Since the launch of Windows Server 2016, Microsoft has transformed the software-defined data center landscape with Storage Spaces Direct and SMB3 RDMA networking for optimal hyper-converged infrastructure deployments.
Storage Spaces Direct enables building highly available and scalable storage using servers with local storage. It simplifies the management of software-defined storage systems and allows the use of new storage devices such as SATA SSDs and NVMe disk drives. Storage Spaces Direct takes advantage of SMB3 RDMA networking technology for high-speed, low latency, CPU efficient storage.
Strategic Online Systems, Inc. (SOS) is a Managed Service Provider that chose a DataON and Windows software-defined solution to replace an aging SAN for one of their non-profit customers.
The webcast will explore the following topics:
•How Storage Spaces Direct enables service providers and enterprises to use industry-standard servers with local storage to build highly available and scalable software-defined storage.
•How Mellanox 10/40/100GbE solutions for Window Server 2016 provide end-to-end support for RoCE, delivering high bandwidth and low latency networking via SMB3 RDMA.
•Best practices on how to deploy Storage Spaces Direct with a Mellanox SMB RDMA network, with real-world examples from SOS.
•DataON’s latest WSSD-certified platforms for Windows Server 2016.
Howard Lo, VP of Sales and Marketing, DataON
Steven Ekren, Senior Program Manager Windows Server, Microsoft
Motti Beck, Sr. Director, Enterprise Market Development, Mellanox Technologies
Benjamin Clements, President, Strategic Online Systems, Inc.
Deep Dive into Fine-Tuning and Best Practices for Managing Storage Spaces Direct (S2D).
Demand for virtualization and storage continues to advance towards a cloud-consistent Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture and Microsoft is unlocking the value of hyperconvergence with Windows Server 2016 and Storage Spaces Direct (S2D). Prominent architecture advancements to WS2016 Datacenter Edition include an Azure-inspired networking stack, Nano Server and Shielded VMs with storage enhancements; Storage replica, Storage QoS, and Storage Spaces Direct.
Windows Server 2016 introduces the distributed file system design known as Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), which expands upon Storage Spaces Shared (WS2012 R2) to encompass support for both SATA / SAS drives, including high-performance NVMe flash devices, that reside internally in each server. Recognizing S2D is a vital cog to the Software Defined Data Center, a holistic approach is needed for success from design to implementation to management.
This presentation is designed to give a perspective on Storage Spaces Direct and its impact on your hyperconvered SDDC environment, with commentary directly from Microsoft, a Microsoft TAP partner ClearPointe and Storage Spaces founding partner RAID Inc. Also see best practice high performance NVMe-tuning techniques as seen demonstrated in the Microsoft Ignite booth. In an effort to further prepare for the future of Cloud storage, tune-in for the discussion addressing how management and monitoring tools can translate directly into a model that scales into Azure Stack, and therefore Azure, to create a harmonious hybrid ecosystem that can scale and work together across on premise and cloud environments.
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) Space Domain Task Force completed a second very successful quarterly meeting in Coronado, CA last month during which the Space DTF approved work on several standards initiatives in coordination with NASA, the United States Air Force Space and Missile Center (SMC) Enterprise Ground Services (EGS), and the International Council on Systems on Systems Engineering (INCOSE).
At the same meeting, the OMG Space DTF issued an RFI entitled: Vocabularies, Glossaries, or Ontologies for the Spacecraft Ground Systems Domain Request For Information. The OMG Space DTF is seeking to normalize the terminology used within the spacecraft ground systems domain. We are seeking information on existing or emerging dictionaries, glossaries, or ontologies in this domain. Additionally, the Space DTF is interested in hearing from organizations that might be interested in this topic. The Space DTF will use these responses to either adopt an existing reference or recommend the development of a new consolidated reference
The space industry is going through a transformational evolution. What used to be an industry whose products/services were affordable only to large enterprises is fast evolving to include small businesses and everyday individuals as potential customers. The small-satellite technology has played a key role in re-establishing the ground rules of operation for space industry participants. The growth of the small-satellite market will be responsible for the birth of multiple space industry segments, while also imposing changes on the existing industry participants. The future has many new opportunities and threats approaching the existing and incoming space industry participants, and small-satellite technologies will be a key connecting link for most of those Mega Trends in motion.Read more >
This week on White Space, we talk everyhting:
> Microsoft's Azure Stack launch
> DatacenterDynamics Awards 2016 program
> Digital Realty's move into Wind Power
Few retailers have accurate records of their real floorspace or how it’s being used.
Victor Baneth, Senior Director, Oracle Space and Planning Applications, will explore the economic links between space and price elasticity and take us on a journey of what is now possible in store using the science of space linked to price.
If you want to plan for the best possible return on your retail space then this is the webcast for you.
Editorial team at DCD talks about data center fires, cyber wars and network sabotageRead more >
This week we talk about:
Tax Break for a data center
News form the Las Legad event - EMC World
The Dell/EMC merger.
And much more...
Space, power, and cooling issues will increase swiftly in data center operations as a result of the ever growing demand for computing power, storage, and services. New high-density infrastructure designs, agile deployment methods, and rapid growth make it even more difficult to quantify the current capacity status and future requirements.
See how you can improve the efficiency of your data center operations and how to leverage space, power, and cooling optimally in this interactive presentation.
Learn how a modern DCIM tool facilitates managing a legacy site, a state of the art contemporary green design, or even hyperscale environments. The presentation provides solution examples for common use cases including fully BMS monitored and controlled sites and older facilities without sensors and device monitors. Whether you are operating your own site or using/offering colocation, the right tool puts all the information you need to manage and predict capacity and to control operational costs at your fingertips.
Colin Boyle, Product Marketing Specialist at Canon Europe spoke to EM360° in Amsterdam at ISE 2017 and provides insight into the future of AV & IT convergence for the enterprise and the main challenges Canon are seeing in the collaboration space.Read more >
The massive attack known as WannaCry struck over 900,000 computers worldwide, completely locking victims out of their PCs. The security firm Check Point has warned of a massive new outbreak: They count 250 million PCs infected with malicious code they've called Fireball, designed to hijack browsers to change the default search engine, and track their web traffic on behalf of a Beijing-based digital marketing firm called Rafotech. But more disturbingly, Check Point says it found that the malware also has the ability to remotely run any code on the victim's machine, or download new malicious files. It's potentially serious malware.
What are the lessons we've learned from Wannacry and other similar attacks? What is the best defense against ransomware?
In this session, Ulf Mattsson, CTO Atlantic BT Security and David Morris, Thought Leader and Pioneer in the Cybersecurity space, will lay out common sense steps that organizations should take today to better protect themselves, as well as strategic security principles to guide you going forward.
Everybody has big dreams. Girls dream of conquering space just as much as boys do. So, how can we inspire girls to not give up on their dreams and pursue education and careers that will help them fulfill their potential?
Join this live roundtable of esteemed NASA engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and learn about their experiences of getting into tech and succeeding in their careers.
Topics up for discussion include:
- How did you end up working in aerospace?
- What cool JPL projects have you worked on?
- What are some challenges you’ve faced in STEM and how did you overcome them?
- Who are your role models or mentors?
- Dr. Shannon Statham, Systems Integration & Test Engineer, JPL
- Mana Salami, Flight Systems Engineer, JPL
- Amy Stevens, Configuration Management Engineer, JPL
About the Organization:
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is a federally funded research and development center and NASA field center. JPL is managed by the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for NASA. The laboratory's primary function is the construction and operation of planetary robotic spacecraft, though it also conducts Earth-orbit and astronomy missions. It is also responsible for operating NASA's Deep Space Network.
Traditional IT (desktops, laptops, etc.) markets are declining, the usage of traditional Operating Systems is declining; more and more organisations are moving to flexible work patterns and locations, mobile devices and IoT are on the rise, productivity tools have already shifted to a “anywhere, anytime and on any platform” approach.
This session will provide an overview of how we have merged Agile ITSM and SIAM in a Service Catalogue responding to and anticipating our customers’ requirements covering the Enterprise Managed Mobility (EMM) space.
"Versatile PRINCE2 Agile and ITIL V3 certified professional, with over 15 years' experience spanning from service delivery to service design and exposure to multiple medium to large client environments, I focus on implementing the company's vision and translating it into innovative service offerings by building viable, robust and scalable ITIL processes.
Colin Boyle, Product Marketing Specialist at Canon Europe speaks to EM360 in Amsterdam at ISE 2017, and provides insight into the future of AV & IT convergence for the enterprise and the main challenges Canon are seeing in the collaboration space.Read more >
How do you know if your innovative idea is really original? How can you find patents that might be encroaching on your existing portfolio? The key how you search for similar patents - but as our presenter Jarrod Britton will explain, this aspect of patent search is as much an art as a science.
In this webinar, we will explore:
• The benefits and limitations of free patent search tools
• Effective techniques you can use when identifying similar patents in your innovation space
• Basic techniques like keyword and classification searching
• How semantic search can help you to go deeper and find more relevant patents
• Avoiding common mistakes when exploring similar IP
Join Spacebelt and the Cloud Constellation Corporation for a technical deep-dive into connecting your cloud storage and telecommunications networks within your data center.
The Space-Based data center infrastructure is comprised of interconnected satellites, forming an exclusive cloud storage network ring to serve enterprises and governments everywhere. This is what the data center of the future looks like, and it includes an autonomous global telecom backbone, fast delivery of data stored in-orbit to anywhere on the planet, ultra secure point-to-point connectivity, and more.
With the every increasing influx of data and big data, cloud storage models and data centers need to continue to shift and adapt to these demands. Learn about the latest and greatest data center connectivity solutions and technologies on the market today.
Wai Wong, CEO of ServiceAide chatted with Carlos Casanova and Kirstie Magowan at the Gartner Data Center event in Las Vegas
In the crowded service management space, how does ServiceAide differentiated them from the competition? ServiceAide is built on a machine learning platform and Service Management is a starting point for the machine learning platform that provides capabilities that provide a high return on investment for its customers.
It has been said that Objects are for applications and POSIX is for people. The HPC community as well as many other large scale IT organizations have legacy applications and users that know, use, and depend on a near POSIX environment with real folders, ease of renaming and reshaping trees, and other powerful concepts in POSIX.
MarFS is designed to provide a scalable near-POSIX name space over standard object systems, with target scaling out to trillions of POSIX files, hundreds of Gigabytes/sec of data bandwidth, and millions of POSIX metadata operations/sec.
MarFS, now in use in production, has met the original developmental goals and many feature enhancements are now being developed. Features such as cloud storage flexibility enabled by a data abstraction layer, calculation of parity for incoming data, and expanded metadata scalability.
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In an age of perpetual advancing technology, it’s often difficult to keep up with what’s going to be the “next big thing”.
Traditional construction methods are fast being overtaken by modern building processes, and what we’re now terming; digital construction.
As industry innovators, we’re championing the leap from digital construction to augmented construction. There is scope for augmented reality to play a major role in helping construction teams in the field understand how various systems and components fit together during production. But more importantly, it can facilitate a route for architects to take their designs into a virtual environment before the high risk move to construction.
The current process for a structure is that it is designed in 3D, transferred to 2D documents and then built in a virtual
3D format. The transition from 3D to 2D and back again can often lead to errors, therefore, what if we could cut this middle step out altogether?
Just imagine being able to put on an AR headset and see exactly which line on a 2D construction document corresponds to a given object, such as a section of pipe or cable network. Being able to bring drawings into a physical model, giving a sense of scale, proportion, form and space.
In this webinar, we’ll take you through the following:
What is Augmented Construction
Technological advancements and what benefits they bring to the industry
How to use AR effectively
What role does data play in this?
Example projects, who’s using this now
The next step