Storage Decisions

Storage Decisions Session Downloads (Chicago 2007)

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:

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    • 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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