Hi [[ session.user.profile.firstName ]]

Virtualization

  • Date
  • Rating
  • Views
  • FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER
    FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER J Metz, Cisco; Saqib Jang, Chelsio; Rob Davis, Mellanox; Tim Lustig, Mellanox Recorded: Jun 21 2018 62 mins
    The “Great Storage Debates” webcast series continues, this time on FCoE vs. iSCSI vs. iSER. Like past “Great Storage Debates,” the goal of this presentation is not to have a winner emerge, but rather provide vendor-neutral education on the capabilities and use cases of these technologies so that attendees can become more informed and make educated decisions.

    One of the features of modern data centers is the ubiquitous use of Ethernet. Although many data centers run multiple separate networks (Ethernet and Fibre Channel (FC)), these parallel infrastructures require separate switches, network adapters, management utilities and staff, which may not be cost effective.

    Multiple options for Ethernet-based SANs enable network convergence, including FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) which allows FC protocols over Ethernet and Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI) for transport of SCSI commands over TCP/IP-Ethernet networks. There are also new Ethernet technologies that reduce the amount of CPU overhead in transferring data from server to client by using Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA), which is leveraged by iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA) to avoid unnecessary data copying.

    That leads to several questions about FCoE, iSCSI and iSER:

    •If we can run various network storage protocols over Ethernet, what
    differentiates them?
    •What are the advantages and disadvantages of FCoE, iSCSI and iSER?
    •How are they structured?
    •What software and hardware do they require?
    •How are they implemented, configured and managed?
    •Do they perform differently?
    •What do you need to do to take advantage of them in the data center?
    •What are the best use cases for each?

    Join our SNIA experts as they answer all these questions and more on the next Great Storage Debate.

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog from our presenters http://bit.ly/2NyJKUM
  • FICON 101
    FICON 101 Patty Driever, IBM; Howard Johnson, Broadcom; J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Jun 19 2018 62 mins
    FICON (Fibre Channel Connection) is an upper-level protocol supported by mainframe servers and attached enterprise-class storage controllers that utilize Fibre Channel as the underlying transport. Mainframes are built to provide a robust and resilient IT infrastructure, and FICON is a key element of their ability to meet the increasing demands placed on reliable and efficient access to data. What are some of the key objectives and benefits of the FICON protocol? And what are the characteristics that make FICON relevant in today’s data centers for mission-critical workloads?

    Join us in this live FCIA webcast where you’ll learn:

    • Basic mainframe I/O terminology
    • The characteristics of mainframe I/O and FICON architecture
    • Key features and benefits of FICON
  • Everything You Wanted To Know...But Were Too Proud To Ask - Storage Controllers
    Everything You Wanted To Know...But Were Too Proud To Ask - Storage Controllers Peter Onufryk, Microsemi, Craig Carlson, Cavium, Chad Hintz, Cisco, John Kim, Mellanox, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: May 15 2018 48 mins
    Are you a control freak? Have you ever wondered what was the difference between a storage controller, a RAID controller, a PCIe Controller, or a metadata controller? What about an NVMe controller? Aren’t they all the same thing?

    In part Aqua of the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask” webcast series, we’re going to be taking an unusual step of focusing on a term that is used constantly, but often has different meanings. When you have a controller that manages hardware, there are very different requirements than a controller that manages an entire system-wide control plane. From the outside looking in, it may be easy to get confused. You can even have controllers managing other controllers!
    Here we’ll be revisiting some of the pieces we talked about in Part Chartreuse [https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/663/215131], but with a bit more focus on the variety we have to play with:
    •What do we mean when we say “controller?”
    •How are the systems being managed different?
    •How are controllers used in various storage entities: drives, SSDs, storage networks, software-defined
    •How do controller systems work, and what are the trade-offs?
    •How do storage controllers protect against Spectre and Meltdown?
    Join us to learn more about the workhorse behind your favorite storage systems.

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://bit.ly/2JgcHlM
  • Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management
    Introduction to SNIA Swordfish™ ─ Scalable Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom; Don Deel, NetApp Recorded: Apr 19 2018 62 mins
    The SNIA Swordfish™ specification helps to provide a unified approach for the management of storage and servers in hyperscale and cloud infrastructure environments, making it easier for IT administrators to integrate scalable solutions into their data centers. Swordfish builds on the Distributed Management Task Force’s (DMTF’s) Redfish® specification using the same easy-to-use RESTful methods and lightweight JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) formatting. Join this session to receive an overview of Swordfish including the new functionality added in version 1.0.6 released in March, 2018.
  • File vs. Block vs. Object Storage
    File vs. Block vs. Object Storage Mark Carlson, Toshiba, Alex McDonald, NetApp, Saqib Jang, Chelsio, John Kim, Mellanox Recorded: Apr 17 2018 67 mins
    File vs. Block vs. Object Storage

    When it comes to storage, a byte is a byte is a byte, isn’t it? One of the truths about simplicity is that scale makes everything hard, and with that comes complexity. And when we’re not processing the data, how do we store it and access it?

    The only way to manage large quantities of data is to make it addressable in larger pieces, above the byte level. For that, we’ve designed sets of data management protocols that help us do several things: address large lumps of data by some kind of name or handle, organize it for storage on external storage devices with different characteristics, and provide protocols that allow us to programmatically write and read it.

    In this webcast, we'll compare three types of data access: file, block and object storage, and the access methods that support them. Each has its own use cases, and advantages and disadvantages; each provides simple to sophisticated data management; and each makes different demands on storage devices and programming technologies.

    Join us as we discuss and debate:

    Storage devices
    - How different types of storage drive different management & access solutions
    Block
    - Where everything is in fixed-size chunks
    - SCSI and SCSI-based protocols, and how FC and iSCSI fit in
    File
    - When everything is a stream of bytes
    - NFS and SMB
    Object
    - When everything is a blob
    - HTTP, key value and RESTful interfaces
    - When files, blocks and objects collide

    After you watch the webcast, check out the Q&A blog: https://wp.me/p1kTSa-bh
  • Born in the Cloud: Leveraging Tech M&As for Successful Digital Transformation
    Born in the Cloud: Leveraging Tech M&As for Successful Digital Transformation Jeanne Morain, George Crump and Simon Kozlowski Recorded: Mar 6 2018 64 mins
    Recently in the IT world it has been announced that VMware may make a reverse merger/acquisition of its current parent company Dell. Reverse mergers, especially with companies as large as these, are pretty rare in the tech world and if it goes through, this could be the biggest tech deal yet.

    Does this type of reverse model hold water as a successful digital transformation strategy? In regards to process innovation and business model innovation, what does it mean for customer value creation?

    Join this expert panel with Jeanne Morain, Digital Catalyst & Cloud Expert, George Crump, Chief Steward, Storage Switzerland, and Simon Kozlowski, Business Model Innovation Specialist at KNect365 Learning, as they discuss:

    - Whether or not the reverse acquisition makes a difference for the customer
    - How this impacts consolidation of debt for involved companies
    - If/how going public again makes a difference both internally and externally
    - What can other companies and parent companies learn/take away from this type of deal?
  • The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory
    The Emerging Impact of NVMe-oF and Storage Class Memory Jeff Kato, Senior Analyst & Consultant, Taneja Group Recorded: Oct 17 2017 61 mins
    Join us for a fast-paced and informative 60-minute roundtable as we discuss the latest—and potentially most game-changing—technology disruptors to traditional storage architectures since flash: NVMe over fabric and Storage Class Memory.

    It was just five years ago that Flash technology transformed the traditional storage market forever. Modern flash-first arrays are now the new normal for traditional storage. Will a new shared storage access protocol called NVM express over Fabric (NVMe-oF) combined with the advent of storage class memory (SCM) be equally disruptive to traditional storage over the next five years as NAND flash technology was in the past?

    Vendors are now announcing new products and future architectures to enable them to support these new technologies. With the help of a lively panel of experts from HPE, Pivot3, and Mellanox, we will unpack this topic and explore how their innovative approaches to leveraging Storage Class Memory and NVMe-oF can radically improve storage products and solutions.
  • Long-Distance Fibre Channel
    Long-Distance Fibre Channel Mark Allen, Storage Networking Senior Manager, Cisco, J Metz, FCIA Board, Cisco Recorded: Oct 10 2017 57 mins
    As people learn more about Fibre Channel and are curious about NVMe over Fibre Channel (FC-NVMe), more questions arise that relate to how storage solutions are going to be affected by the new technology. Perhaps the least understood aspect of storage networks involves distance solutions, and so FCIA has decided to tackle this issue next.

    In this webinar you will learn:

    •How does Fibre Channel work over distances?
    •What are some of the limitations of distance?
    •What happens when you are using FC-NVMe?
    •What special equipment do you need?

    Come spend time with FCIA and speaker Mark Allen, Technical Marketing Engineer Manager for Cisco, to learn how to understand and plan for distance solutions using Fibre Channel.
  • Accelerate the BusDevOps Cycle with Storyteller and HPE ALM
    Accelerate the BusDevOps Cycle with Storyteller and HPE ALM Susan D'Angelo Recorded: Sep 21 2017 52 mins
    Agile works well for small, co-located teams that can hover around sticky notes on a Kanban board, and collaborate on-demand. But as initiatives become more complex, and teams become dispersed, Agile can be difficult to scale across the enterprise.

    What’s missing in Agile practices today is the ability to see the whole picture. With user stories as the source of record for an application, it’s hard to connect all the dots to see the complete functionality of a feature or capability. Think about the new team who will be developing additional features on that capability - where can they learn everything it does today? How will they know the impact their changes will have on that capability or potentially other capabilities? How will they collaborate on those changes and get them reviewed in a timely manner? How will your business stakeholder understand the impact of new those changes to the overall business process? Storyteller provides a centralized reusable searchable repository of exiting business and technical process models and requirements (business, non-functional and regulatory). In addition we also offer rich visualization, collaboration and review functionalities. These base capabilities are being used today to address the questions above. And - we do it in a way that everyone can understand from Business Stakeholders down to developers and testers.

    Storyteller is a key player in Enterprise Agile. We bridge the business gaps in the current agile process. For companies struggling with Agile Transformation, we providing guardrails around writing user stories and feature decomposition. Project teams can save time and effort by using our user story and test plan generation which can them be automatically synched over to ALM tools. We are also a key player in the BizDevOps chain by providing that upfront business alignment so what is produced though “Dev” and delivered and maintained by “Ops” is exactly what “Biz” wanted.
  • The On-Demand Data Center: Why you Should Consider System Virtualization
    The On-Demand Data Center: Why you Should Consider System Virtualization Petros Koutoupis, Lead Linux Systems Developer, IBM Cloud Object Storage Recorded: Sep 12 2017 37 mins
    Originally restricted to making better use of physical servers, virtualization has grown to power anything and everything in the modern data center. Along with the technology came the luxury to simplify the provisioning of resources as they are needed.

    In this webinar, we will explore how virtualization can be leveraged to quickly and cheaply create servers on-demand and avoid the lengthy delays associated with handling and cabling physical hardware.

    Join Petros Koutoupis, Lead Linux Systems Developer for IBM Cloud Object Storage, for a technical deep-dive into Linux operating systems running on virtual machines.

Embed in website or blog