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Dates and Locations

San Diego, CA
Thur, Nov. 10, 2011
The Omni Hotel

Toronto, ON
Hyatt Regency Toronto
Tues, Dec 6, 2011

Houston, TX
Thur, Dec. 8, 2011
Westin Galleria


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Worried about the seemingly unmanageable growth of stored data at your organization? Wondering how your existing resources will ever be able to handle the constantly-increasing capacity needs today, let alone 10 years from now?

Need to cut down your data center's management and maintenance expenses, but unsure of which methods are actually worth your time (and limited budget)?

Struggling to weed through the hyped-up ROI arguments of new solutions to choose the most cost-effective method for optimizing your organization's IT environment?

With constrained resources and immense pressure to deliver high availability and optimal data center performance, it is crucial that data center managers are confident that any investment in time, money, or resources will result in the optimal return.

Data Center Simplification – a traveling seminar series coming to a city near you – helps you to evaluate these potential updates and new technologies - and to effectively get the funding you need from the budget-holders.

Register online to gain free admission or call Amanda Lamb at (617) 431-9714 to reserve your seat today!

Join industry visionary and data center expert Marc Staimer for this half-day seminar and receive in-depth, expert best practices for:

  • Addressing the challenge(s) of scaling data center infrastructures
  • Defining “big data” – then effectively managing it
  • Evaluating the pros and cons of data center construction, colocation, and cloud alternatives
  • Leveraging innovative technologies in your data center – technologies like smart racks, virtualization, scale-out storage, deduplication, object storage, converged and flat networks, and more
  • Developing a business case for data center changes by effectively using metrics other than just ROI
  • Building an integrated infrastructure with technologies you already have – and avoiding the rip-and-replace mentality
  • Deploying, operating, and managing increasingly complex virtual environments
  • Automating server, storage, and data migration strategies

Seating for this seminar is free for qualified IT professionals, but extremely limited. To claim your seat, apply today by calling Amanda Lamb at (617) 431-9714 or completing our quick online application.

Speaker Biography

Marc Staimer
President and CDS
Dragon Slayer Consulting


Marc Staimer is the President and CDS of Dragon Slayer Consulting in Beaverton, OR. His consulting practice of 13+ years provides consulting in the areas of strategic planning, marketing, business development, as well as product and market development. He has engaged with more than 100 vendors and over 500 end users. With over 31 years of marketing, sales and business experience in systems he’s considered one of the leading experts in data center technologies.

Keynote Speaker

Marc Staimer

President and CDS, Dragon Slayer Consulting



8:00 AM Welcome Refreshments (Exhibit Area is Open)
8:55 AM Opening Remarks
9:00 AM Effectively Exploiting Data Center Innovation for the 21st Century + 10

10:00 AM


Vendor Showcase

10:30 AM


Peer Networking and Refreshment Break (Exhibit area is open)

11:00 AM


Session 2: For the Data Center DIY: Hardware Considerations

12:00 PM


Q&A with Marc Staimer and Grand Prize Raffle

12:15 PM Seminar Adjourns



All attendees are entered into a prize raffle for a chance to win a Toshiba BDX4150 3D Wifi-Ready Blu-ray Disc Player

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