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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As a content creator or service provider, value in your application is determined by how quickly and easily the digital assets you create are delivered to your audience. A poor end-user experience causes lost viewers, while spending too much on infrastructure can quickly deplete capital. In this webinar, learn how to solve these issues with object storage that combines massively scalable, searchable storage with direct HTTP access to radically simplify content storage and delivery infrastructure while reducing costs.
IDC claims that in Q3 of 2015, 4/5 of the largest storage vendors reported year-to-year declining revenue, while the hyperconvergence infrastructure market grew 116% in 2015. But not all hyperconverged solutions are created equal. Unlike first-generation converged solutions offering pre-configured “solutions” based on a reference architecture, or second-generation solutions that only combined servers, networking, and storage, SimpliVity converges ALL IT infrastructure and data services below the hypervisor onto highly efficient and scalable building-blocks with Intel processors.
In this webcast, Intel partners will learn about SimpliVity’s three key innovations and participate in a demo of SimpliVity’s Intel-based hyperconverged infrastructure:
1) Eliminating IT cost and complexity
2) Solving the data problem and addressing the IO gap
3) Increasing productivity: Global unified management through one interface
We sat down with NetApp Senior IT Manager Ed Wang to discuss NetApp's journey to a reliable IT ecosystem, including the adoption of new technologies, the balance between open source and enterprise, and the speed and efficiency of service delivery to meet and exceed business goals.
As power density is rapidly increasing in today’s data center, provisioning the right amount of power to the rack without under sizing or over provisioning the power chain has become a real design challenge.
Managing the current and future power needs of the data center requires Cap-Ex to deploy a flexible power infrastructure: safely handling peak power demands, balancing critical loads and easily scaling to meet growing power needs.
In this webinar you will learn:
> How to create Long term power flexibility and improved availability for your operation
> How to increase energy efficiency and improve SLAs through a comprehensive set of best practices.
As automation lightens the load on IT operations personnel, and the DevOps cultural shift brings dev and ops together, some ops people are worried about their jobs.
Furthermore, as DevOps takes hold, other roles in the organization are set to transform. DevOps potentially reworks project management methodologies, so what about the project managers? DevOps flattens organizations, so should middle managers be worried?
In this webinar, industry analyst and president of Intellyx Jason Bloomberg will set the stage with some broad observations about the organizational impact DevOps is having across enterprises.
Next, Pauly Comtois, VP of DevOps at Hearst Business Media will join Jason for a thought-provoking, in-depth discussion of how DevOps impacts individual's roles within the organization, with some first-person stories of Hearst Business Media’s DevOps transformation.
You will learn:
- Potential starting points to mapping your own DevOps transformation
- What non-technical groups and roles need to be part of any DevOps initiative – and methods for effective inclusion
- New organizational approaches to structure and collaboration that empower instead of threaten
- How to better manage business changes with DevOps strategies
The cloud is here to stay. However, that also means more and more companies are realizing that they’ve built two separate IT teams and are struggling to deliver quality services without a unified view. A true hybrid monitoring solution is the answer to this common problem.
Join Jay Lyman, Analyst at 451 Research, and Kent Erickson, Alliance Strategist at Zenoss, as they discuss what is shaping hybrid IT, where it's going, and what to do about 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.
Corey Wagehoft from 10th Magnitude and Andre Elizondo from Chef
Like peanut butter and chocolate or bacon and eggs, Chef and Microsoft Azure just go better together. Join Corey Wagehoft of 10th Magnitude and Andre Elizondo of Chef for this live webinar to learn how Chef and Azure can help your organization accelerate its adoption of DevOps practices. Combining Azure’s cloud services with Chef’s automation capabilities can make you faster, more flexible and better able to deliver value to customers.
Join the webinar to learn:
• What makes Chef and Azure a powerful combo, and how to decide whether they’re the right fit for your organization
• How Chef and Azure enable DevOps practices and benefits
• A real-world example of how one company uses Chef and Azure to automate the configuration and maintenance of hundreds of servers
• How to get started with Chef on Azure
Join Storage Switzerland and Data Direct Networks (DDN) for a live webinar, "Getting Beyond Flash 101 - Flash 102 Selecting the Right Flash Array”. We will discuss the different types of flash storage and compare them, why vendors want to replace your SAN instead of enhance it and what you can do to not only protect your current storage investments but also prepare a path to the future.
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
Join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump and Avere Systems Director Chris Bowen for a live webinar on March 17th at 1:00pm ET, "4 Ways to Improve NetApp Storage Performance Without Replacing It". In this webinar, George and Chris will discuss why NAS storage performance is so critical, how to balance storage performance and storage capacity, and four ways to improve storage performance without replacing your existing NAS system.
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
After the Webcast, visit our Webcast Q&A blog too http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=521
Low-code platforms have become a critical factor in helping AD&D organizations rapidly deliver applications to win, serve and retain customers.
With these platforms, enterprises are routinely delivering apps much faster than conventional methods. But can these platforms truly scale across the full modern app lifecycle? What are the top use cases for deploying a low-code platform?
Join John Rymer of Forrester Research for an engaging discussion about the innovative ways organizations are utilizing low-code platforms across the app lifecycle. Hear from IT executives with Autoliv, Estafeta and NES Financial as they talk candidly about how low-code platforms have driven growth and competitive advantage in their organizations.
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.
And check out the Webcast Q&A blog http://bit.ly/1S7FiZD
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…
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