Managing Enterprise Services in the Hyper-hybrid Cloud
An IT Service Management (ITSM) capability based on the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) has served as the linchpin in modern IT shops. The role of ITSM is becoming critical as organizations consider adopting a hybrid-cloud approach combining on-premise enterprise assets with multiple cloud-based services (both private and public) accessed through many delivery channels, including mobile. While larger enterprises are seeing cloud services extend and enhance their ERP and large legacy system investments, managing the underlying technology requires an IT organization to have an enhanced service management discipline. Effectively applying ITIL processes and service management tools will enable organizations to transition both existing and new services to a hybrid-cloud delivery model while hiding the complicated integration, orchestration and rules management plumbing.
We will explore the operational implications for enterprises embarking into this more complicated hyper-hybrid cloud environment from a service management perspective across the ITIL lifecycle phases, including compelling case studies from start-ups fully built on the hyper-hybrid cloud, to enterprises across commercial and public-sector. Finally, we will provide an overview of the growing trends in the ITIL-based tools landscape being deployed to assist organizations in applying IT service management rigor and discipline across their all of their cloud services.
AppPulse Active allows you to deploy scripts either on campus or in the cloud that monitor availability and performance of your applications. In this session we will show how Independent Health implented the tool and share best practices.
Dave Clack - CatDV, Nancy Bennis - Cleversafe, Bernie Behn - Avere Systems
Digital media assets are extremely valuable, providing organizations a collection of tools to reach and engage. Making this growing collection of large files manageable over time can challenge even the most seasoned IT professionals.
In this webinar, we'll look at the workflow in place at large global broadcasters, then discuss the best practices identified while building a modern media asset management system with active archive support. Operations directors, program managers, systems architects, and media technology professionals will learn:
- How the right tools can help bring order to "big data" assets and methodologies for implementation and savings of media professionals valuable time.
- How private cloud archive reduces cost while improving accessibility and security
- How to create a high performance active archive that masks network latency between media asset management software and cloud archives
This presentation will arm you with a complete toolkit to begin evaluating a comprehensive, modern solution for "big data" digital media files for content creators.
John Meegan and Mike Edwards from the Cloud Standards Customer Council
The "Practical Guide to Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)" was written by the CSCC to provide a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers use the Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) cloud service category to solve business challenges. This webcast will share best practices for PaaS architecture, development processes, integration, deployment and operations.
Eric Vitale, Senior Manager of Business Intelligence at The Hershey Company; Ross Mason, Mulesoft Founder & VP of Product
Unlocking the true value of enterprise IT investments means connecting legacy, on-premises applications and systems to newer cloud applications, like Salesforce. Without proper integration between Salesforce, the system of engagement, and systems of record like SAP, organizations fail to fully automate and optimize their business processes.
In this session, learn how to extend the business value of your existing SAP investments by building a layer of agility and connectivity that makes it possible to seamlessly connect to Salesforce, including the Salesforce1 mobile application to run your business from your phone.
This webcast will include an interview with Eric Vitale, Senior Manager of Business Intelligence at The Hershey Company as well as Ross Mason, Mulesoft Founder & VP of Product Strategy. You will have the chance to question experts from Mulesoft, The Hershey Company and salesforce.com who developed the integrated solution, all live.
Ben Wilson, Senior Director, Product Management, Fortinet
Wireless is now the expected medium of choice for network users. Delivering it successfully can be a challenge especially with multiple different approaches and architectures available. What is right for your organisation? Cloud? Controller? How is it all secured?
This session will discuss 3 main Wi-Fi architecture types, their different advantages, the wired edge, and how to secure it all. Importantly, we will finish with what to consider when making the right choice for your needs.
David Houlihan, ESQ, Principal Analyst & James Haight, Analyst, Blue Hill Research; Dave Packer, VP Product Marketing, Druva
Modern enterprise archiving is no longer about the long-term storage of data you’re required to keep and serves limited utility to the business. New cloud architectures are transforming what once was simply a means to protect corporate data to a more valuable information resource that helps address corporate compliance and litigation support needs.
Join analysts from Blue Hill Research for this live event and learn how progressive organizations are gaining greater value from their archive of user data, converging data availability, archiving and governance to increasingly meet their wider corporate needs. During this webinar, the panel will review real life use cases and discuss:
• The risks of decentralized and dispersed enterprise data
• How unifying data availability and governance is bringing increased utility to organizations
• Key considerations for designing a modern enterprise archive strategy
Registrants will receive a complimentary copy of the full Blue Hill Research white paper on the subject.
David Houlihan researches enterprise risk management, compliance and policy management, and legal technology. He is an experienced advisor in legal and technology fields with a unique understanding of complex information environments and business legal needs. As an attorney, he has held roles in the United States Attorney’s Office and more.
For more: http://bluehillresearch.com/author/david-houlihan/
James Haight focuses on analytics and emerging enterprise technologies, including exploring the business case development and solution assessment for data warehousing, data integration, advanced analytics and business intelligence applications.
For more: http://bluehillresearch.com/author/james-haight/
Bob Plumridge, SNIA Europe Board Member; Eric Hibbard, Chair SNIA Security TWG, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage
Governments across the globe are proposing and enacting strong data privacy and data protection regulations by mandating frameworks that include noteworthy changes like defining a data breach to include data destruction, adding the right to be forgotten, mandating the practice of breach notifications, and many other new elements. The implications of this and other proposed legislation on how the cloud can be utilized for storing data are significant. Join this live Webcast to hear:
•EU “directives” vs. “regulation”
•General data protection regulation summary
•How personal data has been redefined
•Substantial financial penalties for non-compliance
•Impact on data protection in the cloud
•How to prepare now for impending changes
Adrian Sanabria, 451 Research; Shamiana Soderberg, Microsoft; Jamie Barnett, Netskope
One of today's biggest cloud trends is enterprise adoption of the Microsoft Office 365 suite. There is one wrinkle, though. Your business wants to move quickly to get immediate value, while your security team needs to proceed a little more cautiously to ensure they can govern usage and protect sensitive data. Can organizations move quickly and instrument the proper controls?
Join Adrian Sanabria, Senior Security Analyst from 451 Research, Shamiana Soderberg, Senior Business Development Manager Cloud Productivity from Microsoft, and Jamie Barnett, CMO of Netskope for a look at safe enablement best practices for Office 365, and the role Cloud Access Security Brokers play in this effort.
Attendees will come away with the ten real-world requirements that every organization should consider when adopting a sanctioned cloud productivity suite like Office 365. These requirements will address areas like:
- Granular administrative and user controls across the Office 365 suite
- DLP for content “at rest” within and “en route” to or from the suite
- Usage and data governance within the suite and its ecosystem
Tom Martin, Business Development Manager - Salesforce
Today’s customers expect fast, personalized service. But how do you meet customer expectations when you’re clicking through multiple screens to find the correct information, manually combining reports and managing a distributed workforce? Cloud integration can help. Register for our webinar to learn which integration tools you should be leveraging to take your customer experience to new heights and give your business a competitive edge.
In this webinar you’ll learn:
- The difference between patchwork and seamless integrations
- Tips to wow customers and streamline your customer service processes
- Ways to gain a holistic view of your daily operations
- How to create consistency between your different locations and departments
Backup is not the most fashionable of functions within the datacentre but it is one that every organisation faces. Nevertheless many firms, particularly at the mid and larger end of the scale, find it challenging to sustain high performance, service quality and control costs.
The emergence of cloud infrastructure offerings such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Private cloud has only increased the appeal of abandoning the traditional labour-intensive, multi-vendor approach in favour of a service-led utility model.
This raises the question – are you better off continuing with an in-house solution under your control or deploying a cloud service?
The webinar will explore 5 challenges that need to be addressed by Enterprise customers looking to take advantage of the opportunity Cloud presents.
You will learn about:
* The impact on restore
* Handling bandwidth constraints
* Delivering to Service levels in the cloud
* Assessing security and compliance commitments
* The true costs and the impact of change
Hyperscale clouds get all of the press, but is it really a case of “go big or go home”? The giant cloud providers offer great prices on bulk storage but the cloud can act as much more than just a backup destination. There’s a lot of value residing within the individual cloud offerings of the data protection vendors, with an entire spectrum of services ranging from standard backup storage to Managed Archiving to Disaster Recovery as a Service. And more.
Join us on this panel discussion to learn about what’s available and how to take full advantage of the range of cloud services offered so that you can precisely match vendors’ offerings to your business needs.
Arun Taneja, Founder & Consulting Analyst; Taneja Group (Moderator)
Christophe Bertrand, Vice President of Product Marketing; Arcserve
Austin McChord, CEO & Founder; Datto
Abhijit Dinkar, CTO, Dell Data Protection; Dell
Mark Campbell, CTO; Unitrends
How we think about and architect network security has stayed fairly constant for quite some time.
Until we moved to the cloud.
Things may look the same on the surface, but dig a little deeper and you quickly realize that network security for cloud computing and hybrid networks requires a different mindset, different tools, and a new approach. Hybrid networks complicate management, both in your data center and in the cloud. Each side uses a different basic configuration and security controls, so the challenge is to maintain consistency across both, even though the tools you use – such as your nifty next generation firewall – might not work the same (if at all) in both environments.
Presented by AlgoSec and Rich Mogull, Analyst and CEO at Securosis, this webinar explains how cloud network security is different, and how to pragmatically manage it for both pure cloud and hybrid cloud networks. We will start with some background material and Cloud Networking 101, then move into cloud network security controls, and specific recommendations on how to use and manage them in a hybrid environment.
Thomas Rivera, SNIA Board of Directors; Mark Carlson, Chair SNIA Technical Council; Alex McDonald, Chair SNIA Cloud Storage
There are various new ways to perform data protection using the Cloud and many advantages of using the Cloud this way. However, IT managers need to carefully study all the alternative approaches and the experiences of others (good and bad) to avoid the pitfalls, especially during the transition from strictly local resources to cloud resources. In this live Webcast we will discuss:
•Critical cloud data protection challenges
•How to use the cloud for data protection
•Pros and cons of various cloud data protection strategies
•Experiences of others (good and bad) to avoid common pitfalls
•Cloud standards in use – and why you need them
The short presentation will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.
Fred Pinkett, Senior Director of Product Marketing
File storage is an ever growing costly, complex problem. Files sprawl is out of control forcing organizations to build storage environments with file servers or NAS, backup servers and media, disaster recovery sites, WAN optimization, replication, remote storage, and mobile solutions. Adding insult to injury, these solutions run out of capacity and need expensive upgrades and painful migrations.
Cloud NAS does away with all of this by providing local NAS controllers which cache active files from a cloud based file system. This maintains the same user experience and performance, adds collaboration and mobile access, while securely eliminating separate backup, DR and remote data access solutions. Learn how cloud enables file storage with unlimited scale that saves company’s 40-60% of their storage costs and eliminates refreshes and migrations forever.
Web-based companies figured out a way to make high-capacity storage infrastructures using low-cost, commodity hardware. While this concept makes sense for large ‘hyper-scale’ companies, it’s not easily implemented by traditional IT organizations. The Open Storage Platform (OSP) is a model that the industry is using to define the hyper-scalers’ approach and provide a roadmap for building highly scalable, economical storage environments.
Join the Evaluator Group for this informative webinar to learn about OSP and what it can do for corporate IT. On the webinar we will:
• Discuss the challenges of implementing hyper-scale infrastructures
• Describe the Open Storage Platform and how it addresses these challenges
• Explain how companies can use OSP to deploy their own private clouds
Weston Morris, Global Portfolio Solution Manager; Dan Huberty, Vice President; Andrew Harsch, Global Director
To keep pace with the increasing demands to become a more digital business, IT organizations need to have the foundational digital service management pillars in place to; create, launch, secure, manage, analyze and restore digital services via strong strategy, governance, intelligence and automation.
Time is money, whether launching new services, fulfilling orders, improving performance and engagement or reacting to predictive intelligence. The ability to create, enable and deliver these capabilities to the rest of IT, to your internal associates and to your clients will determine your future success and survivability.
Join us for part one of a three part series where we will discuss how cloud impacts ITSM from both a tool and overall infrastructure perspective and how mobility first is key to your future and look out to 2016 and the forces shaping our industry.
Nigel Tozer, Product Director EMEA, Commvault; Robert Elferink Manager, SE EMEA North, Nutanix
This joint presentation from Commvault and Nutanix will show how you can make the most of your current cloud infrastructure by streamlining VM management and protection processes, and introduce you to the next generation Hyper Converged infrastructure.
The session will cover how Commvault software can help to cut the cost of protecting your large scale VM estate or Cloud, while at the same time providing you with better RTO/RPO for your critical applications. Commvault works seamlessly with your existing systems and those from Nutanix, helping you to smoothly transition to a simpler, more scalable hyper converged model. Our partners at Nutanix will explain their mission to make datacenter infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on applications and services.
The topics that will be covered are:
Protection at scale: leverage your existing infrastructure to make it simpler
Effective ways to improve the RPO/RTO of applications in your cloud
The evolution of your datacenter and simplifying your infrastructure
Hyper convergence with web-scale Foundation
A first look at Nutanix Acropolis & Prism
Join us both and gain real world, practical strategies to deploy advanced datacenter solutions in you environment.
Ian Moyse, Board Member Eurocloud UK, Governance Board Member CIF, Snr Manager Rackspace
Managing Clouds - Why, What, How, Where and Who?
With Ian Moyse,
- 2015 Sales Director Of Year
- Board member Eurocloud and the Cloud Industry Forum,
- TalkinCloud Top200 Cloud Expert
- SMBNation Top150 Channel Influencer
- Onalytica's #1 Top 100 Cloud Influencers
Steven Noble, ONF & Open Networking Evangelist, Big Switch Networks
Open Network Linux (https://www.opennetlinux.org) is an open source platform for bare metal switches that provides a structure for innovation. The talk will cover the basics of ONL, how to acquire it and include introductions to and demonstrations of products that have been built on top of ONL including:
• A GoBGP/Quagga based router from NTT
• FBOSS - The Facebook Open Switching System
• OpenFlow - The Open Source Indigo agent, utilized in the ONF Atrium project
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.