CTO, Chief Architect, Server Storage Software Group, EMC
When EMC acquired storage startup ScaleIO in July, EMC partners told CRN the deal was nothing less than huge.
Thank ScaleIO's founder and former CTO Erez Webman, one of the masterminds behind the technology. According to ScaleIO, Elastic Converged Storage eliminates the need for a SAN by tying together the storage capacity of multiple servers. It works by building a scalable file system from thousands of existing and newly purchased servers, allowing for a scalable storage architecture without needing specialized storage administrators or adding to the workload of existing server admins. ScaleIO now operates within EMC's Emerging Technologies Product Division.