SNW Fall 2012
 

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Monday, October 15, 2012
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmRegistration Open

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
7:30 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 am - 9:20 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.

10:15 am - 12:15 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 1
9:20 am - 10:05 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackCloud Storage TrackVirtualization TrackData Protection Track
Analyst Perspective: I/O Virtualization - The Next Virtualization Frontier
Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek
Analyst Perspective: How Many IOPS is Enough
Dr. Thomas Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates
Jim Handy, Director, Objective Analysis
SNIA Tutorial:
Introduction to Analytics & Big Data - Hadoop

Thomas Rivera, Senior Technical Associate, File, Content & Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems; Chair, SNIA-Data Protection & Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee
Analyst Perspective: New Storage Architectures for Cloud Computing & Big Data
Anil Vasudeva, President & Chief Analyst, IMEX Research
SNIA Tutorial:
VDI Optimization - Real World Learnings

Russ Fellows, Senior Partner, Evaluator Group
SNIA Tutorial:
Introduction to Data Protection: Backup to Tape, Disk and Beyond

Jason Iehl, Senior Solutions Architect, Data Protection, NetApp
10:15 am - 11:00 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackCloud Storage TrackVirtualization TrackData Protection Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Technical Overview of Data Center Networks

Dr. Joseph White, Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks
SNIA Tutorial:
The Benefits of Solid State in Enterprise Storage Systems

David Dale, Director, Industry Standards, NetApp
Analyst Perspective: Storage for Hadoop: A Four-Stage Model
John Webster, Senior Partner, Evaluator Group
Industry Perspective: Storage at a Distance - Enabling Distributed Storage Clouds
Paul Grun, Technology Evangelist, OpenFabrics Alliance
User Case Study: 100% Virtualization in a Simple and Cost-Effective Manner
Aditya Fotedar, CIO, Dell Wyse
SNIA Tutorial:
Trends in Data Protection and Restoration Technologies

Michael Fishman, CTO, New Business Engineering, EMC Corporation
11:10 am - 11:55 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackCloud Storage TrackVirtualization TrackData Protection Track
Industry Perspective: The Future of Fibre Channel
Mark Jones, FCIA Vice Chairman and Technical Marketing Director, Emulex Corporation
Solution Spotlight: Flash Appliances in the Software-Defined Data Center
Woody Hutsell, Senior Director Product Management, Fusion-io
Industry Perspective: Establishing and Exploiting Real Time Data Analysis and Intelligence
Anjul Bhambhri, VP, Big Data, IBM
SNIA Tutorial:
Interoperable Cloud Storage with the CDMI Standard

Mark Carlson, Principal Cloud Strategist, Oracle Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
Virtualization Practices: Providing a Complete Virtual Solution in a Box

Jyh-shing Chen, Member Technical Staff, NetApp
Industry Perspective: The True Value of Cloud Based Data Protection Services
Dr. Srinidhi Varadarajan, Executive Director, Data Protection, Dell Appassure
11:55 pm - 1:00 pmLunch
Make new industry connections and catch up with new friends and old over lunch.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm"Tour du Labs" for IT Professionals
Drop in and take a tour of the SNW Hands-On Lab.

1:00 pm - 3:00 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 2
3:15 pm - 5:15 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 3
1:30 pm - 4:15 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackCloud Storage TrackVirtualization TrackData Protection Track
SNIA Tutorial:
PCI Express I/O Virtualization Overview

Ron Emerick, Principal Hardware Engineer, Oracle Corporation
Industry Perspective: Interface Trends for the Enterprise I/O Highway
Mitch Abbey, Senior Enterprise Product Line Manager, HGST, a Western Digital Company
SNIA Tutorial:
How to Cost-Effectively Retain Reference Data for Analytics and Big Data

Molly Rector, Executive Vice President of Product Management and Worldwide Marketing, Spectra Logic
User Case Study: How Can I Backup Enterprise Data to the Cloud Securely?
Mitch Jaffe, Director of Infrastructure, Tyco Fire Protection Products
Industry Perspective: Cutting Down VM Sprawl by Tiering Inactive Data to the Cloud
Marc Farley, Senior Director of Customer Programs, StorSimple
Industry Perspective: Leveraging Data Protection as Part of an Overall IT Management as a Service (ITMaaS) Strategy
Steve Fairbanks, Vice President, Product Management, CA Technologies
1:55 pm - 2:40 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackCloud Storage TrackVirtualization TrackData Security Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Advanced Data Reduction Concepts

Gene Nagle, VP, Technical Services, BridgeSTOR, LLC
SNIA Tutorial:
An In-Depth Look at SNIA's Enterprise Solid State Storage Performance Test Specification (PTS V1.1)

Dr. Easen Ho, CTO, Calypso Systems, Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
Protecting Data in the "Big Data" World

Thomas Rivera, Senior Technical Associate, File, Content & Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems; Chair, SNIA-Data Protection & Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee
Solution Spotlight: Infrastructure Performance Management: Defining How You Manage and Monitor Your Infrastructure
John Gentry, Vice President of Marketing, Virtual Instruments
Industry Perspective: Storage Management: Multiple Supervisors Versus a Single Hypervisor - A Panel Discussion
Mark Davis, CEO, Virsto Software
Claus Mikkelsen, Chief Scientist, Hitachi Data Systems
Ron Riffe, Business Line Manager, Storage Software, IBM
George Teixeira, President and CEO, DataCore
Moderator: Mark Peters, Senior Analyst, Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG)
User Case Study: Torti Gallas Avoids $45,000 Per Day Loss, Increases Data Security With an IT Overhaul
Omer Mushahwar, Senior Associate, Torti Gallas and Partners, Inc.
2:50 pm - 3:35 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackPrivate Clouds TrackConsumerization and IT Infrastructure TrackData Security Track
SNIA Tutorial:
SAS: The Emerging Storage Fabric

Marty Czekalski, Vice President, SCSI Trace Association; Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate Technology
Solution Spotlight: Understanding the ‘Ins and Outs’ of Flash Storage and SSDs
Ryan Smith, Sr. Mgr., SSD Product Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.
Industry Perspective: Enabling Next Generation I/O Architecture for Big Data
Ilker Cebeli, Director of Cloud Computing, QLogic
Industry Perspective: Report from the Trenches: Private Cloud Do's and Don'ts, Strategies and Real-World Insights
Kent Christensen, Practice Manager, Datalink
Industry Perspective: Cloud and Hybrid Cloud File Sharing, Storage and Access for Today's Complex Mobile Workforce
Rajesh Ram, Co-Founder and VP, Products, Egnyte
SNIA Tutorial:
Data Breaches and the Encryption Safe Harbor

Eric Hibbard, CTO Security & Privacy, Hitachi Data Systems
3:35 pm - 4:05 pmNetworking Break
Connect and compare notes with your peers between sessions.

4:05 pm - 4:50 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackPrivate Clouds TrackConsumerization and IT Infrastructure TrackData Security Track
Solution Spotlight: The Growing I/O Performance Gap and How to Close It
Cameron T. Brett, Director, Solutions Marketing, QLogic Corporation
Analyst Perspective: Real Life Examples - What Flash Did for My Application
Arun Taneja, Founder and Consulting Analyst, Taneja Group

David Bratt, Director, Technology Services, Miami Children's Hospital
Stephan Hundley, Manager, Business Solutions Engineering, TTX Company
Amit Patel, Manager of IT, Linear Tech
Ron Stinson, Director of IT and Operations, Rainmaker
Brad Taylor, Director of IT, Calypso
Industry Perspective: Harnessing Big Data to Make Winning Business Decisions -- The “Moneyball" Effect
Richard Clifton, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Integrations Group, NetApp
Industry Perspective: Mastering Private Clouds - Top Strategies for Successful Deployment
Bruce Coughlin, Head of Private Cloud Initiatives, Cloud Technology Partners (cloudTP)
Industry Perspective: Insight into Mobile Performance
Andrew Coward, Vice President of Marketing, Strategy, and Product Management, Carrier IQ
Industry Perspective: Self Encrypting Drives: What you need to know but were afraid to ask
Scott McClure, Security Ecosystem Program Manager, Seagate
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmHow Systems Integration Can Save Lives

Imagine a multi-billion-dollar energy company’s business and IT teams collaborating to create a real-time operations center that can simultaneously monitor and control all of the company's complex wells located around the world. To build this required not only ingenuity, but an unprecedented integration of applications, databases, server virtualization, middleware, real-time predictive analytics, unified communications, videoconferencing, collaboration tools and mobile technologies. When combined, these technologies measure, transmit and display subsurface temperatures, pressures, geology, drill speeds and trajectories -- all from hostile locations thousands of miles away so that explorers, drillers and reservoir engineers can visualize the data from the comfort of an operations center in the head office. This award-winning operations center not only detects life-threatening incidents as they occur, but enables fast intervention and helps avoid future incidents by blending predictive analytics with smart people to achieve quick decision-making. Join us as the CIO tells us how it all came together.


Jim Noble, SVP of IT, Talisman Energy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pmRed, White and Brew Welcome Reception

Join us for some California reds and whites, and local brews, and get your game on for the big debate. Whether you watch the presidential debate on the TVs, or you simply want to have a good technology debate with your SNW friends, you won't want to miss the Red, White and Brew reception!


Wednesday, October 17, 2012
7:30 am - 7:00 pmRegistration Open
7:30 am - 8:45 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.

8:15 am - 10:15 amHands-On-Lab -- Session 4
10:30 am - 12:30 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 5
9:00 am - 4:45 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise & Computerworld
Wayne Adams, Chairman, Board of Directors, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
9:00 am - 9:45 amRedefining the Datacenter: Accelerating Efficiency through Change

The data center is typically where organizations spend the bulk of their technology investments, so the importance of optimizing your infrastructure is critical. The merger between Wells Fargo and Wachovia was the largest in financial services history, and the infrastructure integration of the two titans was no easy feat. In their approach, the organization leveraged key technology cornerstones like storage and server virtualization, as well as management strategies like standardizing server deployment and becoming more cloud-like. Join us to understand how storage, data center readiness, efficiency and cost management can play a pivotal role in transforming IT into a strategic asset.


Scott Dillon, EVP and Head of Technology Infrastructure Services, Wells Fargo
9:45 am - 10:15 amImplementing for the Next Era: How a Next-Generation Storage Infrastructure Kept Energy Flowing for Enterprise Products Partners

In the dynamic world of energy services, IT’s ability to quickly and efficiently respond to changing and unpredictable workloads is critical to business success. Deploying a next generation infrastructure, Enterprise Products Partners, L.P. has been able to improve availability, efficiency and manageability and respond to the changing needs of their customers. Join us for this session and learn how Enterprise Products identified the inefficiencies in their traditional infrastructure and then transformed that infrastructure into one that is efficient, agile and resilient.


Mike Bollman, Manager, Server and Storage Architecture, Enterprise Products Partners L.P.
10:15 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
Connect and compare notes with your peers between sessions.

10:45 am - 11:30 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackHybrid Clouds TrackConsumerization and IT Infrastructure TrackData Security Track
SNIA Tutorial:
FCoE Direct End-Node to End-Node (aka FCoE VN2VN)

John Hufferd, Owner/Consultant, Hufferd Enterprises
SNIA Tutorial:
Realities of Solid State Storage

Luanne Dauber, Director of Marketing, Pure Storage Inc.
Industry Perspective: Fabric Architecture - Built for Scale-Out Workloads, a Big Idea for the Big Data Infrastructure
Satheesh Nanniyur, Senior Manager, Product Management, AMD
Industry Perspective: The Enterprise Cloud Debate
Grant Kirkwood, CEO, Unitas Global
Industry Perspective: No Silver Bullet: Why TPM's Should Not be the Sole Solution for Protecting Your Data
David Duncan, Managing Director, Imation ENCRYPTX Security Products
SNIA Tutorial:
Practical Storage Security with Key Management

Russ Fellows, Senior Partner, Evaluator Group
11:40 am - 12:25 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackHybrid Clouds TrackConsumerization and IT Infrastructure TrackData Security Track
Industry Perspective: High Throughput File Servers with SMB Direct, Using the Three Flavors of RDMA network adapters
Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Analyst Perspective: Using Server Side Flash Cacheing
Howard Marks, Founder and Chief Scientist, DeepStorage, LLC
Industry Perspective: Transforming Cloud Infrastructure to Support Big Data
Mike Flathers, Chief Technologist, Aspera Developer Network
Industry Perspective: Understanding SAN and Storage Constraints In Private Clouds
Mark Stone, President, Reliable Networks
Industry Perspective: Supporting a Mobile Workforce - Meeting Demands for Streamlined Desktop Virtualization
Mike Koponen, Worldwide Storage Solutions Marketing Manager, Hewlett Packard
SNIA Tutorial:
Unmasking Virtualization Security

Eric Hibbard, CTO Security & Privacy, Hitachi Data Systems
12:30 pm - 4:00 pmExpo Open(1:15pm - 2:00pm) See Cloud and Big Data Technologies in the Expo Theater!
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch in the Expo
Enjoy lunch while you explore and connect with the many solutions providers in the Expo.

2:00 pm - 3:45 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 6
4:00 pm - 5:45 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 7
2:10 pm - 2:55 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackHybrid Clouds TrackConsumerization and IT Infrastructure TrackData Security Track
User Case Study: Bridging Multi-PB Geo-Distributed Storage Islands
Gregory Touretsky, Solutions Architect, Intel
Industry Perspective: How Hybrid Storage Systems Accelerate Virtualization Environments
Philip Black, CEO, Nexsan
Industry Perspective: Making the Most of Hadoop with Optimized Data Compression
Mark Cusack, Chief Architect, RainStor
SNIA Tutorial:
The Business Case for the Cloud

Alex McDonald, Office of the CTO, NetApp, Inc.
Industry Perspective: 2012, The Year of the Video Cloud - Delivering Interoperable Video as a Service
Cary Hayward, Senior Director, Polycom, Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
Storage Security - The ISO/IEC Standard

Eric Hibbard, CTO Security & Privacy, Hitachi Data Systems
3:05 pm - 3:50 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackHybrid Clouds TrackBusiness Continuity/ Disaster Recovery TrackData Security Track
SNIA Tutorial:
The Unintended Consequences of Converged Datacenter Deployment Models

Simon Gordon, Senior Product Line Manager, Juniper Networks
Industry Perspective: New Technology Initiatives Driving the Change to PCIe Attached Storage
Jim Pappas, Director of Technology Initiatives, Intel Corporation
Industry Perspective: Object Storage for Big Data - A Panel Discussion
Mike Flathers, Chief Technologist, Aspera Developer Network
David Chapa, Chief Technology Evangelist, Quantum
Tom Leyden, Director Alliance & Marketing, Amplidata
Ranajit Nevatia, VP Marketing, Panzura
Chinmay Patel, Cloud Marketing Manager, Intel Corporation
Moderator: Robin Harris, Chief Analyst, Storagemojo.com
Solution Spotlight: The Cloud is Not Enough
Vineet Jain, CEO, Egnyte
Industry Perspective: Backup and Recovery Consolidation of Large Scale Mission-Critical Databases
Gurmeet Goindi, Principal Product Manager, Oracle Corporation
Industry Perspective: Server, App, Disk, Switch, or OS - Where is My Encryption?
Chris Winter, Director, Product Management, SafeNet Inc.
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmThe IT Infrastructure Rebuild Behind DISH Network’s Radical Business Transformation

Serving 14 million customers nationwide, DISH Network is a Fortune 200 media company on an ambitious journey to grow beyond the satellite TV market and become a nationwide wireless provider offering its "TV Everywhere" services on PCs, tablets and smartphones. Architecting such a dramatic transformation called for a major IT overhaul that replaced everything from billing and customer sales to workforce management systems, all of which will ultimately will save DISH approximately $100 million over 7 years. Join us to learn the technologies, leadership challenges, and big-project survival skills that made it all work.


Mike McClaskey, CIO, DISH Network Corp.
4:45 pm - 6:45 pmOktoberfest Reception and Passport Drawing (6:30pm)

SNW welcomes you to experience Oktoberfest. Enjoy traditional German beers with your colleagues in our very own SNW Biergarten. Prost!

(5:45pm - 6:30pm) See Emerging Technologies in the Expo Theater!

Thursday, October 18, 2012
7:45 am - 6:00 pmRegistration Open
7:45 am - 8:45 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.

8:15 am - 10:15 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 8
10:30 am - 12:30 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 9
9:00 am - 12:15 pmSNIA Certification Prep Sessions

Content-rich sessions are presented by SNIA Certified Instructors and are presented at SNW free of charge. Certification Preparation Sessions set the stage for participants to be introduced to the key learning points from the full instructor-led courseware.

8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcome and Opening Remarks
John Gallant, Senior Vice President and Chief Content Officer, IDG Enterprise & Computerworld
Wayne Adams, Chairman, Board of Directors, Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)
9:00 am - 9:45 amTransforming IT to Drive Growth in a Cloud World

Intuit has deftly steered itself from what was once a shrink-wrap software company into the cloud and mobile worlds. Under the leadership of its CIO, the company is re-engineering its IT organization into a customer-focused, driver of innovation and value. At the heart of this change is Intuit’s ‘connected services’ strategy, which is designed to enable deeper relationships with its customers. Join us to learn how Intuit’s CIO accelerates innovation to make this IT-enabled transformation possible.


Sasan Goodarzi, Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer, Intuit
9:45 am - 10:15 amWhat Is Infrastructure Performance Management, and Why Is It Critical Going Forward?

As organizations increasingly move to clouds, they put increased pressure on the underlying virtualized -- and ultimately the physical -- systems that support their cloud environments. Moreover, the promise of dynamic resource allocation introduces the risk of varying levels of infrastructure performance and availability affecting enterprise applications. Given all of this, how can organizations manage performance of their overall infrastructure across physical systems, virtual systems and clouds? How can this help eliminate risks to mission critical applications? And what are some prime examples? Join us as we discuss this and more.


Skip Bacon, Chief Technology Officer, Virtual Instruments
John Gentry, Vice President of Marketing, Virtual Instruments
10:15 am - 10:45 amNetworking Break
Connect and compare notes with your peers between sessions.

10:45 am - 11:30 amData Center Networking TrackProfessional Development TrackBig Data TrackHybrid Clouds TrackBusiness Continuity/ Disaster Recovery TrackData Management and Deduplication Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Simplified Integration and Management in Multi-Vendor SAN Environments

Chauncey M. Schwartz II, QLogic Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
Social Media and the IT Professional – Are You A Match?

Marty Foltyn, Vice President, Channel Chargers, LLC
SNIA Tutorial:
Big Data Storage Options for Hadoop

Dr. Sam Fineberg, Distinguished Technologist, Hewlett-Packard Company
Industry Perspective: Business in the Cloud: Look Before You Leap
Praerit Garg, President and Co-Founder, Symform
Industry Perspective: Zero Data Loss Makes Tails Wag at Animal Health International
Dr. Alex Winokur, CTO, Axxana
Industry Perspective: Making a Hash of Database Deduplication
Jeff Tofano, Chief Technology Officer, SEPATON, Inc.
11:40 am - 12:25 pmData Center Networking TrackProfessional Development TrackBig Data TrackHybrid Clouds TrackBusiness Continuity/ Disaster Recovery TrackData Management and Deduplication Track
Analyst Perspective: Test Lab Report - Using File Server Protocols for Block-Based Storage Workload
Dennis Martin, Founder and President, Demartek
SNIA Tutorial:
Reaction Management and Self-facilitation Techniques

David Deming, President, Solution Technology
Industry Perspective: Combining Hadoop and Storage on a Single Platform
Russ Kennedy, Vice President of Product Strategy, Marketing and Customer Solutions, Cleversafe
Industry Perspective: The Utility Approach to IT
Rob Bissett, Vice President of Product Management, 6fusion
Industry Perspective: Backing Up Data in a Hybrid World
Dmitri Joukovski, VP of Product Management, Acronis
SNIA Tutorial:
What’s Old Is New Again – Storage Tiering

Kevin Dudak, Senior Product Manager, Spectra Logic
11:30 am - 3:00 pmExpo Open
12:30 pm - 2:00 pmLunch in the Expo
Enjoy lunch while you explore and connect with the many solutions providers in the Expo.

2:00 pm - 3:00 pmDessert Reception and Passport Drawing
2:15 pm - 4:00 pmSNIA Certification Testing

Prepare for examinations and assess your readiness to take a SNIA Certification or Qualification Examination. Conveniently available at a reduced cost for SNW attendees. Visit the SNIA education information desk near the Hands-On Labs registration center.

3:10 pm - 5:10 pmHands-On-Lab -- Session 10
3:10 pm - 3:55 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBig Data TrackCloud Security TrackBusiness Continuity/ Disaster Recovery TrackData Management and Deduplication Track
Industry Perspective: Best Practices and Tools for Validating the Performance of Virtual Infrastructure
Henry He, Technical Marketing Engineer, Ixia
Industry Perspective: How to Get the Most Out of Your Existing SAS Storage Infrastructure
Marty Czekalski, Vice President, SCSI Trace Association; Interface and Emerging Architecture Program Manager, Seagate Technology
SNIA Tutorial:
Massively Scalable File Storage

Philippe Nicolas, Director of Product Strategy, Scality
Industry Perspective: Navigating the Cloud Storage Security Conundrum
Praerit Garg, President and Co-Founder, Symform
Solution Spotlight: Supercharge the Performance of Data Replication and Backup over the WAN
Joshua Dobies, Senior Product Manager , Riverbed Technology
Analyst Perspective: Combat the Consequences of Data Sprawl with vDPAS
Andrew Gilman, Senior Marketing Director, Actifio, Inc.
Dr. John A. Meyers Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine and Director of Technology, Boston University Medical Center
4:05 pm - 4:50 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackCloud Security TrackBusiness Continuity/ Disaster Recovery TrackData Management and Deduplication Track
Industry Perspective: Innovating at the Network Edge-Integrating 16Gb FC & 10GbE Technologies with Current Infrastructures
Bill Henderson, Senior Principal Solutions Architect, QLogic Corporation
Industry Perspective: Realizing the Dream of a Contemporary Storage Infrastructure -- Five Areas of Innovation to Watch
Alex McDonald, Office of the CTO, NetApp, Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
Green Storage and Energy Efficiency

Carlos Pratt, Performance - Technical Support Marketing and Sales, IBM
Industry Perspective: Big Data + Cloud Computing = How Good is Your IT Security?
Todd Thibodeaux, President and CEO, CompTIA
User Case Study: Protecting a Forest of Data By Eliminating Tape
Jamie Andrews, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) / IT Manager, First Resource Management Group
Solution Spotlight: Architectural Design Considerations in De-duplication Solutions
Ryan Tacy, HP
5:00 pm - 5:45 pmOne Petabyte and Beyond: Reinventing Storage for Rapid Data Growth

With its mission-critical data quadrupling in just two years and rapidly reaching 1 petabyte, Avnet knew that its existing data infrastructure was not architected for this tremendous growth. Looking long range, the company made a strategic decision to embrace the proliferation of data by eliminating technology silos, building a holistic architecture designed to scale, and deploying a network designed to move data around quickly. As a result, Avnet not only created a system that could meet the company’s rapidly increasing data storage needs for years to come, but also significantly improved its business continuity and disaster recovery capabilities. Join us to hear how and why they found success.


Steve Phillips, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Avnet, Inc.

Friday, October 19, 2012
8:00 am - 10:00 amRegistration Open
8:00 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
Get an early jump on the day and network with new connections and old.
8:15 am - 12:00 pmSNIA Certification Testing

Prepare for examinations and assess your readiness to take a SNIA Certification or Qualification Examination. Conveniently available at a reduced cost for SNW attendees. Visit the SNIA education information desk near the Hands-On Labs registration center.

8:30 am - 9:15 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackCloud Security TrackBusiness Continuity/ Disaster Recovery Track
Industry Perspective: Cloud Network Storage Architecture; Best Practices for Performance and Scale
Nick (Nicholas) Ilyadis, Vice President & CTO, Infrastructure & Networking Group, Broadcom
SNIA Tutorial:
What Happens When Flash Moves to Triple Level Cell (TLC)?

Luanne Dauber, Director of Marketing, Pure Storage Inc.
User Case Study: Data Center Efficiency and the Bottom Line
Ben Stewart, Senior Vice President of Facilities Engineering, Terremark, A Verizon Company
Industry Perspective: Cloud Gap - What Happens Between SSL and AES?
Chris Calvert, CEO, Laconic Security
Industry Perspective: Monetizing Disaster Preparedness: Being Prepared Can Increase Your Bottom Line
Peter Bordow, Executive, IT Vision and Innovation, BestIT
9:25 am - 10:10 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackEnergy Efficiency TrackCloud Security TrackFile Management and Systems Track
Industry Perspective: Fabric Consolidation with InfiniBand
Erin Filliater, Enterprise Market Development Manager, Mellanox Technologies
Industry Perspective: Solid State Storage - Why it's already changed IT and what's coming
Vish Mulchand, Worldwide Director, Product Management, Hewlett Packard, Storage Division
Industry Perspective: Improving Data Center Efficiency and Reliability
Clemens Pfeiffer, CTO, Power Assure
Industry Perspective: Hybrid Hosting for Data Security in the Cloud
Matthew Hellinger, CEO, Webspace Enterprises, Inc.
SNIA Tutorial:
The File Systems Evolution

Thomas Rivera, Senior Technical Associate, File, Content & Cloud Solutions, Hitachi Data Systems; Chair, SNIA-Data Protection & Capacity Optimization (DPCO) Committee
10:20 am - 11:05 amData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBackup and Archiving TrackCloud Security TrackFile Management and Systems Track
SNIA Tutorial:
Single and Multi Switch Designs with FCoE

Chad Hintz, Technical Solutions Architect, Cisco
Industry Perspective: Flash Drives: Block Storage or Memory?
Tony Roug, Datacenter Storage Solution Architect, Virident
SNIA Tutorial:
Archive and Preservation in the Cloud: Business Case, Challenges and Best Practices

Chad Thibodeau, Director of Product Management and Alliances, Cleversafe, Inc.
Sebastian Zangaro, R&D Architect - Office of Strategy & Technology, Brazil R&D, Hewlett-Packard
Industry Perspective: Security Risks and Data Protection in the “Cloud"
Vivek Ratna, Partner/CIO, Digital Learning Solutions, LLC
Industry Perspective: Hyper-V over SMB: Remote File Storage Support in Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V
Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
11:15 am - 12:00 pmData Center Networking TrackSolid State TrackBackup and Archiving TrackBackup and Archiving TrackFile Management and Systems Track
Industry Perspective: HA-DAS: Bringing SAN Failover and Shared Storage Capabilities to Direct-Attached Storage
Terry Gibbons, Director, Software Planning and Strategy, LSI Corporation
SNIA Tutorial:
NVMe the nextGen Interface for Solid State Storage

Anil Vasudeva, President & Chief Analyst, IMEX Research
Industry Perspective: Utilizing Tape as NAS to Efficiently Manage Data Center Storage Growth - A Panel Discussion
Eric Bassier, Director, Product Marketing, Quantum
David Cerf, EVP, Business & Corporate Development, Crossroads
Daniel Greenberg, Director, New Products, Fuji
Glen Jaquette, Distinguished Engineer, IBM
Kevin Koski, Principal Business Architect, Iron Mountain
Tom Sas, WW Product Manager, HP
Molly Rector, Executive Vice President of Product Management and Worldwide Marketing, Spectra Logic
SNIA Tutorial:
Enterprise Architecture and Storage Clouds

Marty Stogsdill, Senior Sales Consultant, Oracle Corporation

SNIA Tutorial:
SMB Remote File Protocol (including SMB 3.0)

Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
12:00 pmConference Concludes