sponsored by CTERA Networks
Posted:  19 Dec 2012
Published:  19 Dec 2012
Format:  PDF
Length:  15  Page(s)
Type:  Presentation Transcript
Language:  English

Remote and branch office (ROBO) storage presents unique challenges to enterprise IT and storage professionals. Satisfying the needs of dispersed end-users with limited on-site IT support while managing growth in capacity, taming complexity, and keeping costs under control is a dreadful task. Realistically, however, the greater the number of remote sites, the bigger the challenge becomes.

A new approach is redefining ROBO storage deployments, though. Leveraging both cloud and local storage, this approach can result in dramatic cost reductions and simplified management while providing end-users with fast access to files, easy recovery of backups and the ability to share files both locally and in the cloud.

Join storage analysts from Taneja Group and CTERA in this transcript of a December 2012 presentation (including webcast slides) as they explore a comprehensive approach to ROBO storage and discuss:

  • ROBO end-user storage needs vs. corporate IT considerations
  • Pros and cons of alternative approaches to managing ROBO storage, including: Traditional approaches employing local file servers and tape backup, as well as remote backup, WAN optimization, and cloud storage gateways
  • How leveraging cloud storage technology integrated with managed local storage appliances can optimize cost, performance and management overhead
  • How this approach can scale to many thousands of sites, providing speedy deployment, centralized management and ease of use for ROBO end users.


Jeff Byrne
Senior Analyst and Consultant ,  Taneja Group

As senior analyst, Jeff focuses on all flavors of virtualization, cloud and storage technologies. Jeff brings to Taneja Group more than 20 years of experience in infrastructure software and systems companies, including various marketing and operational leadership roles at VMware, HP and MIPS.

Paul Stitch
EVP North America ,  CTERA Networks

Paul is responsible for growing CTERA’s business in North America. Prior to CTERA he was President & CEO of Dasient, an internet security company that was acquired by Twitter in January 2012. Previously, he was President & CEO of Counterpane Internet Security, acquired by British Telecom in 2006, and has held senior positions with IBM, KPMG and McAfee. Paul earned a BA in Economics from Saint Mary's College, California, and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame Graduate School of Business.

Cloud Management | Cloud Storage | Cloud Storage Strategy | Hybrid clouds | Remote Offices | ROBO | Storage Management | Storage Spending

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