Storage Considerations for Desktop Virtualization

Original Broadcast Date
Aug 20, 2009
 
Now Available
Length Approximately one hour
Speakers Shai Harmelin, Solutions Architect, Isilon Systems
Evan Watkins, Director of Operations & QA, Surgient
Dave Simpson, Editor-In-Chief, InfoStor
Carryl Roy, Editor-in-Chief, Virtual Strategy Magazine

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Description

The on-time and cost-effective delivery of complex IT services and infrastructure requires careful planning and the definition of a storage strategy - otherwise the management overhead and costs can grow exponentially with each additional VM or multi-tier service.  As a storage decision maker, you need solutions that enable "Simplicity at Scale", so that expanding your virtualized deployment can be done rapidly - without increasing your IT support budget or causing downtime for your constituents. 

Join experts from Isilon Systems and Surgient for a 60-minute, free webinar on best practices for defining and managing scalable storage solutions for self-service infrastructure delivery. Surgient is the leading provider of IT service delivery optimization and virtualization automation -- using Surgient to enable the self-service data center, world-class companies including IBM, Merck, Raymond James, HP, AHIMA, EMC, CA, Iron Mountain, GE, SAP, and Microsoft are reducing capital costs, increasing operational efficiency, improving compliance, and driving overall business agility.  Isilon's experience in supporting more than 1,000 customers and its partnership with VMware has created new solutions that reduce the cost of deploying and managing storage for large-scale virtual environments.  Together, both companies will provide key insights and address your challenging issues, including how to:

  • Use scale-out NAS to reduce operational cost and complexity
  • Achieve over 80% utilization of your raw storage capacity
  • Add capacity and performance on-the-fly with live-running virtual machines
  • Leverage cost-effective data protection strategies across all your VMs
  • Increase utilization rates with pay-as-you-grow capabilities, thin provisioning, data reduction, and TCO reduction

Join experts from Isilon Systems and Surgient for a 60-minute, free webinar on best practices for defining and managing scalable storage solutions for self-service infrastructure delivery.



Speakers Title
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Shai Harmelin
Solutions Architect
Isilon Systems

 
 
 
Evan Watkins
Director of Operations & QA
Surgient

 
 
 
Dave Simpson
Editor-In-Chief
InfoStor

 
 
 
Carryl Roy
Editor-in-Chief
Virtual Strategy Magazine

 
 
 




About Isilon Systems :

Isilon Systems (NASDAQ: ISLN) is the proven leader in scale-out NAS. By combining Isilon IQ scale-out NAS storage systems with VMware, enterprises can eliminate the bottlenecks caused by traditional SAN and NAS storage architectures and create a fully virtualized infrastructure – from servers to storage – which maximizes data center performance and utilization while reducing the costs and complexity of storage sprawl.



About Surgient :

Surgient, the leader in self-service data center enablement, leverages leading virtualization and systems management technologies to automate the deployment and management of complex IT services. Through a patented self-service approach, administrators and users access resource pools on-demand and through guaranteed reservations. With support for mixed virtual/physical environments and seamless scaling from the department to the enterprise, Surgient drives substantial business savings