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Network infrastructure professionals understand that a reliable and secure infrastructure is crucial to enabling business execution. Join the network infrastructure community to interact with thousands of IT professionals. Browse hundreds of on-demand and live webinars and videos to learn about the latest trends in network computing, SDN, WAN optimization and more.

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  • Fibre Channel (FC) has come a long way since its introduction to provide a networking solution that would provide the efficiency and speed necessary for storage to be networked and shared across multiple hosts. However, recently some have begun to question whether FC still has relevancy. The answer is a simple and definitive yes! It is all about the right technology for the job. Come and hear Ben Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix, describe why Fibre Channel is the right tool for your job.
  • Forty-four states, DC and four territories have adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This means that school districts across the country are planning for 100% online assessments during the 2014-2015 school year. One of the most important conditions needed for being able to administer online assessments is network infrastructure readiness.
    Attend this 30-minute webinar and join Gavin Lee, Senior K-12 Business Development Manager at Juniper Networks, to discuss the critical network must-haves that all school districts should consider when looking to deploy a robust and supportable network. You will also receive practical guidance on how to get the most out of your network infrastructure and how to best prepare for the CCCSS assessments:
    • Consortia network infrastructure
    • Wired and wireless network capabilities
    • Robust network security
    • Network support readiness
    • Juniper Networks network infrastructure readiness resources
  • Mobile workers are increasingly demanding access to mission-critical data and apps from personal smart phones, tablets and laptops. However, co-mingling of personal and business data and apps on mobile devices creates risk of business data loss and introduction of malware. What are the risks and what technologies can businesses deploy to enable productivity while protecting from these threats ?

    •Learn about the risks introduced when personal and business data and apps co-mingle on mobile devices
    •Learn about available technologies and technology trends to address these risks.

    Join Dell to understand the risks introduced when personal and business data co-mingle on mobile devices and technologies to consider to protect corporate data.
  • Dell et le Centre de Calcul IN2P3/CNRS, centre majeur de l’infrastructure de calcul de la recherche française, s’associent afin d’anticiper les futures évolutions technologiques. Collaboration bidirectionnelle, le CC-IN2P3/CNRS et Dell prolongent ainsi les échanges initiés en 2005 et leur offrent un cadre favorable à un rapprochement des compétences dont le résultat pourra bénéficier à l’ensemble de la communauté du calcul scientifique.
  • Décrouvrez les solutions Networking Dell, Convergence, 10Gb et administration centralisée
  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer. This week tune in and learn how your employees can hold multi-point HD video meetings around the world, anytime and anywhere with RingCentral Meetings.
  • 397% de ROI , c‘est ce que vous offre l’architecture Fluid Data de Dell. C’est prouvé mais comment est-ce possible ?
  • Software-defined networking offers the potential for an open network platform, hosting diverse applications, running over multiple technologies and vendors’ equipment. Openness is arguably the key to widespread SDN adoption, and the elusive goal of multi-vendor interoperability.

    This session will address the implications of Openness on SDN, including the evolving role of standards and OpenSource Software, including an examination of why the Open Networking Foundation, Network Functions Virtualization, and OpenDaylight are indicative of the future of networking.
  • Rob Sherwood, CTO of Big Switch Networks, will present an end-to-end open source technology stack for SDN R&D, spanning switch hardware, software and SDN controllers. He will touch on the Open Compute Projects' switch design, Open Network Linux, Project Indigo, Project Floodlight and others. He will also discuss how these projects fit together, their various evolutionary paths, and how this stack fits in the landscape of emerging commercial and open source SDN products.
  • While removing copper and replacing it with fiber would seem to be the logical choice to meet the need for increased access, speed and reliability, in reality costs and legislative barriers dictate otherwise. Service providers are trying to squeeze every last drop of bandwidth out of their existing copper networks, but testing and qualifying copper networks is now more complex than ever, especially in light of future technologies such as G.fast that will use frequencies over 200 MHz.

    This webinar will explore in-depth insights into best testing practices for wideband product delivery, and simple solutions that can have a huge impact on the services delivered to end users.
  • The IT industry is currently undergoing one of the most radical disruptions in its history, as traditional data centers are being replaced with cloud computing environments. New workloads such as mobile computing, social networking, and big data analytics are driving the need for a more dynamic, agile approach to enterprise computing. It is most prevalent in the networks within and between modern data centers.

    This presentation will discuss a new approach to application-aware data networking based on open industry standards (the Open Datacenter Interoperable Network, ODIN). In particular, we focus on recent approaches to SDN and NFV which deliver real value in next generation data networks. We will also discuss case studies which demonstrate the value of emerging cloud based, software defined environments.
  • "Technology underpins everything at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and Dell plays an integral part, providing an end-to-end solution comprising all of the laptops, desktops, servers, storage and services we need"
    Brian Nourse, Chief Information Officer, Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, United Kingdom
  • The C-Suite in every organization is obsessed with the buzz around Big Data and according to industry pundits almost 9 out of 10 organizations today have included this growing trend in their IT plans for 2014. But we all know that when it comes to execution and extracting true business value out of Big Data, only a fraction of the companies are successful. Believe it or not, infrastructure platforms play a key role in demonstrating the power of performance to deliver blazing speed analytics and makes all the difference if you can get a query answered in 3 seconds vs. 3 hours!

    Welcome to the new style of IT and a paradigm shift towards converged infrastructure or as IDC states it as the “3rd platform”, where you are no longer bound by the limitations of your traditional datacenter. Instead of plumbing or retrofitting your existing landscape you now have proven alternatives to augment your legacy environment with leading innovative platforms that are purpose built, seamlessly integrated and can be deployed in days vs. months. Learn from the best practices of some of our customers who have embarked on this journey already and paved the way for handling Big Data!
  • Successful VoLTE service turn-up is dependent upon comprehensive testing in the live network. VoLTE is an emerging technology that has been plagued by numerous issues related to implementation of voice codecs, interoperability of mobile devices and the network, voice stream and voice quality, among others.
    Join us for this short webcast covering detailed technical examples of VoLTE troubleshooting cases, and ways that data can be captured. You will also learn what information you will need to look for when doing VoLTE call verifications.
    This webinar will address the following topics:
    - Brief VoLTE signaling overview
    - Methods for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) in response to issues with VoLTE service updates
    - Examples of end-to-end VoLTE call setup with control-plane and user plane troubleshooting needs
  • Successful VoLTE service turn-up is dependent upon comprehensive testing in the live network. VoLTE is an emerging technology that has been plagued by numerous issues related to implementation of voice codecs, interoperability of mobile devices and the network, voice stream and voice quality, among others.
    Join us for this short webcast covering detailed technical examples of VoLTE troubleshooting cases, and ways that data can be captured. You will also learn what information you will need to look for when doing VoLTE call verifications.
    This webinar will address the following topics:
    - Brief VoLTE signaling overview
    - Methods for faster mean time to repair (MTTR) in response to issues with VoLTE service updates
    - Examples of end-to-end VoLTE call setup with control-plane and user plane troubleshooting needs
  • Today’s distributed business is forcing enterprises to build new data centers, adopt clouds, and move existing servers and clusters of servers to geographically distributed locations in order to provide nonstop, reliable, and secure access to critical business applications for users anywhere, anytime. As a result, connecting and sharing these resources securely across this landscape of multi-site data centers and clouds is not a choice — it’s a requirement. But interconnecting data centers is hard, and requires close coordination across different IT teams. Virtual networking and software defined networking (SDN) only exacerbate the problem.
    Join us and learn more about how Juniper Network’s holistic approach to interconnecting data centers and clouds simplifies and accelerates the deployment and delivery of applications within and across multiple data center locations. Register now to attend!
  • Looking beyond customer retention strategies towards long term customer loyalty, this webinar focuses on achieving end-to-end customer experience, business agility, and operational efficiency by implementing a unified service assurance platform. Agenda includes:

    - Analyst assessment of challenges/benefits with customer-centric service assurance shift
    - Next generation service management platform case study by eircom
    - Unified service assurance delivery challenges, including tools consolidation
    - TCO and business case drivers to lower operations costs and improve CEM & agility
    - Round table Q&A discussion
  • Big Data brings many different faces and challenges. One of those challenges is data management. How will you be able to protect and secure the increase of data into the datacentre of your organisation while still keeping the same SLA’s ? What strategic decisions can IT administrators take to stay within those SLA’s when their data size is increasing exponentially ? This webinar from CommVault will address these issues and offer some practical solutions for managing the ongoing problem of data growth.
  • Cloud services brought democratization of big data – everybody can build as big a solution as he needs. Many Amazon Web Services customers use big data solutions today.

    Join Steffen Krause as he talks about the architecture of Big Data solutions in the cloud and about some some real world customer examples. He will also explain how Big Data solutions in the cloud integrate with other systems. It's not always Hadoop., and show use cases for both Hadoop and for Data Warehouse based solutions
  • The multi-award winning PowerEdge VRTX now has even more amazing features packed into the extremely compact and amazingly quiet chassis.

    The Dell PowerEdge VRTX brings order to chaos, redefines IT operations and allows you to deploy performance anywhere.
    PowerEdge VRTX is a powerful, scalable, easy to manage solutions platform, optimized specifically for office environments. Clear up the complexity of disparate hardware, multiple management tools, and hardware sprawl with an optimized platform that integrates server nodes, storage, networking and management into a compact 5U chassis.

    Although initially designed with the express goal to deliver on the specialized needs of remote office/branch office (ROBO) environments the PowerEdge VRTX has found itself being deployed in a huge range of locations and solutions due to its power and flexibility.

    •Office-optimized dimensions, acoustics, and security
    •Virtualization-ready
    •Scalable, integrated shared storage to harness data explosion
    •Simplified systems management
    •Simplified networking to fit small business budgets
    •Highly available and easy to service
    •Flexible installation with both rack and standalone options.

    Join us to hear how VRTX and its new features could help you radically rethinking your organisations IT solutions. Get ready to be amazed by how powerful simplicity can be.
  • The future of work sees changes to how employees work, how managers lead, and how organizations are structured. However, technology still remains the central nervous system of organizations and things like enables flexible work, collaboration, communication, and BYOD. In short, IT helps organizations be competitive. But how is IT changing in the context of new work behaviors and expectations, a multi-generational workforce, the cloud, globalization, and many of the other trends that are shaping the world of work? Join us in this session as a panel of experts debates and explores how IT is changing and what the future of IT looks like.
  • Learn why benchmarking your current network and server virtualization infrastructure is vital to your organizations long-term Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) success. Benchmarking will yield your IT organization the knowledge needed for solid planning, effective execution and post-migration performance validation.
  • The main purpose of fiber network monitoring is to allow operators to find faults and degradations before subscribers do! With the proper equipment, operators can quickly identify problems and send field technicians to the appropriate location to solve them. This is why the ideal network monitoring solution will leverage a geographic information system (GIS) to correlate the optical information with the geographical positioning.
    In this webinar, we will discuss:
    •The daily operations of field technicians
    •Establishing monitoring thresholds
    •Fault location on mapping tools
  • 85% of enterprises permit BYOD, but only 25-30% of them actually have policies and technology to manage these devices. What is your business doing to ensure that the content on that device stays secure, regardless of what device your employees are using? If you are considering moving to a BYOD strategy or are in the midst of doing so, join this webinar to learn how to develop and execute a BYOD plan in your company. We'll talk about major challenges from creating a BYOD strategy and best practices from ensuring that the content on your device stays secure with Box.
  • Presented by the experts with the facts.

    The Inside Story of the Discovery, the Timeline and Solutions to Protect Your Organization. Finally, All of Your Questions Answered.
  • WebRTC is easily one of the most discussed topics in telecommunications, unified communications and collaboration industries. With its potential to make communications simpler, should paid service providers feel threatened by it or find a way to embrace this new technology? More importantly, how does the customer benefit from this development in enterprise communications?

    Join this panel session to learn how WebRTC can potentially shake up the communication industry, its benefits in providing easier communication and collaboration and whether it can benefit your small, medium or large business.
  • Join us for a 30-minute live session every Friday, where we’ll tour the RingCentral interface, discuss the latest innovations and features available on the RingCentral platform, and share best practices on leveraging cloud communications for your business. This session features a live demo of RingCentral Office and an open Q&A session led by a Sales Engineer. This week tune in and learn how your employees can hold multi-point HD video meetings around the world, anytime and anywhere with RingCentral Meetings.
  • As your customers and partners become increasingly global, managing the end user experience all over the world becomes increasingly challenging as well. The reality is that sometimes even when your webservers, networks and SLAs are telling you everything is ok, they might be pulling their hair out at the other end!

    With a growing number of applications being SaaS based or delivered by a managed service provider, and being accessed anywhere and anytime via mobile devices, how do you truly understand what's going on outside your own datacenter and firewall when it comes to the end user experience?

    Join Simon Campbell, Senior Consultant from CA Technologies to learn how you can precisely identify how your cloud, web or mobile applications are responding for users all over the world to give you the complete 360 degree global picture so you can quickly, easily and very cost-effectively isolate end-user experience problems down to local connectivity, page or performance issues or your own service provider and prevent a severe case of customer experience jetlag!

    In addition, this session will also cover how to:
     Manage your end user experience around the world far more proactively and effectively
     Manage the "3am problem" and test performance even when there is no live traffic
     Extend your global performance monitoring to your own Datacenters or Secure FTP
  • Frictionless access to information makes everyone think they can do this at home. But, in fact, deploying OpenStack on optimized hardware hardware presents a hatful of challenges that your infrastructure team might not have thought about.

    In this session, we'll look at a range of challenges that can stop your project before it makes it to deployment. The session is divided into two topics that we’ll dive into:

    (a) Introduction to scalability techniques: clouds from a hardware perspective.
    Building a large cloud is more than just throwing hardware into a hall and lighting it up. Network, storage, compute and scaling strategies must be designed in from the beginning. In the current state of the art of OpenStack, some decisions are easy to unwind later on and some are impossible. This portion of the presentation will focus on describing the steps you need to execute to build a successful cloud and which decisions you can push off to later.

    (b) The second section of the session will focus on strategies to simplify the optimized hardware experience. If you’re assembling racks on onsite, you need a plan to deal with everything from cabling and airflow to the NIC firmware and drivers. Each of these details can delay your project and run up costs. We’ll also look at the trend toward scalable rack-level units that are factory integrated and tested.

    Attendees will also learn about some of the simple things that are obvious with enterprise hardware but can be challenging in any optimized hardware environment. Examples include power on/off, power monitoring, system health/event monitoring, remote console access.

    You'll leave this session armed with practical knowledge about running OpenStack on Open Compute and other optimized hardware hardware.
  • This is part 1 of our 2-part series on Big Data Visibility with Network Packet Brokers (NPBs).

    Even as network data has exploded in volume, velocity and variety, network monitoring solutions have been behind the curve in adopting new technologies and approaches to cost-effectively scale and accommodate a widening virtualization trend. Customers are demanding greater freedom in how applications are deployed and are moving to a consolidated, shared model of data using big data frameworks, such as Hadoop, which enable large-scale processing and retrieval for multiple stakeholders.

    Join Andrew R. Harding, VP of Product Line Management at VSS Monitoring, as he discusses:
    - Big data and its implications for network monitoring and forensics
    - Why network monitoring solutions are lagging from a virtualization standpoint and why this is a problem for network owners
    - How certain traditional network monitoring functions will eventually be offloaded to adjacent technologies
    - How Network Packet Brokers can accelerate the adoption of virtualized probes, “open” storage, and big data technologies within network management / monitoring
    • How a Big Data Visibility architecture can enable network data to become part of the “big data store,” allowing it to integrate with the rest of enterprise data
  • Save time, money and trouble in your fiber optic networks

    In today’s competitive marketplace, where customer loyalty and retention is at risk, service providers need to maintain a high level of service and network reliability on a tighter budget.
    In addition to negotiating the best prices on fiber/cable, infrastructure, transmission and test equipment on a day-to-day basis, solving network weaknesses is yet another way to reduce operation costs.

    Join EXFO for a 40-minute webinar exploring the differences between a poor-quality network as compared to a solid and efficient network―and most importantly, how to optimize your own network efficiency.

    Check out the list below for a sampling of the topics that will be discussed during this webinar.

    • Fiber-optic Achilles’ heel: poor connections
    • A stressed network is not a good network: learn how to detect macrobends before they kill services
    • No plug and pray: qualify your fiber for high-speed upgradability
    • Fiber break—it happens, but how quickly can you react?
    • The quest for margin: optimize your OSNR for a few extra dBs that will make a difference
  • Don't be caught in the trap of guessing about performance in the cloud. This webinar will cover a methodology of using your pre-migration performance baseline to determine if your cloud environment is performing at your expected levels. We will also explore cloud performance validation and IaaS performance assurance.
  • This is a continuation of our 2-part series on Big Data Visibility with Network Packet Brokers (NPBs).

    Big data techniques and technologies can be powerful tools for scaling network monitoring and forensics. They can also facilitate new use cases for network data, potentially beyond the scope of Operations.

    Gordon Beith, Director of Product Management at VSS Monitoring, will discuss practical considerations for migrating to a Big Data Visibility Architecture, including:
    • Accommodating network volume, velocity and variety using sophisticated hardware preprocessing and APIs
    • Metadata versus flow statistics versus full packet capture – considerations and use cases for each
    • Open versus proprietary formats for storage
    • Pros and cons of integrated capture/storage/analysis solutions versus separate capture/ storage solutions coupled with virtualized analysis probes
    • Addressing retrieval in an “open” forensics model
    • Leveraging a distributed computing framework for processing large-scale data stores
  • This session will cover the integration between Cisco Prime Service Catalog and Red Hat OpenShift. The result of this partnership is a new innovative tool that enables end users to order and take delivery of fully configured application stacks from a unified self-service portal. In this session you will learn:

    •What is an application blueprint and how it enables automated deployment of application stacks in a consistent manner
    •How Cisco Prime Service Catalog delivers a single pane-of-glass for all users to provision, configure and manage complete application stacks
    •How configure complete application stacks including the underlying components such as network services
    •Auto-scaling and load balancing capabilities of this solution relieve developers of the need to recreate platform services for each application
  • A number of companies are helping to build the green Internet by committing to power their operations with 100 percent renewable energy. Find out who is doing it and how they are doing it, in this talk from Greenpeace’s, Head of Technology, Andrew Hatton

    - Cloud Energy Snapshot
    A quick look at the different energy sources powering the internet today across the globe

    - Your Roadmap to a Green Internet
    The IT sector has made substantial progress in driving innovation in data centre and server energy efficiency design in the past 5-plus years, yet there is more to do.

    Here we look at the key ingredients for any company which wants to build their part of the internet with renewable energy.

    - Your own online world: Green in Real Life or #Dirty
    From social media to music, streaming video, we are increasingly moving much of our lives online. That means a lot of new data to store. But where is that databeing stored, which companies are storing it, and what kind of energy are they using?

    - Green Internet leaders and best practice
    Find out which companies have committed to a goal of powering data centres with 100 % renewable energy. Find out which organisations are providing the early signs of the promise and potential impact of a renewably powered internet.
  • Cette session d’une heure portera sur le cas vécu du dépannage d’un système à très haut débit utilisant le multiplexage dense en longueurs d'onde (DWDM), à multiple canaux (17). Ce système montrait un niveau élevé d’erreurs (haut BER) et le défi était d’identifier et de corriger le problème sans compromettre le très grand volume de trafic dans le réseau. Quels sont les meilleurs outils et la meilleure approche à suivre? Inscrivez-vous pour connaître la réponse. Cette session s’adresse à tous ceux et celles qui sont responsables de l’entretien et de la mise à niveau de réseaux à très haut débit DWDM.

    Lors de cette session, vous apprendrez à :
    - Effectuer un dépannage rapide et efficace
    - Isoler les défaillances dans un lien en utilisant les bons outils et les bonnes pratiques
    - Résoudre les problématiques de façon logique et intuitive
  • In today's data centers, the need for flexibility and agility is undeniable. As businesses continue to grow and leverage technology to remain competitive, they require a new way of simplified IT. IT organizations can no longer deal with complex, cumbersome legacy infrastructure that can't keep at the pace of the business.

    In this webinar, discover:
    - What is hyper convergence
    - The benefits of converged infrastructure
    - Best practices and use cases for leveraging hyper converged architectures
  • A new class of software defined storage ServerSAN solutions promise to bring to the staid world of storage the disruption, and efficiencies, that virtualization has brought to computing. ServerSANs, typified by VMware’s VSAN and hyperconvirged solutions from Simplivity and Nutanix use software, running under a hypervisor, to take SSDs and spinning disks into a common, high performance storage pool.

    Can ServerSANs replace the physical SANs and disk arrays the way virtual servers have replaced their physical counterparts or are ServerSANs a niche solution for remote offices and SMBs? Either way it’s clear this new technology should be in your storage solution bag of tricks.

    In this presentation we’ll explore the common elements ServerSAN solutions have and compare some of the leading solutions and their unique solutions to common problems like fault tolerance and data protection.
  • Study of data centers reveals the average computer room has cooling capacity that is nearly four times the IT heat load. When running cooling capacity is excessively over-implemented, then potentially large operating cost reductions are possible by turning off cooling units and/or reducing fan speeds for units with variable frequency drives (VFD). Using data from 45 sites reviewed by Upsite Technologies, this presentation will show how you can calculate, benchmark, interpret, and benefit from a simple and practical metric called the Cooling Capacity Factor (CCF). Calculating the CCF is the quickest and easiest way to determine cooling infrastructure utilization and potential gains to be realized by AFM improvements.
  • Do you struggle with the need to deliver high quality applications at a seamless non-stop pace – supporting a rapidly growing number of users with fewer resources? New advances in integrated testing solutions will improve the productivity of your staff and help you respond more quickly to these challenging business requirements. Find out how a comprehensive testing lifecycle, integrated with software change management and automated application deployment, can help you meet the challenges in a continuous release world while maintaining overall application quality.
  • Transformation in data centers is actually just a part of a wider business and political transformation. In fact CIOs and IT departments who have the skills to meet the existing demands may not have the skills for the future.

    Join Data Center Industry veteran and consultant Gary Thornton as he discusses some major changes facing data center and IT teams and suggests how you can meet any new challenges head on