SNIA Announces Agenda for 2013 Storage Developer Conference

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SMB2/3, iSCSI and Cloud Plugfests to Co–locate with SDC

San Francisco, CA (August 14, 2013) — The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) today announced the agenda for its 10th Annual Storage Developer Conference (SDC). Scheduled for September 16-19, 2013 in Santa Clara, CA, SDC 2013 is expected to attract close to 400 storage developers who will share best practices and learn about leading storage development and support topics such as advances in file systems, big data storage and management, storage block protocols, developer tools and methodologies, object storage performance, security, solid state storage, SMB, software defined storage, and data management services for cloud computing.

 SDC will feature leading-edge keynote presentations including one by titled “Storage Infrastructure Performance Validation at Go Daddy – Best Practices from the World’s #1 Web Hosting Provider”  - presented by Julia Palmer, storage protection and data manager, and Justin Richardson, senior storage engineer, Go Daddy

The event will also include sessions led by industry expertslike Andy Rudoff, senior software engineer, Intel and Jason Brown, senior software engineer, Netflix.

Highlights of the many breakout sessions at SDC 2013 include:

SNIA SMB2/3, iSCSI and Cloud Interoperability Plugfests
The five–day SNIA SMB2/3 Plugfest, which will be co–located with SDC 2013 has been underwritten by Microsoft with NetApp acting as a contributing sponsor. This year’s conference will feature an iSCSI Plugfest that will start on Sunday, September 15th.  The SMB2/3 Plugfest will allow vendors and open-source project managers developing interoperable products to bring their implementations of SMB2/3 to test, identify, and fix bugs in a collaborative setting with the goal of providing a forum in which companies can develop interoperable products. Last year’s Plugfest featured over 100 engineers and developers from 20 companies testing over 50 products and platforms. Participants in recent years have included engineers from Apple, Citrix, Codenomicon, EMC, HP, IBM, IT Access, IXIA, Mathworks, Microsoft, NetApp, Netgear, Oracle, Quantel, Quantum, Red Hat, Samba, Suse, SwiftTest, and Visuality Systems.

The 2013 Cloud Interoperability Week  will also be held at the same SDC venue and will feature a Cloud Interoperability Plugfest promoting the interchange of methods, tools and techniques that are essential to testing cloud computing interoperability such as data management, virtual machine portability, resource provisioning, cloud brokering, and security.  Industry organizations sponsoring the Plugfest include SNIA, DMTF, ETSI, OASIS, OCEAN Project, OGF, and OW2. This eventsis open to participation by other industry standards organizations, individual developers, vendors and software framework projects which are addressing cloud interoperability issues. For more information, visit

About the SNIA
The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not–for–profit global organization, made up of some 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. 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 additional information, visit the SNIA web site at

Sarmishta Ramesh

Ogilvy Public Relations on behalf of the SNIA

Phone: 303-527-4615

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