• Share
  • Email
  • Embed
  • Like
  • Save
  • Private Content
Solving the Information Storage Challenge
 

Solving the Information Storage Challenge

on

  • 480 views

Solving the Information Storage Challenge

Solving the Information Storage Challenge

Statistics

Views

Total Views
480
Views on SlideShare
480
Embed Views
0

Actions

Likes
0
Downloads
15
Comments
0

0 Embeds 0

No embeds

Accessibility

Categories

Upload Details

Uploaded via as Adobe PDF

Usage Rights

© All Rights Reserved

Report content

Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
  • Full Name Full Name Comment goes here.
    Are you sure you want to
    Your message goes here
    Processing…
Post Comment
Edit your comment

    Solving the Information Storage Challenge Solving the Information Storage Challenge Presentation Transcript

    • Solving the InformationStorage ChallengeBased on: “Managing Information StorageTrends, Challenges, and Options” studyAlok ShrivastavaSenior Director, EMC Education ServicesJoe MilardoDirector, EMC Education Services 1
    • Agenda• Introduction• Rapidly Expanding Digital Universe• Storage Infrastructure Highlights• Managing Storage – Challenges• Considerations for a Storage Management Organization• Storage Groups / Teams• Capabilities• EMC Response and Initiatives• ISM Book 2
    • Rapidly Expanding Digital UniverseExpected data growth for the Number of containers (files)next decade - factor of 44 are to grow by factor of 67 2009 2020 Are you seeing the trend/impact in your organization? 3
    • The Digital Information World 70% Will be created by individuals* Source: IDC Digital Universe White Paper, Sponsored by EMC, May 2009 4
    • The Digital Information WorldThe Paradox of Responsibility 85% Will be the  responsibility of organizations to ensure 70% Will be created information’s  security, privacy, reliability, and compliance by individuals Source: IDC Digital Universe White Paper, Sponsored by EMC, May 2009 5
    • Introduction • Comprehensive Study – Storage Management – Global trends in storage infrastructure and technology segments – Challenges faced by IT and storage managers – Practices being used in building and managing storage groups / teams Geographic Distribution • Value for IT Managers and Storage Managers – Compare, correlate, and refine plans – Overall industry trends and practices • Study Coverage – 1,400+ IT managers and storage professionals – North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific – EMC users and users of other storage vendors Annual Revenue Distribution – Data centers of large enterprise and small & medium enterprises • Study Period : Jan-Feb‘10 6
    • Storage Infrastructure – High-Level ViewStrong correlation with similar study in 2009–2010 • Global consistency in deployment of storage HW, SW, and solutions • 78% of the companies have multi-site data processing environments • Nearly 50% of the companies have 100 TB or more usable storage to manage • 71% companies have dedicated formal Storage Management Group or Distribution of storage capacity Organization across companies • Average usable capacity in the data centers is approximately 380 TB 7
    • Storage Technology Segments DeployedGrowth, Consolidation and Information Availability driven environments• Multi-storage technology segments installed• SAN deployments – 93% of installations• Virtualization and Cloud technologies – rapid adoption 8
    • Challenges Identified byIT and Storage ManagersManaging growth and defining strategic directions Rank2010-11 Challenges 1 Managing storage growth 2 Designing, deploying, and managing Backup and Recovery 3 Designing, deploying, and managing storage in a virtualized server environment 4 Storage consolidation 5 Designing, deploying, and managing disaster recovery solutions 6 Making informed strategic/big-picture decisions 7 Integrating storage in application environment (such as Oracle, Exchange, etc.) 8 Designing and deploying multi-site environments 9 Lack of skilled storage professionals 9
    • Impact of Economic SlowdownImpact continued to be felt in 2009 in the industry… • Only 33% of managers believe they are adequately staffed and skilled • 56% required new skills in the team due to expanded responsibilities • 11% need to reskill entire (new) team due to reorganizations, reductions 10
    • Building EffectiveStorage Management Organization • Typical Roles / Functions • Tasks & Responsibilities • Specialization • Group Size • Hiring • Developing / Deploying Personnel 11
    • Typical Roles / FunctionsThe need for standardization• Storage Manager • BC or DR Administrator• Storage Architect • BR Administrator• Storage Administrator • Storage Maintenance & Operations Distribution of storage-related roles / functions 12
    • Storage Group –Tasks, Responsibilities and %Time Allocation*Tasks/Responsibilities % Time*Design and/or participate in design of storage infrastructure 12.6%Storage Provisioning 10.7%Backup, recovery and archiving of information/data 10.6%Managing the implementation of storage infrastructure 10.5%Integration of the storage infrastructure, databases, and applications 8.9%Troubleshooting 7.9%Monitoring of storage infrastructure 7.7%Storage capacity planning 5.8%Evaluating storage technologies from different vendors 5.4%Storage-related reporting and analysis 3.8%Design and/or participate in the design of more efficient, cost-effective storage infrastructure and processes 3.5%Other storage related activities 3.4%Participating in IT disaster recovery exercise or drill 2.9%Educating non-storage functions (DBAs, Network Admins, etc) about storage technology 2.8%Developing and maintaining storage service level agreements 1.8%Designing and managing storage and information security 1.7% * %Time spent in last 12 months on specific activities 13
    • Storage Groups and Technology SegmentsThe need for specialization• Deep technical skills required in each segment• Each individual is responsible for 2 or more segments 14
    • Current Storage Teams– Assignments : Capability Mapping• Only 30% of storage professionals are rated strong• The rating of skill sets seems to be going down over last 2 years 30% Based on IT / Storage Manager’s Feedback 15
    • Current Storage Teams– Technology : Capability Mapping• Only 30% of storage professionals are rated strong• The rating of skill sets seems to be going down over last 2 years 30% Based on IT / Storage Manager’s Feedback 16
    • Storage Group SizeCorrelation of # Professionals to Installed Capacities 1:4 below 20TB 1:89 above 1PB (4TB/Professional) (89TB/Professional) 17
    • Hiring Plans for the Next 12 MonthsPlanned growth for Y2010–2011 : 22%• Up from 17% last year Number of individuals 18
    • Building Storage Groups:Finding Storage Expertise 19
    • Trusted Sources for Skills Development 20
    • Challenges Identified byIT/Storage Managers • Managing storage growth • Designing, deploying, and managing Backup and Recovery • Designing, deploying, and managing storage in a virtualized server environment • Storage consolidation • Designing, deploying, and managing disaster recovery solutions • Making informed strategic/big-picture decisions • Integrating storage in application environment (such as Oracle, Exchange, etc.) • Designing and deploying multi-site environments • Lack of skilled storage professionals And . . . • Only 30% of employed professionals possess strong skills • Plans to hire additional 22% storage professionals • Shortage of experienced professionals to employ • Shortage of storage-educated workforce in the industry 21
    • Education SolutionsEMC Proven Professional Learning FrameworkUnique options to build a stronger storage management teamto help address growth challenges• Information Storage Technology ‘Open’ Curriculum – Unique offering in the industry; leads with concepts and principles – Covers all segments of Information Storage and Management Technology – Adapted by large number of universities worldwide – Public classes by independent training providers for non-EMC users – Information Storage and Management book• EMC Technology-Specific Learning Paths – Help leverage extensive capabilities of EMC technology and solutions – Comprehensive coverage for all segments of EMC Technology – Prepare for EMC Proven Professional Certification• EMC Proven Professional Certification Program – Quality assurance, formal validation and recognition – Option of ‘Open’ and/or more than 10 EMC technology specialties 22
    • Why Get Proven?IT Teams IT Professionals• Quality Assurance • Demonstrate Expertise• Develop in-house expertise • Career Impact• Independence • Connect and Collaborate• Keep Current • Keep Current 23
    • EMC Academic Alliance• Partnering with over 400* leading Institutes of Higher Education worldwide• Offering unique ‘open’ course on Information Storage and Management• Over 25,000* students worldwide in 20+* countries• Providing EMC, Customers and Partners with source to hire storage educated graduates *as of July 2010Developing tomorrow’s Information Storage Brazil, Russia, India, China, United States, Mexico,Professionals… today! Columbia, UK, Ireland, Germany, Switzerland, Singapore, Philippines, Poland, Thailand, Australia, South Korea ,Visit http://education.EMC.com/AcademicAlliance/ South Africa, …. 24
    • Information Storage and ManagementBook• Industry’s first definitive resource on information storage and management technologies and concepts – Collaboration between EMC and John Wiley & Sons - leader in technology publishing• Addresses storage technology knowledge gap: – Focuses on concepts and principles, not on product specifics – Written by EMC storage professionals – Aligned to the EMC Proven™ Professional certification program – Companion website: http://education.EMC.com/ISMBook Available from Wiley.com, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, BORDERS Must-have addition to every IT professional’s reference library 25
    • Q&A 26
    • THANK YOU 27