Tom Edsall will talk about Storage Area Networks, SANs. He will describe some of the market motivations for this technology, how it basically works and compares to traditional Ethernet networks, and some of the unique design challenges and implications of the technology.
About the speaker:
Tom Edsall is Vice President and General Manager of the Internet Switching and Storage Business Unit at Cisco Systems, Inc., and is the chief architect of the Cisco MDS 9000 platform, recently distinguished with a Network World “World Class Award”. Tom holds 47 patents (26 issued, 21 pending) all in the networking and storage networking fields. Most recently, he was CTO and Co-founder of Andiamo Systems, Inc. a storage networking start-up acquired by Cisco. Prior to Andiamo, he was Vice President of Engineering at Cisco Systems, Inc. and one of the system architects responsible for the Catalyst 5000 and 6000 product lines. Prior to Cisco, he was a co-founder and a member of the senior engineering management team at Crescendo. Tom holds BSEE and MSEE degrees from Stanford University