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LinkedIn Live: Security Considerations for Containerization and Kubernetes

Security Considerations for Containerization and Kubernetes

Warehousing applications in containers doesn’t automatically make them secure. In this LinkedIn Live session, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Victor Aranda, and Chase Christensen discuss the three phases of containerization security and how, when deployed properly, containerized environments with Kubernetes can allow organizations to achieve agility and scale while mitigating the security risks.

As a Service for Public Sector

As a Service for Public Sector

Data is the anchor across most organizations’ cloud strategies. When there are missteps in how companies align their data, they can increase their cloud costs and associated risk by 2-3x. Keystone provides a bridge between private, hybrid and public cloud, allowing organizations to align their data management strategy to overall business objectives.
Key takeaways include: 

  • How IT leaders focused on risk mitigation and cost management can accomplish their goals while continuing transformation efforts.
  • Options for subscribing to the amount of storage and compute hardware you need, while benefiting from on-premises cloud consumption services.
  • The expertise required to align Keystone with public cloud, networking, security and more, and develop a cohesive strategy.

Creating a modern storage strategy

Creating a modern storage strategy

For most enterprises, a data-centric, intelligent, and adaptable storage solution is the goal, yet achieving it is not always a straightforward process. Listen to this webcast for expert tips on optimizing and modernizing your storage strategy from Insight and Dell Technologies experts.

App Modernization: People, Process, and Technology

App Modernization: People, Process, and Technology

How can organizations derive the greatest business value from IT modernization? In this webcast, experts from IDG, Insight CDCT, and VMware share their thoughts on how best to modernize applications and infrastructure to drive meaningful transformation and maximize the benefits of today’s technology.

LinkedIn Live: Bridging the Digital Divide: Community Wireless Broadband

Bridging the Digital Divide: Community Wireless Broadband

City-driven wireless broadband initiatives have the power to expand work and education opportunities for people in underserved communities. In this LinkedIn Live session, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Jeremy Nelson, and Rob Parsons join Collin Boyce from the City of Tucson to discuss how closing the digital divide improves the quality of life for residents and transforms municipalities.

Pay as you consume with As a Service

Pay as you consume with As a Service

Data is the anchor across most organizations’ cloud strategies. When there are missteps in how companies align their data, they can increase their cloud costs and associated risk by 2-3x. Keystone provides a bridge between private, hybrid and public cloud, allowing organizations to align their data management strategy to overall business objectives.
Key takeaways include: 

  • How IT leaders focused on risk mitigation and cost management can accomplish their goals while continuing transformation efforts.
  • Options for subscribing to the amount of storage and compute hardware you need, while benefiting from on-premises cloud consumption services.
  • The expertise required to align Keystone with public cloud, networking, security and more, and develop a cohesive strategy.

Insight, MAXIMUS, and AWS: A cloud transformation journey

Insight, MAXIMUS, and AWS: A cloud transformation journey

Digital transformation is a huge undertaking in the best of times. This COVID era adds even more challenges. Watch theCUBE’s coverage of AWS re:Invent 2020 and hear Insight’s Steve Zipperman joined by Kevan McCallum Jr. of MAXIMUS. They discuss how the two companies worked together for a successful cloud transformation that included moving 6,000 workloads and 160+ applications, why they chose AWS, and the importance of finding a trusted transformation partner — now more than ever.

Understanding Ransomware Immutability, Detection, and Remediation

As the saying goes with ransomware attacks, “It’s not a matter of if, but rather when.” In this LinkedIn Live video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Mike Morgan, and Mike McLain extend that to examine the third part of the saying that companies and organizations need to address, which is, “Are we prepared when it does happen?” They look at a bit of the history behind these attacks and break down the importance of taking a full-stack approach to data and network protection.

LinkedIn Live: Securing the Edge: Connectivity, Access, and Security in a Dispersed Environment

Securing the Edge: Connectivity, Access, and Security in a Dispersed Environment

The remote work boom and increase in IoT has led to the expansion of the edge and ultimately opened enterprise up to attack. Recently, Jason Rader and Eron Reece of CDCT, and Larry Lunetta, VP of Wireless LAN and Security Solutions Marketing at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, discussed the top challenges in edge security today. They explore the role of SD-WAN, Zero Trust, and remote access solutions in creating a strong security framework to control access at the edge and across today’s dispersed IT environments.

LinkedIn Live: Intelligence and Innovation at the Edge: Effective Compute for IoT

Intelligence and Innovation at the Edge: Effective Compute for IoT

How do we work with data that doesn’t live in a data center or in the cloud? As IoT devices evolve to serve more data-rich applications at the edge (think oil rigs, self-driving cars, smart home devices, and more), the need to enable real-time, low-latency decisions demands more powerful compute capabilities. In this session, Principal Architect Andrew Nelson and Senior Consultant John O’Shaughnessy explain how to understand and implement compute solutions that leverage high-value data at the edge for effective decision-making.

Self Service Automation for Private and Public Clouds

Self Service Automation for Private and Public Clouds

Are you challenged by supporting rapidly changing needs across hybrid and multi-cloud environments? That is because infrastructure and application provision are semi-automated, with multiple tools and scripts, which leads to inefficiencies, low productivity, complexity, and security and compliance risks. Join Corey Carroz, Insight’s Senior Solutions Architect for an overview and practical tips on how IT teams are getting the customized services they need where they need them. This webinar will cover how automation helps to:

  • Reduce operational costs through efficiency gains
  • Align IT priorities with business goals
  • Secure adoption of new technologies across the business

LinkedIn Live: Care and Compliance Are at Risk: How To Improve Healthcare Security

Care and Compliance Are at Risk: How To Improve Healthcare Security

Healthcare organizations face unprecedented risk of cyberattack, yet the dynamic needs and realities of these organizations can make it difficult to achieve an effective security posture that meets compliance and regulatory requirements. In this LinkedIn Live video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Mark Walker, and Jeremy Nelson look at how healthcare leadership, IT security and networking teams, and compliance and regulatory professionals can work together to implement security best practices that protect the organization and ultimately support patient care.

LinkedIn Live: Create Support for Modern IT Operations With SD-WAN

Create Support for Modern IT Operations With SD-WAN

As the latest iteration of WAN, Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) offers increased visibility and efficiency. So why aren’t more organizations embracing it? In this recent LinkedIn Live video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Phillip Little, and Mike Moore identify the benefits and best practices for deploying SD-WAN and discuss how the SASE model incorporates the best of cloud security and cloud networking for superior agility.

LinkedIn Live: How to Handle Dispersed Data: IoT-Specific Data Storage Considerations

How to Handle Dispersed Data: IoT-Specific Data Storage Considerations

The expansion of the Internet of Things (IoT) means that increasingly large volumes of data are generated and stored in more places than ever — at the edge, in the cloud, in data centers, and beyond. In this LinkedIn Live, Jason Rader, Chris Kapusta, and John O’Shaughnessy of CDCT discuss many of the concerns associated with IoT-specific data and discuss best practices for protecting and managing it.

Webinar: Data Analytics and Visualization with Microsoft Power BI

Data Analytics and Visualization with Microsoft Power BI

The explosion of data over the last 5 years has left organizations with massive stockpiles of information, but no clear way to create actionable, data-driven insights. Power BI, Microsoft’s analytics and visualization tool, unlocks the untapped potential of your data and brings insights closer to decision-makers.
Topics include:

  • What is Power BI?
  • Getting Started with Power BI
  • Power BI Implementation Strategies
Assets discussed: Sample PBI reports: (In time these reports may become obsolete – please email DG-NA-PowerBI@Insight.com if they don’t render)

Governing Azure consumption does not have to be time-consuming or difficult - Oct2020

Governing Azure consumption does not have to be time-consuming or difficult - Oct2020

Many organizations realize the need for monitoring and control, but the solution may not be evident. With Insight Cloud Care for Azure, a public cloud managed service for the Microsoft Azure platform, your organization can optimize performance and cloud spend with advanced monitoring tools, management controls, and comprehensive technical support. Tune in as we explore:

  • What is Insight Cloud Care for Azure
  • How you can manage cloud consumption
  • Offering tiers suited to your needs
  • Your Insight Microsoft Support Team

LinkedIn Live: Why Modernizing IT Is Key To Your Business Viability

Why Modernizing IT Is Key To Your Business Viability

Most business leaders know that IT modernization is key to success but don’t always know how to prioritize modernization initiatives. In this LinkedIn Live video, Jason Rader, national director of network and cloud security, and Shawn O’Grady, SVP and GM of CDCT, discuss how IT modernization fits into larger DevOps initiatives and impacts hybrid and multicloud strategies. Learn how adopting new data management, containerization, automation, and orchestration solutions can help your organization get ahead of the curve and meet the challenges and pressures of today’s business landscape.

LinkedIn Live: Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): A Strategic Solution for Desktop Computing

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI): A Strategic Solution for Desktop Computing

In recent years, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) has become a catch-all for a wide range of delivery mechanisms. In this video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Adam Morgenstern, and Matt Darlington discuss how VDI has changed over the past decade, the differences between virtualization and true VDI, and best practices for successfully deploying VDI for remote workers.

Webcast: Microsoft Azure Sentinel – Next Gen Protection for a Cloud World

Microsoft Azure Sentinel – Next Gen Protection for a Cloud World

Security is at the forefront of every IT departments mind. Today organizations face unprecedented security challenges, a myriad of threats and increasingly sophisticated attacks – any one of which could cause severe issues to your data and businesses. In this webcast, learn how your organization could benefit from Azure Sentinel, Microsoft’s new cloud-based Security Information and Events Management (SIEM) platform. Topics include:

  • What is Azure Sentinel?
  • Getting Started with Azure Sentinel
  • Advanced Design and Implementation Strategies
  • Azure Sentinel Deployment Best Practices

LinkedIn Live: IT Considerations for IoT Deployment: Devices, Data, Connectivity, Security, and More

IT Considerations for IoT Deployment: Devices, Data, Connectivity, Security, and More

The rapid increase of Internet of Things (IoT) devices has created a challenge for IT professionals when it comes to connecting, securing, and managing those devices. In this LinkedIn Live video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Juan Orlandini, John O’Shaughnessy, and Rob Parsons engage in a big-picture discussion of the IoT ecosystem. They explore key considerations for successful IoT deployment and best practices for leveraging IoT data to drive business intelligence and transformation.

LinkedIn Live: How IT Can Support Your AI Initiatives

How IT Can Support Your AI Initiatives

What is AI and what does it really mean for business? In this video, Jason Rader speaks with Juan Orlandini, Kyle Wallace and Tony Paikeday about the role Artificial Intelligence (AI) plays in supporting businesses across a wide range of sectors and industries. Whether it’s using AI to leverage earlier diagnoses in the medical field or spot fraudulent transactions in banking and financial services, AI provides organizations with powerful algorithms to extract even more value from data. View the video to learn more about how AI can integrate with existing infrastructure while helping businesses modernize and scale.

LinkedIn Live: A Partnership for Business Protection — The Role of Legal in Incident Response

A Partnership for Business Protection — The Role of Legal in Incident Response

It’s critical to develop a comprehensive plan for responding to a security incident, and to involve legal in the conversation as early as possible. Beyond the technical, internal, and regulatory requirements a business needs to meet, there are legal ramifications to how your business defines and responds to an incident. Join several security experts for this important conversation.

Webcast: Governing Azure consumption does not have to be time-consuming or difficult - Sept2020

Governing Azure consumption does not have to be time-consuming or difficult - Sept2020

Many organizations realize the need for monitoring and control, but the solution may not be evident. With Insight Cloud Care for Azure, a public cloud managed service for the Microsoft Azure platform, your organization can optimize performance and cloud spend with advanced monitoring tools, management controls, and comprehensive technical support. Tune in as we explore:

  • Insight Cloud Care for Azure
  • How you can manage cloud consumption
  • Offering tiers suited to your needs
  • Your Insight Microsoft Support Team

LinkedIn Live: Taking a Collaborative, Vision-Driven Approach to Information Security

Taking a Collaborative, Vision-Driven Approach to Information Security

What does it mean to have “Influence without authority” — and what does it have to do with IT security? In this recent LinkedIn Live video, Jason Rader, national director of network and cloud security, spoke with David Hanighen, chief information security officer at Logix Federal Credit Union about the types of organization-wide collaborative efforts IT decision makers should embrace to promote true IT security. They discuss strategies for “moving security from the dark rooms to the board rooms” and achieving IT security success.

LinkedIn Live: Strategies for a Successful Multicloud Environment

Strategies for a Successful Multicloud Environment

What does it mean to be multicloud? How valid are vendor lock-in concerns? What’s the most important component of an efficient multicloud strategy? CDCT experts Jason Rader, Sridhar Vasudevan, and Peter Kraatz answer these questions and more in this live session entitled “The Future of Multicloud.” Discover why multicloud is on its way to becoming the standard and learn how smart organizations are defining, strategizing, and optimizing their approach.

How Windows Virtual Desktop is Helping Organizations Adjust to a Changing Global Climate

How Windows Virtual Desktop is Helping Organizations Adjust to a Changing Global Climate

As employees are increasingly working from home or other remote locations, a heavy burden has been placed on IT staff to support these workers. Windows Virtual Desktop is one great solution to mitigate this additional workload. Windows Virtual Desktop provides simplified management for true multitenant Windows 10 environments, built on top of the proven security of Microsoft Azure.
Learn about:

  • The basics of Windows Virtual Desktop and the benefits you can realize
  • Best practices for a Windows Virtual Desktop implementation
  • Licensing options available
  • How to get started with offerings from Insight

LinkedIn Live: Is a Plan Enough? Creating Resilience in Response to Cyberattacks

Is a Plan Enough? Creating Resilience in Response to Cyberattacks

For businesses with any sort of online presence, chances are good that they’ll experience some form of cyberattack in the coming year — if they haven’t already. In this video, CDCT security experts Jeremy Nelson, Doug Martin, and Jason Rader share best practices for creating an effective strategy to prevent incidents, contain threats, limit exposure, and quickly restore business operations if an incident does occur. They explore the value of practicing an incident response plan and the importance of having established partners on retainer so enterprises can act swiftly to mitigate the damage.

Webcast: Governing Azure consumption does not have to be time-consuming or difficult

Governing Azure consumption does not have to be time-consuming or difficult

Many organizations realize the need for monitoring and control, but the solution may not be evident. With Insight Cloud Care for Azure, a public cloud managed service for the Microsoft Azure platform, your organization can optimize performance and cloud spend with advanced monitoring tools, management controls, and comprehensive technical support. Tune in as we explore:

  • Insight Cloud Care for Azure
  • How you can manage cloud consumption
  • Offering tiers suited to your needs
  • Your Insight Microsoft Support Team

LinkedIn Live: Taking A Modern Approach to Storage

Taking A Modern Approach to Storage

The storage industry is changing quickly — flash, cloud, and storage as a service are key trends. In this video, JP Petty from Pure Storage joins Dean Chyla and Jason Rader from Insight CDCT to discuss modern storage models, decision-making dynamics and criteria, and top challenges in forecasting storage needs over the course of an asset’s lifecycle.

LinkedIn Live: Containerization Without Technical Debt: Evaluating Options and Making the Best Business Decisions

Containerization Without Technical Debt: Evaluating Options and Making the Best Business Decisions

For organizations looking to drive IT transformation and increase productivity and innovation, containerization is an effective way to increase portability, reproducibility, and scalability for applications. In this video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Juan Orlandini, and Chris Kapusta discuss the evolution of container technology and best practices for creating a successful containerization strategy and achieving ongoing, cost-effective management. Learn helpful tips for maximizing container usage to maximize elasticity and scalability while avoiding technical debt.

LinkedIn Live: Strengthening Your Modernization Strategy With Automation

Strengthening Your Modernization Strategy With Automation

While many organizations know the value of automation, they haven’t taken the necessary steps to fully reap the benefits of automating routine IT tasks to improve network functionality. In this video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Jeff Bozic, and Juan Orlandini discuss how automation supports business continuity and resiliency while driving cost savings, efficiency, and IT modernization efforts.

Solving Modern IT Challenges With Managed Services

Solving Modern IT Challenges With Managed Services

Increasingly, enterprises are integrating managed services providers into their daily operations in order to meet operational needs and free up time and resources for strategic initiatives for business transformation. In this video, CDCT experts Jason Rader, Phil O’Konski, Steven Walters, and Brandon Lemke discuss some of the key considerations associated with engaging managed services providers as well as the multiple benefits they bring to the table.

Tech Tuesday - Considerations for As a Service/Pay As-You-Go On-Premises Infrastructure

Considerations for As a Service/Pay As-You-Go On-Premises Infrastructure

Organizations are looking for flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing models for on-premises infrastructure. While options are increasing at a rapid rate, so too are the models/programs to assess. In addition, architectural considerations differ from those that entail CapEx purchases of infrastructure.

During this session you’ll learn:

  • What As a Service (pay-as-you-go) is/isn’t
  • Key drivers for As a Service
  • Overview of pricing models (consumption vs. service based)
  • Benefits
  • Considerations when assessing viability for your organization

Simplified Architectures & Cost Savings with Nutanix and Insight

Simplified Architectures & Cost Savings with Nutanix and Insight

Join Insight and Nutanix for a healthcare-focused session around how hyperconverged software unifies private, public, and distributed clouds, and empowers IT providers to deliver better patient outcomes and increased clinical productivity while ensuring cost reductions.
Key topics include:

  • Enhancing productivity with a reliable, consistent user experience so organizations can focus on patient health
  • Ways to maintain business continuity and consolidate workloads
  • How to majorly simplify ongoing operations with a holistic view of your environment

Key Considerations for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Key Considerations for Hybrid Cloud Environments

Cloud platforms offer scalability, automation, easier innovation, and cost savings, but there are important questions to consider to achieve optimal performance and business outcomes.
During this webcast we’ll cover best practices for hybrid cloud environments, including which workloads thrive in public cloud, how to execute migrations, and how to ensure your data is properly managed and secured.
Agenda:

  • Suitability of the application for a hybrid environment
  • Maintaining compliance for data in the cloud
  • Cloud cost optimization and financial planning
  • Technology and tools for a hybrid cloud strategy
  • Product integration across cloud platforms

LinkedIn Live: Keeping Up With Constant Security Needs: Solutions for Every Security Challenge

Keeping Up With Constant Security Needs: Solutions for Every Security Challenge

A strong security program is more important than ever, yet businesses today face so many obstacles to maintaining an effective, up-to-date program. In this video, CDCT security experts Jason Rader and Evan Rowell discuss the role of a virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO), common obstacles to a strong security strategy, complex governance concerns, and how to create a security posture that also serves business goals.

Policy-Based Data Management on a Cloud-Scale Architecture

Policy-Based Data Management on a Cloud-Scale Architecture

Enterprise NAS backup is challenging. But NetApp, Insight, and Rubrik can help. The three companies have partnered to deliver tightly integrated products, powered by Rubrik’s first-to-market and exclusive access to NetApp SnapDiff APIs for on-prem and cloud.
Join NetApp, Rubrik, and Insight experts to learn more about orchestrating data services on NetApp’s Data Fabric, and how Rubrik and NetApp StorageGRID delivers policy-based automation to simplify all aspects of data management and enable global file-level search, providing customers with instant access to massive amounts of unstructured data.

Storage as a Service — Keystone

Storage as a Service — Keystone

Gartner indicates that by 2022, 15% of new deployments of on-premises computing will involve pay-per-use pricing, up from less than 1% in 2019. Pay-per-use, also referred to as consumption-based payment, can include a variety of services, including storage as a service.
Join Kent Christensen and Juan Orlandini, both with Insight, to learn the ins and outs of storage as a service, including how it works, how to determine if it’s the right choice for your organization, and best practices from two customers.

LinkedIn Live: Governance and the Cloud: Creating Security, Efficiency, and Cost Control

Governance and the Cloud: Creating Security, Efficiency, and Cost Control

A robust governance strategy addresses an organization’s security posture and helps build a healthy foundation for IT policy and best practices. In order to realize the seemingly endless possibilities offered by cloud solutions, a successful strategy must address all governance issues in light of cloud concerns. In this video, Jason Rader and Scott Cameron of CDCT discuss how to build a governance strategy that manages security, operations, approvals, and more to maximize cloud benefits and keep costs on track.

LinkedIn Live: Understand Workload Alignment: When, How, and Why

Understand Workload Alignment: When, How, and Why

Proper workload alignment is critical to maximizing IT resources, yet it’s often overlooked during strategy planning. In this video, Jason Rader, national director of network and cloud security at Insight, John O’Shaughnessy, CDCT cloud architect, and Dr. Christopher Collins, executive cloud principal at NetApp, discuss the rationale behind performing a workload alignment. They explain how the workload alignment process can equip IT leaders to understand application landscapes, develop high-level migration plans, identify current and projected costs, and much more.

How You Acquire, Monitor, and Manage Azure Matters to Your Organization

How You Acquire, Monitor, and Manage Azure Matters to Your Organization

For many organizations, the need to establish clear monitoring capabilities, management controls, and comprehensive technical support can be difficult. Insight Cloud Care is designed to help you consume Microsoft® Azure® at cost competitive rates while optimizing spend and performance.
Join Elliot Baretz, director of Microsoft Services, who will share information about acquiring, monitoring, and managing your Azure environment through Insight Cloud Care.
Agenda:

  • What is Insight Cloud Care for Azure
  • How Insight Cloud Care for Azure makes managing the cloud easy for you
  • Multiple support options to fit your needs
  • Your Insight Cloud Care support team

Accelerate IT Transformation for Digital Transformation

Accelerate IT Transformation for Digital Transformation

Digital transformation is a vital initiative. While most organizations know they need to transform, the what and how can vary. Foundational activities such as updating legacy infrastructure and evaluating options for critical workloads are key.
Join Insight Cloud + Data Center Transformation for a session around workload considerations and next-gen data center solutions.
Key takeaways:

  • Considerations around cloud platforms and workload alignment
  • Ways to drive IT transformation to power digital innovation
  • How to simplify data center management leveraging converged and hyperconverged solutions from top Insight partners such as Cisco, NetApp, and Pure Storage

LinkedIn Live: Is Hybrid the Best Fit? Choosing, Adopting, and Managing a Hybrid Cloud Approach

Is Hybrid the Best Fit? Choosing, Adopting, and Managing a Hybrid Cloud Approach

To maximize cloud solutions, organizations must ensure that their cloud strategy supports their strategic objectives. Increasingly, IT leaders are recognizing that hybrid cloud models offer the best of both public and private cloud solutions. In this video, Insight experts Jason Rader, Juan Orlandini and Chris Kapusta discuss important points to consider when choosing hybrid cloud architecture, as well as offering strategies for optimizing hybrid cloud models and solutions for common challenges.

LinkedIn Live: Providing Secure Infrastructure for the Future of IoT

Providing Secure Infrastructure for the Future of IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing exponentially, and IoT devices are on the rise. Not only does this bring new business opportunities, it also increases IT demands. In this video, Mike Moore and Rob Parsons of CDCT discuss how IT leaders can harness the power of IoT for positive business impact. They cover how strategies like effective segmentation and workflow identification can address IoT security challenges, and the importance of taking a big-picture approach to identify the most effective solutions for every IoT-related need.

How to Increase Your Security Posture with Azure

How to Increase Your Security Posture with Azure

Security is always a top concern for IT professionals, but given today’s business climate it may be time to reevaluate your security posture.
During this webcast, we’ll uncover best practices and tools to help ensure you have visibility and controls across your Azure environment. Our technical experts will do a deep dive into security configurations, sophisticated attacks and maintaining compliance over your workloads - VM’s, application services and containers.
Agenda:

  • Receive an overview of Microsoft’s cloud security reference framework
  • Learn how to configure and manage your environment as well as secure applications with Azure Security Center
  • Discover how Azure Sentinel provides in-depth visibility across your hybrid environment

LinkedIn Live: Flexibility Matters: How to Adopt As-a-Service Models

Flexibility Matters: How to Adopt As-a-Service Models

As-a-service solutions offer great value to organizations looking for cost-effective ways to drive IT transformation. In this LinkedIn video, Jason Rader, director of network and cloud security, Chief Architect Juan Orlandini, and Kent Christensen, cloud practice director at CDCT, discuss how the flexibility to pay as you go and scale as needed make these service models an increasingly attractive choice for improving infrastructure and reducing financial risk.

LinkedIn Live: Storage: Redefining Purpose and Intention

Storage: Redefining Purpose and Intention

In today’s IT ecosystem, data is a key asset. A solid storage strategy plays an important role in driving IT modernization and business transformation.

In this video, Jason Rader, Tim Cook, and Jeff Bozic discuss some of the critical considerations that underpin a successful data storage strategy. They address how enterprises can incorporate known factors, such as why data is stored and how it is accessed, into their decision-making and adopt a new storage approach that achieves better business value from this asset.

Webcast: How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

How to Protect Your Business from Ransomware Attacks

Is your business ready for potential ransomware attacks? Despite the variety of security solutions available, ransomware attacks continue to cause serious trouble for businesses.
Join Insight’s security experts to hear about strategies that are essential to mitigate the risk and severity of ransomware attacks.

Key takeaways:

  • The prevalence of ransomware that warrants specific security measures
  • How to choose effective and secure business technologies that are properly managed and maintained
  • Optimizing the use of tools such as multifactor authentication, as passwords alone are insufficient protection
  • Auditing and updating backup processes to secure against the risk of having data held hostage

Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy with Cloud Economics

Accelerate Your Cloud Strategy with Cloud Economics

Businesses today are always looking at ways to optimize their software spend. IT departments are often expected to seamlessly implement and operationalize new technologies at a rapid rate. With the increased demand for a secure remote workforce, have you evaluated your cloud strategy lately to identify potential cost savings?
Upgrading your current infrastructure to the cloud can be overwhelming, but our Cloud Economics team is here to help. Watch this webcast for a discussion on best practices in leveraging Microsoft Azure to accelerate your digital transformation journey.

Agenda:

  • How to identify the first steps in your journey to the cloud
  • Understand the cost benefits with a Cloud Economic Assessment
  • Combine data center & cloud solutions through hybrid license options
  • Discuss data and security with a cloud infrastructure
  • Data Migration and possible funding
Speaker: Bob Agno, Director of Consulting Services and Cloud Economics

LinkedIn Live: Does Your Security Program Have All Your Bases Covered?

Does Your Security Program Have All Your Bases Covered?

What does it mean to cover all your bases from a security perspective? As organizations rely more on a remote workforce and turn to public cloud solutions, this question takes on a new level of urgency.

In this video, CDCT security experts Jason Rader and Scott Ammon discuss the importance of being able to communicate how security efforts support the business, the need to create a culture where security is built into development, and understanding the role of risk in security planning. Watch how they make a case for “moving security out of the darkroom and into the board room” as part of business transformation.

Azure Sentinel Setup and Configuration

Azure Sentinel Setup and Configuration

Learn to set up and use Microsoft Azure Sentinel, a powerful, scalable, cloud security tool. This video covers initial setup, configuration, making connections, and offers a helpful demonstration to clarify these processes.

How to Investigate Incidents in Azure Sentinel - Live Demo

How to Investigate Incidents in Azure Sentinel - Live Demo

Azure Sentinel offers many benefits, including the ability to collect security data across the entire hybrid enterprise, and built-in artificial intelligence that can identify security threats before they cause harm. This webinar will provide an overview of Azure Sentinel features, with a live demo on how to perform investigations so you can quickly and easily identify threats. This includes:

  • How to use Azure Sentinel after set-up is complete
  • The analytic rule used to detect incidents
  • Tips for uncovering opportunities
  • What an incident looks like and how to investigate it
Speakers: Jason Rader, National Practice Director of Network and Cloud Security Tony Manelli, Managing Principal of IT Security Gary Bushey, Cloud Security Architect

LinkedIn Live: A Conversation About Business Continuity and Resiliency

A Conversation About Business Continuity and Resiliency

What does it mean to have a robust business continuity and resiliency strategy? In this video, CDCT experts discuss the components of resilient IT environment and how cloud solutions can help enterprises meet business continuity objectives.

Tech Tuesday - How to Get More Value Out of Cloud

How to Get More Value Out of Cloud

As organizations look to drive cost out of IT and develop additional capabilities, the question they're all trying to answer is: How Do You Get More Value Out of Cloud? Successful cloud journeys begin with strategy and design that ensures cloud is a viable long-term platform with adequate controls for administration and cost management. What should you plan for in your strategy and design? What steps do successful cloud journeys start with? Join Scott Cameron, Principal Cloud Architect, at Insight for an overview and practical tips on how to maximize the value of cloud. Topics span:

  • Landing zone governance
  • Cost reporting and management
  • Optimizing data movement
  • Leveraging the edge
  • Cloud computing patterns and optimizations
  • Right-sizing, automating, and scaling under-utilized resources
  • Cloud platform decisions and licensing implications

Webcast: Cost Optimization Strategies for Your AWS Environment

Cost Optimization Strategies for Your AWS Environment

Join Insight’s AWS experts to learn best practices for reducing costs, improving security, and increasing governance across your AWS environment. This webinar will cover:

  • Gaining control over cloud costs to capitalize on the total business value
  • Strategies to secure, manage, and govern your AWS environment
  • Simplifying cloud management to relieve IT teams of excessive manual tasks
  • Ways to easily scale or make changes to your cloud environment to adapt to business goals
  • How Insight helped a government contractor optimize its AWS billing, improve its AWS environment, and uncover significant cost savings of underutilized instances

Take Control of Your Cloud Costs

Take Control of Your Cloud Costs

Moving to cloud-native solutions can bring great benefits and value to enterprises. Controlling cloud costs requires IT leaders to shift their perspective and processes, though. In this video, CDCT experts John O’Shaughnessy, Scott Cameron, and Peter Kraatz discuss how a better understanding of cloud applications and consumption, various provider offerings, workload alignment, and data management tools can lead to better cloud cost control and drive business value for organizations.

Stop Ransomware in Its Tracks

Stop Ransomware in Its Tracks

Despite the proliferation of security point solutions being deployed, organizations continue to experience ransomware attacks. Join Practice Director of Network and Cloud Security Jason Rader and Director of Penetration Testing Services Tunde Odeleye for a LinkedIn Live session covering how ransomware can impact an organization and what you can do you safeguard your users, data, and business from such an attack.

Securing Your Cloud-Enabled Organization

Securing Your Cloud-Enabled Organization

During this live webinar, hear security consultants from both Insight and Palo Alto Networks discuss how to develop and implement cloud best practices for risk reduction, compliance and data protection. Key topics include:

  • Strategies for securing remote workforces and addressing increased traffic, users and devices
  • How to deploy protection based on Zero Trust across cloud environments, including public cloud, private cloud, internet and SaaS
  • Leveraging innovative tools, such as Palo Alto’s Prisma Access platform that combines industry-leading security and SD-WAN capabilities in the cloud
  • Hear how we helped a civil engineering firm achieve a more efficient and secure network architecture to enable remote work

The Software-Defined Approach to Transforming your Data Center

The Software-Defined Approach to Transforming your Data Center

The software-defined data center (SDDC) enables customers to maintain consistent policy, security, and management regardless of the underlying infrastructure and across multiple platforms. Join Insight for a webcast to learn:

  • The benefits that a SDDC can bring to you organization
  • Key factors to consider when selecting a SDDC solution
  • Steps to position your infrastructure for a successful SDDC integration

The Software-Defined Approach to Transforming your Network

The Software-Defined Approach to Transforming your Network

By 2024, 60% of organizations will have implemented SD-WAN to increase agility and enhance support for cloud applications. (Gartner, 2019) With improved business agility and application performance, it's apparent why organizations across all verticals are incorporating SD-WAN into their next generation integrated networking and security infrastructure. Join Insight for a webcast to learn:

  • Benefits that SD-WAN can bring to your organization
  • Key factors to consider when selecting an SD-WAN solution
  • Steps to position you for successful integration of SD-WAN into your existing infrastructure

Insight Cloud Care for Azure

Insight Cloud Care for Azure is a public cloud managed service designed to provide best-in-class monitoring, management and technical support for the Microsoft Azure platform. Join us to find out more about Insight Cloud Care for Azure from Insight’s own Elliott Baretz, Director of Microsoft Services. During this webinar, you will learn:

  • The benefits of how Insight Cloud Care for Azure can make your organization more efficient.
  • Who and where to engage your Insight Microsoft Team to learn more about how Insight Cloud Care for Azure can make your IT infrastructure more efficient, productive, and flexible.

Rapid Deployment of Temporary Hospital Network Solutions

Rapid Deployment of Temporary Hospital Network Solutions

The need for mobile healthcare facilities has never been greater. We are seeing an overwhelming need to support our clients with networking solutions to facilitate the rapid distribution of temporary testing facilities, triage centers and remote hospitals. Join Insight for a webcast to learn:

  • Key factors to consider when selecting a portable wireless networking solution
  • How your organization can rapidly stand up a mobile hospital and/or testing center
  • Overview of Insight’s HIPAA-compliant mobile wireless solution

Developing a Could Governance Model

Developing a Cloud Governance Model

Today’s organizations are moving rapidly to the cloud, and in some cases, it has become the default approach for IT infrastructure. However, in the rush to the cloud, not every organization has done a thorough review of all aspects, often missing out on the importance of a strong cloud governance approach. This webinar will review the key issues in cloud governance, and how they should be evaluated.

Build a Migration Roadmap

Build a Migration Roadmap for Windows/SQL Server 2008 End of Support (EOS)

Watch this webinar to understand your migration options available for Windows Server® and SQL Server® 2008. With EOS dates nearing, it’s critical for businesses with these technologies installed to act now in order to maintain regulatory compliance, secure against cyberthreats, and ensure data privacy and protection. It’s also a prime opportunity to consider kick-starting modernization initiatives.

Ensure Effective Remote Workforce Strategy and  Business Continuity

Ensure Effective Remote Workforce Strategy & Business Continuity

Join Insight Cloud & Data Center Transformation for a webinar where we’ll discuss how to more effectively empower your remote workforce and ensure you are meeting the technology, security, and business continuity requirements of your organization.

Strengthen Your Security Environment with Azure Sentinel

Strengthen Your Security Environment with Azure Sentinel

Businesses today are facing new challenges and disruptions to their day-to-day operations. As they take quick actions to support remote workers, security is sometimes an afterthought, increasing the risk for cyberthreats. For some, a new security tool is deployed as a quick fix solution – adding complexity and decreasing visibility across their entire security environment. With an increased demand on networks and cloud platforms – you need a modern security strategy. During this webcast learn how to improve your security posture and leverage cutting edge tools from Microsoft, including Azure Sentinel. This webinar will cover:

  • The current state of security and common challenges organizations are facing in today’s environment
  • Understanding the role of a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system
  • How to use Azure Sentinel to quickly and accurately identify security threats
  • Strategies for cost-saving, and tools integration with existing solutions
  • How Insight helped an NBA team migrate from its existing SIEM to Azure Sentinel and realize improvements in detection capabilities and response times

Bridging the Gap Between Private, Hybrid and Public Clouds

Bridging the Gap Between Private, Hybrid and Public Clouds

Data is the anchor across most organizations’ cloud strategies. When there are missteps in how companies align their data, they increase their risk and cost by 2-3x. Keystone provides a bridge between private, hybrid and public clouds, aligning objectives. Watch as Kent Christensen, Insight’s CDCT Practice Director, and Sunitha Rao, NetApp’s Sr Director Product Management, discuss the latest in NetApp’s data management story and where Keystone fits in.
Key takeaways:

  • How IT leaders focused on risk mitigation and cost management can accomplish their goals while continuing transformation efforts.
  • Options for subscribing to the amount of storage and computer hardware you need, while benefiting from on-premises cloud consumption services.
  • The expertise required to align Keystone with public cloud, networking, security and more, and develop a cohesive strategy.