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Data Center Management

  • How a catalog can drive business for MTDC & Hosting Provider
    How a catalog can drive business for MTDC & Hosting Provider Patrick Buech Recorded: Apr 28 2017 5 mins
    Putting the customer center-stage when defining the service portfolio is crucial in order to stay successful in a highly competitive market. However, service providers in the multi-tenant and hosting market need to leverage a new catalog-driven approach to drive their organization end-2-end: from order management, delivery and provisioning, to billing, accounting and finally, to operation.

    In this interview, service management expert Patrick Büch explains how to tackle today’s challenges and how to increase an organization’s flexibility and agility in terms of how services are offered to the customer.

    For more details, please see the further information in the section "attchments": Expert Paper and website link.
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 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
  • Breaking L2 Barriers for Storage Clusters
    Breaking L2 Barriers for Storage Clusters Jacob Smith, SVP, Engagement at Packet and Ashok Rajagopalan, Head of Product at Datera Recorded: Apr 27 2017 40 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.
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 47 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
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 15 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.
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 23 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.
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 11 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
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 25 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?
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 27 2017 24 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.
  • Parallel Computing meets Parallel I/O
    Parallel Computing meets Parallel I/O Augie Gonzalez, Director Product Marketing, DataCore Software Recorded: Apr 26 2017 29 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
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 26 2017 63 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.
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 26 2017 64 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 Recorded: Apr 26 2017 17 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.
  • 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 Recorded: Apr 26 2017 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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?
  • 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
  • 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 substantially, 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
  • Putting Data to Work with Pure Storage
    Putting Data to Work with Pure Storage Jeff Buckley, Systems Engineer, Pure Storage May 3 2017 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    If you're like most organizations we work with, your IT budget is not increasing at the same rate that your data needs are expanding. With the storage industry in considerable turmoil and the rise of the cloud, it's time to consider new technologies. Pure Storage is putting data to work by delivering a data platform powered by cloud-era flash. With explosive growth in data, increasing constituent demands, and the need for real-time analysis, Pure is helping organizations across the country accelerate into the future. Join us and learn:

    · How flash is impacting state and local government organizations
    · Discovering savings: a look at the total cost of ownership
    · A data platform for the cloud era
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Your Digital Transformation Starts with a Modern Data Center
    Your Digital Transformation Starts with a Modern Data Center John Mariani, Systems Engineer, Dell EMC 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.
  • Gain Visibility & Control of IT Assets in a Perimeterless World
    Gain Visibility & Control of IT Assets in a Perimeterless World Jimmy Graham, Director, Product Management, AssetView and Darron Gibbard, Chief Technical Security Officer EMEA, Qualys May 4 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In today’s perimeterless world, enterprise security teams are challenged with maintaining visibility and control over the exploding number of assets on their networks.

    The IT assets that pose the greatest risk to your organization’s security are the ones you don’t know are there. Lack of visibility into your IT environment undermines the foundations of your enterprise security and compliance infrastructure and puts your organization at serious risk of a breach. Without knowledge of which software and devices exist in your network — whether on-premises, on endpoints, or in elastic clouds — InfoSec professionals are unable to enact proper security and protection.

    During this webcast, Jimmy Graham, Director of Product Management for Qualys AssetView and Darron Gibbard, Chief Technical Security Officer for Qualys EMEA will cover the six key elements of an ideal cloud-based IT asset inventory system:

    1. Complete visibility of your IT environment
    2. Deep visibility into assets
    3. Continuous and automatic updates
    4. Asset criticality ranking
    5. Interactive, customizable dashboarding and reporting
    6. Integration with your CMDB


    Those of you in the EU will also be interested to learn about asset inventory for GDPR compliance.

    This webcast will include a live Q&A session.
  • How Cylance Prevents Ransomware Attacks
    How Cylance Prevents Ransomware Attacks Brian Robison, Senior Director, Technical Marketing at Cylance® May 4 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Many of our customers sought out Cylance because it is highly effective in preventing ransomware attacks. We have learned firsthand how ransomware is affecting organizations of all sizes, and across all industries. In this live demonstration, Brian Robison, Senior Director, Technical Marketing at Cylance® will show how ransomware works. He will launch several attacks on unprotected machines to deliver a real-world view into how ransomware compromises systems, and how Cylance prevents ransomware attacks.

    Brian will provide a live demonstration of CylancePROTECT® blocking attacks, and will discuss:

    •Different ransomware types
    •Delivery methods, including drive-by downloads and fileless malware
    •Why launching attacks is cheap and easy with ransomware-as-a service
    •How Cylance prevents both file-level and disk-level encryption
  • Using Authentication and Identity Management to Secure a Financial Network
    Using Authentication and Identity Management to Secure a Financial Network Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Security Solutions, Fortinet May 9 2017 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Using Authentication and Identity Management to Secure a Financial Network:
    The Door is Still Open and the Horse is Almost out of the Barn

    Carbanak. JP Morgan/Chase. Dyre Wolf. Bank of America. Bangladesh. Tesco Bank. This roll call should be proof enough of the attractiveness of the FSI to the hacker/cyber criminal community. While not all of them can be associated with Authentication and Identity Management issues, it’s undeniable that they have played a prominent role.

    An increased focus on authentication and identity management is a right step forward but just confirming a user’s identify is only half the task. With the concept of Zero Trust gaining momentum, authentication and identification must be reinforced by the network itself through policy based access and segmentation.

    This session will look back at some of the data breaches that have been attributed to weak authentication methods and how they might have been prevented. At the same time, the concept of internal network segmentation will be presented to show how both halves of the equation need to be brought together to effectively close off this common attack vector.
  • vCPE One, Two, Launch: Facilitating Practical NFV Deployment
    vCPE One, Two, Launch: Facilitating Practical NFV Deployment Dr. Yuri Gittik, head of Innovation Ron Insler, AVP R&D, Head of Innovation May 9 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As communications service providers are figuring out their way towards wide-scale deployment of network functions virtualization, they need a practical approach to engineer their network and service architecture with the new technologies. In this webinar, RAD’s Dr. Yuri Gittik, Head of Strategic Developments and Innovation, and Ron Insler, AVP R&D, Head of Innovation Labs, will discuss the challenges and deployment scenarios of virtualized business services in 2017, for SD-WAN, security and other value added capabilities. They will explore various vCPE implementation options enabled by x86 to allow network operators to increase service agility and revenues..
  • Beyond 2FA: The Smart Way to Manage Cloud Access
    Beyond 2FA: The Smart Way to Manage Cloud Access Mor Ahuvia, Authentication Product Marketing at Gemalto May 9 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Cloud apps are being pulled into the enterprise hand-over-fist, with 93% of organizations using cloud-based IT services. But the efficiencies and convenience offered by cloud apps come at a price. While organizations have long been applying two-factor authentication to their network, VPN and email portals, they have failed to extend that same level of security to cloud-based applications, such as Office 365, AWS and Salesforce.

    But the need for stronger cloud access security is only part of the story. Businesses looking to scale and increase their cloud adoption find there are other issues to contend with. Visibility into cloud access events and regulatory compliance become challenging to maintain. Helpdesk staff are burdened with password resets, and the most important link in the chain—users—are plagued with password fatigue.

    This webinar explains:
    •Challenges to greater cloud adoption in the enterprise
    •What cloud access management is
    •How strong authentication complements access management
    •Why cloud access management is critical to an organization’s cloud adoption strategy
  • Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage: Getting from Here to There
    Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage: Getting from Here to There Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Zhang, Intel, John Kim, Mellanox, Alex McDonald, NetApp May 9 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    As part of the successful “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask” series, we’ve discussed numerous topics about storage devices, protocols, and networks. As we examine some of these topics further, we begin to tease out some subtle nuances; subtle, yet important nevertheless.

    In Part Sepia, we’re going to take a look at some of the terms and concepts that affect Storage Architectures as a whole. In particular, we’ll be looking at those aspects that can help or hinder storage systems inside the network:

    •Encapsulation versus Tunneling
    •IOPS vs Latency vs Jitter
    •Quality of Service (QoS)

    Each of these topics has a profound impact on storage designs and performance, but they are often misunderstood. We’re going to help you become clear on all of these very important storage concepts so that you can grok storage just a little bit more.
  • Hybrid cloud and DevOps: What problems do Ops teams need to solve?
    Hybrid cloud and DevOps: What problems do Ops teams need to solve? Sandeep Parmar, Dir of Consulting Services, J9 Technologies, Inc and Neil Miles, Product Marketing Manager, HPE May 9 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every operations team is on a journey. But is the goal becoming a ‘Digital Enterprise’, or is it ‘Hybrid IT’ or ‘DevOps’? What if it is all three?

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

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

    J9 will share their experiences in working on cloud management projects and HPE will provide an overview of the HPE Hybrid Cloud Management solution suite for unifying hybrid IT management and accelerating application delivery.
  • Production Spark Series Part 2: Connecting Your Code to Spark Internals
    Production Spark Series Part 2: Connecting Your Code to Spark Internals Sean Suchter, CTO/Co-Founder, Pepperdata May 9 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Spark is a dynamic execution engine that can take relatively simple Scala code and create complex and optimized execution plans. In this talk, we will describe how user code translates into Spark drivers, executors, stages, tasks, transformations, and shuffles. We will describe how this is critical to the design of Spark and how this tight interplay allows very efficient execution. Users and operators who are aware of the concepts will become more effective at their interactions with Spark.
  • Real World Deployments of the oneM2M Standard
    Real World Deployments of the oneM2M Standard Ken Figueredo, Sookhun Jeon, JaeSeung Song, David Wollman May 10 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    As a partner in the oneM2M global IoT standards development Partnership, TIA supports its deployment around the world. oneM2M is designed as an architecture and standards platform for IoT deployments in many industry sectors including Smart Cities, Industrial Automation, Home Automation and eHealth and Telemedicine, among others.

    Now in its second published release, it is being deployed in a number of projects.

    Now in its second published release, it is being tested for resilience as an IoT standard in a number of projects. This webcast will focus on:

    • 3 projects such as Korean Smart Cities(Busan, Ilsan) and Wise-IoT which is the Joint European-Korean project.
    • In England, U.K.’s oneTRANSPORT intelligent system trial which serves four U.K. counties. This trial involves England’s highways transportation agency and two private sector sensor-network owners over a single, interoperable IoT platform powered by the oneM2M™ standard.
    • Overview of oneM2M certification(including background of the need for oneM2M certification program).
    • Introduction of Certified Product (Target service and use cases are included per each company).
    • An update from the National Institute for Science and Technology (NIST) on its IoT-enabled Smart City Framework and oneM2M smart city collaboration.

    Speakers:
    -- Ken Figueredo, IoT Strategy Industry Advisor, InterDigital
    -- Sookhun Jeon, Telecommunications Technology Association (TTC)
    -- JaeSeung Song, Assistant Professor, Software Engineering and Security group (SESlab), Computer and Information Security Department, Sejong University
    -- Dr. David Wollman, Deputy Director, Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program Office NIST

    To speak to TIA about oneM2M for further information, contact: Victoria Mitchell, Director, Global Standards Programs, at vmitchell@tiaonline.org.

    To learn more about oneM2M, visit: http://www.onem2m.org/
    To learn more about oneM2M certification by TTA, visit: http://www.onem2mcert.com/main/main.php
  • Intel's Data Center Game Changer
    Intel's Data Center Game Changer Noel John BDM, Intel Data Center Management Solutions - Dror Shenkar, Chief Architect, Intel Data Center Management Solutions May 11 2017 4:00 am UTC 60 mins
    A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of datacenter management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Find out how to compose more agile pools of datacenter resources, and simultaneously drive up IT efficiency, optimize energy requirements, increase datacenter resilience, and strengthen disaster recovery plans.
  • Hyper-convergence – What is out there?
    Hyper-convergence – What is out there? Alan Butler ; Paul Mackay May 16 2017 9:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Welcome to the first session in our Tech food fight (TFF) webcast series on Convergence and Hyper-convergence. TFF is a short 20-30min webcast series suitable both for Audio and Video format for you as a participant. The goal with the series is to explore different areas of the Converged and Hyper-converged universe and the key “Food for Thought” to consider for you as a customer.

    In the first session we will cover 3 questions within Technology trends
    1. Tech trends – What are we seeing out there, what are the analysts talking about and what’s happening in the industry in general
    2. This month’s tech food fight is one of the big ones out there – aligned to industry tech trends – Hyper-converged infrastructure
    3. How to get started – what steps should you take if you are considering this month’s tech food fight!

    Speaker Bios:

    Alan Butler is a business technology futurist at heart, with over 20 years’ experience in B2B Technology driven business. Understanding how technology connects consumers to business experiences that deliver new digital opportunities and create new business models that add value to the consumer. Alan has worked for many leading global technology companies such as Computer Associates, Cisco, Juniper Networks, VCE, DELL EMC and technology media companies IDG and VNU. You can follow Alan on twitter @NextGenCloudIT

    Paul Mackay is a technology futurist at heart, with over 20 years’ experience in Technology driven environments. He has a passion for technology that simplifies the build to buy IT environments, embracing of new thinking and design to validate IT leadership. Paul has run his own vitualisation consultancy practice giving him a unique insight into the build IT rather than buy approach many organisations find themselves in today. Paul has also been a VMware delivery consultant, with many years spent designing and delivering complex virtualisation platforms. You can follow Paul on twitter @phmackay