Storage Optimization Seminar - Boston Seaport World Trade Center- September 22, 2010

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ITSessions today announced a one-day Storage Optimization seminar in Boston, at the Boston Seaport World Trade Center on September 22, 2010. This seminar is part of an ongoing series of technology and business oriented seminars for IT professionals. ITSessions seminars analyze technologies topics in a more revealing, questioning methodology, which are presented in a vendor neutral, learning format.

This seminar will provide IT management the information critical to make informed decisions about storage optimization and utilization in today's virtual enterprise, stated Wayne Nummelin, President of ITSessions,LLC

The Storage Virtualization Seminar entitled “Strategies For Optimizing Storage & Data Protection in Today’s Virtual Infrastructure” will once again feature the opening keynote presentation from Barb Goldworm of FOCUS. Goldworm, one of the leading independent industry experts on Storage and Virtualization, will kick off the event by discussing the Top 10 Storage Trends for 2010 including the impact of server and desktop virtualization on storage, optimizing your storage infrastructure, and how game changing technologies like server and storage virtualization and deduplication allow you to change the paradigm for DR, data protection and storage management.

With information growth averaging 30-60% per year (while storage budgets have been shrinking), and with the huge impact that server virtualization has had on the storage infrastructure, IT organizations need to re-evaluate and re-optimize the storage infrastructure. Regulatory compliance issues and the shift of data from DAS to shared network storage (for virtualization and private cloud computing) add additional challenges. At the same time, virtualization has been a huge enabler for Disaster Recovery for many SMB shops, while also creating new best practices for DR and backup/recovery. With pressure on IT to address all these issues and to do more with less, what are the strategic technologies worth spending scarce time and money on, and who are the key partners to consider?

This seminar will feature a vendor neutral perspective on the strategic and game changing technologies every IT department should be thinking about. Attendees will also learn about ways to optimize their storage infrastructure to address the key issues and challenges created by compliance, virtualization, DR, virtual/physical data protection and storage growth with shrinking budgets.

This seminar on one of today’s hottest topics will include:
•Explanations and comparisons of various storage technologies and how and where best to use them – including storage virtualization, thin provisioning, iSCSI SANs, clustered storage, and NAS / SAN / unified storage
•Discussions on best practices for backup and recovery of virtual and physical environments
•Insights on the role of data deduplication and how it can and should change the way you manage and protect data, and how to evaluate different methods of deduplication
•The role of virtualization in enabling DR and how to best implement DR in virtual environments
•Discussions of various options for data protection, backup and recovery in the virtual environment including client based, VMware VCB, vStorage APIs for Data Protection (VADP), change block tracking, file level backup, image level backup, VM snapshots, storage snapshots, replication and more.

Additional planned seminars include Cloud Computing, IT Cost Optimization Security and Designing a Resilient Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Infrastructure, held regularly at the Boston Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center.

All ITSessions topics are presented using an internally developed learning methodology that combines three distinct elements: Business Value, IT Infrastructure and Community. The learning experience will broaden attendees’ understanding of today’s complex IT-related challenges and the overall impact to the organization.

ITSessions is an independent provider of IT seminars, dedicated to providing the IT user community with the most up-to-date, relevant information, technologies, and techniques critical to IT professionals in their personal development and to afford their organizations a competitive edge. Seminars are presented by subject-matter experts and IT users, with an emphasis on “real-world” experience relating to the specific topic. IT Sessions is attendee-centric and, as such, welcomes input and suggestions for future topics.

To register for this event visit CLICK HERE and for information about speaking engagements and exhibiting contact Wayne Nummelin at 203-421-9965.

To learn more about IT Sessions, visit http://www.itsessions.com or call 1-877-220-1915.

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