Backed by powerful machine learning, the self-driving car is quickly becoming a reality. With the rapid adoption of continuous integration/continuous deployment CI/CD in the data center, we have application workloads constantly changing.
How can the lessons of the autonomous vehicle apply to the self-driving data center?
The concept of the automated car is well understood. There is LIDAR, RADAR, and powerful onboard systems built on machine learning. The vehicle needs to see, process, and respond to events immediately.
How can this be applied the hybrid data center?
Infrastructure components range from servers, network, storage, hyper-converged devices, and applications. With (CI/CD) infrastructure workloads, on-premise, and in the cloud change constantly.
Electronic health records (EHR) and healthcare information systems must be up and running problem-free 24x7x365. 98% of the problems can be identified and proactively resolved before users are impacted!
NVMe storage systems and NVMe networks promise to reduce latency further and increase performance beyond what SAS based flash systems and current networking technology can deliver. To take advantage of that performance gain however, the data center must have workloads that can take advantage of all the latency reduction and performance improvements that NVMe offers. Vendors emphatically state that NVMe is the next must-have technology, yet many still continue to provide SAS based arrays using traditional networks.
How do IT planners know then, that investing in NVMe will truly provide their organizations the benefits of NVMe for their demanding applications and see a measurable return on investment? Just creating a test environment to perform an NVMe evaluation can break the IT budget!
Register now to join Storage Switzerland, Virtual Instruments, and SANBlaze as we look at the state of the data center and provide IT planners with the information they need to decide if NVMe is an investment they should make now or if they should wait a year or more. The key is determining which applications can benefit from NVMe-based approaches.
In this live event, IT professionals will learn
- About NVMe, NVMe Storage Systems and NVMe over Fabric Networking
- The Performance Potential of NVMe Storage and Networks
- What attributes are needed for a workload to take advantage of NVMe
- Why NVMe creates problems for current IT testing strategies
- Why a Workload Simulation approach is the only practical way to test NVMe
- How to build a storage performance validation practice
Nancy Gohring, Senior Analyst, at 451 Research, Ryan Perkowski, Sr. Director Product Management, Virtual Instruments
Today's demand for high-speed everything brings potential unforeseen challenges to your infrastructure environments. A single rogue failure or a noisy neighbor can result in a loss in customer satisfaction or confidence. Plus, when your virtualized applications delivery infrastructure are siloed, small problems can turn into big situations. This all quickly leads to the all too familiar IT war room scenarios.
Does your enterprise experience application outages and/or application slowdowns? For those who have experienced these problems, you also have experienced the IT war room, which conjures memories of extreme inefficiencies - from tedious conference calls, to blame storms, with each person ready to be the first to prove their innocence, rather than contribute to solving the problem at hand. How did we get here?
Join 451 Research and Virtual Instruments as we discuss:
- Technology trends that led to the nightmare war room scenario
- Siloed monitoring tools and organizational models that exacerbate the problem
- Options for improving – or even eliminating – the war room
- Benefits you can expect to realize by solving inefficient war rooms