By now, enterprises understand the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), but there still is much confusion about Platform as a Service (PaaS). This confusion is one reason why enterprises have been slow to adopt PaaS. Why is there so much confusion? This prese
By now, enterprises understand the value of Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), but there still is much confusion about Platform as a Service (PaaS). This confusion is one reason why enterprises have been slow to adopt PaaS. Why is there so much confusion? This presentation will help clear up the confusion of all the different types of PaaS offerings in the marketplace.
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Join us for a live Big Data Analytics customer case study webcast featuring Dana Gardner, a leading IT industry analyst at Interarbor Solutions, as he interviews Procera Networks executive, Cam Cullen.
Learn how Procera Networks dealt with massive data volume challenges to provide network performance benefits to its global users, powered by HPE Vertica. HPE Vertica is the industry’s first comprehensive, scalable, open, and secure platform for Big Data Analytics.
Financial advisors espouse that proper asset allocation during times of market volatility can help us sleep better. There is a parallel in the IT world. With volatility driven by technology advancement, virtual & cloud environments, and consumer demand for the newest applications and hardware, a good night’s sleep for an Asset Manager requires properly managed and optimally allocated hardware and software assets in a constantly changing environment.
This session explores this intimidating world, common pitfalls, prescriptive actions and what the latest technology can do to make sure your assets, licenses and infrastructure are optimally aligned to drive wealth in IT…and let the Asset Manager sleep well without the fear of negative audit findings and exorbitant fines.
A movement is underway. Businesses are awakening to a new era of the digital enterprise, requiring companies to find new ways of delivering their services built for the digital era. Success in this new era requires a digital industrialization strategy in which datacenters become the core asset of the business enabling a transformation from an infrastructure that is tightly coupled with the business to a modern infrastructure that enables any business.
Digital industrialization is a continuous cycle that organizations can use to turn IT infrastructure from a cost into an asset by standardizing on one set of technologies and economics across facilities, hardware, software, and operations; consolidating datacenters; abstracting functionality; automating operations and governing it all to ensure security, integrity, and compliance.
This presentation will go through why digital industrialization is needed, what the benefits are and how the Ericsson Cloud portfolio facilitates it.
Would you like to cut complexity across all phases of app development and deployment?
Join us for this straightforward discussion on how CA Application Lifecycle Conductor reduces risk through a single source-of-truth. CA Application Lifecycle Conductor automates and manages the software development lifecycles that span mobile-to-mainframe environments — from the initial service desk ticket to the deployment of the application in production.
Join Rose Sakach, Sr. Principal Product Manager, and Vaughn Marshall, Director, Product Management as they outline CA Application Lifecycle Conductor’s many benefits. Discover how you can:
• Create one view and traceability for the application development lifecycle
• Identify the potential time savings for project managers, release managers and compliance managers
• Determine which customer segments would benefit the most from adopting CA ALC
Are you ready to simplify application lifecycle management—from mobile to mainframe?
With the average company experiencing unplanned downtime 13 times a year, the costs associated with continuing to invest in a legacy backup solution can be extensive. For this reason, more customers are switching to Veeam® and Quantum than ever before. Update to a modern data center and achieve Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ with Veeam coupled with Quantum’s tiered storage that increases performance, reduces bandwidth requirements and executes a best practices for data protection.
After a record-setting year in 2015, where will the tech M&A market go in 2016? What trends that pushed M&A spending to its highest level since the Internet Bubble burst will continue to drive deals and which ones will wind down? What other sectors are likely to see the most activity this year? And most importantly, what valuations will be handed out in deals over the coming year? Drawing on data and views from across 451 Research, the Tech M&A Outlook webinar maps many of the major developments in the IT landscape (IoT, Big Data, cloud computing) to how those influence corporate acquisition strategies. Join us for a look ahead to what we expect for tech M&A in 2016.
Overhead power distribution in your data center offers many attractive possibilities, but is not without its challenges.
Join Starline's Director of Marketing, Mark Swift; CPI’s Senior Data Center Consultant, Steve Bornfield; and University of Florida's Joe Keena for an exploration of the options and some of the pitfalls, supported by real-life examples from the field.
The Chef DevOps Journey Assessment or Dojo is a tool that is used to assess both the current and desired state of your organization's DevOps progress. The goal of the exercise is to expose opportunities for continuous improvement by defining a baseline of where you are on your journey and the desired state you’re trying to get to. After we compile the results, patterns will emerge and be used to visualize goals and generate custom guidelines towards success.
In this webinar, Justin Redd, Customer Engineering Lead, and Thomas Enochs, VP Customer Success, will explain:
- Why we created the Dojo and how it can help your organization accelerate DevOps adoption
- What the DevOps Journey Assessment is and how it’s conducted
- Who in your organization should attend the Dojo exercise
- How to get it
Join Ray Gillenwater, host of the "Work Smart" podcast, ex-corporate executive and current co-founder of enterprise collaboration company, SpeakUp, as he discusses the biggest challenges remote teams face. Learn how to be as efficient and effective as possible, even when the team can't sit together in the same room. Find out about the latest tech in this category and how some of the smartest companies on earth are adapting in 2016.
Alex McDonald, SNIA-ESF Vice Chair, Chad Hintz, SNIA-ESF Board Member
The popular & ubiquitous Network File System (NFS) is a standard protocol that allows applications to store and manage data on a remote computer or server. NFS provides two services; a network part that connects users or clients to a remote system or server; and a file-based view of the data. Together these provide a seamless environment that masks the differences between local files and remote files.
This SNIA Ethernet Storage Forum Webcast is an introduction and overview presentation to NFS for technologists and tech managers interested in understanding:
oNFS history and development
oThe facilities and services NFS provides
oWhy NFS rose in popularity to dominate file based services
oWhy NFS continues to be important in the cloud
Jabez Tan, Senior Analyst, Data Centres,Structure Research
What are the top data centre colocation trends for 2016. How have past predictions played out so far? Singapore and Hong Kong have stood out as the top 2 data centre markets in the Asia Pacific region. We take a quantitative deep dive into the data centre supply and revenue generation for each market, and how much revenue is being generated from colocation services.
Ken Cantrell, Mngr, Performance Engineering, NetApp; Mark Rogov, Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC; David Fair - Chair, SNIA-ESF
The third installment of our performance benchmarking Webcast series, “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Block Components” aims to continue educating anyone untrained in the storage performance arts to ascend to a common base with the experts. In this Webcast, you will gain an understanding of the block components of modern storage arrays and learn storage block-world terminology, including:
•How storage media affects block storage performance
•Integrity and performance trade-offs for data protection: RAID, Erasure Coding, etc.…
•Terminology updates: seek time, rebuild time, garbage collection, queue depth and service time
John Meegan, Mike Edwards, and Claude Baudoin from the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The migration of applications to cloud computing must be done in a strategic and methodical manner. Existing enterprise applications must be thoroughly assessed to determine which workloads can benefit most from early migration to the cloud. Key considerations including costs of migration, application redesign, application performance and availability, security and privacy requirements, and regulatory requirements must be taken into account. The aim of this presentation from the Cloud Standards Customer Council is to provide a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze and consider application migration to cloud computing. The presentation focuses primarily on the migration of applications to public cloud services. It includes a list of steps, along with guidance and strategies, that takes into consideration both business and technical requirements.
Liz Townsend, Director of Business Development, Townsend Security
Your encrypted data is only as secure as your encryption keys. A strong encryption key management strategy is essential for a comprehensive security policy, as well as meeting compliance requirements. Attendees of this presentation will learn:
- Principles and best practices for encryption key management including key management, key storage, secure key retrieval, key escrow, key mirroring, industry standards, compliance guidelines, and system audit
- Why certifications are important for meeting compliance regulations such as PCI-DSS and HIPAA/HITECH
- How key management systems work and how to evaluate vendor solutions.
This is a non-technical session but will be of value to developers and implementers. Attendees will learn the core principles of effective and secure encryption key management. These principles can be used in developing in-house key management solutions or in evaluating vendor solutions.
What you'll learn:
- What is encryption key management and why is it important?
- Principles of industry-standard key management
- Industry must-haves for effective key management
- Challenges of home grown key management solutions
- Important certifications for meeting compliance and evaluation vendors
Stephen L. Rose, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft; Simon May, Infrastructure Technical Evangelist, Microsoft
BYOD has exploded in recent years. You want to give your employees choices, while also ensuring your data is secure. Windows 10 simplifies your life by giving you one OS with enterprise-grade security that runs on every device. With best-in-class security, easier deployment, and an app store for business, Windows 10 gives you the robust security and flexibility you need do great things for your business and your employees. Deployment costs won’t be a factor with tools engineered for compatibility. Now you can manage all your upgrades in-place, making it simple and seamless to manage and deploy.
In this webcast, viewers will learn more about:
•How Windows 10 helps you reduce the cost and complexity historically associated with managing and deploying Windows devices
•Windows as a Service and a stream of continuous innovation that keeps you up-to-date and secured, while deploying on a cadence that works for you
•Additional resources for moving to Windows 10 today
In this interactive webinar we will discuss the storage challenges that VMware creates for IT professionals and how flash-based storage systems can not only help solve storage performance challenges, they can also simplify storage management and increase storage efficiency. We will also speak to Fritz Gielow, IT Administrator with the County of Nevada to discuss how flash has solved their VMware storage problems.
Dave Minturn, Storage Architect, Intel; J Metz, SNIA Board Member, R&D Engineer, Office of the CTO, Cisco
Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) has piqued the interest of many people in the storage world. Using a robust, efficient, and highly flexible transportation protocol for SSDs, Flash, and future Non-Volatile Memory storage devices, the NVM Express group is working on extending these advantages over a networked Fabric.
This live Webcast will explain not only what NVMe over Fabrics is, but also specifically pay attention to how it works. We’ll be exploring:
•Key terms and concepts
•Differences between NVMe-based fabrics and SCSI-based fabrics
•Practical examples of NVMe over Fabrics solutions
•Important future considerations
Come join us as we discuss the next iteration of NVMe.
The bottleneck in flash storage is often the interface. SAS/SATA interfaces were designed specifically for hard disk drives not for flash media. For example, flash storage can support many more simultaneous I/O operations. The resolution to the problem is to use a different interface, one that is higher throughput and is more directly accessible from the CPU. Leveraging one of these interfaces and extracting optimal performance from the flash media means leaving the confines of the SCSI protocol with customized proprietary drivers. The result is complexity and slow innovation.
Join Storage Switzerland and OCZ, a Toshiba Group Company, for a live webinar “How NVMe Will Change Flash Storage”. In this webinar we will answer these questions:
- What is NVMe?
- Why is NVMe Flash superior to SAS/SATA SSDs?
- Is NVMe Flash superior to proprietary PCIe flash drives?
- How to get started with NVMe?
Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute
On average, the 58 United States companies participating in the 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime study lost $15 million due to cyber crime, an increase of 19 percent from $12.7 million in last year's study. And other countries are close behind. These are results from the recently completed Ponemon Institute 2015 Cost of Cyber Crime study. You know the risks, but you need the data to plan your defenses and demonstrate the cost of inaction.
For a fuller look at these and other findings from the institute’s study, join Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, to learn:
-What cyber crimes are most common and most costly
-The hidden internal and external costs you incur
-What security defenses are most effective in reducing losses
-How businesses with a strong security posture drive down costs
While virtualizing infrastructure is a method to help manage sprawl, it is not a solution by itself. Learn how and why a truly heterogeneous, software-defined storage approach is the key to reducing complexity, maximizing efficiency and lowering costs. It’s time for IT staff to stop reacting and gain back the freedom and flexibility to drive business.
User provisioning is one of those tasks that many administrators detest. Not only does it take a significant amount of time to setup a new user, but it also takes time to assign all the permissions a user needs, especially when multiple applications need to be configured as well. Once that’s all setup, then you have to email out confirmations, deal with exceptions, and hope that you’ve crossed every t and dotted all of your i’s.
In this webinar, you will learn:
*How to avoid the common pitfalls of user provisioning.
*How to optimize your user provisioning process.
*How to work with error and exception handling.
*How to automate common tasks and reduce number of emails sent.
How do YOU choose the ideal data storage solution for your virtual server environment? Do you need Flash/SSD?
This webinar focuses on common questions that data storage buyers ask when they are looking to purchase storage to handle their virtualized server environment and solutions that can increase their productivity while saving on costs.
John Meegan and Mike Edwards from the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The "Practical Guide to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)" was written by the CSCC to provide a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers use the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud service category to solve business challenges. This webcast will share best practices for PaaS architecture, development processes, integration, deployment and operations.
After a long day, four of the brightest minds in the system gather at the local watering hole. While there, they discuss their experience using the fastest solution in the galaxy and how it compares to other, more sinister, options.
After the dust settled from the BATTLE OF VENDORS, our heroes stole away with the ultimate weapon, the onQ APPLIANCE, a fully replicated data center-in-a-box with enough power to run entire environments for as long they need.
In the ever treacherous struggle for DATA CENTER SUPREMACY, these four rebels now have the power to take back control of their data, improve their processes, and restore freedom to their weekends…
Hubert Yoshida, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems, Greg Knieriemen, technology evangelist, Hitachi Data Systems, Adrian De Luca, CTO
Innovative technology companies that quickly capitalize on business opportunities and satisfy the demands of today’s empowered consumer have caused a wave of disruption. In 2016, businesses will turn to IT for solutions that will keep them competitive. Chief information officers will invest in faster delivery of applications and analytics, and transform IT by leveraging the third platform, social, mobile, analytics and cloud to reduce infrastructure expenses. Learn how to avoid distractions and remain focused on the IT trends that matter in 2016, as well as gain the knowledge to help accelerate your IT transformation and success.
J Metz, R&D Engineer for the Office of the CTO, Cisco; Alex McDonald, SNIA-Ethernet Storage Forum Vice Chair, NetApp
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.
Thomas Rivera, SNIA Board of Directors; Mark Carlson, Chair SNIA Technical Council; Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA Cloud Storage
There are various new ways to perform data protection using the Cloud and many advantages of using the Cloud this way. However, IT managers need to carefully study all the alternative approaches and the experiences of others (good and bad) to avoid the pitfalls, especially during the transition from strictly local resources to cloud resources. In this live Webcast we will discuss:
•Critical cloud data protection challenges
•How to use the cloud for data protection
•Pros and cons of various cloud data protection strategies
•Experiences of others (good and bad) to avoid common pitfalls
•Cloud standards in use – and why you need them
The short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.
Ahmed Banafa , Lecturer & IoT expert , San Jose State University
Enterprise mobility (EM) has proved to be an opportunity for organizational transformation. Anytime, anywhere access to information and realization of business benefits like better customer service, employee satisfaction, new business opportunities and reduced operating cost are crucial drivers to implementing enterprise mobility across industry verticals.
EM to continue evolving and thus posing challenges for vendors and service providers. “As enterprises' use of mobility becomes increasingly complex, their requirements to protect data and support users will become more complex as well.
The primary challenges of enterprise mobility come down to three Cs:
- Corporate data security
4G LTE is one of the technologies used to answer the questions/challenges raised by the 3C.
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