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  • A Deep Dive into StorNext 5.4 A Deep Dive into StorNext 5.4 Dave Frederick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing - Quantum and Nick Elvester, Sr. Product Manager Jan 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Quantum's StorNext 5.4 brings new levels of performance, efficiency, flexibility and compatibility to media storage and data management. Enhancements include more tiering options, support for integrated applications, and even faster network connectivity.
  • Understanding Game-Changing Emerging Storage Technologies Understanding Game-Changing Emerging Storage Technologies Russ Fellows, Senior Analyst, Evaluator Group & Rob Commins - VP Corporate Marketing, Tegile Jan 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Business demands on IT infrastructure are increasing while the pace of change accelerates. In order to support business requirements, companies must understand the value that new storage technologies may provide. Storage technologies are emerging that provide benefits beyond those already delivered by Flash and SSDs. In order to evaluate and plan for these new technologies, it is important for companies to know how to evaluate their business needs in light of these emerging technologies. This session will cover the economic and performance benefits of non-volatile, memory-based storage technologies, along with new access methods known as NVMe.

    What you will learn:
    - Performance and economic considerations for storage
    - Emerging storage technologies, including NVMe
    - Real-world test results of NVMe by Evaluator Group and others
    - Evaluator Group recommendations for NVMe planning and deployments
  • Too Big to Store? How Ovation Data Broke their Storage Barriers Too Big to Store? How Ovation Data Broke their Storage Barriers Gary Lyng, Sr Dir Marketing, Western Digital; Bo Kennedy & Gregory Servos, OvationData; Bruce Gilpin, Versity Software Jan 17 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    With no room for data loss, how do you scale business without scaling costs?

    Please join us for an interactive panel discussion with our customers and partners. Together we will explore ways organizations, like cloud service provider OvationData, are solving Big Data challenges with an innovative mix of technologies and scalable infrastructures that deliver needed results.

    In this webinar we will discuss:
    - How to break the economic barriers of storage
    - How companies should evaluate new storage technologies
    - Advice on how to fight PB growth challenges
    - Plus more!

    You will hear real-word examples and ideas from flash to object storage, with scalable performance, high data durability and boundless capacity, all at breakthrough costs.
  • The Role of IT: Change or Die The Role of IT: Change or Die Kevin Linsell, Director of Strategy & Architecture, Adapt Jan 18 2017 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Cloud, Mobile, Big Data, Social Media - the pillars to our new digital society and a springboard for innovation by businesses of all shapes and sizes. But so what? It’s all just hype, right? Should you be starting to do things differently? Join us for this webinar if you want a reality check...

    Duration: 30 mins + Q&A
  • 2017 Trends in Services 2017 Trends in Services Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President - Services Jan 18 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The next wave of cloud computing is coming, and it is going to take the shape of serving distinct enterprise needs in an on-demand fashion. It is normal for enterprise IT departments to provision or procure IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services now. That in turn means that a larger galaxy of business needs and operational complexities will be tackled as the next way to monetize cloud infrastructure. The trickle of specialized providers doing boutique services such as disaster recovery as a service, compliance as a service and database as a service could well become a flood.

    Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President for Services as she uncovers what service providers will need to change in order to gain a competitive advantage in 2017, and what the sources of demand for multi-tenant datacenters will be in the coming year.
  • Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Data Center Consolidation and Simplification with Hyperconverged Sushant Rao, Sr. Director Product & Solutions Marketing, DataCore Software Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.

    Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.

    Now, with hyperconverged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.

    Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
  • Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Escaping the Storage Licensing Money Pit Dave Wright - Vice President & General Manager, NetApp SolidFire and Tim Stammers - Senior Storage Analyst, 451 Research Jan 18 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The tables have been stacked against storage buyers for decades, but a change is coming. Forget the endless refresh treadmill of monolithic storage systems, and licensing models that are not just inflexible, but also force you to pay again and again for the same technology. Join this webinar to learn how to liberate your storage budget, and pay for storage the way that suits your business rather than the vendors, with 451 Research senior analyst Tim Stammers, and NetApp SolidFire’s Vice President & General Manager, Dave Wright.
  • 5G RAN: A Reality Check 5G RAN: A Reality Check Brian Daly-AT&T, Adam Drobot-OpenTechWorks, Inc.,Steven Glapa-Tarana Wireless,Robert Azzi-Argyle Griffin Grp Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    High speed and autonomous transportation, remote surgical procedures, and mixed reality experiences are just a few of the upcoming Internet of Things (IoT) technological game changers that require high speed and low latency communications infrastructure. 5G Radio Access Network (RAN) technologies continue to evolve to meet the complex and continually evolving network requirements of IoT applications.

    This webcast will explore the latest advances in RAN, including:
    • Which technologies will see the earliest deployments?
    • How important will the 3.5 GHz band networks (also known as the Citizen’s Broadband Radio Service (CBRS)) be in future 5G applications?
    • Will mmWave networks change the game in the last mile?
    • How far will the industry advance in real deployments in the next year or two?
    • Where are companies participating in this ecosystem investing their money?
    • Are there concerns for Return on Investment (ROI) that companies are trying to resolve?

    Brian Daly, Director - Core & Government/Regulatory Standards, AT&T Access Architecture & Devices
    Adam Drobot, Chairman, OpenTechWorks, Inc.
    Steven Glapa, VP of Marketing, Tarana Wireless
    Robert Azzi, Executive Managing Partner. Argyle Griffin Group (Moderator)
  • 2017 Trends in Infrastructure 2017 Trends in Infrastructure Al Sadowski, Research Vice President - Infrastructure Jan 19 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises and service provider customers have more storage, networking, and cloud technology choices at their disposal than ever before, and aggressive technology adopters will gain a performance and agility edge over their rivals in 2017. All Flash Arrays, Object Storage and Disaster Recovery to Cloud/Disaster Recovery as a Service are key technologies transforming the storage landscape. These new innovations account for a relatively small amount of storage revenue today, but will gradually displace traditional disk based storage systems, ultimately opening up opportunities for new innovators. The pace of change in networking technology provides the speed, capacity and agility demanded by cloud, IoT, social media, content delivery and the fabric that makes digital transformation possible.

    Join Al Sadowski, Research Vice President for Infrastructure, as he dives into what’s accelerating the virtualization of network applications and how traditional vendors will need to transform their “innovation supply chain” to produce product equivalents to highly scalable cloud infrastructure.
  • Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity Using Storage Infrastructure as an Accelerator of DevOps Maturity Josh Atwell, Developer Advocate, NetApp Jan 19 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage is more capable than where we read and write data.

    In this session we’ll discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.
  • How to Save on Oracle Licensing Fees by Replatforming with Dell EMC: Bart Sjerps How to Save on Oracle Licensing Fees by Replatforming with Dell EMC: Bart Sjerps Bart Sjerps - Principal Systems Engineer Jan 24 2017 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Database license fees drive over 80% of total system cost. Many organizations virtualize their applications, but Oracle is often an exception for a variety of reasons.
    You will learn why re-platforming Oracle databases on better hardware can drive down TCO by a significant amount. Bart will also cover technical challenges and benefits, as well as myths and facts about licensing Oracle on VMware, and how to deal with Oracle license audits and still stay compliant.
  • 2017 Trends in Cloud 2017 Trends in Cloud William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President - Cloud Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Digital transformation is a business imperative, not an option. Cloud is powering this change: It provides the new style of IT that supports the information, process and platform transformations required to link technology and information assets with marketing and customer experience to deliver new or enhanced digital processes.

    Join William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President for Cloud, as he discusses what’s coming this year in cloud, and how the industry’s major battleground in 2017 will be how, from where and at what price cloud transformation services are delivered to customers.
  • Datacenters and Storage Models of the Future Datacenters and Storage Models of the Future Randy Kerns Jan 24 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Every new or recycled idea that comes along is going to be the ‘only way things are done in the future' according to some. This narrow view has been offered in the area of storing and managing information since modern computing began. The reality is much more messy. Different approaches for handling information are used and in reality, the processing and management of information use mostly unrelated solutions. This BrightTalk session will look at evolving datacenters and how information is handled including the storage technologies employed. There will be different approaches that will be discussed as part of the presentation.
  • Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management Introduction to Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Chair, SNIA Scalable Storage Mgt Technical Work Group, Principal, Storage Management Architect, Broadcom Jan 24 2017 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Created by SNIA’s Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group (SSM TWG), SNIA Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. This session will present an overview of SNIA Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.1 released in January 2017.
  • Future-Proof Your Private Cloud with Software-Defined Storage Future-Proof Your Private Cloud with Software-Defined Storage Rob Whiteley, VP of Marketing, Hedvig Inc. Jan 24 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Many large organizations either can’t or won’t go all-in on the public cloud. Regulatory compliance, legacy infrastructure, and costs drive these organizations to build private clouds. Do you invest in VMs or containers? Do you use OpenStack, Kubernetes, or Mesos to orchestrate your cloud? How will you bridge your private cloud with AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Compute Cloud? You need a flexible architecture that not only embraces all the above, but facilitate frictionless movement among them.

    Specifically, you’ll learn how you can use software-defined storage to:
    1. Support any hypervisor, container, or cloud platform – simultaneously.
    2. Plug into any cloud orchestration tool to automate your private cloud.
    3. Integrate public cloud – and not just bolt it on – when you’re ready.
    4. Create self-service storage and sandboxes for DevOps environments.
  • 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; Jason Stowe, Cycle Computing Jan 24 2017 8:00 pm UTC 60 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 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.
  • “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.” “The Best Way To Predict Your Future Is To Create It.” Peter McCallum Jan 24 2017 9:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    More so than ever before, businesses are requiring IT to become less about infrastructure and more about availability and mobility of data. Yesterday’s IT shops were defined by the technology they chose to use rather than capabilities they could deliver to the business and its workforce. End users have become more savvy and less willing to accept limitations of traditional, static services. Technology has to adapt to timing, location and value of data on a global basis without restrictions. Based on these trends, FreeStor grew from roots in static infrastructure to now support the widest interoperability across storage platforms, protocols, hypervisors, clouds, and applications in the industry. See how FreeStor is helping to drive the goal of “infrastructure anywhere” for seamless delivery of data anywhere users need to be.
  • Leveraging Memory to Increase Disk Performance Leveraging Memory to Increase Disk Performance Petros Koutoupis, Lead Linux Systems Developer, IBM Cloud Object Storage (Cleversafe) Jan 24 2017 10:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The future is now. Memory prices are dropping drastically and companies are investing heavily in them. That doesn't mean spinning magnetic disks are to disappear anytime in the near future. Their densities continue to rise and prices are significantly cheaper than that of memory. Operating at slower speeds, this presentation dives into the methods one can employ to increase the performance, and in turn the value of this slower and aging data storage technology.
  • Enterprise Applications and Persistent Storage with Docker Containers Enterprise Applications and Persistent Storage with Docker Containers Andrew Sullivan, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp Jan 25 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Docker® containers have emerged to provide the agility that development teams need while delivering the stability and reliability required by IT operations. Developers can bring existing applications into the Docker ecosystem while building new applications using microservice design principles. IT-operations teams can benefit from reduced complexity and faster deployment of containerized applications.

    Typically, Docker containers do not retain data after being restarted or retired. A container’s ephemeral nature presents challenges for containerizing many common Enterprise applications, from databases to home-grown tools, where data must be retained or when a container must share its data across multiple Docker hosts. Docker and NetApp solve these issues and more with the NetApp® Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP).

    The nDVP adds persistent storage capabilities to Docker containers, which gives developers the ability to enable data persistence in applications that use Docker container technology along with enterprise storage features such as transparent scalability, high availability, encryption, data deduplication, and seamless replication.
  • How To Save 50% Or More On Storage Costs How To Save 50% Or More On Storage Costs Mark Pastor, Quantum Corporation, Krishna Subramanian, Komprise Jan 25 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    For most organizations today, over half of their data is not active yet it consumes expensive storage and data protection resources. Quantum and Komprise have teamed together to show you how to know more about your data and to identify how you can store it more intelligently: to keep it protected and fully accessible but at much lower costs than the traditional approach.

    In 15 minutes you will be able to see how much money you can save on your next storage purchase, and we will even provide you a return on investment (ROI) analysis for your internal discussions.

    Join Quantum and Komprise for this joint webinar and learn:

    • How you can get analytics across your storage to know how data is being used
    • How to cut costs and see the ROI of implementing a simple active archive
    •How this strategy can help you leverage public cloud storage if desired

    We will give you a live demo so you can see how easy it is.
    Join us and qualify for a free analytics assessment in your environment!
  • How to Manage, Orchestrate and Analyze Copy Data How to Manage, Orchestrate and Analyze Copy Data Alex Infanzon, Application Solutions Manager, Pure Storage; Prashant Jagannathan, Technical Manager, Catalogic Jan 25 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Oracle database sprawl comes with significant cost and complexity. The complexity is the result of proliferation of database copies created for a range of uses including disaster recovery, provisioning of development and testing infrastructure, quality assurance (QA), DevOps in private or hybrid clouds to name a few.

    Join this webinar to learn how Catalogic Software’s® ECX™ Copy Data Management platform deployed in conjunction with the Pure Storage® FlashArray™, allows organizations to manage, orchestrate and analyze Copy Data. The solution provides full lifecycle management of your Copy Data through automated workflows that allow you to streamline the creation, management and use of Oracle database copies.
  • Discover Space-Based Global Cloud Storage Network & Telecom Backbone Discover Space-Based Global Cloud Storage Network & Telecom Backbone Scott Sobhani, CEO, Cloud Constellation Corporation, Spacebelt Jan 25 2017 10:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Spacebelt and the Cloud Constellation Corporation for a technical deep-dive into connecting your cloud storage and telecommunications networks within your data center.

    The Space-Based data center infrastructure is comprised of interconnected satellites, forming an exclusive cloud storage network ring to serve enterprises and governments everywhere. This is what the data center of the future looks like, and it includes an autonomous global telecom backbone, fast delivery of data stored in-orbit to anywhere on the planet, ultra secure point-to-point connectivity, and more.

    With the every increasing influx of data and big data, cloud storage models and data centers need to continue to shift and adapt to these demands. Learn about the latest and greatest data center connectivity solutions and technologies on the market today.
  • Spark Versus Hadoop. Quelle technologie choisir pour mon projet Big Data ? Spark Versus Hadoop. Quelle technologie choisir pour mon projet Big Data ? Marc Royer - Spécialiste SE & Big Data - Dell EMC Jan 26 2017 11:00 am UTC 30 mins
    Malgré quelques similarités, Hadoop et Spark sont souvent considérées comme la même technologie. Durant ce webcast, Marc Royer, Spécialiste SE et Big Data chez Dell EMC vous guidera à travers les différences entre ces outils, afin que vous puissiez choisir le bon pour votre projet Big Data.

    Pendant ces 30 minutes vous découvrirez notamment :

    - Pourquoi et comment les organisations se tournent vers le Big Data pour innover
    - Spark et Hadoop, et les spécificités des deux outils
    - Quelques cas d’usage de ces technologies
    - Une méthodologie pour réussir votre projet Big Data et les bonnes questions à se poser pour choisir la technologie appropriée
  • Hyperconverged Systems: What's Awaiting Data Centres in 2017 Hyperconverged Systems: What's Awaiting Data Centres in 2017 Mike Beevor, Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer at Pivot3 Jan 26 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    It's no longer a secret that hyperconverged data centres are gaining ground in 2017, hence it is imperative for data centre architects to understand this technology to stay ahead of the curve. Join this presentation to learn key architectural concepts in HCI and why they matter.

    Among other topics discussed, you will discover:

    ·Why inline services offer better outcomes
    ·Why policy-based management is a must have for effective data centre consolidation
    ·Why modularity and scalability is critical in your next generation data centre