No matter how well designed and built your data center infrastructure may be, ultimately it is the day-to-day operations activities and management decisions where the success of your mission stands or falls. In fact, the leading cause of downtime is human error. To mitigate risks, achieve your business goals, and meet uptime requirements, it is critical to unify operating behaviors with the functionality of your infrastructure. These panelists will discuss how they have achieved M&O excellence across their global portfolios leveraging the Uptime Institute M&O Stamp of Approval.
The pursuit of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) benefits leads, too often, in a procurement and implementation process take too long, the software costs too much and the tools often under-deliver. Often, organizations fail to define business requirements for DCIM and evaluate options in a holistic and consistent framework. This webinar can help provide insight into why those outcomes occur and how to avoid.
Email remains a critical component of business process. Strong interest and adoption of Microsoft’s Office 365 online productivity and collaboration suite is pushing email to the cloud. However, Office 365 has many security and risk professionals scrambling to figure out what security controls are necessary to secure email.
While Office 365 can provide native functionality baked in, enterprises need to understand the gaps and where additional security might be necessary to protect you from today’s advanced threats. Join Ryan Kalember, Proofpoint SVP of Cybersecurity, to discuss the key capabilities that enterprises should consider for their Office 365 email environment.
Key takeaways include:
• Why the shift to Office 365 increases criticality of email security
• Common pitfalls to avoid in the planning stages
• Key security capabilities to protect from advanced threats
Learn more about how Proofpoint has helped customers find success with their Office 365 initiative with advanced security, end-to-end insights and rapid response capabilities, and email continuity.
Guest speaker Kelley Mak of Forrester Research will also be on hand to discuss the industry at large from an independent perspective.
Join Keyaan Williams, Senior Executive, C|CISO Programs at EC-Council for his Corporate Governance for CISOs webinar series! The first webinar in the series will cover the topic of Asset Management from an executive perspective. This session will focus on some fundamental concerns that an organization must address to support an effective information security program. How do you identify asset owners? What are examples of effective classification strategies? What type of inventory do you maintain to manage your asset information? What relationship do asset management and change management share?
Between constraints of IT security skills and the rise of cloud adoption it is increasingly difficult to control security policies across the heterogeneous network. Network security and operations teams are expected to ensure and initiate connectivity while protecting the attack surface from the next cyber threat and complying with internal policies and industry regulations. Join us for a Webinar session with ESG senior principal analyst Jon Oltsik, as he reviews the latest findings of a recent survey on how cloud adoption is transforming network security operations. In this session we will also examine how security policy orchestration can help address some of the key challenges of managing security and connectivity in the cloud, and across hybrid cloud and physical networks.
This event is designed for Heads of ERM, ERM Directors, ERM Managers, and other direct reports of the Chief Risk Officer. It is designed to teach the basics and also best practices of conducting a successful risk assessment workshop plus tactics for impactful workshop facilitation. Participants will learn a number of tactical ERM practices that can be implemented immediately.
Recent high profile data breaches have made it obvious that organizations often underestimate the risk their vendors present, and struggle to evaluate third party cyber risk.
In this webinar Mike Rothman, Analyst & President of Securosis, and Tom Turner, President and COO of BitSight describe how organizations can build a systematic means to evaluate their IT risk presented by business partners and vendors.
Viewers will learn about:
- Understanding Third Party IT Risk
- Structuring Vendor Risk Management Programs
- Evaluating Vendor Risk
- Ongoing Vendor Monitoring and Communication
Kevin Knieriem, VP, Innovation Solutions, SAP, Inc. and Ray Blanchard, Sr. Director, Strategic ISV Alliances, VMware
Join SAP and VMware for this live webinar to learn how you can increase IT agility, simplify management and lower total cost of ownership when you virtualize your SAP HANA ® environment with VMware. We will discuss the new deployment options that are now available, enabling you to run your SAP HANA onsite, offsite or both – without compromise. Also, you will learn best practices for configuring and deploying SAP HANA in a virtual shared storage environment and how you can create, manage and automate new SAP HANA-based capacity on demand, enabling seamless workload mobility for your data center.
During this live webinar, we will discuss:
- Market trends and how SAP customers are transforming they way they run their workloads and data centers
- The new deployment choices for your virtualized SAP HANA environment, on vCloud Suite or newly announced vCloud® Hybrid Service™, and the benefits you can achieve from each option
- Best practices for configuring and deploying SAP HANA on VMware cloud infrastructure
- Getting started: how VMware and SAP together are helping SAP customers assess, create and adopt virtualization strategies for their SAP HANA environments
- Answers to your questions during live Q&A
Register today to learn how you can benefit from virtualizing your SAP HANA environment with VMware and transform your business.
About the presenters:
Kevin Knieriem, Vice President, Innovation Solutions, SAP, Inc.
Dominic Uliano, Virtualization and Cloud Management Practice Lead, North America, SAP, America, Inc.
Ray Blanchard, Sr. Director, Strategic ISV Alliances, VMware, Inc.
Bob Goldsand, Global Alliance Partner Architect, VMware, Inc.
Flexpod is a unified architecture solution that integrates best-in-class compute, storage and network components to deliver a pre-tested, validated, cloud-ready solution that supports SAP on VMware virtualization. In this webinar, NetApp, VMware and our joint customer, FMC Technologies, will introduce how FlexPod can accelerate deployment times up to 40% with automated provisioning in a flexible and scalable environment, simplify management using an application integrated approach for backup and recovery, and reduce risk with a pre-validated design and deployment architecture for virtualized SAP environments.
You’re ready to virtualize your organization’s SAP systems but are concerned about the impact of virtualization changes across your organization. What are the risks? What is the best way to get started?
In this session, we’ll discuss the joint VMware and SAP service and training offerings available to assist your entire organization in a successful SAP migration. Available IP material will be provided as well as delivery guidance and best practices for virtualizing SAP on VMware.
Dick Csaplar – Senior Research Analyst, Aberdeen Group
Much has been written about the benefits of virtualization. However, do these benefits apply to very large, mission critical applications such as SAP?
In November 2011, Aberdeen surveyed 100 enterprises that are using SAP to find out if they have virtualized their SAP deployment, how they did it and what benefits they received. Join us as Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for Aberdeen, shares the results of this survey and provides insights as to how enterprises are successfully virtualizing their SAP landscapes.
Although the benefits of virtualization are well established, some companies have stopped short of virtualizing their business-critical applications. Uncover the truth about how you can virtualize business-critical applications and achieve benefits such as faster migration to new hardware and faster application upgrades.
Attend this webcast to learn about:
•New capabilities in VMware vSphere® 5 to virtualize business-critical applications
•Customer case studies of companies that have virtualized Oracle and SQL
•New capabilities providing simplified disaster recovery, efficient automated operations and app security
Ray Blanchard – Sr. Director, ISV Alliances VMware; Mark Thorpe - Director, Ecosystems and Channels, SAP
SAP and VMware recently announced a strategic collaboration to develop tools and services that make it easier for you to virtualize and run SAP systems in next-generation cloud infrastructures with increasing levels of automation. Join us to learn more about the key announcements including:
• The creation of a fully virtualized SAP stack from database to applications
• New consulting and global support options to help you evaluate, design, implement, and optimize your virtualized SAP landscapes
• Extended support programs allowing you to better monitor and manage their SAP systems running on VMware
• Creation of a fully virtualized SAP "black box" to accelerate SAP deployments, help automate upgrades and reduce lifetime TCO
Learn how you can leverage this strategic partnership to accelerate your SAP virtualization journey.
Join as VMware shares cross-industry best practices for monitoring the SAP application stack while providing 5 nine’s of availability with built-in Fault Tolerance and full SAP Disaster Recovery plans.
In this session, we explore how to maximize your already-virtualized SAP landscape to proactively ensure virtual/cloud infrastructure performance, provide continuous compliance with operational and regulatory requirements, and optimize resource utilization and cost.
We will also review the best methods for integrating SAPGui into your virtualized environment for seamless and conflict-free execution on end-point devices
Finally we will share how SAP has leveraged a self-service portal to manage and deploy their own SAP install of 25k VM's.
Your Cloud. Complete Flexibility. Non-Stop Reliability.
This VMware-led webinar series will enable SAP application and infrastructure owners to understand:
1. The benefits of virtualizing SAP for both applications and infrastructure owners
2. Howto get started virtualizing SAP
3. Which partners can assist in virtualizing SAP
4. How to maximize a fully virtualized SAP landscape.