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  • Everything You Wanted to Know About Storage - Cyan: Storage Management
    Everything You Wanted to Know About Storage - Cyan: Storage Management Richelle Ahlvers, Broadcom, Mark Rogov, Dell EMC, Alex McDonald, NetApp, J Metz, Cisco Recorded: Sep 28 2017 57 mins
    Storage can be something of a “black box,” a monolithic entity that is at once mysterious and scary. That’s why we created “The Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud to Ask” webcast series. So far, we’ve explored various and sundry aspects of storage, focusing on “the naming of the parts.” Our goal has been to break down some of the components of storage and explain how they fit into the greater whole.

    This time, however, we’re going to open up Pandora’s Box and peer inside the world of storage management, uncovering some of the key technologies that are used to manage devices, storage traffic, and storage architectures. In particular, we’ll be discussing:

    •Storage networking management protocols
    •SMI-S – The bread-and-butter of vendor-neutral storage management
    •SNIA Swordfish – The new storage management solution gaining widespread momentum
    •Software-Defined Storage – the catch-all term for storage that includes architectures and management

    There’s so much to say on each of these subjects we could do a full webcast on any one of them, but for a quick overview of many of the technologies that affect storage in one place, we think you will find your time has been well spent.

    Join us on September 28th, 2017, for our continuation of the “Too Proud To Ask” series with Cyan, the Storage Management Pod.
  • Cloud Object Storage and the Use of Gateways
    Cloud Object Storage and the Use of Gateways Dan Albright, Cloud Object Storage Program Manager, IBM, Alex McDonald, SNIA Cloud Storage Chair, NetApp Recorded: Sep 26 2017 43 mins
    The use of cloud object storage is ramping up sharply, especially in the public cloud, to reduce capital budgets and operating expenses. However, enterprises are challenged with legacy applications that do not support standard protocols to move data to and from the cloud.

    Enterprises have developed strategies specific to the public cloud for Data Protection, Archive, Application development, DevOps, Big Data Analytics and Cognitive Artificial Intelligence. However, these same organizations have legacy applications and infrastructure that are not cloud friendly.

    Object storage is a secure, simple, scalable, and cost-effective means of managing the explosive growth of unstructured data enterprises generate every day. Gateways enable SMB and NFS data transfers to be converted to Amazon’s S3 protocol while optimizing data with deduplication and providing QoS efficiency on the data path to the cloud.

    This webcast will highlight the market trends toward the adoption of object storage and the use of gateways to execute a cloud strategy, the benefits of object storage when gateways are deployed, and the use cases that are best suited to leverage this solution.

    Join this webcast to learn:
    •The benefits of object storage when gateways are deployed
    •Primary use cases for using object storage and gateways in private, public or hybrid cloud
    •How gateways can help achieve the goals of your cloud strategy without
    retooling your on-premise infrastructure and applications
  • Understanding Real World Storage Workloads
    Understanding Real World Storage Workloads Eden Kim, CEO, Calypso Systems and Alex McDonald, Co-Chair SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative Recorded: Sep 19 2017 58 mins
    Come hear about what Real World Storage Workloads are and why they are so important to Datacenter server performance.
    See SNIA SSSI Reference IO Captures on Testmyworkload.com that are being used to develop new SNIA Technical Specifications.
    After an overview of RWSWs and their key metrics, see an analysis of a 2,000 Outlet Retail Web Portal 24-Hr SQL Server workload.
    The same SQL Server workload is then used to test four Datacenter SSDs and a SAS HDD.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage-Turquoise: Where Does My Data Go
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage-Turquoise: Where Does My Data Go Rob Peglar, Symbolic IO, Scott Shadley, Micron, J Metz, Cisco, Chad Hintz, Cisco Recorded: Aug 1 2017 61 mins
    In this, the seventh entry in the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” popular webcast series we look into the mysticism and magic of what happens when you send your data off into the wilderness. Once you click “save,” for example, where does it actually go?

    When we start to dig deeper beyond the application layer, we often don’t understand what happens behind the scenes. It’s important to understand multiple aspects of the type of storage our data goes to along with their associated benefits and drawbacks as well as some of the protocols used to transport it.

    In this webcast we will show you more about the following:

    •Volatile v Non-Volatile v Persistent Memory
    •NVDIMM v RAM v DRAM v SLC v MLC v TLC v NAND v 3D NAND v Flash v SSDs v NVMe
    •NVMe (the protocol)

    Many people get nervous when they see that many acronyms, but all too often they come up in conversation, and you’re expected to know all of them? Worse, you’re expected to know the differences between them, and the consequences of using them? Even worse, you’re expected to know what happens when you use the wrong one?

    We’re here to help.

    It’s an ambitious project, but these terms and concepts are at the heart of where compute, networking and storage intersect. Having a good grasp of these concepts ties in with which type of storage networking to use, and how data is actually stored behind the scenes.

    Please join us on August 1st for another edition of the “Too Proud To Ask” series, as we work towards making you feel more comfortable in the strange, mystical world of storage.

    After the webcast, check out the Q&A blog http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=643
  • Containers and Persistent Memory
    Containers and Persistent Memory Arthur Sainio, SNIA NVDIMM SIG Co-chair, SMART Modular, Chad Thibodeau, Veritas, Alex McDonald, NetApp Recorded: Jul 27 2017 55 mins
    Containers can make it easier for developers to know that their software will run, no matter where it is deployed. This webcast, presented by the SNIA Cloud Storage Initiative and the SNIA Solid State Storage Initiative, will discuss how persistent memory is a revolutionary technology, which will boost the performance of next-generation packaging of applications and libraries into containers.

    You’ll learn:
    •What SNIA is doing to advance persistent memory
    •What the ecosystem enablement efforts are around persistent memory solutions
    •How NVDIMMs are paving the way for plug-n-play adoption into containers environments

    Join SNIA experts, Arthur Sainio, SNIA NVDIMM SIG Co-chair, Chad Thibodeau, SNIA Cloud Storage member and Alex McDonald Co-chair of SNIA Solid State Storage and SNIA Cloud Storage Initiatives to find out what customers, storage developers, and the industry want to see to fully unlock the potential of persistent memory in a container environment.
  • The State of Cloud Security
    The State of Cloud Security Eric Hibbard, Hitachi Data Systems, Mark Carlson, Co-Chair SNIA Tech Council, Toshiba Recorded: Jul 20 2017 63 mins
    Standards organizations like SNIA are in the vanguard of describing cloud concepts and usage, and (as you might expect) are leading on how and where security fits in this new world of dispersed and publicly stored and managed data. In this webcast, SNIA experts Eric Hibbard and Mark Carlson will take us through a discussion of existing cloud and emerging technologies (such as the Internet of Things (IoT), Analytics & Big Data, and so on) – and explain how we’re describing and solving the significant security concerns these technologies are creating. They will discuss emerging ISO/IEC standards, SLA frameworks and security and privacy certifications. This webcast will be of interest to managers and acquirers of cloud storage (whether internal or external), and developers of private and public cloud solutions who want to know more about security and privacy in the cloud.

    Topics covered will include:

    Summary of the standards developing organization (SDO) activities:
    - Work on cloud concepts, CDMI, an SLA framework, and cloud security & privacy
    Securing the Cloud Supply Chain:
    - Outsourcing and cloud security; Cloud Certifications (FedRAMP, CSA STAR)
    Emerging & Related Technologies:
    - Virtualization/Containers, Federation, Big Data/Analytics in the Cloud, IoT and the Cloud
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage: Programming & Networking Had a Baby
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage: Programming & Networking Had a Baby Rob Peglar, Symbolic IO, J Metz, Cisco, Alex McDonald, NetApp, Dror Goldenberg, Mellanox Recorded: Jul 6 2017 59 mins
    In this, the sixth entry in the “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask,” popular webcast series we look into some of the nitties and the gritties of storage details that are often assumed.

    When looking at data from the lens of an application, host, or operating system, it’s easy to forget that there are several layers of abstraction underneath before the actual placement of data occurs. In this webcast we are going to scratch beyond the first layer to understand some of the basic taxonomies of these layers.

    In this webcast we will show you more about the following:

    •Storage APIs and POSIX
    •Block, File, and Object storage
    •Byte Addressable and Logical Block Addressing
    •Log Structures and Journaling Systems

    It’s an ambitious project, but these terms and concepts are at the heart of where compute, networking and storage intersect. Having a good grasp of these concepts ties in with which type of storage networking to use, and how data is actually stored behind the scenes.

    Join us on July 6th for this session. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Check out the Q&A blog: http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=636
  • Casting the Net to Manage your Storage: Redfish and Swordfish Concepts
    Casting the Net to Manage your Storage: Redfish and Swordfish Concepts Richelle Ahlvers, Principal SW Architect, Broadcom; Michael Raineri, Principal SW Engineer, Dell Inc; Don Deel, NetApp Recorded: Jun 22 2017 68 mins
    The SNIA’s Scalable Storage Management Technical Work Group (SSM TWG) has created and published an open industry standard specification for storage management that defines a customer centric interface for the purpose of managing storage and related data services. This specification builds on the DMTF’s Redfish specification using RESTful methods and JSON formatting. This presentation provides an overview of basic Swordfish and Redfish concepts and shows how Swordfish extends Redfish. Examples showing how clients can traverse the models, highlighting how the two standards integrate seamlessly together, are given.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse
    Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask/Chartreuse Alex McDonald, NetApp; Bob Plumridge, HDS Recorded: Jun 22 2017 53 mins
    Are there basic storage terms you should understand, but maybe you don’t?

    Then welcome to this webcast series, “Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Storage, but were too Proud to Ask” where we’re going to take an irreverent, yet still informative look, at the parts of a storage solution in Data Center architectures. We’ll start with the very basics – The Naming of the Parts. We’ll break down the entire storage picture and identify the places where most of the confusion falls. Join us in this first webcast – Part Chartreuse – where we’ll cover:

    •What an initiator is
    •What a target is
    •What a storage controller is
    •What a RAID is, and what a RAID controller is
    •What a Volume Manager is
    •What a Storage Stack is

    Oh, and why is this series named after colors, instead of numbers? Because there is no order - each is a standalone seminar. So don’t let pride get in your way.

    Register now for our live event on June 22nd.
  • Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage: Getting from Here to There
    Everything You Wanted To Know about Storage: Getting from Here to There Chad Hintz, Cisco, Fred Zhang, Intel, John Kim, Mellanox, Alex McDonald, NetApp Recorded: May 9 2017 58 mins
    As part of the successful “Everything You Wanted To Know About Storage But Were Too Proud To Ask” series, we’ve discussed numerous topics about storage devices, protocols, and networks. As we examine some of these topics further, we begin to tease out some subtle nuances; subtle, yet important nevertheless.

    In Part Sepia, we’re going to take a look at some of the terms and concepts that affect Storage Architectures as a whole. In particular, we’ll be looking at those aspects that can help or hinder storage systems inside the network:

    •Encapsulation versus Tunneling
    •IOPS vs Latency vs Jitter
    •Quality of Service (QoS)

    Each of these topics has a profound impact on storage designs and performance, but they are often misunderstood. We’re going to help you become clear on all of these very important storage concepts so that you can grok storage just a little bit more.

    After the webcast, check out the Q&A blog at http://sniaesfblog.org/?p=629

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