Fast Lane Webinars

Fast Lane is always on the lookout for exciting topics to present to our customers. We have tapped leading experts in their field to provide the timely, exciting information you want to know! We are always adding new sessions, so please check back often.

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vSphere 6.0 on NetApp Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 supports the new NetApp plugin for VMware called Virtual Storage Console 6.0 (VSC) with VASA Provider for Clustered Data ONTAP v6 integration of VMware Storage Policy-Based Management (SPBM) functionality to overcome upfront storage provisioning challenges, such as capacity planning, differentiated service level and managing resource headroom.

NetApp’s Software-Defined Storage (SDS) architectural model leverage’s VMware’s goal to dynamically deliver storage services on a per-VM basis from the hypervisor based on policies rather than time-consuming process of managing each storage system independently. NetApp VASA Provider (VP) advertises NetApp storage capabilities to VMware using self-defined profiles, simplifying VM storage management according to the specific needs of each workload. With this new storage visibility, VMware administrators can intelligently place VMs on either traditional datastores or new vSphere 6 VVOLs and NetApp VP will monitor ongoing VM storage compliance requirements, independent of the VMware or storage administration teams, for greater agility.

This webinar will be presented on Tuesday, February 23 at 1 p.m. ET.

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OnCommand Insight Operation & Best Practices
This webinar will:

  • Explain OnCommand Insight architecture.
  • Introduce the components of NetApp OnCommand Insight
    • Discover
    • Assure
    • Plan
    • Perform
  • Discuss the concepts taught in our OnCommand Insight Operations and Best Practices and OnCommand Insight Advanced Report Creation classes.
  • Review some of the new features of OCI.
  • Discuss key concepts for a successful OnCommand Insight deployment.

This webinar is designed for current and future administrators, managers, and users of OnCommand Insight.

This webinar will be presented on Tuesday, March 15 at 1 p.m. ET.

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Want to expand your company, career success and future opportunities? Then this webinar is for you. Your technical ability is, of course, key to your professional performance, but it’s your understanding of the business you serve and your ability to communicate with others that drives your professional brand, future promotions and yet unforeseen opportunities. Join us on this webinar and learn how enhanced business savvy and stronger soft skills can propel you forward.

This webinar is designed for IT technical professionals looking to advance their companies and careers through enhanced business and interpersonal communication skills and a greater understanding of the businesses they serve.

This webinar will be presented on Thursday, March 3 at 1 p.m. ET.

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To watch or read a brief description of a previously recorded webinar, click on the title from the list below:

  1. Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - EDS
  2. MetroCluster in Clustered Data ONTAP
  3. Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - The Cloud
  4. Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - DevOps
  5. What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1
  6. Cisco Customer Education (CCE): Cisco Next-Gen Security
  7. Next Generation Architectures with Red Hat Certification
  8. New Features and Best Practices of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6
  9. New Features of Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  10. Securing the Data Center
  11. Clustered Data ONTAP Performance
  12. Introduction to ACI - Application Centric Infrastructure
  13. Zephyr Application Programming Interface
  14. The Power of Programmability
  15. What is OpenStack?
  16. Management and Orchestration
  17. Red Hat Cloud Technologies & Training Offerings
  18. Leveraging Converged Architectures- FlexPod and Vblock
  19. The Power of Unified Computing
  20. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview
  21. Protecting Clustered Data ONTAP from Disaster
  22. MDS and the Role of Fibre Channel and FCoE
  23. Cisco Nexus Innovations
  24. Clustered Data ONTAP in a Multi-tenant Environment
  25. Global Data Center Evolution- Servers, Networking and Storage
  26. The Impact of Applications on Data Center Architectures
  27. Configuring NetApp Storage for FlexPod
  28. Demystifying Cisco TrustSec
  29. Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5
  30. NetApp E-series: Serious Performance for Data Intensive Workloads
  31. Cisco ISE Webinar Series: Beyond BYOD
  32. Fighting BYOD Sprawl with Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE)
  33. Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  34. Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera
  35. Syncsort ECX: A File & Object Catalog for Your Entire NetApp and VMware Enterprise
  36. Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 for 7-Mode Administrators
  37. ABCs of FlexPod with Clustered ONTAP
  38. Understanding Cisco's Open Network Environment
  39. Managing the Virtual Data Center with Cisco UCS Director
  40. What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2
  41. Clustered Data ONTAP Disaster Recovery
  42. Clustered Data ONTAP Multi-Tenant Environment
  43. Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP
  44. Clustered Data ONTAP 101 for 7-Mode Administrators
  45. The New Landscape of Cisco’s Data Center Certifications

2016 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - EDS

Presenter: Don Sheppard
Original air date: Tuesday, February 2, 2016.

The final webinar of the Fast IT series is both about Fast IT itself and also about the suite of enabling technologies that Fast IT is designed to stay ahead of and continuously embrace. The unbelievably rapid pace of change in IT means that businesses must prepare now for the transformation to Fast IT.

This webinar covers how emerging technologies support disruptive innovation in IT. Strategies for digital business transformation will next be considered. Also discussed are the emerging “SMAC+I” technologies and how they are changing the IT landscape.

The Fast IT approach is an enabler for rapid technology adoption in support of business development and operational model improvement. The faster a company can adopt new technologies and adapt to changing markets, environments and competitors, the better chance they have of not just surviving but also “thriving” in the emerging digital society.

The webinars in this series are stand alone. While each webinar in the series covers a different topic within Fast IT, you do not need to watch them in chronological order.

 

MetroCluster in Clustered Data ONTAP

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, January 20, 2016.

MetroCluster was introduced to Clustered ONTAP in 8.3.

This webinar discusses how the MetroCluster architecture in Clustered ONTAP differs from the previous version in 7-mode, when and why MetroCluster should be used, and how to transition MetroCluster from 7-mode to Clustered ONTAP.

 

Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - The Cloud

Presenter: Iskren Nikolov
Original air date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

This webinar discusses cloud dynamics, different types of cloud computing including their service models and the pros and cons of each, and technologies required to implement. Other topics that are covered include what it means for the future of the business world and the internet in general and how it will truly revolutionize businesses in ways never before imagined, when implemented properly.

The webinars in this series are stand alone. While each webinar in the series covers a different topic within Fast IT, you do not need to watch them in chronological order.


2015 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

Move into the Fast Lane with Fast IT - DevOps

Presenter: Chris Knotts
Original air date: Tuesday, December 8, 2015.

This webinar discusses the origin of the “DevOps” phenomena, including the components of DevOps, NOT just the two or three that everyone else believes is DevOps, but the TRUE components that make up the extremely complex and very large operational infrastructure. This webinar will also cover all the processes, procedures and true benefits that this remarkable combination of “Network Operations” and “Software Development” can bring to any organization.

We will also discuss the various options, use cases, driving factors and market forces surrounding the DevOps phenomenon and how best to implement it as part of the total Fast IT solution and how it works with the other components.

The webinars in this series are stand alone. While each webinar in the series covers a different topic within Fast IT, you do not need to watch them in chronological order.

 

What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Thursday, December 3, 2015.

This webinar talks about the Clustered Data ONTAP features that have been enhanced in 8.3.1. Major topic areas include MetroCluster, two-node clusters, foreign LUN import enhancements, and Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) disaster recovery. Other enhancements that are discussed are the ability to have an all-flash FAS, using non-default IPspaces for cluster peering, and audit log forwarding.

 

Cisco Customer Education (CCE): Cisco Next-Gen Security

Presenter: Brian Avery (Cisco)
Original air date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

The CCE series is a great way to learn about the benefits of Cisco technologies.

Cisco's 2015 Annual Security Report Highlights:

  • 250% increase in malicious SPAM
  • Preferred attack vectors: PDF, Microsoft Silverlight, Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer
  • Users in highly targeted industries twice as likely to succumb to Clickfraud and Adware
  • Malvertising add-ons spiked 250%

A lot of well-known companies with big names and big security budgets have been hacked recently. But the threat exists for everyone. Did you know that over 41% of targeted attacks last year were against organizations with fewer than 500 employees? Or that in Cisco's most recent annual security report, 100% of corporate networks examined had malicious traffic on them?

Chances are that you've already been hacked – you just don't know it yet.

Cisco can help. We deliver intelligent cyber security for the real world, providing the industry's most comprehensive advanced threat protection portfolio of security solutions. Join us for a comprehensive update on our security architecture portfolio and how you can leverage these solutions in your organization!

 

Next Generation Architectures with Red Hat Certification

Presenter: Randy Russell (Red Hat)
Original air date: Thursday, October 29, 2015.

Learn how Red Hat® Certification is different from other programs and how we help customers implement next-generation architectures using emerging technologies such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux® OpenStack® Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage, OpenShift Enterprise by Red Hat, and Linux containers.

During this webinar, we'll discuss:

  • Emerging technologies that are helping customers improve application delivery.
  • How Red Hat certification can help you recruit capable technical talent.
  • How Red Hat training and certification can help you develop in-house technical talent.

 

New Features and Best Practices of Citrix XenDesktop 7.6

Presenter: David Dart (CCI)
Original air date: Tuesday, August 11, 2015
In this webinar, participants will be introduced to the components and capabilities of XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 and learn to leverage the new FMA architecture for deployment in their environment. Using active discussions with live-lab demonstrations, the following areas of interest will be highlighted:

  • The new features available in a XenApp and XenDesktop 7.6 deployment
  • Hardware requirements and Best Practices for High Availability
  • Basic architecture and components in a successful XenApp 7.6 deployment
  • The role of the Delivery Controllers and application servers
  • The role of Store 2.5 and new features.
  • Managing and configuring application hosting
  • The integration of XenApp 7.6 with XenDesktop 7.6 and scalability options

 

New Features of Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Join our webinar host, Tia Williams, as she describes the key enhancements to NetApp’s latest clustered operating system. Tia will describe the new features and explain the evolution of clustered Data ONTAP technologies such as root-data partitioning and selective LUN mapping. We will also explore the new networking model and explain the use of broadcast domains and IP Spaces. If you plan to upgrade or migrate to clustered Data ONTAP 8.3, you don’t want to miss this webinar. Key enhancements that will be discussed include:

  • Root-Data Partitioning
  • SSD Partitioning for Flash Pools
  • Automated Non-disruptive Upgrades
  • Networking changes model including broadcast domains and IP Spaces
  • Protocol enhancements
  • Selective LUN mapping
  • Metrocluster
  • Data Protection enhancements with SnapMirror

2014 Previously Recorded Webinars

 

Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 10: Securing the Data Center

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date:Thursday, December 4, 2014
This session will address an often overlooked and yet critical area of Data Center design - Security. Join us as we walk you through the over-arching security concerns and solutions affecting Data Center designs. You will be taken through the common areas that need to be addressed and provide an overview of the associated Cisco products that can be deployed to protect your organization’s critical data and traffic. Topics covered include:

  • Unique Security challenges in tomorrow’s Data Center
  • What is TrustSec?
  • Hypervisor based security
  • Security appliances
    • Physical
    • Virtual
  • Integrating Security into infrastructure overlays
  • Utilizing programmability to simplify Security operations
  • The Identity Services Engine (ISE) role in the Data Center
  • Implications of Cisco’s Source Fire acquisition

 

Clustered Data ONTAP Performance

Presenter: Eugene Kashpureff
Original air date:Tuesday, December 2, 2014
During this webinar, you will learn about performance management of clusters and the key metrics that matter in managing performance in clustered Data ONTAP. We will also cover the following topics:

  • Cluster Mode architecture
  • Cluster Mode performance metrics and scaling
  • Introduction to OnCommand Unified Manager

 

Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 9: Introduction to ACI - Application Centric Infrastructure

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date:Thursday, November 20, 2014
This session will focus on Cisco’s recently announced ACI solution. You will gain an understanding of ACI, its current state and what the future holds for ACI. Use this session to begin to evaluate the areas where you think this approach will move your organization into the future.

Topics covered include:

  • SDN and open approaches vs.ACI
  • Design goals of ACI
    • Making the infrastructure application aware
    • Simplifying management
    • Increasing agility while reducing complexity
  • ACI architecture components
  • Using a spine/Leaf design
  • Building an overlay architecture
    • APIC Controller
    • Observer
    • Application Network Profiles
    • Configuration
    • Operation
    • Management and Orchestration
  • Nexus Spine switches
  • Nexus Leaf switches
  • NXOS
    • Native NXOS mode
    • ACI mode
    • Converting from NXOS to ACI mode
  • Cabling and bandwidth options

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Zephyr Application Programming Interface

Presenter: Eugene Kashpureff
Original air date:Tuesday, November 11, 2014
During this webinar, we will discuss the use of ZAPI to automate workflows in Data ONTAP as an alternative to using the CLI. We will also cover the following topics:

  • NetApp SDK and Powershell toolkit Installation
  • ZAPI Authentication
  • Powershell programming
  • Making API function calls
  • ZEDI Zexplore utility

 

Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 8: The Power of Programmability

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, November 6, 2014
This session will explore the emerging conversation around Software Defined Networking and programmability along with specifics on Cisco’s approach. If you are not sure what SDN is or how it will affect your organization, join Terry Jenkins, the presenter, as he explains the need to solve many well-known issues in the networking and Data Center design space. Learn how to navigate the buzz about SDN and programmability, how to evaluate the various approaches and find out how early adoption and partnering with Cisco on this journey can make it easier to embrace these disruptive technologies without disrupting your environment.

Topics covered include:

  • The Impact of SDN in the Data Center
    • What is the OpenStack and OpenFlow argument?
    • Why is OpenStack and OpenFlow a game changer in the Data Center?
    • Can I afford to wait?
    • Is virtualizing the infrastructure the right approach?
    • What are the benefits and limitations to an open approach?
  • A better way to an old approach
    • Limitations of a traditional three tiered model – Core – aggregation -access
    • Innovations in VXLAN and FabricPath
    • Does faster mean better - the application disconnect
  • The need for change
    • Predictable latency - power of a flat tree - leaf/spine architecture
    • Designing large Layer 2 networks
    • Converting a Layer 3 architecture - is it possible?
    • Per device configuration complexity
    • The need to design around the application
    • Driving down the total cost of ownership
  • OnePK, ACI, DFA, APIC, NFV
  • Open Source SDN Support

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What is OpenStack?

Presenter: Grega Bremec
Original air date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
In an aim to demystify the most popular and advanced open source cloud computing platform to date, we will take a look at the origins of OpenStack and unveil its architecture. In a concise overview, we will browse through key platform components and services, explaining their role in the big picture, also looking at some of the optional services that really put the sugar on top of the cake.

Concluding the presentation, we will enumerate some of the major OpenStack distributions and commercial support providers. In the mean time, we will be running an automated set up of a proof-of-concept installation in the background so as to conclude the webinar with a short demonstration of what OpenStack Management Console looks like in RHOS5 (Icehouse) platform.

 

Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 7: Management and Orchestration

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, October 23, 2014
This session will focus on examining the rapidly evolving Data Center management landscape. You will receive a no nonsense evaluation of Cisco’s past challenges in network management and a view of the coming changes. Along with an overview of the leading solutions in this area, you will be introduced to new use cases and the power of automation and orchestration. When properly adopted, these solutions can save organizations significant amounts of money and speed up the adoption of critical services in the Data Center.

Topics covered include:

  • The need for a central point of management, deployment and orchestration
    • Automating
    • Creating a central policy
    • Defining services through policies
    • Provisioning physical and virtual infrastructures
    • Deploying a central system
    • Creating Drag-n-Drop workflows
    • Reporting
  • UCS Manager and UCS Central
  • Cisco Intelligent Automation For Cloud (CIAC)
  • UCS Director
  • Microsoft System Center integration
  • Eco-System integration

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Red Hat Cloud Technologies & Training Offerings

Presenter: Scott Stewart
Original air date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Please join Fast Lane and Red Hat for a Technology and Training & Certification Discussion of Red Hat Cloud & Virtualization Products. Red Hat offers the World's Leading Open Source solutions for the Data Center and the cloud. In this discussion, you will learn more about Red Hat's Cloud Solutions, including Red Hat OpenStack Open Shift, Cloud Forms, Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization as well as their award winning Training & Certification offerings.


 

Cisco Unified Data Center Session 6: Leveraging Converged Architectures- FlexPod and Vblock

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
This session will explore the power of collapsing multiple vendors into a packaged solution consisting of server, networking, storage networking and backend storage arrays. The session will focus on the two leading approaches Cisco/NetApp FlexPod and VCE Vblock. This session will offer valuable insight into navigating the business and operational benefits of these solutions and will guide you through how to select the right products from each vendor for many of the common use cases deployed today.

Topics covered include:

  • Technical business drivers
    • Why choose a Converged Infrastructure solution
    • CVD and reference designs
  • FlexPod overview
    • What is a FlexPod
    • Benefits of the FlexPod architecture
    • FlexPod platforms
      • FlexPod Express
      • FlexPod Datacenter
      • FlexPod Select
  • Vblock Overview
    • What is a Vblock
    • Benefits of a Vblock solution
    • Vblock Platforms
      • Vblock 100
      • Vblock 200
      • Vblock 300
      • Vblock 700

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Cisco Unified Data Center Session 5: The Power of Unified Computing

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, September 11, 2014
This session will explore the power of unifying storage, network and compute into a single platform. Join this session to learn about emerging use cases and products that are part of Cisco’s Unified Computing portfolio.

Topics covered include:

  • Technical business drivers
    • Rapid provisioning
    • Simplified infrastructure
    • Self-service consumption model
    • Elastic resource allocation
  • UCS portfolio update
    • C-Series, B-Series
    • I/O card portfolio
    • UCS Fabric Interconnect (FI) and Fabric Extender (FEX) portfolio
    • UCS Invicta portfolio
    • UCS in the branch - UCS E-Series
  • UCS Manager
  • Service Profiles - stateless computing

 

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview

Presenter: Scott Stewart
Original air date: Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Please join Fast Lane and Red Hat for the one hour Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7: Key Technology Changes and Curriculum & Certification Overview. As you know, Red Hat introduced RHEL7 to the market a few months ago, and there are some significant changes to Operating Systems from previous versions. During this webinar, Red Hat experts will discuss the changes to the technology, and to their curriculum and certification programs.

 

Protecting Clustered Data ONTAP from Disaster

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Thursday, August 19, 2014
If you experienced a disaster today, would you be able to recover your NetApp cluster? In this webinar we review the various methods of data protection with clustered Data ONTAP and discuss requirements for recovering from a complete cluster disaster. We will also cover:

Topics covered include:

  • SnapMirror and SnapVault
  • Requirements for failing over to disaster recovery site
  • Recovering the NetApp cluster database

 

Cisco Unified Data Center Session 4: MDS and the Role of Fibre Channel and FCoE

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, August 14, 2014
This session will explore the various innovations within the MDS portfolio and the world of storage including FC and FCoE.

Topics covered include:

  • Technical business drivers
    • Block and NAS storage growth
    • SAN consolidation and TCO reduction
    • Multi-Protocol support
    • Beyond 16G FC, What’s Next?
  • MDS portfolio update
    • MDS portfolio overview
    • Director switches
    • Fabric switches
    • Line card modules
    • Service modules
    • Supervisor modules
    • Fabric modules

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Cisco Unified Data Center Session 3: Cisco Nexus Innovations

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, July 31, 2014

This session will explore various innovations within the Nexus portfolio. You will be walked through the whole product portfolio highlighting not only features and capabilities but will also make recommendations on proper placement.

Topics covered include:

  • Cisco Data Center products portfolio overview
  • Virtual portfolio and use cases
    • Nexus 1000v
    • VSG & ASA 1000v
    • CSR 1000v
    • VWAAS
  • Nexus Access Portfolio
    • Nexus 2K
    • Nexus 3K
    • Nexus 5K
    • Nexus 6K
    • Nexus 7K
    • Nexus 9K
  • NXOS feature innovations
    • NXOS architecture and licensing
    • VPC
    • VDC
    • Fabric Path
    • DFA

 

Clustered Data ONTAP in a Multi-tenant Environment

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Multitenancy in the NetApp storage environment is supported in 7-Mode with MultiStore. But are these multitenant capabilities supported with clustered Data ONTAP? clustered Data ONTAP inherently supports multitenancy. In this webinar, attendees will gain insight into the inherent multitenant capabilities of clustered Data ONTAP, including secure separation and delegation of Storage Virtual Machines (SVMs). We will also discuss how clustered Data ONTAP inherently supports application and tenant separation within enterprise environments.

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Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 2: Global Data Center Evolution- Servers, Networking and Storage

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, July 10, 2014
This session will explore the evolution of major components within the Data Center industry and will provide insight into how this evolution has driven vendors to adapt their products to keep pace. You will be walked through a historical conversation around some of the key engineering challenges that have shaped this evolution. The session will highlight many areas that network, storage and server engineers rarely consider when designing Data Centers. You will leave with a renewed perspective on vendor design goals within their products and solutions, new areas to examine within your own designs and a confidence to properly choose the right technologies for your situations.

Topics covered include:

  • Evolution of Data Center architectures and designs
    • Evolution of physical and logical design
    • The impact of cabling, power and cooling
  • Top of Rack or End of Row
    • Extending the network with Fabric Extenders
    • Fibre Channel or Ethernet or both
    • Consolidated server, network and storage in a blade enclosure
  • Are large Layer 2 designs healthy?
    • Solutions to deploy Layer 2 today
    • Emerging solutions for Layer 2 tomorrow
  • Designing the disaster recovery plan in your Data Center
    • Active-Active or Active-Passive or something new
    • Connecting multiple Data Centers to allow true Application Mobility
  • What about the branch?
    • Extending Virtualization and Application Mobility into the branch

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Cisco Unified Data Center Power Series Session 1: The Impact of Applications on Data Center Architectures

Presenter: Terry Jenkins
Original air date: Thursday, June 19, 2014
This session will introduce the challenges organizations are facing today as you try to keep pace with the rapidly evolving technologies and architectures in the data center industry. Terry Jenkins, the presenter, will walk you through some of the many challenges to be faced and highlight some you may not be aware of. Based on his vast experience in leading major data center rollouts Terry will introduce you to many techniques and real world solutions that are used by large enterprises to overcome these problems. Terry’s insight into the engineering and business perspectives of data center design will leave you both confident and challenged as you return to your organization to address these situations.

Topics covered include:

  • The evolving Data Center landscape
    • A mature server virtualization market
    • Bandwidth and latency driving change
    • Impact of SDN strategies
    • Impact of Private Cloud
  • The evolving application landscape
    • What is Big Data?
    • What is SAP HANA?
    • What is new with Microsoft?
  • Preparing for the evolution
    • Bandwidth – Is the Data Center ready for 100GB?
    • Deploying efficient power and cooling in the Data Center
    • Keeping Up – migration strategies for the Data Center

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Configuring NetApp Storage for FlexPod

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, June 4, 2014

NetApp storage in FlexPod provides a foundation for features such as server high availablity, SAN boot, hypervisor storage and more. In this webinar we begin with a brief comparison of FlexPod Express, Datacenter and Select and explore how NetApp fits into each of these architectures. We will also investigate how NetApp storage supports the foundational features of FlexPod and define the NetApp storage configuration required to support these features. Our webinar will conclude with a live review of a NetApp configuration supporting FlexPod.

 

Demystifying Cisco TrustSec

Presenter: Natalie Timms
Original air date: Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Cisco TrustSec replaces traditional network overlay methods with a topology-independent approach to integrated security policy enforcement. Cisco TrustSec addresses several IT challenges faced by businesses today by providing centralized policy distribution and uniform enforcement methods across multiple platforms through the use of Cisco-specific and standards based functionality.

Join industry expert, Natalie Timms, for our one hour Demystifying Cisco TrustSec Webinar where we will cover both technical concepts and practical deployment use cases that explain the advantages of deploying a Cisco TrustSec solution.

  • Understanding the Problem Space - Business Justification and Advantages
  • Cisco TrustSec Components - Protocols, Features and Devices
  • Deploying Cisco TrustSec - Uses case for BYOD and Data Center Segmentation

Natalie Timms is a former program manager with the CCIE certification team at Cisco, before becoming an independent consultant. With more than 20 years experience with computer networking, she has contributed at the IETF standards level and has written many technical papers and is also a Cisco Press author and US patent holder. Natalie has also been an instructor in the Asia Pac region for Wellfleet Communications/Bay Networks and a multiple Cisco Live Distinguished Speaker award winner. Natalie has a CCIE Security Certification and has a BSc in Computer Science and Statistics from Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia.

 

Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5

Presenter: Michael Sutton
Original air date: Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Businesses are transforming their data centers into simplified cloud computing environments which deliver the next generation of IT services. The VMware vSphere 5.5 release offer features to increase efficiency, utilization and automation of a data center’s operational assets.

Join industry expert, Mike Sutton, in our Optimize and Manage the Virtual Data Center with vSphere 5.5 webinar where we will discuss the VMware vSphere 5.5 release and how you can optimize the management of any virtual data center or cloud platform. Mike has 20+ years of IT experience and several VMware certifications. Currently, Mike provides both consulting and education training in the areas of cloud computing solutions, data center infrastructure and virtualization technologies.

Topics covered include:

  • The virtual data center and the public, hybrid, and private cloud value proposition
  • The new features and capabilities within VMware vSphere 5.5 release
  • Why the VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certification is relevant to career skills development
  • The VMware add-on products and advanced training available to transform your data center’s cloud, mobility and infrastructure services
  • Q&A session

 

NetApp E-series: Serious Performance for Data Intensive Workloads

Presenter: Bette Lutes-Konecny
Original air date: Wednesday, January 15, 2014

E-Series is versatile, reliable storage that appeals to a wide range of customers, from entry level up to big data HPC environments. The key for these different segments is that E-Series systems deliver superior price/performance for SAN, where the application drives the data management. Attend this one-hour Fast Lane webinar to learn what use cases are best served by the NetApp E-series platform and how E-series is optimized for these workloads. We will also take a look at the special requirements of a Hadoop based file system and how the E-series platform meets these needs. Be sure to register to attend this Webinar on January 15th at 2pm eastern presented by E-series expert Derek Sorrells.

 

2013 Previously Recorded Webinars


Cisco ISE Webinar Series: Beyond BYOD

Original air date: Wednesday, December 18, 2013

In this webinar, the first in a two-part series, we will be introducing you to the components required for a secure enterprise network, and show you how ISE solutions answer the needs for Triple A services and network access policy deployment and enforcement. We will also introduce you to ISE’s Guest Access, Profiling and Posture capabilities.

 

Fighting BYOD Sprawl with Cisco’s Identity Services Engine (ISE)

Original air date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013

The BYOD phenomenon is a hacker’s paradise: it facilitates moving corporate assets from fixed, company owned resources to mobile, hard-to-control devices outside the ownership of IT.

In this webinar, we will show you how you can use Cisco’s ISE to control BYOD Sprawl, implementing granular policy on any device that has access to company resources. You will learn about the latest ISE (Version 1.2) features that make for seamless integration with top MDM (Mobile Device Manager) vendors, and how ISE stays up-to-date on the latest mobile computing platforms.

 

Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Part two of our clustered Data ONTAP series focuses on the migration from 7-mode. Learn how to prepare for migration to clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 and get an overview of what is required to complete the migration. We will also discuss the methods available for migration including use of the new NetApp 7-mode Transition Tool.

 

Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera

Presenter: Ryan Goldman
Original air date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Would you like to learn how companies are implementing Big Data to solve complex problems? Join our presenter, Ryan Goldman, in our upcoming webinar, Enabling Big Data Solutions with Cloudera.

During this webinar, you will:

  • Hear a very brief history of—and the motivation for—Hadoop
  • Learn about Hadoop training for enterprise disruption (and not being disrupted)
  • Find out how your team can make or break the data value chain
  • Hear a success story: Persado supports marketing language engineering with Cloudera Data Analyst Training

This webinar will end with a question and answer session where you can ask about the Cloudera training curriculum.

 

Syncsort ECX: A File & Object Catalog for Your Entire NetApp and VMware Enterprise

Presenter: Andy Woodgate
Original air date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013

As a NetApp FAS Administrator, you may have a few questions about your file storage:

  • How quickly can you find one file in a pool of millions or even billions of files?
  • Can you quickly locate classified/secured files that have leaked onto unsecured networks?
  • What types of files take up the most space?
  • Do you have a clear understanding of how much space may be wasted in your NetApp environment?
  • How old is your data?
  • Can you meet your compliance reporting needs in terms of verifying that your Snapshots, SnapVaults and/or SnapMirror have completed successfully?

There were no easy answers to these questions until Syncsort ECX. ECX is an Enterprise Catalog software which provides unprecedented IT visibility, knowledge, and efficiency for NetApp and VMware customers. ECX catalogs both NetApp and VMware infrastructures and allows you to rapidly search across all tiers of storage for files and other IT objects.
Join us in this technical webinar to get a quick demo of ECX. You will be surprised at what you can uncover in your NetApp and VMware environments.

 

Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 for 7-Mode Administrators

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: Wednesday, October 16, 2013

In this webinar, the first of a two part webinar series, we explore the architecture and use cases for clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 (formerly known as Cluster-Mode). We will compare features and functionality of clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 with 7-mode. This webinar will prepare you for part 2 where we will talk about migrating from 7-mode Data ONTAP to clustered ONTAP and the tools that are available.

 

ABCs of FlexPod with Clustered ONTAP

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: September 25, 2013

In this webinar, we will describe features and benefits of clustered ONTAP in a FlexPod environment.  We will also compare differences in the architecture of FlexPod with 7-Mode and a FlexPod with clustered Data ONTAP. Our discussion will also include recent updates to the validated design  guides including the Nexus 7000 and managing FlexPod with Cisco UCS Director. 

 

Understanding Cisco's Open Network Environment

Presenter: Michael Dyer
Original air date: August 13, 2013

Cisco’s Open Network Environment (ONE) is a comprehensive solution to help networks become more open, programmable, and application-aware. In this 1-hour webinar, you’ll learn how Cisco leapfrogs industry norms while maintaining compatibility with industry supported standards like OpenFlow. Join our industry expert, Dutch Dyer, as he explains:

  • What differentiates Cisco ONE from “standard” Software Defined Networking (SDN)
  • How the ONE Platform Kit (onePK) enables direct operation of the network
  • What agents and controllers bring to the table
  • Why a virtual network overlay is advantageous

Former Cisco Advanced Services Senior Data Center Program Manager and Air Force Major, Michael “Dutch” Dyer has over 17 years data center systems design, development, implementation and leadership experience with Cisco, the Department of Defense and commercial industry. President and Senior Data Center Consultant (SDCC) for the Iron Mountain Consulting Group, Dutch is a noted author, Cisco certified instructor, DoD INFOSEC award winner and data center virtualization proponent.

 

Managing the Virtual Data Center with Cisco UCS Director

Original air date: July 30, 2013

Businesses everywhere have realized the value of cloud technologies and as a result, Cisco UCS Director (formerly known as Cisco Cloupia) has become very valuable software. Please join us for our free 1 hour webinar where we will discuss the key features of Cisco UCS Director and how you can use it to manage your virtual data center. Topics covered include:

  • The rebranding of Cisco Cloupia to Cisco UCS Director
  • The cloud value proposition for managing converged infrastructure
  • Key strategies and delivery models utilized in a successful journey to cloud
  • Cisco systems infrastructure and cloud management solutions

 

What's New in Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: May 23, 2013

Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2 is finally here. In this exciting webinar we will take a first look at the new features and benefits of this highly anticipated release. Our discussion will include:

  • Changes to Aggregate & Volume
  • Single Node Installs
  • Switchless Clusters
  • NAS Protocol Enhancements
  • Infinite Volume Enhancements
  • Storage QoS
  • Important Considerations Before Upgrading

Join NetApp expert Tia Williams as she goes over these topics and answers your questions about Clustered Data ONTAP 8.2.

 

Clustered Data ONTAP Disaster Recovery

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: April 16, 2013

Part four of our four-part Clustered Data ONTAP series: We will explore disaster recovery options for Clustered Data ONTAP including intra-cluster and inter-cluster SnapMirror. We will also discuss various ways to recover one node versus the entire cluster in the event of a disaster.

 

Clustered Data ONTAP Multi-Tenant Environment

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: March 19, 2013

Part three of our Clustered Data ONTAP series focuses on the multi-tenant capabilities of Clustered Data ONTAP (formerly known as Cluster-Mode). Compare Vserver administration and delegation capabilities with the capabilities of MultiStore vFilers. A demo will be performed covering common multi-tenant Vserver administrative tasks including restricting Vserver administrator access.

 

Migrating From 7-Mode to Clustered Data ONTAP

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: February 21, 2013

Part two of our Clustered Data ONTAP series focuses on the migration from 7-mode. Learn how to prepare for migration to Clustered Data ONTAP and get an overview of what is required to complete the migration.

 

Clustered Data ONTAP 101 for 7-Mode Administrators

Presenter: Tia Williams
Original air date: January 29, 2013

In this Webinar, the first of a four part webinar series, we explore the architecture and use cases for Clustered Data ONTAP (formerly known as Cluster-Mode). We will compare features and functionality of Clustered Data ONTAP with 7-mode.

 

The New Landscape of Cisco’s Data Center Certifications

Presenter: Mike Warner
Original air date: January 16, 2013

In this Webinar, we look into the exciting changes and updates to Cisco's Data Center certifications. We’ll explore the new landscape to best choose the path and the most appropriate certifications for your job and career. We will also discuss what is retiring from Cisco and look at prerequisites, recommended training and exams for all Cisco DC certifications.

2012 Previously Recorded Webinars


What’s New and Exciting in VMware vSphere 5.1

Original air date: December 5, 2012

In this webinar, we will introduce the most significant and exciting new features of vSphere 5.1 and vCenter Server 5.1. We will also highlight some of the differences from the previous release, some of which are significant, but subtle and easily overlooked.

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