Server side solid state storage is the storage performance equivalent to a surgical strike. It places storage performance right where the problem is, the server or host having to respond to workload or application demands. Over the last few years PCIe SSD has emerged as the performance solution but the state of server side SSD is changing. Drive form factor SSDs like IBM’s recently announced offering of SMART Storage Systems’ Optimus SSD are out to prove that drive form factor SSDs can provide a superior alternative to PCIe based solutions.
In this webinar Storage Switzerland will explore the state of server side SSD and IBM will detail its SMART Storage Systems’ Optimus SSD announcement.
All pre-registrants will get an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland’s latest report “Buying SSDs: What's More Important $ per GB Stored or $ per TB Written?”
Manila is the OpenStack file share service that provides the management of file shares (for example, NFS and CIFS) as a core service to OpenStack. Intended to be an open standards, highly available and fault tolerant component of OpenStack, Manila also aims to provide API-compatibility with popular systems like Amazon EC2. In this session, we’ll give you a brief overview of Manila, talk about new features that are being delivered for OpenStack Liberty (due October 2015) and Mitaka beyond that.
Don’t stay behind. Embrace convergence
Staggering complexity. Relentless growth. Bare metal, Virtual, Private Cloud? Sound like your data center and the daily challenges you face in your backup infrastructure?
Register for this webcast and get straight answers on simplifying enterprise data protection, scaling for growth, and increasing agility. You’ll learn how Veritas NetBackup reduces complexity through comprehensive integration, a converged platform, and efficiencies through automation and self-service operation.
Attend the webcast and learn how to:
•Reduce the increasing complexity of protecting a modern enterprise IT environment
•Scale with the relentless growth of the modern enterprise data center
•Adapt your backup infrastructure to challenge your traditional backup model?
•Ensure you understand how your can modernize your backup with converged backup appliances
Learn how to you can focus your team on activities that drive revenue.
La convergence des infrastructures de sauvegardes personnalisées avec les appliances Veritas NetBackup est la stratégie adaptée à votre entreprise. Il s'agit de la manière la plus efficace de simplifier considérablement votre sauvegarde et votre récupération.
Grâce à une solution rationalisée, votre entreprise peut évoluer vers n'importe quelle taille et n'importe quel type d'environnement (physique, virtuel ou cloud). Grâce à l'amélioration des performances et de l'efficacité, vous économiserez du temps et de l'argent. Vos équipes auront alors le temps de se concentrer sur vos clients et sur les activités génératrices de revenus. Et grâce à cette augmentation de revenus, vous pourrez innover.
Alors, combien pouvez-vous économiser avec Veritas NetBackup, en particulier dans un environnement virtualisé ?
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Die Konvergenz herkömmlicher Backup-Infrastrukturen mit Veritas NetBackup-Appliances ist die richtige Strategie für Ihr Unternehmen. Es ist die effizienteste Methode, um Ihr Backup und Ihre Wiederherstellung deutlich zu vereinfachen.
Mit einer einzigen optimierten Lösung kann Ihr Unternehmen sein Backup für Umgebungen jeder Größe skalieren – ob physisch, virtuell oder cloudbasiert. Leistung und Effizienz werden erhöht und Sie sparen Zeit und Kosten ein. So haben Ihre Teams mehr Zeit, sich auf Ihre Kunden und gewinnbringende Projekte zu konzentrieren. Denn höhere Gewinne bedeuten, dass Sie mehr in Innovation investieren können.
Wie viel Kosten können Sie also mit Veritas NetBackup einsparen, insbesondere in einer virtualisierten Umgebung?
Конвергенция используемых Вами традиционных инфраструктур резервного копирования с устройствами Veritas NetBackup ─ это оптимальная стратегия для Вашего бизнеса. Это самый эффективный способ существенно упростить резервное копирование и восстановление данных.
Одно усовершенствованное решение позволит Вашей компании масштабировать среду любого размера и типа — физическую, виртуальную или облачную. А увеличение производительности и эффективности поможет сэкономить время и деньги. У Ваших сотрудников будет достаточно времени, чтобы сосредоточиться на работе с клиентами и деятельности, которая увеличивает Ваш доход. А увеличение дохода обеспечит Вам больше возможностей для внедрения инновационных решений.
Сколько же денег можно сэкономить с помощью Veritas NetBackup, особенно в виртуализированной среде?
Optimization, Compliance, and Security in a Single Stack
Today’s data-intensive organizations are struggling to confront the rising costs and risks resulting from global growth in information assets, difficulty in complying with new regulations, and the increasing threat of cyber-attacks and theft.
Meeting these challenges requires a new strategy. Organizations need to reduce escalating storage infrastructure costs, guarantee file integrity and security, and meet strict regulations for the retention and recovery of files. But how can this be done?
In this webinar we'll discuss running business critical applications with Virtual SAN, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS). Join Biswapati Bhattacharjee from SanDisk to learn about the following:
1. Key features, highlights and benefits of Virtual SAN 6, VMware’s hypervisor-converged Software Defined Storage (SDS).
2. Business benefits of running Business Critical and other Applications with Virtual SAN
3. Virtual SAN reference architectures and solutions that can deliver very high and consistent performance for Oracle 12c and SQL Server OLTP databases
4. An All-Flash Virtual SAN solution that can deliver over 3 Million New Orders Per Minute (NOPMs) using SQL Server
Companies everywhere are drowning in data. They are collecting more of it, and at an accelerated pace, while at the same time depending on it more than they have before. Data centers are being constructed around the world to house all this information, but research shows that more than two-thirds of what is being kept is worthless.
That’s where Veritas comes in.
The demand for our information management services has never been higher, as there will be more than 44 zettabytes of data in the world by 2020. Using current approaches, IT organizations will be incapable of managing that data – they don’t have the financial or human resources. At Veritas, our business is structured on addressing this issue. We are focused on helping companies harness the power of their information – wherever it resides – by driving availability and revealing insights across heterogeneous environments.
Join this webcast to learn more about the Veritas vision, where an information-centric approach is taken over infrastructure-centric and we explain our three core beliefs;
• More data does not deliver more value
• Infrastructure availability does not mean application availability
• Not all data is created equal
Представляем новое семейтсво гиперконвергентных систем RackScale, которые позволяют предприятиям и поставщикам услуг упростить развертывания распределенных приложений уровня 2 и новых мобильных и облачных приложений. Выбрав VCE® VxRack™, заказчики могут начинать с небольших конфигураций (десятки серверов) и затем масштабировать их до нескольких тысяч серверов с десятками петабайт емкости системы хранения, сохраняя при этом высочайшую производительность и оптимальную стоимость в расчете на операцию ввода-вывода. Узнайте больше прослушав наш вебинар.
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.
Moving business critical applications, such as Microsoft SQL Server, to virtual server and cloud environments, requires high availability and a solid disaster protection plan. The question often asked -- will implementing that protection eliminate the cost savings and configuration flexibility you gain in these environments? This webinar will simplify the confusing array of availability and redundancy features offered in Windows Server Failover Clustering, SQL Server, and leading cloud and virtual server software vendors. Participants will learn how to protect SQL Server and other Windows applications from downtime and disasters, all the while ensuring configuration flexibility and infrastructure efficiency.
George Crump & Tegile System’s Chief Marketing Officer, Narayan Venkat
TLC Flash, 3D NAND, NVM and Hybrid Memory Arrays are the four big changes coming to memory based storage in 2015 that enterprises need to be prepared for. The technologies promise to dramatically reduce the cost of flash storage while at the same time increase the performance of the storage infrastructure. Join Storage Switzerland founder, George Crump and Tegile System’s Chief Marketing Officer, Narayan Venkat for this live webinar event. By attending this webinar you will learn about the future of flash technology, how it will help the data center meet user demands and most important how you should use current flash technology right now.
Join Storage Switzerland's founder and lead analyst, George Crump in for this webinar where he will examine the new capabilities of backup applications and see if they can meet all of an organizations backup and recovery objectives.
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