Is Your Storage Ready for Commercial HPC? - Three Steps to Take
In this webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Panasas to learn:
- Why HPC workloads are on the rise in the enterprise
- Why common enterprise storage can’t keep up with HPC demands
- Why traditional HPC storage is a poor fit for the enterprise
- A three-step process to designing an enterprise-class HPC storage architecture
RecordedJun 20 201861 mins
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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) makes specific demands on organizations based in and doing business in the European Union (EU). Now several US states are considering similar legislation and California has already passed a GDPR-like law. Clearly this is not solely an EU problem.
From a data management standpoint, GDPR presents IT with two challenges. First it has to ensure the on-going protection of data which given the growth of unstructured data is increasingly a challenge. The size and number of files is an ongoing data management problem but meeting the specific demands on retention of discrete files within the data set is a bigger problem.
An even bigger challenge comes from the right to be forgotten aspect of these regulations where a user can request the removal of all their data from a backup set. Vendors are working on several potential solutions like delete on restore and isolated recovery zones but each of these creates their own challenges.
In this live webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Aparavi as we dive deep into the impact of GDPR and similar regulations to data management and the data protection process. The time is now to get prepared to meet the ever-increasing demands on data retention and data privacy.
IT is facing new challenges in managing unstructured data. Organizations want to store more unstructured data and keep it longer for future analysis. However, the protection and retention methods of traditional backup and archive solutions are not keeping pace with new volumes of unstructured data, nor are they able to meet new business expectations. Given the growth in terms of quantity, total capacity, and criticality of unstructured data, IT needs to fundamentally change how it protects, manages, and leverages unstructured data.
Join Storage Switzerland and Igneous for a live webinar, where we will dive into the results of a recent survey on the impact of unstructured data management and its challenges on organizations. During the webinar, we will discuss best practices that organizations like yours can implement to effectively manage the unstructured data elephant.
Key Webinar Takeaways - The True Value of Unstructured Data - The Challenges Unstructured Data Creates - Best Practices for Protection, Management, and Monetization
All-Flash Arrays are the model of inefficiency and as flash media increases in density and performance, the cost of this inefficiency becomes more obvious. Enterprise solid-state drives (SSD) deliver 70,000 IOPS per drive but most AFAs need 24 drives or more to achieve 70,000 IOPS. Those same systems also need high-end processors to move IO through them at those speeds. The cost of these systems is hundreds of thousands of dollars when in reality they should cost less than $100,000.
In this webinar we will discuss why their software bottlenecks current all-flash arrays. We will explain how inefficient storage software requires vendors to use more powerful and more expensive CPUs, as well as a greater quantity of flash drives. We'll also explain why technology advancements like NVMe and increasing flash density will only make the situation worse.
Registrants for the webinar will receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's eBook "Why Does Storage Cost So Much - How to Dramatically Lower the Cost of Storage".
Organizations have tried a variety of solutions to regain control of their data storage infrastructure. They’ve invested in monolithic storage systems, software defined storage (SDS) and hyper-converged systems. While each approach may have brought some value, each failed in its primary task: consolidating storage resources. Each of these consolidation efforts is unable to consistently guarantee performance, scale capacity and drive down storage costs.
As a result, most organizations end up buying workload specific solutions for both legacy and modern applications. Most data centers today have a mixture of multiple all-flash storage systems, hyper-converged environments and high capacity data archives. They also have storage software for each use case. IT ends up dealing with a data management nightmare, which limits organizational efficiency and productivity.
Don’t give up! Join Storage Switzerland and Datera to learn how monolithic, software defined and hyper-converged architectures have let IT down and why the problem gets worse as data centers modernize. Attendees will learn how storage solutions need to change in order to eliminate primary storage silos while guaranteeing specific application performance, scaling to meet capacity demands and lower storage TCO.
What comes after Data Center Modernization? The future data center is smart. But what is a smart data center, how do you create a smart data center and why would you want to? We'll answer all of these questions on our live webinar roundtable discussion LIVE from Hitachi NEXT2018. Join us as we talk about solutions that can answer questions like:
•What are the largest cost drivers in my data center?
•How can IT accelerate my time to market?
•How do I optimize costs like power and cooling?
•How can I proactively identify inherent threats and issues?
Many data centers unwittingly have a blind spot in their backup strategy, endpoints like laptops and other devices are left exposed. Most organizations have no formal endpoint data protection strategy even though studies indicate that over 60% of data on endpoints is unique to that device. In most cases, there is no centralized data protection strategy for endpoints.
IT is counting on users to protect their data, but the reality is that the organization needs a centralized endpoint data protection strategy that fixes backup's blind spot.
Join Storage Switzerland and Infrascale for a live webinar to learn how to create an endpoint data protection strategy that leverages the cloud to fix the backup blind spot. The webinar also includes a live demo of the solution, so you can see how efficiently IT can protect endpoints without disrupting end users.
The first Office 365 question is, do organizations need to protect their data stored there? The answer is yes, Office 365 data needs protection. Almost every industry expert recommends that organizations take Office 365 protection into their own hands and even Microsoft makes it clear that data is the organization’s responsibility. The problem is those industry experts and Microsoft don’t answer the next question of HOW to backup Office 365 data.
Register now and learn not only why organizations should back it up but also how they should do it.
In response to the need for Office 365 protection, vendors have flooded the market with solutions but protecting Office 365 is more than just a “checkbox”. Data in Office 365 has value to the organization, is subject to a variety of compliance regulations, and is the target of cyber-attacks.
In our webinar Storage Switzerland, Veeam and KeepItSafe compare the various methods for protecting Office 365.
Many cloud migration and cloud first strategies fail to live up to expectations. The problem is organizations spend too much time on micro issues like product selection and not enough time on big picture items like the cloud strategy's foundation. In our live webinar, Storage Switzerland and SoftNAS will discuss the problems these different cloud projects create, and how to create a foundation for your cloud strategy that guarantees success. All registrants receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's latest eBook "Developing a Holistic Cloud Strategy".
George Crump, Storage Switzerland and Darren Miller, ClearSky
The cloud should be a valuable ally in helping organizations eliminate backup infrastructure and increase their disaster recovery (DR) confidence. The reality is that current cloud backup and DR solutions fall short because they don't fully exploit cloud resources.
Most cloud backup and DR solutions still require on-premises infrastructure and actually increase costs by requiring multiple data protection copies, both on prem and in the cloud.
In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland and ClearSky to learn why current solutions aren't doing enough to eliminate backups or simplify DR and how a complete, hybrid cloud storage service can meet these goals without compromising performance.
In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and StorOne as we explain how IT can create a storage infrastructure that is more nimble, performs better and is less expensive than cloud storage.
Attend this webinar to learn:
- The Storage Architectures Behind Cloud Storage Tiers
- How Cloud Providers Fake Frictionless Storage Infrastructure
- The Intrinsic Advantages of On-Premises Storage
- How to Enable On-Premises Storage to Beat the Cloud with a True Frictionless Infrastructure
George Crump, Storage Switzerland and Carla Fedrigo, Infrascale
By leveraging the cloud, Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) eliminates many of the costs associated with a DR site, changing it from a capital cost to an operational cost. Does DRaaS sound too good to be true? Can organizations trust the cloud to provide as critical of a function as DR?
In our live webinar, join Storage Switzerland and Infrascale as we recap how DRaaS works and what to look for in a DRaaS provider. You’ll also see an interactive demo to watch Infrascale DRaaS in action.
Many studies indicate that organizations have a shallow confidence level in their ability to recover from a disaster. The disaster recovery plan is often an ad-hoc plan that requires IT to scramble when disaster strikes. If the recovery effort succeeds, it is often well behind schedule and well over budget.
The first step in creating a great disaster recovery plan is creating one that isn't bad at the very least. In this live webinar join Storage Switzerland, Veeam, and KeepItSafe as we discuss how to go from a bad disaster recovery situation to a great disaster recovery plan for better business continuity.
George Crump, Storage Switzerland and W. Curtis Preston, Druva
Backing up VMware successfully has always been a challenge. The introduction of the cloud ever increasing scale of VMware infrastructure continues to give backups fits and makes it even harder.
Please join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and our guest speaker W. Curtis Preston, Chief Technical Architect at Druva, for a discussion on the new challenges with VMware backups, and how to address them successfully.
The Top 5 Reasons VMware Backups Still Break
* Lack of Auto-Discovery
* Lack of Full Cloud Support
* Too Much Backup Infrastructure
* Expensive and Complicated Disaster Recovery
* No VMware on AWS Support
Ransomware is the universal threat. No matter an organization's data center location, or its size, it can be devastated by a ransomware attack. While most organizations focus on the periphery, they also need to be prepared for a breach, something that ransomware is particularly adept. In case of a breach, an advanced backup and disaster recovery solution can ensure safe and timely recovery of data without paying ransom.
In this live webinar join experts from Storage Switzerland and Micro Focus as they discuss the impact of ransomware and the core features of a backup solution that can mitigate the associated risks.
The cloud was supposed to be the answer to IT’s backup dilemma; instead, it in some ways has made the situation worse.
Join Storage Switzerland’s Founder and Lead Analyst, George Crump and Microsoft Azure's Principal Group Program Manager of Azure Backup for a roundtable discussion on what’s gone wrong with cloud backup and how to fix it. In this webinar we’ll cover the three problems with cloud backup.
Join experts from Storage Switzerland and Western Digital as we discuss the All-Flash Fix, How to Create a Hybrid Storage Architecture.
In this webinar, you'll learn how to create an architecture that meets the need to deliver high performance, protect the organization from disaster and meet the organization's long-term data retention and privacy needs.
IT needs to regain control over shared data, but not at the expense of the user’s ability to collaborate both internally and externally. Cloud-based file-sync and share solutions can now be replaced with internal solutions that are more secure, provide greater insight, and are less expensive.
Join Storage Switzerland, Cloudian and Storage Made Easy (SME) for our live roundtable discussion to learn:
- The risks associated with cloud-based file sync and share
- Why GDPR and data compliance has forever changed file collaboration
- The advantages of on-premises file collaboration
- The challenges of on-premises file collaboration
- How to get it all: Cost-effective, compliant, easy to use file collaboration
Join Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump for a Whiteboard Webinar as he discusses a key challenge facing data centers today, the multi-vendor storage infrastructure. Most data centers today have multiple storage systems from multiple vendors each with their own feature set and user interface. Storage sprawl is rampant. The vendor community offers IT three potential solutions to address the storage sprawl problem:
- Replace all the storage hardware with a single consolidated storage system
- Keep the hardware variety but consolidate the software by replacing each hardware vendor's software with a software-defined storage solution
- Keep using multiple storage solutions and live with the problem
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) are becoming mainstream initiatives at many organizations. Data is at the heart of AI and ML. Immediate access to large data sets is pivotal to successful ML outcomes. Without data, there is no learning. The goal of AI and ML is to try to simulate human thinking and understanding. AI and ML initiatives cannot however be realized unless the data processing layer has immediate access to, and a constant supply of, data.
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