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.
RecordedApr 7 200935 mins
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Bill Briggs, CTO, Deloitte Consulting LLP Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy, MuleSoft
Almost everyone is undergoing digital transformation, but not everyone knows the right way to do it. In a recent MuleSoft survey, 96 percent of respondents are executing on digital transformation initiatives or planning to do so in the near future. However, the results also showed that just 18 percent of IT decision makers are confident that they will succeed in meeting this year’s digital transformation goals. To do this effectively, IT teams need different skill sets, tools, and more importantly, different mindsets. Join Bill Briggs, CTO at Deloitte, and Ross Mason, Founder and VP of Product Strategy at MuleSoft, to learn how IT can grow beyond “business as usual".
Application-centric enterprises recognize the importance of automating infrastructure to deliver applications quickly. Software-defined networking solutions such as Cisco ACI enable programmable infrastructure for networking and operations teams. However, appliance-based load balancers require manual configurations, cannot scale horizontally, and are expensive in many cases. They represent a "last-mile" challenge for automation.
A software-defined approach to application services can extend the value delivered by SDN solutions to load balancing and L4-L7 services.
Join Avi Networks to learn how native integration with Cisco APIC/ACI:
• Simplifies deployment with one-click service insertion
• Enables zero-touch autoscaling
• Provides tenant isolation and security
• Reduces troubleshooting time to minutes with pinpoint analytics
NoSQL databases like Cassandra and Couchbase are quickly becoming key components of the modern IT infrastructure. But this modernization creates new challenges – especially for storage. Storage in the broad sense. In-memory databases perform well when there is enough memory available. However, when data sets get too large and they need to access storage, application performance degrades dramatically. Moreover, even if enough memory is available, persistent client requests can bring the servers to their knees.
Join Storage Switzerland and Plexistor where you will learn:
1. What is Cassandra and Couchbase?
2. Why organizations are adopting them?
3. What are the storage challenges they create?
4. How organizations attempt to workaround these challenges.
5. How to design a solution to these challenges instead of a workaround.
Kevin Orbaker, Technology Solution Professional, Microsoft Corporation
Employees might feel intimidated or overwhelmed with the amount and diversity of business data available to them.
Accessing and harnessing all of that data could be a game changer for them, but they're not sure how to do it. Up until now integrating, analyzing, and understanding all those data sources hasn't been easy, timely, or affordable for your team - not to mention your business users. Your main role has been telling them what they can't do. What if you could offer a comprehensive solution that business groups could use on their own terms - to answer their own questions? Just imagine how your role would change from being a traffic cop to a strategic advisor.
In this webcast, viewers will learn more about:
•Data accessibility for business users and managers: the human element of data
•Managing the backend data infrastructure
•Internet of Things (IoT) and what that means for businesses
•The future of automation in intelligent data systems
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
In today’s environment speed and quality are two of the biggest factors in delivering products and/or services to your end users. As a result, organizations and individuals have recognized the role that Performance Engineering practices delivers as a competitive differentiator.
We will deliver a 1 hour vendor neutral webinar discussion, focusing on “Performance Engineering as a Competitive Differentiator.” The expert panel will collaboratively discuss how the capabilities of Performance Engineering have been recognized as a significant competitive differentiator across all: geographies, industries and markets.
You will get tangible examples and stories that you can use to share and promote how Performance Engineering practices can be used within your organization and teams, so to drive competitive advantage in the market.
Nial Darbey, Principal Solutions Consultant, John D'Emic, Client Architect, Rupesh Ramachandran, Principal Solutions
Microservices is one of the hottest technology trends for 2016. Join us to learn what microservices mean for your business, as our technical experts take you on a journey through microservices best practices and implementation using Anypoint Platform.
DevOps is gaining traction in the industry. The idea economy demands faster go to market capabilities with high quality, low risk, and low costs. Achieving the benefits of DevOps requires enablement of some core attributes within the organization including visibility, collaboration, and automation. Join us as we walk through an integrated DevOps Solution and help you accelerate the implementation of Continuous Delivery.
In this webinar you will learn about:
The importance of integration of lifecycle products
Shift-Left optimization via integration
Providing value to your organization through DevOps and Integration
Rick Friedman, VP, Cycle Computing & Scott Jeschonek, Director, Avere Systems
While cloud computing offers virtually unlimited capacity, harnessing that capacity in an efficient, cost effective fashion can be cumbersome and difficult at the workload level. At the organizational level, it can quickly become chaos.
You must make choices around cloud deployment, and these choices could have a long-lasting impact on your organization. It is important to understand your options and avoid incomplete, complicated, locked-in scenarios. Data management and placement challenges make having the ability to automate workflows and processes across multiple clouds a requirement.
In this webinar, you will:
• Learn how to leverage cloud services as part of an overall computation approach
• Understand data management in a cloud-based world
• Hear what options you have to orchestrate HPC in the cloud
• Learn how cloud orchestration works to automate and align computing with specific goals and objectives
• See an example of an orchestrated HPC workload using on-premises data
From computational research to financial back testing, and research simulations to IoT processing frameworks, decisions made now will not only impact future manageability, but also your sanity.
The massive amount of data continuously flowing through today’s IT organizations has made problem detection and remediation infinitely more challenging. In addition, the associated costs and resources required has placed the need for automation at the forefront of CIO agendas.
According to a recent survey, 69% of IT professionals said that higher customer expectations was their biggest challenge in managing IT operations today – making finding and fixing problems quickly and efficiently that much more important.
Join us and learn from the IT Operations Analytics (ITOA) experts at Hewlett Packard Enterprise how HPE Operations Analytics can harness the power of machine learning to automate troubleshooting, set up alerts to help find problems before business and customers are impacted, and eliminate the need for war rooms.
Software continues to change our world, and gaining or maintaining a competitive advantage demands that applications are delivered at a blistering pace, and with the highest quality.
In a world driven by continuous delivery, Agile and higher levels of automation, HPE would like to introduce you to the next generation platform to support how modern ALM is evolving.
HPE’s fully web-based platform will help your teams collaborate more easily, manage the software delivery pipeline, fully understand the impact of change, and help the team make the most informed project-decisions as they support the business.
DevOps, and its predecessor Agile development, provide a gateway to the best practice of “find and fix early.” However, allocating sufficient time and resources to thoroughly test your enterprise applications is a continual challenge – given the frequency and volume of change. With resource constraints and the limitations of today’s existing tools, many business-critical applications go minimally tested while the quality of these applications is fundamental to the business’ success.
In this session we’ll discuss 5 key strategies for improving QA and Delivery within a DevOps environment. Learn how to leverage advanced data-driven testing to dynamically validate your applications, while allowing you to easily and rapidly create and maintain your functional tests.
We’ll cover in-depth the features and integration of scriptless test automation to enable:
Broad Usability – reduce the time it takes to create and maintain tests, simplifying test development for the entire DevOps team
Reusability – build a growing library of test assets that can be leveraged by all users, to support multiple applications and end-to-end tests
Simplified Test Maintenance – easily detect changes with each new software iteration, and update tests automatically to ensure minimal delays in the DevOps process
Data-Driven – run multiple data sets against the same test and increase test coverage and agility
Hewlett Packard Enterprise recently announced the release of the latest Service Pack for the Functional Test Automation Solution.
In this latest release, HPE continues to invest in supporting a wide variety of technologies, expand the API testing and mobile testing capabilities and introduce some new integrations including HPE Network Virtualization.
In this webinar, we will cover what’s new in UFT 12.52 and BPT 12.52 and look at:
UFT’s new UI and API Testing capabilities
BPT features, including LeanFT for BPT
Enhanced and flexible reporting via the new HTML report
Randy Franklin Smith: Windows Security Subject Matter Expert. Greg Foss: Sr. Security Research Engineer, LogRhythm, Inc.
PowerShell is like nuclear fission—it’s powerful, and it can be used for good and evil. The bad guys love to exploit PowerShell for at least three reasons:
1. It’s already installed on most versions of Windows.
2. It’s powerful. You really can do just about anything in PowerShell—even call into the Win32 API if enabled.
3.There are no EXEs or DLLs to upload.
Lee Holmes (Microsoft’s PowerShell extraordinaire) will be joining me to show you how to catch intruders exploiting PowerShell to their own ends.
First, we will provide a brief overview of PowerShell security capabilities especially enhancements in PowerShell 5.0t. There are some really good preventive steps you can take to limit your exposure to PowerShell-related risks. And PowerShell 5.0 is available on Windows 2008 R2 SP1 and Windows 7 SP1 and up, so this isn’t vaporware.
Then we will zero in on the auditing capabilities in PowerShell. We’ll show you how to enable PowerShell logging so that you get events for every script block executed. We’ll show you sample events and discuss how to interpret them, how to filter the noise and more.
I’ll also briefly point out some less powerful, but easy-to-implement techniques for just detecting the use of PowerShell itself using Process Tracking events. This can be useful for highly controlled endpoints where use of PowerShell at all is very limited and easy to recognize if PowerShell is being used in an unusual way.
Of course producing valuable audit data is one thing. Collecting, analyzing and alerting on it is another. And that’s where our sponsor, LogRhythm, comes in. The security experts at LogRhythm have been following the increased exploitation of PowerShell by the bad guys and been publishing their own tips on how to combat. Greg Foss will briefly demonstrate LogRhythm’s built-in knowledge of PowerShell and its ability to correlate PowerShell events with all the other security intelligence LogRhythm collects from your enterprise.
How To Break “The Cycle” and Move To Hyperconvergence
In this webinar, Storage Switzerland's George Crump and SimpliVity's Adam Sekora compare and contrast the suitability of SANs vs. hyperconverged architectures; examine the benefits of consolidating and reducing the number of discrete IT devices in lieu of hyperconverged infrastructure; and discuss the merits of simplified IT and its impact on technology refresh initiatives.
Hubert Yoshida, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems, Greg Knieriemen, technology evangelist, Hitachi Data Systems, Adrian De Luca, CTO
Innovative technology companies that quickly capitalize on business opportunities and satisfy the demands of today’s empowered consumer have caused a wave of disruption. In 2016, businesses will turn to IT for solutions that will keep them competitive. Chief information officers will invest in faster delivery of applications and analytics, and transform IT by leveraging the third platform, social, mobile, analytics and cloud to reduce infrastructure expenses. Learn how to avoid distractions and remain focused on the IT trends that matter in 2016, as well as gain the knowledge to help accelerate your IT transformation and success.
Pharmaceutical companies play an ever increasing role in the treatment and prevention of illnesses. Many leading Pharma companies depend on third-party organizations, like the Almac Group, to help conduct testing, research and trials to improve the overall drug development process.
Almac is a global leader in contract pharmaceutical development and manufacturing services, and recently deployed scriptless test automation to improve its core business application testing in support of its overall business agility goals.
This session will focus on how Almac and TurnKey Solutions partnered to successfully shorten test cycles and improve test outcomes - supporting more rapid deployment cycles for core applications and end-to-end business critical processes.
Shauna Quinn, Software Test Manager for Almac, will share recent results and 4 lessons learned in Almac’s implementation of scriptless test automation, including:
How to build a better alternative to manual testing methods, which for Almac, previously took 20 people and 12 weeks to run
How to streamline operations and shrink testing cycles from multiple weeks to only 3-4 days
How automation helped to quickly and easily validate core business systems using a comprehensive regression suite
How this intuitive software provided a solid testing strategy moving forward
Weston Morris, Global Portfolio Solution Manager; Dan Huberty, Vice President; Andrew Harsch, Global Director
To keep pace with the increasing demands to become a more digital business, IT organizations need to have the foundational digital service management pillars in place to; create, launch, secure, manage, analyze and restore digital services via strong strategy, governance, intelligence and automation.
Time is money, whether launching new services, fulfilling orders, improving performance and engagement or reacting to predictive intelligence. The ability to create, enable and deliver these capabilities to the rest of IT, to your internal associates and to your clients will determine your future success and survivability.
Join us for part one of a three part series where we will discuss how cloud impacts ITSM from both a tool and overall infrastructure perspective and how mobility first is key to your future and look out to 2016 and the forces shaping our industry.
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.
In the CISO Says Series, information security leaders share their experiences of what it means to be responsible for establishing and maintaining an enterprise's security vision and strategy in an interview format. They provide insight into the path he took to become CISOs and how they are reinventing the role in the face of accelerating industry change.
Did you attend VMworld 2016? If so, then let us summarize the top trends we observed at the show and compare notes with you.
Missed the event? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Join us as we cover the top trends and highlights of the news and interesting tidbits from VMworld. It’s the next best thing to being there!
Smart Storage for the cloud IT is effortless, efficient and evergreen. In this webinar, learn how operational simplicity, data efficiency, and predictable performance through flash will enable your business to be more competitive in the market at the same cost as traditional disk infrastructure.
We will cover:
- What is possible with flash?
- What flash solutions are available today?
- How do the costs compare?
- Pure Storage architecture overview
- Demonstration of storage provisioning tasks
The term Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is making the rounds in the IT world. But while most companies may never actually build an SDDC, it’s important that IT organizations understand what this concept means and what it says about the future of IT infrastructure. In this 30 minute webinar, Evaluator Group Sr. Analyst, Eric Slack will define the software-defined data center concept, give some examples of software-defined products and technologies and discuss what how companies of all sizes can take advantage of this trend.
Software Defined Storage (SDS) is one of the most hyped terms in the industry. It is supposed to break vendor lock-in, allowing the use hardware from any vendor. Yet most data centers buy their storage hardware and storage software from a single vendor. Why? Mostly because software defined storage is answering the questions that IT professionals aren't asking. Join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump as he discusses the three lies of SDS:
1. Software Defined Storage breaks vendor lock-in (no it doesn't)
2. Hardware doesn't matter with Software Defined Storage (yes it does)
3. There is a TRUE Software Defined Storage solution (no, there isn't)
The only thing you can count on in technology –and life- is change. And change is good! Join this webinar with Nexenta and Western Digital to learn how your options for all-flash software-defined-storage are growing! Learn about the many game-changing technology updates delivering real cost-savings, flexibility and high-performance for customers large and small.
Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer at Nexenta and Steve Wilkins, Product & Solutions Marketing at Western Digital will discuss:
* The new features of NexentaStor 5.0
* NexentaFusion 1.0 for simplified storage management and analytics
* The power and cooling savings PLUS high performance with All-Flash SDS
Join NSX experts for a series of engaging videos and learn more about the use cases driving the adoption of network virtualization today. Through the use of a lightboard, we’ll illustrate the technology and business drivers around network virtualization with VMware NSX.
While there are many benefits of a SDDC approach including NSX, micro-segmentation has become the foundation for a dramatic improvement in data center security for many organizations. Join us to learn:
- Why there is no other solution in market that can achieve micro-segmentation in an operationally feasible manner
- How Service Composer, distributed firewall, and service chaining work in concert to bring considerable benefits, implementing micro-segmentation to stop lateral movement in your data center
- The ability to insert third party network and security services to respond to changing conditions in the data center
Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
During this presentation two areas of development in OpenStack Neutron will be discussed.
The first is Quality of service, we will describe how to enable it, the back end drivers it is implemented on and the features currently available and in development.
Extension interoperability in OpenStack Neutron will also be discussed, specifically in regards to the Open vSwitch driver and the extensions use of the OpenFlow tables.
Microsoft workloads, such as Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Exchange, are two of the main business critical workloads running on Nutanix Enterprise Clouds. It is very important to size their resources correctly, otherwise, availability disruptions might occur, which affect QoS and subsequently cause business damage.
While there are already application-oriented monitoring solutions for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) available, such as Microsoft SQL Management Pack or Exchange Management Pack, they are solely application-oriented and do not offer sufficient insights into underlying Nutanix infrastructure layer monitoring. In this webinar, you will learn how Comtrade's Management Pack for Nutanix simplifies your work by providing answers to these questions:
- Which Microsoft SQL/Exchange platforms are running on Nutanix clusters?
- Which virtual machines are hosting Microsoft SQL/Exchange applications?
- Are the VMs, hosting Microsoft SQL/Exchange applications, properly sized regarding CPU/Memory/Storage?
- Are the MS SQLExchange applications properly replicated for high availability and disaster recovery scenarios?
- Does the latency of hosting Nutanix cluster effect Microsoft SQL/Exchange applications running on it?
- Does the hosting Nutanix cluster have sufficient resources?
- Is the application data hosted on SSD drives?
This information is vital for keeping QoS for Microsoft workloads running on Nutanix Enterprise Clouds at their optimal performance. Comtrade's Management Pack for Nutanix provides this information in SCOM which enables IT administrators to combine it with the information provided by application oriented management packs (MPs) – in short, they get the complete overview over the state of Microsoft workloads running on Nutanix Enterprise Clouds.
SD-WAN can dramatically reduce cost and increases the ability to rapidly bring new services online, connecting users to all types of applications, and speeding up time to market. But the idea of re-architecting the WAN can be daunting and the decision to adopt an SD-WAN solution can be a difficult one.
Join renowned network expert Ethan Banks, Co-Founder of Packet Pushers, and Rolf Muralt, VP Products Management SD-WAN at Silver Peak, in a webinar that discusses the SD-WAN market, lessons learned, and what features to be on the lookout for as you make your decision. They will discuss issues around technology selection and deployment, including:
· How a zero-touch, hybrid or SD-WAN can leverage multiple connectivity forms
· Ways to prioritize and route traffic across different connections
· Quality of Service (QoS), and how to maintain 100% uptime
· Best practices for transitioning with minimal impact on budget and resources
· Real customer examples that demonstrate different deployment stage and benefits