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Channel Briefing: Flash Forward with SQL Server 2016

Boost Your Customers Data Platform and Your Sales Opportunities

For your customers, it’s all about the data. And fast data at that! The launch of Microsoft’s announcement of SQL Server 2016 provides an opportunity to transform your customers data platform by offering breakthrough mission-critical capabilities, in-memory performance and built-in operational analytics. Implementing SQL Server with SanDisk flash massively accelerates speed to insight in a cost-effective, scalable way.

Implementing SQL Server 2016 with SanDisk flash changes everything: time-to-value, advanced analytics, visualized business insights, and more, all in an incredibly high-performing, economical, and efficient way. Data drives business. Period. It’s time to ensure your customers are implementing a flash-based SQL Server platform to achieve maximum performance, greater capacity, with reduced operational costs.

Join one of the three channel-only webinars to learn how the winning combination of SQL Server 2016 with SanDisk Flash changes everything – business insights, analytics, and opportunities. Your customers will be glad you did.
Recorded Mar 29 2016 60 mins
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Peter Plamondon, Director Strategic Partner Ecosystems, SanDisk; Terry Christmas, Sales Manager – SYNNEX Corporation
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    Cloud Architects are encourage to join this open discussion between IDC and to get a better understanding on enterprise cloud consumption trends. Also, SanDisk will share details on the use of flash storage for IaaS, DevOps/PaaS, Analytics-as-a-Service, NoSQL, Object Storage, SDN/NFV, and E-Commerce.
  • Western Digital Welcomes the Future of Data Nov 15 2016 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
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    Please join us for an online event featuring Dave Tang, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Data Center Solutions at Western Digital, and Eric Burgener, Research Director for IDC’s Storage Practice, as we unveil how Western Digital is fueling the transformation of the storage industry.
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  • All-Flash Versus Hybrid VMware Virtual SAN™: Performance vs. Price Recorded: Oct 20 2016 46 mins
    Patric Chang, SanDisk, Sr. Director Marketing Manager; Jack Poller, ESG Analyst; Jase McCarty, VMware vExpert
    Mission-critical databases and business applications serve as the lifeline of many organizations. Therefore, performance is tantamount. In this webinar we’ll review a recent ESG study that confirms running VMware Virtual SAN cluster with SanDisk® flash easily accommodates the performance and cost requirements of an enterprise-class virtualized OLTP database environment and delivers a better price/performance at the same time. Join Patric Chang, SanDisk, Technical Marketing Manager, Jack Poller, ESG Analyst and Jase McCarty vExpert from VMware to learn:

    1. Key features, highlights and benefits of VMware Virtual SAN 6
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    If you're involved with enterprise storage, even on the periphery, you've probably heard someone talk about Object Storage. If you feel you don't actually know what object storage is, what the buzz is all about and if, and where, it would be appropriate to deploy in your organization - you're not alone.

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  • InfiniFlash™ System IF150 + Red Hat Ceph Storage Recorded: Sep 28 2016 35 mins
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  • Staying Ahead of the SDS Curve - Tech Updates with Nexenta & Western Digital Recorded: Sep 22 2016 43 mins
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    Thomas Cornely, Chief Product Officer at Nexenta and Steve Wilkins, Product & Solutions Marketing at Western Digital will discuss:

    * The new features of NexentaStor 5.0
    * NexentaFusion 1.0 for simplified storage management and analytics
    * The power and cooling savings PLUS high performance with All-Flash SDS
  • Why software-defined storage is critical to your IT strategy Recorded: Sep 21 2016 45 mins
    Ross Turk, Director, Product Marketing, Red Hat; Dave Montgomery, InfiniFlash Marketing Manager, Western Digital
    Your datacenter is changing because your data is changing. And for modern companies, data is now an asset to be cherished and that means storage matters more than ever!

    As you strive to support the ever-expanding demands of the departments you serve, the right kind of storage can make the difference between meeting SLAs and continually waiting for hardware to arrive at the freight dock. Open, software-defined storage harnesses the power of open source technology on standard servers and disks to provide flexible, scalable services that traditional appliances never could. In short, it behaves like the other modern infrastructure you use—and works well alongside it.

    In this session, aimed at cloud builders, storage administrators, IT strategists and practitioners, you'll get an introduction to software-defined storage, the value it provides as part of your IT strategy and real-world example of how combining SDS like Red Hat Ceph with InfiniFlash™ can help turn your data into gold!
  • Between Two Servers with Tegile Recorded: Sep 15 2016 6 mins
    Dave Montgomery of SanDisk, a Western Digital brand and Rob Commins, VP of Corporate Marketing, Tegile
    Dave Montgomery of SanDisk, a Western Digital brand and Rob Commins, VP of Corporate Marketing, Tegile discuss the use-cases for Tegile’s all-flash IntellitFlashHD storage array.
  • Between Two Servers with Nexenta Recorded: Sep 15 2016 5 mins
    Dave Montgomery of SanDisk, a Western Digital brand and Michael Letschin, Field CTO, Nexenta
    Dave Montgomery of SanDisk, a Western Digital brand and Michael Letschin, Field CTO, Nexenta discuss the combination of Nexenta’s NexentaStor software and InfiniFlash(TM), delivering all-flash software-defined-storage for all workloads.
  • Software-defined Storage at the Speed of Flash Recorded: Aug 23 2016 38 mins
    Augie Gonzalez, Director Product Marketing, DataCore; Steve Wilkins, SanDisk
    Do you run a mix of virtualized and diverse workloads, including block storage? Are you looking to increase density and maintain blazingly fast speeds? If so, this webinar is for you!

    In this webinar, speakers from DataCore and SanDisk® will discuss the performance and economic advantages of combining software-defined-storage with all-flash storage. We’ll also share two customer stories on how they were able to:

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    Don’t let data growth and complex workloads slow you down. Attend this webinar and learn about new possibilities.
  • Decisions, Decisions: Building a Better Virtualized Environment with Flash Recorded: Aug 18 2016 30 mins
    Jason Pederson, Virtualization Solutions Marketing Manager, SanDisk
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    Whether looking to solve an IT problem or achieve a business goal, performance usually plays a critical part. Flash storage has been known to improve storage performance and data center efficiency, but the question remains…’where do you put it, and how do you use it? And what happens when legacy systems don’t allow you to add flash?

    Join Jason Pederson as he takes you through the different options for deploying flash in virtual environments, and introduces a new deployment model from Western Digital that gives you the least disruptive way to introduce flash acceleration into existing SAN environments and across different VM clusters.

    Life is filled with decisions. We’re here to make them easier for you.
  • Bringing Flash into the Datacenter for Bandwidth-Intensive Applications Recorded: Aug 17 2016 30 mins
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  • Build it Better: SQL Server Migration Tips with Flash Recorded: Aug 3 2016 33 mins
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    - CPU
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    Lee will also share 3 key performance symptoms flash can treat – all backed up by quantifiable data. By pinpointing where the main performance bottlenecks lie, you can ensure you’re building a better SQL Server architecture to obtain the greatest performance gains and best ROI.

    This is your time to build it better…with a little help from flash storage.
  • To Petabytes and Beyond! High-Performance Red Hat Ceph Storage with SanDisk® Recorded: Jul 27 2016 60 mins
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    Red Hat and SanDisk have partnered to deliver a Ceph-tested, Red Hat approved, and SanDisk flash-accelerated solution that delivers extreme performance, boundless scale, efficiency, and resiliency for Ceph and OpenStack environments. In this webinar Brent Compton of Red Hat and Venkat Kolli of SanDisk will discuss:
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    Don't let limitations stop you, and imagine the impossible today. To petabytes and beyond!
  • Shared or Distributed HDFS – What’s Right for Me? Recorded: Jul 21 2016 40 mins
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  • 3 Steps to Modernize Your Oracle Data Center Recorded: Jul 14 2016 29 mins
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    Join Rob Callaghan, Sr. Marketing Manager, to learn what 3 steps you need to make to solve these data center challenges, without compromising the others, and different ways you can apply flash technology to achieve Oracle nirvana.

    You’ll leave this webinar knowing how to:
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