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.
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.
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.
Chris Marsh, Product Marketing Mgr, SanDisk Data Center Solutions
Cloud storage platforms for latency-sensitive applications and XaaS workloads depend on high storage I/O performance to meet SLAs. To achieve agile cloud computing for digital business transformation, data center architects must balance storage I/O performance with a price per I/O considerations. Join the SanDisk discussion to learn top reasons cloud service providers and software-defined storage solutions are leveraging SanDisk data center grade SSDs to enable robust and highly elastic cloud platforms for the next generation of cloud workloads.
Leaping to Software Defined Storage? Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions:
1. Is Software Defined Storage Right For You?
2. What are the Hardware Requirements For Software Defined Storage?
3. How do you Transition To Software Defined Storage?
Join George Crump, Lead Analyst at Storage Switzerland and Gavin Mclaughlin, VP of Strategy and Communication with X-IO for this instructive webinar. In this webinar, you will learn the answers to the three key questions, you should ask when considering a software-defined storage strategy.
All Attendees to this webinar will receive an advanced copy of Storage Switzerland's Latest White Paper, "The Hardware Requirements of Software Defined Storage".
Rich Petersen, Dir Product Marketing; Manish Apte, Product Manager
It’s well-known that storage I/O latency is the most common culprit hindering performance and efficiency in virtual computing. And it’s also well-known that using solid-state storage devices (SSDs) instead of hard-disk drives HDDs can significantly reduce this latency. The challenge is to deploy solid-state storage without an expensive forklift upgrade to existing storage systems. Join SanDisk to learn how new technologies enable solid-state storage to be deployed in the server, as a complement to existing storage, delivering flash memory performance at a far lower cost than a storage upgrade.
Peter Christy - 451 Research Director, Network Research; Keith Stewart, vArmour VP Products
Digital transformation is leading organizations to adopt cloud, SDN, converged infrastructure and containers. This IT transformation has opened the door to new threats and cyber attacks. Security needs to be built into the fabric through a distributed system that enables visibility and control to ensure comprehensive protection of virtualized and cloud assets.
Join this webinar to find out:
- What are the top enterprise trends in data center transformation – regarding leveraging cloud, SDN, converged infrastructure and containers?
- What are the current technology gaps in today’s security and visibility solutions? Why are they needed?
- What is the business impact of these gaps?
Learn how a distributed systems approach to data center visibility is the first step to greater security and the second is about control or the ability to take action. Hear about real-world customer use cases leveraging this approach that solve these challenging security issues.
Marco Casalaina, VP Contact Center Solutions, RingCentral
The value of cloud applications such as Microsoft Office 365 is not just in the ability to simplify usage and management, but in integrating with other often-used cloud business applications, such as communication tools. The ability to manage and track all business communications in one place—calls, texts, faxes and voicemails—and to make and receive calls directly within Office 365, are both productivity advantages that integration can deliver. In this presentation we will discuss the benefits of an integrated Office 365 and business communication system for both IT and the end user.
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.