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Demartek Presents Storage Best Practices at SNW Europe 2010

31 August 2010

, President of Demartek, will present two sessions and participate in a panel at the Storage Networking World Conference (SNW) in Frankfurt, Germany. Dennis Martin Presenting at SNW Europe 2010

Storage Best Practices for Microsoft Server Applications

Dennis Martin Presenting at SNW Europe 2010

Storage is critical for the primary Microsoft server-based applications, including Exchange Server, SQL Server and SharePoint Server. In this session, we will explore some of the basics of storage devices and interfaces, and the reasons for selecting each one. We will discuss a few of the best storage practices for each of the Microsoft applications, then we will show some performance data from the Demartek lab comparing the same Microsoft server application with Solid State Drives (SSD), Fibre-Channel and SAS disk drives and SATA disk drives.

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I/O Virtualization - The Next Virtualization Frontier

Do you use the full bandwidth in all of your server adapters, network interface cards, RAID controllers all the time? Or do you only need peak bandwidth for these adapters some of the time? Would you like to make a rack full of servers use only the storage and network adapters that they actually need, rather than having to put expensive cards in every server? I/O virtualization is emerging as a great way to virtualize your underused adapters across your server infrastructure. In this session, we will define I/O virtualization and how it complements server virtualization. We will discuss extending the PCI Express bus and InfiniBand bus and new standards such as SR-IOV and MR-IOV. We will also discuss how I/O Virtualization compares to technologies such as Fibre Channel NPIV, DCB and FCoE. As is customary, Dennis will discuss results of his early lab testing with these technologies.

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Panel Discussion: FCoE - The Arrival of the New Data Center

Dennis will be moderating this discussion on Fibre Channel over Ethernet with other industry participants. For more information, please visit