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» San Antonio, TX

December 10, 2008
Morton's Steakhouse

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Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for Your Virtual Environment:
An executive dinner discussion on strategies for thriving in tough economic times

San Antonio area IT leaders are invited to take part in a small-group dinner roundtable discussion on business continuity and disaster recovery challenges in virtualized environments. Join storage expert Greg Schulz and sponsors HP and Mobius Partners for a great dinner and an exchange of critical information you’ll use to make informed decisions for your IT infrastructure.

For good reason, most organizations have deployed -- or are actively planning to deploy -- server virtualization technology. Virtualization promises the benefits of consolidation and eases many of the challenges of data center management.

But virtualization also causes a ripple effect across your enterprise -- as consolidated server environments present many data protection challenges involving high availability (HA), business continuance (BC), disaster recovery (DR) and data preservation.

Add to this mix our present gloomy economic outlook. Suddenly, finding ways to do more with less changes from a nice idea to mandate. Initiatives that were called “going green” – consolidating servers and storage, spending less on power, reducing your IT footprint, simplifying management efficiency – are now crucial to survival. 

This executive dinner offers the chance to get expert advice and hear how your peers are planning for 2009. But seating is strictly limited, so we encourage you to register right away. Call roundtable coordinator Amanda Lamb at (508) 621-5574 or apply online  and Amanda will contact you.

About this Dinner Discussion

Because virtualization is new, the peripheral challenges it creates are uncharted waters for IT managers and CIOs. This dinner affords you the opportunity to get a detailed overview from independent expert Greg Schulz of the risks you face, plus you’ll get ideas on applicable technology solutions from HP and Mobius Partners. Best of all, you’ll network with your local IT peers who are right now addressing the same challenges you face.

You’ll walk away with tips on how to optimize your virtualized environment -- including identifying issues, trends and opportunities to improve your data protection, along with addressing PCFE-related issues, and simple ways to lower your storage costs.

Trends, issues and topics to be discussed among others include:

  • Changing data and information accesses patterns including Web 2.0
  • Virtualization evolving from consolidation to massive scaling beyond a single server
  • Emerging hybrid data and storage applications for blade servers and blade centers
  • Virtualization evolving from consolation to IT resource management transparency
  • Complementary technologies to enable virtualized environments including I/O virtualization
  • Data protection for virtualized environments
  • Effective data center planning and support offerings aligned to business strategies and goals
  • Services to help streamline your transition, save time and costs associated with power and cooling, reduce migration-related risks and manage/implement key IT upgrades

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to get information that you need, network with true peers and enjoy a great dinner. Seats at this dinner are guaranteed to be claimed quickly, so act today by calling Amanda Lamb at (508) 621-5574 or applying online.

About Greg Schulz
Founder, Sr. Consulting Analyst for The StorageIO Group

The StorageIO group is a technology analyst and consulting firm founded by storage veteran, author and industry analyst Greg Schulz. Mr. Schulz has worked with Unix, Windows, Mainframe, OpenVMS and other hardware, network, and software environments. Greg has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, storage planner, capacity planner, systems engineer, technologist and storage industry analyst. Mr. Schulz has been involved with various storage related organizations including the computer measurement group (CMG), storage networking industry association (SNIA), RAID advisory board (RAB), and vendor specific user groups, in addition to being the author and illustrator of "Resilient Storage Networks - Designing Flexible Scalable Data Infrastructures (Elsevier)". Greg is a regular contributor to the Storage Decisions conference, SearchStorage.com and Storage magazine.

Recommend your colleagues

Let us know which of your colleagues can benefit from attending this exclusive half-day event. We are pleased to extend an invitation. Please send your colleagues' contact information to Amanda Lamb.

**Please Note: Due to space constraints, all prospective attendees must apply prior to this event and receive confirmation from the event producer that the application was accepted and approved. No “walk-ups” please. Thanks for your understanding.

» Keynote Speaker

Greg Schulz

Founder, Sr. Analyst, The StorageIO Group

» Agenda

» 5:00 PM

Registration & Networking Cocktail Hour

» 6:00 PM

Seating and Meal Served

» 6:15 PM

Keynote Presentation, Greg Schulz, Founder, Sr. Analyst, The StorageIO Group

» 7:15 PM

Mobius Presentation, Buck Jones, Regional Sales Manager, Mobius

» 7:30 PM

Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Mobius

» 8:00 PM

Networking Time

» 8:30 PM



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