Webinars & Webcasts
Join us for this in-depth 60-minute roundtable hosted by Arun Taneja on using public cloud for DR. Enterprises of all sizes have started using the public cloud for some workloads. Backup and recovery and archiving are two prime examples of such workloads. But can the public cloud be used as a disaster recovery site? What are the pros and cons of such an approach? What best practices should apply? Is it only for small businesses that do not have a secondary site of their own? Or is there relevance even for larger organizations?
Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss one of the hottest topics in the datacenter: VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVOLs). VVOLs is the industry's first solution to enable native virtual machine-awareness across a broad range of SAN/NAS arrays. VVOLs will be packaged as a feature in VMware vSphere Standard Edition and above as well as in VMware vSphere ROBO editions, and is seeing a groundswell of interest from IT professionals, especially those involved in datacenter operations. The panel includes VVOL experts from four major vendors that have announced they will be implementing VVOLs into their storage. Some of the questions we will be asking them include: What immediate impact will VVOLs have on the datacenter? What should the early adopters look for in a VVOL-based storage solution? Should datacenters start to implement VVOLs right away or wait for VVOL.next?
*Moderator: Tom Fenton, Senior Lab Engineer, Taneja Group
Arun Taneja, Founder of The Taneja Group and industry expert, and Kelly Murphy, Founder and CTO, Gridstore, will explore:
*What is HCI?
*What are the IT trends that are driving towards HCI?
*What are customers using it for and why?
*The future of HCI is here with all-flash architecture
Attend the entire webinar and be entered to win one of three $100 (£100 or €100) gift cards!
Join us for this informative 60 minute roundtable as we discuss how private and hybrid clouds fit into the modern datacenter. This panel includes top luminaries from major private and hybrid cloud providers. Some of the questions we will be asking include: Why use private and hybrid clouds instead of public clouds? Are all workloads suitable for these types of clouds? What are the economic factors that play into these types of clouds? Are they a transitional technology or the new normal?
Moderator: Tom Fenton, Senior Lab Engineer, Taneja Group
If you don't know what data is in your file servers, email and collaboration systems - who owns and has access to what, what data is "hot" versus "cold", or how things are classified - then you are missing easy opportunities to reduce storage costs!
We know big data is growing and represents a huge opportunity to mine competitive business value. Some even propose landing all corporate data first in a big data lake to make it available for multiple downstream uses. And soon, all your data could be thought of as big data. But what happens with enterprise storage? How do we protect that big data and apply corporate storage governance? How do support storage workflows on the backend? In this panel, we'll discuss some of the hottest trends and newest solutions for storing, protecting, and leveraging big data in the corporate IT data center.
*Mike Matchett, Taneja Group, Senior Analyst & Consultant (Moderator)
*Anant Chintamaneni, BlueData, Vice President of Products
*Vincent Hsu, IBM, Fellow and Storage CTO
*Richard McDougall, VMware, CTO Storage & Availability