Quantum earlier this week announced that the Network Storage University, of which Quantum is both creator and major sponsor, will host a national seminar series for storage professionals, "IP Storage - Extending the Enterprise," featuring noted author and consultant Jon William Toigo. The series will be held in 12 U.S. cities beginning Aug. 21 in Los Angeles.
The focus of the seminar will be new and anticipated technologies such as Internet SCSI (iSCSI), Fibre Channel (over) Internet Protocol (FCIP), Internet Fibre Channel Protocol (IFCP) and Storage Over Internet Protocol (SOIP). In addition to Toigo, Quantum is partnering with other industry vendors to provide their views on this technology, followed by roundtable discussions where participants will have the opportunity to address specific questions to the experts.
"IP Storage is the next evolution of network storage architecture and brings with it a burgeoning set of technologies," said Toigo. "As a result, there is a lot of hype which leads to many misperceptions and misunderstandings about the capabilities and limitations of the technology, and the appropriate fit for enterprise storage. The purpose of the NSU series is to sort through the hype and provide end users with the basic information they need to make intelligent purchasing decisions."
The 2002 seminar series will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on:
- Aug. 21 in Los Angeles, Calif.
- Aug. 27 in Tempe, Ariz.
- Sept. 5 in Denver, Colo.
- Sept. 17 in Dallas, Texas
- Sept. 19 in Cleveland, Ohio
- Sept. 24 in Boston, Mass.
- Sept. 26 in New York, N.Y.
- Oct. 1 in Washington, D.C.
- Oct. 3 in Atlanta, Ga.
- Oct. 10 in Miami, Fla.
- Oct. 22 in Bellevue, Wash.
- Oct. 24 in San Jose, Calif.
For more information and to register for this free seminar, visit the NSU Web site at http://www.networkstorageu.com.