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It will come as no surprise to those working in data centers and building private cloud infrastructures today that an increasing amount of capital and operational expenses are associated with building and maintaining storage systems. Many factors drive the need for increased storage capacity and performance. Increased compute power and new software paradigms are making it possible to perform useful analytics on vast repositories of data. The lowering cost per Gigabyte is making it possible for organizations to store more granular data and to keep data for longer periods of time.

Adding capacity and storage bandwidth to an existing data center doesn't have to involve a forklift and it doesn't even have to be expensive. Unlike the massive, high-RPM arrays and proprietary storage systems of the past, today's storage magic is done mostly by using modern interconnect technologies and smart software that accelerate storage performance using standard drive enclosures and commodity media. During this seminar, you'll learn about the latest storage solution from Mellanox, Microsoft and Quanta, how they have evolved, and how they differ from what came before. Discover how the new protocols of today such as Windows Server 2012 SMB Direct with RDMA allow an enterprise to achieve greater storage performance using commodity storage hardware.

Seminar Highlights:



1:15pm – 1:30pm


Jason Pan, Director of Channel Marketing
Mellanox Technologies

1:30pm – 1:40pm

Windows Server 2012 File Storage Strategies for Private Cloud

Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager
Microsoft Corporation

1:40pm – 2:15pm

Cluster-in-a-box Network Storage Appliance

Konrad Cichocki, Solutions Architect
Quanta QCT

2:15pm – 2:50pm

Customer Case Study

Kam Wang, Acting CIO
eNano Health

2:50pm – 3:05pm

Customer Case Study

Michael Steineke, VP of IT

3:05pm – 3:20pm

Microsoft Surface Drawing, Wine and Cheese Reception and Computer History Museum Tour

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3:20pm – 5:00pm

The Presenters

Jason Pan – Channel Marketing Director, Mellanox Technologies

Jason is an experienced channel development, marketing and sales professional with over 23 years of experience in the technology industry. Jason has helped Server and Storage Hardware, Enterprise Software, Datacenter Infrastructure, HPC and Networking companies accelerate their revenue growth and become market leaders in their respective market. He excels at translation of core value proposition and raw product content into strategic selling tools and marketing programs that have specific target audience to achieve desired effects. Prior to joining Mellanox, Jason worked for Rackable Systems (which acquired SGI in 2009) as the Pre-Sales SE manager. Jason also worked for other companies such as Sun Microsystems, Dell, Compaq, Novell, Borland. Jason holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Southern California.

Jose Barreto – Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation

Jose Barreto is a Principal Program Manager with the File Server and Clustering Team at Microsoft, currently working on Windows Server (including several features of the SMB remote file protocol and the Hyper-V over SMB scenario). Jose joined Microsoft in 2002, and was an Account Architect working with Cisco Systems until 2007. His work since then has focused on Microsoft storage-related technologies like SMB, DFS, the Microsoft iSCSI Software Target and SQL Server. He graduated in Computer Science at the Universidade Federal do Ceara in Brazil in 1989 and moved to the US in 2000

Konrad Cichocki – Solutions Architect, Quanta QCT

Konrad Cichocki has 20 years’ experience in the technology industry. Throughout his professional carrier he’s had an opportunity to work for a Fortune 500 company, non-profit and numerous startups. Over the past 7 years his role as Senior System Engineer and IT/Operation manager allowed him to design many of the solution the company needed to move forward in their business category.

Special projects included building and migrating colocations, designing the companies virtualized environment, and leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud services with existing infrastructure.

Kam Wang – Acting CIO, eNano Health, A division of SuperEMR

Kam Wang is the acting CIO of eNano health, a developer of marker protein bio-sensor, has 20+ years of experience in the networking industry. He worked at 3Com, Davicom and Marvell developing 10/100/1000/10G ethernet, ATM and ISDN devices and wrote device drivers. In his current role, he is responsible to design a genome data sequencing post processing infostructure to aid bio-sensor development cycle. Kam holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from U.C. Davis.

Michael Steineke – VP of IT, Edgenet

Michael Steineke is a Windows Server Platform expert with an industry-wide reputation as an innovator in the areas of Windows Server, storage and network architecture, disaster recovery, datacenter configuration, and SQL Server. His thought leadership has led to four consecutive Microsoft Cluster MVPs and regular speaking engagements.

Steineke currently serves as Vice President of Information Technology for Edgenet – an industry leader in collecting, structuring and delivering product data.  At Edgenet, Michael has designed and implemented multiple systems for scalability, high availability and disaster recovery – employing his expert knowledge of Windows Clustering including geographically dispersed clusters.


About the Computer History Museum

Attendees will receive free admission to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View.  Find out why computer history is 2000 years old.  Learn about computer history’s game-changers in our multimedia exhibitions. Play a game of Pong or Spacewar! Listen to computer pioneers tell their story from their own perspective. Discover the roots of today’s Internet and mobile devices. See over 1,100 historic artifacts, including some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s. Read more about the Computer History Museum.