Expert advice for implementing cost-effective cloud storage solutions
Let cloud storage help you gain a competitive edge by spending less and getting more!
First used by small-to-medium organizations to provide low-cost storage for archival and backup operations, cloud storage services have now become a viable choice for enterprises. Cloud storage has evolved into content distributions, workflow sharing, content sharing, as well as long-term archival, email archival, and backup recovery and restore operations.
In this seminar, independent expert Marc Staimer will clarify exactly what cloud storage is and is not; the differences between cloud storage and storage in the cloud; cloud washing; the differences between public, private, and hybrid cloud storage; and cover cost/benefit analyses of each. He’ll also look at critical issues that must be resolved for a successful implementation of a cloud storage environment.
Cloud storage is undoubtedly a hot topic. But many IT professionals are wondering if it’s all hype. If you fall into this category and find yourself asking questions such as: “Why do I need it? What problems does it really solve? Does it create more problems than it solves? Don’t current storage systems solve these problems?” then this is a must-attend seminar for you.
Session One: Making the Case for Cloud Storage
In part one, Marc Staimer will answer those questions in detail by examining increasingly troublesome storage problems; the root cause of those problems; why current storage systems and workarounds don’t solve those problems; and what’s actually required to solve them. He’ll conclude with the elements needed to make a business case for cloud storage. Other topics covered will include:
- Scaling capacity, performance, and files/objects
- Tech refresh/data migration
- Data resilience
- Data protection
- Storage infrastructure
- Data archiving
- Geographic dispersed sharing
- Cloud storage requirements
Session Two: How to Build a Storage Cloud, What Applications are Most “Cloud Worthy” and Who Does What?
In part two, Marc will focus on the specifics of cloud storage and discuss how it meets the requirements outlined in part one. He’ll begin by taking a closer look at what cloud storage is in terms of public/private/hybrid cloud storage. Then, he’ll clarify what cloud storage is and isn’t, specifically exploring common objections and concerns. He’ll also walk through a series of detailed analyses relating to key areas such as:
- Cost models and the financial value proposition of cloud storage
- Types of applications and data that are worthy of cloud storage
- How to implement cloud storage and who manages what
- Vendor landscape and their offerings
Both sessions will include real customer anecdotes about the problems described, customer attempted workarounds, and how cloud storage solved the problem.
Attendance for this seminar is FREE for qualified IT professionals
But seating is limited to just 60 attendees in each city. To claim your complimentary seat today, apply by completing our quick online application or by calling Seminar Manager Mike Parisi at (617) 431-9718.