Storage Decisions Session Downloads (Chicago 2007)

Figuring out how to treat data as information with a specific, classified value will allow storage-focused IT professionals to manage storage systems more efficiently and truly align storage operations with their organizations' strategic initiatives. Storage Decisions 2007, May 15-17 in Chicago, addresses these issues head-on with in-depth, educational sessions. Download the materials from those sessions here.

In 2007, exploding data growth and increasing pressure to protect that data from disasters, fraud and stiff regulations is changing the way storage professionals are expected to manage operations. Ever-changing technology and business considerations are fueling a sweeping change in storage networking fundamentals.

Figuring out how to treat data as information with a specific, classified value will allow storage-focused IT professionals to manage storage systems more efficiently and truly align storage operations with their organizations' strategic initiatives. Storage Decisions 2007, May 15-17 in Chicago, addresses these issues head-on with in-depth, educational sessions. Download the materials from those sessions here.

As in the past, Storage Decisions is a multi-track event. The tracks include:

  • Executive

  • Architecture

  • Disaster Recovery

  • Engineering

  • Data Protection/Backup

  • TRACK 1: EXECUTIVE
    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.

    Sessions included in this track:

  • Storage "On Demand" -- Re-engineering the Storage Supply Chain
    Presented by Richard Scannell, Senior VP, GlassHouse Technologies
  • Spring 2007: What Storage Managers Are Buying
    Presented by Rich Castagna,Storagemagazine
  • How-to: Working Through A Litigation Recovery Request
    Presented by Michael A. Clark, Managing Director, EDDix LLC & Jay Brudz, Senior Counsel, Legal Technology, GE
  • Buying Storage -- What the Vendors Don't Want You to Know
    Presented by Bill Peldzus, Director of Storage Architecture, GlassHouse Technologies
  • Building a Highly Virtualized Storage Environment
    Presented by Steve Duplessie, Founder & Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

    Click to download Executive Track sessions

    TRACK 2: ARCHITECTURE
    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.

    Sessions included in this track:

  • Tiered Storage/Data Classification School I
    Presented by Greg Forest, VP of Application Archiving and Deployment Services, Contoural Inc.
  • Tiered Storage/Data Classification School II
    Presented by Greg Forest, VP of Application Archiving and Deployment Services, Contoural Inc.
  • Stanford University's NAS Shootout
    Presented by Dan Stillmaker, Director of Storage Systems, Stanford University and Brian Babineau, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
  • RAID + 1 -- Grid Storage Advances
    Presented by Michael Thomas, Storage Architect, Federal Reserve Bank
  • File Area Networking
    Presented by Brad O'Neill, Senior Analyst, Taneja Group

    Click to download Architecture Track sessions

    TRACK 3: DATA PROTECTION AND BACKUP TRACK
    More than 70% of the attendees of Storage Decisions 2005 said they are setting up or evaluating a tiered storage architecture. 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.

    Sessions included in this track:

  • Advanced Backup School I
    Presented by W. Curtis Preston, VP Data Protection Services, GlassHouse Technologies
  • Advanced Backup School II
    Presented by W. Curtis Preston, VP Data Protection Services, GlassHouse Technologies
  • Disk vs. Tape -- The Backup Battle
    Presented by Brian J. Greenberg, Director of Data Protection Services
  • Encryption and Archive Arrive
    Presented by W. Curtis Preston, VP Data Protection Services, GlassHouse Technologies
  • Organizing Data for eDiscovery
    Presented by Daniel Blair, VP Information Security/Business Continuity, Bank of America

    Click to download Data Protection/Backup Track sessions

    TRACK 4: ENGINEERING
    To keep up with the demands of data and business requirements, managers need to engineer the most flexible and complete storage network. This track will look at SAN and NAS issues, distance demands, remote offices and how to build out systems.

    Sessions included in this track:

  • Advanced Storage School I
    Presented by Stephen Foskett, Director of Data Practice, Contoural
  • Advanced Storage School I
    Presented by Stephen Foskett, Director of Data Practice, Contoural
  • How-to: Making Virtualization Work
    Presented by Toby Ford, CTO, USi
  • Clustering for Performance
    Presented by Greg Schulz, Founder, Storage IO
  • Using Virtualization to Deliver Storage
    Presented by Mark Staimer, President, DragonSlayer Consulting
  • Breaking Storage Barriers -- Wide-area Data Services
    Presented by Arun Taneja, Founder & Senior Analyst, Taneja Group

    Click to download Engineering Track sessions

    TRACK 5: DISASTER RECOVERY
    Traditional data protection has finally started to shift towards a recovery-centric paradigm. Storage is now at the cusp of an entirely new discipline: Recovery Management. This track explores how users can coordinate a range of data protection technologies to create more recoverable infrastructures. Restructuring your recovery methods can also help you recover the right data at the right time and in the right manner.

    Sessions included in this track:

  • Data Dangers - How Rogue Data Can Hurt You (or when deleting is the best option)
    Presented by Mark Diamond, CEO, Contoural
  • Disaster Recovery: It's All About the Data
    Presented by Bill Peldzus, Director of Storage Architecture, GlassHouse Technologies Inc.
  • Running Successful Disaster Recovery Test
    Presented by Ray Lucchesi, President, Silverton Consulting
  • iSCSI SANs -- The Reality and The Vision
    Presented by Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group
  • The Benefits of Networked Storage with Virtual Severs (VMware)
    Presented by Mark Bowker, Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group

    Click to download Disaster Recovery Track sessions

    Past Storage Decisions shows
    Storage Decisions, Spring 2007, Toronto
    Storage Decisions, Fall 2006, Las Vegas
    Storage Decisions, Fall 2006, New York
    Storage Decisions, Spring 2006, Chicago

  • This was first published in September 2007

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