Storage Decisions

Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Architecture Track (NYC 2007)

TRACK: ARCHITECTURE
Data classification is at the core of nearly all modern storage management techniques and tools. Treating data as information with a specific, classified value to the company will allow storage professionals to manage storage systems more efficiently and to align storage operations with their companies' strategic directions. Featured in this track will be the popular Tiered Storage School sessions along with other sessions that can help any manager set up or administer this new architecture.

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Tiered Storage/Data Classification School I
Speaker: Greg Forest, VP Services Delivery, Contoural
Description: Business needs and compliance requirements continue to drive frantic data growth. But organizations do not need to spend their last dollar trying to keep up with data growth, legal requirements or operational pain. Instead, a sensible and smart tiered storage infrastructure can help.
For more information: View the Tiered Storage School webcast series

Tiered Storage/Data Classification School II
Speaker: Greg Forest, VP Services Delivery, Contoural
Description: By classifying data in the right storage buckets, companies can substantially reduce storage costs across the board, while improving business service levels for their most critical data. In many cases, organizations are able to defer additional purchases of high-end disk storage for up to three years.
For more information: Buyer's Guide: Data classification tools

Different Shades of Green -- Storage and Data Infrastructure Power and Cooling
Speaker: Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO
Description: This session provides a vendor and technology neutral, non-biased look at current issues and challenges involving IT Data Center power, cooling and related environmental issues.
For more information: Green storage gains ground

Managing Storage on the LAN/WAN Edge
Speaker: Tory Skyers, Network Administrator, Prudential
Description: Storage on mobile devices is growing at an exponential rate. Laptops, iPods, USB fl ash drives etc. are now mainstream and just about everywhere. Storage administrators are the point people in the task of managing this onslaught of unstructured data as well as mitigating potential legal exposure. Tory Skyers a network administrator for Prudential equips you with adequate budget, technology and policy to effectively backup, restore, classify and management knowledge to help ease some of the pain these devices and the associated users will inevitably bring to any storage infrastructure.
For more information: How to manage unstructured data

Storage Challenges Created by a Virtualized Server Infrastructure
Speaker: Steve Norall, Analyst, Taneja Group
Description: Server virtualization planning and deployment are increasingly intertwined with the planning and scaling of a storage infrastructure that can support the high levels of consolidation that many businesses demand today. In this session, Steve discusses the key end user storage challenges and how new technologies are evolving to address these problems.
For more information: File Virtualization FAQ


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This was first published in September 2007

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