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  • Challenges in Building Connected Communities
    Challenges in Building Connected Communities Kate Garman, Jascha Franklin-Hodge, Peter Marx, Limor Schafman Aug 21 2017 3:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Creating a seamless connected environment that supports smart community citizen services, streamlines operations, supports economic development is already a challenge for community officials. There are many different needs and directions to begin the conversion to an “intelligent” environment. Communities are also planning and building not just for current needs, but also for future connectivity infrastructure that will be used by autonomous vehicles, smart buildings, connected homes, AR/VR, eRetail, eHealthcare, smartgrid and more.

    This webcast will discuss such questions as:
    > What issues are city officials prioritizing for resolution through smart community applications?
    > How are communities planning for and deploying small cell infrastructure?
    > Which departments are involved in communications infrastructure?
    > How can suppliers navigate the multiple departments involved in decision making?
    > What business models are cities negotiating with their technology product partners?
    > What are some of the lessons learned from cities that you can translate into your own business offering?

    Speakers:
    Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
    Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
    Peter Marx, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital and former CTO, City of Los Angeles
  • Ransomware attacks continue... do you have a backup plan?
    Ransomware attacks continue... do you have a backup plan? Ronn Martin, Solution Architect - Veeam and Terry Grulke, Principal Technical Advisor - Quantum Aug 22 2017 5:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Ransomware is just one of the many threats that can impact your business data. With the use of cloud storage and virtualization expanding, and with a +500% in attacks and +600% in new variants, NOW is the time to ensure you have a proactive backup plan. Join Veeam and Quantum to learn how to set up a solid BCDR (business continuity and disaster recovery) and backup strategy to protect your virtual data against any ransomware and cyber security threat, including some lessons learned by our customers.
  • Bring Order to Chaotic Storage Management with Software-defined Storage
    Bring Order to Chaotic Storage Management with Software-defined Storage Sushant Rao Senior Director WW Product Marketing DataCore Software & Bill Hansen Sr. Product Manager & Product Planner Lenovo Aug 22 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Surveys show that 64% of companies have storage arrays from 3 or more vendors. What does it mean to manage storage infrastructure with so many different products?

    In a word, CHAOS!

    That’s why a majority of people interested in software-defined storage (SDS) want to simplify management of their storage infrastructure.

    Join us for this webinar where we will show how the Lenovo DX8200D Powered by DataCore can bring order to your environment. The DX8200D is the fast path to SDS and it:
    • Abstracts away the underlying complexity of storage infrastructure
    • Consolidates IT infrastructure and simplifies management through automation and self-adaptive technologies.
  • What is an Identity Provider (IdP) and Do You Need One?
    What is an Identity Provider (IdP) and Do You Need One? Stephen Allen, Authentication Expert at Gemalto Aug 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The explosion of cloud-based applications in the enterprise is making IT and security professionals rethink their cloud identity management strategy. By default, every cloud user creates an average of 17 cloud identities. But catering to 17 different user stores per employee or partner is simply not scalable from an administration perspective. And as if IT’s time is not precious enough, password resets account for 20% of helpdesk tickets. This adds to the compliance and security risks associated with cloud-based applications, which by default require only weak static passwords and offer no central point of management across disparate cloud-based services.

    Join Stephen Allen, Gemalto Product Manager for Authentication and Access Management, and learn how deploying an Identity Provider enables:

    •Cloud Single Sign-On for easy access to cloud apps
    •Regulatory compliance with standards such as PCI DSS
    •Reduced identity lifecycle overheads
    •Centralized management of cloud access policies
    •Increased security with step-up authentication
  • Extending vSAN with File Services
    Extending vSAN with File Services Peter Skovrup, Director, Product Management, NetApp Aug 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Although vSAN provides a means for customers to have block-based storage, many customers still have a requirement for native file services. Join this session to learn about NetApp’s complimentary software solution, which provides file services for a vSAN deployment.
  • NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics and Beyond - Everything You Need to Know
    NVMe, NVMe over Fabrics and Beyond - Everything You Need to Know Storage Switzerland, Kaminario Aug 23 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    NVMe is an industry standard protocol designed specifically for memory-based storage like flash drives. It unleashes flash arrays from the chains of SCSI that hold it back. Register for our live webinar and learn what NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics are, what the advantage of NVMe is over traditional SCSI protocols and how to go beyond the NVMe basics to fully tap into the potential of memory-based storage.
  • Optimizing Storage Spaces Direct with SMB3 RDMA Networking
    Optimizing Storage Spaces Direct with SMB3 RDMA Networking DataON Storage, Microsoft, Mellanox Technologies, and Strategic Online Systems Aug 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Since the launch of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has transformed the software-defined data center landscape with Storage Spaces Direct and SMB3 RDMA networking for optimal hyper-converged infrastructure deployments.

    Storage Spaces Direct enables building highly available and scalable storage using servers with local storage. It simplifies the management of software-defined storage systems and allows the use of new storage devices such as SATA SSDs and NVMe disk drives. Storage Spaces Direct takes advantage of SMB3 RDMA networking technology for high-speed, low latency, CPU efficient storage.

    Strategic Online Systems (SOS) is a Managed Service Provider that chose a DataON and Windows software-defined solution to replace an aging SAN for one of their non-profit customers.

    The webcast will explore the following topics:

    •How Storage Spaces Direct enables service providers and enterprises to use industry-standard servers with local storage to build highly available and scalable software-defined storage.

    •How Mellanox 10/40/100GbE solutions for Window Server 2016 provide end-to-end support for RoCE, delivering high bandwidth and low latency networking via SMB3 RDMA.

    •Best practices on how to deploy Storage Spaces Direct with a Mellanox SMB RDMA network, with real-world examples from SOS.

    •DataON’s latest WSSD-certified platforms for Windows Server 2016.


    Presented by:
    Howard Lo, VP of Sales and Marketing, DataON
    Steven Ekren, Senior Program Manager Windows Server, Microsoft
    Motti Beck, Sr. Director, Enterprise Market Development, Mellanox Technologies
    Benjamin Clements, President, Strategic Online Systems
  • Modeling and Pricing Cloud Migration Scenarios
    Modeling and Pricing Cloud Migration Scenarios Chris Grossmeier, Senior Director of Product, CloudPhysics Aug 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Learn how to appropriately model your future state environment for both instance and cluster-based cloud hosting. Learn how outliers and dependencies make major impacts on capacity and costing your future environment. Look at groupings, clusters, and dependencies to ensure all workloads move together to avoid ingress/egress charges for large IO resources.
  • Endpoint Backup is not Enough - You Need an End-user Data Strategy
    Endpoint Backup is not Enough - You Need an End-user Data Strategy Storage Switzerland, Druva Aug 24 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    More data outside of the data center is staying on endpoints and in the cloud than ever before. That means the risks to that data are also at an all time high. Plus regulations encompassing end-user data are also increasing, challenging IT to manage data when they have less control than ever. IT needs more than an endpoint protection plan, it needs an end-user data strategy.

    In this webinar, learn how to evolve from an endpoint data protection plan to a comprehensive end-user data strategy.
  • Solving Digital Transformation with Virtualization: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade
    Solving Digital Transformation with Virtualization: vSphere 6.5 Upgrade Adam Eckerle,Emad Younis, and Martin Yip, VMware Cloud Platform Aug 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    VMware’s vSphere 6.5, the latest version of the industry leading virtualization platform, solves for the top challenges for digital transformation including: increasingly complex IT environments, new cybersecurity threats, the need to support both existing and new apps and services, and the need for continuous operations and responsiveness.

    In this webcast, VMware subject matter experts will explore the key components available in the new vSphere 6.5 including: simplified experience, comprehensive built-in security, universal app platform, and proactive data center management. Plus, get insight into how vSphere can continue to support your business needs into the future. We’ll discuss:

    · What’s new in vSphere 6.5 and what’s coming up
    · Best practices for upgrading to vSphere 6.5
    · How vSphere 6.5 is your gateway to modernizing your infrastructure so you can take advantage of VMware’s suite of products for the SDDC, including vSAN.
  • Empower Your Digital Workplace
    Empower Your Digital Workplace Srikant Attravanam, Director HDS, Tajinder Channi, PreSales Manager HDS, Jitendra Shirivastava, Senior IT Manager, Cloud Nine Aug 29 2017 6:00 am UTC 60 mins
    As a fellow IT professional you might be interested in hearing how you can derive more value from your data and how to better protect it whilst saving costs.

    Join us for an Exclusive webinar to find out how you can help your organization advance its digital maturity by:

    - Adopting an enterprise-wide approach to Digital Transformation
    - Empowering the Digital Workplace by driving co-creation by balancing people, technology and partners
    - Effective data life cycle management to address Compliance, IT Policy & Regulation challenges in the era of big data
    - Ensuring Data Protection, Security & Recovery against cyber-attacks
    - Letting Business Outcomes drive digital transformation
  • Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe)
    Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Curt Beckmann, Brocade, Craig Carlson, Cavium, J Metz, Cisco Aug 29 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for it’s official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.

    When we did our first webinar on FC-NVMe [link], we got lots of questions about more details, more technical aspects, and more thorough explanations. So here we are!

    This presentation is going to be a more thorough analysis of the bits and bytes of FC-NVMe, where you will learn:

    •What are the key differences and similarities between NVMe and SCSI Fibre Channel structures
    •What are the main architectural differences between NVMe and SCSI deployments
    •Impact on Queue Depth
    •How to cross-connect legacy and future flash arrays with FC-NVMe

    Please join us on August 29th for this advanced, deep dive on FC-NVMe.
  • Creating Platform Agnostic Packages with Habitat
    Creating Platform Agnostic Packages with Habitat Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Sr. Software Development Engineer at Chef Software Aug 30 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    One of the dreams of development is to build a software package once - and deploy it anywhere. With current open source projects, this dream is even closer than ever. Join Nell Shamrell-Harrington, Senior Software Development Engineer at Chef as she discusses how to create software packages that run (almost) anywhere with Habitat. You'll see how the same application can be run on bare metal, on a virtual machine, or in a container - with everything needed to automate that application already built into the package itself. Also learn how to build and deploy these packages with the intelligence to self-organize into topologies, without needing a central orchestrator. See how the dream of platform-agnostic and self-organizing packages is fulfilled today, and how it will evolve in the future.
  • How Isilon Express Grows with Your Business’s Needs
    How Isilon Express Grows with Your Business’s Needs Robert Masson Aug 31 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    By 2020 the digital universe – the data we create and manage annually – will reach 44 zettabytes, or 44 trillion gigabytes! Most of that data is unstructured—which is any kind of data that isn’t represented by a formal database structure—in other words, just about everything! Photos, videos, day-to-day documents, presentations, spreadsheets, and device-generated logs and reports are all examples. Many small-to-medium businesses are struggling with managing this deluge of unstructured data; as business needs grow, requirements to handle the data grow and change: like adhering to mandated compliance rules, increasing data protection and resiliency, and tailoring storage requirements to data value in order to improve cost/capacity/performance ratios.

    In this webinar, we will explore how Isilon Express adapts to changing business needs to keep costs low while still satisfying users’ and IT needs pertaining to:

    • SIMPLICITY of administration and use. Simplicity should be retained as the NAS grows–a fraction of a full-time employee for a petabyte of storage is a good metric.
    • FLEXIBILITY of growth. As your installation grows, you need the ability to match storage needs with the value of your data by associating data value with different capacity/performance tiers.
    • DATA PROTECTION needs. Your NAS should provide a highly resilient storage environment that supersedes traditional approaches (like RAID). For data backup and recovery, snapshots should be fast and incur low overhead.
    • SECURITY REQUIREMENTS. Including Write Once, Read Many (WORM) protection against accidental, premature or malicious alteration or deletion of your data. We’ll also cover compliance rules like the stringent SEC 17a-4 requirements and roles-based Access Zones that create a strict separation between storage administrators and users.
  • Optimizing your Infrastructure: An Essential Guide to vSAN ReadyNodes
    Optimizing your Infrastructure: An Essential Guide to vSAN ReadyNodes Biswapati Bhattacharjee, Sr. Product Manager, VMware Sep 5 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    vSAN continues to drive the rapid growth of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), adopted by more than 8,000 customers. One of the most popular HCI consumption models is the vSAN ReadyNode – pre-configured, tested and certified x86 servers designed for optimal HCI performance. Today, we have more than 300 pre-configured ReadyNodes listed in our vSAN Compatibility Guide, which includes certified CPUs, memory, network, I/O controllers and storage options available from our OEM partners across the globe.

    While pre-configured vSAN ReadyNodes ensure excellent HCI performance, some users need the flexibility to use another capacity tier device or a different processor in their ReadyNode. In this webcast, we will explore what you can and can’t change in a pre-configured ReadyNode. We’ll also talk about Day 0 availability for ReadyNodes with the new Intel Purley server platform, and discuss:

    The high level certification process conducted by our vSAN ReadyLabs
    vSAN Hardware Market Segmentation
    Guidelines on building your own ReadyNode with certified components
    Brief review of vSAN Hardware Guidance
  • Virtualization: Impacts on Performance Assurance and Business Models
    Virtualization: Impacts on Performance Assurance and Business Models Moderated by Limor Schafman, TIA Sep 6 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The push to virtualize communication networks, control centers, and data centers through NFV and SDN technologies offers both great opportunity for management, speed to market, scale and business, and also brings many challenges. Efficiency, cost management, ensuring SLAs, managing OPED and CAPEX, reducing product production costs are all business concerns faced by communications providers as they convert their networks to be increasingly software driven. What are the new business models that software enables? What are the customer expectations for new service deliverables? How can service providers, data centers and others guarantee quality of service? What tests are being conducted and what industry practices are being established? This webcast will review how companies are meeting the challenge of operating with new processes and with new requirements.
  • Hybrid & Multi-cloud environments: Strategies for migration & app modernization
    Hybrid & Multi-cloud environments: Strategies for migration & app modernization Jay Lyman, Principal Analyst, 451 Research with Shashi Kiran, CMO, Quali Sep 6 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Hybrid clouds are important for enterprises having on-premise deployments as well as legacy applications. Likewise, multi-cloud scenarios appeal to organizations that want the flexibility to move between different clouds and not get locked-in into either one public or private clouds architecture. While over 70% of enterprises have expressed a need to deploy hybrid and/or multi-cloud architectures, as they modernize their application architectures the rollouts are complex and time consuming causing budget overruns and delays. The complexity is largely associated with the lack of common tooling, mismatched cloud architectures and expertise. These can be significantly overcome by providing access to on-demand, self-service IT environments (on-premise as well as public cloud, or a combination thereof), that would allow for more predictable application performance and security, thereby allowing for faster cloud migration and rollout, with reduced cost and risk.

    Join this webinar with 451 research and Quali to learn:
    •Current trends in hybrid and multi-cloud deployments and enterprise requirements
    •How incorporating sandboxes and self-service environments in the workflow can smoothen cloud migration, hybrid deployments and the flexibility of multi-cloud deployment. Demo included.
    •Sample case study of an enterprise undergoing cloud migration with best practice recommendations
  • DRaaS - It’s Not Just For Disasters Anymore
    DRaaS - It’s Not Just For Disasters Anymore Storage Switzerland, Infrascale Sep 12 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions have vaulted to the top of the considerations list for organizations looking to improve their ability to recover from major disasters like hurricanes and floods. But DRaaS solutions are not just for recovery anymore. These solutions can help organizations protect from ransomware, modernize infrastructure, and recover from minor disasters as well. Of course the solution must also provide peace of mind that when disaster strikes, the plan will not only work -- it will also be easy to initiate.
  • Be Prepared for GDPR! Overview & Best Practices for Compliance
    Be Prepared for GDPR! Overview & Best Practices for Compliance Stephane Estevez, Product Marketing Manager- Quantum Sep 12 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is new legislation intended to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the EU. The regulation affects companies worldwide as it impacts any companies who possess data from customers in the EU.

    The new legislation comes down to management of personal data: consent, retention, security and protection. Learn the basics about GDPR, how it affects your company and best practices for data storage to successfully comply with GDPR as it becomes enforceable in 2018.
  • Как защититься от атак вирусов-вымогателей
    Как защититься от атак вирусов-вымогателей Евгений Пухов, Технический консультант Commvault Sep 14 2017 7:00 am UTC 120 mins
    Вебинар для заказчиков посвященный решению Commvault по контролю и защите данных от вирусов-вымогателей. В рамках вебинара вы узнаете:
    • Как справиться с растущими рисками с сфере ИТ
    • Как предотвратить кражу информации
    • Как уберечься от вредоносного ПО и атак вирусов-вымогателей
    • Как защитить данные независимо от того, где они находятся
  • Analytical Innovation: How to Build the Next Generation Data Platform
    Analytical Innovation: How to Build the Next Generation Data Platform James Curtis, Senior Analyst, Data Platforms & Analytics, 451 Research & Jacque Istok, Head of Data, Pivotal Sep 14 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    There was a time when the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) was the only way to provide a 360-degree analytical view of the business. In recent years many organizations have deployed disparate analytics alternatives to the EDW, including: cloud data warehouses, machine learning frameworks, graph databases, geospatial tools, and other technologies. Often these new deployments have resulted in the creation of analytical silos that are too complex to integrate, seriously limiting global insights and innovation.

    Join guest speaker, 451 Research’s Jim Curtis and Pivotal’s Jacque Istok for an interactive discussion about some of the overarching trends affecting the data warehousing market, as well as how to build a next generation data platform to accelerate business innovation. During this webinar you will learn:

    - The significance of a multi-cloud, infrastructure-agnostic analytics
    - What is working and what isn’t, when it comes to analytics integration
    - The importance of seamlessly integrating all your analytics in one platform
    - How to innovate faster, taking advantage of open source and agile software

    We look forward to you joining us.
    The Pivotal Team
  • Digital Transformation: how Europe will turn disruption into differentiation
    Digital Transformation: how Europe will turn disruption into differentiation Nick Patience 451 Research, Matt Leonard CenturyLink Sep 20 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join 451 Research and CenturyLink on the 20th September at 3:00pm UK time, 4:00pm CET, to discuss how enterprises are choosing and deploying digital transformation initiatives for business gain. This webinar will focus on the strategies and actions impacting the European market.

    Organisations of all sizes and in every sector are busy redefining their IT priorities for a digital future, identifying the goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management as four key pillars for their digital transformation strategies.

    Digital transformation can play out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.

    Join 451 Research and CenturyLink to learn how European enterprises are making assured first steps, and discover the following:

    - Understand how companies with more progressive digital transformation strategies are prioritising their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies, and making service provider choices to accelerate results.

    - Gain insights and recommendations from a major survey of the IT priorities of enterprises in Europe.

    - Identify the key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitisation efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organisations.
  • Bridging the Memory-Storage Gap to Accelerate Fast Data Analytics
    Bridging the Memory-Storage Gap to Accelerate Fast Data Analytics Ali Hodroj, VP Products & Strategy at GigaSpaces Sep 20 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The convergence of analytical and transactional workloads, through a unified fast storage and memory infrastructure, is giving way to a new breed of fast data architectures that support real-time analytics and just-in-time data science. To enable this vision, organizations are capitalizing on recent innovations in fast storage that combine volume, velocity, and variety facets of big data all in one data tier. The combination of in-memory data grids and storage-class memory solutions (such as Intel Optane SSD/NVMe) delivers performance that removes the need for competing operational and analytical strategies for accessing data.

    In-memory data grids that leverage multi-tiered storage with SCM empower businesses with the capability of unlocking high-value insights from real-time and historical data. In this webinar, we discuss the forces driving this insight-centric trend as well as reference architectures using Apache Spark and GigaSpaces XAP to address particular design challenges for streaming analytics, fast data lakes, and continuous machine learning data pipelines.