The Benefits of Open Source Storage in Public and Private Clouds*
This presentation will discuss key storage trends and the importance of open source storage technologies, the value of scalable storage, why it matters and what organizations should look for when selecting a storage solution for their cloud environments.
With the cloud computing gold rush well underway, there has been much discussion of the critical role open source software is playing in the build-out. Most of this discussion is focused on the server side of the data center, namely the LAMP stack – Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP. Storage-related open source software is critical to the success of cloud computing. This presentation will discuss key storage trends and the importance of open source storage technologies, the value of scalable storage, why it matters and what organizations should look for when selecting a storage solution for their cloud environments. It will explore how open source will play a key role in the adoption of storage virtualization and cloud storage. The session will also detail best practices using actual customer use cases for storage in both public and private cloud infrastructures.
As CTO and Co-founder, AB sets the vision and strategy for the Gluster product platform. Prior to Gluster, AB served as CTO at California Digital Corporation, where his work led to the scaling of the commodity cluster computing to supercomputing class performance. He drove the adoption of cluster computing and GNU/Linux at enterprise data centers and helped close strategic accounts at CDC. In 2004, AB led the development of the world’s second fastest Supercomputer “Thunder”, for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. AB also serves on the board of “Free Software Foundation – India”. He is the author / contributor of various other Free Software projects like GNU FreeIPMI (Intelligent Platform Management Interface), GNU Garp (Gratuitous ARP Daemon), bios-config (edit/replicate CMOS parameters), librpci/hdb (RPC interpose for GNU Hurd) and Hymn/PlayFair (iTunes ripper), GNU Freetalk (Scheme extensible messenger for Jabber, Google talk), and Freehoo (Scheme extensible messenger for YahooIM). He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.