RAIDIX welcomed industry leaders at PROSTOR, the largest data storage conference in Eastern Europe
RAIDIX and the Skolkovo Foundation co-hosted the annual storage technology forum PROSTOR at the Skolkovo Technopark (Moscow, Russia). The conference attracted global IT experts from Broadcom, Elastifile, HGST (a Western Digital brand), Micron, Mellanox, SanDisk (a Western Digital brand), Panasonic, and more industry leaders – as speakers and attendees.
The event program encompassed five tracks related to hot data storage topics: “Solid state storage devices. Flash and storage-class memory. NVMe”, “How to store petabytes?”, “Network solutions. Fibre Channel vs. Ethernet, NVMf”, “Data storage management in data centers”, “Storage architecture comparison”. The forum’s guests had a chance to check out the live demo zone featuring next-generation software and hardware technology.
PROSTOR gathered over 200 attendees from major local and international enterprises, system integrators, IT solution providers, telco operators, governmental agencies, and other storage technology buyers.
As a networking platform for global industry experts, PROSTOR sets forward the trends for storage devices and software technology development in the CIS and beyond. Like in the previous years, the forum committee pursued the goal of reinventing the traditional conference format, muting marketing hype and focusing on the technology that matters today and will matter tomorrow.
“PROSTOR 2017 gave the floor to both major industry players and innovative startups, i.e. the guys who actually shape up the future storage infrastructure. The new technologies were ‘tested’ on a heterogeneous audience involving anyone from storage geeks to potential buyers in enterprise and governmental sectors. That’s how you get a big picture of today’s storage landscape – and the forum achieves its key objectives”, commented Sergey Platonov, Chief Strategy Officer at RAIDIX.
The PROSTOR 2017 topics included memory-centric storage architecture, Flash as a memory extension, NVDIMM, long-term storage of big data, new storage interfaces, NVMe Over Fabrics, hybrid cloud solutions for object storage, data center acceleration, distributed data storage systems, and more.
A snapshot of the storage market, PROSTOR 2017 revealed the perfect juxtaposition of theory and practice, the entire spectrum of classic ‘doctrines’ and cutting-edge approaches, as well as lively networking.
At PROSTOR, the Skolkovo IT cluster held a session for big data in telemedicine and IoT. “PROSTOR 2017 was a focused, domain-specific event with a meaningful technology and business agenda. Skolkovo takes pride in supporting industry players like RAIDIX in their initiatives, and promotes the Skolkovo Foundation platform as an expert hub and meeting point for IT professionals in general – and data storage gurus in particular. We are positive that the PROSTOR conference will serve as an impetus to fruitful relationships between event partners and the Skolkovo IT cluster”, said Sergei Voinov, Head of IoT, Electronics, Data Storage and Transmission Systems at the Skolkovo Foundation’s IT cluster.
During the conference, Panasonic and RAIDIX showcased their joined long-term (up to 100 years) archival solution based on freezeray™ optical disks and the RAIDIX management software. The strategic cooperation between the two companies was initiated under the auspices of Skolkovo and formally announced in the course of the Japan–Russian Summit in December 2016.