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Thursday, April 19 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Panel: OpenStack and Block Storage...Where To From Here? (Seacliff AB)

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The purpose of this session is to drive more awareness to the Nova Volumes effort and help facilitate a discussion around the possible directions and extensions to Nova Volumes.

Bringing together Nova Volumes contributors and implementers, this presentation will be a detailed conversation around the past, present and future of the block storage components of the Nova project. Led by the moderator, panelists will briefly review their current block storage effort in Nova Volumes and talk through targeted use cases. The panelists will discuss their experiences with Nova Volumes to date, where they are heading and how they want to see the block storage specific efforts evolve from where they are today.

For the remainder of the session, the panel moderator will help facilitate a discussion with the panelists and the audience around the possible directions and extensions to Nova Volumes including current integrations, incremental improvements, critical enhancements and weighing the costs/benefits of block storage as a separate project.

SolidFire, Dave Wright, Founder/CEO
Mirantis, Greg Elkinbard, Sr. Director, Product Management
Nexenta, Caitlin Bestler, Director, Architecture
Ceph, Tommi Virtanen, Sr. File Systems Engineer

Vish Ishaya, Compute Project Technical Lead, OpenStack

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Caitlin Bestler

Caitlin Bestler is Sr. Director of Architecture at Nexenta Systems. Caitlin first dealt with extremely large distributed systems in the form of cable TV control systems that required keeping the data retained by each set-top box coherent with the headend databases. The number of set-tops... Read More →
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Greg Elkinbard

Greg Elkinbard has over 2 decades of experience in platform and cloud engineering, working on creating breakthrough technology for cloud and high performance computing arena.  As Senior Director of Program Management for Mirantis, he is responsible for building on demand IaaS and... Read More →
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Rob Esker

Product Manager Cloud PM, NetApp
Member, board of directors, OpenStack; product management and strategy, NetApp - Rob's been involved in the OpenStack community dating to its origin in 2010. He founded NetApp’s OpenStack effort and presently serves as a member of the foundation's Board of Directors. He's contributed... Read More →
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Vish Ishaya

Vish Ishaya was Anso Labs Senior Systems Engineer (now an Engineer with Rackspace Cloud Builders) and is NASA Nebula Technical Lead. He is a highly prolific developer who is one of the top contributors of the OpenStack project. During the November 2010 OpenStack conference, he... Read More →
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Tommi Virtanen

Tommi Virtanen (Tv) is a software developer who's interested in file systems, networks, distributed and decentralized software, finding neat solutions to difficult problems, and shiny bits.  He works for DreamHost and is currently participating in the Ceph project, an open-source... Read More →
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Dave Wright

Lead Interactive Designer, NPR

Thursday April 19, 2012 1:00pm - 1:40pm PDT
Seacliff AB Bayview Level, Hyatt Regency Hotel

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