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DTC Seminar Series

Future Technologies for Storage Networks


Shravan Pargal
Compellent Technologies

Monday, April 7, 2003
1:00 pm

402 Walter Library

Slide presentation (pdf 568 KB) In this talk, Shravan Pargal will look at applications that use storage networks and examine their requirements. He will also examine why these applications are critical to a business and what impact the storage network has on their performance and availability. These application requirements help us frame a discussion on today's storage technologies and enable us to look critically at storage technologies that might address these requirements in the future. What would be the key attributes of a successful storage technology of the future? Are speeds and feeds the primary consideration and how do you measure the true value of the next storage technology? He will discuss the relationships between management of future storage technologies and storage security. These issues and others will be addressed from an end user perspective and by looking at some typical storage network configurations.


Shravan Pargal is the director of consulting services at Compellent Technologies. Prior to joining Compellent, he was a staff member in the Advanced Technology and Planning group at QLogic Corporation where he was responsible for evaluating new technologies to fold into QLogic's product roadmaps. Shravan has over 15 years experience in the storage, networking and high performance computing arenas. He has authored articles and white papers on storage area networking solutions, interconnect solutions, and SAN management technologies. He has recently presented at technical forums such as Fibre Channel Conferences and Storage Networking World. Mr. Pargal graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS in Computer Science, and an MS in Software Engineering from the University of St. Thomas.