Join the CSI at SNW – April 12-15 in Orlando FL

Take advantage of educational SNIA Tutorials on Cloud, a Pavilion devoted to Cloud Storage Solutions, a “Birds-of-a-Feather” session on Cloud standards, and a Lab where you can go “hands-on” to explore disaster recovery, backup, and archive solutions that run in the cloud. Learn more at and at


WAN Optimization and Cloud Computing Monday, April 12, 1:00pm-1:55pm, Gatlin A2. Learn how WAN optimization is one of the key–and often overlooked–technology component necessary for the adoption of cloud computing.

Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) – the Cloud Storage Standard Monday, April 12, 1:55pm-2:40pm, Gatlin A2. Get an overview of the SNIA published CDMI cloud storage standard overview of the standard and learn how interoperability between clouds is achieved.

Sunshine User Base Accountability With Your Cloud Storage Monday, April 12, 4:05pm-4:50pm. Now more than ever with the onset of cloud storage and the difficulty in making business more accountable for the storage they use, you need tools to calculate and communicate the storage costs to your user base.

Cloud Storage: Where Does it Fit into Tomorrow’s IT? Tuesday, April 13, 4:00pm – 4:55pm, Gatlin E3. Explore the various facets of Cloud Storage and learn about the potential of the Cloud evolution.

Well-Grounded Approach to the Cloud Tuesday, April 13, 4:55pm-5:$0pm, Gatlin E3. Learn about the five pillars on how storage enables the cloud, and how to successfully deploy a service-oriented infrastructure for your cloud environments – private and public.

Cloud Archiving Thursday, April 15, 8:30am – 9:15pm Conway. This tutorial reviews various architectures on how a cloud archive can be built, from private to public and hybrid models, using an organization’s existing information management resources.

Cloud Storage Security Introduction Thursday, April 15, 10:20am-11:05am, Gatlin A4. Learn about techniques to mitigate threats rising from the introduction of computing and data services in a virtualized and service provider context.

Cloud Storage Securing CDMI Thursday, April 15, 11:15am – 12:00pm, Gatlin A4. This session will overview the security of the new CDMI standard, which includes protective measures employed in the management and access of data and storage.


Tuesday April 15, 12:15pm-3:00pm & 5:40pm-8:40pm, Wednesday, April 15, 12:00pm-3:00 pm, Gatlin C. Visit the Pavilion to learn how Cloud Storage Initiative members are transforming the way companies implement the cloud:

Bycast – Protecting and preserving digital assets over their lifetime

Cleversafe – a storage and retrieval system that provides massive scalability, reliability and security

CloudOptix- a cloud virtualization software company that develops MeghaWare software products and solutions

EMC –a multi-tenant storage environment to build on-premise cloud services or leverage a public cloud to deliver content and information services anywhere in the world

Mezeo – providing a software platform for the deployment of cloud storage by service providers

NetApp – providing IT as a Service (ITaaS) with proven technologies for secure multi-tenancy, service automation, data mobility, storage efficiency, and integrated data protection.

Sun Oracle – deploying and backing up Oracle software in the cloud

Monday April 12 – Wednesday April 14, 9:00am-5:00pm & 7:30pm-9:30pm, Gatlin D

“Learn before you leap” into some of the latest cloud storage technologies from cloud providers Asigra, Consonus, and Terremark at this lab open to all IT end user SNW attendees!

Tuesday April 15, 8:30pm, St. John’s Rooms 32-33

Join CSI members and fellow Cloud aficionados in a lively discussion of “all things cloud storage”.

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