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  • Suunto enriches extreme-sport experience with IoT wearable analytics on Vertica Suunto enriches extreme-sport experience with IoT wearable analytics on Vertica Janne Kallio, Digital Lead, Performance Business, Suunto Live 60 mins
    Suunto, owned by Amer Sports, is enriching the customer engagement from hi-end extreme sport watches and outdoor instruments to a full digital experience composed by self-service analytics over their sport competition and training session data. Mining wearables to give real-time answers to sport and fitness fans requires cost-effective, extremely fast IoT Analytics at very large scale.

    Suunto runs Vertica to enable a multichannel experience over watches, mobile apps and their brand new Movescount.com website, where users can log everything and compare their performance instantly with peers to enable virtual competitions.

    Suunto selected the Vertica Analytic database to cope with ingesting and analyzing the massive data from customers and feeding results back to downstream systems via REST APIs in real-time. The cost-effective analytical database also helped to cope with a variety of challenges to support Suunto cloud services managing over 50 different types of devices and 50 application partners for vertical sport apps.

    Why attend?
    • Discover how companies are using IoT analytics to enrich their products with online services from wearables data to excel at customer engagement and brand differentiation
    • Learn why Vertica is different for IoT Analytics and why it is chosen by New Economy leaders for connected devices
    • Get answers to your own questions during the live Q&A
  • Gabe Knuth Talks Storage With Vaughn Stewart aka "The Storage Guy" (Podcast) Gabe Knuth Talks Storage With Vaughn Stewart aka "The Storage Guy" (Podcast) Gabe Knuth, Independent Analyst & Blogger; Vaughn Steward, VP and Chief Architect, Pure Storage Recorded: Jan 12 2017 52 mins
    Join independent analyst and blogger, Gabe Knuth, as he discusses the current state of storage, how we got there and the benefits of flash storage with the VP and Chief Architect at Pure Storage, Vaughn Stewart. Tune in now and learn what sets one storage vendor apart from its competitors.
  • IT Operations and Real-Time Performance Monitoring: Keys to Efficient Healthcare IT Operations and Real-Time Performance Monitoring: Keys to Efficient Healthcare John Smith, Principle Solutions Architect from ExtraHop, Darren Carr, Sr. Technology Architect, from Cerner Recorded: Jan 12 2017 49 mins
    Modern Healthcare IT infrastructures are a complex blend of technologies, from mission-critical Electronic Health Record (EHR) applications to the security solutions protecting patient data from ransomware and other threats. Overseeing an entire healthcare system's networks and infrastructure, as well as managing patient data in a private cloud, can be time consuming, costly and pose potential cybersecurity threats and data breaches. That’s why fast, reliable IT is crucial to every step of the patient’s journey through your organization—and why you need a new approach to IT operations and monitoring.

    Learn where your visibility gaps lie, and how closing those gaps with real-time performance monitoring will dramatically improve the quality of care and IT security that your organization provides.
  • 2017 Trends in Information Security 2017 Trends in Information Security Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security Recorded: Jan 12 2017 57 mins
    Security is changing. New innovations are making defenses such as anti-malware more of a reality than ever before, while yesterday’s incumbents are being remade through new acquisitions as well as selloffs of their legacy security businesses. So what’s next for security? For one thing, the scale of IoT security risk has finally been revealed – while the threat of ransom may provide attackers an alternative if malware becomes less viable. Will security’s innovations be ready enough, soon enough to protect enterprises from today’s emerging threats?

    Join this session with Scott Crawford, Research Director for Information Security, to find out why 451 Research has rated all 6 of 2017’s key security trends as “high impact.”
  • Edge Analytics in Internet of Things Edge Analytics in Internet of Things Soila Kavulya, Research Scientist, Analytics & AI Solutions Group at Intel Recorded: Jan 11 2017 29 mins
    The unprecedented growth in the number of connected devices has spurred new opportunities for analytics ranging from consumer devices that monitor health to self-driving cars. The Internet of Things has also led to new computing paradigms which leverage both cloud and edge technologies to push analytics closer to users who need real-time access. This webinar explores implications of the growth of IoT on analytics, and the distributed architectures needed to support the vast amounts of data generated by these devices.
  • Big data storage: Options and recommendations Big data storage: Options and recommendations Jagane Sundar, WANdisco CTO Recorded: Jan 11 2017 41 mins
    Hadoop clusters are often built around commodity storage, but architects now have a wide selection of Big Data storage choices, including solid-state or spinning disk for clusters and enterprise storage for compatibility layers and connectors.

    In this webinar, our CTO will review the storage options available to Hadoop architects and provide recommendations for each use case, including an active-active replication option that makes data available across multiple storage systems.
  • Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 2017 State of the Union Hyperconverged Infrastructure: 2017 State of the Union Henry Baltazar 451 Research Director of Storage ; Kiran Sreenivasamurthy VP, Product Management at Maxta Recorded: Jan 11 2017 60 mins
    HCI continues to be the hottest segment in infrastructure. Rapid data and workload growth coupled with relatively flat budgets are forcing organizations to consider alternatives to traditional infrastructure offerings. HCI has emerged as alternative offering to satisfy the needs of customers both in central data centers and in remote offices. On January 11, 2017 join us for a webinar discussing the current state of the market. The webinar will cover:
    · Challenges facing enterprise infrastructure professionals
    · Market drivers
    · Use cases for HCI
    · Delivery options for HCI (Appliances and Software)
    · Recommendations for deployments
  • Construction Planning and Implementation Using ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48 Construction Planning and Implementation Using ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48 James Ruedlinger, John Erichsen, Mark Malouf, Limor Schafman Recorded: Jan 11 2017 62 mins
    This presentation will cover an overview of the recent transition from the ANSI/TIA-1019-A standard to the ANSI/TIA-322 and ANSI/ASSE A10.48 construction standards, specific roles and responsibilities for key con¬tractor and engineering personnel involved in construction planning and implementation, detailed descriptions of construc¬tion classifications, rigging plans, and specialized lifting devices.

    Speakers:
    - James Ruedlinger, Manager Engineer, Crown Castle
    - John Erichsen, Owner, EET LLC (Moderator)
    - Mark Malouf, President, Malouf Engineering International
    - Limor Schafman, Director, Content Development, TIA (Webcast Host)
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Tara Callan, Marketing Manager, DataCore Software Recorded: Jan 10 2017 25 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.
  • NVDIMM - Applications are Here NVDIMM - Applications are Here SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group Recorded: Jan 10 2017 60 mins
    Get a glimpse of the future of Persistent Memory - it's NOW! Join SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group in another in our series of webcasts on the NVDIMM Cookbook - how to incorporate NVDIMM into your systems and what non-volatile DIMM applications now available. We'll even highlight some of the "knobs" to turn to optimize use of NVDIMM in your applications to ease the way to simple, plug-n-play adoption!
  • Tying cyber attacks to business processes, for faster mitigation Tying cyber attacks to business processes, for faster mitigation Prof. Avishai Wool Recorded: Jan 10 2017 56 mins
    Time is not on your side when managing security for a global enterprise and facing down a relentless barrage of cyber attacks. So when confronted with multiple suspect alerts flagged by your SIEM solution, you need a way to easily sift through and identify the attacks that will most likely impact key business processes – and quickly take action.
    Presented by renowned industry expert Prof. Avishai Wool, this new webinar will cover security best practices for introducing business context into your organization’s incident response processes, and prioritizing and automating remediation efforts accordingly. This insight will give you the intelligence you need to reduce the time and cost of mitigating cyber attacks by orders of magnitude.
    In this webinar Professor Wool will cover how to:
    - Augment incident triage with critical business context to assess the severity, risk and potential business impact of an attack
    - Prioritize incident remediation efforts based on business risk
    - Neutralize impacted systems through zero-touch automation
    - Limit the lateral movement of an attacker in, out and across your network
    - Keep all stakeholders involved in the remediation process to reduce disruption to the business
  • 2017 Trends in Datacenters 2017 Trends in Datacenters Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Datacenters Recorded: Jan 10 2017 48 mins
    Datacenters are at the core of the Digital Transformation revolution. Operators are increasingly adopting new technologies and techniques to ensure they remain relevant and competitive in the new world of IT. Pacesetters are driving efficiency, agility and connectivity, while automation, rackscale architectures, cloud-based analytics and distributed resiliency are also evolving rapidly.

    Join Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President for Datacenters, to examine how these evolving datacenter technologies will shape the market and competitive landscape in 2017.
  • Shelby American Deploys Silver Peak High Performance SD-WAN Solution Shelby American Deploys Silver Peak High Performance SD-WAN Solution Silver Peak Recorded: Jan 4 2017 3 mins
    High-performance car maker Shelby American saves $1,500 per month and minimizes IT overhead by running its business on an IT infrastructure with Silver Peak SD-WAN and Dell EMC Networking solutions
  • AI: Hardware Technology Deep Dive AI: Hardware Technology Deep Dive Pradeep Dubey, Intel Fellow and Director of Parallel Computing Lab at Intel Recorded: Jan 4 2017 54 mins
    New developments in AI are more exciting than ever. The next big wave promises to provide insights at a greater accuracy to help solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. In this webinar Pradeep will discuss how Intel is driving AI forward with industry’s most comprehensive road map portfolio to deliver end-to-end AI solutions, and collaborating with thought leaders to address the technical challenges posed by AI.
  • Go-To OpenStack Guide: Scaling Up & Deploying an All-Flash Cloud Infrastructure Go-To OpenStack Guide: Scaling Up & Deploying an All-Flash Cloud Infrastructure Christian Huebner, Mirantis, Simon Dodsley, Pure Storage & Fred Hsu, Arista Network Recorded: Dec 21 2016 48 mins
    While OpenStack provides great opportunities to modernize cloud infrastructure, challenges exist to deploying enterprise applications. Mirantis and Arista have teamed with Pure Storage to address these challenges by providing a Reference Architecture for deploying an all-flash OpenStack environment. View this webinar to see how enterprise workloads can predictably be deployed and scaled on OpenStack, and hear how storage features such as data reduction and replication can help with reliability and performance of enterprise workloads on OpenStack.

    Featured Speakers:
    Christian Huebner, SE, Mirantis
    Simon Dodsley, Solution Architect, Pure Storage
    Fred Hsu, Technical Marketing Engineer, Arista Network
  • Policy Automation and Detection with NSX and the SDDC  Policy Automation and Detection with NSX and the SDDC  Hadar Freehling, Staff Security Strategist, Networking & Security, VMware Recorded: Dec 21 2016 21 mins
    Watch Hadar Freehling, VMware staff security strategist, as he discusses how virtualization — via NSX — can be powerful tool in your enterprise’s overall security efforts.

    What you’ll learn:
    •How leveraging NSX virtualization offers significant security management benefits over what you’re using now
    •How NSX makes automatic detection, alerting, isolation, and remediation a reality
  • Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Advanced Use Cases Getting More Out of vRealize Automation: Orchestration and Advanced Use Cases Gary Coburn Staff Engineer & CTO Ambassador National Specialist, Software Defined Enterprise – Automation and Cloud Native Recorded: Dec 20 2016 88 mins
    Would you like to deploy agents on post provisioning? Orchestrate and automate service delivery? Take advantage of existing CM tooling?

    This webcast builds on previous sessions where we introduced vRealize Orchestrator and the new Event Broker Service. In this session, we will explore advanced use cases; XaaS, Blueprints and Event Broker best practices; and how to extend the solution to solve common challenges.

    Examples of advanced integration use cases include:

    · Deploying bootstrap agents (Puppet, Chef)
    · Advanced Blueprint concepts (software components and vRealize Orchestrator integration)
    · ITIL process integration (CMDB and Service Desk)
    · Service lifecycle extensions
  • Writing Elegant Tests Writing Elegant Tests Franklin Webber, Training and Technical Content Lead, Chef Recorded: Dec 20 2016 62 mins
    You’ve probably found that the many tests you write for all your cookbooks require as much or more effort than maintaining the cookbooks themselves. You’ve also probably noticed that there’s quite a bit of boilerplate code required to verify all the recipes, resources, and helpers. The consequence is that much of your test code is duplicated from one cookbook to another.

    In this webinar, Franklin Webber, Training and Technical Content Lead at Chef, will show you techniques that bring elegance to a cookbook’s tests. You’ll learn how to eliminate redundancy, rebuild common patterns into helpers, and extract those helpers into a portable library.

    Join to learn how to:

    - Refactor tests for more elegant code
    - Craft reusable testing resources and helpers
    - Extract testing resources into a Ruby gem

    Who Should Attend:

    - Anyone who writes tests for cookbooks
  • IoT in Healthcare: Improving Patient Pathways & Outcomes IoT in Healthcare: Improving Patient Pathways & Outcomes Michael Winterson, Managing Director of Services, Equinix Recorded: Dec 20 2016 5 mins
    The Internet of Things (IoT) holds fantastic promise for businesses, but it will take incredible IT capacity to deliver on its potential. Companies must securely handle huge amounts of data, collected from numerous, disparate devices, then instantly sort, store and draw relevant conclusions from it.

    In this interview, Michael Winterson, Managing Director of Services at global interconnection and data centre company Equinix, discusses the evolution of IoT, the number of levels on which it operates and how there remains no one-stop-shop IoT solution. In particular, he talks about the rise of the Industrial IoT in the healthcare space. With reference to Equinix’s collaboration with GE Healthcare, Michael explores how the real potential lies in interconnecting different IoT systems to make hospitals run more effectively and improve patient pathways and outcomes.
  • What's New In Red Hat's Cloud Infrastructure Stack What's New In Red Hat's Cloud Infrastructure Stack George Drapeau Director, Partner Solutions & Technology, RedHat Recorded: Dec 19 2016 40 mins
    In this webinar, we'll cover the latest updates in Red Hat OpenStack releases 9 and 10, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3. We'll discuss these components and how they play into Software Defined Infrastructure, key features in RHOSP and RHEL, and the technical value proposition offered by the interplay between these two platform products. We'll also touch on features specifically benefitting Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV). Finally, we'll touch on the support in RHEL 7.3 for the Internet of Things (IoT), along with Red Hat's middleware product line.
  • What’s Happening in the Data Center? A Peek Inside CloudPhysics’ Global Data Set What’s Happening in the Data Center? A Peek Inside CloudPhysics’ Global Data Set Chris Schin, VP, Product Management Recorded: Dec 15 2016 35 mins
    Join this webinar to get a look at the CloudPhysics “Global State of the Data Center Report, Q4 2016,” identifying some key trends in data centers for the fourth quarter.

    CloudPhysics’ SaaS solution extracts data from data centers worldwide, anonymizes and aggregates it, and surfaces insights about global trends and changes occurring throughout data center IT.

    Key findings of the “CloudPhysics Global State of the Data Center Report Q4 2016” include:
    •The cumulative financial impact of rightsizing during public cloud migration would net to $54.7B annually – more than the GDP of 114 nations.
    •More than 50 percent of the world’s allocated virtual central processing units (vCPUs) could be reclaimed.
    •91 percent of VMs globally average 10 input/output per second (IOPS) or fewer.
    •80 percent of an organization’s IOPS is used to access only 20 percent of their storage.
  • Reduce the cost and complexity of retiring legacy PeopleSoft instances Reduce the cost and complexity of retiring legacy PeopleSoft instances Gagan Bhatia, HPE Product Marketing Manager and Ali ElKortobi, Director, Data Protection R&D Recorded: Dec 15 2016 41 mins
    Attend this webinar to learn how HPE’s application retirement solution can help reduce the overall recurring cost of managing legacy PeopleSoft instances by up to 40%.

    The costs of licensing, operational, and skilled resources in maintaining legacy PeopleSoft environments can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars each year. In addition to these costs, organizations expose themselves to various security and privacy risks associated with the improper management of employee data stored in these inactive systems.

    With HPE’s application retirement and archiving solution, you can retire multiple PeopleSoft instances while retaining seamless access to the historical data for compliance and reporting. Built on HPE’s market leading Structured Data Manager platform that relocates inactive data from expensive tier 1 production systems and legacy databases while preserving data integrity and access, you can be confident that the solution is scalable, flexible and secure.

    Join us to hear more about how HPE Structured Data Manager for PeopleSoft Enterprise can help you simplify the retirement of legacy PeopleSoft instances and reduce the cost, complexity and risks associated with managing legacy applications and data.
  • Lean and Mean – OpenStack Efficiencies for Large-Scale Clouds Lean and Mean – OpenStack Efficiencies for Large-Scale Clouds Peter Christy from 451; Nick Tausanovitch from Netronome; John Jainschigg from MIRANTIS Recorded: Dec 15 2016 52 mins
    Far from experimental days in the engineering lab, OpenStack has been deployed by Fortune 100 companies. Demand for larger, more efficient cloud networks show no sign of slowing down. In this webinar, we will discuss how OpenStack has evolved for large scale clouds and how HW offload via SmartNICs can increase the compute capacity by up to 6X.
  • A Deep Dive into StorNext 5.4 A Deep Dive into StorNext 5.4 Dave Frederick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing - Quantum and Nick Elvester, Sr. Product Manager Jan 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Quantum's StorNext 5.4 brings new levels of performance, efficiency, flexibility and compatibility to media storage and data management. Enhancements include more tiering options, support for integrated applications, and even faster network connectivity.
  • 2017 Trends in Services 2017 Trends in Services Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President - Services Jan 18 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The next wave of cloud computing is coming, and it is going to take the shape of serving distinct enterprise needs in an on-demand fashion. It is normal for enterprise IT departments to provision or procure IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services now. That in turn means that a larger galaxy of business needs and operational complexities will be tackled as the next way to monetize cloud infrastructure. The trickle of specialized providers doing boutique services such as disaster recovery as a service, compliance as a service and database as a service could well become a flood.

    Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President for Services as she uncovers what service providers will need to change in order to gain a competitive advantage in 2017, and what the sources of demand for multi-tenant datacenters will be in the coming year.
  • What’s Next In Securing Identities? Key Identity & Access Management Trends What’s Next In Securing Identities? Key Identity & Access Management Trends Danna Bethlehem Jan 18 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Over the past year, we have seen data breaches shift towards identity-based breaches, targeting personal information of either employees or consumers. The access to the information is used to craft and construct highly organized attacks on enterprises and is a growing contributor to identity theft. The problem is compounded by the convergence of personal and work place identities, ultimately creating major security challenges for companies.

    Our 2016 Authentication and Access Management survey found 90% of enterprise IT professionals are concerned that employee reuse of personal credentials for work purposes could compromise security. During the webinar, we’ll be discussing this and other trends in the strong authentication and access management market, including:

    -The status of the two-factor authentication market and what we can expect in the years to come
    -The enterprise risk issues of using social media credentials to access to corporate resources
    -The role the cloud is playing in the enterprise especially as it relates to single sign on and application management and access
    -The ongoing challenges enterprises cite as barriers to mass adoption of a mobile workforce
  • Risks Posed By Legacy Authentication Risks Posed By Legacy Authentication Garrett Bekker of 451 Research & Matin Gontovnikas of Auth0 Jan 18 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Username and password are not enough. So why do most companies still use them?

    There’s a Technology Basics White Paper first published in 2002 entitled “Username and Password – A Dying Security Model.” This paper documents the HIGH risk level associated with legacy authentication (using username and password) and predicted that secure access methods using Biometrics, Single Sign On (SSO), One Time Password Tokens and Multi-Factor Authentication would quickly replace the use of traditional passwords. Fast forward to a decade and a half later and the majority of companies are still using username and password authentication. We all agree that legacy authentication is not good enough, so why do most companies still use them?

    For many, the path to modern authentication seems difficult and expensive, while others worry about the impact on user experience. Join us for a webinar where we will explore this paradox and discuss practices for making secure, modern authentication fast and easy for developers and simple and frictionless for users.
  • Solving IoT & BYOD Challenges: The Answers are in your Network Solving IoT & BYOD Challenges: The Answers are in your Network Shaun Henderson & Peter Connolly, ExtraHop Networks Jan 18 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Whether they are ready for it or not, IT Operations teams have the Internet of Things, including BYOD devices such as smart watches, added to their list of responsibilities. With employees bringing in potentially compromised devices, it's time for enterprise IT to understand their environment and not just tick the compliance box. On the other hand, IoT poses an opportunity for IT organizations to add significant value to the business by providing real-time operational intelligence. A new monitoring approach called wire data analytics analyzes communications on the network to extract valuable IoT security, performance, and even operations data—and requires no agents! Tune in for a technical deep-dive into the network impact of IoT, how to make the most of your data from connected devices, and how to mitigate potential security and threat risks involved.
  • Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Sushant Rao, Sr. Director Product & Solutions Marketing, DataCore Software Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.

    Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.

    Now, with hyperconverged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.

    Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
  • Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Dave Wright - Vice President & General Manager, NetApp SolidFire and Tim Stammers - Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The tables have been stacked against storage buyers for decades, but a change is coming. Forget the endless refresh treadmill of monolithic storage systems, and licensing models that are not just inflexible, but also force you to pay again and again for the same technology. Join this webinar to learn how to liberate your storage budget, and pay for storage the way that suits your business rather than the vendors, with 451 Research senior analyst Tim Stammers, and NetApp SolidFire’s Vice President & General Manager, Dave Wright.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless,Robert Azzi-Argyle Griffin Grp Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
    Robert Azzi, Executive Managing Partner. Argyle Griffin Group (Moderator)
  • 2017 Trends in Infrastructure 2017 Trends in Infrastructure Al Sadowski, Research Vice President - Infrastructure Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises and service provider customers have more storage, networking, and cloud technology choices at their disposal than ever before, and aggressive technology adopters will gain a performance and agility edge over their rivals in 2017. All Flash Arrays, Object Storage and Disaster Recovery to Cloud/Disaster Recovery as a Service are key technologies transforming the storage landscape. These new innovations account for a relatively small amount of storage revenue today, but will gradually displace traditional disk based storage systems, ultimately opening up opportunities for new innovators. The pace of change in networking technology provides the speed, capacity and agility demanded by cloud, IoT, social media, content delivery and the fabric that makes digital transformation possible.

    Join Al Sadowski, Research Vice President for Infrastructure, as he dives into what’s accelerating the virtualization of network applications and how traditional vendors will need to transform their “innovation supply chain” to produce product equivalents to highly scalable cloud infrastructure.
  • Patching Clients and Servers using Configuration Manager Current Branch Patching Clients and Servers using Configuration Manager Current Branch Kent Agerlund, Microsoft MVP, Coretech Jan 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Dealing with server management is often very different from managing client devices in the enterprise. In this session we will demonstrate some of the tools and solutions we use to successfully manage servers in the enterprise. We will also discuss how you can integrate Flexera Software's Corporate Software Inspector into your enterprise client management strategy.
  • Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate, NetApp Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage is more capable than where we read and write data.

    In this session we’ll discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.
  • New Containerization Capabilities for HPE Universal Discovery and CMDB New Containerization Capabilities for HPE Universal Discovery and CMDB Jon Furner, Results Positive and Ron Bocken, HPE Jan 19 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Looking to reduce deployment costs and increase time to value? Don’t miss this opportunity to see and hear about the new container capabilities of HPE Universal Discovery and Universal CMDB solutions. In this webinar, you will receive an overview from Results Positive on how you can utilize the HPE Configuration Management System with new capabilities to discover containers and configuration items in your data center and simplify solution deployment time from days to minutes. Additionally, HPE will provide an overview of the HPE IT Operations Management Suite framework and how containers can be used to benefit overall total cost of ownership (TCO).

    Key takeaways from attending this webinar include:
    • How you can utilize new HPE UD/UCMDB Container capabilities
    • Common use cases for containerization with HPE UD/UCMDB
    • Understand the business benefits of containerization
    • Become aware of HPE ITOM Suite Framework

    Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the new containerization capabilities available for HPE UD/UCMDB.
  • Are Hybrid Clouds in Tune with Future Business Growth? Are Hybrid Clouds in Tune with Future Business Growth? Agatha Poon 451 Research, Rajesh Awasthi Tata Communications Jan 24 2017 6:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Advancements in infrastructure and platform technologies with growing availability of innovative business models has inclined the focus on user-centric service delivery mechanisms by redefining the very nature of IT strategy within a business organization. Companies that wish to pave the way for a successful digital transformation journey must shed conventional thinking and embrace towards an agile approach to IT operations and have a reliable and intelligent Ecosystem. So, to start with, we ask ourselves How and What should we look for in a partner?
  • 2017 Trends in Cloud 2017 Trends in Cloud William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President - Cloud Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Digital transformation is a business imperative, not an option. Cloud is powering this change: It provides the new style of IT that supports the information, process and platform transformations required to link technology and information assets with marketing and customer experience to deliver new or enhanced digital processes.

    Join William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President for Cloud, as he discusses what’s coming this year in cloud, and how the industry’s major battleground in 2017 will be how, from where and at what price cloud transformation services are delivered to customers.
  • Datacenters and Storage Models of the Future Datacenters and Storage Models of the Future Randy Kerns Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every new or recycled idea that comes along is going to be the ‘only way things are done in the future' according to some. This narrow view has been offered in the area of storing and managing information since modern computing began. The reality is much more messy. Different approaches for handling information are used and in reality, the processing and management of information use mostly unrelated solutions. This BrightTalk session will look at evolving datacenters and how information is handled including the storage technologies employed. There will be different approaches that will be discussed as part of the presentation.
  • Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Chair, SNIA Scalable Storage Mgt Technical Work Group, Principal, Storage Management Architect, Broadcom Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Created by SNIA’s Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group (SSM TWG), SNIA Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. This session will present an overview of SNIA Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.1 released in January 2017.
  • 2017 with Big Data Analytics Done Right: 5 traps to avoid and 5 ways to succeed 2017 with Big Data Analytics Done Right: 5 traps to avoid and 5 ways to succeed Hal Lavendar, Chief Architect, Cognizant, Thomas Dinsmore, BI & Big Data Expert, Josh Klahr, VP Product Management, AtScale Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    When it comes to Big Data Analytics, do you know if you are on the right track to succeed in 2017?

    Is Hadoop where you should place your bet? Is Big Data in the Cloud a viable choice? Can you leverage your traditional Big Data investment, and dip your toe in modern Data Lakes too? How are peer and competitor enterprises thinking about BI on Big Data?

    Come learn 5 traps to avoid and 5 best practices to adopt, that leading enterprises use for their Big Data strategy that drive real, measurable business value.

    In this session you’ll hear from Hal Levander, Chief Architectect of Cognizant Technologies, Thomas Dinsmore, Big Data Analytics expert and author of ‘Disruptive Analytics: Charting Your Strategy for Next-Generation Business Analytics, along with Josh Klahr, VP of Product, as they share real world approaches and achievements from innovative enterprises across the globe.

    Join this session to learn…

    - Why leading enterprises are choosing Cloud for Big Data in 2017
    - What 75% of enterprises plan to drive value out of their Big Data
    - How you can deliver business user access along with security and governance controls
  • Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute Michael Basilyan, Google Cloud Platform; Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems; Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing Jan 24 2017 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Google Cloud Platform, Avere Systems, and Cycle Computing experts will share best practices for advancing solutions to big challenges faced by enterprises with growing compute and storage needs. In this “best practices” webinar, you’ll hear how these companies are working to improve results that drive businesses forward through scalability, performance, and ease of management.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    - How enterprises are using Google Cloud Platform to gain compute and storage capacity on-demand
    - Best practices for efficient use of cloud compute and storage resources
    - Overcoming the need for file systems within a hybrid cloud environment
    - Understand how to eliminate latency between cloud and data center architectures
    - Learn how to best manage simulation, analytics, and big data workloads in dynamic environments
    - Look at market dynamics drawing companies to new storage models over the next several years

    In just 60-minutes, you’ll be presented with a foundation to build infrastructure to support ongoing demand growth and have ample opportunity to ask direct questions to presenters.
  • “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.” “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.” Peter McCallum Jan 24 2017 9:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    More so than ever before, businesses are requiring IT to become less about infrastructure and more about availability and mobility of data. Yesterday’s IT shops were defined by the technology they chose to use rather than capabilities they could deliver to the business and its workforce. End users have become more savvy and less willing to accept limitations of traditional, static services. Technology has to adapt to timing, location and value of data on a global basis without restrictions. Based on these trends, FreeStor grew from roots in static infrastructure to now support the widest interoperability across storage platforms, protocols, hypervisors, clouds, and applications in the industry. See how FreeStor is helping to drive the goal of “infrastructure anywhere” for seamless delivery of data anywhere users need to be.
  • Future Perfect... Data Center Future Perfect... Data Center Ed Haletky, Tom Howarth and Steve Beaver, TVP Strategy Jan 25 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What does the future datacenter look like? Is it racks and racks of computers? Is it heavily automated? Is it just a shim to the larger world of the cloud? Join this dynamic panel discussion where we will delve into the future of the datacenter with experts from The Virtualization Practice (TVP Strategy).

    We will discuss where we are going, how the hybrid cloud fits in and the ultimate vision of the datacenter. It all starts with the journey...
  • Are Hybrid Clouds in tune with future business growth? Are Hybrid Clouds in tune with future business growth? Agatha Poon 451 Research, Vikram Balimidi Tata Communications Jan 25 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Advancements in infrastructure and platform technologies with growing availability of innovative business models has inclined the focus on user-centric service delivery mechanisms by redefining the very nature of IT strategy within a business organization. Companies that wish to pave the way for a successful digital transformation journey must shed conventional thinking and embrace towards an agile approach to IT operations and have a reliable and intelligent Ecosystem. So, to start with, we ask ourselves How and What should we look for in a partner?
  • Enterprise Applications and Persistent Storage with Docker Containers Enterprise Applications and Persistent Storage with Docker Containers Andrew Sullivan, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp Jan 25 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Docker® containers have emerged to provide the agility that development teams need while delivering the stability and reliability required by IT operations. Developers can bring existing applications into the Docker ecosystem while building new applications using microservice design principles. IT-operations teams can benefit from reduced complexity and faster deployment of containerized applications.

    Typically, Docker containers do not retain data after being restarted or retired. A container’s ephemeral nature presents challenges for containerizing many common Enterprise applications, from databases to home-grown tools, where data must be retained or when a container must share its data across multiple Docker hosts. Docker and NetApp solve these issues and more with the NetApp® Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP).

    The nDVP adds persistent storage capabilities to Docker containers, which gives developers the ability to enable data persistence in applications that use Docker container technology along with enterprise storage features such as transparent scalability, high availability, encryption, data deduplication, and seamless replication.
  • Applied Analytics: Creating a Successful Analytical Solution Applied Analytics: Creating a Successful Analytical Solution Dr. Kyle H. Ambert, PhD, Lead Data Scientist, Artificial Intelligence & Analytics Solutions Group, Intel Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Applied analytics requires scientists to be aware of both the intricacies of the statistical tools at their disposal as well as the domain-specific idiosyncrasies of their data in order to create a successful analytical solution. This webinar will discuss examples of characteristics of data that enable and disallow certain data science techniques.
  • Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Why Tier Certification Is Even More Meaningful in a Hybrid IT World Keith Klesner, Senior Vice President, North America, Uptime Institute Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Data Centers are continuing to evolve and will remain at the core of digital infrastructure. Today’s global information economy depends on data centers like never before. Whether a data center is on premise, colocated or in the cloud, they are responsible for the entire online infrastructure of a company, and the data centers are crucial to business critical infrastructure. For more than 20 years, Uptime Institute has served as an independent advisory body to all stakeholders in the industry responsible for the performance and availability of IT systems. We’ve helped the world’s leading data center organizations design, build, maintain, and optimize their facilities, compute systems, and operations, while balancing costs, resources, performance, and efficiency in an ever changing technology landscape. Uptime has assisted hundreds of enterprises and service providers to ensure their data centers are ready to meet their business needs. Join us as we share our experiences and learnings for a hybrid IT world.

    Topics include:
    - The value of simplicity in data center design and construction for IT and facility operations
    - Concurrent maintainability as a “must have” as "live work or deferred maintenance" is no longer acceptable
    - Tier Certification as a risk management tool for project owners and data center services buyers