2011 Storage Developer Conference Agenda

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Monday, September 19, 2011
 

7:30 - 8:45


Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

7:30


Registration Opens
 

 


Cloud

File Systems

Solid State

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Block Protocols

8:30 - 9:20

Programming the Cloud

John Kilroy
Principal Software Engineer,
EMC

Fleur Dragan
Consultant Software Engineer,
EMC

NFSv4 Protocol Development

Tom Haynes, Ph.D.
Sr. Engineer,
NetApp

HDDs and Flash Memory: A Marriage of Convenience

Thomas Coughlin
President,
Coughlin Associates

Jim Handy
President,
Objective Analysis

Hidden Gems in the NAS Protocols

James Cain
Principal Software Architect,
Quantel Limited

SAS Standards and Technology Update

Harry Mason
Director Industry Marketing,
NetApp

Marty Czekalski
Vice President SCSI Trade Association; Interface & Emerging Architecture Program Manager,
Seagate

9:30 - 10:20

CDMI for Cloud IPC

David Slik
Technical Director,
Object Storage
NetApp
 

"The Impossible Takes Longer" : Emulating Windows File System Semantics on POSIX

Jeremy Allison
Google
 

Enhance NAND to Expand Enterprise SSD Market

Esther Spanjer
SMART Modular
 

Through the Looking Glass; Debugging CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Robert Randall
Senior Software Architect,
Micron Technologies, Inc

Christopher Hertel
Storage Architect
and CIFS Geek,
ubiqx Consulting, Inc

File Systems and Thin Provisioning

Frederick Knight
Standards Technologist
NetApp

 

10:20 - 10:35


Break
 

10:35 - 11:25

Open Source Droplet Library with CDMI Support

Giorgio Regni
CTO,
Scality
 

Leveraging Btrfs Transactions

Sage Weil
Co-founder,
New Dream Network
 

Emerging Performance Tests for Solid State Storage Devices

Eden Kim
CEO,
Calypso Systems, Inc
 

Lessons Learned Implementing a Multi-threaded SMB2 Server in OneFS

Aravind Velamur Srinivasan
Senior Software Engineer,
Isilon Systems
 

Storage Data Movement Offload

Frederick Knight
Standards Technologist,
NetApp
 

11:35 - 12:25

CDMI Federations, Year 2

David Slik
Technical Director,
Object Storage,
NetApp
 

Ceph Distributed Storage

Sage Weil
Co-founder,
New Dream Network

PCIe Solid State Storage Devices

Robert Randall
Senior Software Architect,
Micron Technologies, Inc

Implementing SMB 2.1 in Likewise Storage Services

Gerald Carter
CTO,
Likewise Software
 

Data Integrity from Application to Storage

William Martin
Engineer Consultant,
Emulex
 

12:30 - 1:30


Lunch (Terra Courtyard)
 

 


Performance/Solid State

File Systems

Solid State

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Fibre Channel

1:30 - 2:20

Smart Hybrid Storage based on Intelligent Data Access Classification

M. K. Jibbe
Technical Director,
NetApp

The Design and Evolution of the Apache Hadoop Distributed File System

Dhruba Borthakur
Project Lead
Apache Hadoop DFS,
Facebook
 

Hybrid Redundancy System New Approach to SSD Redundancy

Avraham Meir
CTO,
Anobit
 

Samba Status Report

Volker Lendecke
Samba Team / SerNet

16GFC Sets the Pace in Storage Networks

Scott Kipp
Senior Technologiest,
FCIA

Mark Jones
Director Technical Marketing,
Emulex

 


Cloud

File Systems

Solid State

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Fibre Channel

2:30 - 3:20

CDMI Conformance and Performance Testing

David Slik
Technical Director,
Object Storage,
NetApp
 

GPFS: Scale-Out File Storage

John Palmer
IBM
 

Speeding Up Cloud/Server Applications Using Flash Memory

Sudipta Sengupta
Senior Research Scientist,
Microsoft
 

CTDB Status: Clustered Samba Growing Up

Michael Adam
Senior Software Engineer,
Samba Team / SerNet
 

Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

John Hufferd
Owner,
Hufferd Enterprises
 

3:20 - 3:35


Break
 

3:35 - 4:25

Use of Storage Security in the Cloud

David Dodgson
Software Engineer,
Unisys

GPFS-SNC: A Scalable File System for Analytics and Clouds

Prasenjit Sarkar
Computer Science Researcher and Master Inventor,
IBM
 

SSDs in the Cloud

Dave Wright
CEO,
SolidFire
 

Experiences in Clustering CIFS for IBM Scale Out Network Attached Storage

Dr. Jens-Peter Akelbein,
IBM Germany
 

FCoE: The Next Generation

Michael Ko
CTO Office,
Huawei Symantec
 

4:35 - 5:25

Authenticating Cloud Storage with Distributed Keys

Jason Resch
Senior Software Engineer,
Cleversafe
 

Windows 8 File System Performance and Reliability Enhancements in NTFS

Neal Christiansen
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft
 

How Scale-Up and Scale-Out Flash-Based Databases

Dr. John Busch
Founder and CTO,
Schooner Information Technology

A CIFS Geek in Exile: What I did on my Holiday

Christopher Hertel
Storage Architect
and CIFS Geek,
ubiqx Consulting, Inc

 

Open-FCoE Software Initiator(s): Architecture, Management and Performance

Prafulla Deuskar
Storage Networking Architect,
Intel
 

5:30 - 6:30


 

 

 

Introduction to the CIFS/SMB/SMB2 Plugfest
 

6:30 - 7:30


Plugfest Open House and Reception
 








Tuesday, September 20, 2011
 

7:30 - 8:45


Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

8:45 - 9:00


Welcome Remarks

Wayne Adams, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors
Richelle Ahlvers, Chairperson, SNIA Technical Council

9:00 - 9:50


Featured Speaker

Linux File & Storage Systems: Enabling the Latest Storage Hardware in Linux
Ric Wheeler, File System Team Manager and Architect, Red Hat

9:50-10:40


Featured Speakers

The Future of File Protocols: SMB 2.2 in the Data Center
Dr. Thomas Pfenning, General Manager, Microsoft
Jim Pinkerton, Partner Architect, File Server Technologies, Microsoft

10:40-11:10


Networking Break and Sponsor Showcase Open
 

11:10-12:00


Featured Speaker

Scalable Table Stores: Tools for Understanding Advanced Key-Value Systems for Hadoop
Garth Gibson, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University, and CTO, Panasas Inc

12:00-1:00


Lunch and Sponsor Showcase (Mezzanine)
 

 


Cloud

File Systems

Data Management

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Security

1:00 - 1:50

Resilience at Scale in the Distributed Storage Cloud

Alma Riska
Consultant Software Engineer,
EMC
 

Windows 8: Storage Provisioning and Management

Shiv Rajpal
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft

Long Term Information Retention

Dr. Sam Fineberg
Information Management Chief Technologist,
HP Software

Simona Rabinovici-Cohen
Research Staff Member,
IBM Research - Haifa

SMB 2.2:  Bigger.  Faster.  Scalier - (Parts 1 and 2)

David Kruse
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft

Using Protocol Fuzzing to Harden Storage Systems and to Protect Them from 0-day Attacks

Mikko Varpiola
Senior Security Expert,
Codenomicon


 

2:00 - 2:50

Changing Requirements for Distributed File Systems in Cloud Storage

Wesley Leggette
Cleversafe, Inc
 

A Lightweight Layered Compressed File System with Hardware Acceleration

Shirish Phatak
VP of Technology Shirish Phatak,
Altior, Inc

Open Unified Data Protection and Business Continuity

Dr. Anupam Bhide
CEO/Founder,
Calsoft Inc
 

SMB 2.2:  Bigger.  Faster.  Scalier - (Parts 1 and 2)

Mathew George
Sr. Software Development Engineer,
Microsoft
 

Adding Role Based Access Control onto a Unix Storage Platform

Steven Danneman
Senior Software Developer,
Isilon Systems


 

2:50 - 3:05


Break
 

 


Cloud

File Systems

Data Management

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

/etc

3:05 - 3:55

Best Practices in Designing Cloud Storage Based Archival Solution

Jim Rice
Principal Engineer,
EMC

Linear Tape File System (LTFS)

Dr. David Pease
Senior Technical Staff Member, Manager,
IBM
 

A Centralized Data Protection Application for Cross Vendor Storage Systems

Nishi Gupta
Tata Consultancy Services

Prateek Sinha
Storage Solutions Developer,
Tata Consultancy Services

Advancements in Backup to Support Application Storage on a File Server

Molly Brown
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft
 

A Case Study: Unique NAS Issues and Solutions at The MathWorks

Ira Cooper
Senior Systems Software Engineer,
The MathWorks, Inc

4:05 - 4:55

Tape’s Role in the Cloud

Chris Marsh
Market Development Manager,
Spectra Logic
 

Interoperability Tools for CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Paul Long
Technical Evangelist,
Microsoft  

FCoE Direct End-Node to End-Node (aka FCoE VN2VN)

John Hufferd
Owner,
Hufferd Enterprises
 

SMB 2.2 OVER RDMA

Thomas Talpey
Software Architect,
Microsoft

Kramer, Ph.D.
Software Development Engineer,
Microsoft
 

Deep Dive into CIM Client Development with SBLIM

Brian Mason
MTS SW 4,
NetApp

5:00 - 7:00


Welcome Reception - Sponsor Showcase
 

7:00-9:00


"Birds of a Feather" Sessions








Wednesday, September 21, 2011
 

7:30-8:45


Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

8:45-9:00


Introduction to the Day and Housekeeping Announcements

Wayne Adams, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors
Richelle Ahlvers, Chairperson, SNIA Technical Council

9:00-9:50


Featured Speaker

Evolving Enterprise Storage Models Resulting from the Flash Revolution
Andy Walls, Distinguished Engineer and Technical Lead, IBM

9:50-10:40


Featured Speaker

Leveraging the Cloud for Your Storage Needs
Bret Piatt, Director of Corporate Development, Rackspace

10:40-11:10


Networking Break and Sponsor Showcase Open
 

11:10-12:00


Food Fight Panel

NFSv4.1 Implementation/Adoption: The Challenges Ahead

12:00-1:00


Lunch and Sponsor Showcase
 

 


NFS

File Systems

Data Management

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Storage Management

1:00-1:50

NFS High Availability in Windows

Roopesh Battepati
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft

Implementing Alternate Data Streams in Likewise Storage Services

Wei Fu
Software Design Engineer,
Likewise Software

Gerald Carter
Director of Engineering,
Likewise Software
 

Understanding Primary Storage Optimization Options

Jered Floyd
Chief Technology Officer and Founder,
Permabit
 

SMB2: Advancements for WAN

Molly Brown
Principal Development Lead,
Microsoft

Mathew George
Sr. Software Development Engineer,
Microsoft  

Implementing a SMI-S Provider from Checkbox to Industrial Strength

Steve Peters
Storage Management Software,
PMC-Sierra
 

2:00-2:50

NFSv3 and SMB/SMB2 Interoperability in Likewise Storage Services

Evgeny Popovich
Senior Software Engineer,
Likewise Software

Panel:
User mode vs Kernel mode filesystem development

Audience Participation actively encouraged!
 

Etracker: Track Files on Your Laptop and Enhance Your Storage Using Email

Uttam Kaushik
Manager, Engineering,
EMC
 

Converting an Enterprise Application to Run on CIFS/SMB/SMB2 File Access Protocols

Kevin Farlee
Storage Engine Program Manager, SQL Server,
Microsoft

Proxy Providers versus Embedded Providers (SMI-S)

Srinivasa Reddy Gandlaparthi
Software Architect,
NetApp
 

2:50-3:05


Break
 

 


NFS

Hot Topics in Storage

Green

CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Storage Management

3:05-3:55

IETF NFSv4 Working Group: What's Next?

Spencer Shepler
Performance Architect,
Microsoft

Advanced Format in Legacy Infrastructures – Disruptive or Transparent?

Curtis Stevens
Western Digital

A Method to Vary the Host Interface Signaling Speeds in a Storage Array Driving Towards Greener Storage

Dr. M. K. Jibbe
Technical Director,
NetApp

Arun Rajendran
Software Engineer,
NetApp

Thinking Inside the Box: Embedded Active Directory / Storage Appliances Based on Samba

Kai Blin
Embedded Developer,
Samba Team

“Windows Server 8” and SMB 2.2 - Advancements in Management

Jose Barreto
Principal Program Manager,
Microsoft
 

4:05-4:55

Scale-out NAS with NFS Referrals and pNFS

Dmitry Yusupov
Vice President Software, Founder,
Nexenta Systems
 

Programmable I/O Controllers as Data Center Sensor Networks: Build and Deliver High-Performance Network and Storage Solutions

Sanjeev Datla
Senior Director Engineering,
Emulex

Shaun Walsh
VP Marketing,
Emulex

Vibration Management System for Storage Performance

Gus Malek-Madani
CTO and Founder,
Green Platform Corporation


 
Accelerating SMB2

Mark Rabinovich
R&D Manager,
Visuality Systems
 

Microsoft SMI-S Roadmap Update

Jeff Goldner
Principal Architect,
Microsoft
 

 


"Birds of a Feather" Sessions

7:00-8:00


BoF Session in the Cypress Room
Hiring CIFS Talent
by Chris Hertel

8:00-9:00


BoF Session in the Cypress Room
Distributed Content Caching
by Chris Hertel







Thursday, September 22, 2011
 

7:30 - 8:30


Continental Breakfast and Networking
 

8:15 - 8:30


Introduction to the Day and Housekeeping Announcements

Wayne Adams, Chairman, SNIA Board of Directors
Richelle Ahlvers, Chairperson, SNIA Technical Council

8:45 - 9:35


Closing Keynote Speaker

Apache Hadoop Today and Tomorrow
Eric Baldeschwieler, CEO, Hortonworks

 


Virtualization

Hot Topics in Storage

Testing

Performance

9:45 - 10:35

Advancements in Hyper-V Storage

Todd Harris
Sr. Software Development Engineer,
Microsoft

Senthil Rajaram
Senior Program Manager,
Microsoft 

The Role of InfiniBand and Automated Data Tiering in Achieving Extreme Storage Performance

Cynthia Mcguire
Principal Software Engineer,
Oracle

RESTful Fault Injector

Jim Rice Principal Engineer,
EMC

Pending Speaker Information

10:35 - 10:45


Break
 

 


Virtualization

Best of FAST

Testing

Performance

10:45 - 11:35

NAS for Server Virtualization

Dennis Chapman
Senior Technical Director,
NetApp

Emulating Goliath Storage Systems with David

Leo Prasath Arulraj
Software Development Engineer,
Amazon
Award winning paper from the USENIX File & Storage Technology Conference
 

Challenges of Testing Unified Storage

Peter Murray
Product Manager,
SwiftTest

Performence Analysis of iSCSI & iSER in MPIO Environment

Seikh Basiruddin
Member Technical Staff,
NetApp
 

11:40 - 12:30

Benefits of ARI support in Virtualization

Sivakumar Subramani
Senior Project Leader,
Wipro Technologies

A Study of Practical Deduplication

Bill Bolosky
Member,
Microsoft Research
Award winning paper from the USENIX File & Storage Technology Conference  

An Extensible Open-Source ISCSI & SCSI Test Tool

Richard Sharpe
Architect,
Scale Computing
 

SMB2: Advancements in Server Application Performance

Dan Lovinger
Principal Software Architect,
Microsoft

12:30


Sessions Conclude
 

1:00


Plugfests Conclude
 

Birds of a Feather Sessions

If you or your company are interested in participating in a BOF session, contact Arnold Jones at arnold.jones@snia.org