Red8’s RedTALK webinar series allows you the opportunity to learn about today’s top technologies and practices from thought leaders in IT. From AIops to Endpoint Security and everything in-between, learn how leveraging the latest technology solutions can help you and your organization succeed. These are not sales pitches, these are subject matter experts that will walk you through each topic and act as a valuable resource to answer your questions.


Red8 Introduces RADD (Red8 Active Directory Dashboard)

With knowledge about AD projects, technology from Microsoft and clever skills from the engineering team, we’d like to present our Red8 Active Directory Dashboard (RADD).

RADD is a unique Red8 solution to monitor on-premise Active Directory for best practices, replication, recommendations, backup and performance.

Utilizing Azure Arc, Red8 has built an Azure Dashboard that current and future customers can utilize, helping them make sure their AD environment is running at its peak.

We are proud and extremely excited about this new offering and hope you reach out to discover the different features and benefits of the dashboards so you can better maintain and manage your active directory.


Cisco Ansible Network Automation Workshop

Red8 and Red Hat invite you to join us for a hands-on workshop that is Cisco focused but demonstrates Ansible automation in non-homogenous network environments with Cisco, Arista, and Juniper devices.

In this session you will learn how to use Ansible to automate network operations and acquire the skills needed to implement Ansible Automation at your organization. 

Workshop Overview:

  • How Ansible works for network automation
  • Explore the lab environment
  • Execute your first network automation playbook
  • Use Ansible facts on network devices
  • Use Jinja to template network configurations
  • Using the Ansible Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) feature

This demonstration will show how easy it is to automate Cisco ACI Fabric configuration and management using Ansible Automation Platform. The demonstration will automate the creation of tenants, VRFs in the tenants and the application of ACI Fabric policy. 

Cyber Response Planning: How to Respond in the First 24 Hours & Beyond

As ransomware and other cyber incidents continue to increase, it is critical that organizations have an incident response plan and are prepared should a cyber incident occur. During this conversation, Stephen Jones, Senior Director of Cyber Security Services at Dataprise, will outline:

  • Current threat landscape & common attacks
  • Layers of defense to protect your organization
  • Planning and training for incidents
  • Step-by-step guide for responding to a breach

Enterprise Cyber Crime Update

Motivating reasons for those who perpetrate cyber crime is changing. While money is still a primary motivator, the number of fake websites designed to accept payment for hospitals and web based businesses is going up exponentially. Cyber crime is however, rapidly expanding from just being about money to corporate/state sponsored espionage and ideology. How do you ensure that your company and corporate brand are being safeguarded? Ransomware is NOT just about money anymore. One of the biggest trends in ransomware attacks is the attempt to hide the fact that a threat element has been in your network for months or even years. If you thought the attack was for money have you thought why you were targeted?

Unfortunately, the current political climate has put everyone at risk. Just recently Go Fund Me suffered a data breach. Why would a site whose primary purpose is to help those in need be attacked? It was to release the information of donors who contributed to Go Fund Me campaigns that the attackers disagreed with ideologically. A mother in CA was arrested for attempting to hire hackers to dox the school union members who were still opposed to opening up for face to face learning.

How does your organization ensure that it’s intellectual property, customer information, business reputation, and interface with your customer base isn’t being sold or highjacked? Come join us as we discuss these topics and more.

Cloud Security: A Comprehensive Strategy

No one can argue that the public cloud offers today’s enterprise many advantages. At the same time, the rapid adoption has opened up organizations to a variety of security risks. A recent Gartner Study states that 50% of organizations will mistakenly have infrastructure as a service (IaaS) storage services, network segments, applications or APIs directly exposed to the public internet, and almost all of them will be the result of misconfigurations.

Ansible Storage Automation Workshop

Get started with automating your Dev work flows with NetApp and Ansible. This workshop will start with a basic introduction to Ansible Automation and how it works. From install all the way through conditional playbooks, along with how to use the NetApp ONTAP modules. Over the course of the workshop, the trainer will assist with learning ad-hoc commands and inventories, and lead into understanding modules, tasks and playbooks. Live demos and examples will be used to ensure you gain the most valuable experience as possible. The second portion of the workshop will focus on Ansible Tower to see how some of its features work. With Tower, you can centralize and control your IT infrastructure with visual dashboard, role-based access control, job scheduling, integrate notifications and graphical inventory management. Easily embed Ansible Tower into existing tools and processes with REST API and CLI.

Enhancing Cyber Resiliency Through Next Generation Data Management

The current cybersecurity threat landscape has shifted due to the impact of COVID-19. An influx of data exfiltration and double extortion has increased the need for enhanced cyber resiliency. Next generation data management platforms are required as not all backups are created equal. Join the Field CTO of Rubrik, David Siles, in this RedTALK that explores how to harness your data management platform to fight back and what the future holds for data protection.

Automation for All: Why Ansible for Storage Automation? 

Automating IT tasks has become an essential element in adopting sophisticated next-generation data center technologies. Ansible and NetApp have partnered to develop a collection of automation and storage configuration management modules to easily provision, deploy and manage NetApp storage platforms. Join us to learn how Red8, NetApp and Red Hat can help you enable true storage automation. 

DevOps: Are We There Yet?

When DevOps surfaced as a concept 10 years ago, the economy was struggling, AWS was a toddler, servers lived in office closets, and deploys were a monthly — or quarterly — Saturday exercise. DevOps was a novel concept, focused on breaking down silos and reducing conflict between developers and operations folks. It was simple, yet difficult to understand and implement. A decade on, I find myself like a kid in the backseat asking, “Are we there yet?” And even if we were, how would we know? This talk explores the state of DevOps, cloud expansion, and what’s next for modern engineering organizations.

Achieving 100% Of Your ROI On AI Projects Within A Year

Gartner has stated that 85% of Artificial Intelligence projects within fortune 500 companies will fail to yield tangible results in the upcoming years. Yet, we expect to see AI projects grow by up to 50% in the next 5 years.* So, how do you ensure that your AI initiatives don’t fall into that 85% and produce ROI? Data Scientist and CEO of SFL Scientific, Michael Segala, will join Red8’s Field CTO, Brandon Kaier to discuss how to achieve ROI from your AI projects and how to accelerate that timeline.

How to Build an Automated Pipeline to Support Machine Learning

Implementing Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning into your organization can have immense benefits for your business. However, people, process and technology challenges can delay deployments resulting in negative ROI and business impact. In this webinar learn best practices on setting up a self service machine learning platform that has positive business impact.

A Proven Approach to Microsoft 365 Migrations

Microsoft 365 has been enabling organizations to reduce costs and improve end user functionality for years. But, migrating your current on-prem solution can seem daunting. In this RedTALK, we discuss a manageable and proven approach to a Microsoft 365 migration. Learn more from Red8 Cloud Experts who have successfully migrated over 250,000 mailboxes.

Keeping Up with the Complexities of Unstructured Data 

As unstructured and file data continue to grow exponentially, traditional storage architectures, limited in scalability and constrained by management complexity, struggle to keep up. Powered by OneFS, DellEMC Isilon answers this challenge.

Please join Red 8 for a Technical overview, including demonstration to discover for yourself why Gartner names Isilon the industry’s #1 scale-out NAS solution.

How Ansible can Accelerate Your Automation Strategy

Organizations of all sizes understand that automation is a key part of digital transformation. Due to limited expertise and/or constrained resources, automation can seem out of reach. In this webinar, we discuss how Ansible makes automation attainable for all organizations. Red8’s devops expert, Steven Tobias, reviews real world examples of successful implementations as well as demoing Ansible’s key functionalities.

Sensitive Data Governance with a Remote Workforce: On-Hands Lab

The rush to move to a 100% Work-from-Home approach brings with it a host of risks, security and compliance high among them. The chance that sensitive or compliant data ends up on a remote device outside of the corporate firewall is now much higher than it ever has been. Without knowledge of the existence of that data, firms will be exposed to exfiltration and compliance failures, which could cost them millions at the worst possible time. Commvault Endpoint Protection + Activate provides the information, analysis, automation, and remediation necessary to mitigate this very real threat.

How a File Archive Strategy can Save Millions in IT Spend 

Unstructured data within organizations is growing at an unprecedented rate. With the explosion of data, IT admins are struggling to manage the growth and identify what is being used and not used. It is estimated that 40-60% of data on primary storage is no longer in use, but identifying that cold data and moving it to a lower cost storage tier has been impossible.

This webinar will outline the value of implementing a modern archive strategy that can save your organization millions in wasted IT spend, reduce your on-prem footprint, and provide a playbook on how to utilize your current infrastructure to deliver real savings to your organization.

A Successful Hybrid Multi-Cloud Strategy

The volume of data continues to increase at an explosive rate. Not only is it growing it’s also coming from many new sources. When petabytes are the new norm, longer retention cycles are required and there are a wide variety of public cloud options companies are challenged to build an effective hybrid-cloud strategy.

Is it possible to have a scalable, secure and flexible solution that can support both Capex and Opex considerations? We think so.

Virtual Test Drive: VxRail

Whether you are accelerating data center modernization, deploying a hybrid cloud or creating a developer-ready Kubernetes platform, VxRail delivers a turnkey experience that enables organizations to continuously innovate. In this week’s RedTALK experience a VxRail virtual test drive designed to deepen your knowledge and technical skills. During the webinar we will review:

How Adversaries Exploit Remote Workers

Covid-19 has forced organizations to quickly implement work from home programs which has expanded the external threat surface. Join Red 8 and Digital Shadows for a look at the techniques used by adversaries to exploit remote workers followed by recommendations to mitigate these various threats. We’ll share discussions within dark web forums to highlight the types of information adversaries are looking to buy/sell, and the impact their actions have on an organization. We’ll conclude the discussion with mitigation strategies to enable organizations to get ahead of these external threats and reduce risk to the business.

How VDI can Accelerate a Remote Workforce

Virtual desktops can enable a remote workforce quickly and easily. Choosing the right VDI solution can also simplify desktop and application management, secure data and improve compliance all while driving down costs. Through this live demo, learn how Azure VDI and Red8 can make this a reality for your organization.

Introduction to Red Hat OpenShift

Get a live demo of how Red Hat OpenShift can help you deliver applications faster. This solution offers a consistent hybrid cloud foundation for building and scaling containerized applications. Learn how your organization can benefit from streamlined platform installation and upgrades from one of the enterprise Kubernetes leaders.

How to Make Hybrid Cybersecurity Productive

Description:GuardSight and Red8, cybersecurity partner, about what makes Productive Hybrid Cybersecurity relationships. This is the same talk John gives at theCompanies have adopted a strategy of combining their internal forces with external cybersecurity services partners to help achieve these myriad of objectives. This hybrid strategy is only successful when specific characteristics exist. Attend this webinar to learn from John McGloughlin, the CEO of Wall Street Journal Pro Cybersecurity Symposium conferences. This is going to be fun!

How Ansible can Accelerate Your Automation Strategy

Learn how enterprise organizations are leveraging Ansible to automate their workloads. Our devops expert, Steven Tobias, will demonstrate Windows/Linux configuration management, Ansible Tower and Ansible modules (NetApp, networking and cloud).