2016 Storage Developer Conference Agenda

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Note: Speaker assignments and session times are subject to change.

Monday   |   Tuesday   |   Wednesday   |   Thursday

 Optional Pre-Conference Primer: Sunday, September 18, 2016

 (Primer sessions are included with SDC full-conference registration. If you are not registered for SDC, there is a $49.00 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 the Sunday Pre-conference Primer Agenda

 


Monday, September 19, 2016
 

7:30- 8:30

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

Breakout Sessions

 
Cloud
(Stevens Creek)
Filesystems
(Winchester)
NVMe over Fabrics
(Cypress)
Storage Management
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Hardware
(Lafayette)

8:30-9:20

Introduction to OpenStack Cinder

Sean McGinnis
Sr. Principal Software Engineer,
Dells

Design of a WORM Filesystem

Terry Stokes
Principal Software Engineer,
EMC/Isilon

NVMe over Fabrics - High Performance Flash moves to Ethernet

Rob Davis
VP Storage Technology,
Mellanox

Idan Burstein
Storage Architect,
Mellanox

What Can One Billion Hours of Spinning Hard Drives Tell Us?

Gleb Budman
CEO,
Backblaze

The Curse of Areal Density

Ralph Weber
Consultant,
ENDL Texas

9:30-10:20

Cloud Access Control Delegation

David Slik
Technical Director,
NetApp

MarFS: Near-POSIX Access to Object-Storage

Jeff Inman
Software Developer,
Los Alamos National Laboratory

Gary Grider
HPC Div Director,
LANL

NVMe Over Fabrics Support in Linux

Christoph Hellwig

Sagi Grimberg
Co-founder, Principle Architect,
LightBits Labs

Managing Data by Objectives

Douglas Fallstrom
Senior Director of Product Management,
Primary Data

Characterizing the Evolution of Disk Attributes via Absorbing Markov Chains

Rachel Traylor
Research Scientist,
EMC

10:20-10:35

Break

10:35- 11:25

USB Cloud Storage Gateway

David Disseldorp
Engineer,
SUSE Linux

Data Integrity support for Silent Data Corruption in Gfarm File System

Osamu Tatebe
Professor,
University of Tsukuba

Persistent Memory
(Cypress)
The Data Feedback Loop: Using Big Data to Enhance Data Storage

Shannon Loomis
Data Scientist,
Nimble Storage

Storage Networking
(Lafayette)
In-memory Persistence: Opportunities and Challenges

Dhruva Chakrabarti
Research Engineer,
Hewlett Packard Labs

Performance Implications Libiscsi RDMA Support

Roy Shterman
Software Engineer,
Mellanox

Sagi Grimberg
Co-founder, Principle Architect,
LightBits Labs

Shlomo Greenberg, PhD
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department,
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Beer-Sheva, Israel

11:35- 12:25

Service Oriented Cloud Storage Performance Analysis

Da Qi Ren
Staff Research Engineer,
Huawei Technologies

Dr. Masood Mortazavi
Distinguished Engineer,
Huawei, US R&D Center

Optimizing Every Operation in a Write-optimized File System

Rob Johnson
Research Assistant Professor,
Stony Brook University

Enabling Remote Access to Persistent Memory on an IO Subsystem Using NVM Express and RDMA

Stephen Bates
Sr. Technical Director,
Microsemi

Hyper-V Windows Server 2016 Storage QoS and Protocol Updates

Matt Kurjanowicz
Senior Software Engineer Lead,
Microsoft

Adam Burch
Software Engineer II,
Microsoft

Testing
(Lafayette)
Uncovering Distributed Storage System Bugs in Testing (not in Production!)

Shaz Qadeer
Principal Researcher,
Microsoft

Cheng Huang
Principle Researcher,
Microsoft

12:30- 1:30

Lunch and Networking

 

Cloud
(Stevens Creek)
Filesystems
(Winchester)
Persistent Memory
(Cypress)
Storage Managementy
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Data Preservation
(Lafayette)

1:30- 2:20

Deploying and Optimizing for Cloud Storage Systems using Swift Simulator

Gen Xu
Performance Engineer,
Intel

Hardware Based Compression in Ceph OSD with BTRFS

Weigang Li
Software Engineer,
Intel

Tushar Gohad
Senior Staff Engineer,
Intel Corporation

The SNIA NVM Programming Model

Doug Voigt
Distinguished Technologist,
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Time to Say Good Bye to Storage Management with Unified Namespace, Write Once and Reuse Everywhere Paradigm

Anjaneya Chagam
Principal Engineer,
Intel

The Role of Active Archive in Long-Term Data Preservation

Mark Pastor
Director of Archive and Technical Workflow Solutions,
Quantum

2:30- 3:20

Hyper Converged Cache Storage Infrastructure For Cloud

Chendi Xue
Software Engineer,
Intel APAC R&D

Efficient Data Tiering in GlusterFS

Rafi KC
Software Engineer,
Red Hat India

Challenges with Persistent Memory in Distributed Storage Systems

Dan Lambright
Principal Software Engineer,
Red Hat

Security
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Cold Data Storage
(Lafayette)
On-demand Authentication Infrastructure for Test and Development

Andrew Leonard
Senior Software Engineer,
EMC Isilon

Introducing the View of SNIA Japan Cold Storage Technical Working Group on "Cold Storage"

Kazuhiko Kawamura
Senior Manager - System Engineering,
Sony Corporation

3:20- 3:35

Break

3:35- 4:25

Object Storage
(Stevens Creek)
Multi-Chance Scalable ARC (Adaptive Replacement Cache)

Shailendra Tripathi
Architect,
Tegile Systems

Building on The NVM Programming Model – A Windows Implementation

Paul Luse
Principal Engineer,
Intel

Chandra Kumar Konamki
Sr Software Engineer,
Microsoft

Testing
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Data Preservation
(Lafayette)
Cutting the Cord: Why We Took the File System Out of Our Storage Nodes

Manish Motwani
Backend Storage Software Architect,
Cleversafe, an IBM Company

Assuring Quality When Objects and Files Converge

Julian Cachua Fruchier
Storage Test Engineer,
IBM

Ariday Balderas Alba
Software Engineer,
IBM

Data Retention and Preservation: The IT Budget Killer is Tamed

Shawn Brume
Business Line Executive, Data Retention Infrastructure, IBM, The LTO Program,
IBM

4:35- 5:25

New Fresh Open Source Object Storage

Jean-Francois Smigielski
Co-founder and R&D Manager,
OpenIO

Performance
(Winchester)
Breaking Barriers: Making Adoption of Persistent Memory Easier

Andy Rudoff
Architect Datacenter Software,
Intel

SMB
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Capacity Optimization
(Lafayette)
Optimizing Workload Performance in Virtualized Environment

Gaurav Gupta
Senior Consultant,
Tata Consultancy Services

Anurag Mehrotra
Assistant Consultant,
Tata Consultancy Services

SMB3.1.1 and Beyond in the Linux Kernel: Providing Optimal File Access to Windows, Mac, Samba and Other File Servers

Steven French
Principal Systems Engineer: Protocols,
Samba Team/Primary Data

Smashing Bits: Comparing Data Compression Techniques in Storage

Juan Deaton
Research Engineer and Scientist,
AHA

5:30- 7:00

Plugfest Open House and Reception

7:00-10:00

"Birds of a Feather" Sessions
If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, please complete the SDC 2016 BoF Request form

7:00-8:00

BoF: Kinetic Drives and IP Drive Management
(Cypress)
BoF: The Future of Ethernet Connected Flash Systems
(Winchester)
BoF: Open Source Storage Networking
(Stevens Creek)

 


Tuesday, September 20, 2016
 

7:30- 8:45

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking

8:45- 12:00

Kinetic Storage Solutions Plugfest

 

General Sessions (Santa Clara Ballroom)

8:45- 9:00

Welcome Remarks
David Dale, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors

9:00- 9:45

Cloud Architecture in the Data Center and the Impact on the Storage Ecosystem: A Journey Down the Software Defined Storage Rabbit Hole
Dan Maslowski, Global Engineering Head, Citi Storage/Engineered Systems, Citigroup

9:45-10:25

Hyperscaler Storage
Mark Carlson, Principal Engineer, Industry Standards, Toshiba

10:25-10:40

Break

10:40-11:20

Scalable High Performance Flash Systems
Jeff Bonwick, Co-founder and CTO, DSSD

11:20-12:00

The Magnetic Hard Disk Drive Today’s Technical Status and Its Future
Edward Grochowski, Consultant, Memory/Storage
Peter Goglia, President, VeriTekk Solutions

12:00- 1:00

Lunch and Networking

 

Breakout Sessions

 

Object Storage
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Erasure Coding
(Lafayette)
Persistent Memory
(Cypress)
SMB
(Winchester)
SMR
(Stevens Creek)

1:00- 1:50

Dynamic Object Routing

Balaji Ganesan
Director Of Engineering,
Cloudian

Bharat Boddu
Principal SW Engineer,
Cloudian

Modern Erasure Codes for Distributed Storage Systems

Srinivasan Narayanamurthy
Member Technical Staff,
NetApp

Enterprise Storage RAS Augmented by Native Intel Platform Storage Extensions

Tanveer Alam
Sr. Platform Applications Engineer,
Intel

SMB3 and Linux - A Seamless File Sharing Protocol

Jeremy Allison
Engineer,
Samba Team/Google

The Shingled Magnetic Recording (SMR) Revolution – Data Management Techniques Examined

Tom Coughlin
President,
Coughlin Associates

2:00- 2:50

Storage Solutions for Private Cloud, Object Storage Implementation on Private Cloud, MAS/ACS

Ali Turkoglu
Principal Software Engineering Manager,
Microsoft

Mallikarjun Chadalapaka
Principal Program Manager,
Microsoft

Fun with Linearity: How Encryption and Erasure Codes are Intimately Related

Jason Resch
Senior Software Architect,
IBM

RDMA Verbs Extensions for Persistency and Consistency

Idan Burstein
Storage Architect,
Mellanox

Improving DCERPC Security

Stefan Metzmacher
Developer,
SerNet/Samba Team

ZBC/ZAC Support in Linux

Damien Le Moal
Sr. Manager,
Western Digital

2:50- 3:05

Break

3:05- 3:55

Heterogeneous Architectures for Implementation of High-capacity Hyper-converged Storage Devices

Michaela Blott
Principal Engineer,
Xilinx/Research

Endric Schubert
PhD, CTO & Founder,
MLE

Next Generation Scale-Out NAS

Philippe Nicolas
Advisor,
Rozo Systems

Low Latency Remote Storage: A Full-stack View

Tom Talpey
Architect,
Microsoft

SMB3 in Samba – Multi-Channel and Beyond

Michael Adam
Architect and Manager,
Red Hat

ZDM: Using an STL for Zoned Media on Linux

Shaun Tancheff
Software Engineer,
AeonAzure LLC

4:05- 4:55

Object Storage Analytics : Leveraging Cognitive Computing For Deriving Insights And Relationships

Pushkar Thorat
Software Engineer,
IBM


Optimize Storage Efficiency & Performance with Erasure Coding Hardware Offload

Dror Goldenberg
VP of Software Architecture,
Mellanox Technologies

RDMA Extensions for Accelerating Remote PMEM Access - HW and SW Considerations, Architecture, and Programming Models

Chet Douglas
Principal SW Engineer,
Intel

Clustered Samba Challenges and Directions

Volker Lendecke
Developer,
Samba Team/SerNet

NVMe – Awakening a New Titan... Deployment, Ecosystem and Market Size

Shaun Walsh
Managing Partner,
G2M Research

5:00- 7:00

Welcome Reception - Sponsor Showcase

7:00-10:00

"Birds of a Feather" Sessions
If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, please complete the SDC 2016 BoF Request form

7:00-8:00

BoF: Hyperscaler and Datacenter Storage Update
(Cypress)
BoF: Missing in Action: No Bursts in Current Vendor Synthetic Workload Tests. Why They Are Critical to Storage Array Evaluation
(Stevens Creek)

8:00-9:00

BoF: Long Term Data Preservation and the SIRF Container Format
(Winchester)
BoF: Hollywood & Supercomputing Applications of Persistent Memory and Persistent Memory over Fabrics
(Stevens Creek)

 


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
 

7:30- 8:45

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

General Sessions (Santa Clara Ballroom)

8:45-9:00

Introduction to the Day and Housekeeping Announcements
Mark Carlson, SNIA Technical Council Chair

9:00-9:45

MarFS: A Scalable Near-POSIX File System over Cloud Objects for HPC Cool Storage
Gary Grider, HPC Div Director, LANL

9:45-10:25

Overview of Swordfish: Scalable Storage Management
Richelle Ahlvers, Principal Storage Management Architect, Broadcom

10:25-10:40

Break

10:40-11:20

Application Access to Persistent Memory – The State of the Nation(s)!
Stephen Bates, Sr. Technical Director, Microsemi

11:20-12:00

Future of Datacenter Storage
Carol Wilder, Strategic Planning / Memory & Storage Data Center Group, Intel
Niels Reimers, Strategic Planning, Intel

12:00-1:00

Lunch and Networking

 

Breakout Sessions

 

Performance
(San Tomas/Lawrence)
Security
(Winchester)
Solid State Storage
(Cypress)
SMB
(Stevens Creek)
Storage Management
(Lafayette)

1:00-1:50

IOPS: Changing Needs

Jim Handy
General Director,
Objective Analysis

Thomas Coughlin
President,
Coughlin Associates

Storage Security Evolution and Advancements in NVMe Interactions

Dr. Jorge Campello
Director of System and Software Technologies,
Western Digital Corporation; TCG Storage Work Group Chair

Thomas Bowen
Storage Security Architect,
Intel Corporation; Intel TCG Storage Workgroup Standards Representative

The Coming of Ultra-low Latency SSDs

Tien Shiah
Product Marketing Manager,
Samsung

SMB Server: Kernel versus User Space Learnings

Oleg Kravtsov
Lead Developer,
Tuxera

Swordfish Deep-dive: Scalable Storage Management

Richelle Ahlvers
Principal Storage Management Architect,
Broadcom

2:00- 2:50

Bridging the Gap Between NVMe SSD Performance and Scale Out Software

Anjaneya Chagam
Principal Engineer,
Intel

Swaroop Dutta
Director, Product Management, Storage and Availability Business Unit,
VMware

Murali Rajaopal
Storage Architect,
VMware

When Will Self-Encrypting Drives Predominate?

Tom Coughlin
President,,
Coughlin Associates

Walt Hubis
President,
Hubis Consulting

Accelerating OLTP performance with NVMe SSDs

Veronica Lagrange
Staff Engineer,
Samsung

Changho Choi
Principal Engineer,
Samsung

Vijay Balakrishnan
Director,
Samsung

Sailing in Uncharted Waters. A Story of Implementing Apple MacOS X Extensions for SMB2 in EMC Isilon OneFS Server

Sumaithri Mukkamalla
Software Engineer,
EMC/Isilon

Cold Storage
(Lafayette)
Cold Storage: The Road to Enterprise

Ilya Kuznetsov
Product Manager,
YADRO

2:50-3:05

Break

3:05-3:55

Ceph Performance Benchmarking with CBT

Logan Blyth
Software Developer, Aquari,
a division of Concurrent

Active Directory Client Scaling Challenges

Marc VanHeyningen
Principal Software Engineer,
Isilon/EMC

An Examination of Storage Workloads

Eden Kim
CEO,
Calypso Testers

Building a Highly Scalable and Performant SMB Protocol Server

Sunu Engineer
CTO,
Ryussi Technologies

Hyperscaler
(Lafayette)
Standards for Improving SSD Performance and Endurance

Bill Martin
Principal Engineer Storage Standards,
Samsung

4:05- 4:55

SPDK - Building Blocks for Scalable, High Performance Storage Applications

Benjamin Walker
Software Engineer,
Intel Corporation

Multi-vendor Key Management – Does It Actually Work?

Tim Hudson
CTO,
Cryptsoft

Analysis of SSD health and Prediction of SSD life

Dr. M. K. Jibbe
Technical Director,
NetApp

Bernard Chan
Member Technical Staff,
NetApp

Samba and NFS Integration

Steven French
Principal Systems Engineer Protocols,
PrimaryData Corp

Open Storage Platform Delivers Hyper-scale Benefits for the Enterprise

Eric Slack
Sr. Analyst,
Evaluator Group

5:05-5:55

Introducing the EDA Workload for the SPEC SFS® Benchmark

Nick Principe
Principal Software Engineer,
EMC

Jignesh Bhadaliya
CTO for EDA,
EMC

Storage Architecture
(Winchester)
Breaking Through Performance and Scale Out Barriers - A Storage Solution for Today's Hot Scale Out Applications

Bob Hansen
V.P. Systems Architecture,
Apeiron Data Systems

Panel Discussion of SMB3 POSIX Protocol Extensions

Steven French
Principal Systems Engineer Protocols,
PrimaryData Corp/Samba Team

Jeremy Allison
Samba Team,
Google

Software-Defined Flash: Tradeoffs of FTL, Open-Channel, and Cooperative Flash Management

Craig Robertson
Principal Software Architect,
Radian Memory Systems

An Enhanced I/O Model for Modern Storage Devices

Martin Petersen
Architect,
Oracle

6:00-10:00

"Birds of a Feather" Sessions
If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, please complete the SDC 2016 BoF Request form.

6:00-7:00

BoF: Using Interoperable Cloud Encryption to Secure Healthcare Records
(Cypress)
BoF: Improving the Interoperability and Resiliency of Data Replication
(Winchester)
BoF: What Are Real World Storage Workloads and Why Do I Care?
(Stevens Creek)

7:00-8:00

BoF: NFS/RDMA
(Cypress)

 


Thursday, September 22, 2016
 

7:30- 8:30

Registration Opens - Continental Breakfast and Networking

 

Breakout Sessions

 
Performance
(Lafayette)
Storage Architecture
(San Tomas)
/etc
(Cypress)
Storage Networking
(Lawrence)

8:30-9:20

Reducing Replication Bandwidth for Distributed Document-oriented Databases

Sudipta Sengupta
Principal Research Scientist,
Microsoft

Corporate/Open Source Community Relationships: The OpenZFS Example

Michael Dexter
Senior Analyst,
iXsystems

Delivering Memory Performance with Shared Flash

Gurmeet Goindi
Technical Product Strategist,
Oracle

Kothanda (Kodi) Umamageswaran
Vice President, Exadata Development,
Oracle

iSER as Accelerator for Software Defined Storage

Rahul Fiske
Engineer,
IBM

Subhojit Roy
Storage Software Engineer,
IBM India

9:30-10:20

Performance Analysis of the Peer Fusion File System (PFFS)

Richard Levy
CEO and President,
Peer Fusion


Your Cache is Overdue a Revolution: MRCs for Cache Performance and Isolation

Irfan Ahmad
CTO,
CloudPhysics

Persistent Memory
(Cypress)
Capacity Optimization
(Lawrence)
Persistent Memory Panel: PM RDMA – What’s the Big Deal?

Moderator: Doug Voigt
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Panelists: Tom Talpey, Microsoft;
Idan Burstein, Mellanox;
Chet Douglas, Intel

Improving Copy-On-Write Performance in Container Storage Driver

Frank Zhao
Software Architect CTO Office,
EMC

10:20-10:35

Break

10:35-11:25

Green
(Lafayette)

Snapshotting Scale-out Storage Pitfalls and Solutions

Alex Aizman
Chief Advisor and Founder,
Nexenta Systems

/etc
(Cypress)
Unified Deduplication

Louis Imershein
VP Product,
Permabit Technology Corporation

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

Vernon Miller
Senior Software Engineer,
IBM

Nick Principe
Principal Software Engineer,
EMC

Iometer for Zoned Block Devices

Muhammad Ahmad
Senior Staff Software Engineer,
Seagate Technology

11:35-12:25

Environmental Conditions and Disk Reliability in Free-cooled Datacenters

Ioannis Manousakis
PhD candidate
Rutgers University, Department of Computer Science

storhaug: High-Availability Storage for Linux

Jose Rivera
Software Engineer,
Red Hat/Samba Team

Early Developer Experiences Extending Windows Nano Server with Enterprise Fibre Channel Software Target

Terry Spear
President & CTO,
IOLogix

Accelerate Finger Printing in Data Deduplication

Xiaodong Liu
Storage software engineer,
Intel Asia R&D

Qihua Dai
Engineering Manager,
Intel Asia R&D

12:25

Sessions Conclude

Birds of a Feather Sessions

If you or your company are interested in hosting a BoF session, please complete the SDC 2016 BoF Request form.