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10 in Tech hosts Carlos Casanova and Shane Carlson sat down with Michael Ludwig from Blazent at Knowledge17 where they discussed discovery, the CMDB and data quality. Getting the CMBD right is critical to success in a ServiceNow implementation. Listen to this episode to find out how Blazent deals with data quality and the CMDB.
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.
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.
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?
Jascha Franklin-Hodge, CIO, Boston, MA
Kate Garman,Smart City Coordinator, Seattle, WA
Peter Marx, former CTO, City of Los Angeles, currently in the position of VP, GE Digital
10 in Tech hosts Shane Carlson and Kirstie Magowan talked with Brian Uhelski from Accorio at Knowledge17. Brian talked about setting vision and strategy and how important this is to a successful ServiceNow implementation. Do one thing and do it really well. Brian stressed the importance of being involved in the community as this helps customers to make the right decisions.
Are you prepared to deal with attacks against your network or applications?
Join us for an interactive panel discussion and challenge our experts with the questions that keep you up at night.
During this panel, you will learn:
•How to bolster your defenses and ensure mitigation consistency through a Managed Service model
•How to protect your applications and your organization
•What questions you should be asking as you develop your plan
Featured F5 Speakers:
•Jonathan George – Senior Product Marketing Manager
•Scott Altman – Director, Business Development Silverline
•David Remington – Security Solution Architect
•Martin Brewer – Senior Manager, Product Management
•Jonathan Binick – Manager, Security Operations Center
ServiceNow’s Britt Champeau, chatted with Kirstie Magowan and Shane Carlson from 10 in Tech about champion enablement. She helps organizations spread the value of ServiceNow to the enterprise. Britt concentrates on the ‘soft side’ of a ServiceNow implementations. She emphasizes the value of organisational change management.
While flash storage benefits performance of VMware environments in many ways, flash capacity can be strained by Virtual Machine (VM) sprawl in development, test or even production deployments. Unlike traditional archiving, which takes VMs offline, object and/or cloud storage can alleviate capacity strain with a scalable, elastic online storage tier for idle or inactive VMs. With CloudArray auto-tiering for VMware, we introduce a new option for administrators that seamlessly automates the task of migrating VMs between local flash and cloud storage based on storage utilization attributes. CloudArray features such as compression and deduplication provide optimized cloud capacity usage and cost.
10 in Tech’s Kirstie Magowan and Shane Carlson chatted with Chris Pope of Service Now at Knowledge17. There were 15,000 attendees at Knowledge17 and Chris talked about how ServiceNow is sticking to its roots of understanding how people work and what they want and need to do.
In our live webinar, Storage Switzerland and Maxta will compare the pros and cons of the two hyperconverged deployment models. Those attending learn how to clarify their goals for hyperconvergence and how to decide which architecture is the best fit for their organizations.
Attendees will learn how each deployment model overcomes these challenge:
1. Ease of initial evaluation and testing
2. How to transition to hyperconvergence while having current servers
3. How to avoid hypervisor lock-in
4. How to build a future proof hyperconverged architecture
The volume of data streaming into the data center has been growing exponentially for decades. Bandwidth requirements are expected to continue growing 25 percent to 35 percent per year. At the same time, lower latency requirements continue to escalate. As a result, the design of services and applications—and how they are delivered—is rapidly evolving.
Instead of a single dedicated server, information requests coming into the data center are now fulfilled by multiple servers cooperating in parallelThe traditional three-tier network is quickly being replaced by spine-and-leaf networks. As a result, the physical infrastructure must be able to support higher link speeds and greater fiber density while enabling quick and easy migration to new more demanding applications.
This webinar will address:
Solutions, support & decisions
40G or 25G lanes?
Preterminated vs field-terminated cables
Duplex or Parallel transmissions
Singlemode, multimode or wideband multimode fiber?
Attendees with earn one BICSI Continuing Education Credit for attending.
The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.
Among topics discussed will be:
- Present and future impact of Software Defined technologies on IT (challenges and opportunities)
- How Software-Defined is enabling the digital transformation
- Best practices and recommendation on adopting software-defined technologies with the future in mind.
This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
As storage technologies continue to evolve in 2017, so do the challenges faced in integrating conventional storage along with new age scalable object storage. Caringo Product Manager Glen Olsen will show how contemporary storage solutions are enhancing traditional storage and protocols so they benefit from modern cost-efficient scalability and data protection.
As more and more systems become hyper-converged, it can be hard to know where to start looking when something goes wrong. In this troubleshooting deep-dive our VMware Support engineers discussed a common approach for vSAN, potential missteps and pitfalls, and provide tips on how to approach various errors and outages you may see while using vSAN. Questions on capacity, performance, and what to do if you encounter issues are were asked during the live Q&A.
HPE Software EVP & GM Chris Hsu hosts: 6 Key Tech Disruptions and Our Point of View
As part of the planned Software spin-off and merger with Micro Focus, HPE’s Software organization is undergoing a major transformation to shape the combined company as uniquely positioned to help customers on challenges across a hybridized environment.
And hybrid is much more than a buzzword. In today’s reality, not only do businesses have to deal with the rapidly changing technologies and multiple deployment models, but they also have to deal with the pressure of reducing their run costs and to constantly innovate.
During this transformation, we have interviewed thousands of customers, conducting deep market research, allowing us to gain unprecedented market insights. Join this webcast and learn about the new waves of tech disruptors, and how, our combined, software pure-play company is going to shape the industry.
“When you prepare for a global merger of this scale, it gives each company an unprecedented opportunity to look at all of their processes and take steps to optimize. We have had the luxury of stepping back and asking how do we transform our IT platform to support our strategy for tomorrow? Few of us ever get this opportunity.”
Join Storage Switzerland and ClearSky Data for our live webinar, “How to Leverage Cloud Storage for Hybrid VMware”, on August 16th at 1 p.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT. In this webinar you will learn how to create a truly hybrid cloud storage infrastructure that improves performance, reduces on-premises storage requirements and better protects the organization from disaster.
VMware's Software Defined Data Center is about data center transformation. Join Lenovo and VMware for a discussion about hybrid cloud, storage, and other things to consider in your data center transformation. Consider a hyperconverged design based on VMware VSAN, or work with traditional storage. Find the right path for your enterprise, so your team can focus less on keeping the lights on and more on data governance and enterprise business unit needs.
In this webinar, Lenovo and VMware will discuss validated and tested designs working with the most recent VMware software releases and Lenovo’s ThinkSystem servers and infrastructure based on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors. Join us to see how Lenovo and VMware enable you to transform your IT by building a high performing, serviceable, and secure future-designed data center.
Software-defined storage is quickly becoming mainstream and not having to deal with all of the headaches of storage management can be a wonderful thing.
Placing your tier 1 database workloads onto software-defined storage is possible, but it needs to be done correctly. Tier 1 database workloads are typically the most I/O intensive systems in an environment. Consequently, there are additional considerations that need to be taken into account in order to ensure performance and redundancy for these critical workloads. It doesn’t matter if your workload is SQL Server or Oracle, or if you are running Hyper-V or VMware, the concepts are the same.
In this session, we will walk through SDS, and cover topics including: sizing your workload, validating performance characteristics, and following recommended best practices for placing your most important applications on SDS.
his presentation will share key insights from a survey Quali conducted of 2045 professionals to gauge the state of DevOps and Cloud adoption. It reviews the top 10 barriers to DevOps adoption as well as best practices that can help overcome these barriers. This is an informative session for DevOps and Cloud architects, application owners, technologists as well as IT infrastructure professionals that are responsible for planning and deployment of DevOps tools and processes.
The term “Software-Defined" sounds like marketing hype but this technology is behind much of current IT systems’ advanced features and functionality - really. And, it didn’t start with software-defined storage. In this webinar Evaluator Group Sr. Analyst, Eric Slack, explains where software-defined came from, how it’s shaping IT infrastructure and what you can expect from this technology.
Consolidating multiple mixed data center application workloads on a Software-Defined Storage (SDS) platform can sometimes feel like rocket science. To confidently consolidate these workloads, including those deemed mission-critical, you need a platform that delivers predictable and low latency performance where and when it counts.
Join Intel and Pivot3 as we share five ways to transform SDS into a workhorse for your traditional data center applications. We’ll discuss the impact on applications and operations, as well as ways to manage your SDS with ease, including hyper-converged, NVMe and Quality of Service (QoS). No PhD in storage performance required!
How up to date is your datacenter? Is it a traditional monolithic datacenter? Is it converged or hyper-converged? Is it cloud ready? Are you ready for the next generation Datacenter 4.0? This webinar answers looks at the various generations of data centers and helps you to decide which generation of data center is right for you by examining the pros and cons of the different approaches.
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
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 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.
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.
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.
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, Inc. (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.
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, Inc.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Yes, there might be an impending flash storage shortage. But your data center doesn’t have to be—shouldn’t be—all flash all the time. Strategic flash usage makes the most sense for enterprise data centers, whether there’s a shortage or not. In this webinar, we’ll walk through how to evaluate the best ways your storage systems can store and manage data throughout its lifecycle.
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
We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo.
We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.
DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.
Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.
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 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
Every type of M&E organization is feeling the pressures of dealing with customers and viewers expecting “free storage” and “immediate access.” In this webinar, VP of Marketing Adrian Herrera and Caringo Sales Engineer Alex Oldfield will discuss the hardware, operational and workflow efficiencies that market-hardened object storage solutions like Caringo Swarm deliver to M&E organizations at every step in the production process. Learn how to transform storage from a cost center to a competitive advantage, reduce data center footprint, retain your customers and offer them new services.
Modern workloads are putting new strains on enterprise storage, regardless of the industry you're in. The many competing priorities you and your team face every day can lead to difficult decisions on where to focus your resources.
Join Qumulo Principal Systems Engineer Mike Bott as he helps you pinpoint the severity of your storage issues and gives suggestions on how to resolve:
- Capacity pain
- Performance pain
- Budget pain
- Scaling pain
- Legacy software pain
- Data blindness
- Availability pain
- Data loss pain
Self-protecting storage IS the future. Imagine: leveraging a hybrid storage approach that eliminates secondary infrastructure, backups and DR, corresponding software licenses, management of all those disparate systems, and the endless data copying. But you need to be prepared. Join us as we discuss topics including network preparedness, managing expectations and understanding required resources.
XtremIO – macierz o architekturze w pełni zaprojektowanej do obsługi flash – odniosła potężny sukces na świecie i zdążyła się zadomowić u wielu polskich klientów. W tym roku odsłoniliśmy drugą generację tego rozwiązania, którą cechuje lepsza wydajność, skalowalność, a także szereg udoskonaleń w warstwie oprogramowania. Podczas Dell EMC Espresso dowiesz się jakie nowości przynosi ze sobą X2 i czego można oczekiwać od tej platformy w nadchodzącym roku.
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.
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.
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