Charlotte, NC 28702
See Scott Davis, CTO of Infinio speak at the Carolina VMUG UserCon!
1:25 PM || Storage & Availability Track
Disruptive Innovations: How Storage is Changing in the Enterprise
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 data center status quo. Hybrid Arrays, All-Flash Arrays and Hyper-Converged Infrastructure solutions are all gaining traction. We are even starting to see the emergence of a new category called IO 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.
This session will cover disruptive storage technologies and the solutions they are driving. Attendees will learn about:
- Performance technology innovations such as PCI-e and DIMM-based Flash/SSD
- 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
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. Leave this session understanding more about the architectures and tradeoffs of the next wave of storage technologies.
About the Speaker
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.