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Thursday, March 27 • 11:30am - 12:20pm
Implementing SMR and Other Evolutionary Storage Technologies in the Modern Data Center (Panel) - James Borden, Western Digital; Mark Gaertner, Seagate; Jorge Campello, HGST; Daniel Colegrove, Toshiba; Ric Wheeler, Red Hat (Moderator)

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Panel discussion on SMR and other storage technologies.


Ric Wheeler

Kernel File and Storage Team Director & Architect, Red Hat
Ric works at Red Hat as the director of Red Hat's Storage Engineering team and a past director of file and storage kernel engineering. He spent ten years at EMC in the Symmetrix and Centera groups, four years at The Open Group's Research Institute and four years at Thinking Machines working on the CM5 operating system. Ric is a frequent speaker at Linux Foundation events, past chair of the USENIX FAST conference and a member of the Linux... Read More →


James Borden

Director of Data Center Ecosystem Initiatives, Western Digital
James Borden is a technical evangelist representing the storage industry focusing on innovations enable in the software stacks. James is a Director of Data Center Technical Marketing for Western Digital and has over 30 years of experience in the storage industry in roles of technical support, technical marketing, and evangelism, including speaking engagements at a number of storage hardware conferences.
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Jorge Campello

Director, System & Software Technologies, HGST, A Western Digital Company
Jorge Campello holds a Electrical Engineer Degree and a MSc in Electrical Engineering from the Universidade Federal de Pernambuco and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University.  He started his career in the storage industry at IBM’s Almaden Research Center.   He moved on to HGST and finally to Western Digital where he is the Director of Systems and Software Technologies. 
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Daniel Colegrove

Dan Colegrove is Director of Technology (Industry Standards) at Toshiba’s Institute of Strategic Storage Planning & Investment. Dan has been engaged in the development of disk drive interface standards for 25 years. He is the current chairman of the INCITS T13 technical committee, which develops command sets for the ATA (SATA) drives.

Mark Gaertner

Graduated from Iowa State with a Computer Engineering degree in 1990. Twenty four years of enterprise storage experience. Developed boot, SCSI, and data path firmware for one of the first commercially available RAID systems. Started work for Seagate in 1994. Designed and implemented hard drive firmware functionality with a special focus on scheduling policies, cache management, and reliability features. Recently, architected advanced SSD and... Read More →

Thursday March 27, 2014 11:30am - 12:20pm
Salon H

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