IBM’s Pulse 2010 starts on Feb 21 in Las Vegas, and I’ll be there with many of my storage management software peers, representing development, product management, services, marketing and yes, sales. There will be new products and features unveiled, as well as a large number of real customers speaking about their experiences and best practices in taking advantage of IBM’s storage solutions. Many of these technologies will also be on display in the mid-market and storage zones in the Exhibit Area; as well as in the hands-on labs.
Wednesday, the 24th is my big day. I’m presenting a session (#1270) at 8:00am (ugh) on a wide range of data reduction techniques. If you’re experiencing dramatic growth in data volumes, or already have too much data and not enough time, capacity, floor space, electricity or people to manage it all effectively, then you should definitely walk away from this session with some actionable ideas to help you get that growth under control.
If you can’t attend, or want a preview, please visit our data reduction web site.
At 9:30am on Wednesday is a presentation (#1997) by a contractor for the United States Department of State on their deployment of Tivoli Storage Manager FastBack in each of the department’s offices, embassies and consulates throughout the world. Each of these entities runs like a small business, and if you can attend you’ll hear how they reduced the amount of data they risk between backups from a week to just a few hours; and how they can now restore entire server volumes in a few minutes instead of 24-48 hours.
And at 3:30pm on Wednesday, Milan Patel will present a Storage Management Overview for Non-Storage Professionals (session # 2080). Storage is quickly becoming the #1 expense category for IT shops, and this will be a great session to learn how effective data and storage management can reduce those costs, freeing up money for more strategic initiatives, while improving service levels through increased application availability and performance.
We hope to see you there. It’s going to be an awesome event.
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