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 typically only take 30-60 minutes (or less), offering a condensed program designed to be easily consumable over coffee or lunch.

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Advantech Solution Day
October 26, 2017 | 10:30 am to 3:50 pm (PDT)

You're Invited to Join Advantech's Accelerating Industry 4.0 with SKY Servers & Storage Solution Day

This half-day seminar is for anyone interested in learning how to accelerate their business in the Industry 4.0 era with SKY Server and Storage Solutions. Speakers from Advantech, Intel, Micron, NVidia, and DataCore will share the latest information about technology trends and be available to answer your questions. In addition, you will have the opportunity to tour Advantech’s new technology showroom which provides hands-on interaction with Advantech’s latest products enabling Industry 4.0 applications.

In this event, you will learn:

  • Why NVMe
  • Intel: Smarter IoT Solutions Enabled by the Intel Xeon Scalable processor
  • Micron: The benefits of NVMe storage and how to make the transition
  • NVIDIA: Building the foundation of AI enabled cities
  • DataCore: How to enable software-defined storage for edge computing
  • Advantech: Cutting edge compute and storage for Industrial IoT*

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Dive Deep into NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe)
August 29, 2017 | 1:00PM EDT

As FC-NVMe (NVMe over Fibre Channel) is preparing for its official launch, there have been numerous questions about how the technology works, how it gets implemented, and what makes it special when compared to traditional, SCSI-based Fibre Channel.

When we did our first webinar on FC-NVMe [link], we got lots of questions about more details, more technical aspects, and more thorough explanations. So here we are!

This presentation is going to be a more thorough analysis of the bits and bytes of FC-NVMe, where you will learn:

  • What are the key differences and similarities between NVMe and SCSI Fibre Channel structures
  • What are the main architectural differences between NVMe and SCSI deployments
  • Impact on Queue Depth
  • How to cross-connect legacy and future flash arrays with FC-NVMe

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Optimizing your Infrastructure: An Essential Guide to vSAN ReadyNodes
September 5, 2017 | 12:00 pm ET

vSAN continues to drive the rapid growth of hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI), adopted by more than 8,000 customers. One of the most popular HCI consumption models is the vSAN ReadyNode – pre-configured, tested and certified x86 servers designed for optimal HCI performance. Today, we have more than 300 pre-configured ReadyNodes listed in our vSAN Compatibility Guide, which includes certified CPUs, memory, network, I/O controllers and storage options available from our OEM partners across the globe. 

While pre-configured vSAN ReadyNodes ensure excellent HCI performance, some users need the flexibility to use another capacity tier device or a different processor in their ReadyNode. In this webcast, we will explore what you can and can’t change in a pre-configured ReadyNode. We’ll also talk about Day 0 availability for ReadyNodes with the new Intel Purley server platform, and discuss: 

  • The high level certification process conducted by our vSAN ReadyLabs
  • vSAN Hardware Market Segmentation 
  • Guidelines on building your own ReadyNode with certified components 
  • Brief review of vSAN Hardware Guidance

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Meet DataCore: Data Infrastructure for Next-Generation Data Centers
September 5, 2017 | 2:00 pm ET

We think differently. We innovate through software and challenge the IT status quo. 

We pioneered software-based storage virtualization. Now, we are leading the Software-defined and Parallel Processing revolution. Our Application-adaptive software exploits the full potential of servers and storage to solve data infrastructure challenges and elevate IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. 

DataCore parallel I/O and virtualization technologies deliver the advantages of next generation enterprise data centers – today – by harnessing the untapped power of multicore servers. DataCore software solutions revolutionize performance, cost-savings, and productivity gains businesses can achieve from their servers and data storage.

Join this webinar to meet DataCore, learn about what we do and how we can help your business.

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8 Sources of Storage Pain and How to Solve Them
September 7, 2017 | 1:00 pm ET

Modern workloads are putting new strains on enterprise storage, regardless of the industry you're in. The many competing priorities you and your team face every day can lead to difficult decisions on where to focus your resources. Join Qumulo Principal Systems Engineer Mike Bott as he helps you pinpoint the severity of your storage issues and gives suggestions on how to resolve:

  • Capacity pain
  • Performance pain
  • Budget pain
  • Scaling pain
  • Legacy software pain
  • Data blindness
  • Availability pain
  • Data loss pain

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Dell EMC Storage One Year After the Acquisition
September 19, 2017 | 11:00 am ET

Discussion Topics:

  • How Dell EMC has changed since the acquisition
  • Customer and partner perceptions of the Dell EMC business unit
  • How the combined products roadmap affects the current and future products from Dell EMC

On September 7, 2016, Dell acquired EMC Corporation in the largest technology market transaction ever. In the year since, there has been a dramatic impact on the combined organizations and interactions with customers, partners, and competitors.

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Digital Transformation Powered By Data
September 26, 2017 | 12:00 pm ET

Making Digital transformation real is a tough challenge for most businesses. A successful strategy is to start with a data platform that simplifies data collection, consolidation, protection and preservation which further drives insights, and services at scale. Laura Dubois, Group Vice President of Storage, Servers, and Infrastructure at IDC joins us to discuss why organizations should be prioritizing the data platform as they embark on their digital transformation journey.

In this webinar you will learn about industry trends that are reshaping how IT is used as a strategic asset extracting the value of your data effectively. You will also learn about how Elastic Cloud Storage (ECS) can build on insights to modernize and build cloud native applications accelerating your move to the third platform and beyond.

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Secure Secondary Storage for Digital Video Workflows
On-demand | YouTube

M&E IT pros need to store and access all digital video at every step in the production process to gain a competitive advantage and feed new revenue streams. In this webinar, Richie Murray of Bridge Digital and Tony Barbagallo of Caringo explain how to leverage secure secondary storage to optimize pre-edit, edit and post processes without disturbing existing workflow and demonstrate optimizing Avid shared storage with Marquis Project Parking through automated transfer to and from Caringo Swarm Cloud & Object Storage Platform.

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Simplify your data infrastructure with Software-Defined Storage


Simplify your data infrastructure with Software-Defined Storage. Take the next steps to Hybrid Cloud Storage! Discover how to develop a successful hybrid cloud storage strategy with IBM Software-Defined Storage solutions.


Do you have a need for scalability? Is flexibility a requirement for you? Do you fear high storage costs?   Then you need to take the next step to Hybrid Cloud Storage. Because integrating on-premises and cloud storage improves flexibility, simplifies storage management and minimizes cost due to efficiency.

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) simplifies your data infrastructure and transforms data economics for traditional and new era applications with greater speed, agility, and efficiency — all delivered through software — while maintaining the security and reliability essential for business critical data.

Common building block hardware is on the rise and lead to new lower cost points at clients infrastructure. The idea of availability and recovery, of scale and performance is being built into software rather than depending on a more expensive physical hardware to provide it.  Next generation workloads for mobile, social, analytics and Big Data are being built with an expectation of software-defined infrastructure and hybrid cloud environments.

During this session you will learn why SDS is key to developing a successful hybrid cloud data strategy and how to get many benefits from software-defined storage framework for your organization. You will learn more about IBM Spectrum Storage family and why IBM is recognised as the #1 provider of software defined storage platforms,

Make the most of your hybrid cloud! Sign up for this session today!

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