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.
On the Air w/ SanDisk: Flash Storage Flashback!
All-flash arrays are here to stay! The performance can’t be beat, and prices are dropping to the point where everyone’s starting to get in the game.
But how did we get here? And is flash really a good fit for everyone?
Watch this Wayback Wednesday edition of “On the Air” where we ask flash experts from the SpiceHead community, as well as from SanDisk, what they love about flash, best practices for implementation, and where flash is going in the future.
Decoupled Storage for Databases
Virtualized databases, and their unique I/O requirements, are ideal applications for decoupled architectures that separate storage performance from capacity.
In this video chat, Frank Denneman and Bala Narasimhan, PernixData’s resident database expert, will discuss:
- Understanding I/O profiles in various database use cases
- Ways to deploy virtualized databases for maximum performance and scale
- Best practices for optimizing storage performance in database environments
- In addition, Bala and Frank will discuss how PernixData FVP software can optimize the performance of mission critical applications and lower storage costs by putting storage intelligence into high speed sever media.
Prepare Your Files For The Future - Novell File Reporter & Novell Storage Manager
Thursday, April 2, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
Are your files ready for the new era? Not only should you automate storage rights, you need to prepare your storage for sharing and mobility. Learn how Novell File Reporter and Novell Storage Manager will help you track your files and permissions and bring order to your storage landscape.
On-demand changes everything: new content distribution and active archive strategies
Wednesday, April 8th, 2015 – Two Sessions:
Session 1: 6:00AM Pacific
Session 2: 10 AM Pacific
Major content creators and broadcasters are facing a huge change in viewing patterns. On-demand and multi-device is now the rule. While disruptive, this change also creates an unique opportunity to take greater ownership of the content creation and distribution workflow and infrastructure. This can open up new business models and help retain customer base, while significantly reducing costs.
Join Leo Leung, Scality VP of Corporate Marketing, Sanjeet Singh, HP Big Data Product Manager for Session 1, and Joseph George, Client Virtualization Business Lead, Infrastructure Software and Blades for Session 2, as they share new strategies and architectures in content creation and distribution. Leveraging software-defined storage from Scality and capacity-optimized servers from HP, Media and Entertainment companies are achieving multi-petabyte scalability with maximum performance and efficiency. Customers have seen tenfold improvements in performance while utilizing 50% less space and power than previous solutions.
Object-Based Approach Key to Web-Scale Infrastructure
Wednesday, April 8, 2015, 11:00 am CT | 9:00 am PT
IDC views the move toward object-based storage as undeniable, given the drive toward a web-scale infrastructure and data-centric cloud. Enterprises and service providers are either adopting or evaluating how this approach can balance the needs for greater scale and reduction in complexity and cost within their operations as well as which technology companies can provide the strongest offerings and foundation for their evolving data infrastructure.
This discussion will feature Ashish Nadkarni, IDC’s primary researcher for object-based storage, and Russ Kennedy, Cleversafe’s leader for product strategy, who will examine the evolution underway in data infrastructure operating at web-scale, the emerging requirements and landscape in object-based storage and finally, Cleversafe’s leadership within it.
Who should attend this webinar?
- Storage Architects, IT administrators, and department heads that want to learn more about OBS capabilities and solutions.
- IDC’s perspective on object-based storage growth and trends in data infrastructure
- The key characteristics enterprises and service providers are using when evaluating web-scale solutions
- How Cleversafe’s web-scale platform delivers scalability, security, efficiency and flexibility to enable a new approach to data infrastructure and operations
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