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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.
  • For years, most endpoint security strategies have revolved around endpoint anti-virus, but this approach is clearly unable to keep pace with modern threats. To mitigate their risks, IT organizations need to rethink their current endpoint security strategies and move past these reactive security technologies. In order to set organizations down the right path, we will present Forrester’s five design principles of an effective endpoint security strategy, helping security professionals to place attack surface reduction and tool integration as their central focus points within their own strategies. Ultimately, this will allow organizations to better deal with the influx of new device types and data access requirements while reducing the likelihood of data breaches.
  • This webinar takes top to bottom approach on deep dive training of Data Plane Development Kit. The attendees will learn as how various Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) components fit together in delivering final vertical applications such as a router, a security appliance, QoS and load balancer.

    Most of the customers and developers are familiar with L2fwd and L3fwd sample applications. However one of the questions that is frequently asked is regarding availability of not only 1) run to completion applications but also 2) pipeline mode applications or 3) a combination of run to completion and pipeline mode application. To clarify, the webinar will classify the key sample applications into the above three categories. We will take two key applications – 1) IP Pipeline and 2) Packet Ordering Sample application and drill down deeper as how customers can map their own application with these architectural usage models. We will do a brief code walk through of one of the application to showcase how professionally the coding is done with great commenting.

    While earlier release features were focused on CapEx improvement, such as thread pinning, only polled mode driver, the latest releases are including OpEx improvements also. The audience will learn Release 2.1 and Release 2.2 features from the point of view both CapEx and OpEx improvement.

    Data Plane Development Kit is spelled as “P-E-R-F-O-R-M-A-N-C-E”. So, any deep dive presentation is complete only with key performance optimization techniques. So, the attendees will learn top 3 key optimization techniques that they can use while integrating their applications with DPDK.
  • In this webinar we'll discuss running business critical applications with Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS). Join Biswapati Bhattacharjee from SanDisk to learn about the following:

    1. Key features, highlights and benefits of Virtual SAN 6, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS).
    2. Business benefits of running Business Critical and other Applications with Virtual SAN
    3. Virtual SAN reference architectures and solutions that can deliver very high and consistent performance for Oracle 12c and SQL Server OLTP databases
    4. An All-Flash Virtual SAN solution that can deliver over 3 Million New Orders Per Minute (NOPMs) using SQL Server
  • Join guest speaker Holger Kisker Ph.D. as he discusses what companies need today: a flexible data management architecture to cope with both traditional and emerging sources of data (in any structure), advanced data analytics to extract deeper business insights, and efficient ways to deliver these insights as information or data services for better business decisions. All embedded into an efficient data virtualization layer that makes all data available when, where, and in whatever format it is needed.
  • Einfach gesagt nutzt Social Innovation innovative Technologien und Lösungen, um übergeordnete gesellschaftliche Trends zu addressieren. Die Themen reichen hierbei von Urbanisierung, Smart & Connected Technologies bishin zu neuen Formen des Gesundheitswesens und zur Schonung natürlicher Ressourcen. HDS bietet Social Innovation Lösungen und Dienstleistungen mit dem Fokus auf dem Internet der "wichtigen" Dinge.
  • Learn how to take control of your data by using advanced encryption, centralized key management and cutting edge access controls and policies. In this session, Imam Sheikh, Dir. Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager will discuss how to proactively address PCI Compliance in the cloud, protect intellectual property and comply with data privacy and system integrity regulations. Join this informative webinar to learn about HOSTING and Vormetric data encryption security solutions and best practices that have helped leading Fortune 500 businesses protect their sensitive data across their private, public and hybrid cloud environments!

    What you'll learn:
    • How data encryption helps prevent data breaches
    • How to address PCI compliance requirements in the cloud
    • How to safeguard cardholder information that is stored in a variety of different databases and versions
    • The HOSTING and Vormetric approach to securing data in motion and at rest
  • Organisations worldwide rely on Oracle databases and applications to support their business objectives. Learn how the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Oracle Database solution can help you Lower TCO and meets your Oracle Performance, Resilience and growth objectives.
  • Cyber-attacks are growing in complexity, and the rise of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and insider threats has made organisations and government agencies more aware of their vulnerability. A comprehensive defense requires capabilities that go far beyond the firewall to protect against attackers that have penetrated the network perimeter. While no point security solution—technology-based or otherwise—can fully protect an organisation from cyber-attacks and APTs, today’s availability of cross-domain security solutions can help organisations protect themselves better than ever before.

    In this roundtable discussion, participants from the National Bank of Kuwait, Accenture and CA Technologies will examine the current cyber security challenges facing organisations, including in the Middle East, and debate how the need for identity-centric security is critical today.

    Tamer Gamali, President, (ISC)² Kuwait Chapter; Board Member, (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council; CISO, National Bank of Kuwait

    Shirief Nosseir, Business Lead, Information Security for the CA Technologies business in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
    Simone Vernacchia
    IT Strategy, Infrastructure & Security Consulting & Outsourcing Director, Accenture Middle East

    (ISC)² is giving away 3 non-member passes for the ISC)² SecureDubai Conference (November 24) to delegates who view the webinar for a minimum of 45 minutes. Winners will be announced live at the end of the webinar and subsequently emailed with information on how to redeem their prizes. For further details on the prize draw and full T&C’s, please copy and paste the following link to your browser:
  • In this webinar we'll discuss running business critical applications with Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS). Join Patric Chang, Senior Director from SanDisk and Michael Haag, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware Storage and Availability from VMware to learn about the following:

    1. Key features, highlights and benefits of Virtual SAN 6, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS).
    2. Business benefits of running Business Critical and other Applications with Virtual SAN
    3. Virtual SAN reference architectures and solutions that can deliver very high and consistent performance for Oracle 12c and SQL Server OLTP databases
    4. An All-Flash Virtual SAN solution that can deliver over 3 Million New Orders Per Minute (NOPMs) using SQL Server
  • As more organizations virtualize their mission-critical workloads, they often experience high latency and unpredictable performance. Virtualization can also complicate the storage administration process. Flash storage has the potential to address these challenges, but each vendor has its own approach. One approach may work for some but not others. Which one will work for your organization? Join Chris Tsilipounidakis as he examines the different flash-based storage architectures available today and how they may or may not meet your performance and capacity needs.
  • The "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" whitepaper was written by the CSCC to help enterprise IT and business decision makers adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. This webcast will help cloud customers evaluate the market from the point of view of their organization’s needs. You will learn how to select the right cloud architecture and implementation approach through the use of in-house staff, cloud vendor(s) or both.
  • Network-dense, interconnection-oriented facilities are not easy to replicate and are typically able to charge higher prices for colocation, as well as charge for cross-connects and, in some cases, access to public Internet exchange platforms and cloud platforms. Mobility, the Internet of Things, SaaS, IaaS and content delivery all depend on network performance. This presentation will look at the following issues:

    - How will Open-IX and the launch of European-model exchanges impact the interconnection market?
    - What are the networking and datacenter technologies that can disrupt this market?
    - What are the advantages of Direct Connect services?
  • We know that DevOps principles and patterns have been pioneered by the “unicorns,” the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Twitter and so forth, doing tens, hundreds or even thousands of deployments per day, while preserving world-class availability, reliability and security. However, unique challenges exist when DevOps transformations are undertaken in large, complex organizations.

    The unique challenges include legacy applications, lack of automated testing, tightly coupled architectures, operating in regulated industries, powerful change management approval boards, security and compliance requirements, low trust bureaucratic cultures, and so on.

    However, large, complex organizations are successfully transforming using DevOps, such as GE, Macy’s, Ticketmaster/LiveNation, Barclay’s, Nordstorm, Target, Raytheon.

    In this webinar, Damon Edwards, Gary Gruver, John Willis, and Gene Kim will share their experiences and lessons learned about the unique challenges and solutions of implementing DevOps in large, complex organizations. They will also include lessons learned from the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014 and goals for the conference this year.

    Panelists Include:
    -- Gene Kim, CTO, Tripwire;
    -- Damon Edwards, Managing Partner, DTO Solutions, Inc;
    -- Gary Gruver, author and experience technologist in Continuous Delivery and DevOps;
    -- John Willis, author and evangelist at Docker, Inc.
  • As communications service providers begin to transition network functions to the cloud to bring new and exciting real time communications services to market quickly and more efficiently, they are looking to key vendor ecosystems to help accelerate the deployments with integrated and differentiated network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) solutions that use open approaches.

    This webinar demonstrates the power of solutions from vendor ecosystems and highlights the integration of differentiated network infrastructure products from leading vendors bringing unique, end-to-end Carrier Grade NFV solutions to market for service providers.
  • Speed. Quality. Innovation. That is what you are tasked with day in and day out... delivering superior user experiences that excite and engage your customers. But every benefit of beating your competition to market disappears if the app fails to perform in production. With development now happening in sprints, testing can no longer be sequential. Quality must be a focal point at every stage in the SDLC.

    In this session, learn how to “shift quality left” to make QA more than just a single step in the SDLC. By automating the creation of test and virtual services, and enabling access to realistic test data and scenarios early in the SDLC is key, you can drive a pervasive, continuous quality process integrated earlier throughout the development process.
  • Ensure your data protection strategy is ready for the new world order of data protection, and meets the nine Rs of backup and recovery: Rebuild, Reduce risk, Restart, Restore, Resume, Roll back, Roll forward, Run your business, and in general, Recover information. IT expert Greg Schulz explains how to make that happen in this webcast.

    Everything isn’t the same when it comes to IT data centers, applications, data, organization size and data recovery needs, but there is one constant: The need for critical application recovery. Learn about industry trends, as well as common IT organization threats, risks, challenges and requirements. In addition, Dell data protection experts Kay Benaroch and Robert Amatruda will show additional ways to ensure reliability, data recovery and overall resiliency. Join us and discover:

    •Why data recovery applies to everyday scenarios as well as headline news events
    •How your organization can’t go forward if you can’t go back in time (recovery)
    •Ways the Dell data protection toolbox adapts to your environment
    •Methods to ensure business continuity through data protection appliances
  • In today’s application economy, companies like TIAA CREF are focused on getting applications to market faster, without sacrificing quality—continuing to provide great customer experiences. This requires retooling how you deliver applications, including focusing on smaller batches of work, automating test and deployment, and reducing ‘release drama’ along the way. This session highlights how TIAA CREF was able to automate the delivery pipeline, testing and infrastructure configuration to significantly improve their application delivery process, application quality and team collaboration.
  • In the Age of the Customer, applications are the face of your business and it is more important than ever to address performance and availability issues early in the software development lifecycle - before they get a chance to impact end users. Using Application Performance Management (APM) in pre-production is a best practice for creating and delivering applications that perform well and provide a great user experience.

    In this session, Forrester Research guest speaker Milan Hanson discusses trends and directions for usage of APM in pre-production. And he relays results from the recent Forrester Consulting TEI Study for CA Application Performance Management (CA APM) illustrating the value in both pre-production and production.

    To gain a better understanding of the best practices you should consider from the following topics, Milan will dive into:
    • The importance of addressing performance issues in pre-production
    • Trends and directions for the usage of APM in pre-production
    • The value of CA APM according to the Forrester Consulting TEI Study
  • Many people working in software development spend their careers without seeing what good looks like. Our history is littered with inefficient processes creating poor quality output, too late to capitalise on the expected business value. How have we got to this state? How do we get past it? What does good really look like?
    Continuous Delivery changes the economics of software development, find out how and why.
  • DevOps methods enable teams to ship software more quickly and frequently but that advantage is negated unless the reliability and sustainability practices of operations teams are included throughout planning and execution. Too many organizations that rapidly ‘sheep dip’ development teams in Agile practices that focus at the team level ignore the implications that arise at production scale. Join this exclusive webinar with Dan North of DNA who will discuss how enterprise IT teams can enable collaboration without coercion. Attendees will learn how optimizations can be leveraged across both dev and ops teams so that the constraints that arise in stovepiped approaches are avoided.
  • IT security risks are changing, and undoubtingly increasing in complexity and frequency. Enterprises across the globe are struggling to not only keep up, but to maintain a secure network environment. From a recent breach by hackers to gain sensitive information of more than 100,000 taxpayers, to the breach of 110 million consumer records, the cyber threat landscape is getting worse every year. Hackers are faster, and organizations are taking longer to discover the breaches, giving thieves hours, days, and even weeks to explore the most private and sensitive company data.

    Gemalto has identified key steps to help secure your enterprise network, certainly one of the first areas fraudsters attempt to infiltrate.

    Join us on September 28th for an informative presentation that will help you plan a strategy to protect your most critical assets.
  • As network performance becomes more business-critical, visibility and improved control over quality is vital. The network is the CSPs most important asset, but staying on top of performance is a challenge. While customers become more aware and demanding, networks become more complex and fluid. Creanord EchoVault enables unparalleled visibility to the service sold and provides the most scalable performance and SLA management solution for almost any installed equipment and a path to future SDN/NFV networks with the increased demands for timeliness and flexibility.
  • VMware Horizon View allows IT organizations to deliver virtual or hosted desktops and applications through a single platform to users. The success of these virtual desktop deployments is linked to the user experience: virtual desktops have to deliver better performance than physical desktops.

    The heterogeneous, multi-tier, inter-dependent nature of the underlying infrastructure makes performance monitoring, diagnosis and reporting a challenge. When users complain that “the virtual desktop or application is slow”, IT administrators often struggle to determine the actual cause of the problem. Is it the network, database, application, virtualization platform, connection server, storage or the virtual desktop?

    This webinar will help you learn how to unlock the benefits of desktop and application virtualization by enabling your organization to monitor, diagnose and report on the performance of your VMware Horizon View infrastructure.
  • Hear the latest on the most recent data breaches, web threats, and cyber security topics in the news for September 2015.

    The best way to stay secure is to stay informed with Trend Micro experts