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For Immediate Release - September 2014

Siemon delivers educational webinar on data centre storage evolution

September 2014 - Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced a new webinar that covers trends, technologies and standards surrounding today's vital storage area networks (SANs). This latest webinar entitled, Data Centre Storage Evolution, will be presented by Carrie Higbie, Siemon's global director of data centre solutions and services, and will take place on October 2, 2014 at 1800 BSM.

Data is growing at explosive rates in today's business and has become the most valuable corporate asset, challenging today's data centre managers to effectively store and protect data whilst enabling fast, secure access. Big data and ever increasing data stores are increasing demands, giving way to new technologies and SAN designs using switched IP networks that provide increasing levels of manageability, interoperability and cost effectiveness. As 10 Gigabit Ethernet becomes increasingly popular for providing an open, standards-based data centre infrastructure to support multiple technologies, leveraging IP and Ethernet for storage is a potential progression that is driving evolving storage technologies. It's important for data centre managers to understand the variety of storage architectures available, allowing them to make an informed choice, depending upon their specific needs.

"Storage solutions are plentiful, and there is no one size that fits all for today's data centres," says Higbie. "Whilst fibre channel remains the predominant SAN technology, Ethernet has some advantages, such as speed, support for switched fabric topologies, interoperability and management. As a result, newer storage technologies like fibre channel over Ethernet and SCSI over IP are worth examining."

In addition to examining the evolution of storage technologies and evolving standards, this webinar will also provide a question and answer session for participants to interact with the presenter. To register for the free October 2nd webinar, Data Centre Storage Evolution, visit: www.siemon.com/webinars. Anyone who registers for the event will gain access to the Siemon white paper of the same name. All Siemon webinars are archived, so participants may select and review previously recorded sessions at any time.

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About Siemon
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specialising in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance low voltage infrastructure solutions and services for data centres, LANs and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning 100 countries, Siemon offers a comprehensive suite of copper and optical fibre cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data centre power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions.

With more than 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. Siemon Interconnect Solutions (SIS) is a Siemon business unit comprised of a team of dedicated technical sales professionals supported by Siemon Labs, mechanical, electrical and signal integrity engineers committed to solving industry and customer driven interconnect challenges. Siemon provides custom network infrastructure solutions to OEMs, leading manufacturers, value-added resellers and system integrators.
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