ENG Open Source Conference 2012 Ranga Rangachari, VP & GM of Storage and Data, Red Hat

Open Source Conference 2012, Importance of Storage Software for Big Data Initiatives, Ranga Rangachari, VP & GM of Storage and Data, Red Hat Video: Tony Thijs / Open Marketing Foundation Presentations: www.opensourceconference.nl/presentations Media Partner: DutchITChannel.nl As lines of businesses and IT stakeholders embark on big data initiatives, it is very critical that organizations include a holistic approach to storage and storage management in support of these initiatives. Big data workloads are presenting organizations with a new set of challenges including deploying a hybrid cloud approach. This keynote presentation will cover some of the key attributes and emerging trends, discuss the pros and cons of some of the approaches and will highlight how end users can leverage an open source based approach to storage for their big data initiatives. Biography: Ranga (Sarangan) Rangachari leads the Storage Business Unit at Red Hat and is responsible for the overall strategy and execution of Red Hat’s storage software portfolio. Prior to this role, Rangachari drove Red Hat’s cloud ecosystem strategy. He joined Red Hat in 2010 with more than 25 years of industry experience, including in-depth software product management and product marketing experience and 18 years in storage software. Prior to Red Hat, Rangachari was the CEO for multiple start-up companies in the systems and storage management space. He founded Invio Software (acquired by Veritas/Symantec), was VP/GM of