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Welcome to the virtualization community on BrightTALK! Whether it affects servers, storage, networks, desktops or other parts of the data center, virtualization provides real benefits by reducing the resources needed for your infrastructure and creating software-defined data center components. However, it can also complicate your infrastructure. Join this active community to learn best practices for avoiding virtual machine sprawl and other common virtualization pitfalls as well as how you can make the most of your virtualization environment.
  • User Environment Management (UEM) technologie zorgt ervoor dat alle gebruikers naar tevredenheid kunnen werken op ieder device, terwijl het de IT-omgeving en daarmee het beheer minder complex maakt. Vooral ook in een omgeving met een mix van fysieke en virtuele devices of een combinatie van meerdere devices, locaties of delivery methodes.

    Wil je weten of een UEM-oplossing toegevoegde waarde heeft voor jouw IT-omgeving? Schrijf je dan nu in voor de 5 technische webinars gehost door onze Pre Sales Consultants. Zij gaan in op de vijf belangrijkste redenen om de gebruikerservaring in jouw organisatie naar een hoger niveau te brengen en hoe je dat technisch gezien voor elkaar krijgt.

    Tijdens dit webinar wordt ingegaan op reden #2: Gebruikers willen niks merken van veranderingen in de IT-omgeving. Naast het bespreken van de techniek, laten onze pre-sales door middel van een demo met name zien hoe je ervoor kunt zorgen dat gebruikers gewoon door kunnen werken als er een verandering wordt doorgevoerd in de IT-omgeving. Door UEM worden gebruikers losgekoppeld van het onderliggende systeem en kunnen gebruikersprofielen en gegevens moeiteloos naar nieuwe devices en besturingssystemen worden gemigreerd. Dit vermindert de tijd en complexiteit van een migratie. Door zero-downtime migraties zorg je ervoor dat de productiviteit van gebruikers niet wordt verstoord. En dat scheelt een hoop telefoontjes naar de helpdesk.
  • If your organization is reliant on a rapidly aging version of SQL Server, you need to join SQL Server experts Michael McCracken from HOSTING and Rodney Landrum, a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, from Ntirety for this in-depth discussion of the hows, whys and whats of upgrading from Microsoft SQL Server 200X to SQL Server 2014. The interactive webinar will cover:
    •The benefits of upgrading
    •Considerations to understand
    •How to smooth the transition
    •Q & A
  • Here’s the good news. While the number of data sources organizations face is rapidly increasing, the cost to store data has never been cheaper. This trend – as well as big data technologies like Hadoop – has led to more valuable insights for organizations.

    But it’s also led to IT departments overburdened with requests from the business users they support. So where do we go from here?

    View this webinar that discusses data federation, a type of data virtualization that:

    • Provides a centralized governance and security layer.
    • Speeds the creation of virtual data views.
    • Makes it easier for business users to access the data they need.

    We’ll also demonstrate technologies like big data virtualization, federated data-as-a-service and data masking.
  • Watch this EMC Tech Talk for a discussion and technical demo of the EMC ViPR SRM 3.6!

    Attend and learn how you can:

    Troubleshoot performance issues with an end-to-end view from guest to array
    Monitor your infrastructure to proactively identify configuration, performance or health issues before they impact service levels.
  • Join our Webinar to learn about two new software appliances in 6WIND’s Speed Series family: Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec. Based on 6WINDGate™ packet processing software, which is deployed in Tier 1 networks worldwide, Turbo Router and Turbo IPsec can be installed quickly onto standard x86 servers within bare metal and virtual machine (VM) environments. The new Speed Series Turbo Appliances are designed to benefit Service Providers, Cloud and Content Providers and Enterprises with the best price/performance ratios when transitioning from hardware to software based appliances for flexibility, efficiency and cost savings. Compared to competing software routers, 6WIND’s Turbo Router can deliver up to twice the performance at ¼ the price. Compared to hardware-based IPsec Gateways, 6WIND’s Turbo IPsec can save 80% of the cost per gigabit of IPsec throughput.
  • The developed world's global Internet registries have officially depleted their supply of free IPv4 addresses. IPv6 is not just the future—it’s already here (65% of Verizon’s traffic is over IPv6!). Some organizations even have their IPv6 allocations already. But since a single site assignment in IPv6 contains 1 trillion, trillion, addresses (or 279 trillion Internets!), designing an effective plan can be both intimidating and unnecessarily time consuming. With that many addresses, where do you start? Join us for this webinar as Tom Coffeen, Infoblox IPv6 evangelist and O'Reilly author of IPv6 Address Planning, discusses how to design, deploy, and successfully adopt an effective IPv6 addressing plan. Both IPv4 exhaustion and IPv6 adoption are real and happening now. Take the first step to realizing an effective IPv6 address plan and adoption strategy, and watch this webinar today.
  • Join Ntirety, a division of HOSTING and the leading data services organization in the country, in this discussion of the impact that database administration can have on individuals, organizations and — most importantly — bottom line revenue. This interactive webinar will cover:
    •DBA Burnout and Retention
    •The DBA’s Role in Major Platform Shifts and Regulatory Compliance
    •The Accidental DBA Due to Staff and Skills Shortages
    •The “Half a DBA” Problem -- When You Don’t Need a Full-time DBA
    •The IT Budget Crunch
    •Q & A
  • The Big Data market in 2013 was worth $12.5B+ and is projected to grow to $32.4B in 2017 when Big Data will be a component of mainstream IT. This is your opportunity to redefine traditional data architectures characterized by rigid, difficult-to-scale, proprietary configurations to a modern “Data Lake” characterized by agile, scale-out, and open architectures via on-premises or cloud delivery models.

    Learn about the following:
    •How to get started with EMC Data Lake Foundation solutions
    •Building your Data Lake skills
    •Starting the conversation with your customers
  • More than 75% of organizations in the U.S. and U.K. have experienced at least one DNS attack according to SC Magazine. DNS Attacks are increasing in frequency and evolving constantly. They range from common amplification, reflection, and flood attacks to more sophisticated and stealthier types. These might have fancy names like random subdomain, phantom domain, and domain lock-up, but their effects on DNS are far from pretty. Join this webinar as we reveal the top 10 attacks on external and internal DNS servers; and the impact they have on your operations.
  • ESET security researcher Lysa Myers discusses developments in healthcare IT system security that you may see at the HIMSS conference in Chicago next week. Find out what is being done to better protect patient data privacy and more.
  • Between rapidly growing data volume and stricter protection requirements, you might be finding that your tape archives are simply too slow to keep up. Fortunately, a solution has emerged: the Virtual Tape Library (VTL).

    Before you choose a VTL, however, it’s vital that you know all the major considerations. See what they are in a live webcast led by acclaimed IT technologist Mel Beckman and Dell’s Marc Mombourquette. Don’t miss out on your chance to hear them demystify VTL technology and explain its inner workings. Sign up today and discover:

    • How VTL works and why it's so good
    • Secrets of reduplication
    • The importance of encryption at rest and key management
    • VTL interconnect technologies
    • Shopping for feeds, speeds, and features
    • Backend archival strategies
    • Real-world solutions
  • The proliferation of data on mobile devices has created huge headaches for CIOs as they attempt to protect data, stay in compliance and move workloads to the cloud. How IT approaches data protection for mobile devices can support or hinder these high level efforts. Endpoint backup, traditionally viewed as a functional requirement below the radar of CIOs, is evolving to offer not just data backup and restore, but also a modern way to address costly data governance challenges such as compliance and eDiscovery. This webcast will cover real-world case studies of Fortune 1000 companies leveraging endpoint backup solutions to gain significant business advantages including cost control, compliance and embracing the cloud.
  • Watch this EMC Tech Talk for a discussion and technical demo of the EMC storage automation software, ViPR Controller.

    Attend and learn how you can:

    -Create virtual storage pools to meet performance and protection SLAs
    -Automate delivery of policy-based storage services, including exporting to hosts
    -Empower end-users via a self-service catalog to reduce reliance on IT
  • As enterprises struggle to control and secure their assets across internal file stores, an ever-increasing universe of mobile devices, and a plethora of non-secure cloud storage services, they are searching for solutions that allow them to quickly identify and isolate noncompliant data sharing and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive information.

    Intel Security and Topia Technology have partnered to develop an integrated product for organizations to store, analyze and share documents from a mobile device or a cloud computing platform.

    Learn how:
    •Secrata deployed with McAfee provides a unified file sync and share experience with military-grade security, to address this need.
    •McAfee Enterprise Security Manager enables businesses with true, real-time situational awareness and the speed and scale required to identify critical threats, respond intelligently, and ensure continuous compliance monitoring.
  • Like many large universities, the University of New Brunswick (UNB) found itself increasingly targeted by a vast array of Internet threats. Originally designed to give large numbers of users broad access to data of all kinds, university IT systems like UNB’s are easy targets for cyber criminals.

    Join David Shipley from UNB for this live, interactive webinar, as he describes the ambitious process that he and his colleagues undertook to implement a proactive, intelligence-based cyber security strategy that gives them real-time visibility into attacks in progress, along with actionable insights to respond quickly and effectively.

    In less than an hour, David will tell you:
    • Why simply reinforcing perimeter defenses was not the right approach for UNB
    • How they were able to gain better security visibility and intelligence—and use it effectively
    • Which solutions combined to dramatically improve UNB’s cyber security without greatly increasing resource demands
    • And more…

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from an accomplished peer, and to discover how you too can create and implement an effective, intelligence-based security strategy for your organization.
  • Would you ever consider leaving your house for the day without locking your door? Of course not!!
    It is as important to protect and control front-door access of your databases as it is to lock the front door of your house. That is why we use a suite of database discovery and activity monitoring tools to control the front door access of our databases. Yet hackers and miscreant insiders know that the back door of databases are all too often left wide open—and it is the path of least resistance to steal valuable data.

    Vormetric has partnered with Intel Security to integrate with McAfee Database Activity Monitoring (DAM) and McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) to extend data-security coverage. Vormetric adds another layer of security to McAfee DAM by preventing unauthorized users and processes from accessing or viewing the database files through transparent encryption.

    In this presentation, Vormetric will demonstrate:
    • How to complete database security, to assure that back door entry is as locked down as the front door
    • How to protect the database, and its associated files such as configuration, logs and reports, from not only physical theft, but also from insider threats and hackers
  • Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs). VVOLs is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVOLs will be packaged as a feature in VMware vSphere Standard Edition and above as well as in VMware vSphere ROBO editions, and is seeing a groundswell of interest from IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations. The panel includes VVOL experts from four major vendors that have announced they will be implementing VVOLs into their storage. Some of the questions we will be asking them include: What immediate impact will VVOLs have on the datacenter? What should the early adopters look for in a VVOL-based storage solution? Should datacenters start to implement VVOLs right away or wait for VVOL.next?

    Panelists:
    David Glynn, Technical Solutions Engineer; Dell
    Eric Siebert, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager; HP
    Joel Kaufman, VMware Technical Director; NetApp
    Ben Bolles, VP Products; NexGen Storage
  • Het Roelof van Echten College in Hoogeveen is ontstaan na een fusie in 2001 van verschillende Christelijke scholen. Momenteel zitten er 2.100 leerlingen op de 5 locaties van het college.

    Na de fusie werd de vernieuwing van de IT-infrastructuur ingezet, omdat er een mengelmoes van technologie was ontstaan. Ook werd een eerste stap gezet naar de digitalisering van de lesomgeving door het verstrekken van iPad’s aan docenten.

    In eerste instantie konden bestanden alleen lokaal worden geopend, maar na de virtualisatie van de servers besloot men dat bestanden tevens via meerdere apparaten beschikbaar moesten zijn. Er werden meerdere oplossingen bekeken, maar het was moeilijk om een softwareleverancier te vinden die de juiste functionaliteiten kon bieden. Daarom werd ICT-Partners gevraagd een advies uit te brengen.

    Tijdens dit technische webinar vertelt Corne van Ginkel van ICT-Partners u alles over de keuze die het Roelof van Echten College uiteindelijk heeft gemaakt. Bas Bremmer van AppSense laat u door middel van een demo de werking van de oplossing zien.

    Na het volgen van dit webinar weet u hoe alle docenten bij deze school in ieder lokaal, maar ook thuis, toegang hebben tot de bestanden die ze nodig hebben.
  • This webinar details the key findings for the Organization of American States collaborative survey with Trend Micro on the nature of attacks critical infrastructures in the Americas. Critical infrastructure owners and operators from 500 organizations from 22 countries participated in this in-depth survey. The webinar provides viewers with a greater understanding of the kinds of attacks experienced by critical infrastructures throughout the Americas and the best practices identified to mitigate them. You will learn which industries were most impacted, how attacks have escalated and what you should be expecting in 2015.
  • Hyper-converged storage is turning out to be the buzz phrase of the storage industry in 2015, one with as many confusing and contradictory definitions as there are vendors. In theory, the combining of server and storage tiers into a single entity should deliver better application performance and lower infrastructure costs. In practice, your mileage will vary.

    Join us for this webinar where industry expert Jon Toigo – chairman and co-founder of the Data Management Institute – will help to identify key criteria for making the right infrastructure decision for your business. Mr. Toigo will offer his key criteria in selecting a hyper-converged infrastructure model and he will survey the offerings of leading vendors to identify the “gotchas,” trade-offs and lock-ins of each option so you find the best fit for your company.
  • Network Managers have a tall order in IT organizations today. Typically, they are tasked with two conflicting business directives:

    1. Deliver optimal end-user experience for networked applications

    2. Reduce the operational cost of the network, or reduce the IT budget

    But the knee jerk approach of “throwing bandwidth at the problem” while potentially improving end user experience, is hardly the answer to cost management and network optimization.

    In this webinar, Chris Greer will discuss the challenges that result from the common approaches utilized today in capacity planning and, outline a new way, comprised of 4 actionable steps to optimizing the bandwidth you may already have.
  • Most organisations are investigating moving some internally hosted services to cloud service providers such as Amazon Web Services, Colt, Sungard, Century Link, to increase agility and reduce complexity. The key to this for all service providers is data centre automation. OpenStack is a Cloud Operating System that can help you quickly build and automate your own Cloud Infrastructure and gain the benefits of automation and agility it brings.

    There are many choices to make when building your OpenStack environment. Andy will introduce OpenStack, then review in detail the storage choices that need to be made. He will look at how SolidFire Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack simplifies and dramatically reduces OpenStack project deployment times.
  • Virtualization drastically changes how datacenters are designed and operated, from storage to networking, server and inventory management. Yet all-too often, endpoint security such as antimalware is overlooked. This leads to major performance problems due to the architecture of traditional security products.

    Bitdefender will detail these challenges, and cover solutions to the problems, including leveraging VMware vShield Endpoint technology.
  • Start delivering on your key datacenter initiatives with peak efficiency, agility, and lower costs. Join our panel of experts as they discuss the transformative technologies that are putting datacenters on the fast track to fitness.

    Join the panel discussion and learn:
    - How Empire Life lowered their infrastructure costs by 60% and reduced their datacenter footprint by 16:1
    - The questions you should be asking to assess your environment’s current fitness level
    - How technologies like server virtualization, hyperconverged architectures, and hybrid cloud strategy can help
  • Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • Many broadcast and streaming products that run on x86 technology haven’t yet scaled to their maximum potential density or met the need for lower cost. The network growth for video services is driven by many factors such as multiscreen OTT, video on demand, higher resolutions, more codec support needed, all pushing transcoding functions needed in MSO, ISP, CSP, CDN networks. Greater density is needed to scale these applications, and x86 technology running on standard servers can meet much higher density levels and much lower cost points to be competitive. The time is now for those applications to multiply density (by a factor of 6-8X) without any change needed to the underlying x86 architecture.

    With Intel tools offered such as Quick Synch and Media SDK, developers can advance the migration to the highest density, while preserving application development. Using Artesyn SharpStreamer technology developers can preserve existing application software and achieve 6-8 times the density/RU in standard PCIE, 1U, 2U and larger form factors that fit standard rack server and cloud environments. Using two example applications, Next-Day TV OTT content delivery and Real-time Broadcast ABR transcoding, CAPEX savings are dramatic, giving applications the ability to use only one server vs. 16 or 24 to handle equal densities, also consuming far less OPEX costs derived from power and cooling required. Through OpenStack and the SharpStreamer technology applications can also encompass cloud provisioning and management so they are not constrained to baremetal hardware and can be virtually deployed.
  • HP’s new Automation solution offering for the mid-market is an excellent way for customers to manage their day-to-day tasks and operations with ease, all from a single virtual appliance.

    Register for this webinar to hear more about HP Data Center Automation Appliance and how the new virtual appliance combines HP’s market leading Data Center Automation strengths from HP Server Automation (SA) and HP Operations Orchestration (OO), into a production-ready virtual appliance that can be easily personalized.

    During this webinar we will also highlight key use cases behind the new virtual appliance, such as:
    • Powered change management using industry leading out of the box content
    • Process IT Operations made easy
    • Frontline defense (control access to servers as well as securing exploits or open server and application vulnerabilities in the datacenter)
  • Have you ever seen a manager succeed in taking away an employee’s MacBook Air and replacing it with a traditional hard disk PC? Or tried to migrate application users from a flash-only array to a cheaper traditional hard disk (HDD) array? Have you ever had to remember to save your work on a flash-based smartphone?

    Join us and learn ways to help justify faster storage, both from an IT budget and an application user productivity perspective:

    •Fast and consistent system response times from any device, application, or system they are using improve a user’s individual productivity.
    •The vast majority of systems with very fast storage run better and take less time to manage.
    •Flash provides more productive ways of designing systems. For example, continuous saving of every keystroke is impossible with hard disk PCs, but is the norm in flash-based mobile devices.
  • Is your business prepared for a disaster? Join ESET and industry expert, StorageCraft, for a research overview presentation of modern business disasters. We'll look at the difference between back up and recovery and discuss best practice for building a recovery plan. Mike Kunz, VP of Sales with StorageCraft, will also look at specific solutions to quickly get your business up and running when disaster strikes.
  • After July 14, 2015, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates for any version of Windows Server 2003. If you are still running Windows Server 2003 in your datacenter, you need to take steps now to plan and execute to protect your infrastructure. The end of support means two things: newly discovered vulnerabilities in Windows Server 2003 will not be patched anymore, nor will they be documented and acknowledged by Microsoft. This represents an increase in the risk of using Windows Server 2003. However, many organizations still count on Windows Server 2003 for critical business operations. It’s important for organizations to understand the risks of running out-of-support platforms against the costs and effort of migrating to a new one.

    In this webinar, we will cover 2 important topics to help you secure, migrate and protect your legacy environment:
    * What risks you are facing for Windows Server 2003 end-of-support
    * How to shield vulnerabilities when the platforms are no longer be patched

    Join the webinar to know the most comprehensive protection to help manage the risks of out- of-support platforms like Windows Server 2003!
  • As the look and feel of the cloud evolves, matures and hedges toward main stream adoption, the Solution Architects, Developers and Infrastructure Engineers are facing the challenge of determining what technologies they will recommend their companies consume. Often trying to answer questions like "Should I go with something that requires vendor licensing?" or "Should I look to Open Source technologies, such as OpenStack?" Then, if they do decide that OpenStack solves for their needs, how best do they layout its pros and cons to their senior leadership team.

    This session will focus on a providing a broad picture that attendees can draw when talking about OpenStack. Enabling them to be able to address the types of questions that someone on their leadership team may pose.

    Please join us for this interactive session.
  • Join us for the first in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars, as we discuss with VMware one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVol is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments.

    This moderated session features Juan Novella and Ken Werneburg, VVol experts from VMware, who will discuss VVol technology, the rapidly expanding ecosystem, and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
    Panelists:
    Juan Novella, Product Marketing Manager – Storage; VMware
    Ken Werneburg, Senior Architect - Technical Marketing; VMware
  • Part 2 of 2: Join Dave Simpson, 451 Research Sr. Storage Analyst, and Sean Derrington, Exablox Sr. Director of Product Management in a follow-up session about:
    1) Data protection trends and pain points
    2) How virtualization changes the game
    3) Array-based snapshots and replication for data protection
    4) Backup targets shift
    5) Cloud-based backup and recovery
    6) Why object-based storage?

    Did you miss Part 1: The Future of Enterprise Storage with Simon Robinson, VP of Storage at 451 Research? https://www.brighttalk.com/r/R5t
  • True sustainability is achieved in three discrete steps - Firstly Reduction of Consumption, secondly Minimisation of Losses and, finally, Power from Renewable Sources. All of these are possible in modern data centre design but come with some increased risks. These risks may be more perceived than real but we have to accept that the primary purpose of a data centre is not to save the user energy but to provide reliable digital services that meet their business case. The users risk profile comes at the top of the design wish list.

    Join Prof. Ian Bitterlin for this presentation as he shows how a sustainable design can be forged for a user with a low appetite for risk and a high appetite for risk with the rewards that accompany it.
  • This session presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.

    It then goes on to describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases
  • Join this webinar to understand how to minimize the risk to your organization and learn more about Anixter’s unique approach to:

    • Data center security concerns and the best strategies to address them
    • Top risk management challenges and planning to guard against them
    • Regulatory standards and steps to comply with them
    • Industry best practices and how to implement them in your business
    • Interoperability and the path for achieving it
    • Engagement and how to put it into practice
  • Virtualization has revolutionized the modern data center. But traditional storage systems are struggling to keep pace, introducing performance bottlenecks and unnecessary cost and complexity. Flash offers the potential for relief, but where is it ideally placed – in the server, storage or both? And what software is required to best utilize this resource? PernixData FVP software enables an architecture decoupling storage performance from capacity to utilize high speed server media in conjunction with shared storage to deliver the maximum VM performance at the lowest cost.
  • For years vendors have been trying to drive down the cost of flash so that the all-flash data center can become reality. The problem is that even the rapidly declining price of flash storage can’t keep pace with the rapidly declining price of hard disk. As a result data that does not need to be on flash storage has to be stored on something less expensive. But does that less expensive storage need to be another hard disk array or could it be stored in the cloud?

    In this webinar join Storage Switzerland’s founder George Crump and Avere Systems CEO, Ron Bianchini for an interactive webinar Using the Cloud to Create an All-Flash Data Center.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    1. The Challenges to Building an All-Flash Data Center

    2. The Challenges to using On-Premise Hybrid Arrays

    3. The Cloud Answer

    4. The Three Steps to a truly All-Flash Future

    A. Identifying Data

    B. Designing The Right Infrastructure

    C. Implementing That Infrastructure

    Register today to learn how you can create an all-flash data center today, and be able to afford it. As always, we will leave plenty of time for an extensive Q&A session, so tune in to get your flash and cloud storage questions answered by our panel of storage experts. All registrants will also be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.

    Special Offer: All pre-registrants for this webinar will receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's latest white paper "How Cloud can enable the All-Flash Data Center" emailed after they register.
  • As we move away from legacy models for providing network services, namely dedicated physical appliances, to virtualized network functions servicing single or multiple data centers, the industry is experiencing the heavy lifting of bringing up new technologies for orchestration, SDN, and integrating the dynamic NFV model with the OSS/BSS Telco providers are using to control their ever-growing networks.

    The community of vendors, enterprises, and service providers is using Open Source to share and expedite this technology shift with a focus on quickly modernizing the infrastructure.

    The lower three layers of the stack enjoy broad community support as the Reference Architecture for NFV and SDN:

    •OpenStack – Used to orchestrate the infrastructure
    •OpenDaylight (ODL) – The SDN controller, enabling feature-rich, scalable solutions for network virtualization, service chaining, and other functions
    •Open vSwitch (OVS) – An entity controlled remotely by the SDN controller, providing inter-VM connectivity and emerging SLA, QoS, and security functionality at customizable granularity down to per-flow levels

    In this webcast, ConteXtream and Intel will describe the roles of each layer and the status of the basic functionality available today. A special focus will be given to ODL’s scalability and functionality challenges and solutions for intra- and inter-data-center networks (e.g. Telco networks). We will further discuss how overlay network standards are used to achieve these goals and how ODL federation is performed along IETF-RFC lines to achieve robust fan-out of control capacity. We will also demonstrate new capabilities and levels of flexibility powered by a combination of inter-data-center ODL, service chaining, and NFV technologies.