Storage Decisions

Storage Decisions Downloads: Data Classification Track (S.F. 2007)

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.

Downloads included in this track: (click title to download slides)

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Tiered Storage and Data Classification School I
Speaker: Greg Forest, VP Services Delivery, Contoural Inc.
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 and Data Classification School II
Speaker: Greg Forest, VP Services Delivery, Contoural Inc.
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, Senior Systems Engineer, Prudential & Roach
Description: Storage on mobile devices is growing at an exponential rate. Laptops, iPods, USB flash 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 senior systems engineer 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

Realistic Approaches to Today's Power and Cooling Challenges
Speaker: Mark Peters, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
Description: This session focuses on how to optimize power and cooling usage in storage infrastructures by leveraging methods that range from the simple (e.g. efficient power supplies) to the complex (e.g. data center redesign). As IT managers are being challenged to reduce power consumption without impacting service levels, this session will help you separate myths from realities by providing advice on practical steps.
For more information: File Virtualization FAQ

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Other tracks
Executive Track
Data Protection and Backup Track
Building Enterprise Storage Networks Track
Disaster Recovery Track

This was first published in December 2007

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