The federal government already faces a serious storage challenge that will only get worse in the years to come, as data volumes that must be maintained and accessed by agencies are projected to explode.
The growth trend is driven by the same forces faced by private sector organizations -- cloud computing, mobility, the consumerization of IT and much more. These trends have converged and are epitomized by the growing practice of offering citizens web-based self service access to many critical government resources. The resulting pressure on existing storage infrastructure is tremendous.
In this interview with Evan Powell, CEO of Nexenta Systems, we explore the role that Software Defined Storage may play in addressing these challenges.
Evan is an entrepreneur with broad experience in building software and service companies. Today, Evan serves as the CEO of Nexenta Systems, the leading provider of Software-Defined Storage solutions. Most recently, Evan was founding CEO and then VP of Marketing and Business Development at Clarus Systems, the leading provider of IP Communications management software to Global 2000 enterprises. Prior to founding Clarus Systems, Evan was an early employee at ThinkLink, where he was Director of Business Development. ThinkLink was one of the earliest providers of consumer VoIP and messaging services.
Prior to ThinkLink Evan helped build Working Assets, one of the pioneers in socially responsible business which grew quickly during Evan's tenure into one of the largest telecom service resellers in the United States. Evan attended the European business school, IESE, and Williams College in Williamstown, Massachussetts.
Nexenta Systems is the leading supplier of enterprise-class OpenStorage solutions. Its flagship software-only platform, NexentaStor, delivers high-performance, ultra-scalable, cloud- and virtualization-optimized storage solutions. Built upon ZFS technology, and running on industry-standard hardware, NexentaStor eliminates vendor lock-in and provides open, unified storage management at a fraction of the cost of legacy systems (www.nexenta.com).
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