Review: Storage Predictions from 2008 vs. Storage Technology Changes

Presented by

Nigel Wakefield, Storage and SAN Consultant, Sigman North

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Join Nigel Wakefield and review storage predictions from 2008 vs. storage technology changes. How accurate can a storage insider predict technology changes. New products released vs. what storage market actually wants. Review Storage Evolution for the next 5yrs. Option1 SSD Solid State Memory Arrays – memory costs vs... Benefits SSD Costs and Environment Benefits Application Performance and Design Storage Migration performance SNAPS and Clones Option2 Sub Lun Tiering technology FAST2 / Adaptive Optimisation / Smart Pools Performance Monitoring Activity Schedules Application Cycles of IO Activity Option3 Hybrid Drives are they an option in the Enterprise Arrays Market or Heavy Cache frontend arrays Hybrid Drives Performance Array I/O Accelerator Options Fibre Channel Performance on SATA drives Discuss external influences cost of memory and large fines being imposed on memory company for price fixing or will advance sub lun tiering functionality solve storage performance and capacity issue. Could new technology evolve where hybrid drives or cache frontend heavy arrays become the normal solution. Plus business news around SSD start-up looking to take the big boys on or get purchased. Which SSD start-up will be the new 3PAR. Profile Nigel Wakefield: - Nigel Wakefield 25yrs experience in Storage Industry. - Worked for Intel/Orange/Goldman Sachs - Familiar with major vendors EMC/HDS/HP/NetApp - Chairman of EMC User Group UK 5yr period - Founder of LinkedIn Independent Storage Management Forum

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