The Latest Evolutions in Storing Massive Amounts of Unstructured Data

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Ultimately, most of what we do in business today relies on data of all kinds. In the last decade or so, the rise in unstructured data has meant that companies need to find ways to store and then use that data in ways they hadn’t needed to before. On this episode of IT Visionaries, Brian Pawlowski, Chief Development Officer, of Quantum, discusses what that means and how data storage has evolved. 

Tune in to learn:

  • What is Quantum (2:00)
  • What it means to store unstructured data (4:00)
  • Why all storage is software (15:15)
  • Meeting customer demands while dealing with physical limitations (31:00)
  • Understanding why data is mobile and how to manage its infrastructure (37:40)

About the Guest:

“Brian Pawlowski currently serves as currently the Chief Development Officer (CDO) at Quantum, responsible for leading the company’s software development and engineering teams, driving innovation in Quantum’s product portfolio, and executing the company’s technology strategy.

He previously served as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at DriveScale, a software company that provides an enterprise-grade solution for managing and orchestrating data center infrastructure.

He has served on the Board of Trustees for the Anita Borg Institute for Women in Computing and the Board of Trustees for the Linux Foundation.

Prior to joining DriveScale in 2018, Pawlowski worked as a Vice President and Chief Architect at Pure Storage

During his 21-year tenure at NetApp, a multinational storage and data management company, Pawlowski held roles ranging from leading performance engineering to head of customer service to Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer where he was responsible for leading the company’s technology strategy and architecture.

Before NetApp, Pawlowski spent 6 years at Sun Microsystems (later acquired by Oracle), where he managed their file system strategy and was co-architect of the Network File System (NFS) protocol.

He has a number of patents in the areas of storage virtualization and distributed file systems.”

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