6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Murali Vilayannur, Senior Technical Director, Pernix Data
Bio: Murali is part of the founding team of engineers at PernixData. Before this stint, he was fortunate enough to work on various storage related innovations in the vSphere platform and learn from some of the smartest engineers at VMware. Murali was the lead engineer on the SESparse virtual disk project that was eventually incorporated into the VMware View desktop product for storage space reduction. He also actively contributed to several features in VMFS5 and other parts of the vSphere storage stack. Murali has authored more than 10 patents and has published at several reputed peer-reviewed conference (USENIX, FAST) and journal papers over the course of the last decade.
Title: The evolution of flash in virtualized data centers
Speaker: Steven Poitras, Principal Solutions Architect, Nutanix
Bio: Steven Poitras is a Principal Solutions Architect for Nutanix, Inc. where he authors many of the technical reference architectures and best practice guides. Prior to joining Nutanix, he was Lead Architect for Accenture's On-Premise Private Cloud offering where he dealt with, and designed, many solutions leveraging converged infrastructures. In his spare time he also writes and maintains the Nutanix Bible
Title: (R)Evolution of storage in modernized data centers