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  • The Road to Simplicity: Converging Primary and Secondary Storage
    The Road to Simplicity: Converging Primary and Secondary Storage Jacob Cherian, VP of Product Strategy, Reduxio, Mike Grandinetti, CMO, Reduxio, Keith Worthington, IT Manager, LineMaster, Recorded: Feb 15 2018 45 mins
    In the space of storing, managing and protecting data, different approaches for handling information are used. The advent of cloud has brought in compelling benefits, but the amount of data that organizations continue to store is growing exponentially, resulting in mostly unrelated solutions that have lead to the rise of Hybrid IT. On the Data Protection side, Businesses increasingly demand 100% uptime with no data loss, or what IDC refers to as the "new race to zero" – 0 RPO and 0 RTO. Such scenarios are still unrealistic for all but the most expensive and demanding applications that can afford fully redundant systems.

    IT organizations are improving the performance of their storage stacks and gradually driving down their RPO and RTO. Unfortunately, in most cases, this requires a complex strategy of interrelated components, which are often vendor and platform-specific, leaving IT to manually manage multiple systems and increasing the overall complexity of their environments.

    Join this session to learn about:

    - The latest advances in converging your storage and backup stack and how this can radically change the way you manage data
    - The current challenges of copy data management and how to address them
    - A dive into a TCO study depicting the savings achieved through this architectural change
    - Why snapshots are obsolete and you to achieve near-instant data recovery
    - A look into additional use cases of copy data for DevOps team

    The technology advances presented in this session were recently recognized by Frost & Sullivan with the award for Technology Innovation for Data Storage and Management.

    Join us for a 360 view from our Industry Expert, Jacob Cherian, VP of Product Strategy at Reduxio and previously Dell Inventor of the Year, as well as a Fireside chat with a Keith Worthington, IT Manager at LineMaster of the technology being presented.
  • The public cloud is here - use it wisely w/hybrid cloud strategy lessons learned
    The public cloud is here - use it wisely w/hybrid cloud strategy lessons learned Gordon Haff, Red Hat and Lauren Nelson, principal analyst serving infrastructure & operations professionals, Forrester Recorded: Feb 15 2018 56 mins
    For many firms, the migration to public cloud is well underway. Understanding what motivates these migrators and the challenges they face along the way can help you in your own journey.
    Join this webinar for a rare look into an emerging group and a glimpse into the future of public cloud. You'll hear about the results of a Forrester Consulting study, commissioned by Red Hat, that looks at these aspects of firms migrating to the cloud:
    > Their motivations and challenges.
    > The strategies they're adopting for migration.
    > What cloud migration in practice looks like.
  • Preparing Your Data Center for a Digital Makeover
    Preparing Your Data Center for a Digital Makeover Cindy Borovick, Business Intelligence Director, F5 and Lori Mac Vittie, Principal Technical Evangelist, F5 Recorded: Feb 15 2018 38 mins
    Our discussion will explore the forcing functions of digital transformation on today’s traditional data center as it expands into cloud environments and the security challenges that result. A key to digital transformation success is having IT at the digital table. We’ll discuss technologies such as automation, API and IoT gateways, and the security services you’ll need to be successful.
  • The 2 fastest ways to move forward on data center consolidation
    The 2 fastest ways to move forward on data center consolidation Marc Keating: Director of technology and alliance strategy; Darren Miller: Manager of engineering test and performance Recorded: Feb 15 2018 60 mins
    You have multiple physical data centers, all presenting hardware, software, networking and management challenges. You’re making several copies of your data, and the petabytes are adding up. You need to tune into this webinar. We’ll share the two fastest ways forward on consolidation.
  • 5 Key Trends That Could Challenge Your Data Protection Plan in 2018
    5 Key Trends That Could Challenge Your Data Protection Plan in 2018 Storage Switzerland, Micro Focus Recorded: Feb 15 2018 60 mins
    Join Storage Switzerland and Micro Focus for an interactive live webinar where we will discuss the key disruptors in the market that could impact your data protection plan and what you need to consider to avoid them.

    Understand the key 5 trends and their implications on your data center:
    ●The Shift to Hybrid IT
    ●Ransomware and other Cyber Threats
    ●The Proliferation of Mission Critical Applications
    ●Cloud Storage and Cloud Applications
    ●The Rise of Remote Office Computing (ROBO)
  • Discover the SIEMple Life with a Managed SOC
    Discover the SIEMple Life with a Managed SOC Narayan Makaram - Senior Director of Product Marketing & Louis Evans - Product Marketing Manager at Arctic Wolf Networks Recorded: Feb 15 2018 59 mins
    Most security information and event management (SIEM) customers are struggling to achieve meaningful success a year or more after initial deployment. This is especially true with mid-market companies, where shrinking IT security budgets and shortage of skilled cyber security resources have forced them to reconsider investing in a SIEM, and seriously look at managed security services options.

    Before CIOs/CISOs take a leap of faith into any kind of managed security service, they want to be able to measure ROI with an outsourced managed solution, as opposed to managing their own SIEM. In this webinar, hear from security experts on:
    - What does it take to build and manage your own SIEM in-house?
    - What security SIEM blind spots can you avoid with a managed security service?
    - How do you determine ROI of a managed service as compared to a SIEM?
  • Automating Storage Provisioning using VMware vRealize Orchestrator
    Automating Storage Provisioning using VMware vRealize Orchestrator Eric Siebert - Product Manager, Chris Snell - Technical Solutions Engineer Recorded: Feb 15 2018 50 mins
    Virtualizing data center infrastructure has reduced server sprawl, and improved provisioning, scalability and TCO. However, it’s come with increased complexity in managing across the infrastructure stack. To address this, IT orgs are turning to automation. VMware vRealize Orchestrator and VMware vRealize Automation let you: easily provision virtual and physical servers, software, networking and storage; develop composite workflows to speed complex infrastructure provisioning; and create customized environments for dev/test. This webinar covers technical details of these products and includes a demonstration of how to start a VMware Private Cloud by automating Storage Provisioning tasks using the new vRealize Orchestrator plugin for HPE 3PAR Storeserv and vRealize Automation.
  • Embrace the Datacenter of the Future with Network Virtualization
    Embrace the Datacenter of the Future with Network Virtualization Mark Hollman, Sr. Mgr Product Marketing at Verizon Recorded: Feb 15 2018 27 mins
    The terms SDN (Software-Defined Network) and NFV (Network Function Virtualization) are on many agendas right now, but what does network virtualization really mean in practical terms for the data center environment?

    In this session we will discuss your move to the cloud, including how to:

    •Speed time to market: Embracing new technologies to quickly deploy new services or turn on new sites.
    •Become more agile: Leveraging application enablement to facilitate agile business processes and help customers connect to multiple clouds/CSPs.
    •Manage costs: Consolidating your rack to free up space and control costs.
    •Enhance the customer experience: Improving application performance and limiting downtime from outages.
  • IT Transformation: Beyond the Traditional Data Centre
    IT Transformation: Beyond the Traditional Data Centre Simon Ratcliffe, Consulting & Advisory, Ensono Recorded: Feb 15 2018 49 mins
    IT Transformation projects are usually driven by the need to reduce complexity, improve agility, simplify systems, contain costs, manage ever growing data and provide more efficient operational management. Arguably, for seasoned IT professionals there is nothing new about the drivers for transformational change; it’s the velocity and scale of transformation today that’s the big challenge.

    Today, to effectively accelerate business innovation, successful IT leaders are building infrastructure that focuses on automation and flexibility, supporting agile application development and helping deliver world-class customer experience. Of course, IT teams are still under pressure to deliver legacy, mission-critical applications but they also need to support a seemingly constant flow of emerging business opportunities. They’re also tasked to lower costs, reduce Capex, while helping to drive revenue growth. That’s a lot of drivers and this complex juggling act often requires modernising infrastructure. An almost inevitable result of this is that the mix of platforms they adopt will include public cloud.

    So, does that signal the end of the corporate data centre as we know it? Well, as is so often the answer – yes and no. ‘Yes’ because there is no doubt that the complexity and cost of building and managing on-premise infrastructures is becoming increasingly unsustainable for many businesses. And ‘no’ because business continuity and stability of legacy applications are still, quite rightly, primary drivers today. But the corporate data centre may well now be a service provider’s data centre...
  • Hybrid Cloud: Is Software-Defined Storage the Missing Piece of the Puzzle?
    Hybrid Cloud: Is Software-Defined Storage the Missing Piece of the Puzzle? Gaurav Yadav, Software Engineer at Hedvig Recorded: Feb 14 2018 44 mins
    The inevitable march to the cloud has begun and Hybrid Cloud is a huge milestone in that journey. It’s easy to use on-prem infrastructure and public cloud in parallel for your workloads, but a lot of friction occurs when these two worlds come together. High Availability, security, and interoperability are just a few. Demand for Data Sovereignty and GDPR throws another wrench into the mix. Storage solutions need to keep up with evolving demands and SDS will play a huge part in making Hybrid Cloud a reality.

    In this session we'll look at:
    - Common pitfalls when building or transitioning to a Hybrid Cloud infrastructure
    - The effect of different use cases on Hybrid Cloud implementation
    - The future of Hybrid Cloud and how to get there
  • Storage Performance Benchmarking: Workloads
    Storage Performance Benchmarking: Workloads Mark Rogov, Dell EMC, Chris Conniff, Dell EMC, Tim Lustig, Mellanox Recorded: Feb 14 2018 57 mins
    Benchmarking storage performance is both an art and a science. In this 5th installment of the SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum’s “Storage Performance Benchmarking” series, our experts take on optimizing performance for various workloads. Attendees will gain an understanding of workload profiles and their characteristics for common Independent Software Vendor (ISV) applications and learn how to identify application workloads based on I/O profiles to better understand the implications on storage architectures and design patterns. This webcast will cover:
    •An introduction to benchmarking storage performance of workloads
    •Workload characteristics
    •Common Workloads (OLTP, OLAP, VMware, etc.)
    •Graph fun!

    Spend Valentine’s Day with us. We think you’ll “love” this webcast!
  • How To Achieve Single Pane of Glass Performance Management
    How To Achieve Single Pane of Glass Performance Management John Worthington,Director of Product Marketing, eG Innovations Recorded: Feb 14 2018 56 mins
    Achieving a single pane of glass for performance management has been an elusive goal, as organizations are faced with an increasingly complex mix of legacy, virtual and cloud technologies, as well as emerging operating models and evolving roles/skillsets.

    But, monitoring the performance of digital business services demands more than visibility to just the end user experience, applications, or the underlying infrastructure. It requires an ability to automatically anticipate and isolate performance issues across a heterogeneous mix of technologies, devices and suppliers.

    Digital business services are how end users experience IT, and that is how IT services must be managed. Achieving unified performance management will continue to be elusive until all stakeholders are aligned with this approach.

    Join this webinar, as John Worthington, Director of Product Marketing at eG innovations, details some best practices for achieving the single pane of glass vision. Attendees will receive the related White Paper, "Best Practices for Achieving Transparency in Digital Business Services Monitoring".

    In this webinar, you will:
    -Learn how monitoring can be leveraged in continuous improvement and other transformative change programs
    -See how converged APM/IPM can accelerate achievement of a single point of glass for performance monitoring
    -Identify some best practices you can apply for achieving unified monitoring and improving organizational transparency
  • Orchestration within Telefónica UNICA Platform: The role of Open Source MANO
    Orchestration within Telefónica UNICA Platform: The role of Open Source MANO Antonio José Elizondo Armengol, Telefónica & Javier Ramón Salguero, Telefónica Recorded: Feb 14 2018 60 mins
    Telefónica launched its UNICA program back in 2013. After several years maturing involved technologies and granting the assurance and security aspects, Telefónica started to deploy UNICA in five different countries during 2017. This is just the end of the beginning. UNICA is a live project that needs to evolve to support and guarantee future network needs, providing a way to have Zero Touch operations by automating the end to end life cycle of creating and operating network services along with a smooth evolution towards 5G. ETSI OSM, the Open Source project with the broadest industry support of more than 85 companies is setting down the basis for having a Common Information Model, agnostic to NFVI/VIM technologies, and that is helping to accelerate the availability of solutions for Zero Touch operations.
  • Sprint to the (Application) Finish with GDPR-Compliant Test Data
    Sprint to the (Application) Finish with GDPR-Compliant Test Data Bonnie Yeomans, Assistant General Counsel, CA Technologies Recorded: Feb 14 2018 45 mins
    If you’re going Agile, you’re no doubt moving to faster sprints! Test data takes center stage as companies grapple with faster testing processes and new compliance initiatives such as GDPR. Two-week sprints require teams to test faster and testing faster means having test data delivered at any stage of development.

    Join us for this webcast to learn how your teams can deliver the GDPR compliant data at the right time to every team that needs it. We will review traditional testing techniques and their strengths and weaknesses and then explore the world of synthetic data creation and virtual test data delivery to gain a better understanding of these trends. We will wrap things up by giving a game plan for GDPR compliance in the testing space.

    One hour with us could save you days or weeks of frustration as you get ready for 2018.
  • Revealing the Blind Spots in Your IT Infrastructure Spend
    Revealing the Blind Spots in Your IT Infrastructure Spend John Cole, Solutions Principal, AHEAD Recorded: Feb 13 2018 32 mins
    IT leaders in the driver’s seat of their organization are constantly focused on the road ahead—including forces reshaping the industry and emerging technology trends. But the road to digital transformation is riddled with blind spots—whether in the form of hidden infrastructure costs or obstructed views of multi-year, total cost of ownership (TCO).

    In a “do-more-with-less” world, IT decision-makers are tasked with not only pursuing the latest and greatest in tech initiatives, but also keeping the lights on while improving service levels. So, what if you could take those sunken costs and eliminate or repurpose them to fuel company-wide innovation? This webinar addresses just that: identifying improvements in operations to fund modernization within your organization.

    AHEAD Solutions Principal John Cole outlines a roadmap to data center optimization, including:

    -Top enterprise IT objectives for 2018—and best practices for success
    -Analyzing committed data center costs—and repurposing those funds to eliminate incremental budget approvals
    -IT infrastructure maintenance—and effectively managing multiple vendors and contracts
    -AHEAD’s “Harvest to Invest” initiative—and how we helped a large healthcare system identify significant cost savings opportunities
  • How One City Boosted Its Cyber Protection 10X with Hybrid AI
    How One City Boosted Its Cyber Protection 10X with Hybrid AI Steve Davidek, IT Manager, City of Sparks; Narayan Makaram, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Arctic Wolf Networks Recorded: Feb 13 2018 37 mins
    Governments, credit reporting agencies, and hospitals are increasingly victimized by ransomware attacks and data breaches. It seems businesses of every size and stripe risk becoming targets of cyberattacks. So, how do you defend yourself? What do you do when your IT staff lacks the expertise to investigate growing security threats and respond to them in a timely manner? How do you get help from security experts to prevent suffering a future breach?

    Join Arctic Wolf Network’s customer, the City of Sparks (NV), and discover the security challenges faced by most governments and business organizations. Learn how our industry-leading security operations center (SOC)-as-a-service–the AWN CyberSOC–helped the City of Sparks vastly improve its threat detection and response.

    In this webinar, we will explore:
    - Key security challenges that plagued the City of Sparks
    - Reasons why Sparks’ IT team chose our SOC-as-a-service solution instead of building one in-house
    - How AWN CyberSOC™ with Hybrid AI improved Sparks’ threat detection and response by 10X

    Don’t let your organization become a prime target. Register today!

    About our key speaker:
    Steve Davidek has worked in the IT division at the City of Sparks starting as a Computer Operator in 1984 and working in IT Operations for the next 30 years.  He was appointed IT Manager in March of 2014. 

    Steve’s division is responsible for all Technology projects and budgeting. His team of 8 manages everything from Desktop support, Server Management, Networking, Security, and Systems. Development and Management for all departments at the city including Police, Fire, Public Works, Finance, Planning, City Management, Municipal Court and Recreation. 
  • Crossing The Digital Transformation Chasm
    Crossing The Digital Transformation Chasm Shailesh Manjrekar, Sr. Director, Product & Solutions at Vexata, Frederic Van Haren, Senior Analyst at Evaluator Group Recorded: Feb 13 2018 58 mins
    Leverage Vexata Active Data Fabric Ecosystem for AI, Deep Learning, Machine Learning and Cognitive Pipelines

    Digital Transformation is cutting across industries and making a profound impact in our lives. Data is the new oil, however, businesses need a different approach to drill this oil, in a way it impacts the business processes positively and instantaneously. Existing datacenter infrastructure falls short in meeting the requirements of these new distributed and massively parallel pipelines and datatypes and need to evolve.

    Several trends are proving to democratize Digital Transformation vision and technologies are emerging as building blocks. Notably Convergence of HPC, Big Data Analytics, and Artificial intelligence markets, driven by GPU computing, open sourcing of ML / DL frameworks, Distributed architectures, faster storage media like NVMe and 3D-Xpoint and faster networking with NVMeOF are fueling these trends.

    Join this webinar and learn about the latest industry trends, vertical use cases and how Vexata with its Active Data Fabric ecosystem is uniquely positioned to help its customers cross the chasm.

    Webinar takeaways:
    1. Future of Analytics – move from descriptive to prescriptive and now to cognitive, leveraging Deep Learning, neural nets, streaming paradigms
    2. Business Value of Digital Transformation – remain competitive, survive and thrive.
    3. Remove infrastructure bottlenecks, particularly as they pertain to storage and data management when using AI, Deep Learning, Cognitive pipelines for use cases across verticals like:
    - EDA / Manufacturing
    - Media and Video Analytics
    - Genomics, Precision medicine
    - Speech Recognition
    - Industrial IoT
    - Financial and Security Analytics
    - Retail Customer Churn / Sentiment Analysis
  • 2018 Trends in Information Security
    2018 Trends in Information Security Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security and Dan Kennedy, Research Director, Voice of the Enterprise Recorded: Feb 13 2018 66 mins
    In 2018, the gains realized from applied analytics will become so pervasive that we expect virtually every security product to be an analytics product. Automation will become more evident, identity will assume new importance, and consolidation will be the word of the day at the endpoint. With new classes of security concerns already making headlines in 2018 – and with EU Global Data Protection Regulation and privacy in the spotlight - what risks are on the horizon?

    Join Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security and Dan Kennedy, Research Director, Voice of the Enterprise, for a live webinar on February 13 as he reviews these and other trends expected to shape the information security landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have on the market. Come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
  • Ep. 8 Using Splunk to Analyze Performance Metrics: Q&T SIG Talk
    Ep. 8 Using Splunk to Analyze Performance Metrics: Q&T SIG Talk Chris Trimper Recorded: Feb 13 2018 18 mins
    Using Splunk to Analyze Performance Metrics

    Chris Trimper will show you how to leverage Splunk for storing and analyzing performance data from LoadRunner. This allows for easy trending and possible collaboration with other application metrics stored in Splunk. We will also look at building self-service dashboards showing application performance metrics.

    You will be hearing about:

    • Introduction to Splunk
    • Process of preparing LR data for Splunk consumption
    • Building dashboards and performing analytics in Splunk

    Join us for the next upcoming SIG Talk on Tuesday, March 13, 2018: http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1073255&group=.
  • Ep. 7 Performance Testing Internet of Things: Q&T SIG Talk
    Ep. 7 Performance Testing Internet of Things: Q&T SIG Talk Scott Moore Recorded: Feb 13 2018 36 mins
    Performance Testing Internet of Things

    Scott Moore will take a dive into performance testing Internet of Things (IoT) applications and platforms. It includes a deeper look into two of the most popular protocols being used today: MQTT and CoAP. Learn how you can ensure your IoT platform and applications scale and reduce the risk of failure under load in highly constrained environments.

    What will be covered:

    • An overview of IoT architecture and protocols
    • A deeper look into the MQTT and CoAP protocols specifically
    • A demonstration ofhow to test the performance of IoT applications using LoadRunner 12.55

    Join us for the next upcoming SIG Talk on Tuesday, March 13, 2018: http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1073255&group=.
  • SIG Talk: Quality & Testing 3 - Testing Tools
    SIG Talk: Quality & Testing 3 - Testing Tools Scott Moore,Chris Trimper Recorded: Feb 13 2018 62 mins
    For this Vivit SIG Talk session, 2 Performance Testing thought leaders will be featured. They will share their knowledge and expertise with you.

    Below is a quick outline of the agenda and topics for you:

    Speaker: Scott Moore - Performance Testing Internet of Things:

    • An overview of IoT architecture and protocols
    • A deeper look into the MQTT and CoAP protocols specifically
    • A demonstration of how to test the performance of IoT applications using LoadRunner 12.55

    Speaker: Chris Trimper - Using Splunk to Analyze Performance Metrics:

    • Introduction to Splunk
    • Process of preparing LR data for Splunk consumption
    • Building dashboards and performing analytics in Splunk

    Join us for the next upcoming SIG Talk on Tuesday, March 13, 2018: http://www.vivit-worldwide.org/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=1073255&group=.
  • 2018 Trends in Datacenters
    2018 Trends in Datacenters Andy Lawrence & Daniel Bizo Recorded: Feb 13 2018 56 mins
    Datacenters of all types are facing a wave of disruption. Owners and operators of mission-critical facilities, and the suppliers that serve them, are aligning their strategies to several converging trends. These include the application of cloud computing and analytics to facility management and resiliency; new approaches to automation, networking and industrialization, driven in part by next-generation edge computing; and, critically, a growing need to increase agility and efficiencies without compromising availability.

    Join Andy Lawrence, Research VP, and Daniel Bizo, Senior Analyst, for a live webinar on February 13 as she reviews the trends expected to shape the datacenter landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have. Please come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
  • Stop Writing Tests. Build Models Instead – Automatically at Speed!
    Stop Writing Tests. Build Models Instead – Automatically at Speed! Alex Martins, Pre-Sales Advisor and Josh Taylor, Principal Product Owner, CA Technologies Recorded: Feb 12 2018 41 mins
    Why do you keep on writing requirements and tests, when you can automatically build models, way faster instead? No one wants to write requirements and create (and maintain) regression test cases by hand – especially for legacy apps … forever! It takes too long, too much effort and a whole lot of grief – yet, you still end up with unclear and incomplete requirements, causing 64% of costly defects and rework. There’s a better way.

    Join this webcast to learn how to automatically build your requirements models, helping you overcome the key barrier to model-based testing adoption. More specifically, learn ways and practices that can:
    •Help you put the brakes on manually creating and maintaining tests. Finally!
    •Allow you to run your ‘everyday’ regression tests, and build models representing your regression test cycle. Automatically!
    •Enable you to just maintain and enhance models that deliver better coverage with less tests. Simply!
  • 2018 Trends in Infrastructure
    2018 Trends in Infrastructure John Abbott, Co-Founder & Research VP Recorded: Feb 12 2018 57 mins
    In 2018 we expect to see the gap between private and public clouds narrow, with hybrid IT widely adopted. Scale-up, scale-out, hyperconverged and accelerated systems operate under unified management as a spectrum of infrastructure resources to which appropriate workloads can be directed.

    Join 451 Research Co-Founder & Research VP John Abbott for a live webinar on February 12 as he reviews the trends expected to shape the infrastructure landscape in 2018, and the level of impact those trends will have. Come armed with questions, as there will be a live Q&A session at the end of the webinar.
  • 2018 Phishing Trends: New year. New threats. Same dark intentions.
    2018 Phishing Trends: New year. New threats. Same dark intentions. Adrian Davis, Managing Director (ISC)² EMEA, Mollie Holleman, Senior Intelligence Specialist, Phishme Feb 20 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Join (ISC)² EMEA and PhishMe for a look back at 2017’s threats and a look ahead. We’ll provide an overview of what PhishMe's Intelligence team uncovered, discuss trends in phishing-delivered malware, and analyse how various delivery vectors evolved.

    Some of the trends we’ll discuss:
    •The implications of last year’s major global cyber-events, such as WannaCry and NotPetya
    •The emergence of new ransomware families
    •The abuse of legitimate functions built into business-critical software platforms to deliver malware
    •The favouring of modularity and plug-in accompaniments to lightweight botnet and stealer malwares
    •New ways cyber-criminals are obtaining cryptocurrency

    Cyber-crime won’t slow down. Take this opportunity to learn from the recent past as you deal with current threats and prepare for whatever’s next.
  • Transformation from Legacy to Software Defined Networking
    Transformation from Legacy to Software Defined Networking Henrik Johansson, VP SDN & Data Center, PacketFront Software Feb 20 2018 3:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    "Every service provider today has investment heavily in physical networking equipment. All their customers are all connected over the legacy network in one way or another. In order to maximize the ROI, there must be a simple and quick way to orchestrate new services using new network functions virtualizations (NFV) technology on top of the old network.

    This live demonstration will showcase how this can be done, using the service orchestration, automation and activation capabilities of PacketFront Software’s BECS platform integrated towards an open source platform consisting of OPNFV, OpenDaylight and OpenStack."
  • The Best VMware Public Cloud Backup & DR Options
    The Best VMware Public Cloud Backup & DR Options Storage Switzerland, Druva Feb 21 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    5 Requirements for True Cloud Based VMware Backup & Disaster Recovery
    Join Storage Switzerland and Druva for a live webinar on the critical requirements of a true cloud solution and what the advantages of these solutions are:

    1. No hardware, no software, or deployment hassle
    2. Improved Business Agility
    3. Dynamic DR and Workload Mobility
    4. Simplified Management
    5. Significantly Lower TCO
  • Reduce Downtimes to Near-Zero & Improve SLAs for Production Workloads
    Reduce Downtimes to Near-Zero & Improve SLAs for Production Workloads Rahulkrishna Gupta, Senior Solutions Architect, SUSE Feb 22 2018 2:30 pm UTC 60 mins
    This is an enablement webinar especially for SUSE System Integrators.
    Please join us for this insightful 45 minute webinar and learn:
    - Strategies that you can use to improve the availability of systems
    - How to reduce unplanned downtime
    - About tools that can help you meet your SLAs
  • Stateful containers for DevOps and Beyond
    Stateful containers for DevOps and Beyond Michael Mattsson - Container Technical Marketing Engineer & Stacey Gilmore Product Marketing Feb 22 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    2018 is the year for containers. IT teams are using them to bring new levels of cloud portability, infrastructure utilization, and micro-services to applications. There’s just one big catch: what about the data? How will you bring container-style automation, portability, and operations to enterprise applications and data? Attend this webinar and learn how to make it easy. HPE will share top use cases and show a demo of advanced data services with persistent storage for teams.
  • Optimizando costos y mejorando la eficiencia del Storage en el Data Center
    Optimizando costos y mejorando la eficiencia del Storage en el Data Center Cesar Lorca, SUSE Systems Engineer Feb 22 2018 4:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    *Esta es la segunda sessión del webinar*

    MÁS CAPACIDAD DE ALMACENAMIENTO POR MENOS
    ¿Por qué optar por un enfoque de software para el almacenamiento empresarial?

    Adoptar correctamente el enfoque de almacenamiento definido por software deberá proporcionarte una solución altamente ampliable que reduzca de manera radical los costes de almacenamiento tanto en gastos de operaciones como de capital. También tiene que ser una solución sencilla, resistente y flexible, y ofrecer una funcionalidad líder del sector.

    Únase a nosotros en este Webinar y saiba más.
  • The One Man SOC - How Unified Security Management Simplifies Threat Detection
    The One Man SOC - How Unified Security Management Simplifies Threat Detection Sacha Dawes, Principal Product Marketing Manager, AlienVault Feb 22 2018 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    With the proliferation of single-point security solutions, many IT teams are struggling to efficiently monitor the security of their environments, and respond quickly to threats. It can be a real challenge to juggle multiple tools that weren’t designed to work together, which wastes time and resources that small IT security teams can’t afford to lose.

    Watch this webcast to learn how one of AlienVault's customers was able to build a security operations center (SOC) on a budget with the AlienVault toolset, and extend security capabilities via the AlienApps ecosystem.

    In this webcast, we'll cover:

    Essential security capabilities that all IT teams should have, regardless of size
    Challenges of integrating and maintaining multiple security tools
    How AlienVault customer Guy Dulberger operates his "One Man SOC" with the AlienVault toolset
    A demo of how AlienVault Unified Security Management speeds threat detection and incident response

    Hosted By
    Sacha Dawes
    Principal Product Marketing Manager

    Sacha joined AlienVault in Feb 2017, where he is responsible for the technical marketing of the AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) family of solutions. He brings multiple years of experience from product management, product marketing and business management roles at Microsoft, NetIQ, Gemalto and Schlumberger where he has delivered both SaaS-delivered and boxed-product solutions that address the IT security, identity and management space. Originally from the UK, Sacha is based in Austin, TX.
  • 2018 Disaster Recovery Checklist - 5 Key Areas to Improve
    2018 Disaster Recovery Checklist - 5 Key Areas to Improve Storage Switzerland, Unitrends Feb 22 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Is your organization ready for any disaster 2018 may throw at it? Organizations not only face new threats they also encounter decreased tolerance for downtime from users. The good news is there are plenty of new solutions that claim to improve an organization’s ability to recover from a disaster. But which one makes the most sense for your organization? And what about your processes? Recovery technology needs to partner with solid DR processes in order for an organization to see its way through the challenges ahead.
  • Accelerating Research Innovation with Next-Gen Storage Infrastructure
    Accelerating Research Innovation with Next-Gen Storage Infrastructure Vas Vasiliadis, Chief Customer Officer, Globus Feb 22 2018 6:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    For research data to be truly useful, it must be easy to access, share and manage without requiring expensive, custom infrastructure. What organizations need is turnkey storage that won't break the bank, with a unified interface for fast, reliable data transfer and sharing.

    This webinar introduces Globus for ActiveScale, a cost-effective solution for on-premise object storage that’s simple to deploy and use. With Globus for ActiveScale, researchers have access to advanced capabilities for managing data across a broad range of systems, while administrators gain a cost-effective, scalable, and durable solution they can deploy quickly to help their researchers innovate faster.

    In this webinar, attendees will:
    - Learn how to deploy and use Globus for ActiveScale
    - See a product demonstration
    - Engage in a live Q&A session with the Globus Chief Customer Officer
  • Transformation of Business using Containers, Orchestration & Digital Initiatives
    Transformation of Business using Containers, Orchestration & Digital Initiatives Paul Nashawaty, Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software Feb 22 2018 7:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Technological innovation is increasing and expanding at an exponential rate. In response, digital transformation has become an established objective for many enterprises, and the adoption of digital initiatives is now widespread. Docker, Kubernetes and other technologies related to containers are being leveraged to access and deploy systems of engagement. But before you go adding these technologies to your digital transformation road-map, you need to evaluate whether they're the best fit for your needs.

    In this webinar you'll discover how to:
    • Use containers for digital initiatives
    • Maintain the desired application state and manage persistent storage
    • Maximize your IT investments by leveraging existing infrastructure
    • Automate and integrate your infrastructure

    Containers are a solution to the problem of how to get software to run reliably when moved from one computing environment to another. Join us on this webinar to learn how DataCore provides data management and integrity across your infrastructure!
  • Before you choose Microsoft – 5 Things to Check in an Access Management solution
    Before you choose Microsoft – 5 Things to Check in an Access Management solution Mor Ahuvia, Authentication Product Marketing at Gemalto Feb 26 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Organizations with Microsoft environments, such as Azure or Office 365, are inclined to implement Microsoft’s native access management solutions (namely, Azure AD and AD FS). Defaulting to Microsoft’s cloud SSO solutions may appear to be the best choice, a closer examination of these solutions reveals critical downsides, as well.

    Join this webinar to learn the five things to consider before implementing Microsoft’s access management solutions. You will also see a demo of how you can centrally define access management policies (including cloud SSO and step-up authentication) for Microsoft and 3rd party apps with a vendor agnostic-solution.
  • HGST SVR2U24 NVMe Storage Server
    HGST SVR2U24 NVMe Storage Server Manfred Berger, HGST - Sr. Mgr. Business Development Platforms EMEAI Feb 27 2018 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    In this webinar Manfred Berger introduces the latest addition to the HGST platform portfolio, the SVR2U24 NVMe all-flash storage server.

    Combining high performance NVMe SSDs and Intel®’s Purley server architecture into one tried and tested unit, the SVR2U24 enables customers to come to market quickly with a multitude of software defined storage solutions or data base servers optimized for high speed search operations, catering to a multitude of industry verticals.
  • Data Virtualization - Enabling Next Generation Analytics (EMEA)
    Data Virtualization - Enabling Next Generation Analytics (EMEA) Boris Evelson, Vice President & Principal Analyst, Forrester Research | Lakshmi Randall, Director, Product Marketing, Denodo Feb 27 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Although most of today’s enterprises are data-aware, this may not be sufficient to drive tangible business outcomes.

    - Are your data-driven applications providing contextual and actionable insight?
    - Are you deriving insights from all the enterprise data?

    Embrace Forrester’s latest analytical framework for insights-driven businesses: Systems of Insight (SOI).

    Join this session to discover the key principles that differentiate data-aware or data-driven businesses from their insights-driven peers and competitors. The session will explore the roles that data virtualization (aka Data Fabric) plays in modern SOI architectures, such as:

    - A single virtual catalog / view on all enterprise data sources including data lakes.
    - A more agile and flexible virtual enterprise data warehouse.
    - A common semantic layer for business intelligence (BI) and analytical applications (aka BI Fabric).
  • Ponemon Research 2017 Trends in Cloud Security: Cloud & Compliance Compatible?
    Ponemon Research 2017 Trends in Cloud Security: Cloud & Compliance Compatible? Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute and Jason Hart, CTO office for data protection Feb 27 2018 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    95% of companies have adopted cloud services but the 2018 Global Cloud Data Security Survey found there is a wide gap in the level of security precautions applied by companies in different markets. Organizations admitted that on average, only two-fifths (40%) of the data stored in the cloud is secured with encryption and key management solutions. This is disturbing since only a quarter (25%) of IT and IT security practitioners revealed they are very confident they know all the cloud services their business is using,

    The reality is cloud creates challenges in knowing where your data resides and what or who has access to it. In 2018, breaches like Uber and Accenture occurred because of improperly configured security for web and cloud applications that were connected to a company’s network. A major catalyst to address this is upcoming regulations and compliance, which are trying to catch up with cloud adoption. Over the next few years, companies will be faced with more complicated and intricate auditing to demonstrate security and privacy best efforts in the cloud.

    During this webinar, Larry Ponemon, Chairman and Founder of the Ponemon Institute, and Jason Hart, CTO of Data Protection, will walk attendees through the research methodology, key findings and how things have changed over the past couple of years. Join us to learn more about:
    -2018 Global Cloud Data Security Findings
    -Compliance and cloud security: How will this work?
    -A shift in the budget: Where is IT spending their money?
    -Country breakdown of IT cloud security: Who is doing the best?
    -What can you do to secure the cloud and comply with regulations?
  • ESG Tests vArmour for Securing Multi-Cloud Workloads
    ESG Tests vArmour for Securing Multi-Cloud Workloads Tony Palmer, Sr. Lab Analyst at ESG; Faraz Aladin, Sr. Director of Marketing at vArmour Feb 27 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The Analysts at Enterprise Strategy Group just wrapped up testing of the vArmour DSS Distributed Security System across physical, virtual, cloud, and container platforms and the results are in.

    Join ESG Senior Lab Analyst, Tony Palmer, along with vArmour Senior Director of Marketing, Faraz Aladin, for a detailed review of the vArmour solution and to see how it performs in the areas of:

    --Application identification, inspection, and protection across a combination of infrastructure platforms

    --Scalability to match compute resources and throughput requirements

    --Automatic security provisioning for new assets

    --Deception capability, ease of use, and efficiency
  • CEO Insights: 2018's Top Cyber Security Predictions
    CEO Insights: 2018's Top Cyber Security Predictions Brian NeSmith, CEO and Co-founder of Arctic Wolf Networks Feb 27 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As you explore new opportunities to drive business growth in 2018, so are cyber criminals retooling their war chest to exploit your business. As we have seen in 2017, no one is safe.

    In this webinar, Brian NeSmith, CEO and co-founder of Arctic Wolf Networks, will share his insights on the top 7 predictions to look out for in 2018.

    Here is a preview of the top 3 predictions that is bound to surprise you.
    - AI will not improve security. You will need Hybrid-AI.
    - The US voting system will undergo major changes
    - A major corporation will get caught with its sticky hands in the cookie jar

    With these challenges, investing in prevention tools alone is not enough to counteract new cyber-attacks. Focusing on threat detection and response becomes necessary to address these sophisticated attacks that will continue to bypass their perimeter defenses.

    To learn more about these 2018 predictions and to see how you can protect your on-premise IT infrastructure and cloud-based resources, with an industry leading SOC-as-a-service, register now.

    About our speaker:
    Brian NeSmith brings more than 30 years of experience, most recently as former CEO of Blue Coat Systems, where he increased company revenues from $5M/year to over $500M/year as the industry’s leading web proxy platform. Prior to Blue Coat Brian was the CEO of Ipsilon Networks (acquired by Nokia) which became the leading appliance platform for Check Point firewalls. His early career includes product management, marketing, and general management at Newbridge Networks. He was also a consultant for Network Strategies, Inc. Brian graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a bachelors of science in electrical engineering.
  • Building Enterprise IT with Real Time Precision and Predictability
    Building Enterprise IT with Real Time Precision and Predictability Neil Barnett, Senior Product Manager, SUSE Feb 28 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The dynamic world we live in today drives precise, real time operations that elevates the need for Real Time Operating Systems. These needs are fueled by advances in the automotive sector, the Internet of Things, advanced robotics, healthcare, the industrial sector, military and defense, aerospace and telecommunications.

    This webinar will take a look at the market and describe use cases that are driving the growth of real time enterprises. From synchronized execution of latency-sensitive workloads to predictable response times and task prioritization, optimized applications are requiring that enterprise infrastructures be built with precision and predictability in mind.
  • Building efficient 5G NR base stations with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors
    Building efficient 5G NR base stations with Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors Daniel Towner, System Architect for Wireless Access, Intel Corporation Feb 28 2018 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    5G brings many new capabilities over 4G including higher bandwidths, lower latencies, and more efficient use of radio spectrum. However, these improvements require a large increase in computing power in the base station. Fortunately the Xeon Scalable Processor series (Skylake-SP) recently introduced by Intel has a new high-performance instruction set called Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512) which is capable of delivering the compute needed to support the exciting new world of 5G.

    In his talk Daniel will give an overview of the new capabilities of the Intel AVX-512 instruction set and show why they are so beneficial to supporting 5G efficiently. The most obvious difference is that Intel AVX-512 has double the compute performance of previous generations of instruction sets. Perhaps surprisingly though it is the addition of brand new instructions that can make the biggest improvements. The new instructions mean that software algorithms can become more efficient, thereby enabling even more effective use of the improvements in computing performance and leading to very high performance 5G NR software implementations.
  • Shift Happens! The power of Performance Testing
    Shift Happens! The power of Performance Testing Jeff Bradley, Pre-Sales Advisor, CA Technologies Feb 28 2018 4:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    Performance testing is more relevant than ever. It’s even more prominent in the software development life cycle than in the past. What’s changed is that development and testing teams now can test component level performance earlier than ever with tools such as Service Virtualization.

    It’s now easier to identify and fix performance-related issues as they are being worked much earlier than before, when performance testing was done during a formal performance testing cycle in the stage environment after multiple code builds have hidden those issues deeper across several application layers.

    This session will cover the basics of how to shift performance testing left so that development and testing teams can test component level performance using CA Service Virtualization and CA BlazeMeter.
  • MEF Network Foundations – Advancing Professional Skills for Today’s Evolving Net
    MEF Network Foundations – Advancing Professional Skills for Today’s Evolving Net Rick Bauer - Director of Certification, MEF; Kevin Marz - Director, Tech 2000 Feb 28 2018 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Building on the success of its MEF-Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP) program, MEF introduced its MEF Network Foundations (MEF-NF) certification in December 2017. MEF-NF helps individuals pursue advance skills to keep pace with rapidly evolving network environments. This new certification validates individuals’ concept-level understanding of key modern networking terms, processes, and elements covering knowledge and practice domains of SDN, NFV, Connectivity Services/Carrier Ethernet, and Lifecycle Service Orchestration.

    MEF-NF certification is ideally suited for:

    • Telecom and Network Operators
    • System Administrators
    • Technical Support Professionals
    • Technical Marketing and Sales Professionals
    • IT Pros who need a vendor-neutral certification to complement their vendor-specific network certifications

    This webinar will cover:

    • The value of both vendor-neutral and vendor-specific training/certification in building careers in networking
    • MEF-NF certification benefits to corporations and individuals
    • How MEF-NF fits in MEF’s Professional Certification Framework
    • Expanded options to prepare for the certification exam

    A leading service provider will provide a testimonial on the value of MEF-TN certification and share the business benefits that can be reaped by having a highly skilled workforce.
  • How To Avoid Downtime While Using 100% Commodity Hardware
    How To Avoid Downtime While Using 100% Commodity Hardware Sander Puerto, Sr. Technical Account Manager DataCore Software Feb 28 2018 5:30 pm UTC 45 mins
    Businesses lose productivity, revenue and resources during unplanned outages. To prevent unexpected downtime, many organizations are searching for solutions that can provide business continuity without breaking their budgets.

    What if you were able to achieve both goals while utilizing your existing commodity hardware? How would this benefit your customers and improve productivity?

    Join this webinar and we will show you:
    - How to keep 2 active copies of your data, even if your disks are from different vendors
    - An economical way to deploy existing x86 servers for business continuity
    - Ways to keep your hosts and applications running, even if you lose one of your SANs
    - How to cluster your preexisting Hypervisors using local disks for high availability
  • Cloud Storage vs. On-Premises Storage
    Cloud Storage vs. On-Premises Storage Storage Switzerland, Cloudian Feb 28 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In this live webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Cloudian as we describe three ways cloud storage and on-premises storage can complement each other.

    Learn how the new world of multi-cloud storage coupled with scalable on-premises storage can:

    Achieve limitless scalability and seamless capacity expansion
    Enable unified data management across clouds and on-prem
    Consolidate object and file data to a single storage environment
    Reduce costs and eliminate complexity
  • Dealing with the Data Explosion – how Open Source offers a way forward
    Dealing with the Data Explosion – how Open Source offers a way forward Jeff KirkPatrick & Guest a Speaker from ATP Mar 1 2018 10:00 am UTC 45 mins
    : New research projects are creating an unprecedented growth in data and with many Higher Education institutions looking to increase their research portfolios, this creates a problem: how to stretch existing storage budgets to match the data requirements. Open Source solutions may provide an answer but how can you be sure that the data is available, secure and that your storage solution is fully supported? SUSE and DTP will be presenting a Ceph-based solution, including customer testimonials.
  • SOC-as-a-Service, MDR, MSSP or SIEM. Oh my! What’s right for SMEs?
    SOC-as-a-Service, MDR, MSSP or SIEM. Oh my! What’s right for SMEs? Narayan Makaram, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Arctic Wolf Networks Mar 6 2018 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With small to mid-size enterprises (SMEs) being increasingly targeted by cyber security attacks, the demand for a solution that provides comprehensive visibility into cyber security threats is now more important than ever before. Amid these concerns, SMEs are also dealing with a shortage of cyber security skills in IT-staffs and the lack of budgets to detect and respond to advanced threats. So, what solutions are currently on the market? What are their pros and cons when it comes to managed detection and response?

    In this webinar, gain key insights into the differences between cybersecurity solutions SOC-as-a-Service, MDR, MSSP, and SIEM, and discover which solution is the best fit for your organization.

    After watching, you will discover why:
    • Cloud-based security-as-a-service is gaining momentum with SMEs
    • SIEM is a great technology for those who can manage it on their own
    • MSSP is great for outsourced security management, but not an answer for better cybersecurity
    • SOC-as-a-Service are the turnkey service that SMEs are looking for

    To determine what’s the best fit for your organization’s security, register now.