Storage Virtualization I - What, Why, When, Where, How? (Fall 2009)

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Monday, October 12, 2009
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Rob Peglar is Vice President, Technology for Xiotech Corporation. A 32-year industry veteran and published author, he leads the shaping of strategic vision, emerging technologies, defining future offering portfolios including business and technology requirements, product planning and industry/customer liaison. He is the Treasurer of the SNIA, serves as Chair of the SNIA Tutorials, as a Board member of the Green Storage Initiative and the Solid State Storage Initiative, and as Secretary/Treasurer of the Blade Systems Alliance. He has extensive experience in storage virtualization, the architecture of large heterogeneous SANs, replication and archiving strategy, disaster avoidance and compliance, information risk management, distributed cluster storage architectures and is a sought-after speaker and panelist at leading storage and networking-related seminars and conferences worldwide. He was one of 30 senior executives worldwide selected for the Network Products 2008 MVP Award. Prior to joining Xiotech in August 2000, Mr. Peglar held key technology specialist and engineering management positions over a ten-year period at StorageTek and at their networking subsidiary, Network Systems Corporation. Prior to StorageTek, he held engineering development and product management positions at Control Data Corporation and its supercomputer division, ETA Systems. 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. His research background includes I/O performance analysis, queuing theory, parallel systems architecture and OS design, storage networking protocols, clustering algorithms and virtual systems optimization.

Learning Objectives:

• Understand the definition of storage virtualization and its taxonomy
• Learn about the three categories/methods of storage virtualization and their architectures
• Understand which storage virtualization techniques apply to various new and existing infrastructures and potential benefits to storage management