“Cloud” has become the number one priority for so many businesses, yet the complexity of combining server virtualization with storage virtualization, automation, self-service catalogs and other enabling technologies has become a huge barrier for the IT teams who have to deliver. The good news is that some vendors have recognized this issue and have partnered to deliver integrated solutions offering the flexibility and cost benefits of cloud on top of familiar infrastructure products. This webinar demonstrates how to implement and automate cloud storage services.
Azmir Mohamed is Sr. Director, Product Management at Abiquo and is responsible for driving their product roadmap activities. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in the areas of server, networking and virtualization. Previously, he held product management and marketing roles at VMware and Cisco. Azmir has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Brown University.
Michael Harding works in Product Marketing at NetApp. He has led Product Management and marketing efforts at Brocade, VERITAS/Symantec, Solid Data Systems, Qlusters, Commtouch Software, Critical Path and EDS/HP. Michael earned a degree in Business Administration from Northeastern University in Boston, and an M.B.A. from Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
I get asked, "Why do Storage as a Service?" and the answer depends on the company, but typically the top benefit most want is reduced cost by being able to run storage operations much more efficiently. By adding orchestration and a self-service capability, companies increase system utilization and reduce the related IT administration. Hopefully the webcast will help explain the "How to do it." But I'm curious to hear if people have other motives to invest in Cloud storage services.
Live Webcast Jul 28, 10am PT - The Basics of Automating a Cloud Storage Service