Big data and data mining initiatives have created an unparalleled need for data storage. More and more companies are reporting their data retention period as, “forever.” The good news is hardware and software technologies are helping to bridge the storage gap between needed storage and available storage. However, this good news brings its own set of challenges. Our concepts of “primary” and “secondary” storage are coming into question as the line between these historic designations is being blurred. This presentation looks deeply at the types of storage available, analyzes the viability of different attributes of each and helps the data storage professional make the move from data storage to data management.
Strategies for Managing Distributed IT Environments
Paul Ayers, Offer Manager, HBN Networking Solutions, APC by Schneider Electric
This session will delve into the benefits of connecting cloud services to a secure network, and the risks involved in public networks. This session will hit on what keeps business owners and CIOs up at night – the security of their mission-critical data. While nobody is arguing that cloud is a more secure IT investment, many businesses are making a mistake when it comes to investing in cloud on a public network, thus leaving enormous risk to the business. This session will highlight the many benefits coupling cloud and network including performance, cost improvements, ease of use, flexibility and most importantly the highest levels of security and reliability.
Today’s threats are more sophisticated and targeted, making the data protection challenge even more difficult for IT managers. And, tight budgets and limited resources mean organizations have to do more with less. Join John Metzger of Sophos to learn 4 easy ways to use your AV to protect your data.