Bringing together some of the largest enterprises and technology providers, DCD Europe will look into how changing storage requirements are shaping the data center of tomorrow.
IT consumerisation trends, IoT and Big Data are pushing storage environments to a new level, driving organisations to deploy a mix of storage solutions in their data center capable of supporting various applications in order to keep up with the demands of the modern world.
“In this new era of hybrid IT, IT leaders are increasingly under pressure to solve critical data storage challenges, avoid hardware lock-in, and continue business-as-usual with scalable storage infrastructures” Bob Plumridge, Chairman and CTO from the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) EMEA, who will be speaking at the event.
Is an agnostic storage platform the answer to the Zettabyte era?
Organisations need the right data on the right storage tier at the right time to meet changing business demands, which ultimately drives the demand for a storage-agnostic-platform for storage infrastructure.
Lance Smith, the CEO of Steve Wozniak-backed start-up venture Primary Data, will be debating different storage resources on the market and assessing how a storage-agnostic platform for storage infrastructure can help bring the industry a step closer towards the software-defined data center. Commenting on the emerging virtualised platform technology, which aims to connect different storage systems for seamless data migration between storage tiers, Smith says “data virtualisation is set to deliver breakthrough efficiency that will completely transform modern data centers. Technology in this space is evolving, enabling IT leaders to manage their data rather than the silos”.
Agenda to include flash arrays, hyperconvergence, open, software-defined storage
Flash storage is making its way to the data center, offering unique advantages. But is flash the ultimate storage solution, or will some other technology impact flash the same way flash did to disk? And what is the state of developing technologies such as hyper-converged, software-defined and hyperscale storage?
Pure Storage CTO Alex Mcmullan will evaluate the business and technical challenges of all-flash data centers, while Doron Kempel, CEO of Simplivity, will discuss how hyperconvergence is set to transform the infrastructure economics of the data center. Silicon Valley based Tintri will also be joining to outline how to embrace the VM-aware storage approach, assessing the impact of virtualisation on data center physical infrastructure and legacy systems.
These debates will allow IT leaders and storage architects to gain a unique insight into the various solutions, and will also keep data center managers up to speed with increasing storage requirements without building out data centers, yielding greater access speeds with lower power requirements.
Kaminaro, Nimble Storage, Quantum, Veeam and FalconStor will also share their vision with delegates and exchange best-practice, helping IT leaders on their journey towards the software-defined enterprise.
“IT storage is a foundational component of the data center fabric and is a central part of the software-defined data center solution. With this focus on the next wave of IT innovation across the entire stack at the conference, we’re excited to bring all these new innovations forward and debate powerful new solutions to help Europe’s leading enterprises adapt to meet changing business needs” says George Rockett, CEO and Co-Founder of DatacenterDynamics.
If you are an Enterprise IT & Networking/Storage Architect or a technical/engineering professional from a service provider, a limited number of free-to-attend tickets are available. To register use voucher code STACK2015 and click here.