Solving Server Virtualization Problems In The Real World
Join Storage Switzerland and EMC Isilon for this unique seminar that will look at solving the storage obstacles created by server virtualization from the perspective of the storage administrators that have conquered these daunting challenges.
First Storage Switzerland will provide perspective based on interviews with storage managers responsible for varying sized data centers. We will cover what challenges they faced initially and as the virtual environment grew. Then we will discuss the attempted work arounds that these IT professionals attempted to solve the problem. Finally we will cover the solutions that fixed their problems and how you might apply these solutions to your storage and virtual server environment.
We will end with EMC Isilon discussing how their OneFS file-system and scale-out storage hardware is an ideal storage platform for the virtual environment.
This week on White Space, we look back at the news from DCD Converged conference in London. We’ve also brought back a special guest - Cole Crawford, CEO of Vapor IO and purveyor of unusual rack arrangements.
We discuss various ways to reuse server heat and discover that Coca Cola is apparently using Internet of Things to develop new flavors of the sugary drink.
Peter looks at the reasons behind the Telecity outage in the UK - but this outage has nothing on the recent data center fire in Azerbaijan, that left almost the entire country without access to the Internet.
Also mentioned are the news about CA Technologies getting out of the DCIM business, the reinvention of liquid cooling company Iceotope and the fact that the US government has just discovered another 2000 data centers it didn’t know it had.
Amazon Web Services has provided companies of all sizes with on demand elastic IT infrastructure services in the cloud totaling more than 50 services. This series gives you an opportunity to ask questions from an AWS expert live on any topic and also hear an overview of the subset of services/tools that AWS offers in big data and analytics.
Either submit questions during the session or ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the email please include your NAME, COMPANY and JOB TITLE.
На этот раз сотрудники департамента ПС расскажут о сервисе ЕМС, позволяющем разработать стратегию развития ИТ-инфраструктуры хранения данных в соответствии с приоритетами и планами развития бизнеса компании на несколько лет вперед. Сервис предполагает оценку существующих систем хранения и выработку оптимальной стратегии без привязки к вендору.
IT organizations face rising challenges to protect more data and applications in the face of growing data security threats as they deploy encryption on vastly larger scales and across cloud and hybrid environments. By moving past silo-constrained encryption and deploying encryption as an IT service centrally, uniformly, and at scale across the enterprise, your organization can benefit from unmatched coverage— whether you are securing databases, applications, file servers, and storage in the traditional data center, virtualized environments, and the cloud, and as the data moves between these different environments. When complemented by centralized key management, your organization can apply data protection where it needs it, when it needs it, and how it needs it—according to the unique needs of your business. Join us on November 25th to learn how to unshare your data, while sharing the IT services that keep your data secure, efficiently and effectively in the cloud and across your entire infrastructure.
This tutorial covers technologies introduced by popular papers about Google File System and BigTable, Amazon Dynamo or Apache Hadoop. In addition, Parallel, Scale-out, Distributed and P2P approaches with Lustre, PVFS and pNFS with several proprietary ones are presented as well.
This tutorial adds also some key features essential at large scale to help understand and differentiate industry vendor's offerings.
Analysts have been advising for many years that all businesses are becoming software businesses and one of the key software platforms that organisations invest in to support this is SAP's Enterprise Solutions. With this transformation, the availability of these mission-critical enterprise services increases every day.
During this webinar, you can learn how:
• SAP and SUSE have collaborated for 16 years to make Linux the preferred operating system upon which SAP applications run.
• SUSE can help you unleash the power of Open Source whilst providing the most performant and resilient platform available for your SAP applications
• Highly-Available SAP HANA, the core of SAP's next generation business suite S4/HANA, is ONLY available on SUSE Linux
One of SUSE’s Platinum Partners – Securelinx – who specialise in the deployment, configuration and support of Linux, are sponsoring this webinar.
На этом вебинаре вы услышите ответы архитектора облачных решений AWS Дениса Баталова на предварительно присланные вопросы по тематике DevOps – сервисам и лучшим практикам AWS по разработке и обслуживанию программного обеспечения с помощью облака AWS. В частности, приветствуются вопросы по таким AWS сервисам как CloudFormation, Elastic Beanstalk, OpsWorks, а также CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, CodePipeline и EC2 Container Service.
The virtualization wave is beginning to stall as companies confront application performance problems that can no longer be addressed effectively, even in the short term, by the expensive deployment of silicon storage, brute force caching, or complex log structuring schemes. Simply put, hypervisor-based computing has hit the performance wall established decades ago when the industry shifted from multi-processor parallel computing to unicore/serial bus server computing.
Join industry analyst Jon Toigo and DataCore in this presentation where you will learn how your business can benefit from our Adaptive Parallel I/O software by:
- Harnessing the untapped power of today's multi-core processing systems and efficient CPU memory to create a new class of storage servers and hyper-converged systems
- Enabling order of magnitude improvements in I/O throughput
- Reducing the cost per I/O significantly
- Increasing the number of virtual machines that an individual server can host without application performance slowdowns
Gli strumenti Command Line Interface (CLI) di AWS forniscono un’interfaccia a riga di commando semplice da utilizzare che permette di creare potenti script di automazione. In questo Webinar, scopirari techiche avanzate che aprono nuovi scenari nell’utilizzo della CLI AWS. Ti mostreremo come filtrare e trasformare le risposte dei servizi via JMESPath, come concatenare script e comandi per ottenere automazioni complesse, ed esplorare le nuove caratteristiche e funzionalità.
The bottleneck in flash storage is often the interface. SAS/SATA interfaces were designed specifically for hard disk drives not for flash media. For example, flash storage can support many more simultaneous I/O operations. The resolution to the problem is to use a different interface, one that is higher throughput and is more directly accessible from the CPU. Leveraging one of these interfaces and extracting optimal performance from the flash media means leaving the confines of the SCSI protocol with customized proprietary drivers. The result is complexity and slow innovation.
Join Storage Switzerland and OCZ, a Toshiba Group Company, for a live webinar “How NVMe Will Change Flash Storage”. In this webinar we will answer these questions:
- What is NVMe?
- Why is NVMe Flash superior to SAS/SATA SSDs?
- Is NVMe Flash superior to proprietary PCIe flash drives?
- How to get started with NVMe?
Join us for our Storage Update. Each update covers the latest news, provides technical education, gives our opinion on the latest trends in storage, updates you on the latest briefings we've attended, and, of course, take questions and comments from our audience. We'll cover everything you need to know in 30 minutes but we will leave the line open for an hour to take in questions. No registration is required, simply tune in to get your 30 minute storage update or hang around for the full hour for the interactive Q&A.
George Crump, Founder and Lead Analyst, Storage Switzerland
As Disaster Recovery pressures mount businesses of all sizes are looking to the cloud to solve their recovery challenges, but can the cloud be counted on when the business needs it most? Join George Crump, Lead Analyst with Storage Switzerland in this interactive webinar as he covers the different types of cloud backup solutions available, the types of disaster recovery solutions and provides an economic model to help businesses determine if the cloud is worth it. As always, we will leave plenty of time at the end of the webinar for Questions and Answers.
All attendees will receive an exclusive copy of George’s latest white paper “Cloud DR Economics - Can You Cost Justify it?”. This paper is not available anywhere else; you must register to get your copy.
Backup, unless you are focused on it, is hard. Enterprises of all sizes are looking to outsource the problem child to someone that can babysit it. MSPs are in an excellent position to not only assist organizations but grow their businesses. But selecting a cloud backup solution on which to standardize on is a critical process for MSP decision makers. There are unique business and technology considerations to understand before selecting a product. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Asigra will walk MSP executives through those decisions.
1.The Importance of Selecting a Comprehensive Product to Lower TCO
2.The Importance of Starting Fast, both as a business and technically
3.The Importance of Adding Value, to achieve Trusted Advisor status
The live event is on September 16th at 1 pm ET and 10 AM PT. It will be available on-demand to registrants anytime after that. Pre-register today and receive Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “Technical Considerations for adding a Cloud Backup Service to your MSP Portfolio” and our product analysis on Asigra’s latest product “Asigra Converged Data Protection Appliance for Managed Service Providers”.
Up until the past year or two, High-Performance Compute (HPC) environments and the enterprise data center have been separate domains. But now the data-intensive demands of analytics, migrations to cloud infrastructures and ever growing numbers of users looking to store large quantities of data are making the enterprise data center demand high-performance and scalability previously common only in HPC and Web provider environments. Not only are companies implementing HPC specific jobs like Big Data Analytics and geographic data distribution but virtualized and database environments are being challenged to increase density to support more users at lower operational costs. Should the traditional data center look at HPC storage solutions to meet these demands?
Join Storage Switzerland and Data Direct Networks (DDN) to learn five reasons HPC storage is ideal for enterprises. In this webinar we will compare the needs of the enterprise data center to the capabilities of HPC storage to see if HPC is the ideal fit for the enterprise.
Like virtualization before it, container technology will evolve from a DevOps initiative to an enterprise requirement. Docker is leading that evolution as it promises to bring greater efficiency to the data center than we ever thought possible with the virtual machine construct. However, companies implementing Docker in production will realize that persistent data storage is not easy. As a result, the development of Docker to an enterprise class solution drives new requirements on the storage infrastructure:
2. Advanced but Flexible Data Services
3. Multiple Access Methods
4. A Software Foundation
Join Storage Switzerland and Hedvig for our live webinar and learn:
1. What are Docker Containers and Microservices?
2. Why Does Docker Require a New Storage Paradigm?
3. What are the Requirements of a Docker Storage Infrastructure?
Container technologies are capturing the industry headlines right now, but they are seen mainly as a solution for Linux test-dev environments. In reality, container technology can pay big dividends for MS-SQL. Join Storage Switzerland’s George Crump and DH2i’s Carl Berglund for this interactive webinar as we explain how containers work in MS-SQL environments and detail the 3 reasons you should consider containers for your MS-SQL environment:
1. Make any SQL Server instance mobile to any infrastructure
2. Facilitate modernization of infrastructure, OS, &/or application version
3. Get near-zero downtime with simple, flexible management
Leaping to Software Defined Storage? Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions:
1. Is Software Defined Storage Right For You?
2. What are the Hardware Requirements For Software Defined Storage?
3. How do you Transition To Software Defined Storage?
Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Gavin Mclaughlin, VP of Strategy and Communication with X-IO for this instructive webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the answers to the three key questions, you should ask when considering a software-defined storage strategy.
All Attendees to this webinar will receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland's Latest White Paper, "The Hardware Requirements of Software Defined Storage".
Join Storage Switzerland and Accelerite for a live webinar “How To Prepare for the Disasters that Will Actually Happen”. In this webinar we will discuss how these types of man-made disasters differ from natural disasters, why they’re more costly than natural disasters and what steps IT professionals must take, right now, to make sure their businesses can recover from them.
All registrants attending the live webinar will also be entered into a drawing to win an Apple Watch given away after the webinar.
Software Defined Storage (SDS) has fundamentally changed the way storage hardware is purchased by abstracting storage services from the physical hardware. But to reach its full potential SDS needs to go back to school. Join us for this live webinar with George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Andrew Flint, VP of Marketing at ioFABRIC as they discuss why SDS has more to learn to deliver the next level of efficiency in the data center.
In this webinar you will learn:
•How SDS can drive better storage efficiency
•How SDS solutions can become more automated
•Why SDS does NOT need to be hyper-converged
George Crump, Founder of Storage Switzerland and Chris Tsilipounidakis, Product Marketing Manager at Tegile
Flash storage has become the cure-all for the storage I/O blender created by the virtual server and virtual desktop environment. But the rush to flash has created a few myths about how to use flash for virtualization. In this webinar join George Crump, Founder of Storage Switzerland and Chris Tsilipounidakis, Product Marketing Manager at Tegile as they expose the top 4 myths of flash storage for virtualization. Pre-register for this webinar and receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest white paper “The Guide To Selecting Flash For Virtual Environments” before it is available anywhere else.
Even though users and application owners are demanding it, the Always-On Data Center seems unrealistic to most IT professionals. Overcoming the cost and complexity of an Always-On environment while delivering consistent results is almost too much to ask. But the reality is that data centers of all sizes can affordably meet this expectation. The Always-On environment requires a holistic approach, counting on a highly virtualized infrastructure, flexible data protection software and purpose built protection storage.
Listen in as experts from Storage Switzerland, Veeam and ExaGrid architect a data availability and protection infrastructure that can meet and even exceed the Always-On expectations of an Always-On organization.
1. The Criticality of Virtualization
2. Availability is more than Backups
3. Disk Backup needs to be production ready
Is Software Defined Storage (SDS) getting hijacked? It seems every vendor, old and new, is claiming that their storage is “software defined”. The original intent was to create software-only solutions that could be deployed on the customer’s choice of servers. But that original intent has evolved, and now hardware vendors are providing what they claim to be software defined storage solutions too. In addition, SDS is being combined with an embedded compute function to create hyper-converged solutions as well.
In this webinar we will discuss the differences in these approaches and you will learn what the four key deliverables of a SDS solution should be so you can decide which makes the most sense for your organization.
For many organizations MS-SQL is the backend to many of their mission critical applications. The environment provides a cost effective foundation for an organization to develop custom designed solutions that drive the business forward. As MS-SQL has risen in importance, the demands on the storage infrastructure have also increased. MS-SQL needs a high performance, well-protected storage system that is also cost effective. To meet these requirements many organizations are now looking at flash storage.
Join experts from Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems as we discuss the various options that storage and MS-SQL administrators have as they begin to look for new ways to meet the MS-SQL challenge.
George Crump, Founder, Storage Switzerland & Ron Bianchini, CEO, Avere Systems
For years vendors have been trying to drive down the cost of flash so that the all-flash data center can become reality. The problem is that even the rapidly declining price of flash storage can’t keep pace with the rapidly declining price of hard disk. As a result data that does not need to be on flash storage has to be stored on something less expensive. But does that less expensive storage need to be another hard disk array or could it be stored in the cloud?
In this webinar join Storage Switzerland’s founder George Crump and Avere Systems CEO, Ron Bianchini for an interactive webinar Using the Cloud to Create an All-Flash Data Center.
In this webinar you will learn:
1. The Challenges to Building an All-Flash Data Center
2. The Challenges to using On-Premise Hybrid Arrays
3. The Cloud Answer
4. The Three Steps to a truly All-Flash Future
A. Identifying Data
B. Designing The Right Infrastructure
C. Implementing That Infrastructure
Register today to learn how you can create an all-flash data center today, and be able to afford it. As always, we will leave plenty of time for an extensive Q&A session, so tune in to get your flash and cloud storage questions answered by our panel of storage experts. All registrants will also be able to access Storage Switzerland’s extensive library of on-demand webinars, many with exclusive white papers, without having to re-register.
Special Offer: All pre-registrants for this webinar will receive a copy of Storage Switzerland's latest white paper "How Cloud can enable the All-Flash Data Center" emailed after they register.
The top concern for IT planners looking to implement or expand the use of their VDI investment is storage performance. This is because every step that is taken to drive down cost per desktop, or improve the user experience, impacts storage performance and capacity. All-flash arrays address the performance problem with a sledgehammer and for many environments they can be the most cost effective option. But for others, hybrid solutions may make more sense.
Join Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems for a live, interactive webinar as we discuss the various challenges that VDI scale brings to storage and how All-Flash Arrays and Hybrid Arrays can address those challenges.
Snapshots have been a key feature of primary storage infrastructures that IT professionals have relied on for years. But storage systems have traditionally been able to support only a limited number of active snapshots. And snapshots, being pointers and not actual data, are also susceptible to a primary storage system failure. As a result, most IT professionals use snapshots sparingly for protecting data. In this webinar Storage Switzerland and Nexenta show you how primary storage can be architected so that snapshots are able to meet almost all of the data protection requirements an organization has.
Data is the new currency of business. To fully protect and exploit this data requires that it be copied to various backend processes like data protection, compliance and data analytics. The problem is that primary data is growing by 35 to 50% per year, the need to copy all this data can exacerbate this problem by 10X! Data centers have to find a way to mitigate this problem but still drive full value from backend processes.
In 2015 IT professionals will be hearing a lot about how copy data management will address this problem. But all copy data solutions are not created equal. Join us for our live webinar “Why 2015 is the Year of Copy Data” to listen to experts from Storage Switzerland and Catalogic to define exactly what copy data is and what IT professionals should expect from these solutions.
Hyper-scale data centers (and many enterprises as well) face relentless pressure to contain costs. One way to lower those costs is to use consumer-grade solid-state drives in their scale-out server architectures, instead of the enterprise-class SSDs that are routinely used in these environments. This strategy can lower the initial cost for flash drives, but can have other undesirable consequences that cause real, long-term problems. In these high drive-count infrastructures, deploying the wrong flash can cause a nightmare scenario of:
• Inconsistent Performance of non-enterprise drives
• Poor Reliability of non-enterprise drives
• Replacement of failed drives - adds cost, disruption
• Management of mixed drive environment - can be complex
• High Cost - of abandoning alternative SSDs altogether
Protect yourself and register for our live webinar “Hyper-scale Nightmare: 5 Ways Flash can Cripple your Data Center” featuring Storage Switzerland Founder, George Crump and Shawn Worsell, Director of Product Management at OCZ/Toshiba.
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