Servers and Storage
Meeting the challenge for increased efficiency and scale while preparing for the technology needs of tomorrow, is driving businesses toward application and solution based architectures in their data centers – what Gartner refers to as Fabric Based Infrastructure. In this video, Donna Scott (a VP and Distinguished Analyst at Gartner) and Paul Perez (VP and CTO for the Data Center Business Group at Cisco Systems) examine the motivations and impact, for customers moving to a Fabric Based Infrastructure and how Cisco UCS helps customers achieve their goals.
Type: Video (36 minutes)
Data is the biggest driver of success today … be it in business, government or society. And with data such a valuable currency, protecting it is a paramount concern. So what must your organization do to make sure your database is secure? What are the real threats to your data? What can you do to stop them? And where can you turn for help in protecting your database? In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Warevalley reveal the solutions and best practices you need to keep your data safe. We’ll also find out why more and more companies around the world increasingly turn to Warevalley to protect perhaps their most valuable asset – their database.
Type: Video (18 minutes)
drains an average of 25-40 percent of a data center’s annual budget.
And energy costs continue to rise about 12 percent each year. Data
center operators must balance increasing customer demands and
fluctuating customer environments with ongoing efforts to achieve
energy efficiency and reliability within their data centers.
Increasingly, companies rely on data center operators to help them
boost the energy efficiency of their specific operations. But there are
many questions to address as enterprises search for optimal data center
co-location space, including:
• What are the most popular efficiency techniques being used by co-location service providers?
• What are the major challenges of implementing these technologies in a single versus multi-tenant environment?
• And, how does a co-location service provider’s approach compare to a traditional in-house enterprise data center build-out and operation?
In this program, we’ll answer those questions and more with two of the industry’s leading experts: Gartner research Vice President Dave Cappuccio and Cyrus One Chief Operating Officer Michael Duckett.
Type: Video (15 minutes)
Virtualization continues to be one of the most effective ways to consolidate, reduce cost, and make data centers more efficient. Gartner research outlines how to get the most from your virtualization efforts in their paper titled "Best Practice: Virtualize Your IT Systems Incrementally to Reduce Costs". HP BladeSystem fits the needs of today’s demanding virtualized workloads to maximize the benefits recommended in Gartner’s research.
Type: Video (8 minutes)
Mainframes have been a key part of many organizations’ infrastructure for decades. But in the past decade and especially the last five years, distributed platforms have established a greater presence in the datacenter traditionally dominated by mainframe systems. Gartner Vice President of Application Strategy and Governance Dale Vecchio looks at why this is occurring now and how the traditional concerns around availability, scalability and risk have been addressed. We’ll also focus on how the elements of a mainframe alternative platform consisting of HP, Microsoft and Micro Focus can deliver on that ROI, and we’ll reveal how this modernization process enables organizations like yours to address Gartner’s Nexus of Disruptive Technologies, including Mobile, Social, Cloud and Big Data.
HP, Micro Focus and Microsoft
Type: Video (32 minutes)
Is traditional security enough in today’s datacenter? Datacenter security feels the increasing weight of virtualization and cloud computing, plus the high rate of zero day and other hard to patch vulnerabilities. Is traditional security enough to protect your organization? In this program, leading experts from Gartner, TrendMicro and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi reveal the solutions and best practices that can effectively keep your datacenter secure.
Type: Video (15 minutes)
In this program, we connect with data masking experts and hear firsthand how Bridgepoint Education in San Diego successfully implemented data masking to protect sensitive student information. Gartner Fellow and Research Vice President, Dr. Joseph Feiman and Kevin Duggan, CEO of Camouflage Software discuss how organizations can realize the security benefits of data masking and provide practical advice for successful implementation.
Type: Video (27 minutes)
There's a lot of industry buzz around in-memory database technology right now. The technology gives enterprises new opportunities for innovation and differentiation. But it also raises challenges. Why is in-memory database technology getting so much attention now? What benefits does it truly offer? What challenges does it present? And what impact will it have on cloud computing efforts? In this program, leading experts from Gartner and SAP help you determine if in-memory database technology is the right choice for your organization. You'll also learn why SAP's HANA solution is setting new standards in the market.
Type: Video (23 minutes)
With the rapid evolution of business applications and systems, IT professionals face tremendous pressure to improve the performance and security of their data networks. And monitoring plays a vital role in keeping those networks safe, efficient and compliant. So what trends are especially impacting the datacenter? Why is Ethernet more important than ever and how do you make your datacenter more flexible, more scalable and more secure? In this program, leading experts from Gartner and Anue Systems answer those questions, and more importantly, solve your network monitoring challenges.
Type: Video (17 minutes)
the Big Data Opportunity with Scale-out NAS
With digital data growing at a rate of 44x and predicted to reach an astounding 35 zetabytes by 2020, the era of Big Data is here. Although the unprecedented influx of new information presents an opportunity to fundamentally change and improve business, government and even society, it also poses significant challenges for enterprise IT.
Increasingly, companies are turning to scale-out storage architectures to solve these problems.
In this webinar Gartner Research Vice President Stan Zaffos, and Paul Rutherford, CTO of EMC Isilon, examine the primary drivers behind Big Data growth and the technologies best suited to help maximize the Big Data Opportunity.
Type: Video (16 minutes)
Discover how Cloud Storage can help you manage your business more efficiently. Companies are constantly battling two equally important yet seeminglycontradictory objectives: data growth and constrained budgets. In addition, businesses are looking for ways to become more flexible in order to respond to competitive pressure and customer demands more rapidly.The traditional approach to data storage management alone is no longer adequate, but employing a Cloud model is a way to help mitigate these issues. This video explores the benefits of private Storage Clouds for both IT and business leaders and provides practical advice to help dispel the hype surrounding Cloud for storage management. You will learn how to build a practical roadmap toward private Storage Cloud by starting with a virtualized, efficient storage environment and build a more flexible and responsive business.
Type: Video (26 minutes)
Automating job scheduling is a requirement in today’s complex data center environments. However, there are challenges that include the integration between IT applications, databases and file sharing platforms using only their native tools or using systems-based schedulers must be custom coded or left undone. Neither scenario is optimal: Custom integrations are time consuming, error prone and need constant maintenance and revisions. Leaving integrations undone forces the data center operations team to manually manage complex job scheduling workloads—increasing the risk for errors and expensive downtime. Listen to the experts as they examine the reasons behind the longevity of job schedulers, the role of adapters in the modern data center, how system events factor into enterprise scheduling, and what the future holds for job scheduling. They also offer advice on where you can turn to meet your enterprise job scheduling needs.
Type: Video (34 minutes)
Has the sheer growth of data overwhelmed your legacy backup and recovery solution? Have consolidation and virtualization created a new set of backup challenges? Learn more about today’s data protection challenges and new technologies.To address them from our panel of industry experts: Research Vice President Dave Russell; Bob Scott, Information Technology Manager at Community Health Center of Snohomish County; Mike Kuehn, Vice President of Worldwide Channels at Syncsort; and Mark Welke, Director of Data Protection Solutions Marketing at NetApp.
Type: Video (25 minutes)
all must contend with ever-growing data from ever-expanding sources.
Social, location-aware, mobile and device data now have to be merged
with customer, product and third-party data. But as the data grows, it
runs into a basic law of physics – that as objects gain more mass, they
slow down. So how can enterprises get all of their data to be available
quicker and perform faster?
More and more enterprises are turning to new analytic software to get ahead of this curve. In this program featured analyst firm Gartner Inc. analyst Mark Beyer will address the changing data landscape, the business opportunities and the issues facing IT. Also, SAND Chief Operating Officer Mike Pilcher will look at analytic platform column based databases and the solutions for accelerating Oracle, IBM, Microsoft, SAP and SAS data warehouses..
Sponsor: SAND Technology
Type: Video (18 minutes)
It used to be so much simpler to control access to your systems and applications. But now you have to factor in partners, contractors, customers, and more. All of whom are requesting access from a growing number of places and devices. So why is the traditional identity management architecture less able to meet these changing demands? What danger does this pose for your enterprise? What steps can you take to mitigate this danger? And why are more organizations looking to identity and context virtualization as the answer? Find out in this new program.
Sponsor: Radiant Logic, Inc.
Type: Audio (52 minutes)
Virtual Ethernet Port Aggregator (VEPA) off-loads all switching activities from today's hypervisor-based virtual switches to actual physical switches. What’s all the fuss? Many enterprise organizations are running approximately 10 VMs across one virtual switch on each physical server. However, in the future it is likely that the VM to server ratio will increase and as it does, server-based networking will have to become more sophisticated particularly as it relates to security and networking. Join the experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from HP as they look at how to deal with the challenges of communications in a virtual environment. Additionally, you’ll learn how HP’s approach with VEPA supports seamless integration and eliminates "forklift" upgrades that other approaches require.
Type: Video (29 minutes)
The growth of server virtualization and data center consolidation has changed the game for data center networks. More than ever, data center networks need to connect large pools of IT resources that can quickly and easily be accessed in what is often referred to as a cloud IT model. And, as data center networks evolve to provide these seamless connections between IT resource pools, they are increasingly being called data center “fabrics” by networking vendors. Join leading experts from featured analyst firm, Gartner, Inc., and opinion leaders from Cisco Systems, Inc., as they look at the opportunities created by these emerging fabrics, new innovations and multi-path Ethernet, as well as the realities of building scalable data center network fabrics.
Sponsor: Cisco Systems, Inc.
Type: Video (15 minutes)