SNIA Middle East Academy to promote storage
ISIT and SNIA Europe to hold academy event to focus on storage and data centre issues
Storage and security systems integrator ISIT and the Storage Networking Industry Association of Europe (SNIA Europe), are to host the SNIA Middle East Academy, to share the latest knowledge on storage and data centre solutions.
The event, which will be held on 3rd September, 2015 at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Dubai, will cover topics including the need for state-of-the-art storage technologies and security standards to help enhance and improve efforts in protecting critical data of companies in the region.
"The SNIA Middle East Academy is a timely event that looks towards increasing both awareness and knowledge on the significant role that storage and data centres will play in the future," said Mahesh Vaidya, CEO, of ISIT and chairman of Middle East Committee, SNIA Europe. "With the advent of IoT, Big Data and Cloud, traditional storage methods will not be able to keep pace with the growth in data and complexities in storage needs. Companies in the Middle East have to implement efforts in ensuring the correct storage strategies are in place-avoiding the risk of being overwhelmed with so much data in the future."
The academy will include sessions on software defined storage and flash storage, along with keynotes from Mahesh Vaidya, Chairman-Middle East Committee, SNIA Europe and CEO of ISIT; Ossama El Samadoni, Vice Chairman-Middle East Committee, SNIA Europe and Director, Storage Solutions, Dell; Andrew Mason, Chief Technologist for Middle East & Pakistan, Hitachi Data Systems; Amer Chebaro, Regional Director for Gulf & KSA, Symantec-Veritas; Mo Dualeh, Regional Sales Manager for Middle East & North Africa, Purestorage and Lars Ejskjaer, Technical Advisor, Netapp.
"For this first-of-a-kind event, we have created a unique platform for customers in the Middle East to meet and network with six leading Storage and Data Centre Technology vendors and professionals, We are confident that vendors will come together and present their views on emerging technologies during this activity," concluded Rami Dawoodi, regional director of ISIT.
SNIA Middle East Academy is being sponsored by leading IT brands that include Dell, Netapp, Hitachi Data Systems, Symantec-Veritas, VEEAM and Purestorage, which are all members of SNIA Europe.