As a response to the never-ending bandwidth demand, CSPs are constantly enhancing their networks. Fiber brings superior transport capacity and quality compared to the other broadband media and has therefore become commonplace for CSPs.
This is the first in a series of ‘Winning with Fibre’ webinars. Get a comprehensive outlook on the fibre market and learn how it builds a perfect business opportunity for CSPs. You will gain multiple viewpoints of and hands-on experiences on the topic in the course of the series.
In this joint webinar with Comptel, Analysys Mason and GE Energy Connections, we will discuss the following topics:
-Dean Ramsay, Senior Analyst from Analysys Mason, outlines the fiber market and services as well as how it opens great business avenues for CPS
-James Wheatley, Product Line Manager from GE Energy Connections, shares experiences and lessons learnt from the global CSP market relating to the management of the physical fibre network across the entire plan, design, build, operate and maintain lifecycle
-Simon Osborne, CTO of Comptel Service Orchestration, explains the key principles in the service delivery processes with which CSPs can run healthy business both today and in the future
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Fibre Channel has been the ubiquitous connection of choice for connecting storage within the datacenter for over fifteen years. The start of the sixth generation is being celebrated by introducing a staggering leap in performance and new features.
We will discuss why fibre channel holds the enduring popularity it has as well as an in-depth look at the new Gen 6 features and what the future holds. We will discuss how fibre channel fits in with key datacenter initiatives such as Virtualization and the pervasive adoption of SSD.
Deterministic, lossless Fibre Channel SANs remain the prevalent storage network for demanding enterprise applications, high-end virtualized servers and virtual desktop infrastructures (VDI). As enterprise databases swell, virtual machine densities increase and virtual desktops multiply, so does the importance of Fibre Channel.
Learn how Software Defined Storage (SDS) takes advantage of ultra-fast, low-latency Fibre Channel SANs to help solve performance and availability challenges for these mission-critical, Tier-1 workloads.
4 Key Learning Objectives:
• Speed up Tier-1 applications using SDS and Fibre Channel to pool and cache existing storage and flash
• Attain high availability in both campus and metro clusters with redundant Fibre Channel SANs
• Optimize your storage network through Fibre Channel innovations
• Future-proof your storage investments by bridging Fibre Channel across diverse disk interfaces
Server CPU performance is scaling exponentially and will do so for the foreseeable future. During the same period, however, the throughput and bandwidth performance of enterprise-class 15K RPM SAS drives has essentially remained flat, creating a storage performance gap, a key motivator for deploying solid state storage to alleviate I/O bottlenecks.
Join this webinar and learn how to accelerate application performance and optimize your end-to-end storage fabric by deploying a best of breed solution from EMC, Emulex and Brocade.
Allison Nolan, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Flash Products Division, EMC
John Cedillo, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Emulex
Scott Shimomura, Director, Data Center Product Marketing, Brocade
More enterprise businesses are capitalizing on the benefits of moving their data centre functions to private and hybrid cloud hosting facilities that provide cost effective scaling of physical infrastructure. Whereas numerous solutions to automate and remotely manage data centre power and cooling functions exist, fibre connectivity is still manually managed today. Automated Fibre Management (AFM) is a new technology designed specifically to automate, switch and manage fibre infrastructure. This webinar will discuss how AFM technology allows a data centre owner to remotely provision, troubleshoot and manage his fibre infrastructure, thus eliminating cost of downtime, reducing operational costs and removing barriers to cost effective scaling of data centre infrastructure.Read more >
Fibre Channel (FC) has come a long way since its introduction to provide a networking solution that would provide the efficiency and speed necessary for storage to be networked and shared across multiple hosts. However, recently some have begun to question whether FC still has relevancy. The answer is a simple and definitive yes! It is all about the right technology for the job. Come and hear Ben Woo, Managing Director, Neuralytix, describe why Fibre Channel is the right tool for your job.Read more >
Dans un marché extrêmement concurrentiel, où il faut lutter pour conserver sa clientèle, les fournisseurs de services doivent maintenir un haut niveau de service et assurer une fiabilité optimale de leur réseau avec un budget de plus en plus restreint.
Outre la négociation quotidienne des meilleurs prix pour les fibres/câbles, l'infrastructure, les équipements de transmission et instruments de test, la résolution des faiblesses du réseau reste encore le meilleur moyen de réduire les coûts de fonctionnement.
Ce webinaire de 60 minutes expose les différences entre un réseau de piètre qualité et un réseau fiable et efficace. Plus important encore, il vous présente la façon d'optimiser l'efficacité de votre propre réseau.
Les sujets abordés dans ce webinaire comprennent :
•Le talon d'Achille des fibres optiques : les mauvaises connexions
•Un réseau perturbé n'est pas un bon réseau : découvrez comment détecter les macro-courbures avant qu'elles ne nuisent aux services
•Les fondements d’un réseau de qualité : la gestion de dispersion pour préparer votre réseau à supporter les hauts débits
•Les coupures de fibre peuvent se produire : comment pouvez-vous réagir rapidement et idéalement avant la perte totale de service
•La recherche de marge de fonctionnement : optimisez les rapports signal à bruit optique pour gagner quelques dB supplémentaires qui feront la différence
Fibre tapping is not child’s play but if you’re criminally minded, there are options such as Evanescent Fibre Coupling to expose data in flight across high speed networks. With a very small signal loss – less than 1% - it’s practically undetectable. SafeNet shares how to protect data in motion against fibre tapping with encryption in this new video.Read more >
This webinar will cover the improvements in storage I/O throughput and CPU efficiency that VMware vSphere gains when using an Emulex 16Gb Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter (HBA) versus the previous generation HBA. Applications virtualized on VMware vSphere 5.1 that generate storage I/O of various block sizes can take full advantage of 16Gb Fibre Channel wire speed for better sequential and random I/O performance.
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James Morle Oracle large-scale implementation specialist will discuss keys to deploying 8Gb Fibre Channel using Oracle Database 11g Release 2 and Oracle Linux 6.2. The presentation will include and overview of the Oracle Architecture, how SAN performance can impact database performance, results of a Scale Abilities study comparing 8GFC to 4GFC HBAs.Read more >