Overcoming the Challenges of Building a Scalable, Enterprise Imaging Solution
Vendor-neutral imaging is fast becoming a requirement for your healthcare IT infrastructure. This translates to massive growth in unstructured data and a real need to leverage a medical imaging strategy across the enterprise. Join Rob Pegler, CTO of EMC Isilon, and Mark Woodward, VP, Enterprise Imaging of Merge Healthcare, as they discuss how EMC Isilon and Merge have created a simple, scalable solution, which enables the expansion of storage infrastructure, while at the same time providing a flexible, scalable solution for image viewing.
This week on White Space, we look back at the news from DCD Converged conference in London. We’ve also brought back a special guest - Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO and purveyor of unusual rack arrangements.
We discuss various ways to reuse server heat and discover that Coca Cola is apparently using Internet of Things to develop new flavors of the sugary drink.
Peter looks at the reasons behind the Telecity outage in the UK - but this outage has nothing on the recent data center fire in Azerbaijan, that left almost the entire country without access to the Internet.
Also mentioned are the news about CA Technologies getting out of the DCIM business, the reinvention of liquid cooling company Iceotope and the fact that the US government has just discovered another 2000 data centers it didn’t know it had.
Wireless is now the expected medium of choice for network users. Delivering it successfully can be a challenge especially with multiple different approaches and architectures available. What is right for your organisation? Cloud? Controller? How is it all secured?
This session will discuss 3 main Wi-Fi architecture types, their different advantages, the wired edge, and how to secure it all. Importantly, we will finish with what to consider when making the right choice for your needs.
IT organizations face rising challenges to protect more data and applications in the face of growing data security threats as they deploy encryption on vastly larger scales and across cloud and hybrid environments. By moving past silo-constrained encryption and deploying encryption as an IT service centrally, uniformly, and at scale across the enterprise, your organization can benefit from unmatched coverage— whether you are securing databases, applications, file servers, and storage in the traditional data center, virtualized environments, and the cloud, and as the data moves between these different environments. When complemented by centralized key management, your organization can apply data protection where it needs it, when it needs it, and how it needs it—according to the unique needs of your business. Join us on November 25th to learn how to unshare your data, while sharing the IT services that keep your data secure, efficiently and effectively in the cloud and across your entire infrastructure.
This tutorial covers technologies introduced by popular papers about Google File System and BigTable, Amazon Dynamo or Apache Hadoop. In addition, Parallel, Scale-out, Distributed and P2P approaches with Lustre, PVFS and pNFS with several proprietary ones are presented as well.
This tutorial adds also some key features essential at large scale to help understand and differentiate industry vendor's offerings.
Although we shall witness many strides in cybersecurity in 2016, there will still be a narrow margin between these and the threats we’re foreseeing. Advancements in existing technologies—both for crimeware and for everyday use—will bring forth new attack scenarios. It’s best for the security industry as well as the public, to be forewarned to avoid future abuse or any monetary or even lethal consequences.
The virtualization wave is beginning to stall as companies confront application performance problems that can no longer be addressed effectively, even in the short term, by the expensive deployment of silicon storage, brute force caching, or complex log structuring schemes. Simply put, hypervisor-based computing has hit the performance wall established decades ago when the industry shifted from multi-processor parallel computing to unicore/serial bus server computing.
Join industry analyst Jon Toigo and DataCore in this presentation where you will learn how your business can benefit from our Adaptive Parallel I/O software by:
- Harnessing the untapped power of today's multi-core processing systems and efficient CPU memory to create a new class of storage servers and hyper-converged systems
- Enabling order of magnitude improvements in I/O throughput
- Reducing the cost per I/O significantly
- Increasing the number of virtual machines that an individual server can host without application performance slowdowns
As NVM Express becomes the de facto interface standard for Enterprise and Client PCIe-based storage, the NVMe specification is evolving to take on the challenge of maintaining low latency to storage media while scaling out to meet the needs of modern data centers and applications. This talk will explore the coming NVMe Over Fabrics specification, and how it enables NVMe to be used across RDMA fabrics (e.g., Ethernet or InfiniBand™ with RDMA, Fibre Channel, etc.) and connect to other NVMe storage devices. Who should attend: engineering and marketing people interested in learning about how NVMe Over Fabrics works and the new types of system architectures enabled by this protocol.
SD-WAN has captured the attention of analysts, press and enterprises worldwide. Promising unrivaled performance, flexibility, visibility and control, this market disruptor will dramatically revolutionize traditional WANs. Is this obtainable, while saving infrastructure costs of up to 90%?
Hear from Ethan Banks, industry expert and co-founder of Packet Pushers, as he discusses why SD-WANs have moved beyond hype and are taking the industry by storm.
On this live webinar you will learn:
•What is an SD-WAN and its benefits
•Key feature requirements for SD-WANs
•How to adopt this technology without disturbing the network
•Ways an SD-WAN can reduce or eliminate your dependency on MPLS
•Other market observations from this leading industry expert
When we talk about “Storage” in the context of data centers, it can mean different things to different people. Someone who is developing applications will have a very different perspective than, say, someone who is responsible for managing that data on some form of media. Moreover, someone who is responsible for transporting data from one place to another has their own view that is related to, and yet different from, the previous two.
Add in virtualization and layers of abstraction, from file systems to storage protocols, and things can get very confusing very quickly. Pretty soon people don’t even know the right questions to ask!
How do applications and workloads get the information? What happens when you need more of it? Or faster access to it? Or move it far away? This webinar will take a step back and look at “storage” with a “big picture” approach, looking at the whole piece and attempt to fill in some of the blanks for you. We’ll be talking about:
- Applications and RAM
- Servers and Disks
- Networks and Storage Types
- Storage and Distances
- Tools of the Trade/Offs
The goal of the webinar is not to make specific recommendations, but equip the viewer with information that helps them ask the relevant questions, as well as get a keener insight to the consequences of storage choices.
Learn about a technology that can help you leverage commodity servers and storage devices to deliver a software defined converged infrastructure solution that can scale to cost-effectively meet your most demanding performance requirements.
Meet, ScaleIO, a software-defined solution that delivers ten-times better server performance, massive scalability, and 60% savings versus traditional storage area networks.
Eric Seidman, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, EMC
Join IDC and EMC in this EMC sponsored presentation on Software Defined Storage: A Pervasive Approach to IT Transformation. Amid the conversations surrounding analytics, and cloud, it is easy to overlook advances currently being made in infrastructure and operations. The entire operating environment—network server, storage, and network—can now be virtualized and automated. The data center of the future represents the potential for not only lowering costs, but also dramatically improving agility and reducing the complexity of provisioning, deploying, and maintaining technology footprints. Software-defined storage can elevate infrastructure investments, from costly data storage to a competitive differentiator creating a foundation for building agility into the way companies deliver IT services.
Delivering data migration & protection capabilities as a service in a heterogeneous storage environment is one of the biggest pain points for storage and application administrators. ViPR Controller is storage automation software that enables IT to deliver high-availability, disaster recovery, local data protection, data migration and copy management as a service. Learn about how the new capabilities in ViPR Controller allow application administrators to provision, protect and migrate their applications on EMC and non EMC platforms. Simplify the end to end management of not only the storage footprint but the entire data lifecycle.
Watch the presentation for a live discussion examining the key growth markets which drive video surveillance, and what makes Isilon such a good fit in them.
The video surveillance market continues to see robust growth with more cameras being installed today than ever before as organizations, businesses, and governments seek to deter, protect, and predict with their surveillance systems.
See how this proven scale-out design can:
-Handle thousands of surveillance cameras without compromising performance or data integrity
-Store the data efficiently and cost-effectively
-Run queries from analytics without having to make multiple copies of the data sets.
Isilon has all of these capabilities—enabling surveillance operators to manage the situation, not the storage.
Watch this EMC Tech Talk for a live discussion about how you can automate provisioning of the underlying physical infrastructure on VCE Vblock Systems with ViPR Controller. Delays in rolling out a new business service can negatively impact your ability to generate new revenue.
Integrate with VMware plug-ins and packs to create your own “as-a-service” offering. Easily and quickly respond to dynamic business needs with infrastructure lifecycle management.
George Hamilton, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Emerging Technologies Division
Software-defined Storage is much more than marketing buzz. Software-defined storage transforms today’s complex storage environments into simple, extensible and open platforms that are more agile and responsive to business users, developers and customers. SDS also delivers modern storage and data services as software-based services that can leverage existing infrastructure or commodity platforms to radically change storage economics and provide a clear path to the cloud.
Join us to discover how you can use SDS to shift resources from repetitive, manual administrative tasks to innovative new data services that give you a competitive advantage.
EMC ECS Appliance, powered by ViPR, provides a complete hyperscale storage infrastructure that delivers cost efficiency and simplicity, while enabling public cloud service scaling right in your own data center.
If you are ready to take back control of your data, applications and eliminate shadow IT, join us to learn how the ECS Appliance is simple to manage and deploy – with powerful features that can help get you to the next level.
The ECS Appliance:
-Provides universal accessibility with support for Block, Object and HDFS
-Offers Geo-scale storage with unmatched combination of storage efficiency, data protection, and access
-Fits any data center, with rapid scalability to Petabytes and Exabytes of geo-distributed data
-Provides click-and-go Storage-as-a-Service that satisfies the broadest range of application needs
-Delivers an instant Big Data repository with HDFS access – no Extract, Transform & Load (ETL) required
Don't miss the “under the covers” peak at the ECS Array, with sample rack configurations that make sense for any size business.
Eric Seidman - Senior Manager, Product Marketing; and Ashvin Naik - Product Marketing Manager, ETD
Watch for a live discussion about how the Software-Defined Storage solution from EMC enables organizations to cohesively support traditional and next-generation cloud storage requirements with intelligent software that manages, automates all storage resources, and supports the needs of modern application development.
Join this session with Eric Seidman and Ashvin Naik to learn How EMC’s storage portfolio provides you with a comprehensive storage platform today, with the flexibility to adapt and meet the ever-changing needs of the business into the future.
EMC VPLEX™ delivers continuous availability and non-disruptive data mobility for application data spread across arrays in a single data center or data centers separated over distance. ViPR and ViPR SRM simplify management of VPLEX environments by automating key provisioning and data migration processes and providing the insight to optimize storage investments and improve SLA’s. Watch this webcast to learn how you can automate common management tasks in VPLEX environments, including:
-Provisioning and data mobility
-Performance troubleshooting and analysis
-Capacity planning and reporting
-Configuration best practice validation
This webcast includes an overview of how ViPR and ViPR SRM automate the management of VPLEX environments.
George Hamilton–Sr. Manager, Product Marketing, Emerging Technologies Div.
Watch this EMC Tech Talk and see how to quickly deploy modern cloud applications using EMC’s new hyperscale object platform. Learn how this software-defined object platform based on lost cost commodity components provides a foundation as a global content repository with integrated HDFS for simplified analytics.
Watch this Tech Talk to learn about:
-EMC ECS Appliance overview
-Common API’s used to simplify storage at massive scale
This webcast will give you an overview of ViPR’s Storage Automation and Provisioning capabilities. Together, we’ll also discuss ViPR, VMware integration, and how it can help you drive toward a fully software-defined data center.
EMC XtremIO™ is an all-flash scale-out enterprise storage array that provides substantial improvements to I/O performance. ViPR SRM simplifies monitoring of XtremIO in SAN environments by collecting key indicators for performance and capacity from virtual guests to provide the insight to optimize storage investments and improve SLA’s. Watch this webcast to learn how you can gain improved visibility and insights to your XtremIO and multi-vendor storage infrastructure to maximize your ROI with:
-Performance troubleshooting and analysis
-Capacity planning, reporting and chargeback
-Configuration compliance validation and alerting
Infrastructure teams often struggle with determining the root cause of a performance problem when looking at complex cloud environments. Virtualization complicates this further since physical resources are shared by many virtualized applications leading to difficulties in determining the offender of the performance issue.
EMC ViPR SRM provides comprehensive end-to-end monitoring, reporting, and analysis for heterogeneous storage and virtualized environments. Watch this webcast to learn how administrators can have a single pane of glass with simple correlation of all components of the infrastructure with ViPR SRM. ViPR SRM monitors the environment proactively to warn administrators of potential problems before they cause an outage.
Aviv Kaufman - Sr. Lab Analysts, ESG Labs; and Jason Brown - Principal Product Marketing Manager, ScaleIO
Are you looking to design an in-house infrastructure that delivers the flexibility, and scalability of today’s cloud based IaaS solutions to your end-users while also satisfying the demands of today’s high-performance applications? Would you like to learn about a technology that can help you leverage commodity servers and storage devices to deliver a software defined converged infrastructure solution that can scale to cost-effectively meet your most demanding performance requirements?
By watching you’ll learn the answers to these questions and more as ESG introduces the challenges, technologies and trends associated with delivering scale-out solutions.
Watch this Tech Talk to:
- Get a ScaleIO Overview
-Learn about the lab validation findings with ESG
Looking for next-generation, software defined datacenter architectures? Watch this webcast to learn how ScaleIO enables service providers to leverage hyper convergence with EMC's game changing Server SAN software. EMC ScaleIO provides virtual and bare metal environments with scale, elasticity, multi-tenant capabilities and service quality that enable Service Providers to build competitive cloud offerings that lower operational cost.
Stephen Worth: Director–Engineering, New Business Development, EMC; and Sasha Paegle: Sr. Business Development Manager, EMC
Groups maintaining data repositories at the petabyte-scale are discovering that cataloguing associated metadata is necessary to properly access recall and analyze data. Capturing and maintaining metadata long term is becoming as critical as the data itself.
Join this EMC Tech Talk to learn about:
-The evolving nature of metadata in scientific research
-The recent advancements and approaches to meta-data management
-Current EMC R&D activities to develop meta-data management capabilities
Don’t miss an opportunity to view the demonstration and get your questions answered by our experts. Watch Now!
Vijay Dwivedi, Product Marketing Manager at VMware; along with EMC
VMware vRealize Automation empowers users by delivering personalized, business-relevant IT services. In addition, vRealize Automation provides extensibility to other IT products, such as EMC ViPR, through vRealize™ Orchestrator™ plug-ins. EMC ViPR is a software-only solution that simplifies management of multi-vendor storage reducing time to provision storage by up to 85% and delivering policy-based self-service storage resources – on-demand.
Join VMware's Vijay Dwivedi, Product Marketing Manager, and EMC for this webcast to learn how you can:
-Provision and de-provision virtual machines in minutes
-Automate storage configuration and provisioning, including automatically assigning storage to VMs
-Provide users with self-service portal to provision compute and storage resources within established policies
-You don't want to miss this event - watch it on demand today!
With more data centers being virtualized, it’s difficult to understand the physical relationships along the data path. It can be a struggle to comprehend how applications map to the underlying storage, making it difficult to understand relationship dependencies.
ViPR SRM provides end-to-end analysis that allows storage teams to quickly spot bottlenecks in a data path.
Join us for this special demonstration to learn how the Storage Resource Management Suite can help you optimize current investments in storage while providing an extensible framework for managing software defined storage in the future!
Ashvin Naik, Prin. Prod. Mktg Mngr at EMC's ETD division; Rory Barber, Systems Engineer
Watch this EMC Tech Talk for live discussion about Adobe Systems demonstrated that running Hadoop-as-a-Service (HDaaS) on a virtualized and centralized infrastructure based on EMC Isilon is an ideal solution for large-scale data analytics workloads. Learn more at this presentation and Q&A session!
This presentation provides an overview of the POC’s infrastructure design, initial obstacles, and successful completion, as well as touching on sizing, configuration details, and best practices.
This particular case underscores how HDaaS built on an integrated and virtualized infrastructure delivers outstanding performance, scalability, and efficiency, paving the way toward larger-scale Big Data analytics in Hadoop environments.
Don’t miss an opportunity to view the demonstration and get your questions answered by our experts. Register Now!
Cyndy Goodell - Prod. Marketing Manager; Mark Read - Director, Systems Engineering APJ
EMC ViPR is a software platform that transforms your storage into a simple, extensible, and open platform to meet new, cloud-scale workloads. ViPR lets you deliver on-premises, fully automated storage services efficiently, and easily.
In this webcast, you will learn the latest about EMC ViPR and a get a guided tour through the new interactive demo. Through this tour, we will show you how ViPR:
Creates virtual storage arrays and pools
Provisions storage though the self-service catalog
Watch on demand today!
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