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With the growing adaptation of Software-Defined technologies as the foundation for enterprises’ data centers, private & hybrid clouds and overall IT agility, security infrastructure transformation must take place to efficiently integrate with the Software-Defined ecosystem and become software defined itself. This presentation will highlight the need for Software Defined Security (SD-Security) and Fortinet’s framework to deliver optimized security for the Software Defined IT.
Laurence James, NetApp Products, Alliances and Solutions Manager
Organizations need their IT teams to move ever more quickly to keep pace with the changing needs of business Traditional data centres, with infrastructure silos built around applications, limit responsiveness. Companies struggle with routine IT downtime, spiralling costs, performance challenges, and growing complexity as their operations scale.
Solving this problem requires an IT infrastructure built for agility, one capable of instantly delivering new services, projects, and capacity while keeping costs down. That’s the promise of the software-defined data centre (SDDC). Software-defined storage (SDS) is one of the four SDDC components, as well as Software-defined compute, network, and security. Today there are so many different definitions for the term Software Defined that you can be excused for the confusion it has caused. In the session Laurence James unravels some of the myths surrounding the Software defined craze.
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, representatives from VMware and SanDisk will discuss VMware’s vision for software-defined storage. You’ll learn how vSphere 6 allows third party virtual data services, like SanDisk’s host-level SSD caching software, to be fully integrated with Storage Policy Based Management (SPBM) to safely and easily accelerate IO between VMs and VMDKs. This allows VMware administrators to vastly improve storage IO performance by cost-effectively delivering flash performance without overhauling or replacing your current storage.
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
Looking out, your organization’s success depends on flexibility and ability to rapidly adapt to market trends, and innovate faster. Looking in, it also depends on increased business efficiency and effectiveness. These two can, and need to be achieved together.
You can drive innovation and time to market by adopting Agile software development. But business efficiency and effectiveness are hard to achieve when you manage a disparate array of applications, deployed across a range of platforms and tools chosen by different teams in your organization: business, development, quality, operations. Maintaining that type of environment is costly, inefficient, and inherently risky.
Take quality as an example. Iterative and agile development drives faster cycle times. But quality for agile has lagged the updates of agile. The result is riskier code practices, with less visibility, at a time when organizations face exposure to risk due to customer-facing mobile and other new applications.
You need consistent agile quality strategies and application component visibility in order to succeed.
In this webinar, we will show you how HP Agile Manager enables your team to surface quality throughout the entire software quality lifecycle, from writing quality code, to functional and nonfunctional testing of Agile artifacts, all the way to monitoring the application in production, and looping back production feedback into development, thus opening the door to DevOps.
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
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.