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Tiered Storage Network Infrastructures over Distance: a.k.a. Extended Storage Networks

You have heard the terms WAN, MAN, LAN and SAN along with tiered storage, ILM, SAS and SATA, among others. Learn how to leverage and align these and other storage access technologies to work for you to meet your specific needs.

Tiered storage is a popular topic associated with information lifecycle management (ILM). Tiered storage involves much more than deciding and managing what type of disk drives and storage subsystems should be used for online, near-line and offline storage pools. A storage access subject matter expert (SME) can help you find your way through the sea of technology options, requirements and vendor hype. Marc Staimer, President of Dragon Slayer Consulting, is your guide for this informative session.

Learn HOW TO:

  • Avoid treating all storage access the same
  • Support tiered storage, management and protection
  • Classify servers and applications to applicable access techniques
  • Look in and understand what's inside MAN and WAN "generic network clouds"
  • Determine what levels of access you need and where
  • Capacity and performance planning and management
  • Implement security and availability for tiered storage access

This session assumes basic to moderate knowledge of storage and storage networking (SAN and NAS) practices and technologies. By attending this session you gain a better understanding of topics, including a look inside the mysterious generic networking cloud for metropolitan area networks (MAN) and wide area networks (WAN). Topics covered include LAN, MAN, WAN, SAN, along with IP, iSCSI, FC, SAS, SATA, FICON, WiFi, NAS, WAFS, virtualization and routing. If you need to learn about tiered storage access for data protection, scaling and ILM, this must-attend session is for you.


Marc Staimer Founder and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting

Marc Staimer is the founder, senior analyst, and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, OR. The consulting practice of over 12 years has focused in the areas of strategic planning, product development, and market development for technology products. With over 30 years of marketing, sales and business experience in infrastructure, storage, server, software, and virtualization, he’s considered one of the industry’s leading experts. 

Storage Decisions
20 May 2005
26 May 2005
63 Page(s)

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