To keep up with the demands of data and business requirements, managers need to engineer the most flexible and complete storage network. This track looks at SAN and NAS issues, distance demands, remote offices and how to build out systems.
Downloads included in this track: (click title to download slides)
SAN School 101
Speaker:Stephen Foskett, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: This session focuses on the storage topics and concepts that we in the industry sometimes take for granted. Stephen starts with an overview of the various components and terms, such as the difference among SAN, NAS and DAS, and continues with RAID levels and how they are commonly used.
For more information: View the SAN School webcast series
SAN School 201
Speaker: Stephen Foskett, GlassHouse Technologies
Description: Hour two of SAN School focuses on IP storage and how Windows-based storage is impacting the industry.
For more information: The nuts and bolts of SAN
Using WAN Technology to Centralize Remote Office Data
Speaker: Marc Staimer, Dragon Slayer Consulting
Description: Up until now, TCP/IP WAN limitations have hampered performance. But new technologies and applications are tackling these issues and making ROBO location irrelevant. From distributed backup and distributed continuous data protection to wide-area file systems, WADM, DRO and WAN optimization, there are various methodologies that are reducing cost and significantly improving performance. This session will tackle these new methods.
For more information: Bridging the gap: Choosing storage-over-distance network technology
Pumping Up Array Performance
Speaker: Ray Lucchesi, Silverton Consulting
Description: As data wends it ways from hosts, through the fabric and to the array, it encounters many potential bottlenecks. But that also means there are a number of ways to improve storage subsystem performance. The key to the tuning process is a thorough understanding of your application requirements. This session uncovers those helpful tips and tricks.
For more information: Listen to Ray's podcasts on this topic
Storage on Steroids: Alleviating Network Bottlenecks
Speaker: Greg Schulz, StorageIO
Description: This session looks at networked storage bottlenecks that have an impact on backup, archiving, disaster recovery and business continuance as well as day-to-day functions. Learn how to diagnose various symptoms and how to prescribe applicable and alternative treatments.
For more information: Download Greg's podcast on this topic
Pushing Storage Utilization to the Max
Speaker: Paul Ferraro, QUALCOMM
Description:This session will show you the tools and techniques that QUALCOMM utilized to accomplish this incredible project from start to finish. Capacity planning, forecasting and the move to a utility storage model will be covered. Plan on learning some of the pitfalls and the benefits (both planned and realized).
For more information: Five tips for improving your SAN utilization
This was first published in December 2006