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  • The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory
    The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group Recorded: Oct 17 2017 61 mins
    Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss the latest—and potentially most game-changing—technology disruptors to traditional storage architectures since flash: NVMe over fabric and Storage Class Memory.

    It was just five years ago that Flash technology transformed the traditional storage market forever. Modern flash-first arrays are now the new normal for traditional storage. Will a new shared storage access protocol called NVM express over Fabric (NVMe-oF) combined with the advent of storage class memory (SCM) be equally disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the past?

    Vendors are now announcing new products and future architectures to enable them to support these new technologies. With the help of a lively panel of experts from HPE, Pivot3, and Mellanox, we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approaches to leveraging Storage Class Memory and NVMe-oF can radically improve storage products and solutions.
  • SNIA's New 100-Year Archive Survey: Ten Years Later
    SNIA's New 100-Year Archive Survey: Ten Years Later Thomas Rivera, SNIA-DPCO Co-Chair; Sam Fineberg, SNIA LTR TWG Co-chair; Bob Rogers, CTO, Application Matrix Recorded: Oct 17 2017 60 mins
    Ten years ago, the SNIA 100-Year Archive Task Force developed a survey with the goal to determine the requirements for long-term digital information retention in the data center - requirements needed to frame the definition of best practices and solutions to the retention and preservation problems unique to large,scalable data centers.

    Now in 2017, SNIA presents a new survey developed to assess the following details:

    1. Who needs to retain long term information
    2. What information needs to be retained and for how long
    3. If organizations are able to meet their retention needs
    4. How long term information is stored, secured and preserved

    Join us as we see where we were and where we need to be in the preservation and retention of data.
  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Storage - Cyan: Storage Management
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Storage - Cyan: Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom, Mark Rogov, Dell EMC, Alex McDonald, NetApp, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Sep 28 2017 57 mins
    Storage can be something of a “black box,” a monolithic entity that is at once mysterious and scary. That’s why we created “The Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud to Ask” webcast series. So far, we’ve explored various and sundry aspects of storage, focusing on “the naming of the parts.” Our goal has been to break down some of the components of storage and explain how they fit into the greater whole.

    This time, however, we’re going to open up Pandora’s Box and peer inside the world of storage management, uncovering some of the key technologies that are used to manage devices, storage traffic, and storage architectures. In particular, we’ll be discussing:

    •Storage networking management protocols
    •SMI-S – The bread-and-butter of vendor-neutral storage management
    •SNIA Swordfish – The new storage management solution gaining widespread momentum
    •Software-Defined Storage – the catch-all term for storage that includes architectures and management

    There’s so much to say on each of these subjects we could do a full webcast on any one of them, but for a quick overview of many of the technologies that affect storage in one place, we think you will find your time has been well spent.

    Join us on September 28th, 2017, for our continuation of the “Too Proud To Ask” series with Cyan, the Storage Management Pod.
  • Introducing the Network Operations Management Suite from HPE/Micro Focus
    Introducing the Network Operations Management Suite from HPE/Micro Focus Joe Reves, Brian Kaplan, Jon Kies Recorded: Sep 19 2017 57 mins
    Network engineering and operations teams face a complex, moving target. But unfortunately, they’re typically armed with only a disparate collection of management tools - with little or no integration. Network teams deal with equipment outages, slowdowns, security breaches, inability to reach resources, access denials, and other issues that can be caused by anything from a bad connection to devious hackers.

    To address these challenges, we are now offering the 5th suite in the ITOM portfolio – Network Operations Management (NOM). Combining the functionality of Network Node Manager i (NNMi) and Network Automation (NA) and additional suite functionality such as reporting, NOM represents our path forward to managing web-scale networks with their evolving mix of physical, virtual, and software-defined networks.
    Join this webinar to get an in-depth understanding about Network Operations Management including:
    •Enhanced workflows designed to drive productivity and reduce
    •Ongoing capability and content enhancements for both the suite and standalone products
    •New licensing models to enable upgrades at an average of half the cost of a la carte purchases
  • APM SIG Meeting - What is new with HPE APM on-premises
    APM SIG Meeting - What is new with HPE APM on-premises Rocky Pisto, Dan Iuster, Liron Lichterman Recorded: Sep 6 2017 63 mins
    In this presentation we discuss how HPE APM is evolving to keep up with the latest advances in technology and some of the new capabilities that will become available in the next release. You will learn about:

    • Platform - the new, clean and uncluttered HTML5-based interface design and the new Application Health displaying per application availability, performance and underlying infrastructure status in an easy to understand dashboard
    • APM Mobile app - the new mobile app that displays the status of your business applications and enables drill down to RUM and BPM reports
    • BPM - the integration with Mobile Center and support for AWS device farm and emulators
    • RUM - VXLan traffic monitoring, the multi-instance probe for better resource utilization and capacity improvements and the new Docker monitoring capabilities
    • Diagnostics - the new UI and the integration between the on-premises and SaaS solutions
    • SiteScope - the integration with AWS and Azure for hybrid service assurance, the new public APIs, and Kubernetes monitoring capabilities

    We will conclude the presentation with a short demo of some of the features of the product, and provide you ample opportunities to ask questions and become fully informed about the products and their future strategy and roadmap.
  • Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe)
    Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Curt Beckmann, Brocade, Craig Carlson, Cavium, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Aug 29 2017 59 mins
    As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for it’s official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.

    When we did our first webinar on FC-NVMe [link], we got lots of questions about more details, more technical aspects, and more thorough explanations. So here we are!

    This presentation is going to be a more thorough analysis of the bits and bytes of FC-NVMe, where you will learn:

    •What are the key differences and similarities between NVMe and SCSI Fibre Channel structures
    •What are the main architectural differences between NVMe and SCSI deployments
    •Impact on Queue Depth
    •How to cross-connect legacy and future flash arrays with FC-NVMe

    Please join us on August 29th for this advanced, deep dive on FC-NVMe.
  • [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era
    [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era Arturo Suarez, Canonical; Idjiwa Adjido, Extrahop; Johna Till Johnson, Nemeretes; Haidee McMahon, Intel; Bob Crooks Recorded: Aug 17 2017 60 mins
    The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.

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

    This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
  • Towards Software-Defined Organisations
    Towards Software-Defined Organisations Dr Alexander Samarin, Enterprise & Solution Architect, Business & IT Transformation, BPM & SOA Coach Recorded: Aug 15 2017 48 mins
    The experience shows that the synergy between various business methodologies and information technologies does not happen spontaneously. It must be architected for guiding the use of methodologies, technologies and tools together.

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

    Speaker's bio:
    Alexander Samarin wrote his first software program in the year 1973. He obtained a PhD (in computer graphics) in the year 1986. He has worked for a variety of international clients in Switzerland, UK, France, Australia and Africa. He specialises in architecture, implementation and evolution of enterprise-wide solutions with the holistic use of enterprise architecture, business architecture, BPM, SOA, ECM, IT governance and IT strategy. In October 2009 he published a book “Improving enterprise business process management systems”. Since August 2013 he works as an architect for achieving the synergy between strategy, good business practices and disruptive digital technologies for digital systems.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage: Programming & Networking Had a Baby
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage: Programming & Networking Had a Baby Rob Peglar, Symbolic IO, J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox Recorded: Jul 6 2017 59 mins
    In this, the sixth entry in the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” popular webcast series we look into some of the nitties and the gritties of storage details that are often assumed.

    When looking at data from the lens of an application, host, or operating system, it’s easy to forget that there are several layers of abstraction underneath before the actual placement of data occurs. In this webcast we are going to scratch beyond the first layer to understand some of the basic taxonomies of these layers.

    In this webcast we will show you more about the following:

    •Storage APIs and POSIX
    •Block, File, and Object storage
    •Byte Addressable and Logical Block Addressing
    •Log Structures and Journaling Systems

    It’s an ambitious project, but these terms and concepts are at the heart of where compute, networking and storage intersect. Having a good grasp of these concepts ties in with which type of storage networking to use, and how data is actually stored behind the scenes.

    Join us on July 6th for this session. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Check out the Q&A blog: http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=636
  • Smart Cities from the systems point of view
    Smart Cities from the systems point of view Dr Alexander Samarin, Enterprise & Solution Architect, Business & IT Transformation, BPM & SOA Coach, Recorded: Jun 16 2017 49 mins
    Smart Cities is one of the essential endeavours right now. Smart Cities use many existing and emerging information technologies, Smart Cities must change lives of many people and each Smart Cities programme and project is a daunting task. Therefore Smart Cities must be considered as a system which perfectly delivers its desired capabilities.

    This presentation will discuss how several modern techniques, such as systems approach, standardisation, reference architecture, patterns, explicit security, can be combined to enable world-wide cooperation and coordination in delivery of various Smart Cities.

    Speaker's bio:

    Alexander Samarin wrote his first software program in the year 1973. He obtained a PhD (in computer graphics) in the year 1986. He has worked for a variety of international clients in Switzerland, UK, France, Australia and Africa. He specialises in architecture, implementation and evolution of enterprise-wide solutions with the holistic use of enterprise architecture, business architecture, BPM, SOA, ECM, IT governance and IT strategy. In October 2009 he published a book “Improving enterprise business process management systems”. Since August 2013 he works as an architect for achieving the synergy between strategy, good business practices and disruptive digital technologies for digital systems.

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