Leah Schoeb is a senior partner at the Evaluator Group bringing expertise ranging from cloud infrastructure and virtualization to storage performance. She draws from more than 20 years of experience in the computer industry helping systems companies with performance engineering and optimization, market positioning, benchmark evidence creation and guiding industry standards development for server, virtualized and storage solutions.
Prior to joining Evaluator Group, Leah served in several leadership roles both on the engineering and marketing sides for performance at VMware, Sun Microsystems, Dell, Intel and Amdahl. Recently, she has developed and executed long-term plans for the generation of new solid-state technology and cloud computing performance evidence and used novel means to disseminate it to the industry. Leah has also participated and provided thought leadership for industry groups such as Transaction Performance Council (TPC), Storage Performance Council (SPC) and the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). She currently serves SNIA as the vice chairperson of the Technical Council.
Contributions from Leah Schoeb
- Flash hypervisors, caching engines similar, but not the same
- TRIM support, compatibility with major operating systems
- SSD pricing and use cases
- Primary storage deduplication at play in all-flash arrays
- Sub-LUN auto tiering performance considerations
- Comparing DIMM-connected flash vs. PCIe flash benefits
- SSD form factors and their specific use cases
- The variety of enterprise SSD options available today
- Does SSD everywhere create a performance bottleneck?
- Top mistakes when switching from HDD to SSD storage
- The importance of NVMe and SCSI Express
- Why is persistent cache important?
- Choosing the correct laptop solid-state drive
- How cloud providers are using flash today
- All-flash array offers enterprise functionality
- Will memristor technology be a successor to NAND flash?
- Choose a true page size for sub-LUN automated tiering
- The truth about solid-state storage performance