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.

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Dell EMC ScaleIO – How Software-Defined Storage Reduces Total Cost of Ownership
Tuesday, November 29, 2016, 11:00 A.M. ET

The benefits of server virtualization are well understood in the modern data center. By abstracting, pooling, and automating compute resources, companies have achieved massive savings. In the past decade, web-scale companies have shown how to operate data centers with ruthless efficiency. ScaleIO Software-Defined Storage applies the principles of abstraction, pooling, and automation to local storage in standard x86 servers, creating a high performance SAN entirely with software. At the same time ScaleIO enables a highly efficient web-scale operating model. Combined, these deliver a radical reduction in storage lifecycle costs. In this session we’ll explain how ScaleIO Software-Defined Storage is redefining the modern data center and where the technology is best suited.

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Delivering a Flexible IT Infrastructure for Analytics on IBM Power Systems
Wednesday, November 30, 2016, 12:00 p.m. ET (on demand after)

Customers are preparing themselves to analyze and manage an increasing quantity of structured and unstructured data. Business leaders introduce new analytical workloads faster than what IT departments can handle. Legacy IT infrastructure needs to evolve to deliver operational improvements and cost containment, while increasing flexibility to meet future requirements. By providing HDP on IBM Power Systems, Hortonworks and IBM are giving customers have more choice in selecting the appropriate architectural platform that is right for them. In this webinar, we’ll discuss some of the challenges with deploying big data platforms, and how choosing solutions built with HDP on IBM Power Systems can offer tangible benefits and flexibility to accommodate changing needs.

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Modernizing Your OMEGAMON Environment: Monitoring Storage with the Enhanced 3270UI
Thursday, December 1, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EST

The OMEGAMON development team is inviting you to join us on our fourth installment of the Enhanced 3270UI Webcast Series on December 1 at 11AM EST.

On November 11 2016, IBM OMEGAMON for Storage V540 became generally available. Key updates include the addition of monitoring for FICON director, integration with other OMEGAMON data and key problem solving scenarios, plus how the bolstering of data available within the Enhanced 3270UI simplifies configuration, reduces the need for distributed infrastructure servers and deprecates the CUA.

z/OS systems management experts rely on having fast and accurate information about their enterprise to quickly identify problems, locate the root cause and take the appropriate actions. The OMEGAMON Enhanced 3270UI is the strategic interface for these subject matter experts to manage their z/OS infrastructure and key subsystems. To help new users become familiar with the Enhanced 3270UI we have planned a series of webinars. In our fourth session we explore the functions provided for z/OS storage monitoring including significant enhancements delivered as part of IBM OMEGAMON for Storage V5.4.0.

We will demonstrate these plus future updates that will deliver more toolkit function to this interface. Now that subject matter experts are able to manage more of your z/OS storage system management within the Enhanced 3270UI planning a migration to take advantage of these updates becomes even more compelling.

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2017 Predictions: Year of the Enterprise Cloud
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EST, Duration: 60 minutes

Are you prepared for Enterprise Cloud? Attend this exciting webinar and find out from guest Forrester senior analyst, Lauren Nelson and Virtustream President and CTO, Kevin Reid, about the top trends in cloud for 2017.

According to the November 2016 Forrester report, Predictions 2017: Customer-Obsessed Enterprises Launch Cloud's Second Decade, the cloud market will accelerate faster in 2017 than in previous years primarily because enterprises around the world are looking to cloud to power their core business systems in addition to their customer facing applications. This informative webinar will answer the following questions:

  • What are the 10 key factors shaping the cloud computing landscape?
  • How are enterprises preparing and getting their cloud strategy in shape?
  • What obstacles will enterprises face when moving their mission critical apps to the cloud?
  • How will the needs of the enterprise create new innovations in cloud computing?

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Empower your end users to use IBM Cloud Object Storage
Tuesday, December 6, 2016, 5:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. EST

Many companies want to utilize IBM Cloud Object Storage and Storage Made Easy is the killer application to empower end users to utilize IBM Cloud Object Storage.

In this webinar, Storage Made Easy (SME) and IBM Cloud (SoftLayer) will present how to build a joint Enterprise File Fabric that works directly with IBM Cloud Object Storage allowing users to control and manage data with the most enriched cloud computing features.

Join us on Tuesday December 6th at 9:00am PST / 12:00pm EST / 5:00pm BTS for the 30 minutes’ webinar on "Empower your end users to use IBM Cloud Object Storage " and see in a live demonstration how to:

  • Turn IBM Cloud Object Storage into an enterprise drop box.
  • Enhance IBM Cloud with business level auditing and governance features.
  • Provide a visual wizard for assigning user permissions based on roles.
  • Enable IBM Cloud Object Storage to be easily accessed over WebDav, FTP, SFTP and S3.
  • Integrate IBM Cloud Object Storage with Active Directory and LDAP for Single-Sign-On.
  • Full content search of all stored documents, video and audio.
  • Securely share data within your firm and externally.
  • Securely work with documents using new editing and annotating features.
  • Native Apps for Web, Desktop and Mobile.

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Image Management: Build vs. Buy
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. PST

To a website visitor, images add to the visual experience of any website making it more engaging. To a developer, it adds another level of complexity of managing and delivering these images while improving the website performance:

Do I really need to use all these high-quality images? Are these images slowing down the website? How do I make them load faster? How can I better manage the workflow?

These concerns raise a common question - should I build an image management solution in-house or should I just buy (and integrate) a comprehensive solution.

 The engineering team at had the same dilemma. In this webinar, the Principle Systems Architect at will share their journey of discovery and the process of deciding between build vs. buy.

Join this webinar to learn everything you need to know about both the approaches before making this critical decision - which can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

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ARA, IRMS & Preservica PDP 2016/17 Webinar: Digital Preservation Storage Choices: on-premise, in the Cloud, hybrid
Wednesday, December 7, 2016, 11:00 a.m. EST

As the cost of storage continues to fall this webinar will explore flexible storage options and choice over vendor selection. The session will also focus on how the use of cloud and hybrid storage can help you optimise costs and ensure your storage meets organisational requirements.

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Protect Your Business with IBM Multi-Factor Authentication for z/OS
Tuesday, December 13, 2016, 12:00 p.m. EST, Duration: 45 minutes

Unauthorized access is one of the top causes of all cybersecurity incidents. The increased use of low cost and powerful password cracking systems has made attacks much easier and organizations are increasingly vulnerable. IBM Multi-Factor Authentication (IBM MFA) on z/OS provides a simple way to address this security threat. Join this webcast to learn about how you can protect your business from insider threats, including criminal attackers posing as insiders using stolen credentials.
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ESG Webinar
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 10:00 a.m. PST

As organizations continuously generate data, they are finding the traditional mechanisms of storing and managing data unable to keep pace. Still, despite this, many IT organizations are choosing to stay with the same basic storage model. In this webinar, ESG examines the cost of status quo storage ecosystem and dramatically increases the total costs of ownership to the point of un-sustainability compared to a Cloud Integrated Storage model.

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Lowering TCO with VMware vSAN
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, 2:00 p.m. EST

vSAN reduces the total cost of ownership by up to 50% by eliminating traditional hardware storage costs with intelligent software-defined storage that accelerates the shift to server economics, affordable flash, and the broadest selection of x86 platforms for HCI.

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