2 Minutes on BrightTALK: The Role of Hardware in Software-Defined Storage
In this 2 minute segment, Mike Matchett of Taneja Group outlines who the biggest beneficiaries of software-defined storage are, the main misconceptions around SDS and the evolution of the storage market as a whole.
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RecordedOct 10 20143 mins
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Jeff Kato, Taneja Group, Jeff Cobb, Qumulo, Nick Rathke, SCI
Computer users aren’t top data producers anymore. Machines are. Raw data from sensors, labs, forensics, and exploration are surging into data centers and overwhelming traditional storage. There is a solution: High performance, massively scale-out NAS with data-aware intelligence. Join us as Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management at Qumulo and Taneja Group Senior Analyst Jeff Kato explain Qumulo’s data-aware scale-out NAS and its seismic shift in storing and processing machine data. We will review how customers are using Qumulo Core, and Nick Rathke of the University of Utah’s Scientific Computing and Imaging (SCI) Institute will join us to share how SCI uses Qumulo to cut raw image processing from months to days.
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Jeff Cobb, VP of Product Management, Qumulo
Nick Rathke, Assistant Director for IT, The Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute (SCI)
Jim Whalen, Taneja Group; Patrick Rogers, Cohesity; Jesse St Laurent, SimpliVity; Joe Noonan, Unitrends; Rick Vanover, Veeam
Hyperconvergence is a rapidly growing and evolving force in the IT infrastructure space. Emerging from the factory pre-configured racking programs of the big IT equipment suppliers, it quickly morphed into a variety of VM-centric architectures where compute, storage and networking (and more) are all integrated below the hypervisor and provide a unified platform to run virtual workloads on. The questions surrounding Data Protection are many: Is a DP mechanism even needed in a distributed cluster architecture that hyperconverged platforms typically drive? What’s the role of traditional backup software and appliances? Is physical server backup still important? What’s the optimum solution for backing up a hyperconverged platform? Is there an optimum solution?
In this presentation, some of today’s leading vendors will give their take on what the intersection of Hyperconvergence and Data Protection means for the end user.
* Cohesity - Patrick Rogers, VP Marketing & Product Management
* SimpliVity - Jesse St Laurent, VP of Product Strategy
* Unitrends - Joe Noonan, Director, Software Product Management
* Veeam - Rick Vanover, Director of Technical Product Marketing
Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; Brian Biles, Datrium; Patrick Osborne, HPE; Kevin Fernandez, Nutanix
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.
Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Brian Biles, Founder & CEO, Datrium
Patrick Osborne, Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing, HPE
Kevin Fernandez, Director of World Wide Technical Marketing, Nutanix
Traditionally, when people talk about data protection, they’re talking about some form of backup. However, if those backups effectively end up in a “write-only memory”, they’re not much good. So really, the bottom line is recovery is what people are most concerned about when they talk about data protection. With the degree to which today’s technologies have been refined and the plethora of data protection platforms available, users should maintain a baseline set of simple expectations to be met no matter who or what they choose for the job. In this presentation, Taneja Group and Dave LeClair of Unitrends will discuss the “New Rules for Recovery” that everyone’s solution should adhere to.
Mike Matchett, Sr. Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group
Come join Senior Analyst Mike Matchett's lively discussion about the concerns and challenges coming when the Internet of Things crashes into our enterprise datacenters. We think big data today is big, but future IoT data streams promise to swamp everything from servers to storage. And today's new big data applications will still need to become more real-time, more agile, distributed and even more scalable. What's coming down the road, and how should we start planning for the future today?
This webcast will go for 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q & A session, where the audience is welcome to ask questions.
Mike Tyson famously observed “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” The question is, will your Disaster Recovery plan survive that punch and save the day? In this presentation, Jim Whalen of Taneja Group and Dave LeClair of Unitrends will discuss cloud-based Disaster Recovery, how Recovery Assurance is an absolutely crucial component of any DR plan and why choosing a DRaaS provider needs to be on everyone’s short list of options when developing their Disaster Recovery plans.
Arun Taneja, Taneja Group; Mark Campbell, Unitrends
Technologies relating to Data Protection, DR, Cloud, Business Continuity and Secondary Uses of Data are undergoing sea change, as we speak. Come listen to a discussion on many new concepts affecting the storing, protection, movement, management and use of secondary data from two thought leaders in the industry. Mark Campbell is the CTO at Unitrends, a long term player in the data protection space. Mark has been leading the transformation at Unitrends. Arun Taneja is the Founder and Consulting Analyst at Taneja Group, a premier analyst firm that focuses on new, paradigm shifting technologies and their impact on IT and the end user. Arun has also spent several decades building and marketing a variety of infrastructure products.
This webcast will go for 30 minutes, followed by a 15 minute Q & A session, where the audience is welcome to ask questions.
Sean Suchter, Pepperdata Co-founder and CEO and Mike Matchett, Sr. Analyst at Taneja Group
Come join us as we learn how to tackle and manage big data application performance. First, Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett will present his take on how enterprise IT is now being challenged to support big data applications in real production environments. He'll discuss why too many enterprises haven't been as successful as they should in taking advantage of their big data opportunities - in many cases losing out to competitors. He'll explore what agile IT/devops really needs to do to not only effectively host, but deliver top-notch, consistent big data performance with the smallest infrastructure cost.
Then Sean Suchter, co-founder and CEO at Pepperdata will present their compelling approach to solving big data cluster performance challenges. He'll demonstrate how Pepperdata's dynamic run-time optimizations can guarantee consistent performance SLA's in a shared multi-tenant Hadoop cluster. Because Pepperdata delivers detailed visibility into Hadoop cluster activity , the software becomes invaluable for cluster troubleshooting, reporting/chargeback, capacity planning, and other management and optimization requirements. With Pepperdata, IT can now effectively, efficiently, and reliably support all the business-empowering big data applications of an organization. This webcast will be 45 minutes with time reserved for Q+A.
Hyperscale clouds get all of the press, but is it really a case of “go big or go home”? The giant cloud providers offer great prices on bulk storage but the cloud can act as much more than just a backup destination. There’s a lot of value residing within the individual cloud offerings of the data protection vendors, with an entire spectrum of services ranging from standard backup storage to Managed Archiving to Disaster Recovery as a Service. And more.
Join us on this panel discussion to learn about what’s available and how to take full advantage of the range of cloud services offered so that you can precisely match vendors’ offerings to your business needs.
Arun Taneja, Founder & Consulting Analyst; Taneja Group (Moderator)
Christophe Bertrand, Vice President of Product Marketing; Arcserve
Austin McChord, CEO & Founder; Datto
Abhijit Dinkar, CTO, Dell Data Protection; Dell
Mark Campbell, CTO; Unitrends
Tom Fenton, Senior Validation Engineer, Taneja Group & George Wagner, Senior Manager Marketing, NexGen Storage
VMware vSphere 6.0 Virtual Volumes allow vendors to integrate a variety of storage capabilities at a per-VM level, but vendor implementations vary greatly. Join this webinar to get a first look at what you can expect from the VVOL integration from leading vendors. Guest speaker Tom Fenton, Senior Validation Engineer from Taneja Group, who has had conversations with a large number of both vendors and end users about their VMware environment, will lead this vendor-neutral discussion on the state of the VVOL market.
Jeff Kato, Taneja Group; John Joseph, DataGravity; Peter Godman, Qumulo; Shahbaz Ali, Tarmin
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the newest trends in storage: Data-Aware Storage. Let’s face it, storage has been dumb for long enough and it is time to innovate in another dimension. Recently several “up-and-coming” storage companies have taken off the wraps of data-awareness by providing storage systems that can analyze, index, comply and make storage much smarter while operating in real-time without compromising the mission of providing primary storage capability. We will unpack the definition of data-aware storage as a panel of experts give their take on how data-aware storage products have impacted customer business outcomes.
We will ask them questions such as: Why is the time ripe now for data-aware storage? What will the future bring in this space? What are the best applications and use cases to start implementing data-aware storage today?
John Joseph, President and Co-Founder, DataGravity
Peter Godman, Co-Founder and CEO, Qumulo
Shahbaz Ali, Founder, President & CEO, Tarmin
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 30-minute webinar in which the Taneja Group will talk with David Bailey about how he was able to store over 10 billion files. We will discuss with David how he was able to design a 10 Billion file storage system, who is using systems of this size, how he tracks the analytics for a system this large and what this means for the datacenter. David works for Qumulo, a leader in “data-aware” storage systems. Data-aware systems have real-time analytics that enable users to instantly obtain information about data and how it is being used. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; David Glynn, Dell Storage
Join us in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars on vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). In this session, the Taneja Group will talk with David Glynn from Dell Storage. VVols is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by VMware’s storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments. The Taneja Group will discuss VVol technology with David and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter and how Dell is enabling this technology with their arrays. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; Juan Novella, VMware; Ken Werneburg, VMware
Join us for the first in a series of fast-paced and informative 60-minute webinars, as we discuss with VMware one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol). VVol is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVol is packaged as a feature in nearly all VMware vSphere Editions and is being embraced by storage partners at an unprecedented rate. IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations, are showing great interest in implementing VVol in their own environments.
This moderated session features Juan Novella and Ken Werneburg, VVol experts from VMware, who will discuss VVol technology, the rapidly expanding ecosystem, and the impact this game-changing capability will have in the datacenter. Attendees will be encouraged to submit their questions during the session.
Juan Novella, Product Marketing Manager – Storage; VMware
Ken Werneburg, Senior Architect - Technical Marketing; VMware
Arun Taneja Taneja Group; Ranga Rajagopalan, Symantec; Mark Campbell, Unitrends; Rick Vanover, Veeam; Joshua Stenhouse, Zerto
Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?
Ranga Rajagopalan, Director of Product Management; Symantec
Mark Campbell, CMO & CTO; Unitrends
Rick Vanover, Product Strategy Specialist; Veeam
Joshua Stenhouse, Technology Evangelist; Zerto
Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; David Glynn, Dell; Eric Siebert, HP; Joel Kaufman, NetApp; Ben Bolles, NexGen
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs). VVOLs is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVOLs will be packaged as a feature in VMware vSphere Standard Edition and above as well as in VMware vSphere ROBO editions, and is seeing a groundswell of interest from IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations. The panel includes VVOL experts from four major vendors that have announced they will be implementing VVOLs into their storage. Some of the questions we will be asking them include: What immediate impact will VVOLs have on the datacenter? What should the early adopters look for in a VVOL-based storage solution? Should datacenters start to implement VVOLs right away or wait for VVOL.next?
David Glynn, Technical Solutions Engineer; Dell
Eric Siebert, Worldwide Solutions Marketing Manager; HP
Joel Kaufman, VMware Technical Director; NetApp
Ben Bolles, VP Products; NexGen Storage
Tom Fenton, Taneja Group; Steve Wilson, Citrix; Burzin Patel, Microsoft; Bryan Che, Red Hat; Mathew Lodge, VMware
Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how private and hybrid clouds fit into the modern datacenter. This panel includes top luminaries from major private and hybrid cloud providers. Some of the questions we will be asking include: Why use private and hybrid clouds instead of public clouds? Are all workloads suitable for these types of clouds? What are the economic factors that play into these types of clouds? Are they a transitional technology or the new normal?
Steve Wilson, VP Cloud Software, Citrix
Burzin Patel, Director of Product Marketing, Microsoft
Bryan Che, General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy, Red Hat
Mathew Lodge, VP Product Marketing and Management, Cloud Services, VMware
Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Anant Chintamaneni, BlueData; Vince Hsu, IBM; Richard McDougall, VMware
We know big data is growing and represents a huge opportunity to mine competitive business value. Some even propose landing all corporate data first in a big data lake to make it available for multiple downstream uses. And soon, all your data could be thought of as big data. But what happens with enterprise storage? How do we protect that big data and apply corporate storage governance? How do support storage workflows on the backend? In this panel, we'll discuss some of the hottest trends and newest solutions for storing, protecting, and leveraging big data in the corporate IT data center.
Mike Matchett, Taneja Group, Senior Analyst & Consultant (Moderator)
Anant Chintamaneni, BlueData, Vice President of Products
Vincent Hsu, IBM, Fellow and Storage CTO
Richard McDougall, VMware, CTO Storage & Availability
Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Kevin Powell, IBM FlashSystem; Srinath Alapati, NetApp; Eric Herzog, Violin Memory
Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how flash is helping data centers become faster and far more efficient. This panel follows our previous all-flash panel with a whole new round of all-flash storage vendors. Some of the questions we'll be asking include: Is all-flash suitable for all workloads or is a hybrid approach enough? Is a scale-out flash approach superior? Can all-flash be as cost-effective as spinning disk?
Hear from the following industry experts:
Kevin Powell, Business Line Program Director, IBM FlashSystem
Srinath Alapati, Director, Flash, NetApp
Eric Herzog, CMO & SVP of Alliances, Violin Memory
Mike Matchett, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Donald Bourque, NetApp; David Boland, NetApp
The storage management challenges with hybrid clouds derive from their distributed architecture and disparate hosting that must be viewed as a single, seamless, end-to-end system. Successful implementation of hybrid cloud storage requires having the right IT infrastructure and management solution that provides key brokering functionality across mixed storage environments.
Join us on this webinar to gain critical insight and understanding of the essential storage resource management capabilities of OnCommand Insight and how it moves beyond the basics to:
•Provide end-to-end visibility of storage resources
•Understand current workloads and determine if they can be supported cloud deployments
•Optimize the storage infrastructure
•Analyze risks, minimize downtime, and speed cloud deployment
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