#45 – Modern Software Defined Storage With Avinash Lakshman

#45 – Modern Software Defined Storage With Avinash Lakshman

Chris EvansGuest Speakers

This week Chris is in the Bay area and was able to catch up for a chat with Hedvig CEO Avinash Lakshman.  Hedvig is a start-up developing a scale-out software-defined storage platform, which makes Avinash the perfect guest to explain just where SDS has reached.  Avinash also has serious SDS credentials, having co-developed Amazon Dynamo and developed Cassandra for Facebook.

The conversation starts with a review of where SDS has reached compared to just five years ago.  Chris and Avinash discuss whether the enterprise has really bought into SDS as a concept and whether public cloud is driving the use of SDS in a multi-cloud configuration.  Finally, the conversation finishes on how DevOps and the developer movement wants to consume storage resources.

Hedvig can be found at https://www.hedvig.io (new website) and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/hedviginc.

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  • 00:00:00 – Intro
  • 00:01:50 – How has SDS matured compared to 5 years ago?
  • 00:03:20 – Has the enterprise bought into SDS?
  • 00:05:00 – What are the most important features of SDS?
  • 00:07:24 – Is HCI delivered by SDS, what is the dependency?
  • 00:08:20 – How has public cloud affected the adoption of SDS?
  • 00:10:00 – Does the enterprise really want to move multi-cloud?
  • 00:12:00 – How much is data mobility a factor of SDS solutions?
  • 00:14:30 – What agility is multi-cloud providing for end users?
  • 00:16:00 – New storage services sit on top of public cloud and add value
  • 00:17:00 – What impact is SDS having on DevOps
  • 00;18:30 – APIs – essential to delivering efficient SDS
  • 00:20:00 – What is the future of SDS?
  • 00:23:23 – Wrap Up
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