Storage Decisions

Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Building Enterprise Storage Networks Track (San Francisco 2007)

TRACK: INFRASTRUCTURE: Building Enterprise Storage Networks
To keep up with the demands of data and business requirements, managers need to engineer the most flexible and complete storage network. This track will look at SAN and NAS issues, virtualization, distance demands, remote offices and how to build out systems.

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Advanced SAN School I
Speaker: Howie Goldstein, President, Howard Goldstein Associates Inc.
Description: This session with seasoned SAN trainer Howie Goldstein, identifies the components and products that make up a viable NAS and/or SAN strategy, examines the hype-free aspects design and performance aspects of an IP-based SAN and finally explores where storage networks are headed over the next few years.
For more information: Take a look at Advanced SAN School, the podcast series

Advanced SAN School II
Speaker: Howie Goldstein, President, Howard Goldstein Associates Inc.
Description: SAN trainer Howie Goldstein will clear the SAN clutter and highlight important SAN performance metrics. Howie will examine where the best places are to invest for performance and dispel some performance myths at the same time. Finally Howie will zero-in on the network itself as opposed to the server and storage potions of the information flow path.
For more information: Learn all about SAN components in this webcast series

Clustering for Performance
Speaker: Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO
Description: This session looks at clustered storage as a technique to scale both I/Os to meet transaction processing and bandwidth for video and content rich media applications along with other cluster storage scaling benefits for both SAN (Fibre Channel, iSCSI) and NAS including InfiniBand environments.
For more information: Get fault resiliency with NAS clustering

Using Virtualization to Deliver Storage
Speaker: Marc Staimer, President and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting
Description: This session will prepare you for designing, developing and deploying a plan that specifically addresses the unique issues surrounding a successful implementation of virtualization delivered SaaS and will allow storage to move from a cost to profit center.
For more information: Storage virtualization no silver bullet, users say

Building a Highly Virtualized Storage Environment
Speaker: Tony Asaro, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
Description: In this keynote address, Tony Asaro discusses important storage virtualization technologies within a storage system. In addition to these technologies, this session also covers why highly virtualized storage systems are valuable today and will be vital in the future.
For more information: Storage considerations for virtualized server environments

Storage Challenges Created By a Virtualized Server Infrastructure
Speakers: Jeff Byrne, Senior Analyst and Consultant, and Arun Taneja, Founder and Senior Analyst, Taneja Group
Description: Server virtualization with shared storage brings many benefits to the data center, but it also creates some major storage management and planning challenges. In this presentation, Taneja Group analysts Jeff Byrne and Arun Taneja examine four major storage challenges in server virtualization environments and propose some "best practice" solutions that enterprise customers are using to overcome them.
For more information: Storage considerations for virtualized server environments


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Other tracks
Executive Track
Data Protection and Backup Track
Tiered Storage and Data Classification Track
Disaster Recovery Track

This was first published in December 2007

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