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    • How High-Performing IT Teams Tame Network Complexity How High-Performing IT Teams Tame Network Complexity Shamus McGillicuddy, Sr. Network Mgmt Analyst, Enterprise Management Assoc; Mark Towler, Sr. Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Jun 15 2016 6:00 pm UTC 41 mins
    • IT Teams are being overwhelmed by the increasing complexity of the networks they’re required to manage. Not only do they have too much to do, they paradoxically also have too many tools with which to try to do it! Yet there are a number of clear similarities found amongst the IT teams that are most productive and most effective. Ipswitch and Enterprise Management Associates both surveyed IT teams worldwide to find out how the best IT teams were able to cope.

      The webinar will present our findings and answer key questions such as:

      •What are the emerging challenges facing IT professionals?
      •How are these challenges impacting their business and their end-users?
      •How do the most productive IT teams address increasingly complex networks?
      •Why are additional management tools and outsourced management counterproductive?

      Data shows that increasing network complexity doesn’t have to degrade the effectiveness of IT teams or the businesses they support. Join this webinar to find out how the high-performing IT professionals manage this – and learn what not to do as well!

      This session will be presented by Shamus McGillicuddy, Senior Network Management Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates as well as Mark Towler, Senior Product Marketing Manager for Ipswitch.

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    • How Software Eats Hardware in the Datacenter: Reducing Cost and Complexity How Software Eats Hardware in the Datacenter: Reducing Cost and Complexity Andy Ryan, Cloud Solutions Architect at vArmour Recorded: Sep 1 2016 5:00 pm UTC 35 mins
    • INTRO:

      As organizations move to virtual data centers and multi-cloud environments in a dangerous threat climate, they are faced with new security challenges they must overcome. But, they must do this without exponentially increasing the manpower, products, or resources they need, so they still get the most of their valuable security budgets. These challenges include:

      -Improving visibility inside data centers and cloud
      -Reducing the attack surface
      -Maintaining regulatory compliance standards.


      vArmour will explore trends in data center security that include the rise of software to replace firewalls inside the data center, segmentation and micro-segmentation as security techniques, and shifting ideas about software defined networking that:

      -Eliminate under-utilized zones and choke points
      -Avoid costly hardware refresh cycles and on-going maintenance
      -Lower the time it takes to see and stop threats
      -Reduce the time and complexity to process security changes
      -Increase speed of secure application delivery


      Andy Ryan, Cloud Solutions Architect at vArmour

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    • Microservices: Reducing Complexity in an Omnichannel World Microservices: Reducing Complexity in an Omnichannel World Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) & CA Technologies Recorded: Feb 1 2016 9:50 pm UTC 58 mins
    • The microservices software architecture is the industry’s latest answer to providing customers with a seamless, high quality omnichannel experience. Thirty percent of companies are already delivering software via microservices, and 75% see them as being “very important” or “critical” to the future of their businesses.

      Designed to make software more “transportable” across multiple devices and platforms—including web, mobile, and wearables—this approach promises to deliver an optimal customer experience regardless of how, when, or where a customer chooses to engage with a business.

      However with this proliferation of platforms and devices, understanding the customer experience becomes more difficult. Highly interconnected and interactive, microservices architectures require a new level of customer centricity to alleviate complexity, reduce support costs, and ensure a high quality end user experience.

      Listen to leading IT analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) and CA Technologies to learn:

      - What new challenges IT will encounter in deploying, monitoring, and managing microservices in omnichannel environments
      - How to reduce complexity and understand the impact of change when monitoring applications using microservices architectures
      - How to monitor your entire omnichannel stack with a single application performance management (APM) solution.

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    • The Data Complexity Matrix: How to Overcome Challenges in Modern Data The Data Complexity Matrix: How to Overcome Challenges in Modern Data Jeremy Sokolic, VP Products – Sisense Recorded: Nov 4 2015 3:00 pm UTC 44 mins
    • Data environments are growing exponentially. Not only is there more data, but there are more data sources. At the same time, the value of unlocking that data and using it to make business decisions is also increasing.

      For the business user, understanding this complex data and unlocking its potential is the key to staying ahead of the competition.

      For IT organizations, complex data can be the bane of many business analytics programs, causing all kinds of trouble in data management and hindering system performance.

      Size of data and number of disparate data sources are two key drivers of complexity. The bigger the data, the more effort needed to query and store it. The more data sources (data tables) the more effort that is needed to prepare the data for analysis.

      The data complexity matrix describes data from both of these standpoints. Your data may be Simple, Diversified, Big, or Complex. When considering a Business Analytics program, different approaches are better suited for each data state.

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    • Tame the Complexity of Big Data Infrastructure Tame the Complexity of Big Data Infrastructure Tony Baer, Big Data Analyst, Ovum; Anant Chintamaneni, VP of Products, BlueData Recorded: Aug 12 2015 5:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • Implementing Hadoop can be complex, costly, and time-consuming. It can take months to get up and running, and each new user group typically requires their own infrastructure.

      This webinar will explain how to tame the complexity of on-premises Big Data infrastructure. Tony Baer, Big Data analyst at Ovum, and BlueData will provide an in-depth look at Hadoop multi-tenancy and other key challenges.

      Join us to learn:

      - The pitfalls to avoid when deploying Big Data infrastructure
      - Real-world examples of multi-tenant Hadoop implementations
      - How to achieve the simplicity and agility of Hadoop-as-a-Service – but on-premises

      Gain insights and best practices for your Big Data deployment. Find out why data locality is no longer required for Hadoop; discover the benefits of scaling compute and storage independently. And more.

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    • Dangers to Web App Security: 4 Ways to Control Complexity and Cost Dangers to Web App Security: 4 Ways to Control Complexity and Cost Victor Bonic, Global Security Architect, and Thomas Savage, Product Marketing Manager Recorded: Aug 5 2015 3:00 pm UTC 59 mins
    • Web application security is threatened not just by hackers but also by the complexity (and related cost) of keeping up with security challenges. Due to the ever-increasing strategic and financial importance of e-commerce and other web services, web application security is of paramount importance for nearly every organization. The difficulties of web application security are compounded by the growing complexity of web applications, the nearly constant changes in site content and the increasing sophistication of web application attacks. Add in migration to cloud-based and hosted environments and the cost of application security can start to become unmanageable.

      Join this webinar as Trustwave discusses 4 approaches to reduce cost and complexity. Trustwave has helped hundreds of organizations adopt these approaches and secure their web applications with a solution offering advanced capabilities (continuous learning mode, bi-directional analysis, etc.), flexible architecture, and multiple delivery options to simplify your operations.

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    • Eliminating instrumentation complexity in the high-density data center Eliminating instrumentation complexity in the high-density data center Gordon Beith – Director, Product Management, VSS Monitoring Recorded: Oct 8 2014 3:00 pm UTC 53 mins
    • Enterprise, including particular Financial Services networks, poses unique challenges to monitor and manage. While performance remains a top priority to maintain competitiveness, regulatory compliance, security assurance and risk mitigation must also be addressed. Market data messages (such as FIX protocol) and, in some cases, proprietary protocols, can add to the complexity, as these may require intelligent traffic capture that performs filtering beyond Layer 4.

      At the same time, many organizations are consolidating, co-locating and homogenizing facilities, while upgrading to support increasing usage, energy regulations, and speeds of 100Gbps and 40Gbps. The result is higher density in the data center. Maintaining high performance and security on a large scale requires that the monitoring tools have comprehensive visibility across the data center and are able to keep pace with network changes.

      Join VSS Monitoring to discover how high-density visibility solutions paired with specialized traffic capture capabilities—including packet optimization and DPI—can reduce per-port costs, scale performance and security monitoring tools, and eliminate deployment complexity.

      Topics covered will include:
      •Large data center monitoring challenges for enterprises
      •Addressing tool port contention and specialized applications
      •Increasing tool coverage without increasing rack footprint
      •Leveraging 10G and 1G tools across 100G and 40G networks

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    • Master the Complexity of Hybrid Cloud Computing Master the Complexity of Hybrid Cloud Computing Alan Chhabra, AVP of Cloud and Data Center Automation, and George Chen, Director of Cloud Consulting Services, BMC Software Recorded: May 22 2014 3:00 pm UTC 49 mins
    • Enterprise cloud use is growing rapidly. However, to achieve the significant benefits advertised for cloud computing, enterprises need to get serious about cloud management to avoid making cloud false starts.

      Because of the complexity of modern IT environments, enterprise cloud computing must be able to deliver extremely advanced systems– from private to public and across all infrastructures. Further, deploying mission-critical workloads in the cloud requires a mature approach to management, governance and compliance – so enterprise cloud management needs to integrate with existing IT processes.

      Attend this webinar to learn how to overcome the key challenges faced in deploying industrial grade cloud systems. From private to hybrid cloud management and across cloud governance and optimization, you’ll learn what market-leading enterprises are doing to ensure a robust, industrial-strength cloud computing strategy for the long term.

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