There is no denying that AWS is the dominant public cloud provider at the moment. Does creating differentiation give other IaaS vendors, hosters, and private cloud and colocation providers a chance to compete tomorrow, and what does this mean for the choices end-users make today? This webinar will use Cloud Price Index data to connect the dots between customer requirements and best execution venues, as well as highlight where service providers should compete or cooperate with the hyperscale providers, by exploring:
•Is there room for more hyperscale providers?
•How important are open source solutions such as OpenStack going forward?
•TCO of public, private or hybrid cloud options
RecordedNov 16 201635 mins
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Aaron Sherrill Senior Analyst 451 Research, Dave Mahon CSO CenturyLink
Organizations on the journey to digital transformation are encountering new challenges with managing risk. Not only are complex digital transformation initiatives making it difficult for organizations to fully grasp their entire risk profile but digital transformation is also resulting in new types of risk for the company. Organizations with strong risk aversion are in danger of preventing or stifling innovation and change. How can organizations manage risk and create a strategy that empowers digital transformation? What have organizations learned on the road to digital transformation that can help others early on in the journey?
Scott Crawford, 451 Research | Justin Fier, Darktrace | Michael Sherwood, CIO of the City of Las Vegas
The scene is changing: classic compromises like stolen data or defaced websites are no longer the only threats to organizations. Hackers are launching high-speed attacks on a global scale, shutting down networks with WannaCry ransomware and targeting IoT devices to disrupt the internet. But attackers are also wreaking havoc in stealthier ways, waiting quietly on networks in order to undermine the very integrity of data.
Today’s rapidly evolving threat landscape demands a fundamentally different approach to cyber defense. To level the playing field, organizations across the globe are turning to self-defending cyber ‘immune systems’ to autonomously respond to in-progress threats, in real time. Leveraging advances in machine learning and AI algorithms, Darktrace Antigena is the only proven solution capable of fighting back against this new era of cyber-threat.
Garrett Bekker, Principal Security Analyst at 451 Research & Richard Walters, Chief Security Strategist at CensorNet
Cybercrime damages are predicted to cost organizations $6 trillion by the year 2021, doubling from $3 trillion in recent years,1 and some say this astronomical figure may be an underestimation. As more organizations shift their infrastructure to the cloud, the number of attack vectors grows fueling an exponential increase in cybercriminal activity – and it’s not expected to slow down any time soon.
Lack of visibility is one of the greatest vulnerabilities posed by the move away from on-premises, firewall-protected systems and apps to the cloud. Ultimately, it is near impossible to protect what you can’t see, and gaining insight into cloud properties owned and managed by external vendors can be a challenge. Yet, building strong cyber defenses depends on having a view into every corner of your environment to identify single risk factors as well as anomalies across your network.
In this webinar, 451 Research and CensorNet share how organizations can implement a comprehensive security solution that delivers visibility throughout your environment. We’ll cover:
•An overview of the cloud security market and current trends
•The four most common attack vectors and how to secure them
•Why a unified approach to security is imperative to identifying threats
•Why avoiding complex security solutions helps improve visibility
•How to expand your visibility beyond single points of vulnerability to catch cloaked attacks
Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director at 451 Research; Greg Jones, VP Strategy - Cloud & SP segment, Schneider Electric
Against the ever-changing and complex hybrid IT landscape, 451 Research surveyed more than 450 colocation customers globally – to understand the changing facets driving colocation demand and how colocation providers can be positioned for success today, and in the future. This research shows that the role of the colocation provider has never been more important – but the threats and challenges will intensify, and the opportunities will be uneven. Led by 451 Research’s Rhonda Ascierto, Research Director – Data Centers, and hosted by Greg Jones, VP Strategy – Cloud & Service Provider segment, Schneider Electric, this webinar will reveal the findings of this research along with actionable guidance colocation providers can use to plan for the future.
Nancy Gohring, 451 Research, Senior Analyst | Craig Lee, Blue Medora, Chief Systems Architect
Like everyone else undergoing digital transformation, large, established organizations know cloud and DevOps adoption are critical to delivering the immediate, personalized, data-driven user experience customers demand. But often these companies have existing investments that limit their ability to monitor a DevOps toolset without fracturing their ability to see critical performance and availability metrics across their entire organization.
In addition, containers provide some unique monitoring challenges. Containers come and go so frequently, and change so rapidly, that they can be an order of magnitude more difficult to monitor and understand than physical or virtual hosts.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
•How traditional IT operations teams are adapting to monitor the DevOps toolset
•Ways to fill the container monitoring gap between hosts and applications
The rapid rise of hybrid cloud and multi-cloud infrastructure is enabling business agility and cost reduction, but at what price to infrastructure security? Concerns over increased hacking and malicious attacks, regulatory compliance, and internal auditing are driving infrastructure decision-makers to think again about protecting sensitive data in multiple cloud workloads, and what security solutions to spend their budgets on. At the same time, the lack of skilled talent, rapidly evolving cloud security offerings, and the management of legacy environments is creating additional strain on protecting data.
In this session, Rory Duncan, Research Director with 451 Research will outline market trends and disruptive factors facing the security services market, sharing demand-side primary research and providing insight into areas of innovation.
Kelly Morgan, Research VP, Services at 451 Research; Nathan Vandenberg, GM, Data Centre at Dimension Data
How can your enterprise better manage multiple cloud and non-cloud IT environments to accelerate your digital business? Are you among the 50% of enterprises challenged by the complexity of managing applications and data across hybrid environments?
Find out what workloads are still on physical IT, where they’re moving to, and why enterprises use migration services to help.
Join Kelly Morgan, Research Vice President, Services from 451 Research and Nathan Vandenberg, General Manager, Data Centre from Dimension Data on Thursday 12 October 2017, 11:00am – 11:45am, to understand the most common challenges faced when managing multiple IT environments in Australia and how to overcome them.
We will guide you through the hybrid IT maze and provide you with actionable steps to simplify the complexity of managing multiple enterprise cloud and non-cloud IT environments.
Join us as we explore the findings from the Hybrid IT report, a 451 Research report commissioned by Dimension Data.
Scott Crawford, Research Director of Information Security with 451 Research, Meera Subbarao with Synopsys,
The DevOps revolution continues to advance – and security must advance with it. Too often, however, approaches to application security remain stuck in the past. Throwing security assessment results over the fence to developers never really worked, and it certainly won’t survive the transition to DevOps and CI/CD, where agile techniques and automation set a demanding pace.
In this webinar, Scott Crawford, Research Director of Information Security with 451 Research, and Meera Subbarao with Synopsys, will highlight:
•The many points of opportunity DevOps present to engage in real collaboration across security, development and operations teams (it’s not just about testing!)
•How DevOps introduces opportunities to “shift left” with the security investment, and reduce the cost impact of security remediation and response
•Where and how security efforts can capitalize on automation and integration with DevOps toolsets
•Sourcing expertise: Security and development both require specialized expertise. Security in DevOps requires a unique mix of both. How can you find it?
Digital transformation is real, and it’s happening – our data in the retail industry lends more insight to the state of the transition. It is an inescapable truth that every business is becoming a digital business empowered by new software initiatives such as AI, Robotics and IoT. The adoption of these disruptive trends will force a divide between business leaders and laggards. With the upcoming Black Friday and Cyber Monday, how prepared are you to meet rising customer expectations. As the pace of innovation accelerates, retailers need to act now. Our Global retail research illustrates a significant gap between digital leaders and laggards and even a modest investment can improve operational efficiencies and agility.
The retail industry is bursting with digital innovation driving change. This session will review:
•How differentiation demands digital maturity
•Transformational technologies essential to create immersive, connected retail experiences across digital and physical worlds
•The role of cloud services and its impact on customer experience, agility, efficiency and risk
Matt Aslett, Research Director, Data Platforms and Analytics (451) & Rick Walsworth, VP, Product (Vexata)
Transactional applications and high speed analytics have previously been reserved for in memory applications but recent advancements in solid state technology and active data infrastructure have delivered performance that remove I/O wait times that are prevalent with the current generation of all flash arrays. Attend this webinar to learn more about how Vexata delivers solutions that unlock application performance to deliver strategic business outcomes.
Magnus Mjøsund, Apperian Product Manager & Chris Marsh, 451 Research Director, Workforce Productivity & Compliance
The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that goes into effect on 25 May 2018 expands the meaning of personal data, mandates when such data can be collected, and enforces full transparency and consent from the user. Organizations of all types processing data from EU residents must evaluate and likely make changes to their enterprise mobility management practices in order to adhere to the new law or face severe penalties.
Join this webinar to understand what GDPR means for infrastructure and operations professionals that are responsible for mobile and endpoint strategy to make sure your organization is compliant from day one.
We will review the most important sections of the law related to enterprise mobility from an administration and end user perspective as well as the implications for BYOD programs. EMM should be leveraged to meet GDPR requirements and you will learn how a mobile application management solution like Apperian supports privacy and mitigates risk by managing corporate data while leaving personal data untouched.
Keith Dawson - Principal Analyst, 451 Research, Michael Mueller- Director - Solutions Management, CenturyLink
Can government institutions use modern tools and technologies to become more flexible and responsive to their constituents? What should they be looking at, and how should they adapt to the challenges of data security, privacy, and reliance on legacy systems? Digital transformation is an ambitious project for any organization; government decision-makers are hoping it will provide a path to broader citizen engagement, empowered employees, and new digital infrastructures that will provide better access to data and services.
In this webinar we will discuss the results of a survey on the challenges and imperatives of digital transformation, including the perspectives of government managers on their technology and operational challenges and expectations.
Fernando Montenegro - Sr Analyst, Information Security at 451 Research & Jack Marsal - Dir Product Marketing at CloudPassage
IT environments have gotten markedly faster, helped by technologies such as public and private clouds, and automation tools. As a result, maintaining compliance with regulations such as PCI, HIPAA, SOC2, etc has become much more difficult if you continue to use old-style compliance thinking and tools. In this webinar, you’ll learn the friction points caused by old tools and the new best practices that will allow you to maintain compliance in any environment, no matter how fast-paced.
Matt Aslett, Research Director at 451 Research & Shane Johnson, Dr Dir Product Marketing at MariaDB
Are you ready for data in the cloud?
There are a lot of benefits to running databases on cloud infrastructure – reduced costs, fewer capital expenses and better agility. It’s easier, faster and less expensive to deploy and/or scale databases on cloud infrastructure. However, there are important considerations to understand when it comes to databases in the cloud, public or private.
MariaDB TX (OLTP) and MariaDB AX (OLAP) are great database solutions for cloud infrastructure. In fact, according to the most recent OpenStack User Survey (April 2017), MariaDB is the most widely deployed database on OpenStack.
In this webinar, MariaDB and 451 Research will discuss why companies are moving to cloud infrastructure, what you need to know in order to be successful and why MariaDB database solutions are a great fit for the cloud.
Join us to learn about:
•The benefits of cloud infrastructure
•Key considerations before moving to the cloud
•Getting started on AWS and Microsoft Azure
Sheryl Kingstone-451 Research, Jim Marous-Financial Brand, and Sarah Johnson-Kofax
Banks, credit unions and insurance companies may have differing business models, but they all have a common goal: better conversion and retention rates.
Fortunately, better customer onboarding usually translates to better conversion and retention. For this reason, organizations continue to invest in digital technologies to streamline operations and eliminate time-consuming online interactions in areas such as new account opening, loan origination and policy applications.
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. What if you could win—and wow—customers from those first moments and keep them engaged throughout the onboarding process?
Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar, where industry experts will share six best practices to help your organization win and wow customers:
• Easy—Enable instant image and data capture via web and mobile technology
• Accurate—Extract data from pictures of physical documents without error-prone manual entry
• Automated—Invest in workflow tools to automate and track completion of process steps
• Visible—Empower staff and customers with process transparency and timely communication
• Consistent—Ensure data is complete and integrated across internal systems
• Efficient—Meet expectations for speed, while effectively managing regulatory risks
Speakers will include:
•Sheryl Kingstone, Director, 451 Research
•Sarah Johnson, Industry Solutions Architect, Kofax
•Jim Marous, Owner and Publisher, Digital Banking Report
William Fellows - Founder & Research VP at 451 Research & Rob Consoli - CRO at Liaison Technolgies
Darwinism theorizes that a species must adapt to its environment, or risk extinction. Businesses face a similar dilemma when it comes to middleware: adapt to support today’s new digital transformation technologies or lose out to more evolved competitors.
Big data, the cloud, and the Internet of Things are disrupting the integration space in ways never seen before and legacy technologies such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) are holding many organizations back.
Explore possible paths forward with 451 Research Analyst Bill Fellows and Liaison CRO Rob Consoli. In this webinar, Bill and Rob will exposes the weaknesses of legacy middleware in the face of today's integration complexities and illustrate how modern cloud solutions such as Liaison's integration platform will ensure your organization not only survives this age of rapid digital transformation, but thrives!
The hyperscale public cloud providers dominate the conversation when it comes to the enterprise journey to the cloud, but the regional and specialized providers are not going away.
•What happens when Microsoft Azure Stack becomes GA?
•How will tier 2 and tier 3 providers differentiate?
•Which managed services are most desirable according to enterprises?
•Are there other providers that will join the Azure, Google and AWS hyperscale party?
A provocative panel of industry insiders will debate these and other questions in a can’t-miss session.
Jeff Fidacaro, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Technologies, 451 Research
While the top-level forecasts for colocation are rosy, a closer analysis points to significant disruption ahead. The opportunities for providers will be uneven but those that adapt will carve a profitable role for themselves.
This session will delve into customer research on changing patterns of demand and emerging requirements, and will answer questions such as:
•What drives customers to colocation today and what will attract them in the future?
•How can providers remain relevant?
•How can they compete against cloud and other colo providers?
Kelly Morgan, 451 Research, Bank Street, Deutsche Bank
As enterprises evolve their digital infrastructure, service providers need to piece together offerings that will differentiate themselves without breaking the bank. In this panel we will discuss how M&A can provide some missing pieces and what those pieces may be. Join our distinguished panel of finance experts as we discuss key questions such as: Who is likely to go shopping? What firms will be targets? Are networks and datacenters more or less sought after than services and software providers? How are assets being valued? What financing is available and on what terms? We will debate these and more as we explore trends impacting this dynamic sector.
Leadership Panel Session Featuring:
James Henry, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street
Andrew Bartrop, Global Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
Essential insight for leaders of the digital economy
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