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The Flash-Transformed Data Center. If Not Now, When?

Flash storage is transforming the data center by enabling new possibilities for big data and all workloads; not only providing performance and consolidation, but now extreme scalability and agility at no compromise. Join SanDisk to learn how flash storage is evolving to enable a new generation of services & applications for an experience never before thought possible!
Recorded Jan 28 2016 27 mins
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Gary Lyng, Senior Director, Marketing & Strategy, SanDisk Data Center Solutions
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    Jim Crook, Product Marketing, Ctera; Seth Bobroff, Marketing, Western Digital
    It's time to modernize you disaster recovery process, making your organizational data accessible and secure.

    An important aspect of enterprise file services is ensuring the uptime of users and offices around the world, with proper methods in place to recover from any scenario: fire, hardware failure, or, increasingly, a ransomware attack.

    Join this webinar with CTERA and Western Digital to learn how to deploy a zero-minute disaster recovery plan, ensuring:

    - Zero office downtime
    - Significant cost savings and fewer headaches
    - Business continuity during internet outages
    - Seamless failover of file access permissions
    - Improved data reliability
  • Understanding Hybrid Workflows for Digital & Asset Management Recorded: Apr 12 2017 35 mins
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    Whether trying to connect regional offices or bridging together distributed teams, it can be challenging to build or rely on internal workflow processes to extend beyond company walls.

    Join this open discussing with Levels Beyond and Western Digital to understand how the industry is changing and how the hybrid cloud is allowing companies to focus on core strengths and enable new revenue streams.

    Also, come see Levels Beyond in HGST booth SL10105 at NAB 2017, April 24 - April 27.
  • Build Data Lakes not Data Mountains – Use Cases and How Tos Recorded: Mar 28 2017 30 mins
    Gurjeev Chadha, Product Management, Western Digital
    We're generating data faster than we know how to use it - from the billion of smartphone users taking pictures and recording videos to the life sciences world, where genome sequencing could generate 2 to 40 Exabyte of storage by 2025.

    If you are looking to better manage your mountains of data, build a future proof data lake, and/or use big data and analytics to improve time to business insight this webinar is for you! In this webinar we will discuss:
    ·         Customer pain points around data growth
    ·         Status quo on existing solutions and their challenges
    ·         Value proposition of our big data & analytics solution
    ·         Use case #1: Manufacturing
    ·         Use case #2: Lifesciences
    ·         Suggest easy next steps

    You will leave this webinar understanding how the flexibility and scalability of our big data and analytics solutions are ideal for companies facing exponential data growth, across all industry verticals. It is time to turn your mountains of data into mountains of insight and business value.
  • Western Digital Tech Talk - Hadoop® Compatible File System – HCFS w/ Objectstore Recorded: Mar 28 2017 16 mins
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  • Control Renegade Data! Options for Storing Unstructured Data Recorded: Mar 15 2017 23 mins
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    Unstructured data is like renegade data. It doesn't fit into a spreadsheet with rows and columns, i’s not in an ERP or CRM where you know what kind of data is in each cell, or how it relates to the rest of the data. So how do you create a sense of order among all this data chaos?

    In this webinar you’ll learn about an alternative storage option to overspending on SAN and NAS solutions: object storage. You’ll leave this webinar knowing:

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  • Western Digital Tech Talk - Red Hat Ceph on InfiniFlash(TM) Recorded: Mar 14 2017 6 mins
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    Software Defined Storage and storage go together like peas and carrots.

    Listen to our Western Digital Tech Talk to learn about running Red Hat Ceph SDS on the InfiniFlash system from SanDisk(R). We'll cover:

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    - How we work better together: Collaborating to improve capability and performance
    - Provide resources and links for more information.
  • Use-Case: Digitizing and Preserving 50 Years of Data Recorded: Mar 9 2017 4 mins
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    The Active Archive System object store was chosen based on its data
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  • Western Digital Tech Talk - ActiveScale(TM) P100 Recorded: Mar 9 2017 15 mins
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    Take a technical deep dive into next-generation object storage for large-scale data that requires both long-term retention with easy and fast retrieval. ActiveScale P100 is an integrated storage system that disrupts the economics of scaling capacity into petabytes, and enables massive data storage repositories on both on-premises and hosted cloud architectures.
  • How Data Protection is Changing in the Modern (Hybrid Cloud) World Recorded: Feb 28 2017 34 mins
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    In this webinar members of Veritas and Western Digital will explore the latest data protection trends and learn how a unified backup and recovery solution can reduce complexity, enable you to protect, locate, and recover more information in less time, and keep you ahead of exponential data growth.

    Times they keep a-changin', but that doesn't mean you have to be left behind.
  • Data @Scale. Flash Solutions for Modernizing IT Infrastructure Recorded: Feb 10 2017 56 mins
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    In this webinar replay, Bob Ackerman, Editor in Chief of SIGNAL Magazine and Gary Lyng, Sr. Director Data Center Solutions, Western Digital discuss how to modernize your IT infrastructure with next-generation solutions.

    In this webinar you’ll learn:

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  • Use-Case: Service Provider Peak 10 Improves Efficiency and Performance with SDS Recorded: Feb 8 2017 45 mins
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    Imagine dramatically increasing your storage performance, reducing latency and providing superior service to your customers all at a lower TCO.

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