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    • Achieving a Software Defined Cognitive Infrastructure for Oceans of Data
      Achieving a Software Defined Cognitive Infrastructure for Oceans of Data Michelle Tidwell, SNIA Board Member, IBM Systems Storage, Business Line Manager, Software Defined Storage Recorded: Jun 14 2016 9:10 pm UTC 35 mins
    • We've heard it said that data is the new natural resource. In today's extremely dynamic, fast growing and interconnected world, businesses need more agile IT infrastructure to handle larger, faster, and growing variant types of Oceans of Data. The rise of cloud and hybrid cloud infrastructures, the common practice of server virtualization for efficiency and flexibility requires storage infrastructure that is equally flexible, to deliver, manage and protect data with superior performance to keep businesses operational through any data disruption or disaster. The IBM System Storage session will examine the IBM technologies that will help address the challenges and pain-points that IT professionals are experiencing to deliver dynamic insights for businesses and governments worldwide. Included in the IBM session are examples of how clients today are deploying Flash, Object and Software Defined Storage to rapidly and effectively deliver monetization of data.

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    • Exploring the Software Defined Data Center
      Exploring the Software Defined Data Center Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst, Evaluator Group, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage, Glyn Bowden, SNIA Cloud Storage Board Recorded: Mar 15 2016 5:00 pm UTC 58 mins
    • A Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a compute facility in which all elements of the infrastructure - networking, storage, CPU and security - are virtualized and removed from proprietary hardware stacks. Deployment, provisioning and configuration as well as the operation, monitoring and automation of the entire environment is abstracted from hardware and implemented in software.

      The results of this software-defined approach include maximizing agility and minimizing cost, benefits that appeal to IT organizations of all sizes. In fact, understanding SDDC concepts can help IT professionals in any organization better apply these software-defined concepts to storage, networking, compute and other infrastructure decisions.

      If you’re interested in Software-Defined Data Centers and how such a thing might be implemented – and why this concept is important to IT professionals who aren’t involved with building data centers - then please join us on March 15th as Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst with Evaluator Group, will explain what “software-defined” really means and why it’s important to all IT organizations and join a discussion with Alex McDonald, Chair for SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative about how these concepts apply to the modern data center.

      In this webinar we’ll be exploring:

      •How a SDDC leverages this concept to make the private cloud feasible
      •How we can apply SDDC concepts to an existing data center
      •How to develop your own software-defined data center environment

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    • Cloud Object Storage 101
      Cloud Object Storage 101 Nancy Bennis, Director of Alliances, Cleversafe an IBM Company, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative, NetApp Recorded: Jul 14 2016 5:00 pm UTC 63 mins
    • Object storage is a secure, simple, scalable, and cost-effective means of embracing the explosive growth of unstructured data enterprises generate every day.
      Many organizations, like large service providers, have already begun to leverage software-defined object storage to support new application development and DevOps projects. Meanwhile, legacy enterprise companies are in the early stages of exploring the benefits of object storage for their particular business and are searching for how they can use cloud object storage to modernize their IT strategies, store and protect data while dramatically reducing the costs associated with legacy storage sprawl.
      This Webcast will highlight the market trends towards the adoption of object storage , the definition and benefits of object storage, and the use cases that are best suited to leverage an underlying object storage infrastructure.
      In this webcast you will learn:
      •How to accelerate the transition from legacy storage to a cloud object architecture
      •Understand the benefits of object storage
      •Primary use cases
      •How an object storage can enable your private, public or hybrid cloud strategy without compromising security, privacy or data governance

      After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog http://www.sniacloud.com/?p=220

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    • Software-Defined Storage: The Next Generation of Storage Virtualization
      Software-Defined Storage: The Next Generation of Storage Virtualization Dr. Markus Pleier, Vice Chairman SNIA Europe; CTO EMEA, EMC Recorded: Jun 13 2013 10:00 am UTC 33 mins
    • Definition chaos is often seen at the beginning of industry trends and new hot topics, like Cloud, Convergence, VDI, Big Data, BYOD, etc. Software-defined Storage (SdS), which is related to Software-defined Networking and Software-defined Datacenter, has the potential to become that next big trend. This presentation will look at the context in which Software-defined Storage is evolving and how the explosion of data growth is driving innovation for the next generation of storage virtualisation.

      Dr. Markus Pleier was elected to serve on the Board of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe in 2011. In industry, after serving as Managing Director of a German IT enterprise, he joined EMC in 2000, at a time when storage networking became a new standard. His responsibilities at that time were very strongly connected with the growth of large SAN infrastructures and focused on the professional services area of EMC in Germany. More recently he was appointed one of the technical leads for EMC in EMEA in line with its broader strategy.

      Since 2009 he has served EMC as the Chief Presales Office leading the technical presales on a world-wide basis. EMC honoured him as a Distinguished Engineer in 2009 to take credit of his contribution leadership of the EMC technical community in the field and he was named EMEA CTO for EMC in 2010 help customers to transform into private cloud and advise and guide the executive sales management in EMEA in the technology side.

      Dr. Markus Pleier has a degree in Computer Science and holds a PhD. in Medicine for Image Handling and Manipulation Algorithms.

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