IDC claims that in Q3 of 2015, 4/5 of the largest storage vendors reported year-to-year declining revenue, while the hyperconvergence infrastructure market grew 116% in 2015. But not all hyperconverged solutions are created equal. Unlike first-generation converged solutions offering pre-configured “solutions” based on a reference architecture, or second-generation solutions that only combined servers, networking, and storage, SimpliVity converges ALL IT infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor onto highly efficient and scalable building-blocks with Intel processors.
In this webcast, Intel partners will learn about SimpliVity’s three key innovations and participate in a demo of SimpliVity’s Intel-based hyperconverged infrastructure:
1) Eliminating IT cost and complexity
2) Solving the data problem and addressing the IO gap
3) Increasing productivity: Global unified management through one interface
Computer architecture is undergoing cataclysmic change. New flash tiers have been added to storage, and SSD caching has brought DAS back into servers. Storage Class Memory looms on the horizon, and with it come new storage protocols, new DIMM formats, and even new processor instructions. Meanwhile new chip technologies are phasing in, like 3D NAND flash and 3D XPoint Memory, new storage formats are being proposed including the Open-Channel SSD and Storage Intelligence, and all-flash storage is rapidly migrating into those applications that are not moving into the cloud. The future promises to bring us computing functions embedded within the memory array, learning systems permeating all aspects of computing, and adoption of architectures that are very different from today’s standard Von Neuman machines. In this presentation we will examine these technical changes and reflect on ways to avoid designing systems and software that limit our ability to migrate from today’s technologies to those of tomorrow.Read more >
In an environment of growing transaction volumes, higher compliance costs, lower margins, and ever more demanding customer service expectations, it is increasingly important for banks, transaction processors and retailers to have an up-to-date view into the health and performance of their Payments ecosystem.
In this webinar, IR will share their vision and the experiences of their customers in using real-time and predictive analytics to get greater insight into cardholder behavior, transaction profitability, fraud and risk prevention, as well as the success of new technology rollouts.
IP Flow data is at the heart of most network visibility and analytics solutions. Acquiring a complete view of the network based on flow data records is a technical possibility, but almost never actually implemented in practice because of the complexity and compute, storage, and network overhead that make the implementation impractical and almost requiring a data scientist to deploy.
In this webinar, Saisei will discuss how its Big Data network analytics software, coupled with open source DPDK and Intel processors, enable a distributed IP Flow analytics model that makes billions of network analytics available in less than a second through distributed network sensors. The Saisei Flow Data API designed on top of DPDK is making the previous impractical task of gaining 100% network visibility a reality -- delivering complete visibility and network analytics data on-demand to users directly or through any of their current management tools. And it's doing it with a 1000th of the network, compute and storage overhead previously required. Saisei is making Big Data networking possible without the big box, overhead, complexity and costs.
The successful adoption of NFV depends on the ability of a virtualized cloud infrastructure to deliver sufficient performance comparable to today’s proprietary network appliances.
Enterprise/IT cloud hardware specifications and configurations are not optimized to handle heavy NFV dataplane workloads needed by Communications Service Providers. In order to achieve this kind of performance, you need advanced processor and networking technologies embedded in silicon and in PCIe devices, but even so, you need to ensure your VNFs are ultimately able to leverage these capabilities.
In this talk, we'll show how NFV throughput performance varies depending on proper VNF workload placement configuration, by declaring what the VNF requires from the hardware (SR-IOV, DPDK, etc) and ensuring proper matching and configuration in NFVI. We will see how Enhanced Platform Awareness and intelligent orchestration are enablers for such extreme performance.
A brief introduction to the Intel® Intelligent Storage Acceleration Library (ISA-L), a freely licensed set of storage-domain algorithms implemented by a lean, mean team of bare-knuckle assembly coders. Leveraging in-depth knowledge of processor internals, the ISA-L team is able to see substantial improvements in performance of hashing, encryption, compression, CRC, RAID, and erasure coding efficiency over comparable open source alternatives.Read more >
Join NFC World and Gemalto to find out how issuers and processors can develop a mobile payments strategy that offers both a winning service for customers today and a long-term roadmap for the future.Read more >
When a hardware platform is certified, the hardware and the Linux OS are validated for compatibility in key areas where the hardware and OS interact or “touch” one another. Some of these touch area’s include: system firmware, boot, storage, network, crash capture, power management and new processor features. In this presentation we will dive into some of these areas, discuss why certification is crucial today and is actually becoming more critical every year.Read more >
Apache Apex (http://apex.incubator.apache.org/) is an open source stream processing and next generation analytics platform incubating at the Apache Software Foundation. Apex is Hadoop native and was built from ground up for scalability, low-latency processing, high availability and operability.
In this webinar, you will learn about Apache Apex fault tolerance, high availability and processing guarantees.
From the users perspective, fault tolerance of a stream processing platform should cover the state of the application/processor and the in-flight data. In the event of failure, the platform should recover, restore state and resume processing with no loss of data. We will cover:
* Components of an Apex application and how they are made fault tolerant
* How native YARN support is leveraged for fault tolerance
* How operator checkpointing works and how the user can tune it
* Failure scenarios, recovery from failures, incremental recovery
* Processing guarantees and which option is appropriate for your application
* Sample topology for highly available, low latency real-time processing
* How is fault-tolerance in Apex different from similar platforms such as Storm, Spark Streaming and Flink.
Windows 10 opens up innovative device experiences and enables your business to take advantage of new hardware enabled security features.
Every business has potential. Given the right tools, it's the people within that can take big ideas from brainstorms to results.
Buying a Windows 10 device means you'll have the tools for transforming ideas, and your business, into something greater. When you accelerate a PC refresh* from Windows 7 to Windows 10 you are getting extra hardware enabled security features giving you the most secure Windows platform yet.
Plus, newer devices and form factors light up new user experiences like Cortana, Inking, Touch and Continuum.
With enhanced security, productivity, performance and mobility you really can’t do better than accelerating to Windows 10 today.
Watch this webcast to:
•Discover new features that are enabled in the latest devices with Windows 10
•Understand why the 6th generation Intel processor helps deliver better security and manageability
•Learn more about the latest Intel Skylake devices announced in January 2016
•Get additional resources to evaluate what device is right for you
Founded in 1998, eWay is a customer-centric payments processor that recognized how a community could accelerate customer support over traditional servicing options. Learn how eWay built their community in just four days, which empowered customers to easily find the information they need, and cut eWay’s support cases in half.
You’ll also learn how Community Cloud and Service Cloud helped eWay:
- Reduce response time by two-thirds
- Reduce time to close cases from 21 hours to three hours
- Increase net promoter score (NPS) from 48% to 63% — and it’s still
Software-Defined Storage is modifying the way storage is being consumed. With the increase of cores per server and server-side storage slots available, software is the key aspect to virtualize all those components and unlock the performance and capacities of faster networks and processors.
While Veritas has being virtualizing storage for decades, its new generation software allows cost-effective solutions where SAN is no longer needed for traditional workloads avoiding high investments that were needed before, tune in to learn more.
The storage market is going through accelerated change to address the deluge of digital data and an ever-escalating business imperative to access and analyze this data in real time. Back-up, video streaming, IoT, archive, and big data analytics are just a few examples. QCT and its partners are leading the response to this critical need in the marketplace by designing industry standard, simple-to-manage and hyper-scalable storage infrastructure and solutions. QCT will introduce its newest storage server, the QuantaGrid SD1Q-1ULH powered by Intel Xeon D-1500 processor family, and show how it brings great efficiency and benefits to enterprises on Cloudian HyperStore and Ceph object storage solutions.Read more >
House of Cards (2nd in the Series) : 8 Steps to Improving your NFC / Apple Pay Insight. Apple Pay is driving contactless payment adoption and differentiating contactless payments from others can be a challenge. Join Christopher Souser and Andrew Pickles as they dissect the Apple Pay / NFC transaction and discuss the 8 steps that help steer operations in the right direction regardless if you are a bank, processor, or merchant.Read more >