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  • Tech Talk: Application Prioritization & Compliance With Business Intent Overlays Tech Talk: Application Prioritization & Compliance With Business Intent Overlays Derek Granath and Adam Fuoss Recorded: Feb 22 2017 34 mins
    Implementing business intent overlays streamlines the process of delivering applications with the priority and QoS that business demands. Business intent overlays extend micro-segmentation from the data center across the WAN to help organizations maintain compliance requirements. Learn how to make this manageable with a Silver Peak’s SD-WAN.
  • Flexible, Real Time Visibility for SUSE OpenStack Cloud Flexible, Real Time Visibility for SUSE OpenStack Cloud John Meadows - Talligent, Frank Rego - SUSE Recorded: Feb 22 2017 36 mins
    As cloud use continues its rapid rise, businesses need to have the power, clarity, and control to realize their cloud capacity and cost goals. Simplify the tasks of planning, tenant onboarding, show-back and chargeback, and predicting capacity requirements for SUSE OpenStack Cloud with Talligent’s Openbook solutions. Openbook is certified to run in a SUSE OpenStack Cloud environment, and supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server running in Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Compute Engine.
  • Is Your Storage Ready for Disaster? Is Your Storage Ready for Disaster? W. Curtis Preston with StorageSwiss, Lei Yang and Bill Roth with Tintri Recorded: Feb 22 2017 60 mins
    The recovery expectations of users and organizations is changing and their tolerance for downtime is lower than ever. IT professionals can no longer rely on the traditional backup and recovery process to meet these new requirements. Primary storage needs to do more, and simple LUN-based replication is not going to get the job done. Instead data centers need to look for primary storage that has advanced replication capabilities and can integrate with multiple hypervisors and existing data protection solutions to create a holistic disaster recovery strategy.
  • DevOps and the Mainframe: Your Partners in Velocity, Quality, and Value DevOps and the Mainframe: Your Partners in Velocity, Quality, and Value Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Dana Boudreau, Senior Director of Product Management at CA Technologies Recorded: Feb 22 2017 58 mins
    In the application economy where traditional business is being disrupted, velocity, agility, quality and customer experience is critical for enterprises to drive differentiation to remain competitive. While many believe that DevOps is only for startups and unicorns, forward-thinking organizations are focusing on unlocking the potential of their mainframe investments to drive their Business Technology culture, leveraging DevOps practices including agile development, automated CI/CD pipelines, testing and release automation, to deliver differentiated products and services.

    Join guest speaker Rob Stroud, Principal Analyst at Forrester, and Dana Boudreau, Senior Director of Product Management at CA Technologies, for an in-depth discussion on how bringing DevOps to the mainframe can challenge traditional development methodologies, delivering code faster with greater quality in responding to escalating market demands.
  • Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) 16.11 & 17.02 New Features Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) 16.11 & 17.02 New Features Tim O’Driscoll, Product Marketing Manager for DPDK, Intel Recorded: Feb 22 2017 46 mins
    This webinar will describe the new features introduced in the two most recent DPDK releases: 16.11 which was released in November 2016, and 17.02 which is due for release in February 2017.
  • Why Containers? Discover the Future of IT and Applications Why Containers? Discover the Future of IT and Applications Scott McCarty, Sr. Principal Product Marketing Manager, Red Hat Recorded: Feb 21 2017 45 mins
    Containers disrupted the shipping world decades ago and are now prime to alter I.T. in both physical data centers and virtual environments. But, do you fully understand the business value promised by the emergence of container technology?

    Container strategies allow your applications to be easily and efficiently shared and deployed, from a centralized server that allows greater collaboration between groups. In this live webinar with Scott McCarty, Senior Principal Product Marketing Manager at Red Hat, you will learn details about the benefits containers can bring to your business including:

    - Can your problems be addressed using containers
    - Should you containerize your applications
    - How to manage all the containers
  • HPE PPM Avoids the Pitfalls when Managing Project Time, Cost and Resources HPE PPM Avoids the Pitfalls when Managing Project Time, Cost and Resources Silvia Siqueria, HPE, Mohammed Wahab, HPE Recorded: Feb 21 2017 61 mins
    Struggling to manage time, cost and resources across your business applications? Are you missing real-time critical information to make the right investment decisions at the right time? Then join us as we hear how industry practitioners standardize, manage and capture execution of their projects, resources and operational activities.

    Examine best practices by your peers who are using HPE Project and Portfolio Management to provide the business both visibility and data consolidation as they govern and collaborate across application projects and portfolio. Learn how they have differentiated their application delivery through speed and agility, while at the same time reducing costs for quality IT operations.

    Explore out-of-the-box methods for tracking project time, cost and resources
    Learn easy ways to establish standardization for your HPE PPM environment
    Hear customer-proven methods for project governance and collaboration through HPE PPM
  • Key Security Insights: Examining 2016 to predict what's coming in 2017 Key Security Insights: Examining 2016 to predict what's coming in 2017 Ken Dang Recorded: Feb 21 2017 64 mins
    Cyber-crimes are alive and well on the global stage. Don’t resist taking the necessary defense measures to stop threats from slipping through the cracks. In this SonicWall Security Annual Threat webcast, we’ll present the most common attacks in 2016 and the ways we expect new threats to affect businesses throughout 2017.

    Some report highlights:
    •Ransomware changes in 2016 and the effects on malicious email and exploit kits
    •The growth and challenges of SSL
    •How Internet of Things devices were exploited and different security steps some organizations are taking in response
    •Developments in Android security
    •Changes in Point of Sale Malware compared to 2015 and useful lessons to be learned
  • How to Leverage Application Monitoring for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructures How to Leverage Application Monitoring for Enterprise Cloud Infrastructures Bala Vaidhinathan, CTO of eG Innovations Tommy Gustaveson, Alliance Manager, Nutanix Recorded: Feb 21 2017 59 mins
    With comprehensive end-to-end network monitoring and an industry-leading Enterprise Cloud Platform, learn how you can elevate IT making the hyper-converged infrastructure invisible and empower your organization to focus on what matters most – application performance.

    Together, Nutanix and eG Innovations offer a fully validated, hypervisor-agnostic platform designed to optimize the deployment, management, and scale of virtual desktop infrastructure environments. The goal? To avoid performance degradation and deliver the best user experience.

    In this webinar, you will discover how eG Innovations and Nutanix are collaborating to:

    - Make Citrix VDI more simple, cost-effective, and hypervisor-agnostic
    - Correlate application and virtualization performance to pinpoint and solve the root cause of performance problems
    - Deliver optimal VDI User Experience using enhanced monitoring and management for Citrix VDI deployments
    - Get insights to optimize and right-size your Nutanix infrastructure, avoid downtime and improve datacenter efficiency, invest wisely and reduce the cost and complexity of IT operations management
  • Detect Ransomware Before it’s Too Late with AlienVault USM Detect Ransomware Before it’s Too Late with AlienVault USM Jim Hansen Recorded: Feb 21 2017 61 mins
    By now you've probably heard about new ransomware threats like CryptoWall, which encrypts your data and demands payment to unlock it. These threats are delivered via malicious email attachments or websites, and once they execute and connect to an external command and control server, they start to encrypt files throughout your network. Therefore, spotting infections quickly can limit the damage.

    AlienVault USM uses several built-in security controls working in unison to detect ransomware like CryptoWall, usually as soon as it attempts to connect to the hackers’ command and control server. How does it all work? Join us for a live demo that will show how AlienVault USM detects these threats quickly, saving you valuable clean up time by limiting the damage from the attack.

    You'll learn:

    How AlienVault USM detects communications with the command and control server
    How the behavior is correlated with other signs of trouble to alert you of the threat
    Immediate steps you need to take to stop the threat and limit the damage
  • Moving VMware from Disaster Recovery to High Availability Moving VMware from Disaster Recovery to High Availability George Crump, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Feb 21 2017 60 mins
    VMware's stretch cluster does an excellent job of protecting against a site failure. If your primary data center fails then it is easy to bring up VMs in the second site. But what if you need more? How can you extend VMware's stretch cluster capability from single site protection to multiple sites? What if you want to extend recovery into the cloud? A multi-site and multi-cloud data distribution strategy not only creates more resilient IT operations, it also empowers workload mobility.

    In this live webinar Storage Switzerland and Hedvig will discuss the limitations of VMware stretch cluster, the possibilities of a more highly available approach and how to achieve complete IT resiliency.
  • Podcast - Scale-out NAS vs. Distributed Storage Podcast - Scale-out NAS vs. Distributed Storage Charlie Hodges, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Feb 20 2017 13 mins
    They seem to solve the same problem – meeting the constantly growing performance and capacity demands of the enterprise. But Scale-out NAS and Distributed Storage are different. Join our next LIVE podcast to learn what Scale-out NAS and Distributed Storage are, how they are different and which one is right for you. Attendees to the live podcast will be able to ask questions and get answers in real-time. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
  • Disaster Recovery as-a-Service, the Killer App in the Cloud! Disaster Recovery as-a-Service, the Killer App in the Cloud! Swen Conrad, ocean9 | David Torres, SUSE Recorded: Feb 16 2017 58 mins
    A group of researchers from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and AT&T Labs stated: “… [that] running DR services using public cloud shown[ed] cost reductions of up to 85% … .”

    Join this webinar by SUSE and Ocean9 to understand how to leverage public cloud like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure for delivering Disaster Recovery as-a-Service (DRaaS) and achieving such infrastructure cost savings. We will cover both DRaaS concepts as well as show an actual cloud service implementation for a demanding enterprise class workload with SAP HANA.

    8 years after this quote was published by the team of researchers, now it is prime time to leverage leading public cloud capabilities in the enterprise.
  • Shift-Left Security: How to Automate Security into Your Pipeline Shift-Left Security: How to Automate Security into Your Pipeline Benjy Portnoy, Aqua Security Recorded: Feb 16 2017 37 mins
    As DevOps role in the IT management is growing and virtual containers are rapidly gaining popularity – Docker is the fastest growing DevOps tool – DevOps now need to deal with security issues as well, and rethink their overall security strategy. How can they maintain an enterprise-grade security? Join our webinar to learn:
    •How to manage vulnerabilities in container images at DevOps speed?
    •How to fully automate security tests and bake them into your pipeline?
    •How to satisfy IT security and compliance requirements with minimal effort?
  • A Deep Dive into StorNext 5.4 (APAC) A Deep Dive into StorNext 5.4 (APAC) Dave Frederick, Sr. Director of Product Marketing - Quantum and Nick Elvester, Sr. Product Manager Recorded: Feb 16 2017 28 mins
    Quantum's StorNext 5.4 brings new levels of performance, efficiency, flexibility and compatibility to media storage and data management. Enhancements include more tiering options, support for integrated applications, and even faster network connectivity.
  • IDC MarketScape 2016 Vendor Assessment – Virtual Client Computing Software IDC MarketScape 2016 Vendor Assessment – Virtual Client Computing Software Dave Grant – VP Product Marketing, EUC, VMWare and Rob Young – Research Manager, ITSM & Client Virtualization, IDC Recorded: Feb 15 2017 43 mins
    Today, enterprises need to consider more than a company’s current needs; they must also look ahead toward how to best accomplish digital transformation. And client virtualization technology plays a key role in such progression of managing applications and desktops.

    Discover how a variety of vendors compare and the reasons why IDC named VMware a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Virtual Client Computing Software for the second straight year – with VMware leading the scoring in both strategy and capability.

    Join us and learn:
    - Which vendors are well aligned when it comes to customer needs
    - Which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
    - Which vendors provide comprehensive and mature solutions for specific industries
    - Which vendors have the commitment to providing resources and continued expansion of the EUC infrastructure

    And more about what key factors differentiate the VMware EUC product portfolio from the competition.
  • Build an Agile and Elastic Big Data Pipeline Build an Agile and Elastic Big Data Pipeline Deba Chatterjee Director of Products, Robin Systems Recorded: Feb 15 2017 55 mins
    To stay competitive in today's global economy, organizations need to harness data from multiple sources, extract information and then make real-time decisions. Depending on the industry and the organization, Big Data encompasses information from multiple internal and external sources. Capturing, integrating and preparing this data for downstream analysis is often time-consuming and presents a big challenge. Today, organizations are struggling to cobble together different open source software to build an effective data pipeline that can withstand the volume as well as the speed of data ingestion and analysis. Robin relieves customers from the pains of building and maintaining a data pipeline and helps enterprises to make the most of Big Data.

    In this webinar, we will focus on how Robin’s containerization platform can be used to:

    - Build an agile and elastic data pipeline
    - Deploy, scale, and manage the most complex big data applications with just a single click of a button
    - Deal with variety, velocity, and volume of enterprise Big Data
  • StorageSwiss Podcast: Analysis, Briefings, Google vs. Amazon Cloud Storage StorageSwiss Podcast: Analysis, Briefings, Google vs. Amazon Cloud Storage Charlie Hodges, Storage Switzerland Recorded: Feb 15 2017 46 mins
    Join us for our next live podcast. We will provide analysis on the latest news like:
    * Carbonite buying DoubleTake
    * Violin Memory being bought at auction
    * StorageCraft buying Exablox
    * Datto buying OpenMesh

    Will also review our recent briefings including:
    * Talon
    * Vembu
    * Actifio
    * Zoolz
    * Bluelock
    * HubStor

    In this episode’s deep dive our analyst team will discuss the pros and cons of Amazon and Google cloud storage. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
  • TriHealth's Road to All Flash Storage and Epic EHR Virtualization TriHealth's Road to All Flash Storage and Epic EHR Virtualization Doug Robertson, Manager of Data Center Solutions, TriHealth; Vik Nagjee, CTO, Pure Storage Recorded: Feb 15 2017 60 mins
    The reality in healthcare IT today is that we are fighting a day-to-day battle to keep up with demands for new apps, analytics, performance and mobility.

    This webinar features Doug Robertson, Manager of Data Center Solutions for TriHealth, a five-hospital health system headquartered in Cincinnati, OH. Doug will tell his story of data center transformation in just two years with all-flash storage solutions and virtualization of the health system’s Epic EHR environment.

    Attendees will gain understanding of the growing importance of all-flash storage is a critical element to support simplification of the datacenter environment, even amidst the complexity added by virtualization, analytics, productivity and resiliency requirements.
  • Introduction to SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Introduction to SQL Server on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server Travis Wright, Eamonn Colman, David Rocha, Jeff Lindholm Recorded: Feb 15 2017 58 mins
    The next version of Microsoft SQL Server is coming to Linux and is already in preview. In this session, Travis Wright, Principal Program Manager from Microsoft, will provide an introduction to SQL Server and how it runs on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server and container platforms. The scope of the first release on Linux and schedule will be covered and deployment, configuration, high availability, storage, and performance/scale will be topics for a more technical drill in.
  • Mobile SDK Trends & Implications: Delivering Quality Mobile Apps with HPE Mobile Mobile SDK Trends & Implications: Delivering Quality Mobile Apps with HPE Mobile Ronnie Sternberg, SafeDK, Kimm Yeo, HPE Recorded: Feb 15 2017 57 mins
    The use of Software Development Kits (SDKs) continues to be on the rise in mobile apps. In the last six months, we’ve seen a jump of more than 12% in the use of SDKs for creating mobile apps. These off-the-shelf services, from advertising, analytics, social, and more, are helpful in the mobile development process. They offer unique functionality and simplify the coding, while saving time and money. But SDKs are not really YOUR code. You work hard to ensure your users’ experience, safety and privacy in your own code, but can you guarantee the same for the code from these guest SDKs? What about the test implications and impact on user engagement and retention?

    Join us to hear about:
    Key trends and findings for Mobile SDKs
    2 major domains of risk introduced when using SDKs and associated real-life stories
    How you can achieve a 5 star rating using HPE Mobile Center and SafeDK
  • LPWAN - How LPWAN networks int for Smart Communities and the Industrial Internet LPWAN - How LPWAN networks int for Smart Communities and the Industrial Internet Yann Gabay - CONNIT; Brian Ray - Link Labs, Tiana McNeil - Ingenu, Jeff Siegel - nwave, Limor Schafman - TIA Recorded: Feb 15 2017 62 mins
    LPWAN (low power wide area network) technologies service a specific and necessary role in the growth of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity. Not all applications need bandwidth and speed. Sometimes long distance, low energy usage, and long latency is the perfect confluence of service that an IoT application needs. Some examples are city lighting, energy grid and meter management, parking space monitoring, precision irrigation, crop yield management, and many more.

    This webcast will present different LPWAN technologies and discuss a number of questions regarding technology and value assessment, deployment, usage of such networks, and return on investment evaluations.

    - An explanation of LPWAN technology and how it works
    - When to use (and not use) LPWAN technology
    - What issues such networks solve
    - The difference between U.S. and European bands and when this will matter to a company deploying an LPWAN network
    - Key information that cities and companies need to both ask and be ready to answer when planning to deploy an LPWAN network, in order to assess the right fit and to maximize efficiencies such connectivity can bring
    - How LPWAN networks integrate with other network infrastructure in smart community deployments, for example
    - Sample use cases
    - Business models that use LPWAN networks for energy management, asset management, and others
    - How to make money as both a user and deployer of LPWAN networks
    - What returns on investment can be expected and suggested metrics for measurement

    Speakers:
    Yann Gabay, Co-founder and Board Member, CONNIT
    Tiana McNeil, Sr. Business Development Manager, Iot Smart Cities, Ingenu
    Brian Ray, CTO and Founder, Link Labs
    Jeffrey Siegel, CMO, nwave

    This webcast is NOT BICSI accredited.
  • SUSE Container as a Service Platform – An Introduction SUSE Container as a Service Platform – An Introduction Raj Meel & Simona Arsene Recorded: Feb 15 2017 62 mins
    Modern IT demands more out of containers. SUSE is creating an easy to use platform solution that helps you deliver container as a service with ease. This session will focus on MicroOS – one of the key technologies involved in creating the solution.
  • Unlocking Innovation with Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure Unlocking Innovation with Next Generation Cloud Infrastructure Jose Simonelli, Architect Services Manager, Red Hat Recorded: Feb 14 2017 39 mins
    Companies are looking to the promise of next-generation and cloud infrastructures to drive innovation within their organization. This places ever growing and changing demands on their IT organizations to be more responsive, agile, cost sensitive, and transparent.

    Though the destination may seem obvious, most companies are unsure of how to get there. Transitioning workloads from legacy or traditional infrastructures to these new robust, flexible cloud infrastructures requires precise planning and execution. It’s more than just moving virtual machines.

    In this session, we’ll discuss the proven approach Red Hat has used to support customers in deploying and migrating to these cloud infrastructures. It not only tackles the technical aspects of the migration but also addresses how we support IT organizations in meeting the new demands being placed on them.

    You’ll learn how to:
    - Radically simplify the orchestration of workload migrations while preserving VM relationships and application ordering.
    - Standardize and automate provisioning for greater agility and quicker time-to-market for new development.
    - Reduce vendor dependency while continuing to use existing infrastructure investments.
    - Reduce operational costs and complexity while increasing responsiveness.
    - Enable teams to manage change.
  • Moving on with Salt and SUSE Manager Moving on with Salt and SUSE Manager Donald Vosburg Feb 23 2017 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    When was the last time you looked at SUSE Manager? Are you running an older version? Are you running Satellite 5.X or Spacewalk?

    SUSE Manager has powerful capabilities that you may not know about, especially as SaltStack integration progresses.

    In this webinar we will highlight some of the great integrations that has already been done. Then, our focus will turn to getting there from where you are: migrating from existing SUSE Manager, Satellite, or spacewalk. We will show how to migrate your server to SUSE Manager, and clients to SaltStack minions with practical tips.
  • Lightboard Series: NSX for Multi-site Deployments and Disaster Recovery Lightboard Series: NSX for Multi-site Deployments and Disaster Recovery John Whitman, Senior NSX Systems Engineer, VMware Feb 23 2017 4:00 pm UTC 15 mins
    Series Title: Illustrating the Value of Network Virtualization
    Series Abstract: Join VMware NSX experts for a series of short webcasts focused on the technology and business drivers around network virtualization. Using a lightboard, we’ll illustrate how network virtualization with NSX can support an organization’s strategic initiatives.

    Webcast 3/3
    Title: NSX for Multi-site Deployments and Disaster Recovery
    Abstract: Deploying NSX across multiple datacenters allows organizations to dynamically move and manage workloads between multiple physical locations. The benefits of this capability are immediately clear: workload mobility, resource pooling, central management, consistent security policies across vCenter domains/sites, and disaster recovery. In this session, we’ll illustrate use cases and capabilities, including L2 connectivity without the use of OTV, cross-data center security policies, and isolating networks for disaster recovery testing and validation. In the second part of the session, we’ll dive into how NSX can improve your business disaster recovery plan and strengthen your overall RTO.

    In this session, we will discuss:
    •The many benefits of deploying NSX across multiple data centers
    •Capabilities and use cases for cross-data center connectivity and security
    •Using NSX to improve your disaster recovery plans and strengthen RTO
  • The 5 Essentials of Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10 The 5 Essentials of Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10 Jason Roszak, Director, Product Management, VMware Feb 23 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Keep your endpoint devices, apps and data securely managed on or off the domain. With VMware unified endpoint management, you’ll remediate vulnerabilities faster, deploy patches instantly and install Win32 software quickly, reliably and consistently.
    Topics include:
    •Consolidate Windows management across devices on or off the domain
    •Deliver and install Win32 software reliably and quickly
    •Deploy security patches instantly and remediate vulnerabilities faster
    •Unify endpoint management functions across desktops and mobile devices
    •Find out how other organizations are using unified endpoint management for Windows 10
  • Reduce the Complexity of OpenStack Neutron Reduce the Complexity of OpenStack Neutron Charlie Gutierrez - Midokura, Frank Rego - SUSE Feb 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Midokura’s award-winning Midokura Enterprise Management (MEM) technology provides a software layer directly within existing physical network hardware, turning physical machines into a virtual platform that can scale to hundreds of thousands of virtual ports. The MidoNet integration with SUSE OpenStack Cloud provides an integrated solution for rapid OpenStack deployment. Now, customers can enjoy the very best possible deployment experience with leading technology from Midokura and SUSE, built to scale right out of the box.
  • Say good-bye to choppy videos & slow PDF scrolling: Hardware Accelerator Say good-bye to choppy videos & slow PDF scrolling: Hardware Accelerator Tim Konopelky, Systems Analyst & Patrick Mauro,Senior Product Manager Mar 16 2017 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    Watch a short demonstration on how Teradici PCoIP® Hardware Accelerator smooths CPU peaks to deliver a consistent user experience. Say good-bye to choppy videos or lags using everyday applications thanks to the card’s powerful dynamic workload allocation capabilities.

    Enjoy full screen HD video playback and immediate performance improvements that can be achieved with PCoIP Hardware Accelerator.

    Get a glimpse of how you can enhance your VMware® Horizon View environment with the card including reduced CPU overhead. Plus, we’ll share five VDI lessons from our customers.

    Those who attend and view the webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck and FAQs.
    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • DataON™ MUST™ Provides Infrastructure Visibility and Management for your Windows DataON™ MUST™ Provides Infrastructure Visibility and Management for your Windows Howard Lo, DataON Storage; Cosmos Darwin, Microsoft; Peter Plamondon, Western Digital Feb 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With the launch of Window Server 2016, new storage enhancements bring revolutionary new features within reach of every organization with its software-defined feature setup. With Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct (S2D) and using Microsoft certified and turnkey platforms, customers now have the ability to deploy highly available and scalable software-defined storage deploy converged or hyper-converged cluster storage architecture. DataON’s new MUST infrastructure visibility and management tool provides SAN-like storage monitoring features for customers deploying Windows Server 2016 SDS. The ability to easily view real-time dashboard level metrics for IOPS, latency, throughput on cluster, nodes and volume levels in a single pane of glass, helping you keep your hyper-converged system up and running.

    Join speakers from DataON, Microsoft and Western Digital as they show you how to deploy a Windows Server 2016 S2D hyper-converged solution with DataON MUST.

    The webcast will explore the following topics:

    • How DataON MUST visibility and monitoring tool helps you manage your Windows Server 2016 software-defined storage

    • How Storage Spaces Direct in Windows Server 2016 allows you to build software-defined storage using Microsoft-certified industry-standard servers with local storage

    • How Western Digital storage solutions support Windows Server 2016

    Presented by:
    Howard Lo, VP of Sales and Marketing, DataON Storage
    Cosmos Darwin, Program Manager II, Microsoft
    Peter Plamondon, Director, Strategic Partner Ecosystems (Microsoft), Western Digital
  • DRaaS Best Practices - 5 Critical Recovery Steps DRaaS Best Practices - 5 Critical Recovery Steps George Crump, Storage Switzerland Feb 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offers organizations one of the most viable recovery options available to them in recent years. The ability to have an on-demand recovery site that is pre-seeded with your data should dramatically lower costs and improve recovery times, even in the worst of disasters. But IT professionals can't take for granted that DRaaS providers will continue to cover data protection basics while also providing a seamless recovery experience. In this webinar, join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump and Carbonite Senior Solutions Engineer Jason Earley as they provide you with the 5 Critical Recovery Steps for using DRaaS.
  • How safe are your email-based communications? How safe are your email-based communications? Gus Maldonado Feb 23 2017 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Email-based communications are a fundamental cornerstone for effectively conducting business. For that reason, however, email continues to be a popular vector for business sabotage. Email is frequently used to propagate malware – including ransomware and zero-day threats - across your network.

    This webinar examines how SonicWall Email Security – now integrated with Capture Advanced Threat Protection – delivers cloud-based, multi-engine sandbox protection for your email.
    Learn how this comprehensive, flexible and scalable solution can:

    •Scan a broad range of email attachment types to detect advanced threats
    •Analyze them in a multi-engine sandbox
    •Block them prior to a security verdict
    •Rapidly deploy remediation signatures
  • Don't Compromise your Network: How to Safely Run an Open Source Infrastructure Don't Compromise your Network: How to Safely Run an Open Source Infrastructure Mandy Sadowski and Rich Jerrido, Technical Product Marketing Managers, Red Hat Feb 23 2017 8:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The foundation of any IT deployment should be a sound infrastructure and standard lifecycle processes and procedures. At the forefront of every IT department this year is how to increase security, improve efficiency, and maintain compliance in an open source environment. With the ever-increasing influx of data, cloud and DevOps comes increased risk for cyber security attacks and data breaches. How can you continue down the path of digital transformation without compromising your network?

    Join this webinar to learn more about these increasing demands, and how Red Hat Satellite is spearheading these advancements.
  • Facing up to Mobile Security Challenges Facing up to Mobile Security Challenges Stephen McCormack, Mobile Security Leader, IBM MaaS360, Adrian Davis, Managing Director, (ISC)² EMEA Feb 28 2017 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Whether it is iOS, Android or Windows Phone, you can enable employees to be more productive and work flexibly on the go by supporting the smartphones, tablets and business applications they use on a daily basis. But what about the risks? Join me, Stephen McCormack from IBM MaaS360 as I take you step-by-step through the key challenges that mobile devices bring, and how you can easily act to ensure your organisation is protected.
  • Key Considerations for Migrating Graphics Workloads to the Cloud Key Considerations for Migrating Graphics Workloads to the Cloud Alex Herrera, Sr. Analyst, Jon Peddie Research & Ziad Lammam, Teradici Feb 28 2017 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Moving to “The Cloud” is becoming a norm these days as it now provides better security and flexibility that enterprises are looking for in today’s ever growing “Big Data” landscape! Organizations with graphics workloads and interactive applications are looking for ways to consolidate their workstations to decrease CapEx and OpEx while ensuring data security for a disperse and mobile workforce.

    Alex Herrera, a senior analyst with Jon Peddie Research, author, and consultant to the world’s leading computer graphics and semiconductor companies will talk about on how enterprises can collocate their graphics intensive applications and workstations in the cloud to increase productivity and enhance collaborative working environment for creative professionals and design engineers in various verticals like: Media & Entertainment, Automotive & Manufacturing, Architecture, Engineering, Construction.

    This webinar will introduce key considerations in moving high-performance workstation to the cloud and provide valuable insights including:

    • Physical workstations vs. virtual workstations in the cloud
    • Choosing among cloud workstations - Private, Public or Hybrid
    • What to consider when moving to the cloud

    Teradici’s CTO Randy Groves will share how Cloud Access Software and PCoIP technology can enable you to securely migrate graphics intensive workloads and applications to the cloud while providing a seamless and “workstation-like” end user experience.

    Those who attend the webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck.

    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • How to Prevent Ransomware Infections How to Prevent Ransomware Infections Brook Chelmo Feb 28 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With the growth of ransomware families by 600% in 2016, there is no slowdown in sight for one of the worst malware variants in history.

    SonicWall’s security researcher and advocate, Brook Chelmo, will talk about the impact of ransomware as well as other advanced persistent threats such as zero-day attacks. SonicWall has the expertise and resources to help you stay ahead of developing threats.

    Learn how to:
    •Stay safe from ransomware and other advanced attacks
    •Practice good security hygiene
    •Use trusted automated tools to protect your network and endpoints
  • Operatonal Simplicity in the Datacenter with Containers Operatonal Simplicity in the Datacenter with Containers Cody Hill, Lead Systems Engineer Platform 9 and Ashok Rajagopalan, Head of Product Datera Mar 1 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Platform9 and Datera to learn how their software solutions can provide the DevOps agility, and operational simplicity of the cloud for containers. Mainstream adoption of stateful applications have been foundational for containerized applications to get widely deployed.

    With Datera Elastic Data Fabric and Platform9 Managed Kubernetes, customers can manage any application on Containers.

    You will learn:

    How to automate provisioning
    How this solution simplifies operations and management
    How to save costs with elasticity
  • How to Use Cloud Storage to Overcome The 3 Challenges to ACTIVE Data Archiving How to Use Cloud Storage to Overcome The 3 Challenges to ACTIVE Data Archiving Storage Switzerland, Panzura Mar 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and Panzura in a live webinar on March 2nd as we cover why you should really want to aggressively archive data, what the challenges are to an aggressive strategy and, most importantly, how to use cloud storage to overcome them.
  • Going Beyond with Arcserve UDP Hardware Snapshots Going Beyond with Arcserve UDP Hardware Snapshots Gary Sussman, Kervin Myrtil Mar 2 2017 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Software-based snapshots for VMware & Hyper-V host servers can significantly burden virtual machine performance. The solution, utilize Arcserve UDP hardware storage snapshot copies for high-performance backup without sacrificing virtual machine performance.
  • Is Hybrid IT the new grail? Is Hybrid IT the new grail? Adam Levine, Chief Commercial Officer, Data4; Stephen Worn, DatacenterDynamics Mar 8 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How do you make the right decisions as to how and where to host and manage your IT assets? Cloud added not just a whole new set of choices to the decision, it has changed the way that IT is consumed and paid for, and how IT delivery can be aligned with business needs.

    To make hybrid IT work effectively requires a level of computing capacity, connectivity, efficiency and resilience that most enterprise data centers simply cannot reach without prohibitive investment.

    Join us on 8 March and let DATA4, explain how they have used these increasingly common IT pain points to shape their philosophy and their offering.
  • "The Wire Can’t Lie" - Empowered by Solarflare’s New SolarCapture Product Range "The Wire Can’t Lie" - Empowered by Solarflare’s New SolarCapture Product Range Ramzi Zabaneh Mar 14 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    “The Wire Can’t Lie”: From packet data to network management wisdom, empowered by Solarflare’s new SolarCapture product range

    This webinar will cover:
    - Consolidated network monitoring can be used to rapidly identify, isolate and solve application and business problems in finance, service provider and government networks, with typical use cases

    - Both ROI and flexibility can be optimized through the powerful feature set of the new SolarCapture turnkey solution, with 40 GbE lossless-to-disk packet capture provided in an open platform

    - SolarCapture is special, key products, functionality and options in the SolarCapture family, as well as details on upcoming product features
  • Tech Talk: Improving App Performance Across All WAN Transports Tech Talk: Improving App Performance Across All WAN Transports Derek Granath and Chris Rogers Mar 14 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Increase the performance of your wide area network and worker productivity with key features that allow you to condition your connectivity, bond different links together to improve application performance, and define QoS profiles based on business policies to ensure that receive the priority, performance and availability they require.
  • Guide to your (ISC)² Membership in EMEA: Benefits, Maintenance & Opportunities Guide to your (ISC)² Membership in EMEA: Benefits, Maintenance & Opportunities Adrian Davis, Managing Director, (ISC)² EMEA, Q&A with Membership Services Apr 3 2017 10:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Are you an (ISC)² member with questions about your certification and member benefits, or want to keep in touch with (ISC)² news in EMEA? Are you thinking about joining, and curious to hear more about what membership means and how (ISC)² can help you?

    Join the Guide to Your (ISC)² Membership in EMEA webinar to learn more about these topics and others including:
    - CPE opportunities, member benefits and getting involved
    - Updates on (ISC)² news, developments and changes in your region
    - Your membership requirements summarized
    - Who are the (ISC)² EMEA team and how we can help you
    - Focus discussions
    - Q&A session
  • Rockin’ and Rollin’ with SMB3 Rockin’ and Rollin’ with SMB3 Ned Pyle, SMB Program Manager, Microsoft, John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, Mellanox, Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair, NetApp Apr 5 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Server Message Block (SMB) is the core file-transfer protocol of Windows, MacOS and Samba, and has become widely deployed. It’s ubiquitous - a 30-year-old family of network code.

    However, the latest iteration of SMB3 is almost unrecognizable when compared to versions only a few years old. Extensive reengineering has led to advanced capabilities that include multichannel, transparent failover, scale out, and encryption. SMB Direct makes use of RDMA networking, creates block transport system and provides reliable transport to zetabytes of unstructured data, worldwide.

    SMB3 forms the basis of hyper-converged and scale-out systems for virtualization and SQL Server. It is available for a variety of hardware devices, from printers, network-attached storage appliances, to Storage Area Networks (SANs). It is often the most prevalent protocol on a network, with high-performance data transfers as well as efficient end-user access over wide-area connections.

    In this SNIA-ESF Webcast, Microsoft’s Ned Pyle, program manager of the SMB protocol, will discuss the current state of SMB, including:

    •Brief background on SMB
    •An overview of the SMB 3.x family, first released with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, MacOS 10.10, Samba 4.1, and Linux CIFS 3.12
    •What changed in SMB 3.1.1
    •Understanding SMB security, scenarios, and workloads
    •The deprecation and removal of the legacy SMB1 protocol
    •How SMB3 supports hyperconverged and scale-out storage
  • Tech Talk: Internet Breakout - Sending SaaS Traffic to the Internet Tech Talk: Internet Breakout - Sending SaaS Traffic to the Internet Derek Granath and Anusha Vaidyanathan Apr 12 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With the increasing use of SaaS and cloud-based apps, backhauling all internet-bound traffic from the branch to headquarters wastes bandwidth and degrades performance. Learn how first-packet application visibility enables intelligent breakout of trusted apps directly to the internet while still directing unknown or suspicious apps to corporate security services for further inspection.
  • VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality VR meets marketing: Get ready for this new reality Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat Apr 19 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Wildly successful VR campaigns from industry giants like Lexus, Marriott Hotels, McDonald's, Carnival Cruises, Best Western, UNICEF, and Red Bull have shown that VR has become a powerful marketing tool. It’s taking advantage of innovative product placement, create interactive trailers, engage with branded mini-games, create intense emotional experiences, and more.

    Mobile VR from the likes of Sony, Facebook, and HTC already has an audience in the millions — 67% of smartphone users have tried, or want to try, VR experiences. And as hardware prices come down and haptic feedback devices become common, that number will continue to blow up.

    VR isn't just a disrupter—it's an earthquake reshaping the marketing landscape. Join today's VR innovators in this VB Live event and learn how to take emotion-driven marketing to the next level.

    In this webinar you'll:

    · Discover why VR marketing will be important in 2017

    · Find out what will work in VR marketing, and what won't

    · Understand the VR marketing landscape

    · Learn how to get started, and how you can leverage the opportunity

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
    * Dean Johnson, Head of Innovation; Brandwidth
    * Cathy Hackl, Chief Communications Officer, Future Lighthouse
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Tech Talk: WAN Op on Tap Tech Talk: WAN Op on Tap Derek Granath and Chris Rogers May 3 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    This webinar will clear up a common misconception that SD-WANs obsolete the need for WAN optimization. All the bandwidth in the world doesn’t diminish physical distance and therefore the latency across long distances. WAN opt is all about improving application performance over distance and transporting large data sets efficiently. No longer is it necessary to have WAN opt deployed across the entire network – just selectively where and when you need it.
  • Tech Talk: Security and SD-WAN Tech Talk: Security and SD-WAN Derek Granath and Anusha Vaidyanathan May 23 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Internet is notoriously insecure – we hear about security breaches nearly every day. Discover the multiple security features of a Silver Peak SD-WAN, architected to ensure that all traffic moving across broadband Internet is highly protected. Got compliance requirements? Learn how micro-segmentation using business intent overlays helps organizations meet compliance mandates.