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VMware's stretch cluster does an excellent job of protecting against a site failure. If your primary data center fails then it is easy to bring up VMs in the second site. But what if you need more? How can you extend VMware's stretch cluster capability from single site protection to multiple sites? What if you want to extend recovery into the cloud? A multi-site and multi-cloud data distribution strategy not only creates more resilient IT operations, it also empowers workload mobility.
In this live webinar Storage Switzerland and Hedvig will discuss the limitations of VMware stretch cluster, the possibilities of a more highly available approach and how to achieve complete IT resiliency.
W grudniu Dell EMC ogłosił nowych wersję kluczowych rozwiązań w obszarze backupu/odtwarzania:
3.Boost for Applications
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NVMe is one of the most interesting new developments to happen to storage in the past several years, and NVMe over Fabrics extends these capabilities over a Storage Area Network. Given that 80% of all existing Flash storage solutions deployed are interconnected with Fibre Channel (FC), many questions have arisen about what it is, how it works, and why someone might want to consider using Fibre Channel for NVMe-based solutions.
In this technical webinar, we’re going to be addressing some of these fundamental questions:
- How does Fibre Channel and NVMe work together?
- How is NVMe over Fabrics different from “traditional” Fibre Channel?
- What changes do I have to make to my Fibre Channel environment in order to get NVMe over Fabrics to work?
- What would an NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) architecture look like?
- What advantages would I get using Fibre Channel in an NVMe solution?
Check out this live webinar to learn more about this exciting new technology from the people who are developing it.
Deploying applications locally and bursting them to the cloud for compute may seem difficult, especially when working with high-performance, critical information. However, using cloudbursts to offset peaks in demand can bring big benefits and kudos from organizational leaders always looking to do more with less.
After this short webinar, you’ll be ready to:
- Explain what cloud bursting is and what workloads it is best for
- Identify efficiencies in applying cloud bursting to high-performance applications
- Understand how cloud computing services access your data and consume it during burst cycles
- Share three real-world use cases of companies leveraging cloud bursting for measurable efficiencies
- Have seen a demonstration of how it works
Presenters will build an actionable framework in just thirty minutes and then take questions.
The demand for digital data preservation has increased drastically in recent years. Maintaining a large amount of data for long periods of time (months, years, decades, or even forever) becomes even more important given government regulations such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, OSHA, and many others that define specific preservation periods for critical records.
While the move from paper to digital information over the past decades has greatly improved information access, it complicates information preservation. This is due to many factors including digital format changes, media obsolescence, media failure, and loss of contextual metadata. The Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) was created by SNIA to facilitate long-term data storage and preservation. SIRF can be used with disk, tape, and cloud based storage containers, and is extensible to any new storage technologies. It provides an effective and efficient way to preserve and secure digital information for many decades, even with the ever-changing technology landscape. Join this webcast to learn:
•Key challenges of long-term data retention
•How the SIRF format works and its key elements
•How SIRF supports different storage containers - disks, tapes, CDMI and the cloud
•Availability of Open SIRF
SNIA experts that developed the SIRF standard will be on hand to answer your questions.
Quantum's StorNext 5.4 brings new levels of performance, efficiency, flexibility and compatibility to media storage and data management. Enhancements include more tiering options, support for integrated applications, and even faster network connectivity.
To stay competitive in today's global economy, organizations need to harness data from multiple sources, extract information and then make real-time decisions. Depending on the industry and the organization, Big Data encompasses information from multiple internal and external sources. Capturing, integrating and preparing this data for downstream analysis is often time-consuming and presents a big challenge. Today, organizations are struggling to cobble together different open source software to build an effective data pipeline that can withstand the volume as well as the speed of data ingestion and analysis. Robin relieves customers from the pains of building and maintaining a data pipeline and helps enterprises to make the most of Big Data.
In this webinar, we will focus on how Robin’s containerization platform can be used to:
- Build an agile and elastic data pipeline
- Deploy, scale, and manage the most complex big data applications with just a single click of a button
- Deal with variety, velocity, and volume of enterprise Big Data
What is your school district doing about Senate Bill 507? In Nov. 2016, S.B. 507 required all Texas school districts to install audio/video monitoring equipment in any self-contained classroom in which special education services are provided.
Join Quantum (leading expert in scale-out storage solutions) for an informational webinar to learn:
- How this law impacts your district
- What type of surveillance solution is needed to meet compliance
- How Quantum can help you meet the mandate's requirements
- Alex Quinonez, Quantum
About the Speakers:
Mr. Quinonez is a 25 year Security industry veteran. He is a Board Certified Physical Security professional and has consulted in many industry verticals such as K-12, Higher Education, State & Local Government and Critical Infrastructure Protection. He has been a featured speaker at many industry conferences such as RSA, ASIS, RSA and Infraguard events. He has recently focused on best practices for implementing Texas S.B. 507
Modern IT demands more out of containers. SUSE is creating an easy to use platform solution that helps you deliver container as a service with ease. This session will focus on MicroOS – one of the key technologies involved in creating the solution.
Caringo Product Manager Glen Olsen takes an in-depth look at how FileFly 2.0 supports Microsoft Distributed File System Replication and how you can protect your organization’s data with limitless tiering.
Buffers, Queues, and Caches, oh my! Buffers and Queues are part of every data center architecture, and a critical part of performance – both in improving it as well as hindering it. A well-implemented buffer can mean the difference between a finely run system and a confusing nightmare of troubleshooting. Knowing how buffers and queues work in storage can help make your storage system shine.
However, there is something of a mystique surrounding these different data center components, as many people don’t realize just how they’re used and why. In this pod of the “Too Proud To Ask” series, we’re going to be demystifying this very important aspect of data center storage. You’ll learn:
•What are buffers, caches, and queues, and why you should care about the differences?
•What’s the difference between a read cache and a write cache?
•What does “queue depth” mean?
•What’s a buffer, a ring buffer, and host memory buffer, and why does it matter?
•What happens when things go wrong?
These are just some of the topics we’ll be covering, and while it won’t be exhaustive look at buffers, caches and queues, you can be sure that you’ll get insight into this very important, and yet often overlooked, part of storage design.
Czy w dzisiejszych czasach możemy mówić o rewolucji na rynku sieciowym? Co to właściwie znaczy dla inżyniera sieciowego „Open Networking”? Czy otwartość rozwiązań sieciowych to wyzwanie i nowe możliwości czy tylko kolejny ból głowy administratorów IT? Na te i wiele innych pytań postaramy się odpwiedzieć na naszym webinarium.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a recovery option that is getting a lot of attention right now. In this live podcast, Storage Switzerland and Carbonite cover exactly what DRaaS is and whether or not your organization should consider it? Join us as we cover all things DRaaS. We’ll even answer all your DRaaS related questions.
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 (Network Attached Storage) with data-aware intelligence.
Join us as Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management at Qumulo and Taneja Group Senior Analyst Jeff Kato explain data-aware scale-out NAS and its seismic shift in storing and processing machine data.
We will also be joined by Nick Rathke of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute for a specific use case around how SCI uses Qumulo to cut raw image processing from months to days.
IT is turning into one of the main competitive advantages a business has. And at the center of today's IT is the Cloud.
In this webinar we will:
- Share practical advice for people building or managing private/public clouds on how to improve ROI
- Go through the various components of a cloud and share hints on optimizing each component - compute, network, storage & software stack;
- Show how companies used this advice to build clouds with ROI of 260+%, and increased their entire business' profit margins with 15%.
Gain an understanding of what is driving the transition from CapEx storage to OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service. Learn from the experts why there are significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) advantages when transitioning from purchasing storage to pay-as-you-go. Also, learn how to avoid potential pitfalls when launching your new infrastructure.
- A comparison of HDD vs SSD and why/how to make the switch from HDD to SSD
- Market data showing the shift from CapEx to OpEx
- Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) architectures
- Cloud/Hybrid/On-Premise deployment options
- TCO Analysis
- Best-Practices for Deployment
With all the different terminology and ways to analyze data, it is no wonder there is so much market complexity. Data is your key to unlock new opportunities. However, what is the right solution or business model to follow?
Join us for a live webcast on February 8, 2017, as industry expert Harry Zimmer, Hitachi Data Systems, provides a foundation-level discussion of smart systems that covers the basics of big data and analytics, prescriptive and predictive analytics, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.
Don’t miss the opportunity to learn:
•How big data affects your organizational chart.
•An easier way to understand big data and related areas of analysis.
•A blueprint or model that is effective to use for your company.
•Key business questions for 2017.
Mirantis & Dell EMC have proven & tested solutions for web-scale OpenStack based clouds, readily deployable and manageable at enterprise customers.
The webcast will cover;
- Key trends in the market.
- Why are Software Defined Storage & OpenStack gaining traction?
- Openstack implementation & Cloud Storage Solutions
- Customer Success Stories
- Q & A
We will demonstrate how you can build a relatively low cost, high performance, geo-distributed infrastructure with enterprise features and functionalities for your OpenStack Cloud.
The recovery expectations of users and organizations is changing and their tolerance for downtime is lower than ever. IT professionals can no longer rely on the traditional backup and recovery process to meet these new requirements. Primary storage needs to do more, and simple LUN-based replication is not going to get the job done. Instead data centers need to look for primary storage that has advanced replication capabilities and can integrate with multiple hypervisors and existing data protection solutions to create a holistic disaster recovery strategy.
Sportvision, the media company behind the iconic 1st & Ten® yellow line in football broadcasts, offers a broad range of rich sports entertainment and analysis products that rely on vast amounts of video and metadata.
When struggling with storage capacity and data management at scale, the company turned to Qumulo to gain the necessary visibility into data usage and performance.
Watch this video case study and learn how Qumulo helps Sportsvision:
- Gain unmatched real-time visibility into data and usage at the file-level
- Receive insight into performance consumption to ensure adequate IOPS
- Scale incrementally, allowing the company to simply grow storage capacity and performance by adding more nodes
NVMe is a new technology, capable of delivering very high performance and low latency. But most of the conversation has been around the technical innovation. There are wonderful new opportunities, business opportunities that NVMe can expose. This webinar will look at use cases for NVMe in your organization, and how it's integration can enable your business to profit from the technology.
PKI used to be difficult to implement, and was seen as complex, labor intensive and expensive. The development of powerful credential management software has brought considerable improvements. It now does much of the manual work that used to be left up to the administrators saving them valuable time in the war against security threats. In our last webinar, we found almost 50% of those you voted cited the Internet of Things as the main driver for PKI. More connected devices and users will create a need for higher levels of security in all organizations as the number of possible threats and attacks increase.
For security professionals, implementing and modernizing their PKI systems will be crucial, keeping in mind not all PKI implementations are created equal. Some are inherently more complex, depending on the level and layers of security needed for within your organization. Following our previous PKI foundational webinar, this one will cover the elements you need to consider when designing a PKI environment.
Join us for the “PKI – Your Ally in the War Against Security Threats” to learn how you can maximize your organization’s security and the things you need to know to get started including:
•PKI use cases in an enterprise environment to secure access and protect data
•Budgeting for your PKI deployment of modernization
•Outlining the deployment size, scope and timeline
•Analyzing and reviewing current and/or future security policies
•Maintenance and administration of the PKI system
•Configuring and understanding certificate authorities
•Developing a scalable approach to prepare for future needs
•Addressing the protection of sensitive keys and the ecosystem integration
Organizations no longer need to waste budget by expanding or upgrading Windows Storage Servers or waste resources evaluating what data is or isn’t useful. They can now maintain their existing servers and seamlessly add intelligent data transfer to a limitless tier of scale-out secondary storage at a quarter of the cost. In addition, primary storage is optimized, disk I/O is reduced and storage silos are consolidated. Join Caringo VP of Product Tony Barbagallo as he introduces the new FileFly Secondary Storage Platform--a complete hardware, software, and services solution that is ideal for remote office consolidation, enabling collaboration and significantly simplifying data protection.
With the launch of Window Server 2016, new storage enhancements bring revolutionary new features within reach of every organization with its software-defined feature setup. With Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and using Microsoft certified and turnkey platforms, customers now have the ability to deploy highly available and scalable software-defined storage deploy converged or hyper-converged cluster storage architecture. DataON’s new MUST infrastructure visibility and management tool provides SAN-like storage monitoring features for customers deploying Windows Server 2016 SDS. The ability to easily view real-time dashboard level metrics for IOPS, latency, throughput on cluster, nodes and volume levels in a single pane of glass, helping you keep your hyper-converged system up and running.
Join speakers from DataON, Microsoft and Western Digital as they show you how to deploy a Windows Server 2016 S2D hyper-converged solution with DataON MUST.
The webcast will explore the following topics:
• How DataON MUST visibility and monitoring tool helps you manage your Windows Server 2016 software-defined storage
• How Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 allows you to build software-defined storage using Microsoft-certified industry-standard servers with local storage
• How Western Digital storage solutions support Windows Server 2016
Howard Lo, VP of Sales and Marketing, DataON Storage
Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager II, Microsoft
Peter Plamondon, Director, Strategic Partner Ecosystems (Microsoft), Western Digital
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offers organizations one of the most viable recovery options available to them in recent years. The ability to have an on-demand recovery site that is pre-seeded with your data should dramatically lower costs and improve recovery times, even in the worst of disasters. But IT professionals can't take for granted that DRaaS providers will continue to cover data protection basics while also providing a seamless recovery experience. In this webinar, join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump and Carbonite Senior Solutions Engineer Jason Earley as they provide you with the 5 Critical Recovery Steps for using DRaaS.
Container technology is hot and evolving every day by leaps and bounds. Just why are containers so attractive and how are they different from VMs? To add to the confusion, complex container environments need orchestration solutions, such as Kubernetes, to be managed effectively. There are a few different ways to deploy these solutions, each with their own drawbacks and benefits. In this BrightTALK session, we'll take a look at containers, container orchestration, and walk through a real-world application that shows why containers are leading the way.
A View of the Northern Virginia Datacenter Market with 451 Research and Iron Mountain
The Northern Virginia market, which includes multiple locations in/around Washington DC, continues to be one of the largest and fastest growing datacenter hot spots in the world and top market for cloud providers. While much has been said about the area, please join us to discuss the latest in: what makes the market special, why so many firms want datacenter space there, how the market is evolving, and which locations to consider when thinking about a deployment in the area.
Please join us for a webinar with Kelly Morgan, Vice President at 451 Research and Mark Kidd, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Iron Mountain Data Centers, for a discussion on the Northern Virginia market and Iron Mountain’s approach to the market.
Times they keep a-changin'. With unrelenting growth in big data, remote workforces becoming more prevalent and data being scattered across multiple locations, companies are forced to modernize their backup solutions to provide better protection and operational efficiency.
In this webinar members of Veritas and Western Digital will explore the latest data protection trends and learn how a unified backup and recovery solution can reduce complexity, enable you to protect, locate, and recover more information in less time, and keep you ahead of exponential data growth.
Times they keep a-changin', but that doesn't mean you have to be left behind.
Hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) is a huge trend in data centers. Analysts predict HCI - along with other Software-defined Storage technologies - will radically change current storage architectures.
But, is HCI right for you? What use cases make sense for HCI?
Join us as we will discuss how to get started with HCI. Topics that will be covered in this webinar include:
- Use cases suitable for HCI
- Criteria to evaluate HCI products
- Pros and cons of different vendors’ HCI
- Avoiding the missteps of early adopters
Want to simplify your data center’s complexity without creating management silos? Challenged with running IT on a limited budget? Get an overview of Hitachi’s next-generation hyperconverged solution, powered by VMware vSAN. Learn how this power couple introduces advanced automation and enterprise availability for core and edge applications.
Join us for a live webcast on March 1, 2017. Hitachi Data Systems and VMware will discuss common challenges of legacy IT systems and how you can improve efficiency with a reliable hyperconverged solution.
As technological advances continue to create new demands, the ability to efficiently store, manage, and curate data will be of paramount importance.
The newest generation of intelligent storage systems are key to gaining real-time visibility into the data footprint, usage patterns and much more. These real-time analytics drive innovation and ensure that business processes are carried out smoothly and reliably.
Watch our slightly fictitious story about "Really Big Studios" as told by Mike Bott - Mike has deep experience creating, growing and supporting data storage systems for many of the industry’s studios, post production and special effects shops.
Join Platform9 and Datera to learn how their software solutions can provide the DevOps agility, and operational simplicity of the cloud for containers. Mainstream adoption of stateful applications have been foundational for containerized applications to get widely deployed.
With Datera Elastic Data Fabric and Platform9 Managed Kubernetes, customers can manage any application on Containers.
You will learn:
How to automate provisioning
How this solution simplifies operations and management
How to save costs with elasticity
Join CloudEndure’s Gonen Stein and GCP’s Andy Tzou as they discuss how companies can take full advantage of the cloud without the technical, performance, or financial challenges that normally strain IT resources. They'll dive into the technology behind the new automated migration service, which utilizes CloudEndure’s continuous, block-level replication, automated machine conversion, and application stack orchestration.
This video will provide an overview of how Google and CloudEndure have partnered to create a self-service VM migration service. This service enables you to move your existing server infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform at no cost.
Have you been waiting for just the right moment to migrate to the cloud? Have your questions answered about how companies are using the new automated migration service to simply and easily move to the cloud.
Unstructured data is like renegade data. It doesn't fit into a spreadsheet with rows and columns, i’s not in an ERP or CRM where you know what kind of data is in each cell, or how it relates to the rest of the data. So how do you create a sense of order among all this data chaos?
In this webinar you’ll learn about an alternative storage option to overspending on SAN and NAS solutions: object storage. You’ll leave this webinar knowing:
- What is unstructured data
- What are the storage challenges
- The pros/cons of different storage options (SAN,NAS,Object) for scale, performance, durability and cost.
There are many purposes for storing unstructured data; greater customer insight, exposing security threats, or archiving original media files. The challenge from a storage perspective, is how to create order from the chaos.
One of the most used technologies in Data Centers today is the storage protocol iSCSI. With the increasing speeds for Ethernet, the technology is more and more appealing because of its relative low cost to implement. However, like any other Storage Technology, there is more here than meets the eye.
In this webcast, we will be focusing entirely on iSCSI. We’ll start by covering the basic elements that will make your life easier if you are considering using iSCSI in your architecture. In particular we will be talking about:
Join Storage Switzerland and Panzura in a live webinar on March 2nd as we cover why you should really want to aggressively archive data, what the challenges are to an aggressive strategy and, most importantly, how to use cloud storage to overcome them.
Data center uptime is more critical than ever as more and more business processes are digitized. Having a sound foundation starts with having a solid and reliable data center in which to deploy your IT infrastructure. The data shows that how a data center is run and managed is the single biggest contributor to uptime. Join 451 Research Senior Analyst, Dan Thompson, and Kelly Sullivan, VP Global Data Center Operations at CenturyLink for a dialog on how operational excellence is put into practice and has become a core of the organizational culture at CenturyLink. Hear real-world experience and insight derived from managing a global fleet of 57 data centers and how the Uptime Institute Management and Operations Stamp of Approval program helped them raise their game through a regiment of continual improvement.
The storage industry is going through a welcome change. With the increased commoditization of storage hardware, coupled with the increased pricing competitiveness of public cloud services, many storage buyers are now realizing the flexibility and new options available to them. This webcast with Peter McCallum, VP Datacenter Solution Architecture, joined by Gavin McLaughlin, a 30 year veteran of the storage industry, discusses the change in the industry and provides recommendations on how storage buyers can take advantage of this new world.
Organizations face complexities when it comes to using and managing archived storage on tape or in the cloud. Common struggles include balancing growth, costs, capacity, and data retrieval. One particularly effective way to address these challenges is to tier data from existing storage devices to object storage solutions like the Scality RING.