December 3–4

Enterprise Storage Strategies Conference and Expo—Boston
Sponsored by INT Media Group, the conference and expo is a forum for IT executives, managers, and decision-makers responsible for developing and deploying enterprise-wide storage strategies. The conference adopts a comprehensive view of enterprise storage management covering resources, data, networks, and policy. The event consists of visionary and industry specific keynotes, comprehensive sessions, panels, workshops, analyst briefings, dedicated networking functions, and end-user case studies. The program covers enterprise storage resource management, data protection, and emerging technology. For more information, browse www.intmediaevents.com/storage/fall02/index.html.

December 8–13

CMG 2002—Reno, NV
Sponsored by the Computer Measurement Group, the Association of System Performance Professionals, the conference has a special focus on storage networking. Among the featured speakers are Gary Bloom, Fred Moore, Jon William Toigo, Nick Tabellion, and Randy Kerns. In addition to the storage networking focus, the program contains more than 100 technical sessions emphasizing industry issues such as scalability of Web-based applications, strategies for managing resources on demand, and performance challenges in large distributed environments. For more information, browse www.cmg.org/conference/conference.html.

December 9–11

21st Annual Data Center Conference—Las Vegas, NV
Sponsored by Gartner, this conference focuses on the issues involved in managing complex heterogeneous platforms, servers, storage, and operating systems. Topics explore the growing maturity of Windows in the data center, the future of the mainframe and Unix platforms, and the ways to deal with the explosive growth in storage requirements. A five-track program highlights servers, Wintel servers, storage, enterprise infrastructure, and enterprise management. For more information, check out www.gartner.com/us/datacenter or call (800) 778 1997 or +1 (203) 316-6757.

January 7–8

Storage Visions 2003—Las Vegas, NV
This new two-day event, which will precede the Consumer Electronics Show, features discussions about portable storage systems, storage system products and components, road maps for various markets, and data storage. Members of IBM Digital Media Group, Envivio, Seagate Technology, and Sony Systems Integration are presenting keynote addresses. For more information, check out www.storagevisions.com.

January 20–22

Server I/O 2003—Monterey, CA
Sponsored by Strategic Research Corp., the conference discusses the future of data-center infrastructure. The event focuses on three main topics: a technology debate about server, I/O, storage, and networking technologies; emerging technologies (two tracks) dealing with the future of I/I technologies and emerging companies; and a future vision as defined by industry leaders. The conference also an exhibition and Industry Awards Program that recognizes the leading contributors, products, and companies in the I/O field. For more information, browse www.serverio.com/info.htm.

February 19–20

Storage and Storage Networking in the Financial Services Sector Symposium—New York, NY
Sponsored by Information Management Network, the symposium consists of two concurrent tracks that focus on more than 25 sessions emphasizing today's issues and tomorrow's challenges in the area of data storage infrastructure, security, and storage management. The Interop Lab Showcase's exhibit area will be limited in size for 20 sponsors to allow attendees to spend more time with a select group of vendors whose products have a direct correlation to the content being presented. For more information, check out http://secure.imn.org/conference/im/index2.cfm?sys_code=21209_TE_storage_storage_networking&header=on

March 12–19

CeBIT 2003—Hannover, Germany
Sponsored by Deutsche Messe AG and Hannover Fairs USA, Inc., the conference is expected to attract more than 700,000 people and 8,000 exhibitors. In addition to 13 halls dedicated to displaying networking solutions, the event features a SAN Exchange Pavilion, which will showcase the latest SAN solutions and products. For more information, browse www.hfusa.com/cebit.

April 5–10

NAB2003—Las Vegas, NV
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) conference features educational sessions within multiple conference tracks targeting every area of electronic media—all supporting the technologies and applications found on the exhibit floor. For more information, check out www.nab.org/conventions/nab2003.

April 7–10

20th IEEE Symposium on Mass Storage Systems—San Diego, CA
Held in cooperation with the 11th NASA Goddard Space Flight Conference on Mass Storage, this event, which touts "Global Access to Distributed Storage," provides a forum for discussing issues relevant to the management of large volumes of data. The emphasis is on current and future solutions that address data management, storage systems and media, data acquisition, and long-term retention of data. For more information, browse www.storageconference.org/2003/index.html.

April 9–11

Storage Management—Chicago, IL
Sponsored by TechTarget, the conference is suitable for senior IT professionals responsible for managing their company's storage operations. Topics include backup, automation, storage area management, storage resource management, security, business continuity, and capacity planning. For more information, check out www.ttconferences.com.

June 16–18, 2003

Storage Management Europe—London, England
Sponsored by TechTarget, the conference focuses on the strategies, processes, and procedures needed to get the most out of your storage infrastructure. Discussions deal with planning for SAN consolidation and growth, ensuring recoverable backups, and meeting service level agreements. Steve Duplessie (IT analyst), W. Curtis Preston (The Storage Group), Richard Scannell (GlassHouse Technologies), Randy Kerns (Evaluator Group), Jaime Gruener (Yankee Group), and Marc Farley (storage author and commentator), and others discuss best practices for planning, design, implementation, and management of storage. For registration information, browse http://storagemanagement2002.techtarget.com/html/registration.htm.

September 10–12

Storage Decisions—Chicago, IL
Sponsored by TechTarget, the conference is designed for senior enterprise IT professionals responsible for making decisions to maximize storage ROI. Topics include storage virtualization, networked storage, backup and recovery, SAN expenses, security, and SAN/NAS convergence. For more information, check out www.ttconferences.com.

November 18–21

SAN Europe 2003—Munich, Germany
Speakers, panelists, instructors, and exhibitors focus on the future of storage area network (SAN) technology. The conference features technical sessions, end-user perspectives, and analyst views of the storage market. For more information, check out www.saneurope.com.

This article was originally published on November 01, 2002