With dwindling natural resources, rising gas prices, and concerns about global warming, companies are receiving pressure from stockholders and customers to be more conscious about the corporate carbon footprint. Green initiatives are a win-win-win proposal: They cut operating expenses for the compan
With dwindling natural resources, rising gas prices, and concerns about global warming, companies are receiving pressure from stockholders and customers to be more conscious about the corporate carbon footprint. Green initiatives are a win-win-win proposal: They cut operating expenses for the company, they create a positive image for the company on a global stage, and they also provide a competitive advantage as Green issues begin appearing on more RFPs. In this presentation, hear about innovative, enabling technology and real-world success stories in three areas of Green Support: Virtual Support Centers, Remote Support, and Real-Time Field Service Scheduling.
Engineers expect superior products. Learn how the Engineering Village team works to help meet their needs. Join us for a webinar that will focus on user-driven features and content updates that were made to Engineering Village throughout 2015 and a look forward to 2016.
A conjuntura atual permite economia de até 40% para as organizações que optam pelo mercado livre de energia, administrado pela Câmara de Comercialização de Energia Elétrica (CCEE).
De acordo com o presidente do Conselho de Administração da CCEE, Rui Altiere, “são 329 processos de adesão de consumidores livres e especiais em andamento. A maioria para ser concluída até março de 2016.”
Neste Webinar, descobriremos:
•Os fundamentos desta oportunidade
•O passo a passo para implementar ela na sua empresa
This webinar will focus on the feature and content updates that were made to Scopus throughout 2015. We'll cover topics like the article-level metrics module, the books and cited reference expansion projects, and much more. We will also take a look forward to show you what you can expect from Scopus in 2016.
Greece’s financial crisis continues to have a major impact on all facets of the country’s economy. In 2015, the financial crisis continued unabated. When significant economic recovery does occur, the energy sector will have a major role to play. The country has a high energy import dependency, which is expensive ‒ reportedly, about ~US$ 20 billion/year. The overall diversification of the energy mix is rather limited. Greece’s main indigenous energy resource is poor quality lignite, used to generate a significant proportion of the country’s electricity. The state-owned energy company Public Power Corporation S.A. (PPC) is the largest lignite producer. More than 93% of Greece’s energy is provided by fossil fuels, (EU average is 75%). In 2014, a new government was elected and energy policy changed direction as earlier plans to privatise parts of the energy sector were curtailed. However, conditions demanded recently by EU and IMF creditors, mean that privatisation schemes may be back on the table. This is likely to encompass natural gas and electricity supply. There has been a renewed focus on the potential of the country’s lignite resources. In order to minimise the cost of imported energy and improve security of energy supply, the present government intends to increase their use, primarily for electricity generation. The webinar examines the situation prevailing in the Greek energy sector, and how this might change in the future. Existing and proposed clean coal-based activities are discussed. However, major uncertainties (in terms of scope and timescale) remain over many aspects of energy production ‒ the nature of, and rate of economic recovery will undoubtedly have major impacts.
Sustainability reporting has become an increasingly important issue as stakeholders seek transparency from the organizations they support. Throughout Europe, mandatory reporting programs such as non-financial reporting and article 8 of the EED have taken shape through EU directives and have become a part of standard operating procedure for impacted organizations. While primarily a voluntary activity (GRI, CDP, GRESB) in the United States, sustainability reporting continues to gain momentum and support.
For this webinar, we’ll be joined by two leading, global organizations and will learn why they report, what programs they report to, and how they are turning reporting into action.
Mike O’Sullivan from NextEra Energy Resources will discuss his company’s ability to provide long term clean energy solutions that are economic, offering a host of renewable energy products from large scale wind and solar to onsite distributed generation solar and storage. NextEra Energy Resources has a broad portfolio of renewable energy assets and a large pipeline of projects to meet the needs of large C&I customers. Hear about their long history of providing value to renewable energy customers through success stories and how your
company can get involved.
Almost all mines have waste streams from overburden through tailings to excess water and as the mine life develops these streams require storage or treatment. While some may have acid generation potential or heavy metals contamination much of the waste is inert and can be safely stored in stacks or dams that are stabilized and revegetated at the end of the mine life.
Advances in technology are enabling changes to the way dams are managed, increasing the solid content of the tailings stream decreases the size of the storage, increases the water recovery, reducing risk and enabling simpler closure. Advances in filtration have made the stacking of tailings an alternative in arid regions or areas where a tailings dam may not be acceptable.
The technical feasible solution with the lowest life of mine cost is typically influenced by the source material availability, geographic conditions, production rate and local legislations. Analyzing the available technologies to arrive at the best holistic solution requires a deep understanding of the available technologies combining process, geotechnical and strategic planning.
This webinar introduces the technologies and services that Outotec has developed to respond to the evolving industry needs for safe and effective management of tailings and mine water.
L'acheteur énergie est aujourd'hui confronté à de multiples signaux et contraintes réglementaires, rendant complexe l'appréciation des tendances et l'anticipation de l'évolution des coûts. La mise en place effective du mécanisme de capacité viendra en particulier impacter les budgets énergétiques des entreprises, impact qui doit être évalué dès à présent.
Ce webinaire, proposé par Schneider Electric, vous apportera les clés de l'évolution des coûts énergétiques pour les prochaines années, en répondant aux questions suivantes :
- Quels sont aujourd'hui les principaux leviers d'influence du prix du gaz et de l'électricité et que faut-il en attendre ?
- Quelle est la vision du RTE sur le mécanisme de capacité, ses enjeux et son état d'avancement ?
- Quel va être l'impact concret de ce mécanisme pour les entreprises ?
- 14h-14h05 : Accueil & Introduction
- 14h05-14h20 : "Quelle vision de l'évolution des prix de l'énergie : exercice de prospective" [Juliette MEDANA, Consultante senior, Schneider Electric]
- 14h20-14h40 : "Mécanisme de capacité : sécuriser l'alimentation électrique de la France" [Rebecca NAKACHE, Chargée d'études, RTE]
-14h40-14h50 : "Mécanisme de capacité: quel impact concret selon son profil ?" [Mathieu SOURICE, Consultant senior, Schneider Electric]
-14h50-15h : Questions/réponses
The output and efficiency of a coal-fired power station unit fitted with CO2 capture equipment will be significantly lower than that of a similar plant without capture because some of the energy produced by burning the fuel will be needed to operate the added systems. Incorporating an aqueous amine-based CO2 scrubbing system in a simple arrangement could decrease the efficiency by as much as 30% of value. However, work at various research institutes and universities shows that the decrease in performance could be reduced by improved heat integration and other techniques. The webinar reviews these studies.
Jose Ruiz, VP Engineering Operations, Compass Datacenters
As has often been reported, human error is one of the largest factors in data center outages. Since estimates of the average cost of an outage now exceed $740,000, the ability to reduce or eliminate man-caused outages can make a substantial impact on the organization’s bottom line. In this presentation, Jose Ruiz, VP of Engineering Operations for Compass Datacenters, will present a case study on how the introduction of wearable technology has enhanced one customer’s operational performance substantially.
Jabez Tan, Senior Analyst, Data Centres,Structure Research
What are the top data centre colocation trends for 2016. How have past predictions played out so far? Singapore and Hong Kong have stood out as the top 2 data centre markets in the Asia Pacific region. We take a quantitative deep dive into the data centre supply and revenue generation for each market, and how much revenue is being generated from colocation services.
Eric Slak, Sr. Analyst, Evaluator Group, Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA Cloud Storage, Glyn Bowden, SNIA Cloud Storage Board
A Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a compute facility in which all elements of the infrastructure - networking, storage, CPU and security - are virtualized and removed from proprietary hardware stacks. Deployment, provisioning and configuration as well as the operation, monitoring and automation of the entire environment is abstracted from hardware and implemented in software.
The results of this software-defined approach include maximizing agility and minimizing cost, benefits that appeal to IT organizations of all sizes. In fact, understanding SDDC concepts can help IT professionals in any organization better apply these software-defined concepts to storage, networking, compute and other infrastructure decisions.
If you’re interested in Software-Defined Data Centers and how such a thing might be implemented – and why this concept is important to IT professionals who aren’t involved with building data centers - then please join us on March 15th as Eric Slack, Sr. Analyst with Evaluator Group, will explain what “software-defined” really means and why it’s important to all IT organizations and join a discussion with Alex McDonald, Chair for SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative about how these concepts apply to the modern data center.
In this webinar we’ll be exploring:
•How a SDDC leverages this concept to make the private cloud feasible
•How we can apply SDDC concepts to an existing data center
•How to develop your own software-defined data center environment
Ken Cantrell, Mngr, Performance Engineering, NetApp; Mark Rogov, Advisory Systems Engineer, EMC; David Fair - Chair, SNIA-ESF
The third installment of our performance benchmarking Webcast series, “Storage Performance Benchmarking: Block Components” aims to continue educating anyone untrained in the storage performance arts to ascend to a common base with the experts. In this Webcast, you will gain an understanding of the block components of modern storage arrays and learn storage block-world terminology, including:
•How storage media affects block storage performance
•Integrity and performance trade-offs for data protection: RAID, Erasure Coding, etc.…
•Terminology updates: seek time, rebuild time, garbage collection, queue depth and service time
Ryan Skipp, T-Systems; William Dupley, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Brett Philp, Experis
The Cloud Maturity Model (CMM) is one of the most widely utilized tools published by the Open Data Center Alliance. Gain a deeper knowledge of the CMM and the best-practices that have shaped this visionary tool over the past five years.
The objective of the CMM is to help enterprises:
- Evaluate where its IT organization stands in its ability to adopt and integrate cloud services
- Benchmark its IT organization against other industry adopters of cloud
- Build a custom roadmap for their organization towards establishing more effective Hybrid IT – integrating cloud services to improve, not just change, their IT offering and aligned to their specific needs and objectives.
Public- and private-sector organizations have used the ODCA’s CMM to guide wide-scale implementations including the selection of cloud solutions and services. Many forward-thinking vendors integrate ODCA best practices into product and service roadmaps to support open standards and interoperability.
Hear from the primary contributors to version 3.0 of the Cloud Maturity Model. These technology and business executives represent top, global enterprise IT organizations who are on the leading-edge of cloud adoption and organizational maturity.
How To Break “The Cycle” and Move To Hyperconvergence
In this webinar, Storage Switzerland's George Crump and SimpliVity's Adam Sekora compare and contrast the suitability of SANs vs. hyperconverged architectures; examine the benefits of consolidating and reducing the number of discrete IT devices in lieu of hyperconverged infrastructure; and discuss the merits of simplified IT and its impact on technology refresh initiatives.
Scott Villinski, National Director, State and Local Government Enterprise Mobility Sales
One of the biggest challenges you will face as you move to the cloud is keeping your users productive while protecting your agency data. Your users' identities will live in your datacenter as well as in the cloud, so how you protect that and maintain your security processes is vitally important. The way people access applications and resources is changing. This is why the user's identity is crucial to protecting your data and applications.
Our discussion of hybrid identity will cover:
1. Options for synchronizing identities to the cloud
2. Self-service capabilities for your users, including password management, group management and single sign-on
3. How to configure single sign-on to SaaS applications
4. Automating identity management across different repositories in your datacenter
People in analytical roles are demanding more and more compute and storage to get their jobs done. Instead of building out infrastructure for a few employees or a department, systems engineers and IT managers can find value in creating a compute stack in the cloud to meet the fluctuating demand of their clients.
In this 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn:
- How to identify the right analytical workloads
- How to create a scalable compute environment using the cloud for analysts in under 10 minutes
- How to best manage costs associated with the cloud compute stack
- How to create dedicated client stacks with their own scratch space as well as general access to reference data
Health systems departments, research & development departments, and business analyst groups all face silos of these challenging, compute-intensive use cases. By learning how to quickly build this flexible workflow that can be scaled up and down (or off) instantly, you can support business objectives while efficiently managing costs.
Gunnar Menzel, ODCA President, Chief Architect Capgemini Infra
DevOps addresses inefficiencies that result from keeping operations and development in separate silos. By connecting development and operations, enterprise IT departments can begin to break down the walls.
DevOps defines a set of roles and responsibilities focused on reducing risk in IT deployments and projects. The result is maximized automation, elimination of human error, increased consistency, and reduced time spent on the outages, as well as error detection and prevention brought about by unstable environments.
In this webinar, ODCA president, Gunnar Menzel, will share perspectives on the DevOps concept, focusing on key challenges it can help resolve and the benefits it can provide.
Sara Hebert, Brennan Chapman, Aaron Wetherold, Jeff Kember
Moonbot Shoots for the Cloud to Meet Deadlines and Manage Costs
Threatened by deadlines for Academy award submissions, Moonbot Studios faced a shortage of rendering capacity while working on Taking Flight, its newest animated short film, and other important projects. As a small studio with a matching budget, the team did what it does best—it got creative and solved the problem with what they first called “magic.”
In this webinar, the Moonbot team will tell its tale of sending its rendering capacity to Google Compute Engine and how they defied networking odds by caching data close to the animators with an Avere vFXT. Hear Moonbot’s pipeline supervisor tell how they turned cloud data center distance into a non-issue, met deadlines, and gained quantitative benefits that sparked energy in this small team of creative aviators.
In this session, you will learn:
•What drove the Moonbot Studios to move to the cloud
•How they moved complex renders to Google Compute Engine, overcoming data access roadblocks
•Measurable results including speed, economics, flexibility, and creative freedom
The Moonbot Studios flight to the cloud will be supported by Google Cloud Platform and Avere Systems for a complete overview of how the technologies help bring new ideas to life.
After a long day, four of the brightest minds in the system gather at the local watering hole. While there, they discuss their experience using the fastest solution in the galaxy and how it compares to other, more sinister, options.
After the dust settled from the BATTLE OF VENDORS, our heroes stole away with the ultimate weapon, the onQ APPLIANCE, a fully replicated data center-in-a-box with enough power to run entire environments for as long they need.
In the ever treacherous struggle for DATA CENTER SUPREMACY, these four rebels now have the power to take back control of their data, improve their processes, and restore freedom to their weekends…
John Peluso, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy, AvePoint
With the increase in cloud computing and easy-to-use file sharing systems in the workplace, it's become increasingly difficult for IT departments to keep track and maintain a secure environment. When staff needs to access or share data quickly, they no longer need to rely on IT to provide the tools to do so. Why would they go through the red tape of IT procurement, provisioning, testing, and security when they can find a solution themselves in a matter of seconds?
Join John Peluso, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy at AvePoint, as he presents how organisations have decided to call a truce and provide self-service provisioning and management. In this webcast, he will discuss:
- The dangers of having silos of information that IT and the business are unaware of – disconnected from the centralized servers and storage of the data center or even approved cloud services
- How all of this information may be absent from aggregated capacity, secured content, usage, and other reporting at higher levels, which can complicate business decisions.
- What an organisation can do to proactively manage any rogue IT by providing self-service to end users
Gary Grider, High Performance Computing Division Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory
It has been said that Objects are for applications and POSIX is for people. The HPC community as well as many other large scale IT organizations have legacy applications and users that know, use, and depend on a near POSIX environment with real folders, ease of renaming and reshaping trees, and other powerful concepts in POSIX.
There are several POSIX name spaces that sit on top of cloud style erasure based objects but few if any really provide an extremely scalable solution. MarFS is designed to address this problem by providing a scalable near-POSIX name space over standard object systems, with target scaling out to trillions of POSIX files, hundreds of Gigabytes/sec of data bandwidth, and millions of POSIX metadata operations/sec.
Business and IT leaders are understandably reluctant to retire considerable, legacy investment in technology, people, and processes due to security, risk, and regulatory compliance obligations. This creates a hybrid IT deployment model: an on-premise landscape of existing or legacy systems and off-premise cloud deployment of suitable IT capability.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) believes that integration of cloud deployments with enterprise landscapes should consider people, process, technology, and operating models. Doing so encourages faster cloud adoption, leverages existing enterprise investments in IT landscape and helps govern safe cloud adoption through effective risk and compliance management.
Join this free webinar and download a whitepaper published by ODCA and top member companies.
A growing number of enterprises are running applications in the cloud for production needs, while also running the bulk of their applications in physical data centers.
Managing network security in a hybrid IT environment brings many new challenges, such as:
- Lack of visibility
- Difficulty to ensure compliance across multiple vendors
- Maintaining network connectivity of business critical applications
Join our webinar to learn how to effectively manage Security Policy across hybrid cloud and physical networks. In this session we will share the key challenges that our customers experience when migrating workloads to the cloud, as well as methods to mitigate these challenges.
A recent IDC report indicates that only 25% of organizations have repeatable strategies for cloud adoption - 32% lack any Cloud strategy whatsoever. The ECMM's intention is to address this market need through a best practice based repeatable framework for planning cloud adoption that drives business transformation maturity.
By synthesizing together a wide range of industry best practice documents, the ECMM describes how the core building blocks of Cloud services can be identified and assembled to support a strategic business model expansion enabled by new technology innovation
Richard Fichera, Vice President and Principal Analyst Serving Infrastructure & Operations Professionals at Forrester Research
Server virtualization has driven a radically more efficient computing paradigm, enabling IT organizations to deploy business-enabling applications like mobility, social media, the Internet of Things, big data and collaboration at lightning speed. In the midst of this proliferation of applications and explosion of data, storage costs, complexity, and risk have increased at an unprecedented rate – until now.
What if you could have a single storage architecture that enables you to:
Eliminate the cost and complexity of managing silos of storage
Facilitate different service levels for different workloads on the fly
Realize the full benefit of storage consolidation
Would we have your attention?
Join us for a live webinar with guest analyst Richard Fichera of Forrester Research on the future of storage consolidation, and learn how the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform can fuel gains in business responsiveness and agility.
Jeff Klaus, GM Intel Data Center Solutions; Paul Vaccaro, Intel Data Center Operations and Planning Manager
A rapid rate of change complicates every facet of data center management, and server-centric compute models are too cumbersome for today’s highly variable workloads. Is it possible to optimize resources and operations in such dynamic environments? In this presentation, learn how to replace manual, hardware-defined application provisioning and management with a highly automated, software-defined resource model and orchestration layer that enables flexibility, simplified on-demand capital efficiency, and lower TCO. Find out how to compose more agile pools of data center resources, and simultaneously drive up IT efficiency, optimize energy requirements, increase datacenter resilience, and strengthen disaster recovery plans.
Best practices for achieving an efficient data center
With today’s pressures on lowering our carbon footprint and cost constraints within organizations, IT departments are increasingly in the front line to formulate and enact an IT strategy that greatly improves energy efficiency and the overall performance of data centers.
This channel will cover the strategic issues on ‘going green’ as well as practical tips and techniques for busy IT professionals to manage their data centers. Channel discussion topics will include:
- Data center efficiency, monitoring and infrastructure management;
- Data center design, facilities management and convergence;
- Cooling technologies and thermal management
And much more