ISIT, SNIA host Saudi storage networking workshop

One-day Europe Mini Academy will focus on green storage technologies, data protection

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ISIT, SNIA host Saudi storage networking workshop Mahesh Vaidya, CEO of ISIT says that many CIOs are turning to green storage technologies to try and reduce costs.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 25, 2011

ISIT Middle East is organising a one-day Europe Mini Academy in Riyadh Saudi Arabia on behalf of the Storage Networking Industry Association Europe on 30th May at the Marriot Hotel.

The event will focus on cloud storage and security, virtualisation, green storage technologies, data protection and fibre channel over Ethernet and is designed to encourage high-level knowledge exchange to promote the understanding and adoption of networked storage and other data centre technologies.

SNIA is a non-profit trade association, designed to lead the global storage industry in developing and promoting standards, technologies and educational services to empower organisations in the management of information.

The workshop's one-day agenda is developed around content from a vendor-neutral SNIA tutorial programme. SNIA Europe has conducted similar workshops at Abu Dhabi and Dubai earlier.

According to Mahesh Vaidya, CEO at ISIT Middle East and chairman of Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Europe, Middle East Committee, regional CIOs are increasingly looking towards green storage and cloud technologies to help reduce capital (CAPEX) and operational expenditure (OPEX) in IT infrastructure, according.

"A large amount of investment is put into storage infrastructure, which is an integral part of the whole network. Therefore, it is essential to look at the business impact of these technologies and solutions. The discussion on cost savings especially CAPEX and OPEX has been ongoing for some time but with new age technologies such as cloud, virtualisation and green solutions, the technology landscape has definitely changed," he said.

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