C-level technology executives not only need to know the status of their current operations but meticulously plan for the future. Our "Executive track" sessions give these technologists an idea of where their storage should be and ideas on where it's headed. Sessions also key on ways to integrate new technologies, processes and ideas without going over budget.
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Speaker: Robert Gray, IDC
Description: Robert Gray presents IDC's latest user research insights on storage in tomorrow's data center. He examines the three emerging stages of storage development that will soon be driving more and more buyers of storage systems into grid-based, virtualized storage infrastructure. Learn the key unfulfilled promises of SANs and the benefits of a new storage world order.
For more information: Grid computing quietly takes over the storage world
Digital Archiving: A Long-term Approach to Storage
Speakers: Steve Duplessie, Enterprise Strategy Group
Description: 50 years from now, will your data be accessible? How about 20 or 10? Will you even be able to get that data back with the systems you use in the future? These types of questions are driving digital archiving for each of the major data types -- structured, unstructured and semi-structured. To help provide answers, Steve will draw from extensive Enterprise Strategy Group research what you can expect from digital archiving and when. He will also discuss who is making the technical archiving decisions.
For more information: Tech Roundup: Archiving tools
To Protect and Encrypt: Safeguarding Stored Data
Speaker: W. Curtis Preston, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: There are cost-effective ways to encrypt storage containing sensitive data. This session shows you how protect your data and keep your company from making the wrong kind of headlines.
For more information: Crash Course: Disk encryption
Passing the Storage Bar: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Landscape
Speaker: Michael Clark, EDDix LLC
Description: In this session, Michael A. Clark discusses the need for converged storage and data-mining strategies and solutions. In the context of multiple data stores in a multi-vendor environment, he explores the implications for the end-game -- federated search and retrieval from a corporate document discovery console -- with take-aways that may change the way you think about projects on this year's to-do list.
For more information: Where to focus your compliance efforts
The Future of the File System
Speaker: Tony Asaro, Enterprise Strategy Group
Description: File system storage is being used for primary applications, databases, e-mail, backup targets and digital archiving. This session discusses next-generation systems, clustering technologies, virtualization, search, data de-duplication, WORM, retention policies, data protection, performance and scalability. Additionally, this session will discuss the market impact of file system storage today and what this means to the future of storage.
For more information: Dispelling myths: WAFS and remote backup
Living in a Virtual World: Optimizing Data Center Operations
Speaker: Brad Wood, Corrections Corporation of America
Description: Brad Wood details the components of a truly resilient infrastructure, based on server and storage virtualization. Brad addresses the key issues that must be addressed to achieve continuous data protection and systems availability in a virtual computing environment
For more information: Virtualization user bounces back from failure
This was first published in May 2006