Robert Peglar is vice president of advanced storage solutions at Micron Technology. A 38-year industry veteran and published author, Robert leads efforts in advanced storage systems strategy, leads executive-level planning with key customers and partners worldwide for Micron’s Storage Business Unit, and defines future storage portfolio offerings. Prior to joining Micron, Robert was CTO of the Americas at EMC Isilon and a senior fellow and vice president of technology at Xiotech and held key technology specialist and engineering leadership positions over a 10-year period at StorageTek and its subsidiary, Network Systems Corporation. Prior to StorageTek, he held engineering development and product management positions for a decade at Control Data and its supercomputer division, ETA Systems.
Robert serves on the board of directors of the SNIA, is the former cochair of the SNIA Analytics and Big Data Committee and the SNIA Tutorials, and is the former director of the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative. He also serves as an advisor to the Flash Memory Summit. Robert has extensive experience in data management and analysis, high-performance computing, nonvolatile memory, distributed cluster architectures, filesystems, I/O performance optimization, cloud storage, replication and archiving strategy, networking protocols, and storage virtualization. He is a sought-after speaker and panelist at leading storage and cloud-related seminars and conferences worldwide. Robert was named an EMC Elect in 2014 and 2015. He was also one of 25 senior executives worldwide selected for the CRN Storage Superstars Award in 2010. He holds a BS degree in computer science from Washington University in St. Louis and performed graduate work at Washington University’s Sever Institute of Engineering. His research background includes memory optimization, distributed systems, I/O performance analysis, queuing theory, parallel systems architecture and OS design, filesystems and storage networking protocols, clustering algorithms and virtual systems communication.
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