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Enterprise Cloud Backup: Clear the confusion and understand what you really need

In this 45-minute interactive webcast, Christine will present the following:

* What is enterprise cloud backup and how is it different from consumer and SMB?
* What are the big benefits and the big issues around cloud backup, and how can you get the benefits without the problems?
* What are the critical and the nice-to-have features of enterprise cloud backup products and services?
* Different strokes for different folks: architectural decisions and drivers
         -Shareholder needs: Vendors, Enterprise, Service Providers
         -Type of backup: File, object, block?
         -Type of product: Appliance, array or software?
         -Type of deployment: On-site system or Backup as a Service?
* Roadmap to primary storage and the hybrid cloud

  • Premiered: 09/11/13 at 1pm ET (10am PT)
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Christine Taylor
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK, Taneja Group
Topic(s): BrightTALK Webinar Webcast Cloud Backup Storage

OpenStack Storage and the Future of the Storage Industry

It’s an increasingly open world, even in the storage industry. Major vendors such as RedHat and HP have joined the OpenStack project and it only continues to gain momentum. Does this amount to a revolution, a snooze, or something in between?

Join this 60 minute live roundtable as storage industry experts discuss the following questions:

*What are the implications of the OpenStack movement on the storage industry?
*What does it mean for IT decision makers right now and five years down the road?
*Will the future be open source, and how will vendors respond?

Moderator: Jeff Boles, Taneja Group

Panelists include: Ken Pepple, Solinea; Randy Bias, CloudScaling; Greg Kleiman, RedHat; Joe Arnold, SwiftStack

Jeff Boles joins Taneja Group from a broad background of hands-on operational IT management and infrastructure engineering, bringing to the group over 20 years of deep experience within the trenches of practicing IT. Jeff’s experience crosses the gamut of operational IT encompassing IT governance, operations management, project management, infrastructure architecture, SAN engineering, and process re-engineering in financial, healthcare, professional services, and government sectors.  For more info visit:

  • Premiered: 08/20/13 at 2pm ET (11am PT)
  • Location: Live and OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Moderator: Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK, Taneja Group
Topic(s): BrightTALK Webinar OpenStack Solinea RedHat Cloudscaling SwiftStack

Shoveling a big pile of Hadoop? - Virtualized Hadoop for IT

This 30 minute webcast will address the following:

-Why virtualize Hadoop? What are the benefits to IT and the user?

-Who are the players? VMware, Project Savanna (RedHat), Amazon EMR

-How does virtualizing Hadoop work technically with its scale-out computing and distributed storage models?

-What's the impact on performance?

-How virtualized Hadoop becomes a foundation of the datacenter as a unified platform for all kinds of workloads.
IT can now offer Big-Data-as-a-service.

About the speaker: Mike Matchett brings over 20 years experience in managing and marketing IT datacenter solutions particularly at the nexus of performance, capacity and virtualization. Currently he is focused on IT optimization for virtualization and convergence across servers, storage and networks, especially to handle the requirements of mission-critical applications, Big Data analysis, and the next generation data center. Mike has a deep understanding of systems management, IT operations, and solutions marketing to help drive architecture, messaging, and positioning initiatives. For more info visit:

  • Premiered: 07/30/13 at 1:30pm ET (10:30am PT)
  • Location: Live and OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Mike Matchett
  • Sponsor(s): BrightTALK, Taneja Group
Topic(s): BrightTALK Hadoop Virtualization Big Data Webinar Webcast

Jeff Boles on HP Discover 2013 | SDRNews

Jeff Boles, Director of Taneja Group Validation Labs focused on storage products during his visit to HP Discover, and came away with some well defined impressions of the HP product portfolio. Jeff offers some opinions on HP’s offerings with respect to several competitors, and talks about his challenges in working with smaller customers in the field explaining storage virtualization.

  • Premiered: 06/28/13 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): SDRNews
Topic(s): HP DIscover Jeff Boles SDRNews Storage

Jeff Boles from Taneja Validates Symantec Business Continuity for VMware Environments

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Jeff Boles, Sr. Analyst
Mike Reynolds, Sr. Product Marketing Manager


Symantec is the only vendor that can solve the application awareness problem for high availability and disaster recovery in virtual environments without compromising native VMware tools such as vMotion, Site Recovery Manager (SRM) and Dynamic Resource Scheduler (DRS). This webcast featuring Jeff Boles from the Taneja Group, will discuss the hidden availability challenges for virtualized data centers, and discuss the best-in-class approach to building a high availability virtual infrastructure for today's business critical applications.

Symantec's unique business continuity solution for VMware environments will help you virtualize business critical applications by:

Recovering applications without a virtual machine reboot
Integrating with native VMware tools including vMotion, DRS, SRM and vCenter
Failing over from physical to virtual machines or vice versa
Reducing downtime for planned maintenance
Learn how Symantec will keep your applications protected and highly available.

Register to view the recording.

  • Premiered: 03/21/13 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Jeff Boles
  • Sponsor(s): Symantec
Topic(s): Symantec Jeff Boles VMWare Virtualization VM high availability DR Disaster Recovery VMotion Site Recovery Manager SRM Dynamic Resource Scheduler DRS vCenter

VMwarePEX - Around the Storage Block Video Blog: VM density with HP 3PAR testing w/ Taneja Group

By Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy - During our HP Bootcamp at VMware Partner Exchange (PEX) last week, I was able to watch a presentation by Jeff Boles, Sr Analyst from Taneja Group. Jeff talked about testing he had lead looking at VM density with HP 3PAR compared to a traditional array. While I've talked about VM density here on ATSB and have highlighted our "Double your VM density guarantee", Jeff had some great information that really brings the story home for me.

Click the image to watch the YouTube video:

Read the full blog here:

  • Premiered: 03/05/13 at OnDemand
  • Location: OnDemand
  • Speaker(s): Calvin Zito, HP & Jeff Boles, Taneja Group
  • Sponsor(s): HP
Topic(s): HP Jeff Boles Calvin Zito Storage Virtualization VM Density 3PAR VMWare PEX
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