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BrightTALK Summit Sneak Peak: Storage and Virtualization & Next-Gen Data Centers

View this sneak preview of what's to come in our October Summits on BrightTALK! Storage and Virtualization and Next-Gen Data Centers live on the BrightTALK platform October 18-20, 2016.
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  • Managing compliance and risk with Data Center Automation Recorded: Dec 13 2017 37 mins
    Megan Glick, Darren Blumenthal, Joe deBalquiere
    It’s no secret that IT compliance management requirements are on an upward spiral. From growing and ever-changing external regulatory policies to tightening internal requirements, getting a complete view across the infrastructure is a major challenge, let alone proving it’s in a compliant state. Micro Focus Data Center Automation addresses these obstacles, providing a single solution for internal and regulatory compliance across heterogeneous servers, database, and middleware.

    Join us to see:

    Product in action including the new simplified portal for compliance use cases
    New risk and security dashboards that give you ultimate visibility into the state of compliance across the entire data center
  • Enterprise IT Operations Management  - the rest of the story Recorded: Dec 12 2017 64 mins
    Greenlight Group
    In this last of a 3 part webinar series presented by Greenlight, Micro Focus Product Management and Greenlight group will provide an overview of the current state of IT Operations Management technologies running on enterprise grade cloud native technology stacks.  Join us, and come up to speed as the experts provide a high level overview of Network Operations, Hybrid Cloud, and Datacenter Automation suites from the Micro Focus ITOM portfolio running in a Docker & Kubernetes orchestrated environment.
  • FCIP (Extension): Data Protection and Business Continuity Recorded: Dec 7 2017 59 mins
    Rupin Mohan, Director R&D, SAN Chief Technologist, HPE, Mark Detrick, Director, Extension Principal Architect, Brocade
    Businesses today rely heavily on their data. Disaster may strike anywhere and occurs in many shapes and sizes. Transporting data over significant distance beyond the reach of a threatening event preserves data so organizations can rapidly recover in the event of a site going down.

    This makes deploying a disaster recovery infrastructure between data centers with fast, continuous, and easy replication of mission-critical data to anywhere in the world essential.
    Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), often referred to as “Extension,” is used to connect SANs across distance using IP networks. FCIP is commonly used for Remote Data Replication (RDR) between Enterprise Storage Arrays and Remote Tape applications, for the purpose of Business Continuance via Disaster Recovery (BC/DR).

    Join storage technology and industry experts as they discuss their experience and deployment knowledge in:

    •Best known methods for deployment with extension architectures, extension in routed topologies, and performance optimization for remote replication
    •Industry best practices: topologies to achieve high-availability goals, advantages in trunking, encryption, etc…
    •Customer examples and use cases of a variety of critical production environments ranging from SMBs to the largest most demanding enterprises and government institutions
  • Multi-cloud Primary Storage: Avoid lock-in while shifting apps to the cloud Recorded: Nov 15 2017 54 mins
    Senior Analysts Jeff Kato and Jeff Byrne
    As the result of extensive primary end-user and multi-vendor research, including responses from 700+ IT decision makers, Taneja Group has learned that an increasing number of organizations are more motivated than ever before to move their applications in the cloud. However, they prefer to easily move those applications between on-premises and multiple clouds without having to modify the underlying storage infrastructure.

    Join us as we unpack this emerging market category along with SoftNAS, one of the vendors at the forefront of this trend.

    In this webinar we’ll cover:

    • How multi-cloud primary storage can span multiple cloud environments and mitigate the risk of moving to the public cloud

    • Lifting and shifting applications to a single public cloud or multiple public clouds without re-engineering the applications

    • Why the SoftNAS Cloud Data Platform enables enterprise on-premises file services to be collocated in public clouds

    About your hosts:
    Taneja Group’s Senior Analysts Jeff Kato and Jeff Byrne will discuss the research behind the Taneja Group’s Multi-Cloud Primary Storage market category. They will be joined by Rick Braddy, Founder, CEO and CTO at SoftNAS, who will describe how the SoftNAS Cloud Data Platform provides the best pathway to shift applications among on-premises, AWS, and Azure clouds.
  • SNIA's New 100-Year Archive Survey: Ten Years Later Recorded: Oct 17 2017 60 mins
    Thomas Rivera, SNIA-DPCO Co-Chair; Sam Fineberg, SNIA LTR TWG Co-chair; Bob Rogers, CTO, Application Matrix
    Ten years ago, the SNIA 100-Year Archive Task Force developed a survey with the goal to determine the requirements for long-term digital information retention in the data center - requirements needed to frame the definition of best practices and solutions to the retention and preservation problems unique to large,scalable data centers.

    Now in 2017, SNIA presents a new survey developed to assess the following details:

    1. Who needs to retain long term information
    2. What information needs to be retained and for how long
    3. If organizations are able to meet their retention needs
    4. How long term information is stored, secured and preserved

    Join us as we see where we were and where we need to be in the preservation and retention of data.
  • Long-Distance Fibre Channel Recorded: Oct 10 2017 57 mins
    Mark Allen, Storage Networking Senior Manager, Cisco, J Metz, FCIA Board, Cisco
    As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), more questions arise that relate to how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    •How does Fibre Channel work over distances?
    •What are some of the limitations of distance?
    •What happens when you are using FC-NVMe?
    •What special equipment do you need?

    Come spend time with FCIA and speaker Mark Allen, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager for Cisco, to learn how to understand and plan for distance solutions using Fibre Channel.
  • Colocation: What Customers Want Recorded: Sep 20 2017 24 mins
    Jeff Fidacaro, Senior Analyst, Datacenter Technologies, 451 Research
    While the top-level forecasts for colocation are rosy, a closer analysis points to significant disruption ahead. The opportunities for providers will be uneven but those that adapt will carve a profitable role for themselves.

    This session will delve into customer research on changing patterns of demand and emerging requirements, and will answer questions such as:
    •What drives customers to colocation today and what will attract them in the future?
    •How can providers remain relevant?
    •How can they compete against cloud and other colo providers?
  • From Disaster to Recovery: What Hurricane Harvey Means for your Data Center Recorded: Sep 6 2017 60 mins
    George Crump & Curtis Preston, Storage Switzerland, Christopher Brown & Scott Killian, Uptime Institute
    In the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey that swept Southern Texas last week, colocation facilities and companies with data centers in the region (and elsewhere) are faced with the stark reality that a strong data center and disaster recovery plan is vital.

    Every disaster recovery plan has two major parts. One is preparation, the other is recovery. Join Storage Switzerland’s Senior Analyst W. Curtis Preston (a.k.a. Mr. Backup) along with Uptime Institute’s CTO Christopher Brown and VP of Efficient IT Programs Scott Killian for a live round table discussion moderated by Storage Switzerland Founder George Crump, as we help you design a recovery strategy for a Hurricane Harvey-sized disaster.

    In this session you will learn:

    1. How you should be preparing for a return while at the disaster site
    2. What are the first three steps to take when your primary data center is ready
    3. How you should de-stage your DR site when your primary is operational

    Join us live on Wednesday September 6th at 11 a.m. PT / 2 p.m. ET
  • Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe) Recorded: Aug 29 2017 59 mins
    Curt Beckmann, Brocade, Craig Carlson, Cavium, J Metz, Cisco
    As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for it’s official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.

    When we did our first webinar on FC-NVMe [link], we got lots of questions about more details, more technical aspects, and more thorough explanations. So here we are!

    This presentation is going to be a more thorough analysis of the bits and bytes of FC-NVMe, where you will learn:

    •What are the key differences and similarities between NVMe and SCSI Fibre Channel structures
    •What are the main architectural differences between NVMe and SCSI deployments
    •Impact on Queue Depth
    •How to cross-connect legacy and future flash arrays with FC-NVMe

    Please join us on August 29th for this advanced, deep dive on FC-NVMe.

    Please check out the Q&A blog from this webcast http://bit.ly/2gV4Yxv
  • The Blurring of Boundaries in a Software-Defined Data Center Recorded: Aug 17 2017 34 mins
    JR Rivers, Co-Founder & CTO, Cumulus Networks
    The software-defined data center has been a heavily touted concept over the past few years, and heralded by some as the next step in the evolution of virtualization and cloud computing. Having a data center that is governed by software, rather than dictated by hardware, can lead to more fully automated and intelligent operations. Having infrastructure elements such as networking, storage and security conceived of as a services is, indeed, an attractive concept to many.

    In this webinar we will be joined by JR Rivers, Co-Founder and CTO of Cumulus Networks, to talk about how he (and Cumulus) define the concept of a software-defined data center. He will present how the definition of a software-defined data center has evolved since its inception, and how tools like VXLAN, EVPN, Ansible and more can help organizations further their journey to a “software-defined” state and simplify network operations.
  • The Future of the Data Center Colocation Market: Trends & Growth Drivers Recorded: Aug 17 2017 36 mins
    Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centers, Structure Research
    Join Jabez Tan, Keynote speaker at Data Centre World Hong Kong and Cloud Expo Asia, as he takes an in-depth look at the primary metrics that tell the story of the Hong Kong colocation market.

    We track the market’s size and growth trajectory and provide a five-year CAGR projection, along with a detailed analysis of the underlying supply and demand dynamics. Our proprietary methodology takes this analysis to a number of levels.

    First, colocation supply is measured from both a space and power perspective.
    Second, all market metrics – including space, power and revenue – are classified and then measured as either retail or wholesale colocation.
    Third, we size the market – again, from both a retail and colocation perspective – on an aggregated and sub-regional basis.

    This webinar is an excellent resource for any service provider, investor or end user (service provider or enterprise) that is looking to understand and project the data centre market in Hong Kong or find a service provider.
  • [Panel] Software-Defined in the Digital Transformation Era Recorded: Aug 17 2017 60 mins
    Arturo Suarez, Canonical; Idjiwa Adjido, Extrahop; Johna Till Johnson, Nemeretes; Haidee McMahon, Intel; Bob Crooks
    The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.

    Among topics discussed will be:
    - Present and future impact of Software Defined technologies on IT (challenges and opportunities)
    - How Software-Defined is enabling the digital transformation
    - Best practices and recommendation on adopting software-defined technologies with the future in mind.

    This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
  • The Software Defined Journey to Multivendor Cloud Recorded: Aug 17 2017 48 mins
    Omar Alassil, Global Solution Owner SDN NFV & Data Centre, NOKIA
    The journey towards a cloud native environment comes with its benefits but at the same time it has a lot of challenges. The main of which is how to put together different vendors who are not used to work with each other in one environment and make that work as a complete ecosystem. This session explores the questions and challenges that this journey brings and focus on the role of software and automation in it to make it as fast and as smooth as possible.

    About the presenter:

    Omar is the SDN solution owner for Cloud and Data Centers at Nokia. Omar has a broad experience in SDN and NFV technologies having worked on cutting edge projects for some of the biggest companies in the word. With a BSc in Computer Engineering and an MSc in Business Management he combines both very strong technical background with an excellent business awareness. Omar has two publications and two patents related to orchestrating telecom networks and modelling of network protocols.
  • Software Defined… as a service Recorded: Aug 17 2017 49 mins
    Glyn Bowden, Chief Technologist & Deepak Ramchandani Vensi, Software Defined & Cloud, lead Solution Consultant, HPE
    Software defined and X as a Service are terms often used by organizations pushing “the next big thing”. Just like Cloud and DevOps before them, these are real movements and real principles that businesses and IT teams are embracing to deliver the services their own customer base have grown to expect. However, what does reality look like from what was proposed?

    In this talk we look at what Software defined and “as a Service” mean to our customers, both independently and together as a consumption model for IT. We examine the benefits that could be realized as well as the challenges and shifts in behavior and policy that will be required to be successful.
    How are you delivering “Software Defined Services” and what does it mean for your business, developers and in turn impact your customers? Join us as we summarize the journeys our customers are going on and what it means to them.
  • Challenges and Opportunities in the Software Defined Data Centre Era Recorded: Aug 15 2017 48 mins
    Arturo Suarez, Product Strategist, Canonical
    With the irruption of Open Source and Software-Defined components in the Data Centre, there has been a shift of cost from licensing and appliances - in the traditional IT - to operations. The challenge in this new era, where all the components evolve faster than adoption, learning curves and skill development, resides in keeping the operations efficient while adding innovation, with its inherent complexity.

    During this webinar we will go through best practices to navigate that transition and set up your operations teams to the future while keeping cost contained and services competitive.
  • Modernizing your SAP HANA Environment with All Flash Storage Recorded: Jun 20 2017 59 mins
    Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Stephen Carpenter, HPE Storage; Hasmig Samurkashian, HPE Storage
    As businesses become increasingly dependent on SAP HANA for real-time decisions, the demands of the infrastructure continue to grow. A more efficient and modern infrastructure is required to meet the demands of these global always on real-time environments. Storage plays a crucial role in maintaining high service levels and guarding against costly downtime. The right storage for SAP HANA is all flash.
    Join us as Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst and Consultant from Taneja Group describes why all flash is the best choice for HANA. Jeff will also provide a comparison of the leading all flash solutions in the market and illustrate where 3PAR All Flash leads the competition in critical storage efficiency metrics. Stephen Carpenter, Master Technologist from HPE’s Storage Business Unit, will share some key insights that distinguishes 3PAR StoreServ architecturally for HANA workloads. Additionally, Hasmig Samurkashian, Product Manager from the HPE Storage team will share actual customer deployment examples.

    Presenters:
    Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
    Stephen Carpenter, Master Technologist, Advanced Technology Center, HPE Storage
    Hasmig Samurkashian, WW Solutions Product Manager, HPE Storage
  • Fibre Channel Fundamentals Recorded: Jun 15 2017 52 mins
    Rupin Mohan, HPE, Earl Apellanes, Brocade
    Fibre Channel (FC) is the storage networking protocol for enterprise data centers, with over 11 million ports deployed. Fibre Channel is purpose-built –and engineered to meet the demands for enterprise data centers that require rock solid reliability, high performance and scalability. It can even transport new storage protocols like NVMe natively.

    Flexible and resilient, Fibre Channel frames can be encapsulated in both an IP packet (FCIP) as well as a Layer 2 frame (FCoE) and provide unparalleled performance for storage systems. Even so, many people don’t actually understand how it works. This live webcast will help you understand the basics so that you can make informed decisions yourself.

    In this “Foundations” webcast, we’ll answer key questions, such as:
    - What is Fibre Channel?
    - What makes Fibre Channel so reliable?
    - How is Fibre Channel different from other storage protocols?
    - What are the best practices for designing Fibre Channel solutions?
    - And more

    If you’re not familiar with Fibre Channel and want to learn more, or if you are interested in learning about how Fibre Channel is purpose-built for storage and future proofed for next-gen NVMe storage arrays, join us at this live event. Our experts will be available to answer your specific questions on the spot.
  • Data Storage for the Internet of Things - Edge, Node and/or Center? Recorded: Jun 13 2017 58 mins
    Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Dave Shuman, Cloudera; Joel Groen, Qumulo; Ishu Verma, Red Hat
    This exciting panel explores the kinds of storage that IoT solutions demand. We talk about what’s different about data storage for IoT compared to existing enterprise applications, what capabilities are required to support massive, distributed IoT networks, and how and why existing storage solutions may or may not be the best IoT application storage. Plan on getting into unique IoT data protection concerns, real-time data pipelines, machine learning, data accessibility, distributed processing, and of course, what’s actually practical for the IoT already emerging in today’s data center.

    Panel:
    Cloudera: Dave Shuman, Industry Lead for IoT & Manufacturing
    Qumulo: Joel Groen, Senior Product Manager
    Red Hat: Ishu Verma, IoT Technical Evangelist
  • IP-Based Object Drives Now Have a Management Standard Recorded: Apr 20 2017 59 mins
    Erik Riedel, Dell EMC, Enrico Signoretti, OpenIO, David Slik, NetApp, Alex McDonald, NetApp
    The growing popularity of object-based storage has resulted in the development of Ethernet-connected storage devices, herein referred to as IP-Based Drives and subsystems supporting object interfaces and in some cases the ability to run localized applications.
    Typical scale-out storage nodes consist of relatively inexpensive enclosures with IP network connectivity, CPU, Memory and Direct Attached Storage (DAS). While inexpensive to deploy, these solutions become harder to manage over time.
    To ease management of these drives, SNIA has approved the release of the IP-Based Drive Management Specification. In this webcast, you’ll hear from authors of the specification who’ll discuss:

    • Major Components of the IP Based Drive Management Standard
    • How the standard leverages the DMTF Redfish management standard to manage Kinetic and other IP-Based Drives
    • Providing a standard management interface for drives that are part of JBOD or JBOF enclosures

    This standard allows drive management to scale to datacenters and beyond, enabling automation and Software Defined Datacenters.

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://www.sniacloud.com/?p=257
  • How to Use the Fibre Channel Speedmap Recorded: Apr 6 2017 41 mins
    Dave Alexander, Tony Bourke
    Fibre Channel is the most well known dedicated storage networking protocol in use in data centers today, and is considered the gold standard for storage in terms of availability, reliability, and scalability. However, it does require some specific design and planning requirements. For that, storage administrators use the Fibre Channel Speedmap in order to plan.

    In this webcast, you will learn how to use the Fibre Channel Speedmap, what the numbers mean, and why its useful:

    - Why do storage administrators use the Speedmap?
    - What’s the difference between throughput, bandwidth, baud rates, and speed?
    - Why does this matter for Fibre Channel and not, say, Ethernet?

    This live webcast will be useful for anyone who wants to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to “speeds and feeds,” and make sense of the numbers.
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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
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