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

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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

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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!

Live Webinar: Understanding the Economics of Flash Storage - Win a $300 Amazon Card

The rapid rise of flash storage in the data center has turned traditional storage economic models upside down. While capacity remains a critical part of the financial equation, overall performance of storage systems has emerged as an equally important factor.

However, there is far more to the story that many marketed financial indicators might suggest. Register for this Webinar and you will be exposed to the fundamental financial facts that surround flash storage and learn how modern storage systems help IT focus more on the business than ever before.

WHEN?  January 28, 2015 @ 2:00PM Eastern (11:00AM Pacific)

You will join the experts and hear from: Scott D. Lowe, vExpert and MVP Hyper-V; Rob Commins, Flash Storage Expert

As an attendee you will:

  • Learn about the two primary metrics used to determine the overall cost of modern storage
  • Discover how these metrics play a role in changing how IT does business
  • Identify the key features that must be present in order to economic models to remain viable
  • Understand the second order economic benefits that can be achieved in a flash storage environment

See you on January 28th!



vExpert Webinar: The Top 5 Disaster Recovery Traps & How to Avoid Them - Win a Go Pro Hero 3

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What’s the best way to protect your company against disaster? There are many myths out there about the “right” and “wrong” way to implement a disaster recovery solution and not only that, many organizations make the same five mistakes over and over.

How can you implement DR effectively and affordably, while still getting the protection you need? You’ve got questions… we’ve got answers!

"How to Solve the Top 5 VMware VM Issues" - VMware Expert Webinar

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Attention VMware Admins... How would you like to find out what the top 5 virtual machine problems are, how to find them and the steps you need to take to fix them permanently (with GUI and PowerCLI instructions)?

If you haven't had these virtual machine problems yet - trust me, you will.  These VM problems and their solutions have been selected based on the real-world feedback from thousands of VMware Admins and you'll have two VMware vExperts live on the Webinar to offer insight and remedies...

Webinar: Transforming IT Infrastructure for the #Cloud Age

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How to Deliver Real-Time Automation & Hyperscale Operations - with a VDI use case from a Fortune 50 Health Insurer

OpenSky Corp. helps transform IT infrastructure for the world's most innovative clients, and was specifically tasked by a Fortune 50 Health Insurer to increase the efficiency of its VDI environment and guarantee zero downtime... all while scaling from 1,500 to over 25,000 seats in less than four years.

In the process, OpenSky's Don McKeith realized that to fully deliver the project, a fundamentally different operations framework was necessary. What happened next provided insights from which every IT organization can learn...

Softmart Unlocks the Mysteries of Cloud Computing in Three-part Webinar Series

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Softmart's Microsoft Strategy Director, Gina Montgomery, will be presenting a webinar series on the Microsoft Cloud. This three-part series will inform and educate all levels, from thought-leaders to technical experts to users, on Office 365, Microsoft Azure, and the new Enterprise Mobility Suite. Gina is a seasoned speaker at SharePoint Saturdays and conferences throughout the U.S. She provides expertise in helping organizations maximize their IT investments by focusing on strategy, project planning, analysis, and implementing successful business solutions.

The first webinar is a thought-leadership series and will occur on Thursday, October 2nd. The talk will focus on trends that are driving organizations to consider a shift to the cloud. This session will be beneficial for anyone who has been encouraged to have their business switch to the cloud, but may be unsure of how to navigate this change...