Whiteboard Webinar: Dealing with the Multi-Storage Vendor Data Center

Join Storage Switzerland’s Lead Analyst, George Crump for a Whiteboard Webinar as he discusses a key challenge facing data centers today, the multi-vendor storage infrastructure. Most data centers today have multiple storage systems from multiple vendors each with their own feature set and user interface. Storage sprawl is rampant. The vendor community offers IT three potential solutions to address the storage sprawl problem:

  • Replace all the storage hardware with a single consolidated storage system
  • Keep the hardware variety but consolidate the software by replacing each hardware vendor’s software with a software-defined storage solution
  • Keep using multiple storage solutions and live with the problem

In this 15 minute Whiteboard Webinar, George discusses the pros and cons of each of these potential solutions and provides an alternative. Implement a Global Dashboard that compliments the current storage systems instead of replacing them. Join us live on Wednesday, July 25th at Noon Eastern / 9:00 am Pacific Time.

Our white paper “How to Deal with Storage Diversity” is available in advance to webinar registrants. In it, Storage Switzerland provides ways to manage the multi-vendor storage data center so that IT can have the best of both worlds, workload-specific storage that is better managed and more fully utilized.

Joseph is a Lead Analyst with DSMCS, Inc. and an IT veteran with over 35 years of experience in the high tech industries. He has held senior technical positions with several major OEMs, VARs, and System Integrators, providing them with technical pre and post- sales support for a wide variety of data protection solutions. He also provided numerous technical analyst articles for Storage Switzerland as well as acting as their chief editor for all technical content up to the time Storage Switzerland closed upon their acquisition by StorONE. In the past, he also designed, implemented and supported backup, recovery and encryption solutions in addition to providing Disaster Recovery planning, testing and data loss risk assessments in distributed computing environments on UNIX and Windows platforms for various OEM's, VARs and System Integrators.

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