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Optimize your infrastructure to increase IT performance and minimize risk
Date: Aug 27, 2015

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Is your infrastructure holding your business back?

To succeed today, your business needs the integration of:

  • mobile and cloud technologies
  • partner and supplier access and data
  • application development and analytics
  • security and governance.

This level of integration is tough to achieve with monolithic data centers, static networks and legacy applications.

Don’t fret, you can make a plan to adapt your environment for the future while still leveraging your current investments!

Register for this webinar and learn how your company can transition to more agile and flexible IT by streamlining infrastructure and taking advantage of virtual, cloud, and software-based architectures to provide more responsive, secure, and economical IT.

 

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SSDs: Drive Your Business with Solid State Drive Storage
Date: Aug 27, 2015

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End user computing, including ongoing support for employee devices, makes up a significant part of any IT organization’s budget. In addition, endpoint devices provide the easiest route into the corporate network for security threats.

How can you lower equipment and support costs, improve security, and boost employee productivity all at the same time? One way is with the introduction of solid state drives (SSDs).

In this webinar, storage and computing experts will discuss how SSDs can: 

  • Enable your organization to lower its annual laptop TCO
  • Achieve significant cost savings through lower IT labor and support costs
  • Provide increased employee productivity
  • Be introduced in a manner to preserve current assets while renewing outdated technology

Join us on August 27th to learn about the potential of converting to SSDs. We’ll also introduce a new professional service that can ease your migration while preserving your laptop fleet and reducing costs.

By registering for this webinar, you’ll also receive a copy of Network Computing’s exclusive report, 6 SSD Myths Debunked.

Climate Change: The Latest Stats & Strategies for a Changing Tech Industry
Date: Aug 26, 2015

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Electronics industry leaders in engineering and supply chain will want to attend this two-part webinar to learn about the reality of climate change and how the design and manufacture of electronics products affects it. We will also look at how the industry can help reverse those effects while uncovering profitable new market opportunities.
 
In part one, attendees will discover the latest statistics on climate change from Technology Forecasters CEO Pamela J. Gordon, who studied climate crisis and its solutions with former US Vice President Al Gore and geophysicist Dr. Henry Pollack. (The two shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize). This hour will also include brief remarks by industry leaders regarding the critical importance of climate change reversal to the tech industry.
 
The tech industry has been a champion for reversing climate change. In part two of the webinar series, Gordon will offer insights based on her 32 years' experience gained in studying and in consulting for the electronics industry. Webinar attendees will learn how to prepare their companies to survive the economic challenges caused by climate change. They will learn how to thrive by designing products and operations that are part of the solutions that are urgently needed. We'll also be talking with a guest OEM about the direction and strategy used by that organization to successfully (and profitably) play a key role in reversing climate change.
 
Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • A clear evidence-based look at the realities of climate change.
  • The ways in which the electronics industry plays a part in climate change.
  • How the electronics industry can play a part in reversing climate change.
  • How electronics OEMs and partners can help address climate change while retaining and enhancing their business.

Who should attend: Electronics industry leaders including supply chain professionals, engineers, and designers, at OEMs, contract manufacturers, electronics distributors, electronic rep firms, component manufacturers, etc.

Rein in the Outrageous Costs! Learn How to Modernize Your Oracle Data Center Architecture
Date: Aug 20, 2015

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Your company may be one of many continually pouring money into new server hardware and software licenses but still coming up short on performance. If so, save that money – and your job – by learning how to modernize your Oracle data center architecture.

This webcast will discuss how you can:

  • Slash costs in hardware and software by putting more workloads on fewer servers
  • Clamp down on server sprawl and enhance Oracle database/application performance with more workloads on a smaller infrastructure.
  • Simplify management with a highly scalable, easy-to-deploy Oracle implementation
  • Decrease latency and a high number of I/O operations per second (IOPS)
  • Boost business productivity and agility

Register today and find out how real world businesses have benefitted from modernizing their data center architecture to Cisco UCS Servers and SanDisk PCIe flash storage.

Accelerating Oracle DB: A Business and Technology Case Study with Cisco and SanDisk
Date: Aug 20, 2015

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Featured Technology Product or Service of Webcast:

Cisco UCS servers and SanDisk enterprise flash products

Main focus will be: Deploy a High-Performance Oracle database  solution with Cisco UCS Serversand SanDisk  Fusion ioMemory PX600

Introduction:

Time is money in a mission-critical Oracle environment. If you are investing too much in new server hardware and software licenses but still coming up short on performance, it’s time to consider modernizing your Oracle data center architecture with  Cisco UCS Servers and SanDisk PCIe flash storage. The Cisco UCS/SanDisk PCIeflash combination enables you to address server sprawl and Oracle db/application performance, allowing you more with less. A lot more workload, on a lot less hardware infrastructure.

This webcast will show you how you current Cisco/SanDisk customers are:

  • Cutting costs (hardware and software) by putting more workloads on fewer servers (consolidation)
  • Optimizing their return on investment (ROI).
  • Achieving significantly decreased latency and a high number of I/O operations per second (IOPS)
  • Implementing a highly scalable, easy to deploy Oracle implementation
  • Increasing business productivity and agility

And how you can too!

Conclusion:

This high-performance, consolidation solution is simple and easy to deploy at a lower cost than other popular SAN storage systems. These features also help reduce maintenance (frequent mechanical disk failures), power, cooling, and rack space costs significantly.

Simplify Your Hadoop Infrastructure: <br/>Industry Experts Reveal Big Data Strategies That Work
Date: Aug 12, 2015

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Big data and data management are fast becoming the next frontier for innovation, productivity and competitive advantage.

Our panel of industry leaders will show you how to simplify and modernize your Hadoop infrastructure to increase performance and agility using cost-effective and secure big data strategies. The team of experts from Dell, Cloudera, Syncsort and Intel will discuss a multidimensional solution that will streamline your approach to data management. Join them as they discuss use cases and best practices, and look at how today’s ETL offload implementation of Hadoop can help you collect, manage and analyze data to drive the insights your business needs to solve the problems it faces – in medicine, research, government, business and more.

Our panel of experts will discuss how to:

  • Achieve significant improvements in business agility
  • Cut or defer unsustainable costs
  • Optimize valuable processing capacity for faster queries
  • Modernize your approach to data collection, management and analysis
  • Adopt advanced data analytics that can build a distinct competitive advantage for your business

 

Going Mobile: Why Build vs Buy is the Wrong Conversation
Date: Jul 29, 2015

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For most IT projects, the choice is clear: build or buy. Mobile, however, presents a unique set of circumstances that bring unexpected challenges to each of these options. The modern workforce is fully immersed in the "culture of now," and they expect simple, bite-sized, contextual interactions with their mobile experiences that IT is expected to provide.

Join us for this InformationWeek webinar where we’ll deep dive into the different approaches to going mobile, covering benefits and drawbacks. Hear from Myckel Haghnazari, IT Director at Flextronics about how his company chose to tackle the mobile challenge and the successes they have realized from both an IT and business perspective.

What We’ll Discuss:

  • Uncover hidden pitfalls and challenges with the traditional build vs. buy approaches to mobility
  • Discover how to transform your business by simplifying and mobilizing complex business processes that exist today
  • Learn how to take a user-centric approach to designing enterprise apps for mobile devices
  • Hear how companies like Flextronics have transformed their business by delivering simple, but powerful, mobile experiences
New Study: 3 Reasons Companies Fail to Collaborate Effectively
Date: Jul 28, 2015

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Two-thirds of companies fail to implement the collaboration capabilities they need—despite the fact that early adopters report that those technologies meet or exceed their pre-deployment expectations. A new InformationWeek Research report uncovered three key factors that keep companies like yours from reaping the same benefits as these early adopters. 

Participate in this interactive webinar to:

  • Learn what holds companies back Unified Communications – and how to overcome those obstacles
  • Better understand what UC really is and what it can do for your business
  • Find out how the cloud is revolutionizing UC implementation
  • Get answers to your UC-related questions from two leading experts for FREE

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the results of InformationWeek Research’s latest Unified Communications market study directly from its author. Sign up today!

IT Service Management: 7 Trends That Change Everything
Date: Jul 23, 2015

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The role of IT in the enterprise is undergoing unprecedented change, as CIOs and IT leaders are being asked to innovate for the business while they also keep the technology infrastructure running seamlessly. Meanwhile, mobile, wireless and social are all part of the IT portfolio, and your users want end-to-end delivery of applications and services wherever they are and whenever they need them.

While it’s easy to dismiss ITSM as a relic of a bygone age of IT, the reality is that in today’s dynamic environment ITSM matters more than ever. At the same time, the pressure is on to make ITSM align with the realities of today’s business technology environment.

We’ll explore all this and more in this InformationWeek Webinar, IT Service Management: 7 Trends That Change Everything.

Attend this informative one-hour session and you’ll learn the seven key trends that are reshaping ITSM, and how you can optimize your products and practices to meet changing enterprise demands. You’ll learn:

  • How to accommodate changing organizational dynamics
  • Which functional priorities matter most
  • Ways to manage change without losing your mind
  • How to make the move to agile
Is Your Organization Ready for the Future?
Date: Jul 21, 2015

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The emergence of new form factors in consumer technology promises to embed digital intelligence throughout the fabric of daily life. Within a relatively short time, consumers will have access to incredible new capabilities that will redefine the customer experience. For financial institutions, these next-generation technologies carry the risk of making legacy channels obsolete.

Fortunately, organizations can take a few simple steps to prepare themselves to deliver information and services through these next-generation technologies. To serve the customer of the future, financial institutions must unlock the wealth of information trapped within bank, credit card, investment statements and other documents. Financial information has to be incorporated into flexible formats that empower mobile and web apps to provide the right information and the right insights, at the right time and place.

Join us for a webcast to learn how to transform static customer information into rich interactive experiences.

You’ll learn:

  • How the latest technology trends reshape the consumer experience, and the implications of these technologies  in your industry;
  • Examples of how emerging technologies may integrate into the consumer banking experience;
  • Why legacy approaches to customer data management and access may not work for supporting next-generation technologies;
  • Ways that banks can translate static information into flexible and interactive formats that support real-time delivery of financial information through any device or form factor.

Register today to learn how to develop a competitive advantage by preparing for the digital future.

Tips for Implementing a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy
Date: Jul 16, 2015

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Your IT infrastructure needs grow exponentially and a single-faceted approach to the cloud may not work for the long haul.  Are you looking into cloud strategies that will meet your companies long term needs? 

This webinar will help you understand:

  • How IT needs and priorities shift as businesses grow
  • Common roadblocks often faced as IT needs evolve
  • ROI considerations of public and private cloud deployment models
  • The benefits of a multi-cloud approach:  low cost, long-term flexibility and scalability

Attend this webinar  and get  closer look at important ROI and management considerations for your effective long-term cloud strategy.

The InformationWeek DevOps Experience: The Impact of Agile Operations
Date: Jul 14, 2015

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In an age when less than perfect doesn’t cut it, and business models are changing to win in the new app economy, you need to be on top of your game, particularly with the various components of DevOps. For example, how reliable is your approach to agile IT operations? It's imperative to be able to remove bottlenecks and trouble spots associated with QA and production software deployment, driven by agile development groups that release software more often. With better agile IT operations, you'll be able to remove silos, improve collaboration between all stakeholders, and unify the goals of the development and operations teams.

At this InformationWeek Event, sponsored by CA, you’ll learn how to deliver proven value to your organization and customers by streamlining the app dev process so you can transform your overall IT operations. You'll learn how to cut out wasteful expenses and demonstrate to the business side of the corporation how much IT influences the optimization of IT operations. And you’ll be able to keep up with the demanding pace of the business while assuring quality app dev outcomes.  

AGENDA
All times West Coast.

9:00am – 9:15am  Welcome and Overview
Lenny Liebmann, Contributing Editor,
InformationWeek
9:15am – 9:45am   What Does DevOps Mean for IT Operations?
Kevin Behr, Co-Author, The Phoenix Project
As business models are changing to win in the new app economy,
enterprises worldwide have found DevOps to be the best way for
technology teams to successfully navigate change.  While many
focus on new approaches to software development, what does DevOps
mean for IT operations?  Hear renowned DevOps practitioner
Kevin Behr discuss how IT teams built around reliability and risk
avoidance successfully adapt to support new pace of deployment
and more dynamic infrastructure
9:45am – 10:15am      Agile Operations: Innovation with CA APM and CA UIM
Michael Madden, CA Technologies, GM DevOps
An overview of new features in CA APM 10 and UIM 8.3 and how these
solutions help IT operations teams become more agile while still ensuring
high levels of reliability demanded by IT
10:15am – 10:55am      Best Practices in Agile Operations: Experts Panel
Moderator: Lenny Liebmann, InformationWeek
Panelists: Aruna Ravichandran, CA Technologies;
Kevin Behr; John Balsavage, President, A&I Solutions; DevOps Customer TBD       
10:55am   Closing Comments
Aruna Ravichandran, VP, Marketing and Strategy,
CA Technologies 
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Don’t Let Storage Spoil Your Application Performance
Date: Jul 13, 2015

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Can your storage technology live up to the demands of your application environment? Deploying and managing shared storage in today's virtualized enterprises must be simpler and easier. Your staff has more important things to do than managing separate systems and mapping LUNs and volumes to VMs

Join us for an interactive webcast to learn how hyper-converged compute and storage systems can help get storage under control.

You’ll learn:

  • How to solve the vexing challenges of deploying storage for virtualized applications with Intel® Xeon® processors.
  • The advantages of starting with the compute and storage you need today and then scaling in small increments with predictable costs
  • How to deploy compute and storage for virtualized applications in less than 30 minutes
  • Ways to lower your long term TCO with one platform to buy and manage for both server and storage

Register today to learn why hyper-converged compute and storage is a lot more than hype.

Flash for MySQL: How to Increase Performance and Lower Costs
Date: Jul 09, 2015

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Is your MySQL database storage plan killing your datacenter efficiency? The traditional storage approach for MySQL databases is to deploy servers in master/slave pairs. The master is part of a larger cluster where database rows are horizontally ‘shared’ across multiple masters to enable scale-out. Slaves are used for off-load of read traffic and act as fail-over nodes in the event that a master server crashes or data gets corrupted. Since database corruption and server crashes are rare, many slaves sit idly, taking up space, power, and requiring expensive cooling.

Attend this Webinar and you'll learn about options that allow you to de-couple slaves from masters and consolidate servers, resolving sever sprawl without putting your data at risk. In this one-hour presentation, we'll give you:

  • Four viable options for addressing server sprawl. 
  • A simple, yet effective option to reduce server count by up to 50%.
  • Ways to time and money by changing the way your masters replicate to your pool of slaves.

Register now to attend this webinar and as an added bonus you'll receive the white paper "Optimize MySQL Cluster Environments with HGST Flash Pools."

The Evolution of DNS and Adoption of Traffic Management
Date: Jun 24, 2015

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Often overlooked, DNS is a critical component of a businesses’ online infrastructure.  Why?  Today’s savvy consumers expect a flawless online experience.  Recent research shows that very few businesses outsource their DNS needs, increasing the risk of downtime and poor DNS performance.

This webinar will discuss the continued evolution of DNS and how businesses can use DNS to maximize site availability and optimize performance for the best user experience. 

Attend this webinar and;

  • Discover key findings from latest UBM survey on DNS
  • Get the basics of DNS, including why it is such a critical part of online infrastructures
  • Create a "smarter" DNS by utilizing DNS Traffic Management capabilities
  • Minimize DNS security vulnerabilities
  • Explore what’s next for DNS as we look for ways to leverage this expansive database
Continuous Delivery: Winning in the Application Economy
Date: Jun 23, 2015

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Survival in the application economy means delivering innovative, high-quality applications, faster and more frequently. If your processes were designed to only push out one or two releases a year, you know just what kind of pressure the business is putting on IT.

Want to fix that?

Join us for a virtual panel discussion on June 23 with experts in the field of continuous delivery where you’ll learn:

  • How DevOps and continuous delivery practices drive greater value to customers when they need it most
  • How to move swiftly and efficiently from software conception to delivery
  • Ways collaborative feedback loops can improve software quality and reliability
  • How continuous delivery promotes a rapid and constantly improving development organization

Continuous delivery is about overcoming obstacles and streamlining the delivery pipeline to provide the business with the apps they need at the pace they demand. This means removing dependencies that impede work being done in parallel. And it means radically improving the efficiency of testing cycles to improve the quality and velocity of application releases, and with less risk.

Join us as our panel shares valuable information to give you an edge over your competition. In the end, not only will you discover how to deliver higher-quality software to your customers more efficiently, you’ll discover something even more valuable: how to deliver greater customer value – sooner.

How to Use Continuous Delivery to Accelerate Speed to Value
Date: Jun 23, 2015

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Hadoop in the Enterprise: Are You Already Behind the Curve?
Date: Jun 16, 2015

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In the Forrester report “Hadoop Ecosystem Overview, Q4 2014,” it was forecasted that, “By the end of 2016, we think that two-thirds of all enterprises will have implemented Hadoop or a cloud-based analytics solution that uses Hadoop analytics for at least one use case.”

This means that 2015 is a critical year for Hadoop in the enterprise – are you going to be ahead of or behind the curve? 

Join guest speaker, Forrester Principal Analyst Mike Gualtieri, as he covers the trends in enterprise Hadoop, explains how companies are already seeing value, and provides expert guidance on the various ways that Hadoop can be implemented. Mike Maciag, Altiscale COO, will also present a case study on Hadoop as a Service.

This webinar will cover:

  • Hadoop in the enterprise: surprising trends
  • Key use cases in major industries – how is Hadoop delivering value?
  • Lessons from early adopters – how can their experience give you a better handle on Hadoop?
  • What are your options for implementing Hadoop: on-premises, cloud, and appliance. Which is right for you?
  • Case study: how one company decided to go to the cloud, and what they found there

Source: Hadoop Ecosystem Overview, Q4 2014, Brian Hopkins, Forrester Research, Inc., November 21, 2014

 

Don’t Give Up on VDI—Hyperconvergence Makes Everything Easier
Date: Jun 11, 2015

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Interest in virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) is rising because it offers a sensible answer to mobility and cloud security woes. Yet the deployment challenges — including the ability to size for performance, scalability, and adaptability — seem daunting to many IT organizations. That’s about to change.

Join us for an interactive discussion of how the rise of “hyperconverged” data center platforms is driving IT leaders to take another look at VDI.

You’ll learn:

  • What hyperconvergence means, and how it creates an infrastructure flexible enough for unpredictable VDI demands
  • How hyperconverged data center solutions are already delivering real results
  • What to look for to ensure that you can choose the VDI broker that works best for your environment
  • How the combination of Dell XC Web-scale Converged Appliances and Wyse Datacenter Appliance XC reduce VDI operating expenses and enhance delivery, speed and predictability
  • Real results from companies using Dell XC Series with Intel® Xeon® processors and Nutanix for VDI

Register today to secure your place in this in-depth discussion of how to procure, deploy, manage, and maintain a VDI implementation easily and efficiently.

 

 

Are you prepared for the Internet of Things?
Date: Jun 10, 2015

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Technology pundits say that the Internet of Things will revolutionize our daily lives, linking everyday objects to the Internet and giving us the ability to control and monitor our thermostats, appliances, cars, and much more.  But is the Internet ready for the influx of new devices?  Do we have the address space to accommodate them?  Can we connect them securely?

Infoblox commissioned a survey of networking professionals in the U.S. and U.K. and asked them about IoT preparedness, and you might be surprised what they said. 

During this session you will hear the results of this survey as well as:

-  Requirements for implementing IoT

-  How IoT effects the network

-  Recommendations for IT Managers

Tune in to this webinar for a discussion of the challenges the Internet of Things poses to enterprise networks and advice on how best to prepare for the onslaught.

 

The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform: Modern Storage for Modern Business
Date: Jun 09, 2015

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The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the only software-defined storage solution designed using a modern, distributed systems architecture. This results in a system that starts small, scales big, and keep space with today’s rapidly-growing business climate. Elastic, simple, and flexible, the Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform is the next generation of scalable software-defined storage.

With our patented technology, Hedvig enables complete protocol consolidation with full enterprise-class storage functionality, transforming commodity hardware into the most advanced storage available.

Join us for a live virtual event on June 9th and get an exclusive inside look at how Hedvig is re-architecting software-defined storage for enterprise and cloud providers.  

Hear from Hedvig executives and customers and get valuable insight into how Hedvig can:

  • Fix today’s application and data challenges: Scale virtual environments, build better clouds, and analyze big data while eliminating unnecessary storage infrastructures.
  • Start small, scale big: Get started easily with a small, elastic cluster that can scale to 1000’s of nodes without sacrificing enterprise-grade performance and storage features.
  • Reduce operations and accelerate speed of business: Simplify and automate storage workflows, quickly reducing your management time from days or weeks to just a few seconds. 
Your Endpoints are at Risk – What Can You do About It?
Date: Jun 02, 2015

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Attackers are going after your business at its weakest link - the endpoint.

Why are they going after the endpoint?  Most endpoints rely on older, signature-based antivirus technologies that simply cannot keep up with the latest exploits.

Attend this webinar and:

  • Explore the emerging trends in endpoint attacks including targeted laptop and mobile device attacks!
  • Get recommendations on technologies that can protect your business.
  • Learn best practices for defending against endpoint attacks.

Also hear from David Monahan of EMA as he explains:

  • Why you need to think differently about nuisance malware and target threats
  • Why antivirus is insufficient to protect organizations from advanced threats
  • What organizations are doing to address this endpoint security gap and improve their security ROI
  • Why open API solutions are critical to a defense-in-depth strategy

Register today!

Successful Data Control in the Always-On World of Financial Services
Date: May 20, 2015

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In today’s always-on, cloud-enabled world, financial service providers are developing a slew of new digital financial products, payment methods, and cloud-based and mobile solutions. As a result, banks, insurers and other financial service providers are exchanging more data than ever both within the enterprise and outside their firewalls with customers and partners. Increasingly these stakeholders need the ability to see, understand and control the data flows that are driving their business interactions. But the massive amounts of sensitive data being generated and exchanged also must be carefully managed to ensure regulatory compliance, enhance efficiency and minimize exposure risks. In this webinar, we examine what it takes to optimally and securely integrate and control financial data flows throughout the enterprise and beyond.

What you’ll learn:

  • How the new era of digital business is changing the way financial service providers interact with their customers and partners.
  • What challenges financial service providers face in managing the ever-increasing flow of data being generated and used.
  • The key elements required to deliver exceptional digital experiences.
  • What technology and tools are available to deal with the challenges and facilitate digital transformation.
  • What to look for when picking a financial integration platform partner to work with.
  • How an API-enabled integration platform can provide the enterprise-grade control, visibility and security capabilities financial services providers need to integrate and govern data flows and handle future volumes.   
Is Public Cloud Always Cheaper? ROI Considerations as Your Business Grows
Date: May 19, 2015

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Most digital media companies and start-ups are “born” in the public cloud - meaning they turn to it for inherent flexibility, scalability and low costs out of the gate.  But what happens when success hits and their IT infrastructure needs to skyrocket?  The same benefits that originally drew them to the public cloud may be the very things that now hold them back. 

  • Learn about how IT needs and priorities can shift as businesses grow
  • Discover the common roadblocks businesses face as their IT needs evolve
  • Understand important ROI considerations between public and private cloud deployment models
  • Determine hidden and unforeseen costs attributed to ‘shadow IT’
  • Explore how a hybrid cloud approach can offer long-term flexibility and scalability, while still keeping costs low

Attend this webinar for an in-depth look at the IT evolution of digital media companies from start-up through success, and the important considerations surrounding long-term ROI in the public cloud.

Software-Defined Storage (SDS) – The Solution to Your Evolving Business Needs?
Date: May 19, 2015

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Data storage volumes are exploding, yet the status quo of storage provisioning continues to be slow and clumsy. Businesses are beginning to discover the advantages of a software-defined storage approach – one that accelerates the delivery of storage resources in today’s complex and dynamic infrastructures.

Attend this webinar featuring industry-experts from Forrester Consulting and Hedvig to discover:

  • Why 55% of technology decision makers are expressing interest in or starting to implement software-defined storage
  • What workloads IT leaders consider as top candidates to operate with software-defined storage
  • Why the need for choice and flexibility is ushering in a new era of data management that brings the simplicity of public clouds to your datacenter
  • How today’s modern software storage solutions deliver a full range of storage protocols and enterprise-grade features to support any compute or cloud environment
  • How distributed systems technology transforms commodity server infrastructure into a scalable, resilient, self-service storage platform

Register today to reserve your spot at this exclusive online event and receive a free copy of the Forrester software-defined storage Technology Adoption Profile (TAP).

When Good Apps Go Bad: How To Rein In Shadow IT
Date: May 13, 2015

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In today's cloud world, a credit card is all it takes to feel like a business app buyer. Line of business teams are adopting apps without consulting IT, putting corporate data at risk. It's shadow IT, and it's growing fast.

Of course, when those deployments grow too difficult for line of business to manage, they become IT's problem. With no thought to management, security, or integration, IT is saddled with a huge challenge, and users are confused and frustrated.

Join Chris Christiansen, Program Vice President for IDC's Security Product and Services Group, and Chris Webber, Security Strategist from Centrify, as they discuss:

- The realities of shadow IT
- Tools and techniques to get back in control of cloud apps and mobile devices
- Strategies to get out in front of line of business

The DevOps Edge: Application Performance Management
Date: May 13, 2015

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Differentiate yourself from the competition with exceptional user experience and application quality in the digital economy.

As the number of web and mobile applications continues to grow, it’s more important than ever to ensure the best application performance and quality from the beginning. One bad experience, and customers will abandon you to move on to the next app. How do you ensure that every customer experience is positive, and every transaction is efficient, all the time? End-user collaboration and DevOps is often offered as the answer, but it’s more involved than that. The solution needs to include an application performance management strategy.

For agile IT and DevOps success, you need a set of tools that automates testing and deployment, finds performance issues and bottlenecks before your customers do, and provides an efficient end-to-end experience for both your users and your business. But beyond the tools, you need to find the right vendor relationships and partnerships to enable your digital transformation, ensure long-term competitive advantage and customer loyalty, and build a strategy based on real user feedback.

In this webcast, we’ll examine the latest trends and success stories in digital transformation, agile development and IT operations, and DevOps tools and techniques. We’ll be joined by CA’s Tony Davis who will explain the value of a vendor partnership in achieving the best end-user experience in terms of application quality and performance.

Attendees of this webcast will learn the following key points:

  • Software is eating the world: with every business forced to become a technology company, it’s critical to prepare a digital strategy that includes rapid iteration and end-user collaboration.
  • Remember that it’s about speed to value, more than it is speed of delivery. Use agile and DevOps to ensure the highest priority items are delivered to your customers sooner, beating your competitors to market while maintaining a reasonable work pace.
  • You need to move more efficiently and effectively from development to deployment. DevOps holds the key, but you need a plan, the tools, and the right partners to succeed.
  • Know how to choose the right tools and partnerships, and create an agile strategy for your business, development, and operations teams. The sum of these efforts will create an effective feedback loop that includes all stakeholders (including customers) that continually improves your products, customer satisfaction, and business results. 
How Solid State Can Save Storage Dollars
Date: May 12, 2015

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Solid state drives used to be a premium product with a premium price, but falling costs combined with improved performance have made them accessible to virtually all types of businesses for all types of applications. The dynamics of data storage have changed, so the overall cost of solid state and flash have become a better price-performance value than spinning disk. And solid state offers big benefits in reliability and manageability, in addition to increased capacity and speed.

This webinar will explore how to:

  • Improve TCO/TCA
  • Improve performance
  • Reduce power and cooling costs
  • Reduce rack space & cabling
  • Improve reliability

Join our industry experts for this interactive webinar on May 12 to learn how to stop spending money on 15k HDDs.  Solid State Drives reduce power and cooling costs, save on racks, enclosures and cabling all while improving performance and reliability. 

How UC Tools Increase Worker Productivity
Date: May 07, 2015

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Depending on who you ask, unified communications can be the best thing your organization has ever invested in or it could be a confusing mix of products whose business value is unknown. We’ll help you puzzle it out. Join Sue Fogarty, editor in chief of Network Computing and Blair Pleasant, President & Principal Analyst at COMMfusion LLC to get the answers.

During this interactive webinar you'll learn how to:

  • Translate worker response times to business success
  • Evaluate service cost models
  • Reduce operational costs
  • Choose the right UC package for your business
  • Leverage current communications service contracts
Big Data + the Service Desk = A Winning Combination
Date: Apr 29, 2015

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Service desk performance can result in either winning or losing a customer.

Regardless of your service desks size, big data tools are available to help your service desk succeed.

Attend this webinar and learn how big data, combined with your service desk strategy can:

  • Enable process improvement
  • Reduce ticket volumes
  • Increase efficiency
  • Win the trust and loyalty of customers

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how you can use big data and tip the scales in your favor!

Mobile Security Strategy: How to Protect Data That's Always On the Go
Date: Apr 16, 2015

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IT environments are becoming more complex and diverse, as today's workforce becomes one in perpetual motion, constantly introducing new devices and technologies. Can your endpoint management solution keep pace with these growing needs?

Come listen as our guest David K. Johnson, Principal Analyst from Forrester Research, discusses how IT leaders can arm their organizations with solutions that support them with secure endpoint management now and into the future. Novell, Inc. will also explain how Novell ZENworks is aligning its capabilities to support the new digital workspace.

A Flash Crash Course on Flash-Based Architectures
Date: Apr 02, 2015

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The latest generation of enterprise applications offer incredible performance – but only if the storage infrastructure can keep up. That can be a problem for many organizations,which need to stretch their existing capital investments as far as they can go. Fortunately, Flash technology has emerged as an affordable and compelling alternative to even the most expensive SANs and appliances for high-performance deployments.

In this webcast, subject matter expert Bert Scalzo, chief architect at HGST, will shed lighton the numerous flash-based architecture alternatives currently available to data center managers and Oracle DBAs – from the most basic non-RAC flash alternatives to truly disruptive technologies.

The webcast will cover:

  • Pros and cons of relevant flash technologies
  • Latest HGST Flash technology that enables RAC to perform at new levels
  • How to choose from among the many alternatives

As a takeaway, you will also receive the white paper "All-Flash Server-Side Storage for Oracle® Real Application Clusters (RAC) on Oracle Linux". 

SDN In The Real World: Use Cases For Analytics, Security & More
Date: Mar 26, 2015

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Software-Defined Networking (SDN) can bring a new degree of flexibility and automation to network operations, making it easier to provision applications and roll out new services to the business.

Join guest speaker Andre Kindess, Forrester Research principle analyst and Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise as we present market research and actual customer case studies that show how SDN has evolved from a concept to a deployable technology that provides real-world value.

  • Learn how SDN transforms the network infrastructure into a network service
  • Discover how SDN can provide measurable business value
  • Find out how your peers are using SDN today
  • Hear real-world use cases for security, analytics and more

Register for this webinar to learn about market research and customer case studies that show how SDN has evolved from a concept to a deployable technology that provides real-world value. 

The DevOps Virtual Summit
Date: Mar 18, 2015

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This virtual event puts you in direct contact with experts and leaders in the DevOps space, including noted speakers from InformationWeek, Gartner, Intellyx and CA Technologies -- all without ever having to leave your seat! Learn best practice approaches for DevOps in areas of agile development, continuous delivery, and agile IT operations, and watch an inspiring keynote from Gene Kim.

  • Learn how continuous delivery can deliver value to your organization and customers
  • Apply the agile methodology and principles to your entire organization's processes (beyond development & IT)
  • Remove bottlenecks, trouble spots, unnecessary expenses, risks, and other inefficiencies from your software deployment, support, and IT maintenance processes

The DevOps virtual event goes well past the basics of agile and DevOps, diving deep into how the tandem methodologies can impact and improve your entire organization’s efficiency and collaboration. With the right DevOps tools, support, and expert guidance, both your organization and your customers will benefit from increased collaboration, properly prioritized application feature development, and higher quality applications and support.

7 Ways to Fast Track Private Cloud & Avoid Pitfalls
Date: Mar 04, 2015

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We’ve got a great line-up of speakers to help you learn how to avoid typical pitfalls and accelerate private cloud deployments. Click the “Register Now” button and you’ll be one step closer to learning seven ways to fast track cloud deployments.

Nick Barcet, Director of Product Management for OpenStack at Red Hat, and Thomas Anderson, Director of Red Hat Consulting’s Cloud Practice will teach you how to:

    1. Promote interoperability
    2. Capitalize on OpenStack
    3. Implement tools that automate and simplify IT management
    4. Mitigate application migration problems
    5. Dynamically provision resources
    6. Bring new experts on board with open, flexible approaches
    7. Choose a partner who will provide professional services and training to complement and build internal expertise

It’s a lot to cover in one hour but you’ll leave with an understanding of how open standards and best practices can help you fulfill the potential of private clouds. And you don’t even have to leave your office.

How to Use Continuous Delivery to Accelerate Speed to Value
Date: Feb 17, 2015

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Join us for this live VIDEO-based virtual panel!

Many companies launch Big Data pilots to familiarize themselves with technologies such as Hadoop and to demonstrate value to the business. But as they transition from Big Data pilots to Big Data in production, they encounter significant new challenges—including effective management of complex analytic and pre-analytic environments cobbled together from highly heterogeneous components.

So what does it take to make Big Data analytics reliable when you reach the production phase? How can initial successes with Big Data be replicated for multiple use-cases? And how can companies avoid compliance-related risks as they bring together more data from more sources with greater agility?

Please join this informative, interactive video-based virtual panel as three industry experts share lessons learned from first-wave Big Data adopters, including:

  • Why supporting Big Data is so different from supporting applications
  • Where bottlenecks really tend to arise in Big Data production environments
  • How to keep every Big Data use-case rollout from being a “one-off” proposition
  • Why Big Data can be a compliance nightmare—and what to do about it
  • How to keep Big Data workloads from busting your infrastructure budget

This is a unique opportunity to get answers to your top Big Data questions, so sign up today!

Critical Application Monitoring: Network Intelligence
Date: Jan 29, 2015

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Many enterprises are familiar with how application performance management helps them monitor, measure, and manage the performance of software applications. However, there are challenges related to APM that require a new approach to network performance in order to achieve the anticipated benefits. First, the need to instrument application performance is difficult, and can sometimes alter the performance itself. Second, virtualization and the cloud have added levels of complexity and variability that need to be addressed and worked around. As a result, network performance has become critical.

Join us for a webcast in which you’ll learn how successful network performance management and capacity planning depends on a combination of quantified measurement, tools, and discipline. It requires you to measure, model, plan, and optimize your networks continuously based on observable traits such as traffic, speed, and reliability. All of the factors involved need to be in line with the goals of the application, its users, and the constraints of your organization. In this webcast, we’ll discuss and explore the tools, techniques, policies, and strategies that can help you define the metrics for success, and achieve them to satisfy both your users and your business.

How to Accelerate Oracle Database Performance and Lower Costs Today
Date: Dec 16, 2014

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SanDisk’s unique intellectual property and industry-leading products can help you to accelerate your Oracle Database and all the applications that depend on it.  Learn from the industry leader how flash solutions can not only accelerate your applications, but save you money as well.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Optimize flash storage technologies for Oracle databases, including how to take advantage of new Oracle 12c features
  • Lower the costs of delivering application performance to your end users and customers
  • Improve application performance and application response times with flash-based storage
  • Streamline your Oracle RAC installations

Register for this webinar to learn how to accelerate your current business performance and enable new business opportunities, while saving money and getting more value from your existing investments in servers and Oracle Database licenses.

PaaS: How to Complete the Vision of Virtualization
Date: Dec 10, 2014

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Virtualization has had an enormous impact on enterprise IT. It has enabled greater utilization of infrastructure resources, portability of execution environments, and better infrastructure economics. The rise of cloud computing has further extended the benefits of virtualization. However, neither has accelerated the development, deployment, and management of applications, which is where all the value of IT resides. Platform as a Service (PaaS) represents the future of virtualization and cloud computing, and delivers on the promise of application value.

Attend this webinar to learn about:

  • Virtualization and its benefits
  • Cloud computing: infrastructure virtualization and automation
  • The application bottleneck caused by cloud computing
  • How PaaS fulfills the promise of virtualization

Register for this webinar to understand how PaaS fulfills the vision of virtualization.

Extend Laptop Lifecycles, Increase Employee Productivity, AND Reduce IT Costs
Date: Dec 09, 2014

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In these days of constrained IT budgets, IT decision makers face a number of challenges, including laptop reliability, employee productivity and endpoint performance.

Attend this webinar to learn how to use SSDs to:

  • Defer the expense of purchasing a new laptop by extending laptop life
  • Improve employee productivity
  • Lower laptop maintenance costs
  • Upgrade your machines with ease

Register for this webinar to learn how to effortlessly realize substantial savings by upgrading from HDDs to SSDs on your endpoints.

Lower Your VDI Solution Costs Today with Flash Memory
Date: Dec 04, 2014

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How can flash memory for VDI solutions help your company? The benefits might be greater than you thought.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The pain points and challenges for VDI deployments
  • How to solve these pain points with better-than-a-PC price and performance equal or better than an Ultrabook

Register for this webinar to learn how to simplify and dramatically lower the costs of your VDI solution.

Lower Your VDI Solution Costs Today with Flash Memory
Date: Dec 04, 2014

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How can flash memory for VDI solutions help your company? The benefits might be greater than you thought.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The pain points and challenges for VDI deployments
  • How to solve these pain points with better-than-a-PC price and performance equal or better than an Ultrabook

Register for this webinar to learn how to simplify and dramatically lower the costs of your VDI solution.

Simplify and Innovate the Way You Use the Cloud
Date: Dec 04, 2014

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Cloud computing has reached a tipping point for enterprises. Did you know that 81% of the companies we surveyed recently said that they are either using or planning to use mission-critical apps on the Cloud within the next two years?  Clearly, the Cloud adoption is no longer driven by cost savings, but by agility, simplicity, and a unified view of IT – according to the Infosys study - “Simplify and Innovate the Way You Consume Cloud", a commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Infosys, October 2014

This Study also reveals that enterprises are struggling to bring together all their cloud services, from IaaS, PaaS, SaaS, public and private clouds to traditional IT. There are challenges in terms of user experience and consumption of cloud. So, how do you solve these problems?

Well, attend this webinar to learn from the results of this cloud computing survey and why you should:

  • Prioritize developing a comprehensive cloud strategy
  • Work with a cloud implementation provider
  • Bring together all of your cloud services

Register for this webinar to learn why you should consider a cloud ecosystem hub to show all of your cloud assets from one perspective.

How to Rescue Your Stranded Storage Capacity
Date: Dec 03, 2014

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How to Rescue Your Stranded Storage Capacity

Traditionally storage arrays were forced to provide both capacity and performance. The age-old method of storage design is to size for the peak load. This approach results in overprovisioned storage infrastructure with capacity deployed and sitting idle.

Join Frank Denneman and Tom Queen from PernixData with Robert Edwards from Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Solutions to learn how a decoupled architecture can:

  • Rescue stranded storage capacity in the array
  • Optimize performance by accelerating I/O at the server
  • Use server-side resources in a software defined datacenter

Register for this webinar to learn how this “stranded capacity” can be rescued and fully utilized with a decoupled architecture where the performance requirements are handled at the server tier.

Your Big Data Infrastructure: Are You Building Something You Can’t Manage?
Date: Dec 03, 2014

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To gain the benefits of Big Data, companies like yours are building Big Data “pipelines” that include data ingest and integration, analytic engines, visualization tools and more.  This essential Big Data infrastructure is typically cobbled together using technology from multiple vendors, including both cloud and on-premise components.Unfortunately, such infrastructure is almost always built with an exclusive focus on immediate price/performance—rather than long-term manageability and sustainability. 

Attend this webinar to:

  • Avoid the single biggest unexpected operational pain of early Big Data adopters
  • Learn why changing Big Data workloads constantly cause new pipeline bottlenecks
  • Find out how to make your Big Data pipeline more adaptable, reliable and cost-effective
  • Keep your Big Data initiatives from sapping your limited operational resources
How to Deploy Fast, Cost-Effective VDI – Virtual Desktops
Date: Dec 02, 2014

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Companies are deploying End User Computing (EUC) or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to increase productivity, provide improved security and support different types of end user devices. However, there are two pressing business concerns: the high cost of deploying virtual desktops effectively across the enterprise; and, the usability of the virtual desktops compared to client devices users already have.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Understand whether stateless or persistent virtual desktops best suit your user requirements
  • Lower the costs of deploying virtual desktops
  • Deliver fast, consistent virtual desktop performance to your customers
  • Design a scalable EUC/VDI solution

Register for this webinar to gain a good understanding of the top issues of EUC/VDI deployment. Attendees will leave the webcast with the options to start their EUC/VDI deployment with a POC or a solution that is scalable and provide fast, cost-effective virtual desktops for their users.

Getting IT and Developers on the Same Big Data Page
Date: Nov 20, 2014

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Developers are essential to any big data strategy. Just try doing in-depth analysis without some custom coding. However, dev skills can be a scarce resource, and these pros often find working on big data frustrating, because the inherent volume, velocity, and variety make development difficult.  Attendees at this InformationWeek Webcast will learn:

  • How to spot relevant developer expertise and get these people excited about analytics.
  • Ways to maximize the quality of big-data analyses.
  • Tips to streamline difficult big data tasks around velocity, volume, and variety.
How to Accelerate SQL Server Performance and Lower TCO
Date: Nov 18, 2014

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It’s time to learn how flash solutions deliver the breakthrough performance you need to realize the power of SQL Server 2014. Faster insights are critical to businesses large and small, and through this webinar, you’ll understand how flash solutions increase data warehouse speed and simplify management, while reducing capital and operational costs.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Dramatically improve your SQL Server platform and application performance
  • Support more order processing with fast, consistent OLTP performance
  • Deliver business insights faster with enterprise storage and SQL Server in-memory data warehouse
  • See how other enterprises are delivering better business results leveraging flash with their SQL platforms

Register for this webinar to learn how to accelerate your current business performance and enable new business opportunities, while saving money and getting more value from your existing investment in servers and SQL Server licenses

Top 5 Tips on Accelerating Hybrid Cloud Deployment
Date: Nov 12, 2014

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According to Gartner Research, nearly half of large enterprises will have hybrid cloud deployments by the end of 2017. However, as cloud becomes more prevalent, decisions about where to run applications to achieve the right balance of cost, security and performance become increasingly complex. This added complexity can act as a roadblock for many businesses, delaying their ability to leverage the cloud for greater agility, control and lower costs, and help drive the bottom line. 

Attend this webinar for an in-depth look at hybrid cloud and discover how you can:

  • Accelerate your cloud deployment in five simple steps
  • Determine which applications and workloads are suitable for which platform (private or public)
  • Be confident that you’ve chosen the right mix of cloud resources to meet your business needs
  • Recover your visibility into “Shadow IT”
  • Support today’s and tomorrow’s apps with one simple solution

Register for this webinar to learn how to cut through the cloud clutter and find a hybrid cloud solution that is right for your business, today. 

How a Cloud Contact Center Alters the Way You Launch Products
Date: Nov 12, 2014

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A recent North American survey by Frost & Sullivan found that 90% of contact center organizations plan to use a hosted or Cloud solution by 2016. What is your organization doing to stay competitive? The use of social media and mobile devices continuing to grow, with roughly half of contact centers in the Cloud are already targeting those applications as a normal component of daily commerce, according to Frost & Sullivan.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Capitalize on competitive differentiators to stay out front
  • Support rapid growth of customers once you launch
  • Educate prospects to advance your campaigns and increase adoption
  • Head off social bashing if your product falls short of claims, protecting your brand

Attend this webinar to learn more about the challenges and opportunities in utilizing a Contact Center in the Cloud for effective market introductions of new products and services.

How to Consolidate Your MySQL Master/Slave Pairs by Half
Date: Nov 11, 2014

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MySQL slave replicas are a wonderful way of preserving data and service availability.  But they’re also incredibly wasteful and expensive.  They double the initial cost of deployments, and they’re always on—burning power and heating up your data centers.  HGST has developed a unique way of speeding up MySQL servers while preserving data redundancy and service availability with much less hardware and power.  HGST Virident Solutions paired with our tried-and-true FlashMAX PCIe SSD provides a ultra-performance, shared, highly available data store for MySQL.  This clustering solution:

  • Enables the creation of a full-Flash, full-performance N+1 high availability cluster for MySQL
  • Eliminates the need for active slaves by replicating data at the Flash level
  • Requires only a single additional backup server which always has access to a HA copy of all your MySQL databases

HGST’s Director of Field Marketing Walter Hinton and Global Sr. Technical Marketing Manager Earle Philhower will describe the solutions architecture and management operations of this solution, as well as present metrics to demonstrate how such a cluster could save you both capital and operational expenses.

As a takeaway, you will also receive the white paper “Optimize MySQL Cluster Environments with HGST Flash Pools”.


How to Get Started with Data Refinement
Date: Nov 05, 2014

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Data seems to be everywhere except where we need it, when we need it, in the reliable form that we need.  Getting access to the right data is a slow process for business analysts; application developers create new apps without thoroughly integrating them with data because of the difficulty of data access; and IT spends inordinate amounts of time providing specific data to business people and developers, reducing the time available for innovative initiatives.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn how a data refinery on the cloud can enable self-service access to the data you need.
  • Discover how refinement services can improve the quality and timeliness of the data used for analysis
  • Discover how easy it is for application developers to build refinement right into their new cloud apps
  • Hear what IT managers are saying about self-service data refinement that lets their teams focus on higher-value activities
  • Take a look at self-service analytics on the cloud with built-in data refinement

Register for this webinar to learn why data refinement on the cloud is a hot topic for IT teams as well as business analysts and developers.  Discover how data refinement on the cloud can reduce your costs and improve the efficiency of your organization as well as the quality of your business analytics.

Lower Your VDI Solution Costs Today with Flash Memory
Date: Nov 05, 2014

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How can flash memory for VDI solutions help your company? The benefits might be greater than you thought.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The pain points and challenges for VDI deployments
  • How to solve these pain points with better-than-a-PC price and performance equal or better than an Ultrabook

Register for this webinar to learn how to simplify and dramatically lower the costs of your VDI solution.

New Tactics To Protect Data On The Move
Date: Oct 30, 2014

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If your endpoint data security and continuity plan begins and ends with a toothless BYOD policy or focusing on just AV, you’re asking for trouble. In this InformationWeek webinar, security expert Michael A. Davis will discuss steps to take to protect data, wherever it resides. Register for this webinar to learn about:

  • Data encryption: How self-encrypting drives change the game
  • Cloud services and authentication: How to make it all work.
  • End users: How to prioritize controls.
  • Mobile security essentials: What you need to know before you pick your next platform.
Unlock the Value of Omni-channel Commerce with Business Process Management
Date: Oct 29, 2014

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The world of retail is going through a fundamental transformation.  The growth of mobile, social, and e-commerce has changed retail as we know it, creating the new focus on customer experience.  Customers now expect a seamless, consistent, and continuous experience – unified across all channels and systems of engagement.  The challenge is that many traditional retail business systems and processes are too rigid and disjointed to adapt to these demands.   Meeting customer expectations today and in the future requires technology that extends beyond the most comprehensive packaged applications – it requires a technology that enables retailers to implement, orchestrate, and manage complex business processes.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • The State of the Retail Industry
  • The Next Generation of Retailing
  • Omni-channel Commerce:  Challenges and Benefits
  • Technology enabling the Unified Customer Experience
  • Use cases: Omni-channel Commerce Powered by BPM

Register for this webinar to learn how Business Process Management (BPM) can make a difference in your organization and how to best leverage it to unlock the value of omni-channel commerce.

Step Up Your IT Infrastructure Monitoring Game for the Application Economy
Date: Oct 28, 2014

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The rush towards an “application economy” is accelerating the adoption of new applications and technologies. And all the while, expectations are continuously rising for higher availability and faster performance across, physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures. IT operations teams need to change the way they monitor and manage performance of critical business applications and services.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • How the “App Economy” is disrupting the way IT operational team work
  • What infrastructure monitoring capabilities are critical to thrive in this new dynamic landscape
  • What efficiencies organizations have achieved by adopting a modern approach and platform

Register for this webinar to learn how to build a unified and proactive approach to IT infrastructure monitoring.

HP IT: Getting to Root Cause Faster with Data Analytics
Date: Oct 22, 2014

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The HP IT organization manages more than 20,000 databases, 50,000 servers, 60,000 network devices, and 2,000 applications spread across datacenters located in three cities. How does HP Operations Analytics help HP IT ensure performance and availability of systems and applications in their traditional and private cloud data centers?

HP IT will share 3 use cases of HP Operations Analytics, achieving results in minutes rather than days or weeks:

  • Identifying root cause of widespread global network outage
  • Troubleshoot application outage from configuration change
  • Find root cause of problem related to Exchange performance

Join Gary Brandt, HP Global IT Functional Architect, and Sancha Norris, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Operations Analytics to learn how HP IT incorporates best operational practices to collect and analyze structured and unstructured data using big data analytics at enterprise scale.

Wake up from your customer engagement stupor!!
Date: Oct 15, 2014

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Companies think they have a mobile app and a website and they are doing good with connected customer engagement. But Mobile app + website is so 2012. Consumer technologies are upending every year but has your experience kept up. You need to wake up from the stupor and be an active revolutionary in this Digital Revolution. Revolutionaries like Macy’s have already upped their game and are doing some of the largest implementations of these. Where are you? Why be a silent partner? Time to take the lead.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Redefine your customer’s experience
  • Build for a mobile first world
  • Utilize data to analyze and predict what's next
  • Embrace cloud computing to drive execution agility and scale

Register for this webinar to learn how to wake up to the new era of customer engagement and use digital transformation to stake your claim as a leader in this revolution.

Employee Enablement Infrastructure Strategies
Date: Oct 08, 2014

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Employee enablement infrastructure, including hardware, software and connectivity, can be complex and costly. How can you ensure your employees have access to critical applications and cloud-based resources when and wherever they need it?   As employees become increasingly more mobile – and can eat up IT resources.

This is the third of three Information Week Webinars in a series entitled “Mobilizing the New Millennial Workforce”, where we will bring together industry analysts and experts to share their unique perspectives on enterprise mobility, collaboration, unified communications, mobile applications, device management, mobile security and cloud-aware networks. In the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), securing and managing your data housed on personal mobile devices is essential but it doesn't need to be difficult.

This webinar will focus on

  • How IT departments can build and manage flexible, scalable platforms while freeing up time so can they focus on driving the business instead of updating the infrastructure.

  • Employee enablement strategies and examine device security to minimize risk and empower workers who no longer work at traditional desks day in and day out. 

 

Cloud ROI Meets Econ 101: A Guide To Making Wise Cloud Investments
Date: Oct 08, 2014

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Cloud ROI Meets Econ 101: A Guide To Making Wise Cloud Investments 

Few dispute that public cloud services lighten the load on IT staffs — and on capital budgets. But that isn’t all IT leaders must consider. The public vs. private vs. hybrid cloud decision needs to reflect your business strategy and fiscal realities over a reasonable timeframe. In this InformationWeek webcast, we’ll explain how to suss out a clear ROI picture, with findings from our exclusive Cloud ROI Survey.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to factor in "soft" benefits from cloud such as business agility;
  • Strategies for moving between private and public clouds as factors including business needs and provider costs change; and
  • Best practices to ensure the IT architecture allow for the kind of dynamic switching between private and public cloud that ROI models require.
The Future of FedRAMP
Date: Oct 07, 2014

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With the passing of the June 5 deadline for agencies to ensure that their cloud services are compliant with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), the government’s Cloud First initiative begins to move beyond “ramp-up” and into a more mature operational phase. But the program will not be static. 

FedRAMP 2.0 will incorporate new controls from NIST’s revised catalog in SP 800-53, there will be increased emphasis on continuous monitoring of configuration rather than periodic certification, and agencies still must ensure that cloud services comply with security requirements beyond those of FedRAMP. 

This webinar will look at what agencies and service providers can expect from FedRAMP going forward.

Tackle Process Problems with Rapid Automated Process Discovery and End-to-End Process Optimization
Date: Oct 01, 2014

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Process improvement projects can be lengthy and costly, with considerable up-front time and effort spent just establishing the “as is” state of current business processes to identify where process problems exist. And sizable capital investments into traditional fat-client BPM technologies, with complex and expensive implementations, usually serve to undermine any time-to-value for the customer.

Attend this webinar to learn:

  • What the most common obstacles to process improvement are
  • How Automated Process Discovery technology can “fast-track” process improvement initiatives and deliver better business outcomes
  • How to accelerate your process improvement projects, from process discovery and design to analytics.
  • Real-world case studies showing how Automated Process Discovery helps leading organizations improve business results

During the webinar, you will also receive a demonstration on Automated Process Discovery, a patented process discovery technology.

Register today! 

Unleashing Productivity with Mobile Applications
Date: Sep 30, 2014

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IT wants their workers to be more productive, more agile and more responsive to the needs of their customers. Moving to the cloud is one solution, with apps such as Google Apps for Work. The combination of unified communications and mobility can promote collaboration and teamwork, while linking together the dispersed workforce.

This is the second of three InformationWeek Webinars in a series entitled "Mobilizing the New Millennial Workforce", where we will bring together industry analysts and experts to share their unique perspectives on enterprise mobility, collaboration, unified communications, mobile applications, device management, mobile security and cloud-aware networks. In the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), securing and managing your data housed on personal mobile devices is essential but it doesn't need to be difficult.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Share ideas on what to consider when providing mobile access to enterprise applications in the cloud
  • Help you determine if this is the best solution for your company
  • Discuss tips for making mobile cloud apps move successful
Don’t Get Spiked: Best Practices for Keeping Website Traffic Flowing
Date: Sep 25, 2014

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You feel confident that after all your monitoring and load testing, your website is ready to handle any traffic spike – then BAM! A flood of visitors from a great review, a big sale or a breaking news story starts to pound away. Worse, you may become subjected to the ever increasing danger of Denial of Service attacks. By the time you notice, it can be too late. Load times lag. The site crashes. Customers bail. Not cool.

Whether you’re serving ecommerce customers, delivering media or managing a high-demand website, traffic spikes and DDoS attacks can be managed when you are ready for them. Otherwise, you risk performance and brand reputation.

Register for this webinar to hear how you can keep the madness at bay.

You will learn to:

  • Prepare for traffic capacity and attack scenarios
  • Quickly mitigate and scrub malicious traffic
  • Design and implement performance contingencies
How to Revolutionize Analytics with Next-Generation In-Memory Computing
Date: Sep 25, 2014

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For organizations across industries, analytics is no longer an option, but an imperative. Next generation in-memory computing revolutionizes reporting and analytics, allowing you to analyze more data faster and more efficiently than ever before to uncover insights for growing revenue, reducing cost, and lowering risk.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Gain instant insight from real-time operational data
  • Get insight at the speed of thought to grow revenue, reduce cost and lower risk.
  • Hear how one University processed their admissions and enrollment workloads 106x faster, saving 42 days a year in administration effort at the same time

Register for this webinar to learn how you can gain a sustainable competitive advantage and take your organization to a new level with IBM’s next generation in-memory computing.

Best practices for Running Dev/Test on OpenStack
Date: Sep 24, 2014

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OpenStack has gained a lot of attention because it promises to provide highly flexible, open, scalable and dynamic cloud environments. These qualities make OpenStack an ideal platform for fostering innovation in IT environments. In this dynamic session Dell and Red Hat architects will share best practices developed in real world deployments and projects that use Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to accelerate innovation, and we will illustrate how you can make innovation come to life in your organization.  

Attend this webinar to learn from Dell and Red Hat engineers, who will share best practices for using Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform to accelerate innovation with development labs

Empowering Employees with Mobility and Collaboration
Date: Sep 23, 2014

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Today’s employees have no patience or anything less than fast, ubiquitous connectivity. How we work, the technology tools we use and the ways we collaborate with teams and co-workers are rapidly transforming in the new workforce that will soon be dominated by Millennials. This group, which has grown up entirely in a hyper-connected and increasingly mobile world, will reshape the culture of companies large and small and drive the future. The most successful companies will be those that leverage technology to empower their employees, removing the obstacles to their success, and engaging employees so they will drive the business.   Mobile broadband is core to this new workforce, and collaboration tools are needed to effectively tie together dispersed workers and teams, promoting teamwork.

This is the first of three Information Week Webinars in a series entitled “Mobilizing the New Millennial Workforce”, where we will bring together industry analysts and experts to share their unique perspectives on enterprise mobility, collaboration, unified communications, mobile applications, device management, mobile security and cloud-aware networks. In the era of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), securing and managing your data housed on personal mobile devices is essential but it doesn't need to be difficult.

In this webinar, we will:

  • Examine the role of mobility and collaboration in the future of the New Millennial Workforce.
  • Provide tips on how IT organizations can work with their service providers to support and empower your increasingly mobile workforce, protecting the business and streamlining administration and support.
Can You Live Without Service Virtualization?
Date: Sep 23, 2014

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Can you live without Service Virtualization? Technology applications are essential to your business today, yet time-to-market, development costs, componentized software, and perceived application quality remain challenges to successful application delivery. Service virtualization enables organizations to build and test required business systems at lower cost with speed and quality. It’s an attractive proposition in this age of Agile development and ever-shifting business models. In this InformationWeek Webcast, we’ll explore how organizations can take advantage of modern service virtualization techniques to yield maximum benefit and:

  • Accelerate overall software release cycle time amidst change and complexity
  • Increase productivity in development by reducing typical constraints that waste time
  • “Shift quality left” for higher performance and less risk
Linking Enterprise and Small Business Security to Shore up Cyber Risks in the Supply Chain
Date: Sep 23, 2014

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As business becomes more connected and as data moves further outside the organizational walls, the supply chain has become a critical chink in the security armor. Think about how many small businesses, suppliers and customers have access to different areas of an enterprise. But small businesses do not generally employ the same strength of security as larger companies because it’s complex, costly and resource-intensive. Enterprise cybersecurity is intricately linked to that of the supply chain.

Join SurfWatch Labs Chief Architect and former US Government Intelligence Analyst Jason Polancich, and Carrie Kerskie, a data privacy investigator and expert, for a webcast where they will examine the insecurity of small businesses in the supply chain and provide practical tips to close backdoors into the enterprise.

Attend this webcast to learn:

  • Lessons from real-life data breaches originating from the supply chain
  • How to more quickly identify and act on highly relevant cyber risks facing your organization
  • Recommendations for working with your partners, vendors and customers to reduce overall cyber risk
Managing Your Mobility Beyond BYOD
Date: Sep 18, 2014

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IBM has been named as the first and only IT vendor in the Leaders category in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Managed Mobility Services. IBM’s Managed Mobility Services enable a security-rich environment required to more safely use mobile devices in the workplace, allowing employees to use corporate and personal devices to perform job functions “anytime and anywhere.”

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn why IBM was named as the first and only IT vendor in the Leaders category in the Gartner Magic Quadrant Report for Managed Mobility Services
  • Better understand how a mobile enterprise infrastructure can help organizations address the challenges inherent in mobility more efficiently and effectively
  • See how you can create a high-performing mobile workforce by leveraging your enterprise e-mail on mobile devices
  • Recognize how IBM Mobility Services can help your organization achieve higher efficiencies as you begin to develop a mobile leadership position

Register for this webinar to learn more about successful implementation of managed mobility services and how you can utilize managed mobility services.

What is the Orchestrated Datacenter?
Date: Sep 18, 2014

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IT organizations are tasked with delivering end-to-end services for infrastructure and applications, while concurrent revolutions in cloud computing, mobility, big data and security are redefining what enterprise users expect from their applications and IT services.

IT professionals need to manage the complexity of accelerated delivery of services across traditional IT Data Centers or cloud environments-whether it is a full stack of infrastructure from storage, network, servers to databases or right up to the application layer. As an IT organization, success depends on efficiently orchestrating operations across functional silos, eliminating the hand-offs, delays and errors that lower the end users' experiences.

Join Andy Mackay and Muneer Mubashir as they discuss what the Orchestrated Data Center really is.

Converged Infrastructure for Remote Offices: How to Choose
Date: Sep 17, 2014

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Deploying and supporting IT infrastructure in branch offices can be costly, complex, and inefficient. Converged infrastructure offers simplification and efficiency – but understanding the unique needs of remote locations is critical to choosing the right solution.

Attend this webinar to:

  • Learn the consolidation and virtualization priorities of your industry peers
  • Identify critical requirements for converged infrastructure and remote offices
  • Understand branch converged infrastructure advantages including reduced time to deploy, local application performance, faster recovery, and lower operating costs
  • Deliver improved remote office efficiency, security, and business continuity
  • Successfully satisfy escalating business activity and customer demands

Register for this webinar to learn from Forrester Research and Riverbed Technology to be better equipped to navigate the converged infrastructure landscape and gain more clarity around essential solution requirements when targeting branch deployments.

Enabling Hybrid Cloud Solutions to Improve Efficiency
Date: Sep 16, 2014

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Enabling Hybrid Cloud Solutions to Improve Efficiency

Traditional IT environments are becoming more complex, costly, and time consuming to manage, especially with multiple vendors engaged.  Whether your environment is midrange, distributed, or mainframe, IBM's Hybrid Cloud solutions can help your organization get a grip on this complexity and control costs, improve availability with around-the-clock monitoring and management, and increase operational efficiency.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Control cost by offering customizable services that use a hybrid delivery model, virtualization, and automation by only paying for the services you need.  
  • Improve operating efficiency through a single point of contact
  • Provide around-the-clock monitoring and management services for servers, storage devices, and software to increase availability

Register for this webinar to learn how to get a grip on cloud complexity with managed services.

 

Who's Afraid of the Big (Data) Bad Wolf? Are You?
Date: Sep 11, 2014

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Successful Big Data Projects require Big Data Integration, since most Hadoop initiatives involve collecting, moving, transforming, cleansing, integrating, exploring, and analyzing volumes of disparate data.

Register for this webinar to learn about:

  • The current state of the Big Data market
  • Customer success stories with Big Data and Big Data Integration
  • The 5 best practices when it comes to Big Data Integration

Attend this webinar to learn about client experiences with Big Data projects, as well as learning about the 5 best practices for big data integration, so that you can tame the big (data) bad wolf.

3 Unexpected SaaS Strategies
Date: Sep 11, 2014

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In this InformationWeek Webcast, we’ll profile some pioneering SaaS deployments and discuss ways attendees can bring that innovative spark to their own companies.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Ensuring the performance of cloud-based applications
  • The complexity of integrating SaaS into critical internal systems
  • How to protect the business’ interests by having a strategy to translate data via the cloud provider’s API.
How to Stay Agile with Big Data: A Roadmap
Date: Sep 10, 2014

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Agility is the key for benefiting from the use of Big Data for operational excellence and improved profitability. Ovum Research finds that organizations that take an iterative approach to refining analytic models, consolidating data sources, and transitioning to the cloud, tend to find more success with Big Data.
 
Attend this webinar to learn how to:
·         Consolidate your data sources
·         Build open, flexible Big Data ecosystems
·         Find success with Big Data
 
Register for this webinar to learn proven methods on how to open the possibilities of your data.

Unlocking the Promise of Software as a Service
Date: Sep 08, 2014

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IBM's first-ever global SaaS study of 879 decision makers uncovered that reducing cost and gaining competitive business advantage are the primary reasons companies adopt Software as a Service (SaaS). However, getting the most out of SaaS from both a financial and business perspectives requires new approaches to service management across the organization.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Deliver services that gives business the competitive edge.
  • Improve quality of service across SaaS, cloud, and hybrid applications.
  • Unlock profitability through enabling rapid IT innovation.

Register for this webinar to learn how to become a champion of Software as a Service delivery.

 

Is Your Database a Hero or a Hindrance?
Date: Sep 04, 2014

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In today’s fast paced world, adapting quickly to changing business requirements adds a tremendous amount of pressure to an IT organization. In addition to aggressive Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for high availability and fast performance, IT must ensure transaction scalability for rapidly growing data stores and provide a flexible database platform for application developers to spin up new applications quickly and easily.

In meeting these needs, your database can be a hero, or it can be a hindrance. Does your database:

  • Recover from a node failure in seconds, or minutes?
  • Minimize the amount of tuning to keep it running at peak performance?
  • Optimize both the speed and cost of different types of storage?
  • Give applications transparency to the underlying database architecture?
  • And lastly, does your database require too many staff, and is it too costly?

Attend the webcast to learn which database works for you vs. against you. See how the right database architecture can help you achieve your SLAs and give application developers the freedom and flexibility to focus on their code, not the underlying infrastructure.

3 Top Storage Trends for 2015 Revealed
Date: Sep 03, 2014

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As CIOs and IT architects continue to be pressured by management to do more with less and by users to just do more they’ll have to plan how to accommodate three trends in the IT marketplace – shifting to a hybrid cloud model; big data analytics; and new data protection challenges from BYOD.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Use cloud services to improve disaster recovery while limiting costs
  • Keep BYOD from becoming “Users must Backup Your Own Data”
  • Protect software as a service (SaaS) data
  • Improve primary storage and collaboration through the cloud

Register for this webinar to learn how forward thinking IT organizations can embrace these trends and deliver even better storage, data protection and disaster recovery services to their users. 

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