Thursday, 7 June 2012

TechEd 2012: DataCore Software Selected to Present Storage Virtualization Best Practices Sessions for Building, Deploying and Managing Private Clouds

Microsoft Enlists Longtime Partner and Creators of the First Storage Hypervisor to Showcase Joint Cloud Solutions at Worldwide TechEd 2012 Events in North America, Europe and APAC

DataCore Software, the storage hypervisor leader and premier provider of storage virtualization software, today announced it has been chosen to participate worldwide at multiple TechEd events and to present the “Private Cloud Design and Management” session at Microsoft’s TechEd North America 2012 aimed at helping organizations understand and overcome the difficult storage related challenges needed to build, deploy and manage successful private clouds. TechEd is Microsoft's premier technology conference for IT professionals and developers and takes place June 11-14 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. DataCore, who introduced the first storage hypervisor with its SANsymphony-V, will be delivering a session titled “Private Cloud Design and Management: Speeding the Transition to a Responsive, Virtualized Storage Infrastructure,” scheduled for June 12 at 10:15 a.m. ET in room S210A (387).

Microsoft’s selection of DataCore to present the session marks the continuation of a long relationship between the companies, highlighted by the success of thousands of joint customers and partners around the world using the combination to build highly available and flexible virtual infrastructures. For those unable to attend the session in North America, please note that DataCore has also been chosen to present multiple sessions at Microsoft’s TechEd Europe and will have a booth at TechEd Australia showcasing private cloud design and management, as well as its pioneering storage hypervisor, SANsymphony-V.

“Private Cloud Design and Management” will detail how to transform operations into a robust, private cloud, utilizing existing storage assets and without putting a massive strain on IT departments or budgets. The session will provide recommendations for achieving performance, availability and flexibility through a virtualized storage infrastructure. Focus will be placed on incorporating storage hypervisor functions to rapidly provision resources, dynamically distribute workloads across multiple tiers and types of storage, non-disruptively refresh hardware to expand capacity, while tapping into the latest and most cost-effective disk technologies. Emphasis will be placed on leveraging and optimizing Hyper-V, clustered shared volumes and Microsoft System Center. Attendees will take away concrete, actionable steps considered standard practice by seasoned colleagues in IT for building and enhancing private cloud infrastructure. The session will include a live demonstration and a discussion of various real-world customer scenarios.

Conducting “Private Cloud Design and Management” will be DataCore’s Director of Worldwide Business Development, Rob Griffin, an expert in helping original equipment manufacturers, independent software and hardware vendors take advantage of private cloud and virtualization technology. Griffin was formerly involved in OEM Server business development at Microsoft Corporation and was a server product manager at Lenovo. He also possesses nearly a decade of experience as an IT director.

“Advancements in private cloud and virtualization have been very dramatic and rapid, so it’s important IT professionals get a real handle on proven approaches before proceeding down a path that can be costly and frustrating,” said Griffin. “Improperly handling storage is an area that can bring such projects to a grinding halt. With DataCore’s breakthrough storage hypervisor, and our long history in virtualization, we can draw off real-world examples to provide attendees with solid and precise recommendations that will help them achieve the great benefits of private cloud in the easiest, most cost-effective way possible.”

“Private Cloud Design and Management” is an intermediate level breakout session, though it is valuable for anyone interested in learning more about successfully harnessing the technology. Additionally, DataCore will be exhibiting at TechEd and invites attendees to visit booth #509 for further information. 

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