Welcome to The I/O Storm – A Storage Performance Technology Forum
Hello, I am Eyal Markovich. I lead the performance team at Kaminario, a leading provider of DRAM storage appliances for accelerating critical business applications. I will be writing and accepting your articles on various storage performance topics such as storage I/O performance and other storage and database performance trends, practices, and techniques. A major emphasis will be given to the effect of storage performance on the application behavior and end-user experience and satisfaction. In addition, many of the topics will focus on RDBMS applications, mainly Oracle and SQL Server. This is an open forum and everyone is invited to participate, contribute and share your thoughts and experiences. If you have any questions or comments that you would like to send to me prior to commenting on the blog, then please email me at TheIOStorm@kaminario.com.
The I/O Storm Blog Authors
Eyal Markovich is a seasoned system, storage, and application performance subject matter expert. Today, Eyal leads the performance team for Kaminario. Before joining Kaminario, Eyal was the founder and president of Total APM Corporation, a company that specializes in application performance management for enterprise applications. The Total APM venture was born after Eyal had worked for more than fifteen years for Precise/Veritas/Symantec as a director of product line development. His past experience in developing Precise I3 and working with customers has given him a unique expertise in tuning application technologies (e.g. Siebel, Oracle, MSSQL, .Net, Java etc.), as well as understanding customers’ applications and requirements.
Dani Golan oversees strategy, go-to-market and overall company operations. Previously, Dani served as President and General Manager of Performix Technologies, acquired by NICE Systems in 2006. Prior to Performix, Dani was an executive responsible for leading new ventures at EMC. Dani holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Summa Cum Laude) from the Technion Institute of Technology, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Prior to his professional career, Dani served as a fighter pilot and an officer in the Israeli Air Force.
Phil Williams joins Kaminario from Dell’s Information Data Management group. Prior to Dell, Phil was the Vice President of Global Business Development and Solutions Marketing at NetApp. At Netapp he was instrumental in helping drive NetApp’s growth strategy in NAS, iSCSI, and Fibre Channel by developing key strategic partnerships and marketing programs with Oracle, SAP, Microsoft, SAS and key vertical software providers in areas such as financial services, energy, product design and manufacturing. Prior to Netapp, Phil was a co-founder of internet startup HomeCity and VP of Business Development and a Board Member of BitSource where he helped lead the successful acquisition by Intraware, Inc. Previously he held various executive management roles across Business Development, Marketing and Channels at network software maker Novell.