LISA16 Advanced Concepts in Data Storage

Sponsored by Cambridge Computer

Join us on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at the Sheraton Boston for LISA Advanced Concepts in Data Storage Day. This one-day event focuses on current trends in the storage industry. Registration is a free add-on to either LISA16 conference admission or LISA16 Expo-only admission in order to introduce newcomers to the LISA conference. The goal of LISA Data Storage Day is to explain the trends and developments in the storage industry in the language spoken by hands-on IT professionals. Other events tend to glaze over how and why specific products or technologies work, focusing instead on the business value. However, at LISA Data Storage Day, we'll provide a peek under the proverbial hood—making it easier to match technology to business value—creating a unique event that's well worth a day out of the office!


LISA Data Storage Day


Republic Ballroom B


Wednesday, December 7, 9:00 am–5:30 pm


Registration for LISA Data Storage Day is FREE with paid admission to LISA16 or the LISA16 Expo, and includes the Expo Happy Hour, luncheon, coffee breaks, and Wednesday Birds-of-a-Feather sessions (BoFs).

  • If you are attending LISA, please select the LISA16 Data Storage Day optional add-on item from within the main LISA16 registration.
  • If you are not attending LISA, and you wish to register for Data Storage Day, please register to attend the Expo only at the LISA16 Expo and Exhibitor Registration page, and select Data Storage Day from the Expo optional add-on. Please note there is a $50 charge to register for the Expo unless you have a discount code.

Data Storage Day Agenda

9:15 am-10:30 am

Storage Marketecture: What is Actually New in Data Storage and Where is It All Going?

11:00 am–12:30 pm

A Crash Course in Object Storage: Beyond S3 and SWIFT

2:00 pm–3:30 pm

Designing Storage Systems for Performance:
1) News Flash on Flash—Next Generation Solid State Storage (2:00–2:45)
2) Lowering Latency and Increasing Throughput for File Systems and Analytics (2:45–3:30)

4:00 pm–5:30 pm

Panel Discussion: Rolling Your Own Storage with White Box and Commodity Hardware

LISA Data Storage Day Sponsors and Exhibitors

Cambridge Computer

Cambridge Computer specializes in storage networking, data protection, and digital archiving technologies. For nearly twenty years, we have helped our clients identify their needs, devise long-term storage management strategies, and compare technologies from different hardware and software manufacturers. Recommending customized solutions often comes at no cost to our customer. Our professional services include consulting, integration, project management, and knowledge transfer. Our technical expertise is known throughout the storage industry. Our clients include leading corporations, major financial institutions, top universities, the most vital of government facilities, as well as small to medium size businesses. Allow us to apply our creativity to design a solution that meets your budget and exceeds your expectations.



Device42 IT infrastructure management software provides comprehensive capabilities that allow IT staff to measure, monitor, control, and optimize facility and IT operations to speed the delivery, increase the efficiency, and optimize the agility of IT service delivery. Solution management capabilities encompass: assets, IP, power and environmental, software, cabling, and passwords.

Echo Streams

EchoStreams partners with technology leaders and solution integrators to offer purpose-built solutions to companies who are supporting the world’s IT Infrastructures. EchoStreams’ solution platforms can be found on, and fully integrated turnkey solutions can be OEM’ed through qualified integrators and value-add distributors listed on our website.

Infinite IO logo

Infinite IO

Infinite IO has developed the world's first network-based storage controller that easily integrates legacy NAS with public/private cloud storage, analyzes and intelligently migrates files based upon tiering policies, and improves legacy NAS performance with metadata acceleration. Our certified cloud partners include: Amazon, NetApp, IBM/Cleversafe, HGST, Swiftstack, Dell/EMC, Igneous and Cloudian.


Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of end-to-end Ethernet and InfiniBand interconnect solutions for servers, storage, and hyper-converged infrastructure. Mellanox products accelerate application runtime and include network and multicore processors, network adapters, switches, cables, software and silicon.

NetApp SolidFire

NetApp SolidFire is scale-out, all-flash storage that is highly available and easy to control. All with guaranteed performance.NetApp SolidFire is architected from the ground up to be the storage foundation of next generation data centers.


Qumulo pioneered data-aware scale-out NAS, which enables enterprises to manage and store enormous numbers of digital assets, by building real-time analytics directly into the file system itself. Qumulo Core is a software-only solution designed to leverage the price/performance of commodity hardware coupled with the modern technologies of flash, virtualization and cloud.


Recover databases, applications and virtualization infrastructure instantly to any second in time with Reduxio’s flash hybrid storage arrays using BackDating™, a technology that obsoletes snapshots. Reduxio’s Cost-effective flash first storage is for critical applications providing the industry’s first continuous tiering engine, and always-on global dedupe and compression for hybrid systems.



SanDisk’s storage products can be found in many of the world's leading data centers. We are consistently recognized as a global innovator; we hold more than 5,000 patents worldwide. With ongoing research into 3-D memory and advances that increase capacities and make new devices possible, we transform the industry every day.

Starfish Storage 

Starfish Storage

Starfish is a metadata and rules management framework for large-scale file systems. It supports billions of file and petabytes of capacity. Starfish provides vital insights into your file systems while automating the life cycle of research data from creation through archiving and re-use.


Veeam Software is an international company with more than 30,000 customers worldwide that's currently adding 1,500 new customers per month. Founded in 2006, Veeam is known for its Windows Server management solutions that help customers reduce costs, minimize risks and fully realize the promise of virtualization.