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Future Perfect... Data Center

What does the future datacenter look like? Is it racks and racks of computers? Is it heavily automated? Is it just a shim to the larger world of the cloud? Join this dynamic panel discussion where we will delve into the future of the datacenter with experts from The Virtualization Practice (TVP Strategy).

We will discuss where we are going, how the hybrid cloud fits in and the ultimate vision of the datacenter. It all starts with the journey...
Recorded Jan 25 2017 63 mins
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    •Should I eliminate duplicates at the desktop, server, storage or backup device?
    •Dedupe technology
    •Local vs. global deduplication
    •Avoiding or reducing data copies (non-dupe)
    •Block-level vs. file- or object-level deduplication
    •In-line vs. post-process deduplication
    •More efficient backup techniques

    Register today (but only once please) for this webcast so you can start saving space and end the extra data replication.
  • Data Ownership, Utilization & Security, Financial Growth & Skill-Management Oct 22 2020 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
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    The nature of digital transformation and data center modernization will require a shift in skill-set utmost required for innovation and growth. Proper Data Structure, limitation of human error with automation along with the ethical responsibility of the organizations in leveraging technologies such as AI & ML will result in the financial growth of the said organization although the initial cost of operations might increase.
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    Panel of experts
    The need for IT organizations to partner with business stakeholders to meet new requirements - including business innovation, delivering new apps to market and transforming customer experience - has never been more pressing. As the beating heart of IT Infrastructure and as the digital economy becomes a reality, how is the data center meeting the demands of 2020?

    Join this expert panel to see how data centers are modernizing to keep pace with the highly competitive, fast-paced world of 2020. Topics of discussion will include:

    - Why the modern data center needs to be software‐defined, highly virtualized and automated
    - How to overcome the challenge of managing both private and public clouds
    - What you must consider to ensure your data center is secure and compliance
    - How to support both cloud-native and traditional applications
    - Why your data center needs to be able to deliver infrastructure as code

    Panel moderated by:
    Simon Ratcliffe, Technology Evangelist, Ensono
    Panelists include:
    Chris Gatch, Chief Technology Officer, DC BLOX
    Scality (panelist to be announced)
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    Steve Adams, Intel; Chip Maurer, Dell; Michael Hoard, Intel
    The broad adoption of 5G, Internet of things (IoT) and edge computing will reshape the nature and role of enterprise and cloud storage over the next several years. What building blocks, capabilities and integration methods are needed to make this happen?

    Join this webcast for a discussion on:

    ●With 5G, IoT and edge computing - how much data are we talking about?
    ●What will be the first applications leading to collaborative data-intelligence streaming?
    ●How can low latency microservices and AI quickly extract insights from large amounts of data?
    ●What are the emerging requirements for scalable stream storage - from peta to zeta?
    ●How are yesterday’s object-based batch analytic processing (Hadoop) and today’s streaming messaging capabilities (Apache Kafka and RabbitMQ) work together?
    ●What are the best approaches for getting data from the Edge to the Cloud?
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    Assets and funds are now widely distributed across multiple organizations. Physical asset ownership is even being shared between many stakeholders resulting in more ownership opportunities for less investment but in a distributed way.

    In this talk we look at the impact of all of these new principles across multiple use cases and how it impacts not only on the consumers driving this behavior but on the underlying infrastructure that supports and enables it. We will look particularly at:

    •The cloud network, applications and storage implications of Internet of Payments
    •Use of emerging blockchain capabilities for payment histories and smart contracts
    •Identity and security challenges at the device in addition to point of payment
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  • Using Data Literacy to Drive Insight Recorded: Sep 17 2020 48 mins
    Glyn Bowden, HPE; Jim Fister, The Decision Place
    The pandemic has taught data professionals one essential thing. Data is like water when it escapes; it reaches every aspect of the community it inhabits. This fact becomes apparent when the general public has access to statistics, assessments, analysis and even medical journals related to the pandemic, at a scale never seen before.
    Insight understands information in context to the degree that you can gain an understanding beyond just the facts presented and instead make reasonable predictions and suppositions about new instances of that data.
    Having access to data does not automatically grant the reader knowledge of how to interpret that data or the ability to derive insight. It is even challenging to judge the accuracy or value in that data.
    The skill required is known as data literacy, and in this presentation, we will look at how access to one data source will inevitably drive the need to access more. We will examine:
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    •What supporting information is needed
    •How a data scientist approaches new data sources and the questions they ask of it
    •How to seek out supporting or challenging data to validate its accuracy and value for providing insight
    •How this impacts underlying information systems and how data platforms need to adjust to this purpose+ data eco-system where data sources are no longer single use
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    Fausto Vaninetti, Cisco Systems and SNIA EMEA Board Advisor; Igor Konopko, Intel; Paul Talbut, SNIA EMEA
    RAID on CPU is an enterprise RAID solution specifically designed for NVMe-based solid state drives (SSDs). This innovative technology provides the ability to directly connect NVMe-based SSD’s to PCIe lanes and make RAID arrays using those SSD’s without the need for a RAID Host Bus Adapter (HBA). As a result, customers gain NVMe SSD performance and data availability without the need of a traditional RAID HBA.

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    - The geography of the edge computing opportunity
    - Challenges for adoption of edge computing services
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    - How to overcome the hurdle of integrating DCIM automation tools
    - How to ensure automation management is a benefit to data center teams, not a threat

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    John Gentry, CTO, Virtana
    Nital Gandhi, Founder, BOIT Consulting
    Craig Theriac, Director of Product Management, Scale Computing
  • How To Maintain Control Of Multi-Data Center and Hybrid Environments Recorded: Apr 23 2020 55 mins
    David Cuthbertson, CEO, Square Mile Systems
    Management and control of any distributed IT infrastructure is increasing in difficulty with the variety of options available for hosting computing resources.

    The benefits of on-premise, co-location, cloud and managed services continue to evolve, though they still all have to deliver reliable and secure computing services. Governance and control requirements continue to increase with the processes and systems that IT teams use coming under increasing scrutiny.

    C level executives don’t want to keep hearing that their organizations (or outsource partners) struggle to know how many servers they have, what they do and the risks they currently live with in the new reality of data breaches, insider attacks and increasing systems complexity.
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    - Ensuring business as usual for companies’ sudden switch to a temporarily remote workforce
    - How to ensure your investments in maintaining continued operations during this period last beyond the threat of Coronavirus

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    •Key NVMe-oF use cases for SPDK
    •Examples of NVMe-oF use cases not suited for SPDK
    •NVMe-oF Target Architecture and Design
    •NVMe-oF Host Architecture and Design
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  • Data Privacy & Why it Matters Recorded: Dec 11 2019 62 mins
    Eric Hibbard, CISSP-ISSAP, ISSMP, ISSEP, CISA, CCSP; Steven W. Teppler, Esq.; Thomas Rivera, Chair, SNIA DPPC
    Failing to protect sensitive information can put a lot of people at risk of being exploited by cybercriminals, and can make a company face enormous legal penalties.

    The way information is shared and stored can put the information at risk.

    It is risky to store personal information on portable devices, which are easily lost or stolen.

    In addition, the consequences of a data breach can be devastating. Identity theft could lead to financial losses, and a company could face lawsuits and legal penalties.

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    2. Highlight some of the Privacy regulations from around the globe
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    4. Understand how these privacy regulations affect organizations that handle personal information
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    As network architectures move to the cloud, knowing how to secure them is vital.

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    Topics include:

    - Micro-segmentation and securing your application infrastructure

    - Readying today's hybrid and private cloud networks for tomorrow

    - SD-WAN, IoT and Edge computing: how they are changing the cloud network landscape

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    Hadar Freehling, Cloud Security Solutions Architect, VMware
    Sherelle Farrington, Cloud Security Solutions Architect, Fortinet
    Bob Ghaffari, GM, Enterprise & Cloud Networking Division, Intel Corporation

    Moderator
    David Welch, CTO, House of Brick
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    •Potential issues or pitfalls with deploying SDS
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