The Datacenter Technologies Academy program is a series of comprehensive, one-day seminars designed to provide storage professionals with educational content on key technologies and solutions. Each Academy agenda delivers a unique blend of vendor-neutral content delivered by members of the SNIA alongside presentations from many of the leading vendors in the datacenter technologies market. Below are some abstracts taken from the SNIA presentations to help you get a better understanding of the breadth and depth of materials available to delegates.
The use of the term cloud in describing new models for storage and computing arose from architecture drawings that typically used a cloud as the dominant networking icon. The cloud conceptually represented any to any connectivity in a network, but also an abstraction of concerns such the actual connectivity and the services running in the network that accomplish that connectivity with little manual intervention. This session covers the use cases and requirements of Cloud Storage: a new paradigm for delivering storage on demand, over a network and billed for just what is used. The session then delves into the new Cloud Storage standard called CDMI (Cloud Data Management Interface) from the SNIA, showing how a standard in this area will reduce vendor lock-in, enhance the value of data stored in the cloud, and achieve portability of cloud data between offerings.
Securing the Cloud
Security has always been a critical aspect of IT storage. However, the proliferation of networking technologies and protocols, combined with the emergence of Cloud Storage has made security more important and difficult than ever. This presentation will examine some of the technologies and standards that are available to solve these issues, and show how companies can utilise these technologies to design an architecture that is scalable, and secure. Securing data in both public and private Clouds is also covered, with an examination of the issues around securing Cloud and other storage services. This session will focus on the data center requirements for implementing a successful encryption strategy that secures data both in-flight and at-rest.
Contemporary Data Protection
Many disk technologies both old and new are being used to augment tried and true backup and data protection methodologies to deliver better information and application restoration performance. These technologies work in parallel with the existing backup paradigm. This session will discuss many of these technologies in detail. Important considerations of data protection include performance, scale, regulatory compliance, recovery objectives and cost. Technologies include contemporary backup, disk based backups, snapshots, continuous data protection and capacity optimised storage.
Benefits of Solid State Storage
This session will explore how solid state storage (SSS) when appropriately deployed and configured offers cost benefits that will accelerate into the future. The session will review SSS value vectors, overview server workloads and usage models where SSS can yield lower TCO, and introduce a user-oriented model allowing enterprise assessment using end user specifications and input.
Storage Considerations for Virtual Servers
Server virtualisation has transformed the data center. There are many new developments and considerations in storage to optimise processes and utilisation of virtualised server environments. This session will help delegates learn about the major considerations for storage deployments today and tomorrow.
Fibre Channel Benefits and Futures: FCoE
The objectives of this session are to provide the user with a comprehensive overview and update on the numerous Fibre Channel standards and technologies. The session will look at market projections and most importantly the extensive roadmap of Fibre Channel over the coming years with particular attention to the new Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) standards.
Ethernet Storage: Benefits & Futures
This presentation delivers an overview of Ethernet-based storage networking technologies and solutions. It examines the relevant storage protocols, features and benefits of storage systems using those protocols, and where they are deployed in a typical IT environment today. The presentation goes on to examine the latest developments in Ethernet standards, and storage protocols, including Data Center Bridging, FCoE and pNFS, and how they may change the storage landscape over the next few years.
For more information and to register for these upcoming events – visit www.datacenter-academy.com today. Registration is free for end-users and resellers of IT solutions.
Datacenter Technologies Academy subjects
Cloud storage, including security
Enterprise-level Solid State Storage
Storage considerations for virtual servers
2010 Academy dates and locations
23rd February - Munich
31st March - Abu Dhabi
27th April - Zurich
18th May - London
26th June - Rome
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