Past Chapter Luncheons and Events


The San Diego Chapter of The Network Professional Association presents

May 9th , 2007 Lunch and Learn - Data Deduplication Technologies

Topic: "Data Deduplication" and its effects on backup and data storage strategies.

What is it
How it works
Why it is innovative
Data Domain innovation with Data Deduplication
Why it is important to IT infrastructures
How Data Deduplication is changing the landscape and procedures in IT departments

This talk will review the concepts of Capacity Optimized Storage COS. This refers to the technology to determine unique data patterns of incoming backup streams and store only the required patterns to ensure a complete restore of the original data can be performed. This technology reduces the amount of disk space consumed by an average of 15x 30x or more. Data Deduplication what is it? How does it work? Why is it innovative. What specific innovations has Data Domain implemented? Why is important to IT infrastructures, and how it is changing the landscape and procedures in IT departments. How can this technology be deployed to reduce WAN bandwidth requirements?

Randy Hopkins has been in the IT sector for 20 years as a software engineer and developer, system administrator, systems engineer and SAN Architect. He has spent the past 7 years at EMC and Dell focusing on designing disaster recovery solutions and architecting Fiber Channel, iSCSI, and NAS environments for high availability and disaster recovery projects for customers in the west coast. He recently joined Data Domain to focus on COS Capacity Optimized Storage. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from Calif. State University, Fresno.

Where:Vortex Data Systems  7480 Mission Valley Road, Suite 100    San Diego, CA  92108
When: Wednesday, May 9th , 2007          11:30am - 1:00pm