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Live Q&A with Julian Kudritzki, Uptime and John Sheputis, Infomart Data Centers

Live from the 2016 Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit in Las Vegas, Brett Azuma from 451 Research will interview Julian Kudritzki, COO of Uptime Institute and John Sheputis, President of Infomart Data Centers about how organizations use Uptime Institute’s Efficient IT to seize opportunities to innovate while reducing their environmental impact and meeting a variety of business and sustainability goals.
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  • Win and Wow – The Art of Applicant Onboarding in Insurance Sep 14 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Sheryl Kingstone--Director at 451 Research and Darren Collins--Global Director, Banking & Insurance at Kofax
    At this moment, 30% of insurers are comprehensively investing in digital technologies to streamline their operations and provide a better customer experience.1 They’ve taken steps to eliminate the time-consuming online interactions in areas such as onboarding, policy administration and claims that frustrate customers, as well as brokers and agents.

    Those first information-intensive interactions, of course, are the most critical: you usually only get once chance to win a new customer’s business. But winning is only part of the equation:

    “As insurers seek to improve their growth rates, they must rely on three main methods: acquisition, retention and, related to retention, cross-selling. They need to invest in ‘wowing’ customers, not merely satisfying them at key moments of truth.2

    Is your organisation taking the steps to win – and wow – customers from those first critical interactions and keep them engaged throughout the process?

    Register today to join our webinar Win and Wow – The Art of Applicant Onboarding in Insurance, and gain insights from industry experts on topics such as process automation, personalisation, advanced verification techniques, customer loyalty and more. . You’ll also hear about customers who have successfully transformed their onboarding operations, resulting in better customer conversion and retention rates.

    Speakers will include:
    •Sheryl Kingstone, Director, 451 Research
    •Darren Collins, Global Director, Banking & Insurance, Kofax

    Don’t miss out! Register now >>
  • Taming the Big Database Beast Aug 16 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Henry Baltazar, Research Director at 451 Research. Chandra Reddy, Vp of Marketing at Actifio
    Learn how to instantly clone and recover very large databases in the data center or in the cloud.

    The digital economy is driving massive volumes of information into databases. Database Administrators (DBAs) are now struggling to balance operational needs such as performance and availability with the needs of their development teams who want more database copies and the current copies to be refreshed faster. These challenges also inhibit innovation and make it difficult for DBAs to consider new offerings such as self-service database provisioning, cloud integration and instant database recovery solutions. In this webinar learn how to instantly clone and recover very large databases in the data center or in the cloud.
  • High Scale, High Stakes: Adjusting Focus and Investment at the Network Gateway Aug 2 2017 6:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Dan Cummins, Senior Analyst with 451 Research and Tim Chiu, Senior Director of Product Marketing with Symantec
    As cloud continues to erase the network perimeter, it’s more important than ever to align IT infrastructure to track more closely to the businesses it serves.

    As a result, gateway technology choices and investments need to fit the cloud model and fit in terms of security use case, value, and real-world business requirements.

    Join Dan Cummins, analyst with 451 Research and Tim Chiu, Senior Director of Product Marketing at Symantec, for an informative webinar on August 2 to hear a discussion of network security today.


    - Discussion on the increased dependence on HTTP and HTTPS

    - The limitations of Firewalls in the web and cloud world

    The increasing critical need for web gateways, both on premise and in the cloud, for achieving:

    - Access governance for users and devices

    - Verifiable protection against advanced attack methods

    - Agile risk management and measurable return on investment.

    Important opportunities are at hand right now to integrate network and cloud-based approaches to achieve coordinated and robust anti-malware, privacy, policy and connectivity capabilities, while continuing on a path to flexible, software-defined infrastructure.

    Register Today
  • Software Quality at Speed in Agile and DevOps Environments Aug 1 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Nancy Gohring, Senior Analyst, 451 Research. Dharminder Dewan, Agile QA Manager, Infostretch
    The meteoric rise of software is putting pressure on development teams to iterate faster. It’s no surprise that this trend has resulted in the adoption of new tools and more agile practices, such as DevOps, the impact of which has been to push testing left. Development and DevOps teams are now building in testing earlier in the development cycle, helping to speed delivery of new releases for maximum competitive advantage.

    This new methodology also is shaking up the relationship between testing teams and development teams. In some cases, developers might take on some QA functions, while the QA teams serve as consultants. A free web seminar on August 1st will explore these topics in-depth with expert advice from Nancy Gohring, 451 Research Senior Analyst for Application and Infrastructure Performance, and Dharminder Dewan, Agile QA Manager for Infostretch.

    Join this web seminar to learn how to:

    •Overcome common quality challenges that are faced by most developers
    •Apply “Shift Left” DevOps best practices to achieve the highest quality and fastest time to market
    •Improve group dynamics across DevOps teams to optimize the development life cycle for continuous delivery of quality software at speed.
  • Colocation Connectivity Management Jul 26 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Andy Lawrence, Research VP at 451 Research & Ulrich Schälling, Head of Business Line Networks at FNT Software
    The competitive advantage of MTDC and hosting providers will be determined by their ability to become a provider of services - not just iron. As space and power have been commoditized, being able to differentiate with new business and financial models and new products will mean the difference between success and failure. To succeed in this market, these companies need to provide the right prod-ucts and services to their customers. To compete effectively in today’s hyper-competitive market, they must offer customers new and innovative network connections and connectivity services. To support this strategy the infrastructure management team and network operations managers need to emphasize on standardized infrastructures, efficient change processes and secure maintenance and operation
  • Workloads, Data Centers & Cloud Strategy: Market & Technology Trends Jul 25 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst with 451 Research, and Don Davis, Technology Director for Iron Mountain’s Data Center busines
    IT planners have far more options as to where to run their workloads than ever before. On-premises data centers, co-location facilities and managed services providers are now joined by hybrid multi-clouds – a combination of Software-, Infrastructure- and Platform-as-a-Service (SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS) execution venues. All have unique operational, performance and economic characteristics that need to be considered when deploying workloads.

    In this Webinar Carl Lehmann, Principal Analyst with 451 Research, and Don Davis, Technology Director for Iron Mountain’s Data Center business will discuss how industry leading enterprises determine the best execution venues for their workloads by addressing:

    •The market and technology trends that influence workload, data center and cloud strategy
    •How to evaluate the characteristics of various workloads and execution venues
    •How to manage workloads across on-premises and off-premises ecosystems
    Attendees will learn how to formulate an IT strategy that can be used to guide the decision criteria needed for placing workloads on their best execution venues, and enable the migration and ongoing management of workloads across a hybrid multi-cloud enterprise architecture.
  • The Economics of Serverless Computing Recorded: Jul 20 2017 32 mins
    Owen Rogers
    Serverless is more than just hype; it has the potential to revolutionize the way we develop, build and operate applications in the cloud. Understanding the economics of serverless technology is vital to understanding its role in the world and its longer-term potential to disrupt the industry. In this webinar, we review these economics, pit the TCO of serverless against traditional virtual machines and containers, and compare pricing across the big four providers, namely AWS, Google, IBM and Microsoft.
  • Better Incident Response, Less Work: Eradicating Tedium, Double Work, and Errors Recorded: Jul 19 2017 58 mins
    Duane Kuroda, Group Manager of Adance Tech at Proofpoint. Eric Ogren, Senior Analyst at 451 Research
    Why does it take six months to a year to build out most security orchestration and automation solutions? In contrast, criminals are constantly innovating with new tools and techniques, allowing them to release more than 300,000 new malware samples every day. Leap past alert fatigue and a security skills shortage with tips and best practices to level-up your incident response game.

    Join Eric Ogren and Duane Kuroda in this webinar to discuss how incident response challenges are being met using Proofpoint’s Incident Response Orchestration and Automation solution, Threat Response.

    Is this webinar, you’ll learn about:

    * Potential traps and pitfalls in orchestration and automation
    * Tips for simplifying and accelerating your IR processes
    * How organizations are setting up, launching and benefiting from our IR solution in one day or less
  • Demystifying Attack Simulation: Top 3 Ways to Get More From Your Security Recorded: Jul 19 2017 48 mins
    Dan Cummins, Senior Analyst, 451 Research & Chris Webber, Director of Product Marketing, SafeBreach
    IT security teams are busier than ever, with executives and board members taking a newfound interest thanks to headline-level breaches. With all this scrutiny, validating whether security controls are actually working is key.

    Red teams, white-hat external penetration testers, and internal scanners can provide some assurance, but with attacks and successful breaches continuing to increase, IT must find new ways to stay out of the headlines. If current market spend is any indicator, many enterprises are simply throwing more tools at the problem—but that can just add to security complexity, and open gaps in policy.

    Automated attack simulations can help IT stay ahead of attackers, and break out of the constant buying cycle, by getting more from existing security controls.

    •Extend/enhance red teams and penetration testers
    •Reduce exposure time
    •Verify that existing tools are working as expected

    Join us at 11am ET on July 19th with Dan Cummins, Senior Analyst, 451 Research and Chris Webber, Director of Product Marketing, SafeBreach as they explore breach and attack simulation technology.
  • Pervasive Intelligence: The IoT Computing Continuum Recorded: Jul 18 2017 49 mins
    Christian Renaud, Research Director, Internet of Things
    Computing and applications in IT have shifted over the last decade from a de-centralized to a centralized, cloud-based model. New Internet of Things applications promise to reverse that trend with an emphasis on local edge computing and analytics, and create a continuum of new aggregation points to address the unique needs of each IoT vertical application. This webinar will look at key drivers behind the re-emergence of the edge in IoT analytics and the growing demand for near-edge aggregation models to solve for application latency and cost constraints.
  • Why Hybrid IT is a Big Opportunity for Managed Security Service Providers Recorded: Jul 18 2017 57 mins
    Aaron Sherrill, Senior Analyst & Dan Thompson, Senior Analyst
    The enterprise is shifting away from on–premise-only IT to a Hybrid IT model that delivers services using internal resources and/or external resources and services, often from multiple providers. While this model of IT can result in cost savings, performance optimization and greater agility, it also significantly increases the complexities of cybersecurity for the enterprise. Enterprises already struggling with cybersecurity will need help to address these concerns – concerns that many enterprises are not aware of or are unable to tackle. The Hybrid IT model does, however, present unique challenges for Managed Security Service Providers (MSSPs), as these providers will be asked to secure environments that span multiple platforms, and in some cases disparate business units. MSSPs are poised to benefit from this shift if they can deliver services to address and mitigate these threats.
  • Accelerate AI and HPC Workload Delivery with Composable Cloud Infrastructure Recorded: Jul 18 2017 50 mins
    John Abbott, 451 Research. Chris Orlando, ScaleMatrix. Michael J. McManus PhD, Intel
    Join Intel, ScaleMatrix, and 451 Research for an insightful webinar covering the challenges and solutions to the adoption of Artificial Intelligence workloads: Deep Learning, Machine Learning and HPC, in the Cloud. High Performance Computing is a fundamental tool used in analytics and research; and on average, can provide an ROI as high as $515 per $1 of investment. However, HPC could deliver even greater value if we could overcome key technical barriers associated with different workloads driving separate systems with specialized hardware and software for each workload. These challenges lead to increased acquisition and management costs and are often responsible for reducing efficiency.

    Learn how ScaleMatrix’ high-density data centers and cloud delivery capabilities along with Intel’s Scalable Systems Framework have overcome these challenges with tight system integration, increased density, and balanced compute, memory, network/fabric and storage in a composable, cloud-delivered architecture, specifically designed to address the various AI and HPC requirements associated with compute intense workloads like Genomic Analytics, Molecular Dynamics, and Machine Learning.

    The ScaleMatrix Artificial Intelligence Cloud solution using Intel’s Scalable System Framework employs heterogeneous blocks of compute nodes that can be readjusted to match workload demand. It is easily scaled to meet any size customer need, offers ease of use, faster delivery times, and lower TCO by simplifying and improving core infrastructure. Technologies highlighted include the Intel® Xeon and Xeon Phi processors, Intel® Arria FPGA, Intel® SSD’s, and Intel® Omni-Path Architecture. Whether you’re focused on Image Processing, Convolutional Neural Networks, Alignment Algorithms, or DNA Sequencing, you’ll hear from Intel and ScaleMatrix experts how their joint solution can improve your HPC workload performance in an economical way. Complementary trial details will be presented.
  • Next-generation Edge Computing: Redefining Data Center Infrastructure Recorded: Jul 18 2017 49 mins
    Jeffrey Fidacaro, Senior Analyst, Datacenters & Critical Infrastructure
    The Internet of Things and other emerging edge computing trends will drive more datacenter capacity closer to users and ‘things’. However, latency, data volume and availability requirements will vary, dictating datacenter requirements and their physical placement. Increasingly distributed compute and storage will create new opportunities for colocation and service providers, as well as for datacenter technologies and services suppliers. This webinar reviews how the next generation of edge computing is redefining datacenter infrastructure.
  • When Channel Meets Cloud: How Distribution is Adapting to "as-a-Service" Recorded: Jul 18 2017 46 mins
    Rory Duncan, Research Director
    As the virtualization of IT has increased, the traditional role of the channel partner has changed. Much of the physical infrastructure delivered through distribution has become invisible to end-users, while hyper-convergence has narrowed both hardware and software supply requirements further. Despite this, the role of the channel has never been more important in terms of the delivery of services for support, maintenance and consulting. And with the emergence of new kinds of managed services, hardware appliances, and security requirements, the ability to “connect the dots” will become a key differentiator for those with long-term customer relationships. In this session, Rory Duncan, Research Director for Managed Services & Hosting will outline some of the pitfalls as well as the opportunities for IT distribution partners in the era of Cloud.
  • What You Need To Know About Petya/NotPetya & Cyber Attack Protection Recorded: Jul 11 2017 59 mins
    Eric Hanselman (451 Research), May Wang (ZingBox), Ted Harrington (ISE), Mike Ahmadi (Synopsys)
    Another widespread cyber attack in late June wreaked havoc across businesses, organizations, banks, government agencies, utility companies, shipping companies, and even power plants. Was this a ransomware attack or something more sinister?

    Join this panel of industry leaders and security experts for an interactive session on:
    - Why cybersecurity is a key focus for enterprises and organizations worldwide
    - Why ransomware protection is more crucial than ever
    - How to best prepare against future cyber attacks
    - Steps your organization should take today to ensure data security. Short term steps and long-term strategy

    - May Wang, Co-founder & CTO of ZingBox
    - Ted Harrington, Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators
    - Mike Ahmadi, Director of Critical Systems Security, Synopsys Software Integrity Group

    - Eric Hanselman, Chief Analyst at 451 Research
  • Cloud-scale data fabric: Modernize data management and unlock business value Recorded: Jul 11 2017 54 mins
    Matt Aslett, 451 Research Director; Jack Norris, Sr. VP of Data & Applications & Anoop Dawar, VP of Product Marketing at MapR
    If data is not already the lifeblood of your business, it will soon be a critical competitive imperative. Several major impediments keep most organizations from taking full advantage of their data, but new technology is now making possible the creation of a modern global data fabric that can radically modernize an organization’s data management strategy while also enabling unlocking the business value to directly drive transformation of the business in a more compelling way.

    Join us to learn:
    •New Challenges around managing distributed data
    •Current and Emerging technologies
    •Crafting a modern data strategy
  • NotPetya: Ransomware Or a Cyber Attack in Disguise Recorded: Jul 10 2017 58 mins
    Scott Crawford (451 Research), Joseph Carson (Thycotic), Omri Moyal (Minerva), Dan Daggett (Phantom Cyber)
    The major ransomware attack that spread across the world in late June struck large pharmaceutical companies, Chernobyl radiation detection systems, the Kiev metro, an airport, banks, hospitals and government agencies. Was this a financially motivated cyber attack or something more sinister? Is the worst over or is there more to come?

    Join this panel of cybersecurity experts as they go over the details of this attack, what it means for organizations worldwide and how to better protect against ransomware.

    Topics up for discussion:
    - Detailed account of this cyber attack
    - What is NotPetya? How is it different from Petya and Wannacry?
    - What is the impact of this ransomware attack?
    - What you should do today to better protect your organization

    - Joseph Carson, Chief Security Scientist at Thycotic
    - Omri Moyal, Co-Founder & Vice President of Research, Minerva
    - Dan Daggett, Security Solution Architect, Phantom Cyber

    - Scott Crawford, Research Director, Information Security Channel at 451 Research
  • Red Hat and Microsoft: Partnering to bring Enterprise Customers to the Cloud Recorded: Jun 29 2017 59 mins
    Carl Lehmann - 451 Research Principal Analyst, Nicholas Gerasimatos - Red Hat, Jose Miguel Parrella - Microsoft
    Join our webinar on the capabilities enabled between Microsoft and Red Hat, and how their IT ecosystems support and complement each other.

    For years Windows and Linux have been rival development and runtime environments used by two distinct development communities – .Net vs. J2EE. At least that’s what we thought. In fact, they are not rivals at all, really. Rather, they are both commonly used by nearly all enterprises to develop and execute the applications they need to run their businesses.

    Today, those applications are being modernized, containerized and redeployed across multiple clouds. Business and IT planners alike are rethinking how to develop new cloud-native applications and the infrastructure needed to deploy them to their best execution venue whether on-premises, in or across private, public or hybrid clouds. They expect the IT vendors and service providers they use to do more than just coexist. They expect partnerships dedicated to customer success – and none more so than among the two leading vendors in each community, Microsoft and Red Hat.

    In this webinar 451 Research Principal Analyst Carl Lehmann, Nicholas Gerasimatos of Red Hat and Jose Miguel Parrella,Sr Product Marketing Manager for Open Source at Microsoft will address:
    •How to overcome common challenges of application modernization, infrastructure management, and cloud deployment.
    •The partnership, and capabilities enabled therein, between Microsoft and Red Hat.
    •How Microsoft Azure and Red Hat ecosystems support and complement each other.

    Participants will learn how Microsoft and Red Hat build upon each other’s strengths in container-based, cloud-native application development, infrastructure deployment and operations to better serve their mutual customers through joint business practices, technology support, and ecosystem.
  • Digital Transformation: How APAC businesses turn disruption into differentiation Recorded: Jun 29 2017 55 mins
    Agatha Poon 451 Research, Gery Messer Managing Director, Asia Pacific CenturyLink
    How enterprises are choosing and using digitization initiatives for business gain.

    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.
  • Docker Containers: From Pilots to Production Recorded: Jun 28 2017 51 mins
    Jay Lyman Principal Analyst in the Development, DevOps at 451 Research, Rob Lalonde VP and General Manager at Univa Navops
    Ensuring you’re prepared for the next series of challenges

    Docker Containers and Kubernetes are taking the industry by storm, promising new levels of efficiency for both application developers and operations teams. Even organizations not engaged in a wholesale re-architecture of their application environments can benefit from desirable properties of containers like packaging, portability and service isolation.

    While the benefits are real, many organizations face choppy waters as they evolve from initial public or private cloud deployments to production. While Kubernetes is impressive at abstracting resources and managing containers, new services still need to interact with existing applications, and challenges abound related to multi-tenancy, resource scarcity and ensuring that business priorities are met.

    Join us for an informative and insightful look at containers in the enterprise, and learn about new technologies and strategies that can help ensure a smooth and trouble free evolution as you chart your course from pilot to production. Whether you’re advanced in your use of containers or just getting started, there are important insights to be gained.

    Key takeaways
    •451 Group’s latest research and analysis
    •The “state of containers” and their adoption in IT
    •Benefit from case studies and lessons learned by early adopters
    •Considerations when deploying applications to production
    •Techniques to maximize utilization and optimize expenditures
    •Strategies for supporting mixed container and non-container workloads
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