There needs to be a shift in the way organisations approach storage.
All too often, the decision to acquire storage infrastructure comes after the choice of servers and applications is made. This project-based approach can mean that organisations are forced into implementing multiple storage platforms to match different server and application requirements. The consequences can be severe:
1. Your capital outlay is multiplied
2. You are forced to purchase more licences
3. Your operating costs are higher and risks are much greater
4. You discover hidden charges
5. Your only option is to rip-and-replace
We cannot continue approaching storage as an after-thought or simply based on a preferred vendor or technology. Put simply, we have to start putting storage first, building a flexible, scalable foundation for your servers and applications that does not need to be torn down when your requirements change.
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Past infrastructures provided compute, storage and network enabling static enterprise deployments which changed every few years. This talk will analyze the consequences of a world where production SAP and Spark clusters including data can be provisioned in minutes with the push of a button.
What does it mean for the IT architecture of an enterprise? How to stay in control in a super agile world?
J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, John Kim, Mellanox, Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Knight, NetApp
Welcome to this first part of the webcast series, where we’re going to take an irreverent, yet still informative look, at the parts of a storage solution in Data Center architectures. We’re going to start with the very basics – The Naming of the Parts. We’ll break down the entire storage picture and identify the places where most of the confusion falls. Join us in this first webcast – Part Chartreuse – where we’ll learn:
•What an initiator is
•What a target is
•What a storage controller is
•What a RAID is, and what a RAID controller is
•What a Volume Manager is
•What a Storage Stack is
With these fundamental parts, we’ll be able to place them into a context so that you can understand how all these pieces fit together to form a Data Center storage environment.
Oh, and why are the parts named after colors, instead of numbered? Because there is no order to these webcasts. Each is a standalone seminar on understanding some of the elements of storage systems that can help you learn about technology without admitting that you were faking it the whole time! If you are looking for a starting point – the absolute beginning place – start with this one. We’ll be using these terms in all the other presentations.
Load balancers occupy an important position (in the path of application traffic) on the enterprise network. Yet, traditional application delivery controllers (ADCs) are unable to provide meaningful application insights to drive business decisions. Avi Networks’ software-defined architecture for load balancing separates the control plane (management layer) from the data plane (load balancers) to generate continuous insights about applications.
In this 30 minute presentation from Avi Networks, learn how you can get rich analytics and actionable insights into end user experience, application performance, resource utilization, security, and anomalous behavior. See how you can benefit from:
• A “Network DVR” to record and replay traffic events to pinpoint app issues
• At-a-glance view of all virtual services throughout the system
• Real-time visibility into DDoS attacks, SSL versions and ciphers used in transactions
• Health scores that give you immediate feedback on application performance
Colin Whittaker, Informed Risk Decisions; Yo Delmar, MetricStream; Chris McClean, Forrester; Sanjay Agrawal, CIMCON Software
Cybersecurity has jumped to the top of companies’ risk agenda after a number of high profile data breaches, and other hacks. In an increasingly digitized world, where data resides in the cloud, on mobiles and Internet of Things enabling multitude of connected devices, the threat vectors are multiplying, threatening the firms’ operations and future financial stability.
Organizations with the ability to view cybersecurity breaches as a risk, with associated probabilities and impacts, can strike the right balance between resilience and protection. By bringing together leadership and capabilities across fraud, IT, cybersecurity and operational risk, organizations can connect the dots and manage their GRC program more effectively. Organizations need to employ a proactive approach to review their existing risk management processes, roles and responsibilities with respect to cybersecurity to re-align them into an overall ERM strategy with boardroom backing.
Attend this panel webinar, as we discuss these issues and address ways to develop an evolving GRC program to cope with the growing threat landscape.
Are you a storage admins running business-critical workloads on vSphere? Replacing a traditional storage environment with hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) solutions can give you a simpler, more efficient way to manage resources—and eliminate the guesswork that often leads to overprovisioning.
Learn what HCI can do to alleviate some pressure. We’ll discuss how VMware Virtual SAN 6.2 powers HCI with a new operational model for shared storage, including features that complement high-end SANS.
By offloading just one virtualized workload from SAN to Virtual SAN, you can save more expensive SAN or NAS for higher value workloads.
Topics in the webcast include:
-The advantages of VM-centric, policy-based storage
- Avoiding frequent storage requests for transient workloads
- Simplifying capacity planning by scaling compute and storage in tandem
- Focusing on optimizing production workloads
Easy to learn, and with the broadest set of consumption models, see how Virtual SAN hyper-converged storage powers radically simple HCI solutions that solve critical problems for storage admins.
Different workloads demand different attributes from their storage. These differences lead some to believe flash storage is only good for certain point use cases like accelerating databases. But the performance of flash systems lead others to claim a single flash system can support all workloads. The truth, as usual, is somewhere in the middle. Join Storage Switzerland and IBM for this live interactive webinar where we bust another flash myth and help you select the right flash for the right workload for the right reasons.
We hope you may find some new ideas to implement with your team. The field of Performance Engineering is changing rapidly over the last few years due to technology and perception of the field by the business areas. The presentation today will cover several areas that have proven successful in this new era of engineering.
Ethernet technology had been a proven standard for over 30 years and there are many networked storage solutions based on Ethernet. While storage devices are evolving rapidly with new standards and specifications, Ethernet is moving towards higher speeds as well: 10Gbps, 25Gbps, 50Gbps and 100Gbps….making it time to re-introduce Ethernet Networked Storage.
This live Webcast will start by providing a solid foundation on Ethernet networked storage and move to the latest advancements, challenges, use cases and benefits. You’ll hear:
•The evolution of storage devices - spinning media to NVM
•New standards: NVMe and NVMe over Fabric
•A retrospect of traditional networked storage including SAN and NAS
•How new storage devices and new standards would impact Ethernet networked storage
•Ethernet based software-defined storage and the hyper-converged model
•A look ahead at new Ethernet technologies optimized for networked storage in the future
Register today for this live Webcast where our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
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
Steve Woo, Co-founder and VP of Products, VeloCloud
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.
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.
Sarvesh Jagannivas, VP Product & Industry Marketing, MuleSoft
Chief architects and CIOs know that API-led connectivity drives business and IT agility. MuleSoft surveyed tech leaders among its customers and discovered not only the value of IT agility, but dramatic, measurable business outcomes for organizations that adopted our approach to integration. This webinar will provide a practical approach to understanding the value of API-led connectivity within your company.
Ian Bromehead, HPE, Harald Burose, HPE, Luke Bradley Vodofone
83% of recently surveyed companies agree that end-to-end visibility is critical to operating a hybrid cloud.
94% state that a single integrated solution is needed to monitor Hybrid IT environments.
But how do you monitor private and public cloud services? How do you make sure you're delivering appropriately? What if you're paying far too much for services you consume? Does monitoring providers give access to any use? With the new HPE Operations Bridge Suite, we'll show you how you can address these issues, and with the help of our customer Vodofone Group, you'll learn what benefits you can extract through adopting it
Mike Wood, VP of Marketing, VeloCloud & Ron Longo, Head of WW Operations, VeloCloud
Since the dawn of time nearly every being has striven for independence. IT professional tirelessly work to get to the same goal of creating solutions which result in greater independence from how technology was used in the past.
Join this webinar to learn how Cloud-Delivered SD-WAN delivers independence from underlying transport, freedom to host applications anywhere, liberty for how services are delivered and choices on how far you extend your wide area network. You'll leave with a better understanding of how to gain your independence from the boundaries of the legacy networks of the past decade.
Hyper-converged systems offer a great deal of promise and yet come with a set of limitations. While they allow enterprises to re-integrate system components into a single enclosure and reduce the physical complexity, floor space and cost of supporting a workload in the data center, they also often will not support existing storage in local SANs or offered by cloud service providers. There are solutions available to address these challenges and allow hyper-converged systems to realize their promise. During this session you will learn:
• What are hyper-converged systems?
• What challenges do they pose?
• What should the ideal solution to those challenges look like?
• About a solution that helps integrate hyper-converged systems with existing SANs
Alex Li, Product Manager, Ahyoung An, Product Marketing Manager, and Damian Sima, Lead Software Engineer, MuleSoft
How are you validating the behavior of your Mule app before you send it to QA? Did you know that there is a testing framework that automates the testing of Mule apps? Join this webinar to learn what you may not know about testing your Mule applications within Anypoint Studio.
Learn how to use MUnit to:
- Test API implementations
- Do other types of unit and integrated testing
- Automatically generate coverage reports
- Integrate testing into your continuous integration process
Derek Granath, VP of Product Marketing, Silver Peak
This new and disruptive technology has taken the industry by storm - delivering the promise of accelerated WAN performance, extended visibility and control as well as a massive cost savings of up to 90%. IDC reports that the SD-WAN market will reach $6 billion by 2020 and independent studies such as the one conducted by Silver Peak and IDG show that 92% of enterprise organizations surveyed will implement an SD-WAN in the next 12 months.
Are you ready to jump on board? Confused about how to take the first steps?
Join us for an overview of this emerging technology that can not only reinvent your network, but significantly impact your business.
Ben Wilson, Senior Director, Product Management, Fortinet
During the past 15 years, access layer solutions have evolved, especially in terms wireless connectivity.
Today's wireless connectivity has multiple approaches, each better meeting the specific requirements of organisations through a choice of different architectures. Whether its a refresh, redeployment, change of application or a brand new site, there are a lot of options.
During this webinar we’ll examine different approaches and how to apply them to different verticals or deployment scenarios. As wireless connectivity continues to evolve, we will also look to the future and see how trends in new hardware can provide cutting edge solutions to meet the potential needs of tomorrow's organisations.
The presentation will end with an overview of Fortinet's Secure Access Architecture and how it can meet today's and tomorrow's wireless requirements.
best practices for achieving enterprise IT efficiency
The Enterprise Architecture channel presents the next generation of enterprise IT: recognizing the strategic importance of the data center to make companies more nimble and competitive. These presentations will help demanding IT professionals achieve flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.
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.
This presentation will enumerate some of the risks, old and new, of migrating to a cloud infrastructure as well as the risks posed by consumer and employee “cloud creep”. I will detail how your business could impacted and illustrate some architectural and procedural changes that can help to mitigate these risks.