This will be a small note.
I know I am a bit late here but thought I would anyway let you know in case you have not seen this.
SNIA is holding its Annual Storage Developer Conference India at Royal Orchid Road, HAL Airport Road, Bangalore on May 29th. Unfortunately I have a prior commitment on that day and hence may miss attending the conference.
The home page of the conference: http://www.snia.org/sdcindia/venue
The Agenda of the conference: http://www.snia.org/sdcindia/agenda
The Agenda is interesting and if I were to attend the conference I would be in two minds on which tracks to attend since all of them are interesting. Scale Out Filesystem, OpenStack, Cloud are areas of my interest. As could be expected, the talks promise to be a mix of theory and practice. I am happy to note that Sundara Nagarajan (whom we fondly call SN), who is like a mentor to many of us, is also giving a talk in this conference.
The Storage-Cloud relationship seems to be covered quite extensively here. Would have loved to see more of Storage-Hypervisor relationship being covered as well. Lot of innovation is happening in this area with lot of APIs coming out which allow for tighter integration between the Hypervisor and the Storage Array. (You would know this if you are following the developments at VMware and the Storage APIs on offer there.) A company like Nutanix or VMware (with its VSAN) presenting would have been great. But then, like the Top 10 Movies of all time list, each of us will have our own preferences.
If you are working on Storage this is definitely a conference you should attend. I hope it is not too late for registration.