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Empowering Modern Retail Series: Part 1

The retail industry is in a period of unprecedented change - discover secrets to empowering your retail business in this webcast series:

Part 1 - Identify Sales Priorities and Discover Opportunities Quickly in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206275
Part 2 - Keeping Information Secure While Being Productive in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206277
Part 3 - Quickly Analyzing Complex Data in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206279
Part 4 - Accessing, Completing and Sharing Work Anywhere in Retail: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206281
Part 5 - Empowering Modern Retail Teams: https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/14265/206283
Recorded May 13 2016 12 mins
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    Beyond meeting the technical requirements needed to secure the environment, security solutions for cloud-native development must tightly integrate with the ecosystem and workflows of DevOps. Examples of meeting these DevOps needs are tight integration with Kubernetes, leveraging the context available across the declarative info of containers, and tapping into the feedback loop integral to DevOps to enable continuous improvement in security.

    During this live panel, experts from Acalvio, Lacework, StackRox and Cavirin will discuss the technical and people aspects of building successful security for containerized apps and cloud-native development.
  • Networking Requirements for Scale-Out Storage Nov 14 2018 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    John Kim, Mellanox; Saqib Jang, Chelsio; Fred Zhang, Intel
    Scale-out storage is increasingly popular for cloud, high-performance computing, machine learning, and certain enterprise applications. It offers the ability to grow both capacity and performance at the same time and to distribute I/O workloads across multiple machines.

    But unlike traditional local or scale-up storage, scale-out storage imposes different and more intense workloads on the network. Clients often access multiple storage servers simultaneously; data typically replicates or migrates from one storage node to another; and metadata or management servers must stay in sync with each other as well as communicating with clients. Due to these demands, traditional network architectures and speeds may not work well for scale-out storage, especially when it’s based on flash. Join this webinar to learn:

    •Scale-out storage solutions and what workloads they can address
    •How your network may need to evolve to support scale-out storage
    •Network considerations to ensure performance for demanding workloads
    •Key considerations for all flash
  • Create a Smarter and More Economic Cloud Storage Architecture Nov 7 2018 6:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Michelle Tidwell, IBM; Eric Lakin, University of Michigan; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Alex McDonald, NetApp
    Building a cloud storage architecture requires both storage vendors, cloud service providers and large enterprises to consider new technical and economic paradigms in order to enable a flexible and cost efficient architecture.

    Economic:
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    Technical:
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    In this webcast, you will learn:
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    •The role of software defined storage
    •Accounting principles
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  • Women In Cloud: The Shared Experience of Female Tech Entrepreneurship Oct 30 2018 7:00 pm UTC 60 mins
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    The ability to connect to people and information instantly is so commonplace that many take it for granted and now, we’ve arrived at the beginning of an era of even more profound transformation, all centered on the cloud. We’re excited to bring more opportunities through cloud computing to address issues in healthcare, the environment, cybersecurity, and underserved communities. And we’ve seen the incredible good that can come from the cloud, but with it also come challenges. For women in technology, there are increased challenges in a cloud-based world.

    Women in Cloud initiative is designed to empower female tech entrepreneurs by providing Access, Acceleration, and Actions so women entrepreneurs can take Actions every day to achieve their business goals!

    In this webinar, we will share experiences and tips for female tech entrepreneurs in building their cloud B2B with enterprise companies in a simple and predictable way. This is going to be a panel discussion with great conversation with female tech entrepreneurs in driving customer traction.

    Also, learn how you can participate in the next cohort of women in cloud accelerator to build your business with enterprise brands!
  • Cloud-Native Architectures: Beyond Containers & Microservices Oct 18 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Robert Starmer, Kingston Smiler
    Tune into this live webcam panel moderated by Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor & Founding Partner, Kumulus Technologies for a discussion around benefits of and best practices for cloud-native architectures.

    An open cloud-native architecture extends beyond containers and microservices, and also includes creating a culture of DevOps and NetOps and increasing developer efficiency.

    Moderator: Robert Starmer, Cloud Advisor & Founding Partner, Kumulus Technologies
    Panelists: Kingston Smiler, Co-Founder, PALC Networks
  • Creating a Multi-Cloud Buying Strategy Oct 17 2018 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Meg Ramsey, Vice President, Cloud Services Product Management, Sungard Availability Services
    CEOs and boards are demanding their IT departments pursue a cloud-first, or all-in cloud, strategy, but not all clouds are created equal. A multi-cloud strategy is most prudent for enterprise businesses but to do so different business, system, application and cost drivers must be considered. In this presentation we will help you create a strategic buying framework for pursuing a multi-cloud strategy that pulls in both public cloud and private cloud services.

    About the speaker:

    In her role as Vice President of Cloud Services, Meg Ramsey sets the cloud strategy and vision for Sungard AS. Leading a team of product managers dedicated to delivering cloud infrastructure services for enterprise clients, she focuses on delivering application recovery and interoperability across all cloud platforms. Her efforts directly support Sungard AS’ strategic growth initiatives and include building partnerships with AWS and VMware to expand Sungard AS’ modern service offerings. Ramsey brings extensive consulting and strategy experience within the cloud, IT infrastructure and telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Sungard AS, Ramsey held positions at Accenture and Internap. She received her BS from Georgia Institute of Technology and a MBA from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
  • Building a Cloud-First Policy in a Hybrid Environment Oct 17 2018 12:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Mike Openshaw, Senior Enterprise Architect, 6point6
    Cloud computing has become synonymous with the digital agenda. Looking across the 2018 IT estate, cloud is no longer conspicuous by its presence but by its absence. Gartner projects the market size and growth of the cloud service industry at nearly three times the growth of the overall IT services industry through 2022. Cloud is agnostic of industry sector, having already established a material foothold in banks, schools, governments and healthcare.

    In this webinar, we will explore what a cloud-first policy means for you no matter where you are on your cloud journey, with a focus on both where your remaining on-premise IT estate sits and how this fits into a cloud-first world.

    About the speaker:
    Mike is a TOGAF and SAFe certified architect specialising in the strategic enterprise and solutions architecture space, with a solid background in integration, application, infrastructure and data architecture.

    He has a proven track record of delivering strategic business goals through business transformation programmes (up to £30M+) with complex interdependencies across the enterprise. Mike has extensive sector experience having worked in financial services, retail banking, digital eCommerce, not for profit, utilities and FMCG organisations.

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    Multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, cloud first, cloud native are all options but too many organisations miss the critical factor. Any technology strategy requires that the organisational culture and the people match the technology approach. A cloud first technology strategy requires a very different mindset to more traditional approaches and adopting a different culture and approach and leading a team of people in this world is very different. Building technology without the underpinning cultural change invariably results in less than successful cloud adoption.

    In this webinar, we will examine some of the simple changes that can be made to the culture and structure of an IT function to create a foundation for a more successful implementation of a cloud first strategy.
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    Ritesh Patel, Co-Founder & VP of Products at Nirmata
    For the last few years, there has been an ongoing debate about multi-cloud/hybrid cloud vs single cloud approach. However, there is increasing evidence that the future will be multi-cloud. Data from a recent survey released by Forrester Research indicates:

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    About the speaker:
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  • How to Integrate Cloud-Native Apps with Next-Gen Cloud Environments Recorded: Oct 16 2018 33 mins
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    We are already on the edge of a new paradigm in IT where developers can focus purely on their code and the applications are delivered by the cloud provider who delivers computing power as required.

    Whilst this approach works for cloud native applications, how do we integrate these next generation clouds with the legacy systems we already have? How do we create a serverless environment after years of creating servers and how do we connect seemingly un-connectable systems such as mainframes into this new paradigm?

    In this webinar we examine the tools and options now available and soon to be available in the next generation of cloud computing and seek to understand how these connect back to the current world and establish some possible journeys for the legacy applications into the next generation of cloud.
  • The 100-Year Archive Survey Results 2007-2017 Recorded: Oct 10 2018 60 mins
    Sam Fineberg, Thomas Rivera, Bob Rogers
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    · Changes in corporate practices
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    Matt Angerer, Founder, VerticalRent
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    Join us on Wednesday, October 3rd at 9am PT / 12pm ET for this live interview!
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    Bobby Allen
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    Many decision makers will say they need more information. The reality is that most leaders are actually drowning in information. What they really need is to move from information to clarity to insight. Attend our talk on building a hybrid it blueprint to see how CloudGenera can quickly take large amounts of data about your applications and provide data-driven analysis on best execution venue. We believe these sorts of insights should happen in minutes not months.

    Attendees will learn the following:

    •Elements that must be part of Total cost of ownership (TCO) analysis
    •How to analyze public vs. private execution venues
    •How to quickly revisit decisions when inputs or market factors change
  • IT Ops SIG Talk Ep. 9: Work with OpsBridge API’s Recorded: Sep 20 2018 29 mins
    Amr Fahmy
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    In this session, Amr will give a small introduction of OpsBridge and then will start with a basic introduction about OpsBridge API. Next, he will give a simple example on how we can call the OpsBridge API’s and start creating custom Attributes in the events. Finally, Amr will do some modifications on Events Custom Scripts.

    What you can expect to take away from this session:

    •Basic information on how API’s works and the difference between them
    •How to integrate third party applications with OpsBridge using API
    •Basic Bash Scripts or Python Script depending on the Operation system we will use
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    Robin Gareiss, President & Founder, Nemertes Research
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    • Which technologies were key in their transformation?
    • Who ran the project?
    • How did they measure success?

    We look forward to sharing this information with you!
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    Russ White, Network Architect, LinkedIn
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    About the presenter:
    Russ White began working with computers in the mid-1980's, and computer networks in 1990. He has experience in designing, deploying, breaking, and troubleshooting large scale networks, and is a strong communicator from the white board to the board room. Across that time, he has co-authored more than forty software patents, participated in the development of several Internet standards, helped develop the CCDE and the CCAr, and worked in Internet governance with the Internet Society. Russ has a background covering a broad spectrum of topics, including radio frequency engineering and graphic design, and is an active student of philosophy and culture.

    Russ is a co-host at the Network Collective, serves on the Routing Area Directorate at the IETF, co-chairs the BABEL working group, serves on the Technical Services Council/as a maintainer on the open source FR Routing project, and serves on the Linux Foundation (Networking) board. His most recent works are Computer Networking Problems and Solutions, The Art of Network Architecture, Navigating Network Complexity, and the Intermediate System to Intermediate System LiveLesson.
  • Approaching Docker and Containers Recorded: Sep 18 2018 35 mins
    Julian Fahrer, Sr. Software Engineer, Hover, Inc.
    Containers enable you to develop and deliver applications in a consistent, fast, and reliable fashion. But the ecosystem around them is enormous, things are moving extremely fast, and getting started can be overwhelming.

    In this session you will learn how to get started on your journey of integrating Docker and Containers into your applications and infrastructure. You will understand what containers actually are and how to get the most out of them. The key take takeaways from this webinar include:

    - The core concepts around Docker and Containers
    - How to approach Docker and Containers without losing sight
    - Where to start and how to ensure progress
    - How containers will shape the way you think about applications and infrastructure
    - Challenges you might encounter along the way and solutions to overcome them
  • DevSecOps Metrics Approaches in 2018 Recorded: Sep 18 2018 60 mins
    Steven Woodward, Founder and CEO, Cloud Perspectives
    Measurement and metrics are core competencies in 2018 and “measurement” is recognized as an “essential cloud computing characteristic." Measurement and metrics provide the required transparency, building trust and fostering cultural change.

    DevSecOps needs to understand measurement and use it effectively to manage risks and maximize value and business benefits.

    Perspectives discussed include:
    •Business Outcome Objectives and Measures
    •Enabling Measures
    •Attribute and Security/ Privacy Implications
    •Funding DevSecOps

    Find out how measurement enables innovation and automation for DevSecOPs, while addressing business objectives and outcomes.

    About the speaker:
    As Founder and CEO at Cloud Perspectives, he brings more than 25 years of experience evaluating major projects, contracts and outsourcing agreements in the private and public sector. He is a leading contributor to ISO (International Standards Organization) cloud and systems standards and is director of the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Canadian Chapter. Steven Co-leads the NIST Cloud Carrier and Cloud Audit Sub-groups, contributing to the NIST-IEEE cloud federation definitions, is a contributor to the Object Management Group Cloud SLA activities and is chair of the IFPUG (software sizing) Industry Standards Committee. Steven is a recognized international consultant and educator for governments and private sector companies to mature governance, using metrics to securely and effectively transform the enterprise.
  • Containers & Kubernetes in Production - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Recorded: Sep 18 2018 61 mins
    Jussi Nummelin, Developer Advocate, Kontena
    The first steps in using containers & Kubernetes in production can be a rollercoaster ride. Luckily, the benefits usually outweigh initial turmoil in the long run.

    We’ll look at some of the decision points for production grade Kubernetes setups which can help avoid the bad & the ugly. We’ll discuss options one can use to set up & run the Kubernetes cluster & some of the pros & cons of the different cluster types.

    We’ll also look at useful patterns & practices for making the transition to containerized & Kubernetes managed app workloads easier.
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Cloud computing is a general concept that incorporates software-as-a-service (SaaS), platform-as-a-service (PaaS), infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and other recent well-known technology trends in which the common theme is reliance on the Internet for satisfying the computing needs of the users.

This channel features presentations by thought leaders who cover the key topic areas in this increasingly important field.

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