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Software-defined storage: Moving beyond infrastructure to Kubernetes and spanning hybrid clouds: Part II

Watch recording from March 26, 2019

Software-defined storage (SDS) has become a common alternative to appliance-based storage. This 2-part webinar series discusses the role that SDS increasingly plays at the Kubernetes cluster layer and across multiple clouds in our modern hybrid cloud world.

With the agility to scale up or down incrementally (vs. fork-lift upgrades), the capability to be deployed on-premise or on hybrid cloud infrastructure, plus the cost benefits of running on industry standard servers, many enterprises are looking at SDS to move beyond their rigid, appliance-based storage silos.

A recent survey by Datacore Software Corp showed 56% of respondents planning to deploy or strongly considering SDS in the next 12 months. In this 2-part webinar series we’ll explore how moving from traditional appliance-based storage to SDS can help you better handle more modern application workloads.

Part 1 (technical): In the era of Kubernetes and containers agility, we’ll explore how SDS is complementing Kubernetes platforms in providing a common, agile abstraction layer above the physical infrastructure. We’ll also touch on the use of SDS in providing multicloud data services in hybrid cloud deployments.

Part 2 (business): While SDS can help build an elastic, scale-out storage infrastructure at a fraction of the cost of traditional appliances, many ask, "How do we get started?" This webinar will explore the business considerations when adopting SDS.


Part I: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 | 11 a.m. ET

Part II: Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 11 a.m. ET

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward

Brent Compton (part I speaker)

Senior director, Storage Solution Architectures, Red Hat

Brent Compton is global senior director of technical marketing within Red Hat’s Storage and Hyperconverged organization. He leads a team of architects who build workload-optimized reference architectures with hardware and software partners across the industry. Brent’s previous software industry leadership roles include global VP of Product Management at Micromuse (now IBM Tivoli Netcool) and product marketing director within HP’s OpenView software division. His enterprise IT experience has included director of Software Development Platforms for the Corp of the Presiding Bishop and chief information officer at Joint Commission International.

Will McGrath (part II speaker)

Storage marketing manager, Red Hat

Will McGrath is the partner marketing manager for Red Hat’s Storage organization, where he creates joint solution programs and content with business and technology partners. He has more than 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Before Red Hat, Will worked for 12 years as strategic alliances manager for media and entertainment technology partners.