Sometimes technology alone won't solve storage-related issues. You also need to be adept about the business of acquiring storage systems. As a storage manager, you will be called on to develop storage solutions to satisfy evolving business needs -- always with an eye on the key financial acid tests for any storage purchase: ROI and TCO. This track addresses the essential parts of the storage system procurement process, including how to craft an RFP, negotiating from a position of strength, evaluating systems and getting the support of your company's management.
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Speaker: Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, StorageIO
Description: Throw out the "green" buzzword, and you're still left with the task of saving or maximizing use of space, power, and cooling while stretching available IT dollars to support growth and business sustainability. For some environments the solution may be consolidation while others need to maintain quality of service response time, performance and availability necessitating faster, energy efficient technologies to achieve optimization objectives.
This presentation session will look at various techniques and strategies to optimize either on-line active or primary as well as near-line or secondary storage environment during tough economic times, as well as to position for future growth. After all, there is no such thing as a data recession!
How Virtualization Can Make IT the Good Guys
Speaker: Barb Goldworm, President and Chief Analyst, FOCUS
Description: This Executive keynote presentation gives a broad view of virtualization, including storage and server virtualization, and storage optimization for the whole virtual infrastructure (server, storage, desktop, network). It offers insights into the drivers, trends, adoption, technologies, pain points and actual benefits that can be achieved through a shift to a virtual infrastructure.
Learn how virtualization can increase IT agility and efficiency and improve service delivery, while reducing costs – making IT the good guys again.
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Backup Technologies Track
Disaster Recovery Track
Data Retention and Retrieval Track
Storage Systems & Storage Management Track
Managing Storage Networks Track
This was first published in June 2009