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The OpenStack Summit, November 5-8, 2013 brings together the brightest technical minds to discuss the future of cloud computing. With OpenStack software quickly gaining adoption around the world, the Summit will feature case studies, visionary keynotes, hands-on workshops and technical sessions for cloud operators and developers. Register NOW.
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Tuesday, November 5 • 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Panel Discussion: Software Defined Storage

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What is the industry doing to advance the architecture of Software-Defined Storage? SDS is going to be very big (>$10B over the next 4 years according to IDC), set to grow rapidly from the small fraction it represents in today market. Listen to what companies, both established and new alike, are doing to enable this data growth, and help transform how clouds consume and deliver storage as a service.

Moderators
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Mark Collier

Chief Operating Officer, OpenStack Foundation
Mark has spent his career working on technologies that disrupt industries, from "a computer on every desk", when he worked at Dell in the 90's as a product manager, to the digital music shift as Senior Director of Business Development at Yahoo! Music, to the cloud computing era, where as VP of Business Development at Rackspace he led the effort to embrace an open source development model and build an ecosystem and community around it, resulting... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe Arnold

Founder / CPO SwiftStack, SwiftStack
Joe founded SwiftStack to deploy high-scale, cloud storage systems using OpenStack. | | Joe managed the first public OpenStack launch of Swift independent of Rackspace deploying multiple large-scale cloud storage systems. He went on to co-found SwiftStack and serves as CEO. SwiftStack powers enterprises with a software defined storage platform, built on the OpenStack Swift object storage engine, to build a massively scalable private cloud... Read More →
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Anand Avati

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Anand Avati is the lead architect of GlusterFS. He is also the initial author and top code contributor to the project
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John Griffith

Principal Software Engineer, SolidFire
John Griffith, Principal Software Engineer at SolidFire, helped to create the Cinder project in OpenStack.  His primary responsibility at SolidFire is technical contributor to OpenStack.  He served as Technical Lead for the Block Storage Project since it's beginning through the Juno release, and also holds an elected seat on the OpenStack Technical Committee. | John has over fifteen years of engineering experience in both hardware... Read More →
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Sage Weil

CTO, Inktank
Sage Weil is the creator of the Ceph project. Sage originally designed Ceph as part of his PhD research in Storage Systems at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Since graduating, he has continued to refine the system with the goal of providing a stable next generation distributed storage system for Linux. Sage is a co-founder of DreamHost and as a teenager he created and sold WebRing. - See more at... Read More →


Tuesday November 5, 2013 3:40pm - 4:20pm
SkyCity Grand Ballroom C SkyCity Marriott Hotel

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