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Latest Trends in Storage Virtualization & Data Protection

Jun 19 2008 8:30 am
Jun 19 2008 2:30 pm

The University of Florida Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Program (CTRIP) and the USENIX Association are pleased to invite you to a free technical class entitled The Latest Trends in Storage Virtualization & Data Protection. The class is offered free of charge to qualified IT professionals and members of the academic community.
Why is this Class Free? Starting in 2007, the USENIX Association began bringing some of its most popular educational sessions on the road as a way of giving back to the universities who have supported USENIX over the years and as a way of introducing ourselves to those who are not familiar with the organization. It is our sincere hope that attendees will be excited by the quality of our education and thus be motivated to participate in USENIX events in the future.
Who should Attend? This tutorial is designed for a technical audience with at least some hands-on experience with storage devices, server hardware, backup systems, and networks. It is equally suitable for system administrators, IT directors, IT architects, and CIOs. The class focuses on architectures and core technologies, not on specific products. Because storage technologies tend to be expensive, the class makes an attempt to describe cost-saving approaches.
Class Title: Latest Trends in Storage Virtualization & Data Protection
Date: June 19, 2008
Time: 8:30am - Registration
9:00am - Lecture begins
2:30pm - Lecture concludes
(complimentary lunch)
Location: University of Florida
McKnight Brain Institute Auditorium
100 S. Newell Drive
Bldg. 59, Room LG110A/B
Gainesville, FL 32611
How to Register:
Class Description � This tutorial is a fast-paced crash course in the latest technologies for storage virtualization and data protection. It draws from some of the most popular topics from the USENIX Tutorials Next Generation Storage Networking and Eliminating Backup System Bottlenecks. The basic premise is that there are many different ways to solve storage problems. There is no best way and there is no single manufacturer that offers it all. The purpose of this tutorial is to highlight the key differentiators between major approaches and empower the end user to compare and contrast the choices available on the market today and those coming in the near future.
Topics taken from Next Generation Storage Networking include:
Virtualization and the Storage I/O Path
In-band vs. Out-of-Band Virtualization
Information Lifecycle Management
CAS and Archival Storage
High Performance File Sharing
File System Virtualization
In-band Network File System Appliances
Topics taken from Eliminating Backup System Bottlenecks include:
Overview of Backup System Bottlenecks
Conventional Disk Backup
Virtual Tape Libraries: advantages and disadvantages
De-duplication, Commonality Factoring, and Single Instance Storage
Block-level and Object-level Incremental Backups
Bare Metal Recovery
Minimizing and Potentially Eliminating Tape Drives
About the Instructor � Jacob Farmer is a well-known figure in the data storage industry. He has authored numerous papers and articles and is a regular speaker at trade shows and conferences. In addition to his regular expert advice column in the "Reader I/O" section of InfoStor Magazine, the leading trade magazine of the data storage industry, Jacob also serves as one of the publication's senior technical advisors. Jacob has over 20 years of experience with storage technologies and is the CTO of Cambridge Computer Services, a national integrator of data storage and data protection solutions.
About UF CTRIP - The UF Clinical and Translational Research Informatics Program is designed to serve as a dedicated core research facility providing scientific services related to clinical database design and management. There are two primary divisions in the CTRIP: the Data Management Division and the Technical Support Division. These two divisions provide a core infrastructure to ensure that industry standards for computerized systems used in clinical trials, best practices, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) common to all projects are followed.
About USENIX � This class is being offered as part of a program called USENIX Education on the Road. The USENIX Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the exchange of knowledge by bringing together a community of engineers, system administrators, scientists, and technicians working on the cutting edge of the computing world. USENIX supports its members� professional and technical development through a variety of ongoing activities.

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