Object Storage: A Powerful Platform for 21st Century Data Management
After years of being dismissed as an archival storage platform, Object-Based Storage is re-emerging as the technology of choice for massive cloud storage platforms and media delivery systems; as well as for enterprises that are finally becoming aware of the power and flexibility that a metadata-rich storage environment can provide. Object Storage is proving to be the multi-tool of the modern storage industry, offering the ability to deliver high performance file, block and object-based front end capabilities while providing exceptional data protection, analytics and policy management in the background. In this program we’re going to discuss the increasing use of object storage technology in the data center and how this versatile technology can modernize your storage environment from end to end.
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Donnie Berkholz, Research Director at 451 Research; Sinclair Schuller, CEO, Apprenda
Join Donnie Berkholz, Research Director for 451 Research, and Sinclair Schuller, CEO of Apprenda, for a presentation on the trends in software development lifecycle at a time when containers are leading to Cambrian explosion of application development. Berkholz will present research from 451 on how organizations are currently using containers and container management. Schuller joins the discussion to add insights from working with many Fortune 500 through their transformation to using containers for rapid delivery and efficient management of applications.
To Be Discussed:
•Are organizations running docker containers in production?
•How has software development lifecycle changed with advent of Microservices and containers?
•Where are your peers concentrating their microservices efforts?
•How container platforms change development lifecycle?
Nick Patience, Founder and Research Vice President - Software
Digital transformation is real, and it's happening, although there is still a very long way to go. We believe it is an inescapable truth that every business is becoming a digital business, controlled by software, which is the manifestation of these digital transformations. Businesses must react, driven by the imperatives of improving intelligence, agility and their customer-centricity, with the ultimate goal of survival in a digital world.
Join Nick Patience, Founder and Research Vice President for Software, as he dives into the three business imperatives behind digital transformation and what specifically will be transformed in 2017.
William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President - Cloud
Digital transformation is a business imperative, not an option. Cloud is powering this change: It provides the new style of IT that supports the information, process and platform transformations required to link technology and information assets with marketing and customer experience to deliver new or enhanced digital processes.
Join William Fellows, Founder and Research Vice President for Cloud, as he discusses what’s coming this year in cloud, and how the industry’s major battleground in 2017 will be how, from where and at what price cloud transformation services are delivered to customers.
Al Sadowski, Research Vice President - Infrastructure
Enterprises and service provider customers have more storage, networking, and cloud technology choices at their disposal than ever before, and aggressive technology adopters will gain a performance and agility edge over their rivals in 2017. All Flash Arrays, Object Storage and Disaster Recovery to Cloud/Disaster Recovery as a Service are key technologies transforming the storage landscape. These new innovations account for a relatively small amount of storage revenue today, but will gradually displace traditional disk based storage systems, ultimately opening up opportunities for new innovators. The pace of change in networking technology provides the speed, capacity and agility demanded by cloud, IoT, social media, content delivery and the fabric that makes digital transformation possible.
Join Al Sadowski, Research Vice President for Infrastructure, as he dives into what’s accelerating the virtualization of network applications and how traditional vendors will need to transform their “innovation supply chain” to produce product equivalents to highly scalable cloud infrastructure.
Tim Stammers, 451 Research and Dave Wright Vice President & General Manager, SolidFire, NetApp
Today’s models for purchasing and consuming storage do not match the agility that IT requires from their data centers. Join 451’s Senior Storage Analyst Tim Stammers and SolidFire Founder Dave Wright to explore a more agile, economical and future-proofed approach to buying storage compared to the unnecessary burdens imposed by more monolithic storage. Register now and learn new ways to buy and use storage based on your business needs, not the way vendors want to sell it.
Garrett Bekker of 451 Research & Matin Gontovnikas of Auth0
Username and password are not enough. So why do most companies still use them?
There’s a Technology Basics White Paper first published in 2002 entitled “Username and Password – A Dying Security Model.” This paper documents the HIGH risk level associated with legacy authentication (using username and password) and predicted that secure access methods using Biometrics, Single Sign On (SSO), One Time Password Tokens and Multi-Factor Authentication would quickly replace the use of traditional passwords. Fast forward to a decade and a half later and the majority of companies are still using username and password authentication. We all agree that legacy authentication is not good enough, so why do most companies still use them?
For many, the path to modern authentication seems difficult and expensive, while others worry about the impact on user experience. Join us for a webinar where we will explore this paradox and discuss practices for making secure, modern authentication fast and easy for developers and simple and frictionless for users.
The next wave of cloud computing is coming, and it is going to take the shape of serving distinct enterprise needs in an on-demand fashion. It is normal for enterprise IT departments to provision or procure IaaS, PaaS or SaaS services now. That in turn means that a larger galaxy of business needs and operational complexities will be tackled as the next way to monetize cloud infrastructure. The trickle of specialized providers doing boutique services such as disaster recovery as a service, compliance as a service and database as a service could well become a flood.
Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President for Services as she uncovers what service providers will need to change in order to gain a competitive advantage in 2017, and what the sources of demand for multi-tenant datacenters will be in the coming year.
Brian Partridge, Research Vice President - Mobility
Mobility in 2017 is all about 5G, which is not just another “G” – its scope is far larger. Previous G’s focused on increasing bandwidth and latency to support Mobile Internet consumption patterns accelerated by universal adoption of smart devices. The revolutionary attributes of 5G converge the latest innovations in network, cloud, and devices in a way that has never been done before. 5G’s impact will be far reaching across industries generating massive value not possible in previous technology shifts. Ultra-broadband communication and computing power will combine and extend across networks and devices such that information and computing power will be instantaneously available.
Join Brian Partridge, Research Vice President for Mobility, as he explores how this will catalyze a wave of innovation in applications, services and functions built to run on the new 5G infrastructure.
Henry Baltazar 451 Research Director of Storage ; Kiran Sreenivasamurthy VP, Product Management at Maxta
HCI continues to be the hottest segment in infrastructure. Rapid data and workload growth coupled with relatively flat budgets are forcing organizations to consider alternatives to traditional infrastructure offerings. HCI has emerged as alternative offering to satisfy the needs of customers both in central data centers and in remote offices. On January 11, 2017 join us for a webinar discussing the current state of the market. The webinar will cover:
· Challenges facing enterprise infrastructure professionals
· Market drivers
· Use cases for HCI
· Delivery options for HCI (Appliances and Software)
· Recommendations for deployments
Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President - Datacenters
Datacenters are at the core of the Digital Transformation revolution. Operators are increasingly adopting new technologies and techniques to ensure they remain relevant and competitive in the new world of IT. Pacesetters are driving efficiency, agility and connectivity, while automation, rackscale architectures, cloud-based analytics and distributed resiliency are also evolving rapidly.
Join Andy Lawrence, Research Vice President for Datacenters, to examine how these evolving datacenter technologies will shape the market and competitive landscape in 2017.
Donnie Berkholz, Research Director at 451 Research & Jonathan Gray, Founder and CEO of Cask
The need for modular, scalable applications, and the ability for IT devops organizations to work on different parts of an application at a different pace with limited impact across their teams, have been fueling the creation and development of microservices. Yet, one of the biggest challenges of a microservices architecture, driven by the rapid convergence of application integration and data integration, is the integration of a growing amount of fragmented, siloed data with microservices. In this webinar, Donnie Berkholz, Research Director at 451 Research, and Jonathan Gray, Founder and CEO of Cask, will discuss how to architect and deploy microservices for big data, apply these architectural blueprints to common big data use cases such as data lakes and IoT, and reduce the time to production for modern data-driven applications.
Peter Christy from 451; Nick Tausanovitch from Netronome; John Jainschigg from MIRANTIS
Far from experimental days in the engineering lab, OpenStack has been deployed by Fortune 100 companies. Demand for larger, more efficient cloud networks show no sign of slowing down. In this webinar, we will discuss how OpenStack has evolved for large scale clouds and how HW offload via SmartNICs can increase the compute capacity by up to 6X.
Dan Thompson, Senior Analyst and Teddy Miller, Associate Analyst
The multi-tenant datacenter market in Asia is expected to grow at a 15% CAGR from 2015-2020, and is the fastest-growing region after Latin America. 451 Research has been touring datacenters in Asia over the past two months in order to update our MTDC Market reports. In this webinar, we will discuss our findings on the key players and trends in the top markets of Australia, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. We will also preview our research plans for 2017, including the new Asian markets we expect to cover.
David Swift Principal Architect at Securonix ; Eric Ogren Senior Analyst at 451 Research
Data-driven artificial intelligence and unsupervised machine learning can now answer the question that has plagued information security practitioners since day one: How do I know when something is happening in my environment that shouldn’t? This session looks at advances in behavioral analytics that address critical security problems such as insider threats, data theft, cybersecurity, and abuse of privileged access, to name a few. Featuring insights on how to use advanced analytics to detect threats that are invisible to traditional security measures.
Jason Stamper 451 Research Senior Analyst; Kevin Risden Apache Lucene/Solr Committer; Hadoop and Search Tech Lead
Search engines have changed the way everyone accesses information. Apache Solr and Elasticsearch, two open source search engines built on Lucene, have enabled companies to integrate search for a variety of use cases. On the flipside, SQL has been the bedrock for analytics. Joining the power of search and SQL opens up search to users who are familiar with SQL. This combination of technologies allows companies to utilize existing SQL skills to implement innovative search that answer questions previously not possible.
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Chris Marsh, 451 Research; Chris Dunn, Easy Vista; & Bruce Aboudara, Scalable Software
The Service Desk is at the frontlines of a changing landscape in IT. IT is now, more than ever, required to provide 100% uptime of their services, and provide them to users anytime and anywhere – thanks in large part to the growth in new consumer apps and services accessed through mobile devices.
To support this demand the service desk must be aware of and prepared for several key trends:
•Mobile. More and more, users are accessing their services through their mobile devices. Powerful trends are shaping the mobile world that will impact the Service Desk. We in the service desk must adapt, but what does that mean?
•Service Availability. Users expect their services to always be up – just like they experience with their other mobile apps and should there be an issue, they expect it to be resolved immediately. What can the Service Desk to make this dream a reality?
•New Technologies. Prompted by this need for always-on, mobile-available services, infrastructure teams are looking toward newer technologies such as public clouds, software defined networking (SDN), and hyperconverged architectures. How does this impact the Service Desk?
Join, Chris Marsh, lead mobility analyst at 451 research, Chris Dunn, Global Director of Product marketing for EasyVista, and Bruce Aboudara SVP at Scalable Software as they discuss the key trends the service desk need to know about as well as actions the service desk can take to capitalize on those trends.
Matt Aslett, 451 Research Director for Data Platforms & Analytics; Mike Kelly Blue Medora & GM SelectStar platform
Recent years have seen an explosion in the number of different platforms and approaches used to store, process and analyze data in multiple formats from multiple sources. An abundance of data platforms (relational and non-relational databases, NoSQL, NewSQL, Hadoop, database as a service, etc.) has created a complex data management landscape that relies on the integration of multiple interdependent platforms and analysis tools. This trend is expected to continue in 2017. This webinar will preview how the database market is expected to change and what database professionals can do to use these changes to their advantage.
In this session you’ll:
- Learn what’s driving increasing adoption trends in specific data platforms like NoSQL and Hadoop
- See how cloud-based data platforms are being used—and who is using them
- Discover the implications of IoT for data platforms
- See a demo of a new database management platform designed to address these changes
Scott Crawford (451 Research) and Rodney Joffe (Neustar)
Ransomware. Politically-motivated hacking. Distributed denial-of-service – and now mega-DDoS attacks targeting the foundations of the Internet, thanks to vulnerabilities in the burgeoning Internet of Things. 2016 has been a landmark year for information security in many ways. What can we expect in 2017?
In this webinar, Scott Crawford, Research Director for Information Security with 451 Research, and Rodney Joffe with Neustar will examine these trends and highlight key tactics to better prepare you for what the coming year may bring. We’ll explore:
Key factors in today’s security landscape that shape our future defense strategies:
•Many attacks are about money today, what will they be about tomorrow?
•Without DNS, there’s no Internet as we know it. Recent attacks against DNS have set new records for scale and taken down some of the Internet’s biggest names. What’s your strategy for assuring that DNS doesn’t fail your business?
•The hidden agenda of attackers who use these techniques as a means to a more serious end
•Tactics for strengthening your resilience, to better prepare you for the coming year – and beyond
Has your security strategy responded to these factors – and is it ready to take the hit from what may come next? Join us to learn more about what your organization can do to be better prepared for these too-often hidden aspects of highly visible threats.
Brenon Daly, Research Director of Financials at 451 Research and Jaclyn Liu, Co-Chair of MoFo's Corporate Finance Group
Please join Brenon Daly, Research Director of Financials at 451 Research, and Jaclyn Liu, Co-Chair of Morrison & Foerster's Corporate Finance Group on Tuesday, November 22 at 1pm ET to hear highlights from our recent M&A Leaders Survey. Now in its tenth edition, the M&A Leaders Survey is designed to take the pulse of the industry's top decision-makers in tech M&A. With 2016 on track to be among the strongest years for tech M&A spending since the Internet bubble burst in 2000, the webinar will look ahead to how that will play out in 2017 and beyond.
During this hour-long webinar, Brenon and Jaclyn will discuss:
- The year-to-date spending and activity in tech M&A
- What bankers, corporate execs and others expect to see in tech M&A next year.
- How active PE buyers will be in 2017 and why.
- What impact the divisive US presidential election will have on deal-making.
- How significant are the expected regulatory changes in the wake of the just-completed election cycle.
- On the all-important question of valuation, what do tech buyers forecast they will have to pay for startups in the coming months.
- What’s the outlook for tech IPOs for 2017? And how does that compare with the longer-term outlook?
We hope you can join us, and please come armed with questions as there will be time for Q&A at the end of the session!
By collaborating with the 451 Research Advisory team, this large global financial services enterprise was able to develop a strategic roadmap for deploying an ‘everything as a service’ (cloud) transformation program for its entire digital infrastructure by 2020.
Focusing on cloud services transformation, 451 Research provided the following key advisory services to help our client build a transformation roadmap:
· Assessment of the current state of the digital infrastructure categorized by major application workload types.
· Phone/web surveys of client key stakeholders that identified how existing IT services were actually utilized and how they could be specifically improved.
· Workshops that determined what the key roadblock issues were, opportunities for improvement, and planning for the right mix of ‘everything as service’ design/deployment strategies (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, etc.).
· An industry-wide vendor/service-provider analysis for PaaS solutions. Almost 50 solution providers/vendors were analyzed during this project.
Join 451 Research for a client case study, walking through the decision criteria framework that achieved 100% buy-in from the client’s senior executive management, identified the recommended solution sets, and provided industry-wide vendor landscape analysis. The team will share critical milestones and lessons learned on the journey to transform the digital infrastructure to a 100% on-demand, cloud-services-based model by 2020.
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