Staying Ahead of the SDS Curve - Tech Updates with Nexenta & Western Digital
The only thing you can count on in technology –and life- is change. And change is good! Join this webinar with Nexenta and Western Digital to learn how your options for all-flash software-defined-storage are growing! Learn about the many game-changing technology updates delivering real cost-savings, flexibility and high-performance for customers large and small.
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
RecordedSep 22 201643 mins
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Esther Spanjer, Enterprise Business Development Director; Cagatay Kilic, Business Development Manager
Join Cagatay Kilic and Esther Spanjer from the EMEAI Business Development team, for this webinar if you are interested in understanding more about HDD technology features and how they are implemented in the Western Digital Enterprise Grade HDD product line. Cagatay will discuss topics such as PRM vs SMR vs XMR recording, micro-actuator vs dual-actuator , HAMR vs MAMR and why Western Digital fills its high capacity drives with Helium. Additionally, Esther will share with you Western Digital’s view on the HDD Market and the co-existence of HDD and SSDs in the datacenter. For those of you that want to know of what’s going on “under the hood” in an Enterprise Grade HDD will come away with knowledge on the following:
1. HDD technology features
2. Market trends for HDDs in the datacenter
3. Western Digital’s enterprise grade HDD offering
The security video market continues to see tremendous growth, driven by heightened concerns over terrorism, broader availability of more advanced imaging technology, and potential leverage of security cameras for improving operational efficiencies. Hear how smart security video not only assists security personnel in maintaining public safety but can also be used to ultimately improve infrastructure, driving in part the emergence and growth of smart cities. The so-called smart security edge requires innovative, dynamic storage technology to deliver the performance, capacity and endurance needed for real-time artificial intelligence and video analytics. Please join us as we discuss the broadest portfolio of edge-to-core storage solutions for smart security video, only from Western Digital.
NAND flash storage is moving from infotainment to many key applications as the automotive industries drives to autonomous vehicles. As the applications change, so does the usage from single storage systems to domain, shared storage. With these additional use cases come additional challenges and requirements for NAND flash.
Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEIA
Datacenter storage infrastructure has come a long way since the days of bare metal and one application per server. Once we found a way to share data across the network in the form of NAS and SAN, the industry has worked on many different fronts to improve CPU utilization, performance and cost and reduce complexity and maintenance. Virtualization, converged and hyper-converged technologies, all added incremental improvements in managing datacenter storage. But modern datacenter managers still deal with problems such as SKU growth, stranded capacity and the need to be flexible enough to adapt to unpredictable growth. The right solution for this is Composable Infrastructure, the ability to disaggregate HW resources and compose them through software.
Join us for a LIVE webinar where we will discuss the historical evolution of datacenter storage infrastructure and explain how we will move towards Composable Infrastructure in the future.
Main topics will include:
1. The evolution from bare metal deployments to current modern infrastructure of scale-out, converged/hyperconverged architectures
2. What is Composable Infrastructure and what are its benefits?
3. Western Digital’s offering for Composable Infrastructure
Mike McWhorter, Senior Technologist, DCS Field Applications Engineering
Mike McWhorter, Senior Technologist, reviews how Western Digital IT leverages the new S3A feature in Hadoop to create a second tier of seamless storage for analytics. Hadoop S3A allows you to connect your Hadoop cluster to any on-premises or hybrid S3™-compliant object store -- achieving massive scale at substantially lower overall cost.
Is the latent value of your vast data resources being fully leveraged for your maximum success? Odds are, it’s probably not. Ironically, the growth and commercial success you are experiencing due to your data infrastructure, may grind it to a halt, unable to support the burgeoning info glut. “But, how can this be?” you may ask. The answer is simple, your digital business deserves better storage.
In this webinar we’ll explore the top reasons you should considering deploying NVMe-based storage in your enterprise. You’ll learn how NVMe can not only shift the current data bottleneck, but eliminate it all together while laying the groundwork for a future of highly-decentralized high-performance storage. More importantly, we’ll look beyond the speeds and feeds to envision how NVMe can act as a change agent to drive innovation and success in your business. Discover how NVMe can unlock the latent value of your data by delivering data to your fingertips while changing the fundamental economics of your storage and retrieval of data forever.
Harrison Waller - Sr. Manager Technical Marketing, Western Digital
Get an overview of the IntelliFlash user interface and visualize simple workflows for storage administration. Explore the various features and widgets, plus gain insights into storage performance and capacity management on an Western Digital IntelliFlash storage array.
Dave Montgomery, Director, Storage Platforms Marketing
The ‘general-purpose’ architectures that have served so well in the past are reaching their limits of scalability, performance and efficiency, typically using a uniform ratio of resources to address all compute processing, storage and network bandwidth requirements. As a result, the ‘one size fits all’ approach is no longer effective for data-intensive workloads. What is required for today’s data-centric architectures that address such diverse applications as big data, fast data, data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), are capabilities that enable more control over the blend of resources that each application needs so that optimized levels of processing, storage and network bandwidth can be scaled independent of one another, enabling both flexibility and composability.
Composable Disaggregated Infrastructures (CDIs) are becoming a popular solution – delivering greatly improved TCO and addressing the inflexible nature of many current IT architectures. With a total market CAGR of 58.2% (forecasted from 2017 to 2022), CDIs treat physical compute, storage and network fabric resources as services and use an API to create a virtual application environment that provides whatever resources the application needs in real-time to meet workload demands.
This webinar will cover the current economic pain-points of today’s IT infrastructures and introduce Western Digital’s OpenFlex™ line of composable infrastructure, fabric-attached storage products.
Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEIA
The heavy demands of safe city initiatives, IoT workloads, and other time-sensitive data sets are hitting memory constraints at scale. New datacenter architectures become more and more memory-centric to address the pursuit of greater data processing at lower latency. But IT managers are confronted with cost of high capacity DIMM modules, limited amount of DIMM slots available within the server and low CPU utilization.
In this webinar, Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEAI will discuss the technical constraints of memory-intensive applications, and how they can be solved by Western Digital’s newly announced Ultrastar DC ME200 Memory Extension Drive. You will learn more about:
1. Market trends and challenges for memory-intensive applications
2. Technical implementation of the Ultrastar DC ME200 inside a server, enabling up to 24TiB of byte-addressable memory in a 1U server
3. Real test data on applications, such as Memcached, Redis, MySQL and SAP Hana
Persistent Memory such as Non-volatile DIMMs (NVDIMMs) is finding its way into enterprise storage solutions that were formerly the domain of HDDs and SSDs. The promise of running your applications and workloads at the speed of memory, but at a lower cost and with better durability is certainly alluring. But does this mean that persistent memory will replace ubiquitous HDD and SSD solutions? Will it be right for you? And how will it impact the rest of the storage market?
Join us for a Video Meetup where we’ll walk you through an introduction to persistent memory, and how to think about incorporating it into your storage infrastructure either now or in the future. We’ll be talking with an IT pro from the Spiceworks Community as well as an expert from Western Digital.
What we'll discuss:
-What is persistent memory and how is it different from SSDs and HDDs?
- How persistent memory works and how it could fit into storage solutions
- How your data can travel between varying tiers of storage performance Comparison of cost and performance with traditional storage solutions
- Determining whether the investment is worth it and making the business case
Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMAEI
The way datacenters are purchasing and building their infrastructure is changing rapidly. The days of general purpose servers for all computing tasks are slowly dwindling, and the days of "software-defined" everything is rising. More and more IT managers are buying off-the-shelf components/systems and putting together it together with the management software of their choice to create purpose-built infrastructure.
In this presentation, Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMAEI from Western Digital will discuss three market trends that will bring the idea of the "do-it-yourself" datacenter closer to reality:
Trend #1 - Purpose-built Infrastructure
Trend #2 - Software Defined Storage
Trend #3 - Disaggregation of Storage
NAS is essential to your IT environment, but a lazy NAS can hurt performance, cause you extra work and bust your budget.
Join experts from Western Digital and Komprise to learn how to transform your data management strategy by gaining visibility and an understanding of your data, automating the movement of inactive data to less expensive storage and optimizing your storage environment.
In this webinar you’ll learn how to:
•Increase NAS performance
•Free up NAS capacity
•Reduce costs by up to 50% or more
•Reduce backup times by up to 60 percent or more
A small investment of time can deliver BIG cost savings!
Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEIA
Join Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEIA, for this webinar where she will explain the latest developments in Western Digital’s enterprise SSD/HDD product offering. First, she will explain to you the transition from WD Gold™ to Western Digital Ultrastar® HDDs and how you can best migrate to the new offering. Furthermore, she will introduce you to 2 newly released enterprise SSDs, enabling the latest flash technology in your datacenter. The new Ultrastar DC SS530 SAS SSD is the offers best in class performance among current dual-port 12Gb/s SAS SSDs offerings in the market, and can help to drive faster data analytics, drive higher productivity, and power business decision-making. The Ultrastar SN620 NVMe™ SSD completes Western Digital’s NVMe portfolio, by delivering an essential NVMe drive that performs at 3x the bandwidth of enterprise SATA SSDs, providing a path to server consolidation.
For the bulk of enterprise data, the answer for cost-effective data storage is not always high-performance primary storage, meant for real-time applications, but rather a more-than-adequate-performance afforded by object-based storage.
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.
Join us to learn why object storage matters, the limitations it solves within the data center, why it's become so prevalent in the age of Big Data, and how customers are using object storage today.
Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA
Join Esther Spanjer, Director of Business Development EMEIA, for this webinar where she will introduce you to Western Digital’s newly released Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid storage server platform. With up to 780TB in a 4U enclosure, the Ultrastar Serv60+8 hybrid server is designed for capacity hungry environments and balances high density, compute and performance with low cost in Software-Defined Storage (SDS) environments. With the ability to mix both HDD and SSDs in the same compute platform, and a choice of CPUs and memory configurations, the Ultrastar® Serv60+8 hybrid storage server is targeted at backup, archive, private cloud and surveillance environments. We will share with you the benefits of this type of high density compute platform in various use case scenarios.
Scott Lowe, CEO of ActualTech Media and Narayan Venkat, VP of Data Center Systems at Western Digital
Join ActualTech Media CEO, Scott Lowe and Narayan Venkat, VP of Data Center Systems at Western Digital as they discuss IntelliFlash, NVMe and the current overall storage landscape.
In this webcast you will learn:
-Why All-Flash right now?
-The advantages or NVMe and when and why you might need it
-The economic value of IntelliFlash and the “silicon to system” Western Digital architecture
If you are interested in learning more about IntelliFlash, industry knowledge on the current state of NVMe or hearing more about our perspectives on NVMe make sure to check out the resources in the attachments.
Erik Weaver, Global Director Media & Entertainment, Western Digital ; Steve Wong, Dir. Business Development, DXC Technology
Hollywood business models are built on a centralized trust where most intellectual properties flow through the control of a few studios. This impacts content creators who do not know what, when, and how their content is consumed. Imagine the impact if all stakeholders had visibility and access to the same facts – Guilds, Unions, Studios, Record Labels, Publishers, Distributors, and Viewers.
Blockchain technology offers this opportunity. In this webinar Erik Weaver speaks with Steve Wong about what blockchain is, and how it can impact Hollywood - enabling accountability in pre-production, production, post-production, distribution, and consumption.
Earle Philhower III, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, Western Digital; Daniel Messer, Technical Marketing Manager, Red Hat
After the initial release of Red Hat’s container-native storage (CNS) solution for OpenShift, a large number of customers had one question: "Can I run a LAMP-stack database on this?" In this webinar, you will find the answer to this question in a first-of-its-kind performance benchmark on hardware provided by Western Digital. The goal is to investigate whether OpenShift, running on VMware, integrated with Gluster as container-ready storage could run MySQL databases, typically found on web application stacks in containers, at sufficient speed. And if so, what is the best storage hardware to use? How much can we push either the storage or container cluster to its limits? We'll share the findings and discuss designing an OpenShift solution suited for such workloads.
Mike McWhorter, Senior Technologist, Western Digital
Most have heard about object storage, but what problem is it solving, and how does it compare to other storage solutions like SAN or NAS? If these are questions you’ve asked yourself this webinar is for you! (Hint: The problem Object Storage solves is scalability.)
Join Senior Technologist Mike McWhorter as he explains how Object Storage differs from SAN, NAS and distributed file systems, the unique technological features which make object storage ideal for archiving, accessing or protecting data (especially unstructured data), and how different industries are using Object Storage today.
Register today to watch live or for the on-demand recording.
Are you waiting on your storage team to provision storage for your VMs? Is your storage infrastructure holding back your productivity?
Western Digital IntelliFlash™ storage arrays gives you simplicity and flexibility to utilize NFS and/or VMFS datastores across All-NVMe, All-Flash and Hybrid Flash storage. Compromise NOTHING! When you have the right storage solution you can enhance your end-users' application experience - without breaking the bank. Our deep integration with vSphere, and the entire VMware stack, allows VM Admins to quickly provision, monitor and optimize with a few clicks. Our machine learning IntelliCare™ lets you set it and forget it.
Join us for 45 minutes and we will show you how to manage a massive storage and VM footprint at a fraction of your current cost and effort.
Western Digital Corporation is an industry-leading provider of storage technologies and solutions that enable people to create, leverage, experience and preserve data. The company addresses ever-changing market needs by providing a full portfolio of compelling, high-quality storage solutions with customer-focused innovation, high efficiency, flexibility and speed. Our products are marketed under the HGST, SanDisk and WD brands to OEMs, distributors, resellers, cloud infrastructure providers and consumers.
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