Past Meetup

MESS Topic for Feb ~ NFS in 2013: a Parallel Approach to Scalable File-sharing

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707 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 5050 · Los Angeles, CA

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Happy New Year and Welcome Storage Masters!

Below are the details for the February 13th MESS Meetup

TOPIC: NFS in 2013: a Parallel Approach to Scalable File-sharing

When long-awaited updates to the NFS (Network File System) protocol, were finalized by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) in January 2010 as NFS v4.1, a bonus specification – arguably the biggest advancement of the revision was included to address the emerging interest in storage parallelism. Originally conceived in 1984 by Sun Microsystems, NFS is now managed by IETF and is widely deployed as the industry standard by which storage files are shared over a TCP/IP network. pNFS builds on this framework with a potential new solution based on parallel computing precepts for a significant problem in IT; how to manage storage networks that must accommodate explosive growth in the amount of valuable information to be accessed and archived. pNFS outlines a new concept in information sharing; striping archived data across multiple data servers and then retrieving that data in parallel, potentially improving access speed and improving the efficiency of large, multi-user storage systems. And it does this on an industry-wide scale across multiple architectures.



707 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 5050

Los Angeles, CA


Douglas O’Flaherty is from Tonian, VP Marketing and Product

Douglas brings a diverse background as a technologist, team leader, innovator, and global marketer. As Douglas states, "anything worth doing takes a multiplicity of skills for maximum impact". Douglas thrives on taking new technology from vision to broad market adoption. With experience in several start-ups, Exodus, AMD and Red Hat, he has guided Fortune 500 companies first forays on the Internet, negotiated content deals with Enron, led entire industries to x86-64, promoted custom silicon for financial trading and evangelized the power of Open Source in the Cloud. He is now a leading force in the commercial adoption and enterprise application of parallel NFS technology.

Douglas has lived on four continents; worked professionally in three; including negotiating business development deals in Japan, Korea, Germany, Canada, India and the US. His only wish would be to speak fluently in something aside from English.

An advocate of Lean methodologies, Douglas brings expertise with Cloud Computing, Product Marketing, Go-to-Market Strategy, Product Management, and Enterprise Software. A graduate of Yale University in Physics, he continued his education at Harvard Business School in their Executive Education: Building New Ventures: Entrepreneurship.

Please welcome Douglas; an asset to have as a presenter in the MESS meetup.


7:00 ~ 7:30pm ~ Light Food/Drinks/Mingling
7:30 ~ 7:40pm ~ Introductions ~ Sponsorship Announcements
7:40 ~ 8:20pm ~ Presentation
8:20 ~ 9:00pm ~ Wrap-up & Mingling




Park across street at:

The Standard Hotel

550 S Flower St

Los Angeles, CA 90071

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If you have questions, please feel free to contact Denise, MESS Moderator. See you on Feb 13th

Warm regards,

Denise Cardello
MESS Moderator