Next week in Chicago (May 12th) at Storage Strategies, the event for channel professional held the evening before StorageDecisions I will be talking about Hot Storage Topics for 2008 including addressing data protection for virtual environments, power cooling floor space environmental (PCFE) aka green items and the “Green Gap”, data footprint reduction for both on-line active and changing data using real-time data compression, archiving for in-active or dormant data and de-dupe for backup data. Also on the list of hot topics will be clustered NAS and clustered storage for Web 2.0 along with other timely and relevant items.
At the StorageDecisions event, I will be talking about �Green and Environmental Friendly Storage� Tuesday morning May 13th in the presentation �Practical Ways to Achieve Energy Efficiency – Power, Cooling, Floor-Space and Environmental (PCFE) Issues and Trends� looking at different issues including the �Green Gap� or disconnect between messaging and common IT data center issues along with various options to boost efficiency for both active and in-active data and storage resources.
Also while at StorageDecisions next week, on Wednesday the 14th I will be talking about clustered storage including clustered NAS in the session �Clustered Storage – �From SMB, to Scientific, to File Serving, to Commercial, Social Networking and Web 2.0�. Given some recent vendor technology announcements and statements of direction, Web 2.0 and unstructured data are gaining popularity as are the confusing options or different types of clustered storage solutions including �Cluster Wanna Bee�s�. If you are in Chicago next week, stop in and check out the event and if you can attend any of my sessions, stop by and say hello.