There needs to be a shift in the way organisations approach storage.
All too often, the decision to acquire storage infrastructure comes after the choice of servers and applications is made. This project-based approach can mean that organisations are forced into implementing multiple st
There needs to be a shift in the way organisations approach storage.
All too often, the decision to acquire storage infrastructure comes after the choice of servers and applications is made. This project-based approach can mean that organisations are forced into implementing multiple storage platforms to match different server and application requirements. The consequences can be severe:
1. Your capital outlay is multiplied
2. You are forced to purchase more licences
3. Your operating costs are higher and risks are much greater
4. You discover hidden charges
5. Your only option is to rip-and-replace
We cannot continue approaching storage as an after-thought or simply based on a preferred vendor or technology. Put simply, we have to start putting storage first, building a flexible, scalable foundation for your servers and applications that does not need to be torn down when your requirements change.
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There are many permutations of technologies, interconnects and application level approaches in play with solid state storage today. It is becoming increasingly difficult to reason clearly about which problems are best solved by various permutations of these. In this webcast Doug Voigt, chair of the SNIA NVM Programming model will outline key architectural principals that may allow us to think about the application of networked solid state technologies more systematically.
Fred Knight, Standards Technologist, NetApp, Andy Banta, Storage Janitor, SolidFire/NetApp, David Fair, Chair, SNIA-ESF
iSCSI is an Internet Protocol standard for transferring SCSI commands across an Ethernet network, enabling hosts to link to storage devices wherever they may be. In this Webcast, we will discuss the evolution of iSCSI including iSER, which is iSCSI technology that takes advantage of various RDMA fabric technologies to enhance performance. Register now to hear:
•A brief history of iSCSI
•How iSCSI works
•IETF refinements to the specification
•Enhancing iSCSI performance with iSER
The Webcast will be live, so please bring your questions for our experts.
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the newest trends in storage: Disaggregation of traditional storage functions. A major trend within IT is to leverage server and server-side resources to the maximum extent possible. Hyper-scale architectures have led to the commoditization of servers and flash technology is now ubiquitous and is often times most affordable as a server-side component. Underutilized compute resources exist in many datacenters as the growth in CPU power has outpaced other infrastructure elements. One current hot trend— software-defined-storage—advocates collocating all storage functions to the server side but also relies on local, directly attached storage to create a shared pool of storage. That limits the server’s flexibility in terms of form factor and compute scalability.
Now some vendors are exploring a new, optimally balanced approach. New forms of storage are emerging that first smartly modularize storage functions, and then intelligently host components in different layers of the infrastructure. With the help of a lively panel of experts we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approach to intelligently distributing storage functions can bring about better customer business outcomes.
We are entering rapidly changing times in the storage arena leading to major transformations of traditional SAN based storage environments.
This webinar will discuss three tactics you can deploy to define an appropriate service framework for the delivery of storage services within your business and allow you to effectively evaluate the technology offerings and operational models now available.
Sushant Rao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, DataCore Software
Server virtualization was supposed to consolidate and simplify IT infrastructure in data centers. But, that only “sort of happened”. Companies do have fewer servers but they never hit the consolidation ratios they expected. Why? In one word, performance.
Surveys show that 61% of companies have experienced slow applications after server virtualization with 77% pointing to I/O problems as the culprit.
Now, with hyper-converged, companies have another opportunity to fulfill their vision of consolidating and reduce the complexity of their infrastructure. But, this will only happen if their applications get the I/O performance they need.
Join us for this webinar where we will show you how to get industry leading I/O response times and the best price/performance so you can reduce and simplify your infrastructure.
As traditional enterprises look to experiment with emerging Docker use cases, the need to connect containers to persistent data or even just to share data between Docker containers becomes more obvious. However, this expansion has proven to be a challenge for infrastructure that relies on monolithic storage arrays. As a result, enterprises are looking to software-defined storage as a more attractive choice because of its flexibility, programmability and ability to provide well-managed, persistent storage. In this talk, you’ll get:
• What Docker is and is not, as well as container-specific storage challenges
• Why you need container-specific storage policies, SLAs, and classes of service (CoS)
• How to leverage software-defined storage solutions for Docker and containers
• When to use hyperconverged or hyperscale architectures for your Docker initiatives
Lilac Schoenbeck, VP of Product Management & Marketing and Dante Orsini, SVP of Business Development
Whether your nemesis is a malicious attack, a hurricane or (more likely) human error, have you collected all the tools you need to triumph and save the day?
There are a host of technologies available to those prepping for potential business disruptions: backups on-premise, backups in the cloud, on-premise failovers, Disaster Recovery as a Service, and, of course, delivering an offering of cable and silicon to your mainframe every Tuesday at noon.
Obviously, you don’t need all of these options – but which do you need? And why would you choose one over the other? Join this webinar to learn:
- What has changed since your tried-and-true backup plan was hatched in 2010
- How to evaluate on-premise vs. cloud-based options
- How to marry different technologies to create a complete solution
- What to consider when selecting a technology or cloud partner
With 10 years of experience leading the DRaaS and Backup market around the world, we’ve seen a lot of technologies come and go – and have some strong opinions and solid guidance for our customers on how best to evaluate options.
Most telcos are in the process of migrating their customers to an all-IP environment. An approach enabling multiple services via a single connection, and thus creates a more efficient network and new services.
However a single connection failing creates problems of its own. In today’s world an hour off-line can cost a significant amount of money, even for a small business. In our webinar we want to evaluate the risk without dramatizing it and review potential scenarios to mitigate the threat.
Enabling you to have a meaningful, fact based discussion internally or with your customer.
We will discuss how to take a pure business view in developing a strategy aligned to the value of the data, independent of the technology landscape available.
We will also discuss how to take the strategy defined and assess the applicability of technology based approaches, adopting third party managed service offerings or utilising the cloud as a backup platform.
The movement away from electro-mechanical devices for primary storage to solid state technology continues. Flash technology has been immensely successful and continues to advance with greater density and less cost. It is also driving changes in the interfaces and protocols for storage from disk-based to memory-based. Additional solid state technology is entering the market and will create a hierarchy of different performance and cost storage. This presentation will discuss some of these changes and their potential impacts.
Computing models in today’s dynamic data centers and clouds are changing dramatically. Application-centric enterprises are finding that they need to develop nimble operational models for infrastructure, networking, and application services. Application delivery controllers (ADCs) are an important part of the networking and application services considerations for software-defined data centers.
New software-defined load balancers are significantly improving the way that application services are delivered and scaled, while freeing IT from repetitive tasks through intelligent automation. Application developers and lines of business are benefiting from better APIs that align with their goals for continuous integration and delivery (CI/CD) and cloud-native applications.
In this webinar, you’ll learn:
– How to eliminate the overprovisioning and overspending that is typical with traditional hardware-based load balancing solutions?
– How to scale not just load balancers but also applications, elastically and predictively based on real-time traffic patterns?
– How to take advantage of x86 servers, VMs, or containers to deliver application services close to individual applications?
– What are the best ways to support multi-cloud deployments and cloud-native applications?
– Ways to troubleshoot applications in minutes with the ability to record and replay traffic events, security and client data.
– How to accelerate application services for SDN environments such as Cisco ACI and private clouds such as OpenStack or for container-based microservices applications?
– The move to agile infrastructure and operations is already happening and it is now reaching critical networking components in the stack such as ADCs.
Join Ray Gillenwater, host of the "Work Smart" podcast, ex-corporate executive and current co-founder of enterprise collaboration company, SpeakUp, as he discusses the biggest challenges remote teams face. Learn how to be as efficient and effective as possible, even when the team can't sit together in the same room. Find out about the latest tech in this category and how some of the smartest companies on earth are adapting in 2016.
Join us for our live webinar on May 11th at 1 p.m.ET and 10 a.m. PT when Storage Switzerland and Tegile Systems will discuss how the acquisition and operating costs of flash make it feasible to build a private cloud that is responsive to the needs of the business and cost effective.
Nial Darbey, Principal Solutions Consultant, John D'Emic, Client Architect, Rupesh Ramachandran, Principal Solutions
Microservices is one of the hottest technology trends for 2016. Join us to learn what microservices mean for your business, as our technical experts take you on a journey through microservices best practices and implementation using Anypoint Platform.
Brian Bashaw, Technical Lead - HGST & Jeff Tabor, Sr. Director - Avere Systems
Creating a digital archive that is both accessible and cost effective may seem like an impossible task. While public and private clouds may offer cost-effective scalable storage that is perfect for protecting assets, planning for responsive accessibility, and flexibility can be challenging. To evaluate these hybrid storage models, you must understand object storage and options for file access.
In this webinar, you’ll discover:
•The fundamentals of cloud archives including terminology and core technology
•Why hybrid clouds are a smart option for petabyte-scale archives and how to describe the overall use and economic value to others
•What digital data is appropriate for cloud archiving
•How transition from a legacy storage environment to a public/private hybrid cloud model
•How to enable the active archive to monetize digital assets
For these valuable archives, moving to cloud storage is a big decision, but one that can come with big rewards, like cost efficiency, scalability, and accessibility. These industry experts will provide education, use case examples, and most importantly, answer your questions.
David Hollway, Mike Brohoski, & Pang Ngernsupaluck
Together, Windows 10 and Intel deliver the productivity, security and manageability you need to advance your business.
Intel and Microsoft have been collaborating for more than 30 years, creating technology that has changed the way we do business.
With Windows 10, we’ve taken this partnership to a whole new level, with new hardware lighting up key Windows features that help you stay ahead of security threats, while making it easy for you to manage devices across your business.
The new devices on Windows 10 and the new Intel 6th generation processor (Skylake) deliver:
•Better Productivity: Do more and be more productive with improved multi-tasking, less waiting, familiar interface and app compatibility
•Better Security: Helps protect identity, data and devices against modern security threats
•Better Manageability: Stay current with less effort, manage devices more effectively, remotely provision and deploy applications
Watch this webcast to:
•Discover Windows 10 productivity, security and manageability features that new hardware lights up
•Learn more about the Intel 6th generation processor (Skylake) and how it helps give time and money back to your company
•Get additional resources to evaluate when it might be time for new devices and what devices are right for you
The cloud concept originated with the dot.com phenomenon in the early 2000s, but was brought to reality by the large web-based and social media companies in the last half dozen years. However, the requirements companies like Google and Amazon had for their clouds were beyond what traditional IT infrastructures could deliver - so they designed their own. These hyper-scale companies used software-defined, scale-out architectures and commodity hardware to build flexible, yet cost effective cloud infrastructures.
Enterprises are moving towards a cloud-based model to deliver IT services. They see the potential of the hyper-scalers’ approach to creating cloud infrastructures but don’t have the resources or expertise to make that do-it-yourself model work. The Open Storage Platform (OSP) provides these companies with a solution that leverages commercial, off-the-shelf components and a “roll your own” approach to building private clouds.
Join Evaluator Group Sr. Analyst, Eric Slack and learn how companies are using the Open Storage Platform to build private clouds. In this informative webinar you will get the information to:
When a company deploys new technology, success depends on effective user education and adoption. This means employees not only need to understand how the technology works, but they need to change their behaviors. This doesn’t happen through osmosis.
From the earliest stages of planning new technology deployments, companies need to think about lines of business workflow. How do people currently work and what role will the new technology play in this work?
In this webinar, you will learn fundamentals of building an adoption plan, including identifying use cases, internal marketing and collecting feedback to evaluate success.
Amy Thacker is a marketing veteran with a graduate degree in teaching. Her experience allows her to meld internal marketing strategies with training best practices.
Jeff Wallace, President/Founder, Global Kinetics; Anand Ramachandran, VP of Strategy, NTT Innovation Institute
Over the course of the past two decades, the debate over what makes for an engaging digital customer experience has been an ongoing conversation - over and over, anywhere and everyplace. As we dive deeper into the worlds of the Internet of Things, Enterprise Mobility and overall Digital Transformation, understanding how to best engage users is critical. If you subscribe to our philosophy, that user experience drives user adoption and user adoption drives ROI, then without a doubt, the best opportunity to earn ROI on such investments is to pay close attention to creating a compelling user experience. We'll discuss such topics specifically as they relate to these technologies.
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