Brad Ascar, Principle Product Manager – Kubernetes ecosystem at Redis - cuts through the hype surrounding containers to explain the many benefits they offer. The importance of education and training, optimised orchestration and how to get started with containers and Kubernetes are all covered.
Shyam Iyer, Chair, SNIA SDXI (Smart Data Accelerator Interface) Technical Work Group, Member, SNIA Technical Council, discusses the work of the Smart Data Accelerator Interface (SDXI) Working Group as it develops an open data mover interface specification - explaining the desired characteristics of the standard, as well as the roadmap which should see version 1.0 released before the end of 2022.
Paul Speciale, Chief Marketing Officer at Scality, discusses the results of the company’s recent data sovereignty survey, which found that, while the vast majority of companies have policies in place or have plans to do so, there’s a difference of opinion when it comes to relying on the public cloud alone or taking a hybrid approach when it comes to implementation.
Dr J Metz, Chair SNIA Board of Directors, discusses several recent exciting storage innovations, including Computational Storage Devices, DNA Data Storage and SDXI, as part of an overview of the Storage Networking Industry Association’s busy programme.
Steve Santamaria, Chief Executive Officer at Folio Photonics, discusses the company’s Active Archive Storage launch, which promises to disrupt existing HDD and tape markets, with a multi-layer film technology that offers major advantages in the ever challenging cost v capacity v performance balancing act.
Eric Herzog, CMO at Infinidat, suggests that organisations will have better success with their cybersecurity strategies if they embrace the wider, comprehensive idea of cyber resilience, with data protection and storage backup and recovery having a major role to play.
Florian Malecki, Executive Vice President of Marketing for Arcserve, discusses the findings of the company’s recent ransomware survey, which reveals that far too many organisations are still unprepared, not least in terms of recovering lost data. The good news is that businesses do have plans to increase their data resilience investments to meet the challenges of today’s hybrid, digital workplace.
Retrospect has been very busy in recent weeks, launching Retrospect Cloud Storage, Retrospect Backup 19 and Retrospect Virtual 2022. JG Heithcock, General Manager at Retrospect, talks us through these new storage solutions and the pain points they will help to address.
Richelle Ahlvers, Chair of the SNIA Storage Management Initiative, discusses what’s new with Swordfish, the storage management standard, including the latest developments on work with industry partner organisations and the new Conformance Testing Program, as well as talking through the newly opened SNIA Storage Management Initiative’s Next-Gen Lab.
Wes Van Den Berg, Vice President and General Manager, UK&I, Pure Storage, provides an update on recent developments at the company, including the launch of the FlashBlade//S family of products and the introduction of the Evergreen//Flex.
Conference Chair Ian Luckett outlines the content of the second virtual SDC Channel Summit event, taking place 10-11 May. A mixture of keynote presentations, roundtables and panel discussions promise to produce plenty of valuable insights for Channel companies dealing with the challenges and opportunities of digital transformation.
Surya Varanasi, Storcentric’s CTO, talks through the launch of the Nexsan Unity NV10000 enterprise class platform, which supports block, file and object storage protocols and addresses data security, including ransomware, and regulatory compliance concerns.
Michael O’Hara, Group Managing Director of DataSolutions, a distributor of transformational IT solutions, talks through the results of the company’s Channel sustainability stock-take survey, revealing how companies are losing out on contracts if they can’t demonstrate their environmental credentials, how the Channel is beginning to address its sustainability responsibilities and highlights the success of DataSolutions’ Techies Go Green initiative.
The coming together of Arcserve and StorageCraft means an expanded solutions portfolio, offering both simplification and agility to Channel partners, designed to provide end users with a comprehensive approach to the backup and recovery challenges of the digital world. SDC Channel talks to Arcserve’s Vice President Sales, EMEA, Richard Massey and Acting Chief Marketing Officer, Florian Malecki.
Palo Alto Networks has introduced Medical IoT Security — said to be the most comprehensive Zero Trust security solution for medical devices — enabling healthcare organizations to deploy and manage new connected technologies quickly and securely. Zero Trust is a strategic approach to cybersecurity that secures an organization by eliminating implicit trust by continuously verifying every user and device.
Storage is one of the areas where an IT department can deliver very substantial cost savings, without sacrificing availability, reliability, performance, or cyber resilience.
By Richard Bradbury – SVP EMEA & APJ at Infinidat.