Storage Management Survival School

Mark Lewis

Company data is running rampant, your hardware and software from six different vendors is not working together and you have just been asked to cut staff. Sound familiar? Storage managers aren't only having a hard time corralling data, but they're also mystified as to which systems are on which floors and what those systems are managing. Where to put data, how to move data and who should have their hands on the data are all major issues still being sorted out in data centers everywhere.

To help you solve these woes, is happy to announce the launch of

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Storage Management Survival School.

The curriculum:
Storage Management Survival School is a series of seven short webcast lessons from some of the top industry experts. Our School offers you planning and ROI tools, the best practices for daily management operations and how to set up a unique storage department. Each lesson gets progressively more advanced -- touching upon tiered storage, service models and the most effective techniques for managing SANs, NAS and backups today.

For a syllabus, click here.

The professors: has brought together some of the top experts in storage management to teach you the fundamentals. Professors include: Jamie Gruener, storage management expert; Jen Fields, John Haight and Stephen Foskett from Glasshouse Technologies and Greg Schulz from the Evaluator Group.

What you'll walk away with:
Approximately each week, we'll release a new lesson. Along with the audio class, you'll be able to download a companion worksheet to help you take notes. After each series of lessons, we'll see how well you were really paying attention by testing your knowledge of storage management and storage architecture.

This isn't just for newbies:
While some of the early lessons may be a rehash for some of you -- the curriculum does get considerably more advanced. (And, hey, we can all benefit from refreshers of the fundamentals.) Later lessons cover advanced management methodology, establishing a services architecture, how to tame the e-mail beast and plugging the holes of the data explosion.

Don't be late to class:
The first chapters of Storage Management Survival School are available right now. Click here for a full listing of lessons.

Looking for storage management resources in the U.K.? Visit this listing of U.K.-based storage management training classes.

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