Operational Efficiency – it’s not just about cost cutting
WHY automate? Automation can help cut costs, but it’s only worth automating to improve efficiency without reducing quality of service. Assuming automation is the HOW of the solution, WHAT are the outcomes and benefits needed, and WHICH processes should be automated.
During this presentation Matthew Burrows of BSMimpact will share his experience, giving practical and pragmatic guidance to all faced with the challenge of increasing operational efficiency.
In today's world of unprecedented growth in enterprise storage demands, traditional infrastructure provisioning and management methods just aren’t capable of keeping up with the frequent adjustments required within modern enterprises. New industry research sheds light on how software-defined storage gives modern enterprises a competitive edge, offering improved scalability, performance, and ease of use.
Please join us for an upcoming webcast on May 19th, featuring guest speaker Sr. Research Analyst Henry Baltazar with Forrester Consulting who will share insights on the growing need to rethink traditional data storage and on where the data industry is heading. Eric Carter, Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Hedvig will share how Hedvig’s new software-defined storage solution can deliver modern storage for any enterprise compute environment.
Attend this webcast featuring industry experts from Forrester Research and Hedvig to discover:
•Why 55% of technology decision makers are expressing interest in or starting to implement software-defined storage
•What workloads IT leaders consider as top candidates to operate with software-defined storage
•Why the need for choice and flexibility are ushering in a new era of data management that brings the simplicity of public clouds to your data center
•How distributed systems technology transforms commodity server infrastructure into a scalable, resilient, self-service storage platform
Na het bijwonen van dit webinar weet u hoe u een mobiele IT-omgeving kunt implementeren die door het dynamisch aanpassen van de security instellingen overal voldoet aan de geldende regelgeving. Medewerkers zijn op deze manier altijd en overal productief en in staat de juiste dienstverlening te verlenen. Zo kunnen medewerkers van een financiele instelling niet alleen op iedere werkplek binnen kantoor, maar ook bij klanten thuis volgens het beleid van hun organisatie werken. Medewerkers in een ziekenhuis zijn in staat om op hun eigen werkplek, als ook bij de patient aan het bed in hun eigen vertrouwde omgeving te werken, zonder dat de privacy van gegevens in gevaar komt. En ook thuiswerken kan op deze manier mogelijk worden gemaakt binnen ieder bedrijf dat waarde hecht aan flexibel werken voor hun medewerkers, zonder de beveiliging uit het oog te verliezen.
Featuring Ben Person, Manager, ServiceNow Delivery, Dell Services, this video provides an overview of how the combined capabilities of Dell IT service management and ServiceNow helps you easily align IT with your business objectives. Learn how Dell Services can help ensure seamless service, proactive and responsive interaction and quality delivery.
Featuring Paola Arbour, Vice President, Services IT, Dell Services, this video provides an insight into the Service Integration and Management (SIAM) function. It helps understand how you can benefit from the flexibility and innovation of multisourcing and standard services, while delivering integrated services to the business.
The velocity of change for today's business has exposed weakness in traditional approaches to IT infrastructure. Forrester estimates that 58% of organizations measure storage provisioning in days, weeks, or even months. That’s simply not fast enough!
Hedvig has re-architected storage using modern, distributed systems capabilities giving you the toolset to successfully deal with the demands of modern business.
Attend this webinar for an introduction to Hedvig and learn:
Why software-defined storage is gaining momentum in the enterprise
How Hedvig is different from other solutions on the market
What Hedvig uniquely offers for DevOps and IT organizations
How good are your current test cases? How much coverage do they provide, and how do you know? And do your testers have the data they need, when they need it?
In this webcast, we will discuss ways to:
•create the optimum set of test cases, by importing requirements and existing tests from HP ALM, turning them into crystal clear requirements using visual flow charts and related tools
•find or synthetically create the right test data, linking them with expected results and directly to each test cases
•automate test execution where tests are automatically updated each time the requirements change, so you can eliminate testing bottlenecks.
Learn how you can optimize your HP ALM investment - with the smallest test cases for maximum coverage, and with the right test data - to get you on your way to a faster, better delivery of high quality applications to market.
Learn how data encryption and encryption key management address compliance for healthcare providers and payers. Join Derek Tumulak, VP Product Management at Vormetric, and Tricia Pattee, HOSTING Product Manager as they discuss how HIPAA/HITECH regulations impact electronic protected health information (PHI) and best practices to safeguard sensitive patient data.
• HIPAA and HITECH regulatory mandates impact data security for healthcare institutions
• Strong encryption and policy-based access controls provide a separation of duties between data security and system administrators
• Secure key management and policy management ensure consistency in applying policies and encryption keys to both structured and unstructured data
• Rapid implementation is achieved because encryption is transparent to users, applications, databases and storage systems
• The HOSTING and Vormetric cloud solution can satisfy HIPAA and HITECH compliance requirements in the cloud
In this presentation, solution providers learn simple steps to help build and grow their IT security practice. Attendees learn about compliance regulations, cloud integration, how to weave security into each opportunity, adherence to best practices, and re-educating customers.
In this webinar with CenturyLink, discover 5 steps to take today to move toward a secure, fast and flexible hybrid cloud environment. Best practices and use cases are discussed, along with tips and critical questions you should ask your provider before getting started. We will also offer insight around things to avoid and share common, real-world issues that IT managers face when starting their hybrid cloud journey.
This webinar is the third in NetApp’s Hybrid Cloud Exchange Webinar series. Follow this series to discover industry-leading insights, partnerships, and resources to help you embrace the hybrid cloud on your terms.
Learn to predict, prepare for and pinpoint performance issues by combining HP OpsA and J9 Accelerators with Splunk. This webinar will cover how your IT operations teams will be able to extract the full value of their data.
If you’ve made an investment in Splunk and want to increase functionality, while at the same time reducing maintenance costs, you need to attend.
Mark Bradley, HP, Jon Furner, Sandeep Parmar, Results Positive
Reduce Time to Value with Automated Discovery and Service Model Maps
Service Models have been an aspirational goal for many organizations. The time and effort required to create and maintain effective service maps has prevented many organizations from achieving desired business outcomes. The need for quick time to value in building new products and establishing the ability to quickly support and maintain applications has never been higher in today’s digital world.
Access to industry leading discovery, configuration management, and automated service mapping and modeling technologies combined with the right business processes and personnel have proven to be the key ingredients to reducing mean time to repair and improved customer experience and satisfaction.
In this webinar you will receive an overview of how you can utilize HP Configuration Management System to discover and automate the creation of service maps.
Key take aways from attending this webinar include:
How to select and prepare for the creation of an automated service model
How to execute and monitor the auto creation of selected service models
How to review, validate, and deploy new service maps
How to maintain and update service models so they remain current
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn the proven processes and key technology capabilities to plan, setup, and maintain service models with dependency maps across critical configuration items.
Brad Seller, Solution Consultant, Unisys; Bob West, Vice President, Unisys; Andrew Harsch, Global Director
In today’s hyper-competitive world of digital business, uptime and performance are essential elements to a 24/7 global business and as we all know, “slow is the new downtime.” At the same time, you must rapidly and continuously introduce new services to the mix.
How do you continue to monitor the performance of your services and underlying systems and make not only adjustments to said performance, while also rapidly introduce new services, without disrupting the user experience?
Join us as we discuss these “changes” occurring in IT operations and some of the solutions and approaches that are available to you in order to stay competitive and maintain a sharp focus on both the needs of the business, while maintaining an engaged end user.
Brad Seller, Solution Consultant from the Edge Service Management Advisory Group, will discuss core prerequisites and best practices for modernizing traditional Change Management in your organization, and Bob West, Vice President, Unisys Application Services, will discuss bringing DevOps into the mix to speed innovation while maintaining smooth IT operations.
Krishna Mahadevan Ramakrishnan, Systems Analayst, HP
This webinar will provide an overview of the new features added to HP Network Automation 10.10. The webinar will provide insight in to new CLI commands, security features and other new functionalities introduced in HP Network Automation 10.10.
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.
We are going through a major technology revolution. The new trends are bringing new challenges to you to deliver quality apps. It is now time to re-think how to do performance testing; it is time to mature to performance engineering to ensure application performance throughout the lifecycle.
In this webinar, you will learn about these trends: Mobile, Cloud and Big Data and how to maximize performance process and testing solutions to deliver faster and with quality.
Performance is a key pillar of quality that companies often overlook in their race to market and it brings high impact to business. Join us to learn about Performance testing maturity levels and how to apply it.
Few organizations have effectively leveraged test automation to its fullest potential. This is often due to the fact that many of the available QA tools aren’t designed to offer the breadth of coverage needed or the flexibility to keep pace with dynamic changes in business applications. Additionally, recognizing and monetizing the value of automation has often been difficult due to the lack of consistent, quantifiable methods.
In this webinar, we will share ways in which to build a more responsive, scriptless test automation framework within your current ALM strategy and how to measure its value, continuously across your business.
In this session, we will discuss:
•How to assess your current state of test automation readiness
•How to develop a plan that will optimize test automation, people and processes
•How a data-driven, scriptless test technology can benefit any sized organization
•How to develop and maintain high levels of regression testing needed, using dynamic automated methods
•How to leverage the best mix of tools and methods to accelerate success
•How to quantify the value of automation for your business
Walter Bentley, Rackspace Private Cloud Solutions Architect
Automation is the key to unlocking your private cloud. Ansible is a simple, agentless and powerful automation tool. During this session, we will provide insights and best practices for operating your OpenStack cloud using Ansible. Don't miss out!
Register today and join us for this interactive session.
Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; John Joseph, DataGravity; Peter Godman, Qumulo; Shahbaz Ali, Tarmin
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the newest trends in storage: Data-Aware Storage. Let’s face it, storage has been dumb for long enough and it is time to innovate in another dimension. Recently several “up-and-coming” storage companies have taken off the wraps of data-awareness by providing storage systems that can analyze, index, comply and make storage much smarter while operating in real-time without compromising the mission of providing primary storage capability. We will unpack the definition of data-aware storage as a panel of experts give their take on how data-aware storage products have impacted customer business outcomes.
We will ask them questions such as: Why is the time ripe now for data-aware storage? What will the future bring in this space? What are the best applications and use cases to start implementing data-aware storage today?
John Joseph, President and Co-Founder, DataGravity
Peter Godman, Co-Founder and CEO, Qumulo
Shahbaz Ali, Founder, President & CEO, Tarmin
DevOps shifts the IT organization and how engineers interact. It brings a set of best practices that defines how engineers and IT work together that is markedly different than how work has been traditionally accomplished. It’s a culture of automating, measuring, and sharing in the software development life cycle. Where is your company on the DevOps journey? Join Hart Hoover, a Rackspace DevOps Automation Engineer, as he walks through points on that journey you will need to reach to be successful.
In this webinar, we will cover:
•Automating Waste / Defining Correct Process
•Leadership Buy In
•Team Buy In
Hart Hoover started his career as a Racker in 2007 as a Linux Systems Administrator, providing technical support for bare metal servers. He moved to the cloud in 2009 to help design the Managed Cloud Servers support model. He now serves customers as an Engineer with the DevOps Automation team at Rackspace. You can follow him on twitter at @hhoover.
Karthik Gaekwad, Senior Platform Engineer; Ernest Mueller, Product Manager; James Wickett, Senior Engineer
DevOps is now over 5 years old and many advancements have been made.
In this talk, we will review what's going on in the space, and discuss current trends and where we envision DevOps is going over the next few years. Specifically, we will cover the rise of containers, the "move to the donkeys", the greater incorporation of security into the development pipeline, the movement on network and databases as code, cultural backlash and trends.
This will be a panel style talk with Karthik Gaekwad (@iteration1) , Ernest Mueller (@ernestmueller), James Wickett (@wickett) with plenty of time with questions at the end of the talk.
Neil McEvoy, Founder, Cloud Best Practices Network
This presentation will provide an executive overview of how the enterprise data centre is being significantly impacted by the ongoing trends of Cloud computing, covering topics such as PaaS & DevOps, Hybrid Cloud Outsourcing, Multi-Cloud Brokerage and IoT Smart Cloud Computing.
Modern performance tools and techniques can dramatically improve the user experience, reduce developer and ops frustration, lead to better utilization of infrastructure and allow you to smartly ship products to market faster.
Working with many companies across all industries, we recognize the pitfalls and barriers to adopting DevOps. The Rackspace DevOps Automation team works with various tools every day to counteract these pitfalls. Join Product Manager @EricBrinkman as he shows you the technologies our DevOps Automation team uses, provide insight as to why they were chosen, and walk through a customer experience demo.
This webinar will include:
•Deploying Magento through UI and pushing code
•A look into the control panel
•Demo of New Relic and Chef
•Simulation of Rackspace customer experience
James Hogan, Vista Ventures; Mac Devine, IBM; Stephen Mellor, IIC; Jeff Smith, Numerex; Darin Andersen, CyberUnited
The Internet of Things (IoT) has now become a mainstream term but much of the attention is focused on the latest gadgets rather than its potential in super-charging efficiencies of every industry sector. Whether it's using connected devices to monitor the health of a patient or an elderly relative in their homes, GE"s smart jet engines that transmit terabytes of data on its condition in-flight or ensuring miners' safety and productivity with integrated communications, tracking and real-time analytics; Internet of Things can have a monumental impact on global economy, with the forecast of over $14 trillion in the next two decades, according to latest research by Accenture.
But what does this all mean for IT professionals? Beyond the trade show gadgets, IoT initiatives require immense support from all IT functions. Collecting, storing and alayzing immense amounts of data, which can be easily accessed in the cloud at any time and securely shared across connected devices is no easy feat. Moreso, a standardized set of guiding principles is essential for governance and proper implementation of every supported initiative.
Join this expert panel session, featuring some of the leading industry minds, as they share unique perspectives and vision into into the future of IoT and join the conversation in an interactive Q&A session at the end of the presentation.
- James Hogan, Managing Partner, Vista Ventures
- Mac Devine, Vice President SDN Cloud Services and CTO, IBM Cloud Services Division
- Stephen Mellor, CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium
- Jeff Smith, CTO & EVP, Numerex
- Darin Andersen, CEO, CyberUnited
Symon Perriman, VP of Business Development, 5nine Software
Join Symon Perriman to see an overview of the main features and capabilities coming in the next version of Hyper-V for Windows Server. The new capabilities will enhance management of virtualized servers, storage, networks, and workloads. Learn about upgrading the fabric and virtual machines, Linux support, quality of service, backup, and dynamically adding new resources.
- Understand computer and virtualization goals in the next version of Windows Server
- Learn about new features from the Windows Server Hyper-V
- See how Hyper-V continues to provide a critical component of a private, public and hybrid cloud environment.
Jonathan Trull, Chief Information Security Officer, Qualys; Dominic Wellington, Compliance Marketing Manager, BMC Software
Reacting to threats and remediating breaches can’t wait. Your compliance plan may be in place – but can you execute fast?
Join BMC Software and Qualys to see how to get complete IT compliance and reduce the risk and cost in your organization. Hear how to reduce the window of exposure to vulnerabilities and be more proactive in preventing aggressive threats. In this webinar, you will learn to:
·Break down the SecOps gap and internal silo’s
·Easily detect security issues with new automated, online technology
·Quickly analyze operational dependencies and the potential impact of proposed fixes
·Enforce governance policies and change approval requirements
·Execute validated remediation actions rapidly
·Document actions and results in real time
Plus, learn how to improve communications between security and operations to ensure a speedy resolution to compliance issues.
Robby Dick, Lead Solutions Marketing Manager, BMC Software
You may not know much about it, but Hadoop is coming in a big way. The list of services you provide and support grows larger by the day and very soon Hadoop related technologies will likely play a critical role in many of those services. Much of the processing that happens in Hadoop is batch related but the built in tools for managing that batch is inferior and will cause delays when trying to deploy the related applications and services. Join us to learn:
•What Hadoop is and what it is used for
•The type of processing performed in Hadoop environments
•How to deliver better Hadoop workload related services
Based on recent research by analyst Bob Larrivee of AIIM, this webinar will address how organizations can leverage technology to identify, evaluate and optimize business processes to increase operational efficiency.
Join us as we explore:
- Drivers for problem-solving, tracking KPIs, process failures and workflow management
- How technology can reduce errors and exceptions that lead to lost business and non-compliance
- Increasing visibility to optimize processes, reduce costs and deliver a superior customer experience
Configuring a VDI image is a complex task for the systems engineer. This session will help prepare the engineer for creating an image as well as vetting and troubleshooting it before it gets to production. Topics include:
- Image Creation Best Practices (Scripts, What-to-dos, What not-to-dos)
- Image Testing (Tools free and not)
- Troubleshooting (How to find out what’s wrong when it goes wrong)
- VDI Deployments (Why?)
- User Experience Monitoring (You need it, but how?)
Jason Sherman, Director of Sales Engineering, Graphical Networks
You've seen it before: you can't trust your network diagrams because they are incomplete and out of date. Let’s face it, for all but the simplest networks, spreadsheets and Visio just don’t cut it anymore. The consequences? You can't fix problems fast, securing the network is harder and ultimately your IT bottom line takes a hit.
Join Jason Sherman, Director of Sales Engineering at Graphical Networks, as he explains how you can simplify and automate your network and Data Center documentation to increase IT efficiencies and spend less time on manually tracking every IT change.
Jack Pressman, Executive Managing Director, EMP GRID Services, LLC
Businesses’ today are faced with numerous risks that undermine their ongoing Business & IT operations; from emerging threats to critical IT infrastructure due to EMP and Geomagnetic Storm events, to hardware failures, data corruption, or complete loss of facilities – all of which place the recoverability and ultimate survival of the business into question. Learn about the ever evolving threats matrix and what every Board of Director, Risk Manager, and decision maker needs to know to ensure the survivability of their business.
Increase Productivity while Reducing the Cost of IT Operations
This online channel will feature live webcast presentations by leading IT and business executives. In today’s economic environment it is imperative that IT find ways to become more efficient while maintaining, or even increasing, the levels of service that it provides. Automating IT functions is the best way that IT can achieve these conflicting objectives. The IT Automation channel speakers will look at how to increase the productivity while reducing the cost of IT operations through automation and the application of industry best practices. The presentations will show you the steps to take and the tools that you will need to improve the performance of your IT operations.