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.
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Security is often perceived as a drag on the required speed and agility of development.
Legacy approaches to security happen late in the development process ultimately slowing down delivery. In this session, we’ll share how to automate and integrate your security programs into the DevOps pipeline preventing insecure cloud infrastructure from being deployed. We’ll show the ability to merge a planned environment (infrastructure-as-code files) with a runtime environment to predict security exposures that would occur before the infrastructure-as-code is deployed. Learn how we catch common cloud security issues in CI such as:
Privilege escalation in AWS due to overly permissive IAM permissions
Sharing IAM roles for resources in public & private subnets may not be a good idea
Delivering the best digital experience to your users is of paramount importance. But this is not particularly easy. Applications can be distributed across many execution venues from the data centre to edge to public cloud bringing with them a whole new level of complexity and headaches. So how do you deliver the new whizz bang cool stuff at the speed of the business while at the same time not risking it.
In this session we will explore app delivery challenges from observability, cloud operational models and security.
Dave Ginsburg, VP, Product and Solutions Marketing, Aryaka
Two trends top-of-mind for CIOs and their teams are the need for effective regionally-based access to the different public cloud platforms and SaaS applications, sometimes termed Software-Defined Cloud Interconnect, as well as how to secure this connectivity. This second trend is where the Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, comes into play. In this talk, we look at how to best architect a SASE deployment to support these connectivity requirements in a secure, scalable, and manageable way. We also look at the advantages of consuming this as part of a managed service vs going at it alone.
Hybrid cloud has been around for as long as cloud has existed as a concept and hybrid IT in general for many years more. Despite this, we still often struggle to come to terms with operating multiple disparate environments as a single unified entity. This problem is only going to get worse as we adopt more disparate systems in our quest for speed, efficiency and diversity in our systems. Join this webinar to gain some deep insights into how to gather all your clouds (and non-clouds) and shape them into a single, manageable entity.
Atef Abdelkefi, CISO and Lead Security Architect, IBM Danish Account
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 cloud adoption has soared.
A critical part of the cloud journey is ensuring the enterprise stays secure across its data and workloads throughout its digital transformation. The current hybrid-cloud 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 these challenges and provide a step-by-step guide towards a more mature hybrid cloud security program.
Mirza Kamaludeen, Ph.D., CISSPFounder and CTO, iG2 Group Inc.
Many are wondering how will 5G enter the enterprise? will it become the new WAN circuit or will it kill the enterprise network by connecting all endpoint to the internet directly. Incidentally, 5G represent more than just connectivity, It brings convergence of telecommunication, network, and security. Besides the derived efficiency, 5G will empower organization to create new experiences and connect in inventive ways. Including better position, the enterprise for covid19-inspired remote work and collaborations.
The immediate driver for 5G adoption will emerge for the re-architect of security, its edge, new technology (O-RAN), new tools, and techniques. This will for the first time allow the enterprise to operate securely in an open architecture and better address some of the emerging usage, connectivity, and security challenges. “The internet of everyone”
In this session we will discuss this transformation.
a) the faces of the new 5G empowered enterprise
b) The OpenRAN integration and the transition path
c) the early wins for the bold
At the end of session, you will:
- Understand the special significance of 5G applications, pivots by the top players during the pandemic
- Understand theboardiQ model
- Understand the importance of sustainable goals
The humanitization of business - building the emotional connect with the workforce, workplace and marketplace.
With 5G and all the hype surrounding edge, the power considerations cannot be ignored. The various data centers have pros and cons at the edge but one common thread is that there will need to be attention paid to this this distributed power model. Not only will power become a factor, but the protocols supported must be addressed. Not all communications are suitable to edge applications.
We will look at some edge applications, smart city and smart community considerations of IoT. The possibilities are endless, but there are some significant applications for IoT that can prove to be profitable today.
When looking to find ways to continue to drive Digital Transformation at the Edge, a key component of that is the compute needed to accomplish the tasks. In many cases, and we will show several, the space allowed does not always meet the needs, nor does the Power, or processing. With the addition of Computational Storage solutions, you can add distributed compute with each storage device, NVMe SSD, that you add to the system. This talk will showcase three unique working models – Azure IoT Edge, CDN traffic Routing, and eDiscovery (paperless computing).
Harald Kirsch, Head of Automation and Industrial IT, ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH
During the session we will discuss the following topics
- Safely shaping the digital transformation in mechanical engineering
- In economically difficult times, securing liquidity is of great importance.
- New investments are questioned and the protection of existing investments is prioritized.
- There is a growing danger that legacy systems will lose touch with the ongoing digitization process
- As a result, essential information and empirical values can only be processed at great expense.
- Protection of Knowledge: The resource of the future
- Critical success factor: process flows and organizational structures
Frédéric Desbiens, Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation
The open source model of open collaboration and innovation is now the dominant paradigm in the software industry. In parallel, software is now the key driver of innovation in all sectors of society. This means that digital transformation, and specifically IoT and Edge Computing, are primarily driven through software innovations. Consequently, those who will master the art of using, contributing, participating, and leading open source projects and communities will greatly increase the effectiveness of their digital transformation initiatives
In this presentation, you will understand how an open source is integral to digital transformation by exploring how it is leveraged in specific verticals and use cases. You will also explore specific business models focused on open source technologies and learn about leading open source ecosystems related to IoT and Edge Computing.
Todd Irwin, Kevin Lyons, Lori Winkler, Josh Woody: BlueSky Commerce
1 - Strategy. People. Process. Customers. Technology is not the Panacea when it comes to Digital Transformation.
2 - You need Incremental change for Transformative Growth. It is not an "All Or Nothing" Scenario. Shoot for Small Wins to Get the Big Prize!
3 - Be Transparent. Let ALL Stakeholders know how you are transforming including your Purpose/Mission, Vision and Values.
Etay Maor, Senior Director Security Strategy, Cato Networks
Most organizations are going through a digital transformation journey, be it a planned one ore one that was forced upon them due to circumstances. But how many organizations are making sure that this journey also includes security transformation? Most organizations use the same security tools and techniques as the ones we have been using for over a decade, but our infrastructure as well as the threats targeting them have changed and evolved. They are bringing a knife to a gun fight! End point AV? Sandboxes? Siloed threat intel feeds? Threat actors today have proven over and over they can bypass these strategies.
In this session we will review how today’s threats evade security detection and what dive into specific case studies. We will also discuss the strategic security transformation (which MUST be included in any digital transformation project) as well several of the tactical, practical techniques to help detect and mitigate today’s threats. A cloud environment cannot be protected with the tools and techniques of the “on-prem” days, a cloud native environment requires a cloud native security strategy!
Dr. Mira Irons, American Medical Association. Dr. Robert Wah, The Commons Project Foundation. Judy Barkal, Health2047
Recent advancements in edge-computing hardware, software, and networking capabilities serve as strong enablers for speeding digital transformation in healthcare — a sector that often lags behind others in adoption and implementation of breakthrough technologies.
In this webinar, Health2047 Managing Director Judy Barkal leverages her expertise in medical informatics and clinical IoT data and device operability to highlight specific edge innovations and detail their potential impact for creating healthcare value. Barkal will be joined in a panel discussion with two physician thought leaders driving digital transformation in healthcare: Dr. Mira Irons, Chief Health and Science Officer at the American Medical Association; and Dr. Robert Wah, Chair of the Board of Directors at The Commons Project Foundation.
Our panelists will share their unique experiences, discuss challenges, and make the case for how edge technologies can improve healthcare safety, quality, and equity. Practical aspects of technological transformation at the system-level within the U.S. healthcare ecosystem will be addressed, as will examples of specific solutions, the organizations behind them, and valuable lessons learned in formulating effective approaches to stimulating healthcare’s digital evolution.
Jo Peterson, Clarify 360, Carrie Goetz, StrategITcom, LLC, Mark Thiele, Edgevana
Customer experience is king. The goal is to provide more benefits and a better experience
In this session, we’ll explore ways in which Edge computing facilitates digital transformation and helps to differentiate the customer experience
Novel customer experience and service delivery models
Better user experience
Cost containment in an application anywhere environment
Visibility and responsiveness in real time
Intelligent processes and predictive maintenance
Securing distributed assets
What can Digital Transformation achieve?
Digital technology and transformation processes have been in existence for a long long time. To understand it, the session will first review the business and technology roots as well as the profession to culminate with the value of Digital Transformation.
With the value understood, the next challenge is to identify and understand the digital transformation initiatives to identify why 70% of Digital Transformation Initiatives fail!
The interactive session will conclude with an understanding of the approach to help the participants work with their partners for delivering such a strategy with success.
Simon Ratcliffe, Principal Consultant, Advisory Services
This webinar will examine Edge Computing across a variety of environments and discuss how to build a stable, secure and manageable Edge environment that can form the foundation for transformational change within organisations. Edge is not a new idea but exploiting the Edge effectively does require some new thinking some of which is counter-intuitive in the modern cloud centric world in which we operate. 5G is going to unleash a whole new wave of possibilities around remote devices and as IT functions we are going to be under more and more pressure to deliver on the promise so we need to get our houses in order and build a platform that will act as a springboard and not pitch us flat on our faces.
Moderator: Jim Fister, SNIA CMSI; Panelists: Eli Tiomkin, Chair, SNIA CS SIG, Nidish Kamath, KIOXIA, David McIntyre, Samsung
In modern analytics deployments, latency is the fatal flaw that limits the efficacy of the overall system. Solutions move at the speed of decision, and microseconds could mean the difference between success and failure against competitive offerings. Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and In-Memory Analytics solutions have significantly reduced latency, but the sheer volume of data and its potential broad distribution across the globe prevents a single analytics node from efficiently harvesting and processing data.This panel discussion will feature industry experts discussing the different approaches to distributed analytics in the network and storage nodes. How does the storage providers of HDDs and SSD view the data creation and movement between the edge compute and the cloud? And how can computational storage be a solution to reduce data movement?
Claudio DeSanti, Dell; Nishant Lodha, Marvell; Hrishikesh Sathawane, Samsung; Eric Hibbard, Samsung; John Kim, NVIDIA
With ever increasing threat vectors both inside and outside the data center, a compromised customer dataset can quickly result in a torrent of lost business data, eroded trust, significant penalties, and potential lawsuits. Vulnerabilities exist at every point when scaling out NVMe, which require data to be secured every time it leaves a server or the storage media, not only when leaving the data center. NVMe over Fabrics is poised to be the one of the most dominant transports of the future and securing and validating the vast amounts of data that would traverse this fabric is not just prudent, but paramount.
Join the webcast to hear Industry experts discuss current and future strategies to secure and protect your mission critical data.
You will learn:
- Industry trends and regulations around data security
- Potential threats and vulnerabilities
- Existing security mechanisms and best practices
- How to secure NVMe in flight and at rest
- Ecosystem and market dynamics
- Upcoming standards
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
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.