LTFS Uncovered - Iron Mountain

Michael Richmond and Iron Mountain’s Jay Livens provide an informative, in-depth discussion on Linear Tape File System (LTFS).
Learn more about the creation of LTFS, specific features and capabilities you never knew about and what the future holds for this game-changing technology.


Creation – Why Can’t Tape Look Like a USB?

Technology – Behind the Scenes of LTFS

Future – How LTFS Impacts the Future of Data Storage


The Speakers:

Michael Richmond

Michael Richmond is the Principal Architect for StackStorm. He has led system architecture and development at several organizations. Most recently, he has focused on virtualization infrastructure at FlashSoft (acquired by SanDisk), and Nimbula (acquired by Oracle).

At FlashSoft, Michael architected and implemented a distributed server-side data caching solution that increases storage performance by at least 4x. At Nimbula, Michael architected and implemented virtual storage management for enterprise IaaS, which allows devops to automate the provisioning of persistent storage.

While at IBM, Michael was the chief architect for the Linear Tape File System (LTFS). LTFS won an Engineering Emmy® Award for Innovation from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. On earlier projects at IBM, Michael built distributed storage systems, data analytics engines, distributed systems automation, semantic indexes, and data transformation engines.

Michael holds a PhD in Computer Science from Macquarie University. He contributed to 4 patents while at IBM, and has been published at leading ACM conferences.

Jay Livens:

Jay Livens has over 10 years of experience working in the data protection industry and is responsible for product and solutions marketing for Iron Mountain’s Data Management products and services. Prior to joining Iron Mountain, Jay was responsible for HP’s disk-based backup portfolio, enterprise tape and StoreOnce technology in the Americas. Jay previously worked at SEPATON a provider of high performance virtual tape libraries and deduplication technology. Jay also holds an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.