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Data Center Management

  • The Software Defined Journey to Multivendor Cloud
    The Software Defined Journey to Multivendor Cloud Omar Alassil, Global Solution Owner SDN NFV & Data Centre, NOKIA Live 45 mins
    The journey towards a cloud native environment comes with its benefits but at the same time it has a lot of challenges. The main of which is how to put together different vendors who are not used to work with each other in one environment and make that work as a complete ecosystem. This session explores the questions and challenges that this journey brings and focus on the role of software and automation in it to make it as fast and as smooth as possible.

    About the presenter:

    Omar is the SDN solution owner for Cloud and Data Centers at Nokia. Omar has a broad experience in SDN and NFV technologies having worked on cutting edge projects for some of the biggest companies in the word. With a BSc in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Business Management he combines both very strong technical background with an excellent business awareness. Omar has two publications and two patents related to orchestrating telecom networks and modelling of network protocols.
  • Software Defined… as a service
    Software Defined… as a service Glyn Bowden, Chief Technologist & Deepak Ramchandani Vensi, Software Defined & Cloud, lead Solution Consultant, HPE Recorded: Aug 17 2017 49 mins
    Software defined and X as a Service are terms often used by organizations pushing “the next big thing”. Just like Cloud and DevOps before them, these are real movements and real principles that businesses and IT teams are embracing to deliver the services their own customer base have grown to expect. However, what does reality look like from what was proposed?

    In this talk we look at what Software defined and “as a Service” mean to our customers, both independently and together as a consumption model for IT. We examine the benefits that could be realized as well as the challenges and shifts in behavior and policy that will be required to be successful.
    How are you delivering “Software Defined Services” and what does it mean for your business, developers and in turn impact your customers? Join us as we summarize the journeys our customers are going on and what it means to them.
  • BrightTALK's GDPR Benchmark Special: How Prepared are You for May 2018?
    BrightTALK's GDPR Benchmark Special: How Prepared are You for May 2018? Josh Downs, BrightTALK; Stuart McKenzie, Mandiant; Sian John, Symantec; Nigel Tozer, Commvault & Tim Hickman, White & Case Recorded: Aug 17 2017 63 mins
    9 months until the GDPR deadline - are you completely up-to-speed?

    Our panel of data protection experts will be discussing the compliance considerations that you need to be assessing for May 2018 along with suggesting next steps from a cyber and general security standpoint.

    We'll also be asking YOU at what stage you're at in terms of your preparations via a series of interactive benchmarks as we go through the session to get a sense of where the security community is at in terms of preparations.

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    GDPR and its May 2018 deadline are now fully the minds of the vast majority of security professionals and with massive fines on the horizon for non-compliance, now is a better time than ever to get to grips with the legislation and ensure that your organisation is secure and compliant.

    It’s vital that your business has carried out the relevant preparations for compliance by then to make sure you don’t get whacked with a huge fine of up to £15m or 4% of your organisation’s global annual turnover.

    Not only are there potentially huge financial repercussions, but leaving your business open to attack and your customers at risk can cause serious reputational damage.
  • Why Visibility is Key to GDPR
    Why Visibility is Key to GDPR Adrian Rowley, EMEA Technical Director at Gigamon Recorded: Aug 17 2017 40 mins
    The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is designed to ensure the data privacy and protection of all EU citizens. It applies to any organisation – regardless of geographical location – that collects or processes personal data on EU residents, and institutes high penalties for non-compliance.

    Join this interactive session to learn how you can improve your security to meet GDPR compliance by increasing your network traffic visibility. With the ability to monitor and send the right traffic to the right tools at the right time, the GigaSECURE® Security Delivery Platform can form the backbone of any GDPR compliance project.

    In this presentation, you will learn how to bring pervasive visibility into network traffic that is needed to:

    - Eliminate monitoring blind spots
    - Vastly improve the accuracy and precision of data risk detection
    - Help organisations meet the GDPR challenge

    About the Presenter

    Adrian is the Technical Director EMEA for Gigamon. He has had a keen interest in network security ever since, whilst working for Lucent Technologies, they introduced the Lucent Managed Firewall. Adrian also worked for leading web security firm CacheFlow, before joining NetScreen and, post-acquisition remaining with Juniper Networks where he held a number of senior sales engineering roles. Adrian joined Gigamon in 2016.
  • 5G in Asia Pacific, Forecast to 2022
    5G in Asia Pacific, Forecast to 2022 Quah Mei Lee, Industry Principal - Telecoms & Payments Strategy, Digital Transformation Practice, Frost Sullivan Recorded: Aug 17 2017 17 mins
    5G is on its way. It may be closer to 2019-2020 for some but for others, it may be 2023-2025 before it materializes. In all the countries that are frontrunners of 5G in Asia-Pacific, 5G is benefiting from local government support coupled with local demand or at least the potential for demand for 5G services. The demand may be incentive or market driven.

    The market for 5G is expected to have reached $4.50 billion by 2022 with 280.4 million 5G subscriptions. The implementation timeline for MNOs will vary from country to country, albeit not as widely as it was with 3G or 4G. Frost and Sullivan expects that government support for 5G in populous countries such as China and India and new business models that will emerge out of the trials by MNOs at the upcoming Olympics will support high service revenue growth at CAGR of 315.1% from 2019 to 2022.

    5G will trigger a quicker transition to distributed, cloud native networks that leverage on NFV, SDN, and MEC to reduce cost to serve and improve on efficiency and profitability for MNOs. Further, with 5G offering latency below 1ms and larger bandwidths, mobile networks can gain an edge over fibre networks and regain competitiveness.
    If you have any client that has an interest in gaining an in depth understanding of 5G developments in Asia Pacific, this study will help address questions such as:
    •How will 5G impact industry?
    •What are the market challenges and opportunities?
    •What are the key drivers for growth?
    •How big will the market be for 5G by 2022?
  • Not Your Grandmothers Network: What SDN Really Means
    Not Your Grandmothers Network: What SDN Really Means Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst, 451 Research Recorded: Aug 16 2017 46 mins
    We’ve been working through the impacts of software-defined networking for a number of years. The technologies that have reached the market today have matured considerably from the early implementations and there are tremendous opportunities that SDN has created. What were once model T’s are now a lot faster and a bit more furious.

    Those changes have also opened some gaps in understanding and management that can create operational issues and security concerns. SD-WAN’s are seeing a lot of deployment and the orchestration possibilities of virtual networks in software-defined infrastructures (SDI) are powerful.

    This session will dig into the implications of all of this new performance and look at ways to ensure that your network doesn’t wind up in the ditch. There’s a lot of good work to be done, but it’s important to understand how to master all of that power.
  • VMware vSAN Deep-Dive: Capacity, Performance, and Error Troubleshooting
    VMware vSAN Deep-Dive: Capacity, Performance, and Error Troubleshooting Bradley Mott, Manager in VMware Support for vSAN Recorded: Aug 16 2017 76 mins
    As more and more systems become hyper-converged, it can be hard to know where to start looking when something goes wrong. In this troubleshooting deep-dive our VMware Support engineers discussed a common approach for vSAN, potential missteps and pitfalls, and provide tips on how to approach various errors and outages you may see while using vSAN. Questions on capacity, performance, and what to do if you encounter issues are were asked during the live Q&A.
  • Benefiting from Scalable Software-Defined Storage without Change
    Benefiting from Scalable Software-Defined Storage without Change Glen Olsen, Product Manager Recorded: Aug 16 2017 46 mins
    As storage technologies continue to evolve in 2017, so do the challenges faced in integrating conventional storage along with new age scalable object storage. Caringo Product Manager Glen Olsen will show how contemporary storage solutions are enhancing traditional storage and protocols so they benefit from modern cost-efficient scalability and data protection.
  • 6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View
    6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View Chris Hsu Recorded: Aug 16 2017 63 mins
    HPE Software EVP & GM Chris Hsu hosts: 6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View

    As part of the planned Software spin-off and merger with Micro Focus, HPE’s Software organization is undergoing a major transformation to shape the combined company as uniquely positioned to help customers on challenges across a hybridized environment.

    And hybrid is much more than a buzzword. In today’s reality, not only do businesses have to deal with the rapidly changing technologies and multiple deployment models, but they also have to deal with the pressure of reducing their run costs and to constantly innovate.

    During this transformation, we have interviewed thousands of customers, conducting deep market research, allowing us to gain unprecedented market insights. Join this webcast and learn about the new waves of tech disruptors, and how, our combined, software pure-play company is going to shape the industry.

    “When you prepare for a global merger of this scale, it gives each company an unprecedented opportunity to look at all of their processes and take steps to optimize. We have had the luxury of stepping back and asking how do we transform our IT platform to support our strategy for tomorrow? Few of us ever get this opportunity.”
  • IT Solutions from Cradle to Grave - An interview with William Choppa
    IT Solutions from Cradle to Grave - An interview with William Choppa IT Chronicles Media Recorded: Aug 16 2017 10 mins
    Bill Choppa talks to Carlos Casanova and Shane Carlson about Cradle to Grave IT Solutions
  • Considerations in Data Center Transformation
    Considerations in Data Center Transformation Tom Parker, Solutions Product Manager, Lenovo and Robert Campbell, Senior Global Technical Alliance Manager, VMWare Recorded: Aug 16 2017 43 mins
    VMware's Software Defined Data Center is about data center transformation. Join Lenovo and VMware for a discussion about hybrid cloud, storage, and other things to consider in your data center transformation. Consider a hyperconverged design based on VMware VSAN, or work with traditional storage. Find the right path for your enterprise, so your team can focus less on keeping the lights on and more on data governance and enterprise business unit needs.

    In this webinar, Lenovo and VMware will discuss validated and tested designs working with the most recent VMware software releases and Lenovo’s ThinkSystem servers and infrastructure based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Join us to see how Lenovo and VMware enable you to transform your IT by building a high performing, serviceable, and secure future-designed data center.
  • Manage the Future: Dell EMC presents Quest Vroom
    Manage the Future: Dell EMC presents Quest Vroom John O’Boyle – Quest Product Marketing Director, Andy Lawrie – Quest Data Protection Presales Recorded: Aug 16 2017 43 mins
    Quest VROOM accelerates the performance of your entire virtual infrastructure, transforms the application experience for users, and helps you control license and hardware costs. Go way beyond simple Hyper-V and VMware monitoring by maximizing resource utilization and improving virtual application performance across hybrid environments.
  • [Talk] op 10 Barriers to DevOps - and how to overcome them
    [Talk] op 10 Barriers to DevOps - and how to overcome them Shashi Kiran, CMO, Quali Recorded: Aug 15 2017 52 mins
    his presentation will share key insights from a survey Quali conducted of 2045 professionals to gauge the state of DevOps and Cloud adoption. It reviews the top 10 barriers to DevOps adoption as well as best practices that can help overcome these barriers. This is an informative session for DevOps and Cloud architects, application owners, technologists as well as IT infrastructure professionals that are responsible for planning and deployment of DevOps tools and processes.
  • What is "Software-Defined" & Why Should You Care? (It’s More than Just SDS)
    What is "Software-Defined" & Why Should You Care? (It’s More than Just SDS) Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst, Evaluator Group Recorded: Aug 15 2017 39 mins
    The term “Software-Defined" sounds like marketing hype but this technology is behind much of current IT systems’ advanced features and functionality - really. And, it didn’t start with software-defined storage. In this webinar Evaluator Group Sr. Analyst, Eric Slack, explains where software-defined came from, how it’s shaping IT infrastructure and what you can expect from this technology.
  • Integrated Security in Operations - An interview with Dennis Drogseth
    Integrated Security in Operations - An interview with Dennis Drogseth IT Chronicles Media Recorded: Aug 15 2017 9 mins
    Kirstie Magowan and Carlos Casanova talk to Dennis Drogseth about Integrated Security in Operations
  • Using REST API and Webhook Shims to Supercharge IT Operations
    Using REST API and Webhook Shims to Supercharge IT Operations John Dias, Senior Technical Marketing Manager Recorded: Aug 15 2017 66 mins
    Want to take vRealize Operations to the next level by integrating with ServiceNow, PagerDuty, Slack and more? You can do that! Join us to learn how easy (and fun!) it can be to explore using vRealize Operations extensibility with two powerful features.

    First, we will cover how you can use the REST Notification plugin in to send alert information to practically any system with a Web API including vRealize Automation and vRealize Orchestrator for ultimate automation power. All possible with Webhook Shims, an open source project available today.

    Next, we will take a look at the vRealize Operations REST API to discover how you can perform many different tasks without even opening the UI. This includes using PowerCLI for tasks such as looking at stats, alerts, object properties and more.

    If you want to know how vRealize Operations can feed and interact with other IT tools in your environment, this session is for you!
  • Consolidate Multiple Mixed Workloads Like a Pro – No PhD Required!
    Consolidate Multiple Mixed Workloads Like a Pro – No PhD Required! George Wagner, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Pivot3, Juan J. Fernandez, Storage Architect, Intel Data Center NVM Solutions Recorded: Aug 15 2017 49 mins
    Consolidating multiple mixed data center application workloads on a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform can sometimes feel like rocket science. To confidently consolidate these workloads, including those deemed mission-critical, you need a platform that delivers predictable and low latency performance where and when it counts.

    Join Intel and Pivot3 as we share five ways to transform SDS into a workhorse for your traditional data center applications. We’ll discuss the impact on applications and operations, as well as ways to manage your SDS with ease, including hyper-converged, NVMe and Quality of Service (QoS). No PhD in storage performance required!
  • How to Simplify PCI DSS Compliance with a Unified Approach to Security
    How to Simplify PCI DSS Compliance with a Unified Approach to Security Sacha Dawes, Principal Product Marketing Manager, AlienVault Recorded: Aug 15 2017 59 mins
    Demonstrating compliance with PCI DSS is far from a trivial exercise. The 12 requirements of PCI DSS often translate into a lot of manual and labor-intensive tasks in order to access the necessary data and reports from many different systems and tools. And, even after compliance is achieved, many teams struggle to maintain the processes and reporting between audits. Join us for this webcast covering what capabilities are needed for PCI DSS compliance, and how to simplify implementation with a unified security toolset like AlienVault Unified Security Management.

    We'll cover:
    - What core security capabilities you need to demonstrate compliance
    - The top challenges in meeting and maintaining compliance with PCI DSS
    - Best practices to help you plan and prepare for an audit
    - How AlienVault Unified Security Management simplifies threat detection, incident response, and compliance
  • Making Sense of Software-Defined Everything
    Making Sense of Software-Defined Everything Ben Woo, Principal Analyst, Neuralytix Recorded: Aug 15 2017 38 mins
    How up to date is your datacenter? Is it a traditional monolithic datacenter? Is it converged or hyper-converged? Is it cloud ready? Are you ready for the next generation Datacenter 4.0? This webinar answers looks at the various generations of data centers and helps you to decide which generation of data center is right for you by examining the pros and cons of the different approaches.
  • Monetize Big Data Faster with Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Splunk & Hadoop
    Monetize Big Data Faster with Dell EMC Ready Solutions for Splunk & Hadoop Sai Devulapalli & Armando Acosta Recorded: Aug 15 2017 47 mins
    : Data Analytics has matured from BI into a wide variety of use cases leveraging machine learning, Analytics-of-Things, real-time analytics etc. As data volumes and use cases for Splunk and Hadoop evolve, flexibility, ease of deployment, and operational simplicity become key business success criteria. To stay competitive, enterprises need fully integrated platforms that enable them to quick deploy and operationalize analytics while minimizing IT overhead. Join this webinar to find out how the Dell EMC combined data analytics portfolio delivers fully integrated and validated platforms for scalable, agile Splunk and Hadoop deployments.
  • Cohesity Orion: Web-Scale Secondary Storage for Any App, Across Any Cloud
    Cohesity Orion: Web-Scale Secondary Storage for Any App, Across Any Cloud Gaetan Castelein, Head of Product Marketing, Cohesity Recorded: Aug 15 2017 34 mins
    Cohesity delivers a web-scale platform that consolidates all secondary storage and data services onto one unified, efficient solution. Cohesity simplifies data protection, consolidates file and object services, provides instant access to test/dev copies, and performs in-place searches and analytics. All on a software-defined platform that spans from the edge to the cloud.

    In this session we'll cover our latest release, Cohesity Orion, which provides simple data protection for any hypervisor, any NAS storage, Oracle Database, and MS SQL. We'll also introduce our unlimited scale-out file and object storage with multiprotocol access and global deduplication. Finally we'll discuss Cohesity Cloud Edition which enables seamless replication from on-prem to the public cloud for instant disaster recovery, test/dev, and analytics.
  • Meet the Experts and Authors of the Hybrid Cloud Design book
    Meet the Experts and Authors of the Hybrid Cloud Design book Moreno Nolo, Solution Architect, HPE, Raymond Freppel, Enterprise Architect, HPE, Neil Miles, Sr Product Marketing Mgr, HPE Recorded: Aug 15 2017 61 mins
    As more organizations adopt the cloud paradigm, operations teams need the ability to manage any cloud, any environment and any new technology for any app.

    Moreno Nolo and Raymond Freppel literally wrote the book on hybrid cloud design and transformation. In this webcast, these authors will go beyond the pages of their new book “The Journey to Hybrid Cloud: a design and transformation guide” to share insights on how to place your cloud workloads where they fit best.

    You will learn from the authors’ experiences implementing private and hybrid cloud technologies at many large enterprise companies. This session will help you successfully achieve a digital transformation. Join us and get the chance to have your cloud questions answered, too.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Software Defined Data Centre Era
    Challenges and Opportunities in the Software Defined Data Centre Era Arturo Suarez, Product Strategist, Canonical Recorded: Aug 15 2017 48 mins
    With the irruption of Open Source and Software-Defined components in the Data Centre, there has been a shift of cost from licensing and appliances - in the traditional IT - to operations. The challenge in this new era, where all the components evolve faster than adoption, learning curves and skill development, resides in keeping the operations efficient while adding innovation, with its inherent complexity.

    During this webinar we will go through best practices to navigate that transition and set up your operations teams to the future while keeping cost contained and services competitive.
  • Making Sense of NVMe Flash and Policy-based QoS in SDS
    Making Sense of NVMe Flash and Policy-based QoS in SDS Justin Wheeler, Storage Architect, Intel Data Center NVM Solutions, Mike Beevor, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer, Pivot3 Recorded: Aug 15 2017 45 mins
    Much is being written about how advances in flash, including NVMe, may impact an organization’s storage strategies. In addition, technologies such as storage Quality of Service (QoS) are promising an easier way to provision performance. Not all implementations of these technologies are the same, so how do you determine what best fits your specific applications and business needs?

    In this session, experts from Intel and Pivot3 discuss how combining NVMe flash and advanced, policy-based QoS enables organizations to confidently consolidate multiple mixed application workloads, including performance- and latency-sensitive ones, on a hyperconverged platform using SDS. We’ll discuss the impact of this new solution and what it means to applications, datacenter design and operations.
  • Towards Software-Defined Organisations
    Towards Software-Defined Organisations Dr Alexander Samarin, Enterprise & Solution Architect, Business & IT Transformation, BPM & SOA Coach Recorded: Aug 15 2017 48 mins
    The experience shows that the synergy between various business methodologies and information technologies does not happen spontaneously. It must be architected for guiding the use of methodologies, technologies and tools together.

    The presentation will discuss how several modern technologies (systems approach, enterprise architecture, digital, microservices, blockchain, explicit coordination and predictive decision-making) can be combined together to achieve an organisation which is defined by software. Thus such an organisation will systematically and agile adapt for new business challenges.

    Speaker's bio:
    Alexander Samarin wrote his first software program in the year 1973. He obtained a PhD (in computer graphics) in the year 1986. He has worked for a variety of international clients in Switzerland, UK, France, Australia and Africa. He specialises in architecture, implementation and evolution of enterprise-wide solutions with the holistic use of enterprise architecture, business architecture, BPM, SOA, ECM, IT governance and IT strategy. In October 2009 he published a book “Improving enterprise business process management systems”. Since August 2013 he works as an architect for achieving the synergy between strategy, good business practices and disruptive digital technologies for digital systems.
  • [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era
    [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era Arturo Suarez, Canonical; Idjiwa Adjido, Extrahop; Johna Till Johnson, Nemeretes; Haidee McMahon, Intel; Bob Crooks Aug 17 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.

    Among topics discussed will be:
    - Present and future impact of Software Defined technologies on IT (challenges and opportunities)
    - How Software-Defined is enabling the digital transformation
    - Best practices and recommendation on adopting software-defined technologies with the future in mind.

    This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
  • The Future of the Data Center Colocation Market: Trends & Growth Drivers
    The Future of the Data Center Colocation Market: Trends & Growth Drivers Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centers, Structure Research Aug 17 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Jabez Tan, Keynote speaker at Data Centre World Hong Kong and Cloud Expo Asia, as he takes an in-depth look at the primary metrics that tell the story of the Hong Kong colocation market.

    We track the market’s size and growth trajectory and provide a five-year CAGR projection, along with a detailed analysis of the underlying supply and demand dynamics. Our proprietary methodology takes this analysis to a number of levels.

    First, colocation supply is measured from both a space and power perspective.
    Second, all market metrics – including space, power and revenue – are classified and then measured as either retail or wholesale colocation.
    Third, we size the market – again, from both a retail and colocation perspective – on an aggregated and sub-regional basis.

    This webinar is an excellent resource for any service provider, investor or end user (service provider or enterprise) that is looking to understand and project the data centre market in Hong Kong or find a service provider.
  • Keeping up with High Speed MIgration in the Data Center
    Keeping up with High Speed MIgration in the Data Center Anthony Haupt, CommScope, Data Center Solutions Architect Aug 17 2017 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    The volume of data streaming into the data center has been growing exponentially for decades. Bandwidth requirements are expected to continue growing 25 percent to 35 percent per year. At the same time, lower latency requirements continue to escalate. As a result, the design of services and applications—and how they are delivered—is rapidly evolving.

    Instead of a single dedicated server, information requests coming into the data center are now fulfilled by multiple servers cooperating in parallelThe traditional three-tier network is quickly being replaced by spine-and-leaf networks. As a result, the physical infrastructure must be able to support higher link speeds and greater fiber density while enabling quick and easy migration to new more demanding applications.

    This webinar will address:

    Solutions, support & decisions
    40G or 25G lanes?
    Preterminated vs field-terminated cables
    Modulation schemes
    Duplex or Parallel transmissions
    Singlemode, multimode or wideband multimode fiber?



    Attendees with earn one BICSI Continuing Education Credit for attending.
  • Under the Hood of Vertica: Machine Learning and Streaming Data Analytics
    Under the Hood of Vertica: Machine Learning and Streaming Data Analytics Vincent Xu, Engineering Manager, HPE Vertica Aug 17 2017 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Join us for this next session of “Under the Hood of Vertica” as we take a deep dive into Vertica’s integration with Apache Spark, an in-memory data processing engine.

    Our technical experts will discuss Vertica’s latest support for Apache Spark version 2.1, review common use cases for each, and demonstrate how to leverage Vertica and Spark together to enable continuous, real-time processing and transformation of data streams.
  • SDN/NFV Interoperability – Challenges & Opportunities
    SDN/NFV Interoperability – Challenges & Opportunities Dimetis - Bruce Katzel, VP of Sales for North America; Glenn Booth, VP of Marketing Aug 17 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    SDN/NFV Interoperability testing presents many challenges and opportunities. In this webinar, we will explore many interoperability testing organizations, test plans and results and how standardization can move faster. We’ll explore the dreaded ‘hybrid phase’, where CSPs are in the middle of transition from fully physical networks to physical + virtualized networks, and what can be done to minimize complexity and service disruption.
  • GDPR and What It Means for Security Teams
    GDPR and What It Means for Security Teams Cheryl Tang, Director Data Security Products, Imperva Aug 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) clock is ticking and the time to act is now. Organizations around the world are developing their GDPR plans. Non-compliance has significant costs…up to 4% of an organization’s annual revenue.

    Join us to learn:

    - What is GDPR
    - Deep dive into relevant data security articles of the GDPR
    - Review how different technology can address some of the GDPR data security requirements
  • Top 10 Secrets to a Successful Virtualization Upgrade
    Top 10 Secrets to a Successful Virtualization Upgrade Dan Richardson, Systems Engineer, and Bo Busillo, Senior Technical Account Manager Aug 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Upgrading your IT operations -- even with the industry's leading virtualization platform -- is an unpredictable process. During this webcast, our technical experts will share common do's and don'ts for an easier virtualization upgrade execution for your DevOps and IT teams.
  • The Blurring of Boundaries in a Software-Defined Data Center
    The Blurring of Boundaries in a Software-Defined Data Center JR Rivers, Co-Founder & CTO, Cumulus Networks Aug 17 2017 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The software-defined data center has been a heavily touted concept over the past few years, and heralded by some as the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. Having a data center that is governed by software, rather than dictated by hardware, can lead to more fully automated and intelligent operations. Having infrastructure elements such as networking, storage and security conceived of as a services is, indeed, an attractive concept to many.

    In this webinar we will be joined by JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks, to talk about how he (and Cumulus) define the concept of a software-defined data center. He will present how the definition of a software-defined data center has evolved since its inception, and how tools like VXLAN, EVPN, Ansible and more can help organizations further their journey to a “software-defined” state and simplify network operations.
  • Challenges in Building Connected Communities
    Challenges in Building Connected Communities Kate Garman, Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Peter Marx, Limor Schafman Aug 21 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Creating a seamless connected environment that supports smart community citizen services, streamlines operations, supports economic development is already a challenge for community officials. There are many different needs and directions to begin the conversion to an “intelligent” environment. Communities are also planning and building not just for current needs, but also for future connectivity infrastructure that will be used by autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, connected homes, AR/VR, eRetail, eHealthcare, smartgrid and more.

    This webcast will discuss such questions as:
    > What issues are city officials prioritizing for resolution through smart community applications?
    > How are communities planning for and deploying small cell infrastructure?
    > Which departments are involved in communications infrastructure?
    > How can suppliers navigate the multiple departments involved in decision making?
    > What business models are cities negotiating with their technology product partners?
    > What are some of the lessons learned from cities that you can translate into your own business offering?

    Speakers:
    Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
    Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
    Peter Marx, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital and former CTO, City of Los Angeles
  • Solving the last encryption problem. Never exposing keys in memory!
    Solving the last encryption problem. Never exposing keys in memory! Steve Pate – HyTrust Chief Architect Aug 22 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It wasn’t long ago that encryption projects were thwart with problems. The performance was terrible. Key management was a nightmare. Encryption was only implemented as a “must have” for compliance or national security. Around 10 years ago, performance started to be addressed with the introduction of AES acceleration in modern Intel processors. A new range of key management solutions started to appear to simplify encryption projects. Coupled with a “move to the cloud” the demand for encryption is now at an all-time high. But there is still one problem left to be solved. To perform encryption, even with hardware acceleration that AES-NI provides, encryption keys need to be memory resident. As such, the keys are vulnerable to attack.

    With the introduction of Intel QuickAssist and Key Protection Technology and, in conjunction with HyTrust DataControl, this webinar will introduce you to some new and exciting technology where encryption keys are never exposed in memory and high-performance encryption is performed by the QuickAssist hardware. We’ll also be exploring the use of SGX in conjunction with QuickAssist to build secure, distributed HSMs.
  • How to Choose Your Next Database Audit Solution
    How to Choose Your Next Database Audit Solution Terry Ray, Chief Technology Officer at Imperva Aug 22 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Data is the lifeblood of today's business. As the volume of generated data continues to grow, so does the number of data breaches. It's more critical than ever for organizations to adopt database audit and protection solutions. But not all solutions are created equal.

    What are the key capabilities that IT and security teams should evaluate? Join Terry Ray as he discusses key considerations for selecting a database audit and protection solution.

    About the Presenter:

    Terry Ray is the Chief Technology Officer for Imperva, Inc., the leading provider of data security solutions. Terry works directly with Imperva’s largest customers to educate on industry best practices, challenges and regulations. He also, operates as an executive sponsor to strategic customers who benefit from a bridge between both company’s executive teams. During his 12 years at Imperva, he has deployed hundreds of data security solutions to meet the requirements of customers and regulators from every industry. Terry is a frequent speaker for RSA, ISSA, OWASP, ISACA, Gartner, IANS and other professional security and audit organizations in the Americas and abroad.
  • Ransomware attacks continue... do you have a backup plan?
    Ransomware attacks continue... do you have a backup plan? Ronn Martin, Solution Architect - Veeam and Terry Grulke, Principal Technical Advisor - Quantum Aug 22 2017 5:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ransomware is just one of the many threats that can impact your business data. With the use of cloud storage and virtualization expanding, and with a +500% in attacks and +600% in new variants, NOW is the time to ensure you have a proactive backup plan. Join Veeam and Quantum to learn how to set up a solid BCDR (business continuity and disaster recovery) and backup strategy to protect your virtual data against any ransomware and cyber security threat, including some lessons learned by our customers.
  • Bring Order to Chaotic Storage Management with Software-defined Storage
    Bring Order to Chaotic Storage Management with Software-defined Storage Sushant Rao Senior Director WW Product Marketing DataCore Software & Bill Hansen Sr. Product Manager & Product Planner Lenovo Aug 22 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Surveys show that 64% of companies have storage arrays from 3 or more vendors. What does it mean to manage storage infrastructure with so many different products?

    In a word, CHAOS!

    That’s why a majority of people interested in software-defined storage (SDS) want to simplify management of their storage infrastructure.

    Join us for this webinar where we will show how the Lenovo DX8200D Powered by DataCore can bring order to your environment. The DX8200D is the fast path to SDS and it:
    • Abstracts away the underlying complexity of storage infrastructure
    • Consolidates IT infrastructure and simplifies management through automation and self-adaptive technologies.
  • Virtual Network Insight: Installation, Configuration & Microsegmentation
    Virtual Network Insight: Installation, Configuration & Microsegmentation Karl Hauck (Sr. Systems Engineer) and Brian Wilson (Staff Systems Engineer) Aug 22 2017 6:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Looking to solve the puzzling visibility gap across the virtual and physical network? Trying to find the elusive answer to ensuring health and availability while also enhancing security and compliance? Need to deliver faster time to value?

    See how you can quickly and easily design and deploy micro-segmentation across the network with an intuitive and easy-to-use UI with natural language search. Optimize network performance and availability with visibility and analytics across virtual and physical networks. And get troubleshooting and operational views to quickly and confidently manage and scale VMware NSX deployments. This session will provide you an overview of vRealize Network Insight (vRNI) product and capabilities.
  • Moving towards XaaS: Could the Public versus Private Cloud debate be over?
    Moving towards XaaS: Could the Public versus Private Cloud debate be over? Rory Duncan, Research Director at 451 Research; Dan Havens, SVP, WorldWide Sales at Ormuco Aug 23 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The cloud promises to enable organisations to be more flexible, agile and responsive to the needs of their business and the demands of customer and partners. As physical infrastructure has become invisible to end-users, the role of service providers and channel partners has changed. Faced with public and private options, many firms are taking a XaaS approach, embracing the best of both private and public worlds - implementing hybrid architectures to deliver on-demand access to compute resources, capacity, and services, while also providing greater levels of control, security, and visibility of data and applications. In this webinar, Rory Duncan, Research Director with 451 Research will outline the opportunities for Service Providers and channel partners delivering cloud services, examining topics such as support, managed services, data protection and data sovereignty for facilitating cloud consumption.
  • What is an Identity Provider (IdP) and Do You Need One?
    What is an Identity Provider (IdP) and Do You Need One? Stephen Allen, Authentication Expert at Gemalto Aug 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The explosion of cloud-based applications in the enterprise is making IT and security professionals rethink their cloud identity management strategy. By default, every cloud user creates an average of 17 cloud identities. But catering to 17 different user stores per employee or partner is simply not scalable from an administration perspective. And as if IT’s time is not precious enough, password resets account for 20% of helpdesk tickets. This adds to the compliance and security risks associated with cloud-based applications, which by default require only weak static passwords and offer no central point of management across disparate cloud-based services.

    Join Stephen Allen, Gemalto Product Manager for Authentication and Access Management, and learn how deploying an Identity Provider enables:

    •Cloud Single Sign-On for easy access to cloud apps
    •Regulatory compliance with standards such as PCI DSS
    •Reduced identity lifecycle overheads
    •Centralized management of cloud access policies
    •Increased security with step-up authentication
  • Extending vSAN with File Services
    Extending vSAN with File Services Peter Skovrup, Director, Product Management, NetApp Aug 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Although vSAN provides a means for customers to have block-based storage, many customers still have a requirement for native file services. Join this session to learn about NetApp’s complimentary software solution, which provides file services for a vSAN deployment.
  • Demo: Introduction to CoreOS Tectonic
    Demo: Introduction to CoreOS Tectonic Scott Summer, Solutions Engineer Aug 23 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    CoreOS Tectonic is an enterprise-ready Kubernetes platform that provides automated operations, enables portability across private and public cloud providers, and is always upstream open source Kubernetes.
  • Hunting Criminals with Hybrid Analytics, Semi-supervised Learning, & Feedback
    Hunting Criminals with Hybrid Analytics, Semi-supervised Learning, & Feedback David Talby, CTO, Atigeo Aug 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Fraud detection is a classic adversarial analytics challenge: As soon as an automated system successfully learns to stop one scheme, fraudsters move on to attack another way. Each scheme requires looking for different signals (i.e. features) to catch; is relatively rare (one in millions for finance or e-commerce); and may take months to investigate a single case (in healthcare or tax, for example) – making quality training data scarce.

    This talk will cover a code walk-through, the key lessons learned while building such real-world software systems over the past few years. We'll look for fraud signals in public email datasets, using IPython and popular open-source libraries (scikit-learn, statsmodel, nltk, etc.) for data science and Apache Spark as the compute engine for scalable parallel processing.

    David will iteratively build a machine-learned hybrid model – combining features from different data sources and algorithmic approaches, to catch diverse aspects of suspect behavior:

    - Natural language processing: finding keywords in relevant context within unstructured text
    - Statistical NLP: sentiment analysis via supervised machine learning
    - Time series analysis: understanding daily/weekly cycles and changes in habitual behavior
    - Graph analysis: finding actions outside the usual or expected network of people
    - Heuristic rules: finding suspect actions based on past schemes or external datasets
    - Topic modeling: highlighting use of keywords outside an expected context
    - Anomaly detection: Fully unsupervised ranking of unusual behavior

    Apache Spark is used to run these models at scale – in batch mode for model training and with Spark Streaming for production use. We’ll discuss the data model, computation, and feedback workflows, as well as some tools and libraries built on top of the open-source components to enable faster experimentation, optimization, and productization of the models.
  • Data scientists: Can't live with them, can't live without them.
    Data scientists: Can't live with them, can't live without them. Wyatt Benno, CEO, DataHero Aug 24 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    There has been a flood of publicity around big data, data processing, and the role of predictive analytics in businesses of the future.
    As business operators how do we get access to these valuable business insights, even when there is not a data analyst around to walk us through their results?

    - Should your software emulate a data scientist?
    - Learn about the power of data visualizations.
    - Learn about creating value from disperse data sets.
  • Strategies for CISSP® Exam
    Strategies for CISSP® Exam Sam Meisenberg, Head of CISSP Training at CyberVista Aug 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Are you considering taking the CISSP exam? The CISSP is considered the industry-leading certification in cybersecurity, but the exam is certainly no cake walk. Strategies for CISSP Exam webinar dissects the structure of the CISSP exam. Hosted by (ISC)2 Approved training provider CyberVista, we will explain the 8 Domains that comprise the test while also providing valuable strategies for test day.
  • Empower Insights on Big Data with Familiar Tools + Age-Old Rules
    Empower Insights on Big Data with Familiar Tools + Age-Old Rules David Menninger, Analyst at Ventana Research, Josh Klahr, VP of Product, AtScale Aug 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Have you conquered big data? Ventana Research reports 4 out of 5 organizations agreed analytics on big data is essential to future company success, however, in that same study, they found companies that succeeded in capturing all that data in one place didn’t always succeed in getting value out it. How can you ensure if you go ‘big data’ that you get the immediate return on your latest investment?

    Join this engaging session with David Menninger of Ventana Research as he shares:

    - Why analytics is your best bet to extract maximum value from big data (on-prem or cloud)
    - How new big data technology can complement existing platforms (no rip n replace)
    - How to capitalize on current analytics tools and skills (analysts and users, not just data scientists)
    - What you can do now, and next, to drive value from your big data (with real-life customer stories)

    About the presenters:

    David Menninger, Director, Ventana Research

    David is responsible for the overall research direction of data, information and analytics technologies at Ventana Research covering major areas including Analytics, Big Data, Business Intelligence and Information Management along with the additional specific research categories including Information Applications, IT Performance Management, Location Intelligence, Operational Intelligence and IoT, and Data Science.

    Josh Klahr, VP of Product, AtScale

    Josh is responsible for driving AtScale’s product roadmap and strategy to deliver what customers need to succeed, and has worked with data and analytics since 2000. He started his career as product manager for the first “Datamart in a Box” at Broadbase, and ran product management for one of the largest Data and Analytics operations in the world at Yahoo!. Before AtScale Josh was VP of Product Management at Pivotal, where he was responsible for Greenplum, Pivotal HD, and HAWQ. Josh received his undergraduate degree in Ferrous Metallurgy at Brown University and his MBA from Stanford.
  • Solving Digital Transformation with Virtualization: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade
    Solving Digital Transformation with Virtualization: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Adam Eckerle,Emad Younis, and Martin Yip, VMware Cloud Platform Aug 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    VMware’s vSphere 6.5, the latest version of the industry leading virtualization platform, solves for the top challenges for digital transformation including: increasingly complex IT environments, new cybersecurity threats, the need to support both existing and new apps and services, and the need for continuous operations and responsiveness.

    In this webcast, VMware subject matter experts will explore the key components available in the new vSphere 6.5 including: simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, universal app platform, and proactive data center management. Plus, get insight into how vSphere can continue to support your business needs into the future. We’ll discuss:

    · What’s new in vSphere 6.5 and what’s coming up
    · Best practices for upgrading to vSphere 6.5
    · How vSphere 6.5 is your gateway to modernizing your infrastructure so you can take advantage of VMware’s suite of products for the SDDC, including vSAN.