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The software-defined data center

Virtualization is no longer a passing trend. Organization deploying it in their servers, desktops, storage and networks are experiencing increased performance and decreased costs, when implemented and managed properly. Join this channel to hear leading experts discuss this maturing technology and how you can create your own software-defined data center.

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How Do You Fit Into the Future of Cloud and Software-Defined Storage? Amita Potnis, IDC; David Chapa, Seagate Technology; Michael Connolly, Seagate Technology Cloud. Convergence. Software-defined storage (SDS). What does it all really mean, and why should enterprise organizations care?

Get a peek into the future with IDC’s Senior Research Analyst, Storage Systems Amita Potnis as she joins Seagate Chief Technology Evangelist David A. Chapa and Director, Global Alliance Partners Michael K. Connolly for a live webinar that will help you meet the challenges of storage now and into the future. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

-Top peer challenges, according to leading industry research
-What the future holds for the competing data storage architectures
-The difference between converged and hyper-converged infrastructures
-Best and worst use case for SDS

How can enterprises know what is right for their environments? What differentiates a converged infrastructure from a hyper-converged infrastructure? Find out at this webinar.
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May 20 2015
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  • Cloud. Convergence. Software-defined storage (SDS). What does it all really mean, and why should enterprise organizations care?

    Get a peek into the future with IDC’s Senior Research Analyst, Storage Systems Amita Potnis as she joins Seagate Chief Technology Evangelist David A. Chapa and Director, Global Alliance Partners Michael K. Connolly for a live webinar that will help you meet the challenges of storage now and into the future. Here’s some of what you’ll learn:

    -Top peer challenges, according to leading industry research
    -What the future holds for the competing data storage architectures
    -The difference between converged and hyper-converged infrastructures
    -Best and worst use case for SDS

    How can enterprises know what is right for their environments? What differentiates a converged infrastructure from a hyper-converged infrastructure? Find out at this webinar.
  • FC, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, DCB, traditional LAN, internet/WAN, HPC, clusters, clouds, server virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, and more are all colliding in your data center. Redundancy, resiliency, security, I/O consolidation, network convergence, dynamic application distribution, and thin provisioning with high levels of service are desired at all layers and all data center sizes across a broad spectrum of use cases. You worry about operational separation, buying decisions, investment protection, cost and energy savings, and evolving standards while maintaining very high levels of service and security. Is the technology evolving to a dream come true or a nightmare? If that doesn’t keep you up at night nothing will.

    This session from SNIA will untangle, define, and illustrate the main ideas and concepts behind Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence to give context and a solid foundation for discussions with your vendors, as well as for your further reading and investigation. The point of view taken for this presentation is that of the network and transport characteristics in the face of the changes taking place.
  • Join us in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars on vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). In this session, the Taneja Group will talk with David Glynn from Dell Storage. VVols is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by VMware’s storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments. The Taneja Group will discuss VVol technology with David and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter and how Dell is enabling this technology with their arrays. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
  • In this webinar, I will discuss some of the great Application Virtualization tools on the market today. Some tools which empower an organization to create portable application containers, others which allow streaming of applications and also some which provide the increasingly popular method of application layering. I will explain the concepts and benefits to each. I plan to discuss solutions such as App-V, ThinApp, Cameyo, Spoon, AppVolumes, Unidesk and FlexApp. Going into details of what I like and dislike about each, as well their suitability for delivering a solid experience on both Persistent and Non-Persistent virtual desktops. I would like to also discuss some of my favorite combinations of products that I've used to successfully deliver on VDI projects in the past.
  • Is Software Defined Storage (SDS) getting hijacked? It seems every vendor, old and new, is claiming that their storage is “software defined”. The original intent was to create software-only solutions that could be deployed on the customer’s choice of servers. But that original intent has evolved, and now hardware vendors are providing what they claim to be software defined storage solutions too. In addition, SDS is being combined with an embedded compute function to create hyper-converged solutions as well.

    In this webinar we will discuss the differences in these approaches and you will learn what the four key deliverables of a SDS solution should be so you can decide which makes the most sense for your organization.
  • We all now have computers in our pockets, carry slightly larger ones in our bags and entered an era where we can be connected to the office or work no matter where we are. But these devices are a double edged sword, for all their benefits, they introduce a new set of problems and risks that most small businesses don’t even consider. While most have some type of security in place for their desktops and laptops, the mobile devices are just assumed to be secure. Unfortunately, this is not the reality. This webinar explains the steps you can take and the free or low cost solutions you can implement to raise the level of security of your mobile devices.
  • Analysts project 6X more growth in cloud than traditional IT, but most of your enterprise customers run less than 1/3 of their apps in the cloud today. What’s it going to take for them to migrate the rest to your platforms? In this webinar, cloud and managed hosting experts share experiences and best practices to help drive new revenue opportunities enabled by flash storage.

    We’ll discuss:

    -Enterprise application trends and how to drive more applications to your cloud & hosting platforms

    -How to differentiate your services for competitive advantage

    -Where new profit centers may await and where other service providers are placing application and technology bets for maximum revenue growth
  • Businesses rely more and more on technology that touches their customers directly. This is especially true in remote branch locations like stores or restaurants. Whether it is digital signage for advertising in the product aisle, swiping a customer loyalty card at the gas pump, or simply taking a credit card at check out, when the network connection is down you are losing money and upsetting customers.

    Wireless and satellite technologies can provide very high reliability and surprisingly cost effective alternative routing solutions to your terrestrial network. Discover how these solutions could work to your advantage across your remote locations.
  • The How-To’s of installing, configuring and tuning Docker-formatted Linux containers running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with Solarflare OpenOnload application accelerator and achieving bare metal network performance in Docker containers. In addition, an overview on OpenOnload, a Linux-based, Open Source, high-performance network accelerator for TCP- and UDP-based applications and container-related enhancements specific to Red Hat’s distribution, such as the atomic utility, the implementation of “super-privileged containers” (SPC) will be presented.

    Presenters:
    - Jeremy Eder, Principal Software Engineer & Network Performance Lead, Red Hat
    - Richio Aikawa, Senior Marketing Manager, Partners & Solutions, Solarflare
    - David Riddoch, Ph.D., Chief Architect, Solarflare
  • Join us for the first in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars, as we discuss with VMware one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVol is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments.

    This moderated session features Juan Novella and Ken Werneburg, VVol experts from VMware, who will discuss VVol technology, the rapidly expanding ecosystem, and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.

    Panelists:
    Juan Novella, Product Marketing Manager – Storage; VMware
    Ken Werneburg, Senior Architect - Technical Marketing; VMware

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