NEW YORK, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With the massive growth in the amount of data that large companies and other organizations generate and store, information technology managers are finding success in the use of cloud-based storage to manage that data storm.
Cloud storage services allow those organizations to ease their reliance on costly and hard-to-manage onsite disk drives by buying only the data storage space that they need from service providers. Cloud storage also helps to support the rapidly evolving corporate workforce, allowing management to make critical data available to authorized employees on an anytime/anywhere basis.
One key tool in implementing a cloud storage strategy is software-defined storage, a concept that helps to make the management of both onsite and cloud-based storage seamless.
Software-defined storage, growing in popularity among enterprise IT organizations, helps managers to designate where specific types of data will be stored in a cost-effective manner and how it can be accessed. Simply, software-defined storage minimizes the IT manager's headaches.
While there is increasing interest in software-defined storage, there can be challenges in selecting the right software and implementing it within a company's computing infrastructure.
UBM Tech's The Enterprise Cloud Site (www.TheEnterpriseCloudSite.com) is hosting an online radio show featuring guest speaker and IT infrastructure consultant Bill Kleyman on Tuesday, April 29, at 11:00 a.m. EDT.
Kleyman, a regular contributor to UBM Tech's IT-focused websites, will headline the interview-style presentation of "Software-Defined Storage: It's Your Bridge to the Cloud." He will share advice on software-defined storage and cloud services, drawing on his deep experience in consulting with a wide variety of enterprise IT organizations.
In addition to listening to the 30-minute audio presentation, audience members will be able to participate in a text chat, posing their own questions and comments, throughout the event and during the following half hour.
"For many organizations cloud-based storage makes sense from an economic and operational standpoint. Many companies today don't want to make heavy investments in the equipment, datacenter space, and personnel that onsite storage requires when at least some of their data is best suited for storage in the cloud," says James M. Connolly, Editor in Chief of The Enterprise Cloud Site and host of the TECS Radio Show. "Bill Kleyman is a very well informed speaker on storage, cloud, and IT infrastructure issues, and he has a wealth of advice to share with members of the TECS community."
IT professionals, line-of-business managers, and cloud services providers are invited to join the discussion and learn more about hybrid clouds by registering for Software-Defined Storage: It's Your Bridge to the Cloud: http://www.theenterprisecloudsite.com/radio.asp?doc_id=272704
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