Virtualization

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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.
  • Providing a seamless user experience from browsing to purchase requires consistent uptime and performance, and seasonal traffic spikes require elastic scalability. In this webinar, we'll explore these and other big data challenges faced by e-commerce businesses and how the cloud can provide a winning solution. We’ll review mobile shops login data analysis, dynamic content, affiliate programs, infrastructure reference architecture, mobile plate- form integration with social media, and network integration and built-in instant messaging uses cases.
  • Real business demands for greater agility, performance and automation are increasingly being held back by traditional storage platforms. As companies move from traditional storage infrastructures to the next generation data centre, they have more options for consuming storage infrastructure than ever before - as a Service, Converged Infrastructure, as an Appliance, or Software running on commodity hardware. Which combination should you choose?

    Andy will review the storage infrastructure choices available today. He will then discuss the elements you should consider for your next generation, cloud storage platform, however you choose to consume storage - Quality of Service for guaranteed application performance, In-line data reduction, Scale-out storage architectures, Self-healing high availability and Complete system automation. Finally, he will share how these capabilities have been proven in the worlds most demanding data centres, including solutions for Virtualised Applications (VMware, Microsoft) and Cloud Orchestration (OpenStack, CloudStack, VMware).
  • For any developer, choosing the right compute infrastructure and back-end database is a critically important decision. In this webinar, we'll explore specific challenges that mobile app and game developers face and how the cloud can provide a winning solution. We’ll also explore cloud solutions for big data challenges for MMOG, built-in analytics, online and offline MOG online modes, infrastructure reference architecture, and social network and cross-platform game use cases.
  • Stretch or “metro” clusters spanning data centers in different buildings place special demands on the storage infrastructure. In this webinar you’ll learn the major considerations for attaining continuous data availability through active-active, cross-site operations, and see first-hand the storage software environment during a live demo.

    We’ll start with the top-level architecture for a hardware-agnostic design and work our way through the following aspects:

    • Isolating fault domains
    • Ensuring path redundancy
    • Mirroring between separate storage caches – distance factors
    • Automatic site fail-over
    • Resynchronization behavior before fail-back
    • Restoring business as usual

    You’ll also see how prestigious healthcare organizations have been employing these principles to prevent storage-related downtime.
  • SANsymphony™-V10 is DataCore's flagship 10th generation storage virtualization solution. In use at over 10,000+ customer sites, it maximizes IT infrastructure performance, availability and utilization by virtualizing storage hardware. To learn more visit http://www.datacore.com.
  • „16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs - Gleich ist nicht gleich - entscheidende Vorteile mit der Emulex-Technologie“
    Entscheidende Design- und Funktionalitätsvorteile der Emulex 16Gb Fibre Channel HBAs, wie „Dynamic Port Utilization“, Brocade ClearLink-Diagnosemöglichkeiten, Daten-Priorisierung mit Quality of Service-Funktionalität, passives Cooling uvm., geben Ihren Kunden massive Vorteile beim Einsatz von Emulex Gen 5 (16Gb) Fibre Channel HBAs gegenüber anderen auf dem Markt verfügbaren Lösungen.
    Bei Gen 5 (16Gb) FC HBAs gilt wirklich – Gleich ist nicht gleich!
    Überzeugen Sie sich selbst davon, damit Sie Ihren Kunden die beste Gen 5 (16Gb) FC-Lösung anbieten können!
  • The BYOD trend is a symptom of consumerization in the mobile/cloud era that presents an opportunity for IT to be more relevant to the business. Recent studies show more interest than ever in BYO “anything” programs, however this transformation is hindered by concerns over security and complexity. From MacBooks and laptops to smartphones and tablets, a BYO “Anything” strategy must start with the user, not the device. By attending this webinar and discussion, you will learn:
    - How to take a people-centric approach to BYOD programs
    - Simple tips for navigating through the policy nightmares associated with BYOD
    - Key infrastructure requirement for a successful BYOD program
    - How a successful BYOD program can lead to even greater value for business mobility
  • Milliseconds can mean millions of dollars made or lost but if you have to pay millions of dollars for it in the first place, is it really worth it? Loading up servers with flash or buying the most expensive storage systems on the planet have been the only way to achieve the lowest possible latency for virtualized SQL apps that require HA. Join George Wagner, Sr. Product Marketing Manager from NexGen Storage to discuss how new value-driven data management capabilities can deliver extreme low latency to the data that needs it without breaking the bank.
  • Scaling multiple databases with a single legacy storage system works well from a cost perspective, but workload conflicts and hardware contention make these solutions an unattractive choice for anything but low-performance applications.

    Attend the webinar to learn about:
    - How SolidFire’s all-flash storage system provides high performance at massive scale for mixed workload processing while simultaneously controlling costs and guaranteeing performance
    - How to deploy four or more database copies using SolidFire’s Oracle Validated Configuration, at a price point at or below the cost of traditional storage systems
    - SolidFire’s Quality of Service (QoS) guarantee; every copy receives dedicated all-flash performance, so IT admins can deliver solutions with confidence and maximize business efficiency
  • Achieving cost-effective disaster recovery (DR) services without a physical DR site — or having to extend your DR footprint — is possible. In this live webcast with Microsoft, see how you can use AppAssure software in combination with Microsoft® Azure® and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) from Dell partner, eFolder.

    The first half of the webcast will showcase how you can store AppAssure backup archives directly on Azure and perform item-level recovery from the archive without having to download the archive from the cloud. Then we’ll showcase ways to replicate AppAssure backup images to the eFolder® Storage Cloud® and enable multiple disaster recovery options.

    Join our webcast partnered with Microsoft® and see how easy it is to:
    • Manage the growth of your backup archives
    • Establish cost-effective disaster recovery without a DR site
    • Avoid extending your DR footprint

    What you will learn:
    • How to leverage Azure to directly store AppAssure backup archives
    • How to perform item-level recovery from the archive without downloading the archive from the cloud
    • How to replicate AppAssure backup images to the eFolder Storage Cloud
    • How to enable multiple disaster recovery options, including image download, overnight drive shipment or recovery in the eFolder® Continuity Cloud®
  • Treffen Sie Echtzeit-Entscheidungen mit der Hitachi Unified Compute Plattform für SAP HANA. Unternehmen verlassen sich mehr und mehr auf Business Intelligence-Lösungen und -Analysen um ihre Entscheidungen besser abzuschätzen. Hitachi Data Systems und SAP haben eine integrierte Plattform entwickelt, die auf die Erstellung von Echtzeit-Analysen und -Reports spezialisiert ist. In unserem Webinar erfahren Sie mehr über die Vorteile und Einsatzmöglichkeiten von UCP für SAP HANA, sowie erste Kundenreferenzen.
  • The answer is YES! The ‘I’ in team doesn’t represent one single person in the apps development plan, rather it highlights the transformation of the once silo’d teams who support specific functions within the app lifecycle. The straight line of the ‘I’ symbolizes the one team approach that is making DevOps successful. Operations people are showing up in the testing phase of the application and the apps people are doing some measures and monitoring in operations. Recently, TechTarget named DevOps as one of six major data center trends for 2015. DevOps is no longer a new way to think about transformation; it is the ONLY way to bring together the silos that weigh down your business’ bottom line.

    Join our lively panel discussion with DevOps industry experts Paul Muller and Damon Edwards as they discuss:

    Common problems in traditional DevOps teams
    How these teams have changed to truly transform and become innovators
    How you can apply these ideas to your business to boost your bottom line
  • The holy grail of enterprise software is the achievement of positive return on investment (ROI). If the technology happens to be user-friendly, that is a nice bonus. Such a combination can be tough to come by, but smart organizations are learning that business productivity search can not only pay for itself, but also drive more value by making workers more efficient and effective. Join us for a complimentary webinar that will show you how to make the business case for business productivity search.

    Our special guests, Dante DeWitt, former CIO of Wells Fargo and Bank of Montreal, and productivity expert Sue Becker, will provide real-world perspectives and best practices for business productivity search. Dante will illustrate how business productivity search provides meaningful ROI in a way that traditional enterprise search cannot. While Sue will share some of the horror stories of how the explosion of digital information has made us less productive than we can be. Sue will also offer some strategies and best practices for remaining productive by mixing process and technology together. Such productivity is especially important in today’s information economy.

    This webinar will demonstrate how business productivity search provides real ROI. Attendees will learn:

    - How business productivity search produces value by putting the end-user search experience first
    - Why personal memory recall is the best analytical engine for business productivity search
    - How to best deploy search solutions in all IT infrastructures
    - How to achieve ROI on enterprise search in ways never seen in the past
    - That search can be like BASF – it can make many other technology deployments better, including VDI, SharePoint, and Enterprise Vault
  • In the era of the APP economy where business models are being disrupted daily, there is a trend towards IT becoming a service broker increasingly leveraging a cloud supplier model for delivering services. How does this fit with organizations service management making technology solution decisions? What are the governance and service level management implications of these trends? Do they warrant a sophisticated approach to SLM? Or can traditional SLM practices and service desk SLM capabilities handle this new world. What are the implications of the service broker scenario on change management? Does change management go away or take on a different role? Is it easier or more difficult? Is the BAC still needed?

    These are just some of the questions that moderator extraordinaire Allen Houpt will pose to our distinguished panelists, including Troy Dumoulin of Pink Elephant, Randal Locke CA’s ITIL Texas Ranger and Robert Stroud will discuss in this frank debate on the real value of service management!

    This event qualifies for 1 priSM Continual Professional Development (CPD) credit.
  • From mass transit WiFi, service fleet database access, or real-time connectivity for emergency services, innovation in in-vehicle networks are rapidly changing the way we live and do business.

    Join us for a webinar on Tuesday, February 24th at 8:30am PT/11:30am ET to learn how to choose in-vehicle network solutions for your organization, the advantages of cloud managed fleets, and best practices for vehicle network installation.
  • Intel Network Builders embraces a wide variety of hardware and software technology partners, integrating with hardware and software infrastructure at many touch-points. This webinar talks about where Intel and Red Hat are prioritizing the interfaces we work with based on open standards and open source. We'll talk about different open interfaces and standards, whether at the network layer, the operating system, storage subsystem, and so on. We'll also discuss what to look for in deciding whether a standard or interface as truly open. In short, this webinar tells you where we'd like our technologies to meet up.

    This is part two of a three part webinar series. If you want to go back and watch the first webinar: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12229/141885
  • Learn how you can architect your storage platform to focus on application performance utilizing server-side resources in conjunction with storage acceleration software.
  • After viewing this webinar you have gained insight on how AppSense technology can enable application access control and reduce the attack surface of your users environments.

    AppSense's unique security platform gives you granular control over what can be executed in your environment, and allows contextual implementation of any security policy to support regulatory or security requirements. These policies offer control over windows privilege, application access, and application licensing.
  • Na het volgen van dit webinar weet u hoe u ervoor kunt zorgen dat gebruikers alleen applicaties kunnen installeren die geauthoriseerd zijn door IT.

    Zo voorkomt u dat uw gebruikersomgeving van buitenaf wordt aangevallen. U krijgt nauwkeurige controle over wat wel en niet kan worden uitgevoerd in uw omgeving. Het maakt de invoering van een contextueel security beleid mogelijk zodat u aan regelgeving en veiligheidseisen kunt voldoen.
  • Desktop computers have been in existence for over 30 years, but the innovation in the last 10 years has fundamentally transformed the way we use them. The desktop is now increasingly found in the cloud, thanks to the technological advancements leading to the Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI). While VDI has been in existence for the past 8 years or so, it has become more relevant in the banking and insurance industries in recent years. Insurance agents and Wealth Managers work in a heavily regulated industry. While adhering to heavy regulations, the Insurance Agents and Wealth Managers have a critical need to access important information in real time to better serve their clients.

    Now with VDI they’re able to break free from the limitations of the traditional infrastructure, being able to access real time information any time anywhere, enabling them to focus on their clients’ needs. Join us in this session to learn from Craig Beattie from Celent and Muthu Somasundaram from VMware, how VDI has helped accelerate the pace of innovation in the Insurance and Wealth management industry, while maintaining compliance with all regulations.