Tuesday, April 27: 4:00 PM–5:00 PM
Application Acceleration from a Data Storage Perspective
Data storage is just one element in the application delivery ecosystem, but it turns out that it is often the critical performance bottleneck. A number of new technologies have come out in the recent years to optimize storage performance. This session reviews several of these innovations and explains how some performance-optimization technologies can be easily integrated into the existing storage infrastructure. Topics include spindle aggregation, various storage acceleration devices, application-level QoS techniques, and caching or hot-spotting with solid state disk. Specific attention will be given to accelerating network file systems, MS Exchange, and SQL databases.
Speaker – Jacob Farmer, CTO, Cambridge Computer Services
Jacob Farmer is an industry-recognized expert on storage networking and data protection technologies. He has served on the advisory boards of many of the most successful storage technology startups, and is well respected in the analyst community. Jacob is a graduate of Yale University.
Wednesday, April 28: 2:00 PM–3:00 PM
Overview and Current Topics in Solid State Storage
This session provides introductory material and discussion of solid state storage. A comprehensive overview of the technology, from components to devices to systems is provided, along with an overview of several current topics surrounding the integration, deployment, use and application of solid state storage. The material is intended for those who are not familiar with solid state storage in the enterprise and wish to develop a working understanding of the technology and its usage. Learning Objectives Understand solid state storage technology in its various forms Understand common characteristics and behaviors of solid state storage Understand the benefits of using solid state storage in enterprise applications
Speaker – Robert Peglar, Vice President Technology, Xiotech Corporation
Rob Peglar is Vice President Technology and Senior Fellow for Xiotech Corporation as well as holding a seat on the board of SNIA. Mr. Peglar holds the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Washington University, St. Louis Missouri, and performed graduate work at Washington University’s Sever Institute of Engineering.