Fujifilm's 2nd Annual IT Executive Seminar - Into Tomorrow with Tape Storage

Protecting The Data... and The Bottom Line!

February 24 - 27, 2010 Barton Creek Resort & Spa, Austin, TX

Schedule of Events

Wednesday February 24, 2010

7:00pm
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Thursday February 25, 2010

Speaker Presentations* - The Forum Amphitheater
9:00am
Welcome and Opening Comments - Fujifilm Recording Media USA
"You Survived the Great Recession, Now What?"
Jon Toigo, Toigo Partners International
Data storage expert Jon Toigo takes a look at what corporate America’s data centers had to do to simply survive the economic down turn and what they need to do going forward in the critical "c4" areas of compliance, continuity, cost containment and carbon footprint.
"The Evolving Roles of Tape and Disk in the High Performance-Data Protection Environment"
Cindy Grossman, IBM
Data protection, cost, security and efficiency concerns are putting more pressure on managing the day-to-day storage operations of the data center, and it's now more important than ever to understand best practices for backup, long-term storage and data protection. In this session, Cindy Grossman, Vice President, IBM Tape and Archive Systems, will elaborate on current data protection trends, best practices for backup and archive, disk and tape storage strategies, costs of storage, user examples and the future direction for tape storage.
"Library of Congress Case Study: High Reliability Archives, HDD vs. Tape"
Henry Newman, Instrumental, Inc.
Henry Newman, Storage Architect and www.enterprisestorageforum.com columnist reviews the trade-off between tape and disk for the archive market. The case study he is presenting reviews an actual set of requirements and data from the Library of Congress as part of a workshop the Library held in September on preservation archives.
"The Truth about Tape Storage"
Rob Sims, Crossroads Systems, Inc
This session provides attendees with simple, yet powerful tips on how to improve an existing storage system. Starting with a brief overview of the history of tape storage, the session quickly provides insight on why tape problems typically solicit finger pointing and not solutions. Instead of resolving tape problems by replacing tape and hoping the problem goes away, this session outlines four specific areas that cause tape problems: human/natural, drives, the systems, and media. What is often considered a hassle can shift to a money-saving exercise that solves defects by addressing the root problem.
"Demystifying Storage Hype – Life beyond Buzzword Bingo"
Greg Schulz, StorageIO
Archive, Backup, BC, Cluster, Cloud, Dedupe, DR, FCoE, iSCSI, IOV, LTO, Object Storage, Optimization, RAID, SSD, Tape, VTL or WAFS among others, do we have a buzzword BINGO yet? Many of these buzzwords, technologies or techniques are fun to talk about, however what’s the business value proposition to your organizations, let alone the caveats? This fast pace session will take a quick look at some common storage hype and realities along with what to keep an eye on today and for the future.
"Backup and Recovery at Dell — lessons learned"
Brian Monroe, Global Backup and Recovery Analyst, Dell Inc.
After a 7 year stretch with the University of California, Davis as a Sr. network administrator, Brian joined the Dell team in 2006 right in the middle of its attempt to migrate the entire backup and recovery operation in Austin from a tape library backup solution to a disk-to-tape backup solution. Listen in while Brian unfolds the story of why the decision was made in the first place, the bedlam that ensued, the lessons learned, and how Dell restored peace and order to its backup universe.
"Data Tape Migration, Who, What, When and Why"
Gregory Servos, Ovation Data Services
This session will provide a thought provoking look into some of the issues, problems, benefits and ways to manage the information life cycle more efficiently, and how to better prepare for the inevitable; a complete data migration. With over 20 years of experience in data migration and data preservations, Gregory Servos will discuss the 5 golden “Ws” that every business should be aware of.
"Our National Pastime All The Time – Archiving for Future Generations"
Tab Butler, Major League Baseball Network
Tab Butler, Director of Media Management at MLB Network discusses the challenges of capturing, cataloging, searching, and storing huge amounts of digital video content. With a rigid launch date of 1/1/09, and 50 million households watching, the MLB Network went on the air...but that was only half the story. The bigger challenge was managing up to 10 TB of new and unique digital video content per day, as we recorded the history of the 2009 MLB Season. Tab Butler shares his experiences and creative solutions in solving these challenges.
5:00pm
End of Thursday Speaker presentations
7:00pm
Dinner Reception

Friday February 26, 2010

Speaker Presentations* - The Forum Amphitheater
9:00am
"Fine Tuning and Finding the Data Storage Sweet Spot "
John Menzik, AT&T
A return speaker from last year, John will update the group on what has occurred within AT&T with the task of deploying de-duplication, targeted tape usage, VTL, encryption, archiving and large data replications since last year. He will discuss specifically data class and how tape and de-dup are a certainty to be used together with data class being key on getting the most of both solutions and finding the data storage sweet spot.
"Managing Terascale Computing Systems and Petascale Data Archives"
Tommy Minyard, Texas Advanced Computing Center
Speaker Panel Discussion and Q&A
moderated by Mark Ferelli, Freelance Journalist, former Editor-in–Chief, Computer Technology Review
The Summit will wrap up with the opportunity to engage the speakers in Q&A and address additional topics related to the Speaker presentations.
12:45pm
Individually Selected Afternoon Activities
  • Golf/Tennis/Spa or
  • Texas Advamced Computing Center Tour, University of Texas-Austin
7:00pm
Farewell Reception and Dinner

Saturday February 27, 2010

8:00am
Breakfast and departures
* Speakers subject to change
Watch Videos & Download Presentations

Tape: The Zombie Technology

Tape plas a continuing role in meeting the storage challenge

by Mark Ferelli

Far from a commercial, the total amount of valuable information was, in the words of one data manager, 'staggering.'
Read the article about the 1st Annual Seminar

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The conference was wonderful. The materials and discussions were great.
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