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Thursday, May 21 • 11:00am - 11:40am
Ask the Experts: Designing Storage for the Enterprise

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Ask the Experts: Designing Storage for the Enterprise
This all-star panel discussion will focus on the challenges for OpenStack storage and to get direct feedback from users and developers in the audience of their adoption of OpenStack storage. This panel may be recorded as a "Speaking in Tech" podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication, The Register.


Topics that will be discussed include:

  • Enterprise storage adoption observations from the panel

  • Both Cinder and externally attached storage

  • Feedback directly from audience members on storage adoption

  • Discussion of Manilla

  • Ceilometer and Storage metrics 


Mark Twomey (aka @Storagezilla)

Technical Director in the CTO team for EMC's Data Protection & Availability Division


Alex McDonald

NetApp Industry Forums & Standards, CTO Office


Manju Ramanthpura

CTO, Intelligent Platforms, HDS


Neil Levine

Director of Product Management, Red Hat


Aaron Delp

OpenStack, CloudStack & VMware Cloud Solutions at SolidFire



Greg Knieriemen

Technology Evangelist, HDS

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Aaron Delp

Technical Solutions Director, SolidFire, SolidFire
Aaron Delp is the Director of Technology Solutions for SolidFIre specializing in the creation of OpenStack, CloudStack, and VMware based cloud solutions. Prior to SolidFire, Aaron was the Sr. Director of Technical Marketing for the Citrix Cloud Platforms Group where he led the generation... Read More →
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Greg Knieriemen

Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist, Hitachi
Greg is the Hitachi Data Systems Technology Evangelist and helps drive and communicate the vision and application of Hitachi Data Systems technology through various channels. Greg is also the host of the Speaking in Tech Podcast which is distributed by Europe's largest tech publication... Read More →
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Neil Levine

Director of Product Management, Red Hat
Neil Levine is Director of Product Management at Red Hat where he is responsible for product strategy in the storage and hyper-converged infrastructure business unit. Neil has a background in systems and network engineering and has been using and building open source technologies... Read More →
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Alex McDonald

NetApp Industry Forums & Standards, CTO Office, NetApp
Alex joined NetApp in 2005, after more than 35 years in a variety of roles with some of the best known names in the software industry. With a background in software development, support, and a period as an independent consultant, he is now part of NetApp’s CTO Office that supports... Read More →
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Manju Ramanathpura

CTO - Intelligent Platforms, Hitachi Data Systems
I am a member of Hitachi Data Systems’ Office of Technology & Planning team, working as a CTO for Intelligent Platforms. In my role, I work closely with strategic clients, research communities, open source communities and various Hitachi’s internal organizations to drive continuous... Read More →

Thursday May 21, 2015 11:00am - 11:40am
Room 109

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