Choosing the right cloud service provider for your business can be a difficult choice. With so many factors to consider, having to think about the service providers' infrastructure equipment should not be one of them. Join HP as they introduce their CloudAgile program and explain how selecting a service provider with a HP-based infrastructure can make all the difference to your company’s success.
RecordedFeb 23 201261 mins
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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
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 and Jo Peterson, VP Cloud Services at Clarify360
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.
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.
Cloud computing is a disruptive change in the way we organize information technology. Yet, it is the inevitable result of many years of development. The amount of technology that we manage is growing at staggering rates, forcing us to change the way we handle that.
That new way is the true essence of cloud and understanding that will enable you and your team to excel at fast and secure cloud adoption.
Cloud doesn’t just replace existing ways of running IT, but it also facilitates new applications and approaches. The webinar gives some examples.
Finally, you will uncover some learning resources to enable you to drive this change to you own benefit and the benefit of your team.
As customer expectations change and digital becomes more pervasive, companies need to think differently about monetizing their products and services in more innovative ways and establishing new revenue streams.
This webinar provides executives, managers and process/IT architects an understanding of key challenges involved, architecture options and mitigation approaches as they plan their transformation journey.
This will also provide “business capabilities need” in the new world and an architecture roadmap aligned to the business goals.
Rick Moy (Acalvio), Dan Hubbard (Lacework), Wei Dang (StackRox), Bashyam Anant (Cavirin)
Containers and cloud-native development impacts security significantly. The mission hasn’t changed – we still need to harden the environment, reduce the attack surface, and find and stop bad guys. But the tactics must change – the old tools don’t work with this new infrastructure, and most importantly the processes have to change to fit the new DevOps world.
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.
The customer expects fast, personal and engaging experiences, integrated and aligned across touch points in real time.
The Cloud brings along a paradigm shift in the way customers interact with the businesses and what businesses must be prepared for. Understand what the Modern Customer Experience is and how content and customer analytics are keys to success.
Organizations need to have the right tools to capture feedback and provide needed content at each point in the life cycle.
Learn more from our Panel of experts as they share their experiences, best practices, and lessons from leading Companies.
CIO's are increasingly asked to do more with less resources, create more flexibility among their teams and cost-effectively improve infrastructure.
Join this live webinar for an in-depth look at infrastructure transformation from the CIO's perspective when moving multiple environments to the public or private cloud, and how to balance teams, cost and bandwidth at the same time.
Daniel Sazbon, SNIA Europe Chair, IBM; Alex McDonald, SNIA Europe Vice Chair, NetApp
Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research
Enterprise Architecture is dead. Long live Enterprise Architecture!
In the face of DevOps and Agile development methodologies, many enterprises have backed off entirely from the concept of an enterprise architecture. That's a mistake. Enterprise Architecture is needed more urgently than ever before--but not the old, silo-ed, inflexible architecture.
Next-generation Enterprise Architecture needs to be fast, flexible, and as adaptive as next-generation development methodologies. It needs to encompass the radical changes in infrastructure, from virtualization to cloud- and mobile-first.
And it's absolutely essential for enterprises who want to align their technology investments with their fast-moving business goals.
This webinar reviews the fundamentals of enterprise architecture and provides a blueprint for a next-generation EA that encompasses DevOps, cloud, mobility, virtualization, microservices, and more!
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
After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: http://bit.ly/scale-out-q-a
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.
Cloud infrastructure is often procured by service providers and large enterprises in the traditional way – prepay for expected future storage needs and over provision for unexpected changes in demand. This requires large capital expenditures with slow cost recovery based on fluctuating customer adoption. Giving these cloud service providers flexibility in the procurement model for their storage allows them to more closely align the expenditure on infrastructure resources with the cost recovery from customers, optimizing the use of both CapEx and OpEx budgets.
Clouds inherently require often unpredictable scalability – both up and down. Building a storage architecture with the ability to rapidly allocate resources for a specific customer need and reallocate resources based on changing customer requirements allows the cloud service provider to optimize storage capacity and performance pools in their data center without compromising the responsiveness to the change in needs. Such architecture should also align to the datacenter level orchestration system to allow for even higher level of resource optimization and flexibility.
In this webcast, you will learn:
•How modern storage technology allows you to build this infrastructure
•The role of software defined storage
•How to model cloud costs of new applications and or re-engineering existing applications
Being deemed as the "most significant tech acquisition of 2018," IBM's purchase of Red Hat for $34 billion is not your average M&A. Apparently the cloud computing industry is in for another major disruption as a purchase of this size could change the market forever.
The biggest issue being addressed with this deal is the ability to easily move data around and between platforms, and ultimately expanding upon hybrid cloud offerings. Join this live expert panel discussion with cloud industry visionaries as they discuss the following:
- What this means for IBM and Red Hat's competitors
- Who is it relevant to and why?
- Is this is an indication of other big cloud computing deals to come and if so, how should enterprises prepare when selecting their technology providers?
- What does this mean for hybrid cloud and containers?
- Will this acquisition be different from HP's acquisition of Compaq? Of others in the Cloud market?
Moderator: Mark Thiele, Director of Engineering - Edge Computing, Ericsson
Panelists: Rob Hirschfeld, Founder/CEO, RackN and Ian Smith, CEO, Gospel Technology
Cloud Transformation has gained greater traction in the recent years. However, to propel your business to achieve the cloud profitability that you deserve, there are three core concepts that need to be understood.
Opportunity, Knowledge, and Actions
It works like this:
1. Your business realizes that there’s an opportunity to solve a problem or add value to the lives of many customers and make a recurring revenue from it.
2. You and your team acquire the knowledge that you need to take advantage of the cloud opportunity.
3. You and your team will execute actions based on the knowledge obtained, and your profit will be directly proportionate to how many customers you empower with Cloud technologies.
In this webinar, we will share the secret formula for you to lead the transformation:
1. Establishing cloud transformation principles
2. How to develop a strategic business case & roadmap
3. Get access to best practices & Case Studies
4. Learn about our special offer to get you started at (no cost)
5. Learn how to assess Cloud Hyperscalers such as Microsoft, AWS, Google in the market
Join us in making you and your business cloud ready company. We look forward to collaborating with you.
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.
Cloud Computing: It's What’s Inside that CountsDerek Howard, Director of HP CloudAgile Service Provider Program, Hewlett-Packard and Barb Goldworm, Chief Analyst, FOCUS[[ webcastStartDate * 1000 | amDateFormat: 'MMM D YYYY h:mm a' ]]61 mins