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March Meetup, EMC Isilon's Rob Peglar

  • Mar 21, 2012 · 6:00 PM
  • Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center

We have an exciting meeting scheduled for March.

Rob Peglar from EMC Isilon will talk about their Hadoop offering.

This is a good chance to hear how the storage industry is tailoring their products 

to the Hadoop community. I've attached Rob's bio at the end of this message.

Hope to see you there,



Professional Biography

Rob Peglar is Chief Technology Officer, Americas at EMC Isilon. A 35-year industry veteran and published author, he leads efforts in technology and architecture with strategic customers and partners throughout the Western Hemisphere, and helps to define future EMC offering portfolios incorporating Isilon, including business and technology requirements. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the SNIA, is a founding Board member of the Analytics and Big Data Forum, and is former Chair of the SNIA Tutorials. He previously served on the Board of Directors of the High Performance Cluster File System Software Foundation. He has extensive experience in data management, distributed cluster architectures, I/O performance optimization, cloud storage, replication and archiving strategy, storage virtualization, disaster avoidance and compliance, and is a sought-after speaker and panelist at leading storage and cloud-related seminars and conferences worldwide. He was one of 25 senior executives worldwide selected for the CRN ‘Storage Superstars’ Award of 2010.

Prior to joining EMC Isilon in May 2011, Mr. Peglar was a Senior Fellow and Vice President of Technology at Xiotech for eleven years. Prior to Xiotech, he held key technology specialist and engineering leadership positions over a ten-year period at StorageTek and its subsidiary, Network Systems Corporation. Prior to StorageTek, he held engineering development and product management positions for a decade at Control Data and its supercomputer division, ETA Systems.

Mr. Peglar holds the B.S. degree in Computer Science from Washington University, St. Louis Missouri, and performed graduate work at Washington University’s Sever Institute of Engineering. His research background includes distributed systems, I/O performance analysis, queuing theory, parallel systems architecture and OS design, storage networking protocols, clustering algorithms and virtual systems optimization. 


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  • Scooper O.

    Guest speaker definitely "knows" his stuff. Host was gracious. Pizza was good.

    March 22, 2012

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