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

By 2016-02-118月 22nd, 2017Press Release

Keynotes and sessions will examine the opportunities and challenges for the open source community in this growing industry

SAN FRANCISCO, February 11, 2016The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organization enabling mass innovation through open source, today announced the lineup of keynote speakers and educational sessions for Vault, taking place April 20-21, 2016 at the Marriott City Center in Raleigh, NC.

Co-located with the invite-only Linux Storage, Filesystem and Memory Management Summit, Vault brings together the developers who lead filesystem and storage innovations with  technologists working on big data storage, IT automation and storage management, long term offline data archiving, and client/server file systems. The goal of Vault is to create a place where companies leading development in these areas can work with users and developers to advance computing.

The keynote speakers headlining the event are:

  • Sage Weil, founder of Ceph, who will deliver a keynote about the next generation of globally distributed storage and the challenges the open source community will have to address to make it successful.

  • Linux kernel developer Matthew Wilcox will provide insight into how persistent memory is becoming more mainstream and outline the design patterns that have the most promise for application developers making use of this technology.

Additional keynotes will be announced shortly.

“The prevalence of open source in storage and filesystems management continues to grow, making it essential to bring the community together in a vendor-neutral forum,” said Linux Foundation executive director Jim Zemlin. “The sessions presented at Vault will provide attendees with unparalleled opportunities to gain and share knowledge, as well as collaborate with peers and leaders in this important area of technology.”

Vault also offers two days of technical sessions in developer and user-focused tracks on open source storage and filesystems topics. These sessions will offer attendees the chance to learn from experts in open source on topics that include object, block and file system storage architectures; distributed, clustered, and parallel storage systems; data compression and storage optimization; software defined storage; file system scaling issues; and more.

Session highlights include:

  • SMB3 in Samba – Multi-Channel and beyond – Michael Adam, Red Hat

  • pNFS for Block Storage – Sridhar Balasubramanian, NetApp

  • Managing Fabric-Attached Memory in The Machine, Rocky Craig, HP

  • A Small Case Study: Lessons Learned at Facebook – Chris Mason, Facebook

  • Facebook Warm Storage – next generation storage for Data Warehouse in Hadoop ecosystem – Kestutis Patiejunas, Facebook

  • Tiering in GlusterFS: Hardware Config Considerations – Veda Shankar, Red Hat

  • Persistent Memory and the handling of Media Errors: How to have your Poison and (not) consume it too – Vishal Verma, Intel

  • Accelerating Ceph performance Profiling and Tuning with CeTune – Chendi Xue, Intel

The full schedule of sessions can be viewed at

Vault is made possible by support from Platinum Sponsors Facebook, SanDisk, and Western Digital; Gold Sponsor Red Hat; and Silver Sponsor NetApp.

Registration is only $500 through February 15. Visit to register.

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