Extending SANs to the Cloud:
What the Data Storage Vendors Forgot

Wednesday September 26, 2012
TIME: 12:00pm ET/ 9:00am ET

Storage area networks (SANs) have become the de facto model for data storage systems. Yet, in a recent survey, 5 out of 6 respondents indicated that they were already using or planning to use cloud storage. Clearly IT administrators are now rethinking the traditional SAN in light of new technologies and economic models enabled by the cloud.

In fact, the traditional SAN has a number of challenges:
  • An outdated capital and administratively intensive economic model
  • 3-5 year life cycles, requiring costly upgrades and migrations that introduce considerable business risk
  • Scalability and flexibility limitations across geographic distances
  • Substantial additional infrastructure for disaster recovery
Join this webinar where we will discuss how cloud storage and cloud storage gateways can overcome these limitations using a pay-as-you-go cost model, unlimited capacity, multi-site scalability and even cloud-based disaster recovery without dedicated infrastructure and resources.

Learn how Cloud SANs are rapidly becoming a new approach to building and enhancing storage area networks.

What Attendees will learn:
  • How cloud storage can be used as another tier of storage
  • Why cloud storage reduces maintenance demands
  • How cloud storage changes storage economics
  • The benefits customers experience as a result of cloud storage
Who should attend:
  • IT Directors
  • IT Managers
  • Storage Administrators

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Nicos Vekiarides,
CEO, TwinStrata

Nicos manages all day to day company functions at TwinStrata. Nicos has spent 20 years in the data storage field, both as a business manager and as an entrepreneur and founder in startup companies. Most recently, Nicos served as Vice President of Product Strategy and Technology at Incipient, Inc., where he helped deliver the industry's first storage virtualization solution embedded in a Cisco switch fabric.

Nicos holds an MS in Computer Engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.


Jamie Epstein,
Web Editor TMCnet

Jamie Epstein is a TMCnet Web Editor. Previously she interned at News 12 Long Island as a Reporter’s Assistant. After working as an Administrative Assistant for a year, she joined TMC as a Web Editor for TMCnet. Jamie grew up on the North Shore of Long Island and holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication with a concentration in broadcasting from Five Towns College.