Ashar Baig is Research Director for Cloud at Gigaom Research. He is focused on Cloud Computing, Storage & Server Virtualization, Storage (hardware, software, filesystems, I/O, etc.), Data Protection (Data Backup, Disaster Recovery, & Business Continuity), VDI, Security, Archiving, Public & Private Cloud Storage, High Performance Computing (HPC), & Managed Service Providers (MSPs).
Ashar has over 18 years of high-tech industry experience with senior roles at Taneja Group, Asigra, Artisan Infrastructure, Camouflage Software, IBM, Telcus, HP, Siemens and Intel.
Ashar is passionate about driving industry standards and evangelizing them. Until recently, he was the Chairman of the Special Interest Group (SIG) focused on Cloud Backup, Recovery, and Restore (BURR) within Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI) of Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). He volunteers for SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative (CSI), Analytics and Big Data Committee (ABDC) and Data Protection and Capacity Optimization (DPCO) committee.