A conversation from SNW 2011 with Jenny Hamel

December 30, 2011 – 2:59 pm

Here (.qt) and here (.wmv) is a video from an interview that I did with Jenny Hamel (@jennyhamelsd6) during the Fall 2011 SNW event in Orlando Florida.


Topics covered during the discussion include:

  • Importance of metrics that matter for gaining and maintaining IT situational awareness
  • The continued journey of IT to improve customer service delivery in a cost-effective manner
  • Reducing cost and complexity without negatively impacting customer service experience
  • Participating in SNW and SNIA for over ten years on three different continents

Industry Trends and Perspectives

  • Industry trends, buzzword bingo (SSD, cloud, big data, virtualization), adoption vs. deployment
  • Increasing efficiency along with effectiveness and productivity
  • Stretching budgets to do more without degrading performance or availability
  • How customers can navigate their way around various options, products and services
  • Importance of networking at events such as SNW along with information exchange and learning
  • Why data footprint reduction is similar to packing smartly when going on a journey
  • Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (now available on Kindle and other epub formats)

View the video from SNW fall 2011 here (.qt) or here (.wmv).


Check out other videos and pod casts here or at StorageioTV.com

Speaking of industry trends, check out the top 25 new posts from 2011, along with the top 25 all time posts and my comments (predictions) for 2012 and 2013.

Ok, nuff said for now

Cheers gs

Greg Schulz – Author Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking (CRC Press, 2011), The Green and Virtual Data Center (CRC Press, 2009), and Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier, 2004)

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