[TriLUG] [NCSA-discuss] Technical Class - D2D Backup,
Virtualization - Duke University, May 17 (fwd)
des at cs.duke.edu
Mon Apr 30 11:26:08 EDT 2007
Could someone please forward this to TRILUG? Thanks!
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From: Parrish Blaszka
Sent: Thursday, April 26, 2007 2:38 PM
Subject: Technical Class - D2D Backup, Virtualization - Duke University
Dear IT Professional,
Several departments at Duke University have requested Jacob Farmer, the
CTO of Cambridge Computer to come to campus and give a talk on the
topics of "Disk-to-Disk Backup" and "Virtualization." We are opening
this event up to the entire community and hope that you can join us.
This event is free to qualified IT professionals, researchers, and
students. Jacob will give attendees a sneak peek of the tutorial content
that he will be teaching at the 2007 Annual USENIX Conference to be held
in Santa Clara this June.
Jacob is well known in the storage industry for his matter-of-fact
style, his fast pace, and his vendor-neutral approach to dissecting the
industry. He has authored numerous papers and articles and is a regular
speaker at trade shows and conferences. In addition to his regular
expert advice column in the "Reader I/O" section of InfoStor Magazine,
the leading trade magazine of the data storage industry, Jacob also
serves as the publication's senior technical advisor. Jacob Farmer has
nearly 20 years' experience in the data storage industry. He is best
known in the industry for establishing best practices for enterprise
backup systems. Of late he has been focusing on affordable and scalable
storage solutions for small and medium sized enterprises and
A lecture from Jacob will provide attendees with a real technical
education. It is not a sales pitch or marketing seminar. His lectures
are fast-paced, non-biased and focus on meaningful topics. Because of
this, attendees gain valuable industry knowledge and leave with an
understanding of how they can implement the ideas and concepts learned
in the lecture in their individual environments.
Please see below for lecture and registration details.
Cambridge Computer Services, Inc.
Artists in Data Storage
pblaszka at cambridgecomputer.com
A Technical Crash Course in Disk-to-Disk Backup and Virtualization
Date: May 17, 2007
Time: 9am-2pm ET
Location: The exact lecture location is TBD, but will be held on the
Duke campus. Attendees will be notified of the exact location one week
prior to the event.
-->Breakfast and lunch will be provided
Register: Seats are limited, so you are encouraged to register early.
You can always cancel later.
-->register.cambridgecomputer.com or contact Parrish Blaszka at
Lecture Descriptions: The event will be divided into two segments in
order to effectively address both topics.
A Technical Crash Course on Storage Virtualization
-->This portion will focus on server, storage, tape and WAN
Options and Economics of Disk-to-Disk Backup
-->This portion will emphasize the various roles for inexpensive disk in
your data protection strategy. Attention will be given to SAN-enabled
backup, the current state and future of tape drives, and iSCSI.
Both segments will feature excerpts from the formal tutorial content
("Next Generation Storage Networking" and "Disk-to-Disk Backup and
Eliminating Backup System Bottlenecks") that Jacob will be teaching at
the 2007 Annual USENIX Conference to be held in Santa Clara this June.
-->Links to formal USENIX tutorial descriptions:
Who Should Attend
System administrators involved in the design and management of backup
systems and storage solutions, and policymakers responsible for
protecting their organization's data or defining an overall storage
strategy. A general familiarity with server and storage hardware is
assumed. The event focuses on architectures and core technologies, and
is relevant regardless of an attendee's backup hardware, software,
storage strategy or specific IT environment.
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