Greg Schulz Founder, The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO)
Greg Schulz is founder of the independent IT industry advisory and consultancy firm The Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO). At StorageIO Schulz spends most of his time providing real-world advisory, analyst and custom confidential consultancy services to clients ranging from small to Fortune 100 organizations on a global basis. Greg has over 30 years of experience across applications, archive, backup, BC and DR, performance and capacity planning, cloud and virtualization. Mr. Schulz brings the rare perspective of having been an IT customer, vendor and analyst spanning servers, storage, network, hardware, software and services. He has been a member of server, network and storage organizations, including CMG, RAB and SNIA as along with vendor and technology-focused groups.
His storageioblog.com is a top 50 must read for IT professionals in addition to being top ranked on twitter. Greg is author of the books “Cloud and Virtual Data Storage Networking” (CRC Press) named the new “Enterprise Tech Bible” in addition to “The Green and Virtual Data Center” (CRC Press) both of which are on the Intel Recommended Reading list for developers. He is also author of the SNIA endorsed study guidebook "Resilient Storage Networks” (Elsevier). Mr. Schulz is regularly interviewed providing perspectives, commentary and opinion on industry activity in addition to presenting at events around the world. In addition to being a multi-year VMware vExpert recipient, Greg has a B.A. in computer science and M.Sc. in software engineering. His top ranked and award-winning blog is http://storageioblog.com and he can be found on twitter @storageio. Learn more at http://storageio.com.
Ed Casmer Virtualization & Data Protection Solutions Evangelist, Symantec
Ed Casmer is a Sr. Technical Strategist with Symantec Global Strategic Partner Sales and has been with the company for five years. Ed focuses on Symantec virtualization and data protection solutions.
Peter C. Purcell Enterprise Technologist, Dell Global SMB
Peter is currently an Enterprise Technologist in the Small and Medium Business unit at Dell focusing on IDM, Data Protection (DR/BC) and Enterprise Storage. Peter joined Dell in 2010, prior to Dell Peter was a Solutions Architect for a large Value Added Reseller where he was responsible for the design and architecture of enterprise solutions. In this role, Peter focused on providing his client’s with end to end solutions from Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity to Virtualizations technologies. This role has led to a broad knowledge of competitive platforms and architecture design.