SwissCast - LIVE 30 Minute Storage Update - 2016 Prediction Show
Join us for our latest SwissCast. This is our 2015 wrap-up and 2016 predictions show. In this special episode we will wrap up the briefings from 2015 that we didn’t get a chance to discuss and make some predictions about 2016. Learn what we think will happen with Dell/EMC, NetApp/SolidFire and Nimble vs. Wall Street. We’ll also discuss which technologies you should take a hard look at this year and which ones should wait until next year.
RecordedJan 7 201663 mins
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Have you made the jump to all-flash storage? Are you planning to? If so this webinar is for you. We will look at what's next after (or before) the jump to all-flash. An all-flash array brings many benefits to the environment, but it also either exposes weaknesses or raises expectations in IT's ability to consistently deliver performance to applications, to protect the data those applications create and to ensure the organization can rapidly recover from almost any disaster.
George Crump, Storage Swiss, Erin Boyd, Principle Software Engineer, Red Hat + Panelists
Join Storage Switzerland and leaders from the Docker industry for a round-table discussion on developing the right storage strategies to successfully deploy and manage Docker both in your environment and in the cloud. There are a group of vendors trying to make the storage architectures that support Docker easier to use, more enterprise class and able to provide data persistence. Storage Switzerland will moderate a roundtable discussion on Storage, Docker and how to build enterprise class environments that support legacy applications. We will cover areas like who should be using Docker, can legacy data centers participate, what are the storage challenges with a containerized environment and what are the issues with moving containers from on-premises to the cloud?
Storage Switzerland and Dternity/StrongBox Data Solutions
and How To Start Winning
Organizations managing data have a competitive advantage over organizations that don't. But most organizations don't have the time or tools available to implement a successful data management strategy. It’s not for a lack of trying. Many organizations fight a losing battle when trying to implement a data management solution. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Dternity/StrongBox Data Solutions will discuss the three reasons why organizations are losing the data management battle, and provide guidance on how to start winning the battle.
The Always-on Enterprise is a data center that faced with even the most severe disaster can return applications to full working order in a matter of minutes. Service level objectives (SLOs) are the means by which IT and the organization communicate how the protection and recovery process will work. The challenge is the status quo SLO won't meet the new "always-on" expectation. You need to protect data more frequently, recover more rapidly and provide better performance in the recovered state.
It is time for IT to re-think SLOs and the solutions to meet them. Join experts from Storage Switzerland, Veeam and NetApp as they review the NEW SLO requirements and how you can meet those requirements while controlling costs.
For most enterprises, optimizing your Windows fileserver means buying a new, bigger server with more capacity and better network connections. Or it means buying a dedicated Network Attached Storage (NAS) system. Then they feel they need to add new ransomware and data protection software. All of these "solutions" are expensive, involve a costly data migration and don't really increase IT efficiency. In this webinar, experts from Storage Switzerland and Caringo will teach you how data management can eliminate the need for additional Windows file servers, capacity and protection.
Storage that is protects itself aids in the data protection and disaster recovery processes without compromising traditional primary storage performance and features. It does this through a combination of its own capabilities (snapshots, basic replication as well as multi-site and synchronous replication) and by complementing or enhancing existing backup solutions – but not replacing them. While many storage systems have replication capabilities, self-protecting primary storage differs in the implementation of those replication tasks, the number of locations that can be a part of that task and the monitoring of those tasks to ensure successful completion.
If your organization is embarking on a refresh of your primary storage system this year, this is the one webinar that you will want to attend. IT evaluators that haven't looked at storage in a few years, will be impressed the use of flash to improve performance, while many claim to integrate file (NFS, SMB) and block (iSCSI, Fibre) protocols. These features though are now table stakes for the modern storage solution.
While all of these features are important (and not created equal), IT professionals should demand capabilities that solve today's organizational challenges like eliminating shadow IT, improving multi-site productivity and long term data retention as well as meeting increasingly strict compliance standards. IT professionals should look for not only high performance and universal protocol support but also enterprise file sync and share, inter-data center sync and secure archive with compliance.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is changing the way data center administrators think about disaster recovery. A DR site and equipment no longer need to be bought in advance. DRaaS instead enables DR to be on-demand. The concept is so appealing that vendors are racing into the market claiming to offer DRaaS capabilities. But DRaaS is more than a simple check mark for a DR requirement. Organizations need to realize that how well the service performs is critical to successfully surviving a disaster.
The time has come to modernize NAS so that it meets the realities of data growth, the demands for data retention and the mobility of the modern workforce. Watch George Crump, lead analyst at Storage Switzerland in this ChalkTalk Video on how to modernize NAS.
Join Storage Switzerland and Panzura in a live webinar on March 2nd as we cover why you should really want to aggressively archive data, what the challenges are to an aggressive strategy and, most importantly, how to use cloud storage to overcome them.
Everyone know's their data is growing and that the old way of managing data, just keep expanding primary storage, just won't work. IT Professionals need to manage their data. Join Storage Switzerland's Charlie Hodges and George Crump as well as Rich Weber from Panzura as we discuss the State of Data Management, what's working, what's broken and what needs to change.
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) offers organizations one of the most viable recovery options available to them in recent years. The ability to have an on-demand recovery site that is pre-seeded with your data should dramatically lower costs and improve recovery times, even in the worst of disasters. But IT professionals can't take for granted that DRaaS providers will continue to cover data protection basics while also providing a seamless recovery experience. In this webinar, join Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst George Crump and Carbonite Senior Solutions Engineer Jason Earley as they provide you with the 5 Critical Recovery Steps for using DRaaS.
W. Curtis Preston with StorageSwiss, Lei Yang and Bill Roth with Tintri
The recovery expectations of users and organizations is changing and their tolerance for downtime is lower than ever. IT professionals can no longer rely on the traditional backup and recovery process to meet these new requirements. Primary storage needs to do more, and simple LUN-based replication is not going to get the job done. Instead data centers need to look for primary storage that has advanced replication capabilities and can integrate with multiple hypervisors and existing data protection solutions to create a holistic disaster recovery strategy.
VMware's stretch cluster does an excellent job of protecting against a site failure. If your primary data center fails then it is easy to bring up VMs in the second site. But what if you need more? How can you extend VMware's stretch cluster capability from single site protection to multiple sites? What if you want to extend recovery into the cloud? A multi-site and multi-cloud data distribution strategy not only creates more resilient IT operations, it also empowers workload mobility.
In this live webinar Storage Switzerland and Hedvig will discuss the limitations of VMware stretch cluster, the possibilities of a more highly available approach and how to achieve complete IT resiliency.
They seem to solve the same problem – meeting the constantly growing performance and capacity demands of the enterprise. But Scale-out NAS and Distributed Storage are different. Join our next LIVE podcast to learn what Scale-out NAS and Distributed Storage are, how they are different and which one is right for you. Attendees to the live podcast will be able to ask questions and get answers in real-time. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Join us for our next live podcast. We will provide analysis on the latest news like:
* Carbonite buying DoubleTake
* Violin Memory being bought at auction
* StorageCraft buying Exablox
* Datto buying OpenMesh
Will also review our recent briefings including:
In this episode’s deep dive our analyst team will discuss the pros and cons of Amazon and Google cloud storage. NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED!
Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) is a recovery option that is getting a lot of attention right now. In this live podcast, Storage Switzerland and Carbonite cover exactly what DRaaS is and whether or not your organization should consider it? Join us as we cover all things DRaaS. We’ll even answer all your DRaaS related questions.
George Crump, Curtis Preston of Storage Switzerland
Join Storage Switzerland's Analysts George Crump and Curtis Preston for our first live podcast of 2017. We will discuss the big news of the month: HPE buys Simplivity, update on the newest storage products and companies, AND provide a deep dive discussion on containers. Docker and container technology is the hot new thing, and Curtis and George will provide storage guys the information they need about this game changing new technology. No registration required!
George Crump, Storage Switzerland Doug Soltesz, Cloudian
While backup software vendors continue to innovate, hardware vendors have been resting on their deduplication laurels. In the meantime, the amount of data that organizations store continues to grow at an alarming pace and the backup and disaster recovery expectations of users are higher than ever. Most backup solutions today simply will not be able to keep pace with these realities. If organizations don't act now to address the weaknesses in their backup hardware, they will not be able to meet organizational demands by 2020. In this webinar, Cloudian and Storage Switzerland will discuss three areas where IT professionals need to expect more from their backup hardware and where they should demand less.
Four Reasons Why Backup Hardware Will Break by 2020:
1. Not Cost Effective Enough
2. Not Scalable Enough
3. Only Good for Backups - Not Enough Use Cases
4. Too Much Deduplication
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