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Tuesday, May 19 • 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Past, Present and Future of Fibre Channel in OpenStack

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Fibre Channel support is one of OpenStack's better kept secrets.  Have you ever wonder why Fibre Channel attached storage was added to OpenStack?  Fibre Channel support was introduced in the Grizzly release by a working group of multiple vendors. Since then, more and more vendors have added Fibre Channel support in their Cinder volume drivers.  Understand how competing companies work together to provide a common solution that works for the community.  What did we have to do to enable Fibre Channel in OpenStack?  Let’s take a look into the history, current status and future plans of Fibre Channel in OpenStack.

Speakers
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Jay Bryant

IBM Cinder Subject Matter Expert
Jay has worked for IBM since 2001 on Linux virtualization, supercomputing and storage related initiatives.  Jay started working with OpenStack during the Grizzly release and has been focussed on Cinder since Havana.  As the Cinder Subject Matter Expert for IBM's Cloud Division... Read More →
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John Griffith

Principal Software Engineer, NetApp
John Griffith, Principal Software Engineer at SolidFire now a part of NetApp, helped to create the Cinder project in OpenStack. Primary responsibilities are upstream contributions to cloud related open source technologies. Currently active in Kubernetes Storage SIG, CNCF CSI project... Read More →
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Richard Hedlind

Software Engineer, X-IO technologies
Richard is a software engineer at X-IO technologies, working on the ISE storage product line. He is the main developer for X-IOs Cinder volume driver, implementing both iSCSI and Fibre Channel support. He has been involved with OpenStack since January of 2014.
avatar for Walter A. Boring IV

Walter A. Boring IV

Software Engineer at Hewlett-Packard, HP
Walt is a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard currently working in the Management and Solutions Development Unit focusing on storage systems enablement.   He has been working at Hewlett-Packard since 2007.  Since 2012, he has been working on OpenStack for HP enabling several of... Read More →
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Kurt Martin

Cloud Software Engineer, Hewlett-Packard
Kurt Martin is a software developer for Hewlett-Packard Storage Division. He has been involved with OpenStack since the Grizzly release, focusing  on the Block Storage project and was one of the driving forces and co-developers of Fibre Channel attached storage in OpenStack... Read More →
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Sean McGinnis

Sr. Principal Software Engineer, Dell, Dell
Sean McGinnis is a software architect and project lead with the Dell Storage group. He focuses on enabling integration of Dell Storage capabilities with external systems to streamline the ease of use and availability of the various Dell storage offerings to meet application needs... Read More →
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Xing Yang

Consultant Technologist, Office of the CTO at EMC
Xing is a consultant technologist from the Office of the CTO at EMC. She has expertise in storage, data protection, disaster recovery, and cloud and virtualization technologies. Xing has been an OpenStack contributor since the Grizzly release and is a core member in Cinder and... Read More →


Tuesday May 19, 2015 12:05pm - 12:45pm
Room 109

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