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Cloud and the Global Opportunity

Imagine you decided to launch a cloud service today. You face no restrictions on geography and no restrictions on what IaaS you would offer. Where would you host your services, and what services would you offer to that market?

During this webinar, Dr. Owen Rogers, Research Director for Digital Economics, will present Q2 findings from the 451 Research Cloud Price Index and discuss how the data can help end users choose a best execution venue for their workload.
Recorded Jun 7 2016 26 mins
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    Digital transformation is playing out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.

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    •Understand how companies with more progressive Digital Transformation strategies are prioritizing their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies that are becoming more easily accessible with a lower barrier to entry.

    •Insights and recommendations from a major survey of enterprises worldwide about IT priorities and how to make service provider choices to accelerate digital transformation mandates such as the role of cloud and other IT infrastructure options that are built for availability, speed, and resilience.

    •Identification of key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitization efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organizations.
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    With the looming shortage in IT Security expertise, security teams need as much breadth as possible to protect the enterprise. This critical need is solved by a new breed of managed service, that delivers proactive managed threat hunting coupled with advanced detection and response services.

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    Attendees will learn:

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    •Best practices in endpoint security innovation from CounterTack, and what the impact is for organizations who leverage next-generation capabilities to counter threats to endpoint environments at-scale
    •What truly differentiated detection and response services are, from Trustwave, how they work and how a managed service can serve as perhaps the most formidable force against advanced threats
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    This webinar will cover:
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    Join 451 Research and Geist on June 15th, 2017 at 11am EDT (4pm BST) to discuss how data center and facility teams are finding value in the implementation of intelligent power distribution in the IT cabinet. The webinar will provide everyday use cases that will clearly define why intelligent power is worth deploying.

    In recent years, much has been said about the need for intelligent rack PDUs and most data center and Facility teams have made a conscious decision to either deploy them or wait until the market has matured beyond the initial offering. Many early adopters chose intelligent power solutions as a means to help future-proof their data center or just because it was the newest technology. Today, the number of data centers with intelligent rack PDUs is growing – and expectations are high for them to make significant impact.

    Over the 45-minute webinar 451 and Geist will explore what makes intelligent power truly useful and how they can create value quickly after install, utilizing the following agenda:
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    Dan Cummins - 451 Research & Meghan Diaz - Cisco
    Your employees are using more cloud apps than ever, and mobile workers frequently work without turning on their VPN. You need new ways to extend protection anywhere your employees work — and you need it to be simple, yet incredibly effective.

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  • Turn Disruption into Differentiation with your Digital Transformation Strategy Recorded: May 24 2017 55 mins
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    •Understand how companies with more progressive Digital Transformation strategies are prioritizing their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies that are becoming more easily accessible with a lower barrier to entry.

    •Insights and recommendations from a major survey of enterprises worldwide about IT priorities and how to make service provider choices to accelerate digital transformation mandates such as the role of cloud and other IT infrastructure options that are built for availability, speed, and resilience.

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    Join 451 Research’s Brenon Daly, Research Director, Financials, Agatha Poon, Research Director of APAC Services, and Tim Miller, VP of Financial Markets for a 45-minute webinar on the state of M&A in China now, as well as the outlook for the coming years.
  • Digital Transformation: how Europe will turn disruption into differentiation Recorded: May 16 2017 53 mins
    Nick Patience 451 Research, Matt Leonard CenturyLink
    Join 451 Research and Century Link May 16th at 2pm UK 3pm CET to discuss how enterprises are choosing and using digitization initiatives for business gain. This webinar will focus on Europe and the unique decisions that are occurring in that region of the world.

    Organizations of all sizes and in every sector are busy redefining their IT priorities for a digital future, identifying the goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management as four key pillars for their digital transformation strategies.

    Digital transformation is playing out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.

    Join 451 Research and Centurylink to learn how some global enterprises are making assured first steps, and hear the following:

    •Understand how companies with more progressive Digital Transformation strategies are prioritizing their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies that are becoming more easily accessible with a lower barrier to entry.

    •Insights and recommendations from a major survey of enterprises worldwide about IT priorities and how to make service provider choices to accelerate digital transformation mandates such as the role of cloud and other IT infrastructure options that are built for availability, speed, and resilience.

    •Identification of key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitization efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organizations.
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    Christian Perry, Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure
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    Join Christian Perry, Research Manager, Voice of the Enterprise: Servers and Converged Infrastructure, for this interactive webinar highlighting analysis of customer spending and adoption trends from 451 Research’s latest survey of IT buyers.

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    -Key customer pain points and objectives for servers and converged infrastructure
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    -Where hyperconverged fits into new infrastructure deployments
    -How vendors are positioning themselves to win in this evolving compute market
  • The Network Security Paradigm Shift – 5 Essential Optimization Strategies Recorded: Apr 27 2017 51 mins
    Dan Cummins, Senior Security Analyst at 451 Research; Paul Martini, Co-founder & CEO at iboss
    Welcome to the last mile of security hardware disruption.

    Join iboss and 451 Research analyst Dan Cummins to learn actionable strategies for overcoming the technical and operational challenges of securing modern networks with remote offices and mobile workers.

    You’ll hear in-depth, real-world customer success stories detailing their move from traditional, appliance-based secure web gateways to a distributed gateway platform.

    No change to network topology. No more buying hardware. No more private network links.
  • How secure is your Hybrid Cloud roadmap? (US/EU focus) Recorded: Apr 27 2017 60 mins
    Aaron Sherrill (451 Research) and Avinash Prasad (Tata Communications)
    Hybrid Clouds are expected to gain prominence for hosting diverse enterprise workloads due to a variety of needs. For this model of cloud deployment, there exist broader security and specific privacy concerns driven primarily by data loss, data privacy and compliance to regulatory needs. Although Hybrid Clouds offer a degree of control and security of IT infrastructure, there is a need for unified cloud security management which offers a more holistic view of risk categorisation and standard security policies. How can working with a service provider, who can offer an optimized mix of technology and controls to seamlessly manage Security and Compliance, change the game for the enterprise?
  • Ready for Primetime: How Hyperconverged Infrastructure is Evolving to Do More Recorded: Apr 26 2017 64 mins
    Tim Stammers, Senior Analyst at 451 Research and George Wagner, Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Pivot3
    Traditionally, hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) has been deployed only for specific use cases. However, HCI has the potential to do so much more! With greater economics and simplicity than traditional three-tier infrastructure, HCI can support multiple mixed workloads and latency-sensitive applications, plus scale predictably and efficiently.

    Join Senior Analyst, Tim Stammers, from 451 Research and Sr. Product Marketing Manager, George Wagner, from Pivot3 as they discuss the evolution of hyperconverged infrastructure, architectural considerations for supporting workload consolidation, and how companies like Pivot3 are enabling organizations to do more with HCI with new architecture and policy-based management capabilities.
  • Transforming Data Center Performance through Automated Infrastructure Control Recorded: Apr 20 2017 48 mins
    Rhonda Ascierto, 451 Research - Aaron Peterson, RunSmart OS
    In this webinar, join Rhonda Ascierto of 451 and Aaron Peterson with RunSmart OS in a presentation on what is next for infrastructure management software. Far beyond just collecting data, monitoring and alarming, the session will address the efficiency and other added benefits automated control can bring when implemented. Case studies will be presented to highlight examples of recapturing underutilized assets and dynamic application provisioning taking advantage of the cloud.
  • How to Scale Enterprise DevOps in the Era of Docker & Application Containers Recorded: Apr 19 2017 42 mins
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  • Data Center Migration: Planning Your Next Move Recorded: Apr 12 2017 51 mins
    Kelly Morgan, Research VP of Services at 451; Vinay Nagpal, VP of Product Management at DFT Data Centers
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    Pre-migration: project and budget planning, vendor selections, disruption mitigation, system backup, equipment investments, customer notifications, connectivity, security and compliance

    Migration: decommissioning, room layout, rack design, power optimization, cabling, asset installation

    Post-migration: data and application transition, hardware duplication
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