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The rapid adoption of enterprise cloud-based solutions brings data integration as one of the greatest challenges. The challenge grows on increasingly numerous SaaS applications with lack of suitable connectors that fit your business needs. Join this webinar led by Primitive Logic team to see how data integration can be simplified for your cloud. This talk introduces the generic declarative zero-coding approach using Informatica Cloud Rest Connector as an example and illustrates its practical features, as well as best practices and hidden gems.
Moderator: Jill Reber, CEO, Primitive Logic
Panelists: JayJay Zheng, Technical Director & Eric Greenfeder, Chief Architect, Primitive Logic
Successful analytics and transactional systems start with proper architectural principles and considerations. This webinar will be a detailed walkthrough of all the software and hardware infrastructure below the database server. It will explain how each layer affects database workloads as well as give tools and metrics for determining optimal architectural configurations.
From this webinar you will learn:
• How to design SQL server infrastructures for optimal performance
• How the software and hardware infrastructure affect database performance
• Tools and metrics to determine appropriate hardware allocations. For example, how many CPU cores, data volumes, tempdb files or GBs of memory are needed for your workload.
• Tools and metrics to find current bottlenecks, inside and outside of the database server
• Tools and best practices for monitoring all layers
Presented by Matt Henderson, who has over two decades of experience in designing high-performance database platforms and over five years working with the latest all-flash storage technologies. He currently is the Director of Microsoft Technologies at Vexata where he helps customers optimize and scale their mission-critical databases.
Upgrading your IT operations -- even with the industry's leading virtualization platform -- is an unpredictable process. During this webcast, our technical experts will share common do's and don'ts for an easier virtualization upgrade execution for your DevOps and IT teams.
Join Syncplicity by Axway and Dell EMC to hear how we’ve partnered to provide you with an end-to- end solution that accelerates digital transformation strategies to power a digital workplace. The combination of Dell EMC Elastic Cloud Storage and Syncplicity gives you the benefits of a public-cloud – the power, cost savings and a seamless user experience for anywhere, anytime access to the files so your users can improve productivity and collaboration. During the webinar we will walk through how Siemens AG has used Dell EMC ECS and Syncplicity to power their digital transformation strategy “SmartStorage” that enables 330k worldwide users, the consolidation of 5 data centers and cost savings company wide.
The cloud provides organizations with elasticity and speed and by 2018 60% of an enterprises’ workloads will run in the cloud says 451 Research. The amount of business operations running in the cloud means organizations have more cloud computing service providers, with a typical enterprise having roughly six. This requires companies to develop and implement a multi-cloud strategy, especially when it comes to security. But each CSP has its own security offerings and integrations sometimes making the process confusing and complex. Even prior to the cloud, encryption and key management have presented challenges for many organizations, but with encryption becoming ubiquitous – a strong key management strategy is key. This is especially important with industry mandates and government regulations like European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and U.S state data breach disclosure laws.
In this joint webinar with 451 Research, we will cover topics including:
-Building a multi-cloud security strategy for encryption and key management
-Best practices, benefits and pitfalls of managing your own security
-Impact of regulations on data protection in the next few years
-Understanding the different CSP requirements for key management:
oCustomer-Supplied Encryption Key (CSEK)
oBring Your Own Key (BYOK)
oHold Your own Key (HYOK)
oGeneral cloud service provider key management services overview
The market-leading purpose-built all-flash array, XtremIO, has a new generation: XtremIO X2. In this session, you’ll learn about the new hardware platform, software enhancements and updates to industry’s unique Integrated Copy Data Management (iCDM) powered by XtremIO Virtual Copies (XVC).
Storage S3 is more and more present in our Data Centers. Let’s have a 30 minute discussion about:
•What is the value of S3 storage in backup?
•Can we really limit the costs with S3 storage?
•What about performance?
•What is the best architecture for S3 in backup?
Join me for a short 30 minute webcast where we discuss all the above aspects.
Paul Bruton discusses the move to a holistic approach to next gen data management. Looking at digital transformation strategies, he explains how Hitachi Vantara’s object storage can address common challenges - from cloud complexity to data governance and compliance - with its advanced custom metadata architecture to make data more intelligent.
Jason Hardy speaks about the evolution of the Hitachi Content Platform. Focusing on the latest addition to the portfolio, Hitachi Content Intelligence (HCI), he explains how it delivers a superior enterprise search experience. Learn how HCI can process and discover information from multiple data streams and find meaningful correlations between that data to enable data-driven decision-making.
Scott Nyman reflects on the long interesting road in object storage, from niche-oriented work in the 2000s to today’s digital enterprise where up to 95% of data is unstructured. Learn what makes Hitachi Content Platform stand out, and how it addresses even the most complex business requirements.
How can enterprise IT operate more like AWS? That is the defining technology question of the decade. Hyperscale computing models pioneered by AWS catapulted “cloud” to the top of the IT agenda. This model fuels digital business, creates tectonic shifts in IT spending, and upends legacy IT infrastructure vendors. But should today’s CIOs build or buy their own cloud? The simple answer: both. We live in a multi-cloud world. A hyperscale strategy balances digital services across private and public clouds.
In this session we'll provide:
-Lessons learned from building two of the world’s largest distributed systems: Amazon Dynamo and Facebook's Cassandra.
-How to develop a multi-cloud strategy for modern data centers that accommodates both virtualized and containerized applications.
-Where software-defined storage fits into this strategy to help data span cloud boundaries and avoid cloud lock-in.
Cloud and flash storage are still leading significant changes in today's data storage industry. With the amount of data and number of devices that organizations are experiencing, implementing a strategy that employs “cheap and deep” storage behind high performance flash is a must for 2018.
Join Kieran Maloney, Product Marketing Manager at Quantum as he discusses how today’s archive solutions complement flash storage by providing low cost, long-term data preservation and protection while maintaining data visibility and access.
You will learn:
- How companies deploy storage tiers to optimize performance, data preservation and cost
- A partner use case with Pure Storage that delivers a comprehensive tiered storage solution for large unstructured data sets
- Trends and predictions for the flash storage market in 2018
As a modern object storage platform, Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) brings cloud economics and Exabyte scale to your datacenter, thereby drastically lowering the total cost of ownership for your storage. In this session, you will learn about tiering your data to ECS from Dell EMC platforms like Isilon, Data Domain, as well as third party storage platforms to take advantage of modern infrastructure and get more out of your IT investments.
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss the latest—and potentially most game-changing—technology disruptors to traditional storage architectures since flash: NVMe over fabric and Storage Class Memory.
It was just five years ago that Flash technology transformed the traditional storage market forever. Modern flash-first arrays are now the new normal for traditional storage. Will a new shared storage access protocol called NVM express over Fabric (NVMe-oF) combined with the advent of storage class memory (SCM) be equally disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the past?
Vendors are now announcing new products and future architectures to enable them to support these new technologies. With the help of a lively panel of experts from HPE, Pivot3, and Mellanox, we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approaches to leveraging Storage Class Memory and NVMe-oF can radically improve storage products and solutions.
As digitalization and the Internet of Things (IoT) become commonplace, big data has the potential to transform business processes and reshape entire industries. But antiquated and expensive data storage solutions stand in the way.
A new generation of cloud storage has arrived, bringing breakthrough pricing, performance and simplicity. Cloud Storage 2.0 delivers storage as an inexpensive and plentiful utility, so you no longer have to make difficult decisions about which data to collect, where to store it and how long to retain it. This talk takes a look into how you can cost-effectively store any type of data, for any purpose, for any length of time. Join us to learn about the next great global utility, Cloud Storage 2.0.
-The next biggest cloud storage trends and technologies that are shaping the industry
-How to embrace the era of digital transformation and IoT without breaking the bank
-Best practices for storing, analyzing and utilizing big data
Howard Marks looks ahead at the storage trends rolling into IT Operations in the new year.
Today’s data center is a much more dynamic environment than ever before leaving IT organizations struggling to compete, and or integrate, with public cloud services with tools and hardware designed for the much more static datacenter of yesteryear. In this webinar long time industry observer Howard Marks will examine five of the trends that IT operators should pay attention to in the coming year.
Our discussion will focus on the promise, tools and challenges involved in moving to hybrid architectures that bridge private data centers and cloud resources to shift workloads, support data-intensive compute operations, manage unstructured data growth, build affordable archives, and prepare for disaster recovery. These technologies will consider macro-level trends as well as solving operational challenges that come with the growth of cloud.
Infrastructure architects, systems engineers, storage engineers, data strategists, HPC specialists and other enterprise IT professionals will learn:
- Current environment and challenges in building hybrid infrastructures that support traditional and object storage
- Five not-to-be-ignored trends ripe for adoption in 2018
- How compute and storage can mix in the new cloud-enabled world
CFOs rejoice! CEOs take to the streets in celebration! Ok, maybe it’s not quite that exciting, but did you know that you can get the best of both worlds in storage? One of the biggest challenges in storage has been paying for it. Thanks to trying to plan for exactly how much storage you need right now versus how much you need in the future, people often just overbuy with the expensive hopes that they’ll grow into it.
You actually have a whole lot of financing options at your disposal to pay for storage, from buying to leasing to simply paying for what you use, just like the cloud. Why pay for storage that you’re never going to actually use?
And, what happens when your storage gets too old? You buy new. What if you didn’t have to? What if you could pay a bit more in maintenance on your current system in exchange for an upgrade when the time comes?
Join Rob Commins, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Tegile Systems, as he takes a deep dive into:
- Best practices for storing your data in the cloud
- How to keep cloud storage costs to a minimum
- How to scale data growth and storage capacity
Rob Commins has been instrumental in the success of some of the storage industry's most interesting companies over the past twenty years including HP/3PAR, Pillar Data Systems, and StorageWay. At Western Digital, he leads the Data Center System's business unit's product marketing team.
Ten years ago, the SNIA 100-Year Archive Task Force developed a survey with the goal to determine the requirements for long-term digital information retention in the data center - requirements needed to frame the definition of best practices and solutions to the retention and preservation problems unique to large,scalable data centers.
Now in 2017, SNIA presents a new survey developed to assess the following details:
1. Who needs to retain long term information
2. What information needs to be retained and for how long
3. If organizations are able to meet their retention needs
4. How long term information is stored, secured and preserved
Join us as we see where we were and where we need to be in the preservation and retention of data.
Join Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, for this webinar where she will discuss how SanDisk branded SSDs and HGST branded HDDs and SSDs are ideal for environments that run Hadoop databases. This webinar will look at cases where, SanDisk and HGST devices, can dramatically reduce query response times and minimize server sprawl by tuning compute and storage separately. Optimizing your Hadoop environment that suffer from queries that take too long to return data or in which applications are not meeting their SLAs, will enable you to reduce your server footprint at massively increased query performance.
Les grands esprits ont besoin de systèmes à la hauteur de leur imagination, Dell Precision Workstation met des outils ultra puissants à disposition des experts les plus talentueux pour donner vie à leurs idées.
Cameras in schools, cities and throughout our communities help maintain safety and review incidents after they occur. But managing the volumes of surveillance data from cameras can be daunting, costly and complicated with privacy concerns. Storage is the foundation yet organizations tend to overlook it with the potential risk of unsupported devices, scale issues and unplanned costs.
Join us for a high level blue print of a successful video surveillance project based on real world experiences.
Still running expensive legacy backups? Caringo Product Manager Glen Olsen explains how modern storage technology incorporates advanced data protection allowing businesses to reclaim wasted backup budget and resources.
This presentation details how to leverage technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig and Sqoop to massively scale cloud integrations to services such as Salesforce.com. Attendees will learn how to overcome API limitations, throughput latency and infrastructure scaling challenges to significantly increase integration performance.
Against the ever-changing and complex hybrid IT landscape, 451 Research surveyed more than 450 colocation customers globally – to understand the changing facets driving colocation demand and how colocation providers can be positioned for success today, and in the future. This research shows that the role of the colocation provider has never been more important – but the threats and challenges will intensify, and the opportunities will be uneven. Led by 451 Research’s Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director – Data Centers, and hosted by Greg Jones, VP Strategy – Cloud & Service Provider segment, Schneider Electric, this webinar will reveal the findings of this research along with actionable guidance colocation providers can use to plan for the future.
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss the latest technology disruptor to traditional backup: Application-Centric Data Management.
Developers, QA staff, database administrators and cloud service owners are demanding timely access to data and the ability to get copies without IT involvement. Thus, self-service and app-centric data management is now offered by leading data protection and storage vendors. Hear from three top vendors in this space as we unpack and explore how new capabilities, such as REST APIs, policy-based automation, role-based access control and cloud support combine to enable a simple, compliant and flexible self-service data management experience.
Brian Reagan, Chief Marketing Officer, Actifio
Steve Kenniston, Global Spectrum Software Business Development Executive, IBM
Jed Gresham, Principal Group Product Manager, Emerging Products, Veritas
Dell EMC ViPR SRM is storage resource management software that enables IT to visualize storage relationships, analyze configurations and capacity growth, and optimize resources to improve return on investment (ROI). IT organizations are increasingly strapped with doing more while decreasing time to value. Participate in this event and watch how ViPR SRM can make your life easier with increased visibility into costs, service dependencies, capacity consumption, configurations, health, and performance to assure SLAs are met while optimizing costs. This is a must see for datacenter administrators.
What does modernizing the infrastructure for public cloud really mean? And what does your on-premises infrastructure have to do with an off-premises public cloud? Join us for this webcast and learn why modernizing your infrastructure is part of the journey for successful adoption of cloud computing. We’ll cover how you are well positioned for success with a VMware vSphere® foundation, and can continue the journey to a software-defined approach by virtualizing across the data center from compute to storage to networking, and adding unified management for intelligent operations. Specifically you’ll learn about:
· Components of a modernized infrastructure
· How to evolve to a software-defined environment
· Use cases of modernizing the infrastructure
How to get the most out of vSAN – VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) software. In this webinar you will learn testing and tuning insights and lessons learned from Western Digital’s ongoing vSAN performance test bed. Learn the test bed design and why it’s done the way it is. You’ll find the answers to questions such as: What performance tools are used in the industry and why? How do vSAN features such as Erasure Coding, Deduplication and Compression, and Object Checksum impact performance? What design principles should be used when configuring your vSAN and implementing your VMs? What does “Working Set” mean, and how does it impact performance? What other knobs can be turned (e.g., Disk Stripes per Object, Cache Line Settings, etc.), and what can you expect from them?
A year ago, we predicted 2017 would bring difficult, messy hybrid cloud transformation, that “hybrid cloud” would become synonymous with “multi-cloud,” and that IoT and machine data would raise new questions related to security and data access.
Our crystal ball was crystal clear last year, and we’re breaking it out again to look forward to 2018.
In this webcast, we’ll cover the data storage trends most likely to make news in the New Year, including cloud vendors with on-prem-like strategies, security and the ransomware challenge, consolidation of secondary storage players and the comeback of captive cloud.
Dell EMC commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by leveraging the company’s Data Center Modernization and Migration Services. The study includes detailed research, analysis, and discussions with Dell EMC customers, revealing exciting information on actual results and benefits.
Join our webinar, featuring Jon Erickson, a Vice President with Forrester Consulting, who will lead a conversation about the benefits and costs associated with your investment to help you understand the ROI an organization could achieve. Dell EMC’s Ted Streck, Global Discipline Lead for Data Center Modernization, provides additional details about the application-centric, patented methodology for data center modernization and migration used to optimize your data center environments.
Join Archana Venkatraman, IDC’s European Datacenter Research Manager, and Laurence James, NetApp Product and Solutions Manager, for a lively discussion and presentation on:
- What’s new and exciting in the Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) market
- How and where this market is developing
- How you can take advantage of the next phase of HCI -Enterprise Scale
Hear how the new NetApp HCI addresses growing requirements in larger mid-sized and enterprise businesses for high speed deployment, management, consolidation and control of business critical enterprise business applications.
There is a paradigm shift in Data Protection over the last several years. Application owners demand simple database protection solutions. They desire a direct, self-service model for managing their data protection. Dell EMC is leading this transformation. We started the effort several years ago with the introduction of an RMAN-integrated solution to protect Oracle databases.
The direct model resonated with the customers because our data protection solutions were designed with the Oracle DBA in mind. Another modern trend is the proliferation of Cloud-run applications. In today’s seminar, we will discuss how Dell EMC direct solutions work on premises and in the Cloud, providing customers with simple, high performance, and low cost alternatives. (45 min + Q&A)
We’re all accustomed to transferring money from one bank account to another; a credit to the payer becomes a debit to the payee. But that model uses a specific set of sophisticated techniques to accomplish what appears to be a simple transaction. We’re also aware of how today we can order goods online, or reserve an airline seat over the Internet. Or even simpler, we can update a photograph on Facebook. Can these applications use the same models, or are new techniques required?
One of the more important concepts in storage is the notion of transactions, which are used in databases, financials, and other mission critical workloads. However, in the age of cloud and distributed systems, we need to update our thinking about what constitutes a transaction. We need to understand how new theories and techniques allow us to undertake transactional work in the face of unreliable and physically dispersed systems. It’s a topic full of interesting concepts (and lots of acronyms!). In this webcast, we’ll provide a brief tour of traditional transactional systems and their use of storage, we’ll explain new application techniques and transaction models, and we’ll discuss what storage systems need to look like to support these new advances.
And yes, we’ll explain all the acronyms and nomenclature too.
You will learn:
•A brief history of transactional systems from banking to Facebook
•How the Internet and distributed systems have changed and how we view transactions
•An explanation of the terminology, from ACID to CAP and beyond
•How applications, networks & particularly storage have changed to meet these demands
It’s time to stop the madness! Join Storage Switzerland, Cloudian and Rubrik as we explain the three causes of data protection sprawl and more importantly – how to stop it.
Learn how to solve the 3 data protection sprawl challenges:
- Reduce the number of components in the process
- Manage storage data growth without impacting user experience
- Recover rapidly from any failure of any type
DXi® appliances now integrate Veeam Data Mover Service (VDMS) and support Veeam’s advanced features (IMVR, Synthetic full-backup…) directly from an inline global deduplication appliance. Why choose between performance and retention when you can get both?
Quantum converged tape storage solution supports a Veeam proxy server and you can now protect your data against ransomware without requiring a separate physical tape server. Join us and learn more on how to improve your 3-2-1 data protection strategy with Veeam and Quantum.
Clearly, the onslaught of data, particularly big data, continues to cause many organizations to look for new ways in which to store, analyze, and manage that data. Cloud computing from public cloud vendors is often one place in which enterprises turn. Traditionally deployed and managed on-premises, databases are the lifeline of many enterprises. And while the cloud is appealing for a number of reasons, there are still questions on the minds of many organizations in choosing the right cloud partner to manage their database in the cloud.
The colocation and managed hosting market in India is expected to hit the $2bn mark in revenue by 2019, up from $1.3bn in 2016. Global hyperscalers and IT services providers looking to tap into India’s potentially lucrative enterprise segment are major driving forces behind the rising demand for multi-tenant datacenter capacity in the country. Geographically speaking, most datacenter investment is currently focused on India’s top-tier cities. In this Q&A discussion, we will highlight key findings on trends, competitive landscape, and operational challenges that help shape the dynamics of the top thee datacenter investment locations - Mumbai, New Delhi and Bangalore.
Come hear about what Real World Storage Workloads are and why they are so important to Datacenter server performance. See SNIA SSSI Reference IO Captures on Testmyworkload.com that are being used to develop new SNIA Technical Specifications. After an overview of RWSWs and their key metrics, see an analysis of a 2,000 Outlet Retail Web Portal 24-Hr SQL Server workload. The same SQL Server workload is then used to test four Datacenter SSDs and a SAS HDD.
Level 5 autonomy for automotive and the broader intelligent transportation industry will require hyper broadband connectivity. Smart communities and corporations developing products and services for ubiquitous connectivity understand that it requires a holistic vision of a fully 5G-connected environment.
This webcast will discuss the work cities, and automotive suppliers and OEMs are doing to build infrastructure and transportation vehicles that will move from human driven, through connected to autonomous capabilities.
>> Jill North, Innovation Program Manager, Department of Transportation, City of San Jose
>> Robert Grant, Senior Director of Public Policy, Lyft
>> Jeff Stewart, Assistant Vice President, Global Public Policy, AT&T
>> Tim Weisenberger, Project Manager, Technical Programs, Ground Vehicle Standards, SAE International