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.
Over the past five years, cloud computing has become an essential element in an organization’s IT mix. At the same time, savvy IT decision-makers want to manage potential security risks involved when migrating their organization’s business-critical data to the cloud. Join Johan Hybinette, HOSTING’s Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), and Cliff Turner, Alert Logic’s Solution Architect for this interactive webinar.
Johan and Cliff will answer your cloud security questions including:
•What are key challenges that IT leaders face when planning for a cloud migration?
•What security factors should you consider when considering a hosted vs. on-premises solution?
•As your business moves to a cloud-based infrastructure, how do you adapt your IT security strategy?
•How do you make sure that your security policies are robust and implemented correctly by your teams and partners?
Bring your cloud questions and be prepared to walk away with key insights from two of the industry’s top thought leaders!
For many organizations MS-SQL is the backend to many of their mission critical applications. The environment provides a cost effective foundation for an organization to develop custom designed solutions that drive the business forward. As MS-SQL has risen in importance, the demands on the storage infrastructure have also increased. MS-SQL needs a high performance, well-protected storage system that is also cost effective. To meet these requirements many organizations are now looking at flash storage.
Join experts from Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems as we discuss the various options that storage and MS-SQL administrators have as they begin to look for new ways to meet the MS-SQL challenge.
The way Business Users consume services is changing, “Central IT” has an opportunity to increase the value provided to their Business Users. New trends in brokering services are surfacing along with a great diversification in Service Providers across IaaS, PaaS and SaaS solutions, managed and un-managed, that can be leveraged. Come join us in reviewing the steps involved in becoming a Service Provider to your Business through IT-as-a-Service enablement from a Managed Cloud Service Provider perspective.
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.
Juan Novella, Product Marketing Manager – Storage; VMware
Ken Werneburg, Senior Architect - Technical Marketing; VMware
The borders of the data center has become blurred or eliminated with virtualization, cloud solutions, and mobile devices. With increased complexity comes less visibility coupled with heightened user expectations. In this session, we’ll discuss the impacts of the new ‘borderless enterprise’ on network management practices and provide guidance on how to adapt to this new frontier.
If transforming your data center without service interruptions is imperative, join this session to learn about a tested and proven methodology, the DKGm, that will get you there. It has produced to date on time and on budget data center transformations without service interruptions 100% of the time.
Join David-Kenneth Group’s Kristofer Mathisen as he presents the details of the DKGm, including its processes, procedures, tools and technologies for data center transformations.
The business is continually expecting IT to:
1. Accelerate the business
2. Evolve IT into as a service
3. Constantly improve Efficiency
But, even common and simple challenges in the data center take too much time to resolve effectively and IT is often too involved in fighting fires than expanding.
Flash storage can be a solution to this, but traditional and recent flash models have been little more than a "band-aid" for critical applications.
With more need than ever to spend time on innovation, join Adrian Clarke from Pure Storage as he looks at the Next Generation of Flash storage, how it can deliver a better economy and what simple changes can be made in your infrastructure to help you accelerate your business.
With cloud and mobility changing the technology landscape, the enterprise WAN space has evolved. Technology advancements are enabling IT managers to rethink their enterprise WAN strategy beyond the traditional path of WAN optimization. Whether it’s called next-generation WAN, SD-WAN, hybrid WAN or WAN virtualization, the WAN conversation is back in style. In this session, you will learn how the modern approach to enterprise WAN can help increase application reliability and scale bandwidth while lowering costs.
Do you know where your data is? Backup isn't a simple matter of copying data to an offsite box each night anymore, especially if you're running hundreds of workloads on virtual servers.
Do you know which files are located on which media? Can you restore data accurately and reliably, and how long will the job take? These are the questions that keep IT admins up at night, but we have the answers.
Join this presentation as Rick Vanover will explain how to:
· Integrate backup with virtualization management platforms
· Protect virtual machines as well as data
· Leverage cloud resources for backup and recovery
· Optimize deduplication to keep backup workloads manageable
· Recover individual files and app items with ease
Faster, less-expensive backups using in-the-wire deduplication is not only possible, but easier than you might expect. Our live webcast shows you how it’s possible — without disrupting mission-critical operations.
Join storage analyst and vendor watchdog, Jon Toigo, along with Marc Mombourquette, a Dell data protection subject matter expert, for a hype-free examination of appliance-based data deduplication, and how it can benefit your production storage and backup environments immediately
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
The modern data center needs to support both traditional business applications and a host of new mobile, cloud, big data and social media applications. To support such diversity, data centers must deliver a wide variety of data services and access methods. To meet these needs, organizations rely on a variety of storage platforms from multiple vendors; each suited for particular application workloads. This diversity results in complexity and high operational costs that inhibit an organization’s ability to invest in new infrastructure to support modern applications and services.
Software-defined Storage is much more than marketing buzz. Software-defined storage transforms today’s complex storage environments into simple, extensible and open platforms that are more agile and responsive to business users, developers and customers. SDS also delivers modern storage and data services as software-based services that can leverage existing infrastructure or commodity platforms to radically change storage economics and provide a clear path to the cloud.
Join us to discover how you can use SDS to shift resources from repetitive, manual administrative tasks to innovative new data services that give you a competitive advantage.
Backup appliances vendors promise more confidence to IT professionals and a reduced total cost of ownership via all-in-one solutions. Backup software vendors promise a low initial purchase price and say that their offerings are “easy to use” using shrink-wrapped software. The problem? All the vendors seem to be hopelessly biased toward whatever they are selling.
Join Unitrends – which uniquely offers all-in-one physical backup appliances and virtual backup appliances as well as other data protection software – for an irreverent, unbiased review of how you can make the best decisions not only for your company – but for you personally.
Energy efficiency is the top strategic goal for data center operators for a number of reasons. Many indicators and metrics are available to help manage data centers from an energy perspective. However, energy efficiency is just one way of looking at a data center:
Data center service providers, like enterprise data centers, colocation providers and others, find themselves in a challenging and fast-changing competitive environment. Focusing only on efficiency in the data center is like driving a car at its optimal motor efficiency without taking care whether being on the best way to your destination. Other influences towards the data center have to be taken into account such as transparency over all data center assets, delivering the expected service quality and having the right metrics in place to run your data center successfully.
In this webcast Soeren Schroeder showcases in an integrated approach; 3 ways to run your data center infrastructure successfully by also utilizing the concept of the Data Center Business Value Dashboards to implement and measure strategies for successful data center operation.
The Modern Data Center is the central part of many organisations today. Running critical applications, a robust virtual infrastructure and storage resources that hold the central unit of every organization: data. While the data center is dealing with increased demands and growth of data; there is an inherent need to make it available whilst keeping operational expense in check.
Attend this webinar to see how a timeless practice, the 3-2-1 Rule, can be used to enhance the availability of the Modern Data Center.
Specific points covered in this session include:
- Which technologies can be used to deliver the best RTO and RPO with the 3-2-1 Rule
- How can the replicated VM be part of 3-2-1 Rule strategy
- Define the off-site element of a data center availability strategy
Businesses are struggling to keep up with unpredictable demands, extreme data growth, and aggressive service-level agreements related to application and data availability. IT management is changing, and there is need for greater application administrator control over backup and recovery. Research shows that most enterprises have not significantly updated their data protection processes in the last 5-7 years. This has resulted in highly fragmented environments with multiple copies of information owned and protected in silos—in turn elevating cost and complexity. The need is there, and customers are aware of current data protection shortcomings
Join Tim Nolte for this webinar to understand how software and hardware can come together to deliver a joint backup, recovery and archiving solution
According to IDC, in the next two years, over 60% of companies will stop managing most of their IT infrastructure, relying on advanced automation and qualified partners to boost efficiency and directly tie datacenter spend to business value. In 2015 and beyond Cloud and Software Defined approaches will therefore continue to shift IT purchasing models. While the adoption of new business models continues at pace, the demand for storage will grow. This places broader pressures on IT Managers to manage their resources and budgets more effectively. The requirement for consistent Data Management supporting Data Governance and Stewardship will be a mandatory requirement in these Cloud and Software Defined migration Strategies. The need for a single, consistent, coherent data management process and methodology will be foundational, underpinning the concept of the Data Fabric enabled by Clustered Data ONTAP
Join Laurence James as he discusses how Data Fabric could present the most powerful solution and demonstrates that while the standard model for IT provisioning and management is going through a revolution, the requirement for strong data management in a hybrid IT world will be paramount .
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!
Remote office backup presents numerous challenges, including ever-increasing data volumes, network bandwidth constraints, overtaxed IT administrators and complicated, time-consuming backup processes. Compounding all this is a reliance on older technologies that are inefficient and costly. And the more sites your organization has, the challenges multiply.
It's time for businesses to rethink remote office backup; one that meets data and regulatory retention requirements, is easy to deploy and maintain, and is secure and cost effective. Its time to look to the cloud.
Join backup experts Druva to learn how remote office server backup has evolved. Discover how the cloud offers a new, and in most cases, a better approach. In this session you’ll learn:
- How the latest advancements in cloud storage technology scale globally for enterprises of all sizes
- Why advances in cloud security models are addressing stringent global security and data privacy issues, including data residency requirements and more
- How an 'infinite data snapshot model' combined with cost-optimized flexible retention eliminates traditional vendor restrictions.
Hear real-life use cases of how others are leveraging the cloud for remote server backup. Live Q&A will follow to answer your specific questions.
The How-To’s of installing, configuring and tuning Docker-formatted Linux containers running on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 with Solarflare OpenOnload application accelerator and achieving bare metal network performance in Docker containers. In addition, an overview on OpenOnload, a Linux-based, Open Source, high-performance network accelerator for TCP- and UDP-based applications and container-related enhancements specific to Red Hat’s distribution, such as the atomic utility, the implementation of “super-privileged containers” (SPC) will be presented.
- Jeremy Eder, Principal Software Engineer & Network Performance Lead, Red Hat
- Richio Aikawa, Senior Marketing Manager, Partners & Solutions, Solarflare
- David Riddoch, Ph.D., Chief Architect, Solarflare
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 #3: IT wil graag meer controle. Naast het bespreken van de techniek, laten onze pre-sales door middel van een demo zien hoe je ervoor kunt zorgen dat je als IT meer controle krijgt doordat je het applicatiebeleid beter kunt beheren, omdat:
- Per gebruiker applicatie rechten kunnen worden bepaald
- Alleen vertrouwde applicaties, geïnstalleerd door beheerders, kunnen worden opgestart
- Alle gebruikers een standaard gebruikersaccount krijgen en local admin accounts niet meer nodig zijn
- Vervolgens per applicatie en per gebruiker kan worden bepaald welke mogen draaien met adminrechten
Mit innovativen Speicherlösungen liefert Hitachi Data Systems die Bestätigung ihrer Produktphilosophie, die die wichtigsten Interessen vieler Unternehmen vor Augen hat: Senkung der Investitionskosten bei erhöhter Funktionalität, Eindämmung der Betriebskosten bei Personal und Schulungsaufwand, Kosteneffizienz beim Abruf dedizierter Services bei Bedarf, Enterprise Funktionalitäten zu einem auch für kleine Unternehmen bezahlbaren Preis. Hier sind Methoden und Instrumente gefragt, die zukunftsorientiert sind und Unternehmen unterstützen mit weniger mehr zu erreichen. Mit den neuesten Modellen der bewährten Virtual Storage Platform - Familie
VSP G200, VSP G400, VSP G600 und VSP G800 kann HDS je nach Unternehmensgröße und -Anforderung die gleichen Funktionalitäten anbieten. Das integrierte Virtualization Operating-System liefert bei allen Systemen native Virtualisierung von Speichersystemen und aktiven Speicher an mehreren Standorten
The End of Support (EOS) of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 in July 2015 will put millions of enterprise servers at risk. And according to a recent study by leading analyst firm Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG), “More than 80% of enterprise and midmarket organizations still support Windows Server 2003 to some extent.” Newly discovered vulnerabilities will not be patched or documented by Microsoft. Hackers know this and will be targeting new exploits at the considerable number of Windows Server 2003 servers still in use. In this webinar, ESG will share the significant findings from its recent survey of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 customers. Also, Trend Micro will discuss how to protect your legacy Windows 2003 server environment while you plan your move to newer platforms. Join us and learn how to:
· Protect and secure your Windows 2003 Servers after EOS
· Build a comprehensive security strategy with virtual patching (IPS), file integrity monitoring, and anti-malware
· Ensure your organization is protected across physical, virtual, and cloud environments as you migrate to newer platforms such as Windows Server 2012 and Azure
Businesses rely more and more on technology that touches their customers directly. This is especially true in remote branch locations like stores or restaurants. Whether it is digital signage for advertising in the product aisle, swiping a customer loyalty card at the gas pump, or simply taking a credit card at check out, when the network connection is down you are losing money and upsetting customers.
Wireless and satellite technologies can provide very high reliability and surprisingly cost effective alternative routing solutions to your terrestrial network. Discover how these solutions could work to your advantage across your remote locations.
Analysts project 6X more growth in cloud than traditional IT, but most of your enterprise customers run less than 1/3 of their apps in the cloud today. What’s it going to take for them to migrate the rest to your platforms? In this webinar, cloud and managed hosting experts share experiences and best practices to help drive new revenue opportunities enabled by flash storage.
-Enterprise application trends and how to drive more applications to your cloud & hosting platforms
-How to differentiate your services for competitive advantage
-Where new profit centers may await and where other service providers are placing application and technology bets for maximum revenue growth
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.1, Red Hat's latest release of its flagship platform, delivers dramatic improvements in reliability, performance, and scalability. See how this release builds upon the improvements in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 to reliability, performance, and scalability by providing the architect, system administrator, and a developer with additional resources necessary to innovate and manage more efficiently.
The evolution of the distributed enterprise network and its ability to deliver for the brand has dramatically changed since 2000. In the past, telephone line infrastructure like V.90 modems were installed to simply process credit cards and the branch office was confined to local content advertising. Then, wired broadband WAN connectivity such as T1, DSL, Cable, and Metro Ethernet was introduced to the mass market, opening up new applications to reach customers. Additionally, the need for private network communications via wired WAN brought about the introduction of technologies like MPLS and Frame Relay networks. The combination of broadband-wired WAN performance, with private network capabilities, offered the brand the ability to provide more secured bandwidth to locations – but at a premium with a level of reliability that greatly varied depending on geography.
Today, wireless broadband WAN connectivity is pervasive across North America and is the wave of the future. 4G/LTE has outpaced MPLS, Cable, DSL, and other means of traditional wired WAN networking at a fraction of the cost.
Now, the ‘Store of the Future’ is here with cutting-edge technology offering Ethernet LAN connectivity over 4G/LTE wireless broadband. With dual active 4G LTE modems, wired Ethernet WAN connectivity, dual-band/dual-concurrent ac WiFi and enterprise-grade security - all in a consolidated, easy-to-manage platform, delivering a reliable and scalable broadband experience.
The convergence of wired and wireless connectivity into a single platform reduces PCI scope, simplifies network complexity, and lowers the carbon footprint of your network; all while leveraging the cloud for remote management and best-in-breed security solutions.
Join us for this webinar to learn about Ultimate Multi WAN DiversityTM, network cost-savings through cutting-edge technology, and how the ‘Store of the Future’ is here.
Is Software Defined Storage (SDS) getting hijacked? It seems every vendor, old and new, is claiming that their storage is “software defined”. The original intent was to create software-only solutions that could be deployed on the customer’s choice of servers. But that original intent has evolved, and now hardware vendors are providing what they claim to be software defined storage solutions too. In addition, SDS is being combined with an embedded compute function to create hyper-converged solutions as well.
In this webinar we will discuss the differences in these approaches and you will learn what the four key deliverables of a SDS solution should be so you can decide which makes the most sense for your organization.
In this webinar, I will discuss some of the great Application Virtualization tools on the market today. Some tools which empower an organization to create portable application containers, others which allow streaming of applications and also some which provide the increasingly popular method of application layering. I will explain the concepts and benefits to each. I plan to discuss solutions such as App-V, ThinApp, Cameyo, Spoon, AppVolumes, Unidesk and FlexApp. Going into details of what I like and dislike about each, as well their suitability for delivering a solid experience on both Persistent and Non-Persistent virtual desktops. I would like to also discuss some of my favorite combinations of products that I've used to successfully deliver on VDI projects in the past.
All to often, we find that customers are weighed down and locked in by an insurmountable amount of technical debt. The objective of this session is to help those that are considering Openstack, to discover new ways they can leverage various open technologies to enable their business to be more agile. We will focus on how Rackspace performs a technical discovery and provide attendees with guidance on how to identify and build a tangible architectural roadmap for Openstack in their enterprise.
Register now and plan to join us for this informative session.
As use of UC continues to grow throughout the enterprise environment, the proliferation of mobile and BYOD devices will drive UC onto the wireless network. Deploying a network for UC requires more consideration than simpler data connectivity. This presentation will look at how to design a wireless network for reliable UC use, and what steps to take to troubleshoot issues when things (inevitably) go wrong.
If you’ve ever felt alone with your data protection frustrations, this webcast will prove you’re not ― and that there are some simple, real-world strategies that’ll make your job a whole lot more enjoyable. We’ve put together a panel of IT professionals from a range of industries ― including a network engineer, an IT director and a CTO ― to share with you what worked for them, and what didn’t, when it comes to data protection. You’ll get to hear about the common struggles they shared and the best practices that empowered them to stop wasting time and energy on slow backup and recovery processes.
By the end of this educational webcast, you’ll be able to:
•Manage the gap between users who expect "always on" and the reality of system downtime.
•Overcome the headache of administrative challenges.
•Modernize your data protection strategy while keeping costs low and meeting requirements.
Network functions virtualization (NFV) and Software-defined networking (SDN) have the potential to revolutionize mobile service provider networks. The transformation of moving the functions out of dedicated appliances and into virtualized applications that can run on generic hardware makes carriers faster and leaner, allowing them to roll out new services more quickly and be more flexible in how they run their networks. Here we will discuss the different mobile use cases that can take benefit of SDN/NFV paradigm. This new programmable network is also future-protected and designed to help support the new demands that come with the Internet of Things (IoT), BYOD, video and more.
For disaster recovery (DR), you’ve outsourced or virtualized your network, infrastructure, applications and telephony system. Your data is stored in multiple, secure locations, and you’re safe from hurricanes, tornados and blackouts. But what about a pumpkin-spiced latte?
The desktop is the most overlooked and vulnerable link in your disaster recovery plan. Whether a device is disabled from a coffee spill, a hardware failure, theft or vicious malware, the result is the same: your employee loses access to her desktop, primary lines of communication, and user data. Productivity comes to a grinding halt. One computer, with one access, can snowball into a local or a global problem. You’re only one desktop away from disaster.
There is a solution: virtualize the desktop. Join Michael McCracken, Director, Professional Services at Hosting, and Steve Prather, CEO of Dizzion, on May 14th, 2015 at [time] for a revealing look at how top planners are now integrating Desktop as a Service (DaaS). This 45-minute webcast is ideal for IT leaders, business risk and compliance professionals, and disaster recovery / business continuity planners.
Attendees will learn:
• The basics of Disaster Recovery and accessibility of your data
• How to extend your DR strategy all the way to the desktop
• DaaS deployment best practices
Join Hemal Shah, DMTF Senior VP of Technology, for an overview of DMTF management standards and how they address management needs of both software defined and traditional computing and networking environments. DMTF is an internationally recognized standards body focusing on manageability standards for everything from cloud and enterprise infrastructures to platform subsystems and components. DMTF standards are implemented in billions of machines and integrated into day-to-day cloud, enterprise, and networking infrastructure management.
FC, FCoE, NAS, iSCSI, DCB, traditional LAN, internet/WAN, HPC, clusters, clouds, server virtualization, storage virtualization, network virtualization, and more are all colliding in your data center. Redundancy, resiliency, security, I/O consolidation, network convergence, dynamic application distribution, and thin provisioning with high levels of service are desired at all layers and all data center sizes across a broad spectrum of use cases. You worry about operational separation, buying decisions, investment protection, cost and energy savings, and evolving standards while maintaining very high levels of service and security. Is the technology evolving to a dream come true or a nightmare? If that doesn’t keep you up at night nothing will.
This session from SNIA will untangle, define, and illustrate the main ideas and concepts behind Data Center Evolution and Network Convergence to give context and a solid foundation for discussions with your vendors, as well as for your further reading and investigation. The point of view taken for this presentation is that of the network and transport characteristics in the face of the changes taking place.
The move from physical to virtual has had a lot of positive benefits for the IT industry. However, most datacenters are not "physical" or "virtual" but a mix of both. And many IT organizations have implemented point solutions for different endpoints (physical, virtual, and mobile) which has led to patchwork security infrastructure and lack of management control.
Attend this webinar, hosted by Bitdefender and Forrester, to learn more about why you need to take a horizontal approach to security to improve performance, increase protection, and enhance control.