The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is hosting the 7th Storage Developer Conference (SDC) in the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 20th. As usual, Microsoft is underwriting the CIFS/SMB/SMB2 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 http://www.snia.org/events/storage-developer2010/agenda2010.  All the key industry players are represented. It lists presentations from Atrato, Brocade, EMC, Facebook, Fujitsu America, Google, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Isilon Systems, LSI, Microsoft, NetApp, Novell, Oracle, Panasas, Quantum Corporation, TATA Consultancy Services, the Samba Team, Unisys, VMware, Wipro Technologies, Xiotech 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.

Microsoft presentations this year include:

Presentation

Presenters

Presenters’ Title

MS-FSA: Describing wire visible behavior of Microsoft File Systems

Neal Christiansen

Principal Software Dev. Lead

Tutorial: “Green Storage is About More Than kWh!”

SW Worth

Sr. Standards Program Manager

NFS in Windows Platform

Roopesh Battepati
Jeff Biseda

Principal Dev. Lead
Sr. Software Design Engineer

Interoperability Tools for CIFS/SMB/SMB2

Paul Long
Simon Sun

Technology Evangelist
Software Design Engineer

Evaluating SMB2 Performance for Home Directory Workloads

David Kruse

Principal Dev. Lead

SMI-S Over WS- Management: A Progress Report

Josh Cohen

Sr. Program Manager

Unix Extensions for SMB2 - A Protocol Initiative

Tom Talpey

Architect

Analyzing Metadata Caching in the Windows SMB2 Client

Mathew George
David Kruse

Sr. Software Dev. Engineer
Principal Dev. Lead

BoF - Microsoft Virtual Machine Manager v.Next - Using SMI-S to Discover and Provision Storage in a Heterogeneous Environment for Virtualization Workloads

Hector Linares

Program Manager

Analyzing Large-scale Network Boot Workload for Windows

Qiang Wang

Development Lead

Registration is open at http://www.snia.org/events/storage-developer2010/registration and you should definitely plan to attend. If you are registered, leave a comment and let’s plan to meet when we get there!