Why IBM Spectrum Accelerate for your software defined hybrid cloud storage platform


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Duration:60 minutes


The software-defined storage market is gaining traction in enterprises worldwide. While somewhat new, it is already a large market, generating $4.58 billion in revenue in 2015, and IDC expects it to grow at a 20.8% CAGR (2014-2019). In this webcast, IDC will share its perspective on SDS market dynamics and inferences from its recent IBM Spectrum Accelerate lab validation. IBM will share customer success stories and give an update on recent IBM Spectrum Accelerate enhancements that help customers ease into SDS and hybrid cloud deployments.


Ritu Jyoti

Research Director, Storage


Ritu Jyoti serves as a Research Director, Storage for IDC’s Enterprise Storage, Server and Infrastructure software team, which includes research offerings, quarterly trackers as well as advisory services and consulting programs. Ritu’s areas of coverage include Big Data Analytics and Software-Defined Storage. Ritu has over two decades of experience in high-tech, driving big picture corporate growth and strategic direction by identifying high potential new business, market, and partnership opportunities. She is innovative, creative thinker and thought leader adept at leveraging strong technical background to uncover and align business/customer needs with on-the-ground solutions engineering.

Eric Stouffer

VP, Distributed Storage Offering Manager and Business Line Executive, IBM Systems


Eric Stouffer is responsible for all offering management and business direction for the Spectrum Virtualize family of products (Storwize, SVC, FlashSystem V9000 and Spectrum Virtualize software) and the Spectrum Accelerate family of products (A9000/R, XIV, Spectrum Accelerate software) and the FlashSystem 900. He is also the IBM offering executive for VersaStack, a joint solution developed with Cisco. Mr. Stouffer has over 30 years’ experience with IBM, including in cross portfolio, technical leadership and management roles. He has also been chair of the Storage Performance Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to the development of industry standard performance benchmarks for storage.

Phil Goodwin

Research Director, Storage Systems and Software


Phil Goodwin is a Research Director within IDC’s Storage Systems and Software research practice. He provides detailed insight and analysis on evolving industry trends, vendor performance, and the impact of new technology adoption. Mr. Goodwin is responsible for producing and delivering timely, in-depth market research with a specific focus on Data Protection, Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, and Data Availability. Mr. Goodwin takes a holistic view of these markets, and covers risk analysis, service level requirements and cost/benefit calculations in his research.

Diane Benjuya - Moderator

Portfolio Marketing Manager, Hybrid Cloud Storage and IBM Spectrum Accelerate


Diane Benjuya is a Portfolio Marketing Manager for IBM Storage /Spectrum Storage. She is responsible for conveying the differentiating value of IBM’s offerings in hybrid cloud storage and bringing the value of IBM’s Spectrum Accelerate offering to market.


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