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Hybrid Storage: Advantages in Performance and Flexibility

Today, performance is for everyone as advanced data storage technologies meet the requirements for virtually every industry, application and IT infrastructure. Hybrid storage leads the way in providing high-performance at a cost that fits small, mid and enterprise organizations. Beyond performance, the right hybrid storage solution and configuration offers advantages in flexibility, reliability and efficiency.

Join Gary Watson, co-founder of Nexsan Storage Solutions and Imation fellow as he outlines the core values of unified hybrid storage and how they stack up against all-flash and disk arrays.
Recorded Mar 19 2014 46 mins
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Gary Watson, Co-founder, Nexsan
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  • Think Cloud Storage is Cheaper Than On-Prem? Think Again! Recorded: Nov 21 2017 60 mins
    Nexsan Founder and CTO, Gary Watson & President of Dragon Slayer, Marc Staimer
    Ask just about any storage administrator, IT professional, or industry analyst about public cloud storage costs and they will all say that it’s cheaper than on-prem storage. It’s certainly what the trade press says over and over again, but like much non-corroborated conventional wisdom, it’s incorrect. The best way to demonstrate the fallacy of these perceptions is to take a look at a real comparison using Nexsan Unityvs. AWS S3.

    In light of the recent worldwide ransomware attacks, we will also be addressing how on-prem secure storage delivers much better protection so you are back up and running in minutes without paying any ransom.
    Join Nexsan Founder and VP of Technical Engagement, Gary Watson, and Marc Staimer, President of Dragon Slayer Consulting, as they discuss SIX key things you should understand about Public Cloud Storage vs. On-Prem Storage:
    • Baseline assumptions and comparisons
    • The advantages and disadvantages
    • Detailed cost comparison
    • Next generation Unified Plus features such as EFSS, multi-site sync and secure archives
    • Security and Privacy
    • How to Prepare for a Ransomware Attack
  • Three Steps to Eliminating Storage Silos Recorded: Nov 16 2017 51 mins
    Storage Switzerland, Nexsan
    As an organization grows the number of use cases the data center needs to support increases with it. What starts out as a NAS for file sharing, moves to a SAN for database applications, and then storage for data protection. As the organization hits full stride it might look at arching to limit growth and a mobility solution to support a distributed workforce. The problem is each one of these storage types are silo’ed and have to be implemented, operated and maintained separately. As a result, storage ends up consuming a large chunk of the IT budget.
  • Nexsan Unity Solves the Ransomware Problem Recorded: Sep 21 2017 62 mins
    Nexsan Founder and CTO, Gary Watson, and Security Expert Gregg Pugmire
    We’ve all seen the headlines, “Ransomware Attack Holds Company Hostage” or similar. The reality today is being attacked by ransomware is among the most devastating cybercriminal threats out there. American companies were projected to pay over $1 billion in ransomware payments in 2016 alone, and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Unity Enterprise PLUS Overview Recorded: Sep 12 2017 13 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and CTO at Nexsan
    Join Gary Watson, Nexsan Founder and CTO for an overview of Nexsan’s UnityTM, the first unified storage platform that combines enterprise NAS and high performance block storage, PLUS some very unique mobility, archive and multi-site synchronization. Unity’s fully integrated private cloud with intelligent, patented software enhances enterprise-class unified storage with Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS), Mobile Access, Multi-site Sync, and a Secure Active Archive client in a simple to manage and cost-efficient system that is fully compliant with security protocols. This unique solution combines all this functionality into a single product, at a single price, allowing organizations to have less to manage and lower overall costs.
  • Unity Demo Recorded: Aug 31 2017 17 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and CTO at Nexsan
    Gary Watson, Founder and CTO, demonstrates Unity from set up to end user.
  • Merging Data Storage Silos Recorded: Aug 30 2017 6 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and CTO at Nexsan & George Crump, Storage Swiss
    In this ChalkTalk Video George Crump and Gary Watson discuss how Nexsan’s Unity Storage System can merge all of these different storage systems into a single storage array.
  • Ransomware is Here to Stay: Tips & Tactics for Your Best Defense Against Attacks Recorded: Aug 8 2017 57 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and CTO, Nexsan & Christopher S. Lee, Dept. of Homeland Security
    In the previous year, various organizations have been plagued by ransomware attacks which have brought devastating consequences on industries. Ransomware is a type of malicious computer virus designed by cybercriminals to immobilize users from accessing their systems by encrypting their infected data, until a ransom is paid. What is even more alarming is not just the rapid proliferation of this extortionate hacking, but its relentless evolution putting larger and more profitable businesses and institutions in great ordeal.

    Recent surveys also show that these ransomware attacks will continue to grow as cybercriminals are getting more aggressive in developing new and sophisticated threats. Thus, it is imperative for companies to remain vigilant and proactive in setting up new security and back-up mechanisms that can easily detect and prevent these attacks. It also pays to reassess their policies and procedures in place to fend off regulatory and operational risks.

    In this Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an overview of the latest trends and critical issues with respect to the increasing risks brought by ransomware. Speakers will also share helpful insights and practical tips on how to develop best defense strategies against ransomware attacks.

    Some of the major topics that will be covered in this course are:

    Ransomware – An Overview

    Recent and Notable Ransomware Incidents

    Legal and Operational Risks

    Latest Trends and Developments

    Ransomware Detection and Protection

    Best Defense Strategies and Practices
  • Talking NFL at NAB Recorded: Jun 14 2017 2 mins
    Mike McDermott, Regional Sales Manager
    Nexsan® company has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of their customers for over 18 years. Here's Regional Sales Manager Mike McDermott talking about how Nexsan provides storage solutions for the NFL and why Nexsan fits well in media and entertainment.
  • The BEAST, Live from NAB Recorded: Jun 7 2017 2 mins
    Mike McDermott, Regional Sales Manager
    Nexsan has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of their customers for over 18 years. Here's Regional Sales Manager Mike McDermott taking you through the reintroduction of The BEAST for cost effective storage.
  • Live from NAB Recorded: Jun 7 2017 3 mins
    Mike McDermott, Regional Sales Manager
    Nexsan® has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of their customers for over 18 years. Here's Regional Sales Manager Mike McDermott taking you through their products at NAB and how they fit for media and entertainment storage and workflows.
  • A Foolproof Ransomware Recovery Strategy Recorded: May 23 2017 26 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement
    What’s your confidence in your ransomware recovery strategy? You just can’t rely on the traditional ways of backing up your data to protect you from ransomware attacks. You need to be sure that everything you do protects the data, the finances, and your organization’s reputation. Learn more about best practices for ransomware hygiene and the foolproof way to be up and running with all of your data in a matter of minutes.
  • RoadCast 2017 Nexsan - Flash Recorded: May 3 2017 5 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement & Scott Lowe, ActualTech Media
    Gary Watson, Nexsan’s founder, talks about Flash storage in the market.
  • Modern Enterprise Storage - Things To Know When Evaluating Enterprise Storage Recorded: Apr 26 2017 35 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement
    If you are evaluating enterprise storage, you should definitely be looking at the revolutionary Nexsan Unity.
    Discover how a leader in unified storage delivers so much more with insight into the modern storage market!

    · Scalability, Simplicity and Flexibility
    · Your own Private Cloud
    · Enterprise File Sync & Share (EFSS)
    · Multi-site Sync
    · Secure Archive client
    · Cut costs by streamlining:
    -- Utilize built in file transfers
    -- Eliminate VPN
    -- Secure access anywhere, anytime
  • Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn't) Recorded: Mar 23 2017 59 mins
    Storage Switzerland and Nexsan
    If you are thinking about a reboot of your primary storage, this webinar is for you. There are multiple ways to address storing, protecting and sharing your data while keeping it secure and private. This usually requires several disparate systems to manage. Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Nexsan’s Gary Watson discuss some of the new trends with modern storage. You will learn more about features that are now available beyond the flash and hybrid solutions.

    What if you could meet other organizational needs with your primary storage solution? IT professionals can now find integrated solutions (one solution) that can solve many of today’s challenges of shadow IT, users who need easy, but secure access to data, multi-site synchronization and secure archive. Watch Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn't).
  • Nexsan Unity Recorded: Mar 2 2017 5 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement & Scott Lowe, ActualTech Media
    Learn more about the exciting new Unity hyper-unified storage filer with embedded enterprise file sync & share, multi-site sync, and optional active archive. Lean more about giving employees the mobility they need with the security to protect data and eliminate the Shadow IT risks.
  • The BEAST is Back! Recorded: Mar 2 2017 3 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement & Scott Lowe, ActualTech Media
    Scott Lowe from ActualTech Media interviews Gary Watson about the new and improved BEAST. Learn more about the cost effective, high capacity, high density data storage that is proven in the market.
  • Accessing Data in the Modern Enterprise Recorded: Feb 6 2017 24 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement
    Every day we access our email on multiple devices while we are in the office, at home, or traveling. Why shouldn’t your data that you need to do your job be that easily accessible to you? With Nexsan Unity, you get unified storage plus utilizing a patented private cloud. With Unity you get five ways to securely access your data without VPN. Now you can work anywhere, anytime for any device while IT still maintains the security and privacy of the data.
  • 5 Ways to Safely Provide Data Access to Mobile Users Recorded: Jan 4 2017 51 mins
    Gary Watson, Founder and VP, Technical Engagement, Victoria Grey, CMO, Nexsan
    Are there workers in your organization that are using Box or Dropbox with or perhaps without IT and company approval? Are you looking the other way because you don’t have a sanctioned way for file sharing and collaboration that will pass the security sniff test?

    You need to look at Nexsan Unity.

    Nexsan Unity starts as unified storage, but adds a big plus: file sync and share, not only for workers on the LAN, but also mobile users:

    - iOS and Android support allows users the ability view, edit, and upload documents from their mobile device
    - No VPN required, allowing access from anywhere the user needs
    - Easily transfer large files by sending links so you don’t have to worry about email file size limits
    - A completely private cloud insures privacy and security
    - No data is stored in the cloud as Unity has a peer-to-peer encrypted connection to devices
    - All data remains under the control of corporate IT

    Listen in and hear Gary Watson, Founder and Chief Evangelist, on our webinar to learn the five ways to provide your users access to their corporate data securely.
  • Ransomware - Five Reasons You’re Not As Protected As You Think Recorded: Oct 19 2016 60 mins
    George Crump, Storage Switzerland
    Ransomware is the number one threat to an organization's data. These malware programs infiltrate an organization and encrypt every file they can access. The only way to unencrypt the data is pay a fee to the malware creator. Hence the title ransomware. Studies indicate that malware infected as many as 70 percent of businesses just this year!

    The problem is most of the recommended ransomware protection strategies are not able to protect an organization from this type of attack. In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and Nexsan as we discuss the five reasons you are not as protected from a ransomware attack as you think you are. More importantly learn how to create rock solid protection from any kind of ransomware attack.
Nexsan™ is leading the way in redefining unified storage. The company has been at the forefront in developing world-class storage technologies that are focused on the critical needs of our customers. Nexsan Unity™ is the first enterprise-class unified storage solution to incorporate secure file sync and share in a single platform.

Nexsan Assureon™ delivers secure archive storage for the most compliant of industries and our renowned E-Series is the storage backbone of many data centers around the world due to its high performance, reliable, high density storage.

Established in 1999, Nexsan has more than 11,000 customers worldwide, with over 40,000 systems deployed in over 100 countries through a comprehensive worldwide network of cloud service providers, value-added resellers and solutions integrators.

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