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Data Domain Customers to Present at VMWorld Las Vegas 2008

Data Domain , the leading provider of deduplication storage systems, announced that Data Domain customers will be presenting in three sessions at the upcoming VMWorld Las Vegas 2008. Each session highlights the benefits of combining data deduplication and virtualization to advance disaster recovery and business continuity capabilities.

A special customer-focused panel will be moderated by Ron Ogelsby, service director for virtualization at GlassHouse Technologies, Inc. Mr. Ogelsby will guide a discussion with VMware/Data Domain customers which will include participation from subject matter experts from Data Domain. The second session features Dan Lewis, manager of network services at The USC Marshall School of Business. Lewis will discuss his experiences implementing both Data Domain deduplication storage systems and VMware virtualization technologies in a case study-style format. The third session is centered on the U.S. Air Force's "Project Bonfire" infrastructure redesign for the Hill Air Force Base. Doug Babb, Chief IT Architect of Hill Air Force Base for Systems Implementers, will present with additional project leaders and discuss the role of data deduplication as one of the technologies used in the project.

Session #1 Title: Re-architecting Data Protection Processes with Data Deduplication and Virtualization Technologies
Date/Time/Location: Tuesday, September 16, 4:00-5:00 pm PT, Zeno 4708
Panel Moderator: Ron Oglesby, Service Director - Virtualization, GlassHouse Technologies, Inc.
Customers: Carlos Gonzales, Enterprise Systems & Security Manager, Thornburg Mortgage and Dan Lewis, Manager of Network Services, USC Marshall School of Business
Data Domain Spokespeople: Shane Jackson, Director, Channel Product Marketing and Daniel Budiansky, Principal Systems Engineer
Session Description: Both conceptually and in terms of tangible benefits, data deduplication and server virtualization technologies share many common threads. With respective benefits that can include cost reduction, improved asset utilization, reduced management and reduction of footprint, power and cooling requirements, it's no wonder why data deduplication and virtualization are amongst the top technologies on IT managers' lists for implementation. This session explores the changes in storage requirements that are an outgrowth of server virtualization implementations, and the efficiencies that can be achieved by deployment of both technologies as it relates to enterprise level backup and DR practices.
Session #2 Title: Achieving Next Generation Disaster Recovery Capabilities Today
Speaker: Dan Lewis, Manager of Network Services, USC Marshall School of Business
Date/Time/Location: Wednesday, September 17 at 11:30-12:00 pm PT, Solutions Exchange Theater
Session Description: Exponential data growth and increasing compliance requirements are forcing users everywhere to re-evaluate their approach to Disaster Recovery. Many users have turned to either data deduplication technology or server virtualization individually to help address the challenges. But it's becoming increasing clear that, where users virtualize, they should also "dedupe" to enhance their disaster recovery capabilities. This case study-style session features a user who has deployed both VMware and Data Domain technologies and will discuss the synergies between the two technologies as related to DR.
Session #3 Title: Project Bonfire -- Igniting Change
Speaker: Doug Babb, Chief IT Architect of Hill Air Force Base for Systems Implementers
Date/Time: Thursday, September 18 at 10:30-11:30 am PT
Session Description: This session reviews the methodology at the foundation of Project Bonfire's success, along with new methods and procedures around security and performance that have been forged. Also discussed are the pitfalls and lessons learned in migrating to low cost, open, virtualized, highly available grid computing. Project Bonfire started as a quick "scorched earth" Oracle database and Web infrastructure re-design and deployment while performing a storage area network refresh and server consolidation effort at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. Phase-1 of Project Bonfire was less than 2% of the cost of the large UNIX environment it replaced and is achieving better performance and higher availability levels. Phase-1 established the foundation for Phase-2 of migrating the Datacenter to VMware.
Registration: For additional event information, session pre-registration or to attend the conference, visit
Data Domain Exhibiter Booth: 1028
Published Friday, September 12, 2008 7:34 AM by David Marshall
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