The growth of unstructured data and ever-changing IT demands are driving IT organizations to adopt scalable data protection strategies that don't break the bank. Protecting enterprise information against disasters, data loss, or datacenter downtime—particularly in regulated industries—can be expensive and complex. While many storage vendors sell disaster recovery solutions, customers are finding themselves locked-in to expensive, proprietary products that are hard to exchange.
Open, software-defined storage is a new approach that brings applications closer to data while adding agility and intelligence. Software-defined storage enables you to deploy storage how you need, when you need, and where you need—across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
Join this webinar to understand:
- The definition of software-defined storage.
- How to create a flexible IT architecture that solves your archiving challenges.
- 5 considerations for data protection.
- Advantages of tiered storage environments.
- Cost versus performance trade-offs.
- Workloads ideally suited for software-defined storage.
Speaker: Ross Turk, director of product marketing, Storage and Big Data, Red Hat
Ross is responsible for product marketing for Red Hat Ceph Storage, Red Hat's software-defined storage solution. He has more than 15 years of experience creating open source software, managing complex IT systems, and helping companies serve software developers. Previously, Ross was vice president of product marketing and community for Inktank, which was acquired by Red Hat in 2014. Before joining Inktank, he managed developer communities for Talend, Alcatel-Lucent, and SourceForge.net—the world’s largest open source community. He also led the engineering team for SourceForge and provided architectural leadership.
Date: July 7, 2015
Time: 2 p.m. ET
Length: 1 hour
Audience: Business and Technical