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Cloud Expo Silicon Valley: Object Storage for Big Data Panel

Revolutionary Storage for Big Data

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Object storage is the new storage paradigm that was specifically designed for massive volumes of unstructured data. Object Storage platforms are revolutionary in that they are designed to scale beyond petabytes and they don't need a file system. Instead, the applications can talk to the storage directly through a REST API. But this is also the weakness of the concept, and the main argument of critics: it might take a long time for object storage to really break through as it depends on the applications. Advocates like to use the Amazon S3 success story and believe companies should implement object storage now to increase efficiency, scalability etc.

Big Data is no longer restricted to analytics projects, several kinds of Big Data are now identified. Big Unstructured Data is getting particularly much attention today because of the growth predictions about unstructured data. Object storage is pushed forward as the only viable long-term solution for many Big Unstructured Data projects (Media and Entertainment, Life Sciences, the Aerospace industry, etc.).

The Object Storage for Big Data panel at the 11th International Cloud Expo plans to open the discussion on this topic. The panel members will present their vision and answer questions from the audience.

Moderator for the panel is Robin Harris, a.k.a. torageMojo. The Panel will consist of speakers from Quantum (Janae Lee), Intel Corp (Greg Scott), Aspera (Mike Flathers), Panzura (Ranajit Nevatia) and Amplidata (Tom Leyden).

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Panelist Bios:
Tom Leyden is Director of Alliances and Marketing at Amplidata, a Belgian Object Storage Innovator. He joined Amplidata in 2009 to drive the company's marketing, product management and PR strategies. Leyden has 15 years' experience working for disruptive IT companies (from emerging stage to acquisition) including four years in cloud computing. Through his collaboration with Belgium-based technology incubator Incubaid, he has been involved in several successful startups, including data deduplication pioneer DataCenter Technologies and cloud Innovator Q-layer.

Ranajit Nevatia is the VP of Marketing at Panzura. Ranajit brings over 19 years' experience in enterprise storage and software. Prior to Panzura, Ranajit was responsible for strategy and management for Riverbed's Cloud Storage Business Unit. Previously, Ranajit held leadership positions with Asempra, VERITAS (acquired by Symantec), and Oracle Corporation.

Robin Harris is Founder & President of TechnoQWAN LLC, publisher of StorageMojo. Harris founded TechnoQWAN in 2006 as an independent analysis and consultancy focused on emerging IT technologies, products and markets. His blogs, StorageMojo and Storage Bits at ZDnet are ranked 10th and 11th out of 400 IT analyst blogs and have been linked to from the Wall Street Journal, All Things Digital, e-Week, ComputerWorld and hundreds of other sites. Follow Robin on Twitter at @StorageMojo.

Janae Stow Lee is Sr. VP of Filesystem and Archive at Quantum. She has over 30 years in the data storage industry, including 17 years at IBM, culminating in her role as head of IBM's Tape Systems Division. Following her time at IBM, she spent six years in various customer and product executive roles at data protection leader Legato Systems, followed by a number of years leading companies focused on disruptive storage software innovation, including deduplication at Avamar Technologies and time-based file systems at Timespring. Janae Lee joined Quantum in 2009, where she has led the expansion of the company's portfolio of software and appliance solutions aimed at providing industry-leading solutions for storing, managing and protecting information in physical, virtual, cloud and big data environments.

Greg E. Scott is Cloud Storage Manager at Intel Corporation.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Cloud Expo 2012 Silicon Valley, November 5-8, 2012, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading Cloud industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Cloud Computing will be on display at the upcoming Cloud Expo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, November 5-8, 2012.

The recent Cloud Expo at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, was the largest Cloud Computing conference ever produced with more sponsors, exhibitors and delegates than all other Cloud events of the year combined!

Cloud Expo Silicon Valley will attract more than 10,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 200 sponsors and exhibitors!

All main layers of the Cloud ecosystem will be represented at the 10th International Cloud Expo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

"Cloud Expo was announced on February 24, 2007, the day the term ‘cloud computing' was coined," said Fuat Kircaali, founder and chairman of SYS-CON Events, Inc. "Cloud has become synonymous with ‘computing' and ‘software' in two short years, and this event has become the new PC Expo, Comdex, and InternetWorld of our decade. By 2012, more than 50,000 delegates per year will be attending Cloud Expo."

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