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Linux Foundation Announces Keynote and Session Lineup for New Storage and Filesystems Conference, Vault

By 2015-01-158月 22nd, 2017Press Release

First-time event to feature keynote speakers from NetApp, Red Hat, SanDisk and more

SAN FRANCISCO, January 15, 2015 – The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization dedicated to accelerating the growth of Linux and collaborative development, is proud to announce the lineup of keynote speakers and educational sessions for Vault, taking place March 11-12 at the Revere Hotel in Boston, MA.

Co-located with the invite-only and exclusive Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit, Vault will tap into the expertise of developers leading filesystem and storage innovations in a general technical conference setting open to everyone to address the latest trends such as big data storage, IT automation and storage management, long term offline data archiving, and client/server file systems. The ongoing expansion of cloud services, distributed file storage, and IT automation is increasing the need for data storage systems that are robust, accessible, and scalable. The goal of Vault is to create a place where companies leading development in these areas can network with users and developers to advance computing.

The keynote speakers headlining the inaugural event are:

  • Linux Kernel Engineer Chris Mason will cover how Facebook is leveraging Linux – and a vast open source portfolio – in the data center to connect 1.35 billion people across the globe.
  • Brian Pawlowski, SVP, flashRay product line at NetApp, will discuss the challenge of ensuring long term data durability and accessibility and how we tackle this issue.
  • Allen Samuels, chief software architect, emerging data solutions at SanDisk, will present the topic ‘At-Scale Datacenters and the Demand for New Storage Architectures’.
  • Sage Weil, Ceph principal architect at Red Hat, will discuss open source versus open standards and why open source software will be the key driver in the next revolution of storage.
  • Finally, track leaders from the Linux Foundation Storage, Filesystems and Memory Management Summit, will participate in a roundtable discussing ‘The Future for Linux Storage, Filesystems and Memory Management’.

Vault also offers two days of technical sessions focused on open source storage and filesystems topics. These sessions will offer attendees the chance to learn from leading experts in open source on topics ranging from software defined storage and data compression, to object, block and file system storage architectures and file system scaling issues. Session highlights include:

  • Reducing File System Tail Latencies with Chopper – Jun He, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ext4 File System Scaling – Jan Kára, SUSE
  • Btrfs: Future Plans – Chris Mason, Facebook
  • Lazytime: Optimizing File Systems by Lazily Writing Back Timestamps – Ted Ts’o, Google
  • Increasing SCSI LLD Driver Performance by Using the SCSI Multiqueue Approach – Bart Van Assche, SanDisk

The full schedule of sessions can be viewed at

“The experts confirmed to speak at Vault represent the leading minds in a field of growing importance,” said Linux Foundation CMO Amanda McPherson. “The sessions they will present will offer attendees unrivaled knowledge, and when combined with the opportunities onsite for networking and collaboration, Vault will be a catalyst for advancing the future of open source storage and filesystems management.”

Vault is made possible by support from Diamond sponsors NetApp and Red Hat, Platinum sponsor SanDisk, Gold sponsor Seagate, and Silver sponsor Simplivity.

Registration is only $550 through February 19. Visit to register.

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