As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for it’s official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.
When we did our first webinar on FC-NVMe [link], we got lots of questions about more details, more technical aspects, and more thorough explanations. So here we are!
This presentation is going to be a more thorough analysis of the bits and bytes of FC-NVMe, where you will learn:
•What are the key differences and similarities between NVMe and SCSI Fibre Channel structures
•What are the main architectural differences between NVMe and SCSI deployments
•Impact on Queue Depth
•How to cross-connect legacy and future flash arrays with FC-NVMe
Please join us on August 29th for this advanced, deep dive on FC-NVMe.
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RecordedAug 29 201759 mins
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Cody Hosterman, Pure Storage; Jason Massae, VMware; J Metz, Cisco
With all the different storage arrays and connectivity protocols available today, knowing the best practices can help improve operational efficiency and ensure resilient operations. VMware’s storage global service has reported many of the common service calls they receive. In this webcast, we will share those insights and lessons learned by discussing:
•Common mistakes when setting up storage arrays
•Most valuable configurations
•How to maximize the value of your array and vSphere
Fibre Channel’s speed roadmap defines a well-understood technological trend: the need to double the bit rate in the channel without doubling the required bandwidth.
In order to do this, PAM4 (pulse-amplitude modulation, with four levels of pulse modulation), enters the Fibre Channel physical layer picture. With the use of four signal levels instead of two, and with each signal level corresponding to a two-bit symbol, the standards define 64GFC operation while maintaining backward compatibility with 32GFC and 16GFC.
This advanced technical session will cover the T11 standards which define 64GFC serial Fibre Channel, backwards speed auto-negotiation compatibility, and compatible form factors:
•New physical layer and specification challenges for PAM4, which includes eye openings, crosstalk sensitivity, and new test methodologies and parameters
•Transceivers, their form factors, and how 64GFC maintains backward compatibility with multi-mode fibre cable deployments in the data center, including distance specifications
•Discussion of protocol changes, and an overview of backward-compatible link speed and forward error correction (FEC) negotiation
•The FCIA’s Fibre Channel speed roadmap and evolution, and new technologies under consideration
John Kim, Mellanox; Saqib Jang, Chelsio; Fred Zhang, Intel
Scale-out storage is increasingly popular for cloud, high-performance computing, machine learning, and certain enterprise applications. It offers the ability to grow both capacity and performance at the same time and to distribute I/O workloads across multiple machines.
But unlike traditional local or scale-up storage, scale-out storage imposes different and more intense workloads on the network. Clients often access multiple storage servers simultaneously; data typically replicates or migrates from one storage node to another; and metadata or management servers must stay in sync with each other as well as communicating with clients. Due to these demands, traditional network architectures and speeds may not work well for scale-out storage, especially when it’s based on flash. Join this webinar to learn:
•Scale-out storage solutions and what workloads they can address
•How your network may need to evolve to support scale-out storage
•Network considerations to ensure performance for demanding workloads
•Key considerations for all flash
Michelle Tidwell, IBM; Eric Lakin, University of Michigan; Mike Jochimsen, Kaminario; Alex McDonald, NetApp
Building a cloud storage architecture requires both storage vendors, cloud service providers and large enterprises to consider new technical and economic paradigms in order to enable a flexible and cost efficient architecture.
Cloud infrastructure is often procured by service providers and large enterprises in the traditional way – prepay for expected future storage needs and over provision for unexpected changes in demand. This requires large capital expenditures with slow cost recovery based on fluctuating customer adoption. Giving these cloud service providers flexibility in the procurement model for their storage allows them to more closely align the expenditure on infrastructure resources with the cost recovery from customers, optimizing the use of both CapEx and OpEx budgets.
Clouds inherently require often unpredictable scalability – both up and down. Building a storage architecture with the ability to rapidly allocate resources for a specific customer need and reallocate resources based on changing customer requirements allows the cloud service provider to optimize storage capacity and performance pools in their data center without compromising the responsiveness to the change in needs. Such architecture should also align to the datacenter level orchestration system to allow for even higher level of resource optimization and flexibility.
In this webcast, you will learn:
•How modern storage technology allows you to build this infrastructure
•The role of software defined storage
•How to model cloud costs of new applications and or re-engineering existing applications
Join this live panel discussion with experts at VMworld Europe for all things virtual and cloud networking; from security, network virtualization and beyond.
Tune into this interactive Q&A session with world renowned Data Center, Cloud, Virtualization, and Infrastructure experts as they discuss the following:
- How to secure your application infrastructure and the role of micro-segmentation
- How to ready today's cloud network for tomorrow's demands
- How technologies like SD-WAN and IoT are extending beyond the data center to the edge, and what that means for your customers
This live panel will be streamed directly from VMworld Europe in Barcelona! Join us for live Q&A from the comfort of your desk.
Join this live panel discussion with experts at VMworld Europe to learn what the future holds for data centers and hybrid cloud management.
Tune into this interactive Q&A session with world-renowned Data Center, Cloud, Virtualization, Storage experts as they discuss the following:
- How to develop an integrated IT strategy for a modernized data center
- Trends in virtualized infrastructure, applications, hyper-converged and more
- How technologies like HCI, software-defined and automation are shifting the data center landscape, and what IT leaders can do to prepare
- How to navigate through the cloud-native journey with containers, microservices, Kubernetes, and PaaS
This live panel will be streamed directly from VMworld Europe in Barcelona! Join us for live Q&A from the comfort of your desk.
Eran Brown, CTO, EMEA, Infinidat
W. Curtis Preston (aka “Mr. Backup”), Chief Technical Architect, Druva
Join this live panel discussion with experts at VMworld Europe for up-to-date trends on what's disrupting the market and how to take your business to the next level.
Tune into this interactive Q&A session with world renowned IT and business leaders while they discuss the following:
- How to declutter and take on today's most pressing IT priorities
- The latest technologies, methodologies and best practices for IT leaders
- How to ensure your organization is primed for 21st century trends from both a business and tech perspective
This live panel will be streamed directly from VMworld Europe! Join us for live Q&A from the comfort of your desk.
Dave Welch, CTO, House of Brick Technologies
Christine McMonigal, Director of Hyperconverged Marketing, Intel Corporation
With just a few days to VMware’s premier digital infrastructure event, we've gathered some of the elite speakers who will be taking the stage to debate the hottest solutions, trends and the biggest opportunities and challenges for businesses to successfully embrace digital change.
- Innovation Through Digital Transformation
- The Future of Data Centres and Cloud in a Virtualized World
- Securing Your Cloud Networks
- Next-Gen Trends and Technologies
Join this session to get a glimpse of the innovations that will accelerate your journey to a software-defined business—from mobile devices to the data center and the cloud!
This session (and VMworld Europe) is specifically aimed at CTOs, CIOs, heads of IT infrastructure, security specialists and technical experts.
What will they be talking about at the Fira Gran Via Barcelona, on the 5 – 8 November 2018, what do they want to hear about, what are they looking forward to?
Dave Welch, CTO, House of Brick Technologies
Melinda Safdarzadeh, Senior Business Manager, Hybrid Cloud, Data Center Group at Intel
Tony Hurson, Intel; Rob Davis, Mellanox; John Kim, Mellanox
For datacenter applications requiring low-latency access to persistent storage, byte-addressable persistent memory (PM) technologies like 3D XPoint and MRAM are attractive solutions. Network-based access to PM, labeled here PM over Fabrics (PMoF), is driven by data scalability and/or availability requirements. Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) network protocols are a good match for PMoF, allowing direct RDMA Write of data to remote PM. However, the completion of an RDMA Write at the sending node offers no guarantee that data has reached persistence at the target. This webcast will outline extensions to RDMA protocols that confirm such persistence and additionally can order successive writes to different memories within the target system.
The primary target audience is developers of low-latency and/or high-availability datacenter storage applications. The presentation will also be of broader interest to datacenter developers, administrators and users.
The conversation about the transition to a Cloud-first world is often dominated by Cloud computing but business communications is one of the most affected areas of this transformation.
The analyst firm MZA predicts that the value of the hosted cloud market will more than triple by 2022 to $7.2 billion worldwide with 2.5x growth in the number of Cloud users.
IT leaders are increasingly having to do more with less while simultaneously turning their IT and communications infrastructure into something that drives growth. This is happening against a background of changing models of work and the need to continuously improve the customer experience.
As part of a quest to make life easier for the IT leader of today we will explore why it’s important to also consider your business communications.
- Why bringing your communications and not just your computing into the cloud matters
- The relevance of cloud to improving the customer experience
- How collaboration is boosted in a unified communications environment
- What paths exist on your journey to the cloud including on-premises, hybrid and cloud
Andy has a 25 year track record in business communications with a background in senior management roles in Marketing, Sales, and Pre-Sales consultancy. Today Andy leads Mitel Sales and Sales Engineering training initiatives throughout the EMEA and APAC regions.
This broad experience has given Andy valuable perspectives (both technical and customer use based) for today’s IT and communications leaders and technicians.
Andy has taken part in some major industry milestones including deploying the first high speed network for the Government and being the design authority on one of the world’s largest switch networks.
Albert Qian, Product Marketing Manager, Cloud Academy
While cloud adoption continues to increase, enterprises are faced with an ongoing talent shortage. According to global consulting firm Capgemini, nearly 70% of organizations believe that the skills gap has a direct impact on their bottom line revenue.
With that in mind, many organizations are exploring cloud training programs but also discovering that the traditional learning and development (L&D) system is broken. In this webinar, Albert Qian will discuss the characteristics and traits that enterprise executives should consider when investing in training, including:
- Which elements are key in an effective and modern learning platform
- Why leaders should embrace guided, structured training in accomplishing innovation goals
- Why standardized learning curriculum is not enough, especially as more enterprises invest in multi-cloud
- And much more!
David Rodgers, Teledyne LeCroy; Yamini Shastry, Viavi Solutions; Joe Kimpler, ATTO
Protocol Analysis for High-Speed Fibre Channel Fabrics in the Data Center: Aka, Saving Your SAN (& Sanity)
The driving force behind adopting new tools and processes in test and measurement practices is the desire to understand, predict, and mitigate the impact of Sick but not Dead (SBND) conditions in datacenter fabrics. The growth and centralization of mission critical datacenter SAN environments has exposed the fact that many small yet seemingly insignificant problems have the potential of becoming large scale and impactful events, unless properly contained or controlled.
Root cause analysis requirements now encompass all layers of the fabric architecture, and new storage protocols that usurp the traditional network stack (i.e. FCoE, iWARP, NVMe over Fabrics, etc.) for purposes of expedited data delivery place additional analytical demands on the datacenter manager.
To be sure, all tools have limitations in their effectiveness and areas of coverage, so a well-constructed “collage” of best practices and effective and efficient analysis tools must be developed. To that end, recognizing and reducing the effect of those limitations is essential.
This webinar will introduce participants to Protocol Analysis tools and how they may be incorporated into the “best practices” application of SAN problem solving. We will review:
•The protocol of the Phy
•Use of “in-line” capture tools
•Benefits of purposeful error injection for developing and supporting today’s high-speed Fibre Channel storage fabrics
Join us on October 10, 2018. FCIA experts will be on hand to answer your questions.
Jeanne Morain, iSpeak Cloud, Bala Kalavala, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, Anthony Nguyen, HP
Tune into this live panel discussion and start building your enterprise architecture roadmap for 2020 and beyond.
Topics in this panel discussion will include:
- How to drive business value through technology
- Enterprise architecture from a UX perspective
- Cloud transformation and automation, including Robotic Process Automation
- Services and API strategy
- How technologies like Blockchain are changing the enterprise
And much more!
Moderator: Jeanne Morain, Digital Strategist, Author & Speaker, iSpeak Cloud
Panelists: Bala Kalavala, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Anthony Nguyen, UX/Enterprise Architect at HP
Robin Gareiss, President & Founder, Nemertes Research
We all know technology can improve the customer experience, but exactly which technologies and how do we apply them? Too much technology, too quickly deployed can result in frustration and failure.
In this webinar, we will review some fascinating, real-world case studies of how companies transformed their customer experience. We'll address:
• What were their challenges?
• Which technologies were key in their transformation?
• Who ran the project?
• How did they measure success?
We look forward to sharing this information with you!
This webinar will outline how successful Digital Transformation requires an evolution of traditional Enterprise Architecture and Security practices.
This will include a brief history of today's rapid paradigm shifts, drivers, benefits and challenges.
Key considerations among several related areas:
- FOSS, mobile
- Cloud architecture & deployment models
- Agile DevOps vs. traditional governance
- Traditional app architecture vs. CloudNative Microservices & FaaS/Serverless
- The rapidly changing data landscape (OLTP/OLAP -- BigData & Streaming Analytics)
Todd Jobson will explore the impact in several of these areas related to successful Digital Transformation, Enterprise Cloud Architecture, as well as considerations related to security. While not intended to be a comprehensive nor prescriptive webinar, it will include several strategic recommendations along with inter-related tactical considerations that most enterprises will encounter along the complex path of Digital Transformation.
About the Speaker:
Todd Jobson is the CTO & Co-Founder of TechThought.org and has 25 years of experience as both a strategic & tactical thought leader across some of the most demanding business & technically complex mission critical environments. His background has included SW Engineer/Manager developing Nuclear Reactor Control & RealTime access control systems for NYPA, directing application architecture & global Integration (as far as Moscow, Russia) as Chief Technologist for SAI, leading a decade of Enterprise (Fortune 50) client architecture & delivery engagements for Sun Microsystems Professional Services, to conducting Enterprise-wide Digital Transformation Workshops/ Assessments & Future State Cloud Architecture enablement for dozens of Oracle's largest customers.
Enterprise technology has gone through a major shift, and understanding that shift is a prerequisite for a winning game plan. To fully appreciate the new approach, companies must ask some basic questions.
- How is today’s IT different from an organizational perspective?
- Which driving factors are contributing to the flood of new technology trends?
- What are the behaviors that stem from this fundamental IT change?
- What steps should a company take to move forward?
This webinar relies on research across a variety of topics and conversations with IT professionals to provide a description of the way technology is integrated into modern business.
Seth Robinson is the senior director of technology analysis for CompTIA, the leading trade association for the IT industry. In this role, he analyzes technology trends in the IT industry and provides insight into trend drivers and future direction.
David Emm, Principal Security Researcher, Kaspersky Lab (Global Research & Analysis Team)
Targeted attacks are now an established part of the threat landscape and in 2017 the headlines were full of news about sophisticated attacks of all kinds. Some were highly-targeted, others affected many businesses and quickly reached epidemic proportions. Often the motive was clear - to gather data, to make money, to cause damage and disruption. But sometimes the lines between these became blurred.
It's clear that organisations of all kinds need to understand and prepare for cyber-threats affecting their sector. And this must start with an understanding of the current threat landscape and how it's likely to develop.
This presentation will outline the trends we're seeing and offer some predictions for 2018 and beyond - based on our analysis of attacks in 2017.
About the presenter:
David joined Kaspersky Lab in 2004. He is a member of the company's Global Research and Analysis Team and has worked in the anti-malware industry since 1990 in a variety of roles, including that of Senior Technology Consultant at Dr Solomon's Software, and Systems Engineer and Product Manager at McAfee.
In his current role, David regularly delivers presentations on malware and other IT security threats at industry events, highlighting what organisations and consumers can do to stay safe online. He also provides comment to broadcast and print media on the ever-changing cyber-security and threat landscape. David has a strong interest in malware, ID theft and the human aspects of security, and is a knowledgeable advisor on all aspects of online security.
David is regularly mentioned in national print press as a cyber-security expert and has a wealth of experience in being filmed for such programmes as Good Morning Britain and BBC News.
Brendan Mulreany, Director, Finsbury and William Hooper, Director, Finsbury
Join this live conversation between two senior IT staff of a fictitious company charged with the successful execution of an outsourced arrangement that has just passed its two-year anniversary. Gain insight into the difficulties they are experiencing, their search for the root causes and their development of a plan to deliver targeted improvement.
The conversation includes how they hope to convince the business that they are fully committed to service its needs. How will they tackle the business perception that IT is defending poor support at high prices? How can they motivate the supplier to provide the services needed whilst making a fair return?
About the presenters:
Finsbury Sourcing provides specialist IT and Telecommunications outsourcing project management and consultancy services with a focus on practical implementation. Many of our assignments involve fixing problems in under-performing outsource agreements and the interaction between the parties.
Brendan Mulreany is a director of Finsbury. He has been involved in delivering services for more than 30 years, during which he has worked on some of the largest and most challenging multi-national services in UK, Europe, US and Australia. He has degrees in law and science.
William Hooper is a director of Finsbury. He too has worked on some of the world’s largest IT services, recovering and restoring performance. He is a practitioner and acts as an Expert Witness in legal disputes. He holds an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in engineering.
Both have many years’ experience delivering services as supplier and working client-side.
Johna Till Johnson, CEO & Founder, Nemertes Research
You've got firewalls, antimalware, next-generation endpoint security, and NAC. You're rolling out CASB and analytics, and extending protection to cloud, mobile, and IoT resources. But how does it all come together?
This webinar reveals what a next-generation security architecture looks like--and which technologies, and vendors, should be part of it.
Best practices for achieving Enterprise IT and operational efficiency.
The Enterprise Architecture channel presents the next generation of Enterprise IT: recognizing the strategic importance of digital transformation and the data center to make companies more nimble and competitive. These presentations will help demanding IT and BizOps professionals achieve flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.