The education track was excellent. I spent a majority of the three days attending the sessions, most of which were full or close to full throughout the day. From these sessions and conversations with attendees, a few topics and trends emerged including:
- Cloud Interface Technologies. Evolving cloud interface technologies that allow movement of data between clouds.
- SSD Hybrid Systems. SSD market is needing a few SSD-only appliances, and the true differentiation and larger demand for SSD-storage is in hybrid systems.
- Data Growth. How to architect to deal with rapid unstructured data growth.
Molly also points us to this video from the conference, which is a parody of Adele’s Rolling in the Deep. Backup has never been so catchy.