Backup & Data Protection

Storage Decisions has partnered with one of the field's foremost independent experts - George Crump, President and Founder of Storage Switzerland - to bring you a free, full-day workshop and seminar titled A Toolkit for Comprehensive Data Protection. Brand new for 2014, this seminar provides you with everything you need to know to ensure that data spread across an infrastructure, including multiple data centers, cloud services, satellite offices, home offices and even hotel rooms, airports and your local coffee shops is adequately protected from known and unknown threats.

George Crump brings 25-years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers. During the event, George presents two expert sessions covering the specific backup and DR issues related to all of the environments above. He then shows you how to best test your own knowledge and application of today's technologies during a hands-on, interactive workshop where you have the option to collaborate with your peers to solve two real-world scenarios pulled straight from today's DR front lines.

Whether you're an IT professional involved in the design or implementation of data protection architectures, or responsible for ensuring that your organization's data is protected and recoverable, we guarantee you will return to your office with a collection of tools, tips and resources to help you:

  • Simplify and remove deduplication from data protection efforts
  • Reduce data synchronization issues and the inability to keep pace with data changes
  • Overcome impediments to data protection caused by server virtualization
  • Align data protection and data recovery priorities
  • Eliminate the misuse of backup/disaster recovery media and other resources
  • Meet the diverse demands of environments ranging from physical and/or virtual servers to mobile users, remote/branch offices, cloud-based apps, big data infrastructures and more.

Building a successful data protection toolkit not only requires addressing the specific requirements of applications, business processes and users, but it's also about management and the degree to which the tools, processes and data copies can be integrated. Find out what can and cannot be integrated, what steps can be taken to improve integration and how you can most effectively handle application scenarios that defy integration during this one day seminar.

Registration is FREE for qualified IT professionals

Our recipe is simple, and our event educational. Only true IT pros working in the trenches - your true peers - will gain access. Attendees range from Systems Specialists, Database Administrators and Network Planners, to Directors and Senior Disaster Recovery Analysts - don't miss this chance to network and sanity-check your projects with this exclusive group, as well as get your product questions answered directly from the source - our vendors are available throughout the event.

To claim your complimentary seat today, submit your application online or contact Jen Tobin, Delegate Relations Manager, at (617) 431-9722 or jtobin@techtarget.com.

 

2014 Dates & Destinations

    Free Registration

     

Tues. Jul. 22 St. Louis, MO
Hyatt Regency at The Arch
Thurs. Jul. 24 New York, NY
Westin Times Square
Tues. Aug. 12 San Francisco, CA
Le Meridien San Francisco
Tues. Sept. 16 Boston, MA
Thurs. Nov. 6 Chicago, IL
Thurs. Nov. 13 London, UK
Tues. Dec. 2 Washington, DC

*PLEASE NOTE: Attendance is limited to the first 50 qualified IT pros to sign up in each city

Past events
Tues. Feb. 25 Pittsburgh, PA
Thurs. Mar. 13 Los Angeles, CA
Tues. Apr. 8 Dallas, TX
Thurs. May 15 Toronto, ON
Thurs. May 22 Minneapolis, MN

2014 Agenda

US and Canada Agenda
*Subject to Change*

8:00 - 8:55 AM

Registration/Welcome Refreshments
Exhibit area is open

8:55 - 10:00 AM

Session in detail

Independent Expert Session 1: The Fractured State of Data Protection 2014
presented by George Crump

10:00 - 11:00 AM

Solution Presentations

11:00 - 11:30 AM

Peer Networking and Refreshment Break
Exhibit area is open

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Session in detail

Independent Expert Session 2: Creating Your Data Protection Toolkit
presented by George Crump

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Lunch
Exhibit area is open

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Session in detail

Data Protection Workshop: Putting the Toolkit in Action
presented by George Crump

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Q&A with George Crump, Raffle, and Seminar Adjourns

UK Agenda
*Subject to Change*

8:30 - 9:25

Registration/Welcome Refreshments
Exhibit area is open

9:25 - 10:30

Session in detail

Independent Expert Session 1: The Fractured State of Data Protection 2014
presented by George Crump

10:30 - 11:30

Solution Presentations

11:30 - 12:00

Peer Networking and Refreshment Break
Exhibit area is open

12:00 - 13:00

Session in detail

Independent Expert Session 2: Creating Your Data Protection Toolkit
presented by George Crump

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch
Exhibit area is open

14:00 - 15:00
Session in detail

Data Protection Workshop: Putting the Toolkit in Action
presented by George Crump

15:00 - 15:15

Q&A with George Crump, Raffle, and Seminar Adjourns

Keynote speaker

George Crump

George Crump
President and Founder
Storage Switzerland


George Crump is President and Founder of Storage Switzerland - an IT analyst firm focused on the storage and virtualization segments. With 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO of one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

George also contributes to TechTarget publications such as Storage magazine, SearchStorage, SearchServerVirtualization and SearchDataBackup, and has been a member of the TechTarget Speaker Bureau since 2013.

 

Attendee reviews and testimonials

Direct feedback from your peers.

"9 Months of DR planning in 1 hour was very interesting! Great Job!" - Dan R., Systems Administrator, ServiceLink

"Knowledgeable, informative and entertaining. The workshop was challenging and made you think."

"Knowledgeable in all aspects of data issue points. Good to hear all ideas in the workshop." - Fred E., Network Administrator II, Ketchum

"Very personable, I liked the real world experience." - Lisa S., Systems Administrator, Carnegie Mellon University

"Gave many avenues to backups. I enjoyed the DR experience." - Diane S., CIO, AAdvantage, Inc.

 

2014 Exhibitors and Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

Druva Quantum    

Gold Sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

Dyntek EMC2 Exagrid HP
IBM Kanatek Nasuni Simplivity
Symantec      

Silver Sponsors (Click logo for sponsor information)

Ash Creek Axcient Commvault EMC ISILON
Quorum Silver Peak Unitrends Verity Group

Brought to you by TechTarget Storage Media

Storage Decisions Events are brought to you by TechTarget, the same team of award-winning veteran IT editors who bring you the best technical tips and the most up-to-date news on the latest technology innovations. Our network includes:

Storage Magazine
SearchStorage.com
SearchSMBStorage.com
SearchDisasterRecovery.com
SearchCloudStorage.com
SearchVirtualStorage.com
SearchDataBackup.com
SearchStorageChannel.com
SearchSolidStateStorage.com

Seminar guarantee

  1. Registration is FREE. There is no cost to you to attend this event and registration includes free lunch and a copy of George's presentation slides.
  2. Get a personal consult from George. Our speaker is available before, during and after sessions to speak with you about your specific challenges.
  3. Gain practical and technical advice - no fluff! George's presentations are supported by data and real-world examples.
  4. Engage in Real-World Scenarios: Work with your peers to solve 2 data protection problem scenarios.
  5. Expand your professional network. Only qualified IT pros like yourself are granted admission.

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Contact us

If you have questions regarding enrollment or attendance at the seminar, please contact the Delegate Recruitment Manager Jen Tobin at 617-431-9722 or jtobin@techtarget.com

If you have questions regarding enrollment or attendance at our UK event, please contact the Event Manager Tom Walker at +44 (0)207 186 1430 or twalker@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

For Marketing Opportunities and Partnerships

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

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