Things I learnt at the Sydney Storage Symposium.
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Its been over a week since the Sydney Storage Symposium finished and I now have the feedback results.
The symposium itself was a great success and was a fully booked event (a full house!).
We ran 48 separate sessions across two and a half days,
all of them focused on storage and how IBM provides solutions for this space (including things like Cloud and DR).
These included many lab sessions on SVC, TPC and XIV.
Sessions were also given by IBM partners including Brocade and Qlogic.
In addition Brocade, Qlogic and LSI each manned a vendor stall to share information about their products.
And to top this off, Alexis Giral from the IBM Storage Pre-Sales team in Sydney
manned a Storwize V7000 demonstration stand for the entire event.
Attendees were able to see, hear, touch and most importantly play with, an actual Storwize V7000.
Feedback was sought from every attendee for every session. Feedback was also sought for the entire Symposium.
Of the sessions, the majority scored a net satisfaction rating of 100% (which is an excellent result).
The overall satisfaction rating for the conference was 99%.
The most popular session was: "Introducing the Storwize V7000"
Some of the feedback given across all of the sessions included:
Some of the suggestions given for future symposiums included:
I personally presented four different presentations, which were:
The last session listed (SAN Best Practices) was my favourite. The room was packed to over flowing
and the audience was very interactive.
So with all of this feedback and experience under our belts we can begin planning for the 2011 event.
In 2011 we will be holding another IBM System Storage event, this time in Melbourne, so watch this space for more updates.