A desktop computer and monitor consumes about 920 kWh of electricity if on all year, but only 198 kWh if powered down overnight, weekends and holidays. This equates to an annual saving of £86 and 387 kg CO2eq. per computer. We estimate at least 8000 computers across the collegiate University are left on unnecessarily. With a robust approach to power management there is a potential annual saving of £690,000 and 3,100,000 kg CO2eq. At the University of Oxford we have developed power management monitoring (PMM) and wake on LAN (WOL) facilities to help departments and colleges implement green desktop computing initiatives. To encourage a robust approach we are promoting ‘5 steps to green desktop computing.’
Howard has been working in green computing since 2006. He initiated the low-carbon ICT project to deliver tools, advice and techniques to help IT staff improve power management. He is also working on the modelling4all.org project developing the Behaviour Composer, a web-based tool designed to support teachers, learners and researchers, including those with little/no programming experience, to build, share, and discuss computer models. Previously, Howard worked for the Royal Holloway University, a CRM consultancy and IBM Global Services.
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This webinar will cover the challenges of scaling up of liquid cooling technologies in the data centre space.
About the presenter:
The subject of sustainable and green data centres is very close to my heart. For many years I have been increasingly concerned with the ever increasing requirement for power that the information age requires and we built our business on explaining to organisations that they were wasting energy and overcooling server rooms as well as consulting on green IT issues from device to disposal.
The EURECA project will deliver a tool that public sector IT managers can use to benchmark their current actions and see what the current standards and latest concepts are and how to implement easy solutions to make a real difference. I have been lucky enough to see some state-of-the-art public sector data centres such as the University of St Andrews that have adopted the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres and been awarded a GOLD CEEDA and how the management used the project to promote wider sustainability concepts to the rest of the university and beyond. At the other end of the scale there remains much work to be done in data centres/server rooms across the public sector to capitalise on the fast moving and sometimes daunting array of technologies and methodologies on offer.
Jim Davis, Contributing Analyst, Structure Research
Enterprises are grappling with security and performance challenges that have come along with their growing use of cloud services. Datacenter providers are in a position to facilitate on-demand connectivity with software-defined platforms. This presentation will give insight into how datacenter providers are building and marketing interconnection services. We’ll also cover cloud service providers efforts to build global networks, and assess their impact on datacenter providers.
About the presenter:
Jim Davis is a contributing analyst for Structure Research, an independent research and consulting firm with a special focus on the hosting and cloud segments within the Internet infrastructure market. Jim’s areas of expertise include cloud-based networking, security, and edge compute services. Jim has spoken at numerous industry events such as International Telecoms Week, Capacity North America, CDN World Summit, and Streaming Media West.
Join this live webinar with Galeal Zino, Founder & President of NetFoundry, on Tuesday, February 13th at 10am PT / 1pm ET as he reviews the top challenges to effective hybrid data center interworking. Learn how to make your networks as agile as the applications they need to support.
About the presenter:
Galeal is the President of NetFoundry. NetFoundry believes in enabling edge innovation. NetFoundry frees individuals, apps, groups and businesses from traditional network, telco and hardware constraints, enabling applications and business policies to control underlying networks, with security, compliance, reliability & performance.
Prior to NetFoundry, Galeal’s roles included President at LocalReplay, VP of Engineering at Teleglobe and VP of Development and Engineering at ITXC. Galeal’s teams helped develop the world’s largest VoIP network, and build global collaboration products. Galeal has been awarded eight patents for the platforms powering those products, and the software still powers the services of many of the world’s top communications providers.
Join Jabez Tan, Research Director, Data Centres at Structure Research, as he takes a deep dive into the global data center market and colocation trends in 2018.
From cloud-neutral, to hybrid, to interconnection and connectivity in the data center, the global data center landscape is shifting. What does this mean for colocation providers, cloud service providers, and end users? With an inside look at the market as well as a study honing in on trends in Singapore, all of these questions and more will be answered in this session.
Structure Research focuses on cloud and data centres, a global outlook, mid-tier and service-provider oriented research. Jabez Tan has keynoted many global conferences including Data Centre World Hong Kong, and he continues to share his research findings and thought leadership with data center and IT professionals around the world.
As the choices of technical computing methods and data center technologies continue to evolve, management processes are being forced to evolve faster as data is re-used across multiple hardware and software platforms types.
In addition, regulatory requirements are now influencing data center strategy to cover increased control and governance as well as reduced cost and computing delivery on demand. Managing change within data centers is becoming so complex, that baselining of existing environments and dependencies for change processes can be almost impossible without focused management involvement.
Join this session with David Cuthbertson, CEO of Square Mile Systems, Infrastructure Visualisation and Data Centre Management Specialist, as he looks at practical methods and approaches to simplify IT systems complexity making it easier to meet existing and new IT management challenges.
This is the story of why one enterprise chose HCI and how the hype stacked up in their real world.
‘Cloud’ is a marketing term used to groups many offerings things that differ quite a bit from each other. Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) is a little more specific than Cloud, but companies still find it has the same potential to be confusing and ambiguous. There are many different players in the market, each with their own view on why what they deliver is the real HCI.
Andrew Scott runs in house data centers for a large automotive engineering company. He and his team spent a fair amount of time working out the real benefits HCI brought and then, which of the many vendors should be shortlisted to test. They implemented HCI in 2017, this is some of what they learned along the way.
The Data Centre Maturity Model (DCMM) was created by The Green Grid and can help assess the current and desired states of your data centre(s), highlighting areas that could be enhanced using a maturity modeling approach.
*Please note: this webinar will be presented in Dutch.
This webinar covers the complexity of data centre procurement and the possible routes to the procurement of data centres and data centre services. Running an innovation procurement process for energy efficient data centre products and services could be challenging if not equipped with all the necessary knowledge, templates, tools, etc.
Ed Mazurek, Cisco, Earl Apellanes, Broadcom, David Rogers, Teledyne LeCroy
Today's Fibre Channel SANs are tasked with reliably delivering huge amounts of data with almost zero latency in an environment with a large variance of end device capabilities. Fibre Channel is a lossless network protocol but what ramifications does that have? What is considered a good SAN design and what are best practices? What situations can lead to suboptimal performance? How can a device that is not performing well affect the performance of devices even on different parts of the SAN? Can a device that is returning credits without delay affect the SAN just like a device that is returning credits slowly?
Get answers to these questions and more in this live FCIA webcast where you’ll learn:
•How Fibre Channel achieves a lossless data delivery
•The definition of "slow drain“
•Basic slow drain indications and what they mean
•“Over” Utilization - How a device that isn't "slow drain" by the typical definition can affect a SAN in a similar fashion as a slow drain device
•How to prevent, Identify, and resolve performance problems
Register today for this live event. Our experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
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
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.
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
After you watch the webcast, check out our Q&A blog: http://fibrechannel.org/fcip-extension-questions-and-their-answers/
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.
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.
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.
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?
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
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
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