Server Energy Usage, Costs: Implications for the Cloud and In-house Data Centers
This talk will describe the key driving forces affecting data center costs, developing and documenting detailed examples from available data, estimating costs and correcting them for inflation, and explaining the implications of the results. It also will explore some ways to improve data center eff
This talk will describe the key driving forces affecting data center costs, developing and documenting detailed examples from available data, estimating costs and correcting them for inflation, and explaining the implications of the results. It also will explore some ways to improve data center efficiency, the most important and most neglected of which relate to institutional changes that can help companies reduce the total costs of computing services.
RecordedAug 16 2012
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Why choose between your datacenter and the cloud? A hybrid cloud solution gives you both.
You have already invested in server products that are on premises. You believe that Cloud is the future and the power of the Cloud can open up countless opportunities for people to do more and achieve more. But how can you leverage the Cloud given your current infrastructure?
Join this webcast to learn Hybrid Cloud options as well as how to extract value from your existing investments by:
- Expanding your options without adding complexity
- Easily moving workloads from your datacenter
- Building hybrid applications that leverage both on-premises and cloud resources
- Taking advantage of storage, backup, and recovery options with increased efficiency and reduced cost.
The protection needs for Healthcare and Life Sciences data evolve over time. The span of protection needs ranges from average for files that are easily reproduced to critical for files that need to be available for surgery or lifesaving research or that need to comply with regulations or be used in litigation. In this webinar, learn about some of the current protection methods, their pros and cons, and how to architect a storage solution that can evolve with your ever-changing protection needs.
The infrastructure you manage with Chef is a complex machine. This complexity is mirrored in the cookbooks you develop and the data stored in your Chef server. It is an ongoing effort to keep track of the state of that machine and to keep up with all the functionality included in your (many) cookbooks. However, the right tools can help. With them, you can develop code faster, maintain cleaner code, and better understand your existing code.
In this webinar, Franklin Webber, Training and Technical Content Lead at Chef, will demonstrate how better editor and debugger tools can improve your work life. He’ll show you how the right text editor can make it easier to write code. Next, he’ll demonstrate how tools like Rake and Guard can consolidate tasks and automate tests. Finally, he’ll show you how Pry can help you to debug your recipes.
Gestionar la salud en el centro de datos tiene 4 pilares principales: Monitoreo, Análisis, Diagnóstico y Resolución.
En esta sesión estaremos cubriendo estos 4 pilares y por qué son importantes. In this session we will cover these main pillars and why they are important. Les enseñaremos como podemos usar sensores embebidos en el silicio disponible a través de interfaces estandarizadas en sus servidores, ayudando a los profesionales de TI a comenzar a agregar estos pilares en su entorno ya que ayudarán a maximizar con la reducción del tiempo medio de reparación (MTTR) para evitar interrupciones. En el caso de los servidores actuales, vamos a explicar la forma de acceder a ellos de manera remota y solucionar sus problemas con Intel Virtual Gateway.
Aspectos Importantes de los 4 Pilares:
•Monitoreo: Monitoreo automatizado de la salud de los servidores, alertas de fallas, Tablero de visualización y más.
•Análisis: Causa raíz con los detalles de la salud de los servidores, reporte de fallas de dispositivos con indicador de severidad, historial de comportamiento.
•Diagnóstico: Acceso Remoto a través de vKVM, acceso “in-band” integrado, detalles de la salud a nivel componente.
•Resolución: Encendido y apagado remoto, vMedia remoto.
Today’s technology leaders need to tackle the big trends—cloud, big data, the Internet of Things, mobility, social media—while lowering IT spend year over year. That’s a tall order. Storage cost projections are becoming unsustainable, and organizations need new, more cost-effective ways of delivering storage. Nexenta provides a software-only storage solution that includes a rich feature set across all block, file, and object storage needs. This enables you to deliver software- defined infrastructure for legacy and next-generation enterprise applications, virtual workloads, file service applications, and more—all while maintaining the freedom to choose which platform to run on.
In this session you will learn more about the main kinds of software-defined storage technology landscape you’ll likely deploy:
Each solution is easy to support with Nexenta software and commercial off-the-shelf Intel-based hardware.
Innovation continues to accelerate at a breakneck pace. Smart cities, Connected Vehicles, smart sensors and devices are driving the transformation of networks such as 5G. New types of service providers need to support smart infrastructure and applications that drive more throughput, enhanced network intelligence and an evolving security landscape. F5 Networks is collaborating with Intel to deliver a network infrastructure design to scale and secure the Gi-LAN using the F5 BIG-IP platform and Intel® Architecture.
The need for a secure, extremely agile, fast, scalable, and standardized architecture to support new usage models, new services with low latency and error apps is vital in a 5G world. Together we provide the flexibility and capability to ensure that services and apps run smoothly, reliably and securely. Intel and F5 are working together to realize the vision of 5G by transforming networks and service models.
In this seminar, attendees will learn how F5’s Carrier class security and traffic steering platforms are helping SP’s transform their network around innovative around new services and F5’s virtualized platforms enable SP’s deploy, highly agile, secure and fast networks.
In un momento in cui le iniziative IT corrono di pari passo col business, l’abilità di comunicare i requisiti di business in un modo che sia direttamente comprensibile all’IT diventa un imperativo. CA ARD utilizza l’approccio Model Driven Testing per eliminare ambiguità nei requisiti, ottimizzando i cicli di test garantendo totale test coverage.
Many organizations are implementing server virtualization to reap the business benefits of simplifying operations, speeding up provisioning, and adapting to rapidly changing infrastructure needs, but this creates a new set of security challenges as network professionals race to keep up with the changes. To really take advantage of software-defined data architecture requires a partnership between a centralized management platform, easily integrated next-gen firewall solution, and an adaptive, simplified virtual environment. Enter VMware and Palo Alto Networks.
In this webinar, experts from Palo Alto Networks and VMware, along with members of their user communities Fuel and VMUG will provide an technical overview of the advantages of pairing Palo Alto Networks’ VM-series next-generation firewall and Panorama centralized management tools with VMware’s NSX network virtualization platform. With real-world customer examples and advice on the best way to protect your organization across on-prem and online environments, you’ll leave this webinar with an action plan for realizing the full opportunities of SDDC infrastructure.
Build a fundamentally more agile, efficient and secure application environment with VMware NSX network virtualization on powerful industry standard infrastructure featuring Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Ethernet 10GB/40GB Converged Network Adapters.
The movement away from electro-mechanical devices for primary storage to solid state technology continues. Flash technology has been immensely successful and continues to advance with greater density and less cost. It is also driving changes in the interfaces and protocols for storage from disk-based to memory-based. Additional solid state technology is entering the market and will create a hierarchy of different performance and cost storage. This presentation will discuss some of these changes and their potential impacts.
RSA’s Data Protection Manager (DPM), BSAFE and tokenization products are quickly approaching EOL/EOPS, presenting RSA customers with an opportunity to reassess their encryption key management architecture and needs. With so many technologies available today that seemingly offer the same capabilities, how do you select the vendor and solution that is right for you?
Join Stephen Kingston, Product Manager for SafeNet KeySecure, Gemalto, where you will learn how you can:
• Benefit from proven, successful RSA to Gemalto migration use cases, including Healthcare, PII Protection and Retail PoS applications
• Easily migrate with the same one-to-one functionality offered by SafeNet KeySecure and SafeNet Data Protection Connectors
• Avoid encryption silos with a centralized key manager whether on-premises, virtual, or in the cloud
• Painlessly expand your encryption solution as your future needs grow, be it files, databases, applications, or tokenization
• Quickly get started with our 5 easy migration steps
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, Taneja Group; Brian Biles, Datrium; Patrick Osborne, HPE; Kevin Fernandez, Nutanix
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.
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Brian Biles, Founder & CEO, Datrium
Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, HPE
Kevin Fernandez, Director of World Wide Technical Marketing, Nutanix
Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software
Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.
Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.
Now, with hyper-converged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.
Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
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
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