About Show #23
Tom Clark talks to Richard and Greg about iSCSI and how its bringing SAN solutions to the medium-scale enterprise. iSCSI uses TCP and Ethernet to provide SAN features and connectivity at a substantially lower cost than Fibre Channel.
Tom Clark is a resident SAN evangelist for Brocade, and represents Brocade in industry associations, conducts seminars and tutorials at conferences and trade shows, promotes Brocade storage networking solutions, and acts as a customer liaison. A noted author and industry advocate of storage networking technology, he is a board member of the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) and works with the SNIA End User Council and SNIA Green Storage Task Force. Clark has published hundreds of articles and white papers on storage networking and is the author of Designing Storage Area Networks, Second Edition (Addison-Wesley 2003) and IP SANs: A Guide to iSCSI, iFCP and FCIP Protocols for Storage Area Networks (Addison-Wesley 2001), and Storage Virtualization: Technologies for Simplifying Data Storage and Management (Addison-Wesley 2005).
Prior to joining Brocade, Clark was Director of Solutions and Technologies for McDATA Corporation and the Director of Technical Marketing for Nishan Systems, the innovator of storage over IP technology. As a liaison between marketing, engineering, and customers, he has focused on customer education and defining features that ensure productive deployment of SANs. With more than 20 years experience in the IT industry, Clark has held technical marketing and systems consulting positions with Vixel Corporation and other data communications companies.