LISA18 Sponsors and Exhibitors


Visit the LISA18 Expo to learn about the latest in technologies, interesting projects, and vendor solutions from a wide spectrum of companies. Admission is free with conference registration (or $50 for Expo admission only) and includes:

  • Admission to the Expo on Monday and Tuesday
  • Admission to Monday's Expo Mixer
  • Lunch at the Expo on Monday and Tuesday
  • Refreshment breaks at the Expo

Expo Hours:

  • Monday, October 29, 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, October 30, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at LISA18?

Don't miss out! Booth space is limited. See the list below to see who you'd be joining at the Expo and contact us today to reserve your spot.

ACM Queue LISA18

Media Sponsor

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.

Apple LISA18

Gold Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 103

We’re a diverse collection of thinkers and doers, continually reimagining what’s possible to help us all do what we love in new ways. The people who work here have reinvented entire industries with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV, as well as with services, including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. And the same passion for innovation that goes into our products also applies to our practices — strengthening our commitment to leave the world better than we found it.

Aspen Systems

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 206

At Aspen Systems we believe every complex problem has a simple solution. We specialize in designing, building, and servicing custom HPC software & hardware for your demanding requirements. Please stop by our booth and see some of the solutions we have for Large Installation Systems in Storage, Servers, and Software Solutions. From multi-petabyte storage to rack scale low latency scale-out data centers, let our team of experts go to work for you. Our 35 years of experience in High-Performance Computing experience is well renown in Government, Higher Education, and Corporations. We are looking forward to meeting you and your team at LISA 2018. Learn more at

AuriStor Bronze LISA18

Bronze Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 105

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.

Bloomberg Silver Sponsor -LISA

Silver Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 120

Bloomberg has built the world's most trusted information network for global financial professionals. Our customers rely on the Bloomberg Terminal and enterprise data API to inform their critical business decisions. Our engineers and SREs harness the power of automation to manage and improve the stability, availability, and scale of our infrastructure. Our engineers are making a huge impact on our customers, our product, and how we build it. Sound interesting? Join us.

Cambridge Computer

Gold Sponsor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion
Booths 213 -219

Cambridge Computer specializes in storage networking, data protection, and digital archiving technologies. For nearly twenty-seven 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 LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 215

Device42 - Towards a Unified View of 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.

Distributed Management Task Force (DMTF) Industry Partner (LISA18)

Industry Partner

DMTF standards help alleviate the challenges with managing complex, heterogeneous environments while retaining flexibility to meet tomorrow's needs. DMTF technologies are designed to work together to address the industry's needs and requirements for interoperable distributed management. By enabling end-to-end management solutions, they provide valuable tools for managing multiple platforms.

Eaton LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 218

Maintain business continuity and prevent downtime, Eaton offers a comprehensive portfolio of backup power and distribution equipment, protecting you from a host of threats, including power outages, surges and lightning strikes. Eaton also provides a suite of power management products to enable you to monitor and control your power infrastructure.

Elasic LISA18

Bronze Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 109

Elastic builds software to make data usable in real time and at scale for search, logging, security, and analytics use cases. Founded in 2012, the company develops the open source Elastic Stack (Elasticsearch, Kibana, Beats, and Logstash), X-Pack (commercial features), and Elastic Cloud (a SaaS offering). Backed by Benchmark Capital, Index Ventures, and NEA with more than $100 million in funding, Elastic has a distributed workforce with offices all around the world. Learn more at

Electronic Frontier Foundation LISA18

Industry Partner
Music Row #300

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.

Facebook LISA18

Silver Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 111, 210

Founded in 2004, Facebook's mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook to stay connected with friends and family, to discover what¹s going on in the world, and to share and express what matters to them.

Formulus Black LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 216

Formulus Black is a leader in In-Memory Compute Infrastructure, delivering system software that combines commodity hardware with patented data encoding to increase performance while simultaneously reducing system TCO. ForsaOS allows workloads to cost-effectively remain in memory, without specialized rewrites of code, allowing ANY application to benefit from in-memory performance acceleration.

FreeBSD Foundation LISA18

Industry Partner

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.

FreeBSD Foundation LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 205

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.

Glyptodon LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 115

Glyptodon specializes in clientless, remote desktop software, completely powered by the open source project Apache Guacamole. We deliver a fast, seamless, experience that is secure and easy for both users and administrators. With years of experience and our deep understanding of best practices, we have supported companies all over the world . Check out our demo:

Google Gold

Gold Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 108

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.

Indeed LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 119

More people find jobs on Indeed than anywhere else. Indeed is the #1 job site in the world and allows job seekers to search millions of jobs on the web or mobile in over 60 countries and 29 languages. More than 200 million people each month search for jobs, post resumes, and research companies on Indeed. For more information, visit


Premium Exhibitor
Booth 202

ITProTV is an online membership platform addressing the global IT skills gap by delivering binge-worthy learning™ to train IT professionals in every stage of their careers. With training that’s more like a talk show, you’ll watch a subject matter expert engage with a host and an online audience to create a better-than-classroom experience. Learn on the go at your own pace. Corporate and individual memberships are available.

iXsystems LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 207

By leveraging decades of expertise in hardware design, its contributions to many Open Source software communities, and corporate stewardship of leading Open Source projects (FreeNAS and TrueOS), iXsystems has become an industry leader in building innovative storage solutions and superior enterprise servers for a global marketplace that relies on open technology. Thousands of companies, universities, and government organizations have come to rely on iXsystems' storage, servers, and consultative approach to doing business. Headquartered in the heart of Silicon Valley since its founding in 1996, the dedication to white-glove customer service, industry-leading support, and transparent technological contributions has never wavered and continues to help lay the foundation for a new era powered by open technology.

JetStor (AC&NC) LISA18

Music Row, #312

AC&NC / JetStor 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 systems. We have been certified by VMware, XEN/Citrix, and Hyper-V to work in virtual and Cloud environments. Since its inception in 1994, AC&NC has installed its JetStor Storage systems for more than 4,000 clients around the world.

Linode LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 208

Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider founded in 2003. Today, the company boasts more than 400,000 customers worldwide and operates nine global datacenters. Subscribers can create a cloud server in under a minute and then dynamically scale their environments to meet demands, paying only for resources used without long-term commitments.

Microsoft Azure Silver Sponsor

Silver Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 116

Cloud for all.
Microsoft Azure believes that all individuals and groups should be empowered with the full freedom and power of the cloud. The cloud should not be available to only an elite few. Azure offers the trust, transparency, and humanity that all companies need to navigate, thrive, and endure in this increasingly cloud-powered world of business.

Netflix LISA18

Bronze Sponsor
Diversity Grants Sponsor

Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 130 million memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. We leverage Netflix's unique culture, AWS and Linux to run/manage over 150k VMs to serve those customers content.

No Starch Press LISA18

Media Sponsor

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.

NoMachine LISA18

Booth 113

Provide users with their own personal Linux workspace with the new generation of the award winning Linux Terminal Server. Powered by NX technology and provided by NoMachine. Now you can create hundreds of hosted Linux desktops, that are easy to manage and secure on single standalone server or in cluster. Capable of leveraging the accelerated capabilities of modern graphics cards, users are empowered to access high-end graphical applications, including those Linux desktop environments which rely heavily on OpenGL, from any PC, device and HTML-enabled browser. Options available for professionals and small companies.


Music Row, #312

OSNEXUS helps companies manage their storage ranging from small sites to hyperscale deployments across global datacenters with its QuantaStor industry-leading Software Defined Storage (SDS) platform.


Silver Sponsor
Wifi Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 100

Founded in 2014, Packet’s proprietary technology automates physical servers and networks without the use of virtualization or multi-tenancy to provide on-demand compute and connectivity. Customers can either build on Packet’s public cloud service, deploy customized hardware in Packet’s facilities, or leverage advanced automation software to enable their own private computer infrastructure.


Premium Exhibitor
Booth 107

Qumulo is the leader in universal-scale file storage. Qumulo File Fabric (QF2) gives data-intensive businesses the freedom to store, manage and access file-based data in the data center and on the cloud, at petabyte and global scale. Founded in 2012 by the inventors of scale-out NAS, Qumulo serves the modern file storage and management needs of Global 2000 customers. For more information, visit

Racktop Systems LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 213

RackTop Systems is a leading provider of high-performance Software-Defined Storage embedded with advanced security, encryption and compliance that empowers both government and commercial organizations. RackTop was founded in 2010 by veterans of the U.S. intelligence community who have been solving the most complex data and security problems. Visit

Red Hat LISA18

Gold Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 106

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

SCaLE (Southern California Linux Expo) LISA18 Media Sponsor

Media Sponsor

SCALE is an annual Linux, Open-Source, and Free Software conference held in Southern California. Now celebrating its 17th year, this community organized event will be held March 7–10, 2019 at the Pasadena Convention Center. SCALE offers over 150 seminars and presentation sessions, and an exhibit hall where non-profit and commercial organizations will demonstrate the latest developments in the open-source and free software realm.

SNIA LISA18 Industry Partner

Industry Partner

The Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) is a not-for-profit global organization of over 400 member companies spanning virtually the entire storage industry. SNIA’s mission is to lead the storage industry worldwide in developing and promoting standards, technologies, and educational services to empower organizations in the management of information. To this end, SNIA is uniquely committed to delivering standards, education, and services that will propel open storage networking solutions into the broader market. For additional information, visit

Software Freedom Conservancy LSIA18

Music Row, #318

Software Freedom Conservancy is a not-for-profit charity that helps promote, improve, develop, and defend Free, Libre, and Open Source Software (FLOSS) projects. Conservancy provides a non-profit home and infrastructure for FLOSS projects. This allows FLOSS developers to focus on what they do best — writing and improving FLOSS for the general public — while Conservancy takes care of the projects' needs that do not relate directly to software development and documentation.

Spectra Logic LISA18

Bronze Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 201

Spectra Logic develops data storage solutions that solve the problem of short and long-term digital preservation for business and technology professionals dealing with exponential data growth. Dedicated solely to storage innovation for nearly 40 years, Spectra Logic’s uncompromising product and customer focus is proven by the adoption of its solutions by industry leaders in multiple vertical markets globally. Spectra enables affordable, multi-decade data storage and access by creating new methods of managing information in all forms of storage—including archive, backup, cold storage, private and public cloud.

Squarespace Silver 2017

Silver Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 114

Squarespace provides creative tools and services to help anyone build and manage their brand online. By blending elegant design and sophisticated engineering, Squarespace sets the new standard for modern publishing. Today, millions of people around the globe use Squarespace to share their unique perspectives and experiences online. Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our customer base, we strive for the same with our employees. Our team of more than 500 is headquartered in downtown New York City, with offices in Dublin and Portland. Join us:

Starfish LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 214

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.


Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 219

StorONE’s United Enterprise Storage software offers the lowest CAPEX and OPEX in the marketplace. S1 delivers immediate ROI with ALL storage protocols (FC/iSCSI/NFS/SMB/S3), drives (SSD/HDD/NVME), and workloads in the same system, full data retention and data protection with 5X greater density, performance and capacity for less than $0.01 a GB.


Silver Sponsor
Premium Exhibitor, Booth 203

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 for more information.

Ubuntu/Canonical LISA18

Premium Exhibitor
Booth 209

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading OS for cloud operations. Most public cloud workloads use Ubuntu, as do most new smart gateways, switches, self-driving cars and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

Western Digital LISA18 CCSP

Premium Exhibitor
Cambridge Computer Storage Pavilion, Booth 217

Western Digital creates environments for data to thrive. Everywhere data lives, we’re there to drive the innovation necessary for results today and the future you’ll create tomorrow. New devices, new systems, new solutions, all optimized and tuned to create the right conditions for your data to realize its full potential.