Much has been written about the benefits of virtualization. However, do these benefits apply to very large, mission critical applications such as SAP?
In November 2011, Aberdeen surveyed 100 enterprises that are using SAP to find out if they have virtualized their SAP deployment, how they did it and what benefits they received. Join us as Dick Csaplar, Senior Research Analyst for Aberdeen, shares the results of this survey and provides insights as to how enterprises are successfully virtualizing their SAP landscapes.
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
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
IT Strategy, Infrastructure & Security Consulting & Outsourcing Director, Accenture Middle East
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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.
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?
We know that DevOps principles and patterns have been pioneered by the “unicorns,” the likes of Google, Amazon, Facebook, Netflix, Twitter and so forth, doing tens, hundreds or even thousands of deployments per day, while preserving world-class availability, reliability and security. However, unique challenges exist when DevOps transformations are undertaken in large, complex organizations.
The unique challenges include legacy applications, lack of automated testing, tightly coupled architectures, operating in regulated industries, powerful change management approval boards, security and compliance requirements, low trust bureaucratic cultures, and so on.
However, large, complex organizations are successfully transforming using DevOps, such as GE, Macy’s, Ticketmaster/LiveNation, Barclay’s, Nordstorm, Target, Raytheon.
In this webinar, Damon Edwards, Gary Gruver, John Willis, and Gene Kim will share their experiences and lessons learned about the unique challenges and solutions of implementing DevOps in large, complex organizations. They will also include lessons learned from the DevOps Enterprise Summit 2014 and goals for the conference this year.
-- Gene Kim, CTO, Tripwire;
-- Damon Edwards, Managing Partner, DTO Solutions, Inc;
-- Gary Gruver, author and experience technologist in Continuous Delivery and DevOps;
-- John Willis, author and evangelist at Docker, Inc.
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.
Containers have become a huge area of interest in our industry with the introduction of Docker in Microsoft Azure and the announcement of Windows Server containers coming with Windows Server 2016. But have you heard about Turbo containers? Unlike Docker and others, Turbo containers by Spoon are for Server and Desktop applications. They are also super quick as the name suggests. CTO of Algiz Technology Rory Monaghan will provide an introduction to Turbo containers with some cool demos.
J Metz, R&D Engineer for the Office of the CTO, Cisco; Alex McDonald, SNIA-Ethernet Storage Forum Vice Chair, NetApp
When we talk about “Storage” in the context of data centers, it can mean different things to different people. Someone who is developing applications will have a very different perspective than, say, someone who is responsible for managing that data on some form of media. Moreover, someone who is responsible for transporting data from one place to another has their own view that is related to, and yet different from, the previous two.
Add in virtualization and layers of abstraction, from file systems to storage protocols, and things can get very confusing very quickly. Pretty soon people don’t even know the right questions to ask!
How do applications and workloads get the information? What happens when you need more of it? Or faster access to it? Or move it far away? This webinar will take a step back and look at “storage” with a “big picture” approach, looking at the whole piece and attempt to fill in some of the blanks for you. We’ll be talking about:
- Applications and RAM
- Servers and Disks
- Networks and Storage Types
- Storage and Distances
- Tools of the Trade/Offs
The goal of the webinar is not to make specific recommendations, but equip the viewer with information that helps them ask the relevant questions, as well as get a keener insight to the consequences of storage choices.
Richard Fichera, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals at Forrester Research
Server virtualization has driven a radically more efficient computing paradigm, enabling IT organizations to deploy business-enabling applications like mobility, social media, the Internet of Things, big data and collaboration at lightning speed. In the midst of this proliferation of applications and explosion of data, storage costs, complexity, and risk have increased at an unprecedented rate – until now.
What if you could have a single storage architecture that enables you to:
Eliminate the cost and complexity of managing silos of storage
Facilitate different service levels for different workloads on the fly
Realize the full benefit of storage consolidation
Would we have your attention?
Join us for a live webinar with guest analyst Richard Fichera of Forrester Research on the future of storage consolidation, and learn how the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform can fuel gains in business responsiveness and agility.
David Beeler, Senior Product Strategist, Vision Solutions
How long can you afford to be without data?
45% of businesses surveyed said that they had experienced a data loss in 2014. Downtime can come from any direction, in any form, at any time. Astonishingly, three-quarters of IT professionals say that they have never calculated the hourly cost of downtime.
Join David Beeler as he explores how you can reduce the impact of downtime on your business to near zero, whilst making it easier for you to manage your systems.
Dave Grant - VP, Product Marketing, VMware & Guest Speaker Rob Young - Research Mgr, ITSM & Client Virtualization
IDC Announces the Best Vendors for Client Computing Software
In the multi-device workplace, there are many vendors IT can choose from to better manage applications and desktops. So, which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
Find out how a variety of vendors compare and the reasons why VMware has moved into the Leaders category in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Virtual Client Computing Software 2015 Vendor Assessment.
Join us and learn:
Which vendors are well aligned when it comes to customer needs
Which vendors offer the best client computing solutions with a commitment to long-term end-user computing innovation?
Which vendors have the commitment to providing resources and continued expansion of the EUC infrastructure
The growth of unstructured data, especially files, continues unabated and strains enterprise infrastructure. The problem isn't just storage of growing data, but backing it up, making it available with high performance for users in distributed offices and mobile users, while also providing for disaster recovery. These challenges wreak havoc on staff and budgets.
Software defined storage can make file storage more flexible and responsive and allows management to focus more on the data and less on the underlying hardware. A new approach to NAS takes this one step further combining this concept with cloud storage, while still providing local access, performance and security.
Learn about this new generation of bottom-less, backup-less NAS that makes files accessible anywhere. Cloud NAS solves the challenges of file data storage, costs less to own and manage, and ends the cycle of NAS hardware refreshes forever
Randy Kerns, Senior Strategist and Analyst, Evaluator Group
At the moment, “Storage Virtualization” and “Software Defined Storage” are marketing-led storage buzzwords—but do they represent technologies that have been around for years?
In this presentation, we will cover:
- The real definitions behind the technologies
- Their relationships to one another
- Product offerings for both areas
- Value delivered by the solutions
With the growing adaptation of Software-Defined technologies as the foundation for enterprises’ data centers, private & hybrid clouds and overall IT agility, security infrastructure transformation must take place to efficiently integrate with the Software-Defined ecosystem and become software defined itself. This presentation will highlight the need for Software Defined Security (SD-Security) and Fortinet’s framework to deliver optimized security for the Software Defined IT.
Laurence James, NetApp Products, Alliances and Solutions Manager
Organizations need their IT teams to move ever more quickly to keep pace with the changing needs of business Traditional data centres, with infrastructure silos built around applications, limit responsiveness. Companies struggle with routine IT downtime, spiralling costs, performance challenges, and growing complexity as their operations scale.
Solving this problem requires an IT infrastructure built for agility, one capable of instantly delivering new services, projects, and capacity while keeping costs down. That’s the promise of the software-defined data centre (SDDC). Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of the four SDDC components, as well as Software-defined compute, network, and security. Today there are so many different definitions for the term Software Defined that you can be excused for the confusion it has caused. In the session Laurence James unravels some of the myths surrounding the Software defined craze.
Rich Petersen, Dir Product Marketing, SanDisk; Juan Novella, Product Manager vVOLs, VMware
In this joint webinar, representatives from VMware and SanDisk will discuss VMware’s vision for software-defined storage. You’ll learn how SanDisk’s host-level SSD caching software, which is fully integrated with Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM), to safely and easily accelerate IO between VMs and VMDKs. This allows VMware administrators to vastly improve storage IO performance by cost-effectively delivering flash performance without overhauling or replacing your current storage.
Dr David Soldani, VP Huawei European Research Centre
Join Dr David Soldani, VP Huawei European Research Centre, as he introduces the main ICT challenges and opportunities in EU, 5G vision and main research and innovation initiatives ongoing, globally.
He will describe a multitenant network and services vision and the most important 5G wireless, wireline and media enabling technologies, leveraging emerging technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN), Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), High Performance (HPC) and Mobile Edge Computing (MEC). With a special focus given to 5G as the nervous system of the Silver Economy, looking at a better age friendly environment (housing), which can help people live longer, independently and thus reduce costs of long term care. In this context, 5G will be an integral part of the overall solution to the ambient (housing) assisted living concept, where service robots, mobiles, holographic rendering, cars, etc. could be connected using 5G communication technologies. Conclusions will be drawn on the main standardization activities and roadmap towards the IMT for 2020 and beyond.
Jérome Petazzoni, Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
What's Docker? Why is it popular? What are containers? Why and how are they going to drastically improve how we build, ship, and run applications? How to get started with Docker and containers, and leverage them to achieve faster, safer deployments for software stacks big and small?
In this presentation, Jerome Petazzoni wil answer all those questions (and a few more) to give you a clear overview of Docker and containers, as well as a quick bootstrap to get started with this technology.
Leaping to Software Defined Storage? Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions:
1. Is Software Defined Storage Right For You?
2. What are the Hardware Requirements For Software Defined Storage?
3. How do you Transition To Software Defined Storage?
Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Gavin Mclaughlin, VP of Strategy and Communication with X-IO for this instructive webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the answers to the three key questions, you should ask when considering a software-defined storage strategy.
All Attendees to this webinar will receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland's Latest White Paper, "The Hardware Requirements of Software Defined Storage".
Rich Petersen, Dir Product Marketing; Manish Apte, Product Manager
It’s well-known that storage I/O latency is the most common culprit hindering performance and efficiency in virtual computing. And it’s also well-known that using solid-state storage devices (SSDs) instead of hard-disk drives HDDs can significantly reduce this latency. The challenge is to deploy solid-state storage without an expensive forklift upgrade to existing storage systems. Join SanDisk to learn how new technologies enable solid-state storage to be deployed in the server, as a complement to existing storage, delivering flash memory performance at a far lower cost than a storage upgrade.
In this webinar we'll provide a high level overview of VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN) and discuss considerations while you build your own VSAN. Join Biswapati Bhattacharjee as he discusses the different reference architectures (RA) we have built in VMware VSAN especially around VDI. Lastly, we'll talk about how SanDisk product portfolio and partnership fits in the VMware VSAN ecosystem.
Eric Tornwall, NetApp; Jerry Gutierrez, IBM; Michael O'Neill, NVIDIA, Jason Danielson, NetApp
When you take rendering horsepower to the cloud with our accelerated, platform-as-a-service virtual desktop infrastructure, the possibilities are endless. And each one involves seamless performance, lower capital costs, rapid on-boarding, and reliable security—with lightning-fast storage, optimized networking, and cutting-edge rendering. Discover how to enable even the most graphically intense tasks from anywhere in this webcast.
Join Bob Plumridge, SNIA Europe Chairman, as he presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.
He will then describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases.
Stephen O'Donnell, CEO, CTO, Tech Analyst and Author
The CIO is faced with reconciling the, apparently, irreconcilable. How does he build a cost effective technology platform that provides business agility, and manages risk?
In this session, Steve O’Donnell explains the critical success factors in achieving that desired outcome, the considered compromises, the strategies and tactical approaches that the CIO will need to adopt to deliver business benefits and keep his stakeholders onside. He will look at the different types of application and how they need to be managed and hosted. Where do we build, where do we buy and where is configuration the right answer? How do we choose between in-house infrastructure, managed cloud services and engineered systems?
Join Stephen for a structured approach to providing a cohesive strategy for IT investment that makes sense, and optimises business outcomes whilst being simple enough to gain business stakeholder buy in and approval.
Virtualization is no longer a passing trend. Organization deploying it in their servers, desktops, storage and networks are experiencing increased performance and decreased costs, when implemented and managed properly. Join this channel to hear leading experts discuss this maturing technology and how you can create your own software-defined data center.