FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC), the provider of TOTALLY Open™ data protection solutions, today announced that Chris Poelker, FalconStor vice president of enterprise solutions, will present “ Optimizing Data Protection for the New Data Center,” at the FOSE 2010 conference, focusing on virtualization and data deduplication best practices for government agencies and partners. In addition, Poelker will be signing and giving away copies of his book, Storage Area Networks for Dummies, at the FalconStor booth #2441 at 2:30 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, March 23, immediately following his presentation.


Although storage standardization may provide some substantial operational benefits, the reliance on traditional methodologies for critical data services are not meeting the more stringent financial and budgetary requirements of today’s IT infrastructure. In his session, Poelker will explore recent innovations and developments within storage virtualization, data deduplication, continuous data protection, WAN optimization and thin provisioning to help government agencies create more cost-effective and efficient IT data centers.


There is a need for simple, comprehensive storage solutions that leverage existing assets, policies and procedures more efficiently, while at the same time reducing overall costs. Poelker’s presentation will highlight the ways in which government agencies can achieve this goal without sacrificing performance in their data centers.

When and Where
  • Tuesday, March 23, 2010
  • FOSE 2010
  • 11:40 a.m. EDT
  • Data Center Pavilion
  • Washington, D.C.

About the Speaker

Poelker is the co-author of Storage Area Networks for Dummies and is considered an industry expert on storage and data center environments. Prior to FalconStor, he was the lead storage architect at Hitachi Data Systems and for Compaq’s StorageWorks team. Poelker also served as a technical engineer at Sun Microsystems and was an engineer and VMS consultant for Digital Equipment Corporation for more than 20 years.

Live Product Demonstrations

FalconStor will demonstrate FalconStor ® File-interface Deduplication System (FDS) in booth 2441. FalconStor FDS is the industry’s first LAN-based deduplication solution offering high availability and high performance, Symantec NetBackup OpenStorage (OST) integration, enterprise-level functionality, disk-to-disk (D2D) data protection, integrated replication and global block-level data deduplication in one, easy-to-deploy solution. FalconStor FDS helps reduce disk capacity by 95 percent or more and network bandwidth usage by 99 percent, allowing companies to retain more data on disk, improve restore performance, reduce data center footprint, and minimize power and cooling requirements and costs.


For those who cannot attend Chris Poelker’s presentation, an interview with Poelker conducted by Dave Gardy of FedEd TV that discusses the data protection challenges faced by federal agencies is available online via a FOSE TV/GOVSEC TV webcast:

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About FalconStor Software

FalconStor Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: FALC) is the market leader in disk-based data protection. FalconStor delivers proven, comprehensive data protection solutions that facilitate the continuous availability of business-critical data with speed, integrity, and simplicity. The Company's TOTALLY Open™ technology solutions, built upon the award-winning IPStor ® platform, include the industry leading Virtual Tape Library (VTL) with deduplication, Continuous Data Protector (CDP), File-interface Deduplication System (FDS), and Network Storage Server (NSS), each enabled with WAN-optimized replication for disaster recovery and remote office protection. FalconStor products are available from major OEMs and solution providers including 3Com, Acer, Data Direct Networks, Dynamic Solutions International, EMC, IBM, Oracle, Pillar Data Systems, SGI and Spectra Logic and are deployed by thousands of customers worldwide, from small businesses to Fortune 1000 enterprises.

FalconStor is headquartered in Melville, N.Y., with offices throughout Europe and the Asia Pacific. FalconStor is an active member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). For more information, visit www.falconstor.com or call 1-866-NOW-FALC (866-669-3252).

FalconStor, FalconStor Software and IPStor are registered trademarks, and TOTALLY Open is a trademark of FalconStor Software, Inc. in the US and other countries. All other company and product names contained herein may be trademarks of their respective holders.

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