31st International Conference
on Massive Storage Systems
and Technology (MSST 2015)

Sponsored by Santa Clara University,
School of Engineering

Since the conference was founded by the leading national laboratories, MSST has been a venue for massive-scale storage architects, operators, researchers, and vendors to discuss building and securing the world's largest storage systems for high-performance computing, web-scale systems, and enterprises.

May 30th — June 5th

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

MSST 2015 Speaker

Lance Smith, Primary Data

Lance Smith
     Big (Meta)Data: How Data Virtualization Makes Scale Simple

Scaling massive storage systems is an exa-size challenge today. By virtualizing data—not storage – into a single, global dataspace, it can finally become simple to scale performance and capacity linearly, even at exascale. User-defined policies can finally automate data mobility across heterogeneous storage platforms to meet evolving project requirements. In this presentation, Primary Data CEO Lance Smith will give an introduction to how data mobility through data virtualization will add a new and unprecedented level of intelligence to massive storage systems.

Primary Data CEO Lance Smith is a strategic industry visionary who has architected and executed growth strategies for disruptive technologies throughout his career. Prior to joining Primary Data, Lance served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of SanDisk Corporation IO Memory Solutions, following the SanDisk acquisition of Fusion-io in 2014. He served as Chief Operating Officer of Fusion-io from April 2010 and Fusion-io President from August 2013, where he was responsible for productizing a number of Fusion-io solutions. Before joining Fusion-io, Lance held Vice President and Director positions at RMI Corporation, Raza Foundries, and the Computational Products group of Advanced Micro Devices. He has also held management roles at technology companies NexGen, Inc. and Chips & Technologies, Inc. Lance holds patents in microprocessor bus architectures, and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Santa Clara University, where he focused on Digital Electronics and Semiconductor Physics.

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