Vendor Panel: The New Shape of Software Defined Storage

Presented by

Mike Matchett, Taneja Group; Kelly Murphy, Gridstore; Rob Strechay, HP; Sam Werner, IBM; Irshad Raihan, Red Hat

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Come listen in as Taneja Group Sr. Analyst Mike Matchett explores the rapidly expanding world of Software Defined Storage with a panel of the hottest SDS vendors in the market. These panelists will no doubt come out swinging with their best definitions of Software Defined - we already know they don't see eye-to-eye. What does a true SDS solution need to offer, and how are they different from each other? How can SDS change the datacenter landscape? Is SDS a pre-req for the SDDC or hybrid cloud? Do we need SDS just to stay competitive as data storage needs continue to grow? Where should you start deploying SDS, or is it mature enough to even start today? Bring your best SDS questions for these panelists as we search for some Software Defined answers. Hear from the following: Gridstore: Founder & CTO: Kelly Murphy HP: Director, Product Marketing & Management - SDS: Rob Strechay IBM: Director, Storage and SDE Strategy: Sam Werner Red Hat: Product Marketing Lead, Big Data: Irshad Raihan

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