Wednesday, August 9th
3:30-4:35 PM
SUST-203-1: Circular Economy of Storage (Sustainability Track)
Chairperson + Speaker: Jonmichael Hands, VP Storage, Chia Network

Organizer: Wayne M. Adams, SNIA Chairman Emeritus, SNIA

Paper Title: Profiting While Doing Good: How to Harness Circular Storage

Paper Abstract: There is opportunity in the sanitization and reuse or reselling of storage devices today. But what are the risks? Everyone is highly risk averse with respect to data exposure. Most enterprise and datacenters have created the infrastructure, processes, and business partnerships necessary to minimize risk by making sure any data that was on storage devices has been wiped clean and is unrecoverable. Today that leads to processes where most drives are destroyed even with useful life left and a surprising amount of value. Industry-wide hundreds of millions of dollars are being left on the table and that is before we consider the potential for carbon credits related to reuse. Early efforts in data sanitization and reuse/resell have yielded surprising results. With advances in data purge standards, implementations and third party verification companies can put processes in place with defense in depth to reach the same level of assurance that current storage device destruction processes do today. In this talk we will make a case for secure and sustainable storage circularity models that benefit the bottom line.

Paper Author: Arie van der Hoeven, Principal Project Manager, Seagate

Author Bio: Arie has worked at Seagate for over 5 years with a focus on storage sustainability, security and performance. Prior to Seagate he lead project Denali at Microsoft which later evolved into ZNS, spent over a decade as a technical program manager lead on the Windows Kernel Team focusing on server power management and was a lead evangelist at Microsoft for industry adoption of the UEFI BIOS standard. With his wife Yuki they run Rain Seattle animal rescue in Redmond, WA.