Unlike most areas of enterprise IT, open source solutions in the storage industry have remained in the background. In 2010 this situation is going to change dramatically with new open source storage solutions, nex-generation Linux file systems, and emerging cloud offerings making significant inroads. This session will outline the areas where open source storage solutions are well-suited to the enterprise and best practices for implementation. It will explore how open source will play a key role in the adoption of storage virtualization and cloud storage. Also discussed will be the pros and cons of new technologies (highlighting the areas that will have the most impact), and best practices learned from a real-life deployment of a scalable NAS deployment in the healthcare industry.
1st–4th June 2010