Have you considered a move to converged infrastructure, but need to be convinced with solid return on investment (ROI) data? Respected industry analyst IDC interviewed global enterprises that use and rely on Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) to calculate its true business value. IDC found that each organization earned an average return of 360% or about $32.7 million over a five-year period. On October 27, 2016, join IDC and Hitachi Data Systems for a live webcast and learn IDC’s methodology to determine the customer results. The comprehensive independent analysis includes a breakdown of business benefits in four key areas and shows how UCP: •Increases business productivity with improved application performance, reduced provision time and faster time to market.•Improves risk mitigation and user productivity with a high level of resiliency, performance and efficiency.•Boosts IT staff productivity with decreased IT time to set up new infrastructure and launch new applications.•Reduces IT infrastructure costs for the provision and deployment of compute, storage and networking resources.
CXO Disrupt is a regional event series that showcases disruption in action. It is an event that allows the CXOs charged with change to have unprecedented access to the people, organisations and industries that are reinventing the wheels of industry and commerce.
11/03/2016–11/03/2016: Baden, Switzerland
The Hitachi Information Forum takes place on 3 November 2016 at the TRAFO in Baden. Meet the leading technology partners at one day.
Digital Enterprises, System Integrators and Cloud Service Providers require diverse hybrid cloud solutions in order to provide the right services for their complex mix of traditional and cloud-ready applications. That is why we have built solutions that allow you to consume services from multiple hypervisors, containers, bare metal and legacy systems within a single cloud platform. Join this session to learn about the diverse range of approaches available within the Microsoft ecosystem to deliver the Programmable Data Center for the Digital Enterprise.
Digital business transformation is creating new opportunities and risks in every industry. Are you prepared? vFORUM 2016 delivers the training, education and industry insights to help you master powerful business innovation, unrestrained by technical limitations. It will also address today's hottest topics, including unified hybrid cloud, cloud management and services, hyper-converged infrastructure, business mobility and network virtualization.
CXO Disrupt is a regional event series that showcases disruption in action. It is an event that allows the CXOs charged with change to have unprecedented access to the people, organisations and industries that are reinventing the wheels of industry and commerce.
11/15/2016–11/17/2016: Houston, TX
Secured Cities is the premier conference focused on the public/private partnership initiatives driving the safe and secure cities environment. Encompassing all urban stakeholders from law enforcement, government, healthcare, education and transportation.
11/18/2016–11/18/2016: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Data is vital in today's digital business operations. However, many businesses fail to complete backups in a timely fashion, or experience slow recovery speeds, complicated backup windows and stringent RPO and RTO. Join this informative workshop to learn how our one-stop data protection solutions can help.
11/22/2016–11/22/2016: London, UK
Enterprises must transform or they become irrelevant. How do you achieve that goal? Join us at the Hitachi Information Forum on 22 November 2016 in London.
11/24/2016–11/24/2016: Helsinki, Finland
The forces of change are moving faster. Companies are being exposed, unless they can adapt to a more data-driven, digitally savy business model. Join us at the Hitachi Information Forum on 24 November 2016 in Helsinki and you'll find out how to become a digital Enterprise.
11/29/2016–11/29/2016: Copenhagen, Denmark
Disruptive digital upstarts are challenging established businesses. Enterprises in every industry are at a crossroads. They must transform or become irrelevant. At the Hitachi Information Forum on 29 November 2016 in Copenhagen you'll get the right insights on how you become a digital enterprise.
12/16/2016–12/16/2016: Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Regulatory authorities impose stringent rules and policies on record retention and disposal practices. How to store and archive the huge volume of information to meet all compliance requirements is a key challenge to IT professionals. Join this workshop to learn how to select the right solution.
02/08/2017–02/08/2017: Düsseldorf, Germany
In a quickly changing world, it’s imperative that companies keep up with the latest trends and innovation to stay competitive. Join us on 8 February 2017 at the Hitachi Information Forum in Düsseldorf and find out how you become a digital Enterprise.
In this new age of Digital Transformation (DX), organizations will have to effectively use next-generation technologies and business processes to transform business models, provide new streams, and create new value for customers. Learn more on how to get the Digital Transformation right for banks in Asia Pacific with IDC and HDS. Join us for a live webcast on 20 October, 2016 where you can listen for the first time:• Key trends on Digital Transformation for BFSI across Asia Pacific• How to achieve Digital Transformation success and leverage best practices for BFSI• Steps and 3 golden rules to get the transformation right
If you can't turn data into insights, you can't grow in the digital era. Data is your key to unlock new opportunities and usher in real business transformation. Join us for a live webcast on October 19, 2016. Harry Zimmer, an HDS industry expert, will help to clarify the meaning of digital transformation. You will learn:•What is digital transformation and what impact will it have on you and your company?•What does a successful digital transformation project look like? •Does digital transformation link to big data and IoT initiatives?
Although business continuity is mission critical, many organizations do only the bare minimum to prepare for it. That's because data protection is often expensive and complex. Watch the video to understand how HDS Hyperconverged Infrastructure can help.
Join us to find out how the new Hitachi Enterprise Cloud Solution is providing new capabilities, tools and process enablement to support business digital transformation. Hitachi Enterprise Cloud provides an agile, robust platform to deliver an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) hybrid cloud solution that underpins the digital transformation journey. In this session you will see how Hitachi Enterprise Cloud is a key enabler to many key areas of any customers digital transformation strategy.
Since the year 2000, 52% of fortune 500 companies no longer exist. Digital transformation is essential for organizations to survive and thrive in the digital economy. IT needs to transform into a digital enabler to create new revenue streams, improve operational efficiencies and drive superior customer experience. However, there is a growing gap between business expectations and IT's ability to execute in order to realize efficient economic transformation. A new approach is needed. Join us to find out how a Programmable Data Center is emerging as the IT foundation for digital transformation.
How safe is it to put some of your workloads into a private cloud? As the use of the cloud continues to expand, so does the concern of securing your data. Most breaches come from either insider theft or mismanaged credentials. Join us for a live webcast and learn about the security threats of the public cloud, new data-security best practices, and how to be better prepared.You will learn about:•Major threats.•The value of stolen data.•Best practices to protect your data.
In an increasingly connected world, enterprises need the ability to leverage leading-edge technology to respond faster to change, improve key business processes and access the real-time information that enables innovative action. For organisations considering how to take advantage of SAP S/4HANA as the digital core to drive business transformation, the right strategy can accelerate the journey.Join this webtech to understand:- The role of S/4HANA in unlocking the potential of the digital economy- How a Proof of Value approach focuses IT resources on business priorities- Practical considerations for planning your journey to S/4HANA and beyond
The role of today’s IT leadership is transforming. In addition to mounting demands, technical challenges and operational considerations, there are economic realities to consider. Budgets are under real pressure and as a result, companies are always looking for ways to increase the efficiency of their IT organizations to hold or reduce costs. To alleviate some of this pain, new generations of technologies have emerged, such as converged infrastructure, or the Unified Compute Platform (UCP) from Hitachi. This type of infrastructure replaces in-house solutions and provides increased automation and control. But, is technology alone an effective long-term tool to maintain or reduce costs?IT Economics, from HDS, is a proven methodology that can help identify, measure and materially reduce the costs of IT. When paired with the appropriate technology, purpose-built assessments and services help map costs and plan investments around build strategies. Attend this webinar and learn more about this model, a combination of the right technology and the right strategic considerations for your IT investments. Join us for a live webcast on July 20th, 2016, with Hitachi’s Chief Economist to gain insight into: •IT cost and efficiency models, from in-house to Converged Infrastructures.•A true picture of your current storage and related IT costs, along with accurate future projections.•A clear path to manage storage and IT costs more effectively, while still meeting increasing demands.
What is Digital Transformation? Why is it important? What does it mean for you? Your business? Your future?Bob Plumridge is the Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Data Systems in Europe Middle East & Africa. In this role Bob is responsible for aligning technology vision with business strategy and evangelising this vision to the press, analysts, existing and potential customers.Greg Kinsey heads the Industrial IoT business at Hitachi Insight Group, with overall responsibility for strategy, innovation, product portfolio, and business P&L for digital transformation solutions in the manufacturing industry.
Disruptive technologies like “bring your own device“ (BYOD) and file synchronization have revolutionized the way we work. In the digital enterprise, your data must be as mobile as your workforce. As they move toward mobility, mature organizations are feeling the growing pains more acutely than their digital-native counterparts. But, those that make the choice to lead the change have the opportunity to redefine the way they work and create a more agile, more connected enterprise. Learn more about how to transform IT today so you can deliver solutions that drive better collaboration and productivity across your enterprise tomorrow. Join us for a live webcast on June 29, 2016, to hear Jeff Lundberg break down the latest trends, challenges and technologies to help make your data more mobile.Don't miss this opportunity to learn:•Why mobility is the new normal.•What the latest workforce mobility trends mean for your organization.•How to manage the infrastructure impact and risks associated with BYOD data growth.
To meet the challenges of the digital business, you need to rethink your backup strategy and find ways to leverage backup to solve problems beyond just recovery. Learn how Hitachi Data Systems deliver the four key requirements that enables large, data-intensive enterprises to store, move, access, protect, and restore data with optimal efficiency and cost savings:- Simple – reduce complexity with a simple solution that is efficient to manage and affordable to maintain- Scalable – keep up with infrastructure needs and prevent business disruptions with a scalable solution that will meet future needs- Agile – choose and solution that enhances service quality and responsiveness- Insightful – illuminate dark data and reveal insights that show you how to best protect, manage, and retain your dataDownload the whitepaper 'Forward Thinking Backup': http://bit.ly/1NRcEh2
Are you interested to hear how you get more value from your data and how to better protect your data whilst saving costs? Please join this 20 min webcast to discover how you can optimise your data protection strategy. You will learn how to:- Eliminate complexity and interruptions to IT services- Get more value from your data- Reduce inefficiencies, save costs while meeting key SLAs- Enable faster decisions and strategic thinkingDownload the whitepaper 'Forward Thinking Backup': http://bit.ly/1NRcEh2
What is software defined X, is it a technology or a topic? Is there a clear and unambiguous definition, and is anyone delivering a “true” software-defined solution? Everyone seems to have a different definition, each wanting to play in this field without really knowing what they’re playing in. Join us for a live webcast on May 18, 2016, to hear from an industry expert, Harry Zimmer, who will walk us through the seemingly undefined world of Software-Defined X. Mr. Zimmer will help to demystify solutions and explain why the industry and market seemed to be so confused.Don’t miss this opportunity to learn:•What the vendor and analyst communities are saying. •If there is a practical or simple definition that you can use.•Whether you should have a software-defined strategy or plan.•If Software-Defined X is a movement for software systems to control hardware systems.
IT departments face increased demands for more agility, faster application performance and better insight into data. As a result, flash has become a strategic solution and is one of IT’s fastest evolving market spaces. Many options are available to optimize your flash storage network. It is important to find the right solution for your data center. Fibre Channel networks have been the market standard for high performance storage environments. Flash makes FC even more critical as it helps eliminate potential bottlenecks. Hitachi Data Systems flash storage solutions and Brocade Gen 6 Fibre Channel offer innovative options to optimize your flash storage networks.Attend this Webinar and you will:•Gain a better understanding of current market trends. •Maximize your ROI with a strategic flash deployment. •Learn why customers choose FC for their flash environments.
A large number of high-tech companies have enjoyed tremendous initial success, only to see their primacy wane as markets, economies and technologies evolve in what seems a blink of the eye. The current industry restructuring is raising many questions related to how IT will continue to change. Will IT as a Service (ITaaS) emerge? How will storage be impacted ted? In the future, what role will cloud and managed services play in business? As the prevailing IT environment transitions from stability, accuracy and predictability to speed and agility, we can expect to see new metrics of success and failure emerge, marked by an emphasis on speed, agility, time-to-business value, efficiency and total cost to operate. Forward-thinking and outcome-based strategies will prove to be vital in the data-driven, ever-changing culture of modern IT. Join us for a live webcast on March 23, 2016, to hear from an industry expert about the changes that are happening in our IT world today and tomorrow .
Customers need a modern architecture that supports a blended data lake. Implementation of the right data lake prepares you for future needs and the support of Internet of Things (IoT). An ideal data lake is elastic and active with applications that automatically run where the data is physically located. A scale-out distributed file system allows it to be elastic, while a hyper-converged appliance makes it active. Join us for a live webcast on February 24, 2016, to understand how to build a better data lake with a hyper-converged solution.
There is a rapid expansion of flash storage deployment in data centers. To become more agile for real-time business, IT organizations have modernized their core infrastructure through software-defined and flash technologies. Success in an all-flash future requires more than tactical solutions and more than one flash solution to address all workloads. Join us for a live webcast on January 27, 2016, to understand how flash technologies aren’t all the same and how the Hitachi flash portfolio, powered by Intel®, can help you to successfully Flash Into the Future.
The world of storage is changing. High performance applications like databases, typically structured data, will require flash storage whereas File Services and new Cloud applications will need low cost, scalable object storage solutions. Sharing data today is more than just file shares. Accessing data any time, from any location, on any device is the new mantra requiring high availability of data in an Always-On IT infrastructure. Smart data management and data protection will need to be simplified, automated and integrated to drive down costs while optimising the value of data to meet the new demands of the changing world of storage.
Innovative technology companies that quickly capitalize on business opportunities and satisfy the demands of today’s empowered consumer have caused a wave of disruption. In 2016, businesses will turn to IT for solutions that will keep them competitive. Chief information officers will invest in faster delivery of applications and analytics, and transform IT by leveraging the third platform, social, mobile, analytics and cloud to reduce infrastructure expenses. Learn how to avoid distractions and remain focused on the IT trends that matter in 2016, as well as gain the knowledge to help accelerate your IT transformation and success.
To respond to business needs for continuous availability and high performance, IT teams benefit from the capture, correlation, analysis, and visualization of their machine data in real time. Hitachi Data Systems and Sumo Logic have strategically aligned to deliver a SaaS solution that transforms big data into big business value. Attend this webcast and gain actionable insight with Hitachi Live Insight for IT Operations. You’ll discover how to: •Reduce mean time to remediate IT outages in minutes, not hours.•Increase visibility across your entire IT infrastructure.•Turn big data into big business value.
We live in a world where the successful management and analysis of data can drive tremendous competitive advantage. For many customers, achieving this competitive advantage means embracing cloud technologies with the hope that they can adapt to changing data and business expectations over time. But not all clouds are created equal – nor are they all ready for a data-driven world or in tune with you. Choosing the right cloud today that is designed and ready to meet the business needs of tomorrow is critical to success.Attend this webinar to hear our view on how to choose the right cloud for a data-driven world and ready your business for competitive advantage.Not all clouds are created equal – nor are they all ready for a data-driven world or in tune with you. Learn where you’ll succeed.
Attend this session and learn how IT organizations are modernizing their core infrastructure through software-defined and flash technologies for a more agile, real-time business. Understand how the introduction of new technologies will accelerate IT modernization while customers discuss the resulting business impact of a faster, flexible IT infrastructure.
As businesses face unprecedented threats from ultra-low cost technology-based models like Uber and AirBnB, IT are forced to improve efficiencies, reduce complexity, and boost productivity while striving for higher profitability and new revenue streams. Attend this webcast and learn how real world IT organizations gain competitive advantage using integrated systems that have advanced automation and are optimized to run mission-critical applications. After attending this webinar you’ll learn how using Hitachi UCP can help you:•Improve operational efficiencies using advanced automation•Deliver the price/performance that your business requires•Scale your infrastructure efficiently to meet your data growth
Learn how professional run management and cloud-delivered services for SAP increase the value you deliver to your business and how these services reduce your exposure to risk and lower costs. Hear our customers tell their SAP story, and how our unique delivery model has maximized these benefits for them, and earned us the highest customer satisfaction results. Join us to discover how you can:•Reduce exposure to business risk from disruptions to your SAP environment.•Accelerate your SAP migration, upgrade or expansion projects, such as migrating to the SAP HANA platform.•Increase the service levels you deliver to the business, while reducing capital expenditure.
Organisations worldwide rely on Oracle databases and applications to support their business objectives. Learn how the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for Oracle Database solution can help you Lower TCO and meets your Oracle Performance, Resilience and growth objectives.
Together, Pentaho and HDS form a powerhouse to deliver on the promise of Big Data. If you’re using Hitachi Data Systems solutions to capture, store, process and archive mission-critical data, Pentaho is the complement that integrates, blends, and analyzes that data for better business decisions. Seamlessly integrating into your existing infrastructure, Pentaho’s unified data integration and analytics platform is comprehensive, completely embeddable, and delivers governed data to power any analytics in any environment. This webinar will help you learn how Pentaho allows your teams to accomplish Big Data goals including:•Proven Big Data integration•Blending for disparate data sources •Custom, embeddable, analyticsJoin our webinar, and gain a head start with the $99k Big Data Development Package, available exclusively for HDS customers for a limited time.
Hitachi are committed to helping companies maximise their SAP investments whilst accelerating innovation & business breakthroughs. Learn how the Hitachi Unified Compute Platform (UCP) for SAP HANA solution can help you realize non-disruptive growth & investment protection to support your evolving business needs.
It’s time for this hyped-up buzzword to start taking a grown-up role on your path to IT as a service (ITaaS). Learn why applications come first when planning a software-defined infrastructure and how to avoid one-size-fits-all approaches that can limit effectiveness. Discover how simplicity, insight and agility work together to help you to better deliver IT to your business. Attend this WebTech to learn to: •Automate to simplify operations.•Access more data for business insight.•Abstract to stamp out complexity and gain agility.
Join us for a WebTech Series webcast to learn how you can realize your insights faster using the Hitachi Live Insight Center of Excellence. Hear how we have helped companies along their Social Innovation journey with holistic approaches and deep industry expertise. Ask questions about how we can enable your analytics initiatives and Social Innovation solutions. Find out how to:•Start planning a comprehensive big data strategy.•Gain consensus for your analytics initiatives.•Move forward with your Social Innovation solutions.
The allure of cloud storage is strong. The promises of greater flexibility, lower cost and dependable reliability are appealing to IT organizations, but challenges and concerns weigh heavily on IT decision-makers. Recent research, sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and conducted by The Economist Intelligence Unit, highlights the top issues, many of which can be avoided with the right approach to adopting cloud storage. Please join this session and learn about:• The top cloud storage challenges and concerns of enterprise IT decision-makers.• How to avoid roadblocks and reduce risk on your way to the cloud.• Ways that Hitachi Data Systems can help.
Go behind the buzzwords to learn how to focus software-defined planning efforts that will be relevant to your applications. Get insight into where a software-defined infrastructure can add maximum value to your operations by providing a better way to support new and legacy workloads. Learn how a software-defined infrastructure simplifies operations through automation, enables deeper insight via greater access to all types of data and provides greater agility by abstracting complex infrastructure components.
The Evolution of Converged Infrastructure. Converged infrastructure solutions are evolving rapidly. While first-generation converged solutions were focused mainly on offering superior time to production, the new generation of solutions also focuses on offering significant improvements in operating value. They provide faster mean time to resolution, simpler and faster ways to provision and increment resources, and a higher degree of automation in areas such as systems management (for instance, automated firmware upgrades).
Hitachi Cloud Services is the only subscription-based, secure, hybrid enterprise-to-cloud service available in the market today. With Hitachi Cloud Services, our customers can take advantage of the various cloud options and on-ramps providing flexibility, mobility and a pay-as-you-grow cost structure. Attend this WebTech to learn how to: •Move to a hybrid cloud solution to take advantage of the features and value of an enterprise cloud model.•Transform your cost structure from a capital expenditure model to a more beneficial operating expenditure model for your cloud storage solution, and learn how this adjustment benefited PhotoBucket, Inc.•Navigate through the range of cloud options and make the right choice when selecting your hybrid cloud solution.
Are you challenged with monitoring storage performance for your critical business applications as your data infrastructure continues to grow? Hitachi Data Center Analytics provides a new, efficient approach to analyzing historical performance trends across your storage infrastructure. Attend this webcast and you will learn to:•Build a scalable and flexible data repository for your storage analytic needs.•Collect highly granular performance statistics.•Report on storage performance trends that span multiple years.
Hitachi Data Systems recently expanded its industry-leading Virtual Storage Platform family to bring the full functionality of Hitachi Storage Virtualization Operating System to new workloads and environments. Understand the details behind these new systems as well as how they fit within a software-defined infrastructure.Attend this webcast and you will: 1.Learn about new Virtual Storage Platform family member capabilities2.Understand new use-cases made possible with native storage virtualization and active/active storage in smaller systems3.Gain perspective on key attributes you should consider as you move to a software-defined infrastructure
Companies that are serious about moving to on-demand, service-led delivery recognise that they need to change from horizontally organised IT to vertically aligned IT. This has a huge impact on the day-to-day role of domain architects and enables them to move from a tactical to a strategic role. For example, instead of executing repetitive low-level provisioning tasks they now define policies and resource pools and manage service classes so that infrastructure can be consumed on-demand from a cloud management portal. In order to support this transition we need new management tools that can accelerate time to market and eliminate the operational handoffs between domain architects for hypervisor, server, network and storage layers.Join this discussion with the Hitachi Private Cloud team who can share how Hitachi can guide you through this transition as you adapt your role and remain relevant in the world of cloud.
Join us for a live webcast to hear Paul Morrissey from Hitachi Data Systems and Rawlinson Rivera from VMware discuss how Hitachi Storage for VMware virtual volumes can bring customers on a reliable enterprise journey to a software-defined, policy-controlled data center.By attending this webcast, you’ll learn to: •Simplify storage and VM administrative operations.•Manage VM growth and drive greater data center efficiency with policy-based management.•Deliver a zero worry, continuously available private/public cloud with rich data services.
CIOs increasingly need to care about the finances and costs of IT. They must create services that business segments demand and align them with IT resources from other sources (like cloud providers). Internal IT has to compare and compete with new commercial offerings that are often sold directly to the business. IT will see major transformations in delivery and ownership over the next few years, and IT managers will need better transparency in internal costs in order to be relevant and competitive. There are many cases where IT departments need to act more like profit centers, treating internal users like customers and potentially even brokering several service models. New methods of metering, service level agreement management, chargeback and service flexibility are required. By attending this webcast, you’ll learn how to: •Understand what a CIO requires to know the true costs of IT.•Communicate with lines of business about internal and external IT delivery and service options.•Not be seduced by low prices (software as a service, platform as a service) and to communicate and measure total costs of IT.•Identify, measure and set plans to reduce IT costs.
Businesses are wondering how to secure data across a diverse and dynamic IT landscape. A content mobility platform can help your business to improve agility to support business goals. It can mobilize data across devices, locations and cloud services, while retaining control and visibility. Learn how to manage an increasingly mobile workforce and develop an integrated content mobility strategy for your business needs.
We live in a transformative world. Society, business and technology are transforming and becoming increasingly intertwined. The Internet of Things is arguably driving the biggest market opportunity for businesses in history. At the same time it is enabling us to address societal problems for even greater impact. At Hitachi, we call this Social Innovation. Attend this WebTech event to learn about: •The global trends shaping technology and business.•The potential impact of the Internet of Things.•Your readiness for the future of business.
Is Storage Virtualization dead? In this WebTech presentation, we review the role of storage virtualization across all data types and deployment methods. We also reexamine the role of virtualization in cloud-based IT for greater mobility, agility and data access. Attend this webcast to: •Learn how storage virtualization has evolved into the cloud era.•Understand how automation has been enhanced to provide storage as a service.•Learn how you can leverage the latest Hitachi enhancements and solutions.
a comprehensive view of the options to move the whole Data Center , or dedicated stacks, and examine the cost drivers and risk avoidance strategies behind such transformation. The meeting wants to address critical business pressures such as Service level transformation, Capex, Opex, and Compliance.
Hitachi Data Systems has been working toward integrating Command Suite with Device Manager and Storage Navigator. In Hitachi Command Suite 8, the in-context integration is now in place with full functionality between Command Suite and Storage Navigator in a single pane of glass.By attending this webcast, you’ll learn: •About the integration of Command Suite and Storage Navigator functions.•How to understand the navigational nuances.•About the enhanced integration features that include task operations, integrated functions, system GUI navigation, auto synchronization of tasks to storage systems, and more.