Agility & Capacity - The Data Center of the Future
Data Center Ownership
Organizational Requirements of the Agile Data Center
Functional Requirements of the Agile Data Center
Why the Agile Data Center is Critical to Enterprise performance
Using the DCP Stack to Maximize Efficiency, Availability & Communication
Sustainability and how it applies to your facilities, your IT and the stack
Cookie Cutter data center
Industry Trends that Affect future DC design requirements
Why do you need a Data Center
RecordedApr 27 201037 mins
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The evolution of digital infrastructure must also involve the systems that manage it all. DCIM’s maturity in the data center industry has evolved from reactive and real-time management to data-driven solutions, AI, and even augmented or virtual reality integration. In this session, we’ll explore the evolution of DCIM, the transformation into digital infrastructure management, and critical features to look for when focusing on digital transformation.
Specifically, we’ll cover:
DCIM today is very different from DCIM, even five years ago
Exploring the DCIM maturity model
Working with next-gen DCIM concepts like cloud, edge, and more
Beyond traditional DCIM: AI, VR/AR, and data-driven intelligence
Getting started doesn’t have to be challenging: Best Practices
Karl Hightower, SVP and Chief Data Officer Novant Health, Inc.
As Covid began to emerge and spread throughout the world, industries that had built themselves on face to face interactions were dramatically impacted. Given the slow rate of technology change in HealthCare, many found themselves caught flat-footed. How did the digital transformation take place and what does this mean for data and digital within Healthcare?
Data centers’ mission critical nature, increasing reliance on them for digital information and significant energy consumption, have created a need to adequately monitor and manage these facilities. This talk will go through the multidimensional approach for data center key indicators, comprising performance and risk, which has been recently added to data center standards and best practices. Performance is examined across productivity, efficiency, sustainability and operations. Risks are also contemplated. Novel multidimensional data center key indicators aim to improve decision-making and contribute to assess data centers.
Despite hopes that the changes wrought by COVID-19 would remain confined to 2020, it’s April 2021 and the dust has not yet settled. And as we move ever closer to a post-COVID 19 world, it’s clear we are now operating firmly in a digital economy that is generating even more amounts of data than prior to the pandemic.
These huge, ever growing amounts of data must be stored, managed, secured and analyzed effectively so that businesses can compete in the digital economy. But with the pandemic causing budgets to be squeezed and costs scrutinized more than ever, finding the right cost-effective strategy for storage as we emerge from the crisis can be challenging.
In this BrightTALK panel we’re bringing together storage and IT infrastructure experts to share how businesses can make sense of the challenges they face. Join us to learn:
- How to keep your storage operations seamless as countries and industries emerge from the pandemic and priorities change
- What the most cost-effective storage infrastructure is for your post-pandemic needs - tape, block, or object
- How to gain visibility into exactly what your business is using, and how much it costs - in terms of both time and money
- And more
Davis Frank, Co-creator Jasmine Test Framework; Alex McDonald, Chair, SNIA CSTI
In the world of cloud services development, it's necessary to gain an edge on the myriad of competition facing your product or service. Volume and variety are not just characteristics of cloud data, but also of the software needed to deliver accurate decisions. While a variety of software techniques exist to create effective development teams, sometimes it's worthwhile to look elsewhere for additional success factors. In this webcast, we'll be focusing on adapting some of the principles of modern manufacturing to add to the development toolbox. A Continuous Delivery methodology ensures that the product is streamlined in its feature set while building constant value to the customer via the cloud. Attendees will learn the following:
- Structuring development and testing resources for Continuous Delivery
- A flexible software planning cycle for driving new features throughout the process
- A set of simple guidelines for tracking success
- Ways to ensure new features are delivered before moving to the next plan
Ben Howard, KinectAir; Glyn Bowden, HPE; Jim Fister, The Decision Place
Start-up companies interested in using business analytics have a series of choices regarding different hardware, software, and services available in the cloud. The decision process for established companies, though, is more significant. Considering whether to use existing practices or start anew creates multiple decision points in any process. This SNIA webcast will feature views from both start-up and established companies on how to make the analytics decision. Attendees should expect to learn:
• Real-world examples of the analytics decision process
• How to use cloud resources in unique ways to accomplish business and engineering goals
• Starting from the perspective of business requirements and developing technical metrics
• Thoughts on when to start new vs. adapt existing analytics processes
Erik Smith, Dell Technologies; Rob Davis, NVIDIA; Nishant Lodha, Marvell; Alex McDonald, SNIA NSF Vice Chair
Over the past several years, many in the NVMe over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) ecosystem have used test results demonstrating NVMe-oF’s dramatic reduction in latency as a way to extrapolate the benefit it can provide to application consumers. To date, the focus has been on specialized fabrics like RDMA and Fibre Channel (FC).
Unfortunately, the more important questions have been left as an exercise for the buyer: “How does the transport really impact application performance?” and “How does the transport holistically fit into my environment?”
RDMA based fabrics (e.g., RoCE) provide the lowest possible latency, and FC provides the most reliability, but with the introduction of NVMe/TCP this conversation must also include scale, cost and operations. This webcast will attempt to answer these questions beyond “it depends.”
Gain insights from an industry wide panel of NVMe and fabric technology experts as they discuss the thought process you can use to determine pros and cons of a fabric for your environment, including:
• Use cases driving fabric choices
• NVMe transports and their strengths
• Industry dynamics driving adoption
• Considerations for scale, security, and efficiency
Software development is rapidly adopting containers, Kubernetes and microservices in order to accelerate product evolution. At the same time Covid-19, work-from-home and offshoring are resulting in much more distributed development environments. These combine to make security and compliance a nightmare. This talk will be about the various security threats and how to address them in your development pipelines before they get into your production environment and create havoc.
This talk will address:
* Software Composition Analysis (SCA)
* Bill of Materials (BoM)
* Open-Source License Types
* Distributed Policy Analysis
* CI/CD Integration
* Continuous Scanning in Kubernetes Run-Time
The cloud offers near-instant scale and numerous security features that organizations can leverage; however, it’s not that way by default. Despite wide adoption of cloud services, many organizations remain unprepared and unknowingly expand their attack surface. Gartner predicts that by 2025, 99% of cloud security issues will be the customer’s fault.
Attend this webcast to better understand the nuances of cloud platforms and how to avoid common mistakes that undermine cloud computing benefits including:
Identity & Access Management – broadly-scoped permissions result in big compromises
Logs? Who needs logs? – critical to investigating security issues
“Drag and Drop” Migration – the cloud-native services that need to be considered
The Power of Security Reviews – cloud environments increase in complexity quickly
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) – the quickest cloud win you can get
Secrets Storage – encrypting data sounds obvious but there is a lot to think about
Alert, Alert! – get a heads up to any out of the ordinary activity
Join us for an informative presentation filled with best practices and interactive sessions. MCANTA will even give away four, $100 Visa gift cards provided by our partner, Eggplant, part of Keysight Technologies.
We have all heard that customer experience (CX) can set your business apart, and it has been identified as a key battleground differentiator (Gartner, Zendesk, Deloitte, Forbes and everyone, really). As many as 84% of companies focusing on CX see an uplift in revenue (Global Customer Experience Benchmarking Report). Breaking apart working systems (no matter how expensive, complicated, or risky they are to maintain) is high stakes work for any organization.
Incorporating Application Testing and QA before moving forward with major changes leads to better software, better CX and higher customer satisfaction.
According to the World Quality Report (WQR) approximately 74% of responses said QA contributions are essential to business outcomes, and 77% said end user satisfaction was critical. This is great for businesses and consumers alike. With most businesses “getting it”, what does the survey tell us about how they are they doing at meeting their QA goals?
This is where the difficulties begin… Only 29% of respondents felt they always achieve desired QA targets. In other words, over 70% of organizations felt that they didn’t meet their goals. That’s pretty bad. If organizations understand the importance of QA to the success of their business, why is there such a gap in execution? Luckily the WQR responses identify existing major challenges to successful QA programs.
Over the course of this presentation we will share some best practices you can take, and items to consider as you leverage QA, Test Automation, and Robotic Process Automation to ensure your business processes keep running while you charge forward towards micro-services.
Sean Sadler, Head of IT / Consultant, AmerisourceBergen - MWI Animal Health
With the increasing speed of change precipitated by COVID-19, organisations are increasingly turning to solutions that will enable them and their workforce to work remotely, in what is now the new normal. However, there is never a one size fits all approach to adoption. In this Webinar, you will gain some vital insights into:
-Why you need a multi-cloud strategy
-The tools to enable you to manage different cloud providers, and therefore associated cost and efficiencies
-How you approach selecting the right Cloud vendors to fit your business and your business strategy
Francisco Romero, Head of Hybrid IaaS and Onni Rautanen, Head of Technology Development at TietoEVRY
In essence, hybrid cloud combines public cloud, private cloud and on-premises resources through orchestration between all the different platforms involved.
What are the quantifiable benefits of Hybrid Cloud?
How can you ensure this value-creating harmony and integration come together?
What is a successful cloud migration to Hybrid Cloud?
How to get started?
Andrew Kenneth Boggs, Data Center Design Architect at Red River Technology LLC
Join Data Center Design Architect Andrew Boggs to explore the ideal Capabilities, Services, and Architecture of the Agile Software Designed Data Center (SDDC) with Multi-Cloud support for AWS, Azure, Google, and On-Premises Private Cloud.
-Support for a variety of Migration types, including Cold, Warm, Bulk-Scheduled, Single Live, and Parallel Live migration
-Simple COOP/DR services with options for the orchestration and testing of Multi-Tiered Application Failover and Failback
-Data communications and replication enhancements including TCP optimization, data reduction, standardized encryption, and Layer 2 network extension
-Centralized Management with visibility into assets, resource pools, and operational health across multiple sites
-Operational support for Multi-Tiered Applications on Virtual Machines
-Support for a transition to an Agile DevSecOps environment with clustered Containers and Microservices
-Software Defined Networking and security including policy control of East/West communications (micro-segmentation) and North/South communications (Perimeter Gateway with Dynamic Routing) for each site
There are many similarities between your traditional data center and public cloud offerings - the same way there are many similarities between railroads and airlines. Don't get fooled into assuming your hybrid cloud operating model will run on the same rails as your data center - it's very different.
In this talk we will explore:
Defining Hybrid Cloud Strategies
Common problems faced by Dev and Ops and Sec teams
Pitfalls of using the wrong set of operating assumptions
Key outcomes and results to aim for on your hybrid cloud journey
42% of respondents to BillingPlatform ‘Trends in Finance: 2021 Market Outlook & Strategies for Growth’ said that they plan to adapt to the new global economic environment by investing in cloud-based technologies. In addition, Baker McKenzie’s ‘2020 Digital Transformation & Cloud Survey: The Future of Enterprise Data’, found that cloud remains on the top of the list of essential technology for enterprises. With cloud adoption accelerated by COVID-19 - and the pandemic increasingly leaving little room for error around cloud investment and management decisions - it’s imperative that businesses are clued up and confident in their strategies. In 2021, it’s vital that businesses’ IT Infrastructure investments both protect and accelerate their organizations, allowing them to lead with agility and innovation.
Join this panel of cloud and infrastructure experts as they discuss how IT leaders and businesses can effectively utilize cloud technologies in 2021. Topics of discussion will include:
-Best practices for assessing which cloud strategy - public, hybrid, or multi - is right for you in 2021
-Essential capabilities IT teams need to maintain modern cloud infrastructures and ensure ROI in a new global landscape
-What to know about cloud cost management and gaining visibility of IT budget sprawl as the pandemic continues to impact organizations globally
Daniel Callao, Cloud Solutions Architect at HashiCorp
Stephane Estevez. EMEA Director of Product Marketing, IT Markets at Splunk
Tom Christensen, CTO & Customer Advocacy - Northern EMEA at Hitachi Vantara
Terry Brennan, Managing Director at Orasi Software, Inc.
John Capello, VP of Product Strategy at Nasuni
Srinivasan Ramaswamy, Co-Founder & CEO at Bambucluster
Manohar Ganshani, EMEA Security Transformation Lead at IBM UK
Every organization is going through a cloud transformation with majority of them landing with multiple cloud service providers. Regardless of whether 10% of their workloads are in cloud or 90%, most of them struggle to have a common cloud security baseline and operating model that align to their compliance and business objectives. This session provides a perspective with cloud and technology agnostic approach to addressing risk and the security complexities due to disparate security controls across various providers
Atef Abdelkefi, CISO/Lead Architect, the Danish Account at IBM
The world has lately experienced dramatic changes that accelerated digital transformation in many aspects of organizations and individuals´ life: work from home, remote services, online shopping, etc. In order to achieve the required agility, scalability and adaptability, hybrid multi-cloud adoption has soared.
A critical part of the hybrid multi-cloud journey is ensuring the enterprise stays secure across its data and workloads throughout its digital transformation. The current hybrid multicloud environment, with a growing list of security tools as well as native controls available from the cloud service providers, can lead to fragmented security solutions and an increase of the risk posture.
In this talk, we will first investigate the challenges and opportunities of hybrid multi-cloud security, then, we will propose a methodology to mitigate the identified challenges. Particularly, we will propose a cloud security strategy that will support organizations in their journey to hybrid-multi cloud.
Parul Chheda, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at CoreStack
As organizations embark upon digital transformation journey, most often they find Cloud at the core of this journey. Many leading technology companies like Amazon- AWS, Microsoft- Azure, Google – GCP etc. are delivering innovative products to meet growing demand around cloud. Multi cloud thus has now become a new reality as it provides freedom to choose and operate based on organization’s goals. However, it is impossible to realize true value of multi-cloud without establishing relevant strategies around People, Processes and Technologies that are part of this new reality. Organizations are already struggling with operational complexities, security and regulatory compliance, and unabated cloud costs. In this 30-minute session we will discuss various challenges and gain insights on various techniques to overcome those challenges. We will also hear from industry experts about their take on multi-cloud.
Eclipse Tech - Tom Mabey, Kurt Walker, Ben Campbell, Jeff Olm, and Blake Jones
Whether working remote because of covid or because of choice, the challenge of computing power and storage capacity in creative industries can be significant. Learn how expert colorists have used the cloud to edit, color, store and share full-length films, and how that technology can be simply leveraged for whatever it is you are creating.
Tom Mabey, Co-Founder & CEO at Eclipse Tech
Kurt Walker, VP Growth at Eclipse Tech
Ben Campbell, CTO at Eclipse Tech
Jeff Olm, International Colorist & Director of Cloud Solutions at Eclipse Tech
Blake Jones, C.S.I., Technical Director, DaVinci Resolve Instructor
Best practices for achieving Enterprise IT and operational efficiency.
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