UCC Series [Ep.1]: Which UC Solution Is Most Affordable for You?
Have you wondered which solution--on-premise, cloud, or hybrid—is the right Unified Communications architecture for your organization? Would you like to know which provider costs the most—and least?
Nemertes has the answer!
In this first episode of our five-part series on Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC), Robin Gareiss, Nemertes President and Founder, will present findings from our real-world research on UCC costs—based on the cost data from our 2018-19 Unified Communications and Collaboration Research study.
She also will introduce The Nemertes UC Cost Analysis Tool, our on-line, interactive, customizable tool that allows you to cost-compare solutions and providers. With this tool you’ll find out which architecture, and which provider, are the best fit for your organization.
This episode will take an in-depth look at UC Total Cost of Ownership and will cover:
• How to use Nemertes’ Online Cost Analysis Tool to get the data you need to make the best decisions
• How operational, implementation, and capital costs vary with on-prem, cloud, and hybrid deployments
• The Nemertes True Cost of Operations™ of key collaboration technologies including telephony, meetings, team collaboration, and more
• Which providers offer the lowest costs and best value, based on cost data and provider ratings from IT leaders across all industries
• What you’ll save on operational costs by investing in management and monitoring tools
We look forward to sharing all this information with you and to answering as many of your questions as possible!
RecordedApr 25 201860 mins
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Simon Ratcliffe, CIO Advisor and Mentor, IT Evangelist
The role of the architect has changed dramatically in the past few years and is headed for even more change as the landscape of possible technology options is only going to
increase. Faced with a list of options that is increasing almost daily across a highly
competitive landscape, many architectural decisions have become an exercise in avoiding error rather than exploring possibility.
Whilst an acceptance of failure is becoming the norm in smaller development faced activities, architects must make big decisions that can affect the entire operation of an organisation. This webinar explores some ideas for architectural best practice and mechanisms for reducing risk whilst empowering architects to unleash some of the exciting new options available to them.
Simon Ratcliffe, CIO Advisor and Mentor, IT Evangelist
Digital Transformation is an over-used phrase and one that is often used to describe what is
essentially business transformation that is underpinned by technology. Does this mean that
these transformations are deeply vertical and need deep industry experience to be
successful? In this webinar we examine how organisations can learn from other industry
sectors and also from breaking the standard rules within their own industry.
In this webinar, listeners will be able to learn:
- How do we look across industries and learn from success in others?
- How do we escape from the ‘me too’ transformational activity and break away from trying to keep up and get in front?
The cloud strategy of today's enterprise spans across multiple clouds and hundreds of applications. Point security solutions no longer work, so enterprises are turning toward a more orchestrated approach to achieving security and compliance in the cloud.
Join cloud and security leaders in an interactive discussion to learn about:
- Key security and compliance challenges associated with a multi-cloud strategy
- Recommendations for managing and automating security across multiple clouds and applications
- The future of cloud
- Improving enterprise security in an ever-changing threat landscape
This webcast will present an overview of scale-out file system architectures. To meet the increasingly higher demand on both capacity and performance in large cluster computing environments, the storage subsystem has evolved toward a modular and scalable design. The scale-out file system is one implementation of the trend, in addition to scale-out object and block storage solutions. This presentation will provide an introduction to scale-out-file systems and cover:
•General principles when architecting a scale-out file system storage solution
•Hardware and software design considerations for different workloads
•Storage challenges when serving a large number of compute nodes, e.g. name space consistency, distributed locking, data replication, etc.
•Use cases for scale-out file systems
•Common benchmark and performance analysis approaches
Don Deel, NetApp, SNIA; Moderated by Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom, SNIA
Tools for speeding your implementation of the next-generation storage management standard
The SNIA Swordfish™ specification for the management of storage systems and data services is an extension of the DMTF Redfish® specification. Together, these specifications provide a unified approach for the management of servers and storage in converged, hyper-converged, hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments.
To help speed your Swordfish development efforts, SNIA has produced open source storage management tools available now on GitHub for your use. Join this session for an overview of these open source tools, which include a Swordfish API Emulator, a Swordfish Basic Web Client, an example Swordfish plugin for the Microsoft Power BI business analytics service, and an example Swordfish plugin for the Datadog monitoring service.
Containers are a big trend in application deployment. The landscape of containers is moving fast and constantly changing, with new standards emerging every few months. Learn what’s new, what to pay attention to, and how to make sense of the ever-shifting container landscape.
This live webcast will cover:
•Container storage types and Container Frameworks
•An overview of the various storage APIs for the container landscape
•How to identify the most important projects to follow in the container world
•The Container Storage Interface spec and Kubernetes 1.13
•How to get involved in the container community
Patty Driever, IBM; Howard Johnson, Broadcom; Joe Kimpler, ATTO Technologies
FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) is an upper-level protocol supported by mainframe servers and attached enterprise-class storage controllers that utilizes Fibre Channel as the underlying transport.
The FCIA FICON 101 webcast (on-demand at http://bit.ly/FICON101) described some of the key characteristics of the mainframe and how FICON satisfies the demands placed on mainframes for reliable and efficient access to data. FCIA experts gave a brief introduction into the layers of architecture (system/device and link) that the FICON protocol bridges. Using the FICON 101 session as a springboard, our experts return for FICON 201 where they will delve deeper into the architectural flow of FICON and how it leverages Fibre Channel to be an optimal mainframe transport.
Join this live FCIA webcast where you’ll learn:
- How FICON (FC-SB-x) maps onto the Fibre Channel FC-2 layer
- The evolution of the FICON protocol optimizations
- How FICON adapts to new technologies
Philip Kufeldt, Univ. of California, Santa Cruz; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Alex McDonald, NetApp
Cloud data centers are by definition very dynamic. The need for infrastructure availability in the right place at the right time for the right use case is not as predictable, nor as static, as it has been in traditional data centers. These cloud data centers need to rapidly construct virtual pools of compute, network and storage based on the needs of particular customers or applications, then have those resources dynamically and automatically flex as needs change. To accomplish this, many in the industry espouse composable infrastructure capabilities, which rely on heterogeneous resources with specific capabilities which can be discovered, managed, and automatically provisioned and re-provisioned through data center orchestration tools. The primary benefit of composable infrastructure results in a smaller grained sets of resources that are independently scalable and can be brought together as required. In this webcast, SNIA experts will discuss:
•What prompted the development of composable infrastructure?
•What are the solutions?
•What is composable infrastructure?
•Enabling technologies (not just what’s here, but what’s needed…)
•Status of composable infrastructure standards/products
•What’s on the horizon – 2 years? 5 Years
•What it all means
Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research
Selecting a vendor partner (or partners) is one of the most critical decisions enterprises will make on their IoT journeys. The right partner makes all the difference: enterprises with top-ranked partners report greater success in generating revenue, cutting costs, and optimizing business processes via IoT.
• Who are the right providers?
• What are the critical factors to consider in selecting one?
This webinar reviews the provider landscape and highlights critical selection factors for companies of all sizes and industries.
When it comes to storage, a byte is a byte is a byte, isn’t it? One of the enduring truths about simplicity is that scale makes everything hard, and with that comes complexity. And when we’re not processing the data, how do we store it and access it?
In this webcast, we will compare three types of data access: file, block and object storage, and the access methods that support them. Each has its own set of use cases, and advantages and disadvantages. Each provides simple to sophisticated management of the data, and each makes different demands on storage devices and programming technologies.
Perhaps you’re comfortable with block and file, but are interested in investigating the more recent class of object storage and access. Perhaps you’re happy with your understanding of objects, but would really like to understand files a bit better, and what advantages or disadvantages they have compared to each other. Or perhaps you want to understand how file, block and object are implemented on the underlying storage systems – and how one can be made to look like the other, depending on how the storage is accessed. Join us as we discuss and debate:
•How different types of storage drive different management & access solutions
•Where everything is in fixed-size chunks
•SCSI and SCSI-based protocols, and how FC and iSCSI fit in
•When everything is a stream of bytes
•NFS and SMB
•When everything is a blob
•HTTP, key value and RESTful interfaces
•When files, blocks and objects collide
"In the age of breaches, enterprises are looking to understand the security and compliance risks associated with data stored in, and accesible from, cloud applications so they can better prepare should the unthinkable happen. With data and workloads moving to the cloud, securing the enterprise is more critical than ever.
Join cloud, security and compliance experts as they discuss:
- How to proactively analyze security risk from the business perspective
- What you need to know about your data, and how to ensure it is compliant when in the cloud
- How to automate security policy changes
- Top challenges for CISOs and CIOs
- Achieving security and compliance across multiple clouds
- Steps to take today"
Benny Czarny, CEO and Founder, OPSWAT
Tzach Horowitz, Pre-Sale Director, Cybergym
Ariel Zeitlin, CTO and co-founder, Guardicore
Diana Kelley, Cybersecurity Field CTO, Microsoft
Jeanne Morain, Srikanth Balusani, Jo Peterson, Galeal Zino, Wouter Van Eetvelde
The era of multi-cloud is upon us, and with it comes a flurry of new opportunities for tech teams and data centers alike. Not only does a multi-cloud approach provide more flexibility within your public cloud environments, but can also prepare your data center for an AI-ready cloud infrastructure.
Join this live panel discussion with renowned cloud and data center experts as they take a closer look at how to properly design, plan and build a multi-cloud strategy, what it means for your data center, and how it intersects with AI and operations.
Moderator: Jeanne Morain, iSpeak Cloud
Panelists: Srikanth Balusani, CTO, MST Solutions, Jo Peterson, VP Cloud Services at Clarify360, Galeal Zino, Founder & CEO, NetFoundry and Wouter Van Eetvelde, VP Software Engineering, Western Digital
Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research
Everybody knows IoT is the wave of the future. But what are successful organizations doing differently when it comes to their IoT initiatives? Are they saving more? Generating new revenue and lines of business? Or increasing operational efficiency and other metrics?
This webinar unveils the secrets of top-performing companies when it comes to IoT initiatives. You'll learn how they plan for, design, secure, and operate their IoT initiatives--and how they track the benefits.
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.
He has a comprehensive background of technology leadership and transformation, business process re-engineering and systems integration over a wide range of heterogeneous technology environments, from hybrid cloud solutions to physical on-premise estates.
Tom Bendien, Director of Cloud Innovation & Mission Success, Madison Cloud IT Solutions
Join this live webinar with Tom Bendien, Director of Cloud Innovation and Mission Success at Madison Cloud, for an in-depth discussion on how best to plan out your hybrid cloud programs in 2019 and beyond.
Hybrid cloud is multi-faceted and there are many steps to take, vendors to review, and strategies to consider. Tune into this discussion and leave with best practice processes and considerations to do so, regardless of what stage of the hybrid cloud journey you're in.
Jill Reber, CEO, Primitive Logic and Kelly Harris, Senior Content Manager, BrightTALK
Discover what's trending in the Enterprise Architecture community on BrightTALK and how you can leverage these insights to drive growth for your company. Learn which topics and technologies are currently top of mind for Data Privacy and Information Management professionals and decision makers.
Tune in with Jill Reber, CEO of Primitive Logic and Kelly Harris, Senior Content Manager for EA at BrightTALK, to discover the latest trends in data privacy, the reasons behind them and what to look out for in Q1 2019 and beyond.
- Top trending topics in Q4 2018 and why, including new GDPR and data privacy regulations
- Key events in the community
- Content that data privacy and information management professionals care about
- What's coming up in Q1 2019
Audience members are encouraged to ask questions during the Live Q&A.
Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research
Everyone talks about IoT, and many organizations are implementing it and reaping the business benefits. But even those who have had IoT projects deployed for years may not have a comprehensive architecture and framework in place to help guide technology decisions and streamline operations.
Join Nemertes CEO Johna Till Johnson as she reviews the IoT architecture and framework and shares guidance gleaned from leading-edge clients and research study participants.
Companies are increasingly moving to an architecture based on microservices and containers, as part of an overall move to DevOps, Agile, and cloud-first development.
But are they taking the right steps to secure those containers?
This Webinar provides a feature-functionality comparison of the leading providers of container security, and provides guidance for enterprise developers in launching their container security initiatives.
Moderator: Alex McDonald, SNIA SSSI Co-Chair; Presenters: Tom Coughlin, Coughlin Associates & Jim Handy, Objective Analysis
Join SSSI members and respected analysts Tom Coughlin and Jim Handy for a look into their new Emerging Memory and Storage Technologies Report. Tom and Jim will examine emerging memory technologies and their interaction with standard memories, how a new memory layer improves computer performance, and the technical advantages and economies of scale that contribute to the enthusiasm for emerging memories. They will provide an outlook on market projections and enabling and driving applications. The webcast is the perfect preparation for the 2019 SNIA Persistent Memory Summit January 24, 2019.
Ammar Hasayen, Digital Transformation Lead, Microsoft MVP
The workplace is transforming, and you need a solution that empowers your organization, handle employees' new expectations for technology at work, while keeping ahead of compliance and security needs.
In this session, you learn how why organizations are considering a modern workplace as part of their digital transformation journey and what are the key drivers behind this shift like the arrive of millennials and the rise of cybersecurity.
After watching this webinar, you will get a good understanding of what challenges and best practices when moving to a modern workplace from business and technology perspective, using the Pentagon Framework.
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.