The session will define and present the elements of file virtualization, as well as its similarity and differences from server virtualization. It will include different approaches to achieve file virtualization, and the pros and cons associated with these approaches. Wong will also explain how file virtualization is being used as a solution to storage management challenges. Drawing on his unique experience of having successfully implemented both Linux and Windows-based file virtualization appliances, Wong will share his vision for the future of file virtualization, as it expands from the data center to the edges of customer networks, and, eventually to the laptops of the mobile users. At the end of the session, attendees should be able to judge whether file virtualization is, indeed, the next great wave.
Wong came to Attune from NeoPath Networks, which he co-founded. At NeoPath, he was vice president of engineering from concept through on-time market delivery of the first two general-availability product launches. Wong has an impressive high-tech track record with companies such as Ingrian Systems, Healtheon/WebMD, Sun Microsystems and Wang Laboratories.