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Storage Decisions University: Adapting Storage Capacity and Costs to a Virtual Environment


As IT leaders flock to virtualization for benefits in efficiency, availability, reduced sprawl, and more, storage requirements are feeling the strain. According to Gartner, storage costs are predicted to increase by more than 600% by 2014 as a result of server virtualization. So how can CIOs reduce the price of this trend?

This Storage Decisions University Classroom provides expert insight around primary storage strategies for virtual environments, along with the pros and cons of each. Learn how your organization can centralize capacity, performance, and data protection management with virtual storage, all while keeping costs in check.

Lessons include:

  • Storage Strategies in a Virtual Ecosystem: Three Approaches
  • The virtual storage power play: capacity, performance and data
  • Prevent storage costs from spiraling out of this virtual world


Marc Staimer founder, senior analyst and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting

Marc Staimer is the founder, senior analyst and CDS at Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, Ore. The consulting practice of 14 years has focused on the areas of strategic planning, product development and market development. With more than 32 years of marketing, sales and business experience in infrastructure, storage, server, software and virtualization, Marc is considered one of the industry's leading experts.

Jon Toigo CEO and managing principal, Toigo Partners International

Jon William Toigo is a 30-year IT veteran who has worked both as an operative within corporate information systems departments and as a senior consultant with two international systems integrators. He has written thousands of articles and columns for the computer trade press, including Storage magazine,, Computerworld, Network Computing, Mainframe Executive, Scientific American, Washington Technology and z/Journal. Toigo has written 15 books on enterprise computing strategies.

He is CEO and managing principal of Toigo Partners International, and operates the blog on storage and data management. Toigo has also chaired the Data Management Institute since 1992.

22 May 2013
29 May 2013
Virtual Environment

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