Plan Cloud Storage First Says Likewise CTO Jerry Carter

Offers cloud storage primer at USENIX LISA '11 conference

Bellevue, Washington, UNITED STATES

USENIX LISA '11, BOSTON, Dec. 5, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Before committing to cloud or virtualization technologies, Likewise chief technology officer, Jerry Carter suggests that companies must think first about all the unstructured data or "big data" -- financial files, medical records, office documents and media, which accounts for nearly half of all stored information - and review existing cross-platform security protocols for storing that data.

Carter will be offering a cloud storage primer at the USENIX LISA ’11 Conference on December 6 at 9 a.m. The conference runs from December 4-9. Carter will also lead an afternoon session on "Wireshark and the Art of Debugging Networks."

"Administrators and developers are looking for answers about cloud storage providers, APIs (application programming interfaces) and end-user devices," said Carter. "The term ‘cloud’ means different things to different people. Adding ‘storage’ to the phrase makes the concept more concrete by applying the concept of elastic computing to something everyone produces and consumes each day--data. However, it is still necessary to navigate a maze of both terminology and offerings before arriving at any decisions."

The LISA ’11 -- 25th Large Installation System Administration Conference is sponsored by USENIX in cooperation with LOPSA (The League of Professional System Administrators). For more information, visit

About Likewise

Likewise offers products that address two distinct markets, OEM storage vendors and enterprise IT organizations. Likewise makes Likewise Storage Services, an integrated software platform for identity, security and storage used by market-leading OEM storage vendors, including EMC and HP. In addition, Likewise offers applications to help enterprise IT organizations mitigate risk and drive greater value from their unstructured data. Likewise applications tie identity and other contextual data to unstructured data as metadata for better analytics, governance and compliance, entitlement management, SLA management, and chargebacks. Likewise enables organizations to provide both access to and control of their data across mixed network environments. More information is available at the company's website,


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