Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Engineering Track (LV 2006)

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.

TRACK 4: ENGINEERING, "Building Enterprise Storage Networks"
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.

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

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

Pushing Storage Utilization to the Max
Speaker: Paul Ferraro, QUALCOMM
Description:This session will show you the tools and techniques that QUALCOMM utilized to accomplish this incredible project from start to finish. Capacity planning, forecasting and the move to a utility storage model will be covered. Plan on learning some of the pitfalls and the benefits (both planned and realized).
For more information: Five tips for improving your SAN utilization


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Executive Track
Data Protection Track
Smart Shopper Track
Architechture Track

Dig Deeper on SAN technology and arrays

Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Storage Systems & Networking Track (San Francisco 2008) The core of any networked storage infrastructure is the basic hardware components: storage arrays and the fabric that links them to client servers and other services. Over the past few years, the trend has been to networks built around director-class switches -- but how those directors are used is the key to whether they're just consolidation points to replace core-edge architectures or if they actually put more intelligence into the network. Storage systems, too, have undergone considerable change. iSCSI storage arrays have steady increased their presence in data centers and remote locations, and as iSCSI technology and implementations mature, their impact is certain to become more profound. And on the leading edge of storage are systems that eschew or greatly reduce the role of spinning disks, replacing them with solid state devices that run cool, use far less power and take up less space. In this track, we'll look at the implications of these recent developments.
Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Storage Systems & Networking Track (New York 2008)

The core of any networked storage infrastructure is the basic hardware components: storage arrays and the fabric that links them to client servers and other services. Over the past few years, the trend has been to networks built around director-class switches -- but how those directors are used is the key to whether they're just consolidation points to replace core-edge architectures or if they actually put more intelligence into the network.

Storage systems, too, have undergone considerable change. iSCSI storage arrays have steady increased their presence in data centers and remote locations, and as iSCSI technology and implementations mature, their impact is certain to become more profound. And on the leading edge of storage are systems that eschew or greatly reduce the role of spinning disks, replacing them with solid state devices that run cool, use far less power and take up less space. In this track, we'll look at the implications of these recent developments.

Storage Decisions Session Downloads: Storage Systems & Networking Track (Chicago 2008)

The core of any networked storage infrastructure is the basic hardware components: storage arrays and the fabric that links them to client servers and other services. Over the past few years, the trend has been to networks built around director-class switches -- but how those directors are used is the key to whether they're just consolidation points to replace core-edge architectures or if they actually put more intelligence into the network.

Storage systems, too, have undergone considerable change. iSCSI storage arrays have steady increased their presence in data centers and remote locations, and as iSCSI technology and implementations mature, their impact is certain to become more profound. And on the leading edge of storage are systems that eschew or greatly reduce the role of spinning disks, replacing them with solid state devices that run cool, use far less power and take up less space. In this track, we'll look at the implications of these recent developments.

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