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Advancing software-defined storage

  • October 2, 2014
  • Virtual event

As infrastructures evolve and data continues to increase exponentially, many IT professionals are developing strategies to ensure that they’re prepared for whatever comes next. Red Hat has a clear strategy to help customers respond to these shifts and realize direct business benefits as a result.

Red Hat leaders, strategic partners, and industry experts will share how Red Hat Storage Server 3 offers customers the flexibility and freedom to advance their infrastructure based on their own unique needs.


In this virtual event, attendees will learn how Red Hat Storage Server 3 enables:

  • Unlimited scalability for maximum business agility
  • Data security where you need it – on-premise or in the cloud.
  • Elastic capacity and performance to best align to shifting demands
  • Business insights with in-place analytics on Hadoop workloads.


The complete event is now available on-demand. Register to access the recorded content and resources in the event environment.

Keynote: Advancing software-defined storage

Starts at 11 a.m. (ET)

Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, will outline Red Hat's software-defined storage vision, and how we're joining forces with some of our strategic partners to deliver innovative, scalable, and cost-effective enterprise storage solutions to our customers.

Speaker: Ranga Rangachari, vice president and general manager, Red Hat Storage

Breakout sessions

Starts at 11:45 a.m. (ET)

  • Big Data and The Internet of Things (IoT)

    Big data and the Internet of Things are 2 of the biggest causes of the growing demand for agile, software-defined storage that supports complex and highly volatile workloads while reducing datacenter costs. In this session, you will hear from Red Hat® customers and partners about how to improve profitability and operational efficiency by building a truly open, scalable, and holistic data ecosystem to capitalize on the insights buried in the structured and unstructured data within your enterprise.


    • Irshad Raihan, big data product marketing manager, Red Hat
    • Victor Morales, VP system x, APAC emerging markets, IBM
    • David Yaffe, technical analyst, Sasktel
    • Shaun Connelly, VP corporate strategy, Hortonworks
  • Cyber Security Analytics

    Over the last decade, the frequency and threat of cyber attacks has risen hand in hand with the volume of enterprise and institutional data. Cyber security analytics are an effective way to predict and respond to a variety of security threats. Learn how Red Hat and Cisco have built a software-defined storage solution for Splunk® Enterprise deployments to make security threat patterns easier to detect at a significantly lower cost than proprietary solutions. You'll also hear from veteran Splunk integrator, Function1, about the practical benefits offered by this approach.


    • Greg Kleiman, director, big data strategy, Red Hat
    • Steven Carter, federal field architect, Cisco
    • Sandeep Khaneja, VP of Business Development & Worldwide Sales, Function1
    • Satinder Sethi, VP product management and solution engineering, Cisco
  • Enterprise Collaboration and File Sharing

    The explosive growth of unstructured data and mobile devices has given rise to a number of challenges around secure collaboration, data access, and control across physical, virtual, and cloud boundaries. Regulated industries worry about loss-of-control with sharing and collaboration that occurs among their employees through pure public cloud solutions. Learn about an alternative choice provided by HP, ownCloud, and Red Hat that offers the ease of familiar public cloud solutions with increased control for complying with security and governance policies, coupled with the flexibility and affordability of software-defined storage. See how solution integrators like IIS are pre-packaging solutions like this today.


    • Brent Compton, director, storage and big data ecosystem, Red Hat
    • Markus Rex, CEO and founder, ownCloud
    • Joseph George, director for big data server solutions, HP
    • John Iacone, CEO and founder, IIS
Note: All breakout sessions run concurrently.
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Now on-demand

Register to access the recorded sessions and additional resources from the virtual event, originally broadcasted live on October 2, 2014.