Defining Software Defined Storage (SDS), what it is, and isn’t.

What: Defining Software Defined Storage  

When: Tuesday, Jan 28th,[masked]:00 -- 9:00 PM

Where: Bellevue City Hall 

Co-host company: Northwest Tech Academy (NWTA)

Admission: Registration required

Parking: Free (additional parking available in employee garage) 

Food: Dinner provided for this event


Seattle Technical Forum and Northwest Tech Academy (NWTA) are excited to bring you a panel discussion on Software Defined Storage (SDS). Industry experts will demonstrate use cases, contrast different viewpoints and answer some of the most common questions surrounding SDS.

We are expecting 100+ people from local IT companies, organizations and startups...

Besides the world-class-expert speakers, there will be VIP guests from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Boeing, Facebook, Twitter, Zynga, Ebay, Intel, IBM, HP, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sony Ericsson, Samsung, HTC, Hulu, Oracle, SAP, CA, EMC, Expedia, Tableau, Zillow, SEOmoz, Bungie, Nintendo, Disney, Nordstrom, Costco, Alaska Airlines, Dice, Salesforce, SGI, VMWare, Citrix, UW, City University, Seattle University, Puget Sound Energy...

===Agenda =====

6:00pm - 7:00pm, Networking (come early and meet interesting tech gurus)


7:00pm - 9:00pm, Panel Discussion, Q&A 

Here are the questions we will be asking the panel. If you have any questions you want us to ask them please email them to me at [masked], text it to me at[masked] or tweet it to #nwtechall 


1) What is your definition of software defined storage?

2) All storage is Software Defined, what is different about SDS 

3) Is performance an issue with an SDS solution, particularly in a database or VDI

implementation?

4) Is SDS the same as storage hypervisor? If not how do they differ?

5) Who are the key players in the SDS space?

6) How does an IT pro get started with SDS?

7) How does SDS address problems like HIPAA compliance?

8) Are there recommended configurations for getting started with SDS?

9) All the media talks about SDS in relation to SAN infrastructure, does it go farther

than that, what about file and object storage?

10) The big storage vendors credit themselves on data reliability and availability; can

SDS solutions offer the same level of data integrity?

We will also be covering use cases for the most common uses of SDS for Media and Entertainment companies, Cloud Providers and much more. 

Panelists: 

Steven Umbehocker, CEO & Founder - OS Nexus

Steve has been working in the enterprise storage industry for over 15 years leading engineering teams at Veritas Software/Symantec/Citrix and now OS NEXUS on a range of products from Veritas NetBackup to Citrix XenServer.  Today Steve is CEO and Head of Engineering for OS NEXUS, now a leading Software Defined Storage platform vendor with their QuantaStor product which is offered by a growing network of channel resellers like PogoLinux and cloud providers like IBM/Softlayer.

Paul Bibaud, Solutions Architect - Pogo Linux/Pogo Storage

Paul is recognized as a subject matter expert on Software Defined Storage and has over 600 deployments in field with some very insightful use cases to talk about.


Moderator:

Scott Gorcester, CEO - VirtualQube

Scott has been working on Storage for over 20 years and is a recognized leader in the IT industry, architecting infrastructure and data hosting solutions built on Microsoft and Citrix technology.

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  • Jason A.

    We want to thank our panelists, moderator and sponsors for helping with this amazing event! We are working on the video post production now and will have it ready to access free early next week. This content will be going to our local schools IT programs as free continuing education and we thank you all for joining us for our first NWTA panel event for 2014! We have many more coming!

    If you would like to reach out to any of the sponsors I will add their information below :)

    Panelists: Steven Umbehocker, CEO & Founder - OS Nexus

    [masked]

    Paul Bibaud, Solutions Architect - Pogo Linux/Pogo Storage

    [masked]

    Moderator:

    Scott Gorcester, CEO - VirtualQube

    [masked]


    Sponsors- Digital Fortress-
    Kevin Rolnick, [masked]

    Brocade-
    Joe Dagonese, [masked]

    OS Nexus-
    Kent Abendroth, [masked]

    Pogo Linux-
    Erik Logan, [masked]

    February 20, 2014

  • Jason A.

    Thanks for all of the great feedback everyone! We will do our best to continue to evolve the conversations!

    January 29, 2014

  • Lee P.

    Great, knowledgeable speakers!

    January 29, 2014

  • Nancy V.

    Started out well, became too granularly focused on specific audience questions. Perhaps save Q & A period until after presentations next time. Also, all visuals on screen were too light with too small lettering to be seen and read clearly by audience seated in the back rows.

    January 29, 2014

  • Dan V.

    The meeting started out good but then turned into a problem solving issue for about 5 people in the audience. I notice people started to leave about 45 mins into the meeting and I also left.

    January 29, 2014

  • Eric

    Maybe some of the questions could have been deferred until after the presentation? The first half hour was interesting, but then I began to feel like I was hearing more about people's tech problems then about SDS.

    January 28, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, wont be able to attend this one. Tomorrow is STOU

    1 · January 27, 2014

    • Jason A.

      No worries Prasanna! We will catch you at the next one :)

      January 28, 2014

  • Jason A.

    Here are the questions we will be asking the panel. If you have any questions you want us to ask them please email them to me at [masked], text it to me at[masked] or tweet it to #nwtechall :)


    1) What is your definition of software defined storage?

    2) All storage is Software Defined, what is different about SDS 3) Is performance an issue with an SDS solution, particularly in a database or VDI

    implementation?

    4) Is SDS the same as storage hypervisor? If not how do they differ?

    5) Who are the key players in the SDS space?

    6) How does an IT pro get started with SDS?

    7) How does SDS address problems like HIPAA compliance?

    8) Are there recommended configurations for getting started with SDS?

    9) All the media talks about SDS in relation to SAN infrastructure, does it go farther

    than that, what about file and object storage?

    10) The big storage vendors credit themselves on data reliability and availability; can

    SDS solutions offer the same level of data integrity?

    January 28, 2014

  • Jason A.

    NWTA is very exited about the event tonight and look forward to meeting all of you!

    We will be providing dinner tonight from Pot Belly Sandwiches and Pagliacci's. Coffee as well for those of you that need a quick pick me up :) There will also be some cool giveaway items for the first group of people that make it to the Bellevue City Hall tonight at 6pm!

    January 28, 2014

  • Kent A.

    hello everyone who is planning to attend our panel discussion on the 28th. Here are 2 more SDS links I felt would help inspire questions to discuss. Cheers! Go Hawks!! http://bit.ly/1apYfiC
    http://bit.ly/1apYM41

    1 · January 15, 2014

  • Kent A.

    there is lots of buzz and excitement on SDS like this recent article. http://bit.ly/1d4rTy9
    Steven Umbehocker is a seasoned dev/engineer and as the architect for QuantaStor SDS from OS Nexus, you will want to invite other colleagues to learn about proven enterprise solutions.

    2 · January 9, 2014

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