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Cutting-Edge Trends in Clustered Storage
4:30pm - 5:00pm
Three macro trends are driving the need for intelligent clustered storage systems today: the avalanche of digital content and unstructured data being created, the strong desire to pair industry standard hardware with smart software to achieve cost savings and performance advantages, and the fundamental technology paradigm shift to clustered computing architectures.
Because the scalability of clustered network storage systems addresses the enormous and rapid growth of digital content in today’s businesses without putting cost or complexity burdens companies, analysts have indicated that it is the next evolution in storage, delivering capabilities beyond what traditional storage systems were designed for, and will be a core infrastructure for grid computing going forward.
Isilon sits at the nexus of these major trends and the release of its new products represents its complete focus on delivering significant business and workflow benefits to customers.
During this discussion, Isilon Systems Founder and CTO Sujal Patel will:
· Talk about the latest technological breakthroughs in clustered storage.
· Discuss the trend companies are seeing as they rapidly expand capacity – and the need to invest in storage solutions that seamlessly continue to operate, with 100 percent data availability, while simultaneously recovering failed disks or even entire nodes.
· Advise attendees about the need for scalability and reliability in storage and the issues to be aware of when evaluating solutions; such as the need to scale capacity within a single file system – to as much as, or more than, 150 Terabytes – while maintaining performance and data integrity.
Kathleen Smith (Chair)
Army Research Lab
Sujal Patel Founder and CTO Sujal Patel is the co-founder and chief technology officer of Isilon Systems and is the chief architect of the company's network storage system. Prior to founding Isilon, Sujal spent five years at RealNetworks, in part as chief architect behind the company's second-generation core media delivery system, which is still in use today by leading streaming content providers. At RealNetworks he also managed the engineering teams for the company's primary infrastructure products. Sujal has been an active member of the open-source software development community, including work as a developer on the FreeBSD operating system. Sujal holds a number of patents and pending patents, including those for the Isilon OneFS™ distributed file system and for the RealNetworks network adaptive SureStream™ technology. Sujal holds a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Maryland at College Park.