Monday, September 16 • 10:35am - 11:25am
Shouldn’t All Your Storage be Highly Available? - Gerry Smith, LSI

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What is blocking that as a reality for your business? Is it Cost? Complexity? Lack of storage 
choices? Today’s reality is that business uptime is more critical than ever.  It translates directly to business viability and profitability.  However, we also know that businesses of all sizes are facing the double challenge of explosive data growth and IT budget pressure.  So, how do businesses achieve the goal of high availability in a simple, cost-effective way? Mr. Gerry Smith, LSI CTO, will discuss how the industry is looking at evolving DAS storage, making it sharable and scalable.  He will discuss how having high-availability in a DAS environment, combined with Linux support, will enable business benefits including uptime, ease-of-use, and reduced TCO.  Session attendees will learn from a technologist viewpoint, the significance of this technology transition, how it works, and how they can get started applying it to their businesses.

This session targets a technical audience, including developers and system administrators.  
Session attendees will learn from a technologist viewpoint, the significance of high availability 
direct attached storage, how it works in detail, and how they can apply it to solve their business needs.

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Gerry Smith

VP Architecture, LSI
Gerry Smith is vice president of Architecture for the RAID Storage Division of LSI Corporation. In this role, he leads the architectural definition of future products, including silicon, firmware and software for LSI’s industry-leading I/O controller and MegaRAID product lines.Previously... Read More →

Monday September 16, 2013 10:35am - 11:25am
Strand 11B

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