The Explosion of Data & Trends in Storage Systems – by Ken Boyd IBM Distinguished Engineer – Nov 16

Update: This talk is on Nov 16, (not Nov 13 as we misreported earlier). Sorry about inconvenience caused. Also, the talk is from 5pm to 7pm. Mail to register.

Abstract of the talk:

An "explosion" of data, including "unstructured" data is having a profound effect on society, technology, and the storage industry. This increase in digital content is driving system storage developers to innovate new approaches to satisfy the demand of the market. This presentation will review some of the contributors to the extensive growth in data. The impact on industry storage system development will be examined with a review of current leading storage system attributes. How the focus of leading edge storage systems is shifting to absorb the massive amounts of data will be discussed.

Finally a discussion of near future developments will make that case that storage systems will continue to be a "hot bed" of innovation and exciting change for the foreseeable future.

About the speaker:

Ken, an IBM Distinguished Engineer, is a lead storage architect and designer working on IBM’s XIV Storage Server and SONAS products. Ken recently completed a two year IBM international assignment in Israel where he served as XIV Chief Architect and he led the XIV team in defining the architecture, system engineering, and integration of XIV into IBM. Ken started his IBM career after graduating from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in 1974 with a B.S. degree in Computer Engineering. After beginning as an IBM logic designer, Ken held a variety of engineering and management positions in Poughkeepsie, NY before transferring to Tucson, AZ in 1987. Advancing in IBM’s storage development team in Tucson, Ken led several organizations, including hardware development, microcode development, technical support marketing, and product management. Ken made significant contributions to IBM high end storage products, including the IBM 3990 Storage Controller, the IBM Enterprise Storage Controller (now known as the DS8000 family), and the XIV Storage System. He was promoted to IBM Director in 1993 and was named an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2003. In July 2005 Ken received an IBM Outstanding Innovation Award for significant contributions to developing and protecting IBM Intellectual Property. Ken has achieved an IBM 12th Plateau Invention Achievement Award and has been named an IBM Master Inventor. Ken earned a M.B.A. degree from the University of Arizona and he is a Senior Member of the IEEE.

Seminar Hall No. 2 (aka Room No. 6)
Near the Library and Production Dept.,
Main Building Area
College of Engineering, Pune

This event is free for all to attend. Please register by sending an email to with the subject line ‘Registration for Pune’.

4 thoughts on “The Explosion of Data & Trends in Storage Systems – by Ken Boyd IBM Distinguished Engineer – Nov 16

    1. Oops, sorry for missing that out. The talk is from 5pm to 7pm. (Alright: in the future, for immediate correct answers in case of problems like these, please check the PuneTech Calendar. That has the correct date, time and venue.

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