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Flexpod: A Proven Unified Architecture for Virtualizing SAP

VMware and NetApp
Flexpod is a unified architecture solution that integrates best-in-class compute, storage and network components to deliver a pre-tested, validated, cloud-ready solution that supports SAP on VMware virtualization. In this webinar, NetApp, VMware and our joint customer, FMC Technologies, will introduce how FlexPod can accelerate deployment times up to 40% with automated provisioning in a flexible and scalable environment, simplify management using an application integrated approach for backup and recovery, and reduce risk with a pre-validated design and deployment architecture for virtualized SAP environments.
Sep 5 2012
45 mins
Flexpod: A Proven Unified Architecture for Virtualizing SAP
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    Fabio Di Niro, SNIA Italy Committee (Cisco)
    This session presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.

    It then goes on to describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases
  • Sustainable Data Centres? A recipe for ICT, power and cooling solutions Apr 28 2015 11:00 am UTC 45 mins
    Prof. Ian Bitterlin, CTO, Emerson
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    Join Prof. Ian Bitterlin for this presentation as he shows how a sustainable design can be forged for a user with a low appetite for risk and a high appetite for risk with the rewards that accompany it.
  • The Potential Business Value of Low-latency Flash Recorded: Apr 22 2015 28 mins
    Rob Commins, VP of Marketing, Tegile Systems
    Have you ever seen a manager succeed in taking away an employee’s MacBook Air and replacing it with a traditional hard disk PC? Or tried to migrate application users from a flash-only array to a cheaper traditional hard disk (HDD) array? Have you ever had to remember to save your work on a flash-based smartphone?

    Join us and learn ways to help justify faster storage, both from an IT budget and an application user productivity perspective:

    •Fast and consistent system response times from any device, application, or system they are using improve a user’s individual productivity.
    •The vast majority of systems with very fast storage run better and take less time to manage.
    •Flash provides more productive ways of designing systems. For example, continuous saving of every keystroke is impossible with hard disk PCs, but is the norm in flash-based mobile devices.
  • Leveraging the Hybrid Cloud for Complete Data Protection Recorded: Apr 21 2015 43 mins
    Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer, TenCate
    Jayme Williams, Senior Systems Engineer at TenCate is protecting eight environments across the US and Canada – and each site has different storage. All sites require disaster recovery and backup across the application set. Having one solution would be ideal, but not possible – until they came across Zerto.
    Zerto Virtual Replication is storage agnostic and made it easy to integrate a new site into their disaster recovery plan. Their original business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) plan, affectionately named the “Hit by the bus” book due to its volume, has been greatly simplified and the service levels they are seeing are outstanding – single digit seconds for their recovery point objectives (RPO).

    Finally, they are incorporating public cloud into their IT plans by backing up their applications from their DR site to AWS. With one solution, they can achieve their BC/DR and backup SLA, while reducing costs and introducing public cloud into their IT strategy at a pace that supports changing business requirements.

    With Zerto Virtual Replication:
    •Manage all sites in one pane of glass with one tool for replication and automation of failover, failback and testing processes as well as backup
    •Increase efficiencies with the ability to track and manage consumption across the hybrid cloud
    •Hardware agnostic solution does not require a change in the infrastructure reducing costs
    •Consistency in the BC/DR solution dramatically reduces operational costs
    •Replicates between different types of storage and versions of VMware vSphere making it easy to add new sites to the process
    •Point-in-time recovery enables failover to a previous point to recover from any issue – logical corruption, datacenter outage, etc.
    •Leveraging a public cloud strategy with backups stored in Amazon
  • Big Data Virtualization with SAS Federation Server Recorded: Apr 15 2015 24 mins
    Matthew Magne, Product Marketing Manager, Data Management, SAS and Johnny Starling, Senior Technical Architect, SAS
    Here’s the good news. While the number of data sources organizations face is rapidly increasing, the cost to store data has never been cheaper. This trend – as well as big data technologies like Hadoop – has led to more valuable insights for organizations.

    But it’s also led to IT departments overburdened with requests from the business users they support. So where do we go from here?

    View this webinar that discusses data federation, a type of data virtualization that:

    • Provides a centralized governance and security layer.
    • Speeds the creation of virtual data views.
    • Makes it easier for business users to access the data they need.

    We’ll also demonstrate technologies like big data virtualization, federated data-as-a-service and data masking.
  • Don't Sweat IT: How to Meet the Demands of Storage for Virtualization Recorded: Apr 9 2015 58 mins
    Chris Naddeo, Director of Product Management for Tegile
    Chris Naddeo, Director of Product Management for Tegile, explains how virtualization has forced organizations to think differently about their storage infrastructure and how to sort through the "flash" noise to determine the best solution.
  • All Flash vs. Hybrid Storage Arrays: When to Use What Recorded: Apr 8 2015 39 mins
    Peter Bernstein, TMCNet; Rob Commins, Tegile Systems; Scott Lowe, ActualTech Media
    Rob Commins of Tegile Systems and Scott Lowe from EnterpriseStorageGuide.com discuss real-world use cases for hybrid arrays and all-flash arrays. It is not a ‘one size fits all’. Tegile Systems deploys storage arrays that can be utilized as all flash or hybrid.

    If you are evaluating your current storage solution or concerned with its performance capabilities, this webinar is for you!

    What attendees will learn:
    Attendees will learn what to consider when evaluating an all flash approach and how that compares to a hybrid storage approach. We will discuss different use cases that will help you understand when an all-flash solution may make more sense than a hybrid storage solution. We will break this down in detail and equip you with clear guidelines that will help you evaluate your options and apply the best technology for your current conditions.

    Who should attend:
    Anyone involved in planning or scaling storage for their company including any virtualization projects
  • VMware Virtual Volumes – What impact will they have on the datacenter? Recorded: Apr 2 2015 59 mins
    Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; David Glynn, Dell; Eric Siebert, HP; Joel Kaufman, NetApp; Ben Bolles, NexGen
    Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs). VVOLs is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVOLs will be packaged as a feature in VMware vSphere Standard Edition and above as well as in VMware vSphere ROBO editions, and is seeing a groundswell of interest from IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations. The panel includes VVOL experts from four major vendors that have announced they will be implementing VVOLs into their storage. Some of the questions we will be asking them include: What immediate impact will VVOLs have on the datacenter? What should the early adopters look for in a VVOL-based storage solution? Should datacenters start to implement VVOLs right away or wait for VVOL.next?

    Panelists:
    David Glynn, Technical Solutions Engineer; Dell
    Eric Siebert, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager; HP
    Joel Kaufman, VMware Technical Director; NetApp
    Ben Bolles, VP Products; NexGen Storage
  • Hyper-converged Infrastructure: A Hype-Free Buyer’s Guide Recorded: Mar 31 2015 47 mins
    Jon Toigo, Chairman, Data Management Institute; Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software
    Hyper-converged storage is turning out to be the buzz phrase of the storage industry in 2015, one with as many confusing and contradictory definitions as there are vendors. In theory, the combining of server and storage tiers into a single entity should deliver better application performance and lower infrastructure costs. In practice, your mileage will vary.

    Join us for this webinar where industry expert Jon Toigo – chairman and co-founder of the Data Management Institute – will help to identify key criteria for making the right infrastructure decision for your business. Mr. Toigo will offer his key criteria in selecting a hyper-converged infrastructure model and he will survey the offerings of leading vendors to identify the “gotchas,” trade-offs and lock-ins of each option so you find the best fit for your company.
  • Simplifying Private Cloud Deployments: The Next Generation of Network Automation Recorded: Mar 26 2015 29 mins
    Matt Gowarty, Sr. Product Marketing Manager
    Private cloud deployments are going mainstream. The problem is that VM visibility and DNS, DHCP, and IP address management automation are still a huge challenge that can cause delays, manual work, and errors. Those days are over. Watch this webinar and learn how you can be enabled to put your private cloud networking on auto-pilot. See the next generation of network automation for cloud and virtual environments to help simplify your private cloud deployment.
  • Accelerate your Desktop Transformation Strategy: Six New Additions to Horizon 6 Recorded: Mar 25 2015 59 mins
    Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM of VMware Desktops
    Join us as Sumit Dhawan, SVP and GM of VMware Desktops, unveils the next wave of application and desktop innovations:

    - Six key new enhancements to Horizon 6
    - Features that help you deliver unlimited access to desktops and apps at lower costs, with better performance (think 3D!) - and at unprecedented scale
    - New technology demonstrations that bring together virtual networking, storage, desktops and apps
  • Cloud-based Computing Survey Results: Adoption Trends and Security Concerns Recorded: Mar 25 2015 7 mins
    Kris Bondi, VP of Marketing, Moka5
    Earlier this year, Moka5 conducted a survey about how enterprises are currently using cloud-based services and how they would prefer to use them. The results are in and the findings are eye opening. Join Moka5 VP of Marketing Kris Bondi for an overview of the adoption and usage trends as well top-of-mind security concerns for IT decision makers.
  • The State of the Internet of Things: Opportunities and Roadblocks - Expert Panel Recorded: Mar 19 2015 64 mins
    James Hogan, Vista Ventures; Mac Devine, IBM; Stephen Mellor, IIC; Jeff Smith, Numerex; Darin Andersen, CyberUnited
    The Internet of Things (IoT) has now become a mainstream term but much of the attention is focused on the latest gadgets rather than its potential in super-charging efficiencies of every industry sector. Whether it's using connected devices to monitor the health of a patient or an elderly relative in their homes, GE"s smart jet engines that transmit terabytes of data on its condition in-flight or ensuring miners' safety and productivity with integrated communications, tracking and real-time analytics; Internet of Things can have a monumental impact on global economy, with the forecast of over $14 trillion in the next two decades, according to latest research by Accenture.

    But what does this all mean for IT professionals? Beyond the trade show gadgets, IoT initiatives require immense support from all IT functions. Collecting, storing and alayzing immense amounts of data, which can be easily accessed in the cloud at any time and securely shared across connected devices is no easy feat. Moreso, a standardized set of guiding principles is essential for governance and proper implementation of every supported initiative.

    Join this expert panel session, featuring some of the leading industry minds, as they share unique perspectives and vision into into the future of IoT and join the conversation in an interactive Q&A session at the end of the presentation.

    Panelists include:
    - James Hogan, Managing Partner, Vista Ventures
    - Mac Devine, Vice President SDN Cloud Services and CTO, IBM Cloud Services Division
    - Stephen Mellor, CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium
    - Jeff Smith, CTO & EVP, Numerex
    - Darin Andersen, CEO, CyberUnited
  • Driving Value with Solutions from IBM Storage for Hybrid Cloud Recorded: Mar 19 2015 35 mins
    Elan Freedberg, Market Engagement Team, IBM Systems
    Cloud is changing the IT landscape in a fundamental way. It is transforming the way companies think about and deploy IT which, of course, includes storage.

    Join this session where Elan Freedberg will offer tips and suggestions for companies facing the challenges associated with cloud adoption and migration. Specifically, for IT and storage practitioners he will provide:

    - Practical advice for embarking on the “cloud journey”
    - A framework for thinking about workloads in the cloud
    - Suggested storage solutions to onboard to cloud effectively and efficiently
    - Examples of customers using IBM storage solutions for their cloud
  • Automating Services in a Hybrid World Recorded: Mar 19 2015 38 mins
    Ian Wales and Jeremy Brown
    Cloud computing is all about improving agility and efficiency for organisations but the focus is often on the speed to provision infrastructure and services. But what about all the ongoing management and maintenance processes that go with it? If you are going to improve the deployment of services using public or private cloud it is important to look at how you improve the efficiency of the processes around it.

    Learn how process automation technology can help you automate common tasks and processes to improve the speed of delivery, improve the quality of services and take out cost.
  • 50 Shades of Cloud Recorded: Mar 19 2015 42 mins
    Ronen Shpirer, Security Solutions Architect, Fortinet
    The rapid virtualization of the enterprise’s data center and the growing acceptance and consumption of cloud-based services are changing the way enterprises do IT.

    While this “cloud revolution” provides clear and substantial business and operational benefits, it brings a fundamental change to compute and storage deployment and use, data flows, network architecture and security.

    This webinar will provide a glimpse into the private and hybrid cloud impact on security in terms of requirements, architecture and the solutions available.
  • Making Space for Innovation with a Hybrid Cloud Recorded: Mar 19 2015 39 mins
    Nigel Tozer, Director, Commvault
    As more organisations shift operational costs to focus on innovation, traditional day-to-day IT running expenses are becoming squeezed. This presentation looks at how you can reduce your hybrid cloud running costs while at the same time improve the interaction between your production and development teams even if they reside in different clouds.

    This session will show you how to:
    · Provision hybrid cloud resources to control costs

    · Simplify data transfer between dev & production

    · Leverage Public cloud for Disaster Recovery

    · Unshackle yourself from hardware or hypervisor lock-in
  • Going Hybrid: The First Step to Your Enterprise Cloud Journey. Recorded: Mar 19 2015 45 mins
    Eric Sansonny – General Manager
    The Public Cloud is very useful when high flexibility is needed in terms of allocation and de-allocation of resources, it allows an easily and fast scalability of horizontal architectures while it could be limited when there is the necessity of complex multi-level architectures.

    The Private Cloud is more enterprise oriented; as it allows the creation of complex architectures, providing tools in order to easy manage the network, the storage and specific VM configurations at hardware level. The user will have a Virtual Data Center that implements all the abstractions designed to simulate the behavior of a physical environment.

    It is also possible to configure network architectures involving multi-level services firewalling , load balancing , routed or isolated network, VPN profiles and to have different storage in terms of performance based on specific needs (for example, it will be possible have a database on pure SSD space, or long term archive space based on SATA disks).

    Join this presentation as Eric Sansonny will explain all of the above, and how to use a VPN IPSec to create a hybrid environment.
  • Optimize Your Data’s Footprint, Security & Protection in Virtual Environments Recorded: Mar 18 2015 45 mins
    Tim Sherbak, Director of Product Marketing; Gabriel Maentz, Solutions Architect & vExpert
    Do you know what’s in your virtual attic? As organizations have virtualized their data center, the virtual infrastructure is increasingly business-critical, with greater risks to availability, security and protection. And with corporate data distributed across hundreds of virtual machines (VM), every VM is a data black box, subject to unbridled growth, management neglect, as well as security and compliance issues.

    Join DataGravity Director of Product Marketing, Tim Sherbak, and Solutions Architect and renowned vExpert, Gabriel Maentz, as they discuss ways to address your growing data bloat, resolve hidden liabilities and extract greater value from your data. During this webinar, you’ll learn holistic strategies to:

    •Increase your visibility and understanding of your data sets
    •Rein in data growth and storage utilization
    •Enhance data compliance and security
    •Simplify protection and recovery
  • Hyper-V in the next version of Windows Server Recorded: Mar 18 2015 57 mins
    Symon Perriman, VP of Business Development, 5nine Software
    Join Symon Perriman to see an overview of the main features and capabilities coming in the next version of Hyper-V for Windows Server. The new capabilities will enhance management of virtualized servers, storage, networks, and workloads. Learn about upgrading the fabric and virtual machines, Linux support, quality of service, backup, and dynamically adding new resources.

    Learning Objectives:
    - Understand computer and virtualization goals in the next version of Windows Server
    - Learn about new features from the Windows Server Hyper-V
    - See how Hyper-V continues to provide a critical component of a private, public and hybrid cloud environment.
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