SNIA ANZ launches new education program with virtualisation event

SNIA ANZ will kick off its 2008 education program with a new, one-day, event format.

The Storage Networking Industry Association for Australia and New Zealand (SNIA ANZ) has unveiled its new "Storage Academy," a series of one-day training courses for storage professionals.

The theme of the first Storage Academy, to be staged in March 2008, is virtualisation. Sessions will explore all aspects of virtualisation including the server, infrastructure, and disk/tape storage layers. Delegates will learn about a range of virtualisation techniques and how the different methods of virtualisation interact with one another.

Storage Academy events will be divided into two conference tracks and an exhibition area. Track One presentations are completely vendor neutral and will be delivered by SNIA representatives while Track Two presentations will be delivered by conference sponsors and include vendor-specific material.

The new, one-day format, has been adopted by SNIA ANZ as other SNIA groups worldwide have had considerable success with events of this type.

The Storage Academy program for 2008 will commence with the following dates:

  • Sydney Hilton -- 18th March 2008
  • Auckland Langham -- 26th March 2008

"The launch of the Storage Academy is the next step in our long term event strategy which is aimed at providing high quality education to the end user community," said Adrian Sharkey, a Board Director of SNIA ANZ. "Delegates who attend this series will benefit from a comprehensive understanding of all aspects of virtualisation, delivered by subject matter experts from the industry."

IBM, Quantum and SpectrumData have already confirmed their participation in the event, as sponsors and speakers.

For more information visit SNIA ANZ's web site.

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