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Data Center Transformation - Beyond the Hype
Russ Fellows

The data center of the future is possible for IT divisions that are willing to create an architecture that leverages leading technology and business practices where appropriate.  This session is designed for storage administrators and IT managers. We will explore how to use existing infrastructure with new technologies to transform your data center. Virtualization, Data de-duplication, Network Consolidation, Green Data-centers and Cloud Storage are all components of future data centers. This session will help you create an architecture that leverages technologies to transform your data-center, without risking your IT operations, your company or your job.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the coming changes to corporate data centers, and how to adapt.
  • Understand and leverage business practices in order to transform your organization into an IT service delivery business unit.
  • Learn how to leverage technologies where appropriate to deliver IT services cost effectively to your company.

The Benefits of Solid State in Enterprise Storage Systems
David Dale

Targeted primarily at an IT audience, this session presents a brief overview of the solid state technologies which are being integrated into Enterprise Storage Systems today, including technologies, benefits, and price/performance.    It then goes on to describe where they fit into typical Enterprise Storage architectures today, with descriptions of specific use cases.  Finally the presentation speculates briefly on what the future will bring.    This presentation is an update to a very well-received presentation first delivered at Spring 2010 SNW

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the discontinuities presented to enterprise storage by flash technologies, and their potential impact on DRAM and HDDs. 
  • Understand the likely manifestations of solid state in enterprise storage, their use cases, and relative benefits 
  • Understand the further impact of solid state technologies on enterprise storage in the coming years

File Systems: What They Are and Why You Care
Paul Massiglia

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