This presentation will cover the topic of optimizing storage by looking at the following subjects, storage virtualization, dynamic tiering, space reclamation, SSDs, power and space efficiency & data protection.
Jose Ruiz, Director of Engineering, Compass Datacenters
New tools have dramatically enhanced the ability of data center operators to base important data center decisions about capacity planning and operational performance on actual data and actionable insights derived from that information. By combining modeling technologies to effectively calibrate the data center during the commissioning process and then using these benchmarks in modeling prospective configuration scenarios, data center operators can optimize the efficiency of their facilities prior to the movement or addition of a single rack. In this presentation, Jose Ruiz will share a real world case study that illustrates how predictive analytics can lead to smarter capacity planning and more effective operational decisions.
Chad Hintz, SNIA-ESF Board Member,Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco; David Fair, SNIA-ESF Chair, Intel
Big data and large-scale web services are creating a storage network congestion problem. Join this live Webcast to learn how new architectures can use an innovative congestion control mechanism called CONGA to address congestion. Developed from research done at Stanford, CONGA is a network-based distributed congestion-aware load balancing mechanism. It is being researched for use in next generation data centers to help enhance IP-based storage networks and is becoming available in commercial switches. This Webcast will dive into:
•A definition of CONGA
•How CONGA efficiently handles load balancing and asymmetry without TCP modifications
•CONGA as part of a new data center fabric
•Affects of 40g/100g in these architectures
•The CONGA impact on IP storage networks
Discover the new data center architectures that will support the most demanding applications such as big data analytics and large-scale web services.
Greg Knieriemen, Technology Evangelist and Strategist, Hitachi Data Systems. Paula Phipps, Software Lead, Infrastructure Plat
It’s time for this hyped-up buzzword to start taking a grown-up role on your path to IT as a service (ITaaS). Learn why applications come first when planning a software-defined infrastructure and how to avoid one-size-fits-all approaches that can limit effectiveness. Discover how simplicity, insight and agility work together to help you to better deliver IT to your business. Attend this WebTech to learn to:
•Automate to simplify operations.
•Access more data for business insight.
•Abstract to stamp out complexity and gain agility.
Rich Petersen, Dir Product Marketing; Juan Novella, Product Manager vVOLs, VMware
In this joint webinar, Rich Petersen and Juan Novella from SanDisk and VMware will discuss how vSphere 6 now supports third party data services, and what that means for the VMware administrator. You’ll learn how VMware’s vision for software-defined storage supports the use of caching software, like FlashSoft, and learn how VMware vSphere 6 can integrate this software for reliable performance and ease of administration.
Flash is the savior of the virtualized datacenter. It provides incredible performance increases along with tremendous latency reduction, but maximizing its potential can be challenging. Learn how you can architect your storage platform to focus on application performance utilizing server-side resources in conjunction with storage acceleration software.
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.
Jason Leiva, Solutions Architect, Veeam & Eric Bassier, Senior Director, Data Center Product, Quantum
Organizations of all sizes face a variety of technical challenges that are forcing them to rethink how they approach storing and protecting their virtual data. Join this webinar to learn how Veeam® and Quantum have teamed up to help organizations of all sizes overcome those obstacles, providing award-winning technology and expertise in backup, recovery, and archive.
Dennis Garcia, Assistant General Counsel, Microsoft
The Cloud provider market is crowded and offerings vary greatly from provider to provider. How do you ensure that a Cloud product meets the particular needs of your business? Assistant General Counsel Dennis Garcia discusses how one goes about choosing a Cloud provider and provides tips and tricks as to how to approach the move to the Cloud within your organization to ensure a successful transition.
R ‘Ray’ Wang, Principal Analyst and Founder, Constellation Research & Ross Mason, Founder/VP of Product Strategy, MuleSoft
Digital transformation is happening faster than you think. Traditional businesses are evolving into “composable enterprises” built out of connected software services and applications. Today, businesses need to quickly connect applications, data and devices, and their ability to stitch all these parts together determines whether they win or lose in the market.
In this webinar, you’ll learn 3 ways to prepare your business for the future, including how to leverage your existing assets, develop a mobile and SaaS strategy, and use connectivity for greater agility, flexibility, and revenue. R ‘Ray’ Wang, Principal Analyst and Founder of Constellation Research, and Ross Mason, MuleSoft’s founder and VP of Product Strategy, will discuss lessons learned from top businesses and trends among CIOs who have successfully navigated today’s hyper-connected business environment.
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?
Tristan Crichton - Framestore, Matt Provost - Avere Systems & Jeff Kember - GCP
Why Compute Flexibility Matters to Framestore's Rendering Workflow
Rendering applications place high-demands on both compute and storage in visual effects infrastructures. With peaks and valleys in the workflow being the norm, leading VFX creators look to the cloud to build infrastructures that provide flexibility to meet ongoing IT management challenges. In this webinar, you’ll hear from industry innovators about the advantages of cloud rendering and how VFX IT leaders are designing this on-demand solution with Avere Systems and Google Cloud Platform. Designed for CTOs, information systems directors, systems engineers and administrators, the content will discuss the initial steps and technical insights of a render-ready hybrid cloud IT architecture.
Grady Boggs, Principal Security Specialist, Microsoft
The consumerization of IT, bring your own device (BYOD), and software-as-a-service (SaaS) provide organizations with impressive productivity gains, but bring with them the challenge of secure management. Grady Boggs, Principal Security Specialist, illustrates the Microsoft comprehensive cloud solution, the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS), and details how users can stay productive while keeping corporate information safe and secure.
Jérome Petazzoni, Tinkerer Extraordinaire, Docker Inc.
What's Docker? Why is it popular? What are containers? Why and how are they going to drastically improve how we build, ship, and run applications? How to get started with Docker and containers, and leverage them to achieve faster, safer deployments for software stacks big and small?
In this presentation, Jerome Petazzoni wil answer all those questions (and a few more) to give you a clear overview of Docker and containers, as well as a quick bootstrap to get started with this technology.
Brett Stevens, Business Technology Consultant, Delphix
Oracle EBS projects often exceed desired timelines and budget because they are constrained by data. Inflexible IT infrastructure and unwieldy processes often mean that it takes days or weeks to provision data to application teams. Data as a Service (DaaS) represents an entirely new approach to managing data that accelerates EBS projects by as much as 50%.
What You'll Learn:
Why effectively managing data is critical to EBS projects
What Data as a Service means to firms implementing, upgrading, and maintaining EBS systems
Why industry leaders such as Facebook, Cisco, and Macy’s have embraced Data as a Service
Tom Flanagan, VP of Technology, Alain Pinel Realtors; Steve Novoselac, Director of Digital Technology, Trek Bicycle Corp.
Get inspired by real world cloud migration success stories. Tom Flanagan, Vice President of Technology, Alain Pinel Realtors and Steve Novoselac, Director of Digital Technology, Trek Bicycle Corporation, share their first-hand experiences of moving to the cloud, along with insights and pointers for your own successful transition.
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
John Meegan, Mike Edwards & Claude Baudoin from the Cloud Standards Customer Council
When considering a move to cloud computing, customers must have a clear understanding of potential security benefits and risks associated with cloud computing, and set realistic expectations with their cloud provider. "The Security for Cloud Computing: 10 Steps to Ensure Success" webinar provides a practical reference to help enterprise IT and business decision makers analyze the security implications of cloud computing on their business. The presentation will provide guidance and strategies designed to help these decision makers evaluate and compare security offerings from different cloud providers in key areas.
best practices for achieving enterprise IT efficiency
The Enterprise Architecture channel presents the next generation of enterprise IT: recognizing the strategic importance of the data center to make companies more nimble and competitive. These presentations will help demanding IT professionals achieve flexibility, scalability and performance with reduced risk and complexity.