List of 2022 data storage conferences reflects cloud and flash trends
Every season is a conference season now.
The prevalence of a virtual option means that events – from single webinars to multi-day conferences – are spread throughout the year, rather than concentrated in specific time periods. With the COVID-19 pandemic still a major disruption two years after it began, events remain in a perpetually fluid state. Some conferences are in person, some are virtual, and some are both. All are subject to change at any time.
Storage-focused conferences — as well as more general computer shows that feature an element of storage — include some of the biggest names in computing: Dell, HPE, and VMware, for example.
Many vendors have marked their place on the schedule of data storage conferences. Some vendors have yet to provide full details of their 2022 shows, but many offer a video of the previous year’s show on their conference websites. If you’re looking for sessions you can learn right now, check out these websites for more information.
In 2022, salons are looking to address a variety of important storage issues, including pandemic and post-pandemic work, flash memory, cloud, and security.
A roundup of data storage events of 2022
USENIX Conference on File and Storage Technologies (FAST), February 22-24
This show brings together researchers and practitioners to explore new directions in the design, implementation, evaluation and deployment of storage systems, according to the conference website. Topics include persistent memory, SSDs, and deduplication. The 20th edition of the event is scheduled to take place in person in Santa Clara, California.
Linux Storage, Filesystem, Memory Management & BPF Summit, May 2-4
This data storage conference brings together R&D experts and kernel subsystem maintainers to design and implement improvements to the Linux file system, storage and memory management subsystems, according to the event website. These improvements are expected to hit the mainline kernel and Linux distributions within the next two to four years. The invitation-only event, run by the Linux Foundation, is set to take place in person in Palm Springs, California.
Dell Technologies World, May 2-5
The 2022 edition of this major show will be the first since Dell separated VMware. At Dell Technologies World last year, the vendor launched its Apex line of Storage as a Service (STaaS). This year’s data storage conference includes more than 150 breakout sessions, meet-and-greet sessions with experts and whiteboards, hands-on labs and certifications. Tracks include multi-cloud and as a service, the future of work, data innovation, and modern security. The event is expected to take place in person in Las Vegas, but also has a virtual component.
SNIA Persistent Memory + Computational Storage Summit, May 25-26
The 10th Annual Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA) Persistent Memory + Computing Storage Summit will be a virtual event with live keynotes and panel discussions, as well as breakout sessions and demos, according to the SNIA website. the event. The non-profit SNIA is made up of member companies that cover the storage market. Its mission is to develop and promote vendor-neutral architectures, standards, and educational services for the storage industry.
HPE Discover, June 28-30
HPE Discover is billed as the “Edge-to-Cloud Conference” and will cover secure connectivity, hybrid cloud, AI and data analytics. At last year’s HPE Discover, the vendor extended the reach of its edge-to-cloud GreenLake platform with support for Microsoft Azure Stack HCI and Microsoft SQL Server. HPE’s storage division has been busy lately with GreenLake STaaS and the Alletra all-NVMe system among its top offerings. HPE Discover should be in person in Las Vegas.
Flash Memory Summit, August 2-4
Flash Memory Summit is back in 2022 after taking 2021. In 2020, SearchStorage and Flash Memory Summit have teamed up to offer unlimited access to keynote and session presentations. Vendor keynotes included Western Digital, Fungible, Nvidia, Intel and IBM. Session topics covered advances in enterprise flash storage, NVMe and NVMe-oF, persistent memory, controllers, computing storage, AI and machine learning. This year’s Data Storage Conference is scheduled to take place in person in Santa Clara, California.
Here are other potential and scheduled conferences to watch: