January EMC Solutions for VMware Webcasts

The New Year is here, and that means it’s time for another year’s worth of weekly webcasts from EMC. I’m curious to see how it goes. For the third year in a row, the same topic, “The Value of VMware Integration”, has started off the year. I gave that presentation in both 2011 and 2012. This year, Simon Seagrave (@Kiwi_Si) will be giving it. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does with it.

One of the great things about this series is that every webcast is recorded and then made available for on-demand viewing. As such, you may find it worth your while to register for a webcast you’re interested in even if you can’t attend it live. Folks who register will get email with a link to the recording as soon as it’s posted.

The webcasts run on Thursdays at 8:00 PST, 11:00EST, 16:00 UTC. The topics for January and their brief descriptions are listed below.

The Value of VMware Integration
10 January 2013
Simon Seagrave (@Kiwi_Si), Technical Solutions Consultant for Cloud, EMC
EMC and VMware enable the most efficient and flexible infrastructure and management solutions for virtualization and hybrid cloud environments. This is a must-see session for anyone wanting to hear about and experience the latest integrated technologies from EMC and VMware, and also what future innovations are being developed.

Proactive Storage Management with EMC Storage Analytics for VNX
17 January 2013
Roxane Mody (@roxanemody), Senior Marketing Manager, EMC
Wei Chen, Corporate Systems Engineer, EMC

The EMC Storage Analytics for VNX Suite delivers actionable performance analysis and proactively facilitates problem resolution of performance and capacity issues for EMC VNX systems in virtual environments. This tool is a joint solution built upon VMware’s vCenter Operations Manager solution as a foundation to provide analytics for the storage domain. The resulting solution helps both virtual and storage administrators to pinpoint the problem, diagnose it and take action to fix the problem.

EMC Avamar and Data Domain for Vblock Data Protection
24 January 2013
Chandra Jacobs, Senior Marketing Associate, EMC
Jason Buffington, Senior Analyst Data Protection, Enterprise Strategy Group

Learn about the newest data protection capabilities for the VCE Vblock System, powered by EMC Avamar and Data Domain. Industry analyst firm ESG, will provide insight into virtualization trends, backup and recovery for converged infrastructure, and market perspectives.

Continuous Operations Best Practices: VPLEX for VMware
31 January 2013
Ashish Palekar (@logicalblock), Engineering Manager, EMC
Paul Danahy, Strategy and Operations Manager, EMC

As businesses deploy datacenters that are more virtualized than ever before, they have started to look at VMware vSphere for their mission-critical environments. Combined with active/active storage offered by EMC VPLEX and the ability to extend or “stretch” their environments over distance, customers now have the opportunity to deploy an environment that offers higher availability than has traditionally been possible.

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