Join Mark Rittmayer, Cloud and Data Center Expert, as he explores the integrated Data Centers of the future.Read more >
A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of data center management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Find out how to compose more agile pools of data center resources, and simultaneously drive up IT efficiency, optimize energy requirements, increase datacenter resilience, and strengthen disaster recovery plans.Read more >
Today's data centers face new and unexpected threats every day – from corporate espionage artists to terrorists to natural disasters. While data center security has always been a top priority, with the growing use of social media, mobile technologies, analytics and cloud computing, a resilient Data Center is more important than ever – and managing risk in these changing times creates new challenges and opportunities for success. In this audio webinar, Intel's Curt Aubley will explore how the data center security landscape is evolving, and discuss Intel’s holistic approach to defending the data center.Read more >
The foremost responsibility of a business is to serve its customers 24x7, 366 days this year...remember this is leap year! A data center that never fails is pivotal for this. Who hasn’t heard of a recent high profile data center failure? These failures typically fall into three root causes:
•Lack of integration between facility and IT systems
•Poor capacity planning
If your role is to manage any aspect of the data center and to mitigate these risks, you should attend this webinar. Intel and Greenfield Software team up for this webinar to show how GFS® Crane Data Center Infrastructure Management and their integration with Intel® Data Center Manager address these challenges. You will learn how to minimize the risk to the data center while avoiding over-provisioning or wasteful capital expenditures.
Register now to attend this webinar and receive the latest DCIM industry survey whitepaper "Inefficiencies cost the data center time and money." October, 2015.
Rapid rates of change complicate every facet of data center management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today's highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments?
In this webinar, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning with an automated, software-defined resource model. See how orchestration layers enable flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Find out how to compose more agile pools of data center resources, and simultaneously drive up IT efficiency, optimize energy requirements, increase data center resilience, and strengthen disaster recovery plans.
Join as we introduce our platform that makes recommendations and provides the automation to recognize savings without manual intervention.
An overview of NACR and its associated companies and partners. Our Contact Center Practice Lead, Bret Lathrop will introduce the company and its system integrator capabilities, and areas of expertise.Read more >
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a set of emerging technologies that are changing the way data centers are provisioned and managed. To that end the DMTF created the Open Software Defined Data Center Incubator to help develop an industry consensus on the definition and the technologies that may be needed to fulfill this vision. This session will discuss the recently released whitepaper from the DMTF Open SDDC Incubator that provides an industry view of where we are and the future of SDDC.Read more >
Whether you’re upgrading your current data center or planning to build a new one, you should be aware that most data centers today are struggling to meet new business demands while trying to do their best to maintain existing solutions. Learn how IBM can help you create a scalable modular data center that lets you achieve IT service optimization and act as an innovation engine that helps fund business growth.Read more >
It’s important for data center managers and IT Pros to understand the variety of storage architectures available, allowing them to make an informed choice depending on their specific needs.
Data Center Storage Evolution covers trends, technologies and standards surrounding today’s storage area networks (SANs).
Data is growing at explosive rates in today’s business and has become the most valuable corporate asset, challenging today’s data center managers to effectively store and protect data while enabling fast, secure access.
Big data and ever increasing data stores are increasing demands, giving way to new technologies and SAN designs using switched IP networks that provide increasing levels of manageability, interoperability and cost effectiveness.
As 10 Gigabit Ethernet becomes increasingly popular for providing an open, standards-based data center infrastructure to support multiple technologies, leveraging IP and Ethernet for storage is a potential progression that is driving evolving storage technologies.
This webinar covers the latest data center design configurations and their impact on manageability, cooling, scalability and total cost of ownership. The webinar is titled, "Optimizing Design for Modern Data Centers: Considerations for Choosing Top-of-Rack in Today’s Fat-Tree Switch Fabrics" and will be presented by Carrie Higbie, Siemon’s Global Director of Data Center Solutions and Services.
Fat-tree switch fabrics, also referred to as leaf and spine, are one of the most common switch fabrics being deployed in modern data centers. In a fat-tree switch fabric, data center managers are faced with multiple configuration options regarding application, cabling and whether to place switches in traditional centralized distribution areas, middle of row (MoR) positions or end of row (EoR) positions that use structured cabling to connect to servers, or in a top of rack (ToR) position using point-to-point cabling within the cabinet for connecting to the servers. This warrants taking a closer look at each configuration and its overall impact on the data center.
CCNG partner HP Qfiniti is an established leader in contact center management with a 30-year history of innovation and helping companies provide a superior customer experience. Now part of HP Software, Qfiniti is backed by the full portfolio and global reach of HP products and services to ensure customer success, especially in terms of omnichannel analytics and Big Data management. For the contact center, this means building your Voice of the Customer program on all of the critical customer understanding that is handled through this business-critical, frontline customer channel. After all, isn't that why we call it the contact center?Read more >
Optical insertion loss budgets are now one of the top concerns among data center managers, especially in today’s large virtualized server environments with new switch fabric architectures and higher speeds that result in longer-distance 40 and 100 gigabit backbone channels using MPO connectivity for networking and storage area networks (SANs).
With more stringent insertion loss requirements, standard loss MPO connectors significantly limit the number of mated connections in a fiber channel, eliminating the ability to deploy cross connects that allow for shorter fiber runs, better security and easier moves, adds and changes.
In this webinar, you’ll find out how Siemon Low Loss Fiber Connectivity can support multiple mated connections for flexibility over a wide range of distances and configurations while remaining within the loss budget.
Guidance on length and number of connections for a variety of Ethernet and Fibre Channel applications will be presented, as well as several different configurations to illustrate how Siemon Low Loss Fiber Connectivity components can be mixed and matched to stay within loss budget and support equipment interface requirements while enabling the use of cross connects for flexibility and manageability.
Why are so many companies moving to the cloud? What is motivating the shift from traditional premise-based phone systems to the cloud? Learn about the benefits of cloud based call centers from Evolve IP’s Contact Center Practice leader, Rich Fox. Rich spent many years leading call centers with thousands of agents. Find out why the cloud is a game-changer in the industry.Read more >
How contact centers can deliver great customer experience with remote agents.
Ken Cook, Contact Center Solution Specialist, will share Avaya's expertise and solution for managing remote agents.
Following this Brad Bleek, will show how contact centers are able to ensure the quality of service (QoS) for remote agents can be managed in real time.
Following the presentation there will be an opportunity for Q&A.
For most organizations in the IT world, the data center is their biggest investment—their most important piece of infrastructure. If you’re going to be spending millions of dollars on it, you want to make sure it does what you need it to do. In this Berk-Tek Advancing Network Resiliency webcast, you will learn the 5 things you need to consider when upgrading your data center. With the help of Berk-Tek and The TEK Center, you can be sure that your next upgrade will perform beyond expectations.
Topics to be discussed include:
-An update of the standards including TIA and IEEE
-Migration path options
-An overview of the testing being conducted in the TEK Center
As your data center undergoes a transformation caused by exponential network growth, virtualization, SDN, and the growing need for more tools to monitor, secure, and analyze the network, you may find yourself missing a critical layer: visibility.
Jim Frey, Vice President of Research & Network Management at Enterprise Management Associates, and Dave Reoch, Sr. Director of Data Center Solutions at Gigamon, will discuss the 3 essentials to maintain visibility during this transformation. Learn about:
- Key changes and challenges with data center transformation
- How these changes impact your visibility
- What you can do today to stay ahead of the curve
Dell drives IT management strategy for the datacenter
New workloads and increasing demands for efficiency on the datacenter require more active monitoring and control. Hear how Dell is driving energy efficiency into the datacenter with its leading hardware and software solutions.
Learn how Dell views the datacenter environment and what tools are available to allow IT managers to improve visibility to their IT assets, monitor and analyze resource consumption.