Evolve or die: Enterprise Storage in the Face of Sudden and Continuous Change
Storage technologies, epitomized by Intel's own solid state portfolio, are evolving faster than most organizations are capable of adopting them. In this webinar we'll discuss the dramatic dichotomy facing storage vendors today.
On one hand, they must be absolute geeks: fixated on the gory technical challenges that are involved with getting performance and efficiency out of a set of storage technologies that nobody even dreamed of about ten years ago. On the other, they must completely insulate their customers from this gory technical fixation: successful products must assemble a set of complex and rapidly evolving technologies in a way that makes the business end of storage -- protecting and presenting organizational data -- simpler and more cost-effective than ever before.
RecordedJun 16 201654 mins
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Ray Pang, Director of Technical & Solutions Marketing, Supermicro & Marc Fisher, RSD Solution Sales Manager, Intel
Over the past 20 years, Enterprise IT has evolved from a rigid, buying all IT equipment up-front and provisioning for the next 5 years approach, to the on-demand, agile, scale-out, software defined data centers that the hyperscale companies enjoy today. But if you are not one of those hyperscale companies and need to compete with them, what do you do? Then you will need a solution like Supermicro Rack Scale Design (RSD).
Based on Intel® Rack Scale Design software framework, Supermicro RSD is a total solution comprised of Supermicro server/storage/networking hardware and an optimized rack level management software. Designed with the whole rack as the new management unit in mind, Supermicro RSD leverages industry standard Redfish RESTful APIs developed by DMTF (Distributed Management Task Force) and provides the agility and efficiency for cloud scale data center operators to perform operations such as resource pooling and composability.
In this webinar, experts from Intel and Supermicro will discuss motivations behind Intel® Rack Scale Design software foundation and the unique benefits Supermicro RSD brings to cloud service providers, telecoms, and Fortune 500 companies to build their own agile, efficient, software-defined data centers.
Robert Cox, Senior Product Marketing Manager, NetApp and Ronnie Chan, Product Marketing Manager, NetApp
With the advent of Software, Platform, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings in the public cloud, many enterprise IT organizations have a mandate to leverage the public cloud to deliver applications and services. Meanwhile, organizations with petabytes-scale rich content depots are finding moving persistent data storage wholesale to the public cloud is more expensive in the long run. IT has an opportunity to add value by delivering a catalog of standard, S3- and Swift-compatible, object storage services at a cost, quality, and speed comparable to the best external cloud providers. To address this, IT organizations are turning to the Hybrid Cloud to streamline and automate management of their rich content data at scale.
In this webinar customers will learn how to evolve to succeed in the data-powered digital era utilizing flexible deployment options, multi-tenant global namespaces, automated data policies, and ease of configuration— all powered by NetApp StorageGRID Webscale software and Intel X86 servers.
Torkel Ödegaard, Co-founder and Creator, Grafana Labs
This webinar will be focused on Grafana and the new features of Grafana 4
- Native alerting: Alerts on thresholds and alert notifications can be added to graph panels. The addition of alerting transforms Grafana from a visualization tool into a truly mission critical monitoring tool.
- Ad-hoc filters: This is a new and very different type of template variable, which allows you to create new key/value filters on the fly; creating new exploratory dashboards
- UI and UX improvements: This release aimed at making the use of the software more intuitive for new users, and improving the experience for existing users.
- Plugins and Dashboards: Learn more about official and community-built Grafana panels, data sources, apps and dashboards.
Howard Lo, DataON Storage and Ken LeTourneau, Intel Corporation
DataON MUST provides infrastructure visibility and management for Microsoft’s new suite of software-defined storage stack technologies like Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), Storage Replica, and Storage quality of service (QoS) which, based on your policy, monitors hardware and software storage infrastructure to identify potential problems.
In this webinar, we’ll show you how MUST provides on-demand access to curated collections of hyper-converged clusters, storage performance, and capacity metrics:
• Dashboard-level metrics
• System alerts based on Health Service faults
• Automated email services for administrators
• OOBE wizard for cluster configuration and setup
• Mobile-friendly user interface
Andrew Sullivan, Technical Marketing Engineer at NetApp and Chris Morgan, Product Management Director at Red Hat
Red Hat® OpenShift Container Platform is a complete container application platform that provides all aspects of the application development process in one consistent solution that can span across multiple infrastructure footprints. OpenShift integrates all the architecture, processes, platforms, and services needed to help development and operations teams traverse traditional siloed structures and produce applications that help businesses to succeed.
Using OpenShift with Project Trident, NetApp’s open-source dynamic storage provisioner, extends this experience to simplify and automate persistent storage volumes. Trident's integration with OpenShift allows infrastructure teams to define storage capabilities while simultaneously enabling application teams to consume storage based on their needs - when they need it, where they need it, and how they need it.
Learn how OpenShift and NetApp Project Trident can empower the development and deployment of applications in an environment which meets customers’ needs with simplicity and ease.
Cisco has developed the Cisco Business Cloud Advisor (BCA) framework in collaboration with IDC. We analyzed over 6,100 organizations across 31 countries. Cisco BCA helps you continuously improve your multicloud environment following proven and vendor agnostic methodologies. The combination of BCA, our vast cloud portfolio and our rich partner ecosystem can fuel your digital transformation journey.
In this webinar you will learn how to power data-driven growth for your organization by effectively leveraging the opportunities offered by hybrid cloud, as well as how to connect cloud environments through a data fabric.
Boyan Ivanov, CEO, StorPool Storage and Robert Jenkins, CEO, CloudSigma
IT is turning into one of the main competitive advantages a business has. And at the center of today's IT is the Cloud.
In this webinar we will:
- Share practical advice for people building or managing private/public clouds on how to improve ROI
- Go through the various components of a cloud and share hints on optimizing each component - compute, network, storage & software stack;
- Show how companies used this advice to build clouds with ROI of 260+%, and increased their entire business' profit margins with 15%.
Gain an understanding of what is driving the transition from CapEx storage to OpEx-based Storage-as-a-Service. Learn from the experts why there are significant Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) advantages when transitioning from purchasing storage to pay-as-you-go. Also, learn how to avoid potential pitfalls when launching your new infrastructure.
- A comparison of HDD vs SSD and why/how to make the switch from HDD to SSD
- Market data showing the shift from CapEx to OpEx
- Storage-as-a-Service (STaaS) architectures
- Cloud/Hybrid/On-Premise deployment options
- TCO Analysis
- Best-Practices for Deployment
Narendar Shankar, President, Julian Chesterfield, Director of Emerging Technologies, Carlos Rego, Cheif Vissionary Officer
Private cloud doesn't have to be complex. In fact, it shouldn't be complex, because your customers just want it to work. While there are countless different ways to build on-premise clouds, there's a secret most vendors have missed: private cloud should be easy. Easy to buy, easy to deploy, easy to manage and easy to use.
This session will cover the real USPs of private cloud for SMB and enterprise customers, and introduce a new turnkey, white label 'private cloud in a box' solution that combines the OnApp cloud management platform with Intel server, storage and networking products.
- what makes a cloud a cloud?
- removing complexity and adding value
- use cases & selling points
- solution brief
Andrew Sullivan, Technical Marketing Engineer, NetApp
Docker® containers have emerged to provide the agility that development teams need while delivering the stability and reliability required by IT operations. Developers can bring existing applications into the Docker ecosystem while building new applications using microservice design principles. IT-operations teams can benefit from reduced complexity and faster deployment of containerized applications.
Typically, Docker containers do not retain data after being restarted or retired. A container’s ephemeral nature presents challenges for containerizing many common Enterprise applications, from databases to home-grown tools, where data must be retained or when a container must share its data across multiple Docker hosts. Docker and NetApp solve these issues and more with the NetApp® Docker Volume Plugin (nDVP).
The nDVP adds persistent storage capabilities to Docker containers, which gives developers the ability to enable data persistence in applications that use Docker container technology along with enterprise storage features such as transparent scalability, high availability, encryption, data deduplication, and seamless replication.
Most DevOps journeys involve several phases of maturity. Research shows that the inflection point where organizations begin to see maximum value is when they implement tight integration deploying their code to their infrastructure. Success at this level is the last barrier to at-will deployment. Storage is more capable than where we read and write data.
In this session we’ll discuss the role and value extensible storage infrastructure has in accelerating software development activities, improve code quality, reveal multiple deployment options through automated testing, and support continuous integration efforts. All this will be described using tools common in DevOps organizations.
Companies are actively looking to transform their highly virtualized data center into a dynamic on-premise private cloud that offers the same benefits as the public cloud. Today’s dedicated infrastructure offerings fail to address the growing demands and higher service levels needed for today’s applications. They lack the advanced capabilities like elastic scale, flexibility, management automation, and usage-based tracking to deliver IT as a Service (ITaaS) for their tenants. A modern dynamic data center necessitates the need for a modern software-defined infrastructure. An infrastructure that can be dynamically provisioned across a pool of compute, network and storage resources, thus reducing and eliminating the planning and complexity associated with application sizing, provides much more flexibility and allows for future proofing and investment protection.
For companies considering whether or not to use the public cloud versus staying with or building their own data center, there are three primary factors affecting their decision: business needs, data security and total cost of operations (CAPEX/OPEX).
Supermicro; Subodh Bhargava, Program Manager of Storage Spaces, Microsoft; Vivek SarathyStorage Solution Architect, Intel
How can All-Flash NVMe systems address your storage challenges? Get the latest details on the emerging All-Flash products and technologies from Supermicro and Intel. See the configurations and performance details for leading software defined storage solutions from Microsoft on All-Flash NVMe accelerated platform. Learn how to work with Supermicro and Intel on a custom assessment or proof of concept of All-Flash NVMe Next Generation systems. Accelerate your transition to a higher performance, more efficient and cost effective next generation storage architecture today.
Prabu Rambadran, Director of Product Marketing at Nutanix
Enterprises are widely adopting hyperconverged infrastructure to transform the way they deliver IT services. At the same time, with dropping prices and increasing storage density, we’ve reached an inflection point that is transforming decisions around all-flash deployments as well. If HCI is the path to the future shouldn’t your storage decisions reflect that? Migrate your mission-critical applications running on bare-metal or virtualized Oracle and SQL Server to a scale-out all-flash hyperconverged platform. With emerging technologies such as NVMe and 3D XPoint coming into the market, this session will dig into the new realities for enterprise datacenters and ways to deploy flash.
Ranajit Nevatia, CEO, Datagres; Paul Yeatman, Enterprise Solutions and Support Specialist, Datagres
Without sufficient detail and information, admins are limited in knowing how well the I/O is traveling within the data center, where bottlenecks exist, and where improvements can be made. As data centers are often managed by multiple teams, it becomes difficult to determine which team is responsible for certain issues or areas of improvement and thus makes it easy to always blame the other team. Recognizing the need for I/O visibility in the data center, DATAGRES created PerfAccel. As a software-only solution that is installed on the individual application servers, it is fully aware of each and every I/O that occurs from the application servers all the way back to the storage servers and can accelerate application performance with dynamic data placement at the same time.
Howard Lo, ViP Sales & Marketing, DataOn; Subodh Bhargava, Sr. Program Manager, Microsoft, Vivek Sarathy, Solution Architect,
DataON and Intel maximize the performance of Windows Server 2016 thanks to Intel’s NVMe SSD and DataON’s Hyper-Converged Cluster Appliance platform. NVMe SSD based storage offers 3X read and 1.5X write performance when compared to traditional SSDs, making it an innovative choice for those looking to push the bounds of their data centers. Intel’s latest enterprise NVMe SSD offering empowers high IO performance for EVGA’s IOP intensive enterprise applications demanding in-memory applications, such as virtualization using Hyper-V*, Microsoft Hekaton* for analytics, Microsoft SQL*, large Exchange* installations, and other I/O intensive applications.
Ziv Serlin - Director System Architecture, E8 Storage, Ron Herrmann - Director Sales Engineering, E8 Storage
E8 Storage has been a member of the Intel Developer program for several years. At the Flash Memory Summit in August, E8 Storage emerged from stealth mode with the announcement of their centralized NVMe storage solution, the E8 D24, using Intel dual-ported SSDs. E8 Storage is the first vendor to bring to the market a true enterprise class centralized storage array using dual-ported Intel drives. This solution provides amazing performance (up to 10M IOPS in a 2U form factor) and Enterprise class storage features such as controller and path failover (made possible by using Intel dual-ported SSDs). This webinar also illustrates some of the testing that E8 Storage has done with the Intel dual-ported SSDs and how failures can now be overcome with this new architecture.
Veda Shankar Director, Emerging Technologies, Solution Business Development Group, QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology)
Intel and QCT (Quanta Cloud Technology) partnered to create a block storage solution that delivers multi-tenancy, workload flexibility, and massive scalability utilizing Ceph. Using a Hadoop workload, Ceph was optimized to provide backend storage solution. To provide the performance needed to disaggregate Hadoop storage, a hybrid deployment of Intel® Solid State Drives with NVMe and HDDs where performance is optimized with Intel® Cache Acceleration Software. Veda will share the results of key benchmarks and the underlying architecture that is being deployed by a large Cloud Service Provider (CSP) to reduce their operational complexity and save cost.
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