As explosive data growth sets in as the norm, becoming smarter about managing storage is imperative. How to deal with the day-to-day data crunch and how to be more nimble is where the Storage Decisions 2007 conference picked up.Earlier this month, nearly 600 storage managers arrived in Chicago to learn about the latest technologies to advance storage and quench spiraling data growth rates. The conference covered a range of topics including backup, virtualization, iSCSI, disaster recovery and managing and negotiating costs. The show also showcased end user speakers from organizations, such as the U.S. Federal Reserve, USi, Yahoo, United Airlines, Qualcomm, AOL, General Electric and Bank of America. As always, we've carved up the presentations into logical tracks. Each of these track pages has the slide presentations available for free download.
In case you missed all of this action, you still have three more chances to make a Storage Decisions conference.
Storage Decisions will be in Toronto June 6-7, New York City Sept. 26-28 and San Francisco Dec. 4-6. If you want more information on the shows, check in at the Storage Decisions Web site .Have a great day, Mark
Dig Deeper on Data storage strategy
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.