Webinars & Webcasts
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: http://tanejagroup.com/about/who-we-are
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: http://tanejagroup.com/about/who-we-are
What you’ll learn:
-Data characteristics of highly virtualized environments
-Key technologies and capabilities required
-Why today’s solutions aren’t enough
-Which server-based technologies are enterprise ready
-How QLogic FabricCache 10000 Series Adapters accelerate these environments
Jeff Boles, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
Jeff Boles is a Senior Analyst and the Director of Taneja Group’s hands-on Technology Validation Services, focused on validating vendor solutions in real-world use cases. Jeff’s expertise includes server and storage acceleration, as well as virtualization technologies. Jeff’s background includes over 20 years of senior management and hands-on infrastructure engineering within the trenches of operational IT.
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.
Christine Taylor, Analyst, Taneja Group & Don Chouinard, Director of Product Marketing, Nexsan
Discover the dramatic differences between new SSD caching architectures and legacy auto-tiering techniques and how each impact performance in demanding virtualized environments. Auto-tiering falls short and you’ll learn why from Taneja Group Analyst, Christine Taylor. Nexsan follows to examine how unique SSD caching technologies in the NST5000 hybrid storage system meets the random I/O performance needs in complex and virtualized environments.
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.