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.
  • Der Vortrag zeigt den Einsatz von Hitachi’s Big Data Analytics Lösungen bei der japanischen und britischen Bahn zu Optimierung der Verfügbarkeit, Pünktlichkeit und Auslastung der Züge. Am Beispiel des Shinkansen Zuges wird gezeigt, wie die Erfassung und Auswertung von relevanten Daten erfolgt und dies wiederum den reibungslosen Betrieb ermöglicht. Lassen Sie sich inspirieren.
  • The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains IT resources to the breaking point. It’s not just the storage of that data, but backing it up, providing for disaster recovery and making the data available in distributed offices for collaboration all wreak havoc on staff and budgets. It’s time for an innovative new approach to NAS that takes advantage of the cloud, while still providing local access and performance to users in the home office and remote offices alike, not to mention making files available to mobile users. With backup, DR and central management built-in, Cloud NAS saves time and money by eliminating the need for separate technologies for each of these functions.

    Learn about Cloud NAS - the NAS innovation that solves the challenges of file data storage, protection and access across the enterprise, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever.
  • Chris Tsilipounidakis discusses the Tegile VMWare Plugin, and VM Centric Provisioning. This is a great overview of how the Tegile IntelliFlash Architecture integrates seamlessly with VMware, and works for you to help make your day-to-day tasks more streamlined and efficient.
  • In an industry where there is a plethora of storage selections it can be difficult to see through the cloudy matrix of options and new innovations that are on the horizon. Instead of having a short-sighted focus, this webinar will bring to light the innovations that are happening now that will reshape the storage industry for years to come.
  • Join Storage Switzerland and Accelerite for a live webinar “How To Prepare for the Disasters that Will Actually Happen”. In this webinar we will discuss how these types of man-made disasters differ from natural disasters, why they’re more costly than natural disasters and what steps IT professionals must take, right now, to make sure their businesses can recover from them.

    All registrants attending the live webinar will also be entered into a drawing to win an Apple Watch given away after the webinar.
  • DCS (Data Caching Server) is a plug-and-play SAN based caching product that provides instant relief to storage performance problems while generating vital I/O statistics for planning the next storage refresh cycle. We will provide an overview on how to “Hybridize” your SAN to get the I/O performance uplift needed to address application bottlenecks; doing it without any downtime or configuration changes to hosts or the SAN.
  • As the amount of unstructured data continues to soar, managing this content has become overly complex and expensive. 30-year-old RAID-based strategies are not a scalable solution for the future. Organizations of all sizes need to reevaluate their storage strategy for both primary and data protection storage. Next generation solutions designed to easily scale capacity and performance are a must to support ever-changing business requirements.
  • Big Data environments are no longer an option; they are business-critical for any corporation today. Cost effectively analyzing all types of data, they generate results to allow informed decisions about such priorities as product direction, sales strategy, and financial planning. With new, innovative technologies, your company can easily take advantage of its mainframe’s mission critical data. By securely streaming it to a Big Data environment, you can make confident decisions based on all essential data.
    Learn how the right Big Data strategy can unlock your mainframe data and open up maximum insight to critical business decisions.
  • De verantwoordelijkheden van de Netwerk Engineer breiden zich meer en meer uit, zeker met de opkomst van Cloud en SaaS gebaseerde diensten.

    Maar hoe kan een slechte gebruikerservaring, gebaseerd op deze diensten, worden onderzocht wanneer ze zich buiten de 4 muren van het bedrijfsnetwerk bevinden?

    Dit webinar laat u zien hoe de OptiView XG kan worden gebruikt voor het oplossen van problemen, die zich over uw gehele interne netwerk bevinden en hoe u hem kunt inzetten samen met onze reeks producten voor het monitoren en lokaliseren van problemen over de gehele Borderless Enterprise.
  • Microservices are all the rage. An important characteristic of microservices is “shared nothing” … the idea of including necessary libraries or other elements in each microservice. By not sharing libraries outside of the microservice, organizations can support unlimited horizontal scalability, avoid overburdening the network, and avoid unnecessary dependencies that can lead to failures.

    “Shared nothing,” however, doesn’t mean that microservices don’t interact with each other or with other code in your application environment. In fact, developers may “share” where different applications may interact with an identical instances of the same microservice code.

    As a result, building shared services introduces new types of dependencies, especially when DevOps teams are implementing large distributed applications. Service Virtualization is necessary to make virtual services available to developers who are creating these microservices or any other code. Service Virtualization is important to ensure microservices will work properly as they scale up during continuous integration.

    In this webinar, architecture expert Jason Bloomberg will drill down into the microservices architecture principle of “shared nothing.” He will explain the challenges of implementing shared nothing microservices, and how Service Virtualization can address those and other constraint challenges. You’ll also hear from Scott Edwards, Director of Product Marketing at CA Technologies, on using Service Virtualization to remove bottlenecks throughout the SDLC to drive innovations to market, faster.

    When you register and attend this webcast, you can qualify for a set of thought leading books.
    - Service Virtualization: Reality Is Overrated, by CA Technologies
    - The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT, by Jason Bloomberg

    Rules are available upon request, contact kim.hahn@ca.com to obtain.
  • Stuck between a rock and a hard place? Whether it’s IBM iSeries/AS400, Lotus Notes, Oracle Forms, or any number of other older systems that the business depends on… you’ve got growingly vocal users with mobile devices that need those critical apps on the go. It may sound daunting, but there’s no need for a massively expensive rip-and-replace project to bring your apps into the future. Join us for this session, and we’ll show you how to modernize your legacy systems quickly and painlessly, with relevant real-world examples of businesses that have transformed their reliable “systems of yesterday” into a modern, mobile competitive advantage.
  • Join us and business continuity expert, Jon Toigo for a practical discussion on effectively leveraging cloud services for your data protection and backup strategies. Toigo, the prolific author of thousands of articles and 17 tech-related books, emphasizes local storage of critical data combined with a low cost, off-site storage option that includes cloud storage.

    You’ll also see ways to easily connect your data protection efforts to leading cloud services, such as Amazon Web Services’ Storage Gateway and low-cost S3 services.
  • Managing data is more crucial and complex than ever. Businesses are looking for innovative data management solutions that allow them to optimize their business with more flexibility and efficiency. Intelligent Abstraction is an enabling technology that simplifies the movement of information and data services for cloud deployment. When Intelligent Abstraction is introduced into a traditional data center, the cost and complexity of operating that IT infrastructure can be significantly reduced. Open, integrated software solutions reduce vendor lock-in and give organizations the freedom to choose the applications and hardware components that make the best sense for their business, now and as they grow into the future.
  • In today’s heavily virtualized data centers, VMware environments have the propensity to become massive battlegrounds over precious resources among VMs. Some VMs become bullies; they consume more than their fair share of resources, causing latency and performance bottlenecks that threaten other workloads by starving out neighboring VMs.

    In this video, guru George Crump of Storage Switzerland and Nimble Storage VP of Support Rod Bagg serve up a detailed whiteboard analysis of VM resource contention, and discuss how a data science approach is instrumental in providing the visibility necessary to resolve the issue, without forcing IT teams to resort to unnecessary storage upgrades.
  • Join ESET and National University as we explore options for education and career advancement in the field of cybersecurity. Christopher Simpson, the Director for the National University Center for Cybersecurity and Information Assurance program will look at the evolving technology job field and what specific cybersecurity related skill sets employers will want to look for.
  • For most IT storage managers, the all-flash data center is still quite a ways off. Hybrid flash systems address performance workloads for most applications, and when all-flash arrays are used, they are typically used with traditional disk based systems, making a “heterogeneous hybrid” storage environment. How do IT managers decide what approach is best, and how much flash is enough? Is there enough of a price-performance difference to warrant looking at different flash approaches? Are there data management challenges or opportunities with hybrid versus all-flash?

    Come hear how end users of both hybrid and all-flash storage systems arrived at their decisions and how their solutions are operating versus expectations. Storage upstart, Tegile Systems, carries both all-flash and hybrid systems and will share additional data and recommendations.
  • Software Defined Storage (SDS) has fundamentally changed the way storage hardware is purchased by abstracting storage services from the physical hardware. But to reach its full potential SDS needs to go back to school. Join us for this live webinar with George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Andrew Flint, VP of Marketing at ioFABRIC as they discuss why SDS has more to learn to deliver the next level of efficiency in the data center.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    •How SDS can drive better storage efficiency
    •How SDS solutions can become more automated
    •Why SDS does NOT need to be hyper-converged
  • Microservices are all the rage. An important characteristic of microservices is “shared nothing” … the idea of including necessary libraries or other elements in each microservice. By not sharing libraries outside of the microservice, organizations can support unlimited horizontal scalability, avoid overburdening the network, and avoid unnecessary dependencies that can lead to failures.

    “Shared nothing,” however, doesn’t mean that microservices don’t interact with each other or with other code in your application environment. In fact, developers may “share” where different applications may interact with an identical instances of the same microservice code.

    As a result, building shared services introduces new types of dependencies, especially when DevOps teams are implementing large distributed applications. Service Virtualization is necessary to make virtual services available to developers who are creating these microservices or any other code. Service Virtualization is important to ensure microservices will work properly as they scale up during continuous integration.

    In this webinar, architecture expert Jason Bloomberg will drill down into the microservices architecture principle of “shared nothing.” He will explain the challenges of implementing shared nothing microservices, and how Service Virtualization can address those and other constraint challenges. You’ll also hear from Scott Edwards, Director of Product Marketing at CA Technologies, on using Service Virtualization to remove bottlenecks throughout the SDLC to drive innovations to market, faster.

    When you register and attend this webcast, you can qualify for a set of thought leading books.
    - Service Virtualization: Reality Is Overrated, by CA Technologies
    - The Agile Architecture Revolution: How Cloud Computing, REST-Based SOA, and Mobile Computing Are Changing Enterprise IT, by Jason Bloomberg

    Rules are available upon request, contact kim.hahn@ca.com to obtain.
  • Everything is digital. Industries are transformed as products and services become “software-defined”. Organizations win by putting engaging applications in the hands of customers and insightful data in the hands of employees.

    This new style of business requires a new style of IT. Core IT to deliver the backbone of services to run business operations, and Fluid IT to be a partner in building brands, experiences, and loyalty.

    IT faces a challenge – how to be efficient and consistent, as well as experimental and innovative.

    Join this webinar to learn the 5 key success factors:

    1.Transform IT into a true Services Broker

    2.Continuous Innovation and DevOps

    3.Seize the Data

    4.User Experience is Everything

    5.Think like a Bad Guy
  • As digitization shapes every aspect of modern business, it is having an equally significant effect on the expectations of IT. Brands now have to embrace the age of the digital solution, whilst still maintaining the cornerstones of experience, security and loyalty. What has
    emerged is a bimodal IT paradigm, where both traditional Core IT and modern Fluid IT are essential to the IT environment of a successful modern business.

    A traditional IT system offers slower development but stable compute and solid security. Fluid IT is a reaction to the demands of the modern world—it is all about speed and agility as concepts are taken to market with ever-increasing speed, starting with minimal viable products. But this is not a case of old versus new, or good versus bad; successful businesses are those that learn to implement both.