Audience: Beginner – Intermediate
About: As enterprises make the shift to an OpenStack-based cloud infrastructure, the approach to managing application workloads and data – block, object, or file – needs to evolve for the next generation data centre. In this session, find out more about:
How to standardise on a common data management platform to eliminate redundancies of multiple dedicated stacks
How to use OpenStack integrated, enterprise-proven storage technology for continuous business availability and quality of service
The latest FlexPod validated solution for Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Solidfire’s Agile Infrastructure for OpenStack
Speaker Bio: Matthew Hurford – Systems Engineering Director, NetApp
Matthew Hurford is the National Systems Engineering Director for NetApp Australia. In this role he is responsible for managing the technical pre-sales team, technical alliances and supporting the sales teams in Australia and New Zealand.
During his 6 years at NetApp, Matt has helped shape the NetApp Managed Service capability in ANZ in his role as a Professional Services manager. Since taking on the leadership of the Systems Engineering team he has built an industry leading pre-sales team and has been instrumental in local product management and developing utility commercial models for enterprise accounts.
Matt has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry and has held numerous roles; including mainframe systems programmer, automation specialist and infrastructure architect. He has a passion for managing people and has over 10 years’ experience building high performance teams.
Matt has a very broad range of experience covering many aspects of IT, including virtualisation, data analytics and hybrid cloud solutions. He holds a degree in science and still has a passion for ecology.
OpenStack Australia Day - Sydney 2016