How open software-based storage is disrupting the storage market

Open software-based storage is driving datacenter modernization and fundamentally changing the way enterprises store and manage today’s deluge of unstructured and semistructured data.


More efficiency, lower costs across private, public, and hybrid clouds
One example: Red Hat® Storage solutions break the traditional locked-in storage approach, helping organizations operate more efficiently and reduce costs across private, public, and hybrid clouds. Join this webinar for a review of the dynamics of software-based storage solutions and how Red Hat is well positioned to transform the storage market.

What you’ll learn in this webinar
Join Ashish Nadkarni, IDC’s research director, and Scott Clinton, Red Hat’s senior director of product management and marketing, as they:

  • Define and discuss he important elements of software-based storage.
  • Explain why software-based storage is a compelling alternative to hardware-based storage.
  • Review the return-on-investment (ROI) and total-cost-of-ownership (TCO) analysis of software-based storage.
  • Outline the best use cases and specific verticals well suited to software-based storage.
  • Provide a brief introduction to Red Hat Storage.

Who will benefit

  • Server and storage teams
  • Enterprise architects
  • Application architects
  • IT directors and managers

Date: May 1, 2013

  • 18:00 UTC | 2:00 pm ET / 1:00 pm CT / 11:00 am PT
Length: 01:00
Language: English
Audience: Business


Ashish Nadkarni Research director, Storage Systems, IDC
Scott Clinton Senior director, Product Marketing, Red Hat

About Ashish Nadkarni: Ashish Nadkarni is a research director within IDC's Storage Systems 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 virtualized environments, and storage for big data. He also co-leads IDC's Big Data Global Overview program in addition to managing the infrastructure component of that program.
About Scott Clinton: Scott Clinton leads product management and product marketing for the Storage business unit at Red Hat. With more than 15 years of experience in the IT industry, he is responsible for the overall product direction, and marketing strategy and execution for Red Hat’s storage software portfolio. Prior to Red Hat, Scott held management positions at Fortune 500 companies, including EMC and Sun Microsystems, where he successfully led the strategic marketing, business development, and product management functions.

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