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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

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 at Plumbers, Linux Kernel Summit, OSCON, LinuxCon, and Open Source Bridge, among others. He lives in Portland.


Thursday March 12, 2015 9:00am - 9:50am
Loft 2