It must be September once again… We are only a couple of weeks away from the Storage Developer Conference (SDC) hosted by the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA). The event will happen at the Hyatt Regency in beautiful Santa Clara, CA (Silicon Valley) on the week of September 15th. As usual, We’ll also have the SNIA SMB2/SMB3 PlugFest 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.storagedeveloper.org. Many of the key industry players are represented and this year’s agenda lists presentations from Dell, EMC, Fujifilm, Fujitsu, GE, Google, HGST, Hitachi, Hortonworks, HP, Huawei, IBM, Inktank, Intel, Mellanox, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, Red Hat, Samsung, SanDisk, Seagate, Symantec, Tata, ZTE  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
StorScore: SSD Qualification for Cloud Applications Laura Caulfield, Firmware Dev. Engineer 2, Microsoft
Mark Santaniello, Sr. Performance Engineer, Microsoft
Introduction to SMB 3.1 David Kruse, Software Developer, Microsoft
Greg Kramer, Sr. Software Engineer, Microsoft
iSCSI Protocol Advancements from IETF Storm WG Mallikarjun Chadalapaka, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Frederick Knight, NetApp
Storage Quality of Service for Enterprise Workloads Tom Talpey, Architect, Microsoft
Eno Thereska, Researcher, Microsoft
SPECsfs2014 An Under-the-Hood Review Spencer Shepler, Architect, Microsoft
Nick Principe, Senior Software Engineer, EMC
Private Cloud Storage Management using SMI-S, Windows Server, and System Center Hector Linares, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Cloud Scale Testing Infrastructure – Cloud Simulation, Fault Injection and Capacity Planning Sujit Kuruvilla, Principal Quality Lead, Microsoft
Anitha Adusumilli, Senior Test Lead, Microsoft
Evolution of Message Analyzer and Windows Interoperability Paul Long, Senior Program Manager, 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 PDF files for most talks. Download them from http://www.snia.org/events/storage-developer2013/presentations13.

Registration for SDC 2014 is still open at http://www.storagedeveloper.org and you should definitely plan to attend. If you are registered, leave a comment and let’s plan to meet when we get there!