Lies, Damned Lies, and Best Practices – Storage in the Age of Abundance


    A retrospective on 20 years of storage best practices, the original reasons behind them, and the slaughtering of the sacred cows of storage architecture that must take place in this new era of infinite bandwidth, IOPs, capacity, and customer choice in the datacenter. Attendees will learn real examples of storage architecture as applied at, much of which will be surprising.

    Peter Buschman is’s resident storage nerd. From his secret base on an Amsterdam houseboat, he is working to make Ethernet storage great again. With 24+ years working in data-centers and storage (including 7 years at NetApp), he now applies his experience (painstakingly acquired through many failures) at, one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. He is obsessive about latency and still thinks the cloud is just someone else’s computer.