John Mallory - Isilon, Nikesh Shah - Pivotal, Dave Carpenter - Moderator
Hadoop has traditionally been based on DAS storage in servers, but evolving requirements create a strong case for moving to an optimized external enterprise class scale-out storage solution—Isilon is the leading example of such a solution. Isilon optimizes Hadoop by supporting HDFS as a NAS style protocol, while preserving 100% Apache Open Source compliance. This approach brings all of Isilon’s benefits—efficiency, lower TCO at scale, operational flexibility with investment protection, enterprise data governance—to an Enterprise Hadoop Data Lake. The combination of Isilon and Pivotal offer a highly differentiated Analytics solution stack that is solving enterprise customer Analytic problems today—join us to learn how.
Apache™ Hadoop® innovations continue to power and disrupt the data management and warehousing markets. However, leveraging Apache Hadoop for today's advanced analytics requires a steep learning curve and even more challenging mesh of additional technologies. Pivotal has been busy advancing and opening its unique enterprise Pivotal HD, HAWQ SQL query engine, and in-memory capabilities specifically to fit growing demands for advanced analytics and machine learning algorithms.
In this webinar Pivotal will introduce its most recent advances in Pivotal's innovative Business Data Lake. We will cover recent enhancements providing more powerful and high performing analytics, leveraging GemFire in-memory technologies for real-time processing and analysis, and unlocking Pivotal's capabilities for a wide variety of analytic languages, formats, and interfaces.
Ted Basile - EMC and Joshua Walter - FusionStorm - Moderator Dave Carpenter
XtremIO All Flash Arrays are quickly becoming an industry performance solution. EMC delivers XtremIO which will:
- Measured end-to-end at the host
- 100% random
- All flash pages non-zero
- Array filled to 80% – forcing overwrites
- Any size LUNs, any LBA range
- Mixed read/write I/O
- Increasing thread counts
- Extended time periods
Experience greater simplicity
Save space with servers, storage and networking converged into a deskside chassis
Use what you know - Familiar platforms and technologies inside the box
Deploy confidently - Integrated, pre-tested and certified
Realize improved efficiency
Save time and reduce potential for error with unified and simplified systems management
Ensure more uptime with high availability features and live migration
Reduce CapEx and OpEx with consolidation and virtualization
Discover greater versatility
Office power profile and deskside acoustics
Extensive scalability within a stable platform
Support for future PowerEdge 13G servers protects IT investment
Eric Herzog - EMC, Larry Anderson - FusionStorm, Tyler Baker - EMC
FusionStorm presents an opportunity to explore how the performance and efficiency demands of virtualization are driving the need for the next generation of storage and how the new VNX2 meets that challenge. We will address the following:
•The VNX MCx Multi-Core Processor Architecture and how this affects I/O to the host/Hypervisor
•Flash as a Cache tier and its ability to absorb bursty workloads to eliminate I/O Contention
•Flash as a Tier to accelerate “hot” blocks of data
•Hypervisor I/O bottlenecks caused by improper load-balancing/Multi-pathing
These technologies will be tied back to your potential TCO/ROI and business benefit. Hear from the Father of the VNX2, Eric Herzog and key VMware alliance managers as well as FusionStorm, who will share real life customer experiences and how this technology is trending. FusionStorm will also share the math behind the great TCO/ROI their customers experience when moving to the VNX2.
Virtualization, cloud computing, hybrid environments and BYOD are here to stay. When implemented successfully, these solutions can transform the way businesses operate and lower the OPEX and CAPEX costs of IT departments. However, these major IT trends cannot be considered separately: virtualization and cloud are often linked, and needs for anytime anywhere connectivity and mobile workforce enablement won't wait. This is why it's essential to have a holistic approach and address the business, technology and financial implications of today for tomorrow's needs.
Dell has quickly become one of the largest and fastest growing networking providers in the world by leveraging its extensive expertise in the data center to build a complete portfolio of switches that are designed to be open, flexible, powerful and economical.
Jim Maul - CIO Kelly-Moore Paints and Joe Baker - FusionStorm
Enterprise IT implementations and upgrades often come with business disruption, unexpected costs and lengthy delays. What if there were a way to avoid those risks?
Please join us for an informative webinar spotlighting a unique alternative to traditional onsite technology integration. Take a look inside FusionStorm’s Integration Center and see how our expert configuration, staging and logistics services enable on-time, plug-and-play installation of multivendor solutions anywhere in the world.
Detailed case study examples will show you how to cut deployment time and disruption for:
•rollouts of customized technology solutions to multiple locations
•repetitive deployments of standardized equipment
Mark your calendar and join us for an inside look at the best practices and nimble processes that enable rapid turnaround of complex projects with less risk.
Robert Peglar - EMC Isilon CTO and Dave Carpenter - Moderator
The worlds of Big Data and Enterprise IT are converging, creating new challenges and opportunities for businesses across all industry segments. This session will explore how scale-out storage architecture can help you manage data more effectively and accelerate your business transformation, leveraging the opportunity provided by Big Data and its analysis.
Big Data storage needs a highly automated, scale-out architecture. Add capacity up to 20 petabytes—without adding people. Boost storage utilization and performance, while simplifying management and protecting your data. Achieve this all with EMC storage technology.
Capture the benefits that desktop virtualization offers through the power of Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions and FusionStorm Services. Come explore new levels of innovation, flexibility and agility- regardless of the size and complexity of your organization. Learn how to meet the needs of a rapidly changing and increasingly social, mobile, virtual, converged and contextual workforce by providing them with near universal access to corporate information as well as an optimal user experience without compromising the security of sensitive data.
Dell Desktop Virtualization Solutions are purpose-built and leverage Dell Datacenter hardware components, Dell and Dell Wyse endpoints, as well as software from industry-leading virtualization partners like Citrix, VMware, and Microsoft. These solutions enable you to reduce the time, complexity, risks and costs associated with implementing desktop virtualization — all while continuing to deliver a superior user experience. FusionStorm will help you deploy a solution that has been pretested and validated with multiple real-world workloads when you choose from Dell’s deep and broad portfolio of solutions.
Elton Fontaine - Palo Alto Networks / Dave Carpenter - Moderator
FusionStorm presents an introduction to Palo Alto Networks next-generation firewalls that allow you to safely enable applications and strengthen your security posture across the entire organization with firewall policies that use business-relevant elements such as the application identity, who is using the application, and the type of content or threat as network access decision criteria.
At the gateway, you can reduce your threat footprint by blocking a wide range of unwanted applications and then inspecting the allowed applications for threats – both known and unknown. In the datacenter - traditional or virtualized application enablement translates to ensuring only datacenter applications are in use by authorized users, protecting the content from threats and addressing virtual infrastructure security challenges. Your offices and remote users can be protected by the same set of enablement policies deployed at the headquarters location, thereby ensuring policy consistency.
Please join us for a webinar on these topics, and how enterprise organizations can enable the productivity and benefits of modern applications, without taking on unnecessary risks.
Bill Towne - FusionStorm / Dave Carpenter - FusionStorm Moderator
NEW DATEl NOVEMBER 8TH. SAME TIME.11am pst or 2pm eastern.
A webinar about Unified Communications and Collaboration:
With a demanding, mobile, device-savvy workforce, companies and IT departments continue to look for better ways for their people to work and collaborate. In this post-PC era, Cisco and FusionStorm are in a leading position to capture mindshare and compete to "win the workspace." Unified Communications applications including instant messaging (Jabber), presence, voice, video, and conferencing, regardless of device type or platform (OS), allow your users to be productive anytime, anywhere, on any device. It’s not where you work, it’s how you work!
Cisco Unified Communications Products Provide These Benefits:
• Efficiently run voice, data, and video communications over a single, converged network
• Take advantage of a wide array of Cisco IP endpoints to meet diverse communications needs
• Optimize efficiency with Cisco Unified Communications network management
Roy Francis, FusionStorm / Bala Vaidhinathan, eG Innovations / Rick Ruskin, eG Innovations
Learn how to better prepare for your desktop virtualization initiative, and
then once deployed how to ensure a great user experience. We will discuss:
. The pitfalls to avoid when implementing desktop virtualization
. Tips and tricks for overcoming user challenges
. Considerations for migrating to XenApp 6.5 and Windows 2008
. How to address performance and scalability considerations
Phil George-EMC / Ryan Ribary-FusionStorm / Moderator-Dave Carpenter
FusionStorm presents an introduction to vSphere Data Protection and the comprehensive capabilities of EMC Avamar to provide image-level backups and so much more. We will focus on image-level backup and recovery and learn about the many advantages it provides for performance and single-step file level recovery. Companies like this approach because it moves the backup process away from the virtual machines where their applications are running, which avoids any performance impact to the application. Register Today! Webinar on September 12th at 1:00pm EST. Together EMC and FusionStorm will present this unique backup strategy.
The traditional approach to desktop environments fails to balance the requirement to migrate your users to Windows 7 and IT's needs for security and control, along with the user's demands for more flexible work styles and non-traditional desktops. To address these needs and prepare for future demands, IT needs a significantly better way to manage desktops – whether they’re physical, virtual or a blend of both.