With funding decreasing every year for higher education, universities are turning to data centers to cut some of their operating expenses. Find out how Utah State University redesigned their data center with energy efficiency in mind to both lower the cost of running their infrastructure as well as
With funding decreasing every year for higher education, universities are turning to data centers to cut some of their operating expenses. Find out how Utah State University redesigned their data center with energy efficiency in mind to both lower the cost of running their infrastructure as well as understand their role in the environment.
This webinar will cover topics including:
- Understanding the fundamental problems with a data center redesign
- Developing a solution for hot isle, cold isle design
- The efficiency results from USU's redesign
- How the USU data center has impacted the educational environment
RecordedMay 3 201238 mins
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The Briefing Room with Dez Blanchfield and HPE Big Data
When you know better, you do better. That's a perfect mantra for the data-driven enterprise. Understanding what's happening anywhere in your company's purview opens doors to innovation, excellence and profit. Today, a confluence of next-generation technologies enables this kind of synergy. Analytics can be done anywhere, with data sets that are increasingly accessible and valuable.
Register for this episode of The Briefing Room to hear Data Scientist Dez Blanchfield explain the sea change taking place now in the world of enterprise analytics. He'll demonstrate how open-source technologies like Apache Kafka can be combined with proven analytical databases to create a new world of possibilities. He'll briefed by Ben Vandiver of HPE Big Data, who will showcase his company's time-tested Vertica platform for deep analytics.
In retail, understanding which products will be hits or misses requires constant data collection and sharing among suppliers, retail stores, the wholesale business, and dotcoms. But even with open collaboration and cooperation, how can retailers collect varying data sources from each link in the omnichannel chain, run high-performance analytics, and visualize those results to truly understand buyer behavior?
Join Sky I.T. Group, leaders in multi-source point-of-sale data collection, validation and analytics, as they share how their SKYPAD solution enables retailers and wholesalers to gain rapid insight into consumer sales trends. Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Qlik will also share how their underlying technologies -- the HPE Vertica Analytics Platform and QlikView data visualization – power the SKYPAD solution to capture more business and deliver these dramatic improvements over SKY I.T. Group’s former database platform:
•70% reduction in time to load various forms of data
•90% reduction in disk storage
•50 to 500 times faster query and report execution
•Zero system downtime or "batch windows" needed
•Significant reduction in total cost of ownership
•Fast implementation that leverages existing database knowledge
Does your storage system scale as you grow?
Should you go with scale-up or scale-out architecture?
Which hybrid scale-out NAS is right for you?
Netapp, EMC Isilon, Panasas, Lustre - which one is the best fit for you?
In this on-demand webinar, Panasas's Andre Franklin, Sr. Product Marketing Manager presents on:
- Scale and Scalability
- Scale-up vs. Scale-out
- Measuring Scalability
High Availability doesn’t trump Disaster Recovery and there is nothing simple about creating a recovery capability for your business – unless you have a set of data protection and business continuity services that can be applied intelligently to your workload, managed centrally, and tested non-disruptively. The good news is that developing such a capability, which traditionally required the challenge of selecting among multiple point product solutions then struggling to fit them into a coherent disaster prevention and recovery framework, just got a lot easier.
Join us and learn how DataCore’s Software-Defined Storage platform provides the tools you need and a service management methodology you require to build a fully functional recovery strategy at a cost you can afford.
CapSpecialty is upping its game to become the preferred provider of specialty insurance products using MicroStrategy Analytics and Snowflake Cloud Data Warehousing.
CapSpecialty’s investment to overhaul its data pipeline and management systems has delivered fast and measurable results. The stage has been set for CapSpecialty executives to view dashboards that display real-time profitability and KPIs. Insurance analysts and underwriters have self-service access to 10 years’ worth of governed data, allowing them to analyze customer trends and view product performance by category, geography, and agent. CapSpecialty is witnessing measurable business results from the engines that power their BI environment: MicroStrategy enterprise analytics platform firmly integrated with Snowflake’s cloud-based elastic data warehouse.
Attend this webcast to learn how CapSpecialty has combined enterprise analytics with an elastic cloud-based data warehouse, a solution that serves as the cornerstone of their agile, metrics-focused culture.
The IT industry has made tremendous progress innovating up and down the computing stack to enable and take advantage of non-volatile memory (NVM). But questions still remain on where NVM plays in the memory stack, how it will evolve in the CPU architecture, and where operating systems will need to be enhanced. Join the SNIA NVDIMM Special Interest Group to learn about the latest developments in NVDIMM, understand how the SNIA NVM Programming Model can be applied in NVM development work, and find your NVM answers!
As IT managers roll out new applications or upgrade existing systems, it's important that they have a keen understanding of the latest advancements in storage technology so they can recommend the best approach.
In this session, you’ll learn about the latest storage architectures (flash caching, server-side PCIe flash, hybrid, and all-flash) and the pros and cons for each. We’ll also discuss how a well-designed infrastructure can drive IT efficiencies and deliver high availability while meeting your performance SLAs.
In this presentation, learn how you can accelerate the optimization of physical infrastructure, engage vertical system manufactures, distributed customer computing power, create robust networking, and do all of the above in a secure and simple way with the help of Intel® hardware, security software from Clavister, and virtualization.
In today's age of connected devices and 24-hour operations, Data Analytics is a big deal. Every business--big or small--is working on setting up the right infrastructure and software for their data so that the right insights can be gained in a timely manner. Businesses who are able to master this requirement are reaping significant advantages, including an edge over theircompetitors.
Join Commvault experts to understand the best practice considerations of leveraging public cloud disaster recovery services when protecting your Software-Defined Data Centre (SDDC).
As awareness of the potential benefits of a Software Defined Data Centre has begun to resonate around CxO’s, the value and importance of disaster recovery provisioning has been challenged by the notion that clustering and high availability could be sufficient to accommodate the recovery needs (i.e. no DR provisioning is required).
In this webinar we'll look at the significant risks and pitfalls that a 'non DR' strategy can pose and learn about the five step programme to optimise your chances of recovery when working with Public Cloud providers.
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the newest trends in storage: Disaggregation of traditional storage functions. A major trend within IT is to leverage server and server-side resources to the maximum extent possible. Hyper-scale architectures have led to the commoditization of servers and flash technology is now ubiquitous and is often times most affordable as a server-side component. Underutilized compute resources exist in many datacenters as the growth in CPU power has outpaced other infrastructure elements. One current hot trend— software-defined-storage—advocates collocating all storage functions to the server side but also relies on local, directly attached storage to create a shared pool of storage. That limits the server’s flexibility in terms of form factor and compute scalability.
Now some vendors are exploring a new, optimally balanced approach. New forms of storage are emerging that first smartly modularize storage functions, and then intelligently host components in different layers of the infrastructure. With the help of a lively panel of experts we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approach to intelligently distributing storage functions can bring about better customer business outcomes.
As organizations move into the "3rd platform", they’ll need to discover new ways to support solutions like Private Cloud and Real-Time Analytics. The traditional disk-based storage they're depending on is not keeping up. Flash is transforming datacenter infrastructure performance, capacity and cost to address these challenges.
Join Chris Tsilipounidakis from Tegile as he examines the ways of transforming to a Flash datacenter to support various, mixed application workloads in an ever-changing ecosystem.
Mike Matchett, Sr. Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Come join Senior Analyst Mike Matchett's lively discussion about the concerns and challenges coming when the Internet of Things crashes into our enterprise datacenters. We think big data today is big, but future IoT data streams promise to swamp everything from servers to storage. And today's new big data applications will still need to become more real-time, more agile, distributed and even more scalable. What's coming down the road, and how should we start planning for the future today?
This webcast will go for 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q & A session, where the audience is welcome to ask questions.
Nick Serrecchia, Systems Engineer at Veeam and Terry Grulke, Sr. Technical Advisor at Quantum
With the average company experiencing unplanned downtime 13 times a year, the costs associated with continuing to invest in a legacy backup solution can be extensive. For this reason, more customers are switching to Veeam® and Quantum than ever before. Update to a modern data center and achieve Availability for the Always-On Enterprise™ with Veeam coupled with Quantum’s tiered storage that increases performance, reduces bandwidth requirements and executes a best practices for data protection.
The Internet of Things is becoming a reality, and as a result companies of all shapes and sizes are implementing digital transformation initiatives. This digital transformation begins with a modern data center, built on converged infrastructure, that provides a simple and cost-effective process to both deploy and run IT – supporting core business and next-generation applications.
Carrick Carpenter, Director of Delivery; Cloud Computing - Healthcare and Ozan Talu, Director of private cloud services
Cloud computing is a growing force in healthcare and, while many organizations understand the opportunity that the cloud offers, why and how to get there is widely debated. As providers evaluate the pros and cons of cloud based solutions, several adoption strategies are emerging. Taking the right approach is critical to determining future readiness as healthcare becomes more information-driven and connected, and moves towards collaborative care models and payment reform. This workshop will examine key applications of cloud computing in healthcare (including hosting, security/privacy and medical image archiving), highlight change management strategies from a technical/operational/process perspective, and identify the pros and cons of different cloud models including public vs. private. The workshop will be divided into vignettes that include didactic presentations and real-world case studies with interactive discussions.
Walfrido Zafarana, Product Application Manager, Emerson Network Power
The data centre is mission-critical to many businesses. An efficient chilled water system guaranteeing continuous cooling availability is fundamental in obtaining an overall low data center PUE, and it is thus important to clearly understand the different technologies available for your data centre application.
Join the Emerson Network Power Critical Advantage Webcast for all of the answers.
The webcast will provide insight into:
• The advantages of Chilled Water systems
• The different solutions available according to your data center internal conditions: air-cooled, freecooling, adiabatic
• How to achieve utmost efficiency at the data center system level with the iCOMTM Control
Patrick Grillo, Senior Director, Security Solutions, Fortinet
The Data Center is not an island. It is part of a complex ecosystem, working and evolving together for the overall benefit of the enterprise.
Data Center security can no longer be treated as an island. It must integrate and interact with the overall enterprise ecosystem and security infrastructure to provide a real-time, effective security posture.
This webinar will present a high level view as to the importance of deploying an integrated, end-to-end enterprise security platform for achieving data center security.
Because sometimes, the best data center security solution has nothing to do with the data center!
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.
John Mao. Director of Business Development at Stratoscale
While public cloud adoption has been on the rise, most companies are still bound to strict requirements around security, privacy, and data sovereignty issues. For those exact companies, the idea of owning a private cloud is appealing. The reason is simple: private clouds provide similar benefits as public clouds -- such as self-service, automation, orchestration, and "one throat to choke". But how do mainstream IT organizations reap these same benefits? Come join us as we explore how new software-defined paradigms helps transform your dreams of a private cloud into a reality.
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.
Ted Streck, Director, Data Center Practice, EMC Global Services
Organizations today are taking on data center consolidation, migration, and modernization initiatives as a means to improve efficiency, reduce overall costs, and deliver greater availability to meet business expectations in the era of hybrid cloud. However, these projects are risky and can cause dire consequences if not planned
strategically and with best practices.
So how do you accelerate the success of these initiatives while eliminating risk? How do you rapidly determine interdependencies between applications, storage, and servers in order to optimally plan a data center consolidation or modernization?
Attend this session to learn best practices for planning and executing data center initiatives, including how automated tools accelerate interdependency discovery and eliminate nearly 98% of human error.
Office 365 even gives you the control to log and manage data access workflows directly with datacenter engineers. Security, compliance, and privacy are built into Office 365 to help ensure that your company data is protected. Office 365 meets leading global compliance standards, such as HIPAA, FISMA, and ISO 27001, and it delivers industry-leading best practices in data center design, data loss prevention and advanced threat protection.
Join us to discover why 4 out of 5 fortune 500 companies have come to trust Microsoft’s Office 365 service.
Ian Stobirski, Advisory Solutions Consultant, Vision Solutions
Migrating data, applications or full servers is a fact of life if your business is to take advantage of the efficiencies of new platforms and manage escalating storage requirements. Yet many IT professionals put off migration due to concerns about downtime and the risk of failure.
If you are planning a migration, register for this webcast today! You will learn how to mitigate data loss, avoid aborted cutovers and minimise downtime, delays and budget overruns. And you will walk away with tips and strategies that can make your next migration project a success.
Topics for discussion will include:
•Why migrations fail
•Understanding proper planning methodology
•Strategies for success
•Reducing migration downtime to near zero
Eric Slack, 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
As organizations run more mission-critical applications within virtual environments, it's often a challenge to continue to meet performance and availability SLAs. Storage is usually the likely culprit. IT managers must have a keen understanding of the latest advancements in storage technology so they can recommend the best approach moving forward.
In this session, you’ll learn about the latest storage architectures (flash caching, server-side PCIe flash, hybrid, and all-flash) and the pros and cons for each. We’ll also discuss how a well-designed infrastructure can help you meet your performance requirements, drive efficiencies, and deliver high availability for your VMware environment.
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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
After the Webcast, visit our Webcast Q&A blog too http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=521
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.
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