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Businesses are expecting their data centers to provide continuous availability, meet scalability requirements and improve energy efficiency – all while decreasing operational costs. To meet these demands, data center pros require information on the latest technologies and approaches to improve facilities and reliability. The Data Center Decisions conference is here to help! This year's conference, to be held October 22-23 in Chicago, will bring the biggest names in design, virtualization, disaster recovery and management together.

Businesses expect their data centers to provide continuous availability, meet scalability requirements and improve...

energy efficiency – all while decreasing operational costs. Meeting these demands requires decisions around a vast number of technologies that affect the data center – spanning from power and cooling headaches to green computing pressures to physical and virtual machine sprawl to virtual infrastructure management, to list a few.

Data center pros require information on the latest technologies and approaches to improve facilities and reliability. The Data Center Decisions conference is here to help! This year's conference, held Oct. 22-23 in Chicago, brought the biggest names in design, virtualization, disaster recovery and management together to conduct educational sessions with delegates seeking the latest information on these key themes.

The four tracks at Data Center Decisions were as follows:

TRACK 1: DISASTER RECOVERY



Is your business prepared in the event of a disaster? Do you have a business continuity strategy? Learn more about data center disaster recovery planning in this Data Center Decisions track. Topics include:
  • backup site selection,
  • implementing virtualization as a recovery strategy,
  • testing your recovery capability,
  • and more.

Sessions included in this track:

  • Ennie, Meany, Miney, Moe, Where Should My Disaster Site Go?
    Presented by James (JP) Callahan, Operations Security Executive, Customer Data Center Security, Verizon Business
  • Disaster Recovery and Virtualization: Advanced Data Protection Methodologies
    Presented by Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst, The Burton Group
  • Testing Your Disaster Recovery Capability
    Presented by Jon Toigo, CEO and Managing Principal, Toigo Partners International LLC
  • What's New in Storage and Networks -- Enabling Next Generation Data Centers Today
    Presented by Greg Schulz, Founder and Senior Analyst, The StorageIO Group

TRACK 2: VIRTUALIZATION



Over the past couple of years, virtualization has become an integral technology in modern data centers. This year's virtualization track at Data Center Decisions moves beyond the basics and into serious virtual infrastructure management. Learn about large-scale virtual deployments, managing advanced virtual environments, the latest in P2V, V2V and V2P migrations and more in this track.

Sessions included in this track:

  • Processes for Choosing Virtualization Candidates in Large Scale Deployments
    Presented by Chris Wolf, Senior Analyst, The Burton Group
  • Creating Highly Available Server and Desktop Environments with Virtualization
    Presented by Barb Goldworm, President and Chief Analyst, Focus Consulting
  • Advanced System Management
    Presented by Andrew Kutz, Principal, l o s t c r e a t i o n s
  • Virtualizing the Data Center: Blueprints from the Field
    Presented by Andrew Kutz, Principal, l o s t c r e a t i o n s

TRACK 3: DATA CENTER DESIGN



Data center design is a contender for being the biggest topic of 2007. Because there are a multitude of factors to consider when designing a facility, data center managers need accurate and timely information to keep their businesses competitive. This track provides insight into data center design topics such as backup power, energy efficiency and consumption, and capacity planning.

Sessions included in this track:

  • The Power That Sustains Us
    Presented by Robert E. McFarlane, Principal - Interport Division President, Shen, Milsom & Wilke Inc.
  • Data Center Energy and Sustainable Design
    Presented by Don Beaty, Founder and President, DLB Associates Consulting Engineers
  • Energy Efficiency in Data Center Design
    Presented by Matt Stansberry, Site Editor for SearchDataCenter.com, TechTarget
  • Data Center Optimization and Planning - Data Center Decisions 2007
    Presented by Bill Peldzus, Director of Data Center and Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Practices, GlassHouse Technologies
  • The Economic Meltdown of Moore's Law and The Green Data Center
    Presented by Kenneth (Ken) G. Brill, Executive Director, The Uptime Institute

TRACK 4: EXECUTIVE



Knowing about relevant technology and data center strategies is only part of the struggle. Businesses also need the right IT management to provide ROI on their data center investments. This track focuses on IT executive concerns and decision making, including sessions on choosing the right server, effective archiving strategies and using ITIL in your organization.

Sessions included in this track:

  • Making the Right Server Choices
    Presented by Anne Skamarock, Advisory Analyst and Author, Focus Consulting

  • Eliminating Rogue Data: When Good Data Goes Bad
    Presented by Mark Diamond, President and CEO, Contoural, Inc.

  • Using ITIL to Align IT and Business
    Presented by Sid Finehirsh, Founder and CEO, The CMX Group

  • ITIL V3: What's New and How to Use it
    Presented by David Pultorak, Founder and Chief Executive, Pultorak & Associates

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