Storage Decisions is sponsoring a free “Backup School” seminar with Curtis Preston (of whom I’ve never heard, but that doesn’t mean anything, as most backup specialists are not household names, even in geeky households like mine). The tour starts on the West Coast in March (San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle), then moves to the South in April (Atlanta, Charlotte), the Midwest in August (Chicago, Columbus, Toronto), and the East Coast in October (Washington DC, Philadelphia, Boston, New York). Okay, yes, I know, Toronto is not in the Midwest, or at least not as the US defines it. But it’s a much nicer place to have an event than Detroit is.
Topics include backup configuration blunders, a vendor showcase, and encryption. The event is from 8 AM until 4 PM. It’s sponsored by EMC, Symantec, Syncsort, CommVault, Copan, Daymark, and Atempo, which should give you an idea of what kind of solutions they’ll be discussing. (That is, mostly not the home office kind.)
Hat tip to Anil Gupta for pointing this out on his blog.