LISA16 Sponsors and Exhibitors
Visit the LISA16 Expo to learn about the latest in technologies and solutions. Admission is free with conference registration (or $50 for Expo admission only), and includes the Expo Happy Hour on Wednesday evening, and the Vendor track talks on Thursday. The Expo will take place in the Grand and Independence Ballrooms at the Sheraton Boston.
- Wednesday, December 7, noon – 7:00 pm
- Thursday, December 8, 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at LISA16?
Don't miss out! Booth space is limited. See the list below to see whom you'd be joining in the Expo Hall, and contact us today to reserve your spot. For more information, you can download the LISA16 prospectus, and check out the floor plan.
Sponsors and Exhibitors
AC&NC designs, manufactures and markets high-performance, competitively priced data storage JetStor systems. We offer All Flash (AFA), iSCSI 10G, FC 16G, SAS 12G, Scale-out NAS and JBOD’s systems. We have been certified by VMware, XEN/Citrix and Hyper-V to work in virtual environments. AC&NC will show storage device with its own low-cost, low-power consumption ARM-based microserver. JetStorMS is an 8-node cluster that uses Ceph and GlusterFS to provide software-defined storage for object, block, and file storage.
ACM Queue provides a critical perspective on current and emerging information technologies, highlighting the technical challenges and problems that software engineers are likely to encounter when using them. In doing so, Queue helps readers sharpen their own thinking and pursue innovative solutions in their own work.
ADMIN magazine delivers complete solutions for real network problems. Learn what to do about the latest security threats. Find out about innovative applications for identity management, system monitoring, and network backup. Explore recent advances in virtualization and clustering. ADMIN brings you up close to the console for a personal look at configuring Windows, Linux, Solaris, and Unix systems on heterogeneous networks.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s four software platforms—iOS, OS X, watchOS and tvOS—provide seamless experiences across more than a billion Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Maps and iCloud. Apple’s 100,000 employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and to leaving the world better than we found it.
The AuriStor File System is a high-security multi-platform file system that provides a global namespace with zero configuration automatic mounting, local disk caching, guaranteed cache consistency, logical volume management, automated data replication, transparently available redundant data, and superior performance over WAN links. AuriStorFS is the software defined storage solution for organizations requiring managed access to their unstructured data inside the castle, from within the DMZ and from public clouds. Learn more at the AuriStor File System BOF at LISA16.
Balabit—headquartered in Luxembourg—is a leading provider of advanced user monitoring technologies. Balabit has customers all over the world, including 23 Fortune 100 companies.
Berkeley Communications designs and delivers highly available, scalable, and secure solutions for data storage, high performance computing environments, networking, mobile, cloud, and information security infrastructures. We offer many unique services: US-based Support; global installations; Professional Services; stock of new and EOL products; highest trade-in values on decommissioned systems & more.
Blacks In Technology is a professional platform for PoC in technology. BIT serves to increase the visibility and participation of PoC in tech through community, media, mentorship, and stewardship. Blacks In Technology (BIT)® is "Stomping the Divide" by establishing a blueprint of world class technical excellence and innovation by providing resources, guidance and issuing a challenge to our members to surpass the high mark and establish new standards of global innovation.
Bloomberg was founded on Mike Bloomberg's belief that the power of technology could democratize access to market-moving information, bring greater transparency to global markets and drive economic opportunities. That ethos continues to drive our company, and we support initiatives to provide open access to data, research, and technology across the global technology community.
Cambridge Computer specializes in storage networking, data protection, and digital archiving technologies. For over 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.
CIOReview is a technology magazine that talks about the enterprise solutions that can redefine the business goals of enterprises tomorrow. It is the leading source that shares innovative enterprise solutions developed by established solutions providers, upcoming hot enterprises and is a neutral source for technology decision makers. Published from Fremont, California, CIOReview is an excellent platform for the enterprise to showcase their innovative solutions.
Circonus is an API monitoring platform which provides real-time analytics regardless of environment size. With Circonus engineers can better understand the behavior of their systems and thus deliver the best online experience for their customers.
craigslist - a place to buy, sell, rent, hire, share, meet, swap, discuss, find, serve, connect, give away, announce, work, collect, care, perform, learn, marvel, mentor, befriend, fall in love, and/or save the world.
CRC Press is a premier publisher of scientific, technical and medical resources, reaching around the globe to collect essential reference material and the latest advances and making them available to researchers, academics, professionals and students in a variety of accessible formats. CRC Press is a member of Taylor & Francis Group, an informa business. For more information, visit www.crcpress.com.
Continuous Discovery for your IT Infrastructure. Automatically maintain an up-to-date inventory of your physical, virtual, and cloud servers and containers, network components, software/services/applications, and their inter-relationships and inter-dependencies.
The DMTF creates open manageability standards spanning diverse emerging and traditional IT infrastructures including cloud, virtualization, network, servers and storage. Members and partners worldwide collaborate to improve the interoperable management of information technologies.
Delivers agility and control for development and IT operations teams to build, ship, and run any app, anywhere.
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 www.echostreams.com, and fully integrated turnkey solutions can be OEM’ed through qualified integrators and value-add distributors listed on our website.
Elastic (www.elastic.co) is the leading software provider for making structured and unstructured data usable in real time for use cases like search, logging, and analytics. Founded by the people behind Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash open source projects, the Elastic Stack, X-Pack, and Elastic Cloud power many leading applications.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is the leading organization defending civil liberties in the digital world. We defend free speech on the Internet, fight illegal surveillance, promote the rights of innovators to develop digital technologies, and work to ensure that the rights and freedoms we enjoy are enhanced, rather than eroded, as our use of technology grows.
Our mission at Facebook is to give people the power to share, and make the world more open and connected. Achieving this mission is at the core of everything we do. We have connected 1.6 billion people on Facebook and we're 1% finished.
The Free Software Foundation is a nonprofit with a worldwide mission to promote computer user freedom and defend the rights of all free software users.
The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the FreeBSD Project. The Foundation gratefully accepts donations from individuals and businesses, using them to fund projects which further the development of the FreeBSD operating system. In addition, the Foundation can represent the FreeBSD Project in executing contracts, license agreements, and other legal arrangements which require a recognized legal entity. The FreeBSD Foundation is entirely supported by donations.
The FreeBSD Project supports and sponsors FreeBSD, the free and open source operating system of choice for many companies due to its business-friendly user license. A significant number of companies run their entire IT networks on FreeBSD, including Yahoo! and Pair Networks. The Juniper routers and NetApp storage appliances are based on FreeBSD as well.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google's innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.
As cloud infrastructure continues to change the enterprise landscape, Igneous translates that modern approach to your data center with Zero-Touch Infrastructure and data services for the 21st century.
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.
iXsystems is the all-around FreeBSD company that builds FreeBSD-certified servers and storage solutions, manages the FreeNAS Project, and is the corporate sponsor of the PC-BSD Project. iXsystems is an employee-owned and operated, open source-centric, customer focused organization, dedicated to providing the highest quality built-to-order enterprise rackmount server solutions, pre-configured server appliances, and scalable storage solutions to our customers around the globe.
Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider founded in 2003. Today, the company boasts more than 400,000 customers worldwide and operates eight global datacenters. Subscribers can create a server in under a minute and then dynamically scale their environments to meet demands, paying only for resources used without long-term commitments.
More than 20 years ago, Linus Torvalds sparked an open source revolution with a short email declaring he was doing a new project “just for fun.” Today, Linux powers 98% of the world’s super computers, most of the servers powering the Internet, the majority of financial trades worldwide and tens of millions of Android mobile phones and consumer devices. In short, Linux is everywhere.
The Linux Foundation is here to help. By supporting the kernel development community -- including employing Linus Torvalds himself -- and fostering collaboration on a truly massive scale, the Linux Foundation unites thousands of curious minds in the free and open exchange of ideas. With this collective wisdom, people everywhere are using Linux to solve harder problems, innovate faster than ever, and change the way the world works together. We are here to provide the crucial services and collaborative infrastructure to continue Linux’ advancement and protection.
Visit linuxfoundation.org for more information.
In Linux Pro Magazine, you'll find the tools, tutorials, reviews, and concrete technical discussions you'll need to unlock the secrets of Linux. Each issue comes with a full Linux distribution, such as Suse, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, or Debian, on a bonus DVD. Linux Pro provides real solutions for real Linux users.
LPI is a non-profit organization enabling economic and creative opportunities for everybody by making open source knowledge and skills certification universally accessible.
LinuxFest Northwest is an annual OpenSource event held the last weekend in April, in Bellingham, WA USA. The Fest features presentations and Exhibits on various F/OSS topics, as well as Linux distributions and applications. LinuxFest Northwest has something for everyone from the novice to the professional.
LOPSA is a non-profit global organization whose mission is to advance the practice of system administration through education and outreach on system administration issues.
LXer Linux News is a fully independent news and opinion site, established in January 2004. People turn to LXer for its constantly updated 24/7 news feed and comments. Over 400,000 unique users from over 165 countries visit LXer Linux News each month, and LXer is syndicated by Google and dozens of other community sites. CIOs, CTOs, government officials, as well as programmers, system administrators and end users make up a very active community.
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. www.mellanox.com.
Micron is a global leader in semiconductor systems. Our portfolio of memory technologies, including DRAM and Flash, is the basis for solid state drives, modules and other storage solutions. We enable customers to be in command of their business and protect their most critical asset – data.
At Microsoft, we aim to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. We care deeply about having a global perspective and making a difference in lives and organizations in all corners of the planet. This involves playing a small part in the most fundamental of human activities: Creating tools that enable each of us along our journey to become something more. Our mission is grounded in both the world in which we live and the future we strive to create. Today, we live in a mobile-first, cloud-first world, and we aim to enable our customers to thrive in this world.
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.
No Starch Press is one of the few remaining independent computer book publishers. We publish the finest in geek entertainment—unique books on technology, with a focus on Open Source, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and LEGO. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books tackle topics that people care about.
O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future.
Founded in 2004, Opengear delivers next generation intelligent solutions for managing critical IT and communications infrastructure. Opengear smart solutions equip our customers’ networks with smart automation and bulletproof resilience, enabling them to optimize technical operations and secure business continuity. The company is headquartered in New Jersey, with a manufacturing facility in Utah, R&D operations in Australia and sales offices in Europe, Asia and the USA. For more information, please visit www.opengear.com.
At Packet, we're out to build a better internet by supercharging the container revolution with smart, API-driven bare metal. Our platform brings the price and performance benefits of bare metal servers to the cloud, powering highly-available performance workloads through a unique, never-congested network.
Pivot3’s hyperconverged infrastructure solutions maximizes storage capacity, accelerates compute performance, and protects critical data, all at efficient overhead consumption and lower cost of ownership.
Qumulo Core, the leader in data-aware scale-out NAS, helps CIOs and storage administrators store, manage and curate enormous numbers of digital assets. Qumulo Core is a software-only, flash-first hybrid design that is optimized for the widest range of workloads and file sizes and is 100% programmable through an interactive REST API.
Raspberry Pi Geek is the first commercial print magazine dedicated to Raspberry Pi and the open hardware revolution. Each issue offers special projects and expert advice on configuring, programming, and hardware hacking for the Raspberry Pi, with additional coverage of other open platforms such as BeagleBone and Arduino.
Red Hat is the world's leading provider of open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to reliable and high-performing cloud, Linux, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies. Red Hat also offers award-winning support, training, and consulting services. As the connective hub in a global network of enterprises, partners, and open source communities, Red Hat helps create relevant, innovative technologies that liberate resources for growth and prepare customers for the future of IT. Learn more at http://www.redhat.com.
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.
SNIA is a not-for-profit global organization whose mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services.
StackIQ develops and markets a purpose-built, complete server automation platform for clustered, scale-out IT infrastructure. The company’s complete automation solution, Stacki Enterprise, enables customers to go from bare metal to a running application in a single step. StackIQ is the commercial entity behind the open source bare metal installer, Stacki. Stacki is a very fast and ultra reliable Linux server provisioning tool that takes systems from bare metal to a cluster-ready base install.
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.
Tegile Systems is pioneering a new generation of flash-driven enterprise storage arrays that balance performance, capacity, features and price, file services and database applications. With Tegile’s all-flash and hybrid storage arrays, the company is redefining the traditional approach to storage by providing arrays that accelerate business critical enterprise applications.
Teradactyl LLC is a storage company providing software and hardware backup and archive solutions for medium to large institutions. Teradactyl specializes in complex heterogeneous computing environments that include specialty file systems for high performance computing and wide area networks. The True incremental Backup System (TiBS) is designed specifically for unstructured data sets. Advanced synthetic backup consolidation transfers only new and changed data from the clients to the backup servers. All lower level backup volumes including new full backups are produced on the servers without the need for network interaction. Teradactyl is located in Albuquerque, NM. See www.teradactyl.com for more information.
Threat Stack enables growth-driven companies to scale with confidence by identifying and verifying insider threats, external attacks and data loss in real-time. Threat Stack is the only integrated, cloud-native continuous security monitoring solution that gives customers instant visibility and automatically responds to changes, providing the coverage needed to always run secure and compliant.
UserFriendly.Org has been impairing productivity since November 1997 and is considered the most popular daily webcomic in the technology industry. Its IT Professional audience of nearly two million readers represent every continent (yes, including Antarctica!) in the world. Named the #1 technology humour site by Linux Magazine, UserFriendly.Org also appears in over a hundred weekly and monthly publications.
Veeam recognizes the challenges companies face in enabling the Always-On Business™, a business that must operate 24/7/365. Veeam has pioneered a new market of Availability for the Modern Data Center™ by helping organizations meet recovery time and point objectives (RTPO™) of less than 15 minutes for all applications and data.
Vertical Sysadmin, Inc. delivers intensive training with real examples, clear, in-depth materials, and practical exercises for deep understanding. We achieve true learning for every student.
Wavefront is cloud-hosted, metric monitoring-as-a-service for cloud application environments. It gathers metrics across the entire stack, unifying data in a single metrics store with the industry’s most advanced analytics query language rendering visualizations for anomaly detection, trend analysis, and intelligent alerting. It scales to thousands of development and operations users.
Zimbra Collaboration is the most advanced and widespread Open Source Mail and Collaboration product, and the brand new Zimbra Suite Plus powered by Zextras marks the beginning of a new era of amazing features for both Open Source Edition user and Network edition Users.