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Thursday, November 1 • 10:30am - 11:10am
ZFS Based Storage VS. Legacy Storage- Silicon Mechanics

The last bastion of proprietary technology top to bottom in the datacenter today is legacy storage. If we look back in time, virtually every solution from every technology vendor had its own proprietary stack. There were distinct advantages associated with tightly coupling the hardware, software and database into a single platform, but the cost associated with those solutions forced customers to look for more open solutions, where the software, hardware and database were decoupled and could be deployed on multiple hardware platforms. Customers now had a choice when it came to hardware vendors, which helped drive cost down. The applications were now the driving force behind business decisions as opposed to technology driving the business.

This talk will look at the evolution of storage to that very same model. A software only ZFS solution provides significant deployment advantages over legacy storage. By decoupling the hardware and software, integrators and customers now have many different ways to deploy storage in a very cost effective manner. From clustering, to Virtual Storage Appliances, to high performance VDI appliances, the future of storage is open and the future has never looked brighter.

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Steve Scherer

Solutions Manager, Silicon Mechanics
Steve Scherer is an industry veteran with more than 20 years of experience with HP in the Business Critical Server division.. He Currently is the Solutions Vertical Manager at  Silicon Mechanics, Inc. in Bothell, Washington. Steve has been working with ZFS and open source solutions since 2008 and has a wealth of knowledge associated with many successful ZFS deployments.

Thursday November 1, 2012 10:30am - 11:10am
Online Session