

    About the Speaker:

    Rik Ferguson, Vice President of Security Research at Trend Micro, is a Special Advisor to Europol EC3, project leader with the International Cyber Security Prevention Alliance (ICSPA), Vice Chair of the Centre for Strategic Cyberspace & Security Science and advisor to various UK government technology forums. In April 2011 Rik was inducted into the Infosecurity Hall of Fame

    As a presenter at global industry events such as RSA, Mobile World Congress, InfoSecurity, Virus Bulletin, RUSI and the e-Crime Congress, Rik addresses the challenges posed by emerging technology and online crime. He is frequently interviewed by the BBC, CNN, CNBC, Channel 4, Sky News and Al-Jazeera English and is quoted by national newspapers and trade publications throughout the world.

    Rik writes the Countermeasures blog and is the lead spokesperson for Trend Micro, he also writes regular columns for CIO, ZDNet, T3 and several other European publications. In this position, Rik is actively engaged in research into online threats and the underground economy. He also researches the wider implications of new developments in the Information Technology arena and their impact on security both for consumers and in the enterprise.
  • Interview: Five Strategies For Accelerating Cloud Deployment In The Enterprise
    Interview: Five Strategies For Accelerating Cloud Deployment In The Enterprise Jez Back, Senior Manager in Cloud, Deloitte & Breda Bayer, CIF, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 25 2017 16 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    Jez Back, Senior Manager in Cloud, Deloitte, joined BrightTALK for an interview to share what enterprises are doing right and wrong with cloud deployment.

    Among topics discussed:

    - Main obstacles/challenges with cloud deployment
    - Strategies for accelerating cloud deployment
    - Security in the cloud
    - The stages of cloud deployment
    - One advice that CIOs should remember when planning cloud deployment

    About the Speaker:
    Jez is a cloud technology specialist and technology platforms & mobility SME, creating ecosystems of alliance partners to drive value in business transformations; with a proven record of delivering outstanding results in diverse high-pressure environments for 10 years in the technology sector.
  • Interview: Top 5 tips for CIOs implementing a digital strategy
    Interview: Top 5 tips for CIOs implementing a digital strategy Matthew Finnie, CTO, Interoute & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 25 2017 20 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    Mathew Finnie, CTO of Interoute, got on camera to analyse with Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, the impact of global political and economical changes on digital transformation.

    Among topics discussed:

    - Opportunities of digital transformation
    - Complex issues to be aware at every stage of digital transformation
    - Brexit, Trump election and digital transformation
    - Cloud and digital transformation
    - Other technologies to remember when undergoing digital transformation
    - Top 5 tips for CIOs implementing a digital strategy

    About the Speaker:
    Never afraid to challenge the status quo of existing technology and traditional industry thinking, Matthew Finnie is one of the most provocative technology thinkers in Europe. When Matthew became Interoute¹s CTO, he had a vision that if companies centralised technology development, then Europe could produce technology success stories on par with Silicon Valley. Proving that the US model can be put to work in Europe, Interoute now owns and operates the largest networked cloud computing asset in Europe and is redefining how businesses deploy advanced communications platforms in the Cloud.
  • Interview: Getting ready for the extreme innovations in the cloud
    Interview: Getting ready for the extreme innovations in the cloud John Abel, Head of Technology and Cloud for UK, Ireland, Israel, Oracle & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 25 2017 17 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this interview John Abel, the Head of Technology and Cloud for UK, Ireland and Israel at Oracle, is discussing the latest innovations in the cloud and how these impact the modern business environment.

    Among topics discussed:

    - Cloud in 2020
    - Extreme innovations in the cloud
    - Challenges with cloud adoption today
    - Legacy organisations and digital transformation in the cloud
    - "What does lobsters have to do with innovation"
    - Top 3 pieces of advice for aspiring technology leaders

    About the Speaker:
    John Abel has worked with Oracle for over 20 years and during this time he has worked in Support, Applications, Technology and Consulting.

    More recently John has been in Oracle Systems for four years. John's main focus now is Engineered Systems and Oracle Database Cloud (Database as a Service) across Europe, Middle East and Africa and he often uses his prior experience to explain all aspects of technology to customers. In his presentations, John relates to actual customer experience and provides real world answers to real world problems. John is also a successful Oracle Press Author and using his experience of over 300+ customer engagements has produced publications explaining the Oracle Technology and Applications.
  • Interview: CTO of Symantec on advanced cybersecurity
    Interview: CTO of Symantec on advanced cybersecurity Darren Thomson, CTO & VP of Technology, Symantec, EMEA & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 24 2017 22 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    BrightTALK caught up with Darren Thomson, CTO & VP of Technology, Symantec, for an in-depth conversation on the future of cybersecurity in the context of IoT, AI and Machine Learning.

    Among topics discussed:

    - Trending business vulnerabilities in 2017
    - Particularities of pentesting
    - How to prepare for GDPR in 2018
    - Implications of IoT, AI & machine learning on cyber security
    - Yahoo breach
    - Brexit and cybersecurity
    - Recommendations to CISO's developing security strategies

    About the speaker:
    Darren is an industry recognised IT innovator and strategist, with +20 years of industry experience. He is a published author. His latest work has recently been published by Wiley Co. and is entitled, “Delivering Utility Computing: Business Driven IT Optimisation”. Details can be found at www.amazon.com.
  • Interview: Delivering DevOps in a Legacy World - IT Myth or Reality?
    Interview: Delivering DevOps in a Legacy World - IT Myth or Reality? Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant & IT Evangelist, Ensono & Alex Hilton, CEO, Cloud Industry Forum, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 24 2017 16 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this interview, Simon Ractliffe, Principal Consultant & IT Evangelist, Ensono, shared with us ideas, recommendations and best practices on how to deliver DevOps in a legacy world.

    Among topics discussed:

    - Is DevOps for the legacy world?
    - What are the challenges of DevOps for legacy systems?
    - What makes the delivery of DevOps in a legacy world so different from the other worlds (start-up world, continuous delivery world, growth world etc?)
    - Case examples in which legacy organisations thrived or failed from adopting DevOps
    - And others

    About the Speaker:
    For publications see Simon's author page on the Digital Transformation People - http://www.thedigitaltransformationpeople.com/authors/simon-ratcliffe
  • Interview: The journey from Fragile, to Agile and now DevOps
    Interview: The journey from Fragile, to Agile and now DevOps Jason Man, Head of DevOps, ECS-Digital & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 24 2017 16 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    Jason Man, the Head of DevOps, ECS-Digital, shared with us his views on how DevOps and Digital Transformation interact with each other and whether DevOps is a prerequisite to a successful digital transformation programme or not.

    Topics up for discussion:
    - DevOps and Digital Transformation - are they for everyone?
    - The prerequisites to a successful digital transformation
    - Pitfalls to avoid when adopting digital transformation from the DevOps perspective
    - DevSecOps - security challenges in digital transformation
    - The future for UK enterprises in terms of digital transformation
    - Digital transformation recommendations

    About the Speaker:
    Jason is a DevOps practitioner covering roles in Development, Build and Release Management to Continuous Delivery and DevOps consultancy across clients in different sectors and across the globe.
  • Interview: How tech innovations impact the modern BCDR strategies?
    Interview: How tech innovations impact the modern BCDR strategies? Sandra Bell, Head of BC & ISDG Consulting (Europe), Sungard & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary, Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 24 2017 18 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this interview, Sandra Bell, Head of BC & ISDG Consulting (Europe), Sungard, will share with us how tech innovations impact the moderb BCDR strategies.

    Topics up for discussion:

    - Innovations in the cloud and BCDR
    - Critical things to know when creating a BCDR strategy
    - Latest trends in disaster recovery
    - Business continuity and digital transformation
    - Technology recovery solutions and local resilience strategies
    - And others

    About the Speaker:
    Sandra is a seasoned risk and business continuity professional with over 25 years’ experience of the design and management of strategic, business friendly risk, continuity and security solutions in public and private sectors. Experience ranges from: the management of risk and the protection of data within the UK’s main business process outsourcer to the financial and government sectors; to the protection of the largest part of the UK’s critical national infrastructure.
  • CTO Interview: How to make your digital transformation a success?
    CTO Interview: How to make your digital transformation a success? Antonio Piraino, CTO, Science Logic & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary & Interview Moderator Recorded: Apr 24 2017 24 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    BrightTALK caught up with Antonio Piraino, CTO, Science Logic, for an in-depth conversation on the future of technology in the context of digital transformation.

    Topics up for discussion:

    - The secret to a successful digital transformation
    - Management challenges when deploying digital infrastructure
    - The most important aspect of digital transformation that should be never overlooked
    - Emerging requirements for modern mission critical infrastructure
    - Recommendations for tech leaders when adopting digital transformation

    About the Speaker:
    Antonio Piraino guides ScienceLogic's IT management vision and product strategy. A noted thought leader and speaker in the Datacenter, hosting and cloud computing space, Antonio came to ScienceLogic from The 451 Group as VP of Research.

    Antonio is a regular speaker at Managed hosting, virtualization and Cloud Computing conferences, and author of various managed hosting and Cloud Infrastructure series reports.
  • Top 5 Reasons: XtremIO for Oracle
    Top 5 Reasons: XtremIO for Oracle Bala Chandrasekaran Recorded: Apr 20 2017 57 mins
    Join us to find out the top 5 reasons why our customers are choosing XtremIO over other all-flash arrays and how they are transforming their IT with these capabilities.
  • Apstra and Ansible: Bridge the DevOps Network Divide
    Apstra and Ansible: Bridge the DevOps Network Divide Damien Garros, Apstra and Andrius Benokraitis, Ansible Recorded: Apr 20 2017 59 mins
    Ansible is a simple, powerful, and agentless open source IT automation framework. The Apstra Operating System (AOS) enables companies to build a vendor-agnostic, intent-based and closed-loop Self-Operating Network™.

    Join Damien Garros​, Customer Enablement Engineer at Apstra and Andrius Benokraitis​, Principal Product Manager for Ansible at Red Hat on Thursday, April 20 at 11:00 AM PST / 2:00 PM EST to discover how Ansible and AOS together bridge the gap between networking and DevOps in a useful and meaningful way!
  • IP-Based Object Drives Now Have a Management Standard
    IP-Based Object Drives Now Have a Management Standard Erik Riedel, Dell EMC, Enrico Signoretti, OpenIO, David Slik, NetApp, Alex McDonald, NetApp Recorded: Apr 20 2017 59 mins
    The growing popularity of object-based storage has resulted in the development of Ethernet-connected storage devices, herein referred to as IP-Based Drives and subsystems supporting object interfaces and in some cases the ability to run localized applications.
    Typical scale-out storage nodes consist of relatively inexpensive enclosures with IP network connectivity, CPU, Memory and Direct Attached Storage (DAS). While inexpensive to deploy, these solutions become harder to manage over time.
    To ease management of these drives, SNIA has approved the release of the IP-Based Drive Management Specification. In this webcast, you’ll hear from authors of the specification who’ll discuss:

    • Major Components of the IP Based Drive Management Standard
    • How the standard leverages the DMTF Redfish management standard to manage Kinetic and other IP-Based Drives
    • Providing a standard management interface for drives that are part of JBOD or JBOF enclosures

    This standard allows drive management to scale to datacenters and beyond, enabling automation and Software Defined Datacenters. Join this webcast on April 20th to learn more.
  • Secure Secondary Storage for Digital Video Workflows
    Secure Secondary Storage for Digital Video Workflows Tony Barbagallo, Caringo VP of Product l Richie Murray, Bridge Digital President & Founder Recorded: Apr 20 2017 44 mins
    In the Media and Entertainment industry, organizations that can store and access all digital video at every step in the production process have a significant competitive advantage which can result in new revenue streams. In this webinar, Richie Murray, President and Founder of Bridge Digital (a solutions integrator specializing in helping M&E companies create, distribute and monetize their video assets more efficiently), and Tony Barbagallo, VP of Product for Caringo (a massively scalable storage, delivery and management platform designed specifically for content), will discuss how to leverage secure secondary storage without disruption to existing digital video workflows. Topics covered include:

    - Definition of “secure secondary storage” and how current offerings differ from traditional archive solutions
    - How secondary storage can help optimize pre-edit, edit and post processes
    - How to seamlessly plug secure secondary storage into video workflows
    - A demo on optimizing Avid shared storage with Marquis Project Parking through automated transfer to/from the Caringo platform
  • 3 Ways IT is Changing the Game for the Surveillance Industry
    3 Ways IT is Changing the Game for the Surveillance Industry Brandon Reich, Senior Director of Surveillance Solutions at Pivot3 Recorded: Apr 20 2017 59 mins
    Are you ready for the future of video surveillance? Rapid advancements in technology are putting unprecedented demands on storage infrastructure – demands that traditional solutions are not designed to handle. Experts predict that by 2018, IP cameras will generate over 2,000PB of new data every day! It’s time for a different approach to video storage.
    New technologies are available to help you lower cost, reduce risk and protect your critical security investments. Join us for an educational webinar on April 20 to learn:
    •Why software-defined SAN storage is the best choice for IP video surveillance
    •How to virtualize recording servers to vastly improve system resiliency and performance
    •How to virtualize client workstations to reduce costs and mobilize fully integrated systems
  • Transforming Data Center Performance through Automated Infrastructure Control
    Transforming Data Center Performance through Automated Infrastructure Control Rhonda Ascierto, 451 Research - Aaron Peterson, RunSmart OS Recorded: Apr 20 2017 48 mins
    In this webinar, join Rhonda Ascierto of 451 and Aaron Peterson with RunSmart OS in a presentation on what is next for infrastructure management software. Far beyond just collecting data, monitoring and alarming, the session will address the efficiency and other added benefits automated control can bring when implemented. Case studies will be presented to highlight examples of recapturing underutilized assets and dynamic application provisioning taking advantage of the cloud.
  • Cyber Threat Visualization and Data Capture Solutions
    Cyber Threat Visualization and Data Capture Solutions Gary Southwell, General Manager, CSPi and William Bent, Product Manager, CSPi Recorded: Apr 20 2017 35 mins
    CSPi's Myricom nVoy Series assists in targeted cyber forensic analysis, and compliance assurance for IT and security resources. In this webinar, you'll learn how the nVoy solution makes it easy no matter if they’re just starting out building their network security capabilities or want to add to the infrastructure they already have in place. With just a few minutes of effort, they can build a cost-effective cyber threat visualization solution and implement better network monitoring, data capture, forensic analysis, and regulatory compliance adherence functionality.
  • The unspoken challenges of the cloud
    The unspoken challenges of the cloud Simon Ratcliffe, IT Evangelist, Ensono; Russ Elsner, Technical Leader, Science Logic; Tiberiu Covaci, Microsoft Reg. Director Recorded: Apr 20 2017 61 mins
    It's not a secret anymore that cloud represents the main change driver in the IT industry. However, though it is so popular, it still holds many secrets difficult to crack. Where to start when dealing with cloud native applications and what to expect from its future developments?

    In this panel, we will discuss the following questions:

    * What are the historical changes in the cloud? Do they go hand in hand with the historical needs?
    * Legacy cloud native applications - how to take them into the new world?
    * Cloud vs Shadow IT
    * Cloud from the start up perspective
    * Security & change management in cloud native applications
    * What does the future hold for us that we don't see?

    Panelists:
    - Simon Ratcliffe, IT Evangelist, Ensono
    - Russ Elsner, Technical Leader in Enterprise Performance Monitoring, Science Logic
    - Tiberiu Covaci, Full-Stack Tech Lead, Microsoft Regional Director

    Moderator:
    - Andrew Bird, EA Visionary
  • What's new in Grafana & Sneak Peaks at vNext
    What's new in Grafana & Sneak Peaks at vNext Torkel Ödegaard, Co-founder and Creator, Grafana Labs Apr 26 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will be focused on Grafana and the new features of Grafana 4
    - Native alerting: Alerts on thresholds and alert notifications can be added to graph panels. The addition of alerting transforms Grafana from a visualization tool into a truly mission critical monitoring tool.
    - Ad-hoc filters: This is a new and very different type of template variable, which allows you to create new key/value filters on the fly; creating new exploratory dashboards
    - UI and UX improvements: This release aimed at making the use of the software more intuitive for new users, and improving the experience for existing users.
    - Plugins and Dashboards: Learn more about official and community-built Grafana panels, data sources, apps and dashboards.
  • Ready for Primetime: How Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Evolving to Do More
    Ready for Primetime: How Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Evolving to Do More Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst at 451 Research and George Wagner, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Pivot3 Apr 26 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Traditionally, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has been deployed only for specific use cases. However, HCI has the potential to do so much more! With greater economics and simplicity than traditional three-tier infrastructure, HCI can support multiple mixed workloads and latency-sensitive applications, plus scale predictably and efficiently.

    Join Senior Analyst, Tim Stammers, from 451 Research and Sr. Product Marketing Manager, George Wagner, from Pivot3 as they discuss the evolution of hyperconverged infrastructure, architectural considerations for supporting workload consolidation, and how companies like Pivot3 are enabling organizations to do more with HCI with new architecture and policy-based management capabilities.
  • How Scale-Out Storage Enables the Next Frontier of Life Sciences Breakthroughs
    How Scale-Out Storage Enables the Next Frontier of Life Sciences Breakthroughs Joel Groen & Dave Kaminsky Apr 26 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Workflows in life sciences and bioinformatics are characterized by massive volumes of machine-generated file data that is pipelined into downstream processes for analysis. With today’s sequencer technology, most experts agree that about 100 GB of data is generated for each human genome that is sequenced.

    With the Earth’s population predicted to eclipse 8 billion people by 2025, some researchers believe that Life Sciences and Genomics in particular will soon become the single largest producer of new data across all media types — outpacing today’s leaders like YouTube, Twitter, and astronomical research.

    Legacy file storage fails to provide researchers with acceptable performance and cost effectiveness at petabyte scale, especially with the wide mix of file sizes that characterizes modern research workflows.

    But it’s not all bad news.

    Balancing researcher, IT, and executive team concerns, watch this video case study about the Department of Embryology at the Carnegie Institution for Science, and see why they turned to Qumulo’s modern scale-out storage to deliver the performance, scalability, and simplicity needed to keep pace with evolving research data requirements.
  • Why the BI & Big Data Gap is Smaller Than it Seems
    Why the BI & Big Data Gap is Smaller Than it Seems Surya Mukherjee, Senior Analyst at OVUM, Dave Mariani, Co-founder & CEO, AtScale Apr 26 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How do you bridge the gap between high expectations of entrenched BI users and the rapidly changing big data landscape? Diverse data types are now mainstream in every organization and analytics are a ubiquitous enterprise priority. Many companies struggle with reconciling the investment of proven BI with the power of modern big data lakes. But the solution is more obvious than you think.

    Join this session to learn from Surya Mukherjee of OVUM as he shares:

    ● How to leverage your SQL / OLAP / BI investments together with big data for immediate value
    ● What to do and what to avoid for success with BI on Big Data (with real-life customer stories)

    SURYA Mukherjee is a senior analyst for Ovum’s Business Intelligence and Information Management team, responsible for analysis of enterprises’ business intelligence technology investment priorities, market forecast models, and product and vendor evaluations. Based in London, he is a thought leader and keynote speaker at events globally. Prior to Ovum, Surya worked with Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu and Evalueserve, earning an MBA in finance and bachelor’s in engineering, specializing in Electronics.

    DAVE Mariani, co-founder and CEO, started AtScale based on his many personal experiences building Business Intelligence solutions on Hadoop at companies like Yahoo! and Klout. As VP of Business Analytics at Yahoo!, he managed data pipelines and analytics ingesting 20TBs of data per day across multiple 4,000 node Hadoop clusters. At Klout, he created the world’s largest data warehouses including a petabyte Hive warehouse. After struggling with BI on big data existing technologies he decided it was time build what he couldn’t buy. As a BI guy who believes in and has been a hands-on with Big Data for over a decade, Dave has walked in his customers’ shoes. Dave started his journey with an Economics degree from UCLA.
  • Parallel Computing meets Parallel I/O
    Parallel Computing meets Parallel I/O Augie Gonzalez, Director Product Marketing, DataCore Software Apr 26 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Many of us responsible for large scale OLTP systems confront two clashing phenomena:
    •Data comes at us at increasingly higher rates (from an expanding number of sources)
    •The time required to process and analyze those inputs is rapidly shrinking.

    Blame it on the Internet of Things (IoT)!

    Instinctively, we respond with two approaches. First, we search for hardware and software that speed up the process.
    Then, we try breaking up the problem into smaller parallel efforts.

    In this webinar you will learn to:
    •Look for choke points that get in the way of executing concurrent transactions
    (Hint: they hide where you don’t suspect)
    •Recognize the consequences those choke points have on competing workloads
    •Apply DataCore™ Parallel I/O technology to solve these barriers
  • Video interview: Decoding the experiences of a Digital Transformation guru
    Video interview: Decoding the experiences of a Digital Transformation guru Christopher Wroath, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Education for Scotland & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary Apr 27 2017 10:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this interview Christopher Wroath, Director of Digital Transformation, NHS Education for Scotland, shares with us the lessons he has learned from his digital transformation experiences and how his current job is different from all the other ones he had in the past.

    Among topics discussed:
    - The story behind NHS digital transformation
    - Differences between digital transformation in public and private sectors
    - Triggers for digital transformation
    - Stages of digital transformation
    - Barriers to a successful digital transformation
    - Culture need for digital transformation

    About the speaker:

    Christopher is a digital leader working in the Scottish NHS to transform a disparate and complex information landscape into a single unified environment putting individual members of the NHS and social care workforce at the centre of delivery. Defining and delivering the NHS Education for Scotland (NES) vision for a comprehensive digital transformation by implementing dynamic change through innovative and agile approaches to technical, cultural and organisational challenges by leading the design and in house build of the NES Digital Platform.
  • Video interview: The IT revolution - what to expect and how to get ready for it
    Video interview: The IT revolution - what to expect and how to get ready for it Ray O'Farrell (CTO & Chief Development Officer) & Richard Munro (CTO Cloud Services), VMWare & Andrew Bird, EA Visionary Apr 27 2017 11:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    We interview Ray O’Farrell (Chief Technology Officer and Chief Development Officer, VMWARE) & Richard Munro (CTO Cloud Services, EMEA, VMware) to find out what they think about the digital IT revolution and what is the role of CTOs and CIOs in this regard.

    Among topics discussed:

    - What are the main prerequisites for digital transformation? Is there such a term as “being ready or not” for digital transformation?
    - How can companies pursue digital transformation in case they don’t have a strategic expertise in house nor any experience in platform building?
    - Does the type of cloud define the way digital transformation is going to progress or digital transformation defines the cloud strategy that the enterprise should adopt?
    - How does DevOps and Containers fit into the digital transformation process? How do they contribute to innovation?
    - What are the best reality checked strategies to accelerate transformation?
  • T-Systems CTO Interview: Disrupting the mobile industry - trends and predictions
    T-Systems CTO Interview: Disrupting the mobile industry - trends and predictions Scott Cairns, CTO, T-Systems & Frank Bennett, Deputy Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum Apr 27 2017 12:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    Scott Cairns, CTO of T-Systems, discusses with Frank Bennett, what are the challenges and opportunities in the telecommunication industry.

    Some topics discussed:
    - How do AI and machine learning disrupt the industry
    - What is the future of IoT
    - Security in IoT
    - Next industries to be disrupted
    - How home will look like in 5-10 years
    - How car industry will change in 5-10 years
    - The most promising applications of VR and AR in the future
  • The current state of digital transformation in UK - research results
    The current state of digital transformation in UK - research results Alex Hilton, CEO, Cloud Industry Forum & Frank Bennet, Deputy Chairman, Cloud Industry Forum Apr 27 2017 1:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    In this conversation, Alex and Frank are revealing the results of the annual research performed by Cloud Industry Forum in regards to the current state of digital transformation in the UK.

    The discussion covers the importance of cloud for digital transformation, as well as other "a ha" moments to expect in 2017.
  • Video Interview: Rethinking BI in the era of AI and Machine Learning
    Video Interview: Rethinking BI in the era of AI and Machine Learning Naveen Miglani, CEO and co-founder of SplashBI & Ina Yulo, Senior Content Strategist, BrightTALK Apr 27 2017 2:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Interview in partnership with BrightTALK, The Stack and Cloud Industry Forum
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    BrightTALK discussed with Naveen Miglani, CEO and co-founder of SplashBI, the relationship between BI and digital transformation.

    Among topics covered:

    1. What is the future of BI?
    2. What are the implications of AI and machine learning on BI?
    3. What's the impact of digital transformation in the BI sector and vice versa?
    4. What can organisations do today to best prepare for all the changes?
    5. What are the key challenges for businesses in adopting and implementing a BI solution?
    6. What's the role of IT now in a self-service BI environment?
    7. Where are we seeing the most ROI when purchasing a BI reporting tool?

    About the speaker:
    Naveen Miglani is the CEO and Founder of Splash Business Intelligence and EiS Technologies. Naveen has more than 25 years of industry experience, including corporate strategy, service offerings, and business intelligence. Prior to joining EiS Technologies, Naveen held leadership roles at GE Energy and Oracle Corporation, as well as worked across many departments, including IT, Management, Business Development, Marketing, and Finance. Naveen holds a BS in Engineering and an MBA with a major in Information Systems and International Business from Mercer University.
  • Best Practices for Reinventing Your Data Protection Strategy in the Digital Era
    Best Practices for Reinventing Your Data Protection Strategy in the Digital Era Nick Sundby, IDC, Consulting Director and Julita Kussmaul, HPE, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Apr 27 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Are you prepared to tackle the challenges of the new digital economy? Many organizations have underinvested in backup, running legacy solutions that are unable to keep pace with business demands. An explosive growth of data, increasingly demanding SLAs, new regulations and emerging security threats such as ransomware are putting pressure on businesses to reinvent current backup systems.

    The new digital economy demands an adaptive approach to backup and recovery that addresses the dynamic nature of today’s 24x7 data center.
    Join IDC’s Nick Sundby and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Julita Kussmaul to discuss best practices for designing data protection to support the era of digital transformation.

    • Learn why legacy data protection solutions and store-everything practices are no longer sustainable
    • Gain key insights that will shape information protection and management in the future
    • Get a step-by-step strategy for rethinking your current data protection process
    • Learn how an adaptive analytics-driven approach to backup and recovery can help you meet the demands of your business
  • Trending now in cloud: Storage that supports your Enterprise Apps
    Trending now in cloud: Storage that supports your Enterprise Apps Jacob Smith, SVP, Engagement at Packet and Ashok Rajagopalan, Head of Product at Datera Apr 27 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Discover how to create flexible, API-focused scale-out storage that supports today’s demanding enterprise applications. Join the live webinar from Datera and Packet.net for an advanced customer case study and technical deep dive.

    Viewers will get insights on how elastic block storage is evolving in on-premises clouds, challenges with current storage solutions scaling beyond a rack, and data center alternatives for service providers and cloud builders. Learn about Datera’s unique solution to scale easily across the data center and hear from Packet.net on how they are operationalizing Datera Elastic Block Storage.

    This insightful webinar is designed for service providers and data center professionals chartered with providing a high performance, consistent and profitable elastic block storage.
  • Inside Server Evolution and Spending: Insights from 451 Research
    Inside Server Evolution and Spending: Insights from 451 Research Christian Perry, Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure Apr 27 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As workload migration to public cloud continues, IT organizations face a wealth of challenges as they determine the most effective compute ecosystem for their needs. Server technologies are evolving quickly—from converged to hyperconverged to composable—and finding the right fit for on-premises workloads is now a critical component of infrastructure strategies. This webinar will explore the drivers behind enterprise server purchases and how they are planning for the future.

    Join Christian Perry, Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure, for this interactive webinar highlighting analysis of customer spending and adoption trends from 451 Research’s latest survey of IT buyers.

    During the webinar, learn:

    -Drivers of today’s purchases of servers and converged infrastructure
    -Key customer pain points and objectives for servers and converged infrastructure
    -How cloud migration is impacting spending on servers and converged infrastructure
    -Where hyperconverged fits into new infrastructure deployments
    -How vendors are positioning themselves to win in this evolving compute market
  • Smarter Endpoint Security: How to Go Beyond Prevention
    Smarter Endpoint Security: How to Go Beyond Prevention Jim Waggoner, Sr. Director, Endpoint Product Management May 2 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Today’s endpoint security products do what they were designed to do, but they still leave gaps in protection. Comprehensive endpoint protection requires prevention, AV, endpoint detection and response (EDR) and other capabilities. Even when organizations adopt multiple point products, there are still gaps in their endpoint protection.

    Some companies tout “next-generation endpoint security,” but what does that mean? Jim Waggoner, Sr. Director of Endpoint Product Management at FireEye will tell you how to make sure your next-generation endpoint security solution is delivering a comprehensive. In this webinar, you will:

    > Learn about the current endpoint security landscape and the challenges it poses
    > Find out what makes EDR capabilities valuable
    > Understand why threat intelligence is important and how it affects endpoint threat detection and prevention
    > Discover why a single endpoint agent should include (1) Multiple detection and prevention engines, (2) Integrated workflows from detection to investigation to remediation, and (3) Scalable, multiple form factors and breadth of OS support
  • Advanced SD-WAN Monitoring and Management
    Advanced SD-WAN Monitoring and Management Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Principal Product Marketing Manager and Jason Normandine Sr Principal Product Manager May 2 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, network operations teams need to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure. Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements and should:
    - Eliminate visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
    - Provide relationship mapping of major IT events
    - Visualize physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
    - Extend visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across traditional, SDN, NFV, SDDC, SD-WAN, NFV and cloud networks (including service chains)
    - Enable operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
  • It’s true, SAP can be virtualized – and it’s not difficult.
    It’s true, SAP can be virtualized – and it’s not difficult. Krishna Kattumadam, Sr. Director, Solutions & Engineering - Sachin Chheda, Director Product Marketing, Nutanix May 2 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Virtualization, hyperconvergence, and the cloud bring a host of benefits to IT landscapes, including management simplicity, enhanced resource utilization, better availability, and increased business agility. So what options are available for bringing these advantages to your business-critical SAP landscapes? And what considerations are involved when migrating your two or three-tier SAP architecture to a virtualized cloud platform built on hyperconverged infrastructure?

    In this webinar, we’ll show you how to implement an optimized, protected and high performing cloud platform on HCI across your SAP landscape, including NetWeaver, S/4HANA and RDBMSs. You will hear real-world customer experiences and learn about:

    • The technical details involved in a virtualized deployment of SAP Business Suite
    • Performance, availability, and scalability best practices for using HCI to build a private cloud solution
    • How to simplify and speed system copy and refresh with a web-scale architecture to benefit development, testing, quality assurance, copying, and migration in your SAP landscape
  • Uptime Institute's 2017 Data Center Industry Survey Results
    Uptime Institute's 2017 Data Center Industry Survey Results Matt Stansberry, Senior Director of Content and Publications May 2 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Insights from over 1,000 data center executives and end users from around the globe. Matt Stansberry, Senior Director of Content and Publications discusses Uptime Institute’s 2017 Data Center Industry Survey Results.

    Topics include:
    How are companies adjusting to shifting budgets and deployment models?
    What impact is cloud computing having on capacity planning?
    What are the adoption rates for new technologies?
    And what are the biggest challenges facing IT Infrastructure organizations in the coming year?
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers
    Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Haluk Ulubay, Senior Director of Marketing, DataCore Software May 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo.

    We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.

    DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.

    Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.
  • Automated Compliance Assessment for RBI Cyber Security Guidelines
    Automated Compliance Assessment for RBI Cyber Security Guidelines Shailesh Athalye, Senior Manager, Compliance Research & Analysis, Qualys May 3 2017 5:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Perimeterless IT infrastructure and its security is now an integral part of the operational strategies of India’s financial institutions. But the number, frequency, and impact of cyber attacks on Indian financial institutions have increased manifold, underlining the urgent need for banks to develop robust cyber security measures, and assess their security posture on a continuous basis.

    The RBI Guidelines for Cyber Security assist financial institutions to achieve this through a new-era preventative security baseline.

    During this webcast, Shailesh Athalye, Qualys Senior Manager, Compliance Research and Analysis, will discuss how financial institutions can easily address both the technical & procedural elements of the RBI Guidelines for Cyber Security in an automated manner using the highly scalable Qualys Cloud Platform.

    This webcast will include a live Q&A session.
  • Beyond the Blockchain Hype (It's not just for crypto-currencies)
    Beyond the Blockchain Hype (It's not just for crypto-currencies) Ben Woo, principal analyst, Neuralytix and Karen Hsu, head of growth, BlockCypher May 3 2017 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    While there has been a lot of talk around the use of blockchain for crypto-currencies, the technology has much broader application​s. Large financial institutions, healthcare, and other companies and governments have estimated that blockchain technology will save their industries billions of dollars. But what's the reality? In this session you'll hear from the leader in BlockChain Web Services, BlockCypher, and Neuralytix discuss:
    - Why use blockchain technology
    - Blockchain case studies
    - Use cases that work-- and don't
    - Getting started and best practices
  • How Many IOPS?  Users Share Their 2017 Storage Performance Needs
    How Many IOPS? Users Share Their 2017 Storage Performance Needs JIm Handy, Objective Analysis and Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates May 3 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Modern storage systems offer a dizzying range of IOPS (from hundreds to millions), as well as different latencies and storage capacities. Many IT managers find it difficult to determine which SSD or flash array to buy for their needs, or even whether they can get the speed they need from standard HDDs. This webcast will present results from a 2012 and follow-up 2016 survey of IT professionals to understand performance, capacity, and cost requirements, including IOPS, storage capacity, and latency, of various applications.
  • Tech Talk: WAN Op on Tap
    Tech Talk: WAN Op on Tap Derek Granath and Chris Rogers May 3 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will clear up a common misconception that SD-WANs obsolete the need for WAN optimization. All the bandwidth in the world doesn’t diminish physical distance and therefore the latency across long distances. WAN opt is all about improving application performance over distance and transporting large data sets efficiently. No longer is it necessary to have WAN opt deployed across the entire network – just selectively where and when you need it.
  • Your Digital Transformation Starts with a Modern Data Center
    Your Digital Transformation Starts with a Modern Data Center John Mariani May 4 2017 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    IT is undergoing rapid transformation and its expected contributions to the organization’s strategy are ever-increasing. In order to provide the foundation needed to enable these changes, you must modernize your infrastructure. But where to start?

    Join us as we help you to understand where your organization falls on the IT Transformation Maturity Index. Discover the 3-phase transformation process of your IT and understand why the IT transformation journey begins with a modern data center, made up of Flash storage, the fastest, most assured way to modernize your infrastructure.
  • Analytics Meets Machine Learning: Next Steps to Data-Driven Decisions
    Analytics Meets Machine Learning: Next Steps to Data-Driven Decisions Doug Henschen, VP and Principal Analyst, Constellation Research, Inc and Jeff Healey, Dir of Product Marketing, HPE Vertica May 4 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Artificial intelligence (A.I.) is the talk of the tech industry this year, but nine times out of ten what's really under the hood is machine learning. What's behind this new generation of “predictive” and "smart" analytics and why are we hearing about it now?

    Join us for this webcast as we explore the emergence (or reemergence) of machine learning and "A.I.," and how data-management practices are evolving to keep up with the new speed and scale of business through continuous, streaming applications and real-time predictive capabilities.

    What You Will Learn:
    • How analytics are evolving from descriptive analytics to predictive and prescriptive analytics.
    • Why data, compute capacity, analytic prowess and development time are crucial to machine learning success.
    • Why micro-services and APIs will be crucial enablers of embedded analytics and next-generation smart apps.
    • How leading firms are overcoming data science talent shortages through adoption of new technology and organizational structures.