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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The Business Value of NVMe
Thursday, February 23 , 2017, 12:00 p.m. EST

NVMe is a new technology, capable of delivering very high performance and low latency. But most of the conversation has been around the technical innovation. There are wonderful new opportunities, business opportunities that NVMe can expose. This webinar will look at use cases for NVMe in your organization, and how it's integration can enable your business to profit from the technology.

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Dell EMC Webinar Series For February

How to Leverage Dell EMC Storage to Transform your IT
Thursday, February 23, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
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Take advantage of the perfect storm and learn how to maximize server-based storage
February 23, 2017 | 11:00 am ET

Gone are the days when an organisation should simply decide which storage array will meet their needs and then go purchase an off-the-shelf storage appliance from the likes of NetApp or EMC. We are now in the perfect storm of three forces - server commoditization, low cost tiered storage and software-defined storage driving unprecedented choice and flexibility.

IT professionals can now build their own server-based storage array at 50% of the cost of a traditional solution, designed for their exact needs whilst future proofing tomorrow’s demands.

Join Tom Shepherd, a StorMagic Technical Consultant for the February edition of our Monthly Webinar Series when he will present "Build Your Own Advanced Server-Based Storage Array”.

During the webinar you will learn the following:

  • How to get started today and the options available to deliver a complete solution
  • 3 customer case studies including: Big Data, Online Service, Hosted Service
  • Leveraging tiered disk, flash and memory to balance cost, performance and capacity
  • The ability to repurpose servers as server-based storage arrays
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a hypervisor or bare metal solution

Complete the form opposite to register for this webinar and receive your email confirmation and calendar invite. The webinar will take place on 23rd February at 8am PST / 11am EST / 4pm GMT / 5pm CET.

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How Data Protection is Changing in the Modern (Hybrid Cloud) World
February 28, 2017 | 1:00 pm ET

Times they keep a-changin'. With unrelenting growth in big data, remote workforces becoming more prevalent and data being scattered across multiple locations, companies are forced to modernize their backup solutions to provide better protection and operational efficiency.

In this webinar members of Veritas and Western Digital will explore the latest data protection trends and learn how a unified backup and recovery solution can reduce complexity, enable you to protect, locate, and recover more information in less time, and keep you ahead of exponential data growth.

Times they keep a-changin', but that doesn't mean you have to be left behind.

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Compare Two Unique Approaches To Flash Storage In One Place: Back-To-Back
March 1, 2017 | 2:00 pm ET

Flash storage adoption is growing at an ever-increasing rate. It’s posed to adopt storage that has become overly expensive, doesn’t keep up with new application performance needs, constantly requires capacity expansion, and requires expensive staff to keep it operational. Worse, it probably gets conveniently “end-of-life-d” at exactly the wrong time, forcing you in to costly upgrades.

It doesn’t have to be this way! With both current and emerging flash storage systems, companies are gaining benefits that were only dreams in the days of the disk-based SAN. Far beyond just providing crazy levels of performance, flash storage systems have the potential to help IT organizations focus on the business and less on technology. After all, when you have IOPS to spare, other metrics can take center stage. These can include latency, cost per gig, power consumption, gig per rack unit, and many more.

There are a whole lot of vendors in this burgeoning space, with more jumping in every day. Do you truly understand what each of them brings to the table and how they differ? This ActualTech Media 2017 Flash Storage EcoCast is your opportunity to get deep understanding of this technology and gain knowledge about two leading vendors in this transformational market.

Don’t miss this special event hosted by Scott D.Lowe & David Davis!

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From Virtual to Cloud: Migrating Your Servers to Google [Live Q&A]
March 2, 2017 | 11:00 am ET

Join CloudEndure’s Gonen Stein and GCP’s Andy Tzou as they discuss how companies can take full advantage of the cloud without the technical, performance, or financial challenges that normally strain IT resources. They'll dive into the technology behind the new automated migration service, which utilizes CloudEndure’s continuous, block-level replication, automated machine conversion, and application stack orchestration.

This video will provide an overview of how Google and CloudEndure have partnered to create a self-service VM migration service. This service enables you to move your existing server infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform at no cost.

What Does Hyperconverged Mean to Storage
March 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm ET

Converged Infrastructure (CI), Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) along with Cluster or Cloud In Box (CIB) are popular trend topics that have gained both industry and customer adoption. As part of data infrastructures, CI, CIB and HCI enable simplified deployment of resources (servers, storage, I/O networking, hardware, software) across different environments. However, what do these approaches mean for a hyperconverged storage environment? What are the key concerns and considerations related specifically to storage? Most importantly, how do you know that you’re asking the right questions in order to get to the right answers?
Find out in this live SNIA-ESF webcast where expert Greg Schulz, founder and analyst of Server StorageIO, will move beyond the hype to discuss:

  • What are the storage considerations for CI, CIB and HCI
  • Fast applications and fast servers need fast server storage I/O
  • Networking and server storage I/O considerations
  • How to avoid aggravation-causing aggregation (bottlenecks)
  • Aggregated vs. disaggregated vs. hybrid converged
  • Planning, comparing, benchmarking and decision-making 
  • Data protection, management and east-west I/O traffic
  • Application and server I/O north-south traffic

Have you been waiting for just the right moment to migrate to the cloud? Have your questions answered about how companies are using the new automated migration service to simply and easily move to the cloud.

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Solving Enterprise Business Challenges Through Scale-Out Storage & Big Compute
March 15, 2017 | 1:00 pm ET

Google Cloud Platform, Avere Systems, and Cycle Computing experts will share best practices for advancing solutions to big challenges faced by enterprises with growing compute and storage needs. In this “best practices” webinar, you’ll hear how these companies are working to improve results that drive businesses forward through scalability, performance, and ease of management. 

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • How enterprises are using Google Cloud Platform to gain big compute and storage capacity on-demand
  • Best practices for efficient use of cloud compute and storage resources
  • Overcoming the need for file systems within a hybrid cloud environment
  • Understand how to eliminate latency between cloud and data center architectures
  • Learn how to best manage simulation, analytics, and big data workloads in dynamic environments
  • Look at market dynamics drawing companies to new storage models over the next several years

In just 60-minutes, you’ll be presented with a foundation to build infrastructure to support ongoing demand growth and have ample opportunity to ask direct questions to presenters.

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Analytics and business insights for your EMC & IBM storage
March 15, 2017 | 12:00 pm ET

You love your storage as you have spent a lot of time and money on it, but are you really getting your money's worth? Join Mike Barton, Ben Randall and JP Lavigne for this webcast session as they demonstrate IBM's new business transformation tool, Storage Insights. During this webcast they will discuss:

  • How you can gain visibility into your existing storage and quickly experience Analytics to Business Insights.
  • IBM's new SaaS based Analytics tool covering the questions:

   1. Do I have my data hosted correctly to meet my business needs?

   2. Can I predict when I will need more storage to meet my next peak business cycle?

   3. Do I really need to buy more storage, or is it simply in the wrong place tied to the wrong app?

If any of these questions intrigue you join us for an exciting discussion and demo on Spectrum Control Storage Insights.

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Nimble vConference: The Power of Predictive
March 15, 2017 | 11:00 am Sydney, 10:00 am London, 9:00 am San Francisco

A massive transformation is happening within the IT industry. It’s driven by predictive analytics, and has the power to reshape and revitalize your storage environment.

Join your peers online on March 15 and learn how companies are tackling complexity and embracing simplicity.

  • Futureproof your IT Infrastructure
  • Learn from breakout sessions with topics ranging from predictive analytics to public cloud
  • Engage with industry experts, executives, and peers from around the globe

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