Build Data Lakes not Data Mountains – Use Cases and How Tos
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.
RecordedMar 28 201730 mins
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For research data to be truly useful, it must be easy to access, share and manage without requiring expensive, custom infrastructure. What organizations need is turnkey storage that won't break the bank, with a unified interface for fast, reliable data transfer and sharing. This webinar introduces Globus for ActiveScale, a cost-effective solution for on-premise object storage that’s simple to deploy and use. With Globus for ActiveScale, researchers have access to advanced capabilities for managing data across a broad range of systems, while administrators gain a cost-effective, scalable, and durable solution they can deploy quickly to help their researchers innovate faster. In this webinar, attendees will learn how to deploy and use Globus for ActiveScale -- the session includes a product demonstration and a Q&A session with the Globus Chief Customer Officer.
Manfred Berger, HGST - Sr. Mgr. Business Development Platforms EMEA
In this Webinar Manfred Berger explains why the HGST platforms, also known as JBODs or shelves are the perfect home for HGST hard disk drives and SSDs and how buying that combination as a platform, can look to reduce your integration cycle by up to 3 months. By enabling customers to focus their attention on storage applications rather than the underlying infrastructure, hardware investment turns to revenue sooner. Through proper integration of HGST hard disk drives into dedicated platforms, these hard disk drives can run more reliably and last longer, providing customers with a dependable storage installation they can rely on for their business needs.
Rob Commins, Senior Director, Commercial & Enterprise Brand Marketing at Tegile Systems, a Western Digital Brand
Storage and memory are on a collision course that will change the game in data center infrastructure. Come hear about persistent memory technologies and NVMe. If you like what flash has done to accelerate your applications, you’re going to love this presentation.
Erik Zarate, Enterprise Systems Engineer, Commvault; Kurt Esser, Director of Cloud Solutions and Technologies, HGST
Many organizations are looking for the ability to store, access and analyze data for longer periods of time to gain predictive insights which will help improve their businesses. This significant increase in data retention times is getting to the point where their data basically needs to live forever and IT organizations are struggling to protect this ever increasing amount of data.
Join this webinar with Western Digital’s Kurt Esser and Commvault’s Erik Zarate to learn the answers to these questions:
- What forces are driving transformation in data protection today?
- What are the latest technologies being used in modern data protection environments?
- How can my data protection systems keep pace with explosive data growth?
- Can I implement a “Data Forever” strategy without busting my budget?
- What are the benefits of using highly scalable, durable object storage for Disaster Recovery?
Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, HGST
Join Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, and Peter Plamondon, Director, Microsoft Partner Marketing for this webinar where they will discuss how HGST branded HDDs and SSDs can be used to optimize Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct environments. They will discuss the basic operations and advantages of Microsoft Storage Spaces Direct for Hyper-converged infrastructures, and how a tiered storage approach can provide the optimal configuration for your workload. They will share some sample configurations to highlight how they impact performance, capacity and TCO.
The only problem with the all-flash data center is most of the data (as much as 85%) organizations store is not accessed in more than a year. Assuming there is a more cost effective way to store that data it should be stored on something else. Object storage seems like an obvious choice. Object storage is very cost effective and has features designed for long-term retention. Instead of a single-tier data center, organizations should look to create a two-tier enterprise, and in this webinar we will show you how.
Mark Peters, Sr Analyst, ESG Global; Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital; Tanya DeAngelis, Archivist, Sundance Institute
More data are being generated every day. The ability to store, access and analyze all that data, to use the predictive insights from big data analytics to transform business, and have an infrastructure that’s designed to grow and scale with the data growth has become a strategic imperative for many companies.
Join this webinar with Western Digital’s Phil Bullinger, SVP & GM, Joan Wrabetz, VP, and special guest speakers:
- Mark Peters, ESG Analyst
- Justin Simmons, Director of Technology Services, Sundance Institute
- Tanya De Angelis, Associate Director of Archives & Collection, Sundance Institute
- Steve Phillpott, CIO, Western Digital
Our panel will discuss:
- The importance of a data strategy that facilitates a data-forever strategy
- The latest storage technology and the Dynamic Data Placement technology
- A highly scalable, durable object storage and its impact on business
- Perspective on the impact of this storage technology
- Why it’s time for every CIO to look into this technology
Jonathan Flynn, Virtualization Technologist, Western Digital; John Nicholson, Senior Technical Marketing Architect, VMware
How to get the most out of vSAN – VMware’s Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) software. In this webinar you will learn testing and tuning insights and lessons learned from Western Digital’s ongoing vSAN performance test bed. Learn the test bed design and why it’s done the way it is. You’ll find the answers to questions such as: What performance tools are used in the industry and why? How do vSAN features such as Erasure Coding, Deduplication and Compression, and Object Checksum impact performance? What design principles should be used when configuring your vSAN and implementing your VMs? What does “Working Set” mean, and how does it impact performance? What other knobs can be turned (e.g., Disk Stripes per Object, Cache Line Settings, etc.), and what can you expect from them?
Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, HGST
Join Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, for this webinar where she will discuss how SanDisk branded SSDs and HGST branded HDDs and SSDs are ideal for environments that run Hadoop databases. This webinar will look at cases where, SanDisk and HGST devices, can dramatically reduce query response times and minimize server sprawl by tuning compute and storage separately. Optimizing your Hadoop environment that suffer from queries that take too long to return data or in which applications are not meeting their SLAs, will enable you to reduce your server footprint at massively increased query performance.
Rob Commins, Sr. Director, Product Marketing at Tegile Systems, a Western Digital Company
CFOs rejoice! CEOs take to the streets in celebration! Ok, maybe it’s not quite that exciting, but did you know that you can get the best of both worlds in storage? One of the biggest challenges in storage has been paying for it. Thanks to trying to plan for exactly how much storage you need right now versus how much you need in the future, people often just overbuy with the expensive hopes that they’ll grow into it.
You actually have a whole lot of financing options at your disposal to pay for storage, from buying to leasing to simply paying for what you use, just like the cloud. Why pay for storage that you’re never going to actually use?
And, what happens when your storage gets too old? You buy new. What if you didn’t have to? What if you could pay a bit more in maintenance on your current system in exchange for an upgrade when the time comes?
Join Rob Commins, Sr. Director of Product Marketing for Tegile Systems, as he takes a deep dive into:
- Best practices for storing your data in the cloud
- How to keep cloud storage costs to a minimum
- How to scale data growth and storage capacity
Rob Commins has been instrumental in the success of some of the storage industry's most interesting companies over the past twenty years including HP/3PAR, Pillar Data Systems, and StorageWay. At Western Digital, he leads the Data Center System's business unit's product marketing team.
Jason Coposky, Executive Director, iRODS Consortium; Linda Zhou, Director, HPC and Life Sciences Solutions
This talk will cover an introduction to the four core competencies of iRODS and their application to data centric, metadata driven, data management. We will then explore how iRODS interfaces with HPC and other models of computation as well as review existing iRODS production deployments.
When adding new storage capacity, or when hard drives fail, storage admins are challenged with rebalancing data.
Here's a visual representation of how the proprietary Dynamic Data Placement technology in the ActiveScale object storage system offers enhanced data durability, faster data rebuild time, and simplified data management. With Dynamic Data Placement you can add new capacity with no performance re-balancing.
To learn more about ActiveScale click here: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/12587/280211 or follow us at @WesternDigiDC
NVMe and NVMe over fabrics promises to change the flash and networking industry. NVMe enables storage systems to tap into the full potential of flash storage and NVMe allows those systems to deliver in-server latencies. NVMe will fundamentally change storage. Are you ready? Join Storage Switzerland and Tegile for this webinar as they provide you with a path to NVMe.
ActualTech Media’s Scott D. Lowe and Tegile’s Rob Commins
If it seems like flash storage has been talked about for ages, you’re right! But, there are constant innovations that deserve continuous attention and may help your company find even more value in that staid storage array. From new types of underlying media to new software features to new ways to architect such systems, the storage market continues an ongoing shift from disk-based systems to ones that run all-flash all the time.
Among the critical items that you need to understand in the world of flash are the various kinds of flash media available to you, what modern multi-tier architectures look like, and just what the heck is meant by the seemingly oxymoronic “all-flash hybrid” storage array.
Join ActualTech Media’s Scott D. Lowe and Tegile’s Rob Commins as they delve into this crazy new world of storage!
Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, HGST
VMware vSAN provides a platform for implementing virtualization on a hyper-converged infrastructure, but it needs proper storage components to work best. Join Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, for this webinar where she will look at how HGST-brand HDDs combined with HGST-and SanDisk-brand SSDs can provide the capacity and cost savings of a hybrid approach for many vSAN clusters.
The exponential growth of data creating devices and data consuming applications continues to accelerate the virtuous cycle of innovation. An insatiable hunger for faster results, precise predictions, immersive experiences, prescriptive recommendations, along with an ever-broadening service economy has launched us into a data-centric universe at both hyperspeed and hyperscale. To maintain the pace of acceleration, the demands of Artificial Intelligence, machine learning and autonomous systems will need to create, access and transform "fast data" at increasing speeds. Likewise, prognosticators and algorithmic scientists will need to capture, protect and analyze increasing volumes of "big data" to achieve the precision required for complex reasoning. Without this essential speed and scale, the soaring value and promise of data is at risk of stalling. Martin Fink, chief technology officer at Western Digital, will offer insights into the opportunities and obstacles that we face in our data-centric universe. Among the topics explored will be: the state of 3D NAND, Storage Class Memory technologies, and the architectural disruptions required to unleash the precision and diversity of emerging fast data and big data applications.
Find it With Multi-tiered Flash!
The all-flash data center was to solve all our problems. We’ve had all-flash arrays for ½ a decade. Where are the all-flash data centers? The problem is that performance and cost have been opposing forces in data storage systems for decades, especially in the initial all-flash era. Recent advancements in flash technology are finally breaking this tension and are enabling a new class of applications while driving costs down dramatically.
Manfred Berger, Sr Manager Business Development Platforms EMEA, HGST
Designed for Enterprise and the Cloud, the 2U24 Flash Storage Platform addresses the demanding storage needs of large enterprises and Cloud service providers. Offering Enterprise-class high availability with hot swappable SSDs, IO Modules and PSUs, the 2U24 Flash Storage Platform with fully upgradeable firmware enables drive technology and capacity updates without impacting applications.
Join Manfred Berger, Senior Manager Business Development Platforms EMEA, for this LIVE webinar and find out how the 2U24 Flash Storage Platform can deliver the performance you need.
Customers who are deploying IoT platforms sometimes are forced to make difficult and limiting decisions for their infrastructure. Most application workloads are not consistent in their performance and capacity requirements, further compounding the difficulty on the infrastructure decision. A series of misleading choices often leads to over-engineering and thus overspending, or running systems that cannot meet the application demands. This webinar illustrates an approach for designing and configuring the compute and storage infrastructure for IoT. An ideal compute and storage infrastructure for IoT would have great agility and more than meet all of the technical requirements. It would have a variety of compute, and network personalities that were easy to change, and a storage layer that would support several storage protocols, contain multiple inline space saving technologies, and optimize the use of flash technology from a performance, capacity, and cost perspective.
Modern flash optimized arrays are an ideal and unique storage infrastructure to meet these ever-changing requirements. In this webinar, we will examine the importance of:
- Storage optimized along both the performance and capacity vectors of flash drive technologies providing great performance as well as extreme capacities.
- Fully flexible infrastructure providing several storage configurations allowing for an increase of raw performance with the addition of flash modules or increased capacity by adding cost effective dense storage (flash and/or HDD).
- Multi-pool internal architecture that is so in line with the “pooling” methodology internal to many IoT architectures that design and administration complexities are lessened or completely eliminated.
Esther Spanjer, Director, Enterprise Business Development EMEA, Western Digital
HGST has recently announced new Enterprise SSDs with SAS and NVMe interfaces. In this webinar we will discuss the benefits of upgrading from the existing FusionIO PCIe cards to the new SN260 NVMe SSD and from the existing UltraStar SAS SSD to SS200 SAS SSDs.
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.