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Data Center Management

  • Demystifying IT Storage Automation; Time to Take the Wheel
    Demystifying IT Storage Automation; Time to Take the Wheel
    Henry Baltazar, Research Vice President, 451 Research Recorded: Jan 24 2020 57 mins
    IT automation is gaining more awareness and top-of-mind traction among IT executives and teams as they seek to modernize their management operations that can help address their IT infrastructure complexities and rapidly improve delivery of IT resources. After all, by automating routine management tasks, IT administrators can gain greater efficiencies, lower costs, minimize human error, and provide proactive problem remediation. The challenge however is that IT and storage automation can be challenging and cumbersome to implement such as:

    • Where do I start my automation journey?
    • Do we have the right skills and resources?
    • What are the financial implications? Will I really see efficiency gains, what is my
    return on investment?
    • How do I automate these repetitive storage provisioning tasks?
    • Where are my peers and the market as it relates to IT automation? Am I behind or
    in the right position?

    Join Hitachi Vantara and 451 Research as they will share some key insights into the current state of IT and storage automation, what the right approach to automation, and some lessons learned from early adopters of automation.
  • Work at Full Speed with Dell Client Solutions & Windows 10
    Work at Full Speed with Dell Client Solutions & Windows 10
    Grant Duke - NA Commercial Lead | Microsoft and Rob Furrow - Field Marketing Manager | Dell Technologies Recorded: Jan 24 2020 40 mins
    The way we work and the anticipated experience from our end users is rapidly changing. Dell has solutions in market today to address these challenges, and a plan for what the future hold.
    In this webinar we will explore the best in class productivity solutions from Microsoft and Dell. We will review how Dell PC’s work best with Windows 10 Pro and Office 365 to deliver client solutions that IT trusts and end users love.


    Presented by:
    Robert Furrow | Dell
    Robert has over 13 Years with Dell as a Sales Leader, Trainer, Customer & Product Consultant. Currently, Rob is a field marketing manager helping support our Commercial and Medium Business sales teams.

    Grant Duke | Microsoft Corporation
    Grant has nearly 20 years of experience in mobile computing with Microsoft and other technology leaders. In his current role with Microsoft he leads Commercial Sales with Dell North America by aligning the combined strategies of Dell’s Workforce Transformation and the Microsoft Modern Workplace.
  • Data Privacy Simplified – Using Data-Centric Protection to Secure Your Data
    Data Privacy Simplified – Using Data-Centric Protection to Secure Your Data
    Harold Byun, VP Products, Baffle Recorded: Jan 23 2020 54 mins
    As concerns over data privacy and data theft continue to mount, companies are searching for solutions to help secure their customers' data and mitigate the risk of data theft, all without breaking business processes. The more recent data privacy regulations will significantly increase the cost of non-compliance and have the potential to stifle business intelligence and big data efforts as well.

    The challenge that companies face is implementing the appropriate data level security without adversely impacting the business while still facilitating ways to leverage and monetize information. Historically, achieving this type of balance was impossible and methods to appropriately secure data often broke applications or made data useless for analytics.

    Modern approaches to privacy preserving analytics are now available to easily protect your data for compliance, yet still allow for data processing on information without ever violating data privacy. Attend this webinar to learn how you can perform analytics and share data while still ensuring the appropriate level of data security and privacy.

    This session will provide a review of various data-centric protection methods (data masking, tokenization, BYOK, field and record level encryption) including privacy preserving analytics and how they can be easily implemented to protect information in the cloud and on-premise.

    Join this webinar and learn about the following:

    - Key requirements of recent data privacy regulations and compliance strategies
    - Common threat models that unknowingly leave data exposed to data theft
    - Various data-centric protection methods that can help mitigate data security risks
    - Privacy preserving analytics use cases that can
  • Why SD-WAN Will Play an Even Bigger Role in Enterprise Network Security
    Why SD-WAN Will Play an Even Bigger Role in Enterprise Network Security
    Sean Kaine, Apcela VP of Marketing and Sales, and Kunal Thakkar, Head of Engineering Recorded: Jan 23 2020 30 mins
    SD-WAN has quickly moved from a nice-to-have to an enterprise roadmap imperative. Join us we explore why and how SD-WAN will play an even more expansive role in the enterprise network security architecture over the next 3 years.
  • New (and free) analysis tools for the cyber threat hunter
    New (and free) analysis tools for the cyber threat hunter
    Chris Doman, Tawnya Lancaster, Amy Pace, Michael Vaughn - AT&T Cybersecurity Recorded: Jan 23 2020 59 mins
    Today’s threat detection systems are highly effective for most attacks however no single system can detect 100 percent of attacks all the time. In response, security teams are turning to proactive threat hunting to help find the bad actors in their environment that have slipped past initial defenses.

    Join AT&T Cybersecurity to see how you use the AT&T Alien Labs Open Threat Exchange (OTX™), among the world’s largest open threat-sharing communities, along with free malware and threat analysis tools to improve your threat hunting program.

    In this webinar, we’ll cover:

    ● New features in OTX for threat hunting, including how to submit suspicious files and URLs for analysis

    ● Enhanced functionality for our indicator of compromise (IoC) extraction tool, which now includes the ability to auto-extract indicators from emails and PCAP files

    ● How OTX can help you quickly identify and investigate new and evolving threat trends

    ● How Alien Labs is using analytics and machine learning for threat analysis that is then fed back into the OTX community
  • Open Edge Cloud for Content Delivery
    Open Edge Cloud for Content Delivery
    Mark Fisher, VP Marketing and Business Development at Qwilt and Jeff Gilbert, VP Strategy and Business Development at Qwilt Recorded: Jan 23 2020 53 mins
    Streaming video continues to grow at staggering rates with a whole new wave of service offerings from Disney+, DAZN, CBS and NBC’s Peacock set to accelerate consumer adoption and flood mobile and broadband networks with even more streaming traffic. Learn about the new ways streaming video is being consumed and how communications service providers can use Qwilt's Open Edge Cloud, an edge computing solution, as a new architecture and business model to scale content delivery capacity in their networks. Hear how the Open Edge Cloud drives the deployment of a massive compute infrastructure based on Intel architecture at the last mile edge of ISP networks. You will also hear how and why major communications service providers and content publishers have adopted this new model for content delivery.
  • Mainframe 2020 and beyond: Major market trends and opportunities
    Mainframe 2020 and beyond: Major market trends and opportunities
    Oliver Presland Ensono, Mark Anzani IBM, Matthew Roseblade IBM and Bryan Glick ComputerWeekly Recorded: Jan 23 2020 26 mins
    The tried-and-true mainframe is still alive and kicking in data centres across the world, just as it has been for decades. The difference is that in today’s technology landscape mainframes have new integral functions as key components within hybrid cloud architectures, and even as new foundations for mainframe as-a-service delivery models.

    Suffice it to say, mainframes are here for the long term, and they’re continuing to evolve.

    Tune into this webcast to hear ComputerWeekly’s editor-in-chief Bryan Glick curate a discussion between leading mainframe experts from Ensono and IBM about the role of mainframes in today’s rapidly evolving IT landscape – and hear their predictions about the evolution of mainframes beyond 2020.
  • Osterman Research: Why you need a third-party backup for Office 365
    Osterman Research: Why you need a third-party backup for Office 365
    Michael Osterman of Osterman Research; W. Curtis Preston Chief Technologist, Druva Recorded: Jan 23 2020 37 mins
    Do you think Office 365 is enough to protect your business data? Would you bet your career on it? Hear from industry expert, Michael Osterman of Osterman Research on how to step up your data protection game.

    Join us for this live webinar and learn how to:

    •Protect against ransomware, accidental deletion, or corruption
    •Better align and respond faster to compliance and legal inquiries
    •More efficiently manage departing employee and long-term archiving of data
  • The Journey to True Hybrid Cloud
    The Journey to True Hybrid Cloud
    Gil Haberman, Sr Director of Product Marketing, Cloud Services, Nutanix Recorded: Jan 23 2020 41 mins
    Today, many organizations are evaluating hybrid cloud architectures to supplement their private cloud deployments with public cloud adoption. Public clouds are inherently different from on-premises infrastructures—and from one another.

    These siloed environments all require different management tools and skill sets, which creates a breeding ground for operational complexity. What’s needed is a single platform that spans private and public clouds.
  • AI + Environment Automation = the PB + J of Observability
    AI + Environment Automation = the PB + J of Observability
    Maya Ber Lerner, CTO, Quali and Dror Mann, VP Product, Loom Systems Recorded: Jan 22 2020 28 mins
    Monitoring is a core Ops/SRE responsibility. If you operate an environment, you need to monitor it—this is Ops 101. But when releasing faster, monitoring the continuous output of code and infrastructure changes grows more challenging.

    Emerging technologies in AIOps and environment automation make it possible for Ops Engineers/SREs to take the practice to the next level; when paired together, they efficiently connect observability with DevOps—increasing speed without losing control.

    Join Maya Ber Lerner, CTO at Quali, and Dror Mann, VP Product at Loom Systems, in this fireside chat and demo as they reveal strategies for:

    -Connecting monitoring data to continuous delivery through Environment as a Service
    -Using AI to intelligently interpret data
    -Achieving stronger product reliability and accountability without slowing down innovation
  • The Journey to True Hybrid Cloud
    The Journey to True Hybrid Cloud
    Gil Haberman - Sr. Director, Product Marketing Recorded: Jan 22 2020 41 mins
    Today, many organizations are evaluating hybrid cloud architectures to supplement their private cloud deployments with public cloud adoption. Public clouds are inherently different from on-premises infrastructures—and from one another.

    These siloed environments all require different management tools and skill sets, which creates a breeding ground for operational complexity. What’s needed is a single platform that spans private and public clouds.
  • Replay: Succeeding with Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning in The Cloud
    Replay: Succeeding with Big Data Analytics and Machine Learning in The Cloud
    James E. Curtis Senior Analyst, Data Platforms & Analytics, 451 Research Recorded: Jan 22 2020 48 mins
    The cloud has the potential to deliver on the promise of big data processing for machine learning and analytics to help organizations become more data-driven, however, it presents its own set of challenges.

    This webinar covers best practices in areas such as.

    - Using automation in the cloud to derive more value from big data by delivering self-service access to data lakes for machine learning and analytics
    - Enabling collaboration among data engineers, data scientists, and analysts for end-to-end data processing
    - Implementing financial governance to ensure a sustainable program
    - Managing security and compliance
    - Realizing business value through more users and use cases

    In addition, this webinar provides an overview of Qubole’s cloud-native data platform’s capabilities in areas described above.

    About Our Speaker:

    James Curtis is a Senior Analyst for the Data, AI & Analytics Channel at 451 Research. He has had experience covering the BI reporting and analytics sector and currently covers Hadoop, NoSQL and related analytic and operational database technologies.

    James has over 20 years' experience in the IT and technology industry, serving in a number of senior roles in marketing and communications, touching a broad range of technologies. At iQor, he served as a VP for an upstart analytics group, overseeing marketing for custom, advanced analytic solutions. He also worked at Netezza and later at IBM, where he was a senior product marketing manager with responsibility for Hadoop and big data products. In addition, James has worked at Hewlett-Packard managing global programs and as a case editor at Harvard Business School.

    James holds a bachelor's degree in English from Utah State University, a master's degree in writing from Northeastern University in Boston, and an MBA from Texas A&M University.
  • Strategies to Consider Now that Windows Server 2008 is No Longer Supported
    Strategies to Consider Now that Windows Server 2008 is No Longer Supported
    Mark Allbritten, Dell Technologies Datacenter Solution Principal Recorded: Jan 22 2020 52 mins
    The time is now. Microsoft Windows Server 2008 is no longer supported as of January 14, 2020. If you haven’t already migrated, and you are looking to fast track your upgrade to the new servers and software that you need, watch this webinar. You’ll hear how Dell Technologies Services can help you to map out a plan, integrate new technology into your existing environment, deploy it in record time and provide flexible support. We’ll share:

    * How Dell Technologies can help plan your cloud or on-premise migration, upgrade and re-platform as well as consolidate and archive
    * How we can provide full-service installation, configuration, and end-to-end project management
    * Why Dell Technologies Services is the partner of choice for organizations around the world
  • Benefits of Expanding Your Data Center to the Edge
    Benefits of Expanding Your Data Center to the Edge
    Jeff Ready, Chief Executive Officer, Scale Computing Recorded: Jan 22 2020 43 mins
    As computing needs continue to become more complex and data is being collected and utilized far beyond the limits of the data center, infrastructure at the edges of the network has become critical.

    In this event you'll learn how solution providers are addressing this market by deploying edge infrastructure that has the capacity to run various IT/OT workloads, is space-conscious, and can be managed at each individual location.
  • Taking AI & Cloud Computing Server Design into the New Decade
    Taking AI & Cloud Computing Server Design into the New Decade
    Jim Sangster, Sr. Director, Product Marketing & Vik Malyala, Sr. VP, FAE & Business Development Recorded: Jan 22 2020 43 mins
    The technologies behind Artificial Intelligence, Cloud and Data Center applications are constantly, and rapidly, advancing. As we head into the new decade, server design will become even more complex and powerful to keep pace with the demands of these technologically sophisticated applications.

    In this webinar, Supermicro will highlight how innovative server designs and emerging technologies not only accelerate performance, but provide highly efficient, resource-saving solutions that will help you to manage and evolve your business.
  • The Edge: Mission Critical Computing
    The Edge: Mission Critical Computing
    Luca Beltramino, Senior Vice President, Global Programs, Uptime Institute Recorded: Jan 22 2020 55 mins
    Join us for a discussion about the growing opportunity to bring computing closer to both users and data for reasons of simplicity, quicker deployment and cost avoidance. We’ll explore what it takes to leverage this edge capacity in mission critical infrastructures as well as the key value and application drivers for these distributed deployments. In addition, we’ll demonstrate that the core requirements for mission-critical continue to apply regardless of deployment size, edge to core.
  • The Business Proposition for Converged Infrastructure- Hosted by IDC
    The Business Proposition for Converged Infrastructure- Hosted by IDC
    Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC Recorded: Jan 22 2020 43 mins
    Converged infrastructure: It’s one of the hottest topics in the IT industry. Join us as we present 2 sides of the coin: a market overview with Ashish Nadkarni, Group Vice President, Infrastructure Systems, Platforms and Technologies at IDC, followed by specific converged infrastructure solutions from Hitachi Vantara and Cisco. Our product experts include Sasan Moaveni, Global Business Leader - Business Applications & Converged Systems at Hitachi Vantara and Steve Cooke, Product & Solution Marketing Manager at Cisco.
  • Modernize your data center using an efficient Lifecycle Management System
    Modernize your data center using an efficient Lifecycle Management System
    Mukund Rajamony, Certified ScrumMaster® NX Development Manager, Administrateur du développement logiciel NX Recorded: Jan 22 2020 33 mins
    Real Time data processing takes key focus in enabling creation of a Digital Twin to conduct what-if studies. An efficient Data Center Lifecycle Management System helps with areas like Alarm Management, Asset Management, Rack Capacity, Rack Cooling Index, Service Level Agreements in order to constantly help modernize the Data Center.
    This webinar delves into the modernizing the operations side of Data Center using efficient DCLCM systems.
    Key Takeaways: Life Cycle Management, Asset Management, Digital Twin, What if scenarios, Alarms, Rack Cooling Index, Insight to incremental modernization.
  • How to build a profitable MSP Business Model for Backup and Storage-as-a-Service
    How to build a profitable MSP Business Model for Backup and Storage-as-a-Service
    Jon Brooks - Director of EMEA MSP Sales Recorded: Jan 22 2020 31 mins
    Learn more about how Cloudian Object Storage for vCloud Director enables VMware cloud providers to deploy and manage an S3-compliant storage environment that is fully interoperable with the broad industry ecosystem of S3- compatible applications.
  • Secrets to Recovering from Ransomware and Disasters with VMware Cloud on AWS
    Secrets to Recovering from Ransomware and Disasters with VMware Cloud on AWS
    Sazzala Reddy, Co-Founder & CTO at Datrium, and Jason Crandall, Staff Cloud Solution Engineer at VMware Recorded: Jan 21 2020 58 mins
    DR has never been more important with the rampant rise in ransomware attacks. Learn what you can do to make sure you’re prepared for a ransomware attack, or if disaster strikes.

    Watch this webinar to learn:
    - Secrets to recovering instantly from a ransomware attack
    - The most common types of DR events and growing threats
    - The most important capabilities in a DR solution according to IT leaders
    - How to save 10x with an on-demand model using the public cloud
    - Why public cloud DR was impossible before VMware Cloud on AWS
  • NFV is Winning!
    NFV is Winning!
    Prayson Pate - SVP Solutions Marketing and CTO Edge Cloud, ADVA Recorded: Jan 21 2020 55 mins
    The telecom industry has been working on network functions virtualization (NFV) for seven years. It has been a slow process, but now NFV is succeeding in the marketplace. We will ask and answer some key questions:
    •Why has it taken so long?
    •What’s changed?
    •How is it being deployed, and with what key applications?
    •Who is deploying it?
    •And what’s next?
  • Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) for The Modern Networks
    Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) for The Modern Networks
    Wayne Xing, Network Solution Architecture, Visualzero Solutions, 6xCCIE, CISSP, VCP-NV Recorded: Jan 21 2020 43 mins
    Organizations are deploying more applications in the cloud, implementing more devices in branch offices and consuming more bandwidth. Traditional connectivity options such as Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Frame-Relay, Leased Line etc. can be expensive and slow to provision, and provide limited bandwidth in many locations.

    Many organizations are looking for an agile connectivity solution for their digital transformation into the cloud era. SDWAN (software defined Wide Area Network) fundamentally creates a secure scalable fabric with the most limited amount of state on the edge device and performs most of the fabric decision making in the controller. This allows organizations to have the flexibility to make topologies as needed, add segments as needed and to be able to deliver into the environment new and old styles of capabilities while maintaining a well-developed routing environment.

    Key takeaways:
    - The combination of app content, app delivery and app consumption are resulting in an evolving WAN situation

    - Challenges such as poor application experiences, increased WAN services spend, and a lack of visibility and control are making it difficult for IT to provide the business with a platform to support faster innovation

    - Most IT organizations are interested in realizing a common set of benefits such as consistent high-quality user experiences, reduced cost, simplified operations and lower risk

    - The journey to the next generation software defined WAN requires considering various technical capabilities such as transport independence, ubiquitous data plane, automatically secure routed endpoints, resiliency, application aware routing, cloud readiness, simple secure network segmentation, centralized policy enforcement and layer 4-7 flexible services insertion

    - Migrating to a software defined WAN does not need to be difficult as long as one knows the best approach to a software-defined WAN environment.
  • Automating Enterprise Meraki SD-WAN Deployments with Python and REST APIs
    Automating Enterprise Meraki SD-WAN Deployments with Python and REST APIs
    Matthew DeNapoli, Developer Advocate, Cisco DevNet Recorded: Jan 21 2020 49 mins
    Most familiar with Meraki know about its usefulness in building enterprise level networks, some have even taken the step of automating those deployments through Meraki’s robust APIs and code. What users may not be as knowledgeable about is Meraki’s capability to move beyond the individual site and support the WAN. In this session, the building blocks of the automating the network will be expanded to include multiple secure sites allowing organizations to range office to office and even into the home workspace.
  • Delivering AI at Enterprise Scale
    Delivering AI at Enterprise Scale
    Dan Jeavons, General Manager of Data Science (Shell) Recorded: Jan 21 2020 25 mins
    Shell has been an early adopter of artificial intelligence (AI), as it attempts to speed up its digital transformation. From machine learning to computer vision, deep learning to virtual assistants and autonomous vehicles to robotics, Shell has been focused on a range of technologies that have supported advances in AI.

    Dan Jeavons joins us to detail Shell’s journey to data analytics excellence, focusing on the deployment of self-service analytics both for the data science teams who look to deploy mission-critical models for real-time use and for the longer-term strategy of filling the “data science skills gap.” Dan Jeavons is the General Manager of Shell’s Data Science CoE within the company’s central Digital Technology organisation. He is currently part of a leadership team tasked with leading Shell’s digital transformation.
  • Network Security Management: Insights from the Field
    Network Security Management: Insights from the Field
    Yitzy Tannenbaum, Product Marketing Manager (AlgoSec) and Kyle Wickert, Worldwide Solution Architect (AlgoSec) Jan 26 2020 4:00 pm UTC 35 mins
    Every organization manages security differently and changes at a different pace. But how does your organization compare to others? Are there practices from other organizations that you can adopt?
    Join the conversation with Yitzy Tannenbaum, Product Marketing Manager, and Kyle Wickert, Worldwide Strategic Architect, as Kyle shares his insights from visiting hundreds of companies in the field.
    Learn about:
    •Managing multi-vendors and multi-technologies within large enterprise hybrid networks.
    •Accelerating troubleshooting and cumbersome processes, such as rule recertification and application connectivity.
    •Ensuring continuous compliance while adopting new regulations.
    •Utilizing a network security management to achieve Zero Trust.
    •Understanding business applications and the potential related security risks
    •How organizations are handing internal struggles between teams and stakeholders in a complex hybrid environment.
    Join us for an insightful webcast.
  • Modernizing your Data Centers to Provide a Cloud Experience
    Modernizing your Data Centers to Provide a Cloud Experience
    Sujay Sundaram, Senior Director, IT Infrastructure and Cloud Engineering at a Fortune 500 company Jan 27 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is the Public Cloud environment making Data Centers obsolete? Does a cloud experience also involve on-premises infrastructure and Data Centers? Join us on this webinar to explore how one can transform the Data Center practice to provide a Cloud Experience in the modern world where a hybrid-cloud approach is almost mandatory for most enterprises.

    Key areas that will be covered:

    - What drives the need to modernize Data Centers (DCs)?
    - Key areas to modernize in a DC
    - Modern Network practices: spine-leaf networks, Software Defined Network, and SD-WAN (Software defined WAN)
    - Software Defined Data Center practices (SDDC)
    - Enabling better security with SDDC
    - Supporting modern application and development practices with the SDDC approach

    Given that the Data Center is the foundation for any IT practice, and to drive digital transformation, it is key to use modern DC practices to enable a shorter time-to-market for digital undertakings.
  • PowerProtect for Kubernetes Workloads
    PowerProtect for Kubernetes Workloads
    Luc Esprit –- EMEA DPS Sales Vice - President & Mark Stockham - Global Architect - VMware Data Protection Solutions EMEA Jan 28 2020 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    We invite you to attend the webcast showcasing the latest enhancements to PowerProtect Software.
    Hear from Luc Esprit and Mark Stockham how Dell EMC in collaboration with Project Velero is providing an enterprise grade solution that allows you to place your production workloads in Kubernetes environment.
    Learn how PowerProtect for Kubernetes protects them, and focused on app consistent backups and restores that are always available and durable in a Kubernetes workload or DR situation.
  • Virtual Workshop: Best Practices for Data Protection for the Cloud Era
    Virtual Workshop: Best Practices for Data Protection for the Cloud Era
    Anwesa Chatterjee - Sr. Director, Product Marketing, Druva and Max Lindauer Sales Engineer, Cloud Solutions, Druva Jan 28 2020 10:00 am UTC 33 mins
    Do you want to be great at legacy data protection or do you want to follow best practices for modern data protection for the cloud era?

    Find a more efficient way. Druva offers a 100% SaaS data protection solution that requires 0% infrastructure and offers infinite scalability, complete autonomy, and global accessibility. Plus, Druva data protection solution can deliver up to 50% cost savings while reducing complexity, and eliminate the need for hardware, software or skilled resources.

    Join this virtual workshop with our solutions expert to learn how you can:

    • Manage and protect your data and enterprise workloads with Druva’s differentiated cloud-first approach

    •Reduce TCO for your organization, with a flexible consumption-based pricing

    •Eliminate complexity with an automated, single-click disaster recovery across cloud, hybrid and on-premises workloads

    • Reduce business impact in case of ransomware attacks
  • NVMe-oF™ 1.1 Specification: Key Features and Use Cases
    NVMe-oF™ 1.1 Specification: Key Features and Use Cases
    John Kim, Mellanox; Sebastian Grandjean Perrenod Comtesse, NetApp; Nishant Lodha, Marvell Semiconductor Jan 28 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The NVMe-oF specification has been described as creating “data center storage disruption” offering performance increases for both applications and the network. With the release of the latest NVMe-oF 1.1 specification in 2019, this technology continues to evolve as more features become available. But what does this mean for the future of data centers?

    In this webcast, participants will receive a summary of the various features added to the new NVMe-oF 1.1 specification, including an overview of multipathing, Asymmetric Namespace Access (ANA) and NVMe/TCP capabilities. Several NVMe technology experts will provide insight into networking considerations, use cases and potential performance challenges that should be understood before the implementation of the NVMe-oF 1.1 specification.
  • 5 Ways to Make Monitoring Work for You
    5 Ways to Make Monitoring Work for You
    Juan Carlos Reyes; Technical Marketing Engineer, LogicMonitor Jan 28 2020 5:00 pm UTC 29 mins
    Digital transformation is happening at light speed and affecting all parts of the business. So how do you keep up with the constant evolution? One way is with agile tools, like SaaS monitoring.

    This webinar will dive into why true SaaS monitoring is necessary to meet the demands of today’s fast-changing infrastructure.
  • The Common Services Data Model: What it is & Why You Should Care
    The Common Services Data Model: What it is & Why You Should Care
    Mary Vanatta, Larry Youngquist, Janeen Osselborn, Meghan Lockwood Jan 28 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    On Tuesday, January 28th, our ServiceNow ITOM and ITBM experts will share what ServiceNow's Common Services Data Model (1.0 and 2.0) is all about and why you should care, including: 

    - Standard terms and definitions
    - Best practice for CMDB Data
    - Modeling and Data Management
    - Guidance on service modeling
    - Recommended mappings

    If you can't make it on the 28th but want to learn about the topic, you can still register now and we'll send you the on-demand recording to watch in your free time. 
  • Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – Taming complexity in the digital era
    Application Performance Monitoring (APM) – Taming complexity in the digital era
    Oliver Presland, VP Product Management, Ensono and Mitch Mecum, Director, AppDynamics Jan 29 2020 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Gartner predicts that APM will be deployed to 20% of all enterprise applications by 2021.

    Digital customer experience (CX) expectations continue to grow, while the modern applications and infrastructures that support them increase in complexity. This represents a constant challenge for both applications and infrastructure teams, who need to work even more closely to meet the business demand for high performance reliable applications. Traditional methods of managing application performance are struggling to keep up in a multi-cloud, multi-stack world.

    Hear from leading managed service provider, Ensono and APM software market leader, AppDynamics (a Cisco company) who have developed a solution for enterprise organizations; APM as a managed service.

    Learn about the problems that APM has solved for real world clients and the benefits delivered to business, application and infrastructure leaders.
  • Managing Variable Workloads with Vertica in Eon Mode
    Managing Variable Workloads with Vertica in Eon Mode
    Yuanzhe Bei, Pratibha Rana and Jeff Healey, Vertica Jan 29 2020 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The separation of compute and storage architecture of Vertica in Eon Mode delivers a range of benefits to data-driven organizations seeking to manage their variable workloads – on AWS and now on-premises with Pure Storage. There are many core features that enable those benefits, particularly the Depot and subclusters.

    Join us for this Webcast to get a deep dive of how the Depot can help you improve query performance and derive maximum benefit by monitoring usage and more. You’ll also learn how subclusters can enable you to isolate your variable workloads – from reporting to ad-hoc to Machine Learning -- to accommodate all your departments and data consumers and simplify database operations.
  • Top 3 Reasons Enterprises Are Automating Their Data Center Networks
    Top 3 Reasons Enterprises Are Automating Their Data Center Networks
    Elliott Castillo, Solutions Architect Jan 29 2020 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Companies are embarking on digital transformation initiatives in order to better compete in our complex global economy. Customer consumption methods and habits are changing at a faster pace than ever before. The business applications and products that keep companies running rely on the data center infrastructure that hosts them. So they can only grow as fast as their infrastructure allows. There is no doubt that keeping pace with this desired exponential growth requires automation. But why?

    Join us January 29 and we'll discuss the top 3 reasons enterprises are implementing data center network automation.

    *Cost reductions through simplification
    *Up-skilling their workforce to facilitate innovation
    *Decreasing time to market to stay competitive

    We'll explore why you should be automating your data center infrastructure and how 'doing automation right' can impact your business. We'll detail how to avoid common obstacles as well as the long-term benefits to you, your workforce, your customers and your partner ecosystem that you can achieve with data center network automation.
  • How Custom Hybrid Cloud Platforms Enable Business and IT Agility
    How Custom Hybrid Cloud Platforms Enable Business and IT Agility
    Mike Wheat- Dell Technologies | Jeremiah Stuppy- ePlus Technology, inc. Jan 29 2020 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Learn how to harness hybrid cloud workload mobility by leveraging the synergy of Dell Technologies Cloud, VMware Cloud Foundation, and ePlus Cloud Consulting Services. We will discuss how you can:
    •Experience a consistent hybrid cloud platform across multiple private and public cloud platforms with flexibility and choice in workload placement without sacrificing operational control, security policy, and lifecycle management.
    •Navigate integration complexity and reduce operational risk with fully-automated lifecycle management.
    •Tackle security and governance controls in a hybrid, multi-cloud global environment by having security policies follow workloads as they move between platforms with comprehensive end-to-end visibility.
    •Achieve a consistent managed Kubernetes experience to modernize applications and run container-based workloads in production at scale across private, public, and hybrid cloud platforms.
    •Plan for the most appropriate solution based on your business needs, design a hybrid cloud global infrastructure environment, and deploy a fully-integrated solution to increase your time to value with optimum cost/benefit.
  • Inside the Brain of Cloud Data Platform Leaders - Ep. 1: Addressing GDPR & CCPA
    Inside the Brain of Cloud Data Platform Leaders - Ep. 1: Addressing GDPR & CCPA
    Drew Daniels, CISO, Qubole & Akil Murali, Director, PM Data Governance & Security, Qubole Jan 29 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Welcome to the first episode of Inside the Brain of Cloud Data Platform Leaders (ITB). A webinar series where we bring to you, an interactive discussion between Data Lake Platform Industry Leaders, to address topics impacting the community right now. Join this series, so you can hear the opinions and perspectives of industry experts, and address your questions directly to them.

    ABOUT:
    In this episode, we’re evaluating the SaaS/PaaS data platform from a CCPA and GDPR perspective. We’ll hear from subject experts:
    - Drew Daniels, CISO, Qubole
    - Akil Murali, Director, PM Data Governance & Security, Qubole

    DISCUSSION POINTS:
    - Track data usage and consent across many disparate systems in a data lake;
    - Comply with de-identification requirements for personal information;
    - What it means to have full visibility and control over data platform endpoints and why it has to be the new norm for governance, risk, and compliance

    BUT, be prepared to bring in your questions, as this series is live and interactive with our audience members.
  • Les 5 préjugés sur la protection de donnée dans le cloud
    Les 5 préjugés sur la protection de donnée dans le cloud
    Thomas Been - Chief Marketing Officer Druva - Arnaud Lempereur - ISV Partner Manager France Amazon Web Services Jan 30 2020 10:00 am UTC 44 mins
    Joignez ce webinar pour tout comprendre sur la technologie Druva, une technologie disruptive construite sur la plateforme AWS qui révolutionne le monde de la protection de donnée dans le cloud.

    Thomas Been, Chief Marketing Officer, Druva en collaboration avec Arnaud Lempereur, ISV Partner Manager, France, Amazon Web Services (AWS) et Lemon Curl discuteront et répondront sur les préjugés que vous pouvez avoir sur la protection de donnée dans le cloud.

    IIs vous apporteront une réponse simple, claire et précise pour vous permettre d’aborder sereinement une transition de protection de donnée cloud avec un partenaire de proximité et de confiance.
  • Get your Weekend back with One-Click Simplicity
    Get your Weekend back with One-Click Simplicity
    Darsh Patel - Systems Engineer, Nutanix Jan 30 2020 10:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Imagine getting time back to enjoy your weekends instead of toiling away at manual database operations, by simplifying and automating the time-consuming activity of provisioning, backing up, and patching databases.

    Now you can.

    Nutanix Era is revolutionising the experience of provisioning, patching, and managing databases from day 0; with one-click operations, to drive efficiency, agility, cost-effectiveness, and scalability across your enterprise. Join us in this webinar as we show how you can deliver and take advantage of database as a service (DbaaS).

    3 Key Takeaways:

    ● Deploy databases in minutes & hours, not days or weeks. Freeing up time to focus on the line of business projects
    ● Remove tedious manual operational tasks prone to human error
    ● Manage database copies across production, dev, & test and eliminate wasteful copy data costs.
  • SIEM Modernization: Build a Situationally Aware Organization with Apache Kafka®
    SIEM Modernization: Build a Situationally Aware Organization with Apache Kafka®
    Jeffrey Needham, Confluent Jan 30 2020 11:00 am UTC 35 mins
    Of all security breaches, 85% are conducted with compromised credentials, often at the administration level or higher. A lot of IT groups think “security” means authentication, authorization and encryption (AAE), but these are often tick-boxes that rarely stop breaches. The internal threat surfaces of data streams or disk drives in a raidset in a data center are not the threat surface of interest.

    Cyber or Threat organizations must conduct internal investigations of IT, subcontractors and supply chains without implicating the innocent. Therefore, they are organizationally air-gapped from IT. Some surveys indicate up to 10% of IT is under investigation at any given time.

    Deploying a signal processing platform, such as Confluent Platform, allows organizations to evaluate data as soon as it becomes available enabling them to assess and mitigate risk before it arises. In Cyber or Threat Intelligence, events can be considered signals, and when analysts are hunting for threat actors, these don't appear as a single needle in a haystack, but as a series of needles. In this paradigm, streams of signals aggregate into signatures. This session shows how various sub-systems in Apache Kafka can be used to aggregate, integrate and attribute these signals into signatures of interest.

    Watch now to learn:
    -The current threat landscape
    -The difference between Security and Threat Intelligence
    -The value of Confluent Platform as an ideal complement to hardware endpoint detection systems and batch-based SIEM warehouses
  • Automating Application Delivery Across Hybrid Multi-Cloud
    Automating Application Delivery Across Hybrid Multi-Cloud
    Blake Connell, Director of Product Marketing at Citrix & Ken Ross, Director Product Management at Citrix Jan 30 2020 2:00 pm UTC 47 mins
    As applications move into the cloud from traditional data centers, they are not only moving to one but multiple clouds, diversity is king to prevent lock-in. They are also living in a hybrid fashion leaving some components on premises while others move to the cloud.

    This new reality requires a strategic solution to maintain control. This webinar provides solutions to the challenges around visibility, management, and insight: How do I ensure the security of my applications? Where can we improve performance? How do control updates?

    You will leave this session prepared to confidently move your applications to the cloud but do it with a solid strategy.
  • 2020 IT Industry Predictions on SaaSification, Cloud Migration & DR Strategies
    2020 IT Industry Predictions on SaaSification, Cloud Migration & DR Strategies
    Sazzala Reddy, CTO and Co-Founder at Datrium Jan 30 2020 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    As we kick off 2020, we see significant changes in the IT industry – but businesses will still operate with the same goals they had 100 years ago: grow the top line, reduce cost and risk, and move quickly. So what needs to change?

    As technology evolves, the way we address issues and threats like ransomware must change too. Modern problems require modern solutions, such as using SaaS applications and moving data to the cloud, to name a couple. Join Sazzala Reddy, Datrium CTO and Co-Founder, to hear his 2020 predictions for businesses and IT professionals to consider, including why:

    - Mainstream enterprises will finally embrace DR in the cloud
    - SaaS products in the public cloud are an unstoppable trend
    - Companies have a multicloud strategy, and they want to make their applications cloud agnostic
    - Business continuity and disaster recovery strategies have to evolve
  • Service Monitoring and the Business Value of IT
    Service Monitoring and the Business Value of IT
    Sarah Terry, Product Manager, LogicMonitor Jan 30 2020 5:00 pm UTC 34 mins
    Recent Gartner research indicates that most CIOs are challenged to communicate the value of IT. This is where shifting infrastructure performance monitoring to focus on overall health and performance of business-critical systems helps.

    This webinar uncovers best practices for service monitoring and how to gain meaningful insight into the business critical services that matter most.

    Webinar attendees will learn:
    - How to Pick the Right KPIs
    - Why percentiles are better than averages
    - How to adjust alerting thresholds to reduce alert noise
  • Unparalleled Insight – Automation and Infrastructure Management
    Unparalleled Insight – Automation and Infrastructure Management
    John Gentry, CTO, Virtana Jan 30 2020 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The growth and scale of cloud computing and IT infrastructure technologies has brought forth new challenges that operate at a global level. Being able to monitor and react to performance issues in complex IT environments has become a critical business requirement.

    This Webinar was designed to discuss AI-powered hybrid Infrastructure management for mission-critical workloads in the areas of:

    Problem Resolution
    Capacity Management
    Workload Automation

    Our industry-leading monitoring and analytics platforms enable automated monitoring that will accelerate your IT transformation.
  • Four Ways to Accelerate Your Kubernetes Project
    Four Ways to Accelerate Your Kubernetes Project
    Andy Wright with Tigera Jan 30 2020 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    As the founders of Project Calico, we work with hundreds of teams every year to help them avoid obstacles and gain the most value from Calico.

    We observe a common "Kubernetes Journey" that most infrastructure and platform teams progress through as they deploy Kubernetes to their organizations, and will share that journey in this webinar.

    Sometimes we are pulled into projects on fire. Without guidance, many projects run into problems of scale, enterprise integration, and cross-functional alignment that can slow everything to a grinding halt. We've seen all these problems and can help.

    That is why we created Calico Essentials - our solution to have you aligned with industry experts throughout your Kubernetes journey.

    In this webinar, you'll learn the four ways Calico Essentials can help accelerate your Kubernetes project.

    - Training and education for new team members and other stakeholders
    - Best practices workshops on network and network security design
    - Help you operationalize Calico to work with the rest of your tools, infrastructure, and processes
    - Troubleshooting strategies, tips, and tricks
  • Streamlining Management of L3 firewall rules in Cisco Meraki Networks
    Streamlining Management of L3 firewall rules in Cisco Meraki Networks
    Gerardo Chaves, Virtual Consultant Systems Engineer, Cisco Systems Jan 30 2020 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Using the Meraki web based portal it is easy to administer all aspects of your network in a centralized fashion, but sometimes we are asked to perform some very specific changes on all networks in an organization during the transition to cloud based security that can end up taking a long time. In this webinar you will learn how a simple python script that leverages the Meraki Dashboard API can greatly improve the time it takes to “manually” add new MX L3 rules into all the applicable devices in all Networks in an organization.
  • Building a Scalable DevOps Toolchain using SaltStack and ServiceNow
    Building a Scalable DevOps Toolchain using SaltStack and ServiceNow
    Brandon Bird - Progressive Leasing Sr. Systems Engineer, Kendall Lovett - SaltStack Dir. of Product Marketing Jan 30 2020 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Progressive Leasing needed a better way to audit and automate infrastructure deployment as part a more scalable DevOps toolchain. Configuration management and versioning using SaltStack Enterprise integrated with ServiceNow CMDB did the trick.

    Attend this webinar to learn how Progressive Leasing used SaltStack and GitFS for automated, full-stack deployment across multiple repos, and how they addressed performance issues at scale. Learn how they ultimately created an integrated and automated DevOps toolchain using Salt Runners for GitLab, and how integrating with ServiceNow allows them to deploy and audit server infrastructure based on desired-state versions for efficient, repeatable, and consistent enterprise infrastructure.
  • How Object Storage Can Help You in the Roaring 20s! Brews & Bytes, episode 1
    How Object Storage Can Help You in the Roaring 20s! Brews & Bytes, episode 1
    VP Marketing Adrian "AJ" Herrera hosts CEO Tony Barbagallo and VP Sales Ben Canter Jan 30 2020 9:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    As we head into the second decade of the millenia, the evolution of technology is accelerating and object storage is a foundational component. In the inaugural episode of our Brews & Bytes series, we’ll talk about where storage is headed in the coming decade and how you and your organization can prepare for the roaring 20s!

    Our VP Marketing Adrian “AJ” Herrera hosts a discussion with CEO Tony Barbagallo and VP of Sales Ben Canter in our premiere episode of Brews & Bytes.
  • The 2019 Dell Commercial Client Solutions Lineup
    The 2019 Dell Commercial Client Solutions Lineup
    Cameron Goedde - Client Solutions Field Marketing | Dell EMC Jan 31 2020 4:00 pm UTC 42 mins
    Smarter & faster experiences are the driver behind Dell’s 2019 Client Solutions lineup. We have the broadest portfolio to meet all needs. From highly configurable fixed solutions – our OptiPlex desktops and AIOs and our Wyse Thin clients. To the smallest, lightest mobile solutions including Latitude and the XPS to specialty systems – our powerful Precision workstations, including towers, racks and mobile workstations and finally our Rugged devices. We also have a full portfolio of displays and accessories to help build your entire ecosystem.

    Presented by: Cameron Goedde - Client Solutions Field Marketing, Dell EMC
  • Creating a Modern DataOps Environment to Drive Analytics
    Creating a Modern DataOps Environment to Drive Analytics
    Mark Ramsey, [PHD] (Former Chief Data & Analytics Officer, GSK) Feb 4 2020 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The application of AI and machine learning to tackle tasks such as drug discovery, customer insight or clinical trial optimization are popular media topics. An area of much less coverage is the application of these technologies in the creation of a modern DataOps environment.

    This session will highlight how a Top 10 pharmaceutical company implemented a large scale, production class, big data & analytics platform in less than a year leveraging bots, machine learning and real-time pipelines. Learn how the technology mix was applied to the data sources, ingestion and rationalization processes to accelerate the delivery of analytics ready data to the business.