Storage Plumbing and Data Engineering Conference (SPDEcon)

By experts, for experts (and those who want to be...)

June 10-12, 2013
Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Santa Clara, CA

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Specifically differentiated from both SNW and Storage Developer Conference (SDC), SNIA’s new storage industry event, the Storage Plumbing and Data Engineering Conference (SPDEcon, pronounced “Speedy-con”), is targeted for “hardcore” storage development and data engineering experts whose positions may involve configuring, integrating, and supporting storage and data management solutions – often referred to as the “storage plumbing.”

Sessions planned such as those listed below should provide insights into such technology areas as file systems, IO, storage system tuning and performance enhancement. Presentations on development of in-house software and augmenting open source software for storage and data infrastructure are planned. Topic submissions covering concepts pioneering state-of-the-art storage and data management, piloted in a deployment cycle of design, building and testing are also being solicited.

Join us in Santa Clara for an intimate, tight-knit, industry-unique, vendor-neutral learning experience whether you are a vendor employee, systems engineer, sysadmin, reseller, systems integrator, or technical consultant working in this area. Participate if you are part of that highly specialized “techno-geek” squad for any company, organization or department where these skills are expected of you. SPDEcon will provide a deep-dive into key technical details of storage and data management and the know–how to further advance solutions, increase acceptability and interoperability in production environments, and the help to understand where “storage plumbing” technologies are heading.

Media and analysts interested in attending SPDEcon, please RSVP here.

Share your knowledge and experience in storage plumbing or data engineering by submitting a speaking proposal for SPDEcon. Deadline for submission of proposals closed on March 25th.

Call for Presentation Session Topics

Categories/Topics for consideration for sessions:

  • Storage Workloads Generated by Apps/Hypervisors/Operating Systems
  • Storage Performance: Measurement and Evaluation
  • Plumbing Considerations for Big Data Storage and Management
  • Key–value and NoSQL Storage
  • New Fundamental Data, Storage, and Device Technologies
  • Solid State Storage and Non-Volatile Memory
  • Storage for Virtual Platforms
  • Storage in the Cloud - Grounded and Based Upon Properly Engineered Systems
  • Distributed Storage
  • File and Block Access Protocols
  • File Systems
  • Long Term Preservation
  • Green and Energy Efficient IT
  • High Speed, Low Latency Interconnects
  • Data and Storage Management
  • Data Deduplication, Data Backup and Archiving for the Data Engineer
  • Data Security and Identity Management
  • Scalable and Distributed Storage Systems
  • Free/Open Source Software
  • Industry Segment Roadmaps (e.g. SCSI, Fibre Channel, InfiniBand, Open Fabrics, LTO/Ultrium)

We are open to receiving proposals on sessions covering other topics as well. Please feel free to submit a proposal in another category that would appeal to our audience of technical professionals who are primarily interested in enterprise-class storage and data issues.

The standard session length will be 50 minutes. We are also accepting proposals for panel discussions and tutorial sessions. Please note this is a call for presentation, no formal paper is required or expected.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for Submission of Proposals – Monday, March 25
  • Notification of Acceptance/Decline Proposals – Monday, April 22
  • Deadline for Submission of Presentations – Tuesday, May 28

Submit a Presentation Proposal

For information on submitting a proposal, click here.


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SNIA Members - $695 (Early Bird Discount $595 - ends May 13)
Non-Members - $795 (Early Bird Discount $695 - ends May 13)

Sponsorship Information

A limited number of Sponsor packages are available. Please see the Sponsorship Brochure for more information

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