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Wednesday, August 29 • 5:40pm - 6:20pm
BoF: Driving the Future of Data Infrastructure for High-Scale Data Centers - Ihab Hamadi, Western Digital

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The exponential growth in data is not only fueling new Big Data and Fast Data applications, it is also creating complexities in the way that data is being captured, preserved, accessed and transformed. 
New NVMe™ over Fabrics (NVMe-oF) devices will soon be available from multiple vendors. These new fabric devices will require additional management procedures above and beyond what has been historically used.
The OpenFlex™ architecture disaggregates flash and disk, compute and network resources into independent, scalable pools that can be connected via common networking technologies, such as Ethernet. The open Kingfish™ API enables these pools to be presented as software composable infrastructure that can be quickly and easily orchestrated to precisely address the needs of complex and dynamic applications and data workflows.  Various KingFish™ tools will also be contributed to open-source.

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Ihab Hamadi

Fellow, Datacenter Systems, Western Digital
Ihab Hamadi is Sr. Director of Engineering at Western Digital, where he focuses on the innovation and growth of the company's platforms business, delivering data and application-centric solutions for the enterprise and cloud.  He has a solid 21-year track record of building leading-edge... Read More →

Wednesday August 29, 2018 5:40pm - 6:20pm PDT
Room 121