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.
As you’re developing your cloud strategy, two trends have risen to the top of enterprise data access and management. 1) Multi-cloud is the new normal because no one wants to be locked into one vendor and 2) hybrid cloud transformation is tough, messy and entirely necessary. In this webinar, we’ll discuss these trends are well as others you should be thinking about for cloud transformation.
Between 2010 and 2020, IDC predicts that the amount of data created by humans and enterprises will increase 50x. Legacy network attached storage (NAS) systems can't meet the unstructured data demands of the mobile workforce or distributed organizations. In this webinar, George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Brian Wink, Director of Solutions Engineering at Panzura will expose the hidden gotcha's of the storage status quo and explore how to manage unstructured data in the cloud.
Public cloud providers operate on a shared responsibility model, which places the onus on the customer to define and secure the data and applications that are hosted within cloud infrastructure. To that end, it is critical that organizations accurately and selectively pinpoint which cloud workloads and virtual IT assets must be monitored, updated and patched based on developing threats to customer data and applications.
In this webcast, Mark Butler, Chief Information Security Officer at Qualys, and Hari Srinivasan, Director of Product Management for Qualys Cloud and Virtualization Security will detail how you can gain complete visibility of your organization’s entire cloud asset inventory and security posture to help you keep up with shared security responsibility models across public cloud infrastructure.
The presentation will cover:
> Challenges surrounding increased migration to public clouds
> Using automation for secure DevOps
> How to ensure effective and efficient operations
This webcast will include a Q&A session, as well as a live demonstration of how to deploy Qualys seamlessly and deeply into public cloud environments with new features.
Serverless is more than just hype; it has the potential to revolutionize the way we develop, build and operate applications in the cloud. Understanding the economics of serverless technology is vital to understanding its role in the world and its longer-term potential to disrupt the industry. In this webinar, we review these economics, pit the TCO of serverless against traditional virtual machines and containers, and compare pricing across the big four providers, namely AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft.
Last year, alternative reality and virtual reality raked in $1.8B, with 6.3M headsets shipped. And those numbers are expected to just keep climbing. AR and VR technology is getting sweeter every day, and the number of use cases is piling up. VR and AR isn’t just transforming how we experience games, it’s led to breakthroughs in health care, dropped operating costs for businesses, and changed how marketers can connect with customers.
In this VB Live event, Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, will be unveiling the results of our latest in-depth VB Insight consumer study. Register now for insights into VR and AR usage, consumer attitudes, and whether the massive potential audience that exists is ready to go virtual.
By attending this VB Live event, you'll:
* Understand VR and AR attitudes across the globe
* Learn what's holding consumers back from these technologies
* Introduce innovation with AR and VR into your own organization
* Learn how payment technology will help facilitate new VR/AR experiences
* Hear what experts think the future holds
* Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
* Laura Gemmell, Innovation Analyst, Technology Innovation, Worldpay
* Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
Today, there are a multitude of ways to deliver applications to end users – traditionally via on-premise infrastructures, on mobile devices and from the cloud. With the growing diversity of services delivered comes increased complexity of interconnected platforms and their management.
Join us for the webinar where Manjunatha Gali, Technical Marketing Manager at Citrix Ready, Bala Vaidhinathan, CTO of eG Innovations, and Giri Sonty, EUC Evangelist & CUGC NY/NJ Metro Leader, will discuss real-world performance management scenarios, how traditional troubleshooting and problem isolation are no longer sufficient in a multi-delivery, multi-client virtualized Citrix delivery environment, and the methods and capabilities you need to stay ahead.
Today’s cloud-connected enterprise demands a new WAN architecture, an SD-WAN, to meet the performance and security requirements for SaaS and IaaS. As SD-WAN technology evolves, new levels of automation, security and architectural simplification have emerged. First-packet application classification is an advanced capability that automatically steers trusted SaaS and web traffic directly to the internet and unknown or suspicious traffic to a next-generation firewall for additional security inspection.
Further advancements harness machine learning and AI to enable adaptive, application-centric traffic handling and pervasive security. With automation, machine learning, and AI, the Self-Driving WAN can be realized.
The reality is virtual, but successful VR games still require cold, hard data. For wildly popular games like Survios’ Raw Data, the first VR-exclusive game to reach #1 on Steam’s Global Top Sellers list, data and analytics are the key to success.
And now online gaming companies have the full-stack analytics infrastructure and tools to measure every aspect of a virtual reality game and its ecosystem in real time. You can keep tabs on lag, which ruins a VR experience, improve gameplay and identify issues before they become showstoppers, and create fully personalized, completely immersive experiences that blow minds and boost adoption, and more. All with the right tools.
Make success a reality: Register now for our latest interactive VB Live event, where we’ll tap top experts in the industry to share insights into turning data into winning VR games.
* Understand the role of VR in online gaming
* Find out how VR company Survios successfully leverages the Exostatic analytics infrastructure for commercial and gaming success
* Discover how to deploy full-stack analytics infrastructure and tools
Nicolas Nadeau, President, Exostatic
Kiyoto Tamura, VP Marketing, Treasure Data
Ben Solganik, Producer, Survios
Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat
Applications drive modern business—and keeping them safe is a big priority for organizations across every industry. But as the digital economy continues to change the way applications are run and managed, IT teams must juggle traditional, virtual, and next-gen apps on a variety of platforms and environments. Perimeter-centric security simply can’t keep up with the diverse demands and threats. It’s time for a transformation that enables granular security that follows applications whether they’re on- or off-premises.
In the webcast, we’ll explore:
- How digital transformation is putting pressure on IT
- Why abstraction is the solution
- How abstraction delivers many benefits
Containers have proven to be useful tools for application development and operations teams, playing a key role in facilitating important transformational change, and touching everything from application architecture and infrastructure choices to business process and operational models. Join us as we explore popular use cases for containerization, and take a look at the SUSE CaaS Platform, on which you can build, deliver, and manage containerized workloads.
Overwhelming evidence consistently shows that people are at the heart most data breaches. A new approach is needed, not so long ago technical attacks by hackers required technical solutions, but, as hackers find it more lucrative to target human vulnerabilities attention needs to be refocused on people.
Discourse is shifting from awareness to culture change, however, early in its maturity, culture change lacks a universally accepted approach, and therefore people struggle to make change happen or to convince the business to invest.
This webinar will provide 8 practical principles for effective change from auditing your current security culture through to embedding security as business as usual. It will provide a cohesive approach to behavioural change that can be measured. You will gain knowledge to help build a business case for culture change and techniques to use when your program launches.
Attend this webinar to find out why and how Lifescript, one of the world's largest women's health care websites serving 10 million customers and a half billion emails monthly have transformed their data centers with AppFlash from Actifio and Pure Storage.
Security professionals are locked in a vicious cycle, with malicious actors spinning out new threats daily and security teams racing to keep up. Reducing the time to detect and defend against malware is critical. What if you could identify and block threats earlier? With the security orchestration capabilities in AlienVault USM Anywhere, you can.
USM Anywhere is a security monitoring platform that unifies security visibility across your cloud and on-premises assets. New AlienApps™ extend the capabilities of USM Anywhere by interacting with other IT security and IT operations products like Cisco Umbrella, Palo Alto Networks and Service Now to centralize the orchestration of incident response activities.
Join us for this webcast to learn:
-What security orchestration means, and why it has become essential for fast, efficient incident response
-How USM Anywhere can automate incident response activities, saving valuable time
-How AlienApps help you reduce the friction of integrating and orchestrating across your security point solutions
Principal Product Marketing Manager
Sacha joined AlienVault in Feb 2017, where he is responsible for the technical marketing of the AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) family of solutions. He brings multiple years of experience from product management, product marketing and business management roles at Microsoft, NetIQ, Gemalto and Schlumberger where he has delivered both SaaS-delivered and boxed-product solutions that address the IT security, identity and management space. Originally from the UK, Sacha is based in Austin, TX.
Until recently, a large majority of the virtualized data center infrastructure used hypervisors. This was especially the case in enterprise datacenters. But the hyperscale cloud infrastructure drove up the need for using commodity hardware and open source software, largely driven by the need for cost control and ease of deployment. Containers have emerged as a strong and viable alternative to hypervisors. Containers are seeing a rapid increase in deployment within software defined datacenters, largely driven by its ability to deliver true bare metal performance without the cost, complexity and overhead of hypervisor based virtualization.
Solarflare XtremeScale Software-Defined NICs are a unique solution for Containers providing maximum efficiency, performance and security. Using a hybrid approach, Solarflare supports both kernel mode for an efficient Container solution while simultaneously offering a kernel bypass option to accelerate applications and networking, increasing scalability and providing both telemetry and security on a per-Container basis.
Spend 1hr with Robert online and ask any question you want! Robert will present the latest industry information and give you insights into the present and the near-future.
Robert Scoble is on the Advisory Board of the VR/AR Association and is an authority on what's next, particularly when it comes to VR, AR, and MR. Partner at Transformation Group, Robert helps companies deal with the disruption that next generation augmented reality, AKA "Mixed Reality" represents. In his book, "The Fourth Transformation," he details how it will change everything from retailing to education to sports. Robert received several endorsements: Time: One of the top 140 Twitterers! FT: One of the five most influential Twitterers! Inc.: Top 5 on list of Tech Power Players You Need to Know. Next Reality: Top 50 AR influencer.
Come learn the technical details of the latest, innovative features in VMware vSAN 6.6 that are helping customers accelerate their path to a modern, secure infrastructure.
In this session, learn how vSAN will help your digital transformation to a fully software-defined data center for 2017 and beyond. We’ll take a deep dive into the brand-new features of just-released vSAN 6.6 which include:
- The first native HCI security, enhanced stretched clusters with local protection
- Intelligent operations
- 30% higher performance
We’ll also share the insight gained from our recently concluded vSAN beta program where the VMware IT user community tested out features and capabilities around the themes of security, protection, and management. Plus, learn how to better secure your data center, a top IT priority, and how you can accelerate your deployment of cutting edge flash technology.
As the virtualization of IT has increased, the traditional role of the channel partner has changed. Much of the physical infrastructure delivered through distribution has become invisible to end-users, while hyper-convergence has narrowed both hardware and software supply requirements further. Despite this, the role of the channel has never been more important in terms of the delivery of services for support, maintenance and consulting. And with the emergence of new kinds of managed services, hardware appliances, and security requirements, the ability to “connect the dots” will become a key differentiator for those with long-term customer relationships. In this session, Rory Duncan, Research Director for Managed Services & Hosting will outline some of the pitfalls as well as the opportunities for IT distribution partners in the era of Cloud.
View this on-demand webinar where the VP of IT from The Boston Globe discusses how his organization approaches IT, the challenges of delivering IT services without interruption, and how The Globe modernized its IT architecture. The discussion also includes details on the systems, including all-flash storage, that helped The Globe handle the many different variations of OS, databases, and platforms inherent to its complex infrastructure. You'll also hear real-world ways The Globe handled challenges so you may apply them to your IT and your business.
Splunk is not an IT experiment anymore – it’s a mission critical application. Thousands of organizations are gaining insight from their machine data and
transaction logs using Splunk. One of the greatest risks to any enterprise-
level deployment of Splunk is inadequate, under-sized, or non-performant
hardware. Organizations frequently try to repurpose existing – and often
aging – hardware for Splunk deployments. In most cases the hardware
only meets Splunk’s minimum specifications for IOPS and compute sizing.
The result can be an under-performant or non-performant Splunk solution,
leading to poor performance and unmet expectations.This session will detail how you can get get the most out of your Splunk environment using modern All Flash infrastructure, ensuring you maximize performance and efficiency.
Pure Storage's Evergreen™ Storage has changed the way organizations view, pay for, and even think about their storage. Evergreen Storage applies a cloud-like approach to on-premise storage, enabling you to simply subscribe to a storage experience that keeps getting better with age. Imagine buying your storage once, and upgrading it as needed, all without any disruption, and without rebuying any TBs you already own*. Evergreen Storage subscriptions mean you can frequently harness rapid software, hardware, and flash innovation – annually or even faster – with no need to wait for a 4-5 year refresh. In this session we'll go over the basics of Pure's Evergreen Subscriptions and how they can save any organization 30% and more over traditional storage.
In this webinar you will learn:
- Get a subscription to innovation and a storage experience that keeps getting better with age
- Buy your storage once, upgrade it as needed without disruption, and without rebuying any TBs you already own
- Frequently harness rapid software and hardware innovation, with no disruptive refresh cycles
- Learn the basics of Pure's Evergreen Subscriptions and how you can save 30% and more over traditional storage
Enterprise adoption of containers and container orchestration frameworks (like Kubernetes) in the past year has been startling. Most of the Fortune 500 firms have plans to implement some form of containerized services in their production environments. But challenges around management, monitoring and data persistence remain.
Pure Storage has made significant investments in integrating with the container ecosystem to allow customer to deploy stateful containerized applications. From the Docker volume driver to Kubernetes FlexVolume, Pure make it easy to deply your applications in containers. This session will provide a technical overview of the choices available today, and a peek into what is coming in the near future.
Is your network secure? Cloud-ready? As fast as it can be? Before you push “the next big thing” as part of your digital transformation, make sure you have a strong network foundation. Learn more in this webinar.
Enterprises are facing the dawn of the 4th industrial revolution, powered by the rapid rise of data analytics with modern solutions like deep learning and Hadoop. Data is the fuel that powers the innovation, and modern applications need massively parallel compute and storage to accelerate insights in big data. Learn how FlashBlade is uniquely engineered to deliver unprecedented performance and simplicity for modern data analytics workloads.
Find it With Multi-tiered Flash!
The all-flash data center was to solve all our problems. We’ve had all-flash arrays for ½ a decade. Where are the all-flash data centers? The problem is that performance and cost have been opposing forces in data storage systems for decades, especially in the initial all-flash era. Recent advancements in flash technology are finally breaking this tension and are enabling a new class of applications while driving costs down dramatically.
IT planners have far more options as to where to run their workloads than ever before. On-premises data centers, co-location facilities and managed services providers are now joined by hybrid multi-clouds – a combination of Software-, Infrastructure- and Platform-as-a-Service (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS) execution venues. All have unique operational, performance and economic characteristics that need to be considered when deploying workloads.
In this Webinar Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst with 451 Research, and Don Davis, Technology Director for Iron Mountain’s Data Center business will discuss how industry leading enterprises determine the best execution venues for their workloads by addressing:
•The market and technology trends that influence workload, data center and cloud strategy
•How to evaluate the characteristics of various workloads and execution venues
•How to manage workloads across on-premises and off-premises ecosystems
Attendees will learn how to formulate an IT strategy that can be used to guide the decision criteria needed for placing workloads on their best execution venues, and enable the migration and ongoing management of workloads across a hybrid multi-cloud enterprise architecture.
In today’s digital economy, a modern infrastructure can help IT keep up with rapid changes, making it possible to deliver apps and services more reliably, provision without hassle, and scale quickly. You’ll learn about the limitations of traditional architectures, the characteristics of a modern infrastructure, the VMware approach, and customer success stories.
IT transformation is less about going from one point to another than it is about making the whole greater than the sum of its parts. The historical fragmentation of IT monitoring limits visibility and transparency, often at critical times during a transformation journey.
Join us for this ITSM Academy webinar where John Worthington, Product Management Director at eG Innovations will outline what IT transformation is all about, what IT monitoring is and why it's important to ITSM and DevOps as well as how you can leverage monitoring as part of a successful IT transformation program.
Which cloud—private or public—will provide the right profile of application performance, availability and cost for your business? What about security, workload lifespan and scaling? These are some of the pressing questions facing IT leaders. This in-depth strategy session, headlined by IDC analyst Eric Sheppard, will explore the breadth of business and technical considerations for choosing the right cloud environment. Get a proven methodology to plan public, private and hybrid cloud architectures.
Oracle apps and databases power an organization’s most critical workloads. There is a time to be conservative, but not when it means sacrificing the performance, availability and economics of your Oracle infrastructure. Come listen to veteran enterprise IT managers running Oracle on Nutanix, and loving it. Go home with details about architecting an efficient environment for Oracle eBusiness Suite, deploying test/dev environments and running core Oracle databases in production, and at scale.
Join Storage Switzerland and CloudLanes for our live webinar as we compare Iron Mountain to the cloud and provide ways to solve the gaps in public cloud storage's ability to be a viable data preservation service. Pre-register today and receive our new eBook "Using the Cloud for Long Term Data Preservation" in advance of the webinar.
VR creates infinite storytelling possibilities, but it’s also infinitely difficult to pull off. It’s a completely new medium that requires an entirely new way of creating content, and endless inventiveness, and have you ever seen a 360-degree camera?
Join our latest interactive VB Live event to hear how companies are reducing travel expenses but improving employee connection, conducting interviews, and giving presentations. Learn about companies like Walmart using VR technology to train employees; how doctors are leveling up their skills; educators are transforming learning; and audience engagement skyrockets when you give them a whole new way to see, touch and interact.
And discover how consumers are interacting with VR right now, and what the marketplace is expected to look like in the year ahead.
Register now for real talk on the possibilities of virtual reality, the resources you need, and the rules to break.
In this webinar you’ll:
*Hear the results - for the first time - of the latest VR market research
*Discover the compelling business case for VR
*Understand why consumer-generated VR content is important to business
*Find out how companies are using VR content to strengthen their bottom line
*Learn what’s next in the VR content world
*Taylor Freeman, CEO, of Upload, Inc.
* Crystal O’Hea, Senior Director Expedition X, SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment
*Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat
Infrastructure can make or break a VDI project. Successful Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp deployments require efficient, high performance and scalable IT infrastructure to deliver a great user experience. Hear from actual VDI project owners about what it takes to make Citrix VDI successful, and get a sneak peek into where Citrix + Nutanix integration is headed next.
We're living in a centralized world—but that’s all about to change with the proliferation of Intelligent IoT devices, sensors and machine to machine (M2M) communication. Big data, security, governance and compliance are just a few of the key challenges to consider. Attendees will learn how to create and run agile intelligent M2M applications, analyze and predict behavior and drive greater business value.
Containers provide application owners and IT datacenter operators with a flexible model to quickly provision and de-provision applications—without worrying about infrastructure compatibility. This advanced technology session will cover container basics, and detail how Nutanix Enterprise Cloud provides the ideal scale-out platform for running containerized apps.
Machine learning and machine intelligence have moved into the corporate datacenter. Along with seeing live demos of machine learning in action, attendees will learn how advanced algorithms can rapidly analyze large data sets to find relevant patterns, and employ inferential learning to make real-time adjustments to datacenter processes.
In this session, we will discuss – and debunk – common misconceptions that you may encounter when planning to modernize your infrastructure. We’ll examine whether ‘build-it-yourself’ modernization deliver the same results as integrated solutions, if a modern infrastructure impacts the role of IT admins, how it effects the ROI of your existing infrastructure, the readiness of a simple, modern infrastructure for enterprise workloads, and whether or not infrastructure modernization leads to vendor lock-in.
It’s not news to anyone in IT that container technology has become one of the fastest growing areas of innovation. We’re excited about this trend and are continuously enhancing Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to make it a great place to run containers. Join us to learn more about how to get started with GCP and why it is the “container-optimized” cloud.
In today’s complicated security landscape, perimeter firewalls don’t provide adequate protection for agile applications, diverse environments, and rapidly multiplying users. To defend against sophisticated and costly attacks, IT needs to take a transformative approach to security. Micro-segmentation enabled by network virtualization provides the persistence, ubiquity, and extensibility needed to build a strong defense.
In the webcast, we’ll discuss:
- The top security challenges IT is facing today
- Why a secure application infrastructure is an absolute must
- The definition of micro-segmentation
- How micro-segmentation keeps apps and users safe
Cloud transformation has been a top priority for enterprises, but the adoption is plagued with complex workflows and poor user experience. Even though enterprises onboard AWS or Azure, the workflows to establish connectivity, security and segmentation across VPC (and VNET) are fairly complex. On the other hand, for SaaS, the issue is primarily around user experience. Enterprises deploying Office365 are realizing that performance with Skype for Business and Sharepoint is not reliable. In this webinar we will take a further look at the wide-ranging capabilities the Viptela Cloud onRamp solution offers, and deploying it for AWS, Azure, and Office365.
Today, with hybrid cloud, collocation sites and managed service options, you can build a robust disaster recovery environment without physically building data centers. Saving money and time. In this webinar you’ll hear best practices to leverage new technologies for an optimal hybrid DR solution.
Drastic career changes can be intimidating but realizing your full potential can be worth the risk. After 9 years in manufacturing Paul Woodward Jr (@ExploreVM) made the leap into IT, leaving it all behind for a 3 month contract. Follow Paul's journey from CNC operator to VCP, to VMUG presenter & Nutanix Technology Champion .NEXT Session speaker with all the twists, turns, and roadblocks he encountered along the way.
Are you a Nutanix Newbie? Jump into this introductory product session to learn the fundamentals of Nutanix Enterprise Cloud software and its key capabilities. Learn the basics of hyper converged infrastructure, and understand how to deploy Nutanix in your datacenter or branch/remote office.
Chances are you’re spending way too much time managing your virtualization stack, and paying far too much for what you’re getting. In the cloud era, the hypervisor should be invisible, built-in and license free.
Come learn from Nutanix engineers proven AHV strategies for running nearly any virtual workload, see live demonstrations and take full advantage of advanced AHV capabilities, such as VM mobility, resource scheduling and native networking features.
Learn how to incorporate consumer-grade design principles to radically simplify datacenter operations and management—saving IT administrators time, reducing overall TCO and increasing end-to-end infrastructure efficiency.
- Tarak Parekh, Principal Product Manager, Nutanix
- Melina McLarty, Staff Designer, Nutanix,
- Sree Pentela, Director, IT Architecture & Engineering, Valeant/Bausch and Lomb Pharmaceuticals
- Christian Pedersen, CEO, Zentura
Fact #1: The majority of Nutanix deployments are running multiple different workloads. Fact #2: More than 50% of new workloads deployed on Nutanix Enterprise Cloud are enterprise applications, including business-critical Oracle and SQL Server databases, SAP applications servers, big data apps including MongoDB, and tier one applications. Learn from technology and product experts why Nutanix is the smart choice for running all of your workloads in a single environment.
· SACHIN CHHEDA, SR. DIRECTOR, MARKETING NUTANIX
· PRIYADARSHI PRASAD, PRINCIPAL PRODUCT MANAGER NUTANIX
· ROBERT EDWARDS, DIRECTOR, TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE CARDINAL INNOVATIONS HEALTHCARE
· ALTON LEVESQUE, IT STRATEGIC DIRECTOR, ENTERPRISE PLATFORM ENGINEERING LABORATORY CORPORATION OF AMERICA