[Webinar] Introducing the Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered by DataCore

Lenovo and Datacore

Lenovo and DataCore have collaborated to create a Software-defined Storage (SDS) appliance. This validated, turnkey appliance provides easy scalability and single pane management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems-without trade-offs in availability, reliability or functionality.

Register for this webinar to learn more about the Lenovo Storage DX8200D Powered by DataCore.

When? Wednesday, April 12 , 2017 @ 2:00 pm Eastern Time

Live Webcast with IDC special guest: Why Multi-Cloud Strategies Require Hybrid Capacity Analytics!

Why Multi-Cloud Strategies Require Hybrid Capacity Analytics

IDC’s research shows the majority of today’s enterprise class organizations expect to rely on multiple clouds. Organizations need to make this transition in a way that maintains control over their applications, constantly optimizes the capacity being purchased, and doesn’t inadvertently create operational silos.

Join Andrew Hillier, co-founder and CTO of Cirba, and guest speaker, Mary Johnston Turner, IDC Research Vice President Enterprise Systems Management Software, to learn why workload aware multi-cloud capacity and migration analytics are becoming critical enablers to modern cloud strategies.

Learn about critical enablers to modern cloud strategies.
Major topics include:

EMA on Major Cloud Migration Risks - On-demand Webcast

EMA and Cirba recently came together to discuss how to optimize a migration to hybrid cloud.  If you missed the live session, don't worry.  This Webcast is now available on-demand and can be watched at anytime.

Watch Torsten Volk, Research Director of Hybrid Cloud at EMA, and Andrew Hillier, CTO at Cirba show you how to avoid major risks and cut costs associated with cloud migration using industry-leading intelligent analytics.

Watch and learn:

  1. How to address the biggest challenges in public cloud today:
    • Cost Control
    • Moving legacy apps
    • Pressure to move off prem
    • Which providers are right for your apps
  2. What to look for in an analytics solution: Are you using the right one?
  3. How some companies save 20%, 48%, 82% in hosting costs.

Webinar: Critical Data for BootStack Clouds

Do you have or want to have a modern, agile, perhaps self-service, cloud infrastructure?  Are you struggling with or considering how many disparate workloads are deployed?  How will you gain useful insight into who's using which resources, and how do you appropriately charge users, departments, the customers of IT, for the resources they consume?

Webinar: Make Your Enterprise Storage DevOps Ready!

Fast, agile DevOps is the most effective way to rapidly deliver software. But DevOps environments rarely use enterprise storage systems because these systems generally lack the flexibility and agility that DevOps demands.  Instead, alternative infrastructure is typically deployed, creating a myriad of cost and management problems.  

Catalogic solves this with a software-based platform that complements enterprise storage with the required functionality that DevOps needs. 

IBM and Catalogic Software to Announce Joint Solutions for Hybrid Cloud and DevOps in Live Online Event February 2nd

Grazed from IBM and Catalogic Software.

IBM and Catalogic Software today announced that they will hold a live online event next week to introduce a new series of tested and validated joint solutions for both Hybrid Cloud operations and for DevOps, in addition to other important IT use cases.  The event will be carried via live online stream on Tuesday, February 2nd at 11 AM Eastern.  The event is open to the public, and available by registering at the following link:  http://data.catalogicsoftware.com/en/ibm/catalogic-launch-event-lp-feb-2-2016

The event will be co-hosted by IBM VP of Storage, Bina Hallman, and Catalogic Software CEO, Ed Walsh. 

The session will demonstrate how Catalogic's data management software platform leverages IBM storage to deliver key functionality like self-service provisioning and automation--fundamental attributes of a modern, dynamic infrastructure. This powerful combination allows IT to easily deploy resources and move data in support of operations in the Cloud or in support of DevOps processes. 

SIOS Webinar to Unlock Benefits of Working With Azure Resource Manager in the Cloud

Grazed from SIOS Technology Group Announcement.

SIOS Technology Corp. (www.us.sios.com), the industry's leading provider of high availability and IT analytics software, today announced that Dave Bermingham, Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter Management MVP and technical evangelist for SIOS Technology, will be the featured presenter in an upcoming webinar about leveraging Microsoft Resource Manager in the cloud.

Titled, "Key Benefits of Working with Azure Resource Manager," this webinar will be held on December 15 at 10:00 AM PST / 1:00 PM EST. To register, please visit: https://www.mssqltips.com/webcastSignupPage.asp?id=480&src=sios

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) is a new way to work with Microsoft Azure IaaS (infrastructure as a service) that has many benefits including template deployments, grouping, simplified billing and more. It provides new features and new ways to interact with Azure. In this webinar, Dave Bermingham will introduce ARM and describe strategies for leveraging it to deploy highly available and scalable SQL Server deployments in the cloud. This webinar will provide valuable information for IT managers and SQL Server administrators who are moving SQL Server or other business critical applications to Azure.

Announcement: Exclusive Data Protection MegaCast Webinar!


Data protection – backup, replication, business continuity, monitoring – is not always considered an IT pro’s most exciting work, but it is one of the most critical services provided by the IT organization.

Making matters even more challenging is the fact that there are many different approaches to data protection and that different people even define “data protection” differently than others. Some see data backup as the definition while others see data protection as a spectrum of services rather than just one niche need.

Must Join Free Event - Flash Storage MegaCast with Six Leading Vendors Back-to-Back



If you’re like many organizations, you hate your storage. It’s expensive, doesn’t keep up with new application performance needs, constantly requires capacity expansion, and requires expensive staff to keep it operational. Worse, it probably gets conveniently “end-of-life-d” at exactly the wrong time, forcing you in to costly upgrades.

It doesn’t have to be this way! With both current and emerging flash storage systems, companies are gaining benefits that were only dreams in the days of the disk-based SAN. Far beyond just providing crazy levels of performance, flash storage systems have the potential to help IT organizations focus on the business and less on technology. After all, when you have IOPS to spare, other metrics can take center stage. These can include cost per gig, power consumption, gig per rack unit, and many more.

Mega-Cast Webinar: #Hyperconverged Infrastructure Event - Over $10,000 in Prizes!

Join hyperconverged infrastructure and virtualization experts Scott D. Lowe and David M. Davis on February 24th to learn about the data center trend that is rocking the infrastructure market and forcing organizations to rethink their data center strategies: Hyperconvergence.

Because of the huge potential in this technology, there are many vendors jumping into the space, each with unique offerings, unique approaches, and unique outcomes. Gaining a solid understanding of these different approaches can be a time-consuming effort.  So make sure to join this one time only event, and evaluate SIX of the hottest Hyperconverged Infrastructure Vendors back to back at one time!

ActualTech Media has partnered with Gridstore, HP, Maxta, Scale Computing, SimpliVity, and Stratoscale to bring you this prize-filled, 1/2 day online event specially designed to help you evaluate and compare each vendor's hyperconverged infrastructure solution!