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  • Turn Your Data Center into Your Very Own Public Cloud Turn Your Data Center into Your Very Own Public Cloud Sanjay Jagad, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Cohodata; Suzy Visvanathan, Director, Product Management, Cohodata Live 60 mins
    Companies are actively looking to transform their highly virtualized data center into a dynamic on-premise private cloud that offers the same benefits as the public cloud. Today’s dedicated infrastructure offerings fail to address the growing demands and higher service levels needed for today’s applications. They lack the advanced capabilities like elastic scale, flexibility, management automation, and usage-based tracking to deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS) for their tenants. A modern dynamic data center necessitates the need for a modern software-defined infrastructure. An infrastructure that can be dynamically provisioned across a pool of compute, network and storage resources, thus reducing and eliminating the planning and complexity associated with application sizing, provides much more flexibility and allows for future proofing and investment protection.
    For companies considering whether or not to use the public cloud versus staying with or building their own data center, there are three primary factors affecting their decision: business needs, data security and total cost of operations (CAPEX/OPEX).
  • Containers: Best Practices and Data Management Services Containers: Best Practices and Data Management Services Keith Hudgins, Tech Alliances, Docker, Andrew Sullivan, Tech Marketing Engineer, NetApp, Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA-CSI Live 75 mins
    Now that you have become acquainted with basic container technologies and the associated storage challenges in supporting applications running within containers in production; let’s take a deeper dive into what differentiates this technology from what you are used to with virtual machines. Containers can both complement virtual machines and also replace them as they promise the ability to scale exponentially higher. They can easily be ported from one physical server to another or to one platform—such as on-premise—to another—such as public cloud providers like Amazon AWS. In this Webcast, we’ll explore “container best practices” that discuss how to address the various challenges around networking, security and logging. We’ll also look at what types of applications more easily lend themselves to a microservice architecture versus which applications may require additional investment to refactor/re-architect to take advantage of microservices.
  • From the intelligence driven datacenter to an intelligence driven business From the intelligence driven datacenter to an intelligence driven business Matt Davies, Head of Marketing EMEA, Splunk, & Sebastian Darrington, EMEA Director, Big Data & Analytics Solutions, Dell EMC Recorded: Dec 7 2016 49 mins
    Leveraging Big Data and Analytics to create actionable insights.

    Splunk & Dell EMC will share insights into the challenges & opportunities customers are seeing in the market – with the ‘needs to’; reduce costs and improve efficiency within IT (operational analytics), improve Compliance (security analytics) & implement Shadow IT due to the business not receiving the right service from IT. CIO Priority is keeping the lights on and so on…

    Dell EMC & Splunk combined strengths are helping numerous organizations to ‘leverage Big Data and Analytics to create actionable insights’.
  • Understanding Storage Performance for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Understanding Storage Performance for Hyperconverged Infrastructure Luke Pruen, Director of Technical Services at StorMagic Recorded: Dec 7 2016 21 mins
    Hyperconverged infrastructure is now being broadly adopted, yet many organizations are blindly deploying these new shiny toys without clear line of sight to an optimal storage configuration.

    In this webinar, Luke Pruen, Technical Services Director at StorMagic presents real-world data from a large variety customers removing the fog of how best to configure for the perfect balance of cost, efficiency and performance.

    Learn more about StorMagic SvSAN on our website: http://stormagic.com/svsan/
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Haluk Ulubay, Sr. Director of Marketing, DataCore Software Recorded: Dec 6 2016 42 mins
    We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo.

    We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.

    DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.

    Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.
  • Maximize Microsoft Storage Performance on All-Flash NVMe Next-Gen Infrastructure Maximize Microsoft Storage Performance on All-Flash NVMe Next-Gen Infrastructure Supermicro; Subodh Bhargava, Program Manager of Storage Spaces, Microsoft; Vivek SarathyStorage Solution Architect, Intel Recorded: Dec 6 2016 61 mins
    How can All-Flash NVMe systems address your storage challenges? Get the latest details on the emerging All-Flash products and technologies from Supermicro and Intel. See the configurations and performance details for leading software defined storage solutions from Microsoft on All-Flash NVMe accelerated platform. Learn how to work with Supermicro and Intel on a custom assessment or proof of concept of All-Flash NVMe Next Generation systems. Accelerate your transition to a higher performance, more efficient and cost effective next generation storage architecture today.
  • Consolidating & Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Consolidating & Modernizing Your Oracle Environment Dion Harris Recorded: Dec 6 2016 39 mins
    Databases are continuing to grow rapidly, creating scalability and performance challenges and escalating costs. Learn how Dell EMC all-flash storage standardizes your databases and applications on a modern, consolidated platform, manages copy data efficiently and accelerates your time to market.
  • Introducing New Generation of Flash-Enabled Data Domain Systems Introducing New Generation of Flash-Enabled Data Domain Systems Syed Saleem & Maciej Mianowski Recorded: Dec 6 2016 60 mins
    The new generation of Dell EMC Data Domain, the industry’s leading protection storage, has been designed to meet the challenges of the modern data centers, like big data, cloud and virtualization. Join our webinar to learn how the transformed Data Domain systems can help you modernize your data protection strategy.
  • Pamięć definiowana programowo w nowoczesnych środowiskach Pamięć definiowana programowo w nowoczesnych środowiskach Wojciech Janusz, Dell EMC Recorded: Dec 2 2016 41 mins
    Dell EMC ScaleIO w najnowszej odsłonie jest najszybszym i najbardziej elastycznym rozwiązaniem SDS. Możliwość połączenia wielu różnych platform sprzętowych i programowych, protekcja, wydajność oraz łatwość zarządzania sprawiają, że ScaleIO jest najlepszym wyborem dla budowy środowisk HC.
  • How to Secure Your Critical Assets today and tomorrow How to Secure Your Critical Assets today and tomorrow Stephen Worn, CTO, DCD; Chris Hobbs, Assa Abloy; Rick Henson, Director, CyrusOne Recorded: Dec 1 2016 59 mins
    Whether you're a company looking to evaluate a data center, or a data / tech company looking to upgrade and improve their physical security, we'll discuss some of the requirements from major organizations along with important considerations for each facility layer, from ‘curb to core.
  • VMAX 250F: Delivering legendary VMAX Mission-Critical Availability to Everyone VMAX 250F: Delivering legendary VMAX Mission-Critical Availability to Everyone Howard Rubin Recorded: Dec 1 2016 49 mins
    View this webinar to learn more about our newest VMAX Enterprise family member. Delivering over 1million IOPs and 1PB in half a floor tile, it is also the most cost effective VMAX ever offered and its always All Flash configuration supports our customers shift to the modern data center. We also cover the latest software capabilities available on the VMAX product line.
  • Flash Forward: 3 Stages to Developing an All-Flash Hybrid Cloud Platform Flash Forward: 3 Stages to Developing an All-Flash Hybrid Cloud Platform Mark Peters, Enterprise Strategy Group, Sandeep Singh, Pure Storage and Joel McKelvey, Pure Storage Recorded: Dec 1 2016 48 mins
    Join Mark Peters, Enterprise Strategy Group Senior Analyst, as he moderates a discussion on the three stages to achieve an all-flash cloud storage platform. According to research and trends for 2017, most IT departments prioritize “cloud” as their top IT initiative. Cloud models for IT are increasingly viewed as critical to agile and high performance infrastructure. The cloud economic model is viewed as critical to meeting demanding IT challenges with limited budgets. An all-flash hybrid cloud storage platform can support the goal of becoming more cloud-like, including automated, orchestrated, self-service offerings while allowing you to maintain control of your data and infrastructure.

    Join this webinar to learn the steps needed to develop an all-flash cloud and take part in the following discussions:

    - Cloud IT has become the strategic direction for IT
    - Hybrid cloud (public + private) is the way to go
    - 3 stage journey to the cloud
  • Cisco Hyperconverged Solutions- Powered by Intel Cisco Hyperconverged Solutions- Powered by Intel Jeff MacTavish, Global Sales BDM, Cisco & Craig LoConti, Enterprise Storage Segment Manager, Intel Recorded: Dec 1 2016 60 mins
    Hyperconverged infrastructure is the hottest trend in IT. In this fascinating discussion, we will explore how to achieve truly adaptive infrastructure using complete hyperconvergence which extends the benefits of simplicity and speed to more applications and use cases. We will describe how to fully unlock the potential of Hyperconvergence as part of a comprehensive data center strategy with Cisco HyperFlex Systems, powered by Intel Xeon Processors.
  • Preserve, Distribute and Deliver - M&E's Three Biggest Data Challenges Preserve, Distribute and Deliver - M&E's Three Biggest Data Challenges George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Dec 1 2016 63 mins
    In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Caringo, providers of cloud and object storage, will discuss why preservation, distribution and delivery is so critical for M&E IT and also why it is so challenging to deliver. More importantly, we will discuss practical solutions to these challenges so IT departments can lead their organizations to more monetization opportunities.
  • 2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage 2017 Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage Brad Booth, Microsoft, Brad Smith, Mellanox, Vittal Balasubramanian, Dell, Fred Zhang, Intel, John Kim, Mellanox Recorded: Dec 1 2016 60 mins
    When the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum (ESF) last looked at the Ethernet Roadmap for Networked Storage in 2015, we anticipated a world of rapid change. The list of advances in 2016 is nothing short of amazing:

    •New adapters, switches, and cables have been launched supporting 25, 50, and 100Gb Ethernet speeds including support from major server vendors and storage startups
    •Multiple vendors have added or updated support for RDMA over Ethernet
    •The growth of NVMe flash and release of the NVMe over Fabrics standard are driving demand for both faster speeds and lower latency in networking
    •The growth of cloud, virtualization, hyper-converged infrastructure, object storage, and containers are all increasing the popularity of Ethernet as a storage fabric

    The world of Ethernet in 2017 promises more of the same. Now we revisit the topic with a look ahead at what’s in store for Ethernet in 2017. With all the incredible advances and learning vectors, SNIA ESF is here to help you keep up. Here’s some of the things to keep track of in the upcoming year:
    •Learn what is driving the adoption of faster Ethernet speeds and new Ethernet storage models
    •Understand the different copper and optical cabling choices available at different speeds and distances
    •Debate how other connectivity options will compete against Ethernet for the new cloud and software-defined storage networks
    •And finally look ahead with us at what Ethernet is planning for new connectivity options and faster speeds such as 200 and 400 Gigabit Ethernet

    The momentum is strong with Ethernet, and we’re here to help you keep on top of the lightning-fast changes. Come join us to look at the future of Ethernet for storage and join the SNIA ESF webcast on December 1st register here.
  • The Big Challenge of Big Data: Untangling the Security Conundrum The Big Challenge of Big Data: Untangling the Security Conundrum Alex Hanway, Marketing Manager for Encryption at Gemalto Recorded: Dec 1 2016 39 mins
    Between 2005 and 2020, data volumes will grow by a factor of 300 – enough data to stack CDs from the earth to the moon 162 times. This has come to be known as the ‘big data’ phenomenon. Unfortunately, traditional approaches to handling, storing and analyzing data aren’t adequate at this scale: they’re too costly, slow and physically cumbersome to keep up. Fortunately, in response a new breed of technology has emerged that is cheaper, faster and more scalable. Yet, in meeting these new needs they break many of the traditional security approaches and spark questions like:

    With massive volumes of data, how are organizations going to ensure that their customer information is safe from people looking to exploit it?

    Is it possible to adopt big data technologies while demonstrating compliance with industry regulations?

    Will security get in the way of the analytics tools?

    How can security apply to different data consumption technologies like Hadoop and NOSQL?

    Join Gemalto on Thursday, December 1, 2016 as we discuss what’s in store for the ‘big data’ technologies of the future and how security models like encryption can solve the security conundrum.
  • Hyperconverged IT for Remote Locations Hyperconverged IT for Remote Locations John Zamierowski, Cisco; Terri McClure, Enterprise Strategy Group; Joshua Mares, Brenntag; and Richard Forrest, StorMagic Recorded: Dec 1 2016 27 mins
    Deploying and supporting traditional infrastructure for remote offices, retail stores, and hospitality sites can be challenging. Virtualization and high availability can prove complex and costly, often leaving the IT team no choice but to cut corners and send valuable IT resources into the field with short notice.

    It doesn’t have to be this way.

    Join us to hear how StorMagic’s software-defined storage platform, SvSAN, leverages Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS) infrastructure to offer you the best of both worlds - hyperconverged, low-cost, and highly available IT infrastructure for remote sites.

    Hear from Brenntag and Enterprise Strategy Group about how StorMagic SvSAN and Cisco UCS can deliver a highly available converged server and storage footprint at remote sites without compromising performance whilst cutting OPEX and CAPEX costs in half.

    Discover more on what you can achieve with StorMagic SvSAN on Cisco hardware by visiting http://stormagic.com/cisco
  • Cloud Computing & Digital Media: Scale Peak Demands with Cloud Access Solutions Cloud Computing & Digital Media: Scale Peak Demands with Cloud Access Solutions Damien Bataille (Eight VFX), Philippe Chotard (Eight VFX), Aaron Wetherold (Avere), Jeff Kember (Google) Recorded: Nov 30 2016 60 mins
    In a cluttered digital world, advertising commercials need to captivate and stimulate to deliver results for brands. To do this, visual effects techniques are bringing jaw-dropping experiences to 60-second spots on the biggest screens to the smallest. With fast-changing production pipelines and unpredictable rendering workloads, Eight VFX shopped for alternatives to rental nodes to meet peak demands. After considering a number of caching options, bandwidth optimization, and even in-house scripting, they designed a one-click cloud access solution that lead to measurable, compelling value.

    In this webinar, you’ll hear how Eight VFX produces honored, high-end commercials for some of the world’s biggest brands using modern cloud computing resources with instant access to unlimited cores.
  • Understanding the Availability Features of vSAN Understanding the Availability Features of vSAN Jeff Hunter, Staff Technical Marketing Architect at VMware Recorded: Nov 30 2016 48 mins
    Application uptime and resiliency to failure are key factors with any hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) storage solution. Before choosing a platform, it is important to understand its ability to recover from issues such as disk, host, and even entire site failures. This session will focus specifically on the availability features of VMware vSAN. It is a technical discussion that begins with a quick explanation of how vSAN stores virtual machine objects such as configuration (VMX) files and virtual disk (VMDK) files. Next, we will take a look at storage policy-based management (SPBM) as this is the primary method for configuring and managing the levels of resiliency for virtual machine objects. We will examine the differences between and requirements for RAID-1 mirroring and RAID-5/6 erasure coding rules in vSAN storage policies and how these rules affect the number and placement of objects. Next, we will provide technical details around vSAN fault domains and stretched clusters. The session will finish with some notes on vSAN data protection using VMware vSphere Replication and VMware vSphere Data Protection.
  • A Whole New World: Machine-Generated Data and Massive Scale-Out NAS A Whole New World: Machine-Generated Data and Massive Scale-Out NAS Jeff Kato, Taneja Group, Jeff Cobb, Qumulo, Nick Rathke, SCI Recorded: Nov 30 2016 60 mins
    Computer users aren’t top data producers anymore. Machines are. Raw data from sensors, labs, forensics, and exploration are surging into data centers and overwhelming traditional storage. There is a solution: High performance, massively scale-out NAS with data-aware intelligence. Join us as Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management at Qumulo and Taneja Group Senior Analyst Jeff Kato explain Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out NAS and its seismic shift in storing and processing machine data. We will review how customers are using Qumulo Core, and Nick Rathke of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute will join us to share how SCI uses Qumulo to cut raw image processing from months to days.

    Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
    Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management, Qumulo
    Nick Rathke, Assistant Director for IT, The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI)
  • The Bifurcation of the Flash Market The Bifurcation of the Flash Market George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Nov 30 2016 62 mins
    High Performance or Capacity - Making the Right Choice

    The flash market started out monolithically. Flash was a single media type (high performance, high endurance SLC flash). Flash systems also had a single purpose of accelerating the response time of high-end databases. But now there are several flash options. Users can choose between high performance flash or highly dense, medium performance flash systems. At the same time, high capacity hard disk drives are making a case to be the archival storage medium of choice. How does an IT professional choose?
  • BroadView Instrumentation Enabled Closed Control Loop In CORD BroadView Instrumentation Enabled Closed Control Loop In CORD Tom Tofigh, Architect, AT&T; Bhaskar Chinni, Principal PLM, Broadcom Dec 7 2016 6:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    “Central Office Re-architected as a Datacenter (CORD)” is a new design of a telco central office that replaces closed and proprietary hardware with software running on commodity servers, switches, and access devices. Analytics-CORD is an environment that provides tools for applications to program or actuate target probe primitives such as Broadcom based network switches. 

    BroadView Instrumentation is a software suite that enables advanced network analytics in a platform agnostic manner. BroadView Instrumentation provides deep observability of switches and network fabric in A-CORD environment. 

    In this webinar, we will discuss CORD architecture, A-CORD framework and how BroadView Agent integrated w/ A-CORD enables closed feedback loop in service provider networks. We will further discuss how BroadView Agent supports A-CORD use cases such as network level packet trace profile, end-to-end latency computation for real-time traffic, micro-burst detection and scalable monitoring of network fabric to prevent congestion.
  • Take 20: What's New in VSAN 6.5 Take 20: What's New in VSAN 6.5 Jase McCarty, Staff Technical Marketing Architect VMware Dec 7 2016 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Discover what’s new in vSAN 6.5, including iSCSI Access to support physical workloads, and the ability to connect two vSphere servers without expensive routers or switches.
  • How to Build a Hybrid Cloud with AWS and VMware vSphere How to Build a Hybrid Cloud with AWS and VMware vSphere Brian Cha, Solutions Architect, SoftNAS Dec 7 2016 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Gartner predicts hybrid clouds will be the most common cloud architecture by 2020. With AWS and VMware vSphere, companies have the ability to create a hybrid cloud architecture with ease. But what is the optimal storage architecture for a hybrid cloud? What’s the best way to build it? How do you guarantee your data will be highly-available and protected?

    This webinar will answer those questions. Specifically, we will cover:

    -Hybrid cloud architecture with AWS and vSphere
    -Use Cases: backup, disaster recovery and more
    -Demo: Learn how to replicate storage across vSphere and AWS
    -Common management interface across on-premises vSphere and AWS deployments

    **The first 100 attendees to register during the live webinar will receive a FREE $100 Amazon Web Services credit!**

    Brian Cha, Solutions Architect, SoftNAS
  • Converged Operations: Maximize the potential of Hyper-Converged Architecture Converged Operations: Maximize the potential of Hyper-Converged Architecture Eitan Segal, Global Architect, Dell EMC Dec 8 2016 2:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Hyper converged infrastructure is starting to become the new norm in the IT space as customers are seeking for a solution which will help them solve the three main challenges; cost reduction, providing agility to the business and simplify datacenter operations.

    As we all know, technology alone cannot provide the full solution to the problem, that is why a new mode of operations is the key to maximize the full potential of a technology like; Hyper Converge.

    In our session, we will discuss:
    1. The new mode of operations?
    2. What are the main benefits while adopting new team structures and new processes
    3. Where to start
  • Hyperconverged Secondary Storage and Data Protection Hyperconverged Secondary Storage and Data Protection Gaetan Castelein, Head of Product Marketing, Cohesity. Dec 8 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The value of hyperconverged infrastructure is well understood for running primary workloads. Cohesity is extending the benefits of HCI with a platform designed to eliminate secondary storage silos by converging all secondary data and associated data management on one unified solution – including backups, files, objects, test/dev copies, and analytics data.

    With Cohesity, enterprises can:

    - Simplify their storage and data protection infrastructure by converging storage silos
    - Improve service levels by reducing backup RTOs and RPOs
    - Build a hybrid cloud data fabric with native cloud integration
    - Gain visibility into their dark data with in-place analytics
    - Accelerate test/dev with copy data management
    - Reduce secondary storage TCO by 80% or more

    Join us in this session to learn about the Cohesity solution and its benefits in your environment.
  • How Viable is Google ColdLine Cloud Storage? How Viable is Google ColdLine Cloud Storage? Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland Dec 8 2016 7:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Google has recently announced expansion of their cloud storage service. It offers similar service levels as Amazon S-3 and Glacier, but with simplified pricing. How viable is their cloud storage product for the average customer? How do their service levels compare to Amazon and Azure service levels? What about pricing? Is it really that different? And what are some example use cases?

    Other questions center around applications that support these offerings. If an application supports Amazon, will it be easy for them to support Google? Is there anything about Google cloud storage that makes it easier or harder for service providers to work with them?
  • VDI Workshop | PT/MT VDI Workshop | PT/MT Stewart Sonneland, CEO | Strategic Hardware and Tom Rose, CMO | Unidesk Dec 8 2016 7:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Learn how about the pitfalls to avoid and the important steps to take to ensure a rock-solid VDI deployment.
  • Introducción a Amazon EC2 Introducción a Amazon EC2 Carlos Carús Dec 12 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) es un Servicio Web de AWS que proporciona capacidad de cómputo con tamaño modificable en la nube. Está diseñado para ofrecer un auténtico entorno virtual de cómputo profesional y escalable que permite utilizar interfaces de servicios web para lanzar instancias con distintos sistemas operativos, cargarlas con su entorno de aplicaciones personalizado, administrar sus permisos de acceso a la red y ejecutar su imagen utilizando los sistemas que desee.

    En este webinar gratuito te mostraremos en directo los principales beneficios y uso de Amazon EC2 tales como control total sobre sus instancias, aumentar o disminuir la capacidad en minutos, posibilidad de elegir entre varios tipos de instancia, sistemas operativos y paquetes de software, pago por uso o funcionalidad de red sólida y segura para sus recursos informáticos.
  • What Happened @ AWS Re-Invent 2016? (30 mins wrap up!) What Happened @ AWS Re-Invent 2016? (30 mins wrap up!) Mark Duhm, Hyperscaler Practice Lead; Rob Selby, Product Manager, Hyperscaler Services Dec 13 2016 9:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Not managed to go to Las Vegas this year to attend AWS re:Invent? Worry not, we are consolidating a week’s worth of presentations and announcements into just 30 mins of your time… Come join us to see how we have coped with this challenge!

    Duration: 30 mins + Q&A

    AWS has grown at a phenomenal rate since 2006 and released a total of 722 new features and services, just in the last year – how does one keep up you may wonder? Well, AWS re:Invent – the world’s largest AWS gathering – is a great starting point but of course, it’s about much more than feature releases – how do you figure out what is relevant to your business? How do you assess whether your business is ready to effectively use AWS? How do you take what is available and deploy it to your own benefit?

    In this webinar we discuss both the hottest ins and outs as well as the most thought provoking perspectives that came out of this years' re:Invent. Our Hyperscaler Practice Lead, Mark Duhm and Hyperscaler Services Product Manager, Rob Selby, will be covering a number of topics:

    - Key updates & announcements (and their relevance in today's marketplace)
    - The 'so what' to AWS strategy & roadmap updates
    - Relevant perspectives around AWS in a Hybrid Cloud world, Security and Migration

    This is your chance to get a very personal download on what's happened at re:Invent - don't miss out!

    Duration: 30 mins + Q&A (so come prepared!)

    - Mark Duhm, Hyperscaler Practice Lead
    - Rob Selby, Product Manager, Hyperscaler Services
  • 451 Group and Gemalto Present "The Keys to Multi-Cloud Security" 451 Group and Gemalto Present "The Keys to Multi-Cloud Security" John Ray, Senior Product Strategist and EricHanselman, Chief Analyst at 451 Group Dec 13 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The cloud isn’t consumed by enterprises in just one way. Enterprises have varying internal capabilities and infrastructure means using different deployment models, on or off-premises, private and public clouds, hosted clouds through via multiple cloud vendors, which lends to a complex environment. Today, enterprises run roughly 41% of applications in the cloud, but workloads in cloud environments are expected to increase to 60% over the next two years. Organizations with multiple cloud platforms is becoming a fact of life, but creates challenges for businesses needing to secure them.

    Understanding the risks of each cloud platform is crucial to defining and implementing strong, dynamic data protection policies with comprehensive key management across all cloud-enabled environments. When encryption is used, the risk is transferred from the data itself to the cryptographic key. This is why it is essential that organizations control their own key infrastructure. Diving deeper into the topic, Eric Hanselman from 451 Group and John Ray from Gemalto will discuss the three key considerations to a successful multi-cloud security strategy: interoperability, control and compliance.

    Join our webinar “The Keys to Multi-Cloud Security” on Tuesday, December 13th 2016 and learn about:
    • Recent findings on enterprise cloud usage from 451 Group
    • How to analyze the security risks of your cloud platforms
    • Security practices for different cloud platforms and business processes
    • Future-proofing your Cloud security and data protection compliance
    • How security can work in the multi-cloud universe
    • Implementing a key management system that you own
  • IT Trends for 2017 IT Trends for 2017 Hu Yoshida, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Data Systems Dec 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    A recent Forbes survey shows that Digital Transformation will be the highest priority for both IT and line-of-business executives in 2017. Business outcomes will drive IT, and IT will shift its focus from infrastructure to application development and analytics. Some of the major trends for 2017 will redefine the data center and focus on a number of key technologies that will enable the transition from legacy systems to systems of innovation. Operational Technology (OT) from sensors will begin to integrate with IT, and the foundation will be established for Internet of Things (IoT) developments that are currently in the proof-of-concept stage.
  • Splunk: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize Splunk: To Virtualize or Not to Virtualize Chris Brown, Technical Solutions Manager, Nutanix Dec 13 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is your Splunk deployment or upgrade going to be hosted on bare metal, a virtualized platform, or the cloud? The cloud has often been chosen for agility and flexibility, but on-prem deployments are experiencing a resurgence. Data security concerns and the desire to bring the analysis engine as close to the data source as possible are key influencers in the on-prem trend. In these cases, bare metal deployments are commonly chosen due to cost or complexity of hypervisors, however with bare metal Splunk loses out on all the quality of life improvements users have come to expect with virtualization.

    This webinar explores the benefits of virtualizing Splunk on the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform, taking the complexity out of managing virtualized infrastructure for Splunk, allowing Splunk experts to spend more time extracting insight from data. Nutanix allows Splunk to take full advantage of server virtualization without the limitations of other solutions and combines this with the agility and flexibility of public clouds. By ensuring data is accessed locally by all Splunk indexers, Nutanix eliminates the “I/O Blender” effect that can plague conventional, bare metal infrastructure.

    Register to see how to architect the best environment for Splunk with deployments that can scale to handle increasing data ingest rates and ever-increasing expectations for high performance. Learn useful tips on how to fully leverage the Nutanix distributed storage fabric, with details on data tiering, EC-X erasure coding, disk balancing, and more. We’ll also show how Splunk on Nutanix ensures:
    • The ability to ingest GBs of data per day
    • Quick search capabilities for mission critical applications
    • Ability to support growth in data ingest rates
    • Ease of deployment and management
    • Self-contained deployments for data security and privacy
  • Who You Gonna Call? Arm the Service Desk to Ghost-Bust Issues Before They Occur Who You Gonna Call? Arm the Service Desk to Ghost-Bust Issues Before They Occur Chris Marsh, 451 Research; Chris Dunn, Easy Vista; & Bruce Aboudara, Scalable Software Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Service Desk is at the frontlines of a changing landscape in IT. IT is now, more than ever, required to provide 100% uptime of their services, and provide them to users anytime and anywhere – thanks in large part to the growth in new consumer apps and services accessed through mobile devices.

    To support this demand the service desk must be aware of and prepared for several key trends:

    •Mobile. More and more, users are accessing their services through their mobile devices. Powerful trends are shaping the mobile world that will impact the Service Desk. We in the service desk must adapt, but what does that mean?

    •Service Availability. Users expect their services to always be up – just like they experience with their other mobile apps and should there be an issue, they expect it to be resolved immediately. What can the Service Desk to make this dream a reality?

    •New Technologies. Prompted by this need for always-on, mobile-available services, infrastructure teams are looking toward newer technologies such as public clouds, software defined networking (SDN), and hyperconverged architectures. How does this impact the Service Desk?

    Join, Chris Marsh, lead mobility analyst at 451 research, Chris Dunn, Global Director of Product marketing for EasyVista, and Bruce Aboudara SVP at Scalable Software as they discuss the key trends the service desk need to know about as well as actions the service desk can take to capitalize on those trends.
  • End NAS Sprawl - Gain Control Over Unstructured Data End NAS Sprawl - Gain Control Over Unstructured Data George Crump, Storage Switzerland Dec 13 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The key to ending NAS Sprawl is to fix the file system so it can offer cost effective, scalable, high performance storage. In this live webinar Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump, Quantum VP of Global Marketing Molly Rector, and the Quantum NAS Vertical Solution Marketing Manager Dave Frederick discuss the challenges facing the typical NAS file system and what IT professionals should be looking for in solutions to eliminate NAS Sprawl once and for all.

    In this webinar learn:

    1. What's Causing NAS Sprawl
    2. How Vendors are putting bandaids on the problem
    3. What to look for in a unifying file system
  • The Data Revolution Will Be Televised. Storage Options for M&E The Data Revolution Will Be Televised. Storage Options for M&E Erik Weaver, Global Director, M&E Market Development & Strategy, Western Digital Dec 13 2016 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The data revolution will be televised. It’s an exciting time in media & entertainment as the digitalization of film and higher densities enable new opportunities like 3D and 8K film to VR and AR. However, these changing workflows and production requirements are placing a growing demand on existing storage solutions.

    Join Erik Weaver, Global Director, M&E Market Development & Strategy at Western Digital as he discusses the 5 latest trends within media & entertainment, the challenges they present on underlying storage, and what next-generation technologies the industry is adopting in order to successfully adapt to these new media workloads - whether on-premises or in the cloud.
  • ASIA PACIFIC TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2017 ASIA PACIFIC TECHNOLOGY TRENDS FOR 2017 Hu Yoshida, Global CTO HDS; Russell Skingsley, APAC CTO HDS, Greg Knieriemen, Chief Digital Strategist HDS Dec 14 2016 6:00 am UTC 60 mins
    According to recent research by Forbes Insights, 42% of organizations in Asia Pacific consider themselves either advanced or leaders in terms of their digital transformation journey. The region is at a turning point. Leaders are disrupting industries and staying ahead because of their digital transformation foresight.

    Hitachi Data Systems cordially invites you to attend our webcast on Asia Pacific Technology Trends for 2017. Please join the speakers from HDS for this 1 hour webcast to learn how these technology trends enable and accelerate your organization’s digitization.

    Register to the live webcast that covers:
    • how these technology trends enable and accelerate your organization’s digitization
    • some of the findings of the Forbes Insights research, sponsored by HDS
    • how they reveal the inhibitors to successful transformation
    • why digital leaders are so far ahead of the pack

    Key trends include:
    • Transition to the Cloud
    • People and Process Impact on Productivity
    • Bridging the Bi-modal Divide
    • Centralized Data Hubs
    • IoT in Data Center
  • Streamlining Media Supply Chains with Object-Based Content Delivery Streamlining Media Supply Chains with Object-Based Content Delivery Dave Frederick & Greg Holick, Quantum & Erik Åhlin, Vidispine Dec 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Vidispine and Quantum will show you how easy it is to create a best of breed Hybrid Cloud Content Management solution with large video files on-premise and user interface for collaboration, workflows and sharing in the cloud.

    Presented by Vidispine | Quantum
  • Por que Soluções Convergentes são uma excelente opção para os negócios Por que Soluções Convergentes são uma excelente opção para os negócios Marcel Adami, Arquiteto de Soluções Convergente, Hitachi Data Systems Dec 14 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Nos dias de hoje as áreas de TI procuram cada vez mais otimizar seus recursos de modo a investirem 20% na manutenção de seus legados e comprometer os demais 80% em soluções inovadoras. Além disso 40% do budget de TI pertencem as áreas de negócios.

    Para obterem bons resultados nessa difícil missão, as áreas de TI buscam cada vez mais focar seus esforços em eficiência, agilidade e acertividade. Muitas vezes encontram a resolução para este desafio na adoção de sistemas convergente que proporcionam a construção de serviços em cloud privadas ou hibridas.

    Assista a nosso webcast, a ser apresentado por nosso arquiteto de soluções, Marcel Adami, e entenda como as soluções de Convergentes e Hiperconvergentes da Hitachi Data Systems podem ajuda-los com essa missão e garantir o total controle de suas operações.

    Garanta essa oportunidade e conheça mais como a Hitachi pode ajuda-lo:

    •As vantagens funcionais das soluções convergentes.
    •A economia obtida através da adoção destes tipos de ferramentas.
    •Obtendo a agilidade que seus negócios precisam.
  • Object Storage for Developers, Part 3 Object Storage for Developers, Part 3 Ryan Meek, Product Manager Dec 14 2016 5:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join former developer and current Product Manager Ryan Meek for an informative webcast where he will take a deep dive into advanced object storage. Ryan will review protocols, metadata and data protection, with a focus on performance and high availability at petabyte scale. With live Q&A throughout, this webcast is geared towards application developers, software and storage architects.
  • Flip the Switch to Containers Flip the Switch to Containers Martin Buhr, Google and Ashok Rajagopalan, Datera Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Google and Datera to learn how you can reap the benefits of the cloud without losing performance as Containers become the new paradigm using Datera Elastic Fabric Storage System and Kubernetes for Container Orchestration. Register for a chance to win an Apple Watch 2.

    Containers are rapidly maturing. As container adoption continues to grow beyond stateless applications to stateful workloads such as MySQL, Kafka, Cassandra, and Couchbase, the need for persistent storage is foundational. To make business workloads adoption grow on container platforms, it is imperative to simplify persistent storage provisioning and consumption.

    In this webinar, Google Product Manager, Strategic Initiatives, Google Cloud Platform Martin Buhr joins Datera’s Head of Product Ashok Rajagopalan to discuss:

    - how stateful applications can be automated to scale
    - new storage solutions and deployment models that provide agility, and
    - flexibility - the benefits of deploying and using persistent storage

    Register today to gain key insights from our industry experts!
  • Proving It! A step by step Demo: Containerizing Legacy Applications Proving It! A step by step Demo: Containerizing Legacy Applications George Crump, Storage Switzerland Dec 14 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Storage Switzerland and HyperGrid recently held a webinar entitled "How and Why to Containerize Your Legacy Applications.”. It is one of our highest attended webinars this year. The number one request from that webinar? "I want to see this thing work!" To answer that request Storage Switzerland and HyperGrid are conducting another webinar where we will review how to containerize legacy applications, provide a couple of specific examples of how customers are using and benefiting from containerized legacy applications and, most importantly, have a live demo showing a legacy application’s transformation into a modern, containerized application.
  • Take 20: Deploying SPBM for Mixed Storage Take 20: Deploying SPBM for Mixed Storage Rawlinson Rivera, Principal Architect Office of the CTO, VMware Dec 14 2016 7:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Learn how you can leverage the same storage policy based management framework across both HCI and traditional storage. Leverage vSAN and VVOLs for easy provisioning and management across mixed storage.
  • Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Tobias Schmidt, Lead Business Consultant, Transformation & Cloud Strategy Dec 15 2016 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Erlangen Sie mit der Enterprise Cloud beständige Kontrolle und Flexibilität in Ihrem Business. Steuern Sie in Richtung Enterprise Cloud, um schneller zu skalieren und Investitions- und Betriebskosten zu senken.
  • AWS re:Invent 2016 Wrap Up: Top Trends You Need to Know AWS re:Invent 2016 Wrap Up: Top Trends You Need to Know Todd Mace, Tech Evangelist, DataCore Software; Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software Dec 15 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Did you attend AWS re:Invent 2016? If so, then let us summarize the top trends we observed at the show and compare notes with you.

    Missed the event? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Join us as we cover the top trends and highlights of the news and interesting tidbits from re:Invent. It’s the next best thing to being there!