2011 Storage Developer Conference

SDC 2011 Presentations Now Available! Click here to download files and view online videos of many presentations.

Save the date for SDC 2012:

September 17 - 20, 2012
Hyatt Regency Hotel
Santa Clara, CA

2011 Confirmed Speakers


Eric Baldeschwieler

CEO, Hortonworks


Dhruba Borthakur

Project Lead, Apache Hadoop DFS, Facebook


Garth Gibson

Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, and CTO, Panasas Inc


Dr. Thomas Pfenning

General Manager, Microsoft


Bret Piatt

Director of Corporate Development, Rackspace


Jim Pinkerton

Partner Architect, File Server Technologies, Microsoft


Andy Walls

Distinguished Engineer and Technical Lead, IBM - Systems and Technology Division


Sage Weil, Ph.D.

Co-founder, New Dream Network


Ric Wheeler

System Team Manager and Architect, Red Hat



Message from Technical Council Chairperson

Dear Industry Colleague,

On behalf of SNIA’s Technical Council, Board of Directors, and Staff, we are pleased to invite you to join your peers at the 2011 Storage Developer Conference (SDC). This marks SNIA’s 8th annual SDC, and you will find that we have continued to expand and improve our programming to keep you engaged, learning, and networking.

SDC’s Agenda is developed under the supervision of the SNIA Technical Council and we’ve made sure that this conference is the one business–critical event that today’s storage professionals consider indispensable.

Again co–located with the five day CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest, this year’s conference will also cover leading storage development matters such as Solid State Storage, Cloud Storage, File System Performance, Storage Management, XAM/Data Management, File Security, Emerging Technologies, and Green Storage.

We’re offering multiple focused tracks every day, outstanding keynote and featured presentations, and tutorial programs.

We look forward to seeing you in Santa Clara.


Richelle Ahlvers
Chairperson, SNIA Technical Council