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  • Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn't) Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn't) Charlie Hodges, Storage Switzerland Mar 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    If your organization is embarking on a refresh of your primary storage system this year, this is the one webinar that you will want to attend. IT evaluators that haven't looked at storage in a few years, will be impressed the use of flash to improve performance, while many claim to integrate file (NFS, SMB) and block (iSCSI, Fibre) protocols. These features though are now table stakes for the modern storage solution.

    While all of these features are important (and not created equal), IT professionals should demand capabilities that solve today's organizational challenges like eliminating shadow IT, improving multi-site productivity and long term data retention as well as meeting increasingly strict compliance standards. IT professionals should look for not only high performance and universal protocol support but also enterprise file sync and share, inter-data center sync and secure archive with compliance.
  • Top Reasons Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Working Anymore Top Reasons Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Working Anymore Ed Metcalf, Director of Product Marketing and Brian Robison, Senior Director of Field Technical Marketing at Cylance Mar 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Are you weary from fighting malware, ransomware, and other threats that your ineffective and tired antivirus software can’t stop?

    If so, join us for our webinar, “Top Reasons Why Your Antivirus Isn’t Working Anymore” to hear why it’s time to rise up and overthrow traditional, reactive antivirus solutions in favor of proactive endpoint protection powered by artificial intelligence (AI).

    During this webinar, you will see a live demo of AI in action with CylancePROTECT®, and cover the key reasons why your current antivirus solution probably isn’t working anymore:

    - It’s Reactive: Legacy, signature-based antivirus products cannot prevent malware from executing. Cylance AI technology protects before the machine is infected.
    - It’s Ineffective: Legacy security tools perform at a 70 – 90% success rate. Cylance routinely performs with near perfect efficacy, at 99%+.
    - It’s Burdensome: On average, traditional endpoint security products use 50% to over 70% of CPU cycles during intensive scans. CylancePROTECT is outstandingly lightweight at just 1% – 3% CPU utilization.
    - It’s Costly: Signature-based antivirus solutions impact the bottom line with more layers of unproductive technology. Cylance protects with a single agent and a single cloud-based management tool, and that translates into big cost savings.
  • Capacity - Ransomware - Protection - Three Windows File Server Upgrades to Avoid Capacity - Ransomware - Protection - Three Windows File Server Upgrades to Avoid Charlie Hodges, Storage Switzerland Mar 28 2017 3:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    For most enterprises, optimizing your Windows fileserver means buying a new, bigger server with more capacity and better network connections. Or it means buying a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. Then they feel they need to add new ransomware and data protection software. All of these "solutions" are expensive, involve a costly data migration and don't really increase IT efficiency. In this webinar, experts from Storage Switzerland and Caringo will teach you how data management can eliminate the need for additional Windows file servers, capacity and protection.
  • Build Data Lakes not Data Mountains – Use Cases and How Tos Build Data Lakes not Data Mountains – Use Cases and How Tos Gurjeev Chadha, Product Management, Western Digital Mar 28 2017 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    We're generating data faster than we know how to use it - from the billion of smartphone users taking pictures and recording videos to the life sciences world, where genome sequencing could generate 2 to 40 Exabyte of storage by 2025.

    If you are looking to better manage your mountains of data, build a future proof data lake, and/or use big data and analytics to improve time to business insight this webinar is for you! In this webinar we will discuss:
                                                                                                                                                      
    ·         Customer pain points around data growth
    ·         Status quo on existing solutions and their challenges
    ·         Value proposition of our big data & analytics solution
    ·         Use case #1: Manufacturing
    ·         Use case #2: Lifesciences
    ·         Suggest easy next steps

    You will leave this webinar understanding how the flexibility and scalability of our big data and analytics solutions are ideal for companies facing exponential data growth, across all industry verticals. It is time to turn your mountains of data into mountains of insight and business value.
  • Getting Started with Hyperconverged Getting Started with Hyperconverged Sushant Rao, Senior Director of Product Marketing Mar 29 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    If you are starting to explore what Hyperconverged adoption could bring your business, then this is the webinar for you. Packed with hints and tips helping you to ascertain if it’s right for you, pitfalls to avoid and a typical, real-life hyperconverged install
  • All-Flash Storage Technology & High Performance Workloads: The Latest Innovation All-Flash Storage Technology & High Performance Workloads: The Latest Innovation Ravi Poddar, Ph.D., Director of HPC and EDA Solutions for FlashBlade, Pure Storage Mar 29 2017 4:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    This webinar discusses how advances in all-flash storage technology can help improve the acceleration of Electronic Design Automation (EDA) and high performance workloads. It highlights current issues with storage bottlenecks in these environments and its impact on productivity. And then it covers a quick overview of FlashBlade, a revolutionary new storage system for high performance and high concurrency workloads that will drive tomorrow's next generation chip designs.
  • Leveraging Cloud for Seismic and Interpretation Data Retention and Protection Leveraging Cloud for Seismic and Interpretation Data Retention and Protection Mark Pastor, Director of Archive and Technical Workflows, Quantum Corporation Mar 29 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Quantum and Interica have teamed together to provide cost effective archive solutions, with responsive access to project content, data durability and seamless longevity of your highly valued digital assets. And yes, the solution includes cloud storage.

    In about 30 minutes we will describe the solution and answer your questions about how you can integrate these solutions into your infrastructure.

    Join Quantum and Interica for this joint webinar and learn:

    •How to implement an effective project archive
    •How easy it is to add cloud storage to your environment
    •What are key trade-offs between private and public cloud
  • Accelerating NGS Workloads with Scientific Cloud Computing Accelerating NGS Workloads with Scientific Cloud Computing Scott Jeschonek, Director of Cloud Products, Avere Systems Mar 29 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology has brought an influx of large-scale data and ever-growing demands for compute, resulting in a challenge for those in science informatics. To overcome these issues, laboratories need to be able to support researchers while managing data and the infrastructure needed to deliver mission-critical results and ultimately, positive patient outcomes.

    At the NGS Data Analysis and Informatics Conference in February, attendees spoke about these challenges at length. This webinar, built from content shared at the event, will review potential approaches to cost-effective data growth using cloud compute and storage. Moving genomics workloads to the cloud can provide scale and affordability, while optimizing investments in existing resources. Adding that ability to allow researchers to easily collaborate while reducing latencies to these resources is pertinent to usability.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:
    - Increase computation potential
    - Optimize your physical infrastructure
    - Diagram common use cases to meet specific research goals
    - Increase flexibility by limiting data gravity
  • Making the Case for Lithium-Ion Batteries in the Data Center Making the Case for Lithium-Ion Batteries in the Data Center Peter Panfil, VP Global Power, Vertiv; Tony Gaunt, Senior Director, Vertiv Asia; Thomas McKinney, Forsythe Data Centers Mar 30 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This one-hour webinar will examine the advantages of lithium-ion as well as concerns data center managers may have. The presentation will focus on:

    > Footprint
    > Battery life
    > Cooling costs
    > Safety

    Attendees will be provided with key takeaways to help them effectively evaluate real-life applications of lithium-ion batteries within critical spaces.

    Register now.
  • Dell EMC Networking OS10: sieciowy system operacyjny nowej generacji! Dell EMC Networking OS10: sieciowy system operacyjny nowej generacji! Andrzej Jeruzal, Dell EMC Mar 31 2017 8:00 am UTC 60 mins
    W trakcie tej sesji zostaną przedstawione założenia, które stały u podstaw zbudowania przez firmę Dell EMC rewolucyjnego i otwartego sieciowego systemu operacyjnego znanego pod kryptonimem OS10. Omówiona zostanie jego architektura, funkcjonalności oraz praktyczne zastosowania. System OS10 to nastepny krok w promowanej od 3 lat przez firmę Dell idei otwartej sieciowości (Dell EMC Open Networking) rozdzialając i standaryzując obecnie już nawet warstwy w samym sieciowym systemie operacyjnym!
  • How To Actually Leverage The New World of Low-Cost Commodity Storage How To Actually Leverage The New World of Low-Cost Commodity Storage Peter McCallum & Gavin McLaughlin Apr 4 2017 2:30 pm UTC 30 mins
    Join Peter McCallum and Gavin McLaughlin as they reconvene for part two in their discussion series on the state of the modern storage industry. For this segment, Gavin and Pete will discuss the convoluted reality of white-box or commodity storage hardware, and how it couples with software to provide real storage services for businesses. Ultimately, this overview should arm you with the concepts to look for as you shop across build-it-yourself, packaged open-source, decoupled heterogeneous, and proprietary storage paradigms. We’ll look at cost factors, gotchas, and key considerations as we review the incumbent and new players in our industry.
  • LAN Standards, News & Trends: 2017 Update LAN Standards, News & Trends: 2017 Update Cindy Montstream, Legrand Apr 4 2017 3:00 pm UTC 90 mins
    Get the latest information about Cabling Standards from FOTC Standards Chair Cindy Montstream.

    Attendees will earn one BICSI CEC for attending.
  • Protecting your all-flash FlashStack Converged Infrastructure platform Protecting your all-flash FlashStack Converged Infrastructure platform Mayur Dewaikar, Product Management: Solutions & Integrations, Pure Storage Sunil Polepalli, Head of Cisco Alliance, Commvault Apr 4 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Are you considering converged infrastructure, but unsure how it can be protected? Look no further. Cisco has just released an end-to- end, Cisco Validated Design (CVD), leveraging Commvault Data Protection. FlashStack now offers industry-leading Commvault data protection running on UCS Servers, for protection of all FlashStack supported applications.

    According to IDC, Commvault Data protection software delivers:

    1. 42–52% reduction in annual spending on data infrastructure, software, services, and compliance

    2. 47–62% reduction in weekly administrative hours across cloud, disaster recovery (DR), backup, snapshots, discovery, reporting, and scripts

    3. 15–30% reduction in data management point solutions

    4. 55% reduction in annual unplanned downtime

    Join us on April 4th for an exclusive webinar hosted jointly by Pure Storage and Commvault where you’ll learn:

    1 How FlashStack compares to other converged infrastructure platforms.

    2 What applications can be deployed and protected on FlashStack, combined with Commvault Data Protection.
  • Rockin’ and Rollin’ with SMB3 Rockin’ and Rollin’ with SMB3 Ned Pyle, SMB Program Manager, Microsoft, John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, Mellanox, Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair, NetApp Apr 5 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Server Message Block (SMB) is the core file-transfer protocol of Windows, MacOS and Samba, and has become widely deployed. It’s ubiquitous - a 30-year-old family of network code.

    However, the latest iteration of SMB3 is almost unrecognizable when compared to versions only a few years old. Extensive reengineering has led to advanced capabilities that include multichannel, transparent failover, scale out, and encryption. SMB Direct makes use of RDMA networking, creates block transport system and provides reliable transport to zetabytes of unstructured data, worldwide.

    SMB3 forms the basis of hyper-converged and scale-out systems for virtualization and SQL Server. It is available for a variety of hardware devices, from printers, network-attached storage appliances, to Storage Area Networks (SANs). It is often the most prevalent protocol on a network, with high-performance data transfers as well as efficient end-user access over wide-area connections.

    In this SNIA-ESF Webcast, Microsoft’s Ned Pyle, program manager of the SMB protocol, will discuss the current state of SMB, including:

    •Brief background on SMB
    •An overview of the SMB 3.x family, first released with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, MacOS 10.10, Samba 4.1, and Linux CIFS 3.12
    •What changed in SMB 3.1.1
    •Understanding SMB security, scenarios, and workloads
    •The deprecation and removal of the legacy SMB1 protocol
    •How SMB3 supports hyperconverged and scale-out storage
  • Simplify Persistent Storage for Red Hat OpenShift with NetApp Simplify Persistent Storage for Red Hat OpenShift with NetApp Andrew Sullivan, Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp and Chris Morgan, Product Management Director at Red Hat Apr 5 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform is a complete container application platform that provides all aspects of the application development process in one consistent solution that can span across multiple infrastructure footprints. OpenShift integrates all the architecture, processes, platforms, and services needed to help development and operations teams traverse traditional siloed structures and produce applications that help businesses to succeed.

    Using OpenShift with Project Trident, NetApp’s open-source dynamic storage provisioner, extends this experience to simplify and automate persistent storage volumes. Trident's integration with OpenShift allows infrastructure teams to define storage capabilities while simultaneously enabling application teams to consume storage based on their needs - when they need it, where they need it, and how they need it.

    Learn how OpenShift and NetApp Project Trident can empower the development and deployment of applications in an environment which meets customers’ needs with simplicity and ease.
  • Tackle the Big Data Bottleneck in Next Generation Sequencing Tackle the Big Data Bottleneck in Next Generation Sequencing Wolfgang Mertz, CTO EMEA, Dell EMC; Gary Nealey, VP Global Sales, Edico Genome Apr 6 2017 8:30 am UTC 60 mins
    Healthcare & Life Sciences are transforming to become more precise, personalized and outcome-based. This involves analyzing a variety of different patient data, one of the most important being genomics data. Analyzing and managing this is a huge challenge for IT departments.

    Edico Genome, creator of the world’s first bio-IT processor designed to analyze next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, and Dell EMC have collaborated to offer an end-to-end solution: with ability to manage PBs of data, & offer rapid, cost-effective and accurate analysis of NGS data.

    Join the Dell EMC & Edico Genome webcast, & learn how you can analyze a whole human 30x genome in as little as 22 minutes.
  • How to Use the Fibre Channel Speedmap How to Use the Fibre Channel Speedmap Dave Alexander, Tony Bourke Apr 6 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Fibre Channel is the most well known dedicated storage networking protocol in use in data centers today, and is considered the gold standard for storage in terms of availability, reliability, and scalability. However, it does require some specific design and planning requirements. For that, storage administrators use the Fibre Channel Speedmap in order to plan.

    In this webcast, you will learn how to use the Fibre Channel Speedmap, what the numbers mean, and why its useful:

    - Why do storage administrators use the Speedmap?
    - What’s the difference between throughput, bandwidth, baud rates, and speed?
    - Why does this matter for Fibre Channel and not, say, Ethernet?

    This live webcast will be useful for anyone who wants to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to “speeds and feeds,” and make sense of the numbers.