[volunteers] A talk proposal ...

Paul Reiber reiber at gmail.com
Mon Mar 5 09:05:36 PST 2007

Hi, Richard!

Mark Weisler, our VP and speaker coordinator, has the tentative schedule,
so I can't say if May or June is open.

It certainly would be cool to see, and I'm definitely interested in learning
what's supported under Linux now, and what'll be handled later, etc.

-Paul Reiber
President, SVLUG

On 3/4/07, Richard Sharpe <rsharpe at richardsharpe.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I work for TrustedData. We are developing a new USB Storage device that
> we think will change the way storage is viewed by most people. It provides
> for almost infinite expandability (well up to four times the largest
> drives currently available) along with high levels of safety. The device
> can contain up to four drives, of varying sizes. If you have more than two
> drives, [most of] your data is protected from a single drive failure, and
> in some cases, from a double drive failure.
> We currently support Windows and Mac OS X, with support for Linux coming,
> although it will work under Linux today with some caveats. Better Linux
> support is currently scheduled for the second half of this year.
> Users do not have to worry about mirroring, raid levels, or anything like
> that. We deal with all that in the background. The drive looks like one
> (or more, depending on the actual drives in the unit) 2TB luns connected
> via USB.
> The product is currently in beta with some 140+ beta customers.
> I am one of the engineers working on the software that runs on the device,
> although I have also worked on the driver we have developed for Mac OS X
> and the SCSI bypass stuff that we do on Windows (both the Mac OS X stuff
> and the Windows stuff allows us to provide a management UI). It is
> intended that customers will be able to write their own management
> applications, as the current thinking is that the management interface is
> be documented and available.
> I would like to give a technical talk about the product during May or June
> if that is possible. The talk will concentrate on demonstrating the
> product being used under various OSes as well as provide an intro to the
> way that we do some of our stuff and the management interface.
> If this is acceptable I will provide an outline of the talk in a couple of
> weeks.
> Please respond to both email addresses above.
> Regards
> -------
> Richard Sharpe, rsharpe[at]richardsharpe.com, rsharpe[at]samba.org,
> sharpe[at]ethereal.com, http://www.richardsharpe.com
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