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.
  • Traditional testing methods do not fit well for the DevOps world. They simply are not suited for the velocity or volume of changes required to achieve Continuous Delivery. With 70% of test cases written manually and almost 50% of SDLC costs taken up by testing, it is clear that more of the testing effort needs to be automated.

    Like test case design, creating test data from scratch is labor intensive, costly and error prone. It rarely leads to the creation of realistic data fitted for the specific business purpose. As a result, testing is too slow and lets too many defects slip through, so that only a fraction of desired functionality is delivered, and the customer experience goes downhill in the end.

    Join the discussion to explore:
    - The various testing related constraints to Continuous Delivery
    - How effective Test Case Design and Test Data Management methods and tools can help facilitate Agile Development and Continuous Delivery
    - Testing best practices today and what the future of testing looks like
  • Join us for an overview of Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 7, the fifth release of Red Hat's flagship cloud offering that is based on the community OpenStack “Kilo” release. Co-engineered with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7, the production-ready version 7 is aimed at accelerating the adoption of OpenStack among enterprise businesses, telecommunications companies, Internet service providers (ISPs), and public cloud hosting providers.

    New key features you'll learn about in this webinar:
    •Deployment and management with the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform director
    •Live system upgrades with rollback capabilities
    •Bare-metal provisioning, with "ready state"
    •Automated high availability
    •Expanded networking support for IPv6
    •Much more...

    Join Red Hat's technical product manager, Sean Cohen, to learn more about how RHEL OpenStack Platform 7 can can help you quickly scale and meet customer demands without compromising on availability, security, or performance.
  • Consumer-Scale Identity Management Deployments require different approaches than the typical employee use case. However, there are profound benefits - from overall risk reduction to enhanced engagement and loyalty with customers. This webcast will highlight the key challenges in moving identity management from the IT user to a much larger business user population and highlight best practices for success.

    As a two part series, this webcast will be followed by "Improving Your User Experience for Successful Consumer-Scale Identity Management", scheduled on August 19th.
  • OpenShift Commons Briefings allow you to have access to trainings you might have missed on DevOps, operations and application development. Join this presentation for a deeper look into scheduling pods for high availability.

    For more interactive sessions, join OpenShift Commons: http://commons.openshift.org/index.html#join
  • Find out how you can accelerate application performance, lower IT costs, and maximize uptime by using Tegile Intelligent Flash.

    In this demo, you can:
    •See how easy Tegile arrays are to provision, monitor and manage
    •Check out how all-flash and hybrid arrays can be managed using the same tools
    •Find out how our IntelliFlash architecture boosts data performance and cuts costs
  • Data creation, storage costs and data retention requirements are escalating while business users demand instant access to all data all the time. How can companies meet these business requirements while controlling costs? In this webinar we will show you how to build a strategy to meet these critical demands while delivering a strong ROI for your data storage investments.
  • Als de tijd rijp is om Windows 10 in uw omgeving te introduceren, krijgt u te maken met weer een profiel dat beheerd moet worden. Denk daarom nu alvast na hoe u kunt zorgen voor een eenvoudiger profielbeheer. Op die manier hoeft u per gebruiker namelijk nog maar 1 profiel te beheren, ongeacht het besturingssysteem waarop ze werken.

    Deze manier van profielbeheer heeft ook nog andere voordelen:

    • Minder helpdesk calls
    • Lagere supportkosten
    • Hogere productiviteit
    • Eenvoudiger migraties
    •Toekomstbestendiger IT omgeving

    Na het volgen van dit webinar weet u hoe u dit kunt bereiken.
  • See how HP ALM software was deployed to support Agile development and test efforts in a private secure cloud environment for government agencies. Learn about their need and our resulting solution. Find out how HP ALM software is provisioned in a virtual data center cloud development and test environment. See how our on-demand offering, with flexible pricing, allows agencies to leverage their investment in HP Software, greatly increasing ROI and reducing risk.
  • Struggling to reduce the costs for your storage operations? Join us to see how CA Cloud Storage for System z lets you cost effectively increase storage capacity plus improve disaster recovery processes.

    We’ll show you how to lower your dependency on expensive legacy storage resources. And we’ll demonstrate how CA Vantage™ Storage Resource Management helps reduce TCO for z/OS data management.

    Join CA Technologies’ Senior Product Manager, Becky Alexander and Sr. Principal Product Manager, Julien Picq for this important discussion and walk away with key information to help you:

    • Improve Disaster Recovery processes
    • Reduce management time for your growing data storage environment
    • Increase proficiency to quickly deploy and manage new data storage solutions
  • A seemingly never-ending string of large scale data breaches across all sectors of the economy and government have had devastating affects on countless individuals — and irreparably damaged organizations of all kinds. It’s been proven that privileged users, and the accounts and credentials they use, are a crucial element in conducting a successful attack. But it’s possible to protect those users and stop data breaches in their tracks.

    In this webcast, we’ll explain how Xsuite and privileged identity management can stop attackers at multiple points in the data breach lifecycle, preventing damage and disruption. Join us to learn:

    - Who are privileged users and why are they important?
    - How do attackers exploit privileged users and their credentials to carry out breaches?
    - See a hands-on demonstration of Xsuite and how it can manage, control, and protect privileged users and credentials and your business assets.

    Register now to join us live at 1:00 pm ET Thursday, July 30, 2015 or on demand afterwards.
  • Flash storage has the power to transform the way we do business, enabling organizations to accelerate IT, deliver a richer user experience, and gain real-time insights into their operations. But until now flash storage solutions have forced you to compromise on price, performance, or features. Some are super fast, but that speed comes with a steep price tag. Others are economical, but they lack enterprise-grade capabilities.

    Join Chris Tsilipounidakis as he discusses the latest advancements in flash technology and how Tegile is disrupting the industry by engineering intelligent flash arrays that deliver high performance and enterprise capabilities at one-third the cost traditional arrays. Learn how you can accelerate your business, maximize uptime, and achieve IT efficiencies with Tegile flash storage.
  • Joel Daly, Founder and Chief Operating Officer of HOSTING will discuss ways healthcare CIOs can leverage new business models to realize increased technology efficiencies, enable information-driven decisions and improve patient service. This session will draw upon real world case studies from Uber and the nation’s leading behavioral health organization to illustrate how healthcare CIOs can learn from other industry players to successfully meet today’s challenges including: management of data convergence, HIPAA compliance, mobile (BYOD) integration and securing protected health information (PHI) from sophisticated cyberattacks and breaches – all while meeting high patient expectations and adhering to best practices prescribed by the IHI Triple Aim.
  • Please note this is in timezone Greenwich Mean Time Zone (UTC+00:00)

    12:00pm 31st July

    Agenda:

    Introduction - Adam Kitcat (SUSE)

    Getting the most out of your OES/SUSE entitlement - David Frost (ST FOUR)

    SUSE Subscription model - Adam Kitcat (SUSE)

    Q&A
  • Anuta NCX is a leading Network Services Orchestration solution (MANO) provider for NFV. In this seminar, our CTO, Srini Beereddy, will share details about world-wide Service Provider customer deployments and NCX product architecture. The demonstrations include NFV use-cases such as Virtual CPE, Virtual MPLS backbone and Virtual Data Center using OpenStack as Virtual Infrastructure Manager (VIM). The demonstrations include multi-vendor VNFs such as Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter (with Intel DPDK support), Cisco CSR1000v router, F5 LTM VE, Juniper vSRX and Riverbed Virtual Steelhead. In addition, Srini will share how NCX orchestrates hybrid networks consisting of legacy PNFs and VNFs to further accelerate NFV adoption.
  • Business requirements and technology trends are constantly on a change. Organizations are looking for partners who can provide solutions that are scalable and built on extensible architectures to support global needs with faster time-to-market and lower costs. Dell Application Development Maintenance and Support (ADMS) services cut across industries and verticals with expertise and capability in a host of technology platforms Microsoft, Java, Open source, Mainframe and other legacy platforms. We have partnered with niche players as well as leading vendors like Oracle, IBM and SAP in their database and platform solutions.

    Attend this webinar to learn how Dell Application Development and Maintenance services can help build a scalable and growth-focussed enterprise.
  • Find out how you can accelerate application performance, lower IT costs, and maximize uptime by using Tegile Intelligent Flash.

    In this demo, you can:
    •See how easy Tegile arrays are to provision, monitor and manage
    •Check out how all-flash and hybrid arrays can be managed using the same tools
    •Find out how our IntelliFlash architecture boosts data performance and cuts costs
  • Chris Tsilipounidakis gives you an overview of the Tegile IntelliFlash dashboard and user interface. Explore the various widgets, learn how to gain additional insight into storage performance and capacity, and see how you can simplify storage administration with a Tegile Intelligent Flash Storage Array.
  • In this presentation you will learn how Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) can enhance functionality, drive additional revenue and enhance cell performance. The solution provides enhanced Video, Voice, and Data services and while providing metadata on the activities at the edge. In this virtualized world with smart phones and tablets becoming the key tools of any business, we will discuss how to make these tools more effective and efficient. We will present business cases and discuss why MEC is the next step to beating the competition. As part of our MEC Smart Perimeter offering we have included a Mobile Edge Manager to simplify and speed up implementation of MEC into any work environment.
  • IT spend has become one of the largest budget line items in companies today. IT organizations worldwide spent over $4 trillion dollars in 2013 alone. Despite the growth in IT spend, many IT organizations do not have the capability to clearly and easily articulate where that spend is going, how it correlates to the services they are delivering or what value the business is realizing from the services.

    In order to stay competitive, businesses are seeking ways to optimize and align future IT investment decisions with the strategic direction of the company. By making all of the costs of running IT transparent, IT can change the way business units consume IT resources, drive down total enterprise IT costs and focus on IT spending that delivers real business value.

    Join Jerry Wertelecky as he discusses:

    • Facilitate collaboration between IT and Finance to increase visibility into the costs, utilization and operations of all IT Services

    • Leverage a deep understanding of what drives IT costs and performance to improve scenario planning capabilities and make better IT decisions

    • Provide IT cost and consumption data to business owners in the form of a “Bill of IT” to more effectively communicate the value of IT to the business.
  • The CIO is faced with reconciling the, apparently, irreconcilable. How does he build a cost effective technology platform that provides business agility, and manages risk?

    In this session, Steve O’Donnell explains the critical success factors in achieving that desired outcome, the considered compromises, the strategies and tactical approaches that the CIO will need to adopt to deliver business benefits and keep his stakeholders onside. He will look at the different types of application and how they need to be managed and hosted. Where do we build, where do we buy and where is configuration the right answer? How do we choose between in-house infrastructure, managed cloud services and engineered systems?

    Join Stephen for a structured approach to providing a cohesive strategy for IT investment that makes sense, and optimises business outcomes whilst being simple enough to gain business stakeholder buy in and approval.
  • How long can you afford to be without data?

    45% of businesses surveyed said that they had experienced a data loss in 2014. Downtime can come from any direction, in any form, at any time. Astonishingly, three-quarters of IT professionals say that they have never calculated the hourly cost of downtime.

    Join Mark Scanlon as he explores how you can reduce the impact of downtime on your business to near zero, whilst making it easier for you to manage your systems.
  • Leaping to Software Defined Storage? Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions:

    1. Is Software Defined Storage Right For You?
    2. What are the Hardware Requirements For Software Defined Storage?
    3. How do you Transition To Software Defined Storage?

    Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Gavin Mclaughlin, VP of Strategy and Communication with X-IO for this instructive webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the answers to the three key questions, you should ask when considering a software-defined storage strategy.

    All Attendees to this webinar will receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland's Latest White Paper, "The Hardware Requirements of Software Defined Storage".