It's almost time for EMC World (May 4th - 7th) and I’m happy to say that once again I’ve been honored with a couple of highly coveted EMC World speaking slots! Based on the very positive feedback I received from last year, I’ll be sticking to a similar format and focusing on:
- Changes in the SAN space over the past year
- SAN related problems that are causing our customers the biggest headaches and how to avoid them
- Up and coming SAN technologies and how they may impact your environment.
Additional details about each session are provided below.
Title: SAN & IP Storage Networking Technologies & Best Practice Update
Dates and times: Monday, May 4, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM and Wednesday, May 6, 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
What’s new with storage connectivity?
- Storage Trends
- Connectrix-B (Brocade)
- Connectrix MDS (Cisco)
- Important concepts
- Hot topics
Storage connectivity (Protocol update)
- iSCSI (traditional, Lossless, iSER, RoCE, iWARP)
- Dedicated versus shared
- Deployment considerations
- The infrastructure underlay – the missing link
- Network automation use case – RecoverPoint for Virtual Machines and Cisco ACI
I'll also be moderating the following Birds of a Feather (BoF) session.
Title: " FC SAN: Should I stay or should I go…"
Joining me during the BoF will be:
- Doug Fierro: EMC Senior Director (runs the Connectrix BU)
- Don Pisinski: Manager, Connectrix Product Management
- Bill Sleck: Consulting SE, SAN Health, MiTrends, Tech Refresh
Date and time: Wednesday, May 6, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Agenda: This is an interactive session where we ask our Customers for feedback on particular topics. This year's BoF session abstract is:
Refreshing your infrastructure? Wondering “should I converge my network now and go with an IP based Storage Area Network or should I wait
just a little longer to see what happens in the industry”? Have you started the process of migrating to an IP based SAN and uncovered some of the IP SAN pitfalls? Wondering why you can’t connect your vmknics to your NSX Logical Switches?? Thinking about how to support the connectivity needs of ScaleIO, VMware Virtual SAN or XtremIO? If you answered yes to any of these questions, join us for a candid discussion that will be focused on storage networks and the intersections with Ethernet, IP and Network Virtualization. We’ll provide some insight into the trends we’re seeing and you can feel free to share your thoughts and concerns or just take the opportunity to vent.
Hope to see you there!