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Monday, May 12 • 11:15am - 11:55am
Ask the Experts: Storage Considerations for OpenStack

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Join this panel discussion to learn about storage options and formats within an enterprise OpenStack deployment. Panel members will discuss market awareness, adoption, and best practices for storage within OpenStack environments. This panel discussion will be recorded as a Speaking in Tech podcast, which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register.

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Val Bercovici

Cloud Czar, NetApp Inc.
Global Cloud CTO (aka Cloud Czar) | Val Bercovici is the NetApp Global Cloud CTO (aka Cloud Czar) responsible for Technology Vision & Strategy of NetApp’s Cloud Portfolio. A popular spokesperson to Customers, Partners, Analysts & Media, he heads the assessment of Cloud Storage and Data Management market opportunities and brings leadership to strategy summits for Open, Multi-Vendor Cloud initiatives. Val introduced the first international Cloud... Read More →
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Brian Gracely

Senior Director of Cloud Solutions, EMC
Brian is Sr.Director of Cloud Solutions at EMC, as well as founder of Cloudcast Media. He is a VMware vExpert, holds CCIE #3077, and an MBA from Wake Forest. Brian's industry viewpoints and writings can also be found on twitter (@bgracely), on his blog Clouds of Change" (http://cloudsofchange.com) and he co-hosts the award-winning weekly podcast "The Cloudcast (.NET)" (http://thecloudcast.net)"
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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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Kenneth Hui

Technology Evangelist, Rackspace
Kenneth Hui is a Technology Evangelist with Rackspace. His passion is to help IT deliver value to their customers through collaboration, automation, and cloud computing. Ken blogs about cloud computing, OpenStack, and VMware at http://cloudarchitectmusings.com and at http://www.rackspace.com./blog/author/kenneth-hui. He also speaks regularly at conferences and user group meetups. You can follow Ken on Twitter @hui_kenneth.
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Greg Knieriemen

Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist, Hitachi
Greg is the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist and helps drive and communicate the vision and application of Hitachi Data Systems technology through various channels. Greg is also the host of the Speaking in Tech Podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register. Greg has over 15 years experience using, deploying and marketing enterprise IT solutions.
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Neil Levine

VP Products, Inktank
With a background in data center infrastructure and open-source software, Neil is responsible for Inktank’s product strategy. Neil was co-founder and VP Product at venture-backed start-up Nodeable, and before that was GM/VP at Canonical, the commercial sponsors of the Ubuntu operating system, where he ran the unit which built tools and delivered services to Ubuntu’s enterprise customers, as well as being responsible for server and... Read More →
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Manju Ramanathpura

CTO - Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous innovation. Before joining HDS, I worked in product management and engineering roles with Cisco Systems Inc., for several switching and routing products.

Monday May 12, 2014 11:15am - 11:55am
Room B309

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