Why Virtualization Isn't Green, If you Can't Manage It
BusinessWeek, April 13, 2010, notes that NetApp has shipped more than 5,000 units of V-Series, showing a 70% year-over-year growth in the adoption of the product line. Why has this singular product been recognized by so many organizations as key to greening their data center?
As a heterogeneous storage solution, the V-Series offers customers a method to place a variety of storage arrays in SAN environments under one umbrella system. Whether you are running IBM, HP, HDS, EMC or others, you can leverage the benefits of data deduplication, simplified virtualization infrastructure management, and more efficiently leverage your storage investments. This leads to a savings in storage, power and space which means a lower TCO, higher ROI and a happy CIO. A discussion on various green initiatives virtualization brings to the organization will also be discussed.
Join industry leading solutions integrator, World Wide Technology, to learn more about why you should consider the V-Series, and other similar products, to enhance your data management and virtualization capabilities.
Richard Fichera, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals at Forrester Research
Server virtualization has driven a radically more efficient computing paradigm, enabling IT organizations to deploy business-enabling applications like mobility, social media, the Internet of Things, big data and collaboration at lightning speed. In the midst of this proliferation of applications and explosion of data, storage costs, complexity, and risk have increased at an unprecedented rate – until now.
What if you could have a single storage architecture that enables you to:
Eliminate the cost and complexity of managing silos of storage
Facilitate different service levels for different workloads on the fly
Realize the full benefit of storage consolidation
Would we have your attention?
Join us for a live webinar with guest analyst Richard Fichera of Forrester Research on the future of storage consolidation, and learn how the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform can fuel gains in business responsiveness and agility.
The growth of data has put a strain on data center performance and efficiency. Solid-state-devices (SSD) are playing a significant role in increasing storage speeds and performance – but it’s not a simple plug and play solution. Join Adam Roberts, Chief Solutions Architect at SanDisk, to learn 5 tips to consider when looking to improve storage performance and data center efficiency with flash.
David Beeler, Senior Product Strategist, Vision Solutions
How long can you afford to be without data?
45% of businesses surveyed said that they had experienced a data loss in 2014. Downtime can come from any direction, in any form, at any time. Astonishingly, three-quarters of IT professionals say that they have never calculated the hourly cost of downtime.
Join David Beeler as he explores how you can reduce the impact of downtime on your business to near zero, whilst making it easier for you to manage your systems.
The goal of the OSDDC Incubator is to consider SDDC use cases, architectures and requirements. Based on these inputs, the Incubator has developed a white paper that reviews industry standards for the SDDC. This presentation will cover the current output of this DMTF incubator.
Scott D. Lowe of ActualTech Media and Brian Knudtson of SimpliVity discuss the findings of the 2015 State of the Hyperconverged Infrastructure Market report, and talk about the implications for those considering hyperconverged infrastructure.
With the growing adaptation of Software-Defined technologies as the foundation for enterprises’ data centers, private & hybrid clouds and overall IT agility, security infrastructure transformation must take place to efficiently integrate with the Software-Defined ecosystem and become software defined itself. This presentation will highlight the need for Software Defined Security (SD-Security) and Fortinet’s framework to deliver optimized security for the Software Defined IT.
Laurence James, NetApp Products, Alliances and Solutions Manager
Organizations need their IT teams to move ever more quickly to keep pace with the changing needs of business Traditional data centres, with infrastructure silos built around applications, limit responsiveness. Companies struggle with routine IT downtime, spiralling costs, performance challenges, and growing complexity as their operations scale.
Solving this problem requires an IT infrastructure built for agility, one capable of instantly delivering new services, projects, and capacity while keeping costs down. That’s the promise of the software-defined data centre (SDDC). Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of the four SDDC components, as well as Software-defined compute, network, and security. Today there are so many different definitions for the term Software Defined that you can be excused for the confusion it has caused. In the session Laurence James unravels some of the myths surrounding the Software defined craze.
Jose Ruiz, Director of Engineering, Compass Datacenters
New tools have dramatically enhanced the ability of data center operators to base important data center decisions about capacity planning and operational performance on actual data and actionable insights derived from that information. By combining modeling technologies to effectively calibrate the data center during the commissioning process and then using these benchmarks in modeling prospective configuration scenarios, data center operators can optimize the efficiency of their facilities prior to the movement or addition of a single rack. In this presentation, Jose Ruiz will share a real world case study that illustrates how predictive analytics can lead to smarter capacity planning and more effective operational decisions.
Chad Hintz, SNIA-ESF Board Member,Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco; David Fair, SNIA-ESF Chair, Intel
Big data and large-scale web services are creating a storage network congestion problem. Join this live Webcast to learn how new architectures can use an innovative congestion control mechanism called CONGA to address congestion. Developed from research done at Stanford, CONGA is a network-based distributed congestion-aware load balancing mechanism. It is being researched for use in next generation data centers to help enhance IP-based storage networks and is becoming available in commercial switches. This Webcast will dive into:
•A definition of CONGA
•How CONGA efficiently handles load balancing and asymmetry without TCP modifications
•CONGA as part of a new data center fabric
•Affects of 40g/100g in these architectures
•The CONGA impact on IP storage networks
Discover the new data center architectures that will support the most demanding applications such as big data analytics and large-scale web services.
Jason Leiva, Solutions Architect, Veeam & Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Data Center Product, Quantum
Organizations of all sizes face a variety of technical challenges that are forcing them to rethink how they approach storing and protecting their virtual data. Join this webinar to learn how Veeam® and Quantum have teamed up to help organizations of all sizes overcome those obstacles, providing award-winning technology and expertise in backup, recovery, and archive.
Chris Curtis, Senior Vice President, Compass Datacenters
The nature of the issues facing prospective data center operators are rapidly evolving. For many years data center related decisions were largely tactical and reactive in nature. With the escalating demand for the immediate delivery of information and content, coupled with the emergence of the substantial data processing requirements of innovations such as the Internet of Things, data center decisions must be made under an entirely new paradigm. In this presentation, Chris Curtis will discuss how the changing requirements for data centers necessitate that operators make their decisions within a larger strategic context to ensure that they are capable of addressing a company’s evolving needs for a decade or longer.
Mike Bainbridge, IT Blogger and Solutions Architect
From ecommerce platform selection to warehouse, order and product management systems, join ecommerce architect specialist Mike Bainbridge as he gives an overview of key software solutions for retailers.
Join Bob Plumridge, SNIA Europe Chairman, as he presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.
He will then describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases.
Stephen O'Donnell, CEO, CTO, Tech Analyst and Author
The CIO is faced with reconciling the, apparently, irreconcilable. How does he build a cost effective technology platform that provides business agility, and manages risk?
In this session, Steve O’Donnell explains the critical success factors in achieving that desired outcome, the considered compromises, the strategies and tactical approaches that the CIO will need to adopt to deliver business benefits and keep his stakeholders onside. He will look at the different types of application and how they need to be managed and hosted. Where do we build, where do we buy and where is configuration the right answer? How do we choose between in-house infrastructure, managed cloud services and engineered systems?
Join Stephen for a structured approach to providing a cohesive strategy for IT investment that makes sense, and optimises business outcomes whilst being simple enough to gain business stakeholder buy in and approval.
Jerry Wertelecky, CPA, Fellow HKloD & Managing Director
IT spend has become one of the largest budget line items in companies today. IT organizations worldwide spent over $4 trillion dollars in 2013 alone. Despite the growth in IT spend, many IT organizations do not have the capability to clearly and easily articulate where that spend is going, how it correlates to the services they are delivering or what value the business is realizing from the services.
In order to stay competitive, businesses are seeking ways to optimize and align future IT investment decisions with the strategic direction of the company. By making all of the costs of running IT transparent, IT can change the way business units consume IT resources, drive down total enterprise IT costs and focus on IT spending that delivers real business value.
Best practices for achieving an efficient data center
With today’s pressures on lowering our carbon footprint and cost constraints within organizations, IT departments are increasingly in the front line to formulate and enact an IT strategy that greatly improves energy efficiency and the overall performance of data centers.
This channel will cover the strategic issues on ‘going green’ as well as practical tips and techniques for busy IT professionals to manage their data centers. Channel discussion topics will include:
- Data center efficiency, monitoring and infrastructure management;
- Data center design, facilities management and convergence;
- Cooling technologies and thermal management
And much more