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, StorageReview.com 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.
High Performance Computing in the Cloud?
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 10am PST / 1pm EST
Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 9am UK Time / 10am European Time / 5pm China Time / 6pm Korea Time / 6pm Japan Time
High Performance Computing in the Cloud is viable in numerous use cases. Common to all successful use cases for cloud-based HPC is the ability embrace latency. Not surprisingly then, early successes were achieved with embarrassingly parallel HPC applications involving minimal amounts of data - in other words, there was little or no latency to be hidden. Over the fullness of time, however, the HPC-cloud community has become increasingly adept in its ability to 'hide' latency and, in the process, support increasingly more sophisticated HPC use cases in public and private clouds. Real-world use cases will illustrate aspects of these sophistications for hiding latency in accounting for large volumes of data, the need to pass messages between simultaneously executing components of distributed-memory parallel applications, as well as (processing) workflows/pipelines. Finally, the impact of containerizing HPC for the cloud will be considered through the relatively recent creation of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Join us to learn all about these new features.
- A very brief taxonomy of clouds
- Commoditized cloud applications
- Latency: The gating factor for HPC-in-the-Cloud
- Latency notwithstanding
- Embarrassingly parallel HPC applications
- The impact of large data volumes
- The impact of execution time
- Distributed-memory parallel HPC applications - MPI and beyond
- The impact of containerization
- The past, present and future viability of HPC in the cloud
Transforming Your Virtual Infrastructure with XtremIO All-Flash Private Cloud, EUC, and DevOps
You’ve accomplished extraordinary things over the past decade of virtualization, but the next few years will require another round of IT heroics. You’re now being asked to consolidate multiple Tier 1 workloads, to build Private/Hybrid Clouds, to scale virtual desktops for every enterprise user, and to enable insanely agile DevOps workflows. And your infrastructure- especially storage sprawl- remains the bottleneck for SLAs, costs, and your ops and process agility. Neither hybrid flash storage nor scale-up flash architectures can deliver these massive consolidations, so your environment is too darned complex, unwieldy, unpredictable, and expensive. Come learn about the new infrastructure best practices with scale-out all-flash arrays, in-memory cloning operations, and inline data services that have transformed many of your peers. Point and shoot all your workloads on to a consolidated scale-out virtualization platform to meet all SLAs with incredible operational and storage efficiency and bullet-proof consistent latency and IOPS. We’ll discuss these new capabilities with customer examples across private cloud, EUC, and DevOps, including:
- What does it take to enable massive mixed workload consolidation for multiple tier 1 workloads
- How smart, efficient VM cloning services can uncomplicate VM administration and unleash DevOps
- How you can provision 1000s of VMs instantly with no overhead, no SLA risk, and no infrastructure impact
- Why the hypervisor integrations matter for large-scale virtual environments
- Fully integrated converged infrastructure solutions as the ultimate “easy button”
How to Reduce Latency and Boost Your SQL Server Performance
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 14.00 GMT
Attend this webinar and learn how you can optimize your SQL Server performance. Hear how the pros pinpoint performance bottlenecks and leverage the latest advancements in storage technology to decrease access latency and IO wait times. By the end of the webinar you’ll have the tools and information you need to recommend the best approach for your SQL Server environment.
Also, all registrants for the live event will be entered into a raffle for the new Star Wars PS4. Winner will be announced after the event.
The Importance of Analytics in Storage Management
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 8:00 - 9:00 AM PST
While cloud is all the rage, without effectively managed storage, most applications will experience capacity shortfall and/or performance issues. A recent survey* of IT administrators revealed that seventy percent of storage goes unused, creating an extra financial burden on users.
In this webinar you will learn about:
- The state of the storage market
- Storage analytics
- Finding and reclaiming lost storage
- The additional complexity of virtualized environments
We will also give a demonstration of Storage Analytics.
Getting the most out of Flash Storage
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, 1:00pm EST
Organizations of all sizes are moving to flash storage thanks to the undeniable cost and performance benefits, especially for running critical Tier 1 workloads. While adopting these new, disruptive technologies introduces a host of benefits, protecting critical applications isn't easy.
Join us as we discuss implementing a strategy to ensure you get the most value out of your flash storage investments and take advantage of the power of flash for recovery easily and risk-free with application-aware snapshots.
- Don Foster, Senior Director, Solutions Marketing & Technical Alliances, Commvault
- Sandeep Singh, Director of PM, Pure Storage
Accelerating Your Cloud Storage Initiative
Thursday, February 18, 2016, Feb 18 1:00 pm EST
Accelerate applications both in the cloud and on-premises and learn how Mellanox’s iSER technology works with Zadara™ Storage. Zadara’s Virtual Private Storage Array™ (VPSA™) service represents two major breakthroughs. VPSA is enterprise storage as a service and uses iSER technology to accelerate application access without requiring new fabric infrastructure.
Exploring the Software Defined Data Center
Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 1:00 pm EST
The virtualization and cloud industries continue to develop, and the latest set of technologies has allowed us to contemplate, for the first time, a fully Software Defined Data Center (SDDC).
“A Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) is a data storage facility in which all elements of the infrastructure networking, storage, CPU and security are virtualized and delivered as a service. Deployment, provisioning, configuration and the operation, monitoring and automation of the entire infrastructure is abstracted from hardware and implemented in software.”
If you’re interested in what is meant by an SDDC, and curious as to how such a thing might be defined and implemented, then please join us on March 15th. The data center of the future is built on the data center of today and still consists of servers, storage, networks and infrastructure. We’ll be exploring:
- How we add a software-based layer (an SDDC) over an existing data center
- What current technologies are on their way to providing SDDCs
- The necessity of ensuring interoperability between these technologies
- How to develop your own software defined data center environment
Modern Data Protection with Veeam
Thursday March 17, 2016, 11:00AM PT | 1:00PM ET
Virtualization introduces new challenges that physical backup tools can’t solve because they are merely retrofitted to operate in virtual environments. Nimble Storage and Veeam® provide a wide range of capabilities that can help you tackle virtually any data protection scenario. Plus you get high-performance flash storage that will weather any I/O storm.
Join this webinar to learn how the Nimble/Veeam combination provides:
- Affordable high-performance
- VM, file-level, and application-item recovery
- Flexible retention and native tape support
- Centralized management
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