Virtualisation - the next phase

Date:
Tuesday 5 April 2011

Venue:
BCS, 1st Floor, The Davidson Building, 5 Southampton Street, London, WC2E 7HA

Time:
6.00pm for 6.30pm start.

Speaker:
Kevin Davids, Systems Engineer, DataCore Software is a veteran of the storage and virtualisation industry having held positions throughout the UK channel for over 20 years. He has acted in an advisory capacity for software storage virtualisation solutions for the past 10 years and with DataCore for 6 years, advising customers how to best make the most of their virtual storage, desktop and server environment.

Synopsis:
Is Your Virtualisation Plan 3-dimensional?

Server and desktop virtualisation software address two of those dimensions. Storage virtualisation covers the 3rd dimension.

Servers and desktops deserve much attention, but disks represent a disproportionately large share of recurring capital expenditures and a constant source of upheaval. Virtualising disks across pools of tiered storage devices overcomes incompatibilities among different generations, models and manufacturers to maximize their combined value. As importantly, it eliminates storage-related disruptions, bottlenecks and funding roadblocks that jeopardize server and desktop virtualisation projects.

Storage virtualisation lets you provision, share, reconfigure, migrate, replicate, expand and upgrade storage without slowdowns or downtime. This helps contain costs, avoid risks, boost productivity and extend the life of IT investments.

Presentation (PDF)