Featured Analyst Firm: Gartner
Speakers: Stanley Zaffos, Dan Galvan
Type: Video (26 minutes)
Discover how Cloud Storage can help you manage your business more efficiently. Companies are constantly battling two equally important yet seeminglycontradictory objectives: data growth and constrained budgets.
In addition, businesses are looking for ways to become more flexible in order to respond to competitive pressure and customer demands more rapidly.The traditional approach to data storage management alone is no longer adequate, but employing a Cloud model is a way to help mitigate these issues. This video explores the benefits of private Storage Clouds for both IT and business leaders and provides practical advice to help dispel the hype surrounding Cloud for storage management.
You will learn how to build a practical roadmap toward private Storage Cloud by starting with a virtualized, efficient storage environment and build a more flexible and responsive business.
About Dan Galvan, VP, Storage Systems Marketing and Strategy, IBM Systems and Technology Group
Dan Galvan is the Vice President of Marketing and Sales for IBM’s Storage Systems Unit. He was named to that Position in October of 2009. In this role he is responsible for IBM Storage Systems sales, branding, demand generation and market analysis. For three years prior to this assignment Dan lived in Shanghai, China and led the Marketing and Communication function for the 140 countries of IBM’s Growth Markets Unit. Dan spent a number of years in IBM’s Software Group where he was Vice President of Software Group Marketing Programs, Vice President of WebSphere Marketing, and Director of Software Go-to-Market Strategy.
Dan began his IBM career as a systems programmer and has also held a number of technical and sales leadership positions at IBM.
About Stanley Zaffos, Research VP, Gartner
Stanley Zaffos is a vice president and research director in Gartner Research. His major areas of responsibility include storage systems, emerging storage architectures and technologies such as scale-out architectures and SSDs, cloud storage, replication software, storage consolidation and storage system pricing. Mr. Zaffos also helps clients develop storage strategies and identify the organizational implications of deploying new storage technologies into their environment.
Mr. Zaffos held numerous marketing positions during his 12 years with the Amdahl Corporation, most recently as the storage strategy manager with responsibility for developing an integrated product strategy for the S/390, Unix and Windows storage markets. Previous assignments while at Amdahl included building and managing the competitive analysis organization, launching multiple processor and storage series, and defining future processor market requirements. Before serving at Amdahl, Mr. Zaffos held a variety of marketing and technical sales support positions with ITEL/NAS, the forerunner of HDS, and worked as an engineer and scientific programmer in the aerospace industry.