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  • 2017 Trends in Mobility 2017 Trends in Mobility Brian Partridge, Research Vice President - Mobility Jan 17 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mobility in 2017 is all about 5G, which is not just another “G” – its scope is far larger. Previous G’s focused on increasing bandwidth and latency to support Mobile Internet consumption patterns accelerated by universal adoption of smart devices. The revolutionary attributes of 5G converge the latest innovations in network, cloud, and devices in a way that has never been done before. 5G’s impact will be far reaching across industries generating massive value not possible in previous technology shifts. Ultra-broadband communication and computing power will combine and extend across networks and devices such that information and computing power will be instantaneously available.

    Join Brian Partridge, Research Vice President for Mobility, as he explores how this will catalyze a wave of innovation in applications, services and functions built to run on the new 5G infrastructure.
  • When the Ceph Hits the Fan When the Ceph Hits the Fan Wolfgang Schulze, Director of Storage Consulting, Red Hat Jan 17 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With the advent of data workloads that can be optimized for clustered architectures, scale-out storage is now a very attractive option for storage professionals across multiple industries. Software-defined storage solutions have become especially popular because of the power and flexibility they can provide, however deployment is not a trivial exercise and needs careful preparation and planning.

    One of the leading software-defined storage solutions is Ceph, a distributed, massively scalable platform with unified support for object, block, and file data. Ceph has its roots in the open source community, however there are now countless examples of companies who have deployed Ceph successfully across multiple petabyte installations worldwide. Dr. Wolfgang Schulze, Red Hat’s director of storage consulting, will share some of his experiences from many years of working with IT organizations that deploy Ceph-based storage solutions.

    Join this webinar to learn:
    - Typical misconceptions while deploying Ceph
    - Understanding and avoiding common issues that often arise during deployment
    - Best practices for configuring and getting the most out of Ceph
  • Packet Pushers Open Mic: Real SD-WAN Challenges Live Q&A Packet Pushers Open Mic: Real SD-WAN Challenges Live Q&A Ethan Banks & Greg Ferro, Analysts and Co-Hosts of Packet Pushers Jan 17 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    What is the reality of deploying an SD-WAN? Does it really work? What are the traps, tricks, and stumbles that you need to look for?

    Ethan and Greg from the Packet Pushers will be hosting engineers who have deployed Viptela SD-WAN solutions and will be taking questions from a live audience.

    Analysts Greg Ferro and Ethan Banks, on their show “Three Real-World SD-WAN Deployments”, have interviewed many network engineers who have executed large SD-WAN projects in retail, financials, healthcare, and energy. These include companies like Kindred Healthcare, Freedom Pay, Gap, Visa, Bloomberg, Seventy Seven Energy, Greenhill, and more. They will share some of their learnings on this Live session and then open a lively discussion of everything SD-WAN.
  • Learn How the NIST CSF Benefits Small and Medium Businesses Learn How the NIST CSF Benefits Small and Medium Businesses Ken Durbin, CISSP Strategist: CRM & Threat Intel, Symantec Jan 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Small Businesses are increasingly being targeted by cyber criminals. With precious few resources, how can Small Businesses defend against Ransomware, Data Breach, Insider Threat plus more issues.

    Join this webcast to learn how the NIST Cybersecurity Framework (CSF) can be an important resource to help Small Businesses defend against cyber-attacks. We’ll walk you through the recently released NIST Publication “Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals” and it’s relation to the NIST CSF.

    - A basic understanding of the Cybersecurity Framework.

    -The purpose and scope of the recently released NIST Small Business Information Security Publication.

    -A review of the alignment of Symantec solutions to the Cybersecurity Framework.

    Join this webcast for a review of the latest NIST guidance and how to apply it to assess and manage Cybersecurity Risks to your business.
  • Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) Analyst Keynote: Building the SD-WAN Business Case (Nemertes Research) John Burke, Principal Analyst and CIO at Nemertes Research Jan 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    SD-WAN’s transformational potential is not enough. IT teams have to build a compelling business case for making the transition. Savings from MPLS is not the only avenue by which SD-WAN can drive ROI. By providing cheaper and more transparent and automatic failover when WAN links fail, SD-WAN can reduce branch WAN outages and troubleshooting costs by 90%.

    By working with multiple vendors and enterprises, Nemertes has developed and validated an SD-WAN cost model that enables enterprise users to build that business case base on multiple key factors.

    Join Principal Research Analyst and CIO John Burke of Nemertes Research as he presents his latest research findings. These include:

    - The cost-model applied to three real SD-WAN use cases
    - The process for identifying locations that could benefit from higher bandwidth, lower rates, increased reliability, or all three
    - The cost components of connectivity, capex, troubleshooting and more.
    - The comparison between Overlay SD-WAN and In-Net WAN
  • Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Voice of the Customer: Kindred Healthcare SD-WAN Transformation Eyvonne Sharp, Network Engineer, Kindred Healthcare Jan 17 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Healthcare IT teams have sophisticated needs for SD-WAN, specifically for reliability, security and agility in M&A integration. In this webinar, Kindred Healthcare will reveal their evaluation criteria, process of migration to SD-WAN, and the results.

    Jointly presenting with Palo Alto Networks and Viptela, Kindred will explain in detail the plans and deployment experiences across hospitals, nursing centers, and contract rehabilitation in the US. Kindred is the largest diversified post-acute healthcare provider in the US, and has doubled in the last four years.

    Key Results:
    - Application performance improvement from 4x to 10x at Nursing facilities and Home clinics
    - 700% bandwidth increase
    - Estimated 5-year ROI in Millions
    - Solving complex requirements of M&A and new services in efficient and simple way

    SD-WAN Feature Requirements for Healthcare:
    - Policy based, application-aware routing over multiple, diverse connections
    - Intelligent routing based on network health & application requirements
    - Network segmentation & isolation (Multi tenant/Security)
    - Centralized policy administration & device management
    - Ability to selectively route specific traffic through security appliances (Service Chaining)
    - Application aware traffic shaping
    - Centralized provisioning feature, or zero touch methodology
    - Multiple Ethernet, MPLS or LTE connectivity options
  • VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services VMware: A Virtual Edge Solution for Managed Branch Services Vanessa Little, Sr. Manager Global NFV EcoSystem Architecture, VMware & Ariful Huq, Product Management, Viptela Jan 17 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    vCloud NFV is an open, carrier-grade NFVI platform. It delivers a tightly integrated solution with virtual compute, storage and networking resources coupled with intelligent operations and management capability.

    Viptela SD-WAN has achieved VMware Ready Status for NFV. SD-WAN solutions, on vCloud NFV, enable service providers to deliver elastic bandwidth, advanced services and greater flexibility in terms of cost and QoS. The Viptela SD-WAN platform opens up new opportunities for service providers by unifying WAN connection management (MPLS, Internet and 4G/LTE), segmenting traffic, providing zero touch provisioning and supporting application aware routing for enterprise customers.

    This webinar will highlight the key elements of vCloud NFV and SD-WAN in providing a fully packaged solution for Service Providers including:

    - How to accelerate and automate instantiating, provisioning and managing of virtual network services (including SD-WAN)
    - Deliver carrier-grade network availability and multi-tenancy
    - Provide advanced networking and security VNFs including switching, routing, QoS and monitoring
    - Enable single pane of glass visibility, monitoring and policy based automation
  • Key Strategies and Best Practices To Proactively Protect Digital Assets and Apps Key Strategies and Best Practices To Proactively Protect Digital Assets and Apps Charlie Kraus,Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Limelight Networks & Kerrion Burton-Evans,Solutions Engineer, Limelight Networks Jan 18 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In the last few months we have seen cyber attacks on corporations as diverse as Deutsche Telekom and Tesco. From the boardroom to the backroom there is an increasing awareness of complex cyber-security attacks. Businesses need a proactive solution that not only protects digital content and properties but also keeps one step ahead of these evolving threats.

    Join us on 18th January for a live webinar with Limelight's digital security experts, who will share specific use cases to illustrate key strategies and best practices for a cloud-based security solution.
  • 2017 Trends in Services 2017 Trends in Services Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President - Services Jan 18 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The next wave of cloud computing is coming, and it is going to take the shape of serving distinct enterprise needs in an on-demand fashion. It is normal for enterprise IT departments to provision or procure IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services now. That in turn means that a larger galaxy of business needs and operational complexities will be tackled as the next way to monetize cloud infrastructure. The trickle of specialized providers doing boutique services such as disaster recovery as a service, compliance as a service and database as a service could well become a flood.

    Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President for Services as she uncovers what service providers will need to change in order to gain a competitive advantage in 2017, and what the sources of demand for multi-tenant datacenters will be in the coming year.
  • Understanding CE 2.0 Service Assurance - Can It Generate Revenue? Understanding CE 2.0 Service Assurance - Can It Generate Revenue? Bruno Giguere - MEF, Christopher Cullan - InfoVista, Eric Leser - Spectrum Enterprise Jan 18 2017 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Service assurance encompasses the procedures used to monitor a network service and maintain a particular service quality. Learn how MEF has tackled this topic to enable Service Providers to deliver high-value Carrier Ethernet (CE) services that are fully assured and can deliver the service quality required in today’s competitive business service and carrier-to-carrier markets. This webinar begins with the key business drivers, CE 2.0's performance attributes and best practices for measuring CE 2.0 service performance. With multiple transport technologies, legacy tools, proprietary instrumentation, interoperability challenges as well as other related service assurance standards, these factors conspire making it difficult to understand and leverage best practices. CE 2.0 product owners, network engineering and OSS engineering will benefit from this webinar by better understanding the potential return on investment to be gained from adopting these best practices. Attendees will also learn how to simplify management, accelerate delivery and turn-up of existing services, and new service launches.
  • Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases Live Demo: Top Deployed SD-WAN Use Cases David Klebanov, Director of Technical Marketing, Viptela Jan 18 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    This live demo will cover the major use cases of SD-WAN that are applicable to both large and small enterprise scenarios. These include:

    - Brownfield deployment: Inserting SD-WAN into an existing MPLS WAN (i.e. creating an overlay over MPLS and Broadband)
    - Enabling segmentation, service insertion and extranet policies for a business partner network
    - Extending the WAN to the Cloud (AWS/Azure)
    - Enabling on-prem security with Palo Alto Networks (service chaining)
    - Defining Application-Aware policies for guaranteed SLA (real-time traffic steering with QoS)
    - Enabling cloud-security capabilities with Zscaler (service chaining)
    - Defining policies for predictable access to Office 365 and other SaaS applications

    The foundational technology elements of SD-WAN that will be covered include:

    - Single overlay over MPLS, Broadband and LTE
    - Overlay routing with OSPF, BGP, VRRP and IGMP
    - Deep packet inspection (DPI) policies
    - Authentication, encryption, PKI
    - Zero-touch provisioning
    - Segmentation and per-segment topologies
    - Service insertion and service chaining
    - Virtualized elements for Cloud (IaaS+PaaS)
    - Cloud-security and on-prem security integration
    - Integrated Management and third-party management with SNMP, NetConf, and RESTful interfaces
    - Internet gateways (DIA, Regional Exit, Centralized exits)
  • Solving IoT & BYOD Challenges: The Answers are in your Network Solving IoT & BYOD Challenges: The Answers are in your Network Shaun Henderson & Peter Connolly, ExtraHop Networks Jan 18 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Whether they are ready for it or not, IT Operations teams have the Internet of Things, including BYOD devices such as smart watches, added to their list of responsibilities. With employees bringing in potentially compromised devices, it's time for enterprise IT to understand their environment and not just tick the compliance box. On the other hand, IoT poses an opportunity for IT organizations to add significant value to the business by providing real-time operational intelligence. A new monitoring approach called wire data analytics analyzes communications on the network to extract valuable IoT security, performance, and even operations data—and requires no agents! Tune in for a technical deep-dive into the network impact of IoT, how to make the most of your data from connected devices, and how to mitigate potential security and threat risks involved.
  • Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Verizon: Banking, Manufacturing, and Healthcare Case Studies in Managed SD-WAN Mark Hollman, Managed and Professional Services, Verizon & Lloyd Noronha, Head of Global Marketing, Viptela Jan 18 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Verizon has some of the largest global SD-WAN deployments based on Viptela technology. We investigate the lessons learned and best practices employed in some SD-WAN deployments in the banking, healthcare and manufacturing verticals.
  • Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Dave Wright - Vice President & General Manager, NetApp SolidFire and Tim Stammers - Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The tables have been stacked against storage buyers for decades, but a change is coming. Forget the endless refresh treadmill of monolithic storage systems, and licensing models that are not just inflexible, but also force you to pay again and again for the same technology. Join this webinar to learn how to liberate your storage budget, and pay for storage the way that suits your business rather than the vendors, with 451 Research senior analyst Tim Stammers, and NetApp SolidFire’s Vice President & General Manager, Dave Wright.
  • CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN CA Technologies: Advanced Monitoring and Management of SD-WAN Tim Diep, Director of Product Management, CA Technologies & Jeremy Rossbach, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, CA Technologies Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    How does SD-WAN shift the status quo for the Operations teams? SD-WAN technology possesses sophisticated, in-built capability for operations and management, and advanced automation to address network problems in real-time. However, the Operations teams needs to seamlessly integrate this network and health status intelligence from their new SD-WAN infrastructure into their existing monitoring and management infrastructure.

    Additionally, monitoring solutions must provide visibility across all network architectures including highly dynamic and complex hybrid clouds and other SDN elements.

    This session covers the integration of CA Virtual Network Assurance and CA Performance Management with Viptela SD-WAN. The key topics that will be discussed include:

    - Eliminating visibility gaps between traditional networks and SD-WAN providing administrators with insights to optimize and transform their large hybrid networks
    - Providing relationship mapping of major IT events
    - Visualizing physical and logical dependencies in applications and service chains
    - Extending visibility for operators with network performance monitoring across cloud, SDN and SD-WAN networks (including service chains)
    - Enabling operational insight into how all elements of traditional and overlay networks affect service integrity
  • Solving Today's Mobile and IoT Security Challenges Solving Today's Mobile and IoT Security Challenges Jon Garside, Product Marketing Manager & Rich Boyer, CIO, NTT i3 Jan 18 2017 9:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    IoT devices are on your network. Do you know how what to do with them?
    Join this presentation to learn the latest cyber threat insights and the security challenges surrounding IoT.

    Learn more about:

    •Misconceptions in the security model for wired vs. wireless networks
    •Managing policies for IoT in the enterprise using contextual data
    •The value of device roles and real-time enforcement for IoT
  • Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Addressing Hybrid Network Challenges in Asia Pacific with Software-Defined WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Director, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP Product Management, Viptela Jan 19 2017 6:00 am UTC 60 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • Continuous Testing - Webinar 1: Einführung in das Thema Continuous Testing - Webinar 1: Einführung in das Thema Dirk Hedderich, Business Consultant, HPE Software Jan 19 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Durch die Verwendung von agilen Entwicklungsprozessen erhöht sich die Zahl der Testfälle sowie die Frequenz der Testzyklen dramatisch. Es wird immer schwerer, alle Komponenten einer Anwendung mit allen Abhängigkeiten bei permanent reduzierten Budgets und Ressourcen umfassend zu testen. Gleichzeitig nimmt aber die Softwarequalität einer Anwendung einen immer höheren Stellenwert für den Geschäftserfolg ein. Anwendungen müssen nicht nur zuverlässig, performant und sicher sein, sondern auch schnell an veränderte Anforderungen des Marktes und/oder des Business angepasst werden, um wettbewerbsfähig zu bleiben.

    Erfahren Sie in unserer kostenfreien Webinarreihe, wie sich durch den Einsatz von Continuous Testing-Lösungen qualitativ hochwertige Anwendungen schnell, zuverlässig und kontinuierlich bereitstellen lassen und der Ressourcen-Aufwand dabei erheblich reduziert werden kann - mit dem Ergebnis, durch ein schnelleres Go-to-Market einen früheren geschäftlichen Mehrwert zu erhalten!

    Webinar 1: Continuous Testing mit HPE: Einführung
    Agile Entwicklungsmethoden, Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery und DevOps sind aktuelle Trends – doch dabei wird der Testing-Bereich sehr oft vergessen. Software-Entwicklung und IT-Betrieb arbeiten zusammen, optimieren Prozesse und Werkzeugketten. Doch ohne Integration der Testprozesse , Erhöhung des Automatisierungsgrades und ohne eine Zusammenarbeit aller drei Bereiche bleiben wichtige Potentiale ungenutzt. Das erste Webinar dieser Reihe gibt daher eine Einführung zum Thema Continuous Testing mit Werkzeugen von HPE.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless,Robert Azzi-Argyle Griffin Grp Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?


    Speakers:
    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
    Robert Azzi, Executive Managing Partner. Argyle Griffin Group (Moderator)
  • 2017 Trends in Infrastructure 2017 Trends in Infrastructure Al Sadowski, Research Vice President - Infrastructure Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises and service provider customers have more storage, networking, and cloud technology choices at their disposal than ever before, and aggressive technology adopters will gain a performance and agility edge over their rivals in 2017. All Flash Arrays, Object Storage and Disaster Recovery to Cloud/Disaster Recovery as a Service are key technologies transforming the storage landscape. These new innovations account for a relatively small amount of storage revenue today, but will gradually displace traditional disk based storage systems, ultimately opening up opportunities for new innovators. The pace of change in networking technology provides the speed, capacity and agility demanded by cloud, IoT, social media, content delivery and the fabric that makes digital transformation possible.

    Join Al Sadowski, Research Vice President for Infrastructure, as he dives into what’s accelerating the virtualization of network applications and how traditional vendors will need to transform their “innovation supply chain” to produce product equivalents to highly scalable cloud infrastructure.
  • Singtel & Viptela: Address your hybrid network challenges in APAC with SD-WAN Singtel & Viptela: Address your hybrid network challenges in APAC with SD-WAN Hoo Shu Yee, Product Dir, Singtel & Ramesh Prabagaran, VP, Viptela,Inc. Jan 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With APAC’s varying stages of infrastructure development, managing an enterprise Wide Area Network (WAN) in the region can be extremely challenging. This is compounded by different networking standards and service level agreements (SLAs) across countries, as well as disparities in race and culture.

    Furthermore, as more applications move onto the cloud and employees become more mobile, enterprises have to deal with growing risk of cyber attacks with increasingly complex WAN environments that combine multiple private networks and public internet services.

    In this webinar, learn more about managing an enterprise network in APAC. We will touch on how:

    - To address potential challenges with WAN architectures evolving to hybrid networks
    - To optimise and accelerate connectivity to the cloud
    - Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) works and helps you manage your hybrid network more effectively
    - Enterprises have leveraged SD-WAN to increase efficiency and reduce cost

    Lastly, find out how Singtel ConnectPlus SD-WAN service powered by Viptela, designed with security in mind, can help to simplify and unify your networks, while providing protection against data breaches and attacks.
  • What’s New In CA Unified Infrastructure Management 8.5.x What’s New In CA Unified Infrastructure Management 8.5.x Robert Vacante; Raj Sundaram; Kiran Diwakar; Umair Khan Jan 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Application experience is determined by the performance of the infrastructure that powers it. CA Unified Infrastructure Management (CA UIM) provides the most comprehensive solution for managing the experience of modern cloud and hybrid IT infrastructures. With the new releases of CA UIM, we continue to introduce exciting new capabilities spanning cloud, analytics and rapid configuration to help you proactively and efficiently manage the experience of today’s highly dynamic and DevOps centric environment.

    In this session we will share:
    • New out of the box dashboards that provide actionable insight across hybrid infrastructures
    • Enhanced monitoring that provides deeper insights into Microsoft Azure-based apps and services
    • Upcoming log analytics and auto¬¬-app infrastructure discovery and configuration capabilities
    • New integration between CA SystemEdge and CA UIM
    • And much more...
  • Visibility and Security - Two Sides of the Same Coin Visibility and Security - Two Sides of the Same Coin Cricket Liu, Exec VP, Infoblox; Dan York, Sen Content Strategist, Internet Society; Dave Lewis, Global Sec Advocate, Akamai Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    You can't secure what you can't see and not knowing what's on your network can be damaging. While security is about proactively detecting and mitigating threats before they cause damage, it is also about gaining deep visibility into today's complex networks which may include diverse platforms and architectures. A truly enterprise grade DNS, DHCP and IPAM (DDI) platform can provide that visibility because of where it sits in networks. On the downside, DNS is a top threat vector but it can be used as strategic control points to block malicious activity and data exfiltration. Join Infoblox and (ISC)2 on January 19, 2017 at 1:00PM Eastern for a round table discussion featuring Cricket Liu, a well known authority on the Domain Name System and the co- author of all of O'Reilly & Associates' Nutshell Handbooks on DNS, as we examine how strategic DNS can be used for visibility and security.