Welcome to the Cloud – Enabling Easier Cloud Solutions Deployment

Presented by

Vincent Franceschini, CTO, Hitachi Data Systems & Chairman, SNIA

About this talk

Vincent Franceschini is the Chief Technology Officer of Distributed Data Storage Solutions for Hitachi Data Systems Corporation’s Department of File & Content Services, Media & Entertainment. In this role he is responsible for defining the future directions of HDS distributed architectures on a worldwide basis and for selecting key future technologies and solutions that HDS will market in fast growing IT market segments such as Cloud Services. Franceschini is also Hitachi Data Systems' primary representative to leading Industry Associations and Standards Development Organizations such as the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) where he became Chairman Emeritus in 2008 after many years of Executive service. More recently Franceschini has contributed to the launch of Cloud Storage standards activities in SNIA. Franceschini is also an active member of Open Grid Forum Europe’s Industry Experts Group (IEG). With over 18 years experience in developing technology solutions, Franceschini’s expertise covers storage network technologies, solutions and markets, distributed architectures, software development, real-time systems, customer support and technical marketing. An accomplished and experienced public speaker, Franceschini has been working with storage networking and storage management technologies since 1995.

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