Date(s) - 08/17/2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
The Current State of Storage Technology
ILTACON-2017 Annual Educational Conference
General Education Session
Event Code: #ILTAG148
Date: August 17, 2017
Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM PT
Area of Focus: IT Operations
The market for storage options is changing rapidly. Let’s review available options at multiple tiers, from low-cost cold storage to high-performance flash arrays. Discover the role of hybrid cloud integrations and whether or not hyperconvergence is something you should explore.
Outline the latest players in the field, especially those in the flash array arena
Gain real-world tips from firms that have recently replaced/upgraded their storage solutions
Identify what to look for in storage trends in 2017 and beyond
Determine how best to manage tiers of storage
ILTACON-2017 Information and Registration: www.iltanet.org
Christopher Kusek is Chief Technology Officer of Portland, OR based system integrator and VAR, Xiologix, LLC. With over 20 years of experience in IT as a Technology Evangelist and Industry leader, Christopher plays a key role in Xiologix’s growth leading its storage and engineering practice to evaluate and architect solutions that meet client’s tactical and strategic goals.
Prior to Xiologix, Christopher spent three years at EMC where he was the Global Lead for Cloud and Virtualization. In this position he was focused on the company’s relationship and integration with VMware, VCE, Storage and Cloud Services. Christopher was also responsible for Product Management, Marketing and Sales. Before that, he worked at NetApp as a Technology Evangelist and Principal Consultant responsible for pre-sales and post-sales hybrid consulting engagements surrounding Virtualization, Storage, Microsoft and security solutions. Most recently Christopher has returned from spending the past two years responsible for theater wide infrastructure operations for the war effort in Afghanistan.
Christopher is connected to current and future trends; a strategist who comprehends complex business and technology problems uses his organization and leadership skills to solve them. An industry recognized expert Christopher is an EMC Elect and VMware vExpert, while also an accomplished speaker and author with six books published. With over 20 years of industry experience spend focused on creating innovative business solutions, Christopher’s expertise is integral to Xiologix’s ability to lead its clients to the right solution for their business.