Should Your Storage Be Virtualized, Software Defined or None of the Above?
Whether you are planning to upgrade your current storage system or getting ready for a complete storage refresh, today's IT planner has more storage choices than ever. A key decision is how you will access critical storage services like volume management, snapshots and replication. Today these storage services can be delivered via storage Virtualization, Software Defined Storage, Server-side storage or traditional shared storage systems (none of the above).
Join Storage Switzerland’s Founder and Lead Analyst, George Crump in this live interactive webinar for a vendor neutral look at these technologies. We will discuss how each of these approaches work, how they are different for each other and how to determine which of these methods of providing data services is best for your organization. We will also cover some the vendors in each category and what their strengths and weaknesses are.
RecordedJun 12 201455 mins
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Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions have vaulted to the top of the considerations list for organizations looking to improve their ability to recover from major disasters like hurricanes and floods. But DRaaS solutions are not just for recovery anymore. These solutions can help organizations protect from ransomware, modernize infrastructure, and recover from minor disasters as well. Of course the solution must also provide peace of mind that when disaster strikes, the plan will not only work -- it will also be easy to initiate.
More data outside of the data center is staying on endpoints and in the cloud than ever before. That means the risks to that data are also at an all time high. Plus regulations encompassing end-user data are also increasing, challenging IT to manage data when they have less control than ever. IT needs more than an endpoint protection plan, it needs an end-user data strategy.
In this webinar, learn how to evolve from an endpoint data protection plan to a comprehensive end-user data strategy.
NVMe is an industry standard protocol designed specifically for memory-based storage like flash drives. It unleashes flash arrays from the chains of SCSI that hold it back. Register for our live webinar and learn what NVMe and NVMe over Fabrics are, what the advantage of NVMe is over traditional SCSI protocols and how to go beyond the NVMe basics to fully tap into the potential of memory-based storage.
In our live webinar, Storage Switzerland and Maxta will compare the pros and cons of the two hyperconverged deployment models. Those attending learn how to clarify their goals for hyperconvergence and how to decide which architecture is the best fit for their organizations.
Attendees will learn how each deployment model overcomes these challenge:
1. Ease of initial evaluation and testing
2. How to transition to hyperconvergence while having current servers
3. How to avoid hypervisor lock-in
4. How to build a future proof hyperconverged architecture
Join Storage Switzerland and ClearSky Data for our live webinar, “How to Leverage Cloud Storage for Hybrid VMware”, on August 16th at 1 p.m. ET and 10 a.m. PT. In this webinar you will learn how to create a truly hybrid cloud storage infrastructure that improves performance, reduces on-premises storage requirements and better protects the organization from disaster.
Join Storage Switzerland and CloudLanes for our live webinar as we compare Iron Mountain to the cloud and provide ways to solve the gaps in public cloud storage's ability to be a viable data preservation service. Pre-register today and receive our new eBook "Using the Cloud for Long Term Data Preservation" in advance of the webinar.
Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Charlie Hodges
CloudLanes CEO, Asif Moinuddin is our guest on this LIVE MeetTheCEO with Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and Charlie Hodges. The team discusses Mr. Moinuddin's background, introduces listeners to CloudLanes creators of the Cloud Data Platform, which enables enterprises to responsibly move data from on-premises to any cloud, between clouds, and utilize software from any cloud to light up their data with integrity and assurance. This enables businesses to fully leverage the agility, scale, security, and economics of the cloud, risk-free with better TCO.
Listen to the live or on demand conversation and get your cloud data questions answered by our panel of experts. No Registration Required!
Between 2010 and 2020, IDC predicts that the amount of data created by humans and enterprises will increase 50x. Legacy network attached storage (NAS) systems can't meet the unstructured data demands of the mobile workforce or distributed organizations. In this webinar, George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Brian Wink, Director of Solutions Engineering at Panzura will expose the hidden gotcha's of the storage status quo and explore how to manage unstructured data in the cloud.
Find it With Multi-tiered Flash!
The all-flash data center was to solve all our problems. We’ve had all-flash arrays for ½ a decade. Where are the all-flash data centers? The problem is that performance and cost have been opposing forces in data storage systems for decades, especially in the initial all-flash era. Recent advancements in flash technology are finally breaking this tension and are enabling a new class of applications while driving costs down dramatically.
The cloud has brought both risk and reward to MSPs. In today’s hybrid cloud world, MSPs must deliver consumption-based, private and public cloud offerings to their clients. This includes offering primary storage, offsite backup and DR that is high-performance, scalable and secure. Outsourcing primary storage along with backup and DR enables an MSP’s customers to reduce their on-premises footprint software licenses, connectivity and the problems that come with it. It also sets up the MSP to offer hybrid services like DR as a Service and the new opportunity of copy data management - stop making copies.
Enterprises aren't the only organizations that can benefit from big data. Medium and large businesses can too. The challenge is, can these businesses build the same big data infrastructure enterprises do? The short answer is, they can't. But the secret is, they don’t have to.
In this webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Avere Systems as they show you how to shift large workload compute processing into the cloud in just 10 minutes. This quick onramp to unlimited cores can level the playing field and improve your ability to compete with the global giants.
Transitioning from Data Migration to Data Management
In this webinar join, Storage Switzerland and Primary Data for a roundtable discussion on how automated data management can help you overcome the budgetary and technological challenges with a migration strategy and how you can implement data flow to eliminate the problem once and for all.
While hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) offer rapid startup they lock organizations into a specific set of vendor compute, storage, networking and hypervisor configurations. And, as the infrastructure scales it becomes increasingly difficult to deliver workload specific levels of performance and data protection.
Ransomware is a new threat, and new threats require new strategies. Within the first 15 minutes this webinar will provide you key strategies for surviving a ransomware attack. During the event Storage Switzerland and Commvault will cover the three P's of Ransomware survival: Prevention, Preparation and Practice. Join data protection experts with decades of experience protecting organization's digital assets.
Is your flash system up to the challenge? Attend this webinar and learn how you can optimize your SQL Server performance. Hear how the pros pinpoint performance bottlenecks and leverage the latest advancements in storage technology to decrease access latency and IO wait times. By the end of the webinar you’ll have the tools and information you need to recommend the best approach for your SQL Server environment.
In this video Storage Switzerland and NTP Software discuss the surprising role that data archival can play in minimizing the exposure from ransomware attacks like WannaCry and data thiefs like WikiLeaks.
Users expectations of IT's ability to return mission critical applications to production are higher than ever. These expectations are leading IT to abandon many of their backup and recovery solutions to try new, unproven solutions that may or may not solve the problem. In either case, the organization wasted its investment in the first solution for the unknown potential of a new solution. User expectations are certain to get higher, so this cycle will likely repeat itself. IT needs a new strategy, one that will meet the current expectations of users and pave the way for true organizational resilience.
End-to-end encryption is important and offers a base level of security but if the EFSS vendor owns your keys then you may not have the protection you might think. In this StorageShort, Storage Switzerland and Ctera discuss the importance of key ownership as part of the encryption process.
4 steps for more affordable, effective disaster recovery. Disaster Recovery is an expensive proposition. But since the consequences of not being prepared for a disaster are so severe, it is an expense that organizations make. But that's not to say organizations are not always looking for way to do DR better, faster and for less money. In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland and ClearSky to learn how organizations can lower the cost of DR preparation and execution.
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