The September Storage Boot camp capped off another great month for the Ingram Micro Storage team. The event helped to educate customers on a variety of different topics. We heard from a number of hardware manufacturers, such as Buffalo Tech, Iomega and LaCie and how their products fit into some of the solutions below.
Some of the solution discussion highlights:
Business Continuity – Storage plays a significant role in BC/DR. The most important facet of recovering from an IT disaster, is retention and accessibility of the Data that was in danger. Leveraging things like effective Backup software as well as replication help to round out this solution. Some of the Software partners we heard from included Symantec, CA, as well as IBM Software.
Data De-duplication – The abundance of data in our environments today continues to propel the needs of storage further forward. However looking at the type of data we retain as well as the potential redundant data sets we keep, exemplify the necessity of a Data De-Duplication solution.
Unified Fabric – Not only do storage solutions continue to evolve, but how we connect to that storage continues to change along with it. The viability of 10Gb, iSCSI, and FCoe continue to change the connectivity to storage solutions. Qlogic came in and articulated how their products facilitate these newer types of connections.
From an Ingram Micro stand point we continued to highlight some of the available resources for our partners.
Ingram Micro Pre-Sales Technical Support
The Solution Center
Ingram Micro Services Network