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Title: Trends in the Storage Industry
Dr. Hu Yoshida, Hitachi Data Systems
Date & Time: February 14, 2011 14:30
Venue: Lecture Hall, B Block, Third Floor, Kanwal Rekhi Building
In today’s demanding enterprise applications, storage has become a focal point for enabling consistent availability and performance for organization’s entire application landscape. The presentation will aim to give an overview of the enterprise storage architectures and of 3-tier storage platforms that flexibly scale for performance, capacity and support virtualization of multivendor storage systems to optimize current investments in storage assets. By ensuring built in mobility of data, the architecture reduces the impact of changes in workload and applications. A highly efficient design allows unsurpassed performance and capacity, and the lowest power and cooling requirements. Further, we will explore why organizations are facing increasingly stringent quality of service (QoS) requirements. The main challenges is that of managing growth in data volumes while retaining performance. The presentation will also focus on the Business Continuity challenges by replication and automatic failure handling and the technologies that are available to address them in mission critical industries such as Banking, Financial Services and Telecommunication. Finally, we will discuss the various future trends in storage technologies.
Speaker Profile:
Dr. Hubert Yoshida is Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Hitachi Storage Systems. He is responsible for defining the technical direction for Hitachi Data Systems and currently leads the company's effort to help customers address their Data Life Cycle requirements to address compliance, governance and operational risk issues. He was instrumental in evangelizing Hitachi’s unique approach to storage virtualization which leverages existing storage services within the Hitachi Universal Storage Platform and extends it to externally attached, heterogeneous storage systems. Yoshida is well known within the storage industry, and his blog was recently ranked among the top 10 most influential – within the storage industry by Network World. In 2006, he was named “CTO of the Year” by Jon Toigo, and in October of 2006, Byte and Switch named him one of Storage Networking’s Heaviest Hitters. Prior to joining Hitachi Data Systems in 1997, Yoshida spent 25 years with IBM’s storage division, where he held management roles in hardware performance, software development and product management. Since joining Hitachi Data Systems, he has worked to develop open standards for storage management, and in his previous role as vice president of Data Networks, he helped to define Hitachi Data Systems strategy for Storage Area Networks, Network Attached Storage and other network-related storage and data technologies. Dr. Yoshida is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley with a degree in Mathematics. He was a Marine Corps Platoon Commander during the Vietnam War and was discharged with the rank of Captain. Yoshida has authored several papers on Storage Area Networks, Fibre Channel, multi-protocol SANs and storage virtualization technologies. He has also served on the advisory boards of several technology companies and and currently sits on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Data Storage Institute of the Government of Singapore.
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