In Part Two of the World Wide Technology (WWT) TEC17 episode on Multicloud environments, WWT Multicloud practice team consultants Kevin McCarthy and Bryan Seefeld discuss issues relating to mature organizations, in other words, those who have migrated to a Multicloud environment. The issues that Kevin and Bryan discuss include how these organizations are defined, how WWT is uniquely positioned with their expertise and solutions to support organizations in the Multicloud space, and they conclude by describing several compelling use cases on this topic.
Moving into a Multicloud environment is a big challenge for organizations. A lot of factors must be considered. In this episode of World Wide Technology’s (WWT) TEC17 series, WWT Multicloud practice team consultants Kevin McCarthy and Bryan Seefeld discuss the transition to Multicloud and key considerations about this migration. Kevin and Bryan first define Multicloud, and then discuss how public and private cloud differ from Multicloud, misconceptions about moving to Multicloud, key considerations when first moving to a Multicloud environment and several use cases on this move.
For years now, large enterprises have been seeing a rise in their number of remote workers. Some organizations have had remote worker policies in place while others are just starting to move into this new working environment. The coronavirus, COVID-19, has forced almost every organization to implement a remote worker policy and in a very short time, days rather than weeks or months.
In this episode of World Wide Technology’s (WWT) TEC17 podcast series, WWT experts Joe Berger and Brandon Echele discuss the most important aspects of the remote worker environment. Joe and Brandon are leaders in WWT’s Digital Workspace practice. They discuss the tools that organizations need to implement these policies quickly, how this affects the increasing number of virtual meetings that workers have to participate in, how IT needs to prepare for a massive shift to a remote workforce, like in the situation with the coronavirus, and some tips on how to keep remote workers engaged and productive.
As with any transformative technology, implementing AIOps is often easier said than done. The process can involve a series of hurdles, from technical implementation to the cultural challenge of selling the tools into the wider business. In the final installment of our four-part series on AIOps, WWT’s Jas Binning and Paul Robinson explore the challenges facing AIOps implementation, and how to take the sting out of them.
Ops teams have more data today than ever before. But in an increasingly complex environment, how can they fish out the key data that will help them remedy operational issues? And how can they use this operational data to generate real value for the business?
In the third podcast in our four-part series on AIOps, Jas Binning from WWT, Aseem Anwar from Turbonomic and Kingsley Hughes-Morgan from Cisco AppDynamics explore the idea of the ‘data-smart’ business: one that isn’t just data-driven, but has implemented tools that quickly unearth the most prescient data for operations teams, that join the dots between this data and revenue for the C-suite, and that can be used to provide competitive advantage.
Today, Ops teams face increasingly complex operational environments while simultaneously dealing with reductions in time, budgets, resources and team sizes. How can organisations cope with this paradox and successfully do more with less?
In the second episode in our four-part podcast series on AIOps, Jas Binning from WWT, Kingsley Hughes-Morgan from Cisco AppDynamics and Aseem Anwar from Turbonomic explore how AIOps tools can be used to alleviate the difficulty of managing increasingly complex environments with reduced ops resources.
For more information about anything we’ve discussed, please visit WWT.com or reach out to Jas Binning or Paul Robinson if you have specific questions about how AIOps can support your business.
In our always-on, ever-connected age, businesses can no longer tolerate operational downtime. Many are turning to sophisticated AI Operations (AIOps) solutions to help nip operational disruption in the bud. But what exactly is AIOps? In the first of a four-part TEC17 series on AIOps, Jas Binning from World Wide Technology’s London team and Keith Whiteside from E2Tech look to define AI Operations, and explore its potential to solve real-world business challenges.
Zero Trust architecture is the nirvana of enterprise segmentation. With the current state of cybersecurity and advanced threats that exist today, security teams want this approach. In today’s episode of World Wide Technology’s TEC17, experts Aaron Woland of Cisco and Kent Noyes of WWT discuss this ultimate approach to cybersecurity threats. Aaron and Kent discuss what Zero Trust is, how it helps business organizations, why it is a journey worth moving toward, what are some common applications for Zero Trust architecture and the solutions that Cisco and WWT can provide to businesses to advance on the journey toward the ultimate goal of Zero Trust.
Not all network traffic is created equal. Some require fast speeds while others demand low latency. Still, some packets seek the cheapest route. Segment Routing serves as a smart GPS for all network traffic to follow, creating a more intelligent network while improving capacity utilization, leading to lower cost and greater user satisfaction.
Container orchestration has drastically affected the way organizations build, ship and run software. One of the most effective solutions that can address this challenge is Kubernetes. In this episode of World Wide Technology’s TEC17 series two of WWT’s subject matter experts, Eric Becker and Sebastien Berube, talk about the NetApp Kubernetes Service (NKS) and why it is chosen over other Kubernetes offerings. Eric and Sebastien also discuss what Kubernetes is in general, why Kubernetes is chosen as an open-source container system, what are some of the primary benefits of NKS and how WWT provides solutions and support to enterprise customers in this space.
Demand for Mobile Edge Computing is expected to grow for a wide range of applications as the increased bandwidth and decreased latency of 5G enables more data to be processed at the edge. But what is the edge? Where is the edge? And why does it exist? Joe Wojtal, chief technology officer of World Wide Technology’s Global Service Provider organization, and Eric Braun, chief commercial officer of MobiledgeX, discuss the business impact of edge computing and review their partnership to accelerate global mobile edge computing deployments at scale utilizing certified infrastructure that immediately ready to monetize by fulfilling next-gen application and device requirements for developers worldwide.
Cryptomining is one of the most serious cyber threats in the online world right now as it relates to cryptocurrency, and possibly one of the least understood. In this new TEC17 episode from World Wide Technology, Mike Schmidt of WWT and Austin McBride from Cisco’s Umbrella practice discuss this serious cyber threat. Mike and Austin talk about what cryptomining is, the threat and growth of the related cryptojacking threat, the difference between web-based and software-based miners, what organizations are most vulnerable to these threats and the solutions that WWT and Cisco offer that will address this threat for enterprise customers.
When organizations looks at solutions to help them address Network Automation, they typically look for one solution. But there is another approach, that being a multi-OEM solution. That is the subject of a talk that will be given at Ansiblefest 2019 in Atlanta by Jeff Andiorio from World Wide Technology. Jeff gives a preview of his talk in this episode of TEC17. In this episode Jeff explains what Ansiblefest is, tools that can be used to automate the network, what API is and why it is so important, why a multi-solution approach is preferred for network automation and what are Ansible and DNA Center.
Organizations are rapidly becoming more decentralized, with employees utilizing various devices — laptops, mobile phones and tablets — to do work that is oftentimes performed in non-traditional corporate office settings. This makes it difficult for internal IT teams to secure networks or provide quality digital workspaces for employees. Deploying a unified endpoint management system, such as VMware's Workspace ONE, helps mitigate these challenges. But step one in transforming your digital workspace is migrating your operating system to Windows 10, which comes with its own set of challenges.
One of the most serious cyber threats in the last few years is Soft Cell. This cyber threat has been targeting telecommunication companies for years. In 2018 it was spotted and identified by Cybereason. In this new TEC17 podcast from World Wide Technology (WWT) Matt Berry from the WWT Security practice and two experts from Cybereason, Israel Barak and Maor Franco, discuss what the Soft Cell threat is and why it is so important. Our experts also discuss why Soft Cell is a threat to other verticals besides telecommunications, how enterprise organizations can assess if they are vulnerable to the Soft Cell threat and the solutions that the WWT and Cybereason partnership offer to these organizations to counter this serious cyber threat.
We all live in a digital world. The performance of a company’s applications affects customer satisfaction, employees and company revenue. Application Performance Management (APM) is an extremely important tool that monitors performance issues and makes sure that they don’t have a negative effect on the bottom line. In this TEC17 episode, Tanner Bechtel from World Wide Technology (WWT) and Josh King from AppDynamics (AppD) discuss this important topic. They define APM and how it helps to monitor customer’s digital experience, why it is so important in today’s tech climate, as App loyalty is the new Brand loyalty, how the partnership between WWT and AppD is uniquely positioned to deliver these solutions and they provide a look to the future of APM and Artificial Intelligence Operations (AIOPS).
Security visibility is an issue that has become increasingly important to organizations in today’s IT environment. In this special TEC 17 episode, we are sharing the audio version of our latest TEC37 video panel episode from World Wide Technology (WWT). Bob Olwig, WWT Vice President, hosts a dynamic discussion with WWT Security practice experts Chris Konrad and Rudy Kasprzyk, along with two of WWT's Security practice partners, Dylan Deanda from Tanium and Kevin Kriebel from Expanse. The panel discusses why Security Visibility is important and how organizations need to know what's on their network. Some of the topics they cover are asset discovery, the broadening of attack services, patch management and how WWT, Tanium and Expanse work together to help their customers.
Ameren is a major power company that services St. Louis, Missouri and regions of southern Missouri and neighboring Illinois. They were looking to have their machines run more efficiently and to reduce costs. Working with World Wide Technology (WWT), Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) was seen as the best solution to achieve these goals. In this TEC17 episode, Lorne Poindexter from Ameren and Chandler Heath from WWT define CBM, why CBM is important to manufacturers as a whole, Ameren’s evolution from Time Based Maintenance (TBM) to CBM, how WWT has helped Ameren in this transition from TBM to CBM and the benefits of CBM moving forward.
WWT is participating in the Cisco DevNet Create conference on April 24 – 25. DevNet Create focuses on enabling developers, infrastructure and DevOps engineers to write software which integrates with the application programming interfaces (APIs) of Cisco products. WWT’s Joel King is presenting at DevNet Create, and in this episode Joel discusses the importance of the Application Security initiative in Cloud Managed Networks. In addition, Joel discusses how this process will evolve as networking moves from running on physical hardware to a Software Defined Networking (SDN) future.
The Mobile World Congress took place In Barcelona, Spain this past February. One of the big takeaways from the Congress was the migration to a Virtual Central Office (VCO) solution for Service Providers (SP), based on Intel architecture. To break all this down, WWT’s Joe Wojtal and Bob Elfanbaum, along with Intel’s Paul Mundinger discuss some of the key issues around the new VCO deployment. Some of the topics that are discussed include how SPs will monetize their major investment in 5G, how WWT delivers value to SPs in the Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) space and supports these integration efforts, the technology needs for deploying on-premise for SPs and how the partnership between WWT and Intel will deploy this technology on the customer premises.
At its core, cloud data management is about what it means for an organization to have control and ownership of their data. When they do, they can move data to areas of the business where it holds the greatest value to generate revenue more quickly. To realize this, organizations must understand the structure and classification of data and how to manage it on-premise, off-premise and in multiple public clouds. This requires navigating cloud native services and storage options. In this episode of TEC17, WWT cloud data management experts, Steve Gregory and Sebastien Berube, dig into the benefits of a cloud data management capability and what organizations should be focusing on to achieve business value.
At Enterprise Connect 2019 on March 19, Cisco has announced Cognitive Collaboration, which is a host of collaboration products with built-in Artificial Intelligence. The products span meetings, contact center, and UC and fit under the umbrella of cognitive collaboration. To discuss what Cognitive Collaboration is, Joe Berger and Brandon Echele from WWT’s Collaboration practice talk about the solutions that Cognitive Collaboration brings, how it has evolved from Unified Communications, where this new product can lead to and the role Artificial Intelligence plays in these new Collaboration offerings.
Machine Learning and Deep Learning are technology tools that organizations have been using to incorporate Artificial Intelligence technology in their IT practices. These tools provide valuable solutions but also require best practice applications to deploy within these organizations. In this audio version of World Wide Technology’s latest episode of their Between the Racks video series, WWT’s Tim Brooks and Matt DuBell, along with Tony Paikeday from NVIDIA, discuss how they work with customers to provide solutions using these technology tools. They discuss how customers use NVIDIA’s DGX technology to deploy these technologies to provide solutions and several use cases where this technology has provided valuable benefits to organizations.
Digital Transformation. Digital Disruption. These are challenges that every organization is facing today and will be in the future. What solutions and tools can organizations use to meet these challenges? WWT’s Chris Infanti and Charley Summers discuss this important topic in today’s episode. They discuss how these Digital Solutions help to meet the challenges that are created by this new Digital Transformation. They also highlight two specific use cases where digital solutions have been used, and finally, how those applications can be utilized in any industry.
Service providers have been on the leading edge in bandwidth and back office systems. How are they adjusting to the proliferation of enterprises operating large and complex networks as well? WWT experts Ron Whitt, Justin van Schaik, Roudy Devis and Tom Pagan discuss this issue by focusing on the example of Global Financial companies. They define Service Orchestration and how it grew in the Service Provider space, how the solution expanded in Global Financial services and the solution tools that WWT offers to customers in this space.
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