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Storage Acceleration: An Online Community Dedicated to Helping IT Executives Implement New Storage Methods

--UBM Tech's Storage Acceleration will focus on how concepts such as solid-state storage, software-defined storage, and object storage can boost enterprise application performance and IT efficiency.

NEW YORK, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Tech today launched Storage Acceleration (www.storageacceleration.com), an online community for chief information officers, other senior IT executives, and the business unit leaders who are deeply involved in enterprise initiatives that employ evolving data storage technologies to improve application performance and more efficiently achieve corporate goals.

The Storage Acceleration community, comprising expert bloggers, UBM Tech editors, IT and business executives, and site sponsor SanDisk, presents an opportunity for community members to share their experiences, advice, and opinions with their peers. The community will address strategies for the successful use of technologies and concepts that are positioned to revolutionize the enterprise data storage environment. Core topics that are top of mind for IT decision makers include the use of solid-state or flash storage to improve application performance, the potential for SSD to replace hard disk and tape technologies for various datacenter tasks, new applications for virtualized storage, emerging capabilities for storage management tools, software-defined storage, cloud-based storage, disaster recovery, IT security, and storage/datacenter technologies that are only now emerging from research laboratories.

At the heart of the Storage Acceleration community is the ability for IT decision makers to seek out the advice and opinions of their peers. Storage Acceleration will feature daily blogs and active message boards where community members can seek information from bloggers and their peers in the IT profession. Other information features will include live chats and webcasts about technical, managerial, and organizational issues that engage enterprise datacenter professionals implementing big-data initiatives, high-performance transactional applications, and customer-facing web and e-commerce applications.

Experienced technology journalist James Connolly has been named editor in chief. In a 30-year career as a technology editor and writer, he has chronicled the use of technology at the enterprise level, IT management, and emerging technologies. His experience includes work with UBM Tech's Marketing Services unit, TechTarget, Mass High Tech, and Computerworld.  

"This is an exciting time to be working in the storage sector," says Connolly. "There probably has been no other era in the history of computing where so many tech developments and management concepts have come together to create tectonic shifts in the storage business and enterprise storage strategies. Consider just the rapid growth of enterprise interest in SSD for the datacenter over the past few months, and then add in all of the other tech trends, and you can see how IT decision makers see both opportunities and challenges in the storage revolution. Our job is to provide a forum where we can track the multiple developments in the storage market, learn from peers who have shared their experiences in implementing some of the new concepts, and seek out advice from hands-on consultants, technology providers, and their peers in the IT community."

The site is published by UBM Tech and sponsored by SanDisk.

Click here to access Storage Acceleration: www.storageacceleration.com.

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James Connolly
Editor in Chief
UBM Tech
(781) 375-7684
jim.connolly@ubm.com

About UBM Tech
UBM Tech is a global media business that brings together the world's technology communities through live events, online properties, and custom services. UBM Tech's community-focused approach provides its users and clients with expertly curated research, education, training, community advocacy, user-generated content, and peer-to-peer engagement opportunities that serve the electronics, security, enterprise IT and communications, network infrastructure and applications, game and app development, and tech marketing communities. UBM Tech's brands include Black Hat, DesignCon, EE Times, Enterprise Connect, Game Developers Conference (GDC), HDI, InformationWeek, and Interop. Create, a UBM Tech full-range marketing services division, includes custom events, content marketing solutions, community development, and demand generation programs based on its content and technology market expertise. UBM Tech is a part of UBM (UBM.L), a global provider of media and information services with a market capitalization of more than $2.5 billion. For more information, go to http://tech.ubm.com.

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