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The Linux Foundation today announced the speaker lineup for the Vault Linux Storage & Filesystems Conference, taking place March 22-23 in Cambridge, MA.

Vault is the leading technical event dedicated to Linux storage and filesystems where developers and operators in the filesystems and storage space can advance computing for data storage. Linux has been at the center of the advances in data, filesystems and storage with its widespread use in cloud computing, big data and other data-intensive computing workloads. At Vault, hardware vendors collaborate within the Linux community to develop cutting-edge storage hardware, helping transform Linux into a leader in the storage industry.

Haoyuan Li, CEO of Alluxio (formerly Tachyon), will present a keynote on the San Mateo-based startup’s journey thus far and the road ahead. The open source, software-only storage company, which focuses on big data analytics jobs with Apache Spark, recently struck up a partnership with Dell EMC’s private cloud. And last year Alluxio announced an integration with Huawei’s big data storage solution.

Facebook’s Josef Bacik, Oracle’s Martin Petersen, and Red Hat’s Rik van Riel will also give a keynote recap of the invitation-only Linux Storage, Filesystem & Memory Management Summit, which will be held directly preceding Vault in the same venue. The summit gathers foremost development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers to map out and implement improvements to the Linux filesystem, storage and memory management subsystems that will make their way into the mainline kernel in the coming years.

Other speakers at Vault include:

  • Ahmed El-Shimi from Minima will provide insight into using machine learning to predict storage failures.

  • Felix GV from LinkedIn will explore how they refresh 100TB of data per day across multiple datacenters using Project Voldemort.

  • Kernel hacker Christoph Hellwig will illuminate filesystem and block storage optimizations in his talk, “Improving block discard support throughout the Linux Storage Stack.”

  • Kevin Vigor from Facebook will examine how NFS is critical infrastructure and lessons they’ve learned from running it at very large scale in his talk: “NFS @ scale: worst. protocol. evar. (except for all the others)“.

  • Sage Weil from Red Hat will discuss a new storage backend for Ceph named “Bluestore.”

View the full schedule of sessions.

Registration for Vault is discounted to $500 through February 4. Discounted academic rates are also available. Applications for diversity scholarships are currently being accepted. For information on eligibility and how to apply, please click here.

Linux.com readers can register now with the discount code, LINUXRD5, for 5% off the registration price. Save $225 by registering before February 4.

Data, file systems, and storage are at the heart of today’s computing environment. With the latest hardware, there is a need for more data storage capabilities and faster speeds.

Vault is the leading technical event dedicated to Linux storage and filesystems where developers and operators in the filesystems and storage space can advance computing for data storage.

The Linux Foundation is now seeking proposals from industry experts to speak at Vault on March 22-23, 2017, in Cambridge, MA, on a diverse range of topics related to storage, Linux, and open source. Help lead the conversation and share knowledge and expertise with the community.

Submit your speaking proposal now! The deadline for submissions is Jan. 14, 2017.

Suggested topics include:

  • Software Defined Storage (SDS)

  • Object, Block, and File System Storage Architectures (Ceph, Swift, Cinder, Manila, OpenZFS)

  • Distributed, Clustered, and Parallel Storage Systems (GlusterFS, Ceph, Lustre, OrangeFS, XtreemFS, MooseFS, OCFS2, HDFS)

  • Persistent Memory and Other New Hardware Technologies

  • File System Scaling Issues

  • Storage Management and Automation

  • Client/server file systems (NFS, Samba, pNFS)

  • Big Data Storage

  • Long Term, Offline Data Archiving

  • Data Compression and Storage Optimization

Vault will once again be co-located with the invite-only Linux Storage, Filesystems and Memory Management Summit, ensuring development and research experts and kernel subsystem maintainers will be present.

Not interested in speaking but want to attend? Linux.com readers can register now with the discount code, LINUXRD5, for 5% off the registration price. Save $225 by registering before January 28.