|Gary Zasman performs
multiple roles in Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)- Data
Management Forum (DMF) i.e. the Co-chair of ILM PS, the Co-Chair of LTACSI
(Long Term Archive & Compliant Storage Initiative) and the other as the
Chair of the 100 Year Archive Task Force as well as functioning as the
Senior ILM Consultant Americas for Network Appliance.
As Senior ILM Consultant of Information Lifecycle Management Solutions at
Network Appliance Inc., Gary Zasman is responsible for managing and
developing the company’s professional services for integrated, optimized
solutions that meet enterprise storage needs for structured, semi-structured
and unstructured information through its life cycle.
Mr. Zasman brings 23 years of
information technology solution experience to his position. Before joining
Network Appliance Inc. in January 2006, Mr. Zasman developed ILM solutions
and consulting practices at Accenture/EMC (Massachusetts) and StorageTek
(Colorado). Prior to that he spent seven years at EMC Corporation, beginning
as the manager of Professional Services in South Africa, then moving to the
United States in where he became worldwide director of Technology and
Business Planning for networked storage solutions.
In 2001, a team that Mr. Zasman
worked with over a six-year period was selected as a finalist for the
prestigious Computerworld Smithsonian Award, for developing a digital
library and associated processes to house and manage hundreds of terabytes
of unstructured data and associated metadata for historical preservation.
He began his career in South
Africa in 1981 as a systems engineer for IBM before moving on to positions
in engineering, consulting and management with industry leading technology
and consulting companies.
He resides in Lafayette, Colorado
with his wife, Noleen, and two daughters, Donna and Bryony.