Server Message Block (SMB) is the core file-transfer protocol of Windows, MacOS and Samba, and has become widely deployed. It’s ubiquitous - a 30-year-old family of network code.
However, the latest iteration of SMB3 is almost unrecognizable when compared to versions only a few years old. Extensive reengineering has led to advanced capabilities that include multichannel, transparent failover, scale out, and encryption. SMB Direct makes use of RDMA networking, creates block transport system and provides reliable transport to zetabytes of unstructured data, worldwide.
SMB3 forms the basis of hyper-converged and scale-out systems for virtualization and SQL Server. It is available for a variety of hardware devices, from printers, network-attached storage appliances, to Storage Area Networks (SANs). It is often the most prevalent protocol on a network, with high-performance data transfers as well as efficient end-user access over wide-area connections.
In this SNIA-ESF Webcast, Microsoft’s Ned Pyle, program manager of the SMB protocol, will discuss the current state of SMB, including:
•Brief background on SMB
•An overview of the SMB 3.x family, first released with Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, MacOS 10.10, Samba 4.1, and Linux CIFS 3.12
•What changed in SMB 3.1.1
•Understanding SMB security, scenarios, and workloads
•The deprecation and removal of the legacy SMB1 protocol
•How SMB3 supports hyperconverged and scale-out storage
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=611
The worldwide SMB market continues to represent an important opportunity for providers of advanced technology products and services. Small and midsize businesses (firms with under 1000 employees) vary by company size and geography in their technology investment even as they pursue the shared goals of driving revenue growth and improving productivity. IDC’s SMB Spending Guide provides detailed SMB spending forecasts by 40 technology areas and 9 regions with additional detail across 54 countries. Join us for an update on 2017 spending and a discussion of the trends impacting the global SMB technology market in the years ahead.Read more >
Banks have failed when it comes to giving SMBs the financial products they need to run their businesses effectively. Fintechs are filling this gap, and doing so successfully. This webinar will cover:
Key pain points for SMBs when it comes to accessing financial services products, particularly availability, suitability, and price.
Where fintechs are filling these provision gaps including bank accounts, funding, and cash flow management.
Fintech business models and how they can run sustainable businesses serving SMBs, namely through using the latest technology including AI.
How open banking will impact service provision for SMBs.
Moderator: Sarah Kocianski (Business Insider Intelligence)
Panelists: Caroline Plumb (Fluidly: https://fluidly.com/), Luka Ivicevic (Penta), Helene Panzarino
In this IDC FutureScape presentation, the IDC Worldwide SMB team discusses the key predictions that will impact CIOs and IT professionals in the worldwide industry over the next one to three years. Senior IT leaders and line-of-business executives will come away with guidance for managing the implications these predictions harbor for their IT investment priorities and implementation strategies.
About IDC FutureScape
IDC FutureScape reports are used to shape enterprise IT strategy and planning by providing a basic framework for evaluating IT initiatives in terms of their value to business strategy now and in the foreseeable future. IDC's FutureScapes are comprised of a set of predictions designed to identify a range of pending issues that CIOs and senior technology professionals will confront within the typical three year business planning cycle. Each prediction is assessed on the basis of its complexity, organizational impact, and time frame to expected mainstream adoption.
Aaron McGrath has been working in the online space for the last ten years. Initially working in the software services end of the business he moved into the publisher side over 7 years ago. Since 2004 he has worked in online advertising for both Yahoo! and Microsoft. He joined Microsoft in 2006 and helped launched adCenter in the UK and France. He has recently moved into a new role at Microsoft Search Advertising where he is responsible to developing strategies that enable SMBs to grow their online presence on Bing.Read more >
In this webinar we discuss SMBs demands from cloud computing and reveal key tips and insight on strategy (based on Techaisle market surveys) of how to engage SMBs to adopt cloud. If you’d like to check out our other webinars, please visit www.dincloud.com/webinars/archives.Read more >
Private cloud doesn't have to be complex. In fact, it shouldn't be complex, because your customers just want it to work. While there are countless different ways to build on-premise clouds, there's a secret most vendors have missed: private cloud should be easy. Easy to buy, easy to deploy, easy to manage and easy to use.
This session will cover the real USPs of private cloud for SMB and enterprise customers, and introduce a new turnkey, white label 'private cloud in a box' solution that combines the OnApp cloud management platform with Intel server, storage and networking products.
- what makes a cloud a cloud?
- removing complexity and adding value
- use cases & selling points
- solution brief
The door is open for the savvy business to get more bang for their buck due to the increased choice from mobile carriers. But increased choice can be paralyzing for the SMB market when it is still coming to grips with some of the basics of enterprise mobility.
In this webinar, 451 Research will discuss the market trends in enterprise mobility for the SMB market, and how organizations can support remote and mobile workers when carriers are pushing for a return to corporate-liable arrangements. To help focus on this underserved market, Tangoe will provide examples of simple services that can help overcome common hurdles to value creation through Mobility as a Service
Joing Harry Brelsford in this presentation about his experiences with Small and Medium Business Recovery RoadmapRead more >
Steven Hill: Senior Analyst for Business Technology and Solutions at Current Analysis
Sky Sharma: CIO at US Air Force
Sam Eaton: Director of Engineering Operations at Yelp
Got cloud? If you’re an SMB, you’ve already been there, done that. But are you really extracting maximum value out of your cloud hosted solutions?
SMBs use an average of five hosted services, between IaaS, hosted email and collaboration and business applications – and that number is expected to climb to almost ten cloud services by next year. Everyone’s dabbling, but SMBs crave the cloud sophistication of their enterprise-grade competitors.
- How are enterprises pivoting so quickly to respond to operational goals and drive bottom line results?
- How can SMBs use cloud functions to serve an ever-impatient customer base?
- Can SMBs realize the kind of growth and innovation through cloud services that enterprises expect?
- And more importantly, how do SMB CIOs get their hands on all of those pretty, shiny enterprise toys?
We’ll answer those questions and more with this expert panel of enterprise leaders who will share their strategies for success that SMBs can copy by using cloud services.
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, big data and IoT aren’t just plays for the enterprise. In fact, these areas present SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact and highlights the storage implications. Learn how your business can plug into the trends to deliver value in the long term.Read more >
Thinking of moving your infrastructure to the AWS cloud? What is the best way to migrate the data and apps? How do you minimize risks and maximize benefits? How do you ensure IO-intensive and latency-sensitive applications perform optimally?
In this webinar and demo, learn how to:
-Transfer data using using AWS Snowball, including pros and cons
-Build a cloud NAS in the AWS cloud
-Provide highly available NFS, CIFS, iSCSI shared storage
-Enable disaster recovery and data replication to the AWS cloud
Try a 30-day free trial of SoftNAS Cloud- http://www.softnas.com/tryaws
Visit http://www.softnas.com for more information
According to a recent threat report, the largest growth area for targeted attacks was businesses with fewer than 250 employees. Typically SMBs are extremely resource constrained and just like large enterprises, SMBs also face a myriad of regulations that they must comply such as HIPAA and PCI.
Join our guest Forrester’s Principal Analyst for Security & Risk, Rick Holland and Qualys CISO, Jonathan Trull for a webcast on cloud security solution and compliance for SMB and gain insights into best practices to:
- Implement and monitor high value security controls
- Catch security and compliance issues before they become serious problems
- Monitor your internet perimeter, servers and web apps to stop attacks right from your browser
- Uncover and fix vulnerabilities cost -- effectively and proactively
Por favor, únase a nuestro webinar para conocer más sobre lo último de McAfee; Endpoint Security para SMB. Esta nueva tecnología para endpoint va a estar implementada inicialmente para dos nuevas suites focalizadas en el segmento SMB (pequeña y mediana empresa) y se extenderán más durante el 2015.
Únase al webinar para:
•Conocer el nuevo lanzamiento de McAfee, Endpoint Security para SMB.
•Conocer Cloud ePO, lo más nuevo de la consola ePolicy Orchestrator, alojada en la nube.
•Conocer lo que es la seguridad contextual y cómo puede beneficiar a sus clientes.
Esta sesión esta pensaba para cualquier partner que venda Endpoint y le ayudará a entender mejor sobre la seguridad endpoint para SMB y la consola Cloud ePO.
For more than 25 years, McAfee has provided small and medium-sized businesses with the best protection to secure desktops, laptops, servers, email, and web traffic.
McAfee Endpoint Protection for SMB combines McAfee’s award-winning threat protection technologies with web and messaging security and data protection—all to secure your internal IT infrastructure – plus rigorous mobile security and mobile device management that provides controlled access to their corporate network.
Protecting devices, data and networks from modern threats does not have to be complex and costly. Trust McAfee to help you deliver simple, powerful endpoint protection exclusively for your small to medium-size business.
Register now to learn more about this topic.
Watch this recorded session from Momentum 2016 to hear from two Small and Medium Businesses, Ed Gillis from Hotel Planner and Noam Haberfeld from AppAnnie, on their DocuSign implementations.
You will learn about how they developed their own implementation roadmap, expanded the usage of DocuSign to multiple departments, and rolled out new use cases under resource constraints.