Today’s Data Center: Modern Infrastructure for the Modern Worker Event Recap

by | Dec 7, 2018 | Infrastructure | 0 comments

On Tuesday, December 4th, Peters & Associates partnered with HPE to share our ideas on the role of the data center in the modern workplace. We had a packed house at Ditka’s; thanks to everyone that came out. If you weren’t able to join us, we’re sorry we missed you, read on to catch up on the discussion.

HPE Gen10 Proliant Servers: A New Compute Experience

Tom Wiewiora, from HPE, shared the latest about HPE’s server line. His presentation centered on two themes that are crucial for any data center: Agility and Security.

Check out Tom’s Slides here!

InfoSight: Artificial Intelligence for Data Centers

HPE’s Mike Egner presented HPE’s InfoSight and explained how its predictive analytics help organizations identify and solve problems faster. InfoSight’s capabilities extend far beyond storage, using AI and Machine Learning to provide prescriptive recommendations and guidance for solution sizing. Among the many features and examples that Mike conveyed, he shared some eye-popping statistics. Since 2010, InfoSight has collected and analyzed:

Speaking of Artificial Intelligence, Bruce Ward wrote about the ways that Machine Learning and AI are helping to manage and secure our infrastructure. You can read his blog here.

Check out Mike’s slides here!

Digital Workplace Experiences Powered by Aruba

Bill Dohse, with HPE’s Aruba practice, introduced everyone to Aruba’s infrastructure, management, security, and analytical capabilities. For many organizations, especially schools, wireless is the go-to method of connecting devices to the network. As such, the need for scalable, secure solutions has never been more important. After reviewing the Aruba lineup of devices, Bill walked us through the outstanding management and security tools in Aruba’s arsenal. Here are some of the highlights:

Check out Bill’s slides here!

Managing Security in the Modern Data Center

Lastly, Adam Gassensmith of Peters & Associates, tied everything together with a discussion on securing the many threat vectors in the modern data center. From on-premises infrastructure, to cloud services, to your employees’ identities; organizations have to secure multiple layers of their technology environment. Adam introduced us to a defense-in-depth strategy for securing your hybrid technology infrastructure. He also presented a few managed security offerings that Peters & Associates uses to secure our clients in the cloud, on-premises, or wherever organizational resources reside. Most notably the Peters & Associates Weekly Security Audit for Office 365 and the PULSE Aware cyber security awareness program. We offer free trials for the Weekly Security Audit for Office 365 and a free phishing test to help organizations understand their exposure.

Check out Adam’s slides here!

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