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  • The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory
    The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group Recorded: Oct 17 2017 61 mins
    Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss the latest—and potentially most game-changing—technology disruptors to traditional storage architectures since flash: NVMe over fabric and Storage Class Memory.

    It was just five years ago that Flash technology transformed the traditional storage market forever. Modern flash-first arrays are now the new normal for traditional storage. Will a new shared storage access protocol called NVM express over Fabric (NVMe-oF) combined with the advent of storage class memory (SCM) be equally disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the past?

    Vendors are now announcing new products and future architectures to enable them to support these new technologies. With the help of a lively panel of experts from HPE, Pivot3, and Mellanox, we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approaches to leveraging Storage Class Memory and NVMe-oF can radically improve storage products and solutions.
  • Cloudify Your On Premises Data Storage
    Cloudify Your On Premises Data Storage Rob Commins, Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Tegile Systems, a Western Digital Company Recorded: Oct 17 2017 21 mins
    CFOs rejoice! CEOs take to the streets in celebration! Ok, maybe it’s not quite that exciting, but did you know that you can get the best of both worlds in storage? One of the biggest challenges in storage has been paying for it. Thanks to trying to plan for exactly how much storage you need right now versus how much you need in the future, people often just overbuy with the expensive hopes that they’ll grow into it.

    You actually have a whole lot of financing options at your disposal to pay for storage, from buying to leasing to simply paying for what you use, just like the cloud. Why pay for storage that you’re never going to actually use?

    And, what happens when your storage gets too old? You buy new. What if you didn’t have to? What if you could pay a bit more in maintenance on your current system in exchange for an upgrade when the time comes?

    Join Rob Commins, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Tegile Systems, as he takes a deep dive into:

    - Best practices for storing your data in the cloud
    - How to keep cloud storage costs to a minimum
    - How to scale data growth and storage capacity

    Speaker Bio:

    Rob Commins has been instrumental in the success of some of the storage industry's most interesting companies over the past twenty years including HP/3PAR, Pillar Data Systems, and StorageWay. At Western Digital, he leads the Data Center System's business unit's product marketing team.
  • SNIA's New 100-Year Archive Survey: Ten Years Later
    SNIA's New 100-Year Archive Survey: Ten Years Later Thomas Rivera, SNIA-DPCO Co-Chair; Sam Fineberg, SNIA LTR TWG Co-chair; Bob Rogers, CTO, Application Matrix Recorded: Oct 17 2017 60 mins
    Ten years ago, the SNIA 100-Year Archive Task Force developed a survey with the goal to determine the requirements for long-term digital information retention in the data center - requirements needed to frame the definition of best practices and solutions to the retention and preservation problems unique to large,scalable data centers.

    Now in 2017, SNIA presents a new survey developed to assess the following details:

    1. Who needs to retain long term information
    2. What information needs to be retained and for how long
    3. If organizations are able to meet their retention needs
    4. How long term information is stored, secured and preserved

    Join us as we see where we were and where we need to be in the preservation and retention of data.
  • SIEM 2.0 - How Unified Security Management SIEMplifies Threat Detection
    SIEM 2.0 - How Unified Security Management SIEMplifies Threat Detection Sacha Dawes, Principal Product Marketing Manager, AlienVault Recorded: Oct 17 2017 61 mins
    SIEM solutions have been widely adopted to help IT teams collect and correlate data from a variety of security point products. However, traditional SIEM deployments require a great deal of time, money & expertise to properly normalize data feeds, create correlation rules to detect threats & continuously tune those rules to limit false positives. And, after all that work is done, it has to be continuously re-done as the network & threat landscape changes.

    AlienVault takes a different approach to SIEM. Join this webcast to learn how AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) overcomes the most common SIEM challenges with:

    Built-in capabilities like asset discovery, vulnerability assessment, intrusion detection, orchestrated incident response, and log management
    Continuously updated correlation directives, vulnerability signatures, incident response guidance, and more
    Fully integrated, real-time threat intelligence from the AlienVault Labs Security Research Team and the AlienVault Open Threat Exchange (OTX)
    The ability to monitor on-premises and cloud environments including AWS and Azure, as well as cloud applications like Office 365
  • Straight Talk on Business Critical Applications in the Cloud
    Straight Talk on Business Critical Applications in the Cloud Jim Hannan, Principal Architect; House of Brick Technologies Recorded: Oct 17 2017 33 mins
    As much as the term Cloud Computing gets tossed around these days you would think everyone’s using it. But do cloud predictions really match real world use? If you aren’t “in the cloud” are you already behind the competition?

    During this presentation, we will discuss the pros and cons of moving applications to the cloud, with a particular focus on business critical applications. We will share our experiences working with clients to determine if their applications are “cloud ready” through a review of availability, costs, and operational impacts. Examples of successful use cases in the public cloud will be explored including emerging technologies, DRaaS, new applications, older applications running on older hardware, and startups.

    You’ll leave with a better understanding of the types of applications that are best suited for the cloud, a list of questions you should be asking when considering moving to the cloud, and a checklist you can use to evaluate your application’s cloud readiness.
  • Connected devices and the rise of invisible payments
    Connected devices and the rise of invisible payments Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay Recorded: Oct 17 2017 31 mins
    By 2020, five billion people will be online, with 25 billion devices and machines using the Internet. Many devices will share data and services, and the way we engage with them will fundamentally change. In a connected world, consumer expectations of executing transactions on a phone, tablet, VR device – or even a refrigerator – will be higher than ever.

    As time goes on, devices will become smarter and make more and more decisions for us. We’ll be able to create rules as users to tell our devices what we’re comfortable with them paying for automatically. The use cases for rule-based payment are endless!

    As such, the onus of creating frictionless download and shopping experiences while overcoming barriers between devices lies with each business. When it comes to recurring and subscription payments, the technology underpinning these user experiences across devices is critical. Seamless, simple, and secure are the watchwords of an IoT world.

    Don’t wait until 2020 to address consumer pain points and overcome technological barriers to IoT adoption. Tune in to the latest VB Live event and hone in on the fastest, best ways to prepare for the IoT world. After all, it’s already here. Attend this webinar and find out:

    •How companies are already dealing with device connectivity
    •How the challenges posed by IoT are being solved for today
    •Global consumer attitudes around payments made by devices
    •How payments will become ‘invisible’ or ‘translucent’ for users
    •Payment technology that will enable devices to make decisions

    * Kevin Gordon, Lead Innovation Architect, Worldpay
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by: Worldpay
  • Three public cloud myths and how to solve them
    Three public cloud myths and how to solve them Ian Campbell, Sr. System Engineer, Tintri Recorded: Oct 17 2017 26 mins
    The shift to cloud is on. The challenge is to adopt the right mix of cloud models for your organization. Public cloud is setting the pace with agility and scale ... and that has inspired a few myths (that we'll de-bunk). Can private cloud and the IT department keep pace? We'll make the case for a building block architecture - introducing public cloud-like web services in your data center. We will share the stories of organizations that have deployed this type of enterprise cloud to guarantee performance, enable self-service, quiet shadow IT and manage a massive footprint with a fraction of the effort.
  • Using the NetApp Portfolio for Virtualized Environments
    Using the NetApp Portfolio for Virtualized Environments Karl Konnerth, Product and Partner Engineer and Doug Chamberlain, Senior Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Oct 16 2017 52 mins
    Greater visibility and control for individual VMs, along with enhanced storage efficiency and QoS controls, allow customers to streamline management and ensure optimal performance for their virtualized infrastructure. This session will review the NetApp virtualization solutions portfolio before focusing on current ONTAP and NetApp tool capabilities for vSphere.
  • Cost effectively transform your data center with Open Software Defined Storage
    Cost effectively transform your data center with Open Software Defined Storage Larry Morris, Product Marketing, SUSE Sanjeet Singh, Business Line Executive, SUSE Recorded: Oct 16 2017 48 mins
    This presentation details how and where you should deploy an open hardware agnostic Software Defined Storage as part your move to a more agile software defined data center. And Open Software Defined storage solution is the perfect bridge for the traditional data center to move to a DevOps centric data center.

    In this webinar we will talk about SUSE’s latest release that’s built on Ceph Luminous and will discuss a number of commonly deployed use cases, such as; disk to disk backup, compliant archives, bulk storage repositories, data lakes, and cloud storage, etc.. We also look at how SUSE can help you maximize the return of your storage investments without comprise or limitations.
  • Culture, Containers and Accelerating DevOps: A Virtual Discussion
    Culture, Containers and Accelerating DevOps: A Virtual Discussion Gene Kim, DevOps Enthusiast & Brian Gracely, Red Hat Recorded: Oct 12 2017 55 mins
    A how-to guide to container and DevOps deployment can help you with the necessary architecture to move faster and be more agile. Red Hat and Intel can help you put DevOps, containers, and application platforms to work for your business.

    Enjoy this unique conversation with DevOps enthusiast, Gene Kim, author of The Phoenix Project and The DevOps Handbook, and Brian Gracely, Red Hat director of Product Strategy. Learn from Gene Kim's 18+ years of experience studying high-performing IT organizations.

    Join us for a discussion on culture, containers, and accelerating DevOps. Topics will include:
    - The trends.
    - The journey
    - The challenges.
    - The path to success
  • 5 Keys for Next Generation DRaaS
    5 Keys for Next Generation DRaaS Storage Switzerland, Quorum Recorded: Oct 12 2017 60 mins
    DRaaS is entering its second phase. No longer is it good enough to simply be able to recover applications in the cloud. Next generation DRaaS has to be able to backup faster, recover faster, include ransomware protection and be able to offer on-premises DRaaS, all while being very secure.

    In this live webinar we will introduce you to “DRaaS - The Next Generation,” and show you the key elements a DRaaS solution must deliver in order to meet this challenge.
  • Running Oracle Software on POWER/AIX in the Skytap Cloud
    Running Oracle Software on POWER/AIX in the Skytap Cloud Mike Stone, CIO, House of Brick Technologies; Dan Jones, Director of Product Management, Skytap Recorded: Oct 12 2017 36 mins
    In this session we will provide an overview of licensing Oracle programs using Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) on POWER/AIX VMs in the Skytap Cloud. There is a lot of confusion around Oracle licensing, especially in virtualized or cloud environments. Many of the references to discussion points and legal challenges resulting from running virtualized x86 platforms apply directly to POWER environments as well.

    Key takeaways from this webinar include:

    - Skytap Cloud is an effective option for IaaS, including for Oracle-based POWER/AIX applications.
    - The use of POWER/AIX VMs for Oracle workloads in Skytap Cloud ensures that Oracle workloads stay running only on licensed processors.
    - Skytap Cloud provides support for Oracle licensing by allocating dedicated resources to Oracle workloads.
    - In an Oracle audit, usage of Skytap Cloud environments will be documented as if the LPARs or servers are part of the customer’s on-premises environment.
  • Case Study: Transform Threat Investigation With a Stretched Security Team
    Case Study: Transform Threat Investigation With a Stretched Security Team Arabella Hallawell, Sr. Director Advanced Threat Product Marketing + Deb Briggs, CSO, NETSCOUT Recorded: Oct 12 2017 43 mins
    Chief Information Security Officer Reveals How With Arbor Spectrum.

    Attackers continuously have new tools, tactics and practices in their weapons arsenal. Human defenders must shift their strategies to more proactively uncover meaningful threats, and find ways that dramatically accelerate threat investigation.

    Join us to hear:
    - NETSCOUT’s Chief Security Officer discuss how the Arbor Spectrum threat analytics platform was used to help her team take detection and investigation to a new level.
    - In depth examples of how security teams can begin or enhance their detection and investigation of attack campaigns.
  • How Performance Management can Drive Growth & Loyalty: An Allscripts Case Study
    How Performance Management can Drive Growth & Loyalty: An Allscripts Case Study John Worthington, Director of Product Management at eG Innovations and Mike Montano, CDO of Strategy at Allscripts Recorded: Oct 11 2017 61 mins
    In a fast-moving, 24/7 healthcare environment, doctors and nurses cannot afford any impediments to delivering the best possible patient care. To ensure that the hospitals, physicians, nurses and other care providers it serves receive the best client experience possible, Allscripts offers a proactive application monitoring service that checks for potential problems that could slow down or disrupt the use of its mission-critical healthcare IT systems.

    Initially launched in 2006, the proactive support offering monitors clients’ IT infrastructure and use of Allscripts solutions. Since its introduction, Allscripts has been able to improve client experiences in a way that has had a significant impact on business growth and client retention.
  • Cloud Archiving - Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure or Something Else?
    Cloud Archiving - Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure or Something Else? Storage Switzerland, HubStor Recorded: Oct 11 2017 61 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and HubStor for our live webinar, “Cloud Archiving - Amazon Glacier, Microsoft Azure or Something Else?” In this webinar you will learn the requirements of archiving in the cloud, how Amazon and Microsoft meet those requirements and what software needs to be added to complete the picture.
  • Not all Storage is Created Equal: A Perspective on IT Convergence & HCI
    Not all Storage is Created Equal: A Perspective on IT Convergence & HCI Howard Marks, Chief Scientist, DeepStorage.Net, Vaughn Stewart, VP of Technology, Pure Storage Recorded: Oct 11 2017 20 mins
    Join us for an informative look at the Converged Infrastructure and Hyper-Converged marketspace.

    Vaughn Stewart, VP of Technology from Pure Storage, will moderate this session and also share perspective on why you don’t need to compromise when it comes to your storage solution. Third party analyst and Chief Scientist, Howard Marks of DeepStorage.Net, will also provide his eye-opening findings on the true costs of each of these solution stacks so you can make a more informed decision on what storage and infrastructure models are best for your organization.
  • Why Boeing, Vodafone, SPAR and many others love Operations Bridge and What’s New
    Why Boeing, Vodafone, SPAR and many others love Operations Bridge and What’s New Harald Burose and Ian Bromehead Recorded: Oct 11 2017 76 mins
    As a retailer SPAR has solved their issues with web store rollout. Vodafone reduced events by over 80%. Boeing evolved most of the users from OM to Operations Bridge in less than 3 months. They have all gained visibility, focus on the right IT issues impacting business, and moreover autonomous operations. They profit from the high degree of automation that the Operations Bridge brings as well as the significant way it helps integrate their tools and data into a single service driven prioritized view.

    To launch this SIG, we’ll show you some of their work and the benefits gained. We’ll introduce you to the latest version of Operations Bridge, speak about the containerized version and its roadmap within the new Micro Focus branded software company. All this should inspire many questions for a lively SIG session, one of many more to come.


    •Operations Bridge Action – success stories
    •What’s new in today’s version 2017.08
    •The roadmap
    •What’s coming up events, sessions, activities and where to get more information
  • VMware vSphere 6.5 Series: Best Practices and "How Tos" for Migration
    VMware vSphere 6.5 Series: Best Practices and "How Tos" for Migration Logan Smith, Senior Systems Engineer, and Joseph Griffiths, Senior Solutions Architect Recorded: Oct 10 2017 44 mins
    Discover top considerations around architecting the migration to vSphere 6.5 from Joseph Griffiths, Solution Architect, and Logan Smith, Systems Engineer. During this webcast, they will address specific design "How-Tos" and deep dive into architecture best practices.
  • Day in the life of a CSE: Proactive Hunting for Security Threats
    Day in the life of a CSE: Proactive Hunting for Security Threats Ross Phillips, Security Engineer at Arctic Wolf Networks and Sridhar Karnam, Director of Product Marketing Recorded: Oct 10 2017 46 mins
    Threat hunting, one of the hottest topics in cybersecurity, can be an important weapon for any IT security team. It focuses on identifying perpetrators who are already within an organization's systems and networks.

    In this webinar, Ross Phillips, a lead Security Engineer, will discuss:

    ▪ What is the difference between proactive hunting vs reactive hunting
    ▪ Even with the right forensic investigation tools, why hunting is still critical
    ▪ Key hunting methods, tools, and techniques

    Security threats can remain hidden for months or even years before triggering an alert. If you wait, the consequences can be severe. Register now to learn more about the impact of proactive hunting when it comes to cyberthreats.

    About the speaker:

    Ross Phillips graduated from RIT in March 2012 with a degree in Information Security & Network Forensics. Since then Ross has worked doing security analysis, application testing and incident handling / response for companies such as Liberty Mutual, Paychex, and Google.
  • Long-Distance Fibre Channel
    Long-Distance Fibre Channel Mark Allen, Storage Networking Senior Manager, Cisco, J Metz, FCIA Board, Cisco Recorded: Oct 10 2017 57 mins
    As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), more questions arise that relate to how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    •How does Fibre Channel work over distances?
    •What are some of the limitations of distance?
    •What happens when you are using FC-NVMe?
    •What special equipment do you need?

    Come spend time with FCIA and speaker Mark Allen, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager for Cisco, to learn how to understand and plan for distance solutions using Fibre Channel.
  • AI facts vs fiction: AI business decisions that really work
    AI facts vs fiction: AI business decisions that really work Avinash Gangadharan, Sr Director of Engineering, Walmart Recorded: Oct 10 2017 61 mins
    Artificial intelligence was Gartner’s top 2017 strategic technology trend, and the year isn’t over yet. But for too many companies, AI myths are persistent, use cases and strategies are still on the “shiny new thing” level, and expectations continue to hover in the spirit of Skynet/HAL, making it hard to determine whether it’s really right for your company.

    As AI technologies multiply, how do you sort fact from fiction? Should you stop daydreaming about replacing your entire staff with chatbots — or can you start augmenting agent abilities? Most importantly, while AI undoubtedly has shown real-live ROI in case study after case study, where is the particular value in chasing the AI buzz for your own company?

    Register now for our our latest VB Live event and find out. We’ll be tackling the AI legends and the AI realities, breaking down the potential AI has for your bottom line, and giving you a glimpse of the future of AI for business.

    In this webinar, you’ll explore:
    * Myths and realities of AI replacing vs. augmenting staff functions
    * How to bake AI into your business strategy
    * On- and offline use cases for AI
    * The future of AI for business

    * Avinash Gangadharan, Sr Director of Engineering, Walmart
    * Allen Sebrell, Senior Manager E-Commerce Team, Amtrak
    * Deep Varma, VP of Engineering, Trulia
    * Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, Venturebeat
    * Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
  • Retail Survival in the Age of Digital Disruption
    Retail Survival in the Age of Digital Disruption Sheryl Kingstone 451 Research, Sudesh Girdhari CenturyLink Recorded: Oct 10 2017 57 mins
    Digital transformation is real, and it’s happening – our data in the retail industry lends more insight to the state of the transition. It is an inescapable truth that every business is becoming a digital business empowered by new software initiatives such as AI, Robotics and IoT. The adoption of these disruptive trends will force a divide between business leaders and laggards. With the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how prepared are you to meet rising customer expectations. As the pace of innovation accelerates, retailers need to act now. Our Global retail research illustrates a significant gap between digital leaders and laggards and even a modest investment can improve operational efficiencies and agility.

    The retail industry is bursting with digital innovation driving change. This session will review:
    •How differentiation demands digital maturity
    •Transformational technologies essential to create immersive, connected retail experiences across digital and physical worlds
    •The role of cloud services and its impact on customer experience, agility, efficiency and risk