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 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 emergence of a new category called I/O optimization that separates the delivery of storage IOPS from storage capacity with unique technologies optimized for each instead of the traditional integrated storage appliances of yesterday. 

This webinar will cover disruptive storage technologies and the solutions they are driving. You will learn about: 

  • Core storage technology innovations for performance (such as PCI-e and DIMM-based Flash/SSD, and NVMe technologies) and for capacity (such as SMR (shingled) drives) 
  • Mobile/cloud application influences on storage including a shift to scale-out architectures, object & cloud storage trends 
  • Storage product architectures such as All-flash and Hybrid arrays, Hyper-converged Infrastructure, Software-defined storage & I/O optimization technologies

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.

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