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Miami, FL
Tue. Jan. 19 at Morton's Steakhouse

Beverly Hills , CA
Thur. Jan. 21 at Wolfgang's Steakhouse

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Join a select group of your peers -- and independent IT infrastructure expert Greg Schulz -- for an exclusive dinner conversation focused on how to overcome the most pressing challenges in data center and storage optimization.

There is no such thing as an information or data processing recession!

2010 is a unique year for IT professionals who manage data centers and storage. You’ve deployed at least some flavor of virtualization. You’re managing and/or supporting a wide range of servers, storage, applications and networks. Not to mention you’ve got more data to process, move and store for longer periods of time. And while your budget, staffing and resources have been downsized during the recession, your business executives and users are right now ramping up for growth without compromising on performance, availability or quality of service.

So you need to be preparing as well - but with the same resources you've gotten by on during the downturn, your option is to do more with what you have and look for ways to boost productivity and effectiveness.

Reserve your seat today for this dinner discussion that promises to help you eliminate inefficiencies and to optimize your data center in the face of ongoing resource constraints. Seating at this exclusive event is strictly limited, however, so we encourage you to register right away. Contact Delegate Relations Manager Jen Tobin at (781) 657-1329 or apply online.

This exclusive dinner conversation centers on this premise: You don’t have to choose between performance and consolidation – and you can reduce the cost of IT while boosting productivity, optimizing capacity utilization as forms of enabling efficiency to meet aggressive quality of service and business goals.

How? Greg Schulz delivers insights on both the strategic and tactical as he maps out how to evaluate the efficiency of your IT infrastructure. And Schulz will facilitate conversation among your peers, so this dinner becomes a true knowledge-sharing workshop on key issues like:

  • Using virtualization beyond just consolidation for enabling agility
  • The role of performance for enabling efficient and optimized storage
  • Optimizing storage, backup and data protection for virtualized servers
  • How to shift from energy avoidance to efficiencies and productivity
  • No-cost tactics you can do now to ensure flexibility and scalability in your data center
  • Tips for optimizing utilization and data management in both storage and servers
  • Reducing your overall data footprint while delivering application high availability

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to get critical information that's guaranteed to improve your data center for 2010 and beyond, to network with true peers and to enjoy a delicious dinner. But again, seats at this dinner are guaranteed to be claimed quickly, so act today by calling Jen Tobin at (781) 657-1329 or apply online.

Speaker Biography

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

As founder of the IT industry analyst and consultancy firm StorageIO (, Mr. Schulz has worked as a programmer, systems administrator, disaster recovery consultant, and capacity planner for various IT organizations. He has worked for several vendors before joining an industry analyst firm and later forming StorageIO. In addition to his analyst and research duties, Greg is a prolific writer, blogger, and sought after speaker appearing regularly at venues around the world. Greg is author of the books "The Green and Virtual Data Center” (Auerbach) and "Resilient Storage Networks (Elsevier)". Learn more at

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Greg Schulz

Founder, Sr. Consulting Analyst, The StorageIO Group


5:00 PM Registration and Cocktail Hour
5:45 PM Seating and Welcome Address from NetApp
6:00 PM Keynote presentation with Greg Schulz and dinner served
7:00 PM NetApp presentation and dessert served
7:15 PM Open table discussion with Greg Schulz and NetApp
8:00 PM Raffle and Adjourn

Win a Kindle

We're also giving away an Amazon Kindle Reading Device!  One lucky attendee will return to the office with a Kindle!

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