Unprecedented Storage Performance for VMware | Infinio

VMUG Boston

Thursday, June 18, 2015 – 12:00
Boston, MA 02210
United States

KEYNOTE | Disruptive Innovations:  How Storage is Changing in the Enterprise

12:50 PM – 1:40 PM
Room:  205 ABC
A new wave of disruptive innovations in the storage industry is shaking up familiar architectures and technologies. These innovations promise to drive down costs, simplify storage in the data center, and challenge the long-established vendors and architectures. Hybrid Arrays are the new normal and All-Flash Arrays and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions are serious contenders in the appropriate use cases.  We are even starting to see the emergence of a new category called I/O Optimization that decouples the delivery of storage performance from storage capacity with unique technologies optimized for each instead of the traditional integrated storage appliances of yesterday.
Speaker Scott Davis is uniquely qualified to cover this topic as former VMware CTO of both end-user computing and storage, and current industry blogger and CTO at Infinio.
This session will cover disruptive storage technologies and the solutions they are driving. Attendees will learn about:
  • Storage Performance technology innovations such as PCI-e and DIMM-based Flash/SSD
  • Storage Capacity technology innovations such as SMR (shingled) drives
  • Object and cloud storage trends
  • Storage product architectures such as all-flash and hybrid arrays, hyper-converged infrastructure and software-defined storage
  • Decoupled (capacity and performance) I/O optimization technologies

Leave this session understanding more about the architectures and tradeoffs of the next wave of storage technologies.

Boston Convention and Exhibition Center

About the Speaker

Scott Davis

Chief Technology Officer, Infinio Systems

Scott Davis is the Chief Technology Officer for Infinio Systems and drives product and technology strategy. He joined Infinio following seven years at VMware, where he was CTO for VMware’s End-User Computing Business Unit. He earlier served as VMware’s Chief Data Center and Storage Architect in the Corporate CTO Office. Prior to VMware, he was president, CTO, and co-founder of Virtual Iron Software, which was acquired by Oracle and became the core of OracleVM. Earlier, he was CTO at Mangosoft, an Internet software, and storage company with pioneering peer-to-peer clustering, caching, and file system products. Scott holds 16 US patents for clustering, storage, and virtualization technologies, and his products have won awards at Comdex, Demo and LinuxWorld.