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.
Onze pre-sales consultants laten door middel van een demo zien hoe je ervoor kunt zorgen dat alleen die delen van een profiel worden opgestart die een gebruiker op dat moment nodig heeft, zodat inlogtijden flink worden ingekort. Ook laten ze zien waarom het beter is om persoonlijke instellingen op applicatieniveau te streamen en beheren. De grootte van het gebruikersprofiel wordt hierdoor namelijk kleiner en profielgegevens kunnen onafhankelijk worden beheerd waardoor applicaties eenvoudig kunnen worden geupgrade zonder dat de gebruiker daar iets van merkt.
This week on White Space, we look back at the news from DCD Converged conference in London. We’ve also brought back a special guest - Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO and purveyor of unusual rack arrangements.
We discuss various ways to reuse server heat and discover that Coca Cola is apparently using Internet of Things to develop new flavors of the sugary drink.
Peter looks at the reasons behind the Telecity outage in the UK - but this outage has nothing on the recent data center fire in Azerbaijan, that left almost the entire country without access to the Internet.
Also mentioned are the news about CA Technologies getting out of the DCIM business, the reinvention of liquid cooling company Iceotope and the fact that the US government has just discovered another 2000 data centers it didn’t know it had.
Did you know that 80-100% of serious security breaches involve privileged account misuse or compromise?
This, in large part, is due to the fact that enterprises are becoming more complex with an increasing number of users and devices needing network access to privileged accounts. In many cases, advanced attackers are focused on achieving domain administrator privileges because of the unrestricted access and control these credentials have in the IT landscape.
Join (ISC)² and CyberArk in this webinar where we’ll discuss and demonstrate:
-vulnerabilities posed by unsecured privileged accounts
- the state of cyber security and attacker motivations
- lateral movement techniques - using real-world data - that enable an attacker to take over a network
- the expanding threat landscape posed by complex IT environments
Wireless is now the expected medium of choice for network users. Delivering it successfully can be a challenge especially with multiple different approaches and architectures available. What is right for your organisation? Cloud? Controller? How is it all secured?
This session will discuss 3 main Wi-Fi architecture types, their different advantages, the wired edge, and how to secure it all. Importantly, we will finish with what to consider when making the right choice for your needs.
IT organizations face rising challenges to protect more data and applications in the face of growing data security threats as they deploy encryption on vastly larger scales and across cloud and hybrid environments. By moving past silo-constrained encryption and deploying encryption as an IT service centrally, uniformly, and at scale across the enterprise, your organization can benefit from unmatched coverage— whether you are securing databases, applications, file servers, and storage in the traditional data center, virtualized environments, and the cloud, and as the data moves between these different environments. When complemented by centralized key management, your organization can apply data protection where it needs it, when it needs it, and how it needs it—according to the unique needs of your business. Join us on November 25th to learn how to unshare your data, while sharing the IT services that keep your data secure, efficiently and effectively in the cloud and across your entire infrastructure.
Analysts have been advising for many years that all businesses are becoming software businesses and one of the key software platforms that organisations invest in to support this is SAP's Enterprise Solutions. With this transformation, the availability of these mission-critical enterprise services increases every day.
During this webinar, you can learn how:
• SAP and SUSE have collaborated for 16 years to make Linux the preferred operating system upon which SAP applications run.
• SUSE can help you unleash the power of Open Source whilst providing the most performant and resilient platform available for your SAP applications
• Highly-Available SAP HANA, the core of SAP's next generation business suite S4/HANA, is ONLY available on SUSE Linux
One of SUSE’s Platinum Partners – Securelinx – who specialise in the deployment, configuration and support of Linux, are sponsoring this webinar.
Although we shall witness many strides in cybersecurity in 2016, there will still be a narrow margin between these and the threats we’re foreseeing. Advancements in existing technologies—both for crimeware and for everyday use—will bring forth new attack scenarios. It’s best for the security industry as well as the public, to be forewarned to avoid future abuse or any monetary or even lethal consequences.
The virtualization wave is beginning to stall as companies confront application performance problems that can no longer be addressed effectively, even in the short term, by the expensive deployment of silicon storage, brute force caching, or complex log structuring schemes. Simply put, hypervisor-based computing has hit the performance wall established decades ago when the industry shifted from multi-processor parallel computing to unicore/serial bus server computing.
Join industry analyst Jon Toigo and DataCore in this presentation where you will learn how your business can benefit from our Adaptive Parallel I/O software by:
- Harnessing the untapped power of today's multi-core processing systems and efficient CPU memory to create a new class of storage servers and hyper-converged systems
- Enabling order of magnitude improvements in I/O throughput
- Reducing the cost per I/O significantly
- Increasing the number of virtual machines that an individual server can host without application performance slowdowns
To extend Microsoft SCOM for heterogeneous environments that include Citrix, SAP, Siebel, VMware, Oracle, Sybase, DB2, Java, etc., multiple management packs are often deployed - one for each non-Microsoft platform. But the lack of integration between management packs leads to long problem identification and diagnosis cycles, resulting in poor user experience and loss in productivity.
The eG Enterprise Microsoft SCOM Management Pack allows you to centrally monitor performance both across your entire infrastructure and deep throughout each individual tier, automatically identifying the root causes of performance issues, improving service delivery, saving time and increasing IT value.
In this live solution tour, you will learn how to escape siloed monitoring and leverage your SCOM environment to gain real-time insight into every factor that affects your end users’ experience, across your entire infrastructure.
Hear about 5 key storage advancements in this webinar. You'll learn:
--How to enable greater infrastructure agility
--How to cut storage-related costs by 60% or more
--How customers benefit from recent storage innovations
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.
As you are asked to do more with less, automating network configuration and compliance tasks provided one organization with a 95% increase in efficiency. This allows you to reallocate administrators from tedious manual tasks to moving the organization forward through innovation.
Join us and hear:
How to improve your ROI by elevating the implementation of network management best practices
How to use automation and compliance capabilities together with monitoring
A case study on the value of integration between HP NNMi and HP Network Automation
A recent IDC report indicates that only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for cloud adoption - 32% lack any Cloud strategy whatsoever. The ECMM's intention is to address this market need through a best practice based repeatable framework for planning cloud adoption that drives business transformation maturity.
By synthesizing together a wide range of industry best practice documents, the ECMM describes how the core building blocks of Cloud services can be identified and assembled to support a strategic business model expansion enabled by new technology innovation
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.
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.