Storage Virtualisation

31 January 2012, 6.30pm - 8.00pm

W@terstons, Belmont Business Park, Durham, DH1 1TW

Free of charge for both BCS and non-Members.

Rupert Collier

Event description:

The benefits of virtualisation have proven themselves time and time again yet, currently (according to IDC), still only around 20% of servers have been virtualised. Added to this, the concept of desktop virtualisation is not taking off as fast as many expected.

So what are the factors slowing progress?

The performance, capacity, capability and price of storage can scupper many virtualisation projects, as early as at pilot stage.

However, by introducing the same concept to storage as we are accustomed to seeing with server virtualisation (abstracting software from hardware), these challenges can not only be overcome but manageability and performance can be vastly increased and costs hugely decreased. Rupert Collier explains how.

The event will start at 7.00pm although light refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.

Rupert Collier

Rupert CollierRupert Collier is Regional Manager for the UK and Ireland at DataCore Software. He has been at the forefront of virtualisation and cloud technologies for over 10 years, working in a variety of capacities covering server, application, user, desktop and storage virtualisation. Rupert has written dozens of articles for both trade and national press and is considered a thought leader in his field. Throughout his career in IT, Rupert has had considerable success working with established, mainstream vendors as well as effectively managing the introduction of start-ups and less well-known manufacturers to the UK and Irish marketplaces.