Take a crash course in "Optimization of Storage Virtualization," a seminar given by Michael Kestigian of Ingram Micro at the 2010 NY Tech Summit. To download a pdf of the slides for this presentation, see the Cloud Computing, Virtualization & Data Center track page.
Storage virtualization has been practiced in large scale data centers for nearly 20 years. With advances in storage media, software engineering, and service level delivery models, storage has taken on operational and management functions once found only in software applications. Maximizing any investment in storage means optimizing the use of these platforms to enhance information availability, data movement, and security. This seminar shares best practices in improving the return on storage virtualization investments.