To keep up with the demands of data and business requirements, managers need to engineer the most flexible and complete storage network. This track looks at SAN and NAS issues, distance demands, remote offices and how to build out systems.
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SAN School 101
Speaker:Stephen Foskett, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: This session focuses on the storage topics and concepts that we in the industry sometimes take for granted. Stephen starts with an overview of the various components and terms, such as the difference among SAN, NAS and DAS, and continues with RAID levels and how they are commonly used.
For more information: View the SAN School webcast series
SAN School 201
Speaker: Stephen Foskett, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: Hour two of SAN School focuses on IP storage and how Windows-based storage is impacting the industry.
For more information: The nuts and bolts of SAN
Using WAN Technology to Centralize Remote Office Data
Speaker: Marc Staimer, Dragon Slayer Consulting
Description: Up until now, TCP/IP WAN limitations have hampered performance. But new technologies and applications are tackling these issues and making ROBO location irrelevant. From distributed backup and distributed continuous data protection to wide-area file systems, WADM, DRO and WAN optimization, there are various methodologies that are reducing cost and significantly improving performance. This session will tackle these new methods.
For more information: Bridging the gap: Choosing storage-over-distance network technology
Pumping Up Array Performance
Speaker: Ray Lucchesi, Silverton Consulting
Description: As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performance. The key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements. This session uncovers those helpful tips and tricks.
For more information: Listen to Ray's podcasts on this topic
Storage on Steroids: Alleviating Network Bottlenecks
Speaker: Greg Schulz, StorageIO
Description: This session looks at networked storage bottlenecks that have an impact on backup, archiving, disaster recovery and business continuance as well as day-to-day functions. Learn how to diagnose various symptoms and how to prescribe applicable and alternative treatments.
For more information: Download Greg's podcast on this topic
Priceline.com Negotiates Unique Virtualized Storage Environment
Speaker: Ron Rose, Priceline.com
Description: Better service levels, greater productivity and lower cost at the same time? Learn how Priceline.com CIO Ron Rose, a recognized leader in IT infrastructure, has made it happen by designing the data center to behave like an "operating system." See how storage can lead the way to consistent provisioning, rollback and control capabilities by starting with a highly virtualized utility storage implementation. Attendees will walk away understanding how Priceline.com has reduced storage TCO by more than 50%.
For more information: Virtualization: Choosing the right platform