Tom Foremski with featured speakers from the Virtualization Summit
Silicon Valley Watcher editor Tom Foremski moderates a panel of featured speakers from BrightTALK's Virtualization Summit as they respond to questions and engage in a lively discussion of the ins and outs of virtualization.
Now, corporations truly understand that it’s not a matter of if a disaster will occur, but when. Hurricane Katrina is one example of a major disaster that has forced companies to pause and reevaluate their Disaster Recovery strategy. Virtualization technologies have created an affordable DR approach, yielding greater environment flexibility and mobility. However, many manual steps must still be taken to recover or failover an entire IT environment. VMware’s Site Recovery Manager (SRM) can automate most of those manual steps to provide a repeatable, reportable and recoverable solution to complement your corporate DR plan. This presentation will focus on the benefits of SRM and key points of consideration when looking to automate your DR steps.
While the cost, flexibility and scalability benefits of virtualization are undeniable, so are the systems and network management challenges created by the virtual data center. Cautionary tales abound, examples of organizations who have not just figured out how to manage their virtualized environments, but how to use management to maximize their performance and availability are still fewer than one would expect. In this Webcast, Javier Soltero, CEO of Hyperic will address best practices for managing and monitoring your virtualized data center, once created. He will also provide expert input on how to evaluate virtualization management tools, tricks for streamlining application-level management, common misperceptions and pitfalls that can be avoided and much more. Last he will offer clear cut examples of companies that have successfully overcome virtualization management hurdles.
Any IT transformation is complex and high risk, requiring significant change in technology, process and culture. This is why an incremental, plan-driven approach is critical for successful transformation. The Cloud Computing Adoption Model is a graduated, stepwise approach for adoption of cloud technologies. It helps to cut through the hype and lay out a clear game plan incrementing toward cloud without putting projects, budgets and even careers at risk based on a 5-step framework loosely modeled after the Capability Maturity Model (CMM) from the Software Engineering Institute (SEI) at Carnegie Mellon University. For each level, the Model outlines the strategic goals, key investment requirements, expected returns, risk factors, and readiness criteria for graduating to the next step.
Software-defined Storage Service interruptions wreak havoc on business. Enterprises expend huge budgets to deliver datacenter redundancy and continuous application availability and still it is not easy. Storage is often the biggest limiting factor. The good news is that recent storage innovations combined with the flexibility of VMware vSphere simplify and lower the cost of delivering automated mobility of services between sites to ensure downtime avoidance and fault recovery.
Watch this webinar and learn:
• How to deliver real-time virtual machine migration across a geographically stretched cluster with no data loss or service interruption
• How software-defined storage streamlines delivery of vSphere Metro Storage Clusters (vMSC)
• How a multi-site storage system managed as a single logical entity benefits your virtualization deployment
Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.
Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.
Now, companies are looking to take the next step to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reducing the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.
This is where DataCore’s Parallel I/O technology comes in. By processing I/Os in parallel leveraging multi-core, multi-processor systems, Parallel I/O delivers industry leading I/O response times as well as price/performance. The net benefit is that fewer storage nodes can provide much better performance, allowing you to reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
Do you run a mix of virtualized and diverse workloads, including block storage? Are you looking to increase density and maintain blazingly fast speeds? If so, this webinar is for you!
In this webinar, speakers from DataCore and SanDisk® will discuss the performance and economic advantages of combining software-defined-storage with all-flash storage. We’ll also share two customer stories on how they were able to:
- Achieve effortless and non-disruptive data migration from magnetic to flash storage.
- Prevent storage-related downtime
- Dynamically control the movement of data from flash to high-capacity storage
- Strike the right economic balance between fast performance and low cost
Don’t let data growth and complex workloads slow you down. Attend this webinar and learn about new possibilities.
The costs of running VMWare have risen to unmaintainable levels for companies that are looking to expand and scale operations. The ESX Tax over burdens IT budgets, hindering their ability to scale and manage OPEX. In this webcast, we will show IT managers how Microsoft Hyper- V and Storage Spaces can be a game changer for their organization, providing a cost effective, stable and easy to manage virtualization platform. LifeStore Bank will tell you how they transitioned from an infrastructure based on VMWare ESX and EMC VNXe to Microsoft Hyper-V and DataON Storage's Cluster-In-Box (CIB) storage to scale their capabilities, optimize service level agreements and lower the cost of running virtual environments by 1.5X
Howard Lo, VP of Sales, Dataon Storage
Aidan Finn – Microsoft MVP
Josh Rountree – IT Manager, LifeStore Bank
Kris Menon - Business Development Manager, HSGT
Shaun Walsh – Managing Partner, G2M Communications
NFS has been the “go to” file system for large data stores but there is a new offering on the horizon...Object Storage. To help ease the transition, many Object Storage vendors have provided a gateway that allows their systems to look like NFS servers. The problem is that most of these implementations are very limiting and often create more problems than they fix. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Caringo will discuss why object storage systems are the heir apparent to NFS servers and how to make that transition without the typical roadblocks that NFS gateways create.
The use of broadband Internet connections in SD-WAN environment has many benefits, however for any enterprise, performance and reliability cannot be compromised. An SD-WAN solution must include all the functionality needed to meet these essential requirements that deliver outstanding performance and Quality of Service by:
•Actually improving the quality of the bandwidth you already have, instead of routing around it
•Enabling centralized control and administration of network-wide policies
•Providing detailed visibility into real-time and historical application and network trends
•Allowing for the modular deployment of WAN optimization to insure performance when you need it, where you need it
This all adds up to an enterprise-grade, performance-centric offering that allows your SD-WAN to rapidly connect users to the applications they need. Deployment times are reduced significantly and enterprises enjoy enhanced performance, visibility and control over the entire network.
Performance management of Citrix technologies has always been a challenge. Determining if user complaints of Citrix logon slowness, session disconnects, screen freezes, etc. are caused by the Citrix stack or by one of the supporting tiers has often been a time consuming and knowledge intensive process. Virtualization of Citrix applications has only added to the challenge.
Join this webinar "A Deep Dive Into Comprehensive Citrix & VDI Monitoring with eG Enterprise" to learn how eG Innovations, one of the earliest Citrix-focused monitoring software vendors, has been adapting its eG Enterprise solution to keep pace with Citrix technology evolution.
In this webinar, Bala Vaidhinathan, CTO of eG Innovations will join Trond Eirik Haavarstein (aka Eric) of xenappblog.com to discuss how eG Enterprise provides:
– Proactive monitoring of the Citrix user experience, to discover problems before users complain;
– Embedded best practices for end-to-end visibility in the Citrix XenApp & XenDesktop 7.x stack;
– End-to-end performance visibility combined with automated root-cause diagnosis that helps answer even the toughest of Citrix performance questions;
– Performance optimization and right-sizing so you can get the most of your Citrix investments;
– Integration with built-in Citrix monitoring solutions - Citrix Director, Citrix – NetScaler Insight and Citrix SCOM management packs;
– The discussion will also cover new capabilities in the latest eG Enterprise 6.1 release.
OPNFV is an open community project developing solutions for transforming to Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN). Learn the progress the vendor and service provider communities are making to accelerate the transformation.
Ash Ashutosh with Actifio is our guest on this LIVE MeetTheCEO with Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Mr. Ashutosh’s background, introduces listeners to Copy Data Management as the next stage in data protection and what makes Actifio’s solution different. We will also ask him about his goals for Actifio and get his predictions for the future of IT. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED.