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Beyond Virtualization Basics
In part 1 of this three part presentation, Greg Schulz takes an advanced look at virtualization, use case scenarios, and identifies the costs and technology impacts.
Most IT professionals are already aware of what a hypervisor is and the benefits of consolidation…but there is new technology out there, new use cases, and new offerings. Greg explains how to take advantage of the latest capabilities that are available.
Topics covered include:
- Virtualization beyond consolidation (i.e. enhancing data protection, disaster recovery, security, and improved management)
- Re-architecting – how to properly assess your environment
- Tiered virtualization – deploying a mixed environment, a more sophisticated approach for those considering a second platform
- Matching up which use case works best with each virtualization approach (e.g. when to virtualize databases instead of consolidation)
SpeakerGreg Schulz Founder, Sr. Consulting Analyst, StorageIO Group
As founder of the IT industry analyst and consultancy firm StorageIO, Mr. Schulz has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, and capacity planner for various IT organizations. He has worked for several vendors before joining an industry analyst firm and later forming StorageIO. In addition to his analyst and research duties, Greg is a prolific writer, blogger, and sought after speaker appearing regularly at venues around the world. Greg is author of the books "The Green and Virtual Data Center” (Auerbach) and "Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)".