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VMware, NetApp and even EMC are proponents of using NFS based storage systems to support mission critical workloads like virtual machines, databases and performance sensitive unstructured data. But in comparison to mission critical fibre channel, the tools to monitor and optimize your NFS infrastructure are lacking. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Virtual Instruments will discuss the five challenges facing IT professionals that depend on NFS-based storage infrastructure for performance-intensive workloads. You will learn how to detect and overcome:
On September 27th, Datera invites you to join an exclusive event where you will hear from leading industry visionaries and experts who will offer executive-level insights into cloud technologies, processes, and solutions needed to keep pace with the speed of business.
Key experts from Comcast, Google and Mesosphere will be discussing the storage for clouds landscape and how it is changing fast and open source solutions, like Ceph, are just not delivering on the promise.
This is the storage breakthrough EMC, NetApp and HP don’t want you to know about. Don't make your next storage infrastructure investment on a legacy solution. Find out how an intent defined, infrastructure aware, API-first Dev/Ops, cloudy approach to storage streamlines application infrastructure operations and dramatically improves storage economics for private cloud operators.
David Neumann, Director of Technology from GRAEF-USA, was tired of being on the “Storage Treadmill”. GRAEF had exponential data growth and the need to refresh their EMC VNX every three years plus backup and tape. Watch this webinar to see how GRAEF replaced EMC VNX systems, backup, tape, and WAN optimization using AWS S3 and Panzura Hybrid Cloud Controllers.
If object storage is the future of unstructured data storage, NFS is clearly the present. Object storage vendors realize this and provide NFS support. The problem is most of these vendors leverage a NFS gateway to act as the bridge. Gateways create their own problems however, diminishing the value of the object storage investment. In this ChalkTalk video watch as Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Caringo's Jonathan Ring discuss the ideal way to address NFS on Object shortfalls.
Learn how Milwaukee Tool moved all of its unstructured data off NetApp into AWS cloud storage using Panzura, reducing costs by over $40,000 per shelf in the process and freeing up space on NetApp for additional applications. In the process, Milwaukee Tool also reduced video file open times for its global offices from hours to just seconds while ensuring file integrity.
Join Guest speaker Henry Baltazar, Senior Analyst at Forrester Research, Eric Quinn, IT Director at C&S Companies, and Rich Weber, Chief Product Officer at Panzura, as they discuss the key requirements for Next Generation Global File Storage.
Join John Stergakis, Director of Information Services at SLAM Collaborative as he discusses how his company eliminated $300,000 in infrastructure costs while redesigning the Notre Dame football stadium by consolidating storage into the cloud, avoiding additional investment in their SAN storage, WAN acceleration and VDI solutions.
Representatives from a range of established KMIP Key Management server vendors answer questions from the moderators and from the audience on various aspects of encryption, standardized key management via KMIP and some of the deployment issues and opportunities brought about through enterprise key management.
Did you attend VMworld 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 VMworld. It’s the next best thing to being there!
As Cybersecurity shifts from the “best practice” environment to being mandated by regulations and prioritized by the high costs for data breaches, IT groups and data center operators are facing multiple challenges. One of these challenges is how to address the security of a mix of legacy storage devices, unencrypted devices, encrypted devices, new technology storage and eDrives in a single environment. Yet another challenge is how to construct a robust, trusted identity-based authentication (or role-based authentication or as a matter of coming the two) to fend off malware and Trojan infection. A system solution that can simplify the security management of mixed drives with high valued data content will be presented. The solution has at least one smart hardware interface controller that performs all security features internally while offers in-line cryptographic performance without degrading data rate.
Security and Storage covers a diverse range of technologies and approaches that can make it challenging to distill a workable strategy from the mix of architectures, tools, techniques, recommendations, standards and competing vendor solutions. Guidance on how to contrast the various security approaches in storage and evaluate the right mix for your specific problem domain forms the majority of the material covered in this session.
Smart Storage for the cloud IT is effortless, efficient and evergreen. In this webinar, 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
Representatives from a range of established KMIP conformant storage vendors answer questions from the moderators and from the audience on various aspects of encryption, standardized key management via KMIP and some of the deployment issues and opportunities brought about through enterprise key management.
The only thing you can count on in technology –and life- is change. And change is good! Join this webinar with Nexenta and Western Digital to learn how your options for all-flash software-defined-storage are growing! Learn about the many game-changing technology updates delivering real cost-savings, flexibility and high-performance for customers large and small.
Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer at Nexenta and Steve Wilkins, Product & Solutions Marketing at Western Digital will discuss:
* The new features of NexentaStor 5.0
* NexentaFusion 1.0 for simplified storage management and analytics
* The power and cooling savings PLUS high performance with All-Flash SDS
The term Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is making the rounds in the IT world. But while most companies may never actually build an SDDC, it’s important that IT organizations understand what this concept means and what it says about the future of IT infrastructure. In this 30 minute webinar, Evaluator Group Sr. Analyst, Eric Slack will define the software-defined data center concept, give some examples of software-defined products and technologies and discuss what how companies of all sizes can take advantage of this trend.
Software Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the most hyped terms in the industry. It is supposed to break vendor lock-in, allowing the use hardware from any vendor. Yet most data centers buy their storage hardware and storage software from a single vendor. Why? Mostly because software defined storage is answering the questions that IT professionals aren't asking. Join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump as he discusses the three lies of SDS:
1. Software Defined Storage breaks vendor lock-in (no it doesn't)
2. Hardware doesn't matter with Software Defined Storage (yes it does)
3. There is a TRUE Software Defined Storage solution (no, there isn't)
Hadoop is a wonderful framework that can drive insight into a range of problems, but administrators can be blind to performance, utilization and cost issues of cluster deployments. There’s risk in sizing initial deployments properly, as well as determining optimal capacity over time. Without sufficient visibility, job performance can suffer and costs can escalate. Keeping a critical resource running effectively and being able to plan for the future requires intelligent decision making capabilities that many Hadoop deployments lack. This webinar will look into common problems that affect clusters and ways to detect issues early and head off long term problems. We’ll dig into capacity management and ways to deal with ever increasing demands for Hadoop resources.
• Understand initial deployment challenges
• Handling cluster growth
• Working to meet increasing pressure on storage and job density
• Planning for capacity growth and extension to cloud
With 20 billion connected devices expected to be in use by 2020, the Internet of Things (IoT) has emerged as a source of both incredible versatility and incredible susceptibility to mass legal liability. Left crushed behind the rush to “market and monetize” steamroller are coding standards, security (including IoT storage security) standards, and other “future-proofing” or “future-immunizing” measures typically adopted by manufacturers to prevent or minimize the potential for product liability on a mass basis. This keynote will discuss why manufacturers, developers and vendors must gain clear understanding of how IoT devices (and services) impact large segments of the population, and further understand how to mitigate or minimize the inherent susceptibility to defects and exploits to massive legal and financial liability.
Attendees will learn what software defined storage (SDS) is and is not, as well as the different SDS variations. There will be an in-depth discussion about the strengths and weaknesses of each SDS variation including, but not limited to:
• Hypervisor based SDS
• Virtual storage appliances (VSA) SDS
• Storage controller based SDS
• Scale-out object/file/block storage SDS
The common hidden gotchas for all of these will be revealed along with pragmatic practical ways to avoid them - while optimizing the benefits received from SDS regardless of SDS variation or vendor.
We will also be hosting a 15 minute break out session at the end of the webinar via GoToMeeting. Instructions on how to attend this will be provided.
About Marc Staimer:
Marc is the founder and senior analyst of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, OR.
The consulting practice of 16 years has focused in the areas of strategic planning, product development, and market development.
With over 34 years of marketing, sales and business experience in infrastructure, storage, server, software, databases, and virtualization, he’s considered one of the industry’s leading experts.
Los ataques cibernéticos son cada vez más sofisticados y van en aumento. Ya no se contentan simplemente con robar datos; los criminales cibernéticos atacan aleatoriamente y ahora "toman rehenes". Para combatir estas amenazas, los reguladores lanzan recomendaciones y llevan a cabo advertencias, y la TI tiene que pensar y responder de manera diferente.
DELL EMC Data Protection ofrece una amplia gama de soluciones para proporcionar fuertes defensas contra estos ataques. Durante esta sesión le guiaremos a través de los riesgos, los reglamentos y las soluciones.
View this on-demand webinar make sense of why, although Enterprise IT is increasingly relying on OpenStack as a platform for the deployment of cloud services, OpenStack is still complex and it can be difficult to assure optimal performance of key workloads. During this webinar we discussed the deployment of enterprise workloads on OpenStack, with particular emphasis on the use of dedicated block storage systems.
Topics addressed include:
-Critical business challenges
-Simple ways to increase OpenStack simplicity, efficiency, and performance while minimizing risk
Joseph Ruffles, Global Product Marketing Manager for Cloud and Virtualization, SevOne
Joel McKelvey, Infrastructure Solutions, Pure Storage
The competitive landscape of cloud computing in China and India looks very different today than it did a few years ago. Aside from gaining wholehearted support from local governments, positive investment climate has a role to play to ignite market interest and vendor support. While early cloud leaders like Amazon and Salesforce have helped define the evolving marketplace and invited further competition, local players, which used to be hampered by process oversights, are now turning to cloud-based business models and service delivery to reinvent themselves and stay agile as technology innovation collides with reality. How does the cloud market shape up in China and India so far? What types of cloud services will be important in near future? What does it mean for you going forward?
Ransomware and destructive attacks have changed the cybersecurity landscape. Modern business requires enhanced access to data to improve productivity, attract and retain customers, and run efficient supply chains – making the network perimeter more difficult to defend. At the same time, criminals are no longer content to just steal information, instead extorting ransoms after encrypting data or sometimes seeking to cripple organizations by destroying their data.
In this webcast you will learn about:
-Dangerous new threats such as ransomware and hacktivism, and how they differ from traditional threats
-Why new threats require a new focus
-Cybersecurity frameworks and best practices
-Enhancing your data protection and recovery capabilities to improve your cybersecurity defenses
-Why some data protection approaches may not be sufficient for advanced threats and how an Isolated Recovery approach provides a best layer of defense
Since the year 2000, 52% of fortune 500 companies no longer exist. Digital transformation is essential for organizations to survive and thrive in the digital economy. IT needs to transform into a digital enabler to create new revenue streams, improve operational efficiencies and drive superior customer experience. However, there is a growing gap between business expectations and IT's ability to execute in order to realize efficient economic transformation. A new approach is needed.
Join us to find out how a Programmable Data Center is emerging as the IT foundation for digital transformation.
Overall increases in CPU and DRAM processing power are falling behind the massive acceleration in available storage and network bandwidth.Storage management services are emerging as a serious bottleneck.What does this imply for the datacenter of the future?How will it affect the physical network and storage topologies?And how will storage software need to change to meet these new realities?
Now more than ever, it is imperative to stay agile and ahead of the competition. In times of uncertainty, it is vital to be flexible and agile to adapt to unexpected changes in your requirements. Learn how Zadara Storage can help you implement an “immortal storage solution” with the flexibility, scalability, and agility of the cloud while enjoying economics of pay-as-you-go Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS).
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.
Did you attend Microsoft Ignite 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 Ignite. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Join this webinar to learn how operational simplicity, in-line data efficiency, and predictable performance through the use of flash enables your business to be more competitive in the market at the same cost as your traditional disk infrastructure.
Topics covered include:
- 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
Tired of the challenges associated with running a data center using traditional infrastructure? Learn how Dell EMC ScaleIO Ready Node combines powerful Dell PowerEdge servers with the software-defined block storage capabilities of ScaleIO to deliver endless server SAN possibilities. Offering All-Flash and Hybrid configurations, the ScaleIO Ready Node is pre-validated, tested and configured to provide the best performance possible – with a single vendor for support. Now, you can meet your business objectives while greatly simplifying the process of procuring and deploying a server SAN.
Containers are the latest in what are new and innovative ways of packaging, managing and deploying distributed applications. In this webcast, we’ll introduce the concept of containers; what they are and the advantages they bring illustrated by use cases, why you might want to consider them as an app deployment model, and how they differ from VMs or bare metal deployments.
We’ll follow up with a look at what is required from a storage perspective when using Docker, one of the leading systems that provides a lightweight, open and secure environment for the deployment of containers. Finally, we’ll round out our Docker introduction by presenting the takeaways from DockerCon, an industry event for makers and operators of distributed applications built on Docker, that took place in Seattle in June of this year.
Join us for this discussion on:
•Application deployment history
•Containers vs. virtual machines vs. bare metal
• Factors driving containers and common use cases
• Storage ecosystem and features
• Container storage table stakes
•Introduction to Docker
•Key takeaways from DockerCon 2016
Typical disaster recovery plans leverage backup and or replication to move data out of the primary data center and to a secondary site. Historically the secondary site is another data center the organization maintains. But now organizations look to the cloud to become a secondary site, leveraging the cloud as a backup target and even a place to start their applications in the event of a failure. The problem is this approach merely simulates a legacy design and presents some significant recovery challenges.
Join Storage Switzerland and ClearSky Data for a live webinar to discuss how organizations might be able to re-invent disaster recovery using the cloud.
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Database-as-a-service offers multiple potential benefits, including lower database licensing and infrastructure costs, faster time to application development, and reduced administration overheads. These benefits are most likely to be experienced by database administrators and architects, although senior decision-makers and business users also stand to gain from having on-demand access to database services, rather than waiting for databases to be configured and deployed on dedicated physical or virtual server infrastructure.
While 451 Research anticipates growing adoption of database-as-a-service (DBaaS), adoption is currently nascent compared with other cloud services, as enterprises look to make the most of their investments in on-premises database deployments, and also to identify the most appropriate workloads for transition or migration to DBaaS. This webinar explores the factors shaping those adoption trends, including the potential benefits and challenges to DBaaS adoption, the economics of the cloud as they relate to database workloads, and adoption lifecycles.
Based on research involving enterprises currently deploying database workloads in the cloud, the webinar will:
• Highlight the trends driving enterprises to move database workloads to the cloud
• Identify the challenges causing enterprises to be hesitant about migrating database workloads to the cloud
• Identify the use-cases that are prime candidates for migrating database workloads to the cloud
• Highlight the critical success factors for database migration to the cloud
Today’s data centers have never been more threatened, with an explosion of sophisticated, targeted attacks that lead to costly data breaches, system downtime and lost productivity. Together, GuardiCore and Nutanix enable a secure, software-defined infrastructure for virtualized environments. Virtual machines and applications running on the Nutanix enterprise cloud are protected via Nutanix's security-first design & automation and GuardiCore’s advanced security platform, featuring application-layer visibility and high-interactive threat deception.
Chelsio 10/25/40/50/100 GbE iWARP RDMA adapters enable
high virtualized application performance by giving direct access to the
data residing on Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct storage, as well as
higher scalability for Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Chelsio iWARP
also enables much more streamlined, simplified configuration of RDMA
high-performance networking for S2D compared to Ethernet RDMA
The first part of the webinar provides an overview of the Chelsio iWARP
adapter offering and its benefits for S2D The second part provides a
review of a performance test conducted by Microsoft of Windows
Server 2016 S2D using the Chelsio T5 40GbE iWARP RDMA
adapters that showed 5 million IOPS (input/output instructions per
It’s no secret the amount of data in the world grows at an exponential rate. But as if larger data sets that take longer to back up wasn’t already enough of a challenge, add in 24x7 business hours, more aggressive RTOs and RPOs, and the constant threat of malware and ransomware, how are IT pros supposed to keep up?
In this video meet-up, we’ll be discussing the future of backup and how to truly make sure your data is protected in this seemingly impossible environment. We’ll be sitting down with backup and storage experts from EMC and an IT pro from the Spiceworks Community.
We will discuss:
- How data de-duplication works and the difference it can make for time crunched backups
- Managing backups of both virtual and physical machines, including to and from the cloud
- Protecting your backups against malware and ransomware
Why’s everyone looking to cloud for their competitive advantage? Find out on October 12 as IDC, NetApp and IBM join forces to discuss the latest trends and technologies in cloud computing. Find out how your business can benefit, the kind of workloads that are best suited for cloud, and how enterprise organizations have already made the switch.
You’ll hear about NetApp and IBM’s vision for a Data Fabric that weaves all cloud together into one interoperable IT environment. And discover what makes IBM SoftLayer a compelling option for your enterprise storage needs.
Don’t miss this opportunity to find out how you can enhance your organization’s flexibility, agility and cost-effectiveness through cloud computing.
Curtis Price, Program Vice President for Infrastructure Services, IDC
Jarod Rodriguez, Hybrid Cloud Architect – North America, NetApp
Harold Smith, Vice President of System Engineering, IBM SoftLayer
Join us to find out how the new Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Solution is providing new capabilities, tools and process enablement to support business digital transformation. Hitachi Enterprise Cloud provides an agile, robust platform to deliver an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hybrid cloud solution that underpins the digital transformation journey. In this session you will see how Hitachi Enterprise Cloud is a key enabler to many key areas of any customers digital transformation strategy.
Tape has been the medium of choice for backup and archive in enterprise organizations for more than half a century. This isn’t surprising, as magnetic tape has been at the forefront of data storage technology for the past few decades. But, now the cloud has begun to offer more compelling solutions and the opportunity to use cloud archiving services and to dispense with traditional in-house technology.
Having worked as a Backup Admin and used both tape and cloud storage, Dave Elliot, Product Lead for Google Cloud Storage, is going to provide a truthful comparison on the costs of tape versus cloud.
Topics covered include:
- Capital and operational cost for tape and cloud
- Is cloud backup right for organizations with low internet bandwidth?
- An online calculator to compare tape vs cloud
- Introduction to Google Cloud Storage Nearline and its benefits