On large-scale Jenkins instances controller disk and network I/O become bottlenecks in particular cases.
Build logging and artifact storage were one for the most intensive I/O consumers,
hence it would be great to somehow redirect them to an external storage.
Back in 2016 there were active discussions about such Pluggable Storage for Jenkins.
At that point we created several prototypes, but then other work took precedence.
There was still...
Jenkins will be represented at the DevOps World conference.
There will be community and Continuous Delivery Foundation tracks,
and many talks from Jenkins practitioners.