Storage reboot: New tools, techs and technologies to bolster today's data center

Timely advice with an eye on newer technologies and techniques

Storage Decisions New York has been bringing over 500 end-users, independent experts, analysts and top solution providers together under one roof for the past 13 years - and in our 14th year, this flagship event is expanding to be bigger, and better, than ever - providing storage professionals with the kind of practical, technical advice that can be applied immediately to help iron out trouble spots and improve your performance.

It's no surprise that our data centers are undergoing a major transformation that will ultimately change how IT services are created, delivered and managed. Storage systems - as usual - are at the core of the data center overhaul, and storage managers are quickly realizing that traditional methods of delivering storage capacity, providing access to data and protecting the corporate IP just won't stand up to the new exigencies of radically new or revamped systems. Check out the conference learning objectives to see how attending Storage Decisions will help you rethink and retool your exising processes and operations.

Conference learning objectives

    1.) Create a holistic data protection strategy for your organization: The uncontrollable surge of unstructured data is stretching your data protection system to its limit; at Storage Decisions we deliver the tools you need to combine three traditional data protection activities - backup, disaster recovery and archiving - into a scalable strategy that supports the needs of today's data center.

    2.) Bring your disaster recovery plans up to speed: At Storage Decisions we show you how to bring your DR up to the speed of today's data processing needs using new forms of data replication, server/desktop virtualization and cloud-based storage and DR services.

    3.) Refine your storage management: The agility that's required to respond to almost instantaneous changes in server or network configuration means that storage management must be a more understandable, faster operation than in years past. So how do you do this? Attend Storage Decisions New York to learn more!

    4.) Update your storage architecture without a complete reboot: Abstracting storage management software from the hardware it controls isn't a new idea - storage virtualization products have been around for years - but at Storage Decisions we explore how it's being applied in new ways to help create a more resilient and responsive storage system.

Attendance is FREE for qualified storage pros!

Complete our quick online application to secure your complimentary seat and join our exclusive community of IT professionals who are serious about improving their storage NOW. Should you have any questions, or wish to register over the phone, please contact our Delegate Relations Manager, Mike Parisi, via email at mparisi@techtarget.com, or on the phone at 617-431-9718.

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Dates and locations

Monday, November 3 & Tuesday, November 4

New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019

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DAY 1

7:45-8:45 AM

Registration and Welcome Refreshments

8:45-9:00 AM

Welcome Address
Presented by Rich Castagna, Storage Media Group Editorial Director

9:00-10:00 AM

Decision Tree: Storage (and Storage Networking) for Virtual Environments
**Session in detail**

Presented by:
Howard Marks
Founder & Chief Scientist
DeepStorage.net

Getting Storage Right for VDI: How to Not Tick Off Your Desktop Folks!
**Session in detail**


Presented by:
Brian Madden
Independent Analyst, Blogger & Author
BrianMadden.com

Solid-State Storage is Everywhere - But Where Does it Work Best?
**Session in detail**

Presented by:
Dennis Martin
Founder & President
Demartek

10:00-10:05 AM

Move to Main Ballroom

10:05-11:15 AM

Emerging Technology Showcase
Executives from innovative storage companies make their Storage Decisions premieres - all in exciting rapid-fire, 10 minute presentations.

11:15-11:40 AM

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break
Grab a hot cup of Joe and refuel with this year's event sponsors. Get your first look at the latest and greatest storage technologies on the market and get your technical questions answered to help ease the pain of buying storage.

11:40 AM-12:40 PM

Remote & Mobile Backup in a Cloud World
**Session in detail**


Presented by:
W. Curtis Preston
Founder
Truth in IT, Inc & BackupCentral.com

File Share and Sync - Commercial, Roll Your Own or Avoid at All Costs?**Session in detail**

Presented by:
Marc Staimer
Founder & CDS
Dragon Slayer Consulting

Storage Virtualization - It's Baaack!
**Session in detail**


Presented by:
Randy Kerns
Senior Strategist
Evaluator Group

12:40-2:10 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH
Take in the sights and sounds of the Storage Decisions Exhibit Hall! Meet over 30 of today's top storage vendors while enjoying a complimentary lunch and networking with over 500 of your peers. Stop by every booth for your chance to win great prizes like gift cards, gadgets and more!

12:40-1:55 PM

Healthcare Lunch - Harnessing Patient Data in 2013 (more details)
Presented by Joseph Marion, Principal, Healthcare Integration Strategies LLC
Lunch brought to you by

2:10-3:10 PM

Cloud Storage On-Ramps **Session in detail**


Presented by:
George Crump
President & Founder
Storage Switzerland

Stories from the Storage Beat: A Q&A Discussion
**Session in detail**


Presented by:
Rich Castagna &
Dave Raffo

Storage Media Group

Solid-State Technology - What's New?
**Session in detail**

Presented by:
Dennis Martin
Founder & President
Demartek

3:10-3:20 PM

Move to Breakout Rooms

3:20-3:50 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Tech In Action: Critical Decisions for Improving the Economics of Storage

Presented by:
Ron Riffe
Storage Software Business Strategist
IBM

Tech In Action: How HP Converged Storage is Separating from the Pack in Software-Defined Storage and All Flash Arrays
Presented by:
Roger Javens
Director, Technical Marketing
HP Storage

 

3:50-4:00 PM

Move to Main Ballroom

4:00-5:00 PM

Session in detail

Executive Keynote Address
Sharks in the Storage Pool: 10 Ways to Cut Your Storage Costs Now
Presented by:
Jon William Toigo
CEO & Managing Principal, Toigo Partners International
Chairman, Data Management Institute

5:00-6:30 PM

Storage Decisions Welcome Cocktail Reception
Enjoy free drinks and appetizers as you meet representatives from all of our sponsoring organizations. Get a first-hand look at the latest technologies while interacting with your peers – plus, you can take advantage of terrific giveaways and enter to win great prizes!

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Ask the Experts Zone sponsored by Oracle
A selection of today's expert presenters are available to answer your questions in free one-on-one consultative sessions. Sign up at the ATE Zone board to reserve your appointment. Attendees will walk away with an exclusive Resource Folder from the Experts!

DAY 2

7:45-8:30 AM

Registration Opens & Welcome Refreshments

8:30-9:40 AM

Session in detail

Executive Keynote Address
Stop Backing Up, But Restore Instantly: How "Non-Backup" Data Protection Methods Are The Future

Presented by:
W. Curtis Preston
Founder
Truth in IT, Inc & BackupCentral.com

9:40-10:50 AM

Emerging Technology Showcase
Executives from innovative storage companies make their Storage Decisions premieres - all in exciting rapid-fire, 10 minute presentations.

10:50-11:20 AM

Morning Refreshment and Networking Break

11:20 AM-12:20 PM

Converged Systems - IT in a Box?
**Session in detail**




Presented by
Howard Marks
Founder & Chief Scientist
DeepStorage.net

21st Century NAS - And Other Ways to Survive in a Sea of Data
**Session in detail**



Presented by:
George Crump
President & Founder
Storage Switzerland

Archiving - Protect and Preserve Your Company's Data (And Reclaim Valuable Disk Capacity in the Process)
**Session in detail**

Presented by:
Randy Kerns
Senior Strategist
Evaluator Group

12:20-12:30 PM

Move to Breakout #1

12:30-1:00 PM
Session in detail

Exposing Storage Application Integration Dirty Little Secrets & How to Fix
Presented by:
Marc Staimer
President & CDS
Dragon Slayer Consulting
Brought to You By Oracle

1:00 - 2:15 PM

NETWORKING LUNCH
This is your last chance to meet representatives from all of our sponsors – and kick the tires on the latest storage products. Enjoy lunch, compliments of our sponsors, and enter to win great prizes.

1:15-2:15 PM

Ask the Experts Zone sponsored by Oracle
A selection of today's expert presenters are available to answer your questions in free one-on-one consultative sessions. Sign up at the ATE Board to reserve your appointment in advance. ATE attendees also walk away with an exclusive Resource Folder from the Experts!
Located in the Ask the Experts Zone of the Exhibit Hall

2:15-3:15 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back to the Future: How LTFS and Other Innovations are Returning Tape to a Production Storage Role in the Data Center
**Session in detail**

Presented by:
Jon William Toigo
CEO & Managing Principal
Toigo Partners International

 

Internal Cloud Toolkit (How You Can Build a Cloud Storage Service in Your Data Center)

**Session in detail**


Presented by:
Marc Staimer
Founder & CDS
Dragon Slayer Consulting

 

3:15-3:30 PM

Move to Main Ballroom

3:30-4:15 PM

Session in detail

Geek Out Game Show
Hosted by: Brian Madden, Independent Analyst, Blogger and Author, BrianMadden.com

Storage Decisions Geek Out

Think you've got what it takes to be the Storage Decisions New York 2013 Top Geek? During this light-hearted jeopardy stype game show we'll choose participants from the audience to match their wits and skills for a chance to be named Geek Out Champion (and win some pretty awesome prizes).

4:30 PM

Conference Concludes

2014 Speakers

George Crump George Crump Bio
President and Founder
Storage Switzerland
Howard Marks - DeepStorage.net Howard Marks Bio
Founder and Chief Scientist
DeepStorage.net
Marc Staimer - Dragon Slayer Consulting Marc Staimer Bio
Founder and CDS
Dragon Slayer Consulting
Jon Toigo - Toigo Partners International Jon William Toigo Bio
CEO and Managing Principal
Toigo Partners International
Chairman, Data Management Institute

Storage Decisions exhibitors and sponsors

Platinum sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

IBM SanDisk

Gold sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

HP Nimble      

Silver sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

     

Industry Partners (Click logo for sponsor information)

Tintri

Storage Decisions Pavilion Sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

NEC PURE STORAGE
   

Emerging Technology Showcase Sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

Caringo Coho Druva Dynamix
Maxta SolidFire
 

 

Supporting partners

DeepStorage.net Data Management Institute Dragon Slayer Consulting Storage Switzerland Toigo Partners International
         

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Who Should Attend

Storage Decisions New York is your best opportunity of the year to network with over 500 peers facing many of the same storage issues that you are currently dealing with.This proves to be an excellent opportunity to network, trade ideas, sanity-check your projects, and forge new relationships.

Top job functions at Storage Decisions*

 

Top industries represented at Storage Decisions*

*Data is based off Storage Decisions New York 2013

Attendee testimonials

"The best thing about Storage Decisions is the vendor neutral sessions –it’s very valuable to separate the vendor hype from facts."
-- Brian LaGoe, Systems Administrator, Eastern Michigan

"This really opened my eyes to a lot of “gotchas” in putting storage architecture together."
-- John Corcoran, IT Manager, Larry Roesch Auto Group

"[Storage Decisions] Gives real-world ideas, use cases and logical solutions."
-- Mike Scheckel, Director of IT, Clark Dietz

"Always refreshing to hear – that's why I attend the SD conference every year!”
-- Ryan VanBeek, IT Director, Lenox Hill Radiology

"The speakers were excellent as usual; provided technical info, tips and best practices as well."
-- Tottie Moncada, Enterprise Lead / DR Engineer, Esurance Inc.

"Good combo of fact, common sense and good ideas." – Sam Leader, Senior Project Manager, Hearst Newspaper

"Extremely enlightening and made me somewhat concerned about our mobile users.”
Ken Hundrieser, Bureau Chief, Illinois Commerce Commission

"Provokes thought and analysis, pools experiences of group, and reminds the need to think more deeply about our solution.”
Gary McGlauchlin, Senior Network Support Analyst, Republic Bank of Chicago

“Gives the participants a real world scenario to work with instead of hypothetical.”
Donna Alt, Technology Specialist, Purdue University

“Peer networking allowed us to discover other challenges in other companies.”
Tamer Ahmed, Systems Engineer, Allstate Insurance Inc.

Hotel and city information

Date and Location

November 3-4, 2014

New York Hilton Midtown (Website)
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
Map & Directions

Parking Options
Valet: $60 ($51 for Sedans)

MTA Subway Map

MTA Bus - MTA Website

Contact

If you have questions regarding enrollment or attendance at this seminar, please contact Mike Parisi, Delegate Recruitment Manager, at 617-431-9718 or mparisi@techtarget.com.

For Sponsorship/Exhibiting Opportunities

Sean Matthews, Sales Director
617-431-9414
smatthews@techtarget.com

For Speaking Opportunities

Maria Gomez, 617-431-9313
mgomez@techtarget.com

Conference Chair

Rich Castagna, 415-281-2913
rcastagna@techtarget.com

For Marketing Opportunities and Partnerships

Amy Saenger, 617-431-9362
asaenger@techtarget.com

Mailing Address

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275 Grove Street
Newton, MA 02466

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