Virtualisation Gets Motoring at Storage Expo

By | October 17, 2006

Virtualisation is growing in popularity and at the keynote chaired by Frank Timons from Robert W Baird ‘Getting virtualisation motoring for your company’ you can find out why. The session at Storage Expo on 18th October contains real world examples from David France, IT Director, Honda Formula 1 and Paul Thomas, Data Services Manager, Britannia Building Society.

Virtualisation is the logical grouping of resources that can be accessed in ways that deliver benefits over the original configuration. The diverse case studies in this keynote will illustrate the benefits of virtualisation to an organisation and demonstrate that independent of data type, there are common lessons that can be extracted that you can exploit for sophisticated orchestration of your storage network. The keynote debate takes place at Storage Expo at 11:15 on Wednesday 18th October. Visit, for more information.

Paul Thomas, Data Services Manager, Britannia Building Society, takes a positive standpoint on this keynote, “Storage virtualisation, using StoreAge´s multiview product, has allowed us to replicate whole environments in a fraction of the time and filestore. This has improved the service provided to both business and technical customers and created new opportunities in the way we deliver solutions.”

Frank Timons from Robert W Baird comments, “We are seeing server virtualisation being widely adopted but storage virtualisation has not been so widely accepted, I think that this is about to change. I expect to see continued growth in storage virtualisation driven by end user demand for better storage management. We are seeing VMware being used by 23% of organisations and we expect this to reach 45% in two years time. The virtualisation keynote at Storage Expo will show how.

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