Storage Refresh? 3 Capabilities Primary Storage Must Have (but probably doesn't)
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.
RecordedMar 23 201759 mins
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Learn how to reduce storage costs and risks, while improving performance. Join StorONE’s Chief Marketing Officer, George Crump, and Ittai Doron for this webinar. During the webinar, we discuss how the new features in our Q2-2020 can help you lower storage costs, increase data integrity, and improve performance. The webinar also features a demonstration of the new features in our Q2-2020 update.
Special Offer: All registrants will receive our white paper, “The High Cost of Inefficient Storage Software.”
In this webinar, you will learn how to design a cost-effective, extreme performance storage infrastructure, useable by traditional enterprise applications and performance demanding modern applications. StorONE customer and partner SQream join us to explain how they use StorONE’s Enterprise Storage Platform to reduce the cost of high-performance storage.
Now more than ever IT is facing pressure to reduce the cost of its storage infrastructure. Its time to get proactive, be a storage hero and learn five ways you can reduce the cost of your storage infrastructure while improving performance and making it more future-proof. Join StorONE's Chief Marketing Officer, George Crump, and Scott Armbrust Technical Sales Manager for this interactive webinar.
Every few years, IT professionals must start a storage refresh project. These projects are time-consuming, high risk, and costly. The problem is getting worse because the time between refresh projects is shrinking thanks to new technology, new performance expectations, and increased pressure to protect and retain data.
In this webinar, join StorONE CMO George Crump and Product Manager, Gal Turchinski, for an interactive discussion on how to create a future-proofed storage infrastructure by moving away from a legacy storage system approach to towards an Enterprise Storage Platform.
Register to learn:
* The top three causes of storage refreshes
* The problems with the storage system per use case approach
* How to eliminate storage refreshes, improve performance and reduce storage infrastructure costs by 45%
Join George Crump and StorONE VP of Strategic Accounts, Guy Loewenberg, this webinar and demonstration where they explain what an Enterprise Storage platform is and how it can radically simplify storage management and reduce storage costs while improving performance. Then watch as Loewenberg demonstrate the S1 Enterprise Storage Platform in action.
Storage Resource Management (SRM), given the growth in storage capacity, the increased emphasis on performance, and the number of storage systems IT is implementing, should be the most popular application category within the storage market. The reality is that SRM is far from the most popular; it may be the least popular.
Most organizations have not adopted an SRM solution and often count on siloed vendor tools or worse, Excel spreadsheets. The primary challenges to adoption are that SRM offerings are often more complicated than the stand-alone solutions, don’t provide a complete view of the storage infrastructure, and are incredibly expensive.
In this webinar, George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland, and Phil Godwin, President and COO at Clear Technologies, discuss the problems with current SRM solutions and how to solve them.
Unstructured data is the fastest-growing segment of data within most enterprises today. This data set contains the creative output of the organization's employees as well as unique data captured by sensors and machines. Unstructured data is large in terms of capacity and number of files. It is also the prime target of ransomware. Organizations are paying hefty ransoms to regain access to their data.
Protecting unstructured data is challenging. Most organizations can't protect it frequently enough, and are unable to restore the data quickly enough. The problem is most data protection solutions are protecting unstructured data incorrectly. Data protection vendors count on image-based backups to bypass issues associated with high file counts. Image-based backups, however, sacrifice the granularity required to meet regulations like GDPR and detect ransomware. Being able to see inside all those files being saved, in order to either make intelligent decisions about the data or to put it to use in another way, is a critical new requirement for organizations.
Join Storage Switzerland and Aparavi for our live webinar to learn how to improve your ability to protect unstructured data while at the same time gaining insight into it.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) workloads are fundamentally different from any other workload. These workloads deal in data sets measured in dozens of petabytes of capacity, and large percentages of it can go from dormant to active at any moment. The high storage requirement and highly active data set make using all-flash arrays or even large flash caches impractical.
IT planners need to rethink their designs to create infrastructures that are highly parallel and leverage high capacity hard disk drives to strike the right balance of performance and capacity. These infrastructures also need metadata efficiency, since AI and ML workloads are metadata heavy.
Join us to learn:
* Why all organizations need to prepare for AI and ML
* The challenges of AI/ML at scale
* Why current storage infrastructures can’t meet the AI/ML at scale challenge
* Requirements of an At-Scale AI/ML Storage Infrastructure
Beware of Backup Software Claiming to provide Cloud Data Management
Organizations are already multi-cloud. They often have a cloud-like infrastructure on-premises like VMware or Nutanix. They may also have cloud-native applications based on SQL, SAP HANA or PostgreSQL. Even if the organization doesn't have a cloud-native application, they may want to use the cloud for off-site storage or disaster recovery. In any of these uses cases the organization needs a multi-cloud data management strategy and backup software can deliver on many of the requirements. IT planners, however, need to closely examine the sacrifices that these solutions might force them to make. Legacy solutions may require an external and potentially foreign user interface, and so-called cloud-native applications may not provide on-premises protection.
What is your disaster recovery (DR) plan? Most organizations today do not have a formalized process. When disaster strikes, IT scrambles, hoping to pluck victory from the jaws of defeat. A DR plan prioritizes recovery efforts so that personnel can focus on recovering the most critical applications and their dependencies first. DR Plans also enable anyone in IT to guide the organization through the disaster recovery process. Not only does the lack of planning puts the company’s reputation at risk, but Storage Switzerland also finds that organizations without a DR plan often spend significantly more on data protection than those with a formal strategy.
The reality though is most organizations don’t have the time to create a DR plan. Even if they do take the time to develop a plan, they don’t have the time to maintain it and ensure that it is up to date. The good news is the latest advancements in data protection solutions include orchestration and automation, which enables organizations to create, maintain and execute workflows that guide the organization to a successful recovery no matter how severe the disaster.
In Less Than 30 Minutes Learn:
*. The challenges with a “best efforts” DR plan
*. How a DR plan can save Money
*. How orchestration and automation can make DR plan creation and maintenance possible for even the busiest IT teams
IT Professionals have been on a life-long mission to find a backup solution that can do everything. The goal is to back up the entire data center to a single backup target, all controlled by a single application. Is it time for a different approach? In this 15-minute webinar Storage Switzerland and HYCU Software will discuss the challenges of backup consolidation and why purpose-built backup may be a better alternative.
In this Meet The CEO Bill Andrews, CEO of ExaGrid joins George Crump to discuss the state of the data backup and storage market, what makes ExaGrid a leader in that market, how the business has been able to outlast many of its competitors and predictions about the future.
Many businesses are eager to initiate a cloud migration strategy and take advantage of the economic benefits that clouds offer. However, concerns regarding vendor lock-in, proprietary technology, and hidden costs have served as a deterrent for a large number of IT managers. The answer for a growing number of businesses is a multi-cloud strategy where they can create a cloud solution that is tailored to their specific needs. Giving enterprises the ability to choose the computer, storage, and SaaS services that best fits their business requirements and budget puts them in the driver's seat and gives them full control.
Join Storage Switzerland and Wasabi where we will discuss the challenges with the soup-to-nuts clouds and how a best-of-breed multi-cloud solution is a better strategy for most organizations.
Register Today - All registrants receive a copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest eBook “What is a Second-Generation Cloud Strategy?”
For over a decade Network Attached Storage (NAS) was the go to file storage device for organizations needing to store large amounts of unstructured data. But unstructured data is changing. While large file use cases are still prevalent, small file use cases are becoming more dominant. Workloads like artificial intelligence, analytics and IoT are typically driven by millions, if not billions of small files.
Object Storage is often hailed as the heir apparent but is it? Can file systems be redesigned to continue to support traditional NAS workloads while also supporting modern, small file and high velocity workloads? Join Storage Switzerland and Qumulo for our live webinar, “NAS vs. Object — Can NAS Make a Comeback,” to learn the state of unstructured data storage and if NAS file systems can provide a superior alternative to object storage.
Join us on our live event to learn
•. Why traditional NAS solutions fall short
•. Why object storage systems haven't replaced NAS
• How to bridge the gap by modernizing NAS file systems
•. Live Q&A with file system and NAS experts
Storage Switzerland, Spectra Logic, Fujifilm, Iron Mountain
To some, tape storage may seem like an outdated technology in the era of NAS and object-based storage. But— here’s a surprise – tape today is more relevant than ever. Even the most modern data centers can benefit from its low cost of ownership, scalability, reliability and security. In our next live webinar, Storage Switzerland is joined by Spectra Logic, Fujifilm and Iron Mountain to discuss why tape use shouldn’t just continue but actually expand, including in hybrid cloud environments.
Many IT professionals are familiar with tape and have leveraged the numerous advantages the technology has to offer. But for those less familiar or new to tape the webinar will start with:
• Tape Media and Tape Library Basics
o How does tape work?
o How is it different than other storage technologies?
Our panel of experts will then discuss five use cases where tape media is ideally suited for:
• Active Backup
• Active Archive
• Ransomware Protection
• Storage Cost Reduction
Data analytics and business intelligence (BI) initiatives have become mission-critical, but today, it is simply taking too long to arrive at insights. 90% of the time that it takes to generate insights lies in human labor, and that labor is significantly tied to data preparation. Join subject matter experts from Storage Switzerland and Promethium for an in-depth look at what’s wrong with data analytics today, and how a self-service data analytics and governance strategy can empower organizations to avoid spending months searching for, collecting and preparing data.
Commvault has acquired Hedvig. What are the ramifications for the combined companies and the storage industry? Find out live on Thursday September 5th at 11:30am ET / 8:30am PT when we have Sanjay Mirchandani, CEO of Commvault and Avinash Lakshman, CEO of Hedvig in a special Live Edition of our Meet The CEO Webinar series.
Join us to learn a little bit more about the CEO behind this acquisition, what motivated the two companies to come together and what role Hedvig’s scale-out Software Defined Storage Software play’s in Commvault’s future. Most importantly ask questions directly of our CEO’s.
Composing Infrastructure for Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Cassandra to Drive Down Cloud Data Center Costs
Hyperscale applications like Elastic, Hadoop, Kafka and Cassandra typically use a shared nothing design where each node in the compute cluster operates on its data. Hyperscale architectures, to maximize storage IO performance, keep data local to the compute node processing the job. The problem is that the organization loses the efficiency of shared storage infrastructure. As the hyperscale architecture scales, overprovisioned and underutilized compute, GPU and storage resources cost the organization money!
Join Storage Switzerland and DriveScale for our 20 minute webinar to learn how composable infrastructure can provide both high performance and high efficiency.
In 20 minutes learn:
- The challenges facing hyperscale architectures
- The true cost of underutilized compute and storage
- Why fast Ethernet networks are good for your data
- How a composable architecture brings scale, performance and cost efficiency to your data center
Backup and Recovery is as old as the data center itself, but organizations still struggle with the process. IT professionals have tried many solutions to solve their data protection solutions, and the market is full of options, but none seem to address the core issues. Launched only two years ago, HYCU, Inc took a different approach by building backup solutions custom-built for each environment they protect.
Join HYCU, Inc’s CEO, Simon Taylor as he sits down with Storage Switzerland Lead Analyst, George Crump to discuss HYCU’s unique approach to the fiercely competitive backup market.
Workloads like artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) and data warehousing need storage memory-levels of performance. Charles Fan, CEO of MemVerge, has a vision for making this possible without disrupting the application programming model or the storage software. Join us as Fan discusses his company’s invention of “Memory-Converged Infrastructure (MCI).”
Attend for additional discussion, including learning:
The problems inherent in using dedicated clusters to serve these specific applications.
Why it is so challenging for enterprises to enable modern workloads to run at memory speed with technologies like Intel’s Optane App Direct Mode.
How to unlock the raw performance potential of Intel 3D XPoint Persistent Memory with the efficiencies of pooled storage – and without changing any code.
StorONE - Turning IT Professionals into Storage Heros
StorONE's mission is to make Storage Heroes by providing IT professionals with a solution that meets all the objectives of software-defined storage, plus adds data protection and resiliency that is 10X better than any other technology on the market. At the same time, it increases storage system performance 10X over industry standard. The result is StorONE's Enterprise Storage Platform.
StorONE founders are proven, successful entrepreneurs who boast over 50 patent awards. Top-tier industry luminaries and strategic investors back the company. The S1 Storage Platform changes the perception of data center storage from an IT cost center to a resource that provides organizations with a critical competitive advantage. The StorONE headquarters are in New York, with offices in Fort Worth TX, Tel Aviv, and Singapore.