Storage Webinars

IT administrators and storage experts within SMBs and the enterprise face an increasingly complex set of decisions when it comes to deploying, managing and supporting a storage infrastructure. Many storage vendors offer a regular series of webinars to help demystify these decisions. To help our audience be as educated as possible, maintains this list of relevant upcoming storage webinars. Most of the webinars are free and typicall only take 30 minutes or less, offering a condensed program designed to be easily consumable over coffee or lunch. 

Three New Storage Features in Windows Server 2012 R2 (and 3 Innovations in Data Protection)
Wednesday, July 16th, 2014, 1:00 p.m. EDT

Join Petri IT Knowledgebase Contributing Editor Aidan Finn in this 45-minute webinar as he shows you how to take advantage of the revolutionary new storage capabilities of Windows Server 2012 R2. Chris Henley from Veeam Software will also explain how Veeam Backup & Replication can extend the functionality of your storage to build out a world-class backup and replication architecture.

In this webinar you will:

  • Learn how to use Windows Server 2012 R2 storage features like Storage Spaces, Scale-Out File Server, and SMB 3.0
  • Use commodity hardware to build fast, inexpensive storage resources
  • Understand the importance of modern data protection
  • Discover the benefits of Veeam Backup & Replication, which offers innovative features such as Recovery Point Objectives, Recovery Time Objectives, and WAN Acceleration

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Need for Speed: Drastically Accelerate Virtualization with All Flash Storage
Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014,  11:00 a.m. CT

Are your VMs plagued by storage related performance issues? Don’t put up with it! Flash storage can make virtualization performance dramatically faster and more efficient.

However, traditionally all-flash storage solutions have been too expensive, too complex, and too fragile for wide-spread deployment. Not anymore! Pure Storage's unique approach to storage resolves those problems and our all-flash systems provide high performance, reliable, and incredibly efficient storage at a price at or below that of traditional spinning disk.

Join this webinar to learn more about how all-flash storage can accelerate your virtualization projects and drive exceptional experiences for users and administrators while reducing virtualization deployment costs.

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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Jetstress Test Results
Thursday, July 17, 2014, 11:00 a.m. PDT

The results are in! Learn how Nimble's Adaptive Flash platform supports 5-10x more Exchange 2013 mailboxes than any competitor. With the ability to support 100,000 mailboxes on a 9U system, Nimble delivers an order of magnitude greater mailbox density than competing storage systems. (Source: Microsoft Exchange 2013 Jetstress test.)

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Availability in the Modern Datacenter with Veeam and Nimble Storage 
Tuesday, July 22, 2014, 11:00 a.m. PDT

Veeam and Nimble Storage solutions can help you tackle virtually any data protection scenario. Join this webinar to learn how the Nimble/Veeam combination provides VM, file-level, and application-item recovery; flexible retention and native tape support; and centralized management.

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DH2i to Expose SQL Server Licensing Misconceptions You Can't Afford
Wednesday, July 23, 2014, 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST

If you've already virtualized some - or all - of your Microsoft SQL Server environment, you've gained certain physical consolidation and management advantages.  But, now you're locked into Microsoft's view of what you should be able to do with your newfound capabilities. And, your budget.

Wouldn't it be great if you could save significant data center dollars on your ever-growing Microsoft licensing bill? And, do so regardless of your current choice of SQL Server versions and licensing-either unlimited or per-vCPU?

Join this webinar to learn how any virtualized SQL Server environment can enjoy:

  • Application-level high availability (HA) and easy multi-subnet disaster recovery (DR) - even with Standard edition
  • Fewer OS images to manage, update and license
  • Even higher mobility without the 29% overhead of Software Assurance

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Break Free From Old School Dedupe‚Äč
Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 11:00 a.m. PDT

Deduplication is proven technology in the datacenter. It has evolved over the years and there are a lot of choices when using deduplication, from where and how to dedupe to what type of deduplication or data reduction approach is best for your environment. The right approach should be based on the data types being protected, and the workflows associated with that data.

Implementing a modern data protection workflow with an intelligent, simple and powerful deduplication strategy can provide great benefits, such as: 

  • Maximizing data reduction and network savings
  • Improving backup and restore times
  • Protecting data across sites and in the cloud
  • Increasing IT staff productivity
  • Scaling on your terms
  • Providing extra layers of security

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CASL Architecture 
Thursday, July 31, 11:00 a.m. PDT

An in-depth look at Nimble Storage's Cache Accelerated Sequential Layout (CASL) architecture. CASL leverages the read performance of flash and the sequential write performance of disk to provide affordable and adaptive high performance and capacity. With CASL, performance is no longer tied to spindle count, it is CPU-defined. Join this webinar to get technical and ask questions.

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Nimble Storage Scale-Out
Tuesday, August 5, 11:00 a.m. PDT

Learn how Nimble Storage's scale-out architecture makes it easy to scale capacity and performance beyond the physical limitations of a single array. Any combination of Nimble Storage hybrid arrays can be seamlessly configured into a storage cluster, without complicating storage management by creating additional silos or breaking the budget with forklift upgrades.

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Adaptive Flash: An Introduction to Nimble Storage
Tuesday, August 12, 11:00 a.m. PDT

Get a closer look at the Nimble Storage Adaptive Flash platform, recently announced with the release of the CS700 array and all-flash expansion shelf. Nimble Storage's Adaptive Flash platform dynamically and intelligently deploys storage resources to meet the growing demands of business-critical applications.

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