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  • Microservices and Containers: A Marriage Made in Heaven
    Microservices and Containers: A Marriage Made in Heaven Parminder Kocher, Director of Engineering, Cisco Networking Academy, Cisco Systems Recorded: Apr 19 2018 51 mins
    Microservices aren’t for every organization, but if you know what to expect and prepare accordingly—and if you pair them with Docker containers—they can bring unprecedented agility and scalability to application development and deployment, especially in large, complex projects where speed is crucial and small errors can be disastrous.

    In this high-level presentation geared toward executives and other decision-makers, Parminder Kocher, author of the newly published book, Microservices and Containers, will break down these potentially game-changing technologies. First, are they right for you? Making the switch to microservices is a large undertaking with a steep learning curve, both operationally and culturally, so it's crucial to assess the risks before taking the plunge. Second, what should you expect if and when you decide to move forward with the shift? Kocher draws from his own personal experience to help you with the transition. By the end of the presentation, you should have a good idea how microservices—especially when paired with Docker containers—can bring unprecedented agility and scalability to application development and deployment, especially in large, complex projects where time to market and scalability are paramount.

    About the presenter:

    As the Engineering Director for the Cisco Networking Academy, Parminder currently leads the team responsible for developing the Academy’s platform, which is accessed by 1.5 million students in 180 countries. In addition to bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science, Kocher has an executive MBA from Baylor’s Hankamer School of Business, an executive certificate in strategy and innovation from MIT’s Sloan School of Management, and a certificate in Professional Coaching from iPEC, an International Coach Federation (ICF)-accredited coaching training program. His first book, Microservices and Containers, was published by Addison-Wesley earlier this month.
  • Virtual Network Services Enterprise Orchestration Demonstration
    Virtual Network Services Enterprise Orchestration Demonstration Mark Hollman, Senior Manager–SDN & NFV Product Marketing Verizon Enterprise Solutions Recorded: Apr 19 2018 15 mins
    This webinar demonstrates Verizon Virtual Network Services (VNS) end to end automated provisioning process. Based on a recording conducted in our Tulsa lab environment, two virtual services (routing and security) are provisioned in around five minutes on to a white box uCPE device, giving an overview of the available tools, the user experience, and some highlights and benefits of the VNS product offering.
  • Fibre Channel Cabling
    Fibre Channel Cabling Zach Nason, Data Center Systems, Greg McSorley, Amphenol-Highspeed, Mark Jones, Broadcom Recorded: Apr 19 2018 44 mins
    Looking for more cost-effective ways to implement fibre channel cabling? Learn why proper cabling is important and how it fits into data center designs. Join this webcast to hear FCIA experts discuss:
    - Cable and connector types, cassettes, patch panels and other cabling products
    - Variables in Fiber Optic and Copper Cables: Reflectance, Insertion Loss,
    Crosstalk, Speed/Length Limitations and more
    - Different variations of Structured Cabling in an environment with FC
    - Helpful tips when planning and implementing a cabling infrastructure within a SAN
  • Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management
    Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom; Don Deel, NetApp Recorded: Apr 19 2018 62 mins
    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish® specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. Join this session to receive an overview of Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.0.6 released in March, 2018.
  • How to Scale Oracle Database and Reduce Your TCO
    How to Scale Oracle Database and Reduce Your TCO Ganesh Balabharathi & Venky Nagapudi Recorded: Apr 19 2018 58 mins
    As Enterprises transition to online data-driven transactional business models, the need to support more customers and users at scale, typically means massive investments for Oracle database licenses and the supporting data infrastructure. But most enterprise infrastructure is not optimized to maximize the performance of CPUs in their database servers resulting in wasted resources and poor utilization of these expensive Oracle licenses. Are the bottlenecks in their current infrastructure well understood? With a plethora of solid state storage options available, do infrastructure architects know how to effectively evaluate and select the best storage platform to reduce Oracle TCO?

    The key to optimizing your Oracle infrastructure spend is the focus of this webinar where Vexata solution architects will address some of the common misconceptions related to scaling Oracle ecosystems using case studies and best practices to deliver massive performance improvements and realize significant cost savings.

    You will learn about:
    •When and how to tune various infrastructure options available to an Oracle DBA
    •How to maximize database performance including how to optimize CPU cores based on deploying solid-state storage systems.
    •Best practices for Oracle evaluation and benchmarking tools including SLOB2, IO Calibration, and Orion
  • Containerized Microservice Development: The Unforeseen Consequences
    Containerized Microservice Development: The Unforeseen Consequences Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor & Founder, Kumulus Technologies Recorded: Apr 19 2018 56 mins
    To simplify the development process, microservice development is increasingly being conducted using containers. However, the picture is not always rosy, especially in an enterprise environment where both old and new processes must be managed simultaneously and elegantly in order to avoid chaos.

    This session will review the top issues that must be addressed when making this transition--including development, operations, and even the finance department--with a focus on microservice development in hybrid cloud environments.

    About the presenter:
    Robert Starmer is a cloud advisor and the founder of Kumulus Technologies. At Kumulus, Robert and his team provide infrastructure-focused DevOps, systems reliability engineering, and cloud computing consulting, enabling companies at all levels to optimize their cloud usage. He also uses his more than 20 years of experience in cloud, SRE, and DevOps to educate the industry through articles, presentations, and curriculum development. Robert is a Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) and a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology.
  • Your Future WAN is Wireless, Why Wait?
    Your Future WAN is Wireless, Why Wait? Todd Krautkremer, CMO, Cradlepoint Recorded: Apr 19 2018 60 mins
    In 1997, the world was introduced to 802.11 “WiFi” and within a couple of years, it became a business networking staple. At the time, few would have foreseen that WiFi would become the dominant way we connect at home, work, and play today. As more of what businesses connect to is in the cloud, and more of what they are connecting is outside the office, 4G LTE is quickly becoming the next wireless revolution for connecting people, places, and things. This time, the revolution is in the WAN.

    Just like the evolution of the 802.11 WiFi standard, which is on the cusp of 802.11ax, the world of LTE has evolved significantly since it was first deployed less than a decade ago. Today, cellular providers are already rolling out Gigabit LTE with plans to launch 5G in several other U.S. cities mid-year. Any business contemplating a refresh of their WAN in support of cloud and digital transformation initiatives needs to be thinking about the role of 4G LTE and 5G services. If history is our guide, your future WAN will be wireless.

    Challenges driving next-gen WAN requirements:

    • Branch continuity as more traffic is cloud and Internet bound

    • Combined wired and wireless connectivity to accommodate growing
    bandwidth requirements

    • Accommodating the growing number of WAN endpoints outside the

    • Edge security and overall management implications

    Cradlepoint is an industry leader in edge solutions for 4G LTE and 5G enabled networks. With the help of Spiceworks, Cradlepoint conducted a survey of over a hundred enterprise IT decision-makers in North America to assess the pervasiveness of 4G LTE within enterprise WANs today and uncover some misconceptions.

    Join Todd Krautkremer, CMO at Cradlepoint, for a live webinar on April 19th, 2018 at 9:00 am PT to learn about how organizations are leveraging 4G LTE within the enterprise, WANs today, and the role advanced 4G and 5G wireless services will play in next-gen, software-defined WAN strategies.
  • The Modern Telco is Open in the Era of Digital Disruption
    The Modern Telco is Open in the Era of Digital Disruption Ian A. Hood, P. Eng Chief Technologist – Global Service Provider Red Hat Inc. Recorded: Apr 19 2018 39 mins
    Technology innovations, the intensifying march of digitization, the laws of accelerating growth are redefining economics across all industries. Artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, IoT, and 5G hold the key to adapting service provider networks to the digital ecosystem of the future. Creating business value is a key metric to digital transformation strategy and execution.

    Join Red Hat and Intel to learn how Communication Service Providers’ are leveraging open source technologies in their open telco transformation journey.
  • Are you falling back in the Digital transformation revolution?
    Are you falling back in the Digital transformation revolution? Darim Rahmatallah, Senior Product Manager Recorded: Apr 19 2018 50 mins
    Software drives the technology that enables communication, information, and automation in virtually every part of our personal and professional lives. Software also enables hardware technology companies to adapt their offerings to meet the evolving needs of the digital market.

    Being able to offer flexible payment models, manage entitlements, control use, as well as track and aggregate product-usage data are just some of the top software licensing challenges affecting hardware technology companies today.

    Gemalto took a closer look at how companies are or have integrated a software monetization strategy into their business processes. Using data we gathered from surveying 300 business decision makers in hardware technology companies, across five major global markets to highlight global trends and regional differences. In this webinar we share our findings.
  • SD-WAN Use Cases and Success Stories
    SD-WAN Use Cases and Success Stories Yishay Yovel, VP Marketing at Cato Networks Recorded: Apr 19 2018 46 mins
    SD-WAN is all the rage in enterprise networking these days. IT teams are excited about the opportunities SD-WAN creates to transform their WAN to become simple and agile, while improving security, and reducing costs.

    As you review and look at your WAN challenges, we would like to share insights and takeaways, following hundreds of SD-WAN customer deployments worldwide, to better aid and inform your enterprise network decisions.
  • Building a Real-Time Microservices Payments Platform - An Engineer's Dream!
    Building a Real-Time Microservices Payments Platform - An Engineer's Dream! Edward Wilde, Chief Platform Architect, Form3 Recorded: Apr 19 2018 41 mins
    Form3 Chief Platform Architect, Edward Wilde, shares his experience of building a pure microservices architecture for real-time payment processing. Architecture includes Terraform, Docker, Vault, Consul, Linkerd and AWS: SQS, SNS, EC2, RDS.

    Essentially these technologies enable high levels of availability, processing performance and continuous product deployment, all at a fraction of the cost of legacy software deployed in proprietary data centers. Even the most sophisticated challenger bank and Fintech’s have said this is a technology stack that they really want to have in the future!

    About the presenter:

    Edward Wilde is the Platform Architect at Form3, leading the development of a novel distributed payment system allowing connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services for a wide range of regulated financial institutions, including leading banks and fintechs.
  • [CPE Credit Panel] Emerging Threats & Cyber Defense
    [CPE Credit Panel] Emerging Threats & Cyber Defense Chris Roberts (Acalvio) | Nick Bilogorskiy (Juniper Networks) | Dan Lohrmann (Security Mentor) | Joseph Carson (Thycotic) Recorded: Apr 18 2018 53 mins
    This is a CPE credit session in partnership with ITSPmagazine and (ISC)². Tune in for an in-depth look into the evolving cyber threat landscape with CISOs and top security experts. The panel will examine the latest cyber attack trends and provide recommendations for defending enterprises and SMBs.

    Join top cyber security experts for an interactive Q&A roundtable discussion on the biggest threats targeting organizations in 2018:
    - Lessons from recent cyber attacks and breaches
    - What keeps CISOs up at night
    - Biggest cyber security challenges and how to overcome them

    - Chris Roberts, Chief Security Architect, Acalvio
    - Nick Bilogorskiy, Cybersecurity Strategist, Juniper Networks
    - Dan Lohrmann, Chief Strategist & Chief Security Officer, Security Mentor
    - Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist, Thycotic

    The session is being brought to you in partnership with ITSPmagazine and will be streamed LIVE from San Francisco during RSAC week.
  • Hybrid Defense: How One City Boosted Its Cyber Protection 10X
    Hybrid Defense: How One City Boosted Its Cyber Protection 10X Steve Davidek, IT Manager, City of Sparks; Narayan Makaram, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Arctic Wolf Networks Recorded: Apr 18 2018 37 mins
    In today's landscape, it seems businesses of every size and stripe are at risk of becoming targets of cyberattacks. From government agencies to hospitals, these businesses are increasingly victimized by ransomware attacks and data breaches. So, how do you defend yourself? What do you do when your IT staff lacks the expertise to investigate growing security threats and respond to them in a timely manner? How do you get help from security experts to prevent suffering a future breach?

    Join the City of Sparks (NV) IT decision maker, Steve Davidek, to discover the security challenges faced by most governments and business organizations. Learn how an industry-leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service–the AWN CyberSOC–helped the City of Sparks vastly improve its threat detection and response.

    In this webinar, we will explore:

    - Key security challenges that plagued the City of Sparks
    - Reasons why Sparks’ IT team chose our SOC-as-a-service solution instead of building one in-house
    - How AWN CyberSOC™ with Hybrid AI improved Sparks’ threat detection and response by 10X

    Don’t let your organization become a prime target. Register today!

    About our key speaker:

    Steve Davidek has worked in the IT division at the City of Sparks starting as a Computer Operator in 1984 and working in IT Operations for the next 30 years. He was appointed IT Manager in March of 2014.

    Steve’s division is responsible for all Technology projects and budgeting. His team of 8 manages everything from Desktop support, Server Management, Networking, Security, and Systems. Development and Management for all departments at the city including Police, Fire, Public Works, Finance, Planning, City Management, Municipal Court and Recreation.
  • Moving Forward in Your Microservices Journey with an API Gateway
    Moving Forward in Your Microservices Journey with an API Gateway Charles Pretzer, Technical Architect and Floyd Smith, Director of Content Marketing Recorded: Apr 18 2018 61 mins
    Great microservices applications are backed by strong APIs. But APIs are complex, and management solutions are expensive.

    Here’s what you really need to know about routing microservices traffic, including:

    -What is an API gateway?
    -Where does your API management tool live in your stack?
    -What new security concerns are being introduced by APIs and microservices?
    -What problems can an API gateway solve on your journey from monolith to microservices?

    Join this webcast with Charles Pretzer, Technical Architect, and Floyd Smith, Director of Content Marketing at NGINX as they answer these questions and more for migrating to a microservices architecture.
  • How to Achieve Cloud Control Using Micro Focus Hybrid Cloud Management
    How to Achieve Cloud Control Using Micro Focus Hybrid Cloud Management Shaw Zhang, Neil Miles Recorded: Apr 18 2018 58 mins
    Brought to you by the Vivit Automation & Cloud Builders Special Interest (SIG) Group.

    Attend this webinar to receive a live demonstration of public cloud service brokering, aggregation and governance using the Micro Focus Hybrid Cloud Management solution. HCM allows IT to easily aggregate public cloud resources into an end-user catalog, while providing governance and analytics to ensure business unit consumption is visible and within budget. In addition, learn how improved control of public cloud spending can help you start building a strong business case for cloud management.

    Cloud Aggregation & Brokering
    - Cloud service aggregation to quickly aggregate hybrid cloud services and publish offerings in catalog
    - Self-service web portal access to catalog services for end users to consume services

    Hybrid Cloud Governance
    - Get visibility into IT cloud costs with show-back reporting for LOBs/organizations
    - Policy-based budget quota management to proactively track cloud costs and notify on quota overages
  • NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed
    NAB Show 2018 Deconstructed IBC365 | The Hollywood Reporter | IHS Markit | dock10 | Amy DeLouise Recorded: Apr 18 2018 62 mins
    Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas: join us right after this year's NAB Show for a full review of what went on, what was hot, and what happened at the conference and show floor.

    It's an opportunity to take the pulse of the industry and find out what media and entertainment tech leaders are focusing on right now. Which vendor's product launches and announcements set the strip talking -- and which disappeared without trace? What's happening in the content supply chain, and what's the future for blockchain, AI, cloud and IP?

    An international panel share their analysis of the big themes and announcements of this year's show - as well as revealing the unofficial themes and what people were really talking about.

    Carolyn Giardina, Technology Editor, The Hollywood Reporter
    Pzemek Bozek, Advisory & Consulting, Media & Content, IHS Markit
    Paul Clennell, Chief Technology Officer, dock10
    Amy DeLouise, Director / Producer, Amy DeLouise
  • Why Unitrends Disaster Recovery & Backup Should Be In Your Portfolio
    Why Unitrends Disaster Recovery & Backup Should Be In Your Portfolio David Jenkins Recorded: Apr 18 2018 27 mins
    Are you missing keys pieces of your Disaster Recovery and Backup puzzle?

    Do you have to use multiple vendors to offer a full end-to-end solution across virtual, physical and cloud?

    If you have answered “Yes” to those questions, then make sure you register for our upcoming Unitrends webinar.

    In just 30 minutes we will enable you to sell a solution that will fulfil all your customers Disaster Recovery and Backup needs from a single pane of glass.

    Join the webinar on Wednesday 18th April from 2:00pm – 3:00pm to learn all about Unitrends, their portfolio and why you need them in your repertoire.
  • Advantages and Challenges of Containers – Notes From the Field
    Advantages and Challenges of Containers – Notes From the Field Eric Wright, Technology Evangelist, Turbonomic Recorded: Apr 18 2018 59 mins
    What are the common challenges and success factors for implementing containerization and microservices? Learn about field implementations of different container, container orchestration, and microservices implementations across organizations of many sizes.

    This webcast will show what the common pitfalls are, industry learnings, and how your organization can take the lessons of others to assess and implement your own microservices and/or containerization strategy.

    Follow Eric Wright, Technology Evangelist at Turbonomic, at discoposse.com and @discoposse.
  • Risiken eines Digitalen Unternehmens -  6 Fragen zur richtigen Absicherung
    Risiken eines Digitalen Unternehmens -  6 Fragen zur richtigen Absicherung Götz Walecki, Cyber-Security Strategist Europe Recorded: Apr 18 2018 44 mins
    Die Digitalisierung schreitet rapide voran: „Künstlich“ Intelligente Systeme, die zunehmende Vernetzung, oder auch Hyperconnectivity, und die Interaktion zwischen Mensch und Maschine - all das macht die IT zum strategischen und unausweichlichen Thema eines jeden Unternehmens. Der digitale Wandel eröffnet für Unternehmen zahlreiche Chancen, doch die Veränderungen bringen gleichzeitig auch neue Gefahren und Herausforderungen mit sich. Beherrschen lassen sich die Risiken nur, wenn eine ganzheitliche Lösung von Anfang an die Sicherheits- und Compliance Aspekte berücksichtigt. Doch welche Kernthemen und -fragen gehören zu einer holistischen Lösung? Erfahren Sie in diesem Webinar wie eine stringente Absicherung Ihres Digitalen Unternehmens erfolgen kann
  • Security at Network Speeds
    Security at Network Speeds Ian Farquhar, Principal Sales Engineer, Gigamon Recorded: Apr 18 2018 62 mins
    Exponentially increasing network traffic volumes and security tool sprawl are overwhelming security operations and network operations teams. A network packet broker is supposed to eliminate complexity and save costs, not add to them!

    Organizations need to:
    •Deliver just the right data to the right tools.
    •Drive consolidation across their security stack.
    •Manage a common platform across physical, virtual and public cloud environments.

    Hence, a next-generation network packet broker is required to deliver visibility to security tools focused on threat prevention, detection, analytics and forensics. The right tools get the right traffic at the right time, every time.

    Attend this webinar to learn how to:
    •Maximize tool performance and ROI by applying advanced traffic intelligence.
    •Rapidly detect and respond to new threats while eliminating security tool sprawl.
    •Have pervasive and consistent visibility across their physical, virtual and cloud infrastructure.

    Join Gigamon and (ISC)² on Apr 18, 2018 (Wed) at 14:00 (Singapore time) to learn how to increase efficiency of your security stack.
  • From DevOps to NoOps: Adopting Cloud Native with Kubernetes and FaaS
    From DevOps to NoOps: Adopting Cloud Native with Kubernetes and FaaS Vamsi Chemitiganti, Chief Strategist, at Platform9 Recorded: Apr 17 2018 48 mins
    Cloud Native (CN) application development is emerging as the most important trend in digital platforms and one that ultimately determines business competitiveness.

    What makes this paradigm so challenging is that the application itself is designed for scalability, resiliency, and incremental enhance-ability from the get-go. The fundamental truth is that not only will this change how your infrastructure is provisioned & deployed but also how it is managed.Cloud Native applications need to be architected, designed, developed, packaged, delivered and managed based on a deep understanding of technologies such as Docker & Kubernetes.

    In this presentation from Platform9, we will identify the three key degrees of Cloud Native adoption:
    - Hybrid
    - IT, DevOps
    - NoOps

    We will highlight disruptive & validated architectures that leverage Kubernetes, Hybrid Cloud and Fission "FaaS". We will also discuss what forward-looking organizations should be cognizant of while embarking on an enterprise CN strategy.