Normally, I’d feel a little creepy making a pitch about one of our own conferences, but there are two reasons—really good reasons, in fact—why I feel just fine about making a shameless plug for the 2012 fall edition of our Storage Decisions conference in New York City on September 24 and 25.
First, I routinely attend and report on all kinds of storage conferences, so why not Storage Decisions, too? Granted, Storage Decisions is a little different from most of the other conferences I attend. It’s really built around editorially driven and unbiased sessions presented by some of the biggest names—and smartest people—in storage today.
The second reason I don’t feel guilty about making this pitch is that I’m not trying to sell you anything. In fact, I’m trying to give something away. As a user active in storage management and procurement, the cost for you to attend Storage Decisions is $0. Zippo. Zilch. Zero. Apply online, and if you qualify, all you have to do is show up.
This year’s lineup is among our best. Jon Toigo is back again, with a classic Toigo take on the storage “infrastruggle”; joining Jon will be a stellar lineup of experts, including Howard Marks, Dennis Martin, Marc Staimer, Randy Kerns, Brien Posey, Ben Woo and, making his Storage Decisions debut, virtual desktop authority Brian Madden.
Our goal is simple: Providing storage pros the best technical and practical information available. So… apply, attend and let me know how we do.
–Rich Castagna, Editorial Director, Storage Media Group