Storage World Conference 2005

2005 Agenda

Color key
Blue: General Session: Keynotes, Rountables, Panels
Green: Tutorials: Part of the Storage World Education Program (SWEP)
Red: ASNP End-User Perspective Series



Wednesday, June 8                             Go to Tuesday, June 7th                                  Go to Thursday, June 9th  

7:00 am - 8:00 am

Breakfast, Grand Ballroom Foyer

8:00 am - Noon

General Session- Grand Ballroom
8:00 am - 8:25 am ASNP End-User Perspective Series: Case Study - A. Jurgens, Storage Technologist, ChevronTexaco
8:30 am - 8:55 am Analyst Presentation - Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group
9:00 am - 9:25 am ASNP End-User Perspective Series: Case Study - Dan Pollack, Principal System Administrator, America Online  
9:30 am - 9:40 am Opening Remarks - Daniel Delshad, SWC Chairman
9:40 am - 9:50 am Break- Grand Ballroom Foyer
9:50 am - 10:15 am Analyst Presentation - Steve Duplessie, Founder and Sr. Analyst, Enteprise Strategy Group
10:20 am - 10:45  am Keynote - Njini, Ltd.
10:50 am - 11:15 am Keynote - N. Robert Hammer, Chairman, President and CEO, CommVault Systems
11:20 am - 11:45 am Keynote -
11:50 am - 12:15 pm Keynote - Brenda Zawatski, Vice President and General Manager of ILM Solutions, StorageTek

Noon - 3:00 pm            Exhibits Open - Hall B - Lunch and Face-to-Face with the Experts Session

3:00 pm - 5:55 pm Breakout Sessions - Track A, B, & C
Breakout Track A Room 104A Breakout Track B Room 104B

Breakout Track C Room 104C

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm                         

Breakout 7
Serial ATA and its Future

Moderator: Mark Ferelli, Editor-in-Chief, Computer Technology Review  

Economy disks, led by the growing acceptance of SATA, have created many new uses for disk storage. This session will address how far the SATA movement can reach and what applications this class of storage will be able to address in the future.

Breakout 8
How to use SRM to Get a Grip on Storage Management

SRM tools provide valuable insight and have proven to be helpful in managing storage networks. However the requirement to move SRM tools from a re-active, monitoring role to a pro-active management role has never been greater. This session will discuss the best practices using current SRM tools and the anticipated benefits from the coming wave of pro-active, policy-based SRM tools.

Breakout 9
Fabric Based Intelligence - Is this the Right Time?

Moderator: Dave Simpson, Editor-in-Chief, InfoStor

The increasing complexities and the growing size of storage networks are pushing storage management, security and performance functions into advanced switches. Is a switch the best place to embed storage intelligence? Or is an appliance or the existing server a better solution? This session will unravel the critical issues with fabric-based intelligence.

4:00 pm - 4:55  pm                               

Breakout 10
Storage for the SMBs -Too many Choices?

Moderator: Mike Karp, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Management Associates    

The fast growing SMB Market challenges storage providers to clear the air and to clarify their many messages and strategies for replication, backup/recovery, compliance, security, archival, and what they can realistically do about ILM. This panel will unravel the confusion surrounding the plethora of solutions confronting the SMB storage market, and identify the optimal and most practical storage strategies.

Breakout 11
Is iSCSI Ready for Prime Time?

The emergence of iSCSI has been welcomed by a growing number of IT professionals over the past few years. iSCSI enables centralized storage to be shared over low cost protocols at increased distances, but critical questions regarding security and performance persist. This panel of interface experts will analyze the remaining issues facing iSCSI and address just how far it can go.


Breakout 12
Data Protection Summit

Moderator: Arun Taneja, Founder & Sr Analyst, Taneja Group 

The value of data is increasing every day regardless of global or economic events. As a result, no single storage topic has generated more attention in the past three years than data protection. Choosing between mirroring (synch or a-synch), point-in-time copy, journaling, snapshot copy, incremental or differential backup for a given application is complicated and time consuming, with each having notable tradeoffs. This discussion will sort it all out.

Architecture and Technology Track   Room 104A Storage Management Track Room 104B Business Continuance/Disaster Recovery Track Room 104C
5:00 pm - 5:55 pm 

Tutorial 10
IP Sans Futures

Instructor: Tom Clark, Director, SAN Solutions Technology, MCDATA Corporation 

The session starts out by defining an IP SAN in comparison with other networked storage topologies. It goes on to describe the underlying technologies and highlight current implementation details such as security, performance, availability, and vendor support. The session then explains how IP SANs fit in the infrastructure of large Enterprises, and how they fit in small/medium Enterprises. Finally, the session discusses the features, functionality and adoption expected over the next 18 months.

Tutorial 11
Information Lifecycle Management - What it Means to the End-user

In today’s IT department there are virtually endless amounts of data (information) that must be created, indexed, accessed, archived, secured and even deleted. This tutorial investigates the relatively new topic of Information Life Cycle Management and what it means to the end user.


  • What is ILM
  • Who cares (maybe you should?)
  • Placement
  • Backup & Recovery
  • Repurposing
  • Index and Retrieval
  • Migration and Optimization
  • Regulatory Archiving
  • Deletion
  • Destruction

Tutorial 12
Using Disk for Backup and Archiving - Better than Tape?

Instructor: W. Curtis Preston, VP Data Protection Services, GlassHouse Technologies 

This tutorial provides an overview of the entire range of disk-based backup, from traditional uses to new trends,as well as the impact on networked storage applications.


  • Comparison of disk versus tape backup
  • Advantages of disk
  • Current role of disk in backup and how it works
  • New Backup Media – it’s affordable!
    JBOD and RAID configurations
  • Indications for use
  • Issues with using disk for backup
  • New products for backup to disk

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm              ASNP 2nd Annual Summit, Reception and Dinner, Westin Hotel

Go to Tuesday, June 7th                                                                                                               Go to Thursday, June 9th