The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is launching an international education programme in New Zealand, beginning with a virtualisation seminar in March.
The Storage Academy scheme originated in Europe about three years ago and is now being expanded into Asia, Australia and New Zealand.
SNIA board member and EMC product manager Clive Gold says attendees appreciate getting an industry-wide perspective on storage issues.
“In the past we’ve covered a number of topics at once but they’ve become so large we now deal with a specific topic,” he says.
The first seminar, at Auckland’s Langham Hotel on 26 March, addresses virtualisation at the server, infrastructure, and disk/tape storage layers, along with a range of virtualiation techniques.
Future local seminars may focus on information management and storage networking, says Gold.