SNIA’s Storage Developer Conference 2013 is just a few weeks away

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is hosting the 10th Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 16th. As usual, Microsoft is one of the underwriters of the SNIA SMB2/SMB3 PlugFest, which is co-located with the SDC event.

For developers working with storage-related technologies, this event gathers a unique crowd and includes a rich agenda that you can find at Many of the key industry players are represented and this year’s agenda lists presentations from EMC, Fujitsu, Google, Hortonworks, HP, Go Daddy, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, NEC, NetApp, Netflix, Oracle, Red Hat, Samba Team, Samsung, Spectra Logic, SwitfTest, Tata and many others.

It’s always worth reminding you that the SDC presentations are usually delivered to developers by the actual product development teams and frequently the actual developer of the technology is either delivering the presentation or is in the room to take questions. That kind of deep insight is not common in every conference out there.

Presentations by Microsoft this year include:

Title Presenters
Advancements in Windows File Systems Neal Christiansen, Principal Development Lead, Microsoft
LRC Erasure Coding in Windows Storage Spaces Cheng Huang, Researcher, Microsoft Research
SMB3 Update David Kruse, Development Lead, Microsoft
Cluster Shared Volumes Vladimir Petter, Principal Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
Tunneling SCSI over SMB: Shared VHDX files for Guest Clustering in Windows Server 2012 R2 Jose Barreto, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Matt Kurjanowicz, Software Development Engineer, Microsoft
Windows Azure Storage - Speed and Scale in the Cloud Joe Giardino, Senior Development Lead, Microsoft
SMB Direct update Greg Kramer, Sr. Software Engineer, Microsoft
Scaled RDMA Performance & Storage Design with Windows Server SMB 3.0 Dan Lovinger, Principal Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
SPEC SFS Benchmark - The Next Generation Spencer Shepler, Architect, Microsoft
Data Deduplication as a Platform for Virtualization and High Scale Storage Adi Oltean, Principal Software Design Engineer, Microsoft
Sudipta Sengupta, Sr. Researcher, Microsoft

For a taste of what SDC presentations look like, make sure to visit the site for last year’s event, where you can find the downloadable PDF files for most and video recordings for some. You can find them at

Registration for SDC 2013 is open at and you should definitely plan to attend. If you are registered, leave a comment and let’s plan to meet when we get there!

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