Cisco ACI and Avi Networks deliver automated L2 - L7 services
Application-centric enterprises recognize the importance of automating infrastructure to deliver applications quickly. Software-defined networking solutions such as Cisco ACI enable programmable infrastructure for networking and operations teams. However, appliance-based load balancers require manual configurations, cannot scale horizontally, and are expensive in many cases. They represent a "last-mile" challenge for automation.
A software-defined approach to application services can extend the value delivered by SDN solutions to load balancing and L4-L7 services.
Join Avi Networks to learn how native integration with Cisco APIC/ACI:
• Simplifies deployment with one-click service insertion
• Enables zero-touch autoscaling
• Provides tenant isolation and security
• Reduces troubleshooting time to minutes with pinpoint analytics
RecordedJun 30 201655 mins
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In this last of a 3 part webinar series presented by Greenlight, Micro Focus Product Management and Greenlight group will provide an overview of the current state of IT Operations Management technologies running on enterprise grade cloud native technology stacks. Join us, and come up to speed as the experts provide a high level overview of Network Operations, Hybrid Cloud, and Datacenter Automation suites from the Micro Focus ITOM portfolio running in a Docker & Kubernetes orchestrated environment.
Rupin Mohan, Director R&D, SAN Chief Technologist, HPE, Mark Detrick, Director, Extension Principal Architect, Brocade
Businesses today rely heavily on their data. Disaster may strike anywhere and occurs in many shapes and sizes. Transporting data over significant distance beyond the reach of a threatening event preserves data so organizations can rapidly recover in the event of a site going down.
This makes deploying a disaster recovery infrastructure between data centers with fast, continuous, and easy replication of mission-critical data to anywhere in the world essential.
Fibre Channel over IP (FCIP), often referred to as “Extension,” is used to connect SANs across distance using IP networks. FCIP is commonly used for Remote Data Replication (RDR) between Enterprise Storage Arrays and Remote Tape applications, for the purpose of Business Continuance via Disaster Recovery (BC/DR).
Join storage technology and industry experts as they discuss their experience and deployment knowledge in:
•Best known methods for deployment with extension architectures, extension in routed topologies, and performance optimization for remote replication
•Industry best practices: topologies to achieve high-availability goals, advantages in trunking, encryption, etc…
•Customer examples and use cases of a variety of critical production environments ranging from SMBs to the largest most demanding enterprises and government institutions
Gary Gruver, Francesco Colavita, Syed Husain, Ron Franklin
This webinar is brought to you by the Vivit DevOps Special Interest Group.
Businesses need to be more responsive to market changes and meeting customer demand for improved services and better user experiences. In order to meet such high expectations and be competitive in your market, it requires great flexibility and speed throughout the organization. DevOps enables your software development, infrastructure and operations teams to identify and eliminate inefficiencies through communication, collaboration, and automation.
Join us for this webinar to learn:
•How you can build a culture of DevOps
As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), more questions arise that relate to how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next.
In this webinar you will learn:
•How does Fibre Channel work over distances?
•What are some of the limitations of distance?
•What happens when you are using FC-NVMe?
•What special equipment do you need?
Come spend time with FCIA and speaker Mark Allen, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager for Cisco, to learn how to understand and plan for distance solutions using Fibre Channel.
Network engineering and operations teams face a complex, moving target. But unfortunately, they’re typically armed with only a disparate collection of management tools - with little or no integration. Network teams deal with equipment outages, slowdowns, security breaches, inability to reach resources, access denials, and other issues that can be caused by anything from a bad connection to devious hackers.
To address these challenges, we are now offering the 5th suite in the ITOM portfolio – Network Operations Management (NOM). Combining the functionality of Network Node Manager i (NNMi) and Network Automation (NA) and additional suite functionality such as reporting, NOM represents our path forward to managing web-scale networks with their evolving mix of physical, virtual, and software-defined networks.
Join this webinar to get an in-depth understanding about Network Operations Management including:
•Enhanced workflows designed to drive productivity and reduce
•Ongoing capability and content enhancements for both the suite and standalone products
•New licensing models to enable upgrades at an average of half the cost of a la carte purchases
In this presentation we discuss how HPE APM is evolving to keep up with the latest advances in technology and some of the new capabilities that will become available in the next release. You will learn about:
• Platform - the new, clean and uncluttered HTML5-based interface design and the new Application Health displaying per application availability, performance and underlying infrastructure status in an easy to understand dashboard
• APM Mobile app - the new mobile app that displays the status of your business applications and enables drill down to RUM and BPM reports
• BPM - the integration with Mobile Center and support for AWS device farm and emulators
• RUM - VXLan traffic monitoring, the multi-instance probe for better resource utilization and capacity improvements and the new Docker monitoring capabilities
• Diagnostics - the new UI and the integration between the on-premises and SaaS solutions
• SiteScope - the integration with AWS and Azure for hybrid service assurance, the new public APIs, and Kubernetes monitoring capabilities
We will conclude the presentation with a short demo of some of the features of the product, and provide you ample opportunities to ask questions and become fully informed about the products and their future strategy and roadmap.
Arturo Suarez, Canonical; Idjiwa Adjido, Extrahop; Johna Till Johnson, Nemeretes; Haidee McMahon, Intel; Bob Crooks
The ICT sector is moving us inexorably towards a software-enabled digital world, but many still fail to understand the power of this trend, how it is going to impact/benefit the ICT Industries and infrastructures delivering them.
Among topics discussed will be:
- Present and future impact of Software Defined technologies on IT (challenges and opportunities)
- How Software-Defined is enabling the digital transformation
- Best practices and recommendation on adopting software-defined technologies with the future in mind.
This Webinar is aimed at IT professionals and CIOs/CDOs/CTOs seeking to understand more about how software-defined impacts the present and future of enterprises.
Chuck Black, Author, Senior SDN Instructor, Training & Development
Software-defined networking has previously had a relatively narrow definition, but in the past few years, SDN has expanded and morphed towards including multiple different technologies. Protocols such as NETCONF, BGP, PCEP, and even the CLI are being used in "SDN" solutions. Even automation and orchestration are being presented as a form of SDN. Where has SDN been, where is it now, and where it is going? These are questions that this presentation will answer.
Chuck Black is author of the book "SDN: A Comprehensive Approach", and has been active in creating networking products for over 35 years, acquiring many patents and scars in the process. He is currently engaged in teaching vendors and customers alike about software-defined networking.
Todd Krautkremer, Cradlepoint, Bill Nelson, Lenovo & Chad Hintz, Cisco
According to Aryaka's 2017 State of the WAN report, 50% of WAN traffic is now in the cloud. The cloud era of networking has officially arrived, and engineers better get comfortable with the software. It's here to stay.
SD-WANs are now more business-critical than ever. Given the rise and momentum of BYOD and more and more connected IoT devices storing data in the cloud, WAN traffic is growing more than 200% YoY. Companies can't afford not to adopt these technologies and risk falling behind the curve without a mobile infrastructure.
Join Todd Krautkremer, SVP of Strategy & Corporate Development, Cradlepoint, William Nelson, Principal Networking and SDE Architect at Lenovo, and Chad Hintz, Principal Systems Engineer, Cisco for a true technical deep dive and look at advanced SDN. Tune into this dynamic panel discussion for insight into key trends in software-defined networking, what it means for the cloud and IoT, and what the evolution of secure, agile infrastructures will look like in a software-defined world.
Rob Peglar, Symbolic IO, J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox
In this, the sixth entry in the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” popular webcast series we look into some of the nitties and the gritties of storage details that are often assumed.
When looking at data from the lens of an application, host, or operating system, it’s easy to forget that there are several layers of abstraction underneath before the actual placement of data occurs. In this webcast we are going to scratch beyond the first layer to understand some of the basic taxonomies of these layers.
In this webcast we will show you more about the following:
•Storage APIs and POSIX
•Block, File, and Object storage
•Byte Addressable and Logical Block Addressing
•Log Structures and Journaling Systems
It’s an ambitious project, but these terms and concepts are at the heart of where compute, networking and storage intersect. Having a good grasp of these concepts ties in with which type of storage networking to use, and how data is actually stored behind the scenes.
Join us on July 6th for this session. We look forward to seeing you there!
Check out the Q&A blog: http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=636
Christian Renaud, Research Director, Internet of Things, 451 Research
Networks are changing. With the vast expansion of IoT, we're experiencing the transition of enterprise and operator infrastructure from networks of people to networks of people, places and things.
Join Christian Renaud, Research Director, IoT at 451 Research, as he looks at the impacts of the growing number of instrumented environments and objects on enterprise and carrier networks, capacities, signaling protocols, and emerging opportunities for value creation beyond simple connectivity.
This webinar will cover:
- Possible bottlenecks and roadblocks on the path to the Internet of Things
- What leading organizations are doing today to prepare for the coming influx of new types of devices
Fibre Channel (FC) is the storage networking protocol for enterprise data centers, with over 11 million ports deployed. Fibre Channel is purpose-built –and engineered to meet the demands for enterprise data centers that require rock solid reliability, high performance and scalability. It can even transport new storage protocols like NVMe natively.
Flexible and resilient, Fibre Channel frames can be encapsulated in both an IP packet (FCIP) as well as a Layer 2 frame (FCoE) and provide unparalleled performance for storage systems. Even so, many people don’t actually understand how it works. This live webcast will help you understand the basics so that you can make informed decisions yourself.
In this “Foundations” webcast, we’ll answer key questions, such as:
- What is Fibre Channel?
- What makes Fibre Channel so reliable?
- How is Fibre Channel different from other storage protocols?
- What are the best practices for designing Fibre Channel solutions?
- And more
If you’re not familiar with Fibre Channel and want to learn more, or if you are interested in learning about how Fibre Channel is purpose-built for storage and future proofed for next-gen NVMe storage arrays, join us at this live event. Our experts will be available to answer your specific questions on the spot.
The Internet of Things is upon us. Vast amounts of big data are quickly approaching and network traffic, latency and bandwidth are at higher demands than ever. Storing, transmitting, and analyzing this data from IoT devices will require a secure and agile network architecture. Network failover and network security will be of the utmost importance.
How will these changes in demand and technologies have an impact on new standards and protocols? Will network communications between devices and the cloud be safe? Tune into this dynamic panel discussion with leading IoT and network experts for the state of IoT networks.
Ahmed Banafa, SJSU Faculty Member and LinkedIn IoT Influencer
Ryan Allphin, CTO, Cradlepoint
Brenda Boehm, Chief Strategy Officer & Board Advisor, IoT Smart Solutions, TIA
Mark Dinnes, VP, IoT Centre of Excellence, T-Systems & Sanjay Sharma, CEO of Roambee
30 percent of all deliveries worldwide do not reach their destination on time, €21 billion in losses are inflicted each year due to freight theft and the value of spoiled products caused by interruptions in the refrigeration chain is €850 billion.
With IoT devices set to reach 50 Billion by 2020 it’s not just the logistics sector that sets for change - join us to understand how innovative IoT & M2M technologies are delivering game changing capabilities from Health care to Connected Building Sites & everything in between.
Richard Marshall, Plenary Chair at Internet of Things Security Foundation
The IoT represents a significant challenge for companies new to supplying connected products and in particular the associated security implications. Traditionally security was often seen as something that was firmly in the domain of the IT or related department. However, with IoT systems being dependant upon a variety of sensors and embedded devices, the impact of supplying secure IoT products spans the whole of the company business; from the supply chain to how an organisation handles vulnerability disclosure. This session will go through some of the challenges that face businesses delivering secure IoT products and the guidance available to help companies take secure IoT products to market and having launched them, ensuring that they are able to support them from a security perspective.
Urban mobility has always been about moving people from location to location through motorized personal or public transport. However, the proliferation of sensors, smartphones and intelligent high bandwidth networks are compelling towns & cities around the world to re-think urban mobility and consider technology enablers to drive towards a vision of “smart” mobility. Furthermore, the fundamental assumptions underpinning mobility are being challenged.
The Internet Of Things (IoT) has been touted as a promising technology enabler to deliver on a vision of smart mobility. We will examine the current state of IoT ecosystems, IoT enabled smart mobility efforts across the globe and help delineate the architectural considerations and cross-industry industry collaboration that would be essential to successfully deliver on smart mobility initiatives. A simple use case around a town/city smart mobility service will be used to illustrate our approach.
Creating smarter cities requires urban infrastructures that accelerates the transition to a smarter city. This is a project that requires much more than connected technologies.
Emerging innovations will be critical, as will engaged businesses and citizens — and together these change-agents are reshaping the city. Such new tools are radically altering our urban assets (water, energy, transport, buildings); shifting the ways that we design and use such systems; transforming our economies; disrupting our societies. Smart and connected urban infrastructure is now a reality, and autonomous vehicles driving themselves is only one of visible elements . Smarter policies that match the smarter tech makes possible the multimodal / integrated transportation systems which provide commuters with more options; the data analytics which manage the flows inside data-powered energy and water grids. Hyper-efficient cities should be much more than hyper-productive; they must be more livable and more equitable.
Gordon Feller will provide a few glimpses around the corners, with a clear-eyed view of urban futures which are emergent.
Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Zhang, Intel, John Kim, Mellanox, Alex McDonald, NetApp
As part of the successful “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask” series, we’ve discussed numerous topics about storage devices, protocols, and networks. As we examine some of these topics further, we begin to tease out some subtle nuances; subtle, yet important nevertheless.
In Part Sepia, we’re going to take a look at some of the terms and concepts that affect Storage Architectures as a whole. In particular, we’ll be looking at those aspects that can help or hinder storage systems inside the network:
•Encapsulation versus Tunneling
•IOPS vs Latency vs Jitter
•Quality of Service (QoS)
Each of these topics has a profound impact on storage designs and performance, but they are often misunderstood. We’re going to help you become clear on all of these very important storage concepts so that you can grok storage just a little bit more.
After the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=629
New solid state storage technologies are forcing the industry to refine distinctions between networks and other types of system interconnects. The question on everyone’s mind is, when is it beneficial to use networks to access solid state storage, particularly persistent memory? The answer to this question involves application, interconnect, memory technology and scalability factors that can be analyzed in the context of a latency budget. In this talk we will explore latency budgets for various types of solid state storage access. These can be used to determine which combinations of interconnects, technologies and scales are compatible with Load/Store instruction access and which are better suited to IO completion techniques such as polling or blocking. In this webcast you’ll learn:
•Why latency is important in accessing solid state storage
•How to determine the appropriate use of networking in the context of a latency budget
•Do’s and don’ts for Load/Store access
Fibre Channel is the most well known dedicated storage networking protocol in use in data centers today, and is considered the gold standard for storage in terms of availability, reliability, and scalability. However, it does require some specific design and planning requirements. For that, storage administrators use the Fibre Channel Speedmap in order to plan.
In this webcast, you will learn how to use the Fibre Channel Speedmap, what the numbers mean, and why its useful:
- Why do storage administrators use the Speedmap?
- What’s the difference between throughput, bandwidth, baud rates, and speed?
- Why does this matter for Fibre Channel and not, say, Ethernet?
This live webcast will be useful for anyone who wants to separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to “speeds and feeds,” and make sense of the numbers.
Updating the network infrastructure for the 21st century
With virtualization and cloud computing revolutionizing the data center, it's time that the network has its own revolution. Join the Network Infrastructure channel on all the hottest topics for network and storage professionals such as software-defined networking, WAN optimization and more to maintain performance and service in your infrastructure