The SNIA Europe Datacenter Technologies Academy begins its second year tomorrow with an event in London at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Center at 9:30 a.m. The 2011 Academy series will explore the latest trends and developments in the application of infrastructure technologies within the modern IT environment. The rebranded series (formerly the SNIA Europe Academy launched in 2005) achieved new levels of support in 2010.
Each Academy agenda delivers vendor-neutral content delivered by members of the SNIA alongside presentations from many of the leading vendors in the data center technologies market. The 2011 program will focus a large part of the agenda on the hottest aspect of IT infrastructure design, i.e. that of Cloud-based architectures. The SNIA, through it Cloud Storage Initiative (the CSI) is at the forefront of thinking with regard to cloud computing standards to benefit of users worldwide. The Cloud Data Management Interface (CDMI) standard is a prime example of this.
The SNIA CSI is promoting the adoption of cloud storage as a new delivery model that provides elastic, on-demand storage, billed only for what is used. The simplicity of the cloud means that some long held dreams of information management are finally coming true. The emphasis has moved from managing your storage to managing your data in the cloud and at the SNIA Europe Datacenter Technologies Academy delegates will be able to learn more about the association’s latest advice and best practices in this area.
After this week's London event, the next event in the series will be held in Milan on June 7 at the Milan Marriott. For more information and to register for these upcoming events – visit the conference web site and enter promo code: L71D11.