Cloud Computing Technology Series event to take place in Bangalore, India on February 22, 2011 with focus on Cloud Storage

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India, Feb. 17, 2011 –/– IBF Media is organizing a cloud computing event on Tuesday, Feb 22, 2011 in Bangalore that will focus on latest trends, technologies and opportunities for startups to succeed in the cloud storage space.

An eminent panel will focus on trends and technologies in cloud storage and discuss how organizations have effectively deployed cloud storage technologies in their organizations, and how SMB organizations can effectively take advantage of the cloud for storage.

Cloud storage is a model of networked online storage where data is stored on multiple virtual servers, generally hosted by third parties, rather than being hosted on dedicated servers.

The data center operators, in the background, virtualize the resources according to the requirements of the customer, exposing them as storage pools, for customers to proprietary files or data objects.

Physically, the resource may span across multiple servers. Cloud storage services may be accessed through a web service application programming interface (API), or through a Web-based user interface.

* Companies need only pay for the storage they actually use.
* Companies do not need to install physical storage devices in their own data center or offices, which reduces IT and hosting costs.
* maintenance tasks, such as backup, data replication, and purchasing additional storage devices are offloaded to the responsibility of a service provider, allowing organizations to focus on their core business.
* Security of stored data and data in transit may be a concern when storing sensitive data at a cloud storage provider
* Performance may be lower than local storage.
* Reliability and availability depends on wide area network availability and on the level of precautions taken by the service provide

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About IBF Media:
IBF Media is the leading information group and global forum dedicated to professionals and the business community in Asia that are involved with corporate growth, corporate development, and the alternative asset classes of private equity and venture capital. IBF Media’s programs focus on all sectors of industry, from Fortune 1000 to middle market and small high growth enterprises.



More details about the event

Cloud Storage: Latest Trends and Technologies and Opportunities for Startups and Early Stage Companies to Succeed in this Space

This evening event is part of IBF Media’s Technology Series on Cloud Computing.
An eminent and astute panel will focus on trends and technologies in cloud storage and discuss how organizations have effectively deployed cloud storage technologies in their organizations, and how SMB organizations can effectively take advantage of the cloud for storage. Some of the advantages and risks will be highlighted as well as a thesis will be developed for how entrepreneurs can develop companies and create effective business models that could lead to success in the cloud storage space.

List of Speakers
Dr. Debanjan Saha, Director of Storage Cloud and File Solutions in IBM’s Systems and Technology Group .

Dr. Saha is an innovator and an entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience in Storage and Networking industry. He is currently Director of Storage Cloud and File Solutions in IBM’s Systems and Technology Group. In this role he leads a world-wide team responsible for development execution of Cloud Storage Solutions and products including Storwize V7000, SONAS and SAN Volume Controller (SVC). Previously, he was with IBM T.J. Watson Research Center in various management and technical roles. He also spent several years in Tellium Inc., an optical networking pioneer that he helped grow from an early-stage startup to a public company.

Dr. Saha is a Fellow of the IEEE, a Distinguished Scientist of the ACM, and an IBM Master Inventor. He has authored more than 50 patent applications, over technical 75 papers and standards contributions and is a recipient of IEEE’s prestigious Fred W. Ellerscik and William R. Bennett awards. He received a B.Tech. degree in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur in 1990; and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from the University of Maryland at College Park in 1992 and 1995, respectively.

Sundara Nagarajan, Director of R&D, Storage Works Division Hewlett-Packard CompanySundara Nagarajan (“SN”) is currently Director of R&D for the shared software engineering lab of the Storage Works Division, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking. He is based in Bangalore, India. His lab contributes to the R&D programs, in the broad technical domain of virtualized and network attached storage. Previously he was Distinguished Technologist and Director of R&D responsible for R&D management of systems software components for enterprise-class servers and server management products.

Prior to joining HP, he held positions at Wipro, Philips, and entrepreneurial startups. He also did R&D assignments at Intel, Tandem (now part of HP) and Xerox Corporation.

He also serves as a Visiting Professor at International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore and teaching Advanced Operating Systems for graduate students.

Nagarajan is an IT product R&D executive with over 27 years of experience in systems software for products computer systems, operating systems internals and embedded systems striking the appropriate balance between technology and business aspects. Well experienced with all aspects of systems and software R&D, product architectures, life cycle, innovation management, program and project management.

Nagarajan was topper from the university while earning his graduate degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Calicut. He holds M.S. (By Research) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is a Certified ScrumMaster, Senior Member of the IEEE and Member of the ACM.

Niranjan Thirumale, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the EMC India Center of Excellence (COE).

Niranjan Thirumale, in this role incubates advanced research and technology development projects within the India COE and raises the technical capabilities of the organization by working closely with EMC’s leadership.

Thirumale also works with EMC’s Office of the CTO, led by Jeff Nick, EMC Sr. VP and Corporate CTO, on global technology initiatives at the India COE such as university research collaborations through the EMC Innovation Network. Thirumale also a member of EMC’s CTO council. Prior to joining EMC’s India COE, Niranjan had worked at NetApp as the founding member and technical leader of its Advanced Technology Group in India.

He also worked at IBM (NYSE:IBM) for over eight years in the US. Niranjan is a Engineer in Computer Science from IIT, Chennai, holds an MS Degree and Ph.D (in File Systems) from State University of New York at Stony Brook.

6:30pm-7:00pm – Registration& Networking
7:00pm-9:00pm – Program Discussion
9:00pm-9:20pm – Q&A Session
9:20pm-10:30pm – Networking & Dinner

Target Audience:
IT professionals, CIOs, CTOs, senior and mid-level managers of technology and technology services organizations, venture and technology investors, professionals from IT outsourcing firms and system integrators, and practice leaders in IT services firms.

93, Richmond Road
Bengaluru, Karnataka

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Executive Producer
Tel.: +91 98 4835 0715

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