18th Annual SNIA Storage Developer Conference Brings Developers, Architects and Technologists Together to Explore Disruptive Technologies

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Conference will include More Than 100 Technical Sessions Focused on Key Storage Industry Topics and Two Plugfests Focused on Server Message Block and Cloud Storage

Colorado Springs, Colo. (August 6, 2015) — The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of storage and information technology, announced today the keynote speakers and agenda for Storage Developer Conference (SDC).  SDC will take place September 21-24, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Santa Clara, CA.

SDC is a 4-day technical industry event designed for a variety of storage technologists at various levels from developers to architects to product managers and more. The conference has a focus on exploring disruptive technologies such as Persistent Memory, Object Drives, and SMR Drives in order to help attendees prepare for the changes that they create in the storage industry.

Featured keynote speakers include:

  • Donnie Berkholz, Research Director, 451 Research
  • Gleb Budman, CEO, Backblaze
  • Bev Crair, VP and GM, Storage Group, Intel
  • Richard McDougall, Big Data and Storage Chief Scientist, VMware
  • Andy Rudoff, of the SNIA NVM Programming TWG, Storage Architect at Intel
  • Laz Vekiarides, CTO and Co-Founder, ClearSky Data

"I’m looking forward to addressing and meeting the SNIA Storage Developer Conference attendees and sponsors," said Donnie Berkholz, Research Director Development, DevOps, & IT Ops at 451 Research. "It says a lot about this community’s drive to innovate that it’s willing to reach beyond storage to explore relevant industry trends across software development, and I’m pleased to be part of it."

Co–located with SDC will be the long–standing SMB3 Plugfest, which typically includes over 100 worldwide participants, as well as SNIA’s Cloud Interoperability Plugfest, which is hosted by SNIA’s Cloud Storage Initiative.

Please visit www.storagedeveloper.org for registration information.

SDC welcomes qualified members of the media and analyst community to attend the event on a complimentary basis. Use this link to submit your SDC Press pass request: /events/storage-developer/press-pass.

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About the SNIA

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not–for–profit global organization, made up of member companies spanning the global storage market. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, the SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For more information, visit http://www.snia.org.