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  • Enterprise Software-Defined Storage on HPE Gen10 Servers
    Enterprise Software-Defined Storage on HPE Gen10 Servers
    Chris Tinker, Chief Technologist, HPE and Hal Woods, CTO, Datera Recorded: Feb 21 2019 53 mins
    Chris Tinker, Chief Technologist at Hewlett Packard Enterprise joins Hal Woods, CTO at Datera to discuss some of the leading technologies in the Software Defined Revolution, and how HPE and Datera help cultivate the vast ecosystem of solutions.

    Data is at the center of the Software Defined Data Center, where Datera reimagined enterprise storage and partnered with HPE to deliver a complete solution.

    What you will learn from this webinar:

    • Architecting your data center for high-performance
    • Ease of deployment and management
    • Advanced automation and future-ready choice to orchestrate data for VMs
  • Transforming production and broadcast with 5G
    Transforming production and broadcast with 5G
    IBC365 | IRT Germany | BT Sport Recorded: Feb 21 2019 62 mins
    Join this webinar on Thursday 21 February to learn how 5G will transform the way content is created, produced and distributed.

    More than just a faster mobile data connection, 5G reinvents connectivity. The technology enables new types of remote productions, and coverage of more live events, news and sports in higher 4K/HDR quality, and will revolutionise the way consumers receive content, combining broadcast, OTT and data to create a seamless experience regardless of network or device.

    That's the theory - but how is 5G being deployed in practice? What are the early adopters doing, and what results are they achieving?

    This webinar will explore a series of exciting use cases for 5G with hands-on case studies, including:
    - Enriching production and storytelling
    - Revitalising newsgathering and live event coverage
    - Blending broadcast and live data for mobile audiences in the European 5G-Xcast project

    Speakers:
    - Dr Jordi Gimenez, 5G research engineer & project manager, IRT Germany
    - Matt Stagg, Director of mobile strategy, BT Sport
    - Marios Nicolaou, 5G and digital transformation senior strategy advisor
  • FICON 201
    FICON 201
    Patty Driever, IBM; Howard Johnson, Broadcom; Joe Kimpler, ATTO Technologies Recorded: Feb 20 2019 54 mins
    FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) is an upper-level protocol supported by mainframe servers and attached enterprise-class storage controllers that utilizes Fibre Channel as the underlying transport.

    The FCIA FICON 101 webcast (on-demand at http://bit.ly/FICON101) described some of the key characteristics of the mainframe and how FICON satisfies the demands placed on mainframes for reliable and efficient access to data. FCIA experts gave a brief introduction into the layers of architecture (system/device and link) that the FICON protocol bridges. Using the FICON 101 session as a springboard, our experts return for FICON 201 where they will delve deeper into the architectural flow of FICON and how it leverages Fibre Channel to be an optimal mainframe transport.

    Join this live FCIA webcast where you’ll learn:

    - How FICON (FC-SB-x) maps onto the Fibre Channel FC-2 layer
    - The evolution of the FICON protocol optimizations
    - How FICON adapts to new technologies
  • Support Your Continuous Operations by Architecting Oracle Database
    Support Your Continuous Operations by Architecting Oracle Database
    Tony Palmer, Enterprise Strategy Group; Marcus Thordal, Brocade; Eduardo Freitas & Tony Huynh, Hitachi Vantara Recorded: Feb 20 2019 51 mins
    Join Tony Palmer, senior analyst from Enterprise Strategy Group, and technical experts from Hitachi Vantara and Broadcom as we discuss how customers can achieve strict zero RTO/RPO objectives for mission-critical Oracle database deployments.

    •Join experts from Enterprise Strategy Group, Hitachi Vantara and Broadcom as we discuss how you can achieve strict zero RTO/RPO SLO’s for your Oracle database deployment.
    •Learn best practices to maximize Oracle performance on Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) and Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP).
    •Ask your toughest Oracle questions and, if you can stump the experts, win a prize!
  • Immersive Learning in HiEd - Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce Ready Students
    Immersive Learning in HiEd - Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce Ready Students
    Dr. Ann McNamara – Associate Professor, Texas A&M and Jennifer Sigmund – Sr. Higher Education Strategist, Dell EMC Recorded: Feb 20 2019 51 mins
    Today’s employers are demanding graduates who are well versed in research, problem-solving and collaboration. Hear from Dr. McNamara from Texas A&M on how augmented and virtual reality innovations are used in the classroom to prepare students for today’s rapidly changing workplace.

    Presenters:
    Dr. Ann McNamara – Associate Professor, Associate Dept Head, Graduate Program Coordinator, Dept of Visualization, Texas A&M

    Jennifer Sigmund – Sr. Higher Education Strategist, Dell EMC
  • Workshop HYCU, la única solución de recuperación y respaldo dedicada a NUTANIX
    Workshop HYCU, la única solución de recuperación y respaldo dedicada a NUTANIX
    Xavier Stern, Territory Director Southern Europe, HYCU, Inc. Recorded: Feb 20 2019 46 mins
    Buen día,
    Deseamos invitarle a nuestro workshop de HYCU, la única solución de recuperación y respaldo dedicada a NUTANIX
    HYCU es la única solución de respaldo y seguridad dedicada a NUTANIX (AHV, ESX), para complementar la protección de datos proporcionada de forma nativa por NUTANIX.
    Certificado en AHV (HYCU se desarrolla en primer lugar en Acrópolis) ESX, Nutanix Files, Volume Groups, y CALM .
    HYCU, socio tecnológico estratégico de Nutanix.
    Nutanix utiliza la solución de HYCU para sus copias de seguridad.
    Los esperamos!
  • 5 Questions to Ask When Considering Cloud Backup for Enterprise Workloads
    5 Questions to Ask When Considering Cloud Backup for Enterprise Workloads
    Sarah Beaudoin, Product Marketing Manager, Druva Recorded: Feb 19 2019 44 mins
    As organizations continue to migrate to Office 365 for their email, productivity and collaboration tools, they’re quickly realizing that Office 365’s native capabilities do not provide the essential data protection capabilities they need.

    Join us for a technical webinar on Tuesday, August 21st at 3PM SGT/ 5PM AEST and learn best practices for safeguarding your Office 365 data, including:
    - Gaps within OneDrive, Exchange Online and SharePoint Online that lead to increased risk of data loss
    - How a third party backup solution can automate data protection and ensure data recoverability from user error, malicious behavior or malware
    - How to build a data management strategy for the future that leverages the cloud and improves alignment with organizational policies and SLAs
  • Workshop HYCU: la solution de sauvegarde dédiée pour NUTANIX
    Workshop HYCU: la solution de sauvegarde dédiée pour NUTANIX
    Xavier Stern, Territory Director Southern Europe, HYCU, Inc. Recorded: Feb 19 2019 59 mins
    Bonjour,
    Nous organisons un Workshop de notre solution HYCU solution dédiée pour NUTANIX
    Hycu est une solution de sauvegarde dédiée NUTANIX ( AHV, ESX), permettant de venir en complément de la Data protection délivrée en natif par NUTANIX.
    Certifiée AHV ( HYCU développe en premier sur Acropolis) et ESX , Nutanix Files, Volume Groupes, CALM….
    Hycu, Strategic Technology Partner Nutanix.
    Nutanix utilise la solution Hycu pour ses sauvegardes
    Bonne journée
  • 15 Minute Friday: How to Move From Legacy DR to DRaaS
    15 Minute Friday: How to Move From Legacy DR to DRaaS
    Storage Switzerland, KeepItSafe, Veeam Recorded: Feb 15 2019 17 mins
    Most data centers still use a legacy DR strategy of replicating or even physically transporting backups to a dedicated disaster recovery (DR) site, or a secondary site owned by the organization. Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) delivers a compelling alternative to traditional DR, return on investment (ROI). It eliminates the costs associated with a dedicated disaster recovery site like paying for and equipping the site. Organizations though are hesitant to transition to DRaaS following the “if it ain’t broke, don't fix it” philosophy.

    In this live 15 minute webinar join Storage Switzerland, Veeam and KeepItSafe to learn how to transition from a legacy DR strategy to DRaaS without risking data protection downtime.

    In 15 minutes, we cover the areas critical to success:

    1. DRaaS Software selection
    2. Cloud Provider selection
    3. Creating and executing a transition plan
  • What are containers?
    What are containers?
    Stephen Dixon Recorded: Feb 15 2019 22 mins
    UK Public sector organisations have IT requirements that are evolving. Techniques such as containerisation, continuous integration and infrastructure-as-code have significantly increased the pace and agility of modern development teams.

    Correct deployment of these techniques can enable deployment of new features many times a day, so that business value is achieved in the shortest time possible.

    As a result, UKCloud recognise that there is a need for a fully optimised Platform as a Service offering which enables Developers to push applications straight to the cloud all without having to concern themselves with the management, support and configuration of underlying infrastructure

    By clicking through to this webinar you acknowledge that you are opting in to be contacted by email and phone by UKCloud LTD with promotional material. We will never sell your information to any third parties. You can, of course unsubscribe at any time. View our full Privacy Policy at https://ukcloud.com/legal/
  • Datera High-Performance Software Defined Storage on Fujitsu PRIMERGY Servers
    Datera High-Performance Software Defined Storage on Fujitsu PRIMERGY Servers
    Richard McCormack, Head of Product Solutions at Fujitsu, joins Bill Borsari, Systems Architect Director at Datera Recorded: Feb 14 2019 56 mins
    Discover the architecture behind high-performance storage with Datera data automation on Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers.

    Datera is the only true, software-driven data services platform that:

    •Powers modern application environments at global scale
    •Provides game-changing data orchestration and automation with enterprise-class performance
    •Joint solution takes full advantage of the performance, security and reliability of Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers
    •Delivers up to 70% lower total cost of ownership and operation compared to traditional solutions

    Richard McCormack, Head of Product Solutions at Fujitsu, joins Bill Borsari, Systems Architect Director at Datera, to share how Datera and Fujitsu PRIMERGY systems are leading the software-defined revolution by providing the most powerful and flexible data center innovations across a vast ecosystem of solutions to turn your IT into a business advantage.
  • How PhoenixNAP Streamlines Data Protection with Veeam and Cloudian
    How PhoenixNAP Streamlines Data Protection with Veeam and Cloudian
    Sam Fawaz, Cloud Solutions Architect; Amit Rawlani, Dir. of Tech Alliance, Cloudian; William Bell, EVP of Product, PhoenixNAP Recorded: Feb 14 2019 41 mins
    Storage admins today manage ever-increasing data volumes in a 24x7, zero-downtime environment. Protecting these critical assets – while maintaining service levels, compliance, and security across all locations – has never been more costly and complex. Excessive backup times and unmet RPO/RTO SLAs potentially lead to data loss and downtime.

    Join us for a live webcast to learn how PhoenixNAP streamlined their backup and storage services with Veeam and Cloudian to provide:

    • Flexible data protection options for all of your workloads – including for VMware and Hyper-V
    • Improved operational efficiencies, including RPO/RTO service levels
    • Optimized data storage for scale and performance
    • Simple and unified control and visibility of data
    • Protection from ransomware


    Live Webcast: Thursday, February 14th at 10am PST / 1pm EST / 6pm GMT
  • All in the Cloud - Data Protection Up, Costs Down
    All in the Cloud - Data Protection Up, Costs Down
    George Crump, Storage Switzerland and W. Curtis Preston, Druva Recorded: Feb 13 2019 60 mins
    Managing and protecting critical data across servers and applications in multiple locations around the globe is challenging. And the more decentralized and complex your infrastructure, the more difficult it is to manage your data. The potential bad news? Data loss, site outages, revenue loss, and potential non-compliance with regulations.

    But here’s the good news: centralizing data protection in the cloud can make all the difference. That’s why you should join our webinar and hear from storage expert, George Crump, from Storage Switzerland and Druva’s W. Curtis Preston, Chief Technologist, as they discuss:

    • Why protecting a distributed data center is challenging with traditional methods
    • How a cloud-centralized backup strategy can be a game changer for your organization
    • How Druva can help you drastically improve data protection quality, reduce costs, and simplify global management and configuration?
  • Empower your Enterprise with a Self-Service Data Marketplace
    Empower your Enterprise with a Self-Service Data Marketplace
    Aashish Majethia, Senior Solutions Engineer Recorded: Feb 13 2019 38 mins
    Analysts need timely access to enterprise data in order to stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing environment. Typically, business users need to request access through the IT department, which can be a waiting game, either because of technological roadblocks, governance restrictions or both. This adds more work, more process, and more frustration on both sides. Having the ability to find data sets, examine, update, and provision the data themselves allows business users to move quickly and frees IT to work on higher priority items.

    A modern data platform should provide a self-service data marketplace that gives right-sized governed access to data. The security permissions allow IT to define who needs access to the correct data at the appropriate stage of the data pipeline. This becomes quite complicated in regulated environments. Users should be able to search for data they have access to, explore and potentially update the metadata associated, and provision it into a sandbox when ready.

    Join us as Aashish Majethia, a Senior Solutions Engineer, dives into the self-service data marketplace and what is required to make it successful. He will cover topics including:
    - Catalogs
    - Self-service data preparation
    - Governance considerations and how they can enable a more agile data-driven enterprise
  • Why Composable Infrastructure?
    Why Composable Infrastructure?
    Philip Kufeldt, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Alex McDonald, NetApp Recorded: Feb 13 2019 60 mins
    Cloud data centers are by definition very dynamic. The need for infrastructure availability in the right place at the right time for the right use case is not as predictable, nor as static, as it has been in traditional data centers. These cloud data centers need to rapidly construct virtual pools of compute, network and storage based on the needs of particular customers or applications, then have those resources dynamically and automatically flex as needs change. To accomplish this, many in the industry espouse composable infrastructure capabilities, which rely on heterogeneous resources with specific capabilities which can be discovered, managed, and automatically provisioned and re-provisioned through data center orchestration tools. The primary benefit of composable infrastructure results in a smaller grained sets of resources that are independently scalable and can be brought together as required. In this webcast, SNIA experts will discuss:

    •What prompted the development of composable infrastructure?
    •What are the solutions?
    •What is composable infrastructure?
    •Enabling technologies (not just what’s here, but what’s needed…)
    •Status of composable infrastructure standards/products
    •What’s on the horizon – 2 years? 5 Years
    •What it all means
  • Ten Reasons Why Netezza Professionals Should Consider Greenplum
    Ten Reasons Why Netezza Professionals Should Consider Greenplum
    Jacque Istok, Head of Data, Pivotal and Kelly Carrigan, Principal Consultant, EON Collective Recorded: Feb 13 2019 59 mins
    This webinar is for IT professionals who have devoted considerable time and effort growing their careers in and around the Netezza platform.

    We’ll explore the architectural similarities and technical specifics of what makes the open source Greenplum Database a logical next step for those IT professionals wishing to leverage their MPP experience with a PostgreSQL-based database.

    As the Netezza DBMS faces a significant end-of-support milestone, leveraging an open source, infrastructure-agnostic replacement that has a similar architecture will help avoid a costly migration to either a different architecture or another proprietary alternative.

    Pivotal Privacy Statement:
    https://pivotal.io/privacy-policy

    This webinar:
    https://content.pivotal.io/webinars/feb-13-ten-reasons-why-netezza-professionals-should-consider-greenplum-webinar
  • Apps at Warp Speed: Fueled by NetApp Max Data V2
    Apps at Warp Speed: Fueled by NetApp Max Data V2
    Rob McDonald @ NetApp Recorded: Feb 13 2019 21 mins
    Originally presented as an EcoCast on ActualTech Media, this webcast introduces you to NetApp Max Data, an industry first persistent memory solution.
  • Edge Strategy - Charting a Course to Cloud in 10,000 Locations
    Edge Strategy - Charting a Course to Cloud in 10,000 Locations
    Jacob Smith Co-founder and CMO at Packet & Ihab Tarazi Chief Technology Officer at Packet Recorded: Feb 13 2019 30 mins
    Data Centers have been around for decades but ease of access and data center management (for individual companies) has never been easy. Yet 80% of the world is still on-premise.

    With the rise of software-defined data centers (SDDC), Data Centers as a Service providers such as Packet have made it easy for companies to leverage the resources that a Data Center has to offer (vs. the public cloud) without the headache.

    Learn how the evolution of SDDC is changing the infrastructure market and how you can make your company's infrastructure strategy your competitive advantage.
  • Consolidating IT Infrastructure in an M&A World
    Consolidating IT Infrastructure in an M&A World
    Adam Sharp, CIO, International, TBWA | Andy Hardy, VP, EMEA, Nasuni Recorded: Feb 13 2019 36 mins
    Learn from the International CIO of one of the top 10 ad agencies in the world how consolidating infrastructure has become key to streamlining costs, enhancing productivity, and increasing cash flow.

    With operations spanning 295 offices and 11,000 employees, TBWA’s IT staff faced increasing demands to bring storage and data protection costs under control without reducing flexibility or security. Join Adam Sharp, CIO International for TBWA, The Disruption® Company, and Adweek’s 2018 Global Agency of the Year, as he discusses why his team opted for a “disruptive” cloud strategy of its own and what the results to date have been:

    - How the business strategy drove TBWA to the cloud
    - What key decisions enabled them to reduce costs and meet capacity requirements at the same time
    - How they went about a worldwide roll-out of their cloud storage strategy
    - Why multi-cloud capability is important
  • Data Protection, Disaster Recovery & DRaaS Megacast
    Data Protection, Disaster Recovery & DRaaS Megacast
    Hosted by ActualTech Media & Presented by Augie Gonzalez, Director of Product Marketing - DataCore Recorded: Feb 13 2019 26 mins
    The “new normal” is an expectation of 100% uptime of applications and long-term retention of data. Coupled with massively growing data sets, IT organizations are struggling to meet these expectations.

    As an IT professional, you are looking for innovative data protection and disaster recovery solutions to overcome these hurdles, but where do you start? You simply don’t have time to research and compare the latest software and hardware solutions available for enterprise data protection.

    Leave the hard work to us and join us on the Data Protection, Disaster Recovery, and DRaaS Megacast! This single event will help you learn about the latest and most innovative data protection and disaster recovery solutions. In this educational event, you’ll learn what makes each solution unique as well as how they improve your company’s reliability, availability, and efficiency. You’ll learn how each vendor makes data protection easy and how they make disaster recovery fast, reliable, and efficient.

    Register now to join us for this fast-paced, fun, and prize-filled event!
  • IoT Series [Ep.3]: IoT Essentials -- Selecting a Vendor
    IoT Series [Ep.3]: IoT Essentials -- Selecting a Vendor
    Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research Recorded: Feb 12 2019 49 mins
    Selecting a vendor partner (or partners) is one of the most critical decisions enterprises will make on their IoT journeys. The right partner makes all the difference: enterprises with top-ranked partners report greater success in generating revenue, cutting costs, and optimizing business processes via IoT.
    • Who are the right providers?
    • What are the critical factors to consider in selecting one?

    This webinar reviews the provider landscape and highlights critical selection factors for companies of all sizes and industries.
  • Deep Dive Demo: Cloud Backup for Enterprise Workloads
    Deep Dive Demo: Cloud Backup for Enterprise Workloads
    Parker Sinclair Sales Engineer, Druva Inc. Recorded: Feb 12 2019 20 mins
    Did you know that you can simplify data protection for enterprise workloads with a single cloud solution for backup, archival, and disaster recovery?

    Attend a 30-minute live demo of Druva Phoenix and our product expert will answer all of your questions!

    During this demo you'll learn how to:

    - Provide global protection for enterprise server and virtual workloads
    - Reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) by up to 60%
    - Isolate and quickly restore data during infrastructure attacks
    - Get started within minutes — Druva Phoenix is offered as-a-service and can be provisioned on-demand
  • AI-enabled automation for low-risk and low-touch data center operations
    AI-enabled automation for low-risk and low-touch data center operations
    Jürgen A. Krebs, CTO & Customer Advocacy EMEA Central Region & Johnny Koen, Center of Excellence, Hitachi Vantara Recorded: Feb 11 2019 16 mins
    This webinar including a demo will show you how to use intelligent automation to increase operational efficiency.
  • 15 Minute Webinar: Do You Need to Protect Laptops, Office 365, & Salesforce.com?
    15 Minute Webinar: Do You Need to Protect Laptops, Office 365, & Salesforce.com?
    George Crump, Storage Switzerland and W. Curtis Preston, Druva Feb 22 2019 6:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    If you think the cloud provides enough protection for your critical data, you’re putting that data at risk. You can’t assume data is protected because it’s “in the cloud” -- you need to ensure all of the data in your critical applications, including Office 365 and Salesforce.com, get the protection they deserve.

    Join George Crump, Founder, and Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland, and W. Curtis Preston (a.k.a. Mr. Backup), Chief Technologist at Druva, where they will discuss:

    - What level of protection do cloud services provide?
    - Is the provided level of protection enough for the enterprise?
    - What does the enterprise need to add to achieve complete protection?

    Register Now and get Storage Switzerland’s latest eBook “Protecting the Organization From Its Endpoints.”
  • What’s New in Container Storage
    What’s New in Container Storage
    Keith Hudgins, Docker; Alex McDonald, NetApp Feb 26 2019 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Containers are a big trend in application deployment. The landscape of containers is moving fast and constantly changing, with new standards emerging every few months. Learn what’s new, what to pay attention to, and how to make sense of the ever-shifting container landscape.

    This live webcast will cover:
    •Container storage types and Container Frameworks
    •An overview of the various storage APIs for the container landscape
    •How to identify the most important projects to follow in the container world
    •The Container Storage Interface spec and Kubernetes 1.13
    •How to get involved in the container community
  • How Cox Automotive Democratized Data with a Self-Service Data Exchange
    How Cox Automotive Democratized Data with a Self-Service Data Exchange
    Nathan Swetye - Sr. Manager of Platform Engineering - Cox Automotive Feb 26 2019 6:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    Cox Automotive comprises more than 25 companies dealing with different aspects of the car ownership lifecycle, with data as the common language they all share. The challenge for Cox Automotive was to create an efficient engine for the timely and trustworthy ingest of data capability for an unknown but large number of data assets from practically any source. Working with StreamSets, they are populating a data lake to democratize data, allowing analysts easy access to data from other companies and producing new data assets unique to the industry.

    In this webinar, Nathan Swetye from Cox Automotive will discuss how they:

    -Took on the challenge of ingesting data at enterprise scale and the initial efficiency and data consistency struggles they faced.
    -Created a self-service data exchange for their companies based on an architecture that decoupled data acquisition from ingestion.
    -Reduced data availability from weeks to hours and developer time by 90%.
  • Tech Tuesday: Using Metadata with Object Storage
    Tech Tuesday: Using Metadata with Object Storage
    Ryan Meek, Solution Architect Feb 26 2019 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Metadata is data about the data, but how does it work with object storage? What benefits can you reap by using metadata, and do all object storage solutions use metadata the same way? In this Tech Tuesday webinar, Ryan Meek will take a deep dive on metadata and explain how it can be used to unlock the intelligence potential that resides in large data repositories.
  • Does Your Data Center Need NVMe?
    Does Your Data Center Need NVMe?
    Storage Switzerland, Virtual Instruments, SANBlaze Feb 27 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    NVMe storage systems and NVMe networks promise to reduce latency further and increase performance beyond what SAS based flash systems and current networking technology can deliver. To take advantage of that performance gain however, the data center must have workloads that can take advantage of all the latency reduction and performance improvements that NVMe offers. Vendors emphatically state that NVMe is the next must-have technology, yet many still continue to provide SAS based arrays using traditional networks.

    How do IT planners know then, that investing in NVMe will truly provide their organizations the benefits of NVMe for their demanding applications and see a measurable return on investment? Just creating a test environment to perform an NVMe evaluation can break the IT budget!

    Register now to join Storage Switzerland, Virtual Instruments, and SANBlaze as we look at the state of the data center and provide IT planners with the information they need to decide if NVMe is an investment they should make now or if they should wait a year or more. The key is determining which applications can benefit from NVMe-based approaches.

    In this live event, IT professionals will learn
    - About NVMe, NVMe Storage Systems and NVMe over Fabric Networking
    - The Performance Potential of NVMe Storage and Networks
    - What attributes are needed for a workload to take advantage of NVMe
    - Why NVMe creates problems for current IT testing strategies
    - Why a Workload Simulation approach is the only practical way to test NVMe
    - How to build a storage performance validation practice
  • SNIA Swordfish™ Swims in Open Waters
    SNIA Swordfish™ Swims in Open Waters
    Don Deel, NetApp, SNIA; Moderated by Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom, SNIA Feb 27 2019 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Tools for speeding your implementation of the next-generation storage management standard

    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification for the management of storage systems and data services is an extension of the DMTF Redfish® specification. Together, these specifications provide a unified approach for the management of servers and storage in converged, hyper-converged, hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments.

    To help speed your Swordfish development efforts, SNIA has produced open source storage management tools available now on GitHub for your use. Join this session for an overview of these open source tools, which include a Swordfish API Emulator, a Swordfish Basic Web Client, an example Swordfish plugin for the Microsoft Power BI business analytics service, and an example Swordfish plugin for the Datadog monitoring service.
  • So You’ve Got a Data Catalog...Now What?
    So You’ve Got a Data Catalog...Now What?
    Scott Gidley, Vice President of Product Feb 27 2019 7:00 pm UTC 40 mins
    Achieving actionable insights from data is the goal of any organization. To help in this regard, data catalogs are being deployed to build an inventory of data assets that provides both business and IT users a way to discover, organize and describe enterprise data assets. This is a good first step that helps all types of users easily find relevant data to extract insights from.

    Increasingly, end users want to take the next step in provisioning or procuring this data into a sandbox or analytics environment for further use. Attend this session to see how organizations are looking to build actionable data catalogs via a data marketplace, that allow self-service access to data without sacrificing data governance and security policies.

    Learn how to provide governed access and visibility to the data lake while still staying on track and within budget. Join Scott Gidley, Zaloni’s Vice President of Product, as he discusses:
    - Architecting your data lake to support next-gen data catalogs
    - Rightsizing governance for self-service data
    - Where a data catalog falls short and how to address
    - Success use cases
  • Cloud Truth & WAN Consequences: Remake Your WAN for Zoom, AWS, and Office365
    Cloud Truth & WAN Consequences: Remake Your WAN for Zoom, AWS, and Office365
    John Burke, CIO and Principal Research Analyst, Nemertes Research Feb 28 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    You need to rethink your WAN to survive the next 5 years. We can help show you how.

    Think about it: half of your IT services come from the cloud, from folks such as Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Office365, and Oracle Cloud. Mixing cloud and internal sources, you serve an increasingly scattered and mobile staff. IoT is turning the physical environment into both a provider and a consumer of IT services.

    Is the WAN you built for Client/Server really going to serve?

    No. IT needs to rethink its WAN and re-engineer the economics of wide-area networking.

    Join Nemertes as we bring our WAN technology research study and freshly updated, one-of-a-kind cost and performance benchmarks to bear on the challenges of remaking your WAN to drive success in the cloud age. We'll discuss:
    • SD-WAN and the real benefits it can deliver for performance and cost
    • Other cloud-friendly network technologies such as direct-connect and WAN-Cloud Exchanges
    • Up-to-date cost and provider performance data for MPLS and Internet services.
  • How to Build High Performance Storage Infrastructure on AWS and Nasuni
    How to Build High Performance Storage Infrastructure on AWS and Nasuni
    Murali Selvaraj, CIO, Perkins + Will | Henry Axelrod, Solutions Architect, AWS Feb 28 2019 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Learn from the CIO and Director of IT Infrastructure from one of the world’s top architecture and design firms as they discuss how they built a high-performance infrastructure to support the firm’s global growth.

    Learn from Murali Selvaraj, CIO and Gregory Fait, Director of IT Infrastructure at Perkins + Will, one of the world’s top architecture and design firms, as they discuss how they built a high-performance infrastructure to support the firm’s global growth. Using a solution from AWS and Nasuni, the firm has been able to scale its ability to store and protect unstructured data across 2,500 employees and 28 locations.

    Attend this webinar and hear:
    - How the firm scaled its storage and protection strategy across multiple locations using Amazon S3 and Nasuni
    - How the combined platform increased the firm’s ability to pursue a global growth strategy
    - What capabilities enabled them to increase productivity across distributed design teams
  • Designing a Storage Consolidation Strategy for Today, the Future and the Cloud
    Designing a Storage Consolidation Strategy for Today, the Future and the Cloud
    Storage Switzerland and StorONE Feb 28 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Most storage consolidation strategies fail because they attempt to consolidate to a single piece of storage hardware. To successfully consolidate storage, IT professionals need to look at consolidation strategies that worked. Server consolidation was VMware’s first use case. It was successful because instead of consolidating hardware, VMware consolidated the environment under a single hypervisor (ESXi) and console (vCenter) but still provided organizations with hardware flexibility. A successful storage consolidation strategy needs to follow a similar formula by providing a single software solution that controls a variety of storage hardware, but that software also has to extract maximum performance and value from each hardware platform on which it sits.

    Join Storage Switzerland and StorOne in which we discuss how to design a storage consolidation strategy for today, the future and the cloud.

    In this webinar learn:

    - The problems with a fragmented approach to storage
    - Why storage fragmentation promises to get worse because of AI, ML, and the Cloud
    - Why consolidating to a single storage system won’t work
    - Why hyperconverged architectures fall short
    - Why Software Defined Storage falls short
    - Why the organization needs a Storage Hypervisor
  • The Scale-Out File System Architecture Overview
    The Scale-Out File System Architecture Overview
    Zhiqi Tao, Intel; John Kim, Mellanox Feb 28 2019 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    This webcast will present an overview of scale-out file system architectures. To meet the increasingly higher demand on both capacity and performance in large cluster computing environments, the storage subsystem has evolved toward a modular and scalable design. The scale-out file system is one implementation of the trend, in addition to scale-out object and block storage solutions. This presentation will provide an introduction to scale-out-file systems and cover:

    •General principles when architecting a scale-out file system storage solution
    •Hardware and software design considerations for different workloads
    •Storage challenges when serving a large number of compute nodes, e.g. name space consistency, distributed locking, data replication, etc.
    •Use cases for scale-out file systems
    •Common benchmark and performance analysis approaches
  • Recipes for Success How to Build Continuous Ingest Pipelines
    Recipes for Success How to Build Continuous Ingest Pipelines
    Arvind Prabhakar - Co-Founder and CTO - StreamSets Feb 28 2019 6:00 pm UTC 62 mins
    Modern data infrastructures are fed by vast volumes of data, streamed from an ever-changing variety of sources. Standard practice has been to store the data as ingested and force data cleaning onto each consuming application. This approach saddles data scientists and analysts with substantial work, creates delays getting to insights and makes real-time or near-time analysis practically impossible.
  • The Changing Requirements for Automotive NAND Flash Storage
    The Changing Requirements for Automotive NAND Flash Storage
    Russell Ruben, Director, Automotive Marketing Feb 28 2019 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    NAND flash storage is moving from infotainment to many key applications as the automotive industries drives to autonomous vehicles. As the applications change, so does the usage from single storage systems to domain, shared storage. With these additional use cases come additional challenges and requirements for NAND flash.
  • Top 5 IT Trends 2019 - An APAC Perspective
    Top 5 IT Trends 2019 - An APAC Perspective
    Hu Yoshida, Vice President and Global CTO; Pratyush Khare, VP of Presales and CTO, Hitachi Vantara Asia Pacific Mar 1 2019 3:30 am UTC 60 mins
    2018 was a year of maturity for digital transformation. Most companies committed to digital transformation, laid out a strategy and are planning resources. Public cloud, agile methods and DevOps, RESTful APIs, containers, analytics and machine learning are being adopted.

    In this session, Hu Yoshida and Pratyush Khare will review the trends that they see for 2019 in APAC and the balanced approach to digital transformation as we learn from experience and resist chasing after the hype. They will discuss how this will affect data, AI, cloud, the data center and corporate responsibility.
  • NVMe™/TCP: What You Need to Know About the Specification
    NVMe™/TCP: What You Need to Know About the Specification
    Sagi Grimberg, Lightbits and Peter Onufryk, Microsemi Mar 5 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    NVM Express, Inc., the standards body behind the NVMe™ specification library, recently announced the addition of NVMe™ over TCP (NVMe™/TCP) to the family of NVMe transports. NVMe/TCP defines the mapping of NVMe queues, NVMe™ over Fabrics (NVMe-oF™) capsules and data delivery over the IETF Transport Control Protocol (TCP).

    This webcast will tour the important benefits and features of the new NVMe/TCP specification and dive into the details of this new NVMe transport. Items covered include the wire protocol and optional features such as inline data integrity and transport security. Audience members will gain an technical understanding of the new specification that will help developers seamlessly implement NVMe/TCP in their NVMe-oF solutions.

    About the Presenters

    Sagi Grimberg is Chief SW Architect and Co-founder at Lightbits and the lead author of the NVMe/TCP specification.

    Peter Onufyrk is a Fellow in the Data Center Solutions business unit at Microsemi, an NVMe Board Member, and NVMe-MI Workgroup Chair.
  • Scale out storage for video surveillance : Cloudian with Milestone
    Scale out storage for video surveillance : Cloudian with Milestone
    Amit Rawlani, Director of Tech Alliance, Cloudian; Jeremy Scott, Strategic Alliances Program Manager, MileStone Mar 5 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Video surveillance storage demands are evolving rapidly. Longer retention requirements and new image analysis methods demand more from your storage environment. Join this webcast and learn new ways to meet these needs at 70% less cost.

    Learn from experts from Milestone and Cloudian on March 5th at 10am PST to learn what’s on the horizon for video technologies and the storage demands it will drive. And learn about newly-certified scalable storage for Milestone XProtect.

    Join this webinar and be ready for the demand storage needs of next-gen video surveillance.
  • Ultralight Data Movement for IoT with SDC Edge
    Ultralight Data Movement for IoT with SDC Edge
    Guglielmo Iozzia - Big Data Lead - Optum | Pat Patterson - Technical Director - StreamSets Mar 5 2019 6:00 pm UTC 34 mins
    Edge computing and the Internet of Things bring great promise, but often just getting data from the edge requires moving mountains.

    During this webinar, we will discuss:

    -How to make edge data ingestion and analytics easier using StreamSets Data Collector edge, an ultralight, platform independent and small-footprint Open Source solution for streaming data from resource-constrained sensors and personal devices (like medical equipment or smartphones) to Apache Kafka, Amazon Kinesis and many others.

    -We'll provide an overview of the SDC Edge main features, supported protocols and available processors for data transformation, insights on how it solves some challenges of traditional approaches to data ingestion, pipeline design basics, a walk-through some practical applications (Android devices and Raspberry Pi) and its integration with other technologies such as StreamSets Data Collector, Apache Kafka, and more.
  • Innovative Storage for Smart Security
    Innovative Storage for Smart Security
    Brian Mallari, Director Surveillance Marketing Mar 6 2019 6:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    The security video market continues to see tremendous growth, driven by heightened concerns over terrorism, broader availability of more advanced imaging technology, and potential leverage of security cameras for improving operational efficiencies. Hear how smart security video not only assists security personnel in maintaining public safety but can also be used to ultimately improve infrastructure, driving in part the emergence and growth of smart cities. The so-called smart security edge requires innovative, dynamic storage technology to deliver the performance, capacity and endurance needed for real-time artificial intelligence and video analytics. Please join us as we discuss the broadest portfolio of edge-to-core storage solutions for smart security video, only from Western Digital.
  • SAP HANA on Steroids: Hosting Provider Achieves 75% Reduction in Storage Delays
    SAP HANA on Steroids: Hosting Provider Achieves 75% Reduction in Storage Delays
    Jeremy Schulthess, Infrastructure Admin. - 1st Basis, Taylor Grove, Sr. Account Mngr. & Mark Kuffel, Sales Mngr. – MNJ Mar 6 2019 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us to hear the story of 1st Basis Consulting and MNJ Technologies. 1st Basis Consulting offers technical managed services and IT consulting in support of SAP and VM solutions. As a company providing hosting services for customers worldwide, 1st Basis Consulting needed a solution to maximize the performance of their SAP HANA test/dev environment and reduce their storage costs.

    With the help of MNJ technologies and DataCore Software, 1st Basis Consulting found a high-performance solution that helped them reduce storage delays by a massive 75% and cost savings of 50% during their hardware refresh while also decreasing their hardware footprint by 42% and increasing their VM density.

    Learn how 1st Basis Consulting transformed their SAP HANA environment from a traditional-SAN storage design to a modernized 2-server Hybrid-Converged solution with HA, plus the ability to present virtualized storage to external VMware hosts.

    In this webcast you will discover how 1st Basis Consulting:
    · Massively cut their SAP HANA databases’ load up times from 20 minutes to just 5 minutes
    · Saved $100,000 on storage costs by choosing a Hybrid-converged design
    · Consolidated from 12 VMware hosts to 7 hosts while increasing their VM growth
  • Bridging the K12 Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy
    Bridging the K12 Gap Between Technology and Pedagogy
    Cristin Kennedy, Dir. of Instructional Technology, Cobb County School District & Lauren Hobbs, Dell EMC Education Strategist Mar 7 2019 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In COSN’s* first Driving K-12 Innovation Series report, they identified “the gap between technology and pedagogy” as one of the top 5 hurdles districts face in driving innovation. Rapid advances in technology can make it a challenge for teachers to embrace the instructional shifts needed to support improved student outcomes.

    In this webinar, Cristin Kennedy, Director of Instructional Technology, Cobb County School District and Lauren Hobbs, Dell EMC Education Strategist, will explore critical steps districts must take in order to leverage technology to drive learning and teaching innovation, including:

    • Establishing a district vision and common language with all stakeholders
    • Making technology decisions that align with learning outcomes
    • Implementing personalized, job-embedded professional learning that meets teachers at their point of need.

    Cristin and Lauren will share key learnings to help you get the most student learning benefit from your technology investment.

    Learn more about Dell EMC in K12 Education at www.DellEMC.com/K12
    Follow us on Twitter @DellEMCedu


    *Consortium for School Networking
  • Modern Streaming Data Stack with Kinetica & StreamSets
    Modern Streaming Data Stack with Kinetica & StreamSets
    Matt Hawkins - Principal Solutions Architect - Kinetica | Mark Brooks - Solutions Architect - StreamSets Mar 7 2019 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises are now faced with wrangling massive volumes of complex, streaming data from a variety of different sources, a new paradigm known as extreme data. However, the traditional data integration model that’s based on structured batch data and stable data movement patterns makes it difficult to analyze extreme data in real-time.

    Join Matt Hawkins, Principal Solutions Architect at Kinetica and Mark Brooks, Solution Engineer at StreamSets as they share how innovative organizations are modernizing their data stacks with StreamSets and Kinetica to enable faster data movement and analysis.

    During this webinar, we will discuss:

    -The modern data architecture required for dealing with extreme data
    -How StreamSets enables continuous data movement and transformation across the enterprise
    -How Kinetica harnesses the power of GPUs to accelerate analytics on streaming data
    -A live demo of StreamSets and Kinetica connector to enable high speed data ingestion, queries and data visualization