Best practices for configuring and managing storage to enhance virtual servers & desktops
A half-day crash course focusing on making storage for virtual environments faster, easier and cheaper
Virtual servers and desktops offer significant economies, flexible scaling, resilience and many other benefits - but what they don’t do, is make storage easier.
There are new tools and technologies that you need to know about that can allow for greater performance, less work and at a lower cost - but it can be tough deciphering the vendor-hype from the actual facts.
Attend Building Storage Systems to Support Virtual Environments and our independent expert Howard Marks will put this info into context - separating the fact from fiction - and put all this info into content so you can make well-informed purchasing and strategic decisions.
Admission is FREE but seating is granted on a first-come, first-serve basis to ensure an effective learning experience. Register today by calling Mike Parisi at (617) 431-9718 or by completing our quick online registration form.
In this half-day seminar, independent expert Howard Marks will explore the storage challenges virtual environments present in 2013 and some best practices for storage to support virtual servers and desktops. Some of the topics that will be addressed include:
- Which storage works best for virtual environments—NAS, iSCSI, FC?
- Data protection for virtual servers and virtualized desktops, including replication, snapshotting and other backup techniques; what backup apps designed specifically for virtual servers do that your backup app can't
- Boot storms, anti-virus scans and other events that can drain your storage system's performance and cripple virtualized systems
- Virtualizing storage for easier management and capacity efficiency
- How to leverage hypervisor/storage management integration, including discussions of Microsoft Server 2012/Hyper-V 3 and VMware VAAI (vStorage API for Array Integration)
- Strategic use of solid-state storage to enhance storage responsiveness
- How dedupe and thin provisioning work in a virtual server or virtual desktop environment and what you should look out for
- Storage systems designed specifically for virtual environments—what makes them different, are they really better, do you sacrifice anything...?
For more info into this seminar, make sure to go to the Seminar Agenda section below for detailed session descriptions, along with Howard's bio.
Who should attend?
IT managers, storage managers and system or storage administrators planning a new virtualization infrastructure and those facing performance or management issues with their current VM infrastructure.
Registration is FREE for qualified IT professionals
To claim your complimentary seat today, submit your application online or contact Mike Parisi, Storage Decisions Event Manager, at (617) 431-9718 or firstname.lastname@example.org.