How to Build a Shared-Services Infrastructure in the Age of Big Data

How to Build a Shared-Services Infrastructure in the Age of Big Data


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Duration 60min
Gord Sissons
Senior Manager
Product Marketing – IBM Platform Computing
Gord Sissons
Gord Sissons is Product Marketing Manager for IBM Platform Symphony at IBM Corporation working on low-latency, multitenant scheduling solutions for Hadoop and other analytic workloads. Gord has more than 20 years of experience in product management, distributed computing, internet technologies and consulting services.

Formerly Director of Technology at Sun Microsystems in Canada, and founder of NeatWorx Web Solutions Inc. Gord has held several senior roles in services and technology consulting throughout his career.

Gord is a graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario with a degree in Systems and Computer Engineering.
Addison Snell
Chief Executive Officer
Intersect 360 Research
Addison Snell
Addison Snell is the CEO of Intersect360 Research and a veteran of the High Performance Computing industry. He launched the company in 2007 as Tabor Research, a division of Tabor Communications, and served as that company's VP/GM until he and his partner, Christopher Willard, Ph.D., acquired Tabor Research in 2009. During his tenure, Addison has established Intersect360 Research as a premier source of market information, analysis, and consulting. He was named one of 2010's "People to Watch" by HPCwire.

Addison was previously an HPC industry analyst for IDC, where he was well-known among industry stakeholders. Prior to IDC, he gained recognition as a marketing leader and spokesperson for SGI's supercomputing products and strategy. Addison holds a master's degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a bachelor's degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

As organizations deploy new scaled-out frameworks like Hadoop for analytic applications, “cluster-sprawl” often emerges as the elephant in the room, with multiple application specific clusters that are costly to maintain and difficult to consolidate. While capabilities emerging in open-source including Hadoop YARN can help, clients need a strategy and architecture to get to a shared-services approach, ensure service levels and keep costs under control.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Improve application performance and agility without incremental investments in hardware
  • Reduce costs and simplify management by consolidating multiple Hadoop and non-Hadoop workloads
  • Guarantee application service levels and ensure data privacy between tenants
  • Deploy a shared infrastructure supporting multiple lines of business while simultaneously boosting performance and reducing cost.

Register for this webinar to learn how by deploying Hadoop along with other workloads on a shared infrastructure, you can boost efficiency, simplify life-cycle management, and react more quickly to changing business requirements without the need to re-tool your infrastructure.

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