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  • Know Your Baseline Costs Before Considering Migration Know Your Baseline Costs Before Considering Migration Chris Grossmeier, Director of Product Management Recorded: Aug 25 2016 42 mins
    Join this webinar to be certain of making the right decisions on moving resources to the cloud. You’ll see how to evaluate which workloads are candidates for cloud migration PLUS measure how efficiently you’re utilizing your own resources.

    The CloudPhysics Cost Calculator for Private Cloud lets you apply basic costing models to determine your actual costs per virtual machine (VM) in terms of power, compute resources, memory, storage, licensing, and more to generate a cost baseline.

    Now you can apply CloudPhysics rightsizing intelligence to your VMs. See your “as is” costs beside your rightsized costs at peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile. Capture savings by reducing workloads to match actual demands and reduce overprovisioning.

    When mapping your VMs to their public cloud instances, apply the same peak, 99th percentile, and 95th percentile data to reveal cost difference for private versus public cloud.

    Attend this webinar to be sure you’ve optimized decision-making before you move.
  • The Evolution of File The Evolution of File Glen Olsen Product Manager Recorded: Aug 25 2016 54 mins
    Over a decade ago, API-accessible key/value-based storage was introduced as a service by Amazon and as software by Caringo. Amazon’s service-based approach matured quickly, while the general storage market slowly adopted the API approach. The on-premise market demanded a traditional file interface, leading to various “gateway” products. However, for the majority of use cases, the logical file gateway architecture is flawed. Is it time for file to evolve with object? This webinar examines the past decade in file interface gateways and the needs of the market versus what is available.
  • Pure Storage & SolarWinds: Monitoring All-Flash Storage Devices with Discipline Pure Storage & SolarWinds: Monitoring All-Flash Storage Devices with Discipline Andrew Levin, Product Manager, Pure Storage; Kong Yang, Cloud and Virtualization Practice Leader, Solarwinds Recorded: Aug 24 2016 41 mins
    In this session Pure Storage discusses a case study with Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice at SolarWinds on why storage monitoring is essential to maximize performance and maintain application uptime. Topics covered include:

    – How monitoring an all-flash array is different than monitoring a traditional storage array
    – Best practices to optimize your monitoring solutions/processes to deliver expected performance to applications and meet your end users’ Quality-of-Service (QoS) SLA
    – How to do forecast capacity requirements and utilization over time with capacity planning tools

    Save your seat to filter through the complexities of data storage, all-flash vs. traditional storage arrays, and how to effectively and efficiently manage your storage devices.
  • 5 Myths on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure … Busted! 5 Myths on Hyper-Converged Infrastructure … Busted! Michael Haag Product Line Manager Storage and Availability VMware Recorded: Aug 24 2016 19 mins
    As you begin evaluating hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) options, you may run into conflicting ideas about what it is and what it can do.

    In this webcast, we will debunk some common myths around HCI, discuss what’s behind these misconceptions, and clarify how the right HCI solution leads to a simpler and more efficient way to manage your resources.

    Don’t let myths distract you from what you should be considering when choosing the right HCI, which includes:

    •A proven hypervisor in an integrated HCI stack, with reliability evident in its track record and usage.

    •Broad HCI use cases, that include business-critical apps, VDI, managed hosting platforms, micro-services, and more

    •Reduced costs through the automation of manual tasks with simple, policy-based management, and a broad choice of competitive hardware platforms.

    •Fewer silos by extending existing server and virtualization infrastructures and supporting existing external storage systems
    Join us and learn how the modular architecture of HCI serves as the fundamental building block for growing into a private cloud and full SDDC.
  • Next Generation Data Centers – Are you ready for scale? Next Generation Data Centers – Are you ready for scale? Qing Xu, Technology and Applications Manager, Belden; Stephen Worn, CTO, DatacenterDynamics Recorded: Aug 24 2016 51 mins
    This presentation will provide a general overview of the data center trends and the ecosystem that comprises of “hyperscale DC”, “MTDC”, and “enterprise DC”.
  • Building Blocks for Scalable, High Performance Storage Applications: SPDK Building Blocks for Scalable, High Performance Storage Applications: SPDK Jonathan Stern, Storage Applications Engineer at Intel Corporation Recorded: Aug 24 2016 59 mins
    Discussing the Storage Performance Development Kit (SPDK) an extension of the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) into a storage context. We cover how SPDK got started, what the benefits are of an NVMe* polled mode driver, how SPDK supports protocols like NVMe over Fabrics and the future areas of development for SPDK.
  • Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services Efficiency & Scale in Middle Office Financial Services William Fearnley, IDC Financial Insights & Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems Recorded: Aug 24 2016 59 mins
    Within the financial services industry, middle office analytics and simulations continue to grow in volume and complexity. Massive compute and storage demands cause strain on IT resources. While new technologies promise speed and scalability, evaluating this unique middle office environment requires a look at compliance, risk, and pricing analytics to determine potential gains and losses. In this webinar, IDC – Financial Insights Research Director, Bill Fearnley, looks at current middle office IT workflows supporting analytics, backtesting and financial modeling and evaluates a hybrid cloud infrastructure to support growing demands.

    In this webinar, you’ll:

    · Hear an IDC Analyst’s view on the current financial services IT environment
    · Learn of common challenges and approaches to combat growing strain on compute and storage infrastructure
    · Join in a discussion about the viability of enabling cloud services to expand compute and storage capacity
    · Gain guidance on how large hedge funds and investment banks are overcoming inherent cloud challenges like latency, data accessibility, and cost management
  • Stretched Clustering for VMware with Hedvig Software-defined Storage Stretched Clustering for VMware with Hedvig Software-defined Storage Eric Carter, Senior Director, Marketing & Chris Kranz, Senior Systems Engineer Recorded: Aug 23 2016 36 mins
    Software-defined Storage Service interruptions wreak havoc on business. Enterprises expend huge budgets to deliver datacenter redundancy and continuous application availability and still it is not easy. Storage is often the biggest limiting factor. The good news is that recent storage innovations combined with the flexibility of VMware vSphere simplify and lower the cost of delivering automated mobility of services between sites to ensure downtime avoidance and fault recovery.

    Watch this webinar and learn:
    • How to deliver real-time virtual machine migration across a geographically stretched cluster with no data loss or service interruption
    • How software-defined storage streamlines delivery of vSphere Metro Storage Clusters (vMSC)
    • How a multi-site storage system managed as a single logical entity benefits your virtualization deployment
  • Next-generation Infrastructure Consolidation: Going Beyond Server Virtualization Next-generation Infrastructure Consolidation: Going Beyond Server Virtualization David Floyer, Chief Technology Officer, Wikibon; Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software Recorded: Aug 23 2016 48 mins
    Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.

    Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.

    Now, companies are looking to take the next step to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reducing the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.

    This is where DataCore’s Parallel I/O technology comes in. By processing I/Os in parallel leveraging multi-core, multi-processor systems, Parallel I/O delivers industry leading I/O response times as well as price/performance. The net benefit is that fewer storage nodes can provide much better performance, allowing you to reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
  • What Your Object Storage Vendor Isn't Telling You About NFS Support What Your Object Storage Vendor Isn't Telling You About NFS Support George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Aug 23 2016 61 mins
    NFS has been the “go to” file system for large data stores but there is a new offering on the horizon...Object Storage. To help ease the transition, many Object Storage vendors have provided a gateway that allows their systems to look like NFS servers. The problem is that most of these implementations are very limiting and often create more problems than they fix. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Caringo will discuss why object storage systems are the heir apparent to NFS servers and how to make that transition without the typical roadblocks that NFS gateways create.
  • Bringing the Speed of Flash to Your Software-Defined Storage Infrastructure Bringing the Speed of Flash to Your Software-Defined Storage Infrastructure Augie Gonzalez, Director Product Marketing, DataCore; Steve Wilkins, Manager Product Marketing, SanDisk Recorded: Aug 23 2016 38 mins
    Do you run a mix of virtualized and diverse workloads, including block storage? Are you looking to increase density and maintain blazingly fast speeds? If so, this webinar is for you!

    In this webinar, speakers from DataCore and SanDisk will discuss the performance and economic advantages of combining software-defined-storage with all-flash storage. We’ll also share two customer stories on how they were able to:

    - Achieve effortless and non-disruptive data migration from magnetic to flash storage
    - Prevent storage-related downtime
    - Dynamically control the movement of data from flash to high-capacity storage
    - Strike the right economic balance between fast performance and low cost

    Don’t let data growth and complex workloads slow you down. Attend this webinar and learn about new possibilities.
  • Making the Move to Hyper-V: LifeStore Bank’s Transition from VMware ESX to Micro Making the Move to Hyper-V: LifeStore Bank’s Transition from VMware ESX to Micro G2M Communications Recorded: Aug 23 2016 53 mins
    The costs of running VMWare have risen to unmaintainable levels for companies that are looking to expand and scale operations. The ESX Tax over burdens IT budgets, hindering their ability to scale and manage OPEX. In this webcast, we will show IT managers how Microsoft Hyper- V and Storage Spaces can be a game changer for their organization, providing a cost effective, stable and easy to manage virtualization platform. LifeStore Bank will tell you how they transitioned from an infrastructure based on VMWare ESX and EMC VNXe to Microsoft Hyper-V and DataON Storage's Cluster-In-Box (CIB) storage to scale their capabilities, optimize service level agreements and lower the cost of running virtual environments by 1.5X

    Speakers

    Howard Lo, VP of Sales, Dataon Storage
    Aidan Finn – Microsoft MVP
    Josh Rountree – IT Manager, LifeStore Bank
    Kris Menon - Business Development Manager, HSGT
    Shaun Walsh – Managing Partner, G2M Communications
  • Software-defined Storage at the Speed of Flash Software-defined Storage at the Speed of Flash Augie Gonzalez, Director Product Marketing, DataCore; Steve Wilkins, SanDisk Recorded: Aug 23 2016 38 mins
    Do you run a mix of virtualized and diverse workloads, including block storage? Are you looking to increase density and maintain blazingly fast speeds? If so, this webinar is for you!

    In this webinar, speakers from DataCore and SanDisk® will discuss the performance and economic advantages of combining software-defined-storage with all-flash storage. We’ll also share two customer stories on how they were able to:

    - Achieve effortless and non-disruptive data migration from magnetic to flash storage.
    - Prevent storage-related downtime
    - Dynamically control the movement of data from flash to high-capacity storage
    - Strike the right economic balance between fast performance and low cost

    Don’t let data growth and complex workloads slow you down. Attend this webinar and learn about new possibilities.
  • Amazon S3 API - Advanced Features Amazon S3 API - Advanced Features Chris M Evans, Technology Analyst, Architecting.it, Paul Turner, CMO, Cloudian Recorded: Aug 23 2016 65 mins
    The Simple Storage Service (S3) from Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been established as the standard interface for object storage and has been adopted as the de facto by the storage industry. The Amazon S3 API contains many advanced features that enterprises expect in every storage platform. Join us in this webinar to look at how these features are implemented and how object storage solution providers can extend the S3 API to add even more value to on-premises deployments. In this webinar you will learn about:

    Versioning - the ability to retain a historical record of object updates
    Tiering and ILM - moving object data through a data lifecycle
    Replication - protecting data across multiple data centres/regions
    Logging and Billing - tracking and charging for resource usage.
  • Connectivity Matters: Understanding EMC's Networking Portfolio Connectivity Matters: Understanding EMC's Networking Portfolio Dee Wassell and Doug Fierro Recorded: Aug 23 2016 25 mins
    By attending this webinar, you will learn about EMC’s industry-leading Storage Networking offering for the Modern Data Center and why connectivity matters in an all flash storage environment.
  • MeetTheCEO: The CEO of Copy Data, Ash Ashutosh MeetTheCEO: The CEO of Copy Data, Ash Ashutosh Charlie Hodges, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Aug 23 2016 51 mins
    Ash Ashutosh with Actifio is our guest on this LIVE MeetTheCEO with Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Mr. Ashutosh’s background, introduces listeners to Copy Data Management as the next stage in data protection and what makes Actifio’s solution different. We will also ask him about his goals for Actifio and get his predictions for the future of IT. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
  • Tech Talk: Tales from VMworld - How Vvols Rock Your World Tech Talk: Tales from VMworld - How Vvols Rock Your World Ethan Stokes Recorded: Aug 19 2016 45 mins
    What does VVOL mean for you? What are the benefits? How does Unity implement it?
  • Decisions, Decisions: Building a Better Virtualized Environment with Flash Decisions, Decisions: Building a Better Virtualized Environment with Flash Jason Pederson, Virtualization Solutions Marketing Manager, SanDisk Recorded: Aug 18 2016 30 mins
    For those operating shared storage with VMware vSphere®, but want to increase performance while continuing to benefit from your existing storage investment, this webinar is for you!

    Whether looking to solve an IT problem or achieve a business goal, performance usually plays a critical part. Flash storage has been known to improve storage performance and data center efficiency, but the question remains…’where do you put it, and how do you use it? And what happens when legacy systems don’t allow you to add flash?

    Join Jason Pederson as he takes you through the different options for deploying flash in virtual environments, and introduces a new deployment model from Western Digital that gives you the least disruptive way to introduce flash acceleration into existing SAN environments and across different VM clusters.

    Life is filled with decisions. We’re here to make them easier for you.
  • What are Real World Storage Workloads and Why Do I Care? What are Real World Storage Workloads and Why Do I Care? Eden Kim, CEO Calypso Systems Recorded: Aug 18 2016 57 mins
    A discussion and examination of Real World Storage Workloads and how different workloads affect Storage and SSD performance. Using free IO capture applets from www.TestMyWorkload.com, see what IO Captures look like and identify the key real world workload metrics.

    An example 2,000 outlet retail store web portal 24 hour workload is examined using advanced data analytic tools. Overall 24 hour cumulative workloads and specific process segments are used to test 3 different SSDs to observe their relative performance. See how much performance and endurance different SSDs provide and how to select the best SSD for your application and use case.

    IO Captures can be done easily and quickly on any laptop, desktop, server or data center. Join a community dedicated to the capture, analysis and accumulation of user workloads for the benefit of the storage industry.
  • The Flash Advantage: Virtualization Unleashed The Flash Advantage: Virtualization Unleashed Joel McKelvey, Infrastructure Solutions, Pure Storage Recorded: Aug 18 2016 36 mins
    View this webinar to learn how operational simplicity, data efficiency, and predictable performance through flash will enable your business to be more competitive in the market at the same cost as traditional disk infrastructure.

    We will cover:

    – What is possible with flash?
    – What flash solutions are available today?
    – How do the costs compare?
    – Pure Storage architecture overview
    – Demonstration of storage provisioning tasks
  • Managing Media in a ‘Multi-Multi’ Broadcast World Managing Media in a ‘Multi-Multi’ Broadcast World Moderator: Mary Yurkovic - Digital Strategies Inc. Recorded: Aug 17 2016 62 mins
    As broadcast station groups grow larger through consolidation and acquisition, they’re looking for ways to avoid duplicating content and effort while control costs. And it’s not just dealing with the complexity of multi-site operations, it’s multi-source, multi-format content created for multi-platform delivery.

    By creating “hubs” for content, processes and distribution, station groups can deliver the same content to multiple owned-and-operated stations for multiple platforms, while at the same time tailoring or differentiating the content so that it fits the local audiences or regional market they need to target.

    Attend this webinar and learn how to:
    • Intelligently manage media assets brought into your organization from multiple sources
    • Resolve collaboration issues for content development, processing and approvals
    • Automatically process and prepare content for multiple distribution platforms
    • Optimize storage to streamline processes and meet scalability and cost requirements

    Speakers:
    Eivind Sandstrand - Arvato
    Amy Lounsbury - Diversified
    Josh Hatter - Diversified
    Karl Paulsen - Diversified
    Dave Frederick - Quantum
  • Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing Flash Myth: Flash is for Everything vs. Flash is for One Thing George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Aug 17 2016 62 mins
    Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash system can support all workloads. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. Join Storage Switzerland and IBM for this live interactive webinar where we bust another flash myth and help you select the right flash for the right workload for the right reasons.