Mark your calendars for Wikibon’s next Peer Incite ... Tue, August 21st!
Recorded audio from the Peer Incite:
Most virtualized environments are, by their nature, extremely dynamic. Performance, availability and scalability are critically important, but constantly under pressure, as new applications and new users are added to the environment. Suppliers all promise to address one or more of these pressures through the latest advances in technology, whether solid-state disk, flash cards, hybrid arrays, deduplication, compression, faster processors or new networking technology. However, evaluating the impact of these technology advances in your own environment is challenging. IT practitioners find the proof-of-concept approach to be disruptive and inadequate, since they have neither the time nor the resources to evaluate technologies at scale. If practitioners could leverage the collective wisdom of their peers and evaluate the impact of new technologies in similar environments, they could substantially de-risk technology decision making and dramatically shorten the decision-making timeline. Nathan Smith, Senior Citrix Engineer at Centered Networks was able to use a big-data analytics approach and a shared data repository of user data, to ensure his organization maintained high-availability service levels. Smith was able to reliably predict the impact of flash cards on virtualized server performance without relying on a proof of concept.
Join the Wikibon community, Nathan Smith and renowned author, Duncan Epping, of VMware as we discuss:
- What big-data analytics approaches are being leveraged today to improve IT service levels?
- How can community-wide data be leveraged to de-risk IT decision making?
- How can IT professionals securely contribute IT performance data to the community of practitioners?
- How can organizations eliminate the proof-of-concept approach when evaluating new technologies?
Please join us and bring your questions...
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Call in details below:
Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm ET (9:00am - 10:00am PT)
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