DataCenterKnowledge Webinars

Cloud, Disk or Tape? What you absolutely need to know to optimize data protection

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  • Date:

    April 29, 2015
    1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
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  • Summary:

    Most organizations are challenged with the trade-off between tighter IT budgets/limited resources and shorter SLA’s (RTO/RPO) and increasing data growth. While options like disk based appliances or cloud targets are emerging, the reality is that most enterprises still have a significant volume of tape infrastructure and legacy backup footprint that is operationally burdensome.

    Join Iron Mountain and EMC in this webinar on Wednesday, 4/29 at 1:00pm EST to discuss cloud, disk, and tape infrastructures and get insight into optimizing your data protection effectively.

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  • What you'll learn:

    • Market trends and industry perspectives from two market leaders
    • Benchmarks of your peers for solution maturity
    • Best practices for optimizing backup and off-site data protection

  • Speakers:

    Sam Gopal

    Iron Mountain Data Centers




Practical Advice on Making DCIM Work for You

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  • Date:

    February 24, 2015
    1:00 - 2:00 PM EST
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  • Summary:

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  • What you'll learn:

    • Stay updated on the best approaches for DCIM deployment
    • Learn how to capture operational metrics to improve data center performance
    • Discover new ways to unify capacity management across all resources as data center density increases
    • Find out how to use DCIM’s 3D maps to deliver unrivalled visibility
    • Get proven ways to integrate DCIM with existing systems and processes
    • See how to use DCIM to shift development and production workloads between infrastructure resources to maintain a consistent user experience

  • Speakers:

    Jennifer Koppy

    IDC's Datacenter Trends & Strategies




Why 1% Efficiency Matters

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  • Date:

    September 9, 2014
    2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
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  • Summary:

    Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is a critical and well understood metric when developing new data centers, yet often the TCO criteria used during the design phase aren’t used during equipment procurement or equipment upgrades. Abandoning TCO metrics at this phase can cost companies hundreds of thousands, and even millions, of dollars every year.

    During “Why 1% Efficiency Matters” Brad Thrash, Senior Product Manager at GE Critical Power, will discuss Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and why it’s important during each phase of data center design.

  • What you'll learn:

    • Why stakeholders involved in UPS data center projects should employ a TCO model throughout the process
    • Ways for bringing together the seemingly divergent goals of purchasing and operational teams
    • And more...

  • Speakers:

    Brad Thrash

    GE Critical Power




Mining Data Center Gold: How DCIM and Business Intelligence Tools Can Give Your Data Center a Unique Competitive Advantage

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  • Date:

    July 29, 2014
    2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
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  • Summary:

    There’s gold in your data center and it comes in the form of useful device and operational data. Mining, consolidating, and interpreting this data can help you identify new opportunities, implement a more effective management strategy and give you a market advantage.

    The live event for this webinar occurred on July, 29, 2014. It has been archived for on-demand viewing.

  • What you'll learn:

    • Why you must take a closer look at DCIM and Business Intelligence within your data center
    • How DCIM, combined with Business Intelligence, can identify key usage patterns within your data center that lead to cost savings
    • What the future holds for advanced business intelligence within the data center

  • Speakers:

    Jeff Hughes

    IO




Understanding International Colocation: Best practices for extending your U.S. data center platform overseas

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  • Date:

    April 10, 2014
    2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
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  • Summary:

    The live event for this webinar occurred on April 10, 2014. It has been archived for on-demand viewing.

    It’s not easy extending your data center operations overseas, but more and more, it is becoming a necessity. Businesses and audiences are becoming global, so companies increasingly need to address the market far beyond their traditional borders.

    In this webinar, experts from across the globe will explain their respective markets in depth and discuss key colocation market trends, market analysis and key selection criteria for picking a data center in a foreign market.

    Panelists:
    • Len Padilla (Gyron and NTT Europe)
    • Nilesh Rane (Netmagic)
    • Yuko Miyamoto (NTT Communications)
    • Jim Leach (RagingWire)

  • What you'll learn:

    • What are the current market trends
    • How is each market growing
    • What are the key decision parameters to take into account when picking a data center provider in each region
    • And more...




The Ins and Outs of Data Center Migration

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  • Date:

    March 31, 2014
    2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
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  • Summary:

    The live event for this webinar occurred on March 31, 2014, and it has been archived for on-demand viewing.

    At a time when consolidation is one of the leading reasons for adding new data center capacity, the details of migrating a data center are rarely discussed. This webinar will present the key issues that must be addressed to ensure that your next data center migration is a successful one.

  • What you'll learn:

    • Discovery and documentation of dependencies
    • Definition of optimal relocation strategies
    • Development of project plans and runbooks
    • Execution of effective relocation priorities

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  • Speakers:

    Chris Crosby

    Compass




The Software-Defined Data Center: The Foundation for the Cloud

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  • Date:

    December 17, 2013
    2:00 - 3:00 PM ET
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  • Summary:

    The live event for this webinar occurred on December 17, 2013, and it has been archived for on-demand viewing.

    Organizations are looking to the cloud as a way to reduce cost and complexity, improve time-to-market, and improve the overall availability and security of their applications. An agile, reliable, and secure data center is an absolute necessity in order to support cloud deployments. Without this strong foundation, the promise of cloud quickly evaporates. In this webinar, IO will discuss the prerequisites for a successful cloud deployment and how the software-defined data center is the foundation for the cloud.

  • What you'll learn:

    • Trends that will impact the modern data center
    • Factors that affect the cost, complexity, and reliability of your data center
    • Prerequisites for a successful cloud deployment
    • The software-defined data center

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  • Speakers:

    Jason Ferrara

    IO




Data Center Migration

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  • Date:

    November 21, 2013
    2:00 - 3:00 PM EST
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  • Summary:

    The live event for this webinar occurred on November 21, 2013, and it has been archived for on-demand viewing.

    Data Center Migration, three words that can cause sleepless nights to even the most experienced professionals involved in enterprise IT and facilities departments. While it can be a daunting challenge, it also offers a great opportunity to improve and rethink your IT architecture and examine how well it meshes with your organization’s long term business strategies. This webinar will examine some of the major strategic issues that should be an integral part of your evaluation when forming a data center migration strategy.

  • What you'll learn:

    • Migration of Necessity vs Strategic Migration
    • Platform Alternatives – Data Center, Cloud or Hybrid
    • Major Decisions – Relocate Existing IT Equipment or Purchase New
    • Mitigating Risk – Dollars vs. Downtime

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  • Speakers:

    Julius Neudorfer

    NAAT




Custom Data Center Designs

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  • Date:

    October 30, 2013
    2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
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  • Summary:

    The live event for this webinar occurred on October 30, 2013, and it has been archived for on-demand viewing.

    The concept and purpose of a Custom Data Center would seem obvious, like a custom suit, a facility specially designed and built to meet the owner’s exact specifications. Yet, it is an often used and sometimes misunderstood term when referring to data centers. The basic rationale of a data center is relatively universal; provide a secure and reliable facility to contain and support the computing, storage and communications systems, yet not all data centers are identically designed or built the same way.

    While the general requirements of most organizations are similar, one size or design does not fit all. This webinar examines some of the factors to consider when designing a custom data center for your organization.

  • What you'll learn:

    • Comparative Costs
    • Efficiency: Power and Cooling Systems
    • Potential Pitfalls of a Custom Design
    • Business Justification
    • And more...

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  • Speakers:

    Julius Neudorfer

    NAAT