Software Defined Storage For Dummies: eBook and Webinar

Software Defined Storage For Dummies: eBook and Webinar


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Duration 60min
Ashish Nadkarni
Research Director Storage Systems,
Ashish Nadkarni
Ashish Nadkarni is a Research Director within IDC's Storage Systems and Software research practice. He provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. Mr. Nadkarni is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on file and object-based storage, storage for and in the cloud, and storage for Big Data and Analytics. He also co-leads IDC's Big Data Global Overview program, in addition to managing the infrastructure component of that program.

Since entering the IT industry in 1997, Mr. Nadkarni has held a series of high-level engineering, consulting, and product management positions at Bose, CSC, GlassHouse and AutoVirt.

Ashish received his M.B.A. in Entrepreneurship from Babson College and his Bachelors and Masters degrees in Physics from the University of Pune.
Amita Potnis
Senior Research Analyst,
Amita Potnis
Amita Potnis is a Senior Research Analyst within IDC's Storage Systems program. In this position, Ms. Potnis conducts research in the enterprise storage systems market with a specific focus on emerging vendors and contributes to the Worldwide Quarterly Disk Storage Systems Tracker. Ms. Potnis is also involved in various custom research and consulting services, along with a focus on disk based data protection and recovery as a part of Storage Solutions report series.

Prior to joining the Storage Systems group at IDC, Ms. Potnis worked with the IDC Storage Pricing team for six years, where she was responsible for tracking and providing tactical pricing information on a wide range of mid-range and enterprise storage equipment for IBM and Sun . She also worked with and Reliance Industries Limited in India where she was responsible for designing and implementing various internet related projects.

Ms. Potnis holds a Diploma in Applied Arts, B.A. in History from the University of Mumbai (India) and M.S. in History from Tufts University.
Bob Murphy
GPFS Product Marketing Manager,
IBM Platform Computing
Bob Murphy
Bob Murphy is Product Marketing Manager for the General Parallel File System (GPFS) within IBM's Software Defined Environments (SDE) organization. Before IBM, Bob held product marketing positions with increasing levels of responsibility at Hewlett Packard as Product Marketing Manager, Silicon Graphics as Product Line Manager, Mercury Computer Systems as Director of Life Sciences Marketing, and Principal Product Director at Oracle and Sun Microsystems, Inc.

Learn more about one of the hottest IT trends today, Software Defined Storage, from industry analysts at International Data Corporation (IDC) and IBM.

Learn how to manage storage growth, cost and complexity, while increasing storage performance and data availability with IBM Software Defined Storage solutions including the IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS).

Join this practical webinar and learn how you can:

  • Turn standard hardware into enterprise storage
  • Lower data management costs through policy driven automation and tiered storage management
  • Manage and increase storage agility through software
  • Remove data-related bottlenecks
  • Simplify data management at scale
  • Empower global collaboration

Software Defined Storage for Dummies Book: All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Software Defined Storage for Dummies.

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