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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.
  • 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.

    Presenters:
    - 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

    We’ll discuss:

    -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
  • 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.