3 Top Storage Trends for 2015 Revealed

3 Top Storage Trends for 2015 Revealed


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Duration 60min
Wendy Schuchart
Contributing Editor
Wendy Schuchart
Wendy Schuchart is a technology journalist with more than a decade experience in enterprise IT. Most recently, Schuchart was the senior site editor of TechTarget's CIO Media Group. She has also served as section editor for UBM's Network Computing and Secure Enterprise. Connect with her on Twitter @wendyschuchart
Howard Marks
Founder and Chief Scientist
Deepstorage LLC
Howard Marks
Howard Marks is founder and chief scientist at Deepstorage LLC, a storage consultancy and independent test lab based in Santa Fe, N.M. and concentrating on storage and data center networking. In more than 25 years of consulting, Marks has designed and implemented storage systems, networks, management systems and Internet strategies at organizations including American Express, J.P. Morgan, Borden Foods, U.S. Tobacco, BBDO Worldwide, Foxwoods Resort Casino and the State University of New York at Purchase. The testing at DeepStorage Labs is informed by that real world experience.

He has been a frequent contributor to Network Computing and InformationWeek since 1999 and a speaker at industry conferences including Comnet, PC Expo, Interop and Microsoft's TechEd since 1990. He is the author of Networking Windows and co-author of Windows NT Unleashed (Sams).

He is co-host, with Ray Lucchesi of the monthly Greybeards on Storage podcast where the voices of experience discuss the latest issues in the storage world with industry leaders. You can find the podcast at: http://www.deepstorage.net/NEW/GBoS
Steve Wojtowecz
VP, Storage & Network Management SW Development
Steve Wojtowecz
Steve “Woj” Wojtowecz is the VP of Storage SW Development for the software suite of storage solutions offered by IBM Cloud & Smarter Infrastructure (C&SI). In this role, Woj is responsible for the delivery of offerings such as Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM), Tivoli Productivity Center (TPC), Virtual Storage Center (VSC) and a variety of other storage solutions. Working closely with IBM Research and IBM Systems Technology Group, Woj is focused on building compelling long term IBM strategic competitive advantage, to provide clients with sustainable solutions to enable their growth while ensuring the availability, performance, and long term economic efficiencies of their storage infrastructure.

Prior to his current role, Woj was the VP of Engineering, Technology and Office of the CTO in the Internet Security Solutions (ISS) division in IBM. In this role, Woj was responsible for the delivery of the “Proventia” line of security products, the managed security services offerings and the technical long term strategy for the solution offerings.

Prior assignments included:
Vice President, Development, Engineering, Services and Client Support at ISS. Responsibilities included management for all technical development and delivery of the entire ISS division products (software and appliances), managed security services, professional services, as well as all post sale client support activities.
Director, Software Group Technical Strategy. There Woj was responsible for setting the technical directions that span across the various Software Group brands, and other IBM lines of business.
Director, Software Engineering and Development for the Security and Directory Solutions for IBM Tivoli Software. Responsible for all development activities in delivering Directory and Security Solutions.
Director, Strategy for IBM Tivoli Software. In this role, Woj was responsible for providing direction for business strategy, portfolio solutions, competitive insight and market analysis.

Woj has enjoyed a 24-year career with IBM, in various management roles that included all areas of software design, development, strategy, marketing, sales, support, and services.

Woj has a BS degree in management information systems from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York. His hobbies include fishing, archery, and anything else outdoors.

As CIOs and IT architects continue to be pressured by management to do more with less and by users to just do more they’ll have to plan how to accommodate three trends in the IT marketplace – shifting to a hybrid cloud model; big data analytics; and new data protection challenges from BYOD.

Attend this webinar to learn how to:

  • Use cloud services to improve disaster recovery while limiting costs
  • Keep BYOD from becoming “Users must Backup Your Own Data”
  • Protect software as a service (SaaS) data
  • Improve primary storage and collaboration through the cloud

Register for this webinar to learn how forward thinking IT organizations can embrace these trends and deliver even better storage, data protection and disaster recovery services to their users. 

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