2016 Storage Developer Conference Agenda

The 2016 SDC agenda is currently under development. In the meantime, please see the 2015 agenda below.

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Note: Agenda speaker assignments and session times are subject to change.

Monday   |   Tuesday   |   Wednesday   |   Thursday

 Optional Pre-Conference Primer: Sunday, September 20, 2015

 (Primer sessions are included with SDC full-conference registration. If you are not registered for SDC, there is a $49.00 fee fee for this afternoon of sessions. If you register for just the primer sessions and choose to attend SDC, your $49 fee will be applied toward your full conference pass.)

11:00 - 2:00

Registration Opens
 

1:00- 5:00

Click here for Pre-conference Primer Sessions  
 


 Monday, September 21, 2015
 

7:30 - 8:30

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

File Systems
(Winchester)
/etc
(Cypress)
Cloud
(Lafayette)
Protocols
(Stevens Creek)
Management
(San Tomas / Lawrence)

8:30 - 9:20

Learnings from Creating Plugin Module for OpenStack Manila Services

Vinod Eswaraprasad
Software Architect,
Wipro

Implications of Emerging Storage Technologies on Massive Scale Simulation Based Visual Effects

Yahya H. Mirza
CEO/CTO,
Aclectic Systems Inc

Using CDMI to Manage Swift, S3, and Ceph Object Repositories

David Slik
Technical Director,
NetApp

Using iSCSI or iSER?

Ásgeir Eiriksson
Chief Technology Officer,
Chelsio Communications

DMTF Redfish Overview

Jeff Autor
Distinguished Technologist,
HP

9:30 - 10:20

Leveraging BTRFS, Linux and Open Source in Developing Advanced Storage Solutions

Suman Chakravartula
Maintainer,
Rockstor

How Did Human Cells Build a Storage Engine?

Sanjay Joshi
CTO Life Sciences,
EMC

Unistore: A Unified Storage Architecture for Cloud Computing

Yong Chen
Assistant Professor,
Texas Tech University

Linux SMB3 and pNFS – Shaping the Future of Network File Systems

Steven French
Principal System Engineer,
Samba Team/Primary Data

The State of SMI-S – The Standards Based Approach for Managing Infrastructure

Chris Lionetti
Reference Architect,
NetApp

10:20 - 10:35

Break
 

10:35 - 11:25

Apache HDFS: Latest Developments and Trends

Jakob Homan
Distributed Systems Engineer,
Microsoft

Apache Ignite - In-Memory Data Fabric

Dmitriy Setrakyan
VP of Engineering,
GridGain Systems

The Developer's Dilemma: Do-It-Yourself Storage or Surrender Your Data?

Luke Behnke
VP of Product,
Bitcasa

Move Objects to LTFS Tape Using HTTP Web Service Interface

Matt Starr
Chief Technical Officer,
Spectra Logic

Jeff Braunstein
Developer Evangelist,
Spectra Logic

Enterprise-Grade Array-Based Replication and Disaster Recovery with SMI-S, Windows Server, System Center and Azure Site Recovery

Amit Virmani
Senior Software Engineer,
Microsoft

Jeff Li
Senior Software Engineer,
Microsoft

11:35 - 12:25

A Pausable File System

James Cain
Principal Software Architect,
Quantel Limited

Integrity of In-memory Data Mirroring in Distributed Systems

Tejas Wanjari
Senior Software Engineer,
EMC Data Domain

How to Test CDMI Extension Feature Like LTFS, Data Deduplication, and OVF, Partial – Value Copy Functionality: Challenges, Solutions and Best Practice?

Sachin Goswami
Solution Architect and Storage COE Head Hi Tech,
TCS

Networking
(Stevens Creek)
Deduplication
(San Tomas / Lawrence)
Benefits of NVMe Over Fabrics and Demonstration of a Prototype

Rob Davis
VP of Storage Technology,
Mellanox Technologies

Taxonomy of Differential Compression

Liwei Ren
Scientific Adviser,
Trend Micro

12:30 - 1:30

Lunch and Networking
 

1:30 - 2:20

Storage Solutions for Tomorrow's Physics Projects

Ulrich Fuchs
Service Manager,
CERN

Testing
San Tomas / Lawrence
Deduplication
Winchester
Implementing NVMe Over Fabrics

Wael Noureddine
VP Technology,
Chelsio Communications

Distributed Systems
Stevens Creek
Thousands of Users - Do You Need to Test with Them or Not?

Christina Lara
Senior Software Engineer,
IBM

Julian Cachua
Software Engineer,
IBM

Design Decisions and Repercussions of Compression and Data Reduction in a Storage Array

Chris Golden
Software Engineer,
Pure Storage

New Consistent Hashing Algorithms for Data Storage

Jason Resch
Software Architect,
Cleversafe

2:30 - 3:20

Storage Class Memory Support in the Windows Operating System

Neal Christiansen
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft

Object and Open Source Storage Testing: Finally, a Viable Approach

Tim Van Ash
VP of Product Management,
Load DynamiX

Database
(Winchester)
A Cost Effective, High Performance, Highly Scalable, Non-RDMA NVMe Fabric

Bob Hansen
VP Systems Architecture,
Apeiron Data Systems

DAOS – An Architecture for Extreme Scale Storage

Eric Barton
Lead Architect - High Performance Data Division,
Intel

The Lightning Memory–Mapped Database

Howard Chu
CTO,
Symas

3:20 - 3:35

Break
 

3:35 - 4:25

ZFS Async Replication Enhancements

Richard Morris
Principal Software Engineer,
Oracle

Peter Cudhea
Principal Software Engineer,
Oracle

Parallelizing a Distributed Testing Environment

Teague Algie
Software Developer,
Cleversafe

The Bw-Tree Key-Value Store and Its Applications to Server/Cloud Data Management in Production

Sudipta Sengupta
Principal Research Scientist,
Microsoft Research


SCSI Standards and Technology Update

Rick Kutcipal
Product Planning - Data Center Storage Group,
Avago Technologies

Greg McSorley
Vice President,
SCSI Trade Association

Beyond Consistent Hashing and TCP: Vastly Scalable Load Balanced Storage Clustering

Alex Aizman
CTO and Founder,
Nexenta Systems

Caitlin Bestler
Senior Director of Arch,
Nexenta Systems

4:35 - 5:25

ReFS v2: Cloning, Projecting, and Moving Data

J.R. Tipton
Development Lead,
Microsoft

Solid State
(San Tomas / Lawrence)
IMDB NDP Advances

Gil Russell
Principal Analyst,
Semiscape

Growth of the iSCSI RDMA (iSER) Ecosystem

Rob Davis
VP of Storage Technology,
Mellanox Technologies

Cloud and Files
(Stevens Creek)
Standardizing Storage Intelligence and the Performance and Endurance Enhancements it Provides

Bill Martin
Principal Engineer Storage Standards,
Samsung

Changho Choi
Principal Engineer,
Samsung Semiconductor

Big Data Analytics on Object Stoage - Hadoop Over Ceph Object Storage with SSD Cache

Yuan Zhou
Software Engineer,
Intel Asia R&D

5:30 - 6:20

Cache Service In Distributed FileSystem

Zhongbing Yang
System Architect,
Huawei

 
 

5:30 - 7:00

Plugfest Open House and Reception
 


  Tuesday, September 22, 2015
 

7:30 - 8:45

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

 

General Sessions  
 

8:45 - 9:00

Welcome Remarks
David Dale, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors

9:00 - 9:45


Innovator, Disruptor or Laggard, Where Will Your Storage Applications Live? Next Generation Storage
Bev Crair, Vice President and General Manager, Storage Group, Intel

9:45 - 10:25


The Long-Term Future of Solid State Storage
Jim Handy, General Director, Objective Analysis

10:25 - 10:40

Break
 

10:40 - 11:20


Concepts on Moving From SAS connected JBOD to an Ethernet Connected JBOD
Jim Pinkerton, Partner Architect Lead, Microsoft

11:20 - 12:00


Planning for the Next Decade of NVM Programming
Andy Rudoff, SNIA NVM Programming TWG, Intel

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch and Networking
 

 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

File Systems
(Lafayette)
Persistent Memory
(Cypress)
Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)
(Stevens Creek)
SMB
(Winchester)
Software Defined Storage
(San Tomas / Lawrence)

1:00 - 1:50

Achieving Coherent and Aggressive Client Caching in Gluster, a Distributed System

Poornima Gurusiddaiah
Software Engineer,
Red Hat

Soumya Koduri
Senior Software Engineer,
Red Hat India

Preparing Applications for Persistent Memory

Doug Voigt
Distinguished Technologist,
HP

SMR – The Next Generation of Storage Technology

Jorge Campello
Director of Systems - Architecture and Solutions,
HGST

SMB 3.1.1 Update

Greg Kramer
Principal Software Engineer,
Microsoft

Dan Lovinger
Principal Software Engineer,
Microsoft

Introduction to CoprHD: An Open Source Software Defined Storage controller

Anjaneya Chagam
Principal Engineer,
Intel

Urayoan Irizarry
Consultant Software Engineer,
EMC

2:00 - 2:50

Petabyte-Scale Distributed File Systems in Open Source Land: KFS Evolution

Sriram Rao
Partner Scientist Manager,
Microsoft

Managing the Next Generation Memory Subsystem

Paul von Behren
Software Architect,
Intel

Host Managed SMR

Albert Chen
Engineering Program Director,
WDC

Jim Malina
Technologist,
WDC

Samba and SMB3: Are We There Yet?

Ira Cooper
Principal Software Engineer,
Red Hat

Software Defined Storage Based on Direct Attached Storage

Slava Kuznetsov
Principal Software Engineer,
Microsoft

2:50 - 3:05

Break
 

3:05 - 3:55

High Resiliency Parallel NAS Cluster

Richard Levy
CEO and President,
Peer Fusion


The NVDIMM Cookbook: A Soup-to-Nuts Primer on Using NVDIMMs to Improve Your Storage Performance

Jeff Chang
VP Marketing and Business Development,
AgigA Tech

Arthur Sainio
Senior Director Marketing,
Smart Modular


FS Design Around SMR: Seagate’s Journey and Reference System with EXT4

Adrian Palmer
Drive Development Engineering,
Seagate Technologies

Tuning an SMB Server Implementation

Mark Rabinovich
R and D Manager,
Visuality Systems

Cloud and Files
(San Tomas / Lawrence)
GlusterFS - The Thrilla in Manila

Ramnath Sai Sagar
Cloud Technical Marketing Manager,
Mellanox

Veda Shankar
Technical Marketing Manager,
RedHat

4:05 - 4:55

Bridging On-Premises File Systems and Cloud Storage

Pankaj Datta
Consultant Software Engineer,
Isilon Storage Division EMC

Building NVRAM Subsystems in All-Flash Storage Arrays

Pete Kirkpatrick
Principal Engineer,
Pure Storage

An SMR-Aware Append-Only File System

Stephen Morgan
Senior Staff Research Engineer,
Huawei

Chi-Young Ku
Senior Consultant,
Huawei

Azure File Service: ‘Net Use’ the Cloud

David Goebel
Software Engineer,
Microsoft

Distributed Systems
(San Tomas / Lawrence)
Real World Use Cases for Tachyon, a Memory-Centric Distributed Storage System

Haoyuan Li
CEO,
Tachyon Nexus

5:00 - 7:00

Welcome Reception - Sponsor Showcase
 

 

"Birds of a Feather" Sessions
If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org

7:00 -8:00

BoF - Getting Started with the CDMI Conformance Test Program
 
BoF - Enabling Persistent Memory Applications with NVDIMMs
 
BoF - Kinetic Open Storage – Scalable Objects
 

8:00 -9:00

BoF - Storage Architectures for IoT
 
BoF - NAS Benchmarking and SFS 2014 Forum
 
BoF - Active Directory Integration War Stories
 

9:00 -10:00

BoF - Using SPEC SFS with the SNIA Emerald Program for EPA Energy Star Data Center Storage Program
 


 Wednesday, September 23, 2015
 

7:30 - 8:45

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

 

General Sessions
 

8:45 - 9:00

Introduction to the Day and Housekeeping Announcements
Bill Martin, SNIA Technical Council Chair

9:00 - 9:45


Software Defined Storage - What Does it Look Like in 3 Years?
Richard McDougall, Big Data and Storage Chief Scientist, VMware

9:45 - 10:25


Why the Storage You Have is Not the Storage Your Data Needs
Laz Vekiarides, CTO and Co-founder, ClearSky Data

10:25 - 10:40

Break
 

10:40 - 11:20


Emerging Trends in Software Development
Donnie Berkholz, Research Director, 451 Research

11:20 - 12:00


Learnings from Nearly a Decade of Building Low-cost Cloud Storage
Gleb Budman, CEO, Backblaze

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch and Networking
 

 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

Security
(Lafayette)
Persistent Memory
(Cypress)
Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR)
(Stevens Creek)
SMB
(San Tomas / Lawrence)
New ThinkingClick here for details
(Winchester)

1:00 - 1:50

Hackers, Attack Anatomy and Security Trends

Geoff Gentry
Regional Director,
Independent Security Evaluators

Remote Access to Ultra-low-latency Storage

Tom Talpey
Architect,
Microsoft

Strategies for Using Standard File systems on SMR Drives

Hannes Reinecke
Senior Engineer,
SUSE

SMB3 Multi-Channel in Samba

Michael Adam
Principal Software Engineer,
Red Hat

f4: Facebook’s Warm BLOB Storage System

Satadru Pan
Software Engineer,
Facebook

2:00 - 2:50

Mobile and Secure: Cloud Encrypted Objects Using CDMI

David Slik
Technical Director Object Storage,
NetApp

Solving the Challenges of Persistent Memory Programming

Sarah Jelinek
Senior SW Engineer,
Intel

Implement Object Storage with SMR based Key-Value Store

Qingchao Luo
Massive Storage Chief Architect,
Huawei

The Past, Present and Future of Samba Messaging

Volker Lendecke
Developer,
Samba Team / SerNet

Pelican: A Building Block for Exascale Cold Data Storage

Austin Donnelly
Principal Research Software Development Engineer,
Microsoft

2:50 - 3:05

Break
 

3:05 - 3:55

OpenStack Swift On File: User Identity For Cross Protocol Access Demystified

Dean Hildebrand
IBM Master Inventor and Manager | Cloud Storage Software,
IBM

Sasikanth Eda
Software Engineer,
IBM

RDMA with PM: Software Mechanisms for Enabling Persistent Memory Replication

Chet Douglas
Principal SW Architect,
Intel

Integrating Cooperative Flash Management with SMR Technology for Optimized Tiering in Hybrid Systems

Alan Chen
Principal Software Architect,
Radian Memory Systems

Calling the Witness: SMB3 Failover with Samba/CTDB

Günther Deschner
Developer,
Red Hat / Samba Team

José Rivera
Software Engineer,
Red Hat / Samba Team

Torturing Databases for Fun and Profit

Mai Zheng, Assistant Professor Computer Science Department - College of Arts and Sciences, New Mexico State University

4:05 - 4:55

Multi-Vendor Key Management with KMIP

Tim Hudson
CTO and Technical Director,
Cryptsoft

Object Drives
(Cypress)
Performance
(Stevens Creek)
SMB 3.0 Transparent Failover for EMC Isilon OneFS

John Gemignani
Senior Consultant,
Isilon Storage Division, EMC

Skylight — A Window on Shingled Disk Operation

Peter Desnoyers
Professor College of Computer and Information Science,
Northeastern University


Object Drives: A New Architectural Partitioning

Mark Carlson
Principal Engineer, Industry Standards,
Toshiba

Designing SSD-Friendly Applications

Zhenyun Zhuang
Senior Performance Engineer,
LinkedIn

5:05 - 5:55

Network Bound Encryption for Data-at-Rest Protection

Nathaniel McCallum
Senior Software Engineer,
Red Hat

Beyond LBA: New Directions in the Storage Interface

Abhijeet Gole
Senior Director of Engineering,
Toshiba

Load-Sto-Meter: Generating Workloads for Persistent Memory

Doug Voigt
Distinguished Technologist,
HP

Damini Ashok Chopra
Software Intern - Office of Chief Technologist,
HP

The Future is Cloudy - Samba Gateways to a Cloud Storage World

Jeremy Allison
Engineer,
Google Samba Team

NVMe Fabric
(Winchester)
Donard: NVM Express for Peer-2-Peer between SSDs and other PCIe Devices

Stephen Bates
Technical Director,
PMC

 

"Birds of a Feather" Sessions
If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org

6:00 - 7:00

BoF - Storage for Containers
 
BoF - Moving Data Protection to the Cloud: Trends, Challenges and Strategies
 
BoF - NVMe Over Fabrics
 

7:00 - 8:00

BoF - Container Data Management Using Flocker
 
BoF - SNIA and OpenStack: Standards and Open Source
 

8:00 -9:00

BoF - Available
 

 

 Thursday, September 24, 2015
 

7:30 - 8:45

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

 

Breakout Sessions
 

 

NFS
(Lafayette)
Networking
(Cypress)
Performance
(Lawrence)
NVM Programming
(San Tomas)

8:30 - 9:20

Introduction to Highly Available NFS Server on Scale-Out Storage Systems Based on GlusterFS

Soumya Koduri
Senior Software Engineer,
Red Hat India

Meghana Madhusudhan
Software Engineer,
Red Hat

FCoE Direct End-Node to End-Node (aka FCoE VN2VN)

John Hufferd
Consultant,
Hufferd Enterprises

Application-Level Benchmarking with SPEC SFS 2014

Nick Principe
Senior Software Engineer,
EMC

Vernon Miller
Performance Engineer,
IBM


The NVM Revolution

Paul von Behren
Software Architect,
Intel

9:30 - 10:20

Instantly Finding a Needle of Data in a Haystack of Large-Scale NFS Environment

Gregory Touretsky
Product Manager,
Infinidat

Hardware
(Cypress)
Online Cache Analysis And Its Applications For Enterprise Storage Systems

Irfan Ahmad
CTO,
CloudPhysics

Virtualization
(San Tomas)
PCI Express Non-Transparent Bridging for RDMA

Roland Dreier
Member of Technical Staff,
Pure Storage

Avoiding Common Storage Development Pitfalls: A Review of the Approaches and Lessons Learned with the VMware vSphere Platform

Scott Davis
Chief Technology Officer,
Infinio Systems

10:20 - 10:35

Break
 

10:35 - 11:25

pNFS/RDMA: Possibilities

Chuck Lever
Linux Kernel Architect,
Oracle

The Changing Storage Testing Landscape

Peter Murray
Product Evangelist,
Load DynamiX


NVDIMM-SSDs Tested to the SNIA SSD Performance Test Specification

Eden Kim
CEO,
Calypso Systems

Seamless Live Virtual Machine Migration by Mitigating Shared Storage Resource Constraint

Sangeeth Keeriyadath
Senior Staff Software Engineer,
IBM

Prasanth Jose
Senior Staff Software Engineer,
IBM

11:35 - 12:25

Distributed Systems
(Lafayette)
RAIDShield: Characterizing, Monitoring, and Pro-actively Protecting Against Disk Failures

Ao Ma
Principal Engineer,
EMC

Storage Performance Analysis for Big Data Processing

Da Qi Ren
Staff Research Engineer,
Huawei

Zane Wei
Director,
Huawei

I/O Virtualization in Enterprise SSDs

Zhimin Ding
Principle Engineer Design,
Toshiba

Where Moore's Law Meets the Speed of Light: Optimizing Exabyte-Scale Network Protocols

Yogesh Vedpathak
Software Developer,
Cleversafe

12:25

Sessions Conclude
 

Birds of a Feather Sessions

If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org

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