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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.
  • In today's world of unprecedented growth in enterprise storage demands, traditional infrastructure provisioning and management methods just aren’t capable of keeping up with the frequent adjustments required within modern enterprises. New industry research sheds light on how software-defined storage gives modern enterprises a competitive edge, offering improved scalability, performance, and ease of use.

    Please join us for an upcoming webcast on May 19th, featuring guest speaker Sr. Research Analyst Henry Baltazar with Forrester Consulting who will share insights on the growing need to rethink traditional data storage and on where the data industry is heading. Eric Carter, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Hedvig will share how Hedvig’s new software-defined storage solution can deliver modern storage for any enterprise compute environment.

    Attend this webcast featuring industry experts from Forrester Research and Hedvig to discover:

    •Why 55% of technology decision makers are expressing interest in or starting to implement software-defined storage
    •What workloads IT leaders consider as top candidates to operate with software-defined storage
    •Why the need for choice and flexibility are ushering in a new era of data management that brings the simplicity of public clouds to your data center
    •How distributed systems technology transforms commodity server infrastructure into a scalable, resilient, self-service storage platform
  • Na het bijwonen van dit webinar weet u hoe u een mobiele IT-omgeving kunt implementeren die door het dynamisch aanpassen van de security instellingen overal voldoet aan de geldende regelgeving. Medewerkers zijn op deze manier altijd en overal productief en in staat de juiste dienstverlening te verlenen. Zo kunnen medewerkers van een financiele instelling niet alleen op iedere werkplek binnen kantoor, maar ook bij klanten thuis volgens het beleid van hun organisatie werken. Medewerkers in een ziekenhuis zijn in staat om op hun eigen werkplek, als ook bij de patient aan het bed in hun eigen vertrouwde omgeving te werken, zonder dat de privacy van gegevens in gevaar komt. En ook thuiswerken kan op deze manier mogelijk worden gemaakt binnen ieder bedrijf dat waarde hecht aan flexibel werken voor hun medewerkers, zonder de beveiliging uit het oog te verliezen.
  • Featuring Ben Person, Manager, ServiceNow Delivery, Dell Services, this video provides an overview of how the combined capabilities of Dell IT service management and ServiceNow helps you easily align IT with your business objectives. Learn how Dell Services can help ensure seamless service, proactive and responsive interaction and quality delivery.
  • Featuring Paola Arbour, Vice President, Services IT, Dell Services, this video provides an insight into the Service Integration and Management (SIAM) function. It helps understand how you can benefit from the flexibility and innovation of multisourcing and standard services, while delivering integrated services to the business.
  • The velocity of change for today's business has exposed weakness in traditional approaches to IT infrastructure. Forrester estimates that 58% of organizations measure storage provisioning in days, weeks, or even months. That’s simply not fast enough!

    Hedvig has re-architected storage using modern, distributed systems capabilities giving you the toolset to successfully deal with the demands of modern business.

    Attend this webinar for an introduction to Hedvig and learn:

    Why software-defined storage is gaining momentum in the enterprise
    How Hedvig is different from other solutions on the market
    What Hedvig uniquely offers for DevOps and IT organizations
  • How good are your current test cases? How much coverage do they provide, and how do you know? And do your testers have the data they need, when they need it?

    In this webcast, we will discuss ways to:
    •create the optimum set of test cases, by importing requirements and existing tests from HP ALM, turning them into crystal clear requirements using visual flow charts and related tools
    •find or synthetically create the right test data, linking them with expected results and directly to each test cases
    •automate test execution where tests are automatically updated each time the requirements change, so you can eliminate testing bottlenecks.

    Learn how you can optimize your HP ALM investment - with the smallest test cases for maximum coverage, and with the right test data - to get you on your way to a faster, better delivery of high quality applications to market.
  • Learn how data encryption and encryption key management address compliance for healthcare providers and payers. Join Derek Tumulak, VP Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager as they discuss how HIPAA/HITECH regulations impact electronic protected health information (PHI) and best practices to safeguard sensitive patient data.

    Discover how:
    • HIPAA and HITECH regulatory mandates impact data security for healthcare institutions
    • Strong encryption and policy-based access controls provide a separation of duties between data security and system administrators
    • Secure key management and policy management ensure consistency in applying policies and encryption keys to both structured and unstructured data
    • Rapid implementation is achieved because encryption is transparent to users, applications, databases and storage systems
    • The HOSTING and Vormetric cloud solution can satisfy HIPAA and HITECH compliance requirements in the cloud
  • In this presentation, solution providers learn simple steps to help build and grow their IT security practice. Attendees learn about compliance regulations, cloud integration, how to weave security into each opportunity, adherence to best practices, and re-educating customers.
  • Learn to predict, prepare for and pinpoint performance issues by combining HP OpsA and J9 Accelerators with Splunk. This webinar will cover how your IT operations teams will be able to extract the full value of their data.

    If you’ve made an investment in Splunk and want to increase functionality, while at the same time reducing maintenance costs, you need to attend.
  • In this webinar with CenturyLink, discover 5 steps to take today to move toward a secure, fast and flexible hybrid cloud environment. Best practices and use cases are discussed, along with tips and critical questions you should ask your provider before getting started. We will also offer insight around things to avoid and share common, real-world issues that IT managers face when starting their hybrid cloud journey.

    This webinar is the third in NetApp’s Hybrid Cloud Exchange Webinar series. Follow this series to discover industry-leading insights, partnerships, and resources to help you embrace the hybrid cloud on your terms.
  • For years, most endpoint security strategies have revolved around endpoint anti-virus, but this approach is clearly unable to keep pace with modern threats. To mitigate their risks, IT organizations need to rethink their current endpoint security strategies and move past these reactive security technologies. In order to set organizations down the right path, we will present Forrester’s five design principles of an effective endpoint security strategy, helping security professionals to place attack surface reduction and tool integration as their central focus points within their own strategies. Ultimately, this will allow organizations to better deal with the influx of new device types and data access requirements while reducing the likelihood of data breaches.
  • This webinar takes top to bottom approach on deep dive training of Data Plane Development Kit. The attendees will learn as how various Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) components fit together in delivering final vertical applications such as a router, a security appliance, QoS and load balancer.

    Most of the customers and developers are familiar with L2fwd and L3fwd sample applications. However one of the questions that is frequently asked is regarding availability of not only 1) run to completion applications but also 2) pipeline mode applications or 3) a combination of run to completion and pipeline mode application. To clarify, the webinar will classify the key sample applications into the above three categories. We will take two key applications – 1) IP Pipeline and 2) Packet Ordering Sample application and drill down deeper as how customers can map their own application with these architectural usage models. We will do a brief code walk through of one of the application to showcase how professionally the coding is done with great commenting.

    While earlier release features were focused on CapEx improvement, such as thread pinning, only polled mode driver, the latest releases are including OpEx improvements also. The audience will learn Release 2.1 and Release 2.2 features from the point of view both CapEx and OpEx improvement.

    Data Plane Development Kit is spelled as “P-E-R-F-O-R-M-A-N-C-E”. So, any deep dive presentation is complete only with key performance optimization techniques. So, the attendees will learn top 3 key optimization techniques that they can use while integrating their applications with DPDK.
  • In this webinar we'll discuss running business critical applications with Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS). Join Biswapati Bhattacharjee from SanDisk to learn about the following:

    1. Key features, highlights and benefits of Virtual SAN 6, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS).
    2. Business benefits of running Business Critical and other Applications with Virtual SAN
    3. Virtual SAN reference architectures and solutions that can deliver very high and consistent performance for Oracle 12c and SQL Server OLTP databases
    4. An All-Flash Virtual SAN solution that can deliver over 3 Million New Orders Per Minute (NOPMs) using SQL Server
  • Join guest speaker Holger Kisker Ph.D. as he discusses what companies need today: a flexible data management architecture to cope with both traditional and emerging sources of data (in any structure), advanced data analytics to extract deeper business insights, and efficient ways to deliver these insights as information or data services for better business decisions. All embedded into an efficient data virtualization layer that makes all data available when, where, and in whatever format it is needed.
  • Einfach gesagt nutzt Social Innovation innovative Technologien und Lösungen, um übergeordnete gesellschaftliche Trends zu addressieren. Die Themen reichen hierbei von Urbanisierung, Smart & Connected Technologies bishin zu neuen Formen des Gesundheitswesens und zur Schonung natürlicher Ressourcen. HDS bietet Social Innovation Lösungen und Dienstleistungen mit dem Fokus auf dem Internet der "wichtigen" Dinge.
  • Learn how to take control of your data by using advanced encryption, centralized key management and cutting edge access controls and policies. In this session, Imam Sheikh, Dir. Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager will discuss how to proactively address PCI Compliance in the cloud, protect intellectual property and comply with data privacy and system integrity regulations. Join this informative webinar to learn about HOSTING and Vormetric data encryption security solutions and best practices that have helped leading Fortune 500 businesses protect their sensitive data across their private, public and hybrid cloud environments!

    What you'll learn:
    • How data encryption helps prevent data breaches
    • How to address PCI compliance requirements in the cloud
    • How to safeguard cardholder information that is stored in a variety of different databases and versions
    • The HOSTING and Vormetric approach to securing data in motion and at rest
  • The cloud fundamentally changes how IT is measured and managed. In the past, IT Organizations could simply cross-charge their costs and report on service-level agreements (SLAs). Today, business customers can go to Amazon, Azure or other providers’ Web pages and see prices for servers, storage, databases and more. This means for the first time, IT needs to have public cloud-comparable costs for service options. Only by doing this, can IT generate a cost-effective strategy that spans public and private cloud. In this session, we will discuss how IT can build up its dedicated and private cloud costs with the HP Asset Manager & HP CMS - UCMDB Automated Service Modeling solutions. We will also demonstrate how to put cloud costs together.
  • Organisations worldwide rely on Oracle databases and applications to support their business objectives. Learn how the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Oracle Database solution can help you Lower TCO and meets your Oracle Performance, Resilience and growth objectives.
  • Cyber-attacks are growing in complexity, and the rise of Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) and insider threats has made organisations and government agencies more aware of their vulnerability. A comprehensive defense requires capabilities that go far beyond the firewall to protect against attackers that have penetrated the network perimeter. While no point security solution—technology-based or otherwise—can fully protect an organisation from cyber-attacks and APTs, today’s availability of cross-domain security solutions can help organisations protect themselves better than ever before.

    In this roundtable discussion, participants from the National Bank of Kuwait, Accenture and CA Technologies will examine the current cyber security challenges facing organisations, including in the Middle East, and debate how the need for identity-centric security is critical today.

    Tamer Gamali, President, (ISC)² Kuwait Chapter; Board Member, (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Council; CISO, National Bank of Kuwait

    Shirief Nosseir, Business Lead, Information Security for the CA Technologies business in the Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
    Simone Vernacchia
    IT Strategy, Infrastructure & Security Consulting & Outsourcing Director, Accenture Middle East

    (ISC)² is giving away 3 non-member passes for the ISC)² SecureDubai Conference (November 24) to delegates who view the webinar for a minimum of 45 minutes. Winners will be announced live at the end of the webinar and subsequently emailed with information on how to redeem their prizes. For further details on the prize draw and full T&C’s, please copy and paste the following link to your browser:
  • In this webinar we'll discuss running business critical applications with Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS). Join Patric Chang, Senior Director from SanDisk and Michael Haag, Product Line Marketing Manager, VMware Storage and Availability from VMware to learn about the following:

    1. Key features, highlights and benefits of Virtual SAN 6, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS).
    2. Business benefits of running Business Critical and other Applications with Virtual SAN
    3. Virtual SAN reference architectures and solutions that can deliver very high and consistent performance for Oracle 12c and SQL Server OLTP databases
    4. An All-Flash Virtual SAN solution that can deliver over 3 Million New Orders Per Minute (NOPMs) using SQL Server
  • As more organizations virtualize their mission-critical workloads, they often experience high latency and unpredictable performance. Virtualization can also complicate the storage administration process. Flash storage has the potential to address these challenges, but each vendor has its own approach. One approach may work for some but not others. Which one will work for your organization? Join Chris Tsilipounidakis as he examines the different flash-based storage architectures available today and how they may or may not meet your performance and capacity needs.
  • The "Practical Guide to Cloud Computing" whitepaper was written by the CSCC to help enterprise IT and business decision makers adopt cloud computing to solve business challenges. This webcast will help cloud customers evaluate the market from the point of view of their organization’s needs. You will learn how to select the right cloud architecture and implementation approach through the use of in-house staff, cloud vendor(s) or both.
  • Network-dense, interconnection-oriented facilities are not easy to replicate and are typically able to charge higher prices for colocation, as well as charge for cross-connects and, in some cases, access to public Internet exchange platforms and cloud platforms. Mobility, the Internet of Things, SaaS, IaaS and content delivery all depend on network performance. This presentation will look at the following issues:

    - How will Open-IX and the launch of European-model exchanges impact the interconnection market?
    - What are the networking and datacenter technologies that can disrupt this market?
    - What are the advantages of Direct Connect services?
  • As communications service providers begin to transition network functions to the cloud to bring new and exciting real time communications services to market quickly and more efficiently, they are looking to key vendor ecosystems to help accelerate the deployments with integrated and differentiated network functions virtualization (NFV) and software defined networking (SDN) solutions that use open approaches.

    This webinar demonstrates the power of solutions from vendor ecosystems and highlights the integration of differentiated network infrastructure products from leading vendors bringing unique, end-to-end Carrier Grade NFV solutions to market for service providers.