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.
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.
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.
The first step to the cloud, for most organizations, is backup. This use case leverages cloud storage but totally ignores something that cloud providers are better at delivering – cloud compute. Join Storage Switzerland and Zerto as we discuss the best next step for hybrid cloud. Leveraging the cloud to create a next generation disaster recovery site.
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.
When most organizations consider an archiving project their primary goal is to save money. Basically they are looking to move data off of expensive storage valued at a couple dollars per GB to secondary storage valued at pennies a GB. They are counting on the 80/20 rule to save them money, where 80 percent of what an organization stores has not been accessed in the last nine months. Moving that 80% to less expensive storage will save them money. What most organizations that successfully implement a data management strategy actually find that the per GB cost savings is the most trivial part of the equation. In this ChalkTalk video, Storage Switzerland and NTP Software discuss the other more important reasons to archive data.
George Crump, Storage Swiss, Steve Watt, Chief Architect, Red Hat + Panelists
Join Storage Switzerland, Red Hat 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
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.
Today’s IT professional is stuck in the middle of a file sharing tug of war. One side has the end users who want the improved productivity that mobility and collaboration promises. The other side consists of corporate governance that wants to eliminate data breaches and improve data protection. In this live webinar, join experts from Storage Switzerland, CTERA and IBM as we discuss the "5 Must-Haves" so IT can make both sides of the issue happy while at the same time making its job easier.
There are a lot of options available to IT professionals looking to improve their ability to recover from a disaster, one is copy data management, very popular in the press. The other is DR Ready Primary Storage, something that Storage Switzerland has been writing about over the last few months. At first the differences seem subtle but selecting the right method is critical to recovering from a disaster quickly and cost effectively. Listen to this live podcast to determine which is best for your organization.
As IT organizations attempt to modernize, they continue to look for ways to offer more of their capabilities as a service. Good examples of this are software as a service and infrastructure as a service. The problem is one of the missing elements in the service model is the crown jewel of IT: data. Data is the information lifeblood of most organizations and it needs to be delivered as a service.
Storage Switzerland will tackle one of the biggest challenges facing IT professionals today during a special, live podcast. We will explain what vendors mean when they use terms like converged, hyperconverged, hybrid cloud, instant recovery, continuous data protection, the list goes on. Its confusing because many vendors use the same terms to describe different capabilities or technologies. Join to Storage Switzerland and we’ll sort the whole thing out. You, the listener, get to drive the conversation. You'll vote for the terms you want to discuss and we'll talk about them!
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.
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