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  • Outerwall Case Study: Get Amazing TCO with All-Flash Storage Outerwall Case Study: Get Amazing TCO with All-Flash Storage Jason Nadeau, Director of Product Marketing, Pure Storage; Rob Kwak, Manager Systems Engineering and Ops, Outerwall Recorded: Jul 22 2016 29 mins
    View this webinar to experience the economic benefits of going-all flash. Falling flash prices combined with new ways to reduce the data actually stored on the flash media, solid state storage can cost significantly less than disk. In this session, Outerwall,the company behind Redbox(r), Coinstar(r), ecoATM(r) and other retail kiosks, discusses storage Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) from a customer point of view -- from initial acquisition, maintenance, and generational upgrades.

    Topics covered include:

    – What does a strong TCO-centric business case for storage look like?
    – What are the main components of cost over the ownership lifecycle?
    – What are the underlying technical and business model mechanisms that drive down TCO of all-flash storage?
    – What tools are available to help you customize a business case for your environment and needs?
    – How Outerwall was able to go from 18 racks to 2 and speed its business analytics reports 20X
  • StorageSwiss Podcast Why is Unstructured Data Killing NAS? StorageSwiss Podcast Why is Unstructured Data Killing NAS? George Crump, Charlie Hodges, Glen Olsen Recorded: Jul 22 2016 18 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and Caringo for a preview of our upcoming webinar "What Does Your Next NetApp Refresh Look Like?". No Registration Required!
  • Speicher- und SAP-Lösungen für den Gesundheitssektor – ein Überblick von SUSE Speicher- und SAP-Lösungen für den Gesundheitssektor – ein Überblick von SUSE Philippe Hoppe und Michael Stanscheck Recorded: Jul 22 2016 47 mins
    Die zunehmende Digitalisierung, der Einsatz moderner bildgebender Analyseverfahren sowie die
    gesetzlichen Verpflichtungen zur Speicherung von Gesundheitsdaten lassen den Speicherbedarf
    im Gesundheitswesen explodieren und stellen eine große Herausforderung an die effiziente Abläufe und Datenabfragen dar.

    •Softwarebasierte Speicherlösungen – wie SUSE Enterprise Storage – bieten eine sichere und kostengünstige Alternative, ohne Kompromisse bei Funktionalitäten und Sicherheit.
    •Die Einführung von SAP Anwendungen ermöglicht schnellen Zugriff und intelligente Abfragen in Echtzeit. SUSE Enterprise Linux für SAP Applications ist die führende Plattform für SAP und SAP HANA Anwendungen.

    In diesem Webinar geben unsere Experten einen Überblick zu diesen Themen speziell im Gesundheitssektor und stehen für Ihre Fragen zur Verfügung. In weiteren Webinaren werden die Themen vertieft.
  • CMO Checklist: Why brands should engage with bots CMO Checklist: Why brands should engage with bots Jon Cifuentes, Analyst, VentureBeat Recorded: Jul 21 2016 56 mins
    A few years ago, kik might have seemed like just another messaging app. Today it boasts 275 million users and its very own Bot Shop a platform for companies like Sephora and Weather.com to display their bot prowess. More and more smart companies are sitting up and paying attention, as Yahoo, Facebook, and others get into the messaging bot game.

    Today most bots center around the conversational interface offered by Facebook Messenger and the likes of kik, but who knows what tomorrow might mean?

    Join our VB Live event as our panel of experts talks about what smart companies know about bots. From messaging to shopping, bots are increasingly part of the business landscape.

    In this webinar, you’ll learn to:

    * Understand the importance of bots to brands
    * Know bot landscape and what it means for your business
    * Recognize the potential synergies and pitfalls between bots and brands

    Speakers:

    * Paul Gray, Director of Platform Services, Kik
    * Jon Cifuentest, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Register for this free executive leadership live event today!

    Sponsored by ArcTouch
  • Save More Than 50 Percent on Your Migration to Cloud by Rightsizing Save More Than 50 Percent on Your Migration to Cloud by Rightsizing Chris Schin, Vice President, Products Recorded: Jul 21 2016 28 mins
    Join this webinar to see how the CloudPhysics Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer identifies opportunities to lower your costs of running applications on the public cloud.

    The Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer automatically identifies on-premises virtual machines (VMs) that are over-provisioned with more resources (such as CPU and memory) than they use. This lets you optimize instance matching to the ideal cloud instances. Rightsizing reveals the verifiable cost of running workloads in the cloud. Now you can answer the question, “will we save money by migrating applications to the cloud?”

    This webinar shows how Public Cloud Planning Rightsizer collects resource utilization data from each VM on a fine-grained basis, and then analyzes those data across time to discover the VM’s actual resource needs. Imagine an on-premises VM configured with 8 vCPUs: if the Rightsizer shows that it has never used more than 2 vCPUs, you can Rightsize that VM to a smaller instance in the cloud, saving substantial funds.
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Next-Generation Endpoint Security A Comprehensive Approach to Next-Generation Endpoint Security Jon Oltsik, ESG; Grant McDonald, Intel Security; and Eyal Dotan, Bufferzone Recorded: Jul 21 2016 59 mins
    Many enterprise organizations are moving beyond antivirus software, adding new types of controls and monitoring tools to improve incident prevention, detection, and response on their endpoints. Unfortunately, some of these firms are doing so by adding tactical technologies that offering incremental benefits only.
    So what’s needed?
    A strategic approach that covers the entire ESG endpoint security continuum from threat prevention to incident response. A truly comprehensive solution will also include advanced endpoint security controls that reduce the attack surface and tight integration with network security, SIEM, and threat intelligence to improve threat detection and response processes.
    Join ESG senior principal analyst Jon Oltsik, Intel Security, and Bufferzone on a webinar on July 21 at 10am PT/1pm ET to learn more about next-generation endpoint security requirements and strategies.
  • Is IT feeling the heat? Try iland’s cool summer console release Is IT feeling the heat? Try iland’s cool summer console release Jeff Polczynski, Solutions Architect at iland and Lilac Schoenbeck, VP Product Management & Marketing at iland Recorded: Jul 21 2016 60 mins
    It may be summer, but IT never takes a vacation. As business projects slow, IT takes advantage of the downtime to shore up the infrastructure and overhaul systems. With all eyes on technology these days, everything from security breaches to system outages get outsized attention. It’s a lot to contend with.

    While any old cloud can provide a bit of shade, the iland cloud can do more. Our purpose built – and consistently enhanced – iland cloud console provides a welcome reprieve from the pain of managing cloud workloads, ensuring their security – and even answer questions from the executive suite.

    Join a webinar from our product experts, showing how the iland cloud console integrates:
    - A full complement of proactive security technologies
    - Tools to provision and manage VMs, vApps, network and more
    - 12 months of performance and capacity data
    - On-demand reporting for your executives and auditors
    - A host of “bonus features” to make your life easier

    Join this webinar to see how the iland cloud, with it’s innovative console, does more than outsource infrastructure. We’ll pour you a tall glass of virtual ice water, turn on the A/C, and make sure that your cloud operation is cool as a cucumber.
  • Reducing Costs and Growing Revenues with Cloud Service Providers Reducing Costs and Growing Revenues with Cloud Service Providers Mike Slisinger, Cloud Solutions Architect, Nutanix & Chris Feltham, Worldwide Cloud Solutions Manager, Intel Recorded: Jul 21 2016 52 mins
    The ever changing Cloud Service Provider marketplace is filled with growing opportunities and increasing competition. Mike Slisinger, Cloud Solutions Architect at Nutanix, and Chris Feltham, Cloud Solution Sales Manager at Intel, will discuss how Nutanix and Intel collaborate on cloud technologies and solutions to help Cloud Service Providers solve infrastructure challenges and simplify operations. We will also discuss how current Nutanix and Intel powered Service Providers are building differentiated services that provide true business value to their customers.

    Attending this webcast should provide Cloud Service Providers with a good understanding of how Intel and Nutanix can help reduce costs of offering cloud services while enabling and growing new revenue streams for business.
  • Licensing Databases on vSphere with Converged and Hyperconverged Platforms Licensing Databases on vSphere with Converged and Hyperconverged Platforms Nathan Biggs, CEO, House of Brick Technologies Recorded: Jul 20 2016 57 mins
    Discover the complexities of licensing database technologies such as Oracle, SQL Server and PostgreSQL on VMware, with particular emphasis on modern converged and hyper-converged platforms. It's vital to ensure your virtual machines stay compliant with your database vendor’s license requirements. Join us to learn about the business and financial risks involved if you don't have a solid plan in place for compliance, as well as explore strategies for controlling and/or reducing costs and limiting organizational risk.
  • Improving the Performance of Microsoft SQL Server with Parallel I/O Improving the Performance of Microsoft SQL Server with Parallel I/O Alan Porter, Solutions Architect, DataCore Software & Steve Hunsaker, Solutions Architect, DataCore Software Recorded: Jul 19 2016 34 mins
    The virtualization wave is beginning to stall as companies confront application performance problems that can no longer be addressed effectively.

    DataCore’s Parallel I/O breakthrough not only solves the immediate performance problem facing multi-core virtualized environments, but it significantly increases the VM density possible per physical server. In effect, it achieves remarkable cost reductions through maximum utilization of CPUs, memory and storage while fulfilling the promise of virtualization.

    Join us for this webinar where we will take an inside look into DataCore’s Parallel I/O technology and show you what it can do for businesses running Microsoft SQL Server to improve the performance of database-driven applications.
  • A Beginner's Guide to Workstations in the Cloud A Beginner's Guide to Workstations in the Cloud Alex Herrera, Senior Analyst with Jon Peddie Research & Consultant, Randy Groves, CTO, Teradici Recorded: Jul 19 2016 45 mins
    The days of ensuring each designer has their workstation under their desk is becoming less the norm. Many organizations, particularly media and entertainment as well as architecture and engineering are considering leveraging the cloud to provide workstations to solve common IT problems resulting from big data sets, a dispersed and flexible workforce as well as increasing concern for data security.

    Alex Herrera, a senior analyst with Jon Peddie Research, author, and consultant to the world’s leading computer graphics and semiconductor companies will provide guidance on how organizations can develop an IT strategy to deploy and support a secure cloud model, where pay-as-you-go is the norm.

    This session will provide valuable insights including:
    • Pros and cons of hosting workstations in the cloud
    • How to effectively manage workflows
    • Differences between private and public clouds
    • Key considerations for cloud deployments

    Teradici’s CTO will discuss how customers can effectively leverage Teradici PCoIP Workstation Access Software to securely deliver a seamless end user experience from the cloud.

    Those who attend the webinar will receive a copy of the slide deck.
    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • Cloud Storage: Solving Interoperability Challenges Cloud Storage: Solving Interoperability Challenges Udayan Singh, Head, Tata Consultancy, Mark Carlson, Cloud Storage Co-Chair, Cloud Storage TWG Co-Chair Recorded: Jul 19 2016 34 mins
    Cloud storage has transformed the storage industry, however interoperability challenges that were overlooked during the initial stages of growth are now emerging as front and center issues. Join this Webcast to learn the major challenges that businesses leveraging services from multiple cloud providers or moving from one cloud provider to another face.
    The SNIA Cloud Data Management Interface standard (CDMI) addresses these challenges by offering data interoperability between clouds. SNIA and Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) have partnered to create a SNIA CDMI Conformance Test Program to help cloud storage providers achieve CDMI conformance.
    As interoperability becomes critical, end user companies should include the CDMI standard in their RFPs and demand conformance to CDMI from vendors.
    Join us on July 19th to learn:
    •Critical challenges that the cloud storage industry is facing
    •Issues in a multi-cloud provider environment
    •Addressing cloud storage interoperability challenges
    •How the CDMI standard works
    •Benefits of CDMI conformance testing
    •Benefits for end user companies
  • OpenDaylight Standalone SFC and Openflow Multi-Writer Solution OpenDaylight Standalone SFC and Openflow Multi-Writer Solution Danny Zhou, SDN/NFV Software Architect, Intel; Yi Yang, Sr. Software Engineer, Intel Recorded: Jul 19 2016 54 mins
    • Standalone SFC features (e.g., modeling, augmented ACL and control plane implementation) in OpenDaylight Beryllium release to control the NSH-based SFC classifier
    • OpenDaylight SFC 103 Setup
    • A Solution to Openflow Multiple-Writer Issue in OpenDaylight
    • Approach in OpenDaylight “Genius” project to resolve Multiple-Writer Issue
  • CISO Says: Interview with William O'Connell, Chief Business Security Officer ADP CISO Says: Interview with William O'Connell, Chief Business Security Officer ADP Interviewer:Dr. Christopher Laing, (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Board Member; Interviewee:William O'Connell, CBSO at ADP Recorded: Jul 19 2016 58 mins
    In the CISO Says Series, information security leaders share their experiences of what it means to be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise's security vision and strategy in an interview format. They provide insight into the path he took to become CISOs and how they are reinventing the role in the face of accelerating industry change.

    Interviewer:Dr. Christopher Laing, (ISC)² EMEA Advisory Board Member, CISSP, Director of Cyber Resilience at Sciendum

    Interviewee:William O'Connell, CISSP, Chief Business Security Office at ADP
  • White Space 46: We'll always have Paris White Space 46: We'll always have Paris Peter Judge, Max Smolaks, Sebastian Moss, Michael Hurley Recorded: Jul 15 2016 15 mins
    This week on White Space, we look at the safest data center locations in the world, as rated by real estate management firm Cushman & Wakefield.

    It will come as no surprise that Iceland comes out on top, while the US and the UK have barely made the top 10.

    French data center specialist Data4 is promoting Paris as a global technology hub, where it is planning to invest at least €100 million. Another French data center owned by Webaxys is repurposing old Nissan Leaf car batteries in partnership with Eaton.

    Brexit update:
    We’ve also heard industry body TechUK outline an optimistic vision of Britain outside the EU – as long as the country remains within the single market and subscribes to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation.
  • 10 Questions to ask a Managed Service Provider Before You Sign 10 Questions to ask a Managed Service Provider Before You Sign Bill Santos, President at HOSTING Recorded: Jul 14 2016 33 mins
    Key topics that need to be discussed when partnering with a cloud service provider, including:

    -Architecture of cloud-based environments
    -Interacting with IT teams
    -Compliance
    -Migration and Project Management
    -Evaluating the customer experience
  • 3 Steps to Modernize Your Oracle Data Center 3 Steps to Modernize Your Oracle Data Center Rob Callaghan, Marketing Manager Recorded: Jul 14 2016 29 mins
    Running Oracle in your data center often presents one of three challenges: storage performance, scale, or complexity. Frustratingly, solving one challenge often leaves you dealing with another – a modern day whack-a-mole. If you’re continually pouring money into new server hardware or software licenses, but still coming up short on performance, this webinar is for you!

    Join Rob Callaghan, Sr. Marketing Manager, to learn what 3 steps you need to make to solve these data center challenges, without compromising the others, and different ways you can apply flash technology to achieve Oracle nirvana.

    You’ll leave this webinar knowing how to:
    - Reduce Storage Bottlenecks
    - Consolidate Hardware
    - Increase Performance
  • A Better Architecture for Hybrid WAN A Better Architecture for Hybrid WAN Steve Woo, Co-founder and VP of Products, VeloCloud Recorded: Jul 14 2016 53 mins
    Most enterprises deploy both private MPLS and public broadband Internet to some or all of their branch offices. The right SD-WAN solution will dramatically improve the utilization, performance and ease of management of the these hybrid deployments.

    Join this webinar for a detailed understanding of the architectural details of Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN for hybrid WAN deployments. You’ll leave with a clear understanding of how hybrid deployments can be designed, implemented and maintained for a secure, optimal and high quality wide area network.
  • Driving Digital Transformation in Federal Government Driving Digital Transformation in Federal Government Dustin Laun, Sr. Advisor of Innovation at FCC, Jordan Braunstein, Principal at Visual Integrator Recorded: Jul 14 2016 32 mins
    Learn from MuleSoft experts on why legacy modernization is a vital step toward pursuing digital transformation, and how the Anypoint Platform can support legacy modernization in the federal government.
  • Validation of Virtual VoLTE using TCS’s NFV Concerto Validation of Virtual VoLTE using TCS’s NFV Concerto Akhila Chetlapalle, Senior Architect, TCS; Vineet Sachdev, Director of Product Management of Mobile Networking, Brocade Recorded: Jul 14 2016 60 mins
    Telecom networks are witnessing a paradigm shift with the evolution of Network Function Virtualization (NFV). Adopting NFV helps them to significantly increase service agility, as well as realize savings in operational expenses. In addition, with most of the telecom operators moving to LTE for data and IoT scenarios, successful voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) service deployment is emerging as a critical business necessity. The key challenge is successful migration or expansion from physical to virtual LTE mobile cores, and successful deployment and verification of VoLTE services without compromising on the customer Quality of Experience (QoE). Therefore, testing of VoLTE services in a virtual LTE mobile core across the entire lifecycle during evaluation, field-trial, commercial deployment, and optimization phases and timely verification are vital to ensure scalability and interoperability.

    Tata Consultancy Services' (TCS') NFV Concerto is a comprehensive framework that provides end to end VoLTE verification in a virtual LTE mobile core, with fully automated orchestration, verification of lifecycle events, scaling, performance, resiliency, and functional testing. TCS has partnered with Brocade and Metaswitch and used NFV ConcertoTM to enable seamless integration, validation and pre-deployment certification.

    In this webinar, TCS and Brocade will jointly present this solution highlighting –
    1)NFV adoption challenges
    2)VoLTE Solution capabilities, key features and differentiators
    3)TCS’s NFV ConcertoTM framework
    4)Brocade’s vEPC solution and its key features and differentiators
  • Securing Privileged Accts in Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Securing Privileged Accts in Industrial Control Systems & Operational Technology Adrian Davis, Managing Director (ISC)² EMEA, Christian Goetz, Director Professional Services, CyberArk Recorded: Jul 14 2016 62 mins
    Industrial organizations face greater cyber security challenges today as traditionally air-gapped or segmented operational technology (OT) networks become increasingly connected to IT systems and the internet, exposing critical ICS endpoints and other assets to aggressive threats related to abuse of privileged accounts or other currently very common threats like ransomware.
    IT/OT convergence and related cyber security risks can threaten uptime and consumer safety. Nearly all users in ICS environments require some level of privileged access and are therefore being targeted. Protecting ICS users and managing those risks should more closely mirror IT privileged account security best practices.

    Focusing on aspects and mitigation strategies of securing privileged accounts in ICS/OT environments like:
    - Quantify the Risk and Reduce the Attack Surface
    - Secure and Monitor Remote Access
    - Protect Against Malware and Ransomware Attacks
    - Identify Suspicious Activity
  • How to become a personalization ninja and delight every customer How to become a personalization ninja and delight every customer Brian Monahan, former VP Marketing, Walmart.com Recorded: Jul 13 2016 60 mins
    With the perpetually connected consumer (aka “perpetuals”) comes the ever-increasing need for marketers to reach every customer on the channel they are using in a personal, 1:1 interaction. Unfortunately, according to Econsultancy, only 5% of marketers say they adequately do this. Further, legacy technologies that marketers have at their disposal aren’t built for this level of scalable cross-channel engagement. The consumer has evolved and so must the marketer.

    In this webinar, Brian Monahan, former VP of Marketing for Walmart.com, will present the solution to real-world personalization challenges, including deploying timely messaging and increasing customer engagement, and share what he learned while at Walmart.com.

    Brian will share lessons learned about deploying personalized communication across multiple customer touchpoints, from emails, to website, to mobile push notifications, to display advertising. He will share opportunities uncovered while driving rapid growth for one of the most highly trafficked ecommerce sites in the world.

    Webinar attendees will learn to:
    * Understand every customer on an individual basis in real-time
    * Build user graphs that account for the persistent and transient behaviors of consumers
    * Create rich, aesthetic user-experiences that engage
    * Deliver timely, consistent messages across multiple channels

    Speakers:

    * Brian Monahan, former VP Marketing Walmart.com
    * Vijay Chittoor, CEO and Cofounder, blueshift
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register today for this free event.

    Sponsored by Blueshift
  • IP Flow Analytics Enabled by Saisei and DPDK IP Flow Analytics Enabled by Saisei and DPDK Bill Beckett, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Saisei Recorded: Jul 12 2016 46 mins
    IP Flow data is at the heart of most network visibility and analytics solutions. Acquiring a complete view of the network based on flow data records is a technical possibility, but almost never actually implemented in practice because of the complexity and compute, storage, and network overhead that make the implementation impractical and almost requiring a data scientist to deploy.

    In this webinar, Saisei will discuss how its Big Data network analytics software, coupled with open source DPDK and Intel processors, enable a distributed IP Flow analytics model that makes billions of network analytics available in less than a second through distributed network sensors. The Saisei Flow Data API designed on top of DPDK is making the previous impractical task of gaining 100% network visibility a reality -- delivering complete visibility and network analytics data on-demand to users directly or through any of their current management tools. And it's doing it with a 1000th of the network, compute and storage overhead previously required. Saisei is making Big Data networking possible without the big box, overhead, complexity and costs.
  • Powering Big Data with Big Solar Powering Big Data with Big Solar Bill Thomas, Director, First Solar, Adam Kramer, EVP Strategy, Switch; Stephen Worn, DatacenterDynamics Recorded: Jul 12 2016 58 mins
    The data center industry is experiencing explosive growth. The expansion of online users and increased transactions will result in the online population to reach 50% of the world’s projected population, moving from 2.3 billion in 2012 to an expected 3.6 billion people by 2017. This growth is requiring data centers to address the carbon impact of their business and to integrate more renewable resources into their projects.

    Join First Solar to learn:
    -Why major C&I companies are looking to utility-scale solar as a viable addition to their energy sourcing portfolios.
    -How cost-effective utility-scale solar options can support datacenters in securing renewable supply.
    -Case study of how a major data center player implemented solar into their portfolio
  • Mule 101: Anypoint Platform Overview Mule 101: Anypoint Platform Overview Brett Roeder, Principal Solution Architect Aaron Landgraf, Sr. Manager, Product Marketing Recorded: Jul 12 2016 57 mins
    MuleSoft expert and Principal Solution Architect Brett Roeder provides an overview of the broad set of capabilities available out of the box with Anypoint Platform that will enable business agility and create better experiences for your customers. These capabilities uniquely enable reuse, self-service, composability, governance and security. Infused throughout Brett’s demo are best practices for designing, building,and managing both APIs and integrations to deliver projects 3x faster.
  • Fidye Yazılıma HAYIR! Fidye Yazılıma HAYIR! Mehmet Dağdevirentürk, Trend Micro Akdeniz Ülkeleri Kanal Müdürü Jul 26 2016 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Trend Micro Akdeniz Ülkeleri Kanal Müdürü Mehmet Dağdevirentürk, kendinizi ve firmanızı fidye yazılımlara karşı nasıl koruyacağınızı ve fidye yazılımlarla ilgili son gelişmelerin neler olduğunu sizlerle paylaşıyor. Fidye yazılıma karşı savunmanın sihirli bir formulü yok, ancak en yaygın saldırı yöntemlerini bilmeniz, en iyi korumayı sağlamak için atacağınız öncelikli adımları bilmenizi sağlar. Bu webinarda Trend Micro olarak sizlerle tecrübelerimizi paylaşarak karşılaşabileceğiniz olası risklere karşı planınızı şimdiden oluşturmanız için bir yol haritası sunuyoruz.
  • Virtual Video Intelligence: Video Quality Measurement in an NFV/SDN World Virtual Video Intelligence: Video Quality Measurement in an NFV/SDN World Kurt Michel,Senior Director of Marketing, and Spencer Sellay, Global Solutions Director, IneoQuest Technologies Jul 26 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Measurement is critical to high quality video viewing experiences – especially in an OTT world. OTT video introduced new challenges for measurement system architecture and deployment, which can now be addressed through virtualized tools. But NFV/SDN architectures offer something more – the ability to scale video delivery infrastructure dynamically in response to quality and viewer demands.
    Join this webcast to hear how IneoQuest and Intel worked together to develop virtualized versions of iQ’s popular end-to-end video quality monitoring tools. You will also learn how these virtualized offerings can be leveraged to monitor video quality across the distribution infrastructure.
    •In the head-end/origin for content quality assurance at the ingest, transcoding, packaging, and publishing points
    •At the network/CDN ingest points
    •Within the network/CDNs
    •Beyond the CDN, across geographically distributed access networks.
  • Maximize your Investment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Maximize your Investment in Hyperconverged Infrastructure Paul Pindell, F5 - Bryan Pelham, Illumio - Chris Wahl, Rubrik - Brad Peterson, Workspot - Mike Penrod, Nutanix Jul 26 2016 4:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    Featuring speakers from F5, Illumio, Nutanix, Rubrik, and Workspot. Compare and evaluate 4 leading hyperconverged platform-optimized solutions that expand the capabilities of the Nutanix enterprise cloud platform: F5 application delivery, Illumio adaptive security, Rubrik data protection, and Workspot VDI.

    Learn how:

    • Workspot's cloud-native, infinitely and instantly scalable orchestration architecture (aka VDI 2.0) enables enterprise-class VDI deployment in hours, in which you can use all your existing infrastructure (apps, desktops and data).

    • Rubrik eliminates backup pain with automation, instant recovery, unlimited replication, and data archival at infinite scale -- with zero complexity. 

    • Visualization 2.0 from Illumio shows you a live, interactive map of all of your application traffic across your data centers and clouds, and identifies applications for secure migration to the Nutanix platform.

    • F5 delivers your mission critical applications on an enterprise cloud that uniquely delivers the agility, pay-as-you-grow consumption, and operational simplicity of the public cloud without sacrificing the predictability, security, and control of on-premises infrastructure.
  • What Does Your Next NetApp Refresh Look Like? What Does Your Next NetApp Refresh Look Like? George Crump Jul 26 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Most organizations making an investment in NetApp Filers count on the system to store user data and host virtual machine datastores from an environment like VMware. In addition these organizations want their NetApp systems to do more and be the repository for the next wave of unstructured data; data generated by machines. NetApp systems are busting at the seams, so these organizations are trying to decide what to do next.

    To help you find out what to do next, join Storage Switzerland and Caringo for our live webinar and learn:

    1. What are the modern unstructured data use cases
    2. The challenges NetApp faces in addressing its customers’ issues
    3. Other solutions; can all-flash or object storage solve these challenges
    4. Making the move - how to migrate from NetApp to other systems
    5. How to re-purpose, instead of replacing your NetApp
  • Upgrade to new supported LG PCoIP zero clients, get 5 free and trade-in value Upgrade to new supported LG PCoIP zero clients, get 5 free and trade-in value David Bernstein - Anything IT, Phillip Johnson - LGE Solutions & Pat Greig - Teradici Jul 26 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join us for this informative webinar to learn how to upgrade your Tera1 PCoIP zero clients to new LG devices, receive 5 free zero clients with money back and feel good about recycling not only your zero clients but laptops, desktops, printers and hard drives.
    • Earlier this year, LG Electronics USA, was recognized by the EPA on their dedication to increasing consumer awareness about the importance of third-party certified recycling through nationwide education and outreach efforts.
    • According to the EPA, the positive environmental impact of LG’s responsible recycling is equal to taking 12,300 passenger cars off the road for a year or saving enough energy to power more than 8,000 U.S. homes for a year.
    Guest speaker David Bernstein with Anything IT will explain the process to receive rebates on Tera1 zero clients and dispose of them in accordance with industry’s highest e-waste standards
    Anything IT and LG will explain a simple, fast and easy approach to upgrade:
    • Assess the value of your current obsolete devices (any brand and any quantity)
    • Claim your rebate
    • Get 5 free zero clients
    • Logistics and Process to upgrade and replace

    Q&A will follow at the end of the session.
  • Application-Defined Data Center: The Next Stop in Datacenter Evolution Application-Defined Data Center: The Next Stop in Datacenter Evolution Jay Lyman, 451 Research and Sushil Kumar, Robin Systems Jul 26 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Applications - the lifeblood of modern business - can be in a sorry state of affairs given today's forced alignment with server, OS, and storage boundaries. This can not only cause deployment delays and complexity, but it also results in underutilized hardware and inflated operational costs. There is a drive to embrace new technologies and methodologies in the enterprise, but this presents significant challenges. Limited application-awareness at the infrastructure level makes it nearly impossible to deliver on the promised SLAs and the tight coupling of applications and underlying operating software (OS or hypervisors) compromises application portability as well as developer productivity.

    A growing number of enterprises are turning to application containers to support more efficient and effective development and deployment in an application-centric IT paradigm. By abstracting applications from the underlying infrastructure, containers can simplify application deployment, and enable seamless portability across machines and clouds. Containers can also enable significant cost savings by consolidating multiple applications per machine without compromising performance or predictability. Join us to learn more about container adoption in the enterprise and how a container-based server and storage virtualization environment can help take your software-defined datacenter transformation to the next level of an application-defined datacenter.
  • Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality Shift-Left Performance Testing for Shift-Forward Quality Nathan Devoll, SV Consultant, CA Technologies Jul 26 2016 6:30 pm UTC 75 mins
    Traditional performance testing typically requires that all components of the application are “completed,” integrated and deployed into an appropriate environment. This results in testing not being done until late in the delivery cycle or sometimes skipped entirely. Which can then lead to a less then optimal user experience, expensive rework and potential loss of business.

    Many organizations are adopting service virtualization to overcome the key challenges associated with performance testing. During this session see why and specifically how service virtualization:
    •Enables you to do testing early in the dev cycle by simulating unavailable production systems and missing components
    •Helps you control the inputs (like response times and 3rd party system responses) so you can do more negative and exploratory testing
    •Provisions performance test environments “in a box” for on-demand testing
    •Works with CA APM so that you can monitor an app during a load and performance test and see how the app reacts
  • Influencers Panel: The Importance of the Network in a Virtualized World Influencers Panel: The Importance of the Network in a Virtualized World Ron Flax, August Schell | Elver Sena Sosa, Hydra | Caio Oliveira, VMware | Joshua Soto, VMware Jul 27 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    With the relentless speed of innovation in data center technologies, how do you decide on your next step? Virtualization is being applied to every aspect of the data center, and it’s critical to first understand what makes sense for your business and why.

    Join us for an open panel of NSX top influencers as they engage in a no-slide webcast conversation. They’ll kick off the session with a discussion on network virtualization and how it completes the virtualization infrastructure; how they see the evolution of the data center progressing; and the role of fluid architectures.

    Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from industry experts as they share their valuable insights with the IT community.

    Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
  • It’s Time to Grow Up: 8 Ways to Increase ITSM Maturity It’s Time to Grow Up: 8 Ways to Increase ITSM Maturity Allen Houpt Jul 27 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With all the technology and process improvements over the past 20 years, and with almost every IT organization wanting to increase ITSM maturity, you would think that maturity levels would have increased; but that is not the case. This webcast will discuss how to increase ITSM maturity in eight different areas including user experience, process automation, and incident, problem, change, configuration, request and knowledge management, and more.
  • Webcast:  Mid-Year Threat Review Webcast: Mid-Year Threat Review Stephen Cobb, Senior Security Researcher, ESET Jul 27 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    ESET’s Sr. Security Researcher, Stephen Cobb, will analyze the current cybersecurity threats trending during the first half of 2016. We’re covering everything from ransomware to regulatory risks and mobile malware to IoT vulnerabilities. Learn about what trends are on the horizon and gain practical advice for managing these risks:
    •Ransomware
    •Regulatory risk
    •PoS malware
    •PCI and two-factor authentication
    •PUAs and scamware
    •IoT vulnerabilities
    •Privacy by design
    •General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Feeling Anxiety Over The Dell Acquisition Of EMC? Feeling Anxiety Over The Dell Acquisition Of EMC? Paula Dallabetta, Disk Product Marketing and Stephane Estevez, Backup & DR Product Marketing, Quantum Corporation Jul 27 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The industry was surprised when Dell announced its intent to acquire EMC for $67 billion, the largest tech deal ever. Merging two large stagnate companies with very different cultures and high-level of overlap in products can pose significant challenges.

    Join this webinar to learn about:
    - The acquisition implications and how it’ll affect your long-term storage investment
    - The uncertainty on Dell and EMC’s roadmap and which products will continue to be invested in
    -Alternate storage solutions that enable you to transform data into insights and value for your organization
  • IDC Test Report: The Value of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure IDC Test Report: The Value of Hyper-Converged Infrastructure Eric Sheppard Research Director IDC Corp and Michael Haag Product Line Manager Storage and Availability VMware Jul 27 2016 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    What does the current state of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) look like, and how can you evaluate its value for your business over the long-term?

    Join VMware and IDC guest speaker and analyst Eric Sheppard, as we discuss HCI solutions powered by Virtual SAN, based on IDC product testing and customer surveys.
  • When Bad Things Happen to Good Data:  Plan For & Achieve Business Continuity When Bad Things Happen to Good Data: Plan For & Achieve Business Continuity Jon Toigo, Chairman, Data Management Institute Jul 28 2016 1:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    High Availability doesn’t trump Disaster Recovery and there is nothing simple about creating a recovery capability for your business – unless you have a set of data protection and business continuity services that can be applied intelligently to your workload, managed centrally, and tested non-disruptively. The good news is that developing such a capability, which traditionally required the challenge of selecting among multiple point product solutions then struggling to fit them into a coherent disaster prevention and recovery framework, just got a lot easier.

    Join us and learn how DataCore’s Software-Defined and Hyper-Converged Storage platform provides the tools you need and a service management methodology you require to build a fully functional recovery strategy at a cost you can afford.
  • DPDK 16.07 New Features DPDK 16.07 New Features Tim O’Driscoll, Product Marketing Manager for the Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) Jul 28 2016 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The DPDK 16.07 release is due to be completed in July and will be available for download from http://dpdk.org. This webinar describes the new features that will be included in this release, including major changes such as:

    Virtio in Containers
    Cryptodev enhancements (software implementation of KASUMI algorithm, bit-level support for SNOW 3G algorithm).
    Live Migration for SRIOV
    Packet Capture Framework
    External Mempool Manager
  • Flash Forward: Leave Legacy Performance Behind Flash Forward: Leave Legacy Performance Behind Eric Hanselman, 451 Research Chief Analyst and Prabu Rambadran, Nutanix Director, Product Marketing Jul 28 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Enterprises are widely adopting hyperconverged infrastructure to transform the way they deliver IT services. At the same time, with dropping prices and increasing storage density, we’ve reached an inflection point that is transforming decisions around all flash deployments as well. If HCI is the path to the future, shouldn’t your storage decisions reflect that? With emerging technologies such as NVMe and 3D CrossPoint rapidly coming into the market, this session will dig into the new realities for enterprise datacenters and what could possibly be the ideal way to deploy flash.
  • Hacking mobile retail: Marketing automation for LTV Hacking mobile retail: Marketing automation for LTV Marissa Tarleton, CMO, RetailMeNot Jul 28 2016 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Shoppers have an unlimited number of retail apps that promise to deliver the right product at the right price at the right time. The latest and greatest app bells and whistles may attract the new user, but developing them into a long-term follower/ user is easier said than done. It’s easier to get them then to keep them, after all.

    With an increasing number of apps on a user’s device, app marketers are challenged to draw the user's attention not only through efficient user acquisition initiatives, but also via engagement and retention activities. Leveraging marketing automation technology to increase user lifetime value and minimize cost per install is the crux of the issue. Let VentureBeat’s panel of experts shed light on how to use marketing automation to implement acquisition strategies that work.

    By identifying synergies between acquisition and user engagement, this webinar hits the high points of reactivation tactics (via push, email, retargeting) and virality initiatives to increase LTV and lower CPI.

    In this webinar, you will:

    * Harness the power of marketing automation to build a user acquisition program that works
    * Explore key strategies for efficient, highly-optimized user acquisition
    * Gain new best practices for engaging and retaining users while reducing churn
    * Learn acquisition-engagement synergy tactics such as: pre- and post-install segmentation, organic growth, retargeting and reward-based acquisition

    Speakers
    * Marissa Tarleton, CMO, RetailMeNot
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst, VentureBeat
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Sponsored by IBM Marketing Cloud

    Register today for this free VB Live event!
  • Keep mobile employees and data safe with SonicWALL's Secure Mobile Access Keep mobile employees and data safe with SonicWALL's Secure Mobile Access Steven Sanderson Jul 28 2016 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Companies used to know where their data was at all times: It was in the data center, surrounded by physical walls. But today, your data is everywhere your employees and customers are — on phones, on tablets, on laptops, in the cloud. Anywhere, anytime access provides more work-life balance and helps employees stay productive, but it also puts data security at considerable risk. The challenge companies consequently face is how to provide fast, simple access to enterprise applications, data and resources without compromising security.

    Join Mark Hewett, senior product manager for Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access, and Steven Sanderson, senior product marketing manager for Dell SonicWALL Secure Mobile Access, for a webcast on how to manage and provision mobile devices to protect company data and networks from cyber attacks, viruses, malware and other threats.

    •Ensure that only authorized users have access to appropriate data and through approved devices
    •Quickly and easily provision secure mobile access and role-based privileges
    •Keep company data secure in-flight and at-rest on devices
  • HCI 101: Why is Hyper-Convergence the Simple Evolution of Virtualization? HCI 101: Why is Hyper-Convergence the Simple Evolution of Virtualization? Michael Haag, VMware and Pooja Virkud, VMware Jul 28 2016 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Today, companies are increasingly looking into HCI solutions as server virtualization becomes pervasive, the cost of server-side flash drops, and demand increases for operational efficiency without silos.

    Join us to learn about HCI trends and VMware hyper-converged software. We’ll discuss how your environment can benefit, and how you can build a simple, efficient and very cost-effective hyper-converged infrastructure—without starting from scratch.
  • Digital Transformation in Life Sciences: Become future-ready with Dell Services Digital Transformation in Life Sciences: Become future-ready with Dell Services James Hayden (Dell Services) and David Souchik (Dell Services) Aug 1 2016 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Better health outcomes begin with digital transformation. Thought leaders from Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Services will facilitate a live conversation on how to best navigate the journey of becoming a digital pioneer and how your organization can outpace competition through by leveraging custom-tailored solutions built specifically for Life Sciences organizations.
  • Ubuntu 16.04 + Intel: Expanding the Possibilities of Data Center Networking Ubuntu 16.04 + Intel: Expanding the Possibilities of Data Center Networking Mark Brown, Technical Program Manager, Canonical Aug 2 2016 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mark Brown of Canonical will discuss the newest release of Ubuntu, 16.04 Xenial Xerus, with particular detail on added network capabilities using Intel technology. Through the use of supported technologies like DPDK, OpenVSwitch, and the portfolio of Intel chip technology, Mark will explore the value of Intel enhanced network features as they apply to OpenStack, NFV/SDN, and other open networking solutions.
  • Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers Damia Gilner, Field Marketing Manager, DataCore Software Aug 2 2016 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo.

    We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business.

    DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.

    Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.
  • Micro-Segmentation Series: What it Is and What it Isn’t Micro-Segmentation Series: What it Is and What it Isn’t Matt De Vincentis, Senior Product Line Marketing Manager at VMware Aug 3 2016 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    What Don’t You Know About Micro-Segmentation?

    Join us for the first in a three-episode series on micro-segmentation, how it protects networks, and how it works with perimeter firewalls. We’ll also discuss its advantages beyond protection in automating security workflows and more.

    IT managers are challenged with a new breed of data center threats, ones that move within the data center, not just through the perimeter. Firewalls are not enough to contain attacks that move laterally between servers. Micro-segmentation of the network restricts this unauthorized east-west movement, but it can’t be implemented with firewalls. Join us and come away with a better understanding of micro-segmentation and how it works. You’ll learn about:

    • How micro-segmentation secures your data center cost-effectively
    • Three essential elements of micro-segmentation
    • Why micro-segmentation can’t be achieved with legacy technology
  • Choosing a Citrix Monitoring Strategy | Key Capabilities & Pitfalls to Avoid Choosing a Citrix Monitoring Strategy | Key Capabilities & Pitfalls to Avoid Rob Beekmans, Citrix Certified Expert & Senior Consultant with PQR and Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO of eG Innovations Aug 3 2016 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    93% of respondents to the 2016 Citrix Performance Survey see Citrix XenApp and XenDesktop as two of the most performance sensitive technologies in use in enterprise networks today. Slow logins, frequent session disconnects and slow screen refreshes are just some of common complaints that Citrix administrators have to deal with these days. Furthermore, often when a user complains that their desktop is slow or an application is slow to launch, the issue is not in the Citrix tiers – but instead in the network, the virtualization platform, or storage tiers. End-to-end visibility, root-cause diagnosis and proactive alerting are therefore key requirements for Citrix administrators.

    Join us for this webinar, ‘Choosing a Citrix Monitoring Strategy: Key Capabilities and Pitfalls to Avoid‘, where Citrix Certified Expert Rob Beekmans, Senior Consultant with PQR, a Citrix Platinum Advisor, and Srinivas Ramanathan, CEO of eG Innovations, will discuss the key requirements of effective Citrix performance monitoring as well as common pitfalls you need to avoid.
  • Build it Better: SQL Server Migration Tips with Flash Build it Better: SQL Server Migration Tips with Flash Lee Howard, Principal Solution Architect, SanDisk® Aug 3 2016 5:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    From Microsoft’s SQL Server® 2005 to the latest SQL Server 2016, there are many generations of the platform which are being used in production environments. If you are evaluating whether or not to migrate your current platforms or are architecting a brand-new infrastructure for later generations, this webinar is for you!

    In this webinar, Lee Howard, Sr. Solutions Engineer for SanDisk®, will discuss the importance of understanding the current demands of your SQL Server environment and how to leverage enterprise tools like SQLIO, IOMETER, SQLIOSim, and DPACK to measure:

    - CPU
    - Memory Utilization
    - Latency
    - Queue Depth

    Lee will also share 3 key performance symptoms flash can treat – all backed up by quantifiable data. By pinpointing where the main performance bottlenecks lie, you can ensure you’re building a better SQL Server architecture to obtain the greatest performance gains and best ROI.

    This is your time to build it better…with a little help from flash storage.