A veteran of the enterprise storage software industry, I’ve had the privilege of working on a lot of interesting storage products with a lot of great people.
Starting at VERITAS Software back in ’98 my initial work was on a software based SAN platform built on top of Solaris which didn’t make it to market but is now very relevant to my current work in software-defined-storage. Much of my work at VERITAS focused on the development frameworks (mostly in C++) for the integration of tier 1 and tier 2 enterprise storage systems with several products including Veritas NetBackup, Veritas Command Central Storage, and Veritas Storage Foundation. After Veritas/Symantec I joined Citrix and lead the development of SAN storage integration with Citrix XenServer and Microsoft Hyper-V which resulted in the Citrix StorageLink product.
I founded OS NEXUS in Jan 2010 after seeing the need for a software based storage platform which would meet the needs of the rapidly evolving storage market which is still actively migrating from proprietary hardware systems to open software defined storage platforms. Our solution is our Software Defined Storage platform, OS NEXUS QuantaStor, now in it’s v3 release.
I like read and blog about all things storage so you’ll find articles here about filesystems, scale-out storage, protocols like iSCSI, FC, FCoE, hardware RAID, S3 cloud storage, ZFS, btrfs, SAN filesystems, storage switches, enterprise storage, you name it. Enjoy!