SNIA Cloud Storage Summit

Held at the WINTER SYMPOSIUM 2009

There is no doubt that the topic of Cloud, Cloud Computing, Cloud Services or Cloud Storage, just to name a few variations, has the attention of many IT professionals, developers, marketeers, press and analysts. Why? Simply because it is rightly or wrongly perceived as a major shift in IT trends. The ability to remotely “borrow” for a fee various IT components, hardware or software, virtualized or real, through a specialized or open interface, is attracting many IT professionals, simple IT users, large corporations or SMB/SME. One can easily foresee the kind of impact it can have on more traditional IT operations in terms of resource management, adaptability and possibly on the benefits for the overall IT spending – but there’s no consensus about what the real benefits are. Storage is amongst the early services proposed by existing Cloud players, services providers and could technology providers, small and very large companies. Many questions already exist about Cloud Storage and other types of Cloud regarding the Enterprise readiness of such solutions, the co-existence of cloud resources with existing assets in the Enterprise, the management of SLA across multiple providers or the integration of different cloud services in a single production environment.

Since our inception in 1997, the SNIA has been addressing some of the hottest storage resource and data management challenges through the development of best practices, educational programs, software and industry standards. Our Winter Symposium was held on January 20-23 in San Jose, CA, representatives of the Storage industry and of the Cloud industry met to discuss and identify key IT industry developments to make Cloud Storage successful in the Enterprise and in other business segments.

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SPECIAL NOTE:  The webex links below will stream playback a recording of the WebEx session presentation, which includes the audio synced with the slides. For some of the webex recordings below it takes a few minutes before you see the slides & hear the audio when you start the playback.


Tuesday 20th January 2008

Time Topic Speaker(s) Slides Playback
1:00p - 2:00p Storage Requirements for Cloud Deployments  Clod Barrera, IBM    ppt webex
2:00p - 3:00p Security Implications for Cloud Storage Eric Hibbard, Hitachi    pdf webex
3:15p - 3:30p Break          
3:30p - 4:30p XAM and Metadata for Cloud Storage Mark Carlson, Mark Saussure, SNIA XAM Initiative   pdf webex
4:30p - 5:30p Cloud Storage Jim Zierick, Nirvanix 
5:30p - 6:30p Cloud Computing Adoption Model Brett Adam, rPath  ppt  webex

Wednesday 21st January 2008

Time Topic Speaker(s) Slides Playback
9:30a - 10:30a Cloud Applications Raju Vegesna, Zoho      webex
10:30a - 10:45a Break            
10:45a - 11:45a Software for Building Private Clouds Philippe Boyon, Active Circle    pdf webex
11:45a - 1:15p Lunch           
1:15p - 2:15p SNIA Technical Council Cloud Q&A   SNIA TC Members      ppt webex
2:15p - 3:15p Leveraging Traditional Technologies in Non-Traditional Ways Ben Rockwood, Joyent    pdf webex
3:15p - 3:30p Break          
3:30p - 4:30p Cloud Computing Management Randy Bias, GoGrid    pdf webex
4:30p - 5:00p Hadoop Dhruba Borthakur    pdf webex
5:00p - 5:30p Private Storage Clouds David Slik, Bycast    pdf webex
5:30p - 6:30p Cloud Storage David R. Bernstein, Cisco   pdf webex

Thursday 22nd January 2008

Time Topic Speaker(s) Slides Playback
8:30a - 9:30a The Cloud Storage Market and Trends Russ Fellows, Evaluator Group    pdf webex
9:30a - 10:30a Where cloud storage makes sense for the enterprise (and where it doesn’t)    Andrew Reichman, Forrester    pdf webex
10:30a - 10:45a Break          
10:45a - 11:45a Lessons learned from Cloud Storage 1.0 (the SSP days) John Webster, Illuminata        pdf webex
11:45a - 1:15p Lunch          
1:15p - 2:15p Cloud Storage Jim Baty, Sun Microsystems        pdf webex
2:15p - 3:15p Dispersed Storage open source project Chris Gladwin, Cleversafe    ppt webex
3:15p - 3:30p Break            
3:30p - 4:30p Cloud Storage Sajai Krishnan, Oleg Kiselev and Cameron Bahar, Parascale    pdf webex
4:30p - 5:30p   Analyst Panel Discussion  N/A N/A
6:00p - 7:00p Cloud Storage BOF Open Discussion and Q&A N/A N/A