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Thursday, March 12 • 9:00am - 9:50am
Putting the Pieces Together for a 100% F/OSS Storage Array? - Andy Grover, Red Hat

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What is the "special sauce" that enables vendors to charge huge premiums for an enterprise-class storage array? These days we have many of the pieces -- LVM, raid, scalable filesystems, SAN and NAS target capability -- and we even have the beginnings of a remote API solution with libstoragemgmt and targetd. It seems like more than one vendor's value-add consists solely of an attractive and colorful web UI! Not that some aren't innovating, but isn't it about time F/OSS commoditizes what they were shipping ten years ago? Is this something the F/OSS community should aim for, or is the attraction for customers really the support, and the warm feeling of a product from a known, commercial entity?

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Andy Grover

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Andy Grover is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat, working to improve Linux’s block storage capabilities. His work encompasses both changes to the kernel itself as well as low-level management tools. Previous work areas include networking and ACPI. He has previously spoken... Read More →


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am PDT
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