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  • Crafty Apes Chooses Qumulo For Work on La La Land
    Crafty Apes Chooses Qumulo For Work on La La Land Anh Quach, Qumulo Director of Customer Success Recorded: Mar 24 2017 18 mins
    Powerhouse Visual Effects Studio Turns to Qumulo To Deliver Cost-Effective Performance, Scalability and Support

    Crafty Apes is a boutique visual effects (VFX) studio that has earned a reputation in the 2D compositing world for its work on hit films and shows ranging from Marvel titles like Doctor Strange and Captain America: Civil War to Disney’s Pete’s Dragon and Fox’s Hidden Figures.

    The massive opening shot to the hit movie La La Land presented a unique and highly complicated challenge. At more than five minutes long and over 8,000 frames, the opening sequence dwarfs the film industry’s average of two to five seconds and a hundred frames between cuts.

    Anh Quach, Qumulo Director of Customer Success, and 12-year media & entertainment tech veteran, tells the true Hollywood story of creative challenge and technical breakthrough that contributed to 7 Golden Globes and 5 Academy Awards.
  • How to Store and Manage 10 Billion Files
    How to Store and Manage 10 Billion Files David Bailey, Qumulo Director of Systems Engineering Recorded: Mar 24 2017 7 mins
    What’s in a number? Well, when that number is 10 billion, I’d say it can mean quite a lot.

    For some, 10 billion represents:
    - The number of photos posted on Facebook (by 2008)
    - The number of song downloads from Apple iTunes (by 2010)
    - The number of Tweets issued by Twitter (by 2010)
    - The number of times Shazam was used to tag songs (by 2013)
    - The number of monthly emails being sent by MailChimp (by 2014)
    - The number of monthly music video views on VEVO (by 2015)
    - The number of quarterly streaming hours of content on Netflix (by 2015)

    For Qumulo, we like to demonstrate how and why our customers create and manage 10+ billion files (in 1.2 million directories) in a single scale-out file system.

    Join David Bailey, Qumulo’s Director of Systems Engineering, for this demo, and see why customers call Qumulo Core scale-out storage “the smartest storage product ever built.”
  • ChalkTalk Video - Primary Storage Should Protect Itself
    ChalkTalk Video - Primary Storage Should Protect Itself George Crump Recorded: Mar 23 2017 4 mins
    Storage that is protects itself aids in the data protection and disaster recovery processes without compromising traditional primary storage performance and features. It does this through a combination of its own capabilities (snapshots, basic replication as well as multi-site and synchronous replication) and by complementing or enhancing existing backup solutions – but not replacing them. While many storage systems have replication capabilities, self-protecting primary storage differs in the implementation of those replication tasks, the number of locations that can be a part of that task and the monitoring of those tasks to ensure successful completion.
  • Proving the Business Value of Network Transformation
    Proving the Business Value of Network Transformation DCD, Juniper Recorded: Mar 23 2017 1 min
    A short video from DCD, that covers the key findings from an IDC paper, whereby 9 companies were interviewed to provide their insight and analysis on how Juniper Networks have helped them.
  • 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 Recorded: Mar 23 2017 59 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 Recorded: Mar 23 2017 68 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.
  • Top 10 Barriers for DevOps – and How to Avoid them for your 2017 rollout
    Top 10 Barriers for DevOps – and How to Avoid them for your 2017 rollout Shashi Kiran, Chief Marketing Officer at Quali. Recorded: Mar 22 2017 58 mins
    What are the top 10 barriers to DevOps adoption and best practices to overcome these barriers.
    Quali conducted a survey of 2045 professionals to gauge the state of DevOps and Cloud adoption, pain points and best practices. The survey concluded on Dec 31st 2016. This presentation will share the key insights from the survey, top 10 barriers to DevOps adoption as well as best practices that can help overcome these barriers. This will be an informative session for DevOps and Cloud architects, application owners, technologists as well as IT infrastructure professionals that are responsible for planning and deployment of DevOps tools and processes.
    Quali builds software to create cloud sandboxes – these are on-demand, self-service environments that can automate and orchestrate Cloud and DevOps deployments.
  • How to Use Analytics to Extend Your (cold) Storage to the Google Cloud
    How to Use Analytics to Extend Your (cold) Storage to the Google Cloud Ben Chong, Google Cloud Storage Product Manager, Google; Krishna Subramanian, COO, Komprise Recorded: Mar 22 2017 28 mins
    You know 60%+ of data in your organization is inactive or cold, yet it continues to consume expensive primary storage resources. Cloud offers an opportunity to store this cold data and achieve 70%+ savings – but how do you identify the cold data and who owns it, who is using it, and move it without any disruption to users or applications?

    Join this webinar to learn:

    - How data is growing and being used across your storage (NFS and SMB/CIFS) using software from Komprise, a Google Cloud Technology partner
    - How to project ROI of moving cold data to Google Cloud Storage based on your policies
    - How to move data transparently to Google Cloud Storage without changing file-based access for users and applications

    Webinar attendees will qualify for a special free trial (up to 100TB) to get a customized analysis of your storage environment and ROI of moving to the cloud

    To learn more about Komprise and Google cloud storage, click here: https://www.komprise.com/google/
  • Object Storage for Digital Evidence & Security
    Object Storage for Digital Evidence & Security Ryan Meek, Product Manager Recorded: Mar 22 2017 46 mins
    Caringo Product Manager Ryan Meek explains how object storage can be used for storing digital evidence and the benefits of using it as a secure, compliant repository for use in law enforcement, government, and health IT use cases.
  • The 5 Disaster Recovery Questions You’re Not Asking
    The 5 Disaster Recovery Questions You’re Not Asking Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Mar 21 2017 62 mins
    Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is changing the way data center administrators think about disaster recovery. A DR site and equipment no longer need to be bought in advance. DRaaS instead enables DR to be on-demand. The concept is so appealing that vendors are racing into the market claiming to offer DRaaS capabilities. But DRaaS is more than a simple check mark for a DR requirement. Organizations need to realize that how well the service performs is critical to successfully surviving a disaster.
  • Data Strategy for Digital Transformation
    Data Strategy for Digital Transformation Russell Skingsley, Paul Bruton Recorded: Mar 20 2017 62 mins
    Digital transformation is the new imperative but easier said than done. Watch this video as Hitachi Data Systems CTO for Asia Pacific, Russell Skingsley explains how to create business value with the right data foundation.

    Russell delves into the details of a successful enterprise data strategy that accelerates access, agility and value of your existing data, drawing on real world use cases of organisations that have achieved digital maturity around the world.

    You will also hear from Paul Bruton, Solutions Director, Content and Data Analytics about the emerging technologies for intelligent data discovery to improve workforce productivity and surface actionable business insights.
  • Lifecycle of a Migrated Application
    Lifecycle of a Migrated Application Brian Stark, Product Manager and Peter-Mark Verwoerd, Solution Architect Recorded: Mar 17 2017 32 mins
    This 31 minute from the Google Next conference provides an overview of cloud Migration through the lens of a single application moving to the cloud.
  • Why Facebook and the NSA love the graph database
    Why Facebook and the NSA love the graph database Senior Analyst & Consultant Mike Matchett Recorded: Mar 17 2017 6 mins
    Senior Analyst & Consultant Mike Matchett dives into graph databases, and Why Facebook and the NSA love them.
  • Dell EMC Espresso - Jak zabezpieczać system pocztowy Exchange?
    Dell EMC Espresso - Jak zabezpieczać system pocztowy Exchange? Daniel Olkowski, Dell EMC Recorded: Mar 17 2017 54 mins
    Exchange to system pocztowy, którego awaria jest błyskawicznie zauważana przez użytkowników biznesowych.
    Zapraszam na krótką 30-minutową sesję w trakcie której:
    •Porównany różne metody zabezpieczenia środowisk Exchange.
    •Zobaczymy jak użytkownicy sami mogą odtwarzać pojedyncze maile.
    •Przyjrzymy się kosztom wdrożenia poszczególnych podejść.
    Całość uatrakcyjni pokaz demo.

    Zapraszam,
    Daniel Olkowski
  • Is It Time to Modernize NAS?
    Is It Time to Modernize NAS? George Crump, Lead Analyst Storage Switzerland Recorded: Mar 16 2017 5 mins
    The time has come to modernize NAS so that it meets the realities of data growth, the demands for data retention and the mobility of the modern workforce. Watch George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland in this ChalkTalk Video on how to modernize NAS.
  • Cloud Tiering Solutions for Oracle Data Protection
    Cloud Tiering Solutions for Oracle Data Protection Diana Yang Recorded: Mar 16 2017 45 mins
    Watch this on demand webcast to learn about cloud tiering solutions for Oracle data protection
  • Top Ways Your All-Flash Array Can Save the Day
    Top Ways Your All-Flash Array Can Save the Day Caitlin Gordon and Scott Delandy Recorded: Mar 16 2017 61 mins
    Are you confident that your All-Flash Array is designed for resiliency and availability? Moving to an All-Flash Array does not mean risking your mission critical applications like Oracle, SAP and VMware. In this webcast, we’ll dive into how Dell EMC VMAX All Flash provides unparalleled availability with an architecture designed for your most demanding environments.
  • Real Life Use Cases for Object Storage, Media & Entertainment
    Real Life Use Cases for Object Storage, Media & Entertainment Adrian Herrera, VP of Marketing & Tony Barbagallo, VP of Product Recorded: Mar 16 2017 45 mins
    Caringo VP of Marketing Adrian Herrera & VP of Product Tony Barbagallo and explore how object storage is being used in the Media & Entertainment sector. They will present real-life use cases including how NEP The Netherlands is using the Caringo Swarm Cloud and Object Storage Platform for Content Delivery.
  • What Does Hyperconverged Mean to Storage
    What Does Hyperconverged Mean to Storage Greg Schulz, founder and analyst of Server StorageIO, John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, Mellanox Recorded: Mar 15 2017 63 mins
    Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) along with Cluster or Cloud In Box (CIB) are popular trend topics that have gained both industry and customer adoption. As part of data infrastructures, CI, CIB and HCI enable simplified deployment of resources (servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software) across different environments. However, what do these approaches mean for a hyperconverged storage environment? What are the key concerns and considerations related specifically to storage? Most importantly, how do you know that you’re asking the right questions in order to get to the right answers?

    Find out in this live SNIA-ESF webcast where expert Greg Schulz, founder and analyst of Server StorageIO, will move beyond the hype to discuss:

    · What are the storage considerations for CI, CIB and HCI
    · Fast applications and fast servers need fast server storage I/O
    · Networking and server storage I/O considerations
    · How to avoid aggravation-causing aggregation (bottlenecks)
    · Aggregated vs. disaggregated vs. hybrid converged
    · Planning, comparing, benchmarking and decision-making
    · Data protection, management and east-west I/O traffic
    · Application and server I/O north-south traffic
  • Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute
    Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute Michael Basilyan, Google Cloud Platform; Scott Jeschonek, Avere Systems; Rob Futrick, Cycle Computing Recorded: Mar 15 2017 59 mins
    Google Cloud Platform, Avere Systems, and Cycle Computing experts will share best practices for advancing solutions to big challenges faced by enterprises with growing compute and storage needs. In this “best practices” webinar, you’ll hear how these companies are working to improve results that drive businesses forward through scalability, performance, and ease of management.

    In this webinar, you will learn:
    - How enterprises are using Google Cloud Platform to gain big compute and storage capacity on-demand
    - Best practices for efficient use of cloud compute and storage resources
    - Overcoming the need for file systems within a hybrid cloud environment
    - Understand how to eliminate latency between cloud and data center architectures
    - Learn how to best manage simulation, analytics, and big data workloads in dynamic environments
    - Look at market dynamics drawing companies to new storage models over the next several years

    In just 60-minutes, you’ll be presented with a foundation to build infrastructure to support ongoing demand growth and have ample opportunity to ask direct questions to presenters.
  • Control Renegade Data! Options for Storing Unstructured Data
    Control Renegade Data! Options for Storing Unstructured Data Erik Ottem, Director Product Marketing, Western Digital Recorded: Mar 15 2017 23 mins
    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.
  • Digital Identities: The Changing Face of Consumer and Enterprise Security
    Digital Identities: The Changing Face of Consumer and Enterprise Security Mor Ahuvia, Product Marketing at Gemalto Recorded: Mar 15 2017 47 mins
    IT decision makers today realize that the enterprise and consumer worlds are merging closer together in how they secure our digital identities. As the consumer world tightens its security around online identities, the corporate world is embracing intuitive, user-friendly identity architectures.

    Enterprises are moving from traditional two-factor solutions, which are based on a binary yes/no validation, to more fluid methods of identity verification, such as context-based, risk-based and continuous authentication. They are also embracing architectures that allow users to import their social, government-issued or commercial identities into the enterprise space. Join this webinar to learn more about:

    •Key concepts impacting the enterprise security space
    •The consumerization of enterprise security
    •Designing enterprise security with UX in mind
    •The impact standards have on the future of strong authentication
  • 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
  • Ransomware Wins! User Awareness Doesn't Work! What Do you Do?
    Ransomware Wins! User Awareness Doesn't Work! What Do you Do? Amar Singh & Industry Experts Mar 30 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Nope this is NOT another webinar on How to Protect Against Ransomware blah blah blah.

    If you reckon that users (yes that includes you and me) are the first line of defence against ransomware! Sorry to break it to you but you are WRONG! We are all humans and we make mistakes and ransomware creators know that.

    You have a choice.Hope and or pray that your awareness training protects your employees and your business from becoming a ransomware victim OR attend this webinar and learn what you can do to protect your business.

    Note: This is not your typical webinar. Cyber Management Alliance’s unique and interactive approach to webinar’s allows everyone to have a say and share their knowledge. The host, Amar Singh firmly believes that every member of the audience has valuable input and that each attendee brings their own context and perspective. So, join in, share and learn.
  • 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.
  • 5 Must-Haves to Achieve Total File Security in the Cloud
    5 Must-Haves to Achieve Total File Security in the Cloud Storage Switzerland, CTERA, IBM Apr 11 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Foster global file sharing and collaboration without the risks associated with today's most prominent services