According to Thomas Meyer at IDC, about one third of companies won’t survive the next decade. There is a shift in the way companies are working; innovation is coming from every direction. If you are not being disruptive, it can very well be a case of Digital or Dead in the next decade.
Join this webinar to gain insight on the thrivers versus survivors, how to help your company become a digital player, and the competencies you need to thrive.
The speakers for this webinar are:
Thomas Meyer manages IDC's IT Research in Europe. This includes coverage of software, services and hardware markets focused on topics such as datacenter transformation, cloud computing, virtualization, business continuity, sustainability and print services. Additionally Meyer also manages IDC Europe's cross-domain Practices which provide insight and advisory on 3rd Platform industry transformation such as Internet of Things, Cloud, Mobility, Big Data and Customer Experience IT to ICT vendors and end users.
Mike Shaw is Director of Strategic Marketing at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. He is part of the team creating thought leadership in the areas of Big Data, the Enterprise of the Future, and the Digitization of Everything. During his 30 years HPE; Mike has been an R&D section manager working on HPE’s Business Process Management product; led a business planning team in HPE Software; managed the world-wide marketing of all HPE Software’s Business Service Management products and latterly; been a key contributor to Enterprise 2020 - HPE’s project to define the enterprise of the future (www.enterprise2020.com); and has led Hewlett Packard Enterprise's research into digitalization and its use in customer experience, products and operations. Mike has a degree in Physics from the University of Manchester and a Masters in Control Engineering and Operations Research from Cambridge University and lives in the United Kingdom.
RecordedOct 27 201660 mins
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Today's IT is struggling with trying to keep the lights on for sometimes 100s or 1000s of applications built on legacy architectures while also attempting to turn on a dime in an era when business expects "just in time" IT. What strategies can you employ to help bridge the gap from yesterday to today and tomorrow? Where do you need to look for change (technologies, service providers, organizational) and what is possible through that change? Finally, what assumptions about what's possible for you to have to break through with yourself, your management and your customers?
Syamla Bandla, VP of Global Cloud Operations & DevOps, Qualys
What does it mean to achieve true agility, visibility, and security in your cloud and DevOps environment?
With Agility enable successful cloud deployments to meet the demands of scale.
With visibility drive reducing MTBF(mean-time-between-failures) and MTTR (mean-time-to-resolve).
With security ensure your Cloud environments are secure.
Join Syamla Bandla, VP of Global Cloud Operations and DevOps at Qualys and recipient of the Top Women in Cloud Award 2016, for a technical deep-dive into cloud applications and operations in the 21st century.
About the presenter:
Syamla has over 18 years building, scaling and transforming high-performance operations and engineering teams in the US, Europe and Asia. She has taken multiple organizations through various phases of organization building and transformation, transformed technology organizations from the ground up and taken multiple Cloud and SaaS products to market.
At RMS, Syamla was responsible for hybrid cloud engineering and operations, platform services, devops, and database operations & engineering, operational intelligence, monitoring and service Level management functions for all client facing cloud based products and services.
Prior to RMS, she was Head of SaaS Production Engineering and Operations team at Dell. Responsible for end to end service delivery of SaaS Products to production and managed Global Production Engineering and Operations teams across Europe, Asia and North America.
Syamla came to Dell as part of the start-up acquisition of “Everdream Corp” which built a Systems Management SaaS product. After the acquisition her responsibilities grew to integrating and building Global Production Engineering and Operations teams for four additional SaaS products.
Syamla Joined Dell from Fidelity Investments in Boston where she worked as Lead Network Engineer. In that role, she supported the critical infrastructure and network for mission critical trading floor applications and services.
Kong Yang, Head Geek of Virtualization & Cloud Practice, SolarWinds
The application lifecycle is fundamentally changing at a greater rate and amplitude. Accordingly, cloud services are integral to the application architecture and implementation. A key challenge to overcome is how to monitor with discipline these applications that are driving disruptive innovation in their respective industries.
In this session, we will discuss how to monitor cloud applications with discipline in order to ensure seamless application integration and delivery.
- What defines successful cloud applications?
- How do I apply a foundational set of skills like monitoring as a discipline to guarantee successful cloud outcomes?
Kong Yang is a Head Geek at SolarWinds with over 20 years of IT experience specializing in virtualization and cloud management. He is a US Patent holder, VMware vExpert™, Cisco® Champion, and active contributing thought leader within the virtualization community.
Cloud adoption is booming, with the major providers likely to top $100 billion in revenue by 2020. As enterprise IT organizations place a larger proportion of their application portfolios in cloud environments, they face a choice: manage those applications with the native tools offered by the cloud providers, or use third-party tools. This presentation examines the tradeoffs IT organizations face when deciding on which approach to use, along with the pros and cons of each approach. Specific topics addressed include:
- Technical approaches to managing cloud-based applications
- Tradeoffs in using cloud provider or third-party management solutions
- The challenge of innovation: managing applications that use higher-level cloud services
- How business value changes the cloud management decision
- The unaddressed cloud management challenge: economics
The webinar presenter has worked in cloud computing for over a decade, including at two cloud management software companies. He was also named by Wired.com as one of the ten most influential persons in cloud computing. Be sure to attend this webinar to learn from his experiences — good and bad — in this field!
Greg Schulz, founder and analyst of Server StorageIO, John Kim, SNIA-ESF Chair, Mellanox
Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) along with Cluster or Cloud In Box (CIB) are popular trend topics that have gained both industry and customer adoption. As part of data infrastructures, CI, CIB and HCI enable simplified deployment of resources (servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software) across different environments. However, what do these approaches mean for a hyperconverged storage environment? What are the key concerns and considerations related specifically to storage? Most importantly, how do you know that you’re asking the right questions in order to get to the right answers?
Find out in this live SNIA-ESF webcast where expert Greg Schulz, founder and analyst of Server StorageIO, will move beyond the hype to discuss:
· What are the storage considerations for CI, CIB and HCI
· Fast applications and fast servers need fast server storage I/O
· Networking and server storage I/O considerations
· How to avoid aggravation-causing aggregation (bottlenecks)
· Aggregated vs. disaggregated vs. hybrid converged
· Planning, comparing, benchmarking and decision-making
· Data protection, management and east-west I/O traffic
· Application and server I/O north-south traffic
The organisational impact of “cloud” adoption (in all its guises), as well as other modern enterprise technologies, is a topic of relevance to IT and business leaders in all industry sectors.
The much vaunted shift to "everything-as-a-service" will have major implications not only on the tasks and services that IT departments traditionally perform, but the skills required in the organisation and the nature of the relationship that “IT” has with the “business”. Shadow IT is now a fact of life in most organisations. Business customers expect IT to take more of a leadership role in defining and enabling business strategy.
Or will it? Is it? Do they?
Join our panel of CxOs sharing real world experience as they debate the key factors impacting the performance of IT and how it evolves to meet the challenges
Mark Dermody, IT Director Costa Coffee
Nick Skelsey - IT Director Europe, Harding Retail (a member of Flemingo Duty Free)
Rob Pritchard - ex-CIO Britvic and visiting professor at Birmingham City University (moderator)
Nick Good - Director of Performance & Metrics, Office of the CIO Liberty Global/Virgin Media
Simona Rabinovici-Cohen, IBM, Phillip Viana, IBM, Sam Fineberg
The demand for digital data preservation has increased drastically in recent years. Maintaining a large amount of data for long periods of time (months, years, decades, or even forever) becomes even more important given government regulations such as HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, OSHA, and many others that define specific preservation periods for critical records.
While the move from paper to digital information over the past decades has greatly improved information access, it complicates information preservation. This is due to many factors including digital format changes, media obsolescence, media failure, and loss of contextual metadata. The Self-contained Information Retention Format (SIRF) was created by SNIA to facilitate long-term data storage and preservation. SIRF can be used with disk, tape, and cloud based storage containers, and is extensible to any new storage technologies. It provides an effective and efficient way to preserve and secure digital information for many decades, even with the ever-changing technology landscape. Join this webcast to learn:
•Key challenges of long-term data retention
•How the SIRF format works and its key elements
•How SIRF supports different storage containers - disks, tapes, CDMI and the cloud
•Availability of Open SIRF
SNIA experts that developed the SIRF standard will be on hand to answer your questions.
In our first web event in this series, we presented the next generation of hybrid cloud management platform from HPE. Join our second web event for a more in-depth look into the primary design use case: hybrid and multi-cloud management. Learn about the advantages that Hybrid Cloud Management can provide to you and your organization:
Freedom to choose any cloud
Cloud agnostic service designs
Native container support
Provide master-level control over other clouds and orchestrator
HPE continues to refine and strengthen the capabilities of their cloud management platform with their newest software generation, Hybrid Cloud Management (HCM). HCM brings together hybrid and multi-cloud management, world class orchestration, application release automation, cloud compliance and an intelligent cloud service portal. Join us for this web event to find out how the HPE Hybrid Cloud Management platform can help you accelerate operations responsiveness and achieve cloud freedom.
Join Spacebelt and the Cloud Constellation Corporation for a technical deep-dive into connecting your cloud storage and telecommunications networks within your data center.
The Space-Based data center infrastructure is comprised of interconnected satellites, forming an exclusive cloud storage network ring to serve enterprises and governments everywhere. This is what the data center of the future looks like, and it includes an autonomous global telecom backbone, fast delivery of data stored in-orbit to anywhere on the planet, ultra secure point-to-point connectivity, and more.
With the every increasing influx of data and big data, cloud storage models and data centers need to continue to shift and adapt to these demands. Learn about the latest and greatest data center connectivity solutions and technologies on the market today.
Multi-Cloud Service Orchestration is a new challenge which Enterprises need to deal with. It is especially difficult for the various Enterprise IT organisational units to stay in control when their business units all use different Cloud portals and credentials and services from different public, private & hybrid clouds. How do they stay in control and support the various exploding landscapes? The T-Systems’ Cloud Integration Center (CIC) was designed to address this challenge, not just for initial orchestration, but also during the lifecycle of the services. Attend this session to hear some of the important considerations and solutions.
Your business requires a solution that constantly evolves and provides your operations teams with coverage of various technologies and hybrid IT environments. Let us describe the strategy, roadmap and vision of HPE Software Operations Bridge. We’ll include information about using HPE Operations Agent to manage public and private cloud, and Docker containers and how to optimize allocated resources, examine 300+ metrics in real time and provide executive stakeholders with actionable intelligence.
For any developer, choosing the right compute infrastructure and back-end database is a critically important decision. In this webinar, we'll explore specific challenges that mobile app and game developers face and how the cloud can provide a winning solution. We’ll also explore cloud solutions for big data challenges for MMOG, built-in analytics, online and offline MOG online modes, infrastructure reference architecture, and social network and cross-platform game use cases.
Keith Hudgins, Tech Alliances, Docker, Andrew Sullivan, Tech Marketing Engineer, NetApp, Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA-CSI
Now that you have become acquainted with basic container technologies and the associated storage challenges in supporting applications running within containers in production; let’s take a deeper dive into what differentiates this technology from what you are used to with virtual machines. Containers can both complement virtual machines and also replace them as they promise the ability to scale exponentially higher. They can easily be ported from one physical server to another or to one platform—such as on-premise—to another—such as public cloud providers like Amazon AWS. In this Webcast, we’ll explore “container best practices” that discuss how to address the various challenges around networking, security and logging. We’ll also look at what types of applications more easily lend themselves to a microservice architecture versus which applications may require additional investment to refactor/re-architect to take advantage of microservices.
Professor Ahmed Banafa, College of Engineering, San Jose State University
The rapid evolution of the IoT market has caused an explosion in the number and variety of IoT solutions. Additionally, large amounts of funding are being deployed at IoT startups. Consequently, the focus of the industry has been on manufacturing and producing the right types of hardware to enable those solutions. In current model, most IoT solution providers have been building all components of the stack, from the hardware devices to the relevant cloud services or as they would like to name it as “IoT solutions”, as a result, there is a lack of consistency and standards across the cloud services used by the different IoT solutions.
As the industry evolves, the need for a standard model to perform common IoT backend tasks, such as processing, storage, and firmware updates, is becoming more relevant. In that new model, we are likely to see different IoT solutions work with common backend services, which will guarantee levels of interoperability, portability, and manageability that are almost impossible to achieve with the current generation of IoT solutions.
Join Ahmed Banafa, Professor at SJSU and named as the "number one tech voice to follow" on LinkedIn, in this engaging and informative all-about-IoT webinar!
Digital transformation is changing the way almost every organization operates today, even in the educational system. Computers in the exam room have increasingly replaced pen and paper, necessitated by the growth in distance learning and the growing volume of students. Digital exams that candidates can download and complete from any location are quickly overtaking the controlled environment of the exam room in many locations which means that system performance is critical. It’s not acceptable for students if it takes a long time to download the paper and even worse if, having completed the examination, the student is unable to upload it again. This can become a problem with thousands of concurrent students downloading papers.
Join this webinar to hear how six of Denmark’s eight universities led by University of Copenhagen have collaborated to develop a coordinated solution using HPE StormRunner Load to address their testing challenges. Attendees of this webinar will learn how the universities are using StormRunner Load to:
Simulate concurrent download and upload by 6,000 virtual users
Identify problems with certain configurations and database items
Deliver unlimited scalability through cloud-base SaaS solution
Process over 300,000 examinations a year
Jeremy Snyder, VP Business Development, DivvyCloud
The cloud is growing, right? In more ways than one!
Join Jeremy Snyder, VP Business Development at DivvyCloud, for an in-depth look at enterprise challenges in the cloud: from increasing public cloud costs, lack of resources and expertise, data breaches, policy, scale strategies, and more.
In this webinar we will discuss:
- The importance of automation from an ownership standpoint
- The top 3 cloud control challenges for the enterprise
- Scale strategies
- Securing your cloud infrastructure
Greg Schulz, Founder/Sr. Advisory Analyst, Server StorageIO
The answer is BCDR and Cloud Backup, however what was the question? Besides how to protect preserve and secure your data, applications along with data Infrastructures against various threat risk issues, what are some other common questions? For example how to modernize, rethink, re-architect, use new and old things in new ways, these and other topics, techniques, trends, tools have common theme of BCDR and Cloud Backup. Join us in this discussion exploring your options for protecting data, applications and your data Infrastructures spanning legacy, software-defined virtual and cloud environments.
- Data Infrastructures exist to support applications and their underlying resource needs
- Various cloud storage options to meet different application PACE needs
- Do clouds need to be backed-up or protected?
- How to leverage clouds for various data protection objectives
- When, where, why and how to use different scenarios
Ray Bricknell, Managing Director, Behind Every Cloud; Kevin Linsell, Director of Strategy & Architecture, Adapt
Cloud has moved beyond the realms of market hype to become a reality, but for many the journey has only just begun. What risks do you face when moving your IT workloads to a cloud environment? What regulations do you need to take into account? How do you establish what you need in a market proliferated by different providers and platforms? This webinar will answer some of the practical questions companies face when exploring the next step on their Journey to Cloud.
Duration: 30 minutes + Q&A (So come prepared!)
Ray Bricknell, Managing Director at Financial Services focused consultancy, Behind Every Cloud, will dish out tangible insights and best practices that will put any cloud conundrum into perspective. Areas covered include:
- The ins & outs of today’s (ever evolving) Journey to Cloud
- A view on the industry's regulatory landscape & its impact to IT outsourcing
- Finding the 'Best Execution Venue' for your IT workloads
- Dealing with legacy & the realities of migration
- Minimising operational risk when devising a cloud migration
- Key learnings from Financial Services companies progressing through the journey
This is a webinar for executives in Financial Services looking for tangible, strategic guidance and best practices in cloud. The webinar is facilitated by Kevin Linsell, Adapt’s Director of Strategy & Architecture.
All you need to know, what it means and why it matters
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.