Apr 10th Mtg: The Future of Open Storage

Date: Apr 10th, 2014
Time: 7pm
Place: EE1 Building (Electrical Engineering)
Room 303 (The new NORMAL room – 1 Floor down)
University of Washington Campus
Directions: http://www.ee.washington.edu/about/contact.html
Subject: The Future of Open Storage
Presenters: Steve Umbehocker

This talk will cover:
* overview of the evolution of SAN/NAS systems
* discussion of the latest storage technologies on Linux
** evolution of ZFS, Btrfs
** scale-out everything
*** Gluster, ceph, and OpenStack Swift
* overview of Software Defined Storage
* a look into the future
** the emergence of virtual storage appliances
** effects of cheap SSD + ubiquitous 10GbE in 2017
** 1PB in 1RU in 2021 / 42PB per rack

Steve has been working in the enterprise storage industry for over 16 years leading engineering teams at Veritas Software/Symantec/Citrix and now OSNEXUS on a range of products from Veritas NetBackup to Citrix XenServer. Today, Steve is CEO and Head of Engineering for OSNEXUS which he co-founded in 2010. OSNEXUS makes a leading Software Defined Storage platform called QuantaStor which is offered by a growing network of resellers including IBM/SoftLayer, Redapt, and PogoLinux.


As always, there will be dinner sponsored by Silicon Mechanics. Check them out at http://www.siliconmechanics.com/

There will also be several CACert assurers present.

The meeting will be at the Electrical Engineering building on the University of Washington Campus, aka EE1. Directions are linked to the EE Department’s web site above. Parking is $5 after 5pm.