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Thursday, April 21 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Panel Discussion: Large-scale Enterprise Automation of Open Source File Systems at Clemson University

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Clemson is migrating from large proprietary file system technologies to open source software. We are mid­deployment of over 10 petabytes of SAS­attached JBOD storage for multiple use cases including traditional file system backup solutions, database backups, user/group file services, and HPC file services.

From the start, deployment and operation of these environments presented challenges; from hardware decisions to performance profiling/benchmarking, from storage pool creation to day­to­day user and dataset management. We’ll discuss these real world pain points and how we solved them (or plan to solve them). Born of our frustrations, what started out as a few basic administration scripts has become a multifunctional automated administration utility whose purpose is to make large­scale deployment and operation of open technologies realistic and feasible.


Mike Cannon

Clemson University
Mike Cannon has been with Clemson University since December 2006. Prior to Clemson, Mike was the Storage Manager for NASA. Mike is the director of CIS.

Kevin Stone

Technical Lead & Design Architect, Clemson University
Kevin Stone has held a variety of roles combining systems, programming, andnetworking. Prior to coming to Clemson in 2008 he built backend infrastructure for a USregional ISP. He is currently the technical lead and design architect for Clemson’s coreinfrastructure team.

Thursday April 21, 2016 4:00pm - 4:50pm PDT
State Ballroom B