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Tuesday, May 19 • 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Past, Present and Future of Fibre Channel in OpenStack

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Fibre Channel support is one of OpenStack's better kept secrets.  Have you ever wonder why Fibre Channel attached storage was added to OpenStack?  Fibre Channel support was introduced in the Grizzly release by a working group of multiple vendors. Since then, more and more vendors have added Fibre Channel support in their Cinder volume drivers.  Understand how competing companies work together to provide a common solution that works for the community.  What did we have to do to enable Fibre Channel in OpenStack?  Let’s take a look into the history, current status and future plans of Fibre Channel in OpenStack.

Speakers
avatar for Jay Bryant

Jay Bryant

IBM Cinder Subject Matter Expert
Jay has worked for IBM since 2001 on Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage related initiatives.  Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana.  As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division, Jay serves as the liason between the OpenStack Community and IBM's internal storage software development teams.  Jay has also been a member of Cinder's core... Read More →
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John Griffith

Senior Software Engineer
John Griffith, Senior Software Engineer at SolidFire, helped to create the Cinder project in OpenStack.  His primary responsibility at SolidFire is technical contributor to OpenStack.  He served as Technical Lead for the Block Storage Project since it's beginning until the current Kilo release, and also holds an elected seat on the OpenStack Technical Committee. | John has over fifteen years of engineering experience in both hardware and... Read More →
avatar for Richard Hedlind

Richard Hedlind

Software Engineer, X-IO technologies
Richard is a software engineer at X-IO technologies, working on the ISE storage product line. He is the main developer for X-IOs Cinder volume driver, implementing both iSCSI and Fibre Channel support. He has been involved with OpenStack since January of 2014.
avatar for Walter A. Boring IV

Walter A. Boring IV

Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, HP
Walt is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard currently working in the Management and Solutions Development Unit focusing on storage systems enablement.   He has been working at Hewlett-Packard since 2007.  Since 2012, he has been working on OpenStack for HP enabling several of HP’s storage systems.  He became a core member of the OpenStack Cinder team in 2013 after co-authoring the Fibre Channel protocol support in OpenStack’s Nova... Read More →
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Kurt Martin

Cloud Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Kurt Martin is a software developer for Hewlett-Packard Storage Division. He has been involved with OpenStack since the Grizzly release, focusing  on the Block Storage project and was one of the driving forces and co-developers of Fibre Channel attached storage in OpenStack.   
avatar for Sean McGinnis

Sean McGinnis

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Dell, Dell
Sean McGinnis is a software architect and project lead with the Dell Storage group. He focuses on enabling integration of Dell Storage capabilities with external systems to streamline the ease of use and availability of the various Dell storage offerings to meet application needs.


Tuesday May 19, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Room 109

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