Leaders in the storage industry ponder
upcoming technologies and trends.
BY mache cReeGeR, moDeRatoR
THE FOLLOWING CONVERSATION is the second
installment of a CTo roundtable forum featuring
seven world-class experts on storage technologies.
This series of CTo forums focuses on the near-term
challenges and opportunities facing the commercial
computing community. overseen by the ACM
Professions Board, the goal of the series is to provide
i T managers access to expert advice to help inform
their decisions when investing in new
architectures and technologies.
Once again we’d like to thank Ellie
Young, Executive Director of USENIX,
who graciously invited us to hold our
panel during the USENIX Conference
on File and Storage Technologies (FAS T
‘08) in San Jose, CA, Feb. 27, 2008. Ellie
and her staff were extremely helpful in
supporting us during the conference
and all of us at ACM greatly appreciate their efforts. —Stephen Bourne
Steve Kleiman—Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, Network Appliances.
Eric Brewer—Professor, Computer
Science Division, University of California, Berkeley, Inktomi co-founder (
acquired by Yahoo).
Erik Riedel—Head, Interfaces &
Architecture Department, Seagate Research, Seagate Technology.
Margo Seltzer—Herchel Smith Professor of Computer Science, Professor in the Division of Engineering and
Applied Sciences, Harvard University,
Sleepycat Software founder (acquired
by Oracle Corporation), architect at
Greg Ganger—Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, School
of Computer Science, Director, Parallel
Data Lab, Carnegie Mellon University.
Mary Baker—Research Scientist, HP
Kirk McKusick—Past president,
Usenix Association, BSD and FreeBSD
Mache Creeger—Principal, Emergent Technology Associates.